Massabesic Middle School

Family Newsletter

October 20th Update

Dear Families,


We can hardly believe we are in the latter half of October. There continues to be wonderful things happening at the middle school, and we look forward to sharing some of that great work and seeing families at our upcoming Fall Conferences on November 10th. Also coming up is a Spirit Week and Veterans Day fundraiser sponsored by our Student Council. All proceeds from our Spirit Week dress up days will be donated to benefit local veterans. More information about conferences and our upcoming Spirit Week are found below.


Printed picture day photos are due to arrive soon, and a picture retake day has been scheduled for November 12th. Also speaking of pictures, check out a photo of our September MMS Students of the Month below! Congratulations to all and thank you for emulating our school motto, the 3- R's: "Ready, Respectful, and Responsible."


Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and thank you, as always, for your support of our school.


Best,


Kelly Grantham

Principal

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

Conferences are Coming!

MMS Fall Conferences will take place on November 10th after school and via Zoom. Families will schedule an appointment with their child's Homeroom teacher, who will share feedback and progress on behalf of the rest of the team teachers. Families can also opt to meet with Specialists, Special Educators, and service providers who will each share their own conference signup information.


Appointment Sign-Up: Conferences will be booked through Synergy Conference Scheduler, which is located in your ParentVUE account and will be used across our District schools. Homeroom teachers will email families once their signup is open. The RSU 57 Technology Department created a helpful Synergy Conference Scheduler resource for families, too.


Last year's virtual conferences allowed us to spend more time with each family, and families loved the travel convenience. If you are not able to access a virtual format, please contact the Guidance Office and we can schedule an alternative.

October Spirit Week...in honor of Veterans Day!

Our MMS Student Council is organizing a Spirit Week from October 25th- 29th as a fundraiser for our local veterans organizations. Donations of any amount can be brought to your child's homeroom teacher, and all proceeds will go to local Veterans Funds. This is a fun way to show our school spirit fundraise for a wonderful cause. Cash or check donations (checks made payable to MMS Student Council) of any amount are much appreciated!


  • Monday, 10/25: Movie or Book Character Day
  • Tuesday, 10/26: Hat Day
  • Wednesday, 10/27: Decade Day
  • Thursday, 10/28: Mismatch Day
  • Friday, 10/29: Pajama Day
Massabesic Middle School Website

Visit the MMS Website for upcoming dates, our Family Handbook, and other information.

Winter Activity Updates

It is not too late to sign up for the Winter Season 1 sports— 7th and 8th grade girls and boys basketball and Winter Cheering. Please see the RSU 57 Athletics & Activities website to sign up, or the linked flyer for information.


At this time we are not running a MMS Winter Ski Bus. We have less control over its format and structure, and yet all of the same health, safety, and contact tracing responsibilities as on-campus activities. We look forward to Ski Bus returning in the future!

RSU 57 Support Staff Openings

RSU 57 has multiple Special Education Ed Tech openings in our schools. This is a great way to enter into education and make a powerful impact on the lives of our learners. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Click the link to join!

From our RSU 57 Nurses

A reminder that RSU 57 school nurses now have the capability to do BinaxNow Rapid Covid-19 testing at school. Parent consent is required to do a rapid test, so if you are interested, review the previously emailed information letter and electronic consent form here.


As always, please keep students home when they are unwell and call the Main Office to report the absence. Remember to do a daily pre-screening prior to attending school! Be well.

Have you activated ParentVUE?

ParentVUE is used by parents across RSU 57 to access student report cards. We also use it at MMS and MHS as parents' access to student's real-time online grade book. Access your student's attendance, assignments, grades, and even contact teachers directly from within the system.
RSU 57 Assessment Participation notification

Please click the above link for annual notice of RSU 57 participation in local and State assessment.