Please join us at the MMS PTA Meeting this Thursday, September 19 at 9:00 AM!

Topic: Chrome books, itslearning platform, the Parent Portal

MMS students will be receiving their chrome books by mid-October, and Stephanie Sandifer, Director of Educational Technology at Spring Branch ISD, will be at the meeting to discuss the itsLearning app, how teachers will be using it this year, the Parent Portal and much more!

Please RSVP on the Sign-up-Genius link below to avoid the front office sign-in line.

If you RSVP by 4pm Wednesday, the front office will have your name tag ready for you to pick up in the morning. You may still attend if you haven’t rsvp’d, but will need to go to the front office for your name tag.

8TH GRADE ADS

Please click HERE to access the form to complete an 8th grade ad. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Aguirre.

Teacher Appreciation Committee

Thank you to the Teacher Appreciation Committee! They put on a wonderful “Orange We Lucky To Have You” themed luncheon for our amazing MMS staff!

 

MMS Back-To-School Night

Memorial Middle School invites all parents to our Back-To-School Night on Thursday, September 26th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, walk their daily schedule and pick up some great MMS spirit gear.

Your child will be given a schedule form to bring home to you that will list their class schedule.  Other ways to find your child’s schedule are to print it from Family Access or to download the Skyward App to your smart phone.

We will begin the evening in the auditorium at 6:00 PM with brief remarks from the principal and the PTA.  Parents will then begin the open house program with 1st period beginning at 6:30 PM.  Each class will be 7 minutes with a 5 minute passing period.  8th period will end at 7:49 PM.

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th for an informative evening.

MMS – Game Day! All School Party on Friday, October 4th

This year’s All School Party, themed MMS Game Day, benefitting Student Council is Friday, October 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. All MMS students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students can wear orange, white, and their favorite team jersey.

Tickets are only $5 each. Click HERE to purchase your wristband, which allows you admission to the event. Wristbands will be sold in advance only, both online now and during lunch periods October 1-4; there will be NO SALES AT THE DOOR. Pre-purchased wristbands will be delivered to students’ activity period on Oct 4th and students must wear their wristband to the event to verify purchase.

It takes a big team to throw a party and we need your help! Please sign up HERE!

All volunteers must be registered with the district. Click HERE if you need to complete your district volunteer registration.

Questions? Contact mmsallschoolparty@gmail.com

Thank you!

Event Chairs: Heather Bonner, Lindsay Curtis, Becky Fenn, Whitney Gormley, Stacey Kearns, Alicia Ross, Terri Tarwater

Book Fair Cashiers Needed

The MMS Library needs your help! The library is having a fall book fair on September 23 – 27. We need some volunteers who would like to help run the cash register. You can signup to work by picking any time slot (more than 1?) that works for you. The register is easy to use, and you will be trained when you arrive. And as a thank you, you will receive a 20% discount for any book fair purchases you make.

If you have any questions please contact Shanda Fraser, the MMS Librarian

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind invites returning teams to review the 2019-20 new exciting problems and get started with renewed memberships.

Are you new to Odyssey of the Mind? Come to one of the informational meetings for Parents and Teachers.

Thursday September 19th , from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
hosted at River Oaks Elementary, 2008 Kirby Drive, 77019
Provided by Houston Region

You will find out why students are begging to join a team. It is a fun, educational way to learn how to solve problems. “The sport that isn’t a sport…”

If you are unable to attend, there will be a third session on October 1st. Details are published on the website calendar at: www.txodyssey.org. Our school contact is Terry Narazaki terrynarazaki@gmail.com, please contact Terry to match all interested students to a team.

Click for a link the the OM Brochure, OM Calendar and STEM Parent Brochure for more information.

6th Grade Peer Group Meeting

Welcome to Middle School

Now that the 6th graders have a month under their belts, our 6th grade counselor, Mrs. Perkins, and our 6th grade assistant principal, Mrs. Hiler, will be discussing some of the meatier issue surrounding starting middle school. There will also be a question and answer portion at the end. Please mark you calendar for Friday, September 27th at 11:30 AM in the Auditorium and plan to attend! Hope to see you all there!

NJHS – Sister School Coat Drive

The NJHS together with Sister School Committee is conducting a coat drive for Landrum MS/Kipp. Please consider donating your gently used coats, sizes Youth Large – Adult XL to our sister school friends. There will be donation boxes in the front hallway for students to drop their coats until October 15th. Email questions to sheristegent@gmail.com We appreciate your support!

Kimberly Moore, Meredith Pickett and Sheri Stegent

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SISTER SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Please consider being a part of the MMS Sister School Committee. This committee will be serving the students and staff of Landrum MS/KIPP. We will be organizing a coat drive, staff luncheons and helping with their 8th grade dance needs. It will be an exciting, yet easy way to give back.

For questions regarding this committee, please feel free to email Sheri Stegent. Click on the graphic below to sign up for this most rewarding opportunity! THANK YOU!

Upcoming Events for SBISD Advanced Academics

SBISD Advanced Academics will offer several parent sessions through the year. Please mark your calendar for these fall dates!

Tuesday, October 22nd

Duke TIP Program 101 Presented by Amy Ellingson – Facilitator, Advanced Academics

11am – 12 PM  and 5-6 PM

Administration Building Board Room, 955 Campbell Rd., 77024

No need to register.

 

Tuesday, November 6th

Parenting Gifted Kids – Presented by Kristin Graham – Facilitator, Advanced Academics

11am – 12 PM  and 5-6 PM

Administration Building – Room 275, 955 Campbell Rd., 77024

No need to register.

Library Help Needed!

Please help support our fabulous librarian Ms. Shanda Fraser! There are 3 opportunities to volunteer. The library is short on student aides this Semester so please do what you can!

SHELVING HELP

STUDENT BOOK CLUB

BULLETIN BOARD

Spring Branch ISD Gifted and Talented (GT) Program

Young Life Starting Wyldlife at MMS!

Young life is starting Wyldlife at MMS! Wyldlife is a ministry of Young Life for middle school students. Please join us for the first event of the year on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7 pm 12202 Boheme. All grades welcome!

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Tickets for Stratford Playhouse’s first show of the season, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, The Grown-Up Prequel to Peter Pan, go on sale Monday, September 9th at 9 AM. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this magical adventure on the high seas. It’s appropriate for most children and loved by almost every adult, so hurry today to come and find “the greatest treasure on earth!”

Reminder to Volunteer with SBISD

Don’t forget to register to volunteer before doing anything on campus.

Spring Branch Independent School District Volunteer Registration
SBISD requires all persons interested in being a volunteer to agree to a Name Based Criminal History Background Check (NBCHBC) each school year. This is in addition to the Raptor System (V-soft) which compares all visitor names against sexual offender databases and is currently implemented at all SBISD campuses.

By completing and submitting the SBISD Volunteer Registration form, you agree to a criminal history background check. Please use your legal name, and complete all required fields in the correct format. The entire application takes just a few minutes and may take 5-10 business days to be processed. As with any district data, multiple security measures are in place to protect all information. Don’t forget to click submit!

All approved volunteers will be entered into the district’s Raptor system. To complete the process, you must bring your photo id to be verified and scanned into Raptor the first time you visit your campus this year. By US mail, SBISD will notify any volunteer applicant who does not pass the NBCHC.

Please contact SBISD Community Relations at 713.251.2468 or partner@springbranchisd.com should you need additional information.

Begin the Volunteer Application Process Now
https://www.springbranchisd.com/engage/register-to-volunteer