Mustang Memo

Maple Grove Middle School: Week of January 11-15

In This Issue....

  • Calendar of Weekly Events & Upcoming Dates
  • Trimester 2 Conferences
  • 2016-17 - 6th Grade Parent Orientation
  • Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation
  • Movie Trivia

UPCOMING DATES

  • January 11 - 6th Grade Field Trip 8:50-12
  • January 12 - 6th Grade Choir Concert - 7 PM
  • January 13 - 6th Grade Band Concert - 7 PM
  • January 14 - Parent Conferences Arena Style for families with the last name of A-K - 3:15-8:15 PM
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr Day - No School
  • January 21 - Parent Conferences Arena Style for families with the last name of L-Z - 3:15-7:45 PM
  • January 26 - 7th Grade Boys Choir Concert - 7 PM
  • February 1 - Licensed Staff Workshop
  • February 2 - Parent Orientation Meeting for Incoming 6th Graders. Students with the Last Name A-K Attend 6-7 PM, Students with the Last Name L-Z Attend 7:15-8:15 PM
  • February 3 - Non Licensed Staff Meeting 9:30 & 1:30 in the Main Office Conference Room.
  • February 3 - Licensed Staff Building Professional Development 2:50-4:00 in the Media Center.
  • February 4 - 7th Grade Girls Choir Concert 7 PM

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Trimester 2 conferences are Thursday, January 14 from 3:15-8:15 and Thursday, January 21 from 3:15-7:45. Since conferences are so well attended, we are asking parents who have student's with the last name A-K to attend this Thursday, January 14 and families with student's with the last name L-Z to attend January 21, Of course, if they can't attend on their assigned day they are welcome to attend the other day. There will be a light meal served in the main office conference room at 2:50.

2016-2017 6th Grade Parent Orientation Meeting

There is going to be a "Parent Orientation Night" for the 2016-17 6th grade students. Information will be going home in the Wednesday envelopes along with an email and phone message to families. The meeting is going to be on Tuesday, February 2 and families of student's with the last name A-K are asked to attend the 6:00-7:00 PM session and families with student's with the last name L-K are asked to attend the 7:15-8:15 PM session. The presentation will be an overview of the middle school structure, a review of the registration process and a question and answer time.

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Teachers need to place students in situations where they can persuade themselves that they were intrinsically motivated to behave a certain way or to carry out certain actions. In this article from Edutopia, learn how to building intrinsic motivation in our students will not only increase their capacity, but improve your classroom management.

Movie Trivia

In the movie, Dumb and Dumber, what is the name of the parakeet that Harry and Lloyd own?


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