The 7th Grade Skinny

February 8th

What to do on Friday if your 7th grader isn't bringing a special friend......

We look forward to meeting grandparents and special friends on Friday, September 12th! There are no official classes, just mass, a tour and donuts! If your 7th grader is not bringing a special someone, they will stay with their advisor for the morning. Dismissal is at 11am.

Hello 6th grade parents!.....Wait I must be mixed up!

Mix It Up at Lunch Day—Be Kind and Pass It On!!

This year, on Thursday, February 11, 5th graders will be hosting our 5th annual “Mix It Up at Lunch Day”—a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance over a decade ago. This year, over 2,700 schools across the nation have committed to host a Mix It Up at Lunch activity in order to challenge their students to cross social boundaries and share a meal with someone they may never have spoken to before.

We will celebrate the day by giving all middle-school students (grades 5-8) a free “mix it up” dress day on February 11. Students are encouraged to wear something that is entirely mis-matched as a reminder that we each have unique and colorful gifts to offer each other and the world. (Parents, please make sure their free dress choices are mixed up, yet still school appropriate!)

All 5th-8th graders will have lunch together in the gym. They will meet together first in family groups at their normal family meeting place, and their fifth grader will escort them to the spot in the gym where they will join another family group to “Mix It Up.” The two family groups will eat together and play ice-breaker games designed to create connection across grades and across group divisions. The 5th graders will also show some of their Great Kindness Project videos and encourage the entire middle school to participate in random acts of kindness throughout the rest of the school year!

If it is possible, please have your middle-schooler pack a lunch that day. (Although California Fresh will be available we are hoping to keep the line short!) As a special treat, the 5th grade class will be providing dessert for the occasion.

For more information on Mix It Up at Lunch day check out If you have any questions about the day contact Susan Reedy at

That time you bought that trifold poster board for your 7th grader....

The Science Fair is here! Here's what's in store for seventh graders this week:

Students will be stationed at their projects on Tuesday during their science time while lower school students tour the fair. On Wednesday, judging takes place from 10:50 to 12:20. Middle schoolers will tour the fair during their advisory time on Wednesday.

The Fair is open to the parents to see on Tuesday during their 7th grader's science time or Wednesday Advisory from 1:00-1:40.

Tuesday Science Class:

8:20-9:05 7B

10:50-11:35 7A

1:40-2:25 7C

The projects will also be on display in the Hayden Building during Grandparents and Special Friends day on Friday.

Repeat After Me: "Mark your Calendars!"

  • Week of February 8th Morning Carpool: Bonfils
  • February 9: Science Fair!
  • February 10: Science Fair, Ash Wednesday Service, 9:10 am, Gym
  • February 10: Junior Docents leave MJS at 9:15 and leave museum at 11:20. Drivers: JoAnne Nishiyama and Janet Labrador
  • February 11: Middle School Mix-It Up Lunch, 12-1 pm, Gym, crazy free dress
  • February 12: Grandparents' and Special Friends Day, Concert Dress, School Dismissal at 11:00 am (Please note, time has changed!)
  • February 12 & 15: Extended Programs Closed
  • February 15-19: Winter Break
  • February 16-19: Extended Programs Open
  • February 22: School Resumes

Week of February 22nd Morning Carpool: Donaldson

Week of February 22nd Giving Bank: Bonfils Group 2: Isabella Gerhart, Sophia Labrador, Aidan King, Will Marsh, Ryan Ramos

Driver: Rhonda Ramos, Janet Labrador

Giving bank schedule

Giving Bank Driver Schedule

Junior Docent Driver Sign Up

Repeat After me: "Go Mustangs!"

Please come and support our Mayfield Mustangs! Here is what's coming up this week, for the complete season schedule, please visit the "MJS Athletics" page on the parent portal.

Have you followed us on Twitter yet? @MJSAthletics It's a great way to get up-to-date game results!

Congratulations to the MJS Debate Team for winning first place in this Saturday's debate!

After four grueling rounds, our Mayfield Mustangs prevailed! Thank you to Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Donaldson for not only coaching our fabulous team, but also hosting this event. Thank you to all of our parents for volunteering and for your unending support!

Some close-ups from Soccer B Team! Go Mustangs!

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