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MGMS Parent/Guardian Newsletter May 16-31

In This Issue....

  • Upcoming Dates..........Updated
  • PACT Information...........Updated
  • Media Center & Chromebook Update...NEW
  • Day 1 Day 2 Schedule...Updated
  • Information for June 10...NEW
  • What to Do
  • 8th Grade Celebration....NEW
  • Dropping Off/Picking Up Map & Information
  • Orientation for 2021-22 Incoming 6th Graders...NEW
  • School Supplies - Order Online
  • Reading is Fun 5K
  • Who to Contact

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Upcoming Dates

May 17 - PACT Meeting 6:30-8

May 31 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June 10 - Chromebook Collection & 8th Grade Celebration

June 11 - Last Day of School & 8th Grade Car Parade

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PACT Information

The next meeting will be on May 17. The meeting is from 6:30-8:00 PM. Below is the link for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9529290098


PACT ANNOUNCEMENTS:


  • PACT is seeking co-chairs and volunteers to help plan 2020-21's 8th grade class party. Kick off meeting will be in April. Email: mgmspact@district279.org to be included in the communication for the first planning meeting.


  • PACT is seeking out new board members (President, Vice-President) for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact Ron Sonnek to learn more about this opportunity in growing our PACT community.


Ron Sonnek

#612-423-4558

rsonnek@sicora.com

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Media Center and Chromebook Update

The media department is working to get overdue materials returned. Overdue notices are sent to the emails on file every Tuesday and as the end of year gets closer, they may be sent daily. Students will have the option of checking out one book at a time between May 17-29. All media materials are due on June 4.


Chromebooks will be collected this spring. Our date for collection is Thursday, June 10. We will be collecting the Chromebook, bag, and the charger. We do not have any details about a schedule currently.

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Day 1 & Day 2 Schedule

For those students that have class on either a day 1 or day 2, listed below is the schedule. This information is also on our website at: https://mgms.district279.org/families/calendars


Monday, May 17 - Day 1

Tuesday, May 18 - Day 2

Wednesday, May 19 - Day 1

Thursday, May 20 - Day 2

Friday, May 21 - Day 1

Monday, May 24 - Day 2

Tuesday, May 25 - Day 1

Wednesday, May 26 - Day 2

Thursday, May 27 - Day 1

Friday, May 28 - Day 2

Monday, June 1 - Day 1

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Important Information for June 10

Thursday, June 10
  • Students will turn in their Chromebook and Charger
  • Students are not to bring backpacks or bags
  • 6th & 7th grade will follow their normal class schedule
  • 8th grade will follow their schedule in the morning, then from 12:06-the end of the day 8th graders will have a year end celebration

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What To Do...

ABSENCES

If your child is going to be late or absent from school, please call the school with the reason for the absence. The telephone call eliminates the need to send a note with your student when he/she returns to school. We would appreciate having the call between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Excused absences consist of illness, medical appointments, and family emergency situations such as a funeral. Oversleeping, missing the bus, or skipping school are not excused and are considered truancy.


MGMS 24 Hour Attendance Line: 763-315-7603.



APPOINTMENTS/EARLY RELEASE

A parent/guardian must send a note excusing their student from school. The student must bring the note to the Student Services office before school to get a pass. When it is time for the student to leave school, they must sign out in the main office. If a student does not have a note, a parent/guardian is required to come into the office with a photo ID to sign out their student. This procedure is in place to ensure student safety.

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8th Grade Celebration

The end of the year is just around the corner and we would like to celebrate our 8th grade class.


Students that Attend in the Building

On June 10 we are going to have an outdoor celebration. Students will follow their regular schedule for hours 1-4. At 12:06 students will head outside where we will have food trucks and games until the end of the school day. We are also ordering t-shirts for our 8th graders. The cost is $10 for the t-shirt and the food trucks. Please fill out this permission slip below, which also has a spot for the t-shirt size. There is a spot on the form to indicate if you need assistance with the fee.

Please fill out this Google Doc Permission Slip by May 21.



DLA Students

We won't be able to see our DLA students in person to celebrate but we wanted to find some way of including your child as they wrap up their time at MGMS. We are ordering t-shirts for our 8th graders. If you would like to order a shirt the cost is $5.00. Please click on the link below. Orders will be submitted on Friday, May 21. There is a spot on the form to indicate if you would like assistance with the fee. T-shirts can be picked up the June 7-10 from 7:30-3:30 or June 11 from 7:30-4:30. Payment will be collected when you pick up your shirt.

T-Shirt Order click here




Car Parade for All 8th Grade Students & Families - DLA, In-Person and Virtual Students

On Friday, June 11 from 12-1 PM there will be an 8th grade car parade. Parents will meet in the St. Joseph parking lot and then at 12:00 you will have a police escort to Maple Grove Middle School. Staff will be cheering you and your student on as you drive through the parking lot.


Congratulations 8th grade class of 2021! We wish you the best in high school.

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Picking Up & Dropping Off

Due to the amount of families choosing to drop off or pick up their child from MGMS, we need to make an adjustment to how you will line up to wait. The change is how you enter the lot. You will no longer be able to turn left into the lot as the line is backing up all the way to Hemlock Lane, blocking the intersection. Effective immediately, you will only be able to take a right into the lot. When you arrive, if the line is already at the entrance of the lot, please line up on the shoulder of the Westbound lane on Eagle Lake Blvd. To avoid having to turn around, please see the map below.


Thank you.

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Incoming 6th Grade Orientation

If you have an incoming 6th grade student to Maple Grove Middle for the 2021-22 school year, orientation will be:

  • Monday, August 23 - for students with the last name A-K
  • Tuesday, August 24 - for students with the last name L-Z

Orientation will be 9-12. More information will be coming early August.

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Reading is Fun 5K

District 279 Foundation and Kidstop are excited to celebrate the 11th annual Reading is Fun 5K. Over the past decade, proceeds from the Reading is Fun 5K have allocated nearly $70,000 to media centers in Osseo Area Schools. Celebrate reading by creating a virtual team of your friends and family for the Reading is Fun 5K. Funds raised from this family friendly event will be allocated to media centers in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools to purchase learning resources.


Register by July 1 ($15/individual or $60/family or team) for a guaranteed t-shirt.


Reading is Fun Virtual 5K

August 1 -12, 2021

Proceeds will be allocated to media centers in ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools.

Visit district279foundation.org to learn more.

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WHO TO CONTACT

School Phone: 763-315-7600...............................Website: http://mgms.district279.org

Attendance: 763-315-7603………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244


6th Grade

Kaia Paquin, Counselor 6th Grade .......Email: PaquinK@district279.org

Jennifer Hinker, Assistant Principal......Email: HinkerJ@district279.org


7th Grade

Katie Gerdts, Counselor 7th Grade.....Email: GerdtsK@district279.org

Cedric Fuller, Assistant Principal……..Email: FullerC@district279.org


8th Grade

Kaia Paquin, Counselor 8th Grade A-F.......Email: PaquinK@district279.org

Katie Gerdts, Counselor 8th Grade G-K......Email: GerdtsK@district279.org

Caleb Willis, Counselor 8th Grade L-Z & DLA C-K.......Email: WillisC@district279.org

Patrick Smith, Principal .....Email: SmithPatrick@district279.org


Student Management Specialists Assist With All Grades

Nathanial Davies – Email: DaviesN@district279.org Grades 7 & 8

DeAndre Mills – Email: MillsD@district279.org Grades 6 & 8


District Tip Line.........763-391-8660