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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 9/7/2018

Week 2 Complete!

Our second week of school has come and gone - filled with Class Meetings, the selection of Homeroom Ambassadors, and finalization of players for each of our fall sports teams. Friday ended the week with school pictures (see below for ordering information.)

Next week our new intervention block, called PRIDE block, will begin. Students will spend 30 minutes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday focused on making sure there are no zeros in their grade books, as well as getting additional small group or open time to work on side project that extends their learning inside the content area of the class. So if your child claims to have no homework because they did it "all in school" in the middle of the week - check PowerSchool to verify and praise them for using their time in school so well!

Pictures from The Week!

Upcoming Big Things!

Tuesday 9/11: PRIDE Block rotations begin

Monday 9/17: School Board Meeting @ School Board Office

Tuesday 9/18: Girls Track meet @ MPMS

Thursday 9/20: Family Market @ MPHS

Monday, 9/24: Superintendent's Listening Tour @ MPHS Commons

Today was PICTURE DAY!

Today, September 7th, was picture day. All students took pictures in their elective classes and will receive a student ID from that photo session. Pictures can be ordered online through the following link:

Our Picture Day ID is HJ258006Q0

Then put your student's name and their photo should appear for purchase!

Questions? Suggestions? Come talk with Dr. McDade!

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Meet A New Face at MPMS!

Welcome Ms. Carsey!

Ms. Carsey is the first person you will meet upon entering Manassas Park Middle School. She is our Attendance Officer, Front Desk Greeter, and the voice answering the main number for the Middle School.

Quick Facts about Ms. Carsey:

-She has been as resident of MP for 6 years!

-She grew up in Southern California!

-She graduated from Cal State - San Bernadino!

-She has two children that attend MPCS!

-She has 8 brothers and sisters... but is the only one with red hair!

When you see her at our door, say hello! She will be happy to see your smile!!

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Are you eligible for Free or Reduced meals? Make sure your paperwork is up to date!

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!

Let us know what you thought about Laptop Deployment!

Thanks for everyone who collected their laptop during Back to School. If you have not collected your laptop yet, you should visit the front office to discuss completing infosnap and paying the $25 technology fee. Once those two parts are complete, we will distribute the laptop to your child.

And we greatly value feedback about the device deployment process. Please complete a quick survey telling us what you liked about this year's process, as well as areas where we can continue to improve. This feedback is taken very seriously (hence no video this year!!) so please be honest in your responses!

Thank you!

Lost and Found This Week!

No new items were left behind around the school this week! Great job students!

If these items below are yours, please claim it in the main office!

If items go two weeks without being claimed they will be donated or discarded.

Connect with us on Twitter!

Weekly newsletters are great, but if you would like daily updates and pictures of the great things happening at Manassas Park Middle School, follow @MpMiddle on Twitter!

There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter. Check us out!