The 7th Grade Skinny

January 11th

But first, this.....

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The MJS Hour of Code is this week, January 11-15th! Middle School students will all be coding on Wednesday, 1/13 during advisory. Students in grades 2-4 will be participating during one of their technology class times.

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. That's why we are participating in Hour of Code; a global movement to introduce and reinforce computer science to students.

See for more info on the movement.

-Adrienne Bononi

Director of Education Technology

New Years Resolution: Volunteer More!

Requesting Parent Volunteers:

January is Mosaic Month at MJS and we need you!

Mosaic Month is a beautiful celebration of the cultural diversity that exists in our community and we rely on our parent volunteers to help make it happen. The culminating event is the International Heritage Fair on Friday, January 29th. If you are interested in either creating a cultural table for the fair or in helping out behind the scenes, please contact Ms. Myvonwynn Hopton as soon as possible. Thank you!

Repeat After Me: "Grandparents and Special Friends Day is coming!"

Please mark your calendars! It may seem early, but Mayfield’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ day is right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming the ones we love on February 12, 2016. This is a special tradition, a day when Grandparents or Special Family Friends join students on campus for Mass and classroom activities. Invitations have been mailed!

Repeat After Me: "Namaste"

  • Week of January 11th Morning Carpool: Bonfils
  • January 13: Hour of Code, Pasadena Junior Docents (Khan Lee and JoAnne Nishiyama driving) has been cancelled!
  • January 14: Cornelia Connelly Mass, 9 am, Gym (Concert Dress)
  • January 15: Intern's begin working!
  • January 18: MLK Holiday; School & Extended Programs Closed
  • January 19-21: Sister Eileen McDevitt Visits MJS
  • January 21: Shakespeareance Field Trip 8:20-11:35
  • January 22: 5th-8th Grade Mix-It Up Lunch
  • January 29: International Heritage Fair

Week of January 18th Morning Carpool: Donaldson

Week of January 25th Giving Bank: Sanders Group 2: Camilla Nelson, August Nicassio, Bo Oliver, Ryan Nishyama, Hayes Sullivan

Driver: Kathy Nicassio

Giving bank schedule

Giving Bank Driver Schedule

We still need drivers for February's Junior Docent trip! If you can drive, please sign up!

Junior Docent Sign Up

Repeat After me: "Let's Go Mustangs!"

Please come and support our Mayfield Mustangs! Here is what's coming up this week, for the complete season schedule, please visit the "MJS Athletics" page on the parent portal.

JAN 12: Boys B Soccer Only (No A Game)

Start 3:15 PM vs Gooden

Location: Mayfield

JAN 14: Boys A and B Soccer

Start 3:00 PM vs Rio Hondo

Location: Mayfield

JAN 14: Girls A and B Basketball

Start 3:00 PM vs. Rio Hondo

Location: Mayfield-Gym

Have you followed us on Twitter yet? @MJSAthletics It's a great way to get up-to-date game results!

Intern Program Update!

Last semester, students wrote resumes, cover letters and elevator pitches in order to prepare for their first ever job fair. For this event, students delivered their elevator pitches to faculty and staff and experienced a real-life interview. This helped to determine final placement. See below to see pictures of our job fair.

Job training begins today in advisory, where students will learn about professionalism in the work place, receive a tour of the school, and learn how to use the photocopier and laminator.

Friday will be the first day of work for the 7th graders!

Ms. Hubert's 7th Graders Practice Meditation!

Mercado Group 3 Giving Bank Trip!

Contact us!

We are here to help! Please email us!

Nicole Sanders

Diane Bonfils

Nichole Mercado

Sam Donaldson

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