McCracken Eagle News

Welcome Back! August and September

Important Dates for August and September

August:


9-31: SELL YOUR DISCOUNT CARDS... TURN IN AUGUST 25!


25: DISCOUNT CARD TURN IN DAY!!

25: Back to School Dance, NEW DJ, 6 to 9 PM, $5 at the door

28 and 29: MacBook Distribution

31: 6 PM, PTSO Meet The Teachers Night, See You In The Gym First


September


4: Labor Day, Student and Teacher Holiday

5: MAP Testing Window Opens

6: Volleyball Match @ BSMS, 4:30 PM

6: 7th Grade Football v Carver, Home, 5 PM

7: 8th Grade Football v Carver, Away, 5 PM

8: FALL SPORTS PICTURES, MMS TEAMS, 3:30

11: Volleyball Match v Sims, Home, 5 PM

13: 7th Grade Football @ Gaffey, 5 PM

13: Volleyball Match @ FCMS, 4:30 PM

14: 8th Grade Football v Gaffen, Home, 5 PM

15: SCHOOL YEARBOOK PICTURES, BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM

18: Volleyball Match @ Granary, 4:30 PM

19: Progress Reports Go Home

20: EARLY DISMISSAL DAY FOR TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, 12:15 PM

20: 7th Grade Football Game v BSMS, Home, 5 PM

20: Volleyball Match v Carver, Home, 4:30 PM

21: 8th Grade Football Game @ BSMS, 5 PM

25: Volleyball Match @ RLMS, 4:30 PM

27: 7th Grade Football Game v FCMS, Home, 5 PM

27: Volleyball Match v Carver, Home, 4:30 PM

28: 8th Grade Football @ FCMS, 5 PM


October

3: Make Up Yearbook Pictures, 8:30 to 9:30 AM

5: Lunch and Learn for Parents, 12 to 1, Media Center Joe Ryan, SC Attorney General's Office Task Force on Child Internet Safety, "Getting Social", Learn how to keep your child safe on the internet. Bring your lunch we provide the water!

Dance Volunteers Are Just One Click Away!

Just click on the link below to volunteer to chaperone our dance on August 25! Hope to see lots of parent helpers!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48afae2ea4fb6-dance7

Volleyball Tryouts! 7th and 8th Grade Girls!

All 7th and 8th Grade Girls---Volleyball Tryouts will be August 22-24, from 3:30 to 5 PM in the Gym. See Coach Brown with your completed SCHSL Physical dated April 1 or later to tryout. You may not tryout with out a current physical.

Sell those FABULOUS DISCOUNT CARDS! Sell 15 for a trip to Carowinds! Just $10 Each! 27 Fantastic Businesses On Each Card!

Stop by the office for a green sales sheet. Just sell 15 for a full day, all expense paid trip with charter buses to Carowinds in September. Look at these fabulous businesses who are participating:


Sell 3: Homework Pass

Sell 6: Sundae Party

Sell 15: Carowinds Here We Come!


Mescal Taverna Mexicana: New Fine Dining Restaurant-Coming to 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 dox 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

It Is Not Too Late To Play Football!

7th and 8th Grade Boys: Contact Coach Ousley at dmousley@spart7.org about joining a team. You must have a current SCHSL Physical dated April 1, 2017 or later to participate. Just pick up those forms in the main office.

Parents Mark Your Calendar! Lunch and Learn October 5!

Come hear this dynamic speaker share with parents how to keep your child safe on the internet. You will not want to miss this Lunch and Learn! He is amazing!


Lunch and Learn for Parents

12 PM to 1 PM

Media Center

Hear Joe Ryan, SC Attorney General's Office Task Force on Child Internet Safety "Getting Social"

Learn how to keep your child safe on the internet.

Bring your lunch, we provide the water!

October 11 is PSAT Day for 8th Grade!

8th Grade Parents mark your calendar for October 11. That is the PSAT day for all 8th grade students. Rest up and sharpen your pencils.

Social Media Tips and Sites for Parents

Parenting middle school students is an amazing journey and social media has become a big part of that parent adventure. Most of the time social media is a fun way for teens and tweens to connect and communicate with each other and you using personal devices. FaceBook and Twitter are now parent places while Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and SnapChat are the hangouts for teens now. Being aware of where your child is going on their personal devices and helping to keep them safe are all important for the parent of today's teen. I hope you will use these sites as conversation starters and tools with your student. I hope you find these helpful.


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.


https://www.commonsensemedia.org


These sites also have a lot of information at a glance:


Super Article For Managing Social Media With Teens......

Social Media Advice for Parents!


Parent and Child Social Media Contract for Home.......SO IMPORTANT!

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/research/familymediacontracts1.pdf


What is SnapChat video......one of the most popular sites for students at MMS using personal devices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmT1CSBd8Ks&feature=youtu.be

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.

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