Daily Bulletin

Maranacook Community Middle School Bulletin for Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dates of Interest
Mon, 2/19 - Fri, 2/23:
No school

Mon, 2/26:
UA #4 begins

Tue, 2/27:
8th Grade Parent Night - 6pm at the High School. High School Staff will be available to discuss different aspects of High School. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend with their parents.

Thur, 3/1:
3:00-7:00PM - Student Led Parent Conferences w/Advisor

Sun, 3/4: 4:00-7:00PM - MCMS Arts Night in the Cafe'

Fri, 3/9: Play Performance of "CAFE MURDER" in the cafeteria 7:00PM
Tickets purchased in advance include dinner (for sale in MCMS Lobby 2/26-3/9) $5.00 for students & $7.00 for adults
Tickets purchased at the door do not include dinner $4.00 each


Sat, 3/10: Play Performance of "CAFE MURDER" in the cafeteria 7:00PM
Tickets purchased in advance include dinner (for sale in MCMS Lobby 2/26-3/9) $5.00 for students & $7.00 for adults
Tickets purchased at the door do not include dinner $4.00 each

Thur, 3/15:
12:30-1:15 - Extended Advisee Time (no Tutorial)

Fri, 3/16:
No school for students - Staff Workshop Day

Mon, 3/19:
Trimester #3 begins

Fri, 3/23:
Grades mailed by Advisors

Thur, 4/5:
11:40 dismissal for students - Staff Workshop

Thur, 4/12:
8:00-2:30 - Advisee Day
6th grade to Alfond Youth Center
7th grade to ?
8th grade to ?

Fri, 4/13:
11:30 dismissal for students & staff (this is make-up day for school missed on Nov 28)

Mon 4/16-Fri, 4/20:
April Break - NO school for students & staff

Tue, 4/24:
Royal Team leaves MCMS @ 8:30 for Chewonki 3 night field trip

Fri, 4/27:
Royal Team returns to MCMS @ 2:00 from Chewonki

Mon, 4/30:
UA #5 begins


Bus dismissal
* when students are dismissed - they are expected to go directly to their bus - only 4 minutes from dismissal to busses leaving the school
* busses will pull out 4 minutes after dismissal and students who miss their bus will need to call home for a ride - we will not be able to ask a bus to "hold up" or come back for a student
* students who are getting picked up by car need to go directly to lower parking lot to their waiting car or wait in front of the school or at the top of the stairs until they see their car in the lower lot
* students should not be in or use the crosswalk during bus dismissal... students should wait until all the busses have pulled out from the circle before using the crosswalk to get to the parked cars along the driveway
* hopefully this will keep students safe and busses on schedule!


Co-Curricular
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, 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

Math Team:
Girls Basketball:

Boys Basketball::

Alpine Ski
Sat, 2/17: race @ Kents Hill 9AM start

Nordic Ski
Sat, 2/17: 10AM States @ Quarry Road

MCMS Play rehearsal schedule:
Fri, 2/16: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Mon, 2/26: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Tue, 2/27: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Wed, 2/28: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Thur, 3/1: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Sat, 3/3: 10:00-2:00 FULL CAST SET - BUILDING
Mon, 3/5: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Tue, 3/6: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Wed, 3/7: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Thur, 3/8: 2:30-4:00 Full Cast including stage crew
Fri, 3/9: 7:00 PM Opening Night Performance (5:30pm call)
Sat, 3/10: 7:00 PM Performance (5:30pm call)
Sun, 3/11: Cast Party - more info TBD


Pick a Time scheduler now open to sign up for a conference
Sign up on our website - remember to sign up with Advisor for Thur, Mar 1
Parent, Student, and Advisor: 3:00 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (Sign-Up Online starting at 8:00AM Jan 22)
Available time with Classroom Teachers: 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. (Sign-Up on Team Door on night of conferences)
Parent, Student, and Advisor: 5:20 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.Sign-Up Online starting at 8:00AM Jan 22)
Available time with Classroom Teachers: 6:35 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.(Sign-Up on Team Door on night of conferences)


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!


Yearbook orders are due by April 1
2017/18 MCMS Yearkbook order forms are available for pick up from the office lobby - you can also order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM with Yearbook ID Code 11527518
softcover $22.00
hardcover $28.00
autograph insert pages $4.00 extra
zoom current events insert $3.00 extra
yearbook stickers $2.00 extra
photo & name on cover $6.00 extra


Lost & Found
Lost: 1/26/18 pink thick & puffy winter jacket - last seen outside on Friday, 1/26
Found: 1/9/18 car key found in the gym - see Mrs. Cote to claim.
Found: 1/29/18 eye glasses in the office - see Mrs. Cote to claim.

Lost & Found Table located downstairs near the cafeteria: Please be aware that twice a year, in December and June, items that have been left in Lost & Found area are removed and sorted. If clothing is not marked with a name, it is given to Vicky's Boutique, other schools in our district, or taken to Goodwill. Please call ext. 1136 if you are looking for a specific item. Thank you.


Fundraisers
Feb 5-Feb 16 Royal Team fundraising for team trip - selling Wicked Joe's Coffee for $10 bag (same price as Hannaford & Shaws)


Heritage Tour
Heritage Tour Meeting Dates in the MCMS cafe:
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.

*Move More
*Eat Real
*Drink Water
*Rest Up


Community Events - Not RSU #38 sponsored
Spring Lacrosse Clinic: pre-season indoor lacrosse @ the Augusta Armory for boys & girls in grades K-8 starting Feb 28 (information flyers are available in the office) - Regular season team registration deadline is March 18 ... go to www.kennebecyouthlacrosse.com for more details.

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


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