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MVMS Weekly Parent Update

October 6, 2017


MVMS Spirit Wear is here!

https://mvmsspirit2017.itemorder.com/

If you are interested in ordering any “Pride” clothing, click above!  The site will be open until November 1.


Attendance/Tardies:

Arriving on time for school and attending school consistently are very important components to academic success.  For every five (5) UNEXECUSED tardies to school, a student will have to serve an office detention until 4:00.  Five (5) UNEXCUSED absences will result in the same consequence.


PRIDE Block:

We are slowly transitioning away from the Guided Study model to a more student center and student interest based block of time in our day.  As we start off, changes are slowly beginning.  You may hear your 7th grade student talking about PRIDE Block Wars, or your eighth grader talking about participation in a mini-course.  Outdoor fitness days are important, too.  Students will always have access to a work room if completing homework or getting help from a teacher is a priority.  Ask your child what is happening during PRIDE Block!


Grade 6:

Grade 6 Field Trip Forms for the Drinking Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment Plants on October 17 should be turned in!  If not, please send in ASAP.


Library Media Center:

  • The MVMS Book Fair is scheduled from 10/23-10/27.  Students will be able to access the Book Fair from 7:30-3:00 each day.  We are looking for Parent Volunteers to come in and help run the Book Fair.  If you are interested in supporting us as a volunteer, please email me at klamontagne@mvsdpride.org.


  • The Library Media Center is again holding a pumpkin decorating contest!  Pumpkins go on sale on 10/16 and the judging is on 10/25!


MVMS does not hold “formal” parent conferences.  Please know that you can reach out to your child’s teachers at any time to request a meeting if you so desire.


After School Activities Update:

AAP is open to all students for academic support every Monday - Wednesday.

6th Grade Intramural Sports Club meets Tuesdays. This week is Soccer.  Students can sign up on the many sheets around the sixth grade wing.

Robotics Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays.

Chess Club meets Tuesdays.


PTO Update:

  • We will be collecting BoxTops for Education again this year, so please save them and send them in.

  • Thank you to the PTO for funding several of the necessary resources for our First Lego League Robotics Team.  MVMS will have 3 teams participating in the competition on November 18.  Your donations to MVMS PTO make a difference for our students!

  • Mark your calendars for the Salisbury Woods Haunted Barn and Trail - 10/21, 10/27 and 10/28 from 7-10:00 pm.  The funds raised support both MVMS and Salisbury PTOs!


Band and Chorus Schedule:

  • Band and Chorus meet during PRIDE Block.  Lessons are scheduled throughout the week.

  • Grade 6: Band Days 1 & 3, Chorus Days 2 & 4

  • Grade 7 & 8: Band Days 2 & 4, Chorus Days 1 & 3

  • Jazz Band meets Tuesdays after school

  • Vocal Ensemble meets Mondays after school


Pre-order your student's yearbook now and save $3 of the regular pricing.  Special pricing of $22  and if you order personalization for an additional $6, you can get up to 4 icons free. You can order yearbooks online with a credit card at jostensyearbooks.com.  If paying with cash or check complete the order form and drop of orders to the yearbook box outside the main office.


ICB Basketball:

Registration for the upcoming ICB Basketball season is open until October 27th.  Registrations will not be accepted after the 27th, which also means no registrations at the door the day of tryouts.  Registration cost is $65.

Go to ICBBASKETBALL.COM for more information and the link to register.



Upcoming Dates:

10/9 - No School - Columbus Day

10/16 - Pumkins go on sale for Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Due 10/25.

10/20 - Halloween Dance 7:00-8:30


Sports Updates:

See our website for full Sports Schedules http://mvms.mvsdpride.org/

Tuesday:

BSoccer vs Windham 3:30

GSoccer @ Windham 3:30 - Dismissed 1:55, Depart 2:10


Wednesday:

FHockey vs Hopkinton 3:30

XCountry Home Meet 3:30


Saturday:

XCountry @ TCA League Meet (Nashua) - Depart 7:00am


Any sports related questions can be emailed directly to Sam York at syork@mvsdpride.org


Please email or call Mrs. Lamontagne or Mr. Lynch with any questions!  We are here to help and keep the communication door open!


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Suggestions for Success
In pursuit of our mission of teaching students to be active learners, critical thinkers and responsible citizens we encourage students to exemplify 10 learner profile characteristics: Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open Minded, Caring, Risk-Taker, Balanced and Reflective. It is our belief that achieving these goals are possible with a strong partnership between home and school. We ask that parents establish a routine of engaging their students in conversations about their learning experiences. Positive expectations are powerful motivators! Each student will be provided with a planner that includes the school handbook and assignment calendar. We ask students to use these to plan out long-term assignments, manage their time and record homework. Please review these with your students regularly, this will help keep you informed as to their learning and allow you to assist them in their organization. In addition to regularly accessing our website, we encourage you to track your student’s learning progress on Web2School, a link is available on our webpage. 

Reminders
Please remember that NH statute and MVSD policy requires MVMS students be current on their immunizations. Prior to entering 6th grade students need to have received both the varicella #2 vaccine as well as the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular, pertussis) vaccine. Documentation of these immunizations needs to be given to Ms. Marie Jones, the school nurse, and any questions that you have may also be directed to her at mjones@mvsdpride.org.

The school dress code is included in the student handbook and can also be viewed on the school website. We ask that students wear shorts with at least a 5 inch inseam and skirts that extend to mid thigh while sitting and standing. If students opt to wear spandex under shorts or skirts then those must extend to mid thigh. Leggings must be accompanied by appropriate outwear including long shirts, skirts or shorts. Tank tops must have straps that are at least 2 inches thick. We appreciate your help in reminding students of this before they head out the door in the morning.

In order to decrease learning distraction student are asked to power off their electronic devices during school hours and leave them in their locked locker. If you need to communicate with your student during the school day please contact the main office and we will get a message to your student. Thank you in advance for your support with this policy.