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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!
IMPORTANT CALENDAR NOTE!
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.
Canned sweet potatoes
Cornbread/muffin/ Bisquick mix
Pasta and sauces
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!
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?
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!
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!
There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter.
Check us out!