Monday Morsels

September 14, 2015

School is Cool!

Hello Fifth Grade Families! Thank you so much for being an amazing support system to your student as they transition in to fifth grade. We are very pleased with how they are enjoying the first weeks of school. We also appreciate your attending the Fifth Grade Parent Coffee, and hope it was informative for you.

Student Planners Have Arrived!

Planners are here! They were distributed on Friday. Please talk with your student about using their planner on a daily basis to jot down all classroom information. The planner is the primary organizational tool for students. Schoology is a supplemental organizational tool to the planner in fifth grade. By the end of the day Monday, all fifth graders will have received training on Schoology.

Schoology Parent Access Update

As you are aware, the middle school uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate learning and student access to content, assignments, and the like. Each year we continue to tweak how the teachers interact with it to streamline and improve the student experience with the product. That said, we have some changes we wish to highlight in regard to our expectations for Parent Access to Schoology.

Schoology Expectations 2015-2016

· Parent Access provides a snapshot of assignments due, upcoming assessments, and teacher updates.

· Grade information viewed online is NOT LIVE. We update data every other week. Review data without expectation that the information is final (it is a marathon, not a sprint).

· Homework continues to be posted daily online, but is a BACKUP to the planner we expect middle school students to use. Students are expected to write their homework down before checking Schoology at night.

Other Notes

If you are a new user, need a code for your second child, and/or need settings to be checked, please connect with Adrienne Bononi our Ed Tech Director. She can be reached via email or her extension 2228. You may also look on the MJS Resources page behind the Login for the Tech Talks page which will take you to instructions on how to login.

Schoology Access Instructions for Parents

Parents can sign up for Schoology by doing the following:

1. Log onto the Mayfield website and navigate to child's contact card (see image)

2. Grab the access code (this code will be used to sign up for schoology)

3. Go to and select sign up

4. Choose parent and enter the access code

5. Create your own account with unique login info (username and pw)

6. From there on, the next time you go to schoology, you'll select login

For additional support, click on Tech Talks on the MJS Resources page, then click on the Schoology Parent Guide Video tutorial. For further support or questions on Schoology, please contact Adrienne Bononi via email or her extension 2228.

Opening Mass: All Are Welcome!

Students in religion classes are writing invitation letters to their parents, welcoming them to the Opening Mass, Sunday, September 27, at 10:00 am. Look for your special, handmade invitation from your child soon. MJS would love to see you and your family there. Feel free to bring extended family and friends - all are welcome!

Dates to Remember

  • Middle School Back-to-School Night will be September 22 at 6:30 pm
  • MJS Blood Drive on September 24
  • Parents are welcome to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit, September 25; attire for students will be Concert Dress
  • Opening Mass is September 27 (read details above)
  • Picture Day will be September 30

Whip & Nae Nae! 5th Grade P.E. (Coach White Video)

5th PE

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