The Spring session of Rippleffect begins in April, stay tuned for more updates!
Practices for Indoor Track and Swimming will begin today and run through the month of March. Swimming practice will take place at the South Portland Community Center, with a shuttle bringing students to and from practice, and Indoor Track takes place right here at Mahoney. Please access the links below for schedules and more information.
Indoor Track Schedule
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!
South Portland School Department Phone Drive: Donate your old phone to help the SPSD InfoTech Department bring new and exciting technology to classrooms around the district!
What do we need?
- iPhones version 5 or newer.
- Modern Android phones (e.g. Galaxy, Nexus, Note, G3)
● Use with VR headsets so students can take virtual field trips.
● Connect with Twitter or other social media platforms to share classroom learning in real time.
● Use as a controller for robotics or drones.
Where can you bring your phones?
First wipe your phone by doing a factory reset, then bring it to any of the schools in the district. There will be drop off boxes in the front offices.
Questions? Please contact Meg Blakemore at Dyer Elementary School, firstname.lastname@example.org
*phones that are not used will be responsibly recycled
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.
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 students are expected to stay outside until the 7:35 bell rings. They should dress warmly or plan to arrive after 7:35.
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: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Day 6
The Drama Club will meet this afternoon, in the auditorium till 3:00.
The South Portland Rec Department is offering a Middle School Ultimate Frisbee club. This club is designed to introduce middle schoolers to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee as well as work on disc skills. Practices will begin March 20, please stop by the office for more information.
Indoor track will be right after school in the gym and the swimming shuttle to the Community center pool leaves at 2:30.
Students, remember no throwing, fooling around with snow outside on school grounds. Too many cars and people around for this to be safe.
*Color Guard sign ups start NOW! Come join the fun. We have practice Fridays right after school in front of the auditorium. Come check it out and get ready for spring!
*Beginner Band runs on Mondays immediately after school in room 201.
*6th Honors Band will practice Tuesday after school and Wednesday before school.
*7th and 8th Honors Band will rehearse on Thursday after school this week. This is our FINAL rehearsal before the festival Friday.
*Performance Jazz will rehearse Tuesday and Friday mornings, starting at 7:15 a.m.
*Training Jazz will rehearse Thursday morning this week.
*Good luck to the Performance Jazz Band today as they perform at the District Jazz Festival! The performance is at 5:30 p.m. in the HS Band room--come check out this amazing group! You’ve worked very hard, musicians--let’s enjoy this event! Please arrive no later than 4 p.m.
Wednesday will be just 6th grade honors festival rehearsal during workshop in room 205. 7th and 8th grade honors chorus baritones have rehearsal today after school plus any other honors chorus members who need extra help.
Friday there is no chorus! Reminder to teachers that 7th and 8th grade honors band and chorus members are at their festival today.
Quote of the day: Positive thinking will let you use the ability that you have, and that is awesome!
Question of the day: Snowboard or Ski