Daily Bulletin

Maranacook Community Middle School Bulletin for Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dates of Interest
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Wed, 11/22 through Fri, 11/24: No school for staff or students

Wed, 11/29: Mentoring Field Trip with Gwen Mohlar to Alfond Youth Center in Waterville 8:15-2:00

Mon, 12/4: Tri #2 begins

Thur, 12/7: 11:40 student dismissal / staff workshop

Fri, 12/8: Tri #1 Grades mailed home by Advisors

Fri, 12/8: Kids Who Care Advisee Activity 12:30-2:00

Wed, 12/13 7:00 PM: Winter Concert in the high school gym

Mon, 12/18: UA #3 begins

Fri, 12/22 thru Tue, 1/2: No school for students or staff

Tue, 1/9: Extended Advisee Time 12:30-1:15/no Tutorial

Yearbook & cover contest winners
Yearbook Cover Contest Winners:
1st Place - congratulations to the winner of this year's yearbook cover - Clark Simcock!
2nd Place - Anna Erb - her design will be used on the inside cover
thank you from the yearbook committee - to all who submitted very creative cover designs!

2017/18 MCMS Yearkbooks will be on sale soon (April 1st is last day to order a yearbook) - more info to follow
softcover $22.00
hardcover $28.00
autograph insert pages $4.00
zoom current events insert $3.00
yearbook stickers $2.00
photo & name on cover $6.00

Participation in any co-curricular activity requires the following:

*co-curricular contract & emergency card (print from our website or pick up paper copy in office)
*co-curricular contract & emergency card goes directly to coach at 1st practice or tryout - do NOT turn in to advisor or office!

*current physical on file in MCMS Wellness Center

*proof of insurance

*be in good academic standing

students & teachers please be sure all work is turned in and grades are up-to-date in powerschool for grade check days... If a student is failing 1 or more classes on a grade check day, they will be suspended from playing in games for 2 weeks (until next grade check day) but will still be expected to attend practices (Advisors will notify parents):
Fri, 12/1/17
Fri, 12/15/17
Fri, 1/5/18
Fri, 1/19/18
Fri, 2/9/18
Fri, 3/2/18
Thur, 3/15/18
Fri, 3/30/18
Thur, 4/12/18
Fri, 5/4/18
Fri, 5/18/18

Co-curricular contracts can be printed from our website or pick up a hard copy from the office

Practices are "per coach" and told directly to the players

Girls Basketball tryouts in the MCMS Gym:

Boys Basketball tryouts in the MCMS Gym::

Alpine ski practice will begin Mon, Nov 27 for 6th, 7th, 8th

Nordic ski Mtg Tue, Nov 21 @ 4:30 PM - Middle School Parent/Skiers/Coach meeting at the Middle School in Dan Holman's room #171 for all students interested in Nordic skiing - The ski leasing program & ordering, season schedule, student cocurricular contract will be covered - email Dan Holman with any questions dan_holman@maranacook.org

Nordic ski practice will begin Mon, Nov 27 for 6th, 7th, 8th

girls soccer uniforms need to be turned in to the office ASAP please

Family Code Night
Tue, Dec 5 6:30-7:30PM (room TBD): Family Code Night at MCMS - the MCMS iTeam will host our 1st Family Code Night for parents & students in grades 3-8. Parents can celebrate Computer Science Education Week by learning to code with their kids! No prior coding experience needed. Join us for an evening of fun & learning! Pre-registration is required. Sign up by Dec 3 at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/9jZr1oV7Byc7gBLt1

Early Morning "Learning Session"
*Available Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri from 7:00-7:50AM in Ms. Cleveland's room #156
*Quiet study format with teacher supervision for help
*Ms. Cleveland will supervise and help as needed
*Teacher, Advisor or student self referral are all ok
*Drop-ins are welcome without prior referral
*Please sign in at the office for access to room 156 before 7:30.

Mobile Hotspots
Media Center has mobile hotspot devices available for student use. Devices can be signed out for one night at a time on a first come-first serve basis. The device should be returned the next day during AM Advisee time (before period 1 begins). We currently have 5 Kajeet portable hotspot devices available. These devices have built in restrictions, shut down times and a daily limit of 500 mb. This is a pilot, so based on student usage and response we will decide whether or not to expand availability. If you have questions please contact Denise Churchill or MaryAnn Florek.

MCMS Food Pantry
To access the pantry, please contact the Middle School Wellness Center at 685-3128, ext. 1136 to set up a time to visit the pantry (hours of access will be 7AM-3PM Mon- Fri)

If a family is not able to get to the pantry during regular school hours, students can also bring food home. To bring food home, please contact the Wellness Center at 685-3128, ext. 1136 and a backpack will be filled with food for the student to take home at the end of the day.

Donations of items will be gladly accepted throughout the school year. Many thanks to everyone who already brought in backpacks!

Lost & Found LOST:

step tracker - see Mrs. Cote to claim

Fundraisers Oct & Nov Acadia Team will be selling Pies

Ongoing PTO is collecting bottles to support our students & teachers - clynk bags are available to pick up from the basket in front office hallway - these bags have a clynk bag ID tag attached that will have the money go directly to the PTO account - drop off filled bags at any Hannaford Clynk location - thanks

Heritage Tour
Heritage Tour Meeting Dates in the MCMS cafe:
11/30/17 6:00pm for Chaperones & 6:30pm for students & parents
01/08/18 6:00pm for Chaperones & 6:30pm for students & parents
02/01/18 6:00pm for Chaperones & 6:30pm for students & parents
03/01/18 6:00pm for Chaperones & 6:30pm for students & parents
04/03/18 6:00pm for Chaperones & 6:30pm for students & parents

5210 Let's Go Program
our school is now participating in the 5210 statewide initiative to help schools improve upon their healthy food choices and physical activity opportunities. Stay tuned for updates and information on this exciting new program! Please contact Rebecca Reynolds if you have any questions @ rebecca_reynolds@maranacook.org

5 = 5 or more fruits & vegetables
2 = 2 hours or less recreational screen time
1 = 1 hour or more of physical activity
0 = 0 sugary drinks & more water

How many fruits and vegetables have your kids eaten today?
As part of our efforts towards health and wellness, we encourage you to support your kids in choosing healthy snacks each day. They need healthy snacks to help them grow, develop and be ready to learn. Ask your school’s 5210 Champion for healthy snack ideas, or check the Lets Go! website at www.letsgo.org.

Community Events - Not RSU #38 sponsored
Boy Scouts: Middle School Boys, are you looking for fun, friendship, leadership skills, outdoor adventure, and better academic performance? Boy Scouts offers all of these and more! Consider joining Boy Scouts, it can make a difference.
•Over 70% of scouts say skills they learned as scouts help them every day
•On average, scouts make $20,000 more a year compared to non-scouts
•Scouts earn 10% better grades on average than non-scouts
•Scouts are more than twice as likely to graduate from college
•Scouts are much more likely to have lasting, meaningful relationships
•Scouts are 100% guaranteed to have lots of fun hiking, camping sailing and more.
Boy Scout Troop 622 is open to all boys grades 6-12 in Manchester, Readfield, Fayette, Mt. Vernon, and Wayne. It’s a great opportunity to learn, grow and have fun. We meet Sunday evenings twice a month from 6:00-7:30PM. We work around sports and other extracurricular programs.
For more information, contact: Tom Bartol 621-0787 or bartolnp@gmail.com

Youth Basketball Registration for all area towns - Nov 6th & 7th - information flyers are available in the office

Girls 6th & 7th Travel Basketball tryouts Nov. 14 6:30PM @ MCHS (information flyers are available in the office

Kennebec Valley Humane Society 2018 Calendars for sale - go online to pethavenlane.org/calendar or call 626-3491

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