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Weekly Message for 10.12.18

Happy Friday! We hope everyone fared Michael well and we look forward to seeing all the students on Monday.

 

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. If you would like to have your student’s pictures taken on Tuesday, please send in a note or, if you have already purchased pictures, the original packet pictures.

We are looking for a couple parents to help with picture retakes. If you are available from 8:30-10:00, or any part of that time, please email Marla Mondora at mmondora@wcpss.net.

 

Magnet Men Update: Moore Square’s Magnet Men is collecting ties to support professional dress for our Career Day. Please consider donating a tie for this endeavor. All donations can be dropped off at the front office.

 

PTSA Annual Giving Drive: This is a no-fuss fundraiser that will support students and teachers through grants, cultural arts, student recognition, gardens, grounds, etc. If we reach our goal of $12,000, Dr. Jordan, Mr. Dail, Ms. DePinto, Ms. Mondora and Mr. Squires will put on a short concert from the roof at First Friday on November 2nd. Go to https://mooresquare.memberhub.store/ to donate!

 

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. 

 

Arts News: 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

 

The Drama Department will present Once on this Island, Jr. on October 26th at 6:30 and October 27th at 2:00 and 6:30. The performance is open to the public and will be amazing!

 

Friday, October 19th is Career Day!  Friday, October 19th is Career Day!  The students will have the opportunity to speak to a variety of community professionals about their jobs and how they got them!  Students are asked to “Dress for Success” - 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 be working in class on handshakes and eye contact.  They will be given a list of companies that are participating before hand so they can look to see who they would like to talk with.  This is a fun day for all involved as we help our students start thinking about what they want to do in the future! 

 

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 

 

Activities and Events:

Tuesday              Fall Picture Retakes

Wednesday         Ligon Soccer @ East Garner

                          Ligon Volleyball @ East Garner

                          Arts Boosters Meeting at 6pm

Thursday             Ligon Football @ East Garner

Friday                 Career Day

 

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the State Fair!