Maeser Updates: 27 September 2019

In This Edition

Driving Etiquette on School Property, After-School Pick-Up Reminder, Yearbooks Now Available to Purchase Online + Flash Sale FREE Bonuses, Student Fees due by October 3, Flu Shot Clinic, Math Team, Maeser Science Fair, Volunteer Help Needed (Breakfast for Juniors & Seniors on October 16, Help with College Application Day, College Carnival Donations, Lunch & Learn, Healthy Snacks), Sports Announcements (Activities/Sports for 2nd Term, MS Boys Basketball Tryouts, Swimming)

Front Office Hours

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Friday, September 27
8am-noon Flex Day
4pm Winterim requests close

Monday, September 30
LAST DAY to Pre-Order Yearbooks with FREE Flash Sale Yearbook Bonuses at Jostens.com

Thursday, October 3
DEADLINE to pay Annual & Class Fees
– includes enrollment, graduation, Winterim, year-long & first-semester class fees, and AP exam fees
DEADLINE to pay AP Exam fees – students who do not pay their AP exam fee(s) by this date will be dropped from their AP class(es)

Friday, October 4
SAY BOO TO THE FLU – Flu Shot Clinic on campus from 11am-1pm

Friday, October 11
Last Day of Q1
**Last day to make up NGs to remain eligible to participate in Q2 sports/activities!**

Monday, October 14
Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 16
Testing/Senior Graduation Prep Day – juniors and seniors ONLY on campus
7:30am Breakfast
8am-12:30pm PSAT for Juniors (juniors ONLY)
8am-12:00pm Senior Graduation Prep Seminar with the counselors (seniors ONLY)
No other students allowed on campus — please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7-10

Thursday-Friday, October 17-18
🍂Fall Break🍁

Wednesday, December 4
6pm Maeser School-wide Science Fair in lunchroom

Driving Etiquette on School Property

We’ve had several fender benders and scrapes in the student parking lot over the last couple of weeks. Please remind your student drivers that if they hit a car, even if it’s minor, they need to leave a note with their contact information or come to the front office and tell someone so we can help.

After-School Pick-Up Reminder

We have quite a few students who are lingering in the hallways after school and being disruptive to staff members who are trying to work. We ask that students be picked up by 3:45 each day unless they are in a sport/activity or receiving help from a teacher. If a student cannot be picked up by 3:45 for some reason they should either wait outside or in the cafeteria until their ride arrives.

During the 12:00-1:00 hour on Fridays, students should either be with a mentoring group or picked up by 12:15. Students in the hallways will be asked to either go to a mentoring session or wait outside for their ride.

Yearbooks Now Available to Purchase Online + Flash Sale FREE Bonuses

We are excited to announce that you can now pre-order our 2019-20 Maeser Yearbook online through JostensYearbook.com! This new partnership with Jostens allows us to offer yearbook personalization and other upgrade options that were previously unavailable for our students.

Yearbooks are $55 each through the end of Quarter 3. (Price goes up to $65 on March 21 and we’ve sold out for the last two years running, so get your order in early!)

To celebrate our new order management process, we’re offering a FLASH SALE on our two most popular yearbook upgrades…

  • Video yearbook (value $5)
  • Year-end supplement insert (value $2)

You can get BOTH of these upgrades FREE when you pre-order your student’s yearbook by Monday, September 30!

Beginning Tuesday, October 1, the video yearbook and year-end insert will go back to their regular prices. No extensions will be offered on these bonuses, so get your order in by Monday!

Student Fees Due by Thursday, October 3

All annual and year-long and first semester class fees have been charged to student accounts. This includes enrollment, graduation, Winterim, year-long class fees, first semester class fees & AP exam fees. Late fees will apply after this date. AP students who do not pay their AP exam fee by this date will be dropped from their AP class.

Flu Shot Clinic: SAY BOO TO THE FLU

On Friday, October 4th, Community Nursing Services will be on campus from 11 am to 1 pm providing flu shots. Participating students will need a parent present. All major insurance plans are accepted!

Flu Clinic Flyer in EnglishFlu Clinic Flyer in Spanish

Math Team

Math team will be starting up next week. The middle school math team meets on Mondays, during lunch, and the high school math team meets on Thursdays, during lunch, in Mrs. Plott’s room. The cost to participate with the math team is $45. Talk to Mrs. Plott for details!

11th Grade PSAT Day + Senior Graduation Prep Seminar: Wednesday, October 16

On Wednesday, October 16, all Maeser juniors will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT — a pre-SAT test offered by the College Board. This is a free opportunity for our juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition. PSAT Student Guides, which include a free practice test, were sent home with juniors this week.

In order to create a focused testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for PSAT testing and our annual senior college application and graduation preparation seminar only. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 16 for students who are not in 11th or 12th grades. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 on that day, as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus.

Maeser Science Fair

Our schoolwide Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00pm in the Maeser lunchroom. Interested students should contact their science teachers for more information.

Volunteer Help Needed

Breakfast for Juniors & Seniors on Wednesday, October 16

We need parent volunteers to help with breakfast for our juniors and seniors on Wednesday, October 16. The juniors will be taking the PSAT and seniors will spend the morning with the cousnelors and administration talking about scholarships and important senior year information. For more information and to sign up to help, click here: Breakfast for Juniors & Seniors on Wednesday, October 16. Thank you!

Help with College Application Day

College Application Day is Wednesday, October 23. We need parent volunteers in our senior Socratic classes that day to assist students as they fill out college applications: College Application Day: Wednesday, October 23.

College Carnival Donations

Our annual College Carnival will be held on Friday, October 25. We need donations for treats and prizes: College Carnival Donations. Thank you!

Lunch & Learn

We need parent volunteers to help with our lunch and learn opportunities this year for teachers by providing refreshments: Lunch & Learn Refreshment Help. Thank you in advance!

Healthy Snacks

Can you help provide a supply of healthy snacks for students who just might need a little something to help them get through the day? Sign up here: Maeser Snack Drawer.

Sports Announcements

Activities/Sports Eligibility for 2nd Term 2019-2020

Any students (7th-12th grade) who plan on participating in a sport or activity during the 2nd term must earn a 2.7 GPA in Quarter 1 with no Fs/NGs. In addition, HS students must not have any Fs or NGs from ANY previous high school terms. Any NGs must be made up by the end of the 1st term which is October 11th.

Middle School Boys Basketball Tryouts

Middle school boys basketball tryouts will be on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th from 6:15am-7:45am. Questions? Contact Jared Norris (jared.norris@maeserprep.org).

Swimming

Are you a swimmer? Would you like to be a member of the Maeser Swim Team this year? The Maeser Swim Team is in its fourth consecutive year and growing! We would LOVE to have more swimmers join our team. Visit www.teamunify.com/recmphs for details about registration, practice location, practice times, tentative meet schedule, pool locations, disclosure documents, links, and other pertinent information.

Please contact Head Coach Aaron Burg (swimcoach@maeserprep.org) or Team Manager Daisy Stonely (daisystonely@hotmail.com) for further questions, concerns, or inquiries.

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