Maeser Updates: 1 September 2023

In This Edition

Lunch Options Next Week, Math Tutoring Lab, Constitution Day Essay Contest, Homecoming Events (Homecoming Farmers Market, Homecoming Dance), Annual & Class Fees Due October 4, Lands’ End Labor Day 20% Off Sale, Volunteer Opportunities (Maeser Fundraising: Help Needed, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Swim Team Starts September 11, Fall 23-24 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Senior & Sophomore CCRs, Counseling Donations, The Importance of Routines), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

CLOSED Monday (Labor Day)
7:30am-4:00pm Tues-Thurs
8:30am-12:30pm Fri

**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, September 4
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Friday, September 8
Deadline for Constitution Day Essay Contest

Monday, September 11
4pm Maeser Swim Team Info Session & Practice at the Orem Fitness Center Pool

Friday, September 22
12:30pm Homecoming Farmers Market

Saturday, September 23
8-11pm Homecoming Dance

Monday, September 25
School Picture Day

Wednesday, October 4
Annual & Class Fees Due

Lunch Options Next Week

On days that the school uses the preorder forms, please let your child know they will have 10 minutes to get their lunch and after 10 minutes we will start selling the extras to students who did not preorder.

Tuesday: Gandalfo’s – Sandwich & Chips $6
Use the link to pre-order for this day: Gandolfo’s Sandwich Pre-Orders. The link will close at 12pm on Monday.

Wednesday: Pizza – $2/slice

Thursday Yummy’s Korean Barbecue – $7 Teriyaki Chicken Plate (includes rice, garden salad and mac salad)
Use the link to pre-order for this day: Yummy’s Korean Barbecue Pre-Orders. The link will close at 12pm on Wednesday.

Microwaves are available in the lunchroom for students who bring lunch from home. Please note: we do NOT have refrigerator facilities for student use.

Math Tutoring Lab

The Math Tutoring Lab is open! If you need math help, come to room #302 before school from 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. or to room #223 after school from 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. This is open to all grades and all levels of math.

Constitution Day Essay Contest

Participate in Maeser’s inaugural Constitution Day Essay Contest! All Maeser students are invited to participate.

High school students: Submit a 750-word essay to Mr. Geary ( answering the following question:

“The Constitution of the United States has stood the test of time now for over 235 years and is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Explain what aspects of the Constitution have enabled this remarkable occurrence?”

Middle school students: Submit a 500-word essay to Mr. Geary ( answering the following question:

“The United States is a constitutional republic. What aspects of our Constitution are foundational to our being a republic?”

Submissions are due by Friday, September 8th, at 11:59pm. There will be one high school winner and one middle school winner. The winning students will each receive $50.

Homecoming Events

Friday: Homecoming Farmers Market

Maeser is excited to be hosting the first ever Homecoming Farmers Market on Friday, September 22 at 12:30pm. Parents, alumni, students, and any other member of the Maeser community is invited to be a vendor or to be a guest. We welcome food trucks, baked goods, homemade goods, or anything else you have to offer. If you are interested in being a vendor, reach out to

Saturday: Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance will be held September 23rd at The Ivory in Provo. Tickets are $25 per couple, and will be sold in Moser’s room the week leading up to the dance. The theme is “A Night of Mystery Masquerade Ball,” and dressing accordingly is encouraged!

Annual & Class Fees Due Wednesday, October 4

All annual fees and class fees (first semester & full year classes) are due on Wednesday, October 4. Balances after the due date will be charged a late fee (up to $15). Second semester class fees will be charged in February.

Some of you have already paid your student’s annual fees (Student Fee, Winterim & Graduation)–thank you! Now that schedules have settled down, we have also charged class fees. (Not all classes have associated fees, but some do.) You can see our fee schedule here: 23-24 Fee Schedule

If you would like to set up a payment plan for annual fees and class fees (except AP exams), please email before Wednesday, October 4. PLEASE NOTE: We do not set up payment plans for extracurricular sports and activities–these fees must be paid before your student can participate.

If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, please email for an application before Wednesday, October 4.

If you have any questions, please email We are happy to help!

Lands’ End Labor Day 20% Off Sale

Lands’ End will be offering 20% off school uniforms during their Labor Day Sale! Shop online at August 31 through September 4 to get 20% off school uniform items with Code: PLAY and PIN: 4599.

Volunteer Opportunities

Maeser Fundraising: Help Needed!

Hello Maeser Parents! Please help us out by taking a few minutes to fill out this Google form: Fundraising Committee Superstars & Supporting Maeser Community Businesses. We’re wondering if you’d like to get involved in fundraising efforts, and if you can help us gather a list of Maeser-alum run/owned businesses, and businesses we can partner with in various capacities. Thank you!

Lunch Volunteers Needed!

Do you need to get your volunteer hours? We need help selling and serving lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:15-12:00pm. To sign up to help please email Jared Norris at

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

Sports Announcements

Swim Team Starts September 11

Is your high school student interested in being part of Maeser’s Swim Team? Let’s get this season started! Swim Team practices will be Monday-Friday from 4-5:30 at the Orem Fitness Center pool starting on Monday, September 11.

Parents are strongly encouraged to join us on the first day of practice at the Orem Fitness Center pool deck bleachers for an intro to Swim Team. Please go to the south parking lot of the Fitness Center and enter the pool deck directly from there. Coach Becky will be there to answer any questions you have about Swim Team.

Email Coach Becky with any questions you may have or ask them at the first day:

Fall 23-24 Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in fall sports/activities will be determined by 4th term grades. All students (middle and high school) must have earned a 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 the last day of term.

Sports Physicals

All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports this year (2023-24) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after March 10, 2023 are good until July 15, 2024. Any physicals completed before March 10 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

Counseling Announcements

Senior & Sophomore CCRs

CCRs for 10th and 12th grade are in progress. Sign up via the link included here:

12th grade:
10th grade:

Counseling Donations

The Middle School Counseling team is in need of large bags of individual sized candy. You can use this towards your volunteer hours!

Kind: an assortment- chocolate, hard candy like jolly ranchers, tootsie pops or rolls, whatever comes in the assorted bags is fine. We would like some non-chocolate as well.

Amount: 4-5 bags/month

The Importance of Routines

Routines are important in helping your student be successful. Help your student figure out an after school study routine that works for them. Where will they do their studying? Someplace that is not their bed is preferable. When a student studies on their bed, their brain thinks it is time to sleep so less information is absorbed.

Gather everything they might need during a study session and always keep it in the same place. Perhaps an inexpensive basket from the Dollar Store can hold pens, pencils, erasers, extra paper, and other things needed so time is not spent looking for supplies.

Next, write the routine on a paper or a calendar and post it where it can be seen by both the parent and the student. Don’t forget to add in any extracurricular activities or chores and breaks. This way it is easier to stay on track and everyone knows what needs to be done and when.

An example might be:

4 pm- after school snack and play with dog
4:30- 5:00 Work on Math
5-5:15- break
5:15-5:45- Latin
5:45- set table for supper
6 eat supper
7- church activity
8-8:30 read for English
9- family time then get ready for bed

Whatever works for your family and your student to help stay on track and get things done.

Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency?

It’s important to keep your contact information up to date and opt-in to receive text messages from Maeser — in case of an emergency, this is how we notify parents! In addition, we use your contact information to notify you about important school events and school fees deadlines.

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!