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Welcome Back! - Back to School Edition - 8/23/2019

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School Starts on MONDAY!

Welcome back students! Buses come Monday morning (double check below to find your bus stop and arrival time.) Be sure to be at your bus stop 5-10 minutes early, and be sure to bring your laptop and school supplies.


If you are driving your student to school, please be aware that the front door of the school does not open until 6:30 am, and the parking lot in front of the middle school and parent loop are one-way only. If in doubt, follow directions from Mr. Campbell in the parking lot. Only drop off students at the curb inside kiss and ride part of the parent loop, do not drop off students in the parking lot or in the street!


We are so excited to welcome everyone back on Monday. See you at 7:25 (or earlier!)

Important Dates and Events Coming Up!

August 26: First Day of School! 7:25 am start!


August 27 through 29: Middle School Fall Sports Tryouts (Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Boy's Soccer, Girl's Track) **Must have physical and concussion paperwork turned in to tryout!


August 30 & September 2: No School for Labor Day Weekend


Friday September 6: Student Picture Day

Welcome to our 6th Grade Students!

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Open House Had a Great Turnout!

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Missed Deployment? Here's what happens next...

1. Complete infosnap - updating your information.

2. If needed: Make sure all fines are paid or set up a payment plan for fines.

3. If both are completed, let us know and the laptop or Chromebook will be delivered to your student at school.


and that's it!


If you have any questions - please call the school at 703-361-1510.

Middle School Sports!

All Middle School Students who wish to participate in sports after school MUST have an updated sports physical on file. These must be dated no earlier than May 2019 and cannot be reused from previous years. See the button below for a copy of the sports physical.


The fall sports offered are: Football, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Boys Soccer, and Girls Track.


In addition to the sports physical, a concussion awareness permission form must be signed and returned by the parent. There is no longer a required meeting for the concussion protocol like in previous years.


Without a completed physical and concussion paperwork turned in, no student may participate in after school sports, including tryouts.


Tryouts for fall sports will start on Tuesday, August 27: the second day of school.

Changes involving fees for the 2019-20 School Year!

PE Uniforms: All students will now be provided a PE uniform (shirt and shorts) at the start of their PE class, free of charge. If students wish to have an additional uniform shirts and shorts are $10, and pants are $20. If the uniform is lost, a replacement must be purchased.


Technology Fee : There will no longer be a technology fee charged at device deployment.


Backpacks: Students may use any backpack of their choosing knowing that the responsibility of protecting the device is still part of the technology agreement. It is recommended that any backpack being used has a protective laptop sleeve built in. This year there will not be free backpacks provided for 6th grade and transfer students.

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 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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