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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 1/4/2019

Weeks 17 & 18 - Winter Break Edition!

This week we welcomed back our students and teachers from winter break. I hope that the holidays were restful and filled with quality time with family and loved ones!

January has some very important academic events, with 8th grade students taking their Science and Social Studies SOLs on January 17th, and the first semester ending for all students on January 24th.

Check on your child's grades and attendance. The first semester grade represents 50% of the total grade for the school year. When looking in powerschool, check each class to make sure all work has been turned in - that's the first step to maximizing academic performance!

Secondly, please work to have your child attend school every day on time (7:25 am.) Daily attendance is critical to student learning, and it is also something that Virginia is now using to measure the quality and success of schools. When your child is sick with a fever or other significant sign of illness, they should be kept home. Otherwise, it is important to work on developing grit to teach your child to be able to work through the day with a light headache or stuffy nose. If they need to go to a doctor/dentist appointment, please have them in school before/after the appointment so they receive as much time in school as possible!

Upcoming Big Things!

Thursday, 1/17: Family Market @ MPHS

Monday, 1/21: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, 1/22: Tryouts start for Boys Basketball and Wrestling!

Thursday, 1/24: End of Semester 1, Early Dismissal Day for Grades 6-12

Friday, 1/25: Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Monday, 1/26: Start of Semester 2!

Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Tickle!

Welcome Ms. Tickle!

Ms. Tickle is our Assistant Principal, making the move from Cougar Elementary to Manassas Park Middle School! Ms. Tickle can be found all over the building working with different students.

Quick Facts about Ms. Tickle:

-Attended SUNY Geneseo and twice attended George Mason University!

-Majored in Education!

-Likes attending live sporting events!

-Enjoys DIY projects with her son!

-Loves seeing all children succeed!

When you see her in the building, in the parent drop off line, or at a school sporting event, please say hello and welcome Ms. Tickle to Manassas Park Middle School!

What's Happening in School? Check out these Great Teacher Tweets! (Click on each to see captions or video!)

Need Winter Clothing? Jackets? See Ms. Salas in the counseling office!

If you are in need of winter clothing, Ms. Salas also has a supply of donated items for students as well. Get in touch if you have any questions!

Connect with us on Twitter!

Weekly newsletters are great, but if you would like daily updates and pictures of the great things happening at Manassas Park Middle School, follow @MpMiddle on Twitter!

There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter.

Check us out!