In This Edition
Important Information for Seniors: Graduation Supplies, Middle School Activity, Have Your Student’s Plans Changed?, Volunteer Help Needed (Middle School Activity, Science Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (HS Wrestling Info Meeting, HS Boys Volleyball Home Games, Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (FAFSA Night, Lunchtime Talks, Resilience: Contribution), Important School Communications (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)
Front Office Hours This Week
**PARENTS: Please remember to check in at the front office when visiting the school during school hours, including Fridays. We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!**
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Monday, October 17
First Day of Quarter 2
Thursday, October 20
HS Wrestling Info Meeting during lunch
Friday, October 21
12-2pm Middle School Activity at the school
Important Information for Seniors
Graduation supplies can be ordered at this link for all Seniors: Maeser Graduation Supplies. Time to start thinking about the future. Don’t forget! Also, if you are interested in ordering a Letterman’s Jacket, you can also order at the listed link. Jostens is our vendor.
Middle School Activity
On Friday, October 21, the Middle School is having an activity! It will be from the end of Advisory til about 2pm. We’re doing some fun Halloween activities including mummy races, spider races, donut-on-a-string race, jack-o-lantern art, and capture the flag!
We need volunteers to help make sure we have donuts and other treats for the activity. Please visit our SignUpGenius for more information and to sign up to help out: Help for October Middle School Activity.
Have Your Student’s Plans Changed?
Please remember that if you decide to withdraw your student from Maeser, you must contact the front office or email our registrar at email@example.com as soon as possible. Please include the name of your student, the last day they will be attending Maeser, and the next school they will be attending. We will help you complete the withdrawal process so your student can enroll in their next school.
Volunteer Help Needed
Middle School Activity
We need volunteers to bring donuts and other treats for our middle school activity this Friday, October 21. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Help for October Middle School Activity.
Science Fair is coming up in early December. Please consider donating prizes for our winners. For every $5 donated= 1 hour of volunteer time.
Volunteer to help bring Teacher Appreciation treats for the year by month. Thank you for putting a smile on a teacher’s face today! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUp Genius: Teacher Appreciation Opportunities.
Report Your Volunteer Hours
DON’T FORGET! Report your volunteer hours once you’ve dropped off your donation: Report Parent Service Hours. Each $5 spent for donations counts as one hour of volunteer service!
Questions About Volunteer Hours?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HS Wrestling Info Meeting
If your high school student is interested in wrestling this year, please remind them to join us during lunch in the cafeteria for a wrestling meeting on Thursday, October 20th.
HS Boys Volleyball
Upcoming Boys Volleyball home games:
- Wednesday, October 19 @ 4:00pm against Uinta River
- Thursday, October 20 @ 6:00pm against American Heritage — SENIOR NIGHT
Winter Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in winter activities/sports will be determined by 1st term grades. All students must have earned a Q4 2.7 GPA with no Fs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. All Fs/NGs must be made up by October 12th (the last day of the term).
All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports next year (2022-23) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after April 15, 2022 will be good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before April 15 of this year will not be accepted (per UHSAA policy) for the upcoming school year.
Here is a link to the UHSAA form which Maeser uses for ALL athletes: UHSAA Physical Form
October 19th at 6:30 is our FAFSA night. Please review this information in advance so you have the information you need to succeed on that night:
What You’ll Need to Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA
We are lucky to have people come to Maeser to tell us about their programs, schools, careers, etc. Please encourage your students to support them during our lunchtime talks in Mr. Kreitzer’s room (150) during lunch if you are interested. Upcoming talks include:
Ryan Vogel, director of the National Security Program at UVU, is coming. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about this highly rated program, the only bachelor’s degree in National Security west of the Mississippi. If you are interested in working for the FBI, CIA, military, as an ambassador, and many other joys in national security, you don’t want to miss this one! Here is a link to the types of jobs you can do with this type of degree: https://www.securitydegreehub.com/top-national-security-jobs/
Visit from the Navy with a focus on nuclear science! Wow! This is super cool!
If you would like to suggest an organization for our lunchtime talks, shoot an email to Mrs. Chapman: email@example.com
Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Over the next 7 weeks we will discuss the 7 integral components of resilience according to Dr. Ginsburg, child pediatrician and human development expert: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control.
This week we will focus on Contribution. This week’s content comes from https://optionb.org/advice/the-7-cs-of-resilience-in-kids
It‘s powerful when children realize that the world is a better place because they’re in it. They gain a sense of purpose by seeing the importance of their contributions, and this can motivate them to take action to improve the world. They also learn that contributing feels good and is driven by a sense of commitment and responsibility, not pity. This may help kids feel more comfortable turning to others for assistance without feeling shame.
How parents can help:
- Communicate to children (at appropriate age levels) that many people in the world don’t have as much money, freedom, and security as they need.
- Teach the important value of serving others.
- Model generosity with your time, energy, and resources.
- Create opportunities for children to contribute in a specific way, like volunteering.
Important School Communications
Not getting our emails, phone or text messages? Here’s how to make sure you’re getting all of our important announcements and information:
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”.
Update Your Contact Information
If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know asap so we can be sure you’re getting school and teacher communications.
Thank you for helping us keep in contact with your family!