Weekly Update

May 2, 2016

Mark Your Calendars

This Week...

Tuesday, May 3

  • Eligibility Due
  • Celebrity Server
  • PTSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • PTSA Meeting, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 4

  • BOE Staff Appreciation Breakfast, 7:00 am

Friday, May 6

  • Manchester Market Day (6th Grade)
  • Lions' Club Vision Screening
  • MEMSPA Board of Directors Meeting (Jennifer, all day)

And Next Week...

Tuesday, May 10

  • Administrative Meeting @ Ackerson, 9:00 am - ?? (Jennifer)

Wednesday, May 11

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Achievement (CIA) Meeting, 8:30 - 11:00 am
  • Professional Council, 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 12

  • 7th Grade MSTEP

Friday, May 13

  • Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day
  • PTSA Fun Night: 4th/5th Grade @ 5 pm AND 6th/7th Grade @ 7 pm



  • HAPPY STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! Don't forget about lunch on Tuesday and breakfast on Wednesday.

  • Manchester Market Day - To help reduce "shenanigans," I'm asking my 7th and 8th grade teachers to find a partner during their appointed shopping times. We will be allowing only students with money to attend the market. Those students should go with one teacher while those without money stay behind with the other teacher. Thank you for your help with this.

  • A huge thank you goes to our amazing middle school staff! Lately, we've been short substitutes. I'm incredibly impressed and grateful to those who step up and help cover classes during your planning time.

  • Our faculty meetings were slightly off schedule this year (this happened across the district). Therefore, we'll only have one meeting during the month of May: May 19. It will be a traditional faculty/staff meeting in the media center.

  • The Manchester Community Schools Foundation's annual Celebrity Server Night is Tuesday, May 3rd. Stop by Frank's and Dairy Queen from 4 to 8 p.m. to be waited on by your favorite teachers and administrators past and present. All tips directly support programs in our schools. See you there.

  • From Matinga: I am writing to ask if you would help me encourage your teachers to take advantage of the Shoulder to Shoulder visits. Like in our other schools, everyone is feeling the stress and pressures of the traditional 'sprint to the end' phase. Please take advantage of this unique resource: a personal one to one consultation at their beck and call.

  • From Charlene Mangi: MCS educators are invited to attend free, mixed-level yoga classes this May. The practice of yoga has been shown to have many benefits- from healing injuries, to stress-reduction and mindfulness, to increasing strength and flexibility.

    Staff from any building are invited to attend any class, or all three classes. Here are some details:

    All classes will begin at 3:45 to allow teachers from all buildings to get there. Classes will be 1 hour long, ending at 4:45.

    May 2nd- High School- Student Activities Room

    May 26- Middle School- Room 308 (Srsly room) room change

    May 31- Klager- Room 119 (OT room) date change


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Manchester Middle School

District Vision:

Educational Excellence in a Caring Community

District Purpose:

Manchester students are provided the stepping stones for success.

District Mission:

Manchester Community Schools, in partnership with parents and community, use best practices to develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in all students to ensure they are future ready.

School Mission:

To provide a secure, challenging learning environment which will empower all students to achieve their greatest potential. The MMS team joins the parents and community to assist students in developing skills necessary to become successful, responsible, contributing citizens.