June 15, 2018
A Message from the PTSO...
Jennifer Tesi and Heather Piazza
MAMS Yearbook Ordering
Important Dates and Events
By, Gianna T. (8thy Grade)
Friday, June 15th
8th Grade Pool Trip Rain Date
7th Grade Spirit Day’
Jar of Hope Challenge
Monday, June 18th
Tuesday, June 19th
Band and Chorus Picnic
Thursday, June 21st
Friday, June 22nd
Fourth Marking Period Ends
Last Day of School!
Saturday, June 23rd
8th Grade Graduation at Brookdale
Family Workshop Series Available All Summer!
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MAMS Choirs Trip: Music in the Parks 2018
What an excellent performance by the MAMS choirs at Six Flags! We started off arriving at Jackson Liberty High School at around 10 in the morning. One of the firsts groups to perform was the MAMS Vigoroso and Dolce men and women choirs. Both Dolce and Vigoroso had two pieces. Dolce sang,” We Raise up Our Voices!” by Amy F. Bernon with soloist April Ivan and,”Lineage” by Andrea Ramsey accompanied by drummers Maire and Asna. Vigoroso sang”Heading Home” with soloist Joseph and “Land of the Silverbirch” by Jerry Estes.
During their performances, the rest of the choirs stayed on the buses parked outside the school. After Dolce and Vigoroso’s performances, the full choirs lined up outside of the school to take pictures then, filed into the school. What a large choir we were! The full choir sang,” Americana Songbook” by Douglas E. Wagner and, "'Tis You That Are The Music” by Cynthia Gray.
After our adjudication, we headed to Six Flags: Great Adventure! At around 1:50, we arrived at the park. Til 4:30 we spend the day in groups of about 10 with 1-2 chaperones roaming the park and having fun! Then at 5:00 all the choirs from schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York met in the movie town arena for the award ceremony.
This year we brought home a grand total of 4 trophies! Dolce and Vigoroso both received a superior and 1st place in the men and women's choir category while the full choir received a superior and 1st place in the AA middle school mixed choir category. The MAMS choir also received the high overall score trophy! After the ceremony, we had 2 more hours in the park before heading home for the day!
Congratulations, MAMS chorus!
Mr. Reynold's Class Wins Pennies for Patients Contest
An ambulance parked in the front of MAMS is usually a sign of concern, but when that ambulance is SAMBULANCE everyone can rest assured that there is no emergency, just a lot of learning going on. SAMBULANCE is a complimentary educational safety program with the goal of empowering individuals with special needs. The SAMBULANCE Safety Squad includes a team of trained teachers and first responders who are dedicated to creating a safe community.
The students in Ms. Wallace’s Adapted PE and Ms. Bliss’ class focused on recognizing safety officials or community helpers, donning and trying some equipment themselves. They could see that the firefighters’ equipment isn’t so scary after all and that they need to yell loud to be heard. With a little help from some of the Peer Buddies, 911, and first-aid, scenarios were played out, so everyone could practice what to do to get help in an emergency. The visit finished up with everyone getting a chance to tour the SAMBULANCE ambulance- complete with a gurney, medical equipment, and of course, lights and sirens!
Italian Students Visit La Dolce Vita in Belmar
DIY Watermelon Pops
By, Esther F., Charlie N., & KerriAnn M. (6th Grade)
The last day of school slowly but surely approaches here are some fun things to do in SUMMER!
The ultimate food combo: watermelon and popsicles!
You’ll need: watermelon juice,(homemade or store bought) popsicle containers, vanilla yogurt, kiwi juice, chocolate chips.
Making popsicles are really two steps, filling the pops and putting them in the freezer to chill. These pops, however, need a little more attention. What you’ll need to do is fill the popsicle containers ⅔ of the way full with watermelon juice. Sprinkle in chocolate chips and set in the freezer to chill for about 15 mins. Next, fill ½ of the remaining ⅓ of the popsicle containers with yogurt and set to chill for 5 mins next repeat with the kiwi juice and enjoy!
DIY Flip-Flop Welcome Sign
This cute and friendly craft will surely tell all your guests where the party is! You’ll need: 7 flip-flops, paint, flowers (Or anything else to decorate ex:shells) , string and glue. Hot glue your flip-flops together and paint the 7 letters of W-E-L-C-O-M-E on them. Hot glue string onto the back so you can hang it on a door later. Finally, decorate with flowers or ribbon and hang on a door or window!
Found by, Kaysey A. (8th Grade)
Why are trees very forgiving?
Because in the Fall they "Let It Go" and in the Spring they "turn over a new leaf".
When do people start using their trampoline?
What did the tree say to spring?
What a re-leaf.