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MMS HSA News 
Week of Oct. 4

MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL HOME & SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
You can pre-order your photos by clicking here. School Code: 22-44MM. If you have any questions or need further assistance please reach out to Mr. King at rking@somsd.k12.nj.us
7th Grade Ice Cream Social! Come join us Friday, October 8th at 2:45pm in the cafeteria courtyard (on Maple Street) right after school. All 7th graders will be dismissed at 2:45pm for this event. If you're available to help and/or provide a cooler/ice (2:30-4pm), please sign up!
Bring your 8th grader (s) some joy with ice cream!
Thursday, Oct 7th, after school in the courtyard by the cafeteria.
The MMS HSA raises funds through a No Frills fundraiser, a simple link that allows you to donate what you can afford. Without the support of families, we would not be able to provide the supplemental support to the students and staff.

Here are a few examples of how YOUR Support helps the MMS-HSA…
  • CULTURAL ARTS
  • STUDENT AGENDAS
  • FIELD TRIPS
  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS
  • STAFF APPRECIATION BREAKFASTS & LUNCHES
  • SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION
  • GRADE LEVEL SOCIALS
  • 8th GRADE ACTIVITIES
  • POETRY GRAMMYS
  • SUPPORT ADMINISTRATIVE INITIATIVES
Shopping local is great. But sometimes we need to use the Internet. And we have great news on that front!
If you want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, you can do that at no extra cost to you! Simply follow the instructions below to select "Maplewood Middle School Home & School Association" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. 

How it works: 
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone 
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features 
3. Select "Maplewood Middle School Home & School Association" as your charity 
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app 
From the desk of Principal Gronau
Lunch update: Students have demonstrated responsible behavior during lunch and we want to offer them more options to socialize with one another. For this reason, beginning Monday, we will discontinue locations assigned based on teams. Students will select the area in which they have lunch. We will cap the number of students in the courtyards so that we can safely supervise everyone with our available staff, but our aim is to allow for choice for our students.
Cell phone use update: The District has distributed Chromebooks to 80% of our MMS students and we are working hard to make sure the remaining student get them as well. The District expects that all students use the district-issued Chromebooks to allow digital learning to be integrated into the daily curriculum. As a result, effective October 4, 2021, students in all grades (6-8) will not be permitted to carry cell phones or personal devices (tablets, etc.) in the building during school hours. These devices are, in general, a distraction for our students and provide opportunities for misuse; we want our students to enjoy being together and connect to one another without a screen in hand. Upon arrival they must store phones in lockers where they are to remain off and away. They may retrieve their phones at the end of the day from their locker. If students violate this procedural directive, the phone will be confiscated and secured in the main office for retrieval at the end of the day
On the Calendar
  • Monday, Oct. 4: Picture Day! 
  • Thursday, Oct. 7: 8th Grade Ice Cream Social. 
  • Friday, Oct. 8: 7th Grade Ice Cream Social. 
  • October 12: Half day for all students.
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