MSK Weekly Bulletin - Friday, April 26, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS  
Below are some important dates to remember. The complete list of upcoming dates can also be found on the middle school website at https://www.rsu21.net/msk/

April 30 - Sebago Team Asia Family Night - 6 pm (this was moved from 4/24)
May 2 - 6th grade math meet
May 7 - Econobunk - Katahdin Team
May 8 - All Band Night at KHS at 6:30 pm
May 9 - Econobunk - Cadillac Team
May 10 - 7/8 Dance 6:30 pm (Hosted by the Sebago Team) This was moved from May 3rd  

3RD QTR REPORT CARDS
To view and print your child’s report card please follow these steps:
•   Log in to PowerSchool.
•   Select the student you would like to view.
•   In the left side navigation window, select the Online Report Card link for your student’s school (this is the fourth link down in the Navigation panel).
•   In the Reporting Term - select the Quarter for the report card you would like to view (Q1 =Quarter 1, Q2 = Quarter 2, etc.)  Please note that only grades for a completed quarter are available for viewing via the report card.
•   If you would like to print the report card, the best method is to select the printer icon toward the upper right corner of the page - this will remove the browser border windows and provide for better printing.
•   Depending on your computer, printer and paper size - you may need to set your page to print in Landscape mode (instead of Portrait) for better results.

If you are having difficulties printing or need a hard copy of your child’s report card - please contact the MSK office at 467-8004.

MSK Yearbook:
Don’t miss out! It’s time to order your MSK yearbook.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    

LOST & FOUND BEING DONATED:
On Wednesday, May 1 the items collected in the MSK Lost & Found will be donated to the Kennebunk Cares Closet.  Parents/guardians and students can look for missing items which are located in the hallway by the main office. Lost & Found.jpg 

8TH GRADE SPRING LUNCHEON - MAY 29TH
Dear 8th Grade Families:
The MSK 8th grade teams will hold a THANKFUL FOR YOU meal for the senior citizens of our community on Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30 AM in the MSK cafeteria. Biddeford Savings Bank is sponsoring and funding the dinner as our community partner.  The students will plan the event, decorate the space, create the menu, serve the food and provide the entertainment.

We need your help in two ways.  
First, we need food donations.  Although the meal is paid for by Biddeford Savings we do ask for dessert and roll donations from 8th grade families.  Please use this Sign-Up Genius link to donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A62BA0F49-msk8th2.  
Secondly, we are asking you to please distribute invitations to relatives, family friends, or neighbors who are 50 plus years of age.  You can do this by forwarding the attached PDF of our invitation Spring luncheon invite.pdf or your child can ask for a printed copy at school.  This person (or people) will be your child's guest for the event. 
Thank you for your support in making this incredible event a success!

Sharon Greenglass  sgreenglass@rsu21.net and Erin Neale eneale@rsu21.net

FRENCH AND SPANISH MARKET DAYS
On  May 23rd and 24th, we will be hosting our tenth annual day-long French and Spanish Market experiences in the MSK Cafetorium.  Thanks to assistance from parents, community members, and local businesses, the past nine years’ events have each been a huge success!   If you are interested in helping out, please sign up online at the URL addresses provided.  We will confirm with you by phone or email. 

Merci Beaucoup!  Muchas gracias!
Sharon Connors • James François • Ellen Jardine • Jeff Kugler • Tad Williams

Online Sign Up
(Spanish - 5/23) Food Donations http://alturl.com/ggh44   Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/p8xu7

(French - 5/24)   Food Donations http://alturl.com/2oscv   Market Volunteers http://alturl.com/wprru

AWS YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
The Animal Welfare Society has two new programs for students to earn community service hours.  Please see the link below for details.

https://animalwelfaresociety.org/events/category/volunteer/youth-volunteers/

SPRING SPORTS PRACTICE TIMES:
7th & 8th Grade Baseball 2:15-3:45 MSK
7th & 8th Grade Softball 2:15-3:45 MSK
Track & Field 2:15-3:45 KHS
8th Grade girls lacrosse 2:15-3:45 KES
7th Grade boys lacrosse 2:15-3:45 KES
8th Grade boys lacrosse 3:45-5:15 KES
7th Grade girls lacrosse 3:45-5:15 KES

KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC 5K
Do you like to run or walk?  MSK is excited to be forming a team for the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in support of The Center. This event is open to all walkers and runners on Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms are available in the MSK office. For RSU21 staff, students, and their families, the entrance fee is only $10.00.

8TH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

GSA Club:
Catie Williams, Dylan Rogers, and Annabelle Morin have created the GSA Club for their community service project.  This club is for LGBT students and their allies.  The club will meet Wednesdays after school beginning on Wednesday, April 24.
Instrument Drive:
Andrew, Fletcher, and Jamie are having an instrument drive as part of their 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 their own instrument.  Please bring donated instruments in to the MSK office any time during school hours until Wednesday, May 1st.
Kennebunk Food Pantry
Stacey Ames, Bella Hirst, and Nina Parsons are collecting non-perishable food for their community service project.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to one of the collection boxes in the lobby and the by the elevator. Donations will go the Kennebunk Food Pantry.
Local Blood Drive Dates:
Emily Mains, as part of her community service project, has listed several opportunities where you could go to give blood.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lcqncvgn9bf5CEMDCdqC05kQz3tl4o-YOlBscpP6BtI/edit?usp=sharing

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 AT THE MAINE OFFICE 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!

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. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, April 30 after school instead of Monday. Please email advisors Rachel McGlashan at rmcglashan@rsu21.net or Nathan Hall at nhall@rsu21.net with questions. 

STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is open to all students in grades 6-8 and we welcome new members. The next student council meeting is 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. Mr. Costello is the advisor and can be reached at ncostellos@rsu21.net for questions. They will be going to Parsons Beach on Tuesday, April 30 to do beach clean up.  Sign up on the whiteboard outside of Mr. Costello’s room (711) to attend. You can check out all of the upcoming offerings at https://sites.google.com/a/rsu21.net/outing-club/