MSK Weekly Bulletin - October 4, 2018

Please remember to check out our website at http://www.rsu21.net/msk/ or follow us on multiple twitter feeds:
 @MSKrsu21 for updated school information as the year progresses
 @MSKathletics for daily sports updates and other important athletic information
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
10/5 - NO SCHOOL (Friday)
10/8 - NO SCHOOL (Monday) COLUMBUS DAY
10/11 - MSK PTG Mtg - 9am
10/15 - School Photos at MSK - 7:40-10:30 a.m.
10/26 - 7/8 Costume Dance hosted by the PTG - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
10/29 - Student Flu Clinic

DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.
Auditions for MSK’s musical will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9th and 10th. Callbacks will be on Thursday, October 11th.  If students are interested in auditioning, they should sign up for an audition day on the bulletin board outside Mrs. Mathews’ room. They should also take an audition packet and complete the paperwork before auditioning. If you have questions you can email Mrs. Mathews at kmathews@rsu21.net. Performance dates are: January 24, 25 and 26 at 7pm, and January 27 at 2pm.

SCHOOL PHOTOS - MONDAY, OCT 15TH
MSK school photos are scheduled for Monday, October 15th and photo forms were distributed to homeroom teachers earlier this week.  If you haven’t seen one come home yet, please ask your child about it. It’s important that every child be photographed (even if you don’t plan on purchasing prints) so they can be issued an ID card and have their picture in the yearbook. You can order online at www.mylifetouch.com with the ID code: LG388053Q0

FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT
Mr. Roddy is excited to share that MSK has a fine art Instagram page. Follow our talented students at mskfinearts or www.instagram.com/mskfinearts

OCTOBER WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Please see the flyer: October Wellness 2018 

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help has begun and runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students can stay and get their work done in a quiet, structured environment. Please note: Once students sign in to this after school program, they are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early.   This year, the advisor for the Homework Help program is Nicole Desjardins and she can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
Free and reduced lunch applications must be completed yearly by RSU 21. We offer the availability of applying online and the process is safe, secure, private and available anytime, anywhere. Please visit https://rsu21.nlappscloud.com and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply. You may also request a paper application be mailed to you. To do so please email Ellen Demmons at edemmons@rsu21.net

SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST
The MSK cafe offers 2nd chance breakfast between 1st and 2nd blocks in the main lobby for any student who would like to purchase a breakfast meal or snack.  We offer grab and go meals with cereal or breakfast items for $1.75 or free if you qualify for free or reduced meals.

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS
Snacks are available to purchase every day after school beginning on Monday, September 10th  in the MSK cafetorium until 2:15 p.m. Purchases are made through student lunch accounts and meet the smart snack guidelines. Power Snack Packs are only $1.00 and include student choice of 3 items from a selection of foods. Options are available for students who qualify for free and reduced meals.

CLYNK
CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO HELP MSK RAISE FUNDS BY RETURNING YOUR BOTTLES AND CANS USING THE CLYNK PROGRAM. To redeem bottles and cans: Fill the CLYNK bags, take your bags to any Hannaford, then scan each bag with the hand scanner and place your bags inside the unlocked door at any Hannaford/CLYNK bottle return location. Your bottles and cans will be sent to CLYNK to be counted and a credit will be applied to our MSK CLYNK account to be used for student support. PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO CLYNK BAGS ANY TIME YOU VISIT MSK!

MSK CLUBS
A variety of clubs start up at different times throughout the school year depending on student and staff interests.  We will announce club opportunities as they start up both in this weekly bulletin and through student announcements during the school day.  Stay tuned!

1st Quarter:

NEW: YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Meetings are held on Thursdays throughout the year and the 1st meeting is October 18th. Everyone is welcome! Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

BEGINNING GUITAR
This club takes place every Monday after school in room 614 until October 29th. The advisor is Mr. Fogg. Do you have a guitar but have no idea how to play it?  Would you like to learn?  Join Mr. Fogg on Monday's from 2:15 - late bus where he will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar.  He'll cover the basics like how to properly tune and change guitar strings, and cover concepts like chords, chord changes/progressions, major/minor scales and basic songwriting skills.  He might even teach you his "chicken nuggets" song! Requirements: You must bring your own guitar (no ukulele's).  No experience required.  If you have any questions please email bfogg@rsu21.net.

BIRDING CLUB
This club meets every other Wednesday to explore the natural world around us mainly through viewing the birds which can be found within the RSU 21 district. The next meeting will be on October 3rd and we will be exploring the Kennebunk Plains, home of Upland Sandpipers, Vesper Sparrows and Black Racers. See Mr. Hall in room 611 for more information or contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

Please note, many of the meetings will be off of school property but within the district. Parent permission will be needed for students to attend each meeting. Students will also need rides from the meeting location at around 4:00 pm. Please contact Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net for questions.

CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM 
The Civil Rights Team is a club that engages our school community in thinking and talking about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation.  Please email Mrs. McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB (NEW)
This girls only club aims to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls learn to build apps, design games, build websites, and develop friendships through code. We are proud to announce that MSK's Girls Who Code club project from two years ago is featured in this year’s GWC curriculum. We are excited about starting up again and will meet every other Thursday after school in the Swift Center throughout the year (Current dates are: Oct. 4th &18th, Nov. 1st & 15th, Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team will practice on Mondays beginning October 15th.  Practice will be held in Mrs. Neale's room (806) from 2:15 until 3:45. You can reach Mrs. Neale at eneale@rsu21.net with questions.

7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH TEAMS
If you are in 7th or 8th grade and love math, join the math team.  Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
Our community is surrounded by amazing rivers to fish and canoe, beaches with waves to surf, and mountains to climb. A web of hiking and mountain biking trails connects us to our local forests, lakes, and rivers. The MSK Outing Club is all about getting together to have fun adventuring the outdoors while sharing our passions. The outing club is open to all grades and takes place every Tuesday after school. Students can sign up on the whiteboard in Mr. Costello’s classroom (711). All information on upcoming outings, pick up times, and pick up locations will be posted on the outing club website: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/. For more information contact Nick Costello at:  ncostello@rsu21.net

STRATEGY GAMES CLUB
All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic and others. Students are encouraged to bring any non-electronic board game or cards they would like to share as well. This club takes place on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Coleman’s classroom (room 710) on the following dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council’s first meeting was held on Wednesday, September 19th. Stay tuned for information regarding our next meeting date.  Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


KENNEBUNK PARIS TRIP 2019

Next spring, Mr. Williams (MSK French teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students (grades 7-12) to Paris and Versailles over April Vacation. This is not a school-sponsored trip. 

The in-depth exploration of Paris allows time to appreciate the neighborhoods, cuisine, and culture of the city, while students flex their navigation, budgeting, and language skills. Choosing the perfect bistro, brasserie, café or crêperie for dinner each evening, preparing for a picnic in the Jardins de Luxembourg, and shopping on the Champs-Elysées will provide a lifetime of memories for everyone.

Students can enroll online at: http://studentslovetravel.com/enrollment/register OR email Mr. Williams: tadwilliams@me.com for more information. To reserve your spot, please enroll ASAP!