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December Newsletter
December Newsletter
Mel Burnham Barter
Thursday, December 27, 2018

MMS Photo of the Week

We celebrate the hard work of our Stuff the Bus crew of students - WELL DONE to lead the charge of collecting and delivering the 2,967 nonperishable food items that were donated by MMS students, their families, and other Monmouth community members. A special thank you to MMS staff members Mrs. Howker and Mrs. Fortin for their dedication in continuing this special tradition, and to the many hardworking, kind individuals involved with the Cottrell-Taylor Committee. We are lucky to have you!

Newsletter Update

We wish the happiest of holidays to all of our MMS students and families! Starting in the new year, we are going to begin transitioning from the weekly MMS newsletter to regular use of the MMS webpage:

https://www.kidsrsu.org/o/mms

This will allow us to communicate with our families in real time, as opposed to once a week. The webpage features a SmartPhone app that will allow you to subscribe to our live feed updates to be delivered directly to your phone. To find the app, search your App Store for RSU2 Maine. That's RSU2 with no space.

We will still provide the same calendar and event information, department updates, and weekly photos that you've found in our newsletters. Please pardon the look of the MMS webpage as we adjust to our new system. We will be communicating to let you know when we will switch over entirely. We are hoping to have everything up and running by the first of February.  

Office Reminders

Change in Charging Procedure for Breakfast & Lunch

As of November 26th, School Nutrition has implemented a change in their charging procedure. If your child owes $10.00 or more, they will be given a Wowbutter & Jelly Sandwich and a Milk for Lunch and a Cereal and a milk for Breakfast until their debt is paid in full. Middle/High Schools will not be able to charge for Ala Carte items as well.

Free/Reduced forms are available at your child's office or by contacting me at cmichaud@kidsrsu.org or 207-622-6351 ext. 498. I will also make myself available to anyone who needs assistance filling the forms out. They are very confidential as I am the only one who sees them for processing. They can be sent to me through email or directly at RSU 2 Central Office, 7 Reed St. Hallowell, ME 04347.

I also encourage parents to sign up for account access through www.myschoolbucks.com. They will be able to see what their child eats, what is on the account for funds, set up alerts for when funds are low, or they can put money directly into the account on-line if you so chose. There is a fee, however, this year there is an option for a one time only annual fee. Even if you chose not to add funds online, set up the account anyway for access to charges and alerts for your convenience. Thank you all for your cooperation.

Respectfully,

Chrissy Michaud

RSU 2 Food Service Director

2018 Stuff the Bus Food Drive for Cottrell-Taylor Christmas Baskets!

Final counts are in!

The standings are as follows:

5th Place - Grade 6  

4th Place - Grade 5

3rd Place - Grade 7

2nd Place - Grade 4

1st Place - Grade 8 - winner of the Fielder's Choice ice cream party!

Through the generosity of the students and community members, we collected a total of 2,967 items!  Thank you for your support!

PTO News & Information

Shopping Fundraiser!

Your shopping matters. This Holiday season, shop for your loved ones at smile.amazon.com/ch/81-3700801 and Amazon will donate a percentage of your sales to the Monmouth Parent Teacher Organization.  Happy shopping!

Community Events

Yuletide in a Yurt

Holiday Fare from Local Artisans & Producers

November 23-December 23

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

10:00am - 4:00pm

Vintage & Collectibles

319 Norris Hill Rd, Monmouth

Phone:  632-3115

www.friendsfollyfarm.com

Facebook:  Yuletide in a Yurt

Monmouth Recreation Downhill Skiing at Lost Valley

Dates:  Every Friday from 1/11/19 - 2/15/19 Times:  6:00-7:15 PM Ages: 7 and up Location: Lost Valley, Auburn, ME Cost:  See options online at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LostValleyManagementLLC#/selectSessions/2410902/filter/session=38447002

Register directly with Lost Valley using this link or you can call or email Tad directly at: 207-784-1561 or tad@lostvalleyski.com Transportation is not provided.

Monmouth Recreation Nordic Skiing

Lean to ski in a fun atmosphere, including on-snow games that teach the basics of classic and skate skiing, balance development, and movement on skis.

When: Sundays from January 6th-February 10th, 2019

K-2nd grade: 1:00-2:00pm

3rd-5th & 6th-8th grade: 1:00-2:45pm

Location: Ski trails and athletic fields at Monmouth Academy

Cost:  $40 (not including equipment rental)

Equipment:  $65 for rental for the season Rental Equipment signup will be on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00pm in the Library at HLC FMI:  Chris Bryant (933-3204 or chris.bryant@usa.net) or Christina Steenstra (933-2997 or chrislsteenstra@gmail.com) Forms are available in the MMS Office

Monmouth Recreation Cheerleading

Open to all Monmouth Students in Grades K-5

Sundays at Monmouth Academy November 18th - February 3rd

Grades K-2:  2:00-3:00pm

Grades 3-5:  3:00-4:30pm

$40 Registration Fee  

FMI:  Leanne Burnham at lburnham@kentshill.org or 576-7306. Forms are available in the MMS Office.

Cumston Public Library News

Cumston Public Library's play group is held most Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon.  Join us for creative fun, crafts, stories, songs, and more! The group provides parents, caregivers and children time to learn and play together in an informal setting, plus it’s a great way to make new friends. The lower level program room is accessible by elevator from the back parking lot of Cumston Hall. Call 933-4788 FMI or stop by for a schedule.