September 15, 2023
Message from the McAnally Bearcat Principal
Happy Friday MMS!
We have had an absolutely fantastic week at school, and the excitement is just beginning to build for all the fun things coming up! From engaging lessons and inspiring discussions to spending time with our amazing students, this week has been a blast. We've been eagerly planning for upcoming school functions, so take a look below to find out more. With each passing day, the energy and enthusiasm are growing, and I can't wait to make the most of all the exciting events on the horizon. It's shaping up to be an unforgettable year!
Looking Ahead-Agenda for Next Week 🙂
- Monday--> Homecoming Parade at AHS/DNG at 6pm
- Tuesday--> 7th Grade Bearcat Football at MMS 5/6pm
- Tuesday--> 8th Grade Bearcat Football at Brewer MS 5/6pm
- Wednesday--> Cross Country "Poolville Battle" at Poolville HS 4pm
- Thursday--> Ladycat Volleyball at Brewer MS 5/6/7pm
- Friday--> HOMECOMING VARSITY FOOTBALL vs Saginaw 7pm Bearcat Stadium
HOMECOMING IS HERE! 🏈
The AHS Homecoming Parade & Community Pep Rally has become a cherished tradition that brings our entire community together! We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the AHS-DNG campus for the parade that begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2023. Due to the incredible amount of community support, we have adjusted the location of and lengthened the route to provide more spectator viewing opportunities and ensure the safety of all.
Please make note of the following guidelines:
- Spectators must park in the designated parking lots surrounding the AHS and DNG buildings. No parking will be permitted on Bailey Ranch Road or in the grass.
- Spectators must make their way to one of the designated viewing areas along the parade route and remain on the grass and sidewalks. Spectators will not be permitted on the driveway at any time during the parade.
- Spectators will be expected to comply with requests to remain off the driveway during the parade and follow directions provided by the administrators, police and volunteers assisting with the parade.
- Tailgating will not be permitted during this event.
The Community Pep Rally will begin immediately following the parade at Buchanan Stadium.
STOCK THE LOUNGES ☕
Display Case Wishlist 🎈
Would you like to help decorate or fill our display cases!? Sign up with PTO for September 22nd and join in on the fun and become a part of the decorating party. Not a fan of decorating? You can purchase WISHLIST ITEMS HERE!
In-n-Out Burger--Oct 2nd 🍔
We are so excited to bring In-n-out burger to MMS for our students and staff. More info on ticket sales will be sent out next week. Tickets will be $5 and includes a burger, chips, and a drink. Such a great deal!!
Varsity Football Game Expectations for MMS
Parents--please share with your MMS student about the expectations at the Varsity Football Games. We can't wait to see y'all there! GO BEARTCATS!
Message from the Counselors
MMS students participate in a suicide prevention lesson each year during the month of September. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/3ahb4cab, to find information about the lesson, parent preview opportunity and links to permission forms. Students will participate in the suicide prevention lesson on Tuesday, September 19th. The deadline for the permission forms will be Monday, September 15th. Thank you so much!
Parking Accommodation Pass 🚗
Please fill out this request form and then submit it to the MMS Administration for review. Passes are issued on a case by case basis and not all request will be approved. Passes are intended for parents of students that require special access to the parking lot during arrival and dismissal. Passes are subject to being reevaluated after 90 days.
**Case by case basis**
Reminder-Traffic Pattern 🚗
Parents- Use two lanes when entering the school for drop off in the AM, UNTIL, the merge near the staff parking lot. There, you will merge into one lane. This should help speed up the process.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: ⚠️🚧
As you may already know, Lynn McKinney Elementary – Aledo ISD’s 7th elementary school that broke ground over the summer – is being built just to the northwest of McAnally Middle School. Our two campuses will eventually connect with a bridge and paved roadway when the campus is completed for the 2024-2025 school year. While construction is ramping up on McKinney Elementary, the westernmost drive to McAnally that is the bus entrance/exit will be used for exiting construction traffic starting Tuesday of next week (Sept. 19). Construction traffic will only be exiting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so as not to interfere with school drop off and pickup traffic. The McKinney Elementary site is secured by a fence, and there is a gate that is clearly marked as a construction exit only where the construction traffic will be exiting. This is not a paved road and there is no thru traffic on this construction exit. This is for your information and awareness only; it should not affect student drop off or pickup.
Does your student have an appointment? 🥼
- Per AISD policy, we cannot call the student down to the office until parent/guardian arrives
- Parents/Guardians must come inside and sign out student in the main office
- ID will be required to check student out
- Student should provide documentation/excuse upon returning to school OR it can be emailed to email@example.com
McAnally Gear--Big Foot Ink 👕
Lunch Information 🍕🥦🍊
Lunch Drop-off and Eating with your student
Reminder: You can ONLY provide lunch for YOUR student
More info at https://www.aledoisd.org/Domain/23
Child Nutrition Dept: 817-441-5142
Menus, pricing, nutritional info, allergens, setting account restrictions (PK-5), special dietary needs and more! MySchoolBucks: for online café account payments, go to AISD app or link above. Or pay in Cafeteria by cash, check. Free/Reduced Price Meals: Apply online at link above (each year) or see if you qualify (paper applications also available on campus).
Meal charging (max charge amount $15): If student has no meal/no money, we can provide a school meal (only), then alternate meal.No snacks, extras if negative/low balance.
Negative balances communicated to parents via parent-link email address on file and/or letter to household address on file.Go to MySchoolBucks to view café account balances/transactions/install café balance email notifications. If you are experiencing a financial setback, please contact us so we can help. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO SERVE YOUR STUDENTS!
Social Media--Please advise ⚠️
Parents, we need your assistance. Please help to monitor your child's social media accounts. Some students are engaging in inappropriate behavior and content on social media outlets. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and appropriate consequences will be assigned. We encourage your child to report any concerning content to a trusted adult--ie. teacher, counselor, administrator.
Lost & Found 🔍
Missing a water bottle? Perhaps a jacket? Be sure to check out the lost & found area in the cafeteria.
McAnally Middle School