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MIS News September 25th, 2020

**Always be sure to scroll to the bottom of our newsletter for OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. This is where you will find information about basketball, swimming and many other opportunities for your child throughout the year.

MIS STUDENT RECOGNITION

Exceeding Expectations: The following students received five or more positive marks on their Character Card for the week of September 14th-18th. We appreciate them for being respectful, responsible, having a positive attitude and for leading by example.

Zoey F., Karlie M., Jack A., Emma B., Keegan C., Taylor T., Carson C., Sylus G., Mia B., Mila M., Mason C., Vivienne C., Madi M., Collin W., Eli A., Addi M., Sylas M., Parker L., Josey S., Jayden W., Bentlee H., Kainen S., McCoy W., Peyton W., Emma M., Hunter R., Maggie H., Bailey S., Kamarina D., Eric S., Ava B., Parker A., Henry C., Delanie L., Drew M., Daniel J., Ryder G., Ally H., Kolbie W., Nevaeh C., Noah S., Ashley Q., Nathan R., Alyana G., Georgia J., Jack W., Kensi D., Cassady O., Rylan B., Shana D., Landon F., Brennan J., Garrett J., Josie K., Alex L., Demi M., Cheyanne T., Cierra W., Nathaniel C., Reese H., Kailer N., Audree C., Addison H., Walker M., Nicholas D., Caroline F., Jacob W., Parker C., Jaxon B., & Hunter F.

#thankfulThursday

Three summers ago, we had a large group of staff members meet on several occasions to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. This evening, you will have the opportunity to review and sign your child's "Character Card." This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.

Knowing this, the office staff is requesting your help. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. 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 comments shared this week:

"My son really loves Mrs. Herron’s class! He said that she makes him feel smart and special!"

"Mrs. Best has been wonderful keeping me updated on how my daughter is doing. She’s very quick to respond any time I’ve had any questions or concerns! So thankful for her helping my daughter transition into a new school well!"

Fall Break

Please remember that the two week Fall Break begins Monday, October 5th. School will resume following break on Monday, October 19th.

Student Council

Student Council elections were held this week. We look forward to working with the following students to make MIS an even better place to work and learn. Congratulations to all of you!

Sylus G., Karlie M., Dellen D., Alex F., Bentlee H., Maddie P., Mia B., Bailey S., Brennyn C., Layla D., Emma M., Lucy S., Addison H., Chloe K., Nevaeh C., Anna M., Chloe T., Parker C., & Chaille F.

GC school foundation REd letter gala

The Greenfield-Central Red Letter Gala will be hosted tomorrow evening in a virtual format and is open to anybody to view. We would encourage you to check out the livestream of the event on Facebook or Twitter beginning at 7:00pm tomorrow (September 26th) evening.

They will be congratulating GC honorees, celebrating the impact of philanthropy and education on students, and connecting the community to the classroom — helping our students succeed. Click below for more details.

Mock Newberry Book clubs

The Mock Newberry Book Club is currently looking for members who are wanting to read and think critically about books published this year. This club will meet virtually on Thursdays and will read the latest books. Readers who like to analyze and discuss books should see their ELA teachers for a flier. If you have specific questions, please reach out to Mrs. Wayne at awayne@gcsc.k12.in.us.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

As mentioned previously, we plan to hold virtual conferences this year. These will be scheduled on the afternoon/evenings of October 26th, 27th and 29th.

Your child's homeroom teacher will be sending you information to sign up for conferences on Monday, September 28th. Once you have selected a date and time, they will follow-up with a Google Meet invite. This is the link that you will sign into for the purpose of meeting with the teacher on the date and time you selected. This is the same format your son/daughter used last spring for virtual learning.

HANCOCK HEALTH VACCINATION CLINIC

Fall "Virtual" Book fair

Since we can't bring the book fair to MIS for real, we are offering students the opportunity virtually to add to their home library. Online shopping begins on Monday, September 21st and runs through October 3rd. If you choose to purchase, please be sure to select "Reward your School" and follow the prompts to enter Maxwell Intermediate School. This allows us to add to our library collection as well.

ADDITIONAL CHANGES TO FREE MEAL WAIVER

We have recently been informed that the free meal waiver is eligible to extend retroactively to our first day of school. At this time, all meal transactions are being updated to reflect a free price since July 30th.

Due to this change, you are going to see a higher than expected meal account balances for your child(ren) if they were purchasing a school lunch throughout the beginning of the year. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wagner, MIS Kitchen Manager, at bwagner@gcsc.K12.in.us.

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

Hotline Information:

MIS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative

NASA Calendar Contest

Below you will find the rules for the annual Substance Abuse Awareness Calendar and a fact sheet that students might find useful in creating their entry. The contest is open to all 5th and 6th grade students in the county. Selected drawings will be used in their 2021 calendar.

The grand prize winner will have the choice of either Beats by Dre wireless headphones ($200 value) or Apple Airpods. All other selected winners will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card.

schoolstore.com

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program again 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 Kohl's, Old Navy 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.

UPCOMING DATES

October 5th-16th: Fall Break - No School

October 26th, 27th & 29th: Parent-Teacher Conferences

KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST AT MIS

calendars

Corporation Calendar

MIS Parent Event Calendar

MIS WEBSITE

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FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM

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MIS Instagram

MIS PTO Facebook

TWITTER

#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas

Office: Mr. Whitaker & Mrs. Leliaert

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

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

6th Grade: Mrs. Blasdel, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. LeiberMrs. Proper, Mrs. SincroftMrs. Warner & Miss Wiseman

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

EMAIL

STAFF CONTACTS

PTO CONTACT: MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

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