A Message From the Principal's Office
With formal conferences behind us, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers with any questions or concerns. Our goal is to maintain a strong home-school connection. This is a critical piece to ensuring that our community is developing life-long learners and providing every student with a rigorous, well-rounded educational experience.
As the winter weather approaches I'd ask that everyone make sure their contact information is updated in Realtime Parent Portal. There are building and district messages that announce alterations to the school day due to inclement weather as well as important events and activities throughout the year.
All MARSD schools will be closed for Winter Recess from December 26-30. It's a great time to visit the local library, pick up a great book, and learn something new. Please encourage your child to ask their teachers or stop by our media center for recommendations.
From my family to yours, best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season.
Mr. Aaron S. Eyler
An Update from our PTSO Co-Presidents
The next PTSO meeting will be on December 20th at 10am.
The MAMS PTSO would like to thank Donna Paone and Sonia Rodriguez for running a very successful book fair. We would also like to thank Melanie Cregin for organizing the winter chill for the students. They all had a great time.
On behalf of the PTSO we want to wish all the MAMS families a wonderful holiday season.
2017 is going to be a great year!
Heather Piazza and Jennifer Tesi
STUDENT NEWSPAPER CONTRIBUTIONS
MAMS Gets a Visit From "Little Angus"
Faculty Crushes Students in Student-Faculty Basketball Game
Ms. Costello's Willow Tree Club hosted their annual student-faculty basketball game to support local charities during the holiday season. The entry to get into the game was a toy donation, which will be donated to the non-profit organization "180 Turning Lives Around" and families in our MAMS community. During a brief "intermission" students had the opportunity to raise additional funds by playing in a 3-point shot soda challenge. Winners took home a bottle of soda as their prize. Everyone had a great time and look forward to battling again next year!
MAMS Staff Promotes Academic Futures through College Wear
Once a month, you may spot teachers around the hallway wearing t-shirts with a college logo on them. You see them going about their regular day in their special apparel, wondering curiously about why every teacher randomly coordinated a special day to wear college t-shirts. However, their efforts to dress up once a month isn’t meant to simply look like they organized a day to look like they’re amazing planners. It’s meant to actually promote education. It sounds a bit odd, but every month all of the teachers wear a t-shirt from the college they went to to promote academic success. This is meant to remind students that all of the teachers here have gone through college to continue their career and ultimately become teachers. Thus, they are ingraining the helpful idea into a student’s mind to continue their career throughout school to become successful people. Hopefully, you’ll take their suggestion and follow through!
15 Facts that will Enlighten your Mind
By, Christine Pattison (8th Grade)
Our eyes are naturally drawn to movement. Whenever you walk into a classroom and everyone stares at you; it’s not you, it’s them.
We are naturally born with the fear of falling and loud noises. Every other fear is a result of our culture and environment.
Every time you remember something in the past, you’re remembering the last time you remembered it.
While we dream, our body enters a state called sleep paralysis where our bodies are completely paralyzed. This takes place so we don’t act out our dreams.
There is something called the “Spoiler Paradox”. It turns out, knowing the ending of a story doesn’t hurt your overall enjoyment of the story. You actually end up enjoying it more.
Studies have discovered that ignorant people overestimate their intelligence while brilliant people underestimate their intelligence.
Massages, hugs, and hand-holding reduce stress and boost the immune system. Humans actually crave and need physical touch to remain healthy.
When a person falls in love with someone, his/her mannerisms and speech change to imitate the person s/he loves.
Brilliant people have less friends that those of the average person. Your selectiveness over your friends increases along with your intelligence.
The human mind can only have complete and utter trust once for each person. Once that trust is broken, it’s never the same.
People who grow angry over silly, insignificant things subconsciously desire to be loved.
Most of the problems in your life are due to two reasons. You either act without thinking or you think without acting.
People with socially awkward personalities tend to be more loyal to friends and more faithful in a relationship.
People who swear on a regular basis tend to be stronger emotionally.
- People with the best advice tend to have the most problems.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Found by: Allyson Lombardo & Julia Collin (8th Grade)
Q: What do you call a bankrupt Santa Claus?
A: Saint Nickel-less
Q: What is a parent’s favorite Christmas carol?
A: Silent Night
Q: Why does everybody love Frosty the Snowman?
A: Because he’s cool
Q: What is Claustrophobia?
A: Fear of Santa Claus
Q: What did the hat say to the scarf?
A: You hang around while I’ll go on ahead
Entertaining Reasons to Enjoy Hanukkah
By, Julia Collin (8th Grade)
1- No roof damage from reindeer
2- Never a silent night when you’re among Jewish loved ones
3- If someone messes up their gift, there are seven more days to correct it
4- Betting Hanukkah gelt (the chocolate coins) on candle races
5- Spin-the-dreidel games
6- You can use your fireplace
7- Fun waxy buildup on the menorah
8- Cheer optional
9- No Irving Berlin songs
Inspirational Quotes of the Month
¨You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way¨ ~Jennifer J. Freeman
¨Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it was stupid” ~Albert Einstein
¨I can and I will, watch me” ~Carrie Green
“It always seems impossible until it’s down” ~Nelson Mandela
“Outliers are those who have been given opportunities and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them” ~Malcolm Gladwell