The South Portland Clubhouse is offering the following for our middle schoolers:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Middle School Debate Team – Practice Fridays 4:30-6:00 pm starting 10/13 at the Portland Clubhouse, meets against Yarmouth Middle School, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, NYA, and Falmouth Middle School. Transportation to and from practice can be provided by the South Portland Clubhouse. This is the second year we have competed in this league.
Mindstorms – Lego Robotics. Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm, starting 10/17 at the South Portland Clubhouse. Build your EV3 robot and put the robot through programming challenges.
Please feel free to contact Sarah Clark or Mary Goodrich, Unit Director of the South Portland Clubhouse, with any questions.
Girls Soccer will not have practice this afternoon.
Boys Soccer - Practice at Mahoney from 3:00-4:30.
Field Hockey - Practice at Wainwright Fields from 3:45-5:15. Shuttle leaves Mahoney at 3:20 and leaves Wainwright at 5:15 (to be brought back to Mahoney).
Tennis - Practice at SPHS Tennis courts from 3:30-4:45. Shuttle leaves Mahoney at 3:20, there is NO return shuttle for Tennis.
Cross Country - Meet @ Smiling Hill Farm (781 County Rd, Westbrook, ME). 3:00 Bus and 4:00 Meet start.
Anyone interested in joining the Drama Club there will be an informational meeting in the auditorium today at 3:00.
There will be an informational Yearbook meeting today after school in Mr. Patashniks room 122. All grade levels are welcome! Come and learn about this fun club.
Rippleffect: Attention 7th and 8th grade parents! We are lucky enough to have Rippleffect back at Mahoney for another year. We are still in the process of working out exact dates; stay tuned for specifics!
Here is a little blurb about Rippleffect from their website:
Rippleffect Outdoor Leadership Education (ROLE) brings the best of Rippleffect’s curriculum to local middle schools during the fall, winter, spring and late spring quarters of each year. Our guides travel to participating schools one afternoon each week to teach leadership and outdoor skills. The multi-week program culminates in an overnight outdoor adventure in the White Mountains or Casco Bay. The primary purpose of this program is to teach students core life leadership skills such as being proactive and learning how to communicate well with others. Students also learn fundamental outdoor living skills while having a whole lot of fun with a small group of peers.
Mahoney PTA Fundraiser
We are excited to be participating in a Yankee Candle fundraiser this year to help raise funds for all of our amazing grants requested by teachers and staff. We appreciate our families, students, and staff with their help with this sale! Order packets will be sent home with students on Monday September 25th.
SOME WAYS TO HELP:
- Sell, sell, sell! Mahoney PTA earns 40% of every sale. Students have catalogs and order form packets to start selling right away. Orders are due Monday, October 16th. This allows for delivery of items by Thanksgiving.
- Have family from away order online. We also earn 40% of sales from online orders! Invite friends and families to shop online at: www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and click on the “Seller Login” button to sign up to be a seller. Our Mahoney Group Number is #990051454 Online orders are taken through January 10, 2018.
- Students- work together with your homeroom selling the most items. The homeroom with the most sales will earn themselves a breakfast treat party.
- Not interested in selling? We still have our We Love Mahoney paypal fundraiser where 100% of your funds support our PTA directly. To make your donation go to https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XBCTV3UETYH3C or find the PTA tab under Mahoney’s website: DONATE NOW button.
Any student who wants to ride the van to the Boys and Girls club needs to pick up a form in the Main office.
The PTA is asking students to sell Yankee Candle items in order to raise money.
Brown Elementary has asked us to remind students to not come on school grounds as they leave Mahoney in the afternoon. There is a lot of activity as the elementary students are dismissed and the adults are helping the younger students hop on the right bus or make their way to their parents. Thank you for reinforcing this with your student.
Homework Club will start Monday and run from 3:00-4:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Homework club is an opportunity for students to stay after school and complete homework or study in a quiet and safe setting.. Each day there will be at least one 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 8:25. Please know that only those that are eating breakfast should be in the cafeteria at this time.
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, October 11, 2017 Day 6
Rippleffect is back for Fall! This is open to 7th and 8th graders--stop by the office for information.
Just a reminder, phones should be turned off and either in your locker or bag for the entire day!
Anyone interested in joining the Drama Club there will be an informational meeting in the auditorium this afternoon at 3:00.
There will be an informational Yearbook meeting after school in Mr. Patashniks room 122. All grade levels are welcome! Come and learn about this fun club.
Students, we are thanking you in advance for your participation in this year’s Fall PTA fundraiser. By just selling one item, you can help out a lot! Please do not go knock on doors of strangers!
Just a reminder, there are Field Hockey and Tennis pictures this afternoon at 3:30; the pictures will take place at your practice sites. Boys soccer will have practice right after school.
Cross Country has a meet this afternoon at Smiling Hill Farm, the bus will depart at 3:00.
There is no girls soccer practice this afternoon.
The instrument repair man will be here every Monday at 1:00 p.m. Please bring them to 201 and make sure you see Mrs. Barry.
Performance Jazz rehearses Tuesday and Friday mornings each week.
Training Jazz starts Thursday, October 12th! Sign up with Mrs. Barry right away!
Beginner Band meets Mondays after school.
7th and 8th Honors audition prep rehearsals are today after school and Wednesday morning. Auditions are Wednesday October 25th.
It’s Teen Read Week! Visit the library this week during workshop to find a good book or to relax and read, and you will be entered in a drawing to win free books!
Quote of the day: Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference