The past couple of years the PTA have asked students to sell Yankee Candle items in order to raise money. This year we have decided to do a 'No Frills' fundraiser. Many of you may be familiar with this idea. Instead of asking families to buy and sell items, we are looking for families to simply make a donation. Please click here for the details. As with any fundraiser, we thank you very much for your support!
Picture Retake Day is Monday, November 14th. Students can bring in their photo packet and give it to the photographer for a retake. Or a package can be ordered online by going to Lifetouch.com
The Fall Sports Season is over. Please help your student-athlete to return all uniforms.
Basketball season begins today, here is the practice schedule:
2:30-3:45 7th Boys
3:45-5 7th Girls
5-6:15 8th Girls
6:15-7:30 8th Boys
Other winter sports such as Swimming and Indoor Track will begin in February.
Homework Club runs from 2:30-3:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Homework club is an opportunity for students to stay after school to get help from staff members. Each day there are 2 adult to supervise and support students. Please note that only students who plan on using this time productively are welcome.
Would you like to set up a lunch account for your student? Does your student need more money on his/her account? Head to myschoolbucks.com to take care of this!
Student Morning Announcements:
During the month of November the Mahoney Library is inviting students to participate in the Reading Without Walls challenge! Challenge yourself to read books outside your comfort zone, such as: a book about a character who doesn’t look or live like you, a book about a topic you don’t know much about, or a book in a format you don’t normally read.
Students who read one book in all three categories will receive a certificate, a free book, and be invited to a special event in the library in December.
Students, the cafeteria is open for breakfast everyday until 7:50. Please know that only those that are eating breakfast should be in the cafeteria at this time.
The chill in the air inside is an indication that cold weather is here. Please remember that you are expected to stay outside until the 7:35 bell rings. Be sure to dress warmly or plan to arrive after 7:35.
Drama Club will have auditions today in the auditorium.
Reminder: There will be a Yearbook meeting this afternoon in Room 122.
There will be a Civil Rights Team meeting on Monday. Breakfast at 7:00. 6th graders and new members welcome.
Ms. Milton and Mrs. Raymond are forming a team to build windmills to enter into the 2nd annual KidWind competition! Come design a windmill that will be used to compete with other middle school students to see who can produce the most power. We are hoping to start building after Thanksgiving. Stop by Mrs. Raymond’s room for an informational meeting on Wednesday right after school. There are only 20 spots available!
(please read this Weds. Nov. 9)*Last week almost 40 dedicated Mahoney musicians auditioned for placement in the Southern Maine Honors Music Festival. Please join Mrs. Swenson and Mrs. Barry in congratulating the students who were accepted for placement in this Honors Event: Chorus: Ruby Lynch, Hailey Greene, Chloe Marble, Nick Sutton, Bailey Hamm, Clara Watson, Rachel Foster, Jonny Deroche, Greta Tierney, Ellie Lomangino, and Devon Vega; Band: Eva Tierney-Trevor, Henry Falatko, Katie Conley, Lucy Hartley, Alice Bonnevie-Rothrock, Caitlin Bryant, Wylie Roberts, Rosie Saffer-Meng, Olivia Peterson, Marina Brandao, Jada Briley, Jacob Costin, Digby Roberts, Meghan Perry, Cullen Adams, Alice Cardale, and Jane Bonnevie-Rothrock.
*Performance Jazz rehearses on Tuesday and Friday mornings. We start at 7:15 a.m. sharp. Please sign in to homeroom first.
*Training Jazz meets Thursday mornings. See Mrs. Barry to get your name on the list! New members welcome!
*Beginner Band runs on Mondays immediately after school in room 201. Beginner Band will also meet today after school.
Fall student-athletes please drop your uniforms off in the office as soon as possible. Basketball season has begun for our 7th and 8th graders, the practice schedule is posted around the school.
Quote of the day: Dear self, today you will SHINE!!
Question of the day: Run or Walk