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Weekly Message for 8.30.19

General Announcements

 

Happy Labor Day Weekend Moore Square families! As a reminder, Moore Square and all Wake County Public Schools are closed on Monday. Thank you all for generously donating to the Moore Square PTSA Fundraiser. Your donations will support our students, staff and programming.

 

We have reached the midpoint of the 1st Quarter. Please check Homebase/Parent Portal for updated grades. If you have questions or concerns about progress, please contact your student's teachers for a conference.

 

Mrs. Skinner says THANK YOU to all those who have been so generous with sending supplies for Library Lunch and the Media Center’s general use. It feels great to have your support!

 

Yearbooks are on sale now! Buy it before 9/28 and it will be $35 instead of the regular cost of $45. Do not miss out on the savings! Also, if you order before 9/28, you get 4 free icons for the front of the book. Order at jostens/yearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217.

 

To support families at home to help with what your children are learning in school, we have included a list of Homework Resources by grade level.  The link to this resource can be found on our school website, Click on Parents then Homework Resources.  Once you are there you will find resources for Mathematics Homework Resources for Grades 6-8, Math 1 and Math 2.

 

Parents please consider sharing your career and career journey on the morning of September 27th for our Career Day.  Exposing students to a variety of careers and occupations helps students make connections between school and work and the careers they can have after school.  Please share your journey and broaden our students’ horizons.

 

More information and registration can be found here. Please contact our CDC, Wendy Gressett at wgressett@wcpss.net or by calling the main office at 919.664.5737 with any questions.

 

 

Magnet News

 

As our 2019-20 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. We invite you to share a positive testimonial by clicking the appropriate link below and complete the Google form. If you have shared a testimonial previously, you are welcome to submit again. 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 

 

Class and Club News

 

Be the Man meets in room 2217 on Thursday, 9/5, from 2:20-4:30. Be sure to bring clothes and shoes to work out in. We'll be focusing on how real men keep a clean household. That includes how to take care of your appearance, do dishes, and prepare meals. Free meal always included.

 

Realms of Myth meets in Mr. Anderson's room 2217 from 2:20-4:15. Come and check out the most mythology-loving club at Moore Square.

 

The next FBLA meeting will be September 9th from 2:30 to 3:30pm. Please bring your $12 membership dues to next meeting. Mrs. Somerville has also updated the FBLA website with more details regarding the Fall Leadership Conference. Please check it out. If you have questions or want to join FBLA then see Mrs. Somerville.

 

NCSU Science Club will meet in Mr. Hunter's room on Wednesday!

The Moore Square Math Department will host a Math Curriculum Night on September 17th from 6-7pm. The math teachers will share instructional practices and learning activities with parents. Please plan to attend!

Lioness Club will meet on Thursday, September 5th from 2:30-3:30 in the Media Center. The Lioness Club aims to empower girls to learn their own value in the world, self-acceptance, patience, bravery, and to find their voice while promoting sisterhood. The Lioness Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month from 2:30 pm-3: 30 pm in the media center. All young ladies are welcomed to attend. Please have your ride available at 3:30 or you can opt to ride the activity bus.

 

Fall Sports

 

Congratulations to all the students who made volleyball, football, girls’ soccer and football teams. We look forward to seeing you on the court, field and pitch.

 

Counseling and Student Services News

 

Parents, please remember to send notes of for your student’s absence within 2 days of return.  Also, absent and tardy notes should include the student's first and last name, the dates they were absent, a parent/guardian signature, and phone number. 

 

Also, if you still do not have access to PowerSchool, please email Mrs. Harrington at gtolson-harrington@wcpss.net.

 

In order to help reinforce ROAR behaviors, we will select target behaviors to focus on for a week. For the week of September 2nd-6th, the focus will be on Respecting Everyone and Everything in all areas. Please make sure to work on being respectful to self, others and the building this week.

 

Parents we are hosting a Family Academy on Tuesday, September 10th from 5:30-7:30. The topics are "Learn How to Motivate Your Child to Thrive in School" and "Communicating with Your Teenager." A pizza dinner will be offered for $1 per plate. Please see the link for more information and to register to attend. 

 

 

This Week’s After School Activities

Tuesday                Intramural Basketball

Wednesday           Garden Club

                             Realms of Myths

                             NCSU Science Club

                             Intramural Team Games

Thursday               Be the Man

                             Intramural Soccer

                             Lioness Club