weekly school News
1. E-Learning Days: All buildings will be closed to students on the planned eLearning days (November 7th and February 5th). This is a change in practice from last year. The corporation is working with the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA for possible daycare opportunities for those who may need this. More information regarding this will be forthcoming as available.
2. MIS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative:
3. Thanks for your support! MIS had many philanthropic activities going on this week, and we thank you for your support of these. We collected canned goods to fill the local pantries and collected $557.15 for Imagination Library.
4. Environmental Club: Help support the MIS Environmental Club’s efforts to both care for the Earth and supply a beautiful bench for the school. They need your help to collect 200 pounds of plastic! The plastic will then be recycled into a beautiful bench and placed on school grounds for everyone to enjoy.
They began collecting plastic on Monday, September 16th and have already reached 50 pounds. They appreciate your support and will continue to collect until they have reached their goal of 200 pounds. Donations may be dropped at the MIS Office or given to Mrs. Nash.
5. #thankfulThursday: As mentioned in earlier newsletters, two 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 positive comments already submitted:
"Mrs. Glant is an amazing teacher who makes learning fun!"
"Mrs. Glant has changed my son's entire attitude for school to one that is positive and engaged. He has started reading books before going to sleep!!! We are already struggling with separation anxiety knowing she will be leaving soon, but she has made a profound impact on at least one boy."
6. 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:
Christian H., Emma M., Hope A., Trenton W., Lillian S., Melanie T., Amelia B., Nasir J., and Elly F.
7. QPR Training - Free Suicide Prevention Training for GC Parents/Guardians
8. The GTC Cross Country program (grades 2-8) is starting practices on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6:00PM at the GC Junior High track. It's not too late to register. Click on the link below for registration information.
9. "Sunshine Bags" - GCHS students, Jillian Baker and Grace Silcox, are collecting donations to make Sunshine Bags for their “A Little Bag of Sunshine” community service project. These bags will be made from donated materials from the community. These sunshine bags will be donated to locations around Hancock county to give those in need a little bit of sunshine around Thanksgiving. Items needed for the bags are: Gloves, socks, hand warmers, and chapstick. If you would like to contribute, donations can be brought to the MIS office through the end of next week.
10. 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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