Family Mustang Memo

Parent/Guardian Newsletter March 16-31

In This Issue....

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • MGMS Spring Drama
  • PACT Meeting is Monday, March 21 - more information below
  • Yearbook Order Deadline Extended until March 25
  • Mental Health Round Table
  • Mental Health Crisis Information
  • Internet Available
  • Save the Date for Game Night
  • Purchase School Supplies
  • Art Work on Display
  • Volunteer at MGMS
  • What to Do When Your Student is Absent or Has an Appointment
  • Schoology Information

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UPCOMING DATES

  • A LOOK AHEAD
  • March 21 - PACT Meeting - VIRTUAL & IN PERSON - See below for Details
  • March 25 - Last Day of School Before Spring Break
  • March 28-April 1 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
  • April 4 - School Resumes - Day 1
  • April 15 - Conference Release Day - NO SCHOOL

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MGMS PROUDLY PRESENTS...

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PACT

Hello MGMS Mustangs and Families,


Our PACT meeting is Monday, March 21 and will be in person and virtual

Time: 6:30-8:00pm


The in person meeting will be held in the media center.


The Virtual Meeting will be hosted on the Zoom Platform. If you are on a mobile device, it works best if you first download the Zoom app to your phone. If from a desk top, there is no need to download an app. Log on to: www.zoom.us. Click “join a meeting”. Enter the meeting ID: 952 929 0098. We look forward to seeing you there!


If you questions on how you can participate and get involved, always feel free to reach out to Andrea Dorn, MGMS Volunteer coordinator, at: dorna@district279.org, or PACT President, Kamyn Nelson at karmynnelson@gmail.com.

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YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 25

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Community Engagement Presents

The Family and Community Engagement Department is hosting a parent round table on removing the stigma of mental health. Please see the flyer below for details and to register.
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Mental Health Crisis...Just Call Can Help

Below is a link for an organization called Just Call. This organization provides information to connect you to a crisis response team who can help with mental health issues 24/7. If you don't want to call 911, Just Call is an option that can help. Below is a link to their website, and a video for the organization.


https://justcallmn.com/



Just Call Video:

https://vimeo.com/611007085/4e4f1db359

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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband internet service they need for work, school, healthcare and more.


The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.


Click on the link to learn more: https://www.fcc.gov/acp

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Save the Date

Friday, May 6th Maple Grove Middle School is going to have a game night. More information will be coming in future newsletters. Mark your calendars today!

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Order Your 2022-23 School Supplies

Order your 2022-23 school supplies with the click of a button. Schooltoolbox.com provides you with everything your student will need for the next school year. Click on the link below to order and the items will be shipped directly to your home. See the flyer below for more information.


https://schooltoolbox.com/

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Art on Display

March is Maple Grove Middle School's month to display artwork in the district office. Below is a sampling of some of the artwork created by our students. Please take a look at the talent we have in our building.

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YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, GET INVOLVED: Be a Volunteer at MGMS!!

Whether you can commit to a weekly volunteer opportunity, or occasionally, we appreciate your presence at school. If you have not had a chance to fill out the application, please click below. You will receive weekly Friday emails on all the different opportunities MGMS has for you.


ENGLISH APPLICATION:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/Nzg0OmVuLVVT


SPANISH APPLICATION:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/Nzg0OmVzLVVT


Please feel free to reach out to me at dorna@district279.org with any questions you may have regarding volunteering at Maple Grove Middle School.


Thank you,

Andrea Dorn

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What To Do...

ABSENCES

If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the school with the reason for the absence. The telephone call eliminates the need to send a note with your student when he/she returns to school. We would appreciate having the call between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Excused absences consist of illness, medical appointments, and family emergency situations such as a funeral. Oversleeping, missing the bus, or skipping school are not excused and are considered truancy.


MGMS 24 Hour Attendance Line: 763-315-7603.



APPOINTMENTS/EARLY RELEASE - HERE IS WHAT YOU DO

1. Send a note with your student in the morning

2. When the student gets to school they go to Student Services to get a white pass

3. At the stated time on the pass, your student leaves class and comes to the office with the white pass and signs out in the main office

4. The person picking up can wait in the car (very helpful on cold winter days)


If you didn't send a note, you will need to come in with a mask and your driver's license and we will call your student down when you arrive.


This procedure is in place to ensure student safety.

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Schoology Information

Schoology is a tool for parents to see assignments, communicate with teachers, and see grade. Please see the link below to learn how to gain access to this powerful tool.

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WHO TO CONTACT

School Phone: 763-315-7600...............................Website: https://mgms.district279.org/

Attendance: 763-315-7603………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244


6th Grade

Patrick Smith, Principal………………….Email: SmithPatrick@district279.org

Megan Woods, Counselor 6th Grade.......Email: WoodsM@district279.org (Starts 3/7)


7th Grade

Jennifer Hinker, Assistant Principal.....Email: HinkerJ@district279.org

Kaia Paquin, Counselor 7th Grade.......Email: PaquinK@district279.org


8th Grade

Cedric Fuller, Assistant Principal……..Email: FullerC@district279.org

Katie Gerdts, Counselor 8th Grade......Email: GerdtsK@district279.org


Student Management Specialists Assist With All Grades

Nathanial Davies – Email: DaviesN@district279.org


District Tip Line.........763-391-8660