MIS News February 21st, 2020


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:

RJ S., Vitoria W., Daniel J., Emma M., Austin M., Jeweliana B., & Kassidy T.

"Bucket Fillers"

MIS students are spreading kindness and positivity through being a Bucket Filler. What have you done today to fill someone’s “bucket?” #bucketfiller #kindnessmatters #Proud2bMIS

weekly school News

1. #thankfulThursday: The office staff would like your help in recognizing our staff. 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 of positive comments already submitted:

"Ms. Carder is the best, she is always there for you when you need a hand or to put a smile on your face. She is one of the best, funnest, nicest, caring, and smartest teachers I know. She is great!"

"Mrs. Gibson, you help me when I'm stressed about my work or when I am upset about something. Thank You!"

2. Robotics Team: The robotics team was in action this past Saturday at New Palestine Intermediate School. All four of our teams improved in scoring and in their ability to lift. Our Team B finished in the top five and our Team C finished in the top 10. We are very proud of our Cougarbots and how they represented MIS. Well done Cougarbots!

3. Health Ed Pros: We are pleased to inform you that your 5th or 6th grade child is scheduled to participate in human growth and development programming this year with Health Ed Pros. A parent information meeting will be held at Greenfield Intermediate School on March 10th from 6:30-8:00pm. See the attached document for more information as well as to give your child permission to participate or to pull them from the program. Please note a paper copy of this document was sent home earlier this week as well.

4. Activity Picture Day: Monday, February 24th is activity picture day. If your child participates in any before or after school club, please have them wear their (or if in multiple clubs, bring with them) club shirt to school.

5. MIS BOOK BATTLE (NEW EVENT TO MIS!!): Where reading meets competition! Students who love reading, love trivia, and love to compete are invited to join MIS Book Battle. Students will work in teams of four to read selected books and then compete in May to be the Book Battle Champions!

Please see the attached flyer (Click Here) or contact Mrs. Wayne (awayne@gcsc.k12.inus) for more information.

6. Camp Invention: The 2020 camp will be July 13-17th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $235. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Mrs. Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us.

7. Hancock County Children's Theater: Students currently in grades 4 through 8 are invited to apply for the 2020 Children's Theater Workshop. This year's show will be "Rockin' Robin Hood", an exciting take on the original legend of Robin Hood. The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central High School. The performances will be in the GCHS auditorium. Classes will begin June 2nd, 2020 and continue through June 26th, 2020. The workshop meets from 8:30am-11:30am, Monday-Friday.

If your child is interested in acting, singing, dancing, art or theater tech, be sure to have him/her pick up an application from his/her music or art teacher. Applications are due by March 3rd.

8. AskRose Homework Help: Trained Rose-Hulman tutors provide free help to students in math and science. This support is available Sunday-Thursday, 7pm to 10pm (877-Ask-Rose).

9. 6th Grade Choir Reminder: The last rehearsal date is February 26th from 2:15-3:15.

10. 2019-20 Yearbook Information:  The Maxwell Intermediate School yearbook is now on sale! Cost for the yearbook is $18 (personalization can also be added for an additional fee). To order online, go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the code 10768420. Please be sure to order your book by the deadline: March 13th, 2020. Just enough books are ordered to cover the request submitted and extras are not guaranteed. Don’t miss out on your child’s memories.

If you have any question, please reach out to Mrs. Hall at lhall@gcsc.k12.in.us

11. Schoolstore.com: Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year. This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products. Over 400 merchants, including Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school. Simply go to www.schoolstore.com, select our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!! Feel free to share with family members and friends.

12. School Safety: A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response to an incident at school. Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by students, teachers, staff and administration.

Standard Response Protocol: Our school has expanded the safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol - Extended (SRPx). The SRPx is based on these five actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold.

Please take a moment to review these actions. More information regarding this topic can be found at http://iloveuguys.org

13. 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.

14. 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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Office: Mr. Whitaker & Mrs. Welch

4th Grade: Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Herron & Mrs. Tilley

5th Grade: Mr. Berrier, Mr. Gilman, & Mrs. Wayne

6th Grade: Mrs. AndersonMrs. Blasdel, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Proper, Miss StriflerMrs. Warner & Miss Wiseman

Related Arts: Mrs. BassoMrs. Beuoy, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. HackerMrs. Reynolds & Miss Stewart

Literacy Coaches: Ms. Solchik & Ms. Stanfill

Math Coach: Mrs. Leliaert



PTO CONTACT: MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com



Greenfield-Central CSC School Calendar

MIS Event Calendar

Related Arts (Blue/Gold Days)

UPCOMING mis events

February 24th: Activity Picture Day

March 10th: Health Ed Presentation (Grades 5/6) - Parent Overview Meeting - Greenfield IS Large Group Instruction Room (6:30-7:30pm)

March 16th-27th: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

April 3rd: 6th Grade Health Ed Pros presentations

April 9th: 5th Grade Health Ed Pros presentations

April 9th:  PTO Meeting - Library (2:30)

April 10th-17th: Spring Book Fair

Grandparents' Luncheon Dates:

April 15th: 5th Grade

April 16th: 4th Grade

April 17th: 6th Grade

April 20th - May 14th: ILEARN Assessment Window

April 22nd: PTO Dine to Donate at Dairy Queen (4-8pm)


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