MSC Tuesday Blast!

Blast Includes:
  • Summary of November SLT Meeting
  • IDC Meeting Tomorrow, Room 615!
  • Time is running out to get tickets for Relatives and Special Friends Day!
Summary of November SLT Meeting
During the November School Leadership Team (SLT) meeting, Claire provided an update on staffing/teachers for grades 3, 7 and 8, and discussed expanding the Hiring Committee to include two parent representatives (stay tuned for details).  Parent Association (PA) co-presidents Andre and Alison reported on the Annual Appeal progress, Relatives and Special Friends Day (Fri, Dec 5th), and status of responding to lice in classrooms. Lice continues to be a problem in select grades.  Claire has organized the teachers who can be extra resources in checking and the PA was exploring options for helping bring in an outside group. However, parents are still requested to be vigilant in checking their children (see MSC Blast from 10/31 for tips on checking, including this great video  Building off the successful Responsive Classroom workshop and Partnership Mixer, the SLT proposed holding a February workshop for Parents and Teachers and a May “Curriculum & Arts Showcase”.  Upcoming Events:  SLT Meeting - December 3rd at 3:15pm; Reading Levels -December 9th at 8:45am. All are welcome!!   Future SLT agenda topics:  8th Grade overload, attendance and parent notification system, establishing a Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusiveness, and following up on Hiring Committee and Elevator issues.  If you have a question or would like to reach the SLT, please  
MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee

The MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee will meet tomorrow, Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 at Room 615
Relatives and Special Friends Day is Friday, December 5th!

Relatives and Special Friends Day is a day when any relative (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, etc.) or special friends of our children get the opportunity to visit our school and spend the morning with the special children in their lives.
Because of school security, RSF Day is a ticketed event.  To get a ticket for no more than TWO guests, please RSVP by November 24TH  to  Supply the name of your guests, as well as your child’s grade/teacher.  
Guests must arrive between 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  The event ends at 12:00 p.m. (December 5th is a half day). 
The day will consist of a Welcome Presentation in the Auditorium (with a new program this year, some surprise guests, and a special raffle), Classroom Visits and a Lobby Reception.