Principal's Page

Dear MVMS Families,

MVMS Weekly Parent Update

June 15, 2018


Student Expectations:

  • In an effort to help all of our students have an enjoyable and successful closure to the school year, we are implementing a point system to earn the end of year school trips.  Students are here to learn first - that is their job - and sometimes as we get to this time of the year, that is forgotten.

  • This letter from Mr. Lynch outlines our goals and expectations.  Please take the time to read and review this information with your child.  Working together will provide a positive result for all.


Grade 7 News:

  • Students will be going on the end of the year trip to Hampton Beach State Park. The beach trip will be June 21st.

Grade 8 News:

HS Schedules

Students will be receiving their HS schedules TODAY.  Be sure to ask to see it! Any questions regarding next year need to be directed to the HS School Counselors.


Ellacoya Trip

8th grade students will be travelling to Ellacoya State Park on Wednesday, June 20.  Don’t forget sunscreen!


PRIDE Night

The date for this year’s 8th grade PRIDE night has been set for Thursday, June 21.  See more information on the Invitation.  Students are expected at the MS at 5:30.


Library Media Center:

Please encourage your child to return any media center materials if they still have any out!


After School Activities Update:

We are done with after school activities for this year.  There is no longer a late bus available.


Upcoming Dates:

6/20 - Grade 8 to Ellacoya State Park

6/21 - Grade 7 to Hampton Beach

6/21 - 8th Grade PRIDE Night 6:00

6/22 - Last day of school - FIELD DAY


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


Have a great weekend! Kara





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.