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Week 1 - 8/29/2019

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Middle School is BACK in session!

What a fabulous start to the 2019-20 school year! Students entered MPMS filled with excitement last Monday and our teachers were so happy to meet their classes. Check the twitter posts for a bunch of great moments throughout the week!

Next Friday, September 6th, is picture day! Please send your student dressed their best, ready for their school photo. All students will be photographed for student identification cards, as well as for the opportunity to purchase photos. If you have any special instructions for the photographer, be sure to let your child know so they can inform them on Friday!

Important Dates and Events Coming Up!

August 30 & September 2: No School for Labor Day Weekend

September 3: Practice starts for Football, Boys Soccer, and Girls Track

September 3 through September 5: Tryouts (Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Boys Soccer, Girl's Track) **Must have physical and concussion paperwork turned in to tryout!

Friday September 6: Student Picture Day

Check out this week's Teacher Twitter Posts!

A Note From The Clinic

All students and parents are reminded of the following:

School personnel cannot administer any medication until a form, signed by the parent is on file in the clinic.

All medications, prescriptions and/or over-the-counter (i.e. Tylenol, Advil, etc.) must be in the original sealed container and kept in the clinic. It should be in small amounts as storage space is limited.

Prescription medication: Must have physician's signature on the medication form before administration.

Students may keep in their possession certain medications, as warranted with a Health Treatment Plan on file signed by the physician (Inhalers & Epi-Pens). New plans and medication forms are required at the beginning of each school year.

Under no other circumstances will students be permitted to carry medication without appropriate documentation.

Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch?

All students who are eligbile for free and reduced lunch must turn in new paperwork each school year.

The application is open and available for all families to see if they qualify. The paperwork must be completed in the first 30 days of school. After this time, if the paperwork is not completed, all meals charged to start the school year will be billed at their full price.

Please submit your application as soon as possible. The link to the form is the button below.

Meet a New Teacher @ MP Middle School!

Welcome Ms. Alhawsawi!

Ms. Alhawsawi is our new ESOL teacher, coming to Manassas Park from her hometown in Mecca, Saudi Arabia! She can be found in room 2203 throughout the school day, or coaching English teachers about how to help ESOL students. She is on twitter as @oberlinmia.

Quick Facts about Ms. Alhawsawi:

-Attended Kent State University!

-Majored in TESOL!

-Likes to travel around the world!

-Enjoys spending time with her family of 5!

-Loves nature and being outside!

When you see her in the building or at a school sporting event, please welcome Ms. Alhawsawi to Manassas Park!

Missed Device Deployment? Here's what happens next...

1. Complete infosnap - updating your information.

2. If needed: Make sure all fines are paid or set up a payment plan for fines.

3. If both are completed, let us know through placing a work order for delivery and the laptop or Chromebook will be delivered to your student at school.

and that's it!

If you have any questions - please call the school at 703-361-1510.

Middle School Sports!

Tryouts are complete for football and soccer. Tryout for cheerleading and volleyball will be next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. (Girls track will continue to allow new runners to join through next week!)

All athletes must have a completed physical and concussion paperwork turned in, without a physical and concussion paperwork turned in no student may participate in after school sports, including tryouts.

Can't Come to a School Board Meeting? Watch from Home!

All School Board Meetings and Work Sessions will now be taped and available for viewing the day after the meetings take place. To view, visit the Manassas Park School Board Channel on YouTube. Type “Manassas Park School Board” into the YouTube search engine or visit the channel by clicking the button below!

Help the Middle School - Here are the Many Different Fundraisers That Are Always Running!

Box Tops: Please continue to snip and send your box tops to school with your students! Or, you can now scan in your box tops using their app - Click here to see more:


Shoparoo is an app that allows you to take a picture of your receipts (from any store )and upload them. When you reach $50, they will mail a check to the school. It doesn’t cost anything and it is an easy way for us to raise some money for our school! Just make sure you choose Manassas Park MS when you set up your account to start earning!

Harris Teeter Together in Education Program

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $28.7 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. All you need to do is go to and click the “Link Your School Today” button. Either log in to your “My Harris Teeter” account or create one using a valid email address and make sure your VIC Card is connected to your online account. Once you are logged in, use code 6643 to add Manassas Park MS to your account so you can start earning for your school!


Shutterfly is an online photo printing service. You can print photos, canvases, holiday cards and more! If you use the link: Shutterfly will donate 8% of your purchase to the school. Be sure to follow our specific MPMS link and purchase using a web browser, not the Shutterfly phone app.

Staples Classroom Rewards

Staples Classroom Rewards program helps parents give 5% of their Back to School purchases directly to their child’s teacher. Teachers will enroll in the program and parents can easily visit the site, select their child’s teacher and enter in their receipt number and purchase amount. This will be automatically added to the teacher’s classroom account. Sales can be donated until 9/15/19 so be sure to get your receipts entered for your students classroom account!

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!

If you want to be the first to know about any school delays or cancellations, follow our Superintendent @MPCSmcdade

There are also a number of teachers who are showing off what's going on in class on Twitter. If you like their tweets above, follow them!

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