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E-Mail Newsletter May 30, 2017
 
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Hi MPMS Families!

This Week:

Upcoming Events:

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Important News:
 
EOG Proctors Needed:
Please consider proctoring during our end of year testing. We will need proctors from Tuesday, May 30th through Monday, June 5th in order to help provide our MPMS student with a smooth testing week.   
 
If you are interested in helping out one, two or all days (yes please!), please fill out the form here.
 
If you have any questions, please contact our proctor coordinator Claudia Carias at ccarias@wcpss.net or you can leave a voice message for her at 919-466-1500 ext. 20809.   
 
Panther Creek Youth Camps:
Panther Creek High School offers athletic enrichment youth camps for students during the summer break. Join us this summer and learn from our coaches and student athletes. Available summer sports camps include: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer and Softball. Camps are just around the corner so register soon! For more information about Panther Creek Sports Camps: http://www.panthercreekathletics.com and click on the "Summer Camps" link on the left side.
8th Grade Activities Volunteers needed:
If you would like to help out with the 8th grade dance preparation, the 8th grade picnic, or any of the end of year activites for our 8th graders, please contact Amy Montanus at amontanus@nc.rr.com. We can use help from 8th grade parents for the events, and 7th grade parents that would like to help out with the end-of-year dance. Sign up to help at the EOY party here.
 
Green Hope High School PTSA Needs You!
GHHS is searching for officers, committee chairs and volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. There are many positions available that accommodate everyone with little time, or ample time, to give. Would you like to be ‘in the know’ about school news, happenings and events? To see a description of current committees, see the standing rules document here. If you are interested in serving or would like more information, please email the nominating committee at dee@deanhardt.com, kisapirate@gmail.com and LPL15@gmail.com.
 
6th Grade Truck Fair:
On Thursday, May 11, Mills Park Middle School hosted their annual 6th grade Truck Fair. Twenty-two vehicles representing area businesses parked in the bus loop and students were given the opportunity to speak with almost 40 volunteers about how they use their truck daily for workplace activities. The goal of this event was to promote an interest in exploring careers throughout middle school and begin to reinforce the critical link between education and success in the workplace.
 
Please see the attached list of businesses and volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to make education more relevant to our students. Thank you so much for making it a success!
 
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Looking to Get Involved?

8th Grade Activities Volunteers needed:
If you would like to help out with the 8th grade dance preparation, the 8th grade picnic, or any of the end of year activities for our 8th graders, please contact Amy Montanus at amontanus@nc.rr.com. We can use help from 8th grade parents for the events, and 7th grade parents that would like to help out with the end-of-year dance. Sign up to help at the EOY party here.
 
General Volunteers needed:
Want to be alerted when volunteer opportunities come up at MPMS? Sign up here or click the big red button on our website for the general volunteer list. This is the list that we use when food items are needed for staff events like the monthly Teacher Mentor meetings or Staff Appreciation events and when events happen that need parents support. You will receive no more than 2-3 emails per month.
 
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Parents of 6th Graders: Avoid long lines, stress and beginning-of-school mayhem by obtaining your student's required 7th grade immunizations (TDaP adolescent booster and MCV - Meningococcal virus immunization) at any time during this school year. Simply send the doctor's record to school with your child to be recorded. In these stressful times, you cannot place a price on peace of mind.
 
Maintain your family records for future activities needs: WCPSS strongly believes it is the parent and their physician's responsibility to secure all family documents, including report cards and medical records. Schools are not accountable for maintaining, copying and dispensing family records, especially for sports and activity needs. Students will experience a more pleasing and productive life as they learn to be responsible for their personal documents.
 
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The PTSA can’t do anything without our great parents and volunteers. Thank you so much for all you do!
The MPMS PTSA
 
**Have an item you would like to add to the MPMS PTSA newsletter? Contact Carla Kent at communications@mills-park-ptsa.org. Submission deadline will be the Friday of each week.