Good Tuesday morning MCS friends and families. Did anyone else get thrown off having an extra long weekend? We woke up thinking it was Monday, but left happy that it’s another short week! There is lots going on at MCS, and your chance to read all about it can be found in Mr. Potter’s weekly update. Click here for a direct link.
One of the many things you will find in this weeks update is an upcoming fundraiser happening on Friday, October 13th. MCS will be participating in a fundraiser for Heavenly Hats Foundation, which donates brand new head wear to cancer patients and hospitals through the United States. Since 2001, over 3,000,000 hats have been donated nationwide to patients of all ages. This year this fundraiser has a personal connection as we have a student and staff member currently battling cancer. So how does the fundraiser work? This Friday, students and staff are being asked to donate $1, or any amount they are able, for the ability to wear their favorite hat to school for the day. Please be sure to share with your friends of MCS to help spread the word on this fundraiser!
As a reminder, we will be holding our monthly PTA meeting tomorrow, Wednesday October 11 at 5pm. We will be discussing the Halloween Party, teacher requests, potential fundraisers and more. We’d love for you to join us! New faces and ideas are always welcome.
Good Tuesday morning MCS families and friends! Hope you are enjoying this fall weather we have been happening. As we transition to a new month, there are lots of exciting things happening at MCS. Click here to read through Mr. Potter’s weekly update. Please note there are several important dates in the update including the upcoming four day weekend (NO SCHOOL on Friday Oct. 6 or Monday Oct. 9th).
Also we’d like to include a reminder that you can send your student a Birthday Gram, new this year! Complete the form, place in an envelope marked PTA Birthday Gram, and return it to school. We will then deliver a Happy Birthday Spirit Stick to your student on their birthday! Does your kiddo have a summer birthday? That’s ok, we can deliver their Birthday Gram on their half birthday, or any designated day that you would like to celebrate.
Lastly, the MCS PTA has two events coming up this month. Join us for our monthly meeting on October 11, 2017 at 5pm. We will be meeting in the staff room, and we are working to have childcare available, although kids are always welcome to come! At the end of the month, we will be hosting our annual Halloween Party. Save the date- October 26, 2017. As this is our most popular event, we hold it in two sessions. Session 1 is 5:30-6:30 and is for students and their families in grade K & 2. Session 2 is from 7:00-8:00 and is for students and their families in grades 1 & 3. Please note, if you have a students in multiple grades, you can choose one session to attend together to make it easier to enjoy the event. Keep a watch out for our event flyer coming soon. If you have offered to help with the Halloween Party, we will be in contact with you soon with the volunteer opportunities you can sign up to help with. Haven’t sign up to help with events yet, please fill out the Volunteer Opportunities Form and return it to the school. Your help is what makes these events successful!
Good morning MCS friends and families. Please read and share this post with all your fellow MCS families/friends who pick up their children after school. Beginning TODAY, September 25th, there will be new procedures in place to create a more secure experience and so staff can be sure students are going home with the correct people.
Here is the official letter from Mr. Potter:
Here are the highlights:
Parents/guardians MUST enter through the gym only- DO NOT come through the front entrance.
Students will remain behind the staff on duty sitting on the narrow tables or standing behind them.
Students will point out their parent/guardian when the parent/guardian comes to the table. The student will come to the table, the parent/guardian will then sign in view of the duty staff. If your child is not ready, the parent/guardian must move to the back of the line. You can no longer pre-sign out your students.
Photo ID is required if the staff does not recognize you.
Kindergarten students will be picked up first. If you have a child in grades 1-3 you will need to move to the back and rejoin the line when those students arrive in the gym.
Please note, the process will continue to be reviewed and adjusted as necessary. For any further questions or comments, please feel free to email Mr. Potter.
Happy Wednesday, happy end of school, and happy summer! I don’t know about you, but this year flew by. Let’s hope that summer takes it’s time for all to enjoy. What kinds of fun things do you have planned this summer? Keep an eye on our Facebook page, and here on our website for fun ideas to keep the kids busy and entertained throughout the summer.
To see all the fun end of year things our students participated in these past several days, click here to read Mr. Potter’s last weekly update of the school year.
Did you know that beginning Monday, June 26th, the Sanford summer food service, a federally funded program administered by the Maine Department of Education, will be serving free meals to all children 18 years old and younger. There is no need to register! There are several locations offering breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday between June 26 and August 11. Community partners are Sanford Recreation, Sanford School Department, YMCA, and new this year Curtis Lake Church.
For the June/July breakfast menu, click here.
For the June/July lunch menu, click here.
Enjoy your summer everyone! See you next year 🙂
Good morning MCS families! Can you believe May is half way over already? The school years is quickly coming to an end, which means MCS Spring Concerts! Our first concert of the year is happening this Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30 for the 2nd graders. Doors open at 6:15. Stop by and see us at our PTA information table. We will have a parent survey available to get your thoughts on the year and the PTA, and how you can help the PTA become even more successful next year! We will also be sharing information from Build Our Future regarding the Elementary School Construction project.
Being half way through May means we are also half way through out fundraiser with Hannaford and the Good Karma reusable grocery bags. With your help, we have earned $35 so far. Remember, when shopping at the Sanford Hannaford, you can support the MCS PTA by purchasing one of the Blue Good Karma reusable grocery bags. For every bag sold, we earn $1!! Thanks to everyone who has purchased a bag so far.
Our students had a busy week this past week. Check out all the fun activities and great learning by reading through Mr. Potter’s update.
Good Monday morning MCS families and friends!
Many thanks to everyone who participated in our first ever Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit fundraiser. Orders have been placed, and we will be receiving the delivery next MONDAY MAY 15th!! Please make arrangements to pick up your order on MONDAY between 3-4pm.
If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the Little Caesar’s Fundraiser, good news! Through the month of May you can help us earn funds through Hannaford Good Karma bags. As you are checking out, grab a BLUE Good Karma reusable grocery bag from the kiosk or at the check out counter. For every bag sold at the Sanford Hannaford, the MCS PTA will earn $1!! Every little bit helps! Thanks so much.
This week is a busy week at MCS. Progress reports are being sent home today. The monthly PTA meeting is this WEDNESDAY at 5pm in the staff room. And this Thursday, May 11 will be our final Family Movie Night of the year. Join us as we watch SING! Bring a picnic dinner, and then enjoy snacks, desserts, and drinks that will be available for purchase. Be sure to pick up a raffle ticket for your chance to win a family movie night basket, including a new copy of SING, popcorn and candy!
Click here to read Mr. Potter’s weekly update for even more exciting information about what is happening at MCS.
Did you know the Straw Poll for the Elementary School Building Project happened this past Wednesday? More than 100 people showed up to show an overwhelming positive support for the project! The next step: A voter referendum on June 13th. Like Build Our Future on Facebook to keep up to date with the project and the next steps. Click here to read Mr. Theoharides’ superintendents update for more information about the straw poll and other goings on throughout the district.
Happy beautiful Tuesday afternoon MCS families and friends! It sure feels like spring has finally sprung doesn’t it? Enjoy the lovely weather with a trip to the Annual District Art Show currently being held at Memorial Gym. It is open until Thursday. We have some very talented students not only at MCS but in the whole district.
For more information about what has been happening at MCS, click here to read Mr. Potter’s Weekly Update.
On the PTA side- there is just about 2 weeks left for the Maine Recycles Championship powered by CLYNK. Return any bag tagged with an MCS PTA sticker to Hannaford, who will give us an additional $0.50 for every dollar earned! The contest runs until April 24th so there is still time! Need more bags? Comment below, message us on Facebook, email us at email@example.com, or complete the form found here. Any little bit helps, and all the money we earn goes right back to the students and staff. Interested in hearing about what else is going on with the PTA, come to our monthly meeting tomorrow night at pm. Everyone is welcome!
Good afternoon MCS friends and family. Hope everyone is staying dry! Here is the link to Mr. Potter’s weekly update for this week. There is lots of great information inside, but of importance is a lunch menu change for MCS students only. We will be having an author visit tomorrow for 1-3rd grade students, which will be occurring in the cafeteria/gym. As a result, the kindergartners will be having lunch in their classrooms. Lunch will now be turkey and cheese on a roll, dragon punch, goldfish crackers, vegetable, applesauce, and milk.
Also, I wanted to take one more moment to express thanks to #TruMooMilk and #ThanksPTOToday for supplying us with some yummy chocolate milk during our school’s Reading Under the Stars event. During the event, the PTA also had a photo booth with some fun character props for our students to enjoy. If you have taken any photos of that night, please consider sharing with us, we’d love to see them! Use #MCSPTAStars on your social media account when sharing them, or put them in the comments here. Here’s some pictures we took:
Good Monday MCS families!
Can you believe February is just a couple days away? Does it seem like this year has been flying by to anyone else? As February approaches, so does the potential for more snow and colder temperatures. Remember to dress your kiddos in layers, and in particular snow pants, hats, mittens/gloves.
Mr. Potter’s Weekly Update has lots of great information. Reminder that Fridays in February will be Spirit Days. This coming Friday, February 3rd is “Wear your favorite sports team” day. Students are encouraged to wear shirts, hats, sweaters etc. showing off their favorite sports team.
An important part of the PTA is being advocates for our students and school, and sometimes for the PTA itself. There will be public hearing on a new bill sponsored in part by our own Rep. Anne-Marie Mastraccio, that would make all PTAs in Maine tax exempt. If you can’t make it to the hearings this Wednesday, please feel free to email or call our representatives to show support for this bill.
Thanks again to all the families that joined us for our first family movie night, we had over 100 people in our gym/cafeteria to enjoy The Secret Life of Pets! If you went to the movie night, we’d love your feedback. What did you like, what would you change, any thoughts or ideas are welcome! Just leave us a comment here, message us on Facebook, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Watch for flyers and more information on our next movie night which will be occurring in March.
Good Monday morning MCS families!!
Tomorrow’s weather is sounding interesting isn’t it? Who thinks it will cause some sort of disruption for school? Delay, no school? Either way, watch our Facebook page and we will post the instant alert. Have you signed up to received instant alerts yet? We have the instructions here on our website so you can get the alerts texted, emailed or called to you.
Mr. Potter has an info packed update this week. Find it here: mcs-weekly-update-1-23-16
Highlights include: 2nd and 3rd graders will be completing NWEA survey tests this week. These will help monitor the students growth in math and reading between the fall and spring tests. Progress reports for all grades will be coming home tomorrow 1/24.
Fridays in February will be Spirit Days. Each of the three Fridays will be geared toward something fun.
Friday February 3rd is “Dress in your favorite sports team (hat, shirt or uniform of your favorite team).
Friday February 10th is “Wear your school colors” (red and white)
Friday February 17th is “Pajama Day” (wear clean and appropriate pajamas)
Watch our Facebook page for reminders of the spirit days in February!
Happening this Wednesday, the PTA will be holding our first Family Movie Night!! Join us at 5:30 as we watch The Secret Life of Pets. Bring blankets, pillows or chairs (for adults!) and pack a picnic to enjoy this fun evening. Admission is FREE!!! Water, popcorn, and desserts will be available to purchase.