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Weekly Message for 10.18.19

General Announcements

 

What a wonderful 1st week back! Students are having wonderful learning experiences both before and after school. All the excitement will continue this week as well.

 

It's time to cut loose with the Moore Square Theatre Arts Department's production of Getting to Know...Footloose! Performances will be Friday, October 25th at 6:30 pm and Saturday, October 26th at 2 pm & 6:30 pm. Adult tickets will cost $5 with student tickets costing $3.

 

Our Theatre Arts Department has been working so hard, and now they're ready to cut loose with our Fall Musical, Getting to Know ... Footloose! Parents, friends and family can celebrate their favorite cast or crew members with a Booster Bouquet by going to mooresquarearts.com between now and Thursday, October 24th, and ordering for either evening performance!  Every Booster Bouquet funds the Arts Programs at Moore Square!

 

Does your student like staying active? Does your student like counting their steps on a digital wristband? Do they like achieving goals? Then, have a say in the PowerPlay. The PowerPlay is back, sponsored by the Carolina Hurricanes to encourage community-wide fitness, in which middle school students log the times they commit to exercise between now and November 15. Individual students are invited to exercise at least 60 minutes outside the classroom each day. Students may log their exercise times by signing into their Wake ID portal and clicking the PowerPlay icon. As students reach the individual goal of 1,200 minutes or 20 hours of exercise, they will be rewarded with two free tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game.

 

 

Yearbooks are on sale now for $45. 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.

 

Boxtops Collection: Parents please keep sending in you clipped unexpired Boxtops. The program has switched to digital where you can choose to upload a copy of your receipt through the new App but they are still taking unexpired Boxtops. The last day for collection will be Wednesday October 30th.  Thank you, Diane Boufedji

 

 

Magnet News

 

We are excited for our Fall First Friday event on Friday, November 1st from 4-6.  

There will be singing, dancing, theatrical and musical performances in addition to displays of student work! Any student staying after school will need a signed permission slip and pass; otherwise, they will need to go home and come back with an adult. Students are encouraged to speak with their teachers about staying at school at the end of the day. Mark your calendars as you do not want to miss the event!

 

Support a cool future art project for Moore Square students AND "Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle"...Keep sending in those plastic bottle caps!

 

 

Class and Club News

 

The Math Department is excited for the 8th grade Math 8 Curriculum Night on October 24th from 6-7pm. All families of 8th grade students enrolled in Math 8 are invited to hear about the curriculum and how to help as well as have a conference about their student’s growth over the last 2+ years. A light meal will be provided.

 

The Math Department will also host a Math Night on November 7th for all families of students enrolled in Math 6+, 7+ and Math 1 and Math 2 from 6-7pm. Here you will learn about the resources available and how to support your student. We hope to see you then.

 

Ms. Rice will host tutoring for all 6th grade math students on Monday, October 21st, from 2:15-3:00 in preparation for the test on Tuesday.

 

A new link for parents and students has been added to our school website: The Homework Board. This Google spreadsheet file is the first item under the Academics menu, and it links to a comprehensive list of homework assignments by teacher and grade level (see tabs at the bottom).

 

Realms of Myth meets to hone their custom trade-card game skills on Wednesdays from 2:20-4:15 with peers who love all kinds of mythologies.  Come join us!

 

Be the Man meets every Thursday after school in Mr. Anderson's room 2217 from 2:20-4:30. We eat a healthy free meal, we work out together, and we learn new skills to help us be leaders, responsible human beings, and excellent men of character and strength. Come check us out anytime.

 

The 8th grade is collecting DC Trip payments, online or in person. See Reminds and info sent home for more information. Contact Kate Price (kprice2@wcpss.net) for more information.

 

Intramurals will be canceled the Week of October 21st as the Theatre Arts Department puts finishing touches on Footloose.  We will resume on October 29th

 

The next FBLA meeting will be Wednesday, October 30th at 2:30p to 3:30p. We will be preparing our FBLA display for November's First Friday event here at the Square. Also, meetings will take place every Wednesday in November & December as we practice for the competitive events at Regional. Please contact Mrs. Somerville for questions.

 

The Moore Square Engineering Club application deadline is November 1, 2019.

 

 

Counseling and Student Services News

 

In order to help reinforce ROAR behaviors, we will select target behaviors to focus on for a week. For the week of October 21st-25th, the focus will be on Owning Your Actions in all areas. Please make sure to work on being respectful to self, others and the building this week. So make sure you to work on accountability and responsibility. 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The school counselors, Mrs. Estes and Mr. Wray, will be in classrooms this month to talk about bullying. 

Check out this link to check out the Bullying Prevention Tip Sheet.

October 23 is Unity Day – wear orange to unite around kindness, support, and inclusion.

 

Attention 8th Graders: Magnet, Early College and Year Round Schools Fair 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Located at Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary NC 27519 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Magnet and Early College Schools enhance the state standards with innovative approaches to learning that maximize student potential. Magnets open doors of opportunity and spark the imagination of students, preparing them to become responsible citizens in global society. Magnet schools help kids "see things differently".

 

Visit with staff, parents and students from each magnet school, early college school and Crossroads FLEX high school along with representatives from year-round schools. Explore all choice options in one location. 

 

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.

 

 

After School Activities for the Week

Saturday     Thespian Competition

Tuesday      Fall Sports Pictures (Ligon Athletics)

                   All County Band Auditions

Wednesday Girls’ Soccer @ Carnage

                   Volleyball @ Carnage

                   Model UN

                   FCCLA

                   Realms of Myth

                   Garden Club

                   Battle of the Books

Thursday     Football @ Carnage       

                  CAM

                  Be the Man

Friday         Footloose (6:30)

Saturday     Footloose (2:00 & 6:30)