Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 03/29/21

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 03/29/21

Dear Parents and Guardians:

It has been absolutely terrific to have students come to school four days this past week!  It was exciting for the students and staff to take this next big step back to normal, and it has gone as well or better than expected.  The kids have been great with procedures as has been true all year.  Mrs. Summers has been working with students to help them be in the same lunch rotation with close friends, all the while keeping our lunch groups as balanced as possible.  If students wish to make a switch (and mention it to you) please encourage them to talk to Mrs. Summers during lunch time.  This week students will come to school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  We will be open Wednesday for teacher office hours, and we invite any students who would like extra help to come in between the hours of 8:15 and 11:30.  Breakfast and lunch are available.  

Eprove Family Survey - Dr. Bailey sent a survey link out last week to give you the opportunity to provide input in conjunction with our ongoing accreditation process.  Please check your email for the link and fill it out by this Wednesday if you haven't already done so.  Thank you for your input! 

MMS Mini-Jazz Festival - Mr. Garrett and our Jazz Band and choir students have put together a program to give the students a little bit of a Jazz Festival experience, to take place this Tuesday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the MPR. Kate Skinner from the University of Idaho has graciously agreed to provide adjudication as well. Due to space size and number of student participants, we will not yet be able to have a live audience.  We will be simulcasting the program so that families can experience it, and I will send a dedicated email on Tuesday with a reminder and details about how to watch.  The program will go as follows:

7:00pm  Choir warm-up in Music Room

7:20pm  Choir sound check in MPR

7:30pm  Choir performance and adjudication with Kate Skinner

7:30pm  Jazz Band warm-up in Music Room

8:00pm  Jazz Band Performance and adjudication with Kate Skinner

8:30pm  Put away

Please contact me or Mr. Garrett if you have questions. 

State Testing - We will be facilitating state testing for both our in-school and online-only students beginning Friday, April 16 (8th grade Science) and Monday, April 19 (Math and ELA).  I will send home additional information as the dates approach.

Preparations for next year - Our school counselors will be paying visits to 6th and 7th graders in their science classes on April 5 and 6 to give them information about elective course selection for next year.  Students will be bringing home information so that you can help them  We are also a virtual parent information session this Wednesday, March 31 at 6:00 pm to assist our incoming 6th graders and their families.  

On the calendar:  

Tuesday, Mar 30                               MMS Jazz Festival, 7 pm, MPR

Wednesday, Mar 31                        5th Grade (virtual) parent night, 6 pm

Wednesday, Mar 31                        Teacher office hours,  8:15 am to 11:30 am

April 5 and 6                                       Nate and Natalie in 6th and 7th Grade classes for registration

Friday, April 9                                     End of quarter, k-12 conference day

Have a great week!

Bill Holman