weekly school News
We hope everybody has an enjoyable and safe fall break. We look forward to seeing everybody back at MIS at 7:50am on Monday, October 21st.
Please be aware that the technology department is upgrading network switches the first week of break. Therefore, internet and phones will not be available at MIS during this timeframe.
1. 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 2020 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.
2. Red Ribbon Week: Celebrate being drug free! Click the link below to see what the Student Council has has come up with for Red Ribbon Spirit Week (October 21st-25th).
3. Poetry Contest: We had students participate in the 2019 American Legion Military Veteran Hero Poetry Contest this year. We are very excited to share that we have 5 of the 6 award recipients in the 3rd-5th grade category in our 4th grade classes at Maxwell! The following students poems were selected:
3rd Honorable Mention - Gabby H.
1st Honorable Mention - Sarah A.
Third Place - Ava B.
Second Place - Abbey M.
First Place (winning $100) - Eric S.
3. Greenfield-Central HS Fall Athletic Newsletter
4. Parent/Teacher Conferences: P/T conferences will occur over two evenings (October 24th & October 29th) from 4-7:00pm. If you have not already signed up for a time/date and would still like one, please contact your child's homeroom teacher (email contacts can be found in the next section of the MIS News) .
5. 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.
6. MIS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative:
7. Environmental Club (GETTING CLOSE TO THE GOAL): Help support the MIS Environmental Club’s efforts to care for the Earth and supply a beautiful bench for the school. They are collecting plastic that will then be recycled into a beautiful bench and placed on school grounds for everyone to enjoy. The club has collected over 140 pounds of their 200 pound goal. They will keep collecting after break. Thanks to all who have contributed.
8. #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:
"I would like to thank Mr. Berrier for taking time out of his Friday afternoon to call me and answer all of my questions."
"Mrs. Blasdel has a great rapport with her students. My son told me that he loves this trait about her the best. "She is funny and even ate my Zombie Skittles I gave her." I think her rapport with her students creates a great learning environment that enables all students to succeed. Thank you for building a great relationship with my son and making him feel like he is your favorite :)"
9. 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:
Bradley M., Addison E., Laney C., Noah P., Grant S., Dilynn T., Natalie D., & Ashley Q.
11. QPR Training - Free Suicide Prevention Training for GC Parents/Guardians - Additional dates and locations have been added
12. 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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