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Principal’s Update 1/19

Attachments:

  1. Touchstone Energy Camp Information – Open to 6th Graders     2018-TE-Camp-Student-Application (1)
  2. Greenfield Fast-pitch Softball League Information     GFSA Spring Ball 2018

News:

  1. Kids Talk Program:  As advertised in our December 22nd MIS News, Indiana Senate Bill 355 was passed in the spring 2017 state legislative session. The bill requires all public schools in the state of Indiana to provide all children grades K-12 with child abuse education.  We held our parent information night this past week and the actual student presentations will be held at MIS on January 22nd and 24th.  The opt out date was originally set for January 18th.  However, if you still desire for your child not to participate, you may send an email to Mr. Stroud, school social worker, at sstroud@gcsc.k12.in.us prior to 7:00am Monday, January 22nd to request your child not participate.
  1. Camp Invention is returning to Greenfield-Central Schools (Host Site:  JB Stephens Elementary) during the week of July 16-20, 2018.  Check out this years program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ROCCsOdQHQ, and stay tuned for more information.
  1. 2017-18 Yearbooks:  Yearbooks are $16 (soft cover) $21 (hard cover). Checks are made out to Lifetouch. Paper order forms are due by Feb. 16th, and online orders will be accepted through March 2nd.

Online order: ybpay.lifetouch.com Online order code: 10768418

  1. Student Council will be sponsoring a movienight for 5th/6th grade students on Thursday, January 25th.

Time2:30 – 4:00pm sharp!

Snacks: Students can bring their own, but student council will be selling popcorn for $.50, candy and soda for $1.

Pick-Up: Follow normal after school pick-up procedures. Enter west of the building off of 500N and use the drive north of the building. Students will be sent out to you.

Dismissal Manager: If your child plans to stay, please indicate this in dismissal manager.

  1. Student Council Pennies for Patients Spirit Week Fundraiser (February 12th-16th)

Monday– (Donation of pennies)

Team Up Against Leukemia- wear your favorite team jersey

Tuesday– (Donation of nickels)

Knock the Socks off Leukemia- wear crazy socks

Wednesday– (Donation of dimes)

Scare off Leukemia- wear crazy hair

Thursday– (Donation of quarters)

Make Cancer Ancient- Dress like you’re 100 years old.

Friday- (Donation of dollars) *MUST donate at least a dollar to wear the hat. Students who have donated will be given a sticker that says “I’m not just surviving, I’m living”

Hats off to Leukemia- wear a hat

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  The Hancock County Health Department will be hosting a vaccination clinic at GCHS on February 12th. The clinic will run from 2:30pm-7pm. Your student must be accompanied by an adult to receive vaccines during this clinic. For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The HCHD generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year. This is a walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary!

  1. ISTEP Preview:  The opportunity for your child to show us what he/she has learned will be here before we know it.  The Indiana Department of Education has developed a website where parents can view sample ISTEP+ items.  We would encourage you to take a look at this site and discuss the importance of the exam with your child.

New this year:   ISTEP+ Online Tutorial – this walks you and students through the set-up of the test as well as the tools that are available for students to use.

These sample items can be found at: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/in/in-practicetest.html?links=1

  1. 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.
  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:

January 25th:  K-Kids Meeting

January 25th:  5th/6th Grade Student Council After School Movie: 2:30-4:00pm

February 7th:  Human Growth and Development Parent Preview Night @ GIS 6:30-7:30pm

February 13th:  5th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

February 15th:  6th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

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:
February 7th: Author Visit
February 7th: ISTEP Statewide "Load Test" - 9:45am
February 7th: Human Growth and Development 5th/6th Grade Parent Preview Night @ GIS 6:30-7:30pm
February 8th: PTO Meeting - Library 2:30pm
February 13th: 5th Grade Human Growth/Development Program
February 15th: 6th Grade Human Growth/Development Program
February 15th: 5th Grade DARE Graduation
February 19th: President's Day - (NO school/Snow Make-Up day)
February 22nd: K-Kids Meeting
February 23rd: Hoops for Heart - 2:15-4:00pm
February 27th-March 2nd: ISTEP Testing in the morning each day
March 14th/16th: 5th Grade Biztown Trip
March 19th-30th: Spring Break - (NO School - 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)