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Weekly Message for 10.25.19

General Announcements

 

Tonight is Opening Night! It's time to cut loose with the Moore Square Theatre Arts Department's production of Getting to Know...Footloose! Performances will be tonight, 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.

 

Carolina Ballet is once again offering special rates for students and their families to attend selected performances.  Please note that all order forms are due back to our Box Office by Monday, November 11. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 919.719.0900.

 

This past Saturday on October 19th, our Studio Theatre class attended the NC Jr. Thespian Festival. We took nine different performance pieces to compete in the Individual Events competition. Of our nine submissions, two were chosen for the "Critics Choice" award, six received the second highest score of "Excellent," with the other three submissions receiving the highest possible score of "Superior" qualifying those three pieces to compete at the International Thespian Festival in 2020!  

 

Do you recycle? Do you know the real value in recycling? Not only does it save energy, reduce waste and reduce emissions, it can generate money for our school. We are partnering with “CRUSH IT! Recycling for Schools” to boost recycling of aluminum and to boost PTSA funds.

 

How does it work? Simply collect your empty and rinsed aluminum cans and bottles and rather than put them out on the street for recycling or putting them in the trash, bring them into school and drop them in the new CRUSH IT! Recycling bins on your way to 1st period. Don’t just collect from your home, ask your family and neighbors for their aluminum cans too. All collected cans will then be taken to a recycling center and converted to school funds for the PTSA. We will be collecting for new school items throughout the year. Our first challenge is underway. So, take on the challenge, it’s easy...collect all those aluminum cans and bottles and bring them in each week and together we can save energy, reduce waste and boost our PTSA fund.

 

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 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 Math Department will 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.

 

Mr. Wiseman will host tutoring for all Math 8 students beginning on Thursday, October 31, and every Thursday from 2:20-3:30. All Math 8 students are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

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.

 

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 28th-November 1st, the focus will be on Achieving Your Goals in all areas.  Please make sure to work on achieving your goals and showing a positive growth mindset this week.

 

Parents we are hosting a Family Academy on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00-7:30. Dinner will be served at 5:30 (slice of pizza, fruit side, and cookie). The purpose of the Family Academy program is to provide families with the necessary academic tools to support the success of their child’s education and to bring schools, parents/guardians, families, and community organizations together as equal partners. The topics are Developing Good Homework Habits and Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills. Please see the link for more information and to register to attend.  https://bit.ly/2Pig5Cq

 

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.

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

Friday         Footloose (6:30)

Saturday     Footloose (2:00 & 6:30)

Tuesday      Intramural Basketball

Wednesday Girls’ Soccer vs Martin

                   Volleyball vs Martin

                   Intramural Team Games

                   Model UN

                   FBLA

                   Realms of Myth

                   Garden Club

                   Battle of the Books

Thursday     Football vs Martin

                   Intramural Soccer

CAM

Be the Man

Friday         First Friday

                   CAM Gallery Opening