MSK Weekly Bulletin - November 9, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NOVEMBER:
12 – NO School - Veterans’ Day (observed)
13 - The Parent Portal of PowerSchool Reopens
14 - Cancelled-8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner (no bagged lunches)
21-23 - NO School - Thanksgiving Break

LOST & FOUND
It’s not too late to look in our lost and found to see if anything belongs to you. We still have a MULTITUDE of items that students have left behind. We would like these items to find their way home so please be sure to check any time you come into school. All items not picked up by Tuesday, November 20th will be donated.

NEWS FROM THE CAFE
Because there is no bag lunch on Wednesday, November 14th, the following lunch menu will be provided:

Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and stuffing
Fish fillet with cheese
Traditional pizza choice
Garden bar and fresh fruit choices

POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
The Parent Portal of PowerSchool will reopen on Tuesday, November 13th.

ALADDIN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Nov 13-16
Monday - NO SCHOOL Veterans Day
Tuesday - Choreography - Arabian Nights
Wednesday - All Cast members - Music
Thursday - Entire Cast - Begin running Act 1
Friday - Entire Cast - Finish running Act 1

BASKETBALL
Students may stay after school if they have practice at 2:15 or 3:30. For all later practices, athletes should go home after school and come back for their practice time. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Coulombe at acoulombe@rsu21.net

WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Please see the attached newsletter regarding wellness. Wellness Newsletter November 2018

KENNEBUNK CHEERING FLYER
Please see the attached flyer for cheering opportunities. KKAYCA Cheer Poster

FRIDAY - WALKING DAY
We want to remind everyone that we will continue to walk outside on Friday mornings as long as the weather cooperates. With the cooler temps, we encourage students to come prepared to walk outside and to wear a coat/jacket (gloves and scarves are fine too). Once the temperatures dip, or it is inclement weather, we will move exercise day indoors.

MORNING DROP OFF
Reminder: If you drive your child to school in the morning and drop off in the front of the building, please pull up as far as possible. Additionally, DO NOT drop off in the parking lot as this presents a safety issue for students. The parking lot is to be used only if you park and come into the building. 

An alternative drop off spot is in the parking lot behind the Dorothy Stevens Center. If you drive your child to school you can travel via Alewive Road, go past the Elementary school and turn left on to Thompson Road. Then you can enter the driveway between the Dorothy Stevens Center and MSK for a faster drop off. (Please remember to enter the lot itself to drop off at the crosswalk and continue around to exit the lot so as not to interfere with buses and other vehicle traffic). Students will enter the building through the glass hallway.

MSK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR SALE
We still have a few T-Shirts available in various sizes for just $10 each. Stop by the office and pick one up if you’re interested. We will sell them until we are out of stock.

HOMEWORK HELP
Homework Help 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.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
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!

2nd Quarter:

NEW: DEBATE CLUB
Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you like to counter an argument? Are you interested in current affairs? If so, you might be curious to try the Debate Club. This club is open to all students and meets on Tuesdays after school in room 805.  Mr. Bibeau is the advisor and can be reached at pbibeau@rsu21.net with 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
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: Nov. 15th and Dec. 6th). The coaches are Jennifer Maher and Jae Allain.

6TH GRADE MATH TEAM
The 6th grade math team practices on Mondays after school in room 806. Mrs. Neale is the advisor and can be reached 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.  Practice takes place on Wednesdays after school in room 507. Mrs. McGlashan is the advisor and can be reached at rmcglashan@rsu21.net with questions. 

OUTING CLUB
The last Outing Club for the season is November 13th. All information regarding outings, pick up times, and pick up locations are 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 - 710. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@rsu21.net

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members.  Scheduled meeting dates are Nov 13 and Nov 27 at 7:00 am in room 701. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Are you creative? Do you like technology? Join the Yearbook Club!  Everyone is welcome! We meet after school in the library on the following dates: Thursday, Nov 29 and Dec 13. Future dates TBA. Advisors are Ann Kennedy (akennedy@rsu21.net) and Julia Gottlieb (jgottlieb@rsu21.net). 

KENNEBUNK COSTA RICA TRIP, SUMMER 2019
Pura Vida!  Next summer, Ms. Jardine (MSK Spanish teacher), will be taking interested Kennebunk students to Costa Rica, departing in early July.  Traveling students will experience an adventure-filled eight days to include hiking rain forest preserves, waterfalls, and volcanoes, lessons in ecology and geology, providing service at a wildlife refuge, zip lining, caving, and even surfing lessons! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Latin America, enjoy natural surroundings, sample authentic foods, and practice language skills.  

Please note, this is not a school-sponsored trip; it will run through Students Love Travel, a New Hampshire owned and operated company experienced in student travel.  For more information, please email Ms. Jardine at ejardine@rsu21.net or visit Students Love Travel at: https://studentslovetravel.com/programs/private/costarica/wildlife-rescue

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!