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Principal’s Update 3/9

Attachments:

  1. PTO Mozzi’s Pizza Benefit Day – Eat at Mozzi’s any time during the day, and they will donate.   MUST have flyer.    Mozzi’s Fundraiser (3)
  2. PTO Spring Flower Sale
  3. GCHS Football Champions Club – Flexibility, Speed, etc. Camp     Greenfield Champions Club Form
  4. GCHS Football Position Skills Camp     Greenfield Community Football Club Form
  5. Greenfield Area Soccer Information     Greenfield Area Soccer Shop Day Dick’s March 10

News:

  1. New:  Field Trips, Chaperones, Taking Students with you after trip:  

As we begin to near the spring field trip season, we want to remind you that you must have a background check completed and passed prior to going on a trip.  If this is not done, you will not be permitted to go.  We would encourage you that if you even think you might sign up to go on a trip, go ahead and fill out the form at the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Once on this page, click the red apply button in the upper right hand corner and  then complete the form.

By doing this, it will prevent us from being the bad guy by telling you that you can’t go because the form was not filled out in a timely fashion.  Thanks, in advance, for helping us out with this.

If you plan to take your child home after a field trip, please make these arrangements in advance.  It is too hectic on that day to best account for child safety.  Please remember if a child leaves the building prior to the end of the day, this will impact their “perfect attendance” status should they have it.

  1. New: MIS will be celebrating Disability Awareness Week next week.   

Student council members will be sharing mini lessons, activities, and videos with their homerooms during this week to celebrate the uniqueness in all of us!  The student council is putting on a poster contest.  All entries are due by Monday.

  1. New:  PTO Flower Pick-up: 

For those who have ordered flowers from the PTO, Saturday, March 31st pick up will be from 12 – 2PM at the main entrance, otherwise flowers will be available at MIS on Monday, April 2nd when we return to school.

4.  New:  Spring Book Fair:

The spring book fair will be April 6th – 13th.  In addition to putting a book in your child’s hand, you help support our library by being able to provide even more books for our students.  All money raised with this event goes directly back to funding the MIS library.  On the evening of April 10th from 6:00-7:30pm, the book fair will open to families to come visit.

  1. Cell Phones at School:  

We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.

  1. Grandparent’s Luncheon Information/RSVP Form (Click the link below to complete the Registration Form): Lunch Money Due March 16th for this event!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekajSoAvhDgjhhtloSHzMjEJGmS5QNb2Qr3-eA7bFrRSO9dQ/viewform

Information for Grandparents’ Day is as follows:

4th Grade is Wednesday, April 11th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Papa John’s Pizza, Salad, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk.

5th Grade is Thursday, April 12th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Steamed Peas, Pineapple Tidbits, Roll, and Milk.

6th Grade is Friday, April 13th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is French Toast Sticks, Sausage Patty, Tater Tots, Orange, Juice, Fruit, and Milk.

  1.  MIS Guidelines for Student return after illness.
  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop:  

Students currently in grades 4-8 are invited to apply for the 2018 Children’s Theater Workshop.  This year’s show will be “Lucky, Lucky Hudson”, a comedic parody on 1920’s crooks and racketeers.  The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central HS from June 4th – June 29th.  If your child is interested in participating, he/she needs to see the art or music teachers to pick up an application.  Applications are due by March 16th..

  1. Make-Up Day Reminders:  

Please keep in mind that the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) has 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. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  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 Hancock County Health Department 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.

  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. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping off a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  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)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

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:

March 11th:  Daylight Saving Time Begins (Spring forward)

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 14th:  4th Grade Trip to the Indiana State Museum

March 16:  Lunch Money for Grandparent’s Day is Due

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

March 31st:  PTO Flower Pick-Up

April 6th-13th:  Spring Book Fair

April 10th:  Spring Book Fair Family Night – 6-7:30pm

April 11th:  4th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  5th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  MIS PTO Meeting – 2:30pm (Library)

April 13th 6th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 23rd:  ISTEP Part 2 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