GT Informational Meeting and Referral Information

Please refer to the following flyers for information regarding GT referral and the informational meeting.

GT Information 2017-2018

GT Information 2017-2018 (Spanish)

Donut Days 2017-2018

Dates:

September 29th – October 27tth – November 17th – December 15th 

January 26th – February 23rd – April 6th

 

Time:              7:50 am – 8:20 am

Location:        Courtyard and outside of 8th grade building

Cost:               Donuts and Water – $1

Kolaches – $2

               (please try to bring exact change)

Volunteers

Needed:         www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4EA8AE238-donut

Chairs:                        Julie Bergen, Claudia Cintora, Karen Diego, Eva Gomez, and Mariana Pinto

All proceeds benefit the 8th Grade Party!

All School Party: TEAM UP!

This year’s All-School Party, themed TEAM UP! MMS EAGLES, is October 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Team members work together to build each other up.  We recognize that members of our school have suffered in recent events, so in the spirit of teamwork, our MMS students will unite in a fun atmosphere to support each other and to share in music, games, fun pics and of course a few slices of pizza and dessert. All MMS students are welcome and encouraged to attend! Kids can wear something from one of their favorite teams, any type of team, if they want. And there’s plenty of time for those MMS students going to the high school football game to stop by for pizza and fun before!

Cost is $5.00 per student, but students who have experienced home flooding will have free entry. Proceeds benefit student council programming.  All advanced ticket purchasers will be entered in a prize drawing to take place the week before the party. So please purchase early. Click HERE to purchase/reserve tickets and register for the prize drawing. Ticket sales will be sold in advance, online and during school hours. We’re not planning on door sales. Students will receive a TEAM UP! wristband which they MUST wear for entrance to the party.

It takes a big team to throw a party like this, so if you or your spouse would be willing to volunteer, please sign up HERE. Dad volunteers are greatly appreciated too. All volunteers must be registered with the district. Click HERE if you need to complete district volunteer registration. We are looking forward to a fantastic time and could really use your help.

Many thanks to HEB for its donation.

Questions? Contact us at: mmsallschoolparty@gmail.com

Jenny Johansson, game czar
Namrata Kothari, volunteers
Bernadette Lanning, student liaison
Sara Lindsay, dj, event planning
Katie Moses, general info
Joanna Rose, donations, event planning
Taunya Rother, photography, event planning

Big Form – Deadline September 22!

PTAFill out your Big Form NOW! Click here to begin.

The MMS Big Form is the quick and easy way to complete your MMS PTA forms and pay by credit card on our secure site. The Big Form will not be offered in any other format (paper, etc.).

Use this Big Form to become a member of the MMS PTA, order directories, sign up to volunteer at MMS, and make donations to the PTA, MMS, the 8th Grade Party, and Teacher Appreciation! We have a lot going on throughout the year at MMS, so please make sure to check out all sections below!

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MMS Yearbook: 8th Grade Ads

Please go HERE to order your 8th grade ad. The due date is October 4th.

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Thank you and welcome back from the PTA President

MMS Family,

Because of your generosity, we have been able to provide some direct, immediate relief to over 30 MMS families and counting. I’m so very proud to represent you in these efforts. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed, promoted, helped organize and delivered for our MMS Family. Please continue to notify us if you know of a family that can use some help!

We are planning on keeping the PTA meeting this week, though we will use this opportunity to come together and regroup. Please drop in if you can to ask any questions about our fall calendar, schedule changes, and to find out more about the ways we will adjust to face the challenges brought to our community. This will be a BYOL meeting – we’ll resume our catered lunch meetings in October.

Welcome back Eagles – Stay safe and stay strong!
#MMSSTRONG

Kerri Kenne
PTA President

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SBEF Pledge Cents

SBEF Campaign to support SBISD families affected by Hurricane Harvey- Please see link for information regarding this effort.

DONATION LINK: https://www.pledgecents.com/cause/yldlny/hurricane-harvey-supporting-sbisd-famili/cause

 

Stratford Playhouse Season Tickets on Sale NOW!

Enjoy all three-main stage 2017-18 Stratford Playhouse Theatre productions at the best value when you become a season ticket subscriber. Purchase season tickets at www.shsplayhouse.org, starting at 9am on Aug. 28 through Sept 24, 2017

Hoops Basketball Training

SBEF Making Our Schools Better Fundraising Campaign

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) is a unique funding source for our school district. The Foundation provides dollars to support students and educators in all Spring Branch ISD schools, through scholarships, arts education, and grants for a variety of educational initiatives at both the district-level and individual campuses. Each year, SBEF funds impact each and every campus in some way and we hope you will make an SBEF donation part of your annual giving.

To donate to SBEF, please visit https://sbef.ejoinme.org/mosb

MMS Football Info

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

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

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.

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