Maeser Updates: 7 September 2018

In this edition: School Fees, Volunteer Help Needed: Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences & Counseling Donations, Galapagos Winterim Parent/Student Meeting, Volunteer Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors for Mentoring, Model United Nations, HS Boys Volleyball Home Games This Week, Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours
7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-1:30pm Friday

September 17-21
Lions Week (Service + Hope Week)

Thursday, September 13
3:30pm Galapagos Winterim Parent/Student Meeting

Monday, September 17
School Picture Day
Lions Week Kick-off Assembly

Monday, September 24
Winterim requests open*
Winterim Independent Study proposals due by 12:00pm (noon)
Last day to register for Galapagos Winterim at the current rate

Thursday, September 27
Last day to purchase yearbooks with FREE early-bird bonuses
Deadline to pay annual student fees, graduation fee, year-long and first-semester class fees OR to set up a payment plan for these fees

Friday, September 28
8:00am-12:00pm FLEX Friday – Regular uniforms required. Come work with your teachers one on one to remediate or take tests
12:00pm Winterim Independent Study proposal rewrites due
1:00-5:00pm Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
4:00pm Winterim requests close

Monday, October 22
Credit Recovery Winterim assigned after 1st term grades finalized

Friday, October 26
Model United Nations at BYU

Thursday, November 1
Winterim fees available to pay online or in the front office

Thursday, November 15
Winterim fees are DUE (if unpaid after this date, your student will be dropped from their Winterim)

School Fees

Annual student fees, graduation fees, and year-long and first-semester class fees have now been assessed and are available to pay in the front office or on our RevTrak fee payment site. If you plan to pay your fees online, you will need to log in using your PowerSchool parent account username and password. After you add your fees to your cart and go to Checkout, you will need to log into (or create) your separate RevTrak payment account to enter your payment information.

If you need to set up a payment plan for annual student fees, graduation fees, and/or year-long and first-semester class fees, you may do so in person at the Finance Office BEFORE September 27th. Do it early! Lines will get long toward the end of September.

Questions? Email the Finance Office at finance@maeserprep.org.

Volunteer Help Needed

Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Need volunteer hours? Help provide lunch for the teachers on September 28th for Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences! For details and to sign up, visit our Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences SignUp Genius Page. Thank you! Our Maeser families are Amaesering!

Counseling Donations Needed

Our counselors need a little help as they work hard to meet our students’ needs. Here is a list of donations that they need. Many of these items are school supplies and now is a great time to buy them. For details and to sign up, visit our Counseling Donations SignUp Genius Page. Thanks for your help!

Galapagos Winterim Parent/Student Meeting

The Galapagos Winterim will be Maeser’s only international Winterim this school year. If you’re interested in attending, please join us for an information meeting right after school on September 13th. For further information, please contact Mrs. Slade at stefanie.slade@maeserprep.org or Mr. Kreitzer at josh.kreitzer@maeserprep.org.

Volunteer Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors for Mentoring

We have established a connection with the director of the Family Support and Treatment Center located on 1200 West, just a few blocks south of our school.

They provide a nursery there and can use volunteer help in it. The director provides this information:

ABOUT THE CRISIS-RESPITE NURSERY: Our Nursery provides a safe place for children ages newborn to 11 years old. Children come here for a variety of reasons. Families use the nursery for crisis reasons such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, medical emergency, death of a family member, or a mental health crisis. But not all children who use the nursery have been traumatized. The nursery is also used for respite reasons such as a parent or guardian attending a therapy appointment, support group, court hearing, doctor appointment or job interview. Parents can also use the nursery to just have some self-care time for up to 3 hrs a week.

Students wanting to volunteer must be 16 yrs old and attend a training session which we will schedule for either Friday, September 21 or Friday, September 28 during after-school mentoring. They can then sign up week by week so that we provide 3-5 students for the nursery each Friday. Students may go as many or as few times as they choose during the school year.

This a great opportunity for community service and to add to applications in the future. If you are interested, please sign up in Room 222. Questions? Email Mrs. Goodrich at marlene.goodrich@maeserprep.org.

Model United Nations

Your student can be an ambassador for a day on Friday, 26 October 2018 — join our Model United Nations team! Over 300 students from the Wasatch Front participate in this Model UN. The participation fee for Model UN is $20.

Students will meet the next 5 Wednesdays during lunch in Mrs. Smith’s room (#215). They will learn diplomacy, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, research, and resolution writing. Besides the General Assembly (GA, GA2, GA3) these committees need delegates: Human Rights Council (HRC), Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), World Health Organization (WHO), Security Council (SC), and two special committees: Organization of American States (OAS-Spanish Only) and Model European Union.

Parent volunteers are needed on Friday 26 October 2018 at BYU. Questions? Email Mrs. Smith at allison.smith@maeserprep.org.

HS Boys Volleyball Home Games This Week

Wednesday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm HS Boys Volleyball Home opener! Come support!
Friday, September 14 @ 5:30 pm HS Boys Volleyball Home game against Wasatch Academy

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Applications due: December 1, 2018
https://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/apply/

my529 Education Savings Plan

Higher education is priceless. Meet your educational savings goals with my529’s plan. Visit https://my529.org/ to learn how.

Unigo.com Scholarships

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/utah-scholarships

StepUP to Higher Education Scholarship Toolkit

https://stepuputah.com/paying-for-college/scholarship-toolkit/

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