Monday Morsels

May 9, 2016

Five Weeks to Go - We Can Do It!

We're in the home stretch, folks - five more weeks to go! Excitement is in the air, and we have so much in store. Coming up is the 8th annual Recycle & Read where the MJS Community is encouraged to take gently used books, free of charge! We also have the amazing Art Show on May 16-20 and the Spring Concert on May 20. See you soon!

8th Annual Recycle & Read This Week!

This Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19, Hodgins Library will sponsor the 8th Annual Recycle & Read Event, and everyone is invited to participate. What is it, you might ask? Simply put, our MJS community has been dropping off their gently used books during the school year. Our Library Committee sorts through all titles - infant through adult - displaying them on tables in the library during Recycle and Read. Parents, students, faculty and staff can stop by and pick up books to take home, free of charge.

The library is still taking gently used books for Recycle and Read. So, if you have a shelf of books you would like to part with and pass along to other eager readers, bring them to the library this week. For your convenience, MJS Girl Scouts will have a book curbside collection on Euclid Avenue on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11, 7:40-8:00 am.

Being On Time to Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is the most important part of our day. Please show up on time and proceed immediately to the prayer area as soon as you hear the bell.

But what should I do if I am dropped off after 8am?

All students (and parents): If you arrive after the 8:00am bell, please proceed DIRECTLY to Morning Prayer without stopping first at advisories/homerooms. Take your items with you to the prayer area.

Yearbook Needs Your Photos!

The students in the yearbook elective are planning on putting together a digital album and need photos from the MJS community! If you have any photos taken on a camera or smart phone, please click here. You'll be taken to a page where you can upload photos to our MJS yearbook gallery and help us capture all events from April until June. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Cathy Lin (Yearbook Instructor). Thank you!

Parent Education Series, May 12

Mayfield Parent and Board Member Pamela Ebstyne King, Ph.D.

"Kids & God: Nurturing your Child's Spirituality and Ability to Thrive"

What do faith, God, and religion have to do with thriving in 2016? As a developmental psychologist and Presbyterian minister, Pam will discuss three core aspects of vital faith for children and youth, and how spirituality is essential to thriving young people who have are rooted in joy, have a purpose-based identity, and find meaningful ways to contribute to the greater good.

Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: 8:15 - 9:45 am
Location: Hayden Performing Arts Center

Register Here

Dates to Remember

  • May 11 -12: Recycle & Read Curbside Drop Off (morning carpool)
  • May 13 - 19: 8th Annual Recycle & Read (library)
  • May 16-20: MJS Annual Art Show, Gym
  • May 20: Spring Concert (all of 5th grade)
  • May 25: Reach Out Assembly
  • May 25-27: Service Learning Showcase
  • May 27: Blue & White Day; Half Day of School; Extended Programs Closed
  • May 30: Memorial Day; MJS & Extended Programs Closed

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