Message to Sixth Grade Parents from the Grafton Middle School
Winter Recess is February 19 - 23 - School resumes on Monday, February 26th
Harlem Wizards are coming to town!
Mark your calendars - the Harlem Wizards are coming to town on Monday, March 19 for a fun-filled basketball game against some of our favorite teachers and staff! This PTO sponsored community-building event will prove to be entertaining and engaging, so don't miss your chance - buy tickets early!
Ticket order forms went home students Thursday, February 8th and will be sold on a "first come, first served" basis. Click here for order form.
Courtside Plus & Premium seats are limited in quantity and available ONLINE ONLY - www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets
All other tickets (student & general admission) will be sold in paper form.
We do expect the game to sell out - please plan accordingly and purchase tickets early!
Student $10 pre-sale; *$15 at the door*
General Admission $12 pre-sale; *$15 at the door*
Premium Seating (center court) $20 (purchased online only)
Courtside Plus (courtside seating & extras!) $25 (purchased online only)
** Tickets will only be available at the door if they do not sell out in advance.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Game time: 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Location: Grafton Middle School Gymnasium
February PTO Meeting - Tuesday, March 13th 7pm MSES Library
Six Flags Read to Succeed
Congrats to those students who read six or more hours! Your Six Flags free admission ticket should arrive at MSES in early April!
MSES Title I Report Card
We are pleased to provide you with a copy of our school’s report card. It contains information about school and district accountability, achievement, our students and teachers, and other important measures of school performance. Please see the twolinks below to access more information and the report.
When should your child stay home from school? Here are a few guidelines you might want to follow:
1.) A runny nose is the way many children respond to dust, pollen, or simply a change of season. If it isn't a common cold, then it's an allergy and allergies are not contagious. You do not need to keep the child home.
2.) A bad cough or cold symptoms can indicate a severe cold, bronchitis, flu or even pneumonia. Some children suffer one cold after another all winter long, and an ordinary cold should not be a reason to miss school. But if your child is not acting right, has a fever, difficulty breathing or is dehydrated, it could be serious. Check with your pediatrician.
3.) Diarrhea and vomiting may be symptoms of a contagious stomach virus. These symptoms make children very uncomfortable, and being near a bathroom is a priority. If your child has repeated episodes of diarrhea and/or vomiting, with or without a fever, rash or general weakness, consult your pediatrician and keep your child home during the illness, and for at least 24 hours after the symptoms pass.
4.) Fever is an important symptom. When it occurs with a sore throat, nausea, lethargy or a rash your child may be contagious. Most pediatricians advise parents to keep children home during the course of a fever and for an additional 24 hours after the fever has passed. Please inform the nurse if your child has seen the pediatrician for a contagious illness such as strep throat, pneumonia, etc.
Box Top Challenge
The Winter Box Top Challenge is here! Hopefully you have been collecting the box top certificates since the fall challenge, and are ready to keep adding to your collection. The challenge will end Feb. 14th, so be sure to return them to your child's class by then. Don't forget, label them with the Teacher's Name so the class gets credit. Watch for a collection sheet to come home in Wednesday folders next week. Questions? Contact Cathy Lazo (email@example.com)
Spring 2018 MCAS Testing Schedule
The MCAS Spring 2018 Testing Schedule is now available. If possible, please try to avoid scheduling doctor’s appointments on your child’s testing dates. Thank you!
Can be accessed by clicking HERE.
MSES Yearbook and PlicBooks
This year, MSES is using a new Yearbook software program called PlicBooks. Parents are able to upload photographs of MSES classroom and school activities for potential inclusion in the yearbook. To learn more about this process and to access the uploading link please click HERE.
Important Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, February 13 - SG-PTO 7pm MSES Library
Friday, February 16 - Movie Night - Wonder
5 & 6th Intrumural Basketball Weds & Thurs 1/3 - 2/15
Chess Club - All grades - Tues & Thurs through 3/1
The school office is open from 7:45am – 3:45pm. Please know that we are here to help. If you have any questions or need assistance with anything, do not hesitate to contact us.
Millbury Street Elementary School participates in Save for America, the School Savings Program, sponsored by Homefield Credit Union. The voluntary program gives students the opportunity to open and maintain a savings account while at school. Students will learn the principles of saving, how to manage money, and the importance of investing money for a return. The Homefield Credit Union will begin new accounts with a $5.00 balance. Students with new or existing accounts will be allowed to make deposits to their accounts on Wednesday mornings each week. Accounts from both North and South Grafton Elementary will be transferred to Millbury Street Elementary School.
MSES staff and students can nominate a school community member for a CARES certificate when they have witnessed a deliberate act that exemplifies the core values of: Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-control. Mrs. Coakley, Mr. Tucker or Mrs. Stocklin presents the certificate to the nominated student in their classroom so everyone can show appreciation for their kind act. Already this school year we have presented over 45 certificates!
Lunch menus are no longer being printed for every student. It can be accessed from the web page under Food Services. Families who are in need of a hard copy can request one through their child’s teacher. Free and Reduced lunch forms are available in hard copy from the school office or online.
Friendly Reminder! Student Morning Drop Off
Please do not drop children off at the school’s main entrance in the morning. Only buses may use this drive. If your child is being dropped off in the morning please pull into the main parking lot and drop your child off curbside at the side entrance to the building. Please try to have your child hop out of the car on the sidewalk and avoid pulling out from the curb and passing cars that children are exiting. Children may begin to enter the building at 8:10AM. The instructional day begins at 8:25AM. Any child arriving after that time is tardy and must check into to the office with the adult dropping them off. Thank you for your help!
Reminder - Walking to School Wednesdays now until December and MSES Spirit Wear Days are held the last Friday of every month!