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Weekly Message for 3.9.2020

Happy Spring Track Out! Moore Square students will be tracked out from March 9-20. We will see you all on Monday, March 23 to begin Quarter 4.

 

Report cards will be sent home after break, but families can check PowerSchool at any time to see grades. All grades will be finalized by next Tuesday.

 

7th grade families: As you and your student prepare for 8th grade year, the administrative team wants to speak with you and your student about next year and the math opportunity students receive in 8th grade at our Let's Talk Moore about Math Night on March 31 at 5pm. Food will be provided.

 

Rising 8th graders: Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math? If so then the Exploring STEM Careers Camp is for you! The camp is open to rising 8th grade students whose base high school is either Athens Drive HS, Apex Friendship HS, Enloe HS, or Southeast Raleigh HS. The camp will be held at each one of the participating high schools from 9AM - 1PM from June 22-26, 2020. For more information, check out the flyer and the registration link. http://bit.ly/WCPSS_STEM_Camp

 

Check out Ms. Skinner’s classroom on Donor’s choose! She’d love your help to bring her project to life: Making More With Great Books

 

Our last Family Academy is on Tuesday, March 31st from 6:00-7:30. Dinner will be served at 5:30. 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 Helping Your Child Reduce Test Stress and Preparing Your Child for the End of Grade (EOG) Tests. Please see the link to the flyer for more information and to register to attend. https://bit.ly/2T3gQAE

 

The 6th grade trip to Myrtle Beach is rescheduled for April 3rd.

 

Ms. Skinner is excited to announce an E-Book Fair from February 28th through March 31st. For more information: https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=M9X8L

 

Free Exploring STEM Careers Camp: June 22-26

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is all around us. Why are STEM careers important and what do they look like? At this FREE week long mini camp, campers will take on the role as a STEM professional helping to solve a real-world problem. Campers conduct a hands-on lab project, meet and interact with experts from these fields, design and build a working prototype, and show off their prototypes at the Expo on the last day. 3D printers, modeling software, robotics and other technology may be available for campers to learn and use. Transportation and lunch provided at no cost! Space is limited to 12 campers at each

 

Magnet News

 

We are still collecting caps for a spring art project. Keep sending in those clean caps/lids!

 

Class and Club News

 

CAM Docents - Two optional meeting dates during spring break: 3pm-5pm Thursday, March 12th & 19th (go to CAM not MOORE SQUARE). Next Meetings after break: March 26th, April 2nd. Our last "First Friday" event: April 3rd (6pm-8pm).

 

CENTRAL OFFICE STUDENT ART DISPLAY in Cary opens APRIL 1st.

 

On Saturday, March 7th our three Odyssey of the Mind teams are competing at Wakefield Middle School and Wakefield High School. Feel free to come and join us! The schedule is shown here:

 

On Saturday, March 7th our JV and Varsity Science Olympiad teams will be competing at South Garner High School. The awards ceremony will begin at 4:00.

 

FBLA meetings will now take place every Wednesday as we prepare for the State Conference. Also, we will continue working on our community service project. See Mrs. Somerville for questions. Thanks.

 

Parents with students attending the State Leadership Conference, please make sure to check your Remind app regularly for updates regarding the trip. When we return from break, we will begin working on our community service project. Let Ms. Somerville know if you have any questions.

 

Spring Cleaning over break? Send in your old markers, crayons, and glue sticks for recycling. Collection boxes are in all classrooms for students to drop off items.

 

Payments for the 7th grade field trip are due no later than Friday, March 27th. Payments can be made online any day, or cash/check can be sent to school with your child on Thursdays only. Please email Ms. Cesari if you have any questions regarding the 7th grade field trip.

 

Auditions for Moore Square's only yearlong advanced theatre class, Studio Theatre: Playwriting & Performance, for the 2020-2021 school year are coming in just a few short weeks! Information below.

-Open to current 6th & 7th graders

-Wednesday, April 1st

-2:30-3:30 pm

-Moore Square Magnet MS, room G016

-Audition form on MooreSquareTheatreArts.weebly.com must be completed prior to audition.

 

Auditions for Moore Square's musical theatre class, Drama Production, for the 2020-2021 school year are coming soon! Information below.

-Tuesday, March 31st

-Current 6th & 7th graders from 2:30-3:30 pm

-Current 5th graders from 4-5 pm

-Moore Square Magnet MS, room G016

-Prepare one verse and one chorus of any song from a Broadway musical of your choosing. Must audition using a karaoke or backing track of some kind.

-Audition form on MooreSquareTheatreArts.weebly.com must be completed prior to audition.

 

Attention Science Club Members: The dates for this semester’s meetings are as follows:

· March 27

· April 3

· May 8

Counseling and Student Services News

 

8th Grade Families: As you are all signing your student up for classes next year, I wanted to share the High School Planning Guide which has various course codes, explanations on requirements, etc. I used when I presented to students and families this week. Clink this link which is also featured in the PowerPoint. The registration window closes March 29th but as a Modified Calendar school we have less time in the building. Even if student’s complete registration on their own, please return the forms to us so we have a hard copy (there are times where electronic stuff doesn’t work and we need a backup for reference). Teacher recommendations have been distributed so they should have made it home with you, and students need Parent signatures on their Registration worksheet (Pink) and Teacher Recommendations (yellow) in order for us to make sure we have the green light to sign them up. If you have further questions, shoot me an email (mwray@wcpss.net).

 

PTSA News

The PTSA has begun our search for 2020-21 Board Members. Please let us know if you'd be interested in filling any of the following positions for next school year (for more information on these roles, please visit the Executive Board section of the PTSA website):

· First Vice President

· Spirit Wear Chair

· VP - Hospitality

· VP - Advocacy

· Family Engagement Chair

· VP - Programs

· Reflections Chair

· Teacher Grants Chair

· Nominating Chair