Weekly Message for 9.20.19
Can you believe we are in the last week of the quarter? Time really is flying! This is a busy week at The Square. Our Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Week. Everyone is encouraged to dress in according to each day’s theme.
Monday Magic Monday
Tuesday Trendy Tuesday
Wednesday Wacky Hair Wednesday
Thursday throwback Thursday
Friday Formal Friday (Dress for Career Day)
We will also have a ROAR Assembly on Thursday. Grade levels will compete for the Spirit Stick. Who will unseat the 8th grade?
Fall picture make-ups will be October 15th. All students who enrolled after August 13th, were absent on August 13th, did not like their pictures will be able to have their pictures taken on October 15th. If you are retaking purchased pictures, the originally purchased pictures must be returned in their entirety. Information about pictures will go home on Monday. Students are encouraged to stop by the front office to pick up an order form.
Students who have signed up to take the PSAT are reminded that the payment for the PSAT is due on October 16th which is also the day of the PSAT. The cost for the test is $17 with checks made payable to Moore Square with PSAT in the memo. Cash or checks for the test should be given to Ms. Mondora.
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.
As off campus learning experiences ramp up, we want to remind families that when we plan and pay for trips (those with a fee), we base the cost on the number of students attending the trip. We are still required to cover the cost of a student who does not attend the trip. For this reason, we will not be able to refund the cost of field trips this school year. We appreciate your understanding.
Support a cool future art project for Moore Square students AND "Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle"...Keep sending in those plastic bottle caps!
LAST CALL: 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!
Class and Club News
MathCounts optional meeting in Room 1159 on Tuesday, September 24 from 2:30-3:30 for students enrolled in the MathCounts elective 2nd and 3rd quarter.
The next FBLA meeting will be September 25 at 2:30p-3:30p. We will discuss the trip and create business cards and flyers for our competitive events. Remember to pay your $12.00 membership dues by cash, check, or online using Online School Payment website. The deadline for payment will be October 16th.
Moore Square Engineering Club: Do you like to fly drones, work with virtual reality headsets, and do cool science experiments? Then the Moore Square Engineering Club is for you! This club is sponsored by the NCSU Math/Science Education Network Pre-College Program. Starting in November and running through April, we will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month afterschool from 2:30-4:00 (your ride must be here to pick you up by 4:00). There is an application process online. Also, there is a cost involved as you also get to attend 5 Saturday Academy sessions at NCSU. The website address is: msen.fi.ncsu.edu. We will hold a parent night on Wednesday, October 16, from 6:00-7:00 pm, to give you and your parents much more information about this club. The application deadline will be November 1, 2019.
8th Grade DC Trip information went home Friday. Parents should sign up for the DC Trip Remind if at all interested by Friday so we can have a tentative head count for pricing.
FCCLA will meet Wednesday the 25th until 4:30.
The 7th Grade will need at least 15 adult chaperones for our free Field Trip to the NC History Museum on September 26th, 2019. It is less than two weeks away and will run from 8:15-11:45. All parents are welcome! The Sign-Up Genius is located on our School Webpage's Home Banner. It is a lot of fun and a great way to get to spend a few hours with some great seventh graders as they explore our own history.
Counseling and Student Services News
Attention 8th Graders: Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy wants to connect with students interested in attending their school. As the only public, single gender female middle and high school Early College magnet choice, they develop young women to be college-ready, career-focused leaders who serve in their communities.
The application period is October 12-December 16. Campus tour dates in October are the 18th, 23rd & 30th. Campus tours in November are on the 6th, 13th and 20th. The final tour date will be held on December 4th. Tours are at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm on the scheduled dates. Parents can sign up beginning September 18th by visiting their website: www.net/wywla. On November 7, 2019 an evening information session will be held from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.
In order to help reinforce ROAR behaviors, we will select target behaviors to focus on for a week. For the week of September 23rd-27th, the focus will be on Remaining Safe in all areas. Please make sure to work on being safe this week.
ROAR Week is coming up this week. Students will be allowed to pick a song of their choosing to play in the cafeteria for 5 ROAR Tickets. ROAR Week will wrap up with the ROAR Assembly, where the grade levels will battle for the Spirit Stick.
Teenpower Personal Safety and Self-Defense Workshop for LGBQIA+ Families on Sunday, September 29th from 1-4pm at the Apex Community Center. This workshop for teenagers provides a safe and supportive environment for participants to learn and practice emotional and physical safety techniques. Please see the link for more information.
Calling all Artists! Dancers! Film makers! Photographers! Writers! Musicians! Reflections is coming!! Reflections is an annual National PTA K-12 art contest. This year's theme is Look Within.
Entries will be accepted in six different categories: visual arts, literature, photography, dance choreography, music composition and film production. Look for student interest forms to come home this week. Submissions will be due in October, and the winners will move on to the next level of competition - Wake County. All our participants will be celebrated at Moore Square’s First Friday event in November. We look forward to seeing your creative approach to this year’s theme “Look Within”!
The PTSA will be holding a Professional Clothing Drive for students in preparation for Career Day coming up Friday, Sept. 27. Please send in any donation items and place them in the bins that will be in the lobby Sept. 9-25.
Types of items we are seeking blazers, dress shirts, ties, skirts, blouses, etc. All sizes needed. Donated items must be clean. No shoes, please.
Thank you for your generosity!
The Arts Boosters' Annual Membership Drive is going now through next Friday, September 27th. Become a new member or renew your annual membership today at mooresquarearts.com, and support the Arts Programs at Moore Square!
Also, the Arts Boosters will be having a fundraiser at Trophy Brewing on Maywood on October 13th from 1-5pm. Trophy has generously offered to donate 15% of sales during that time! Stop by and support the Arts at Moore Square!
This Week’s After School Activities
Tuesday Intramural Basketball
Wednesday Garden Club
Realms of Myths
Intramural Team Games
Intramural Battle of the Books
Thursday Be the Man