MERMS Weekly Newsletter: 5.31.15
May 31, 2015
MERMS Harry Potter Cooking Class: Tuesday, June 2
- Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
- Time: 2:30-4:30pm
- Location: Manchester-Essex Middle/High School Cafeteria
- Cost: $15 per person (cash or checks made out to "MERSD") to cover the cost of supplies and food
Spaces are limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will need to complete a permission slip prior to participating. If the $15 cost poses a financial hardship, please contact Mr. Guditus in the main office.
To sign up, click here and provide the requested information. Spots will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. We will contact all of those who are interested to confirm seating in the class.
8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
The 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 19 from 6-7pm. This will be immediately followed up by a dinner and dance in the cafeteria. Dinner will be be provided. The dance will end at 9pm - students should be picked up at this time.
We are looking for help to make this event a success. Donations can range from flowers and water to taking photos and setting up decorations. Please take a look, and let us know if you are able to help out by going to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4baaaa2da02-8thgrade
Spring Food Drive: Beverly Bootstraps
Each grade is competing against one another: the grade which brings in the largest number of items will have students selected to throw a pie in Mr. Guditus' face this June.
The 8th grade is currently in the lead, by a significant margin. So...bring in those items to donate for Beverly Bootstraps! Some of the highest-need items for donations are:
- Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
- Tuna and canned meat
- Peanut butter
- Low-sugar cereals
- 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
- Canned fruit packed in juice
- Canned vegetables (low salt)
- Pasta Sauce
Students from the winning grade will get to throw pies at Mr. Guditus and Pie the Principal!
Sue Gabriel of Beverly Bootstraps explained the needs of food pantries, and why our students' donations will make a difference.
Students returned to H Block to pledge how many items they would donate to our Spring Food Drive for Beverly Bootstraps.
Get Involved: Help Needed for PMEMS 2015-2016
The commitment involves a monthly 90 minute meeting, and working collaboratively with Mr. Guditus to help enrich our students' experiences at Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School. If you are interested in learning more, or have any questions, please contact Mr. Guditus at email@example.com.
Bicycle Helmet Check: June 2, 2015
2015-2016 Theatre Production Survey
We will continue our MERMS/YMCA Theatre Club collaboration for next year.
The Theatre Club is seeking input of 5th, 6th and 7th graders and their parents/guardians regarding what show preferences they have for next year. Please participate in this very quick survey by going to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MERMSFallandSpringSurvey
You are welcome to vote as many times as you like if you have a personal preference!
Rob Buyea Visits
2015 All-School Summer Read
Congressman Moulton visits MERMHS
Middle School Career Day
On Wednesday morning, June 3, 2015, MERMS will hold its first Career Day. Thank you to those who volunteered to participate by sharing your job and the path you have taken to get there. Information will be forthcoming in the next few days.
If you are interested in presenting but were not able to do so, don't worry: we are always looking for parents/guardians, community members and neighbors to present to students in classrooms, to provide a real-life connection to content that is being studied. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to Guidance Counselor Kevin O'Maley at OmaleyK@mersd.org for more information.
Washington Trip: A Success
School Store Open on Day 5
Manchester-Essex Apparel Sale
We have teamed up with a local company, Living the Team, to put together a MERSD apparel sale. Clothing and accessories are high quality, and the sale of the products benefits our PTO, Parents of Manchester-Essex Middle School (PMEMS). Items ship directly to your home. To order, you can go directly to: http://livingtheteam.com/ME_STORE