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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 11/9/2018

Week 11 - Welcome to November!

What a wonderful way to open November! We started with a wonderful turnout of parents coming to visit the school on Tuesday and then had our first class field trip of the year, with the 7th Grade going to see Abira and the Mountain at the Hylton Performing Arts Center!


Thank you so much to all of the families who donated desserts on Parent/Teacher Conference. Our teacher appreciated the delicious sweets - we had so many we were able to enjoy them all week!


On Tuesday we are excited to welcome JLine Dance Crew - they will be giving each grade a performance featuring a message of self-respect, effort, hope, and perseverance mixed with some fantastic hip-hop dance. Have you seen America's Best Dance Crew? Imagine that... brought to MPMS!

Photos from the week!

7th Grade Goes to the Theater!

Big picture

IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTE!

In honor of Veteran's Day Holiday, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, November, 12.

Upcoming Big Things!

Monday, 11/12: Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, 11/13: JLine Dance Crew Assembly for all grades!


Thursday, 11/15: Family Market @ MPHS! Thanksgiving Special!


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


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


Thursday, 11/29: Honors Ceremony & Multicultural Night!

Operation Turkey is here at MPMS! FINAL WEEK TO DONATE!

Manassas Park Middle School's Student Government Association is partnering with Northern Virginia Family Services to collect donations for their annual Operation Turkey Event! This program brings Thanksgiving to 1200+ families in our community and neighboring communities!


Each homeroom is competing to try to be the most generous, bringing in the preferred items to help others in need have a Happy Thanksgiving! The winning homeroom will be served a homemade pancake breakfast cooked by Mr. Sieloff and Ms. Tickle!


Manassas Park Middle School will be collecting donations from Friday, November 1st to Thursday, November 15th.



Preferred Donations:

Canned vegetables

Stuffing

Gravy

Cranberry sauce

Canned sweet potatoes

Canned/instant potatoes

Cornbread/muffin/ Bisquick mix

Canned pumpkin

Canned fruit

Applesauce

Rice

Dry/canned beans

Soup

Pasta and sauces

Coffee/tea/cocoa

Boxed desserts

Jello/pudding

Peanut butter

Jelly

Sugar

Flour


The Homeroom that collects the most donations will receive a homemade pancake breakfast made by Mr. Sieloff and Mrs. Tickle!

Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Harris!

Welcome Ms. Harris!


Ms. Harris is our new 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher, coming to Manassas Park Middle School from Norfolk, VA. Prior to working for Manassas Park City Schools, Ms. Harris worked as a waitress. Ms. Harris can be found in room 2260. She is on Instagram as @ms_d_harris.


Quick Facts about Ms. Harris:

-Attended Point Park University!

-Majored in Secondary English Education!

-Likes all things pink and sparkly!

-Enjoys sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee!

-Loves talking and connecting with my students!


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

Please Help Us Develop the 2019-20 School Calendar!

Below you will find a link to a survey regarding the development of 2019/20 academic school year calendar. It contains nine questions and is expected to take less than two minutes to complete. Your feedback may be used to make adjustments to two models that are currently in development. Both models will be presented to the School Board at their December 2nd work session. I will be seeking an approved academic calendar at the December 17th school board meeting.


The survey will be open until Friday November 16, 2018.

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.

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

A note from Nurse VonVital!

Please remember to maintain current school health records. At the beginning of every school year students, with known allergies to food and /or insects stings, asthma, or seizure disorder, need health plans to be completed by their parent/guardian and physician. In the event of an allergic reaction, asthma attack or seizure during school hours, this form provides step by step directions as to how to manage each child’s condition. With that said, please update emergency contacts, and phone numbers. If you have any questions regarding your child’s health, please feel free to contact me.

Multicultural Night is Coming - FOOD EDITION - Can you help us?

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!

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!