Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 05/22/23

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 05/22/23

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Thank you for all the help and support for students in activities this year.  We had a terrific level of involvement in sports and other activities in large part due to your support and assistance.  Within the past couple weeks, we have had amazing performances in music, drama and track and field.  Well over half our MMS Cubs are involved in one or more of those activities this spring, a wonderful statistic!  Thanks also for all who have helped with the various events all year.  We couldn't do it without you!  

6th Grade Bike Safety Unit - Sixth graders in PE have the opportunity to work, in coordination with Safe Routes to School, on a 2-day biking unit.  On Monday, May 22, students will learn about Bike Safety.  On Tuesday, May 23rd , they will go for a class bike ride to Mountain View Park during their PE time.  Students are highly encouraged to bring their own bikes (must be in working order) and helmets to school on TUESDAY to use for this activity.  Extra bikes will be available.  Helmets are required and will be available to borrow as well.  If you have any questions, please email Gen Fealy at [email protected].

EXPO this Thursday -  Mark your calendars...Moscow Middle School invites families in the evening of Thursday, May 25, 5:30 to 7 pm, for the return of EXPO.  This year's EXPO theme is CUB PRIDE ON DISPLAY and will include student work from all subjects in all grade levels.  You will see incredible writing, art and artistic performances, awesome physical activities in the gym, amazing science and math projects and activities, fascinating social studies displays and wonderful examples of student work from their elective courses.  You are invited to enjoy a hotdog grilled by Principal Holman, Assistant Principal Summers and Superintendent Bailey.  We are very excited to once again offer this opportunity to enjoy the positive culture at MMS!    Fromm MMS PST:  There are 2 volunteer opportunities at MMS Expo this Thursday. Please sign up to help us make this amazing event happen!! 

Sign up to help students monitor doors and refreshments during the Expo at:

Sign up to bring side dishes for the barbeque at:

End of year events - We have some recognition and some fun events planned as we wrap up the school year.  Note:  Students must be in good academic and behavioral standing to participate in the fun events that we are offering.  The schedule for the final three days is as follows:  

Monday, June 5

  • This will be a normal A day so that teachers and students can do a final base touch in all classes.  Students should plan that this is the final turn in day for semester work.

Tuesday, June 6

  • All students will begin their day in homerooms.
  • Students will hand in Chromebooks and do a final locker cleanout (bag up belongings, etc.)  
  • 8th graders will:
    • 9:00 am - be released to playfield for some fun activities and games
    • 10:45 - go to the west Bear Den court for a lunch catered by Loco Grinz
    • 11:15 - board buses to travel to Zeppoz in Pullman
    • 12 noon to 2 pm - fun and games at Zeppoz 
    • 2:45 - back from Zeppoz to homerooms to gather belongings (reminder, no bags or extra items at school on Wednesday)
  • 6th/7th graders will:
    • 9:00 am - 1st period
    • 10:02 am - 2nd period
    • Lunch 1 - 10:56   Lunch 2 - 11:51   4 early class - 11:00   4 late class - 11:31
    • 12:22 - Fun time...students are released to have fun outside and in classrooms for teacher led activities.
    • 2:45 - back to homerooms to gather belongings
  • 3:07 - Bell to end the day

Wednesday, June 7

  • 8:15 - All students report to 5th period
  • 9:04 - All students report to homerooms
  • 6th and 7th graders are then released to the Bear Den for the assembly
  • 9:15 - 6th and 7th assembly, families are invited (we will be contacting families of students who are receiving awards shortly)
  • 10:30 - 11:45 - End of year BBQ lunch, supplied by MMS ASB
  • 11:50 - Homeroom for all students, 8th graders released to Bear Den
  • 12 noon to 1 pm - 8th Grade Celebration 
  • 1:00 pm - 8th grade refreshments, Bear Den West Court* 
  • 1:30 pm - All students released for summer break.  


*    8th grade parents, please stay tuned for an opportunity to volunteer to bring a dessert offering/refreshment.  

On the calendar:  This week is our final 5-day week - A, A, B, C, D

  •  Monday/Tuesday, May 22/23                    6th Grade Bike Safety (see info above)
  • Thursday, May 25            MMS Expo   5:30 to 7 pm
  • Monday, May 29              Memorial Day, no school
  • Tuesday, June 6                Fun Day and 8th Grade Lunch and Zeppoz
  • Wednesday, June 7         Celebrations, BBQ lunch and dismissal, 1:30 pm

 Have a terrific week!

Bill Holman