MIDDLE MATTERS

Everything in the Middle School that matters

Volume 9

June 10, 2019

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

SUMMER IS HERE! Great End to the School Year.

In this edition...

  • Summer Food Options
  • Fall Bus Route Information
  • Summer Reading
  • Supply List for 2019-20 school year
  • And Much More

307 - 8th graders move on to the high school. Best of Luck at M.H.S.

Congratulations to all of the student performers involved in the 2019 Talent Show! You did a GREAT job and should be proud!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR:

NEW STUDENT TOUR

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. - starting at the Middle School Student Center


BACK TO SCHOOL DAY

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Monticello Middle School.

School Pictures, Lunch Accounts, Sports Information & Registration, PhyEd Clothing, Chromebook Insurance, and more...


Open House

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, evening hours at Monticello Middle School

PARENT INFORMATION

Looking for a Fun Summer Activity?

Join the Pedal for Peaceful Schools bike ride on Saturday, July 27. Bike as much or as little as you would like along the Gateway and Brown’s Creek trails. Meet at the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant at 1:15 for a short program. Proceeds provide financial assistance to our school and other schools in the PeaceMaker Minnesota network.


Students, parents, and staff from our school can enter the promotional code “School” to reduce the registration price to $15. Register by July 10 and you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa card. Every $25 that a person raises gets him or her entered into a prize drawing. Form a team that raises $250 or more and receive Twins tickets. Register on Eventbrite.

Summer Food Options

The Monticello Help Center, in partnership with Sodexo and the Monticello School District, will again be providing kid-friendly foods on a weekly basis to families with children age 2-17. This distribution will occur each Monday at the Monticello High School starting on June 10th, ending on August 19th. Click on the link below for more information.

Hoglund Transportation

There was a printing error and some families may have not received the instruction portion of the letter that was sent home with your child. Click on the letter for Spring Bus Route Information below.


Jami Krick

Routing and Planning Specialist


www.hoglundtransportation.com

Summer Office Hours

OFFICE HOURS:

Mon - Thur: 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Fri: By Appointment


Please call 763-272-2103 for registration questions and possible dates office may be closed.


Lost & Found will be donated on June 14th.

Please check our Lost & Found area prior to that.

STUDENT FOCUS

Summer Reading

Did you know? Summer reading slide does exist.

  • Research illustrates that by the end of sixth grade, children who do not read during the summer are two years behind the reading skills of their peers.


But wait! There is an easy solution!

  • Reading just four to five books during the summer can prevent summer reading decline, studies show.


Your child can avoid the cumulative effects of summer reading slide by flexing their reading muscles this summer.


★ Make it fun! ★

avoid rules of length, difficulty, or format

★ Let them choose! ★

independent book selection increases motivation

★ Make reading an expectation! ★

What did you read today?

We challenge your student to enjoy ten fun books this summer!

Join the MMS Summer Reading Challenge! Return this form in the fall to be part of our reading celebration sponsored by our Middle School Parent Involvement committee.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENT CENTER SPOTLIGHT

THANK YOU...

Thank You to Wright County Area United Way for funding multiple programs to support students in Monticello Schools!
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ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

As we wrap up the 2018-19 school year, we want to take a moment to say thank you for your part in making this another tremendous year for our Middle School student-athletes.

For the 18-19 school year, we had over 800 participants in middle school sports or activities. We appreciate the encouragement and support provided to our students to join a sports team or participate in an activity.


A few reminders for the summer and upcoming 2019 fall seasons:

  • Students entering 7th grade OR who will be participating in a sport for the first time need to have a Sports Physical Clearance Form on file with our Middle School Activities Office.

  • Registration for fall sports will open later this summer. Details will be communicated via the district website under the Middle School Athletics tab.

  • Back to School Day will be at the Middle School on Tuesday, August 13th.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

THANK YOU...

The Monticello Middle School Parent Involvement Group would like to thank all of the volunteers that made all our events this year possible, None of these events could happen without you! We look forward to another great year with some new exciting things happening!


Please look for us at the Open House for upcoming events. Have a great summer everyone!


Monticello Parent Involvement Group