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MIS News 10/6/2012

Fall Break — In observance of fall break, the school will close beginning yesterday at 3:30 and will re-open on Monday, October 22nd.

Immunizations — If your child’s immunizations are not up to date, you have been contacted by Mrs. Dingman and Mr. Whitaker.  If this is the case, you need to submit these prior to Tuesday, October 23rd, or your child will be excluded from school.

Red Ribbon Week — We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week on October 24-26.   Red Ribbon Week is a nationally recognized campaign developed to help educate children on the importance of saying “no” to drugs.

MIS News 10/1/2012

Fall Break — In observance of fall break, our school will close beginning at 3:30 on Friday, October 5th and will re-open on Monday, October 22nd.  Please plan accordingly.  Below are a few community camps that you may want to consider.

YMCA Fall Break Camp Information

 

Student Health Information — If your child’s immunizations are not up to date, you have been contacted by Mrs. Dingman.  If this is the case, you need to submit these prior to Tuesday, October 23rd, or your child will be excluded from school.

Textbook Payments — Just a reminder that textbook payments are due in full by October 1.

Flu Shot Fridays — The Free Flu Shot Fridays will be held at the Hancock County Health Department.  Anyone age 19 or older is welcome to attend these clinics, so please spread the word.

FREE FLU SHOT FRIDAYS

· Every Friday Starting September 7 (except Oct. 5 & Nov 23)

· Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

· No appointment necessary, must be 19 or older

MIS News 9/22/2012

MIS Phone Numbers — The MIS main school phone number is (317)326-3121.  Please note that any previous numbers you may have used for Maxwell in the past will not work, as our phone system has been upgraded.

Flu Shot Fridays — The Free Flu Shot Fridays will be held at the Health Department.  Anyone age 19 or older is welcome to attend these clinics, so please spread the word.

FREE FLU SHOT FRIDAYS

· Every Friday Starting September 7 (except Oct. 5 & Nov 23)

· Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

· No appointment necessary, must be 19 or older

Fall Break — Fall Break is approaching!  October 5th is the end of the first grading period, and Fall Break will last from Oct. 8-19th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences — Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on the nights of October 25th and October 29th at MIS.  Please keep an eye out for sign up information from your child’s homeroom teacher.

MIS News 9/15/2012

Air Conditioning Issues – as many of you have probably heard from your child, we have had air conditioning problems this week.  As of yesterday afternoon, I was informed that the issue was located and the part needed was on order.  They were fairly positive barring any unforeseen issues that the system would be up and running prior to our return on Monday morning.

Book Fair – Thanks to all of you who visited the book fair last evening; also thanks to those of you who sent money to school with your children for the book fair throughout the week.  Another big thanks to all who volunteered to work the book fair; our librarian, Mrs. Elsbury, greatly appreciated the help.

Free Flu Shot Fridays – these clinics will be held at the Hancock County Health Department.  Anyone age 19 or older is welcome to attend these clinics, so please spread the word.

FREE FLU SHOT FRIDAYS

· Every Friday Starting September 7 (except Oct. 5 & Nov 23)

· Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

· No appointment necessary, must be 19 or older

MIS News 9/10/2012

Student Council News — Congratulations to the following students who were elected officers:

President – Elaine H.

Secretary – Zoe W.

Treasurer – Olivia H.

 Volleyball Information – The G-C Lady Cougars volleyball team will be honoring all of our Little Cougars volleyball players at next Tuesday’s match, 9/11, beginning at 6:00 pm when the Lady Cougars take on conference rival Mt. Vernon.  All girls who participated in either our Little Cougars Volleyball League in February or in our camps in May or July are encouraged to come and be recognized down on the floor prior to the start of the Varsity match.  Please wear your league or camp shirt and you will get free admission to the evening’s matches.  Be sure to sign in at the door to ensure your name is read during the recognition ceremony.

 Any questions, please contact Coach Rouse at ritarouse@ymail.com

Fall Book Fair — The book fair will be held next week during the school day.  There will be a Family Night hosted on Thursday, September 13th from 6-8pm.  We invite everyone to come visit.

PTO News PTO Meeting- Thursday Night 6:30pm in Room 101 – 1st classroom on the left past the library.  On this evening, Sheriff Michael Shepherd will be making a presentation to parents regarding the Defender Watch program.  We have placed Mr. Shepherd at the beginning of the agenda so please stop by should you be attending the book fair.

 

 They will be collecting General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels.  Please feel free to send these in as you accumulate them.

 

MIS News 9/2/2012

Labor Day – No School on Monday, September 4

Financial Assistance — If you would like to apply for assistance for textbook rental and lunches, please send your application to school prior to September 12, 2012.

Book Rental Reminder — Book rental was due August 1, 2012.  If you would like to defer payment until October 1, 2012, please make sure you have a deferred payment on file with Mrs. Yeager.  Book rental should be paid in full no later than October 1, 2012.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PTO News — They will be collecting General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels.  Please feel free to send these in as you accumulate them.

MIS News 8/26/2012

Parent/Teacher Conferences — Parent-Teacher Conference dates have been set for October 25th/29th from 4-7pm. We would like to see 100% attendance at these so please keep these dates in mind as you are planning events. If not already received, please be on the lookout for information regarding this event.

Student Health — If you have not done so already, all 6th grade parents need to complete the attached CHIRP form as well as supply immunization records as soon as possible.  If you have an appointment to get shots, Mrs. Dingman needs to have the date on record.

PTO News — The MIS PTO will be collecting General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels.  Please feel free to send these in as you accumulate them.

MIS News 8/3/2012

We have gotten off to a great start this school year.  We appreciate your support in this effort.

Student Handbook Parent Sign-Off – In your child’s Friday/Monday folder you will find this form.  Please review your child’s handbook, which is also available online, with them.  Please sign the form and return  it to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Should you have any questions regarding our handbook, please feel free to contact us. MIS Handbook Sign Off Form

Dress Code — We realize it is warm as we start the year; however, we kindly request, as you review the handbook with your child, that you pay special attention to the dress code on page 12.

PTO News — The PTO will host the first meeting of the year at 6:30pm in the library on August 16th.  We are still in need of officers.  If interested, please contact the office.

Josh Bleill Visits MIS — We had a wonderful convocation Tuesday morning.  Mr. Josh Bleill came to speak with our students about Respect, Responsibility, Positive Attitude, and overcoming unexpected setbacks in life.  Please ask your child about his message.

Emails — Our spam system will pick up emails of which we have never sent an email to the account first.  Please note that we cannot check our “spam folder” until the next business day. Therefore, if you have a time sensitive message (ie. a bus change) a phone call is a much better way to go, or we will be a day late making the change.

MIS Registration Update

Online registration is now open for the 2012-13 school year through PowerSchool.  To register your students, log on to the PowerSchool parent portal and access your student’s account.  Then, follow the prompts.

We will be open for walk in registrations tomorrow and Thursday from 12:00-7:00 p.m.

Almost 200 students have already been registered online.  If you took advantage of this early yesterday morning, your child’s schedule may not have included his/her locker number and combination.  Those are now available by logging back in and reprinting the schedule.

We would also like to remind you that book rental payment is due by August 1st.  We will have tables available to collect payment during open house should you like to take advantage of this opportunity.  Otherwise, please send with your child on the first day of school.

Open House/Meet the Teacher Nights (please note that there is no formal presentation per se on this evening so if you can’t make it until 6:45 or 7:00, please know you will still get the same opportunity to see the building/classrooms and meet the teachers) :

5th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm – Wednesday, July 25th

6th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm – Thursday, July 26th

4th Grade: 6:30-7:30pm – Monday, July 30th

First Day of School – Wednesday, August 1st

Meet Your Teacher Nights

Maxwell will be hosting Meet Your Teacher nights prior to beginning the new school year.  The dates and times for these nights are as follows:

  • 5th Grade — Wednesday, July 25 (6:30 – 7:30)
  • 6th Grade — Thursday, July 26 (6:30 – 7:30)
  • 4th Grade — Monday, July 30 (6:30 – 7:30)

This is a great way for students and parents to get to know their teachers before the 1st day of the school year.  We hope to see you soon!

Dates and Events

**School student day 7:50 AM - 2:10 PM and office hours from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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-Classes start at 7:50 a.m. Doors to parent drop-off at Door 10 open at 7:40. Please use parent entrance off of CR 500 North.

-Don't forget to update your child's transportation information using School Dismissal Manager. Please make changes by 1:30 to ensure that your child is properly notified of changes.

-We are pleased to offer a Grab and Go style breakfast to students this year.

SHOP ONLINE: Support our school. Simply go to www.schoolstore.com, select our school and let the shopping begin!! Feel free to share with family members and friends.

Upcoming Dates:
September 27th: Picture Re-Takes
September 28th: K-Kids Meeting (7:00am)
October 25th: PTO "Dine to Donate" @ Dairy Queen (4-7pm)
October 28th: PTO Fall Fest (2-4pm)
November 15th: Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Night