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Week 9 - 10/25/2019

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Week 8 - MPMS SPIRIT WEEK!

Spirit week at MPMS was a blast! Students participated in each of the dress up days, with our sports seasons ending with our boys soccer team having a good finish, our girls track hosting regionals, and our football team going undefeated against the other Manassas middle schools (Stonewall, Parkside, and Metz) and our Volleyball team being named Regional Champions! We celebrated the hard work of all of our fall athletes (including our Special Olympians, our cheer team, and our drumline) with a parade through the halls on Thursday. (See teacher tweets for a video!)


During the school day, classes are wrapping up first quarter. The grading period ends next Friday, on November 1. Check you student's grades through powerschool using the button below - help them be sure to have turned in every assignment. Every teacher assignment has a purpose, and even turned in late is better than an zero for not turning the work in!


Today was our GLOW Dance - and for the first time ever all tickets sold out on Thursday! WOW! We had 300 students come to the dance - what excitement and fun for all of our friends here at MPMS!

Would You Like to "Treat" our Teachers?

On November 5, teachers will be conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences. The school is providing lunch for teachers, however I hope that our parent community would be willing to "treat" our teachers by providing desserts! Next week's newsletter will include a google form to let us know if you can contribute.


I hope you can help provide a treat to our staff!

Important Dates and Events Coming Up!


October 28, 29, & 30: Winter Cheerleading Tryouts!


October 30: Football @ Bull Run MS


November 1: End of First Grading Period


November 5: Election Day & Parent Teacher Conference from 2:30-6:00pm


November 6, 7, & 8: Girls Basketball Tryouts!


November 11: Student Holiday for Veterans Day


November 18: School Board Meeting @ 7 pm


November 22: Fall Photo Retakes


****Note: All MPMS Athletic Events require the purchase of a ticket at the door.****

****$3 for adults, $1 for students****

Meet a New Teacher @ MP Middle School!

Welcome Ms. Jurczak!


Ms. Jurczak is our new 6th Grade Math and Special Education teacher, coming to Manassas Park from her hometown in Uniontown, PA! She can be found in room 1161 or planning in the 6th grade pod.


Quick Facts about Ms. Jurczak:

-Attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania ad Slippery Rock University!

-Majored in Early Childhood Education and Special Education!

-Likes cheesecake, being outside, and math!

-Enjoys yoga, having fun, and helping kids meet their potential!

-Loves her cat and her dog, and her family!


When you see her in the building, at a school sporting event, or in the community, please welcome Ms. Jurczak to Manassas Park!

Reminder for Walkers/Bike Riders In the Morning!

Crossing Guards are an integral part of the team that gets your children to school safely each day. Please note that crossing guards are at their posts beginning at 6:30 am each school morning. As the mornings are dark and many motorists utilize the Bloom Quarry intersection, please help ensure your children are not crossing intersections before crossing guards are in place. Crossing Guards are prohibited from directing traffic, but their presence will assist in safe road crossing for all pedestrians.

Check out this week's Teacher Twitter Posts!

2019-20 MPMS SOL Test Schedule!

Save the date(s)!


SOL tests are critical days for the assessment of students and the school.


Please make sure that you do not schedule any trips that would pull your student out of school on or immediately before the following SOL testing dates.


Semester 1 Grade 8 Civics and Science 8 SOL: January 15, 2020


Grade 8 Writing SOL - Multiple Choice Section: March 17, 2020


Grade 8 Writing SOL - Short Paper Section: March 19, 2020


Read Aloud Testing (only for those with this accommodation, all grade levels): Week of May 11-15, 2020


Math 6 and Geometry SOL: May 19, 2020


Reading SOL for All Grades (6-8): May 21, 2020


All 8th Grade Math SOLs (except Geometry): May 27, 2020


All 7th Grade Math SOLs: May 28, 2020


Semester 2 Grade 8 Civics and Science 8 SOL: May 29, 2020

Help the Middle School - Here are the Many Different Fundraisers That Are Always Running!


Box Tops: Please continue to snip and send your box tops to school with your students! Or, you can now scan in your box tops using their app - Click here to see more: https://www.today.com/parents/there-s-whole-new-way-collect-box-tops-education-t159507


Shoparoo

Shoparoo is an app that allows you to take a picture of your receipts (from any store )and upload them. When you reach $50, they will mail a check to the school. It doesn’t cost anything and it is an easy way for us to raise some money for our school! Just make sure you choose Manassas Park MS when you set up your account to start earning!


Harris Teeter Together in Education Program

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $28.7 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. All you need to do is go to https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education and click the “Link Your School Today” button. Either log in to your “My Harris Teeter” account or create one using a valid email address and make sure your VIC Card is connected to your online account. Once you are logged in, use code 6643 to add Manassas Park MS to your account so you can start earning for your school!


Shutterfly

Shutterfly is an online photo printing service. You can print photos, canvases, holiday cards and more! If you use the link: https://www.mpms.ShutterflyStorefront.com Shutterfly will donate 8% of your purchase to the school. Be sure to follow our specific MPMS link and purchase using a web browser, not the Shutterfly phone app.


Staples Classroom Rewards


Staples Classroom Rewards program helps parents give 5% of their Back to School purchases directly to their child’s teacher. Teachers will enroll in the program and parents can easily visit the site, select their child’s teacher and enter in their receipt number and purchase amount. This will be automatically added to the teacher’s classroom account. Sales can be donated until 9/15/19 so be sure to get your receipts entered for your students classroom account!

Can't Come to a School Board Meeting? Watch from Home!

All School Board Meetings and Work Sessions will now be taped and available for viewing the day after the meetings take place. To view, visit the Manassas Park School Board Channel on YouTube. Type “Manassas Park School Board” into the YouTube search engine or visit the channel by clicking the button below!

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!


If you want to see what Mr. Sieloff is reading regarding educationally focused articles and more MPMS, MPHS, and MPCS likes and retweets, follow him @MattSieloff


If you want to be the first to know about any school delays or cancellations, follow our Superintendent @MPCSmcdade


There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter. If you like their tweets above, follow them!


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