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weekly school News
1. KIDS Talk Body Boundaries Talk Information (Click Here)
2. 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.
3. Influenza Shot Clinic Information (Click for more details)
The Hancock County Health Department will be available to administer flu shots to students in grades 4-12, during regular school hours. No parent or guardian needs to be present, but online registration must be completed for your student to receive their flu shot at school. Directions for online registration can be found at the bottom of this message, but also on the attached flyer. Should you have health insurance, your insurance information is entered during the online registration process. Should you not have health insurance, your student can still receive the vaccine for free, but you must still register for your student to receive the vaccine.
Vaccination clinic dates (by building) are as follows:
October 29, 2019 - GCHS and GCJHS
October 31, 2019 - Maxwell Intermediate
November 6, 2019 - Greenfield Intermediate
If registered, your student will receive their flu vaccine at school on the day the HCHD is present at your student's building.
4. Christmas Assistance: Starting on Monday October 28th, Christmas Assistance applications will be available from Mr. Stroud. Applications will be available from Monday October 28th - Friday November 15th. Families, churches, or organizations who wish to sponsor a family in need should also contact Mr. Stroud.
5. Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Night (Click for Details)
6. K-Kids Animal Food and Supply Drive: K-Kids is teaming up with some students in the Community Service class at the high school to host an animal food and supply drive for county shelters. The drive will start Monday, October 28th and last through Friday, November 1st. Each class has received information on a current animal in a local shelter. Each class will donate items to "sponsor" that particular pet. The items DO NOT have to be breed specific. They can be cat OR dog food, treats, toys, beds, towels, blankets, paper towels etc- anything to help the shelters out. Whichever class has the most donated items at the end of next week will get a popcorn party.
7. Trick or Treat for Riley Information (Click for Details)
8. Parent/Teacher Conferences: We enjoyed seeing everybody last evening for our first night of P/T conferences. The next planned evening is Tuesday, 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) .
9. 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. Please click the link below should you be interested in childcare on either of these dates.
10. MIS Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative:
11. #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:
"Thank you to Miss Solchik for organizing a fun and engaging Literacy Night for MIS families! It was great to see so many families in attendance."
"Very thankful for Katie Strifler for going above and beyond and volunteering extra time to help some of our kids who are struggling in Quest math. Just wanted her to know how much it is appreciated! Thank you for all you do!"
12. QPR Training - Free Suicide Prevention Training for GC Parents/Guardians - Additional dates and locations have been added
13. 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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