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Weekly Update 8/26/22

  • 7th Grade Immunizations UPDATE

North Carolina law now requires the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines for entry into 7th grade. Please email or bring in immunization records to our Data Manager, Storm Stuart (sstuart@wcpss.net), by 8/26/22. 

English Info, Spanish Info             

More information can also be found at https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/health-human-services/public-health-and-medical-services/immunizations-vaccinations 

 

  • Attendance

All notes to excuse absences must be signed and dated by the parent/guardian and submitted in person to our Data Manager, Storm Stuart (office 1128), or emailed to msms-data-attendance-data@wcpss.net. Notes must be submitted within two (2) days of the student's return to school. 

 

  • Traditional School Beginning/Potential Bus Impacts

While we have had a very successful start with transportation this school year, we wanted to draw your attention to the WCPSS message sent on August 18th to families with students using transportation services, detailing the facts and impacts of the declining number of bus drivers district-wide. We could feel these impacts once traditional calendar students return on August 29th.  Below are a few tips from that message so you can be prepared if there is a disruption to bus service

    • Ensure your student has memorized the needed phone number(s) for family and emergency contacts if a disruption to bus service occurs as we will largely rely on students to get in touch with their families quickly.

    • Everyone is strongly encouraged to sign up for the Here Comes the Bus app, which allows you to track your student’s bus in real-time. It helps to take the guesswork out when the bus arrives at your stop. Visit wcpss.net/herecomesthebus to learn more and download the app. It only takes a few minutes.

    • You can also visit wcpss.net/busupdates and click on your child’s school. Any delays will be listed there.

Please know that we will continue our priority of student safety as we work to overcome any challenges that are presented. 

 

We need volunteers to share their careers in the Business Expo and Mock Interview portions of our day. See Career Day 2022 for more information and the signup.  Please consider signing up today to let us know you can join the fun and help our students to be “Career and College Ready!”

 

Moore Square Business Alliance is a partnership between business, community and school leaders committed to educating each student to be a responsible and productive citizen who can effectively manage future challenges.  Through the support, dedication and commitment of our volunteers, we are able to provide a variety of opportunities to our students that help them understand the skills needed to become successful in their future.   Business Alliance members assist with career days, practice job interviews, field trips, site tours, guest speaking and life skill programs such as Reality of Money.

During the 2021-22 school year, our community engagement and career development experiences included 7000 student contacts with over 500 community volunteers.  These experiences included off-site learning experiences, classroom guest speakers, and participation SECU Reality of Money, and in NCBCE Students@Work program.

 

  • CAM Docents

The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh partners with Moore Square to: learn techniques of public speaking (starting conversations and giving information to the public during First Friday nights), meet Contemporary Artists from all over, learn about different forms of Contemporary Art, create art, make new friends, and have fun! View Mr. Kreacic’s page for details on how to apply- https://m2m2visualart.weebly.com/cam.html 

 

  • Athletics

Cheer Tryouts at Ligon begin on September 7th and go through the 14th. Flyer with details below! Tryouts for Football, Girls' Soccer, and Volleyball will start on Tuesday, September 6th. More info to come soon. Please fill out this Athletics Interest Form if your 7th or 8th grade student plans to attend tryouts for any fall sport at Ligon. New this year- the physical and other required documents will now have to be uploaded to the new DragonFly Website or App. When choosing the school name, make sure to select Ligon. You will not be turning in paper copies to Mr. Scheck this year.  If you have any questions, contact Coach Scheck at nscheck@wcpss.net

 

 

Moore Square’s 2022-2023 intramural schedule is live! Monday-flag football, Tuesday-basketball, and Thursday-volleyball. Students will report to the Moore Square gym from 2:30-3:30 on their respective days. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Scheck at nscheck@wcpss.net

 

  • Yearbook

Yearbooks are currently on sale for the lowest price of the year, $40, if you order now through September 30th! The price will increase to $52 after this back-to-school promotion. Order now at https://www.jostens.com/.

8th-grade families can recognize their students by purchasing a yearbook ad. These ads are created online, by you, and are a great way to send kids off to high school with love and support. They must be ordered and finalized by 2/9/23. Go to https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads to purchase and design your ad!

 

  • School Meals 

    • Free/Reduced lunch application & information is here

    • Costs: Breakfast - $1.75 and Lunch - $3.25 

    • With a MySchool Bucks account paying for school meals is easy. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com or call (855) 832-5226 to enroll. You'll need your child's NCWISE ID number, available in your registration materials or at your school. Once your account is established you may:

      • Securely deposit funds to your child's account

      • Check balances

      • Set spending limits

 

This year Moore Square Middle School will be forming a team of Runners and/or Walkers at the annual event in Raleigh. The race is Saturday, October 8th.

  • If you are interested in running or walking, please go to this link: Triangle Run/Walk for Autism

    • Then click the tab Join a Team. 

    • Then type in Moore Square Middle School into the team name window to register. 

Mr. Lesher is facilitating this year’s team. Please reach out to him with any questions:kclesher@wcpss.net

 

  • PTSA Updates

Please donate to PTSA's Annual Fund now through next week! Your donations support teachers and students in classrooms, as well as advocacy and cultural initiatives for our community. Every amount helps! We are growing towards our $25k goal, and we need your help to get there! Donation link: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1266695 or send a check payable to Moore Square PTSA to school by student dropoff or mail. 

 

  • Arts Boosters 

Calling all parents of arts kids! The Moore Square Arts Boosters Foundation is dedicated to fundraising to support ALL of Moore Square’s amazing arts programs. Our organization is responsible for fundraising to provide essential materials like new instruments, costumes, sheet music and visual arts supplies. Fill out this form to subscribe to our email list and learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities. You can also visit www.mooresquarearts.com/donations-membership to donate now. Questions? Email info@mooresquarearts.com.

-Arts Boosters Council 

 

Reminders

 
  • 9/1/22 GSA mtg at 2:30
  • 8/29/22 Flag Football at 2:30

  • 8/30/22 Basketball at 2:30

  • 8/31/22 Business Alliance Meeting at 9:00am, PTSA Board Meeting at 6:30pm

  • 9/1/22 Volleyball at 2:30, Be The Man at 2:30

  • 9/2/22 Early Release at 12:15

  • 9/5/22 Holiday-No School