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Principal’s Update 1/26

Attachments:

  1. GCHS Winter Cheer Clinic – Open to Grades K-6     Winter 2018 Cheer Clinic Flyer
  2. Schoolstore.com      Schoolstore.com Fundraiser

News:

1.  “No Cold Feet” Shoe Recycling Challenge! – 

Student Council would like for all homerooms to participate in the “No Cold Feet” Shoe Recycling Challenge! The challenge week will be January 29th – February 2nd. The class that brings in the most pairs of shoes wins a recycled plastic sports water bottle and a popcorn party.  All shoes will be placed in a shoe box in each homeroom.  Any unusable shoes will be ground up and turned into playground mulch! (SHOES NEED TO HAVE A RUBBER BAND AROUND EACH PAIR TO KEEP THEM TOGETHER)

2.  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 Sears, 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.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

3.  Camp Invention 

is returning to Greenfield-Central Schools (Host Site:  JB Stephens Elementary) during the week of July 16-20, 2018.  Check out this year’s program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ROCCsOdQHQ, and stay tuned for more information.

4.  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

5.  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

6.  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!

7.  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

8.  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.

9.  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.

10.  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:

Week of January 29th:  ISTEP Practice Tests

February 1st:  Student Council Meeting

February 7th:  Author Visit

February 7th:  ISTEP Statewide “Load Test” – 10:00am

February 7thHuman Growth and Development 5th/6th Grade Parent Preview Night @ GIS 6:30-7:30pm

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

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

February 15th:  5th Grade DARE Graduation

February 22nd:  K-Kids Meeting

February 26th:  ISTEP Part 1 Window Opens

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