In This Edition
Lunch Options Paused During Winterim, Winterfest, Winterim Used Uniform Sale, Applications for New Students Close January 31, Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program, Volunteer Opportunities (Making Maeser Even Better! Winterfest Information Table Volunteers Needed, Winterim Used Uniform Sale: Parent Volunteers Needed, Gift Cards for Teachers, Lunch Volunteers Needed, Teacher Appreciation Donations, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Spring Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (11th Grade CCRs, Counseling Donations), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)
Front Office & School Hours This Week
Front Office Hours
Winterim & MSI School Hours
4:30-7:00pm Thurs – Winterfest!
**PARENTS: Please remember to check in at the front office when visiting the school during school hours, including Winterim. We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!**
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Wednesday, January 24
6:00pm FAFSA Night in room 116 (for parents of the Class of 2024)
Thursday, January 25
Friday, January 26
School & Office CLOSED – Teacher Work Day
Monday, January 29
First Day of Semester 2
Friday, February 2
Required In-Person Advisory Friday
Lunch Options Paused During Winterim
Lunch orders are paused until the week of January 29th due to Winterim/MSI during the first weeks of January. Please remember to send lunch with your students during Winterim/MSI.
Winterfest is coming up NEXT WEEK! Mark your calendars and plan to attend with your family to celebrate our students’ Winterim accomplishments.
WHEN: Thursday, January 25 from 4:30-7:00pm
Attendance is REQUIRED for all high school students (and RECOMMENDED for middle school students). Full dress is required at Winterfest.
Winterim Used Uniform Sale: January 25
The Uniform Committee is sponsoring a Used Uniform Sale during Winterfest, from 4:30-7:00pm.
Many students have had a HUGE growth spurt over the past semester and lengths of pants and skirts are getting shorter — so this is the perfect time to pull out those uniform items that no longer fit your student and size up at the Winterfest Used Uniform Sale, in time for Semester 2.
If you don’t have items to sell or buy, stop by to see samples from our new upcoming vendor, Tommy Hilfiger!
Volunteer Help Needed!
The used uniform exchange is a parent-sponsored and run opportunity to allow parents to resell their students’ uniforms and for parents to purchase needed uniforms in good condition at a low cost. We need your help to make these events happen! Volunteering for the sale is a great way to meet other parents and get in some service hours. For more details and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Maeser Winterfest Used Uniform Sale.
To Sell Uniforms
- Launder all uniform items. Make sure there are no holes, stains, or excessive wear on the clothing.
- On an envelope clearly indicate:
- Your name
- Article of clothing for sale
- Payment method (cash or Venmo account) — if using Venmo, please include your name and Venmo username (with QR code or last 4 digits of the phone number)
- Safety pin the envelope to the uniform
- Drop off items to sell at Maeser on Thursday, January 25 between 8:30-9:30am in the lunchroom or 1:30-2:30pm amd 3:30-4:30pm in front of the library (the uniform committee would appreciate an earlier drop-off so they have time to set up the sale).
- The front office cannot take items for the uniform exchange. Please drop off uniforms to be sold ONLY at the designated times.
- Sign the Uniform Exchange Waiver (available at drop-off)
**The uniform committee reserves the right to turn away any uniform items that are not in good condition or that do not meet the Uniform Code.
**At the end of the sale, YOU are responsible to pick up any unsold items. You will be required to show a picture ID to pick up your envelopes with money from sold items.
**Maeser WILL NOT be taking donations of unsold uniform items.
Suggested Pricing for Used Uniforms
Maeser Hoodies/Sweatshirts $10
HS Plaid Skirts $10 -$15
Ties $ 5
P.E. uniforms $5
To Buy Uniforms
CASH: Bring lots of small bills (ones and fives).
VENMO: If a seller accepts Venmo, you may pay using your Venmo account. You will need to show the uniform committee proof of your Venmo payment before you will be allowed to take the uniform items.
If you are selling items at the Uniform Exchange you can pick up your envelopes of sold items AND your unsold items between 7:00-7:30pm.
**The front desk CANNOT keep envelopes with money in them for pick up at a later time. If you do not pick up your money at the end of the sale, the money will be donated to Maeser’s Uniform Fund.
Applications for New Students Close Wednesday, January 31
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/
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 email@example.com 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.
Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program
Would you and your student like to ski or snowboard with Maeser? Come to Brighton Ski/Snowboard for family and friends of Maeser. It is $200 for 5 Friday nights, Feb 23 – Mar 22, and includes a 2 hour group lesson and the lift pass for the rest of the night. Plan on being there at 4 pm because the classes leave at 4:15 sharp. This price doesn’t include rentals. Maeser students, family members, and faculty/staff and their families of all ages 8 and older are welcome. The link to sign up is: https://shop.brightonresort.com/s/private-programs/p/maeser-prep-2324.
Signups will close two weeks before the first class or whenever the slots are full, whichever comes first. Maeser is not sponsoring this. This is a service provided by Brighton for the Maeser community. If you have questions, email Laralee Ireland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Maeser Even Better! Winterfest Information Table Volunteers Needed
Exciting things are happening at Maeser. An Advancement Committee has been put together to improve our school. Need some volunteer hours? Come help share information at a table during Winterfest. We will be presenting our plans for the future as well as talking about some of the steps we have taken already to make our school even better. All information will be provided. Please visit our Sign Up Genius to sign up: Making Maeser Even Better!
Winterim Used Uniform Sale: Parent Volunteers Needed
Volunteering for the sale is a great way to meet other parents and get in some service hours! For more details and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Maeser Winterfest Used Uniform Sale.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in spring sports/activities will be determined by 2nd and 3rd 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
11th Grade CCRs
We will re-open the CCR calendar for 11th grade slots during the last week of Winterim. If you did not sign up for a slot during December, don’t worry. We will meet during the 3rd term.
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!