Maeser Updates: 19 January 2018

In this edition: Winterfest (Details, Weather Alert, Parent Volunteer Needs, “Sweet Life” Bake Sale), Used Uniform Sale at Winterfest, Into the Woods Auditions, Music Announcements (Semester 2 Openings in HS Choirs, Music Sponsorships), Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students Next Year, After School Ski Program at Brighton

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours This Week
NO SCHOOL Monday – Office Closed
7:30am-4:00pm Tuesday-Thursday
7:30am-1:00pm Friday

Saturday, January 20: Winterfest
11:00am-2:00pm Winterfest
10:30am-1:30pm Used Uniform Sale – see details and instructions below

Monday, January 22
Snow Make-up Day – NO SCHOOL (unless needed to make up a snow day)

Tuesday, January 23
FULL DRESS Day
Start of Semester 2

January 23-25
Auditions for Into the Woods

Winterfest

Our annual Winterfest celebration is tomorrow – Saturday, January 20! Students should plan to arrive at 9:00am to set up their Winterfest projects. Winterfest will start at 11:00am and run until approximately 2:00pm. We hope you and your family will be able to join us to celebrate our students’ Winterim accomplishments and Karl G. Maeser’s 190th birthday!

Weather Alert for Winterfest

We are keeping a close eye on the forecast for snow tonight and tomorrow, and will make a final decision on timing for Winterfest by 8:00am tomorrow. If there is significant accumulation that makes the roads unsafe, we will hold Winterfest on a two-hour delay (beginning at 1:00pm).

If you do not hear from us via email, phone, and/or text message by 8:00am, you can safely assume we will be starting Winterfest at its regularly scheduled time (11:00am).

As always, if the weather in your area makes it unsafe to drive — even if there is no official delayed start — please use your own best judgment in making decisions about driving your students (or allowing your students to drive) to Winterfest.

We hope to see you all tomorrow — drive safely!

Winterfest Parent Volunteer Needs: Cookies for Winterfest

We’ll be celebrating Karl G. Maeser’s birthday at Winterfest this year, and we need volunteers who can bring cookies for refreshments. Sign up here: Bring Cookies for Winterfest.

Winterfest Bake Sale

The “Sweet Life” Winterim has been baking all sorts of goodies and we would like to show off some of our sweet skills! We will be selling our yummy treats at Winterfest as part of a fundraiser. There will be cookies, cupcakes, breads, candy, cakes, and so much more. We will be set up right outside of the gym, so please stop by and try some of our delicious treats. Our prices range from $0.25 to $3, so there is something for everyone. We will accept **cash or check** and all proceeds will go to help build an auditorium and other charities.

Used Uniform Sale at Winterfest

To help our students and their families, we are pleased to hold a used school uniform sale that will include gently worn clothing. This sale is an opportunity to allow parents to resell their students uniforms, and for parents to purchase needed uniforms in good condition at a low cost.

When? Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:30am-1:30pm
Where? Maeser Library
Who? All Maeser families are invited!

  • To Volunteer: Volunteer help is needed! Sign up to help us on our Maeser Sign Up Genius page.
  • To Purchase: The Used Uniform Sale is CASH ONLY — bring lots of small bills (ex. $1 and $5).
  • To Sell Used Items: Drop off labeled items in the Library from 9:30am-10:30am on Saturday, January 20 and sign a Maeser Uniform Sale Parent Waiver Form. See detailed instructions below.
  • To Pick Up Money and Unsold Clothing: **NEW** Due to liability and school regulations, envelopes with cash in them from your sold uniforms and/or any unsold uniform clothing items must be picked up at the end of the uniform sale (1:45pm) with a photo ID.

How to Sell Your Uniforms

All items must be laundered and have no holes, tears or stains. Label each item by safety pinning an envelope to each item. Each envelope needs your first and last name, gender and size of clothing item (ex. Women’s Small), and sale price written on each envelope. When your item is sold the money will go inside the envelope for you to pick up at the end of the sale (1:45pm).

**NEW REQUIREMENT** Used Uniform Sale Waiver

To be able to sell your used uniform clothing, you must sign a Maeser Uniform Sale Parent Waiver Form at the time you drop off your labeled clothing, agreeing to the terms of the sale, indicating release of liability of Maeser and volunteers running the sale, acknowledgement to pick up donated items/money at the end of the uniform sale (1:45pm) or they will be considered donations to the school, and the name(s) of those who will be allowed to pick up items/money at the end of the sale (a driver’s license will be required).

**NEW REQUIREMENT** Item/Money Pick-up Required by End of Sale (1:45pm)

Important note: Due to liability and school regulations, envelopes with cash in them from your sold uniforms and any unsold uniform clothing items must be picked up at the end of the uniform sale (1:45pm) with a photo ID.

Pick up or Donate: If you want your unsold uniforms back, you must come to the Library at the end of the sale to reclaim them. Envelopes with cash and uniform items that are not picked up at the end of the sale will be considered a donation to the school. Maeser will use the clothing and money to benefit the students at Maeser.

Suggested Pricing Guidelines

To help our school community, the Maeser Uniform Committee has created a suggested guideline for pricing:

  • Polo shirts: $3-$5
  • Dress shirts: $3-$5
  • Cardigans: $10
  • Shorts: $3-$5
  • Pants: $3-$5
  • Skirts: $5-$8
  • PE clothing: $2-$5
  • Ties: $5
  • Blazers: $25
  • Embroidered Sweater $10
  • Sweatshirts: $10
  • Hooded Jackets: $10 – $15

Questions?

Email sarahsolen@hotmail.com or saundra@farnsworth.us.

Into the Woods Auditions: January 23-25

If you like to sing and want to be a part of this spectacular, moving musical, sign up for auditions! Sign-ups and information/forms are posted on the door to room 126. Contact Mr. Hults with any questions: chris.hults@maeserprep.org.

Music Announcements

Semester 2 Openings in HS Choirs

Both high school choirs have openings for next semester. Men are especially encouraged to join! Contact Mrs. Vincent (janice.vincent@maeserprep.org) or your counselor for details.

New: Music Program Sponsorships

Help Maeser build an auditorium! All of Maeser’s performing arts need this performance venue. You can help by sponsoring the Music Department in 2018. Choose from four levels of support in the front office — the top level, Founder, gives you admission to concerts with other perks for five years!

Sponsorship information is available in the front office. Be a part of something magnificent!

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students Next Year

Is this your year to host a foreign exchange student? SHARE is currently accepting applications for volunteer families who are interested in hosting an exchange student in their home for the 2018-19 school year. Foreign exchange students come for ten months (the full school year) and make a great contribution to our school, our community, and to your family. Students are carefully selected and screened, and they come with their own health insurance and spending money — all that is required from you is a bed, food, and welcome.

If your family is interested in hosting an exchange student next year, please contact Wendy Waldes for more information: wendywaldes@gmail.com or 801-709-3583.

After School Ski Program at Brighton

Brighton Ski Resort will be offering group ski/snowboard lessons for Maeser families (limited space available). The lessons will run for 5 consecutive Fridays — February 16 and 23, and March 2, 9 and 16 — from 4:15 to 6:15pm. After each lesson, the students will be able to ski and snowboard on their own until 9:00pm.

A parent or chaperone must be on the mountain for all students who are under 18 years old. The parent/chaperone may choose to sign up to take lessons or ski/snowboard (at the same price) or just enjoy being on the mountain without skiing/snowboarding (no cost).

The cost of the ski program is $125 ($25 per student per day) for students ages 8 and up. Ski and snowboard rentals, which include boots, poles, skis, or snowboards, are available for $70 ($14 per day). Program costs will not be prorated for lessons or rentals that are unused. Once lessons begin, there will be no refunds or make ups, unless the program is cancelled due to a road closure, in which case a make-up day will be scheduled for the entire group.

This program is sponsored and run by Brighton Ski Resort. No transportation to/from the resort will be provided. If a participant misses lessons for any reason, including lack of transportation, no refunds will be given.

The deadline to sign up for the Maeser Ski/Snowboard program at Brighton Ski Resort is Friday, January 26 — registration may close sooner if the enrollment limit is reached. To download the documents you’ll need to fill out and return to the Maeser front office, click here: https://goo.gl/CYi9nj. The registration form (pages 2 and 3), release forms, and ski/snowboard school rental agreement form, if rentals at Brighton are desired, as well as payment must be turned in on or before this date.

Optional PE credit is available (additional time and work will be required in addition to the lessons). Questions about PE credit? Email Coach Kemper at jessica.kemper@maeserprep.org.

Questions about the ski/snowboard program (not related to PE credit)? Email lireland26@gmail.com.

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