MIS News March 6th, 2020


"Gotcha" Prize Winners: We would like to recognize the following students for exhibiting great character throughout the week. They were selected as our "Gotcha" prize winners this week:

Jolan G., Kayden N., Audrey H., Lucas G., Rylee A., Kane B., & Colette H.

"Bucket Fillers"

MIS students are spreading kindness and positivity through being a Bucket Filler. What have you done today to fill someone’s “bucket?” #bucketfiller #kindnessmatters #Proud2bMIS

"Best on the bus" for February

weekly school News

1. #thankfulThursday: The office staff would like your help in recognizing our staff. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

A couple of positive comments already submitted:

"Mrs. Elsbury, thank you for your commitment to making reading fun!"

"Mrs. Parsons, thank you for taking care of our kids!"

2. Daylight Saving Time: Don't forget to "spring forward" tomorrow evening.


Starting in 6th grade, students have the option to choose Beginning Band as one of their Related Arts classes. This is an exciting opportunity that your child won’t want to miss! Coming soon, instrument selection experts will be meeting with each interested child to “test drive” each instrument to find the best fit! This will occur during the school day on Thursday, APRIL 2. (Students will be given a sign-up link soon.) Parents will then be invited to a band orientation night to receive further information!

The beginning of 6th grade is the best time to begin band which will open many opportunities for your child moving into Junior High. Everyone is a beginner in the 6th grade band. Please talk with your child about taking band next year. This is an important decision! See the attached information document below! Email Mrs. Basso with questions - bbasso@gcsc.k12.in.us

4. Student Council Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest

5. Student Council Movie Night: The Student Council will be sponsoring two movie nights:

1. 4th Grade - Wednesday, March 11th, and

2. 5th/6th Grade: Thursday March 12th. Both will run from 2:30-4:15 .

Students must have a signed permission slip to stay.

6. 2020-21 Robotics Team: If your child might have an interest in participating on the robotics team next year, please click the link below for more information.

7. DINE TO TO DONATE:  On Wednesday, March 11th, the MIS Archaeology Club will be holding a fundraiser at Greenfield's Buffalo Wild Wings! The fundraiser will be from 5pm to 8pm. When you show this ticket (Linked below), 15% of your purchase will be donated to the club. Orders can be carry-out or dine in.

8. Health Ed Pros: We are pleased to inform you that your 5th or 6th grade child is scheduled to participate in human growth and development programming this year with Health Ed Pros. A parent information meeting will be held at Greenfield Intermediate School on March 10th from 6:30-8:00pm. See the attached document for more information as well as to give your child permission to participate or to pull them from the program. Please note a paper copy of this document was sent home earlier this week as well.

9. Camp Invention: The 2020 camp will be July 13-17th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $235. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mrs. Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us.

10. AskRose Homework Help: Trained Rose-Hulman tutors provide free help to students in math and science. This support is available Sunday-Thursday, 7pm to 10pm (877-Ask-Rose).

11. 2019-20 Yearbook Information:  The Maxwell Intermediate School yearbook is now on sale! Cost for the yearbook is $18 (personalization can also be added for an additional fee). To order online, go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the code 10768420. Please be sure to order your book by the deadline: March 13th, 2020. Just enough books are ordered to cover the request submitted and extras are not guaranteed. Don’t miss out on your child’s memories.

If you have any question, please reach out to Mrs. Hall at lhall@gcsc.k12.in.us.

12. Schoolstore.com: Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year. This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products. Over 400 merchants, including Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school. Simply go to www.schoolstore.com, select our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!! Feel free to share with family members and friends.

13. School Safety: A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration.

Standard Response Protocol: Our school has expanded the safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol - Extended (SRPx). The SRPx is based on these five actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold.

Please take a moment to review these actions. More information regarding this topic can be found at http://iloveuguys.org

14. Safe School Alert: SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. Should you have a need to report an issue, please click on the link below for details on how to do so.

15. School Dismissal Manager (CLICK FOR INSTRUCTIONS):

Maxwell Intermediate School utilizes the School Dismissal Manager program or app to safely manage transportation arrangements for our students at the end of the day. Parents may also report absences or schedule early dismissal for appointments. We are fully using SDM at this time. Any change you need to make to your child's after school transportation should be done through this prior to 1:00pm. If you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (317)326-3121.



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#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas

Office: Mr. Whitaker & Mrs. Welch

4th Grade: Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Herron & Mrs. Tilley

5th Grade: Mr. Berrier, Mr. Gilman, & Mrs. Wayne

6th Grade: Mrs. AndersonMrs. Blasdel, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Proper, Miss StriflerMrs. Warner & Miss Wiseman

Related Arts: Mrs. BassoMrs. Beuoy, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. HackerMrs. Reynolds & Miss Stewart

Literacy Coaches: Ms. Solchik & Ms. Stanfill

Math Coach: Mrs. Leliaert



PTO CONTACT: MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com



Greenfield-Central CSC School Calendar

MIS Event Calendar

Related Arts (Blue/Gold Days)

UPCOMING mis events

March 10th: Health Ed Presentation (Grades 5/6) - Parent Overview Meeting - Greenfield IS Large Group Instruction Room (6:30-7:30pm)

March 16th-27th: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

April 3rd: 6th Grade Health Ed Pros presentations

April 9th: 5th Grade Health Ed Pros presentations

April 9th:  PTO Meeting - Library (2:30)

April 10th-17th: Spring Book Fair

Grandparents' Luncheon Dates:

April 15th: 5th Grade

April 16th: 4th Grade

April 17th: 6th Grade

April 20th - May 14th: ILEARN Assessment Window

April 22nd: PTO Dine to Donate at Dairy Queen (4-8pm)

May 26th: Greenfield-Central Junior High Incoming 7th Grade Night - 6:30-7:30pm


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