Maeser Updates: 1 December 2023

In This Edition

Maeser Prep Receives Generous Grant, TODAY: Special Winterim Advisory Friday for All High School Students, MS/Senior Girls Night, Sweater Swing, New Applications for 2024-2025, Middle School Maeser Spelling Bee, Volunteer Opportunities (MSI 8th Grade Sewing Class, Gift Cards for Teachers, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts, Fall/Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Junior CCRs, Counseling Donations), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-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

Friday, December 1
Sterling Scholar winners will be announced via email to all participants
Required on-campus Advisory Friday for all high school students
Regular Advisory Friday for middle school students
12-2pm Middle School/Senior Girls’ Night (vision boards) — Can you donate supplies? click here
9pm HS Sweater Swing Stomp in the Maeser Gym (free) — Theme: ugly sweaters/Christmas

Wednesday, December 13
7pm Maeser Dance/Music Winter Concert & Arts Night

December 13-14 & 15
MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts
6:30-7:50am December 13 & 14
7:00-8:50am December 15

Lunch Options

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
No pre-order is required for pizza.

Thursday Yummy’s Korean Barbecue – $6
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.

Maeser Prep Receives Generous Grant

Maeser administration, faculty and students receiving grant check from representatives from the Fritz B. Burns foundation

We’re thrilled to announce a generous donation from The Fritz B. Burns Foundation that will profoundly impact our school. The Foundation’s commitment to education and the development of well-rounded individuals is evident in their support for our baseball and drama programs.

This donation comes at a pivotal time for our school, providing a significant boost to our efforts to enhance the student experience in both athletic and artistic realms. The Burns Foundation’s gift will enable us to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and facility upgrades that will benefit both our arts and sports programs.

We extend our deepest gratitude to The Fritz B. Burns Foundation for their extraordinary generosity and dedication to offering students a well-rounded education. Their support will have a lasting impact on the lives of Maeser students, empowering them to excel not only academically but also in sports and the arts.

TODAY: Special Winterim Advisory Friday for All High School Students

Winterim is coming!! All high school students are invited to come to campus today for special meetings with their Winterim teachers. Students will receive important information regarding their upcoming Winterim. This special Winterim meeting will run from 9-10am, and students can meet with other teachers to get help or take tests as normal from 10-12. High school students who don’t need to stay for Advisory Friday can be checked out after their Winterim meeting via email ( and go home.

Today is a normal Advisory Friday for middle school students.

MS/Senior Girls Night

Our next activity will be held on Dec 2, from noon-2:00. We will be making 2024 vision boards. If you are interested in donating supplies, our wishlist is linked here. Donations can be dropped off at the front office.

Sweater Swing

The annual high school Sweater Swing will be held from 9-11PM in the Maeser Gym TODAY, Friday the first of December, immediately following the high school boys basketball home contest against Freedom Prep. Admission is free and the theme is ugly sweaters/ Christmas!

New Applications for 2024-2025

If you would like your current student’s sibling(s) to attend Maeser next year, you must submit an application by January 31, 2024 for each sibling here:

New student applications are completed in our Maeser Enrollment Portal (MAP)–the link above will take you there–which is a different system from your PowerSchool parent portal that is used to re-enroll your current student(s). If you have not used our MAP system before, please create an account. If you have used the system before and can’t remember your password, please click on “Forgot Password?”. If you can’t remember the email you used to set up your account, please email for help.

Tell your friends & neighbors that they can submit an application on our website, too! If they apply by January 31, 2024, their student(s) will be in the lottery.

Middle School Maeser Spelling Bee!

In January as part of the Middle School Intensive (MSI) experience, students in 7th and 8th grade will be participating in our school spelling bee. If you’d like to help your student prepare, you can read through the packet and begin practicing the words with them: 2024 Maeser School Spelling Bee List.

Volunteer Opportunities

MSI 8th Grade Sewing Class

Volunteers are greatly appreciated in the 8th grade MSI Sewing class. Sewing skills are helpful, but not required. If you have time to be in any of the sessions and help students follow instructions please email Mrs. Goodrich at It’s a fun way to get volunteer hours!

Gift Cards for Teachers

Thank you for your support this year. Your generosity with bringing in food and helping with various needs has been overwhelming. Thank you!

At this time, we are asking for gift cards to give to teachers when they want to purchase items (including food) for various class activities, and for the administration to give to teachers for a pat on the back and a token of appreciation. If you’re inclined please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up: Gift Cards for Teachers.

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

Teacher Appreciation Donations

Thank you to those who have donated treats and goodies the past few months. We would like to resupply the faculty lounge with a variety of treats/drinks. The following link has an updated signupgenius that has a variety of items listed that are popular with the staff, but is not limited to those items only. If you can help, please visit the following link to sign up (can be used for volunteer hours!): Help Provide Teacher Treats. Thank you for your generosity!

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

MS Boys Volleyball

Tryouts will be December 13th and 14th from 6:30-7:50 am, and December 15th from 7:00-8:50 am. First cuts will be made December 13th and final cuts will be made and posted December 15th.

Fall/Winter (Q2 & Winterim) Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in fall sports/activities that go into the 2nd term and winter sports/activities will be determined by 1st 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

Junior CCRs

Parents of juniors: please check your email for the link to sign up for your Junior’s CCR appointment! Starting Monday, November 27th, we will begin the 11th grade CCRs. We will discuss graduation progress, PSAT results, plans for second semester and the senior year, college and career ideas, and address any concerns. We have up to one hour to meet. We welcome parents in the CCRs but if you would prefer, we can see your student without a parent present.

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

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!