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MVMS Weekly Parent Update

October 12, 2018



Keep your calendar open to attend the Haunted Barn and Trail  in Salisbury on 10/13, 10/20, 10/26 or 10/27 from 7:00-10:00 pm.  $7 and all donations go to the MVMS PTO and Salisbury PTG to support our students! Located at Salisbury 4 Corners - 19 Franklin Road.


Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

Mrs. Searah and Mrs. Herrmann are organizing a Cyber Robotics Coding Competition!   Students should see Mrs. Searah or Mrs. Herrmann with questions or interest!


10th Annual Pumpkin People Decorating Contest!  

Entries are due by October 24th!  Pumpkins are available starting Monday!


Halloween Party!

All MS students are welcome to attend the Annual Halloween Party on October 19 from 7:00-8:30.  Tickets will be sold the week of and school appropriate costumes are encouraged!!  Food donations for selling at the event are welcome and can be dropped at the main office.


Red Ribbon Week

Say No to Drugs!  We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week 10/22-26 with a different theme each day.  


Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair Dates: Monday, November 5th- Friday, November 9th

Shopping Hours: M, T, Th.- 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wed.- 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Fri. – 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

We would especially love to see you on Wednesday, November 7th when our school hosts Bookies and Cookies from 2:30-5:30. Come have an after school treat and shop our fair!

Please also visit our Fair online: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/merrimackvalleymiddleschool2


Veteran’ Day Assembly

The MVMS annual Veterans Day assembly is November 9 at 9:00 am.  We welcome all veterans to join us for this celebration.

We are looking for volunteers from our MS Boy Scouts for the Color Guard.  Please contact Mrs. Ruwell!

 

 

Opioid Crisis

The Merrimack Valley School District’s SAP has acquired a small grant through Harvard Pilgrim to provide support services to students impacted by the opioid crisis.  Students will have the opportunity to talk with a trained counselor at MVMS to receive support. The services are voluntary and strictly confidential by law.

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are still on sale and are $21 until December!


Band and Chorus Information:

  • 6th grade band meets during Pride Block on Mon./Wed.

  • 7th & 8th grade band meets during Pride Block on Tues./Thurs.

  • 6th grade chorus meets during Pride Block on Tues./Thurs.

  • 7th & 8th grade chorus meets during Pride Block on Mon./Wed.

After School Activities Update:

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

Vocal Ensemble meets Mondays.

Best Buddies meets on Mondays in Room 103.  Anyone is welcome! 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/14, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20

Poetry Club meets Mondays.  

Jazz Band meets Tuesdays.

Chess Club meets Tuesdays until Thanksgiving.

Student Council

6th Grade Intramural Club meets Tuesdays.

Yoga will meet Wednesdays 10/17 and 10/24.

Intramural Volleyball  meets Wednesdays.

Spanish Club meets Wednesdays until November.

Destination Imagination will start meeting in November!


PTO Update:

  • ONE MORE WEEK FOR THE FINAL PUSH OF THE FIRST ROUND OF BOX TOPS.    The winning PRIDE Block gets a prize!! The first round of the competition closes on 10/19!

  • PTO is looking for Volunteers to help organize May’s spring fair.  A variety of subcommittees are being formed. Please email jparroto@mvsdpride.org if you are able to help.

  • PTO is in need of Board Members!  Please join us on November 1!

  • The PTO Fundraiser is underway!!  Your child should have brought home a KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOK and an order form/$ envelope.  The books have great coupons! They are $25 each and the use of several coupons pays for the purchase!  The fundraiser runs through Monday, October 22.  Any unused books should be returned to the school.


Upcoming Dates:

10/19 Halloween Party/Dance 6:00-7:30