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MGMS Parent/Guardian Newsletter April 16-30

In This Issue....

  • Upcoming Dates..........Updated
  • Yearbook Order Deadline Extended......New
  • PACT Information...........Updated
  • Day 1 Day 2 Schedule...Updated
  • MCA Testing Dates - For In Person Students & DLA Students
  • Parent Teacher Conferences...New
  • Dropping Off/Picking Up Map & Information....New
  • School Supplies - Order Online
  • Who to Contact

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Upcoming Dates

April 16 - DLA MCA Test for 6th & 7th Grade

April 19 - PACT Meeting 6:30-8

April 23 - DLA MCA Test for 8th Grade

April 26 - No School - Licensed Staff Workshop

April 28 - MCA Math Test (for in person students)

April 29 - MCA Reading Test (for in person students)

May 3 - MCA 8th Grade Science

May 6 - Parent Teacher Google Meet Conferences - 3:30-7:00

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Last Chance to Order a Yearbook

Don’t miss this year’s school memories!

Yearbook ordering is still open,

Order your yearbook today!

Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code:

10405521

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PACT Information

The next meeting will be on April 19. The meeting is from 6:30-8:00 PM. Below is the link for the meeting: www.zoom.us. Meeting ID: 952 929 0098


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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Day 1 & Day 2 Schedule

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


Friday, April 16 - Day 1

Monday, April 19 - Day 2

Tuesday, April 20 - Day 1

Wednesday, April 21 - Day 2

Thursday, April 22 - Day 1

Friday, April 23 - Day 2

Monday, April 26 - NO SCHOOL - Licensed Staff Workshop

Tuesday, April 27 - Day 1

Wednesday, April 28 - Day 2

Thursday, April 29 - Day 1

Friday, April 30 - Day 2

Monday, May 3 - Day 1

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MCA Testing Days For In Person Students

Please mark your calendar. The MCA reading test will be on Wednesday, April 28. The MCA math test will be given on Thursday, April 29. The MCA science test is given to 8th grade students only and this will take place on Monday, May 3. If possible, please schedule appointments on a different day. Don't forget to send the Chromebook with your student fully charged. Thank you.



MCA Testing Donations

It's that time again for MCA Testing for our students!

In order to make testing time successful for every student, we are looking for your help!


We are looking to provide students with water and/or Breakfast & Granola Bars as a snack to keep them going throughout the 2 testing days.

All Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office any time before Thursday, April 22nd.


There is a sign up genius link but not sure if links work in the mustang memo.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0944ACAC2CA3FB6-mcatesting1

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Attention DLA Families - MCA Testing Dates

The MCA Reading and Math test for DLA families will be given on:

  • April 16 for 6th & 7th graders
  • April 23 for 8th graders

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Parent - Teacher Conferences

If you have a student that is attending in person, or they are part of the virtual learning group, mark you calendar for our Parent - Teacher Conferences on Thursday, May 6 from 3:30-7:00. More information will be coming on how to sign up for the Google Meet conference. This does not apply to those students' enrolled in the Distance Learning Academy.

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Picking Up & Dropping Off

Do 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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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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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