Summer Update - July 2021Posted by Melina Barbuto on 7/13/2020
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PTSA
Hello Blue Devils,
We wanted to inform you about our upcoming uniform sales.This will look very differently than it has in previous years. We will have online sales and pre-sales prior to school starting. We will also have select days for on-site cash or card orders.We highly encourage pre-ordering if possible. Deadline to place a pre-order for pickup is 7/20/2020.
Pickup: During pickup, any visitors will be required to wear a mask. We will provide a disposable one if needed. Pickup will occur starting 7/22/2020 at the Big Blue Gym at MMS. This is the building located off Maple Avenue between Winn and Walthal with the parking lot directly next to it. The entrance is on Maple Avenue. There will be specific days for each grade level as well as days for on-site sales. There will be an all- grades time for those that are unable to make the assigned grades time slot. We have done this to streamline the process, so it is important that you come at the specified time for your grade level. We will only be selling uniforms and PTSA memberships at this time. All visitors will be required to wear a mask while at the uniform sales. We ask for grace as this is a new process for all of us.
The store hours will be:
- Wednesday 7/22 (3PM-7PM): 6th Grade pre-order pick-up
- Saturday 7/25 (11AM-3PM): 6th Grade pre-order and on-site sales
- Wednesday 7/29 (3PM-7PM): 7th Grade pre-order and on-site orders
- Thursday 7/30 (3PM-7PM): 8th Grade pre-order and on-site orders
- Friday 7/31 (3PM-7PM): All Grades*
- Saturday 8/1 (11AM-3PM): All Grades*
*If you miss the day for your grade, please come on one of the “All Grades” days. Please do not come outside of the assigned time slot. If you have a child in multiple grades, you may purchase and pick up under one grade.
The link to purchase is: https://mariettamiddlegradesptsa.memberhub.store/
We will accept cash and check for onsite sales.
The price list of available items is attached.
We heard your request for softer shirts and the short-sleeve gray MCS shirt will be the softer material!
MMS Parents: Students may wear either the navy or gray short-sleeve standard MCS shirt or the MMS (gray short sleeve) shirt Monday-Friday. On Fridays, students at MMS and MSGA may wear MCS spirit wear. We are selling last year's spirit wear at a discount!
There is limited inventory of the short-sleeve MCS shirt in navy. We will not be ordering any additional inventory of this shirt, but it is still part of the uniform! When this navy shirt is phased out it will be replaced by the softer material short-sleeve MCS shirt in navy.
As you have heard, MCS is requiring masks for this upcoming school year. PTSA will now be selling Marietta masks. It is a great way to show your school spirit!
Also, due to current restrictions, the school store at both MMS and MSGA will not be open during the school week. Any orders placed once the school year starts will be delivered to your child's advisement class.
We need volunteers to help staff the school store during the summer. Your student is more than welcome to help as well and it will count as community service hours. All volunteers will be required to wear a mask. Please sign up for a slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4EAEAD29A1F94-uniform
Please email Sanchia Stewart at email@example.com or Jody Traylor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions or comments.
Marietta Middle Grades PTSA
UN MENSAJE DE NUESTRO PTSA
Bienvenidos Blue Devils,
Queremos informarles sobre las ventas de uniformes en los próximos días. Se vean diferente a los años pasados. Tendremos ventas de uniformes en línea y ventas antes del principio de la escuela. También tendremos días selectos para ventas el mismo día con pago en dinero o tarjetas. Le pedimos que trate de ordenar antes de tiempo si es posible. El último día para hacer una orden para recoger es el 20 de julio 2020.
Recogida: Durante la recogida de las ordenes, visitantes tendrán que usar una máscara. Le daremos una si lo necesita. La recogida empezará el 22 de julio en el Big Blue Gym de Marietta Middle School. Este es el edificio por la calle Maple Avenue entre Winn y Walthal con el parqueo atrás. La entrada está en la calle Maple Avenue. Tendremos días específicos para cada grado y también días para compras directas. También harán días para todos los grados para ellos que no pudieron llegar a los días de su grado especifico. Esto está hecho para facilitar el proceso entonces es muy importante que vengan en su día específico para el grado del estudiante. Solamente estaremos vendiendo uniformes y membresías de PTSA estos días. Todos los visitantes tendrán que usar mascaras durante las ventas de uniformes. Pedimos paciencia porque esto es un nuevo proceso para todos.
Las horas de la tienda serán:
- miércoles 22/7 (3PM-7PM): Recojo de uniformes reordenados 6º Grado
- sábado 25/7 (11AM-3PM): Recojo de uniformes/ventas directas 6º Grado
- miércoles 29/7 (3PM-7PM): Recojo de uniformes/ventas directas 7º Grado
- jueves 30/7 (3PM-7PM): Recojo de uniformes/ventas directas 8o Grado
- viernes 31/7 (3PM-7PM): Todo grado*
- sábado 1/8 (11AM-3PM): Todo grado*
*Si falta el día de su grado, por favor venga a uno de los dos días diseñado para “todo grado”. Por favor no vengan fuera de los días asignado. Si tienen estudiantes en más de un grado, puede comprarlo y recoger bajo un grado.
Para comprar use este enlace: https://mariettamiddlegradesptsa.memberhub.store/
Estaremos aceptando dinero y cheques para ventas directas/en persona.
La lista de uniformes también se puede encontrar aquí.
¡Escuchamos su recuesta para playeras de materias más suaves y las playeras grises serán de diferente material!
Padres de MMS: Estudiantes pueden usar las playeras azul marino o gris de MCS o la playera de MMS (gris) de lunes – viernes. Los viernes, estudiantes pueden usar playeras de espíritu MCS. ¡Estamos vendiendo las del ano pasado a un descuento!
Hay inventario limitado para las playeras de mangas cortas en azul. No vamos a ordenar más de este inventario, pero sigue siendo una opción de uniforme. Cuando se venden todas estas playeras, esta opción en la tienda serán remplazado por las nuevas playeras con material más suave en azul.
Como han escuchado, MCS están pidiendo que los estudiantes usen mascaras para el año entrante. PTSA ahora está vendiendo mascaras de Marietta. Es una manera excelente para mostrar apoyo a la escuela.
También, dado a restricciones, la tienda escolar en las escuelas no estarán abiertas durante los días escolares. Cualquier orden hecha después que empiezan las clases serán entregadas a su estudiante via su clase principal.
Necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar en la tienda escolar durante el verano. Su estudiante puede ayudar también y le cuenta como horas de servicio comunitario. Todos los voluntarios tienen que usar mascaras. Si están interesados usen este enlace para inscribirse: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B4EAEAD29A1F94-uniform
Por favor manden un correo electrónico a Sanchia Stewart al email@example.com o a Jody Traylor a firstname.lastname@example.org con cualquier otra pregunta o comentario.
Marietta Middle Grades PTSA
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Summer Update - June 2020Posted by Melina Barbuto on 6/24/2020
Any family interested in their child participating in Football for 7th or 8th Grade can register here: https://mariettafootball.regfox.com/2020-player-registration.
Final Blue Devil Blog 2019-2020Posted by Melina Barbuto on 5/22/2020 3:30:00 PM
Blue Devil Scholars!
On this last day of school, I wanted to reach out to send gratitude for a memorable year and best wishes for a wonderful summer.
I know this has been a challenging end to our school year, especially for our eighth graders. Please know though that as a Blue Devil, there really is no end. We remain connected as one Blue Devil Nation!
7th Graders - I look forward to hopefully seeing you soon!
8th Graders - Here is our tribute to you - https://app.vidhug.com/r1A7JJSiU/hug. We love you!
ALL - Stay tuned for our virtual honors ceremony! It will be awesome! :-)
It has been my honor to serve as your principal.
MMS 2020 SUMMER VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY
Reminder that Summer Virtual Learning Academy starts on June 1st. Information has been sent through email. If you haven't received information please reach out to our Summer School Administrator Mrs. Tammie Roach.
Upcoming 8th graders:
We do not have any new information about cheer yet, but we would like all that are interested in trying out to click this link and fill out an interest form. Cheer Interest Form. When we have information, we will use this form to contact you. Thank you for your patience.
We can’t wait to meet you all.
Coach Thornton & Coach Waiters
SUMMER MEAL PROGRAMS
As the school year has ended, MCS has transitioned our meal delivery program to the Seamless Summer Option program, which provides free meals to school-age children (18 and younger) while school is out of session for summer break. There is no income threshold or registration required for participation; any child under age 18 may receive a free meal at any of the 20 locations now through July 31.
Meal kits will be available for pick up at the locations, dates and times listed below. Must Ministries meal kits will include five (5) days’ worth of breakfast and lunch components. At all other sites, meals will be daily components of one (1) breakfast and one (1) lunch per meal kit.
*Must Ministry locations. Make sure to check the dates and times for each location. For the MCS webpage click here.
Message From The Principal - May 15, 2020Posted by Melina Barbuto on 5/15/2020 3:00:00 PM
Greetings MMS Families,
Amazingly, we are entering the final week of school. Thank you so much for your support during this unprecedented time of digital learning. Although this path has not been ideal, I remain incredibly thankful to the our wonderful staff and entire MMS community for their unwavering commitment through these unchartered waters. As always, the Marietta family has responded in ‘TRUE BLUE’ Devil fashion.
As we approach the end of the quarter, teachers are finalizing student grades for the year. Consistent with district guidelines during the digital learning period (fourth quarter), students will not earn a final grade lower than their base grade (average of first three quarters). Our teachers will consider the following as they determine how much a student’s grade will increase from the base grade:
- The highest final grade a student could have earned based upon the average of the first three quarters.
- The amount of work completed during digital learning.
- The percent average of the assignments that received a grade during digital learning.
It is incredibly important to us that final grades are calculated in a fair and consistent manner. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers.
VIRTUAL HONORS CELEBRATION:
We are in the process of creating a virtual honors celebration website. Please expect more information soon regarding when this site will go live for all to enjoy. Although the event can’t take place in-person, we greatly look forward to celebrating our scholars during this special opportunity.
EIGHTH GRADE BLUE DEVIL HONOR WALK:
The Eighth Grade Blue Devil Honor Walk is the premier transition event for our eighth graders. During the event, eighth grade students walk from MMS to MHS to symbolically represent their transition from middle to high school as parents and community members cheer from the sides of Whitlock Avenue. Unfortunately, this event is postponed due to school closure. We will reach out to all eighth grade families during the summer months with an alternate date for this event if social distancing guidelines are lifted and large gatherings are permitted.
Yearbook pick-up is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020. An email will be sent to all families will specific instructions to include safety guidelines and the schedule for pick-up. If you would still like to order a yearbook, please visit the following link - jostens.com (be sure to pick Marietta, GA and not either of the other Mariettas)
Again, thank you so much for your commitment to the Blue Devil Nation. With great anticipation, I look forward to when we can all unite hopefully in the not so distant future.
LIBRARY BOOK DROP OFF
MYP: DID YOU KNOW?
In this latest edition of MYP: Did You Know?, What is an IB Education? is the topic. “Creating a better world through education” is the tagline that IB uses to sum up an IB Education. The IB has a purpose driven by an imagining of a worldwide community of schools, educators, and students that strive to empower young people ages 3-19 through their four programmes. The vision is to cultivate a set of values, knowledge, and skills through the educational programmes that inspire and equip students to create a better and more peaceful world.
As we continue to navigate the many parts and realities of a world-wide pandemic, it is good to know the benefits of IB’s goals.
In thinking about What is an IB Education?, Did you know IB aims to …
- provide an education that enables young people to make sense of the complexities of the world around them?
- equip youth with the skills and dispositions needed for taking responsible action for the future?
- provide an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries?
- champion critical engagement, stimulating ideas, and meaningful relationships?
- develop young people who are lifelong learners and who are able to not only make sense of, but to make a positive impact on, our complex and interconnected world?
As new global challenges emerge at an unprecedented pace of change, an IB education is more relevant than ever. For more information on the IB, go to ibo.org or contact our IB coordinator, Jill Sims, at email@example.com.
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