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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 11/16/2018

Week 12 - Dance Crew Performances and Winter Weather in November!

This week started with an exciting performance from JLine Dance Crew for each grade level. The performances featured dancing, singing, and a positive message focusing on self-worth and working as a group to make sure every student feels valued in school. The performers (photos below) each shared their personal experiences in school with bullies and how they overcame them to live their dreams!


Important Note: The Family Market that was cancelled due to snow has been rescheduled for 4:00 pm on Monday, 11/19, at Manassas Park High School. Come join us and get free groceries for Thanksgiving!


Looking to after Thanksgiving break, I am excited to announce that we had 346 students (41% of the school) make Principal's or Superintendent's honor roll for first quarter! The honors ceremony for students who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher will be held in the MPMS Auditorium on Thursday, November 29 at 7:59 am. Students who are receiving a certificate will receive an invitation letter in their homerooms next week. We hope you can join us to celebrate their achievement that morning, followed by a brief Krispy Kreme donut reception!

JLine Dance Crew Comes to MPMS!

IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTE!

In honor of Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be NO SCHOOL from Wednesday, 11/21 through Friday 11/23.

Upcoming Big Things!

Monday, 11/19:

4:00 pm: Thanksgiving Family Market @ MPHS! (Rescheduled due to snow)

6:59 pm: School Board Meeting @ School Board Office


Wednesday-Friday, 11/21-11/23: Thanksgiving Holiday - NO SCHOOL


Wednesday, 11/28: Girls Basketball First Game @ MPMS!


Thursday, 11/29: Honors Ceremony (7:59 am) & Multicultural Night (6-7:30 pm)!

Operation Turkey is complete!

Manassas Park Middle School's Student Government Association led the charge for Operation Turkey at MPMS! Our students collected almost 700 donated items of food to support families in need throughout Northern Virginia this holiday season. Great job everyone!


Thank you to all students and families who donated, and congratulations to Ms. Murphy's homeroom - winners of a pancake breakfast next week!

Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Murphy!

Welcome Ms. Murphy!


Ms. Murphy is our new 6th and 7th grade Language Arts teacher, coming to Manassas Park Middle School from Point Pleasant, NJ. Prior to working for Manassas Park City Schools, Ms. Murphy worked in retail. Ms. Murphy can be found in room 1173. She is on twitter as @msmurphy_mp.


Quick Facts about Ms. Murphy:

-Attended Penn State University!

-Majored in Secondary Education English/Communications!

-Likes going to the movies and eating popcorn!

-Enjoys watching sports live and in person - especially hockey! (Go Penguins!)

-Loves Disney World and Disney movies!


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

Multicultural Night is Less than TWO WEEKS AWAY!! Can you help us create an amazing celebration?

Multicultural night at Manassas Park Middle School is a very special evening that celebrates the diversity of all students who attend Manassas Park. Our school is blessed to represent a community with a wide range of life experiences from many different cultures all over the world.


This year's multicultural night will be November 29 at 6 pm.


If you are joining us for Multicultural Night and are sharing a delicious dish from your culture, please fill out a form with your recipe!


We can't wait to show off MP's diversity and range of cultures found in our community!

Great Teacher Tweets! (Click on each to see captions or video!)

MPCS Capital Improvement Plan Public Hearing

A public hearing on the Manassas Park City Schools’ Superintendents Proposed FY20-24 Capital Improvement Plan will be held Monday, November 19, 2018, at 6:59 p.m. in the School Board meeting room. Parents, staff, and the general public are encouraged to attend. Details of the plan can be found on the Finance Department page of the division website at www.mpark.net. Questions, comments, and suggestions should be directed to the Finance Department via email or by calling (703) 335-8850. The School Board will vote on the approval of the plan on December 17 at its regular meeting.

Need School Supplies? See Ms. Salas!

Our school was selected to be the recipient of the 2018/2019 school supply give away. We would like to give a big thank you to Cathy Vetal & Novant Health Prince William Medical Center for their incredible generosity. If your child is in need of school supplies, tell them to stop by Ms. Salas’s 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!