MMS Library Book Fair

The MMS Library Book Fair starts Monday, September 24th and ends Friday, September 28th. We will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:00 (closing @ 2:00 on Friday). The book fair will also be open during Back to School Night next Thursday, September 27th.

The library is always looking for volunteers! It’s a busy place, and our volunteers help us keep our Library in good working order. Opportunities include helping with special events (book clubs, book fairs, etc.) and bi-weekly library duties and tasks. If you are interested, please click HERE to find a day/time that works for you.

Stock Up on Your MMS Spirit Items at Back to School Night!

Remember to check out all of the MMS spirit items on sale during Back to School Night this Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 PM. (Only cash or checks accepted.)

 

2018 – 2019 T-Shirts (sold by MMS Office)

Check out the newest T-Shirt Designs which will be sold for $20. After Back to School Night, they will be available for sale in the MMS front office. (Remaining inventory of t-shirts from prior years will also be available.)

 

MMS Yard Stakes (sold by PTA)

It’s not too late to buy a metal yard stake to show your MMS school spirit! They can be purchased for $65 at Back to School Night (only accepting cash or check that night). Delivery of all yard stakes will happen the week of October 8th and a text or email will be sent upon arrival at your home. Thank you for supporting the 8th grade party with your purchase!

 

MMS Styro Cups (sold by PTA)

Click HERE to pre-purchase your cups (via credit card) and pick them up at Back to School Night. They are $25 for a sleeve of 25 cups (16 oz). They will also be available for you to buy and take home at Back to School Night using cash or check. Thank you for supporting the 8th grade party with your purchase!

Eagle Pride Night! MMS All School Party

This year’s All School Party, themed Eagle Pride Night, is Friday, October 12th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. All MMS students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Kids can wear orange and white to show their EAGLE PRIDE. And, don’t worry about getting to that high school football game. With the early start, there is plenty of time for MMS students to stop by for pizza and fun!

Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds benefit student council programming. 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 9-12; there will be no sales at the door. 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. We have opportunities before, during, and after the event. All volunteers must be registered with the district. Click HERE if you need to complete your district volunteer registration. We are looking forward to a fantastic time!

Questions? Contact mmsallschoolparty@gmail.com

MMS Yearbook and 8th Grade Yearbook Ads are on Sale Now

The 2018-2019 MMS yearbook is now available for purchase on Balfour.com or www.smart-pay.com. While sales run through March, you may want to check this off your list early so you don’t forget! The direct link to the Balfour MMS page is: https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=74026.

Also, if you want to include a special ad in the yearbook for your 8th grader, you have until Thursday, October 4th. Please click HERE to download the 8th Grade Yearbook Ad form or pick one up in the MMS office. Completed forms should be dropped off at the office before the deadline. Back to School Night (September 27th) would be the perfect opportunity to drop if off if you want to keep it a secret from your student.

For questions, contact the MMS Yearbook & Digital Photography teacher, Stephanie Aguirre.

Screenagers Movie Night

Parents – Come see our showing of the Screenagers Movie on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 at MMS. Remember to come early for the 6 PM PTA meeting immediately preceding the Screenagers viewing.

Library Makerspace

Our very own MMS Library is now offering Makerspace time in the library after school on Wednesdays until 4:15 PM and before school on Thursdays. This is a great time for kids to use their imaginations and create projects. Each month the Makespace will have a themed project. September it is a Lego wall challenge and October it is Origami. If you have any lego pieces that you are willing to part with, please consider donating them to the library. Also, we could always use old computers, tech equipment, VCRs/ DVD that the kids can take a part. Please do not send anything with glass such as tube TV’s, Mac computers, etc.

There is no need to sign up. Just show up and have fun! If you have questions, please contact the librarian, Shanda Fraser.

Please Support SBEF!

MAKE A DONATION

Making Our Schools Better is what Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) does. SBEF provides a vehicle for private funding to enhance education for our 35,000 students. All donations to SBEF – 100 percent! – remain in SBISD to fund programs that support our teachers and prepare our students for the future. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION AND CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT SUCCESS IN OUR DISTRICT. – ONE STUDENT, ONE CLASSROOM, ONE SCHOOL, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME!

ATTEND MUFFINS WITH  DR. MURI – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

 

ATTEND THE REDNECK RIVIERA UNGALA – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

 

Change in Date for 8th grade Washington, D.C. Trip

The dates for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip have changed to February 15th-18th, 2019.

If you previously signed up for the trip and these dates no longer work for your child, please go to schooltoursofamerica.com and cancel so you will be credited for your deposit.

We have a waiting list as of 9/12/2018.

If you have questions, please contact Cindy Balderach.

Collect Box Tops for MMS

Lend Me a Tenor Coming to Stratford Playhouse

Stratford Playhhouse opens its season with the Tony Award-winning play, Lend Me a Tenor, and tickets are on sale now! Lend Me A Tenor is a door-slamming farce with mistaken identities, mischievous misunderstandings and compromising positions. Performances are October 4th – 13th. Go to shsplayhouse.org to purchase your tickets today! (Note – suggested for audiences 13 and up).

MHS Community Homecoming Carnival

Memorial High School Mustang Band “Marching with the Mustangs”

This year’s “Marching with the Mustangs” event will be held on Friday, October 19th where 7th and 8th grade students will be invited to participate with the MHS band at a varsity football game. Please click HERE for more information.

2018-2019 Gifted and Talented Identification Process/Referral Information

Spring Branch ISD provides a comprehensive continuum of services (K-12) that is responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of gifted and talented students. The Gifted and Talented Program identifies and serves the special educational needs of students with advanced learning abilities in language arts/social studies, and/or mathematics/science. In middle and high school, GT students are offered services through Pre-AP and AP classes. Parents who would like to refer their child for screening must provide permission for assessment and complete the on-line Parent Referral Form.

Referral Forms are available beginning September 19th on-line at https://sbgifted.schoolmint.net. These forms must be completed by Monday, October 22th.

Want to learn more? Please click HERE for upcoming district meetings and HERE  for additional details.

Please note that no late referrals can be accepted due to timeline constraints.

Heroes Around Me 2018-2019 Reflections Program

Click HERE for information regarding this year’s Reflections program, with the theme “Heroes Around Me”

 

SBISD Volunteer Sign Up Reminder

If you plan on attending a PTA meeting, chaperoning a field trip, helping with a science experiment, volunteering at staff appreciation luncheons, etc., you MUST be in the SBISD computer system.

English: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com/
Spanish: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com/?spanish=true

Nurse Notes

Welcome  back!  The MMS clinic is up and running .  Please take note of some clinic procedures.

  • All medication must be dispensed through the MMS clinic. Medicine must be the original bottle.   There are forms  for non-prescription and prescription outside the clinic door and on the SBISD website. If you want to come medicate your student it must also be done in the clinic.
  • Sport physical paperwork is also outside the clinic door and on the website.  The physical is returned to the coach.  Please make a copy and put in a safe place before sending.
  • All students are screened during the school  year.  This year the schedule  has changed.  6th grade  Height and weight, 7thgrade height weight, vision , hearing ,pre-diabetes and scoliosis for girls. 8th grade height , weight and scoliosis for boys. If there has been a referral made you must  see a medical provider and send proof back to the MMS clinic by May 1st.
  • All medical notes for PE or special assistance come to the clinic.  A medical provider note is required for mobility devises i.e. Crutches.
  • Please send updated immunizations to the clinic.
  • Students that need assistance during the school day with clothing, food, hygiene,  feminine products etc.  can ask for a pass to the Nurse.

Be Happy!

Credit by Exam Information

Click here to see the credit by exam flyer.  The most significant changes for this year are the availability of original credit/exams for acceleration in Algebra I, Biology, Eng I, Eng II, and US History, and an online application process.

Gift Card Request Scam Alert

Please watch for emails from me or anyone from MMS PTA asking you to purchase gift cards. This is a scam seen as recently as this week. The email asks that you purchase gift cards, scratch off the pin codes, and send photos of the gift card codes by email.

If you receive an email like this, please let me know.

Thank you,

Rhonda Hetman
MMS PTA President 2018-2019
mmseaglespta@gmail.com