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MIS News January 24th, 2020

MIS STUDENT RECOGNITION

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:

Carson A., Jaden S., McCoy W., Hudson D., Avery W., & Edward K.

"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

4th Grade 20 Book Challenge

Congratulations to Amelia B. She is our first 4th grader to complete the 20 Book Challenge.

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 positive comment already submitted:

"I don’t know how to select “all” but this Thursday and every other school day I am so thankful on how blessed we have been to have my children go to Maxwell School! I currently have 3 students at Maxwell and I have NEVER had a problem with any personnel or curriculum in the past 3 years! My 3 kids have complete different personalities and needs and ALL the teachers have gone above and beyond their job description and have provided patience and love when needed. Not to forget - Lori and Lisa at the front desk who are always calm, polite, kind and helpful. They always have smiles on their faces. The health assistants have always been great as well! Pam has easily filled their shoes; and they were pretty big ones! My kids all love school and never want to miss a day; even when they have the flu! I’m so impressed as well with the IAs who help with drop off and pick up. They do a great job! They keep the children safe while maintaining a consistent flow with no back ups. This school is amazing. The staff is amazing. Mr. Whitaker and Mr. Stroud are pretty cool too...just don’t tell them I said that! :o)"

2. No Cold Feet Shoe Drive:  K-Kids is partnering with Hancock County Solid Waste Management to run their annual No Cold Feet shoe drive! This begins on Monday and runs through the 31st. If you would like to contribute, you may bring shoes to your homeroom classroom.

3. 6th Grade Choir Reminder:

Rehearsal Dates: January 30th; February 3rd, 13th, 20th and 26th.

All rehearsals are from 2:15 - 3:15.

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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.

8. 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.

KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST AT MIS

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#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas

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

EMAIL

STAFF CONTACTS

PTO CONTACT: MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

LUNCH/Breakfast

CALENDARs

Greenfield-Central CSC School Calendar

MIS Event Calendar

Related Arts (Blue/Gold Days)

UPCOMING mis events

February 5th: E-Learning Day

February 13th: PTO Meeting (2:30pm - Library)

April 19th - May 14th: ILEARN Assessment Window

ANNUAL FORMS/INFORMATION

OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

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