Maeser Updates: 5 February 2021

In This Edition

National Honor Society Toy Drive, Poetry Out Loud Competition, Second Semester Fees Due February 25, Volunteer Opportunities (Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, MS Counseling Valentine Activity, Reporting Your Volunteer Hours/Donations), Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility), Counseling Announcements (Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast, Monthly Scholarship Roundup), Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program, Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours This Week

>>Procedures for Front Office Visits<<

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am-1:00pm Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Thursday, February 11
Poetry Out Loud School Competition

Monday, February 15
Presidents’ Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, February 18
Maeser Mock Trial Competition

Thursday, February 25
Second-Semester Class Fees Due
NOTE: New second-semester enrollees will have additional fees on their accounts

Tuesday, March 9
11th Grade ACT – Juniors ONLY on campus on this day

Thursday, March 25
Last Day of Quarter 3

National Honor Society Toy Drive

National Honor Society is holding a Toy Drive for the children’s charity Box of Balloons from February 1-26. Please bring toys that would be appropriate for children ages 1-12 to the main hallway to help children in need.

Poetry Out Loud: February 11

Our Poetry Out Loud school competition will be held February 11 (in person or via zoom pending). Competing students should contact Mrs. Martinez as soon as possible with their poem choices: Thank you!!

Second Semester Fees Due Thursday, February 25

If your student has any second semester class fees, the fee(s) will be added to his/her account this week. If your student has recently enrolled at Maeser for Winterim and/or second semester, he/she will also be charged a prorated student fee, re-enrollment deposit for next school year, Winterim fee (if applicable) and Graduation fee (if applicable). If you have any questions or want to set up an interest-fee payment plan, please contact BEFORE the due date. After February 25, a $15 late fee will apply. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by our wonderful parents is in need of a few more volunteers to make this happen on Thursday, February 11th. Please help if you can! For more information and to sign up, visit our SignUpGenius: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

MS Counseling Valentine Activity

MS Counseling Valentine Activity is in need of a few donations of candy to make this work for all MS students. Please help if you can! For more information and to sign up, visit our SignUpGenius: MS Counseling Valentine Activity

Reporting Your Volunteer Hours/Donations

Did you donate items for Winterim or MSI? Don’t forget to report your volunteer hours: Report Parent Service Hours. Each $5 spent for donations counts as one hour of volunteer service!

Sports Announcements

Sports/Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for winter sports (basketball, wrestling, swimming) and activities will now be based on 2nd term grades for all grade levels. If you are planning on playing a spring sport (boys soccer, boys tennis, track & field, middle school girls soccer, middle school boys volleyball) your eligibility will also be based on your 2nd term grades.

Students (7th-12th) must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. If the F/NG/Incomplete is made up by the beginning of the sports season they will be able to participate.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

THIS WEEK: Learn more about the three things that really matter in episode 33: In The End I Miss Mexican Pizza

Students can listen and email Mrs. Anderson a main point from the podcast to be entered into a weekly drawing. Drawings will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK: Learn how micro-habits keep you on track to meet your goals in this week’s episode of In the Lion’s Den with Ms. Sorenson: Micro Habits

Also, take on the challenge by Ms. Sorenson as we all get to know each other and get candy in the process!

Monthly Scholarship Roundup offers quick, easy and FREE college scholarship searches to save you hours sorting through the millions of scholarships in their database! Check it out here: Scholarship Directory

Scholarships with February Deadlines:

Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program

Attention, Skiers and Snowboarders (or those who want to learn)!

In February and March 2021, Maeser students, families, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to take ski or snowboard lessons at Brighton Resort. This is an afterschool activity provided by Brighton for Maeser “friends and families”; the program is not sponsored or run by the school. In order to participate in the activity, the participant must be 8 years old or older.

The ski/snowboard program take place on February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 19. The lesson will begin at 4:15 pm and the lesson will end at 6:15 pm. Following the lessons, instructors will escort students to the base of the Explorer lift. After the lessons, the students will be able to ski and snowboard by themselves until 9:00pm.

The cost of the ski/snowboard program is $150.00 ($30.00 per student per day). This price includes the lesson and the night pass to ski/snowboard. This is an increase of $5/night from last year because the classes will be need to be smaller due to Covid requirements. In order to participate, all skiers/snowboarders must wear a two layer mask. Also, Brighton is not offering ski and snowboard package rentals this season due to Covid but you may contact them individually about a week-to-week rental at their shop or rent from some other place. Many shops offer season rentals at reasonable prices. You may also choose to bring your own gear. Helmets are highly recommended.

Here is the link to sign up: Maeser Prep Ski & Board Program

If you need to split your payment between a gift card and a credit/debit card, you will need to call Brighton Ski School directly, 801-532-4731 option 6. Let them know that you are signing up for Maeser Ski and/or Maeser Snowboard and need to split your payment between a gift card and other payment method.

If you are paying with one method, the link will work fine. If you have more than one skier/snowboarder, don’t use the continue shopping button. Use the back arrow instead or re-enter the link. The shopping cart should save the previous entry(ies).

If you choose to carpool, please be aware that there must be a guardian or responsible adult with your kids. The adult is welcome to ski/snowboard (and may take lessons or just ski/snowboard without lessons). The adult may also choose to just be on the mountain without skiing/snowboarding (maybe reading in the warm lodge?).

Help Us Stay In Touch!

Opt In For School Text Messages

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, student fees, and more. We will only use text messaging for urgent and important information.

You can participate in this service by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of text messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

Thank you for helping us keep in contact with your family!

Update Your Contact Information

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know so we can stay in touch with your family.