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MIS News August 20th, 2021

**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 opportunities that are being offered in the community such as cheerleading, basketball, dance and many other activities for your child to become involved throughout the year.

MIS STUDENT RECOGNITION

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

Emerson S., Henry F., Max C., Kaidyn K., Katie J., Chase W., Timmy M., James S., Adi D., Cora L., Gisela R., Adele W., Aubrey M., Cohen B., Victoria B., Landon B., Kamryn P., Savannah L., Maddie P., Emilee B., Morgan G., Lily C., Mia B., Hanna H., Mckenna H., Karissa P., Olivia S., Ben T., Jacob C., Tony S., Jackson F., Lydia F., Chris B., Colin F., Vivienne C., McKenzie H., Jackson U., Ali M., Emma H., Bentlee H., Alexis K., Karlie M., Lucy M., Abbey M., Lacey G., Genevieve F., Audrey L., Ava B., Parker A., Stephen W., Brooklyn S., Eric S., Brooklyn W., Brooklyn H., Maggie S., Amelia B., Savanna B., Lucas G., Olivia B., Gracie F., Henry C., Delanie L., Grace G., Zoey B., Emma M., Charlotte P., Hunter R., Allison M., Aaron D., Aaiden T., Hannah E., Garrett H., Brennyn C., & Mati D.

#thankfulthursday

A few 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. Each Friday, 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 comment shared last week:

"Mr. Buckalew has been a great addition to our MIS team. The students have expressed how happy they are having him at Maxwell full time."

PTO fundraiser: Boosterthon fun run

Thank you for supporting our school by sharing and donating! If you haven’t registered your student on mybooster.com, it’s easy to do this weekend. Then, simply share with extended family and friends. And if you’re willing and able, consider making a donation as well. Every share and donation adds up to make a big difference for our school!

  • Event Day - August 26th

student council news

News from the cafeteria: Nutrition update

covid update (8/18/2021)

mis spiritwear

Please know that this is a completely optional opportunity. However, if you would like to purchase MIS gear for your child or yourself, please click here. The sale will end on Sunday, August 29 @ 11:59 PM. In addition, printing will not be started until after the store closes and all orders will be shipped to the school.

Bowen Center Services

Greenfield Central has partnered with the Bowen Center to establish a Student Assistance Program (SAP). This program is a benefit to ALL students and provides three PREPAID (free to students) telephonic counseling sessions. This is private and confidential. No one is informed of your decision to access this program. To schedule an appointment, you may call 1-800-342-5653 or go to www.bowencenter.org and click on “Schedule an Appointment”. There is no co-pay or pre-authorization required for these three prepaid visits.

24 Hour crisis hotline: 1-800-342-5653

Maxwell Pick-up/Drop-off

- Doors open at 7:35am for Drop-off

- Pick up - 2:10pm Dismissal

Again this year, you will enter the drive west of the football field off of 500 North (BLUE LINE on picture below). The drop-off point will be located at the northeast doors (Gym). You will loop around and exit onto 500 North. If it is a possibility, we would encourage as many of you to head west on 500 North to eliminate some of the congestion on State Road 9.

Our south parking (ORANGE/RED) lot is for busses only between 7:20-7:55am and 1:35-2:25pm as busses stage there. At any other time of the day, this is used for parent parking. The east lot (aqua) can be used if you need to enter the building during drop-off or pick-up times.

The drive on the far north of our property is for bus traffic only. There should be no parent traffic on this drive at any time.

To best ensure your child makes it to the classroom on time, and safely, please remember the following rules in car line:

School dismissal manager

For your convenience, Maxwell Intermediate School will continue to utilize the an on-line dismissal management system called School Dismissal Manager (SDM). It is dependable, easy-to-use, and can be updated by parents and guardians from the convenience of your smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can:

• Report student absences and late arrivals

• Schedule early departures from school

• Schedule after-school activities such as scouting, clubs, and enrichment classes, etc.

• Make transportation changes as late as 1:15 PM on the current day … and so much more!

Please contact the front office at 317-326-3121 if you have any questions or problems setting up your child’s default dismissal or making daily changes.

UPCOMING DATES

August 26th: MIS PTO Fun Run Event

September 6th:  Labor Day - No School

October 4th-15th:  Fall Break

Credits:

Created with images by Piman Khrutmuang - "calendar page date close up" • arrow - "Social media on Smartphone" • REDPIXEL - "Banner with the phrase cut."