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Principal’s Update February 2, 2018

Attachments:

  1. Kindergarten Round-Up Information     
  2. MIS Author Visit Information     MIS Author Visit (3)
  3. Box Top for Education Information     20180202134425621 (2)
  4. Hoops for Heart Information     20180202121610516 (1)

News:

  1. New –Author Visit:  Author John David Anderson will be visiting our students on Wednesday, February 7th.  We are excited to have him come and speak to our students!  For more information and for book ordering, please see the attached document.

  1. New- “No Cold Feet” Shoe Recycling Challenge! As a school, we collected 333 pairs of shoes for this cause.  We will announce the classroom winner on Monday.  Thanks to all who gave so generously.
  1. New – ISTEP Dates:    We will begin the first round of ISTEP testing on Tuesday, February 27th.  We will test each morning through Friday, March 2nd.  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. New – Make-Up Day Reminders:  With the chance of more snow next week, please keep in mind that President’s Day (February 19th) and the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) have all been established as make-up days should they be needed.
  1. 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.
  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 year’s 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 byFeb. 16th, and online orders will be accepted through March 2nd.   Online order: ybpay.lifetouch.com Online order code: 10768418
  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. 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:

February 7th:  Author Visit

February 7th:  ISTEP Statewide “Load Test” – 9:45am

February 7thHuman 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)

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)