McCracken Eagle News March
MMS: A Redeisgnated National School To Watch
Important Dates for March
March 30 and June 4 Are MAKE UP DAYS!
April 18 IS AN EARLY DISMISSAL DAY AT 12:15 FOR TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING!
MAY 29 - June 1 IS YES WEEK! Students not participating in YES must take exams!
June 1 is Presentation of Learning Day
May 31 is a full school day! June 1 and 4 Are Half Days!
March 15: Rising 6th Grade Parent and Student Night at MMS, Gym, 6 PM
March 16: All State Band, Continues Saturday and Sunday, 3/17 and 3/18
March 21: End of the 9 Weeks
March 27: Master Band Recital, MMS from 6 to 7
March 28: Report Cards Go Home
March 30: MAKE UP WEATHER DAY and WONDER Day at MMS!
April 2- 6 is Spring Break!
April 9: RETURN TO SCHOOL!
April 12: Muse Machine Visits
April 18: 12:15 Early Dismissal Day for Teacher Professional Learning
April 19: MMS Orchestra Concert at 7 PM
April 27: Solo and Ensemble at McCracken Middle
May 1: MMS Band Concert, 7 PM
May 3: MMS Musical @ 6 PM
May 4: MMS Musical @ 6 PM
May 4: SC READY and SC PASS Begins--Grade Level Schedule To Follow
May 18: DANCE, 6 to 9, Summertime Is Calling Me!
May 20: End of Course Exams for Algebra 1 Begin, Schedule To Follow
May 25: Yearbook Fun Day, 1:30 to 3 PM
May 28: Memorial Day, Student and Teacher Holiday
May 29: YES Week Begins
May 31: This is now a full school day
Half Days and Make Up Days
June 1: Half Day, Dismissal at 12:15
June 1: Presentation of Learning Day at MMS, 9:30 to 10:45
April 17: 6th Grade @ 9 AM
April 24: 7th Grade @ 9 AM
April 26: 8th Grade @ 9 AM
YES Program Sign-ups
Friday, March 16: 8th Grade
Wednesday, March 21: 7th Grade
Friday, March 23: 6th Grade
Check out the website to look over the courses and register.
Here are a few tips to make sign-ups run smoothly:
*Students will enter their name as it appears in PowerSchool, not a nickname.
*Students will enter a PARENT/GUARDIAN phone number, not their own.
*Students will sign up for only one class. If you sign up for more than one class, you will be assigned to the first class you selected. You will see a green box that tells you the booking was successful. If you see this, you do not need to sign up again. If you see a message that the class is fully booked, you will need to select another class.
6th Grade Parents: Avoid the Rush and Schedule Your Child's Tdap Vaccination Today
Please schedule today and bring us the updated vaccination record. We need this before orientation in August.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to assure that all children and teens receive recommended vaccines to prevent disease. DHEC reminds parents and guardians that South Carolina law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects preteens and teens from three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). It is important to know that there are three other vaccines that all preteens and teens are recommended to receive: human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, a cancer prevention vaccine, meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) that prevents some types of meningitis, and the yearly flu vaccine.
We are reminding you now so that you have time to plan for your child to be vaccinated early, before the start of 7th grade. Beat the back to school rush, a good time to get all of these vaccines is during a yearly health checkup. Talk to your child’s health care provider now about what vaccines he or she needs. Ask about these vaccines at a physical exam required for sports, school or camp. Make sure you get an updated SC Certificate of Immunization to give to your school nurse. This certificate is required by state law for school attendance.
Your local DHEC health department also can provide these vaccines. Call 1-855-472-3432 to make an appointment. For more information about vaccinations in South Carolina, go to scdhec.gov/Health/Vaccinations/
McCracken Redesignated As A School To Watch!
Cold and Flu Season Is Just Around The Corner!
1. Wash hands frequently. Our next best choice is hand sanitizer.
2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Sneezing/coughing into a Kleenex is best and if that is not available then into the crook of your arm
3. Remember to come to school after you have been fever free without any fever reducers for 24 hours.
4. Get a good night's sleep each night.
5. Exercise and a good diet always help.
We are hoping for a healthy year and we appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call nurse Ms. Russell.
February 19, March 30 and June 4 are Make Up Days!
District 7 students will attend school on Monday, February 19, after missing school on Monday, September 11, due to Hurricane Irma. February 19 was originally designated as a teacher workday but will now be a regular school day. March 30 and June 4 will be make up days for snow weather.
Discount Cards Always Available In The Main Office for $10 Each! Check out these deals!
Look at these fabulous businesses who are participating:
Mezcal Taverna Mexicana: Now open!! New Casual Fine Dining Restaurant-Downtown! 10% off
Bob's Car Wash: $3 off
Master's Mark: 15% off dry cleaning
Take 5 Oil Change: $6 off oil change
Guacamole Restaurant: 10% off
Yanni's: 10% off
Stay Mobil: 15% off your next repair
Twisty's: 10% off purchase
Arby's: Buy 1 Classic Roast Beef Sandwich, get 1 free
Bojangles: Free seasoned fries with purchase
The Clock: 10% Off @ Spartanburg, Gaffney and Duncan locations, excluding specials
Coffee Bar East: 10% Off
Fratello's: $5 off a $30 or more purchase
Japan House: 10% off purchase
Firehouse Subs: Free 22oz drink with purchase of any sub
Sub Station II: 10% Off total purchase-E. Main, Asheville Hwy, John B. White Locations
Sonic: Buy 1 Sonic Works Burger, get 1 free
Dairy Queen: Buy 1 Blizzard, get 1 of equal or less value for $.99
Krispy Kreme: Buy 1 dozen at regular price, get 1 dozen for $2, plus tax, Spartanburg only.
Los Mexicanos: Purchase 1 combo (1-40) and 2 drinks, get a second combo free
McDonald's: Buy an extra value meal and get the same sandwich free
Mellow Mushroom: 10% off purchase
Monarch Cafe: Free tea with purchase of lunch item
Monsoon Noodle House: Free beverage with purchase of entree
Papa John's Pizza: Buy 1 large 2 topping pizza for $14.99 + tax, get one free. Pick Up Only.
Star Lanes: Free shoe rental with purchase of a game
2 for 1! Help MMS PTSO while you shop with Amazon, Publix, and Office Depot.
QUICK & EASY WAYS TO GIVE BACK TO OUR SCHOOL!
If you shop online at Amazon, please bookmark and use the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8818169
AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase to McCracken each time you shop! (No fees are charged for participating.) When you click on the link the first time, you will need to enter:
1. "McCracken Middle School PTSO";
2. Then select "McCracken Middle School PTSO" as your charity of choice.
3. Each subsequent time you log in using the link, "McCracken Middle School PTSO" will show as your chosen charity.
*Remember to pick up your Publix card from the main office and swipe your card when you shop.
*When shopping at Office Depot just mention MMS and our PTSO receives 5% of each sale.
Social Media Tips and Sites for Parents
This site has a wealth of information about the meaning of music lyrics, movie content and reasons for ratings, trending social media sites and other ways to keep your child safe on the internet. Included is information on safe and unsafe social media sites for your student.
These sites also have a lot of information at a glance:
Super Article For Managing Social Media With Teens......
Parent and Child Social Media Contract for Home.......SO IMPORTANT!
What is SnapChat video......one of the most popular sites for students at MMS using personal devices.