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!
Happy Halloween MCS families!
Last Thursday we held our annual Halloween Party and boy did we have a blast! Thanks to all of our families who came out despite the rainy, chilly weather with big smiles on their faces. Share some of your pictures in the comments, we’d love to see how much fun you had! Special thanks go out all our volunteers and PTA members, Mrs. Lizotte and the high school JMG students, our MCS custodian staff, and teachers who came to help hand out candy.
Emma Cormier and Tabitha Cook
Evan Cormier and two of our teachers, Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Ackroyd
Here is Mr. Potter’s weekly update, in case you missed it. mcs_weekly_update_10-11-16 Leave us a comment to tell us how you are getting the information- are you finding it on the school’s website or by having us post it to our website/Facebook. Since having it sent electronically is new to our school, we are interested in hearing how it is going. Thanks!
Please note specifically that tomorrow there will be students and staff will be participating in a fundraiser for Heavenly Hats Foundation, an organization that donates new head wear to cancer patients and hospitals all around the United States. Students are asked to donate $1, or any other amount they can offer, for the privilege to wear their favorite hat throughout the school day on Friday October 14, 2016.
Other dates to keep in mind:
October 18th-20th: Sanford Fire Department Smoke house will be at school for the students to go through.
October 20th Bus evacuation practice
October 21st “Do the Right Thing” Assembly
Have a great week!
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.
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!
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Happy October! Here is the latest addition of our newsletter for your viewing pleasure. You’ll notice the electronic version is set up different than the hard copy that gets sent home. Let us know what you think of the changes.