MP Middle Messenger

Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 8/17/2018

August 27 is Just Around the Corner!

Back to School is almost here! This edition of the MP Middle Messenger will focus on getting everyone ready to return to school on August 27th - body clocks reset, materials ready, and knowing what busses to ride and how to read class schedules.

Next week features two great preparation opportunities - first we have our 6th Grade Orientation on Wednesday, August 22. (See Schedule below. Bus stops can be found at

Then ALL student and parents are invited to MPMS OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, August 23 from 4-7. Students and parents will be able to go throughout the school to meet their new teachers, pay for PE uniforms, pickup their laptop (if not already done so) and turn in paperwork for Sports Physicals - All in the same night!

Important Odds and Ends!

In the final weeks of summer, there are a few housekeeping items and dates to put on your calendar:

Supply Lists

Be sure to check out the supply list for Middle School - most importantly be sure to pick up your laptop!

**Reminder -- 6th graders will receive a protective backpack for their laptop from the school and 7th/8th graders must bring their backpack from last year or purchase a new protective backpack in to receive their laptop.

Laptop deployment @ Manassas Park Middle School- Enter at the Gym Doors

4:00-7:00 pm (lines are usually shortest between 5:00-6:00 pm)

Monday, August 13 ------- over 350 families came and picked up their laptop!

Wednesday, August 15 ------ over 400 families came and picked up their laptop!

Tuesday, August 21

Thursday, August 23 - Also MPMS Open House Night!

If you do not pick up your laptop next week, it may take two weeks for it to be delivered once school starts. Be ready for school on day 1 - not day 11!

6th Grade Orientation (more details below)

Wednesday, August 22 - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Open House (for all students)

Thursday, August 23 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

First Day of School!!!!!

Monday, August 27

Are you eligible for Free or Reduced meals?

Free and Reduced meals are available to qualifying families based on household income. This is an annual program, meaning you must reapply every year in order to take advantage of this benefit. (Link is to the application information page of our website.)

Free meals mean your student receives both breakfast and lunch for free for the 2018-19 school year.

Reduced meal prices are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch for the 2018-19 school year.

The application is open and available for ALL families to see if they qualify, but if the paperwork is not completed in the first 30 days of school, all meals charged to start the school year will be billed as full price. Submit your application today!

MPMS Athletics!

Please read if your child is planning on trying out for a fall sport at MPMS:

  • We will have girls volleyball, cheerleading, girls track, boys soccer, and football at MPMS this fall.
  • Tryouts start on 8/28-- the second day of school.

In order to try out for any sport...

  • Students MUST turn in a physical form completed by both parent and physician.
  • Both athlete AND parent MUST attend a concussion training. They are being offered on 8/22 at 6:00 or 7:00 pm in the middle school auditorium.

Please check the middle school athletics website for links to schedules, important dates, and the VHSL physical form for download.

We're looking forward to a busy fall season!!

6th Grade Orientation Schedule

Manassas Park Middle School

6th Grade Orientation

August 22, 2018

9:00 – 9:15 Student Arrival – gather in auditorium

9:20– 9:45 Auditorium

· Mr. Sieloff – Academic Expectations and Schedule for the Day

· Ms. Tickle – Dress Code and Behavioral Expectations

· Mr. Greene & Mrs. Webb – Athletics

· Mrs. O’Connell – Library

· Mr. Fitzsimmons – Cafeteria

· Ms. Chiu/Ms. Fantahun – Meet the Counselors

· Ms. Herrmann – 6th Grade Introductions

· Mr. Carden – Elective Introductions

9:45 – 9:58 Homeroom/First Block

10:00 – 10:13 Second Block (2.1) A Days

10:15 – 10:28 Second Block (2.2) A Days

10:30 – 10:43 Second Block (2.1) B Days

10:45 – 10:58 Second Block (2.2) B Days

11:00 – 11:13 Third Block

11:15 – 11:28 Fourth Block

11:30 – 11:55 Lunch

11:55 – 12:00 Dismissal

Transportation and bus stop information can be found on the Middle School website.

MPMS Open House!

Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 4-7pm

8202 Euclid Avenue

Manassas Park, VA

Welcome back! All MPMS students and parents are invited to come back to school and pick up their schedules, meet their teachers, and meet the new principals! You can also pick up your laptop in the gym on the same night! Hope to see you there!!

One final thing... Let's talk about sleep!

In the final days of summer, it is very important for everyone to readjust their sleep schedule. The national sleep foundation has some helpful back to school tips on how to "reset" your sleep schedule for school - use the next week to make gradual changes to the first week of school isn't a major shock to your body's system!

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