April 3, 2022 Mustang News
All students received report cards on Friday. Please be certain to ask your student for their report cards if you have not yet seen the 3rd quarter report card. Families of students enrolled in Virtual Academy who would like a hard copy can request one be mailed by contacting Ms. Frechette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Break: Spring Break for Martin and WCPSS all traditional calendar schools is Monday, April 11th through Friday, April 15th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 18th. We will not send a weekly message next Sunday. Our next weekly message will be on April 17th.
Assistant Principal Appreciation Week: This week, April 4th through 8th, is Assistant Principal Appreciation Week. Martin is fortunate to have three amazing assistant principals in Ms. Harrington, Ms Thompson-Fox and Mr. Alexander. Families and students are invited to send in notes of appreciation to each AP this week thanking them for all they do each day to support the Martin community.
School to Career Opportunities: Ms. Baxley is developing a bank of guest speakers who can share their careers with our students this spring. If you are interested in being a guest speaker, please complete this form: www.tinyurl.com/MMSCareers
Donna Washington: All 6th grade students will enjoy story telling with Donna Washington on Friday as part of our Cultural Arts programming. Ms. Washington is a wonderful storyteller and we are excited to have her on campus. Thank you to the PTA for inviting her.
National Junior Honor Society: NJHS inductions will be on Friday at 7:30am. Ms. Bonham West, Ms Dalessio and the members of NJHS have been working hard all year and are looking forward to the ceremony.
Shrek Jr.: Congratulations to the cast, crew and Ms. Thomas, Ms. Lowder and Mr. Velarde for three wonderful performances! The Martin Auditorium was full of singing, dancing, acting and laughter!
Second Step: All students will participate in a Second Step lesson this week through Social Studies classes. Topics and conversation starters are:
6th Grade: Considering Multiple Perspectives:
- In this week’s lesson, your student will learn how to view situations from multiple perspectives so they can better avoid and resolve conflicts.
- Conversation Starter: Tell your child about a time when your view of a conflict changed because you were able to see it from another person’s perspective. Ask your child if they have changed their view about a conflict lately.
7th Grade: Keeping Your Cool in a Conflict:
- In this week’s lesson, your student will explore how using emotion-management strategies, such as slow breathing, walking away, reframing unhelpful thoughts, and practicing positive self-talk, can help prevent a conflict from escalating.
- Conversation Starter: Share with your child strategies you use to help yourself calm down during escalating conflicts. Ask them to tell you any additional strategies they find helpful beyond the ones covered in the lesson.
8th Grade: Values and Relationships:
- In this week’s lesson, your student will draw connections between their values and the healthy relationships in their life.
- Conversation Starter: Ask your child about how one of their values shows up in a healthy relationship they have. This could be a friendship, a sibling or other familial relationship, or even a professional relationship with a teacher or coach.
Athletics This Week: This week’s athletic events are:
- Monday Softball vs North Garner
- Tuesday Soccer vs Carnage
- Wednesday Track @ Dillard Drive
- Thursday Softball @ Ligon
Have a wonderful Sunday evening!