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Weekly Message for 10.18.18

Welcome Back! We hope that everyone had a wonderful break and was able to rest and relax.

As many of you are aware, we have been experiencing difficulties today with our air conditioning. Fortunately, the maintenance team was able to come over to Moore Square right away this morning to begin working to resolve the issue. While some issues were fixed immediately, some larger concerns took longer to resolve. Classes relocated to cooler areas of our building as possible.  Thankfully, our air was restored fully just before noon. We appreciate your patience and understanding and patience of our students and staff as they have dealt with this unexpected issue today. As always, please call or come by if you have any questions. -Dr. Jordan

All applications for reduced meal prices need to be submitted each year. The deadline for Moore Square families is tomorrow (October 9th). Forms are available in the front office.

 

Fall Pictures:  Fall picture retakes are on October 16th. Any student who was absent on the original picture day, has enrolled since, or who purchased but would like to retake pictures will have their pictures taken. For students who are retaking already purchased pictures, the entire original packet will need to be returned on October 16th. Order forms are available at the front office.

 

Calling all creative Moore Square Students.  How do you see “Heroes Around Me”?  The annual PTA Reflections Art Contest is now underway.  Entries will be accepted in six different categories:  visual arts, literature, photography, dance choreography, music composition and film productionSubmissions are due on Wednesday, October 24th.   A completed entry form must accompany each submission. Please bring your submission and entry form to Ms. Hardy’s office (Rm #1123) by the end of the school day, October 24th.  Rules and entry forms were distributed earlier this week.  (NOTE:  If you did not submit a Reflections interest form, it’s not too late to participate!) The Moore Square winners will move on to the Wake County Competition.  All participants will be celebrated at Moore Square’s First Friday event in November.  We want to see your creative approach to this year’s theme “Heroes Around Me”!

 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The school counselors, Mrs. Estes and Mr. Wray, will be in classrooms throughout the month to talk about bullying. Check out this link to learn more about the Types of Bullying and the WCPSS Board Policy on Bullying. 

 

8th Graders: The Early College Fair is Saturday, October 13th at Vernon Malone College and Career Academy from 9am-11am. Early College High Schools help students get a head start on college while they earn their high school diploma. This is your chance to explore all the early college high school options. The address is 2200 S Wilmington St. in Raleigh. 

Also, the early college application period starts Saturday, October 13th. Here is more information about applying to an Early College.

Please visit the schools for more information about the school and tours.

Wake Early College of Health and Sciences tours

Wake STEM tours

Vernon Malone College and Career Academy tours

Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy tours

Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy tours

North Wake College and Career Academy tours

Here is a newsletter with information about the Early Colleges as well as the Magnet Programs, https://www.smore.com/7pmtu. Contact Mrs. Estes at jestes2@wcpss.net or 919-664-5737 ext 26648, if you have any questions. 

 

Please join us for our First Official Moore Square Arts Booster meeting! We will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm at the school. We will cover our purpose, the budget, and talk about membership. If you can’t join us but want more information, please email mooresquarearts@gmail.com. 

 

Friday, October 19th is Career Day!  This is a day of handshakes, eye contact, dressing for success and learning about careers we may have never even heard of!  This is an exciting and fun day for students to start thinking about their future and learn about the vast opportunities that await them!  All students will have the opportunity to talk with community professionals about their occupations.  This is also the official “Dress for Success Day at Moore Square”.  We ask for students to wear button-ups, pants, appropriate length skirts, ties, and clean shoes.   We are asking students to not wear shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts or jeans.   Students will also can practice their soft skills of talking with adults in “Mock Interviews”.  A list of companies participating will be available closer to time.  Students will be preparing for Career Day in class in the first two weeks back from break to put their best foot forward!  This is a fun opportunity for students to start thinking about what they want to do in the future and talk to adults about ways to get started.  For more information, questions or to participate as a business volunteer, please contact Wendy Gressett wgressett@wcpss.net.

 

Do you have access to Home Base? Home Base is a statewide student information system that gives parents and students access to real-time information, including attendance, grades and assignments. With Home Base, powered by PowerSchool's application, everyone stays connected: Students stay on top of assignments, parents can participate in their child's progress, and teachers can instantly share information from their gradebook with parents and students. 

If you have questions about accessing or navigating your account, please contact the school. We will have the parent request forms available at the front desk. Additionally, our office staff will walk you through logging in if you need help.

 

As our 2018-19 recruitment season approaches, we would like to add to our Moore Square Magnet Middle School website a place for prospective families to read about some of the wonderful things our parents and students have to say about our school. If you have a positive testimonial you would like to share, please click the appropriate link below and complete the Google form. (If you have an area of concern, this is not the platform. PLEASE contact us so we can work to address it!)

 

We would like a brief description--just a few sentences targeting a specific area of which you have been especially pleased. Examples could include a particular department, activity, or event, but you are not limited to these topics! We ask that you do not use specific names of teachers and/or staff in your testimonial.

 

The number of responses we receive will help determine whether we publish your testimonial on our website, but many positive testimonials will definitely speak volumes to our interested families.

Thank you very much for your positive feedback!

 

M2 Parent Testimonial Form

M2 Student Testimonial Form 

 

From the PTSA: We’re over halfway to our Annual Fund goal!

Please be sure to submit your Annual Fund donation to https://mooresquare.memberhub.store/. Remember 100% of your donation goes directly to our school to support Cultural Arts, Clubs, Staff Appreciation, Technology, Teacher Grants, Geography and Spelling Bees, Professional Development, Student Recognition, and Gardens and Grounds. Please help us reach our goal!
*Annual Fund donation forms can be delivered to the red PTA lock box at the front desk.

 

The Moore Square Mentoring Program is looking for volunteers to serve as a mentor to a student. If you are interested in mentoring a student, please contact Marla Mondora by phone at 919.664.5737 ext. 26631 or by email at mmondora@wcpss.net. Mentors meet with their students once a week or every other week for about 30 minutes. Experience is not necessary.

Have a wonderful week!