Parent News – September 15, 2014

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Hello all!

As the fall approaches I would encourage you to talk to your children about wearing appropriate clothing for the outdoor temperatures.  If we ever needed to evacuate the building it is important to be dressed for the weather.  Winter will be here before we know it. We will be kicking off two fundraisers in the next couple of weeks.  The first is our annual Magazine Drive and the other is our Annual Book Sale.  These fundraisers support our students by purchasing items we do not have in our budget.  Below is some information about the next few weeks.

MMS Leadership Team Applications –

Messalonskee Middle School has a Leadership Team that meets weekly from 2:50-4:00 on Thursdays.  This committee has teachers, guidance staff, administrators, students and parents in it’s composition.  We are looking for interested parents to apply to take part in our team.  Applications can be found on our website and they need to be filled out and turned into the office by September 24.  The leadership team will then select up to 4 parents to share the position.  The leadership team will make that decision at their October 2 meeting.If you are interested, please submit an application.

Middle Road Closure –

September 17th & 18th the Middle Road will have a section closed so that DOT can fix a broken pipe.  Be aware that there will be a detour and that your morning and evening travel times may be increased if you drive this road to get home or drop your child off at school.

MMS Fun Night –

Our first fun night is this Friday.  We host a fun night most months.  Students from grades 6-8 are able to attend.  We open the gym, have dancing in the cafeteria and there are snacks for sale.  All proceeds for the fun night go to the organization that is putting on the night.  This week the fun night is sponsored by the student leadership team.  Tickets will be on sale before school starting Wednesday.  The cost is $5.

Nurturing Fathers Series – (Opportunity in our community)

EDUCARE and KVCAP’s Family Enrichment Council of Kennebec & Somerset Counties announce their NURTURING FATHERS workshop series schedule. This is a free 13-week program tailored to meet the needs and learning styles of any male parenting a child! The class focuses on and explains: the roots of fathering, nurturing children and self, positive discipline methods, managing anger and resolving conflict, teamwork with parenting partner, balancing work and fathering, and more. All sessions are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Educare Central Maine located at 56 Drummond Ave. in Waterville. Session dates include: Sept. 17 and 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec. 3, and 10.  KVCAP Parent Educator Deb Rich and colleague Jon Martin with Southern Kennebec Child Development Center (SKCDC) will co-present this workshop series. Childcare and snacks will be provided. For information and to register in advance please call: Deb Rich at 859-1580, or visit us at: www.kvcap.org. Nurturing Fathers is generously funded by DHHS and the Maine Children’s Trust.

Upcoming Events:

September 15 – Assembly with Julia Clukey & Ice Bucket Challenge @ 1:00pm.

September 19 – Fun Night for all MMS students – 6:00pm-9:00pm.

September 22-26 – MMS Book Fair – All proceeds go to support our school library

September 23 – Early Release Day – MMS Students will be dismissed at 12:00

September 24 – MMS Curriculum & Assessment Night – 6:00pm-7:30pm.

September 25 – Beginning Band Rental Night – 6:30pm-7:30pm @ MMS Band Room

September 30 – MMS Magazine Drive Assembly @ 1:00pm.

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