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Updates from Manassas Park Middle School - 2/1/2019

Week 22 - Snow day and late starts this week, LOTS happening next week!

This week saw Semester 2 get started, with all students switching to a new Science or Social Studies class, as well as starting new elective classes. We also saw another dose of Winter Weather - hopefully giving time for all of our students to enjoy some reading for pleasure at home.

Tonight and tomorrow is our school musical featuring many MPMS students - Peter Pan Jr! The Cast and crew have worked very hard for months to create this production and I cannot wait to see the final product! Come join us tonight at 7 or Saturday at 2.

Next week has a LOT going on - SGA is running our Winter Spirit Week, with daily themes and a spirit parade on Thursday for all of our winter athletes and performers! (More details below!)

In addition, next week is School Counselors Week, so please take a moment to let our two amazing school counselors know how much we appreciate their hard work every single day!

Lastly, next week we will have 15 Chinese exchange students coming to MPMS to shadow American students and "live the life" of an American student. These Chinese students are in 8th grade and will be with us for each school day.

Lastly, we have our first boys winter sports action - with wrestling hosting Bull Run Middle on Thursday in the Wrestling Center and our basketball teams heading out to Bull Run for their games. Good luck to all!

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Upcoming Big Things!

Peter Pan Jr The Musical!!

Friday, 2/1: @ 7:00pm in the MPMS Auditorium

Saturday, 2/2: @ 2:00pm in the MPMS Auditorium

Saturday, 2/2: Math Counts Competition @ Eagle Ridge Middle School!

Tuesday, 2/5: Financial Aid Information Session (see flyer below)

Thursday, 2/7: First wrestling match vs Bull Run Middle @ MPMS!

Thursday, 2/7: First boys basketball games @ Bull Run Middle

Friday, 2/8: SGA presents the MPMS Winter Carnival! Tickets on sale all week during lunch!

All next week...

School Counseling Week!

-Be sure to celebrate and thank Ms. Chiu and Ms. Fantahun for all they do for MPMS!

Spirit Week! (see below for each day's themes!)

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair is running from February 4-15. Be sure to check out this year's offerings for discounts and great new books to read!
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Meet a new face @ MPMS! Ms. Salas!

Introducing Ms. Salas!

Ms. Salas is our school counseling administrative assistant, who has been in her position for 15 years. If you moved to Manassas Park while your student was in middle school, Ms. Salas was the first to greet you during registration! Prior to working in the counseling office, she was an instructional assistant, worked as a newcomer counselor, helped the nurse, and did bus duty. Before working in Manassas Park, she owned her own beauty parlor! Ms. Salas can be found in the counseling office for any of your needs.

Quick Facts about Ms. Salas:

-Attended Uaca University in Costa Rica!

-Majored in Tourism and Cosmetology!

-Likes her job! Some times its tough, but I love it!

-Likes to dance, like to go bowling, and taking walks!

-Enjoys spending time with family and friends!

-Loves to travel!

-Loves to help people - especially parents and students at MPMS!

When you see her in the school or at a school sporting event, please say hello and introduce yourself to Ms. Salas!

What Happened in School this Week? Check out these Great Teacher Tweets! (Click on each to see captions or video!)

Put these upcoming events at MPMS in your calendar!

Save the Date - Q2 Honor Roll Assembly!

With grades now finalized, all students who earned a 3.5 GPA in Q2 will be honored on February 14, 2019 at our Honor Roll assembly. It is a great achievement to be celebrated, and all supporters of each student are invited to attend!
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Come check out the MPMS Book Fair! Feb 4-15!

During our Book Fair, February 4-15 during school hours, the Library Learning Commons is transformed into a book store! We'll receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school!

Our purpose for the Book Fair is to give students a chance to choose books for the library, since students’ long-term reading habits increase when they are allowed to make their own choices about the books they read. The library receives books from the fair as our profit, and we are usually able to get all of the books that the students choose.

You can use the new online eCash feature to give your child money to spend at the Book Fair. You establish a limit, and your credit card is not charged until after your child makes their purchase. See the Book Fair Home Page for more information.

More information is available on the Book Fair Home Page

The schedule for class visits can be found on the calendar on the library's Canvas course

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See you at the Book Fair!

Need Winter Clothing? Jackets? See Ms. Salas in the counseling office!

If you are in need of winter clothing, Ms. Salas also has a supply of donated items for students as well. Get in touch if you have any questions!

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