MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, March 29, 2019

Keith McClelland Fund Auditions - April 6th. Please see the attached flyer here.


University of New England Brain Fair - April 5th. Please see the attached flyer here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS  

Below are some important dates to remember, but we are attaching the full updated list here as well.    This can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/


April 4 - Allagash Team Global Action Night - 6 pm

April 5 - 3rd Qtr Ends

April 9 - Sebago Team China Town Trip - 7:45-3:30 pm

April 12 - NO SCHOOL (Friday)

April 15-19 - NO SCHOOL - VACATION WEEK

April 24 - Sebago Team Asia Family Night - 6 pm


HANNAFORD HELPS PROGRAM - THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and community members for depositing those school dollars in the MSK slot at our local Hannaford. Your contributions have helped us raise money to benefit MSK. The program has ended for now but will start up again next year.  Continue to keep us in mind as you do your shopping….it really helps! And don’t forget to pick up a Clynk bag the next time you’re at MSK….this program continues all year long and certainly adds up over time.


SUMMER MUSIC CAMP SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

These auditions will be taking place at MSK next Wednesday, April 3rd after school. Students should see Mrs Ellis by Friday to secure an audition time or email her at lellis@rsu21.net.


SPRING SPORTS

Signups for Spring sports are happening this week and next week. Practices will begin on Monday, April 8th.  All practices will be 2:15-3:45 pm with the exception of 8th boys lacrosse and 7th girls lacrosse as described below.


Our spring offerings are:

7th & 8th grade Softball

7th & 8th grade Baseball

7th & 8th grade boys and girls Lacrosse

6th, 7th, & 8th grade Track and Field


Please make sure that you have completed all of the necessary forms on Rank One prior to the season starting.


Track & Field Athletes - Practices will be held at Kennebunk High School. Students should take their normal bus home after school to KHS, get off, and walk to the track. If students need the late bus home, they will get on at KHS.


Lacrosse Athletes - Lacrosse practices and games this year will be taking place at Kennebunk Elementary School. Transportation will be provided to and from KES after school. Students needing the late bus will be picked up at KES at 3:45 and brought back to MSK in order to take the late bus home. Any lacrosse player not taking the late bus should be picked up at KES.  8th boys and 7th girls will practice 3:45-5:15 but the bus situation still applies to them if they cannot get a ride from a parent to KES for 3:45 pm. A coach will be there to hang out with them until practice time if needed.


8th Grade Thanksgiving Dinner Rescheduled:

8th grade parents: Our apologies for changing this date multiple times, but between the Pertussis issue back in November and MEA testing this spring, the date for the rescheduled  8th grade "Thanksgiving Dinner" is finally set. The new date is May 29th. Please stay tuned for more details and requests for baked goods as we get closer to the date. We thank you for your understanding as we try to find a day that works for everyone for this important community event.


MSK Yearbook:

It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.  Don’t miss out! The 2018-2019 yearbook is bigger and better than ever, and it's all in color!  The cost is $25.00.  To order your yearbook simply click here.  When placing your order, it would be helpful if you included your child’s homeroom teacher.  Order soon! The MSK Yearbook sold out last year!! If you have any questions, please contact yearbook advisors:  Julia Gottlieb jgottlieb@rsu21.net  or Ann Kennedy akennedy@rsu21.net    



8th Grade Community Service Projects:


American Red Cross Blood Drive Awareness in York County:

Emily Mains is raising awareness for blood drives in York county. Please see this link for a blood drive near you. Please support the American Red Cross and consider donating blood.

Tech For Tanzania:

For her community service project, Kylie Parsons is collecting old technology.  It will be sent and used in a health center in an underprivileged village in Tanzania.  She is collecting outdated cell phones, tablets, and laptops. A collection box is in the office.

Instrument Drive:

Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie will be having an instrument drive courtesy of our Community Service Project. We are hoping that you can help by donating unused instruments in your possession to our upcoming drive so we can donate these to students who don’t have or have access to their own instrument.  Please bring your intstruments in on Friday, April 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the MSK Lobby.

Socks for Biddeford Refugee Project:

Sarah Cameron is collecting new socks for the Biddeford Refugee Project for her community service project.  There will be a collection box for new socks located outside of the main office in the lobby.

Maine Cancer Foundation:

Brady Lemieux, Max Madore, and Jordan Kellis are raising money for the Maine Cancer Foundation.  You can donate to this important cause by purchasing a Lavender Ribbon in the name of someone affected by cancer.  Ribbons can be purchased for $2.00 and will be displayed in the glass hallway.


HOMEWORK HELP

Homework Help runs every Monday-Wednesday that school is in session from 2:15 until the late bus. Students are required to stay the entire time until 3:45 unless a parent calls the main office to dismiss them early. Homework Help advisor, Nicole Desjardins can be reached at ndesjardins@rsu21.net with questions.  


CLYNK -

CLYNK bags are available at the office with tags already applied. 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. 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!


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.


STRATEGY GAMES CLUB

All MSK students are invited to come and play a variety of strategy games such as, chess, Risk, Stratego, Mancala, Pandemic etc., but you must sign up on the sheet posted outside of Mr. Coleman’s room as there is a limit to how many can attend. 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. The next student council meeting dates are: Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 a.m. The advisors are Mrs. Thomson and Mrs. Grant and they can be reached at cthomson@rsu21.net and dgrant@rsu21.net with questions.


OUTING CLUB:

Outing Club is back for the spring and new members are welcome.  The first meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2 after school in Mr. Costello’s room (711) to get more information about the club and go to the MSK Challenge Course.