MMS Family Bulletin: November 26, 2017

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Dear MMS Families –

I hope that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and a restful weekend! Here are a few details about things happening at Martin Middle School.

  • Mrs. Pimentel and Mr. Rappa are pleased to announce that members of the MMS Band and the MMS Chorus have been named to All-State ensembles. This year, nearly 2,000 students from around the state auditioned for the very limited spots. We are extremely proud that our students were selected as among the top music students in Rhode Island! All-State Band: Liliana Bolarinho, Billy Roche Junior All-State Mixed Chorus: Rami Aldine, Elijah Barber, Tommy Cox, Jacob Langille, Ethan Lathrobe Junior All-State Treble Chorus: Gayatri Buchta, Abigail Leite, Nini Mai, Thaliah Resende.
  • The Martin Middle School PTA is promoting some upcoming events and fundraisers. Paint Night will take place on Friday December 8 at 7:00 PM. The event is $20/person and everyone is invited. Bring some friends and make a night of it! Contact Heather Church at (401) 572-6879​ or ​hcurch@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. The PTA is also sponsoring a SkyZone gift card sale. Keep an eye out for a flyer!
  • Our Family Involvement Committee has planned a Gingerbread House event for December 14th (5:30-7:30). Families will be able to  purchase and build a gingerbread house, drink hot cocoa, listen to holiday music and enjoy some seasonal cheer. Click here for a flyer.
  • Parents can manage their child’s cafeteria account using My School Bucks. On the website, parents can keep track of purchases and balances and recharge the account when a balance gets low. There is also a handy smart phone app.
  • Chartwells, our food services provider has weekly menus available on the Nutrislice website. They also offer a mobile app that lists menu offerings and nutrition information.
  • On Tuesday, there will be a Mentoring period. Mentoring is a weekly opportunity for every student at MMS to work with an adult to set and review goals and check their progress in Skyward. Parents and guardians are asked to talk to their child about mentoring and SMART goals. Parents are also encouraged to login to Skyward frequently to keep up to date with student grades and attendance. Click here for information about downloading the Skyward mobile app.
  • Lifetouch Studios will be at Edward R. Martin Middle School on Thursday, December 7, for retakes and for anyone who missed the original picture day. If you wish to have your child’s picture retaken, please send the original package with your child on retake day. To place an order, order envelopes are available in the school office.  To order at mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID PC037448Q1If there is a problem with the package from the original picture day or if you wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school.
  • The East Providence Mowhawks, a community-based athletics organization is sponsoring a variety of clinics during the late fall and winter. This year, there will be basketball clinics for kids grades K-5 and and lacrosse clinics for K-8. Click here for a flyer
  • For parents of students who take a school bus to or from school, the SafeStop app makes it easy to know where your children are and when they’ll be home. Register and install the app today.
  • Be sure to bookmark the Martin Middle School Events Calendar for upcoming events and activities!
  • Please check out the MMS Facebook page. It is a wonderful representation of our amazing school community. Please ‘Like’ and share posts with friends and family members! 

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November Events, Activities & Meetings

Monday, November 27 – Day 2
Gaming Club Unplugged in Room C4 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Junior Wildcat Band 2:20-3:20 PM
Robotics Club in Room 220 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Tuesday, November 28 – Day 3
Truancy Court
Wildcat Concert Band Rehearsal 2:20-3:20 PM

Robotics Club in Room 220 2:30 – 3:30 PM
RAP from 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Wednesday, November 29 – Day 4
Wildcat Wednesday!
Junior Wildcat Band Rehearsal 2:20-3:20 PM
MMS Student Council Meeting 2:30-3:30 PM
Robotics Club in Room 220 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Chess Club in the Library 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Yearbook Club in Room D10 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Thursday, November 30 – Day 5
Wildcat Jazz Band 2:20 – 3:20 PM
Robotics Club in Room 220 2:30 – 3:30 PM

RAP 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Mats for the Homeless in Room C8 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Martin Writer’s Club in Room C9 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Theatre Club in Room B5 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Saturday, December 2
Robotics Competition at Gordon School 8:00 AM

Monday, December 4 – Day 7
Junior Wildcat Band Rehearsal 2:20-3:20 PM
Gaming Club Unplugged in Room C4 2:30 – 3:30 PM (moved from Wednesdays)
MMS Wrestling Match 3:30 PM 

Tuesday, December 5 – Day 1
Combined Jazz and Concert Band Rehearsal 2:20-3:20 PM

Wednesday, December 6 – Day 2
MMS Wrestling Match 3:30 PM
MMS Band Winter Concert 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 7 – Day 3
Lifetouch School Photo Make-up Day 8:30 AM
MMS Theatre Club 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Friday, December 8 – Day 4
PTA Paint Night 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 9
Robotics Competition at Richie Middle School 8:00 AM

Wednesday, December 13 – Day 7
Grade 6 Field Trip to IMAX 9:00 AM
MMS Chorus Winter Concert 7:00 PM
PTA Meeting 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 14 – Day 1
MMS Family Gingerbread House Event 5:30-7:30 PM

Friday, December 15 – Day 2
Chorus and Band perform at the RI Statehouse (Time TBA)

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Thank you and please keep and eye out for more information on this website and on Facebook!

Robert S. Perry
Acting Principal
Edward R. Martin Middle School

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