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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 10/26/2018

Week 9 is done - and First Quarter is Complete!

We are 25% of the way through the school year. WOW! It seems like just yesterday it was 6th grade orientation and now we are planning events in November and December. Teachers will be finalizing grades next week, with next Friday's newsletter including report card information.

A few upcoming events to keep in mind:

Parent Teacher Conference Day! Tuesday, November 6th is election day (please vote!) and Parent Teacher Conference Day. Our teachers will be receiving training from 10:00-2:30, then we welcome parents to visit MPMS from 2:30-6:00. I recommend emailing any teachers you want to make sure you see and setting an appointment up. Please keep each visit with a teacher to no more than 10 minutes in order to ensure all parents have an opportunity to meet.

Desserts Requested! From 1:30-2:30 on Conference Day, teachers will be eating lunch at the Middle School. It would be wonderful if parents could donate desserts for teachers. Please turn them in to the main office on Monday or Tuesday (Nov 5 or 6).

The 7th Grade will be going on a field trip on Nov. 8th! Next week permission slips will be going out for all 7th grade students. We have the opportunity for the entire grade to travel to the Hylton Performing Arts Center to see the play Abira and the Mountain - which is a fairy tale about inclusion, acceptance, and loving yourself. All students must have a signed permission slip to go on the trip, so please talk with your 7th grader to get those in ASAP. More details will come with the permission slip. This trip is FREE for students - a wonderful opportunity for exposure to a beautiful performance venue that's just next door.

Photos from the week!

Upcoming Big Things!

Tuesday, 10/30: 5 pm Final Home Football game vs. Bull Run MS

Thursday, 11/1: 7 pm Manassas Park Candidates Forum taking place at MPMS Auditorium!

Friday, 11/2: Grades are finalized and locked in Power School

Tuesday, 11/6: Election Day & Parent Teacher Conference Day (2:30-6pm)

Wednesday, 11/7: Winter Cheerleading and Girls Basketball tryouts begin!

Thursday, 11/8: 7th Grade Field trip!

Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Kanouff!

Welcome Ms. Kanouff!

Ms. Kanouff is our new 7th grade Math teacher, coming to Manassas Park Middle School from Akron, Ohio. Prior to working for Manassas Park City Schools, Ms. Kanouff worked for Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW). Ms. Kanouff can be found all over the middle school, as she moves classes for each block. She is on twitter as @mskanouff.

Quick Facts about Ms. Kanouff:

-Attended University of Akron!

-Majored in Theoretical Mathematics, AYA Integrated Mathematics, and Spanish!

-Likes watching basketball - Go Cavs! (LeBron James is my hero!)

-Enjoys reading and watching new Netflix shows!

-Loves learning new things - currently learning the ukulele!

-Loves the outdoors!

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

Great Teacher Tweets! (Click on each to see captions or video!)

Athletics Update!

Congratulations goes out to our fall athletes, including our first ever Middle School football and volleyball teams! Our volleyball, boys soccer, football, and girls track had wonderful seasons, working hard and playing together as a team.

And now... Winter Season 1 tryouts!

Tryouts for winter cheer and girls basketball start on November 7th.

All students who wish to participate in sports must have a physical on file with the middle school and completed concussion training. These must be updatedeach school year, however those who participated in fall sports are okay to try out with no more paperwork.

If you need concussion training or a sports physical!

Monday, October 29: Dr. Chambers will be completing physicals after school for $25.

Monday, November 5 @ 6:00pm : Concussion training for Winter Season 1 will occur in the auditorium

Thank you MPPD for the supplies!

A big thank you to the MPPD for their generous donation of glue sticks and mechanical pencil lead. Teachers (and their students) LOVE glue sticks!! (See tweet below!)
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Multicultural Night is Coming - Can you help us?

Multicultural night at Manassas Park Middle School is a very special evening that celebrates the diversity of all students who attend Manassas Park. Our school is blessed to represent a community with a wide range of life experiences from many different cultures all over the world.

This year's multicultural night will be November 29 at 6 pm.

In order to help create the best celebration of the diversity of our community, the multicultural night planning committee needs your help! We would like to have a collection of photographs of cultural identity to put up as a slide show throughout the school.

If you have (or can take) photographs that show your culture and identity, or are from travels around the world, please share them using the link below! Additionally, we will be sending home intent forms in November to invite families to participate and share their culture with us at multicultural night.

We can't wait to show off MP's diversity and range of cultures found in our community!

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!

The lost and found has gotten to the point where we are now storing unclaimed items. If your child is missing an item, please have them check with the main office or get a pass to see Ms. Stone's class in room 1300 during 4th block.

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!