In This Edition
TODAY: MS Student Council Piesgiving Activity, Enrollment for 2024-2025 (Re-Enrollment Due November 29, New Student Applications Now Open), New Applications for 2024-2025, Annual Service Auction, Volunteer Opportunities (Service Auction Donations Needed, Gift Cards for Teachers, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (MS Girls Basketball Tryouts, Fall/Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Counseling Donations, Time and Routines), 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
Friday, November 10
12pm MS StuCo Piesgiving Activity
Thursday, November 16
4pm MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 29
4pm Re-Enrollment Due (online form + $50 deposit)
Thursday, November 30
Service Auction – Assembly Schedule
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.
MS Student Council Piesgiving Activity
TODAY – Friday, November 10 at noon the middle school student council will be hosting a Thanksgiving activity in the lunchroom! All middle school students should come and enjoy pie and crafts! Whoever can should bring a baked pie for our pie-judging contest, and eat all kinds of pie with us. Pie not your thing? We’ll also be hanging out and making turkey hands together.
Enrollment for 2024-2025
Re-Enrollment Due November 29
Re-enrollment is now open for the 2024-2025 school year!
Please remember that you must re-enroll each of your students who will be returning NEXT school year by Wednesday, November 29 at 4:00 PM.
If you miss this window, your student(s) will lose priority status for next year and will have to re-apply without current student priority status.
Re-enrollment is completed through your PowerSchool parent portal. Be sure to use a browser (not the app) and sign in using your parent PowerSchool account credentials (not your student’s account credentials). Pay the $50 re-enrollment deposit on RevTrak or to the front office.
If you need help with your PowerSchool parent login (make sure you’re not using your student’s PowerSchool login), please call the front office at 801-235-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any other questions, please email email@example.com.
NOTE: If you have other children starting at Maeser next year, you need to submit an application for them (it will ask you if they have a current sibling here, which will give them priority status). Applications are on our website under Admissions.
New Student Applications Now Open
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: https://maeserprep.org/admissions/
NOTE: Do not use this application to re-enroll current students for next year. Re-enrollment is done via your parent PowerSchool portal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Annual Service Auction
We will be on a special Assembly Schedule for our HS Student Council-sponsored Service Auction on Thursday, November 30.
Service Auction Donations Needed
The HS Student Council is seeking donations to help support its annual Service Auction on Thursday, November 30. Please email Ms. Moser at email@example.com if you have anything you’d like to donate!
Gift Cards for Teachers
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. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Appreciation Donations
We would like to have a variety of treats/drinks available for teachers in the faculty room. We would also like to celebrate teacher birthdays each month. If you can help, please visit the following links to sign up (can be used for volunteer hours!):
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.
MS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, November 16th from 4:00-6:00pm.
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.
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
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
Time and Routines
Fall back, Spring Forward… You either love it or hate it. How are you all doing with the time change this past week? Me? I fall in the I hate it category. You know why I hate it, it messes with my circadian clock. You know, that teeny bundle of neurons deep in your hypothalamus in your brain. It regulates so much in your body- like how much sleep you get. It tells your body to be awake in the day and sleepy at night, you know, when it is dark.
Have you ever met someone that can tell the time by just looking at the sun? My grandfather, a rancher, could do that. I am sort of like that, I can tell you approximately what the hour it is based on the sun and what I am doing at that moment. But when the time changes, twice a year, I get confused unless a clock is near for me to look at because the light is different and I can’t figure out what time it is.
That is why routines are so important. If we have and keep a regular morning routine, study routine, and evening routine, we can reset our circadian clock, we can be more productive and not forget important things, like that homework assignment that is due today and we haven’t even started. Keeping the same routine at home during the weekend as we have during our school days will also help our circadian clock remain set and producing the right amount of melatonin at the right time so we can be awake and alert during school and rest at night when we need to refresh our bodies.
I challenge you to set and keep a good morning, evening and study routine with your student and to keep to the same hours and schedule as much as possible and see if that helps them be more productive during this busy time of the school year.
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!