Family Mustang Memo

Parent/Guardian Newsletter September 16-30 for MGMS

In This Issue....

  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • School Picture Day
  • Volunteer Coordinator Information
  • Parent Drop Off & Pick Up Information
  • PACT Information
  • School Meals/Free & Reduced Applications
  • School Accounts for Parents
  • Fall Musical
  • Back to School Forms
  • Food Assistance

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UPCOMING DATES

  • A LOOK AHEAD
  • September 20 - PACT Meeting - See below for information
  • September 23 - School Pictures
  • October 4 - Licensed Staff Workshop - No School for Students
  • October 5 - Goal Setting Conferences - 3:30-7:00 - IN PERSON
  • October 12 - Goal Setting Conferences - 3:30-7:00 - VIRTUAL
  • October 18 - PACT Meeting
  • October 21-22 - Conference Release Days - No School for Students

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SCHOOL PICTURES

School picture day will be on Thursday, September 23. All students need to have their picture taken regardless if they purchase any pictures. Please order online at: http://mylifetouch.com and enter the picture ID: EVTNJBVF9.

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NOTES FROM VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR - ANDREA DORN

The 2021-22 school year is off to an amazing start! The support of our dedicated volunteers is a huge asset to our school. Whether you can commit to a weekly volunteer opportunity, or occasionally, we appreciate your presence at school. I look forward to working with all our parents throughout the year.

Volunteer Guidelines

In order to help ensure the safety of students, staff, and volunteers, our school district has established a new check-in procedure to be followed at all sites. All school day volunteers (including field trips), will be required to:

· Complete an online volunteer application.

· Sign in and sign out of the building each time you volunteer.

· Wear a printed nametag during your volunteer service hours.

· Wear at a mask when volunteering in the building.


Volunteer Application can be found on the Maple Grove Middle School’s website by clicking Families, then Volunteers. Or by using the following links:


ENGLISH APPLICATION:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/Nzg0OmVuLVVT


SPANISH APPLICATION:

https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/Nzg0OmVzLVVT


Please feel free to reach out to me at dorna@district279.org or 763-315-7600 with any questions you may have regarding volunteering at Maple Grove Middle School.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

MGMS Picture Day Volunteer Opportunities

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DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP

Since many families drop off or pick up their child from MGMS, we want to let you know the procedure. Families that drive their child will pick up and drop off at door 2 by the community ed gym doors. Please see the map below. You are not able to turn left from N Eagle Lake Blvd into the lot as the line backs up all the way to Hemlock Lane, blocking the intersection. You are only able to turn right into the lot. When you arrive, if the line is already at the entrance of the lot, please line up on the shoulder of the Westbound lane on N Eagle Lake Blvd to avoid having to turn around.


Thank you.

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PACT

Hello MGMS Mustangs and Families,



Our first PACT kick-off meeting for the year is: Monday, September 20th

Location: MGMS Media Center: enter through Main Office doors and up the stairs

Time: 6:30-8:00pm


Virtual Option: Virtual Meetings will be hosted on the Zoom Platform. If you are on a mobile device, it works best if you first download the Zoom app to your phone. If from a desk top, there is no need to download an app. Log on to: www.zoom.us. Click “join a meeting”. Enter the meeting ID: 952 929 0098. We look forward to seeing you there!


As our fourth year as an official PTO 501c3 group we are working really hard to support our community of families, teachers and staff at MGMS. If you are interested in donating to support our MGMS community there are many ways to do so:



Look for future emails as we connect with teachers and staff on needs and look for changes in the PACT section on the MGMS webpage. Other ways to stay connected:



If you questions on how you can participate and get involved, always feel free to reach out to Andrea Dorn, MGMS Volunteer coordinator, at: dorna@district279.org, or PACT President, Ron Sonnek, at rsonnek@sicora.com.

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SCHOOL MEALS & FREE/REDUCED APPLICATIONS

School breakfast and lunch will be served FREE of charge to ALL students during the 2021-22 school year. There will be a charge for any a le cart items that students choose to purchase.


New this year, students will use there student ID card to scan at every breakfast and lunch time regardless if they are free or getting a le cart items. IDs will be handed out during the first week of school and we will start using them the second week of school. Please remind your child to keep their student IDs on them at all times while at school. We will be providing lanyards for them to hold their IDs.


FREE/Reduced Priced Lunch Applications STILL NEEDED: If you believe you would qualify for Free/Reduced Priced breakfast and lunch, PLEASE still fill out the application and turn it in. Even though breakfast and lunch will be free for all students this school year, these applications still need to be filled out in order for our school to receive funding. Please contact us if you have any questions or want assistance in filling out an application. Below is the link to fill it out online.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

Please click the "Meal Assistance" tab, set up your SmartSchoolK12 account and then fill out the application.

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SCHOOL ACCOUNTS FOR PARENTS

We have three accounts for parents that are used to help with communication between home and school. Please see the link below to ensure you have information about these accounts.

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Fall Musical is Happening

Have your student watch for emails in their Schoology account. Information will be coming very soon.

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BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS

2021-22 Back-to-school forms being completed online


All back-to-school forms will be filled out online this year. Forms that are a part of this process include emergency cards, family contact information updates, change of address, and more. Complete the necessary steps today by going to the ParentVUE system, which is accessible from the Family Access button on the top right of any district or school website. On-screen prompts will then walk you through the back-to-school forms process. Step-by-step instructions are available at district279.org/forms.


A username and password are required to use ParentVUE. The district sent activation codes to your email on September 14. If you did not receive this, please contact the school office at 763-315-7600.

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Food Assistance

Do you need assistance with food? Please see the flyer below for more information.

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WHO TO CONTACT

School Phone: 763-315-7600...............................Website: https://mgms.district279.org/

Attendance: 763-315-7603………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244


6th Grade

Patrick Smith, Principal………………….Email: SmithPatrick@district279.org

Caleb Willis, Counselor 6th Grade.......Email: WillisC@district279.org


7th Grade

Jennifer Hinker, Assistant Principal.....Email: HinkerJ@district279.org

Kaia Paquin, Counselor 7th Grade.......Email: PaquinK@district279.org


8th Grade

Cedric Fuller, Assistant Principal……..Email: FullerC@district279.org

Katie Gerdts, Counselor 8th Grade......Email: GerdtsK@district279.org


Student Management Specialists Assist With All Grades

Nathanial Davies – Email: DaviesN@district279.org


District Tip Line.........763-391-8660