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Principal’s Update 11/10

News:

  1.  PTO Spirit Wear Sale:  

The MIS PTO spirit wear sale is now online and open. The sale has been extended untilNovember 19th so please get your orders in prior to this.

The link is:  https://maxwell.itemorder.com/sale

  1. Menu Change:  

Thursday, November 16th will be our Thanksgiving meal at MIS.  There will be no other options served on this day as well as no extras available.  The menu will be as follows:

Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, peaches, pumpkin pie.

 

  1. K-Kids News:  

Many families in our community have a difficult time buying food for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday so the K-Kids will be hosting a Thanksgiving themed food drive the week of Nov. 13-17th. This is a simple way to bring Thanksgiving to these families by donating to help feed those in need.  The first homeroom to collect the following items will be rewarded with breakfast (cinnamon rolls/chocolate milk) on Monday, November 20th:

8 cans of green beans

4 boxes of stuffing

6 cans of pumpkin pie filling

4 cans of cream of mushroom soup

5 boxes of mac and cheese

6 boxes of instant mashed potatoes

  1. Family Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night: 

Attached you will find the activities for this evening as well as the location of each.  Feel free to print this, or there will be copies available at the first activity you choose to participate in.  Please note that you will not have time to make it to each activity so plan ahead.  As you leave for the evening, you will submit the form with teacher initials to be eligible for the prize drawings.  Please remember Papa John’s pizza will be available for purchase on this evening from 5-8pm for $10/pizza.    2017 MIS Family STEM Night Flyer (1)

  1. Christmas Assistance:  

Hancock County families who are in need of Christmas assistance will once again be helped this year through the United Christmas Service (UCS), a division of the United Way. Greenfield-Central Schools, along with several other community agencies, will be able to refer families they are familiar with.   The referral process will begin on November 1st and will continue through November 17th. Parents will be asked to complete an application, and return it to Mr. Scott Stroud, School Social Worker.  This application requires information on each member of the household, such as name, gender, birth date, ethnicity, social security number, school attending, clothing sizes, and reason for need.  United Christmas Service will assist as many families as possible; however, no one is guaranteed assistance.

If you would like to request a copy of the United Christmas Service application or need additional information, please contact Mr. Stroud at 326-3121.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

–  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

–  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

– MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

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

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas):

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

 

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:  

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

November 11th:  MIS Robotics Team Competition @ Doe Creek MS

November 13th:  5th Grade Veteran’s Day Q/A

November 15th:  Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Night – 6:30-7:30pm

November 20th:  MIS Robotics Club Dairy Queen Night (4pm to close)   MIS Robotics DQ Night PDF

November 22nd:  Teacher Flex Day (No School)

November 23rd-24th:  Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 25th:  Winter Break Begins

Dates and Events

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

*Please see our "News" tab above for other news and opportunities around MIS, GC, and the local community.

** Weekly editions of the 2017/2018 Principal's Update are now posted under "MIS News."

-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:

Upcoming Dates:

April 23rd: ISTEP Part 2 Begins
May 3rd: Student Council Meeting - 7:00am
May 4th: MIS Variety Show
May 7th: 6th Grade Kid's Talk Program
May 8th: Incoming 4th Grade (Current 3rd Graders) Parent Night @ MIS - 6:30-7:30
May 9th: 4th Grade Famous Hoosiers Presentations
May 10th: MIS PTO Meeting - Library 2:30pm
May 15th: Incoming 7th Grade (current 6th Graders) Parent Night @ GCJHS - 7:00-8:00pm
May 25th: 4th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie
May 31st: Last Day of School/Awards
July 25th: 5th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm
July 26th: 6th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm
July 30th: 4th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm