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MIS News January 11th, 2019

weekly school News

** Each week be sure to scroll to the bottom of the weekly newsletter for all kinds of community and extracurricular activities/events (basketball, dance, cheerleading, cross country, etc...)

1. Report Cards: Report cards were posted to the Powerschool Parent Portal on Wednesday. If you have questions on how to locate them, please contact the office.

2. Upcoming "Movie Nights": The student council will be hosting a 4th grade movie night on January 16th from 2:30-4:0pm for any interested 4th grader. Permission slips for this event were sent home this week and are due on Monday. Please be sure to to change dismissal manager should your child be staying.

The 5th/6th grade night will be coming up on January 23rd. Be on the lookout for permission slips for this event in the very near future.

3. Touchstone Energy Summer Camp - Open to current 6th Graders

4. Library News: Did you know we have eBooks available for MIS students? We received them through the Greenfield-Central School Foundation and want to spread the word. Below is a tutorial you can watch on how to gain access. The eBooks can be read on iPads or Chromebooks. Students can download the books for offline access as well. Should you have questions regarding this, please contact Ms. Lucy Gellert, GC Director of Library Services at lrgellert@gcsc.k12.in.us.

5. January Snow Make-Up Day & E-Learning Day Information: These two days will differ a little in their set-up due to one being a scheduled e-learning day and the other being a snow make-up day. Please see the letter below from Dr. Olin for specifics.

6. Hancock County Health Department Radon Testing Kits: The Hancock County Board of Health has a wealth of services for our residents that many aren’t aware. One such example is free radon testing. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and claims the lives of an estimated 21,000 Americans each year. It is occurs naturally and is produced by the radioactive decay of radium-226 in soil components. Radon-producing rocks are not present in all soils, but some regions are more predisposed to having radon than others. The entire state of Indiana is in a high-risk radon zone.

Radon enters a home where it comes into contact with soil. Slabs, crawlspaces and basements are all susceptible to radon infiltration. The radon level in a home depends on the soil under that specific home. Your neighbors on either side could have low radon levels while yours is high, or vice versa. The only way to know if your home has radon is to test for it. Short-term tests typically are left in the home for a week or less and then sent to a lab for analysis. The test is simple to perform, unobtrusive and has easy-to-follow instructions. The tests are free and available at your county health department. If you are interested in obtaining a test kit, please contact the health department at 477-1125, extension # 1224.

7. Camp Invention: The 2019 camp will be July 15-19th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $230. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Amanda Bradford at abradford@gcsc.k12.in.us.

8. 2nd Semester Menus

9. Breakfast & 2 Hour Delays: In the event of a 2 hour delay this year, breakfast will not be served on these days. This is due to the fact that upon student arrival our lunch staff will already be in the process of prepping lunch.

10. Safe School Alert: SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. Should you have a need to report an issue, please click on the link below for details on how to do so.

11. #thankfulThursday: As mentioned earlier this year, we had a large group of staff members who met on several occasions over the summer 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 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 again. 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 continued support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

A couple of comments that have been shared:

"I am very thankful for the morning tutoring sessions! Thank you for going above and beyond to help the students Miss. Strifler!"

"I happened to be at lunch a few weeks ago and saw the students perform on the bucket drums. So cool to see, and I appreciate that there are teachers (Mrs. Basso) who make learning fun and exciting. My child is very excited for music."

12. 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:

Lainie G., Jillian V., Kaiden H., and Jon S.

13. School Dismissal Manager: Should you still need to sign up for School Dismissal Manager, please click the link below.

14. Volunteer Forms: Click on the link. Once you are on the page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.

Keeping Up With the Latest Information at MIS

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- MIS PTO Email Contact: MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

- MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

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Upcoming Dates

January 16th: 4th Grade "Movie Night" - 2:30-4:00pm

January 17th: Stretch Begins

January 23rd: ILEARN Statewide Readiness Test

January 23rd: 5th/6th Grade "Movie Night" - 2:30-4:00pm

January 31st: K-Kids Meeting (7:30am)

January 31st: Hoops for Heart (2:15pm)

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