Red Ribbon Week 2019

Red Ribbon Week is a national event to raise awareness and mobilize communities in the fight against drugs. MMS students will take part in this event Monday, October 21st – Friday, October 25th. The PTA is hosting Crystal Collier, PHD, LPC-S, who will speak to the students on Monday, October 21st about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain.

Students are encouraged to dress in theme each day to show support and awareness. The MMS Student Council Officers selected the daily themes. Students who dress in theme can enter a drawing at lunch. Two (2) lucky winners from each grade level will be announced daily. On Friday, the 30 winners will meet for an Orange Leaf yogurt treat during activity. Please encourage your child to dress up.

Monday 10/21: Too BRIGHT for drugs (Wear NEON)

Tuesday 10/22: Be all you can Be – Be Drug Free (Wear CAMO)

Wednesday 10/23: Our Schools are Drug Free – Show Your Team Spirit (Wear MHS, SHS or ASTROS shirt)

Thursday 10/24: BOO out Drugs (Wear HALLOWEEN colors – NO costumes)

Friday 10/25: Drugs are tacky, don’t be WACKY (Wear CRAZY or mismatched socks)

Red Ribbon Volunteers

Two (2) volunteers are needed at all lunch periods for Red Ribbon Week (10/21-10/25) to pass out raffle tickets. Students who are dressed in theme will receive a raffle ticket to be entered in the daily drawing. Two (2) winners from each grade level will be announced during Activity Period everyday. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SBISD TO VOLUNTEER.


Special Education Parent Workshop – Thursday October 24th at Noon

One of the best way to learn about the special education services and programs offered in SBISD is by attending district-led parent workshops. They are typically held during the lunch hours, no registration is needed.

The upcoming parent workshop will focus on empowering parent involvement in ECSE, Lifeskills and APPLE classrooms. It will be held on Thursday, October 24th at noon at the Shadow Oaks Elementary school. Please see the flyer for more details.

Confused by the SpEd alphabet soup? Have questions or concerns? Please email me directly at

Thank you for donating to the NJHS – Sister School Coat Drive!

Thank you to our MMS community for helping us collect 238 coats for Landrum MS/Kipp! We appreciate your support!

Kimberly Moore, Meredith Pickett and Sheri Stegent

MMS Students to Perform in City Ballet of Houston’s Production of The Nutcracker

City Ballet of Houston, under the artistic direction of Mary Elizabeth Arrington and Luis Fuente, has been producing the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, for over 40 years!  The production was choreographed by ballet legend, Frederic Franklin, and it is performed in the beautiful Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.  As part of the matinee performances, there will be a brief presentation and opportunity to meet the dancers and take photos.  For Girl Scouts, attending the ballet and presentation will make them eligible for the Nutcracker Patch.  We are so pleased to share that several students from Memorial Middle School will be performing in this year’s production.  We hope you will join us in Galveston to support your classmates and to enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker!  More details are in the attachment, and tickets are available at the or at 1-800-821-1894.

City Ballet of Houston, SBISD Students

Front Row:  Liz Grace Brack, Alexa Questell, Claire Dinh, Garance Malbrel, Myra Mock

Back Row: Carolyn Branca, Audrey Chan, Aubrey Mock, Caroline Thomas, Kaylie Dyer

Not Pictured: M.E. Harp and Allison Lilies

Library Volunteer Shelvers Needed!


We’d love some more library volunteers to help out with shelving returned books, so I’ve opened up some NEW dates and time slots. We are getting lots of books returned (students are reading – YAY!), and our shelves are overflowing. If you have some time, we’d love for you to come help us out.

Please sign up by clicking the Signup Genius graphic below

If these dates/times don’t work for you and you’d still like to help, let email Shanda Fraser for other dates/times. Thank you!!

Look Within ~ Reflections Contest

Please click HERE for a PDF version with working links.


Join SBEF at the Totally 80’s Gala

Click on the graphics below to buy tickets and tables or learn about sponsorship opportunities!


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!”

Buy Your Yearbook at Balfour.Com

Buy your yearbook now for the Early Bird Special at