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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 10/5/2018

Week 6 Complete - SPIRIT WEEK EDITION!

The 6th week of school was the best yet. With daily spirit challenges embraced by the whole school to our first PRIDE PARADE on Thursday (featuring all of our athletes and our very own MPMS cheerleaders and drum line) to the Fall Dance on Friday, it was a great week at MPMS.

This week we celebrated our September students of the month - congratulations to them!

This weekend is a 4 day holiday for students, so please enjoy some wonderful Fall weather with your families! We look forward to coming together again on Wednesday next week ready to make the push to the end of the quarter. All grades close on 10/28/2018 for first quarter report cards.

Upcoming Big Things!

Monday, 10/8: NO SCHOOL - Holiday for students and teachers

Tuesday, 10/9: NO SCHOOL - Power (Work) Day for Teachers!

Wednesday, 10/10: 5 pm - Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball vs Stonewall MS @ MPMS!

Thursday, 10/11: 5 pm - Football vs Parkside MS @ MPMS!

Friday, 10/12: Girls Track Meet vs Gainesville MS @MPMS!

September Students of the Month!

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Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Reyes!

Welcome Ms. Reyes!

Ms. Reyes is our new ESOL teacher, coming Manassas Park Middle School from the High School. Prior to working for Manassas Park City Schools, Ms. Reyes was a deputy clerk for the Fairfax County District Court. Ms. Reyes can be found in room 2210. She is on twitter as @MrsReyesMPMS.

Quick Facts about Ms. Reyes:

-Attended Regent University and the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico

-Majored in Criminal Justice and Curriculum Development

-Likes Reading Books!

-Enjoys Teaching!

-Loves her Family! (She has three children!)

When you see her in the building or at a school sporting event, please say hello and welcome Ms. Reyes to Manassas Park Middle School!

Exciting Soccer Action from our game vs Marstellar!

Teacher Tweets!

VDOE Presents “Critical Decision Point” Training for Parents of Students with Disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is offering training to parents of students with disabilities on critical decision points that can affect a child’s ability to earn a diploma and be ready for higher education or a career.

The free, four-hour sessions — offered in eight locations, beginning this month through February — are available to parents of children with disabilities who are currently eligible or being considered for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitative Act of 1973.

“There are decisions that parents of students with disabilities make as early as elementary school that can impact the ability of a student to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma,” Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services John Eisenberg said. “Parents need to know about these critical decision points and their potential consequences.”

The training dates and locations are as follows:

· October 17 in Bristol

· October 18 in Roanoke

· November 8 in Manassas

· November 15 in Staunton

· December 10 in Richmond

· January 16 in Suffolk

· January 16 in Fredericksburg

· February 5 in Appomattox

The training sessions are being offered in partnership with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.

The registration deadline is October 10 for the sessions in Bristol and Roanoke. Additional information and links to register for any of the Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities training is available on the VDOE website.

Click on button below for link to VDOE website.

The 7th Grade Class is doing a Fundraiser!

The 7th grade class is fundraising for their Spring Field Day! All 7th grade students have the opportunity (and challenge!) of selling coupon books for $20 that hold hundreds of dollars in savings to the community, including area attractions, restaurants, and businesses.

Every book sold contributes directly back to the field day events, so the more books sold, the more amazing the field day next Spring!

Please support the 7th grade! See the class tweet below for more information.

Need School Supplies? See Ms. Salas!

Our school was selected to be the recipient of the 2018/2019 school supply give away. We would like to give a big thank you to Cathy Vetal & Novant Health Prince William Medical Center for their incredible generosity. If your child is in need of school supplies, tell them to stop by Ms. Salas’s office.

Lost and Found This Week!

We had many new items in the lost and found this week.

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!