Weekly Updates

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.

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What’s Happening in March

Good Monday morning MCS families and friends! Can you believe we are gearing up for a big nor’easter tomorrow?  It’s looking like it will start mid-morning and last through till Wednesday. Any guesses on whether school is canceled?

Thankfully the snow will be finished by Thursday, which is our next Family Movie Night in our gym! This time we will be showing Storks, and thanks to a generous donation by the Saucier family, we will have a bigger screen to make viewing easier! We will again be selling popcorn, some baked goods, juices and waters. Additionally, we will be raffling off a Family Movie Night gift basket filled with the movie Storks, popcorn, and candy! Kiddos are welcome to wear their jammies, and parents/guardians can bring chairs to use. Reminder that when the movie is playing to be respectful to those around you and please limit the talking. We want all our families to enjoy their evening!

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Also happening this month, and through April 24th, we are participating in the Maine Recycles Championship powered by CLYNK. For every dollar we raise between now and April 24th, Hannaford will give us an additional $0.50! You can request a bag or two (or three!) by commenting here, returning the slip from the flyer that was sent home, messaging us on Facebook, or emailing us at mcsptame@gmail.com.  Let us know your kiddos name, teachers name, and how many bags, and we will get those to you within a day or two via your kiddos backpack! The best part of this fundraiser? Any relative who lives near a CLYNK redemption center can participate. Simply give them a bag, or have them log on to their account and choose to donate any of their own earnings from their CLYNK account to us! Search for Margaret Chase Smith School PTA-Sanford.

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Thank you all for your continued support for what the PTA does. All money we raise goes back into the school to provide buses for field trips and assemblies for our students, planners and homework folders, supplies for the teachers and staff, new playground equipment, etc.  If you are interested in supporting our work even more, consider joining our group or sponsoring us. You can do either by completing the membership form found here.  Now is a great time to join, as nominations for next years officers will be happening at the end of May, and to qualify as an officer you must be a member for at least 2 months. Don’t delay, join today!

October Flyers

Happy mid-October MCS families! It’s hard to believe it’s already the middle of October! Watch your kiddos “Take Home” folders as there will be two things arriving from the PTA. The first exciting piece will be the flyer for our annual Halloween Party!  Mark your calendars for October 29th so you can join us for a fun night of games, trick or treating and snacks! We are looking for families to donate candy, inflatable decorations and/or time to help make this event a success. See the flyer here: halloween flyer

The PTA is partnering with the Sanford Backpack Program to hold a penny drive from now through November 15th. You will find a baggie in your kiddos folder to collect those pennies.
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The purpose of the penny drive is twofold. One purpose is to collect money that can be put towards providing families in Sanford a Thanksgiving meal, the second purpose is to bring awareness to the program. Did you know that children in our community don’t always know where their next meal will come from? The Sanford Backpack Program sent home 5,000 food filled backpacks during the 2013/2014 school year. Help us help this wonderful program provide food for our neighbors and friends!
Visit their Facebook page for more information:
https://www.facebook.com/SanfordBackpackProgram?fref=ts