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Weekly Message for 11.1.19

General Announcements

 

Follow First Friday at Moore Square by going to the Contemporary Art Museum.  Our CAM docents are excited to talk to you about the current art exhibit "Viva Viclas: The Art of the Low-Rider Motorcycles" as well as other artworks, 6pm-8pm.  Located at 409 West Martin Street.

 

Did you attend our First Friday event? We would like your feedback. Please consider taking this brief anonymous survey if you have not done so already! First Friday 11/1/19 FEEDBACK.

 

Just a reminder that Math Curriculum night will be Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. All parents are invited to come to out to school and learn about Open Up and MVP and how to support your students at home.

 

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 for this quarter 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

 

Wake Relief is a time to donate as much food to the hungry families of Wake County. Our annual canned food drive will be coordinated from November 18th-22nd. Please get non-perishables in cans and packages ready to donate for your grade level later this month. The week before Thanksgiving, we'll try to donate as much to Wake Relief as we can as a school.

 

Veterans Day will be celebrated by Moore Square on Friday, November 8th. We would love to have any veterans in our community join us! If there are any family members or family friends who have served in the military and would like to visit our 7th grade classrooms in order to share their experiences or answer questions, please direct them to volunteer on our Sign Up Genius link on the top banner of our School's Home webpage.  Thanks!

 

Mrs. Gladys and Mr. Harrington would like to thank everyone for the cards, gifts, messages, and all other kind gestures. It is great to know that we are appreciated. It makes our work much easier when staff, students, and parents show pride in our school and engage in helping to make Moore Square a great and beautiful school. We are touched beyond words and your thoughtfulness is a GIFT that we will always treasure! We are grateful for a caring school family!

 

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.

 

Parents, there is now an “Honor Library” available to our students located outside the Media Center. This collection of books is available for students to take a book for a day or for forever! Mrs. Skinner would appreciate gently read donations that may be cluttering up your bookshelves.

 

Do you recycle? Do you know the real value in recycling? Not only does it save energy and reduce waste and 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.

 

 

Magnet News

 

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

 

Be the Man will not meet next Thursday, November 7th.  The after-school boys' organization is reconvening on Thursday, November 14th.

 

Winter Sports (boys’ and girls’ basketball) tryouts at Ligon will begin on November 12 from 2:30-4:30. You will need to have a current physical on file to tryout.  If you have any questions contact Mr. Scheck.

 

The Lioness Club will meet on Thursday, November 7th from 2:30-3:30. All girls are welcome to attend. Please have your ride ready at 3:30.

 

Please make note that FBLA meetings will now take place every Wednesday in November & December as we practice for the competitive events at Regionals. Please return all permission forms for Regionals by November 22nd. You can find all permission forms and other information on the FBLA website under RCEC. See Mrs. Somerville for questions.

 

DC Trip money and permission slips are due Friday Nov 8. See Mrs Sweeney’s website for forms and more info.

 

All math 6+ has been assigned a project.  Details are on the "student links" of Ms. Rice’s website. Due date is two Thursdays from now.  November 14th. 

 

Tryouts for Moore Square Baseball are November 16 and 17 at 2PM. For further information they should contact Head Coach Jason Nolan at JasonENolan@hotmail.com

 

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.

 

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!

 

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 November 4th-8th, the focus will be on Remaining Safe in all areas.  Please make sure to work on being safe 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

 

Attention 8th Graders: 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". The application process is now open.

 

 

After School Activities for the Week

Friday         First Friday (4:00-6:00)

                  CAM Gallery Opening (6:00-8:00)

Tuesday      Girls’ Soccer @ Daniels

                  Girls’ Volleyball @ Daniels

                  Intramural Basketball

Wednesday Intramural Team Games

                  Model UN

                  Realms of Myth

                  Garden Club

                  NCSU Science Club

                  Battle of the Books

                  FBLA

Thursday     Football @Daniels

                  Intramural Soccer

                  Lioness Club