Spartanaire Summer Camp

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Washington DC 8th Grade Trip

ATTENTION UPCOMING 2017-18 8TH GRADE PARENTS:

Make an impact on their appreciation for our country and send them to Washington DC!

The Washington DC trip has become an annual tradition at Memorial Middle School with over 1500 8th grade students traveling to Washington D.C. through the years to see our Nation’s capitol. With a night in historic Williamsburg/Jamestown, students will gain first hand knowledge of our country’s history. The 4 day 3 night trip is organized by School Tours of America and is offered for a price of $1,604.00 if registered by July 1st and includes all travel, meals and board. The travel dates of the trip are May 18th – May 21st. Seats are limited and fill up fast! Interested? Just go to School Tours online and register at www.schooltoursofamerica.com
trip i.d. number is 8413

Questions? Contact Chris Thornton at 713-825-8539
Dana.thornton@springbranchisd.com

Summer Special from Magness Orthodontics

MMS Graduate Dr. Marc Magness is offering the following special to MMS Students this summer…

2017-2018 School Day Update

The MMS school day for the 2017-2018 school year will be 8:25am – 3:30pm.

SBISD Athletic Forms

If your child plans on participating in athletics next year either in middle school or high school, you will need to fill out the required paperwork online. Click here for online paperwork.  There are also dates you can have your physicals done at MHS for $10! See info below.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bree Drury

Campus Athletic Coordinator

 

Upcoming events

~ Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Athletic Physicals at MHS  Field House from 2:15 – 5:00

$10.00  cash or check

Provided by The Orthopedic Sports Clinic

 

~ Thursday, May 25, 2017

ECG’s at MHS from 3:00 – 5:00

$15.00 cash or check

Provided by Who We Play For

ECG consent paperwork

 

SBISD Summer School

Summer school registration begins on May 1st.  The links below provide information regarding courses available, tuition, dates, and location. Please see your grade level counselor if you have questions.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

 

HOOPS Basketball Camps

Boys & Girls, ages 1st-8th Grades
Co-Ed Summer FUN Camps
Location: MDPC & Tallowood Churches
Dates:
Camp 1- June 26-30. 9-12 or 1-4pm
Camp 2- July 17-21. 9-12 or 1-4pm
Camp 3- July 24-28. 9-11:30 and/or 1:00-3:30pm. (Tallowood Baptist).
Cost: $170
Register Now Online:
www.hoops-school.com/schedule

Click here for more information.

 

MHS Sweethearts

Click here for registration and more information.

Odyssey of the Mind

AMAZING NEWS!  One of the Memorial Middle School Odyssey of the Mind teams placed 1st in our division of Problem 4: Ready, Set, Balsa, Build at the state competition!  Now, we have the opportunity to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University in May.  Attending the World Finals is a tremendous honor for our students participating, and our school overall.  Making the trip is costly and we need your help!  To cover our registration, transportation, housing, and prop shipping, we need to raise nearly $10,000.  Please help!  Any donation is greatly appreciated!

https://donorbox.org/mmsodysseyworldfinals

Varun Kalappa, Caleb Choi, Philip Liou, Tracy Park, Mallesh Maharana, Abhinav Sinha, Jerry Chen

SBISD Summer Code Camps

SBISD is offering code camps for students this summer! Three sessions will be held here at MMS. The cost is $125 per camp (1/2 days, Monday through Thursday), and they’re broken up by grade level.

https://cms.springbranchisd.com/et/educational-technology/for-parents/code-camps

Fund for the Future Endowment Legacy 2017

Looking for the Perfect Graduation Gift?

SBEF has the answer. Honor your 8th grade graduates by making a donation in his or her name to the Fund for the Future Endowment Legacy 2017 program. Your Legacy 2017 gift reaches far beyond one student. It assures education-enhancing opportunities for SBISD students, regardless of economic, social or cultural circumstances.

Based on the donation level you choose, your honoree will be recognized in the SBEF annual report, on the SBISD website or on a plaque displayed at your student’s school.

Legacy 2017 recognizes today’s students while it funds programs for generations of SBISD students. Fund for the Future Endowment donations are wisely invested, and interest income funds district and campus grants that benefit students. Donations to SBEF are not diverted outside our district.

To honor your graduates in Legacy 2017, visit https://sbef.ejoinme.org/Legacycampaign by April 13.

Legacy Donation Form

Camp of Champs

The Camp of Champs, now in its 26th year in Spring Branch, is the longest running sports’ camp in West Houston. Over 10,000 campers have enjoyed quality instruction from experienced and caring coaches. Coach Lamar Evans, director of the camp, taught and coached in Spring Branch for 31 years.

The camp is for 1st-8th grade boys and girls. Instruction is concentrate on the fundamentals of each sport, with friendly scrimmages and fun activities throughout the day. Coach Beth Gammill, head coach at Memorial High School, is the master teacher for Volleyball. Coach Evans, who has coached at Stratford High School and Spring Forest Middle School, is the master teacher for Basketball, while Coach Todd Holycross of Spring Forest, and Coach D.J. Kirk of Memorial Middle School, head up the Football session of the camp. There are no rain-outs for football at the Camp of Champs! We have rented the gym in case of rain!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Coach Evans at 832-549-8367 or 281-574-1438.

Click here for more info.

Looking for a Budding Art Patron for MMS!

It’s the Butterfly Festival, to be conducted in conjunction with Newspring, a district partner in the area of visual arts. The best way to think of this project is to remember the 2001 Cow Parade, which placed 325 artistically decorated cows across Houston (benefitting Texas Children’s Hospital).

The Butterfly Festival will be similar (but smaller), placing 50 artistically decorated butterflies across SBISD. Each school in the district will be invited to submit a design for a butterfly. And our hope is that your PTA might find a generous donor who would sponsor a butterfly for your school, complete with school colors, logo, etc. right on the butterfly, to be permanently displayed at your school.

The butterflies, which will measure four feet by three feet, will be positioned on a solid base and will be weather proofed, so that they can be displayed both inside your school or outside. Each butterfly will cost $10,000. The proceeds will cover a $1,000 stipend to your school for its investment in paints and other decorations. Newspring will cover all other costs, including the undecorated butterflies, base, etc. The net above Newspring’s cost will be contributed to a college scholarship fund to be utilized for deserving district students (approximately $5,000 per butterfly).

For more information, please contact Newspring’s Chairman, Robert Westheimer, at rwestheimer1@comcast.net.

From the nurse…

  1. Attention 6thgrade  parents!  The MMS clinic is now preparing your student to move to the 7th grade.  According to state law there are immunizations that are required for students to be entering the 7th grade.  If your child is needing these immunizations  you will be notified by mail in early February.  Please attend to this matter ASAP.  I recommend that all 7thgraders have these records completed and submitted to the MMS Clinic by May.  This will ensure your student a smooth transition into 7th grade.  I do not recommend waiting until the summer.  Shortage of the shots by summer is a common problem and does not make an exclusion for State requirement.  I have included locations for free and reduced vaccines.
  2. For all grades:  If your student was referred for vision, hearing, scoliosis, or AN and you have not returned the form.  Please tend to this matter ASAP.  A compliance report is generated and sent to the state of Texas in May.
  3. Remember! teenagers need 10-12 hours of electronic freesleep every night!  I encourage you to have a “phone parking spot” somewhere other than beside the bed.  It’s hard for an Adult not to look at the phone at night….. can you imagine how hard it is  for a teenager?

Smile! And be Healthy

Important Legislative Information

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Calling All MMS Women! FREE BOOTCAMP!

Memorial Area Women’s Bootcamp invites all MMS women to join this FREE and fun workout!

Monday – Wednesday – Friday
5:30-6:30am
Memorial Middle School

Please bring:
mat, towel, weights, band and water

From beginners to advanced, all levels are welcome! Please contact robinsonnomads@yahoo.com for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1555139638122963/

Submit Student News for Local Media Coverage

HAVE NEWS? Do you have ANY MMS news that you would like to see covered in the local media? This is a great opportunity to give shout outs to MMS teams or clubs (either preparing for or participating in events or games), school related events, and students doing activities outside of school.

WHAT TO SEND: High-resolution photo(s), along with a detailed caption (approximately 100 words) which includes all first and last names from left to right, as well as who, what, where, and when. If the photo is sent from an iPhone, please send it as “actual size” (MB, not KB).

WHERE TO SEND IT: CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS? Contact nancy@nuzzo.net

Thank you!

Important Info from the Nurse

nurse1- Please send all up dated immunization records to the MMS clinic.  Especially 6th graders if you received the 11 year old shots over the summer.

2- Sign up for the Texas Registry Immtrac .  This is a services from the State of Texas that preserves your students immunizations.  Form enclosed. Fill it out and send to the MMS clinic.

3- September free immunization schedule is enclosed.

4- Update your online student information asap.  Make sure the clinic card has Mom and Dad’s phone numbers.  If you child has an emergency, it is the copy of the clinic card that goes with them to an emergency health facility.

5- Prepare for your student’s success! Have them eat well, sleep 8-10 hours per night, balance work and play (both are important), have electronic free conversations.

6- Review the dress code with your student.  Lots of cute clothing are not school appropriate.  Save those outfits for the weekend.

7- All medication must be given  and registered in the clinic. See forms below.

Anaphylaxis Paper Work for Parents

Medication – Parent’s Statement for Administration of Nonprescription Medication

Medication – Physician’s Statement for Administration of Prescription Medication

Medication – Physician’s Statement for Student Held Inhaler

Bus Routes

IMPORTANT:

Many bus routes have changed. Please go HERE to see your route and timing information. For future reference, this link is always on this webpage under ‘Useful School Links’ on the lower left.

Melvin Eldridge Memorial Scholarship

Melvin L. Eldridge, a former principal of Memorial Middle School for 21 years, passed away on May 30, 2016.  To honor this beloved member of the MMS family, a memorial scholarship has been established through the Spring Branch Education Foundation.  If you would like to contribute to this memorial which will provide scholarships to SBISD graduates who attended Memorial Middle School, you may contact the Foundation or copy the link to the “Melvin Eldridge Memorial Scholarship” that is given below.  All donations that are made to this scholarship are tax-deductible, and donors will receive gift receipts for their contributions.

HERE is the link for the Melvin Eldridge Scholarship for those who wish to donate through PayPal.

If you prefer, you may send your contributions directly to the Foundation at the mailing address below.

Spring Branch Education Foundation

955 Campbell Road, Suite 206

Houston, TX 77024

713-251-2279

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