Maeser Updates: 20 April 2018

In this edition: Head-to-Head Challenge, Music California Tour 2019, Prom 2018: “Better Together”, SAGE Testing May 3-4, Lands’ End 40% Off Sale

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

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

Friday, April 20
8:00pm Drive-in movie: The Princess Bride – cost: $2

April 23-27
Spirit Week

All costumes must be worn in addition to the uniform EXCEPT for Friday. No jeans all week. Points will be awarded for dressing up, lunch activities on Tuesday & Thursday, and the Spirit Bowl. The class with the most points at the end of the week wins! Costumes will be tallied daily during 6th period.

Monday, April 23
Spirit Week:
Roman Sandals — wear your fanciest sandals
7:00pm Music California Tour Information Meeting in Music Room

Tuesday, April 24
Spirit Week:
Toga Tuesday — wear your best drapes OVER your uniform; Chalk the Block @ lunch

Wednesday, April 25
Spirit Week:
Grapevine — dress up as your favorite vine… botanical or otherwise… OVER your uniform

Thursday, April 26
Spirit Week:
Blue & Gold — show your school spirit!; Balloon Pop @ lunch

Friday, April 27
Spirit Week:
Deity Day — dress up to represent your grade’s assigned god/goddess (but not AS your deity; that’s reserved for your Class President)
Spirit Bowl Assembly: Assembly Schedule

Saturday, April 28
State Solo & Ensemble Festival
8:00-11:00pm Prom

Monday, April 30
LAST DAY to pay spring fees to avoid a $25 late payment fee!

Tuesday, May 1
$25 Late payment fee assessed for outstanding fees

Thursday-Friday, May 3-4
8:00am-12:30pm SAGE Testing: grades 7, 8, 9, 10 + seniors in SAGE-assigned classes

Friday-Saturday, May 4-5
Extreme Theater

Head-to-Head Challenge

Help us win money for our school! Maeser’s Student Council has partnered with School Datebooks to provide our students with the TopYa! Active app to get kids more active, more often – at no cost. We will be competing against one other school similar in size to ours for $500 and potentially up to $1000.

For more information and to sign up to participate:

Head-to-Head Challenge Get Started Guide
TopYa! Active App Flyer
TopYa! Active App COPPA Compliance Information

Music California Tour 2019

Parents and students interested in participating in the music department’s Worldstrides music festival trip next spring, come to an information meeting next Monday, April 23 at 7:00 in the music room. If you are unable to be there, Mrs Vincent welcomes your emails to We are considering three trip options, so if you would like to have a copy, come to the meeting.

Prom 2018: “Better Together”

Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 8:00-11:00pm
Location: The Barn @ Linden Nursey
Dress: Formal
Tickets: $35/couple, $25/stag (at the door: $40/couple, $30/stag so get your tickets ASAP at the front desk!)

SAGE Testing: Thursday & Friday, May 3-4

We appreciate all of the parent feedback we received after our SAGE testing day last year! We heard your concerns about student testing fatigue after such a long day of testing, and have made adjustments for this year’s SAGE administration. This year our school’s SAGE administration will take place on Thursday-Friday, May 3-4, from 8:00am to 12:30pm.

All students in grades 7, 8, 9, and 10, as well as seniors taking math or science classes with an associated SAGE exam, are scheduled to take SAGE tests. (Juniors will not be taking SAGE tests this year.) We will provide make-up opportunities for students who are unable to attend on May 3rd and 4th.

Only students who are scheduled to take SAGE tests this year should attend on May 3rd and 4th; students with no SAGE tests assigned or who have submitted Parental Exclusion forms should not be on campus that day. Please remind your student to bring earbuds/headphones, their **calculator**, and a book or other homework each day. If your student finishes all of their assigned SAGE tests before the end of testing on Friday, they may read or work on homework until the next testing break (10-10:30am or the end of the testing day at 12:30pm) and then call home to be checked out early.

If you would prefer to opt your student out of SAGE testing this year, please complete, sign, and return the Parental Exclusion Form either by email ( or at the front desk (Mon-Thurs 7:30am-4:00pm, Fri 7:30am-1:00pm) by Wednesday, May 2nd, to allow us time to mark your student correctly in the testing system and update their attendance for SAGE Testing Day.

Lands’ End 40% Off Sale

Lands’ End is holding a 40% off sale at! This is a great time to pick up those higher-priced items like HS blazers. Use promo code SCHOOL and PIN 5811 between April 19-24 and get 40% off full-priced uniform items.