In This Edition
Lunch Options This Week, Homecoming Events (Homecoming Farmers Market, Homecoming Dance), School Picture Day, National Honor Society Car Wash, Annual & Class Fees Due October 4, Volunteer Opportunities (Maeser Fundraising: Help Needed, Mock Trial Attorney Coaches, Protein Powder for Weights Classes, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Fall 23-24 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Senior & Sophomore CCRs, Counseling Donations, Sunday Meetings & Your Student’s Planner), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (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
Tuesday, September 19
11am Patriotic Assembly — Assembly Schedule
Friday, September 22
12:30pm Homecoming Farmers Market
Saturday, September 23
8-11pm Homecoming Dance
Monday, September 25
School Picture Day
Friday, September 29
12pm NHS-Sponsored Car Wash in the north parking lot
Tuesday, October 3
11am Substance Abuse Prevention Assembly — Assembly Schedule
6:15pm Substance Abuse Prevention Presentation for Parents in the Maeser gym
Wednesday, October 4
Annual & Class Fees Due
Lunch Options This 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. The link will close at 12pm on Monday.
Gandolfo’s Sandwich Pre-Orders
Wednesday: Pizza – $2/slice
Thursday Yummy’s Korean Barbecue – please check the Google form below for the menu and price for this week!
Use the link to pre-order for this day. The link will close at 12pm on Wednesday.
Yummy’s Korean Barbecue Pre-Orders
Microwaves are available in the lunchroom for students who bring lunch from home. Please note: we do NOT have refrigerator facilities for student use.
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 email@example.com.
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!
School Picture Day
School Picture Day is Monday, September 25 — Jostens will be on campus taking photos for the yearbook, student ID cards, and school photo packages. Please remind your students to wear their Full Dress Uniforms (required for school pictures) and bring their best smile! Want to order a photo package? Click here for details about how to preview, personalize, and order digital downloads and prints shipped directly to your home: 2023 Fall School Picture Day Flyer.
National Honor Society Car Wash
The National Honor Society is hosting a car wash on Friday, September 29! Right after advisory Friday, you can drive your car to the North exit of the parking lot to get your car washed. It will cost $5, and the proceeds will be donated to Family Humanitarians. Cash and credit card will be accepted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for an application before Wednesday, October 4.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!
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!
Mock Trial Attorney Coaches
Our High School and Middle School Mock Trial Teams are looking for Attorney Coaches! If you are looking for a way to support Maeser and are an attorney here in Utah, we would welcome your involvement in our Mock Trial program. We rely on our Attorney Coaches to help teach the finer points of the law, court procedure and student roles (attorney, witness, bailiff). We meet weekly on Fridays. Our state competition begins in February, 2024. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mr. Geary at: email@example.com.
Protein Powder for Weights Classes
In an effort to provide our students with a more complete weight training program, we would like to offer them Whey Protein drinks after each workout. This is, of course, just an option for the students in the weights classes.
For more details and to sign up to help, please visit our Sign-Up Genius: Protein Powder for Weights Classes. Thank you very much!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Senior & Sophomore CCRs
CCRs for 10th and 12th grade are in progress. Sign up via the link included here:
12th grade: https://www.maesercounseling.com/counselor-info-appt
10th grade: https://calendar.app.google/anFibP1QSxDnAkhJ8
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
Sunday Meetings & Your Student’s Planner
This week’s counseling tip is from Ms. Sorenson from our Counseling Department.
I like to encourage families to have a regular Sunday planning meeting. In this meeting, students will get together with their parents and go over the coming week. Everyone will tell what important things they have coming up that week and the student should write things in their planner. Is there a dentist appointment coming up? Or perhaps the student has a project due and will need supplies. The student should let parents know at this meeting instead of at 9 pm the day before the project is due. If this is a regular habit, there are fewer surprises and less frustration on everyone’s part.
In the middle of the right hand side is a place for your student to write a weekly educational goal. They should write this and check it often throughout the week and make adjustments as needed throughout the week.
Students should have their planner available during every class period. When a teacher gives an assignment, the student should immediately write down the assignment, the due date and the date they need to begin the assignment in order to have it done on time. Students can then refer back to their planner once they are home and parents ask, “Do you have any homework?”. Writing as much information as possible in the planner helps students remember the what and when of assignments. Having a family meeting and using the planner effectively helps everyone stay calm and get things done on time.
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!