Our Website is Ready for 2014


Our website has had a makeover!  Look for all of our HSA content on www.mmshsa.org

Things to do on our new and improved site:

  • Sign up for our email list (a brand new list)
  • See the HSA and School Calendars
  • Find links to the Summer Assignments

School news and notes will be there as well as teacher contacts, after school information and more.   Where is the data from our old site?  It has been moved over and we are working with the school administrative team to update other useful content for families.  This site will still be availabe as our “News Archive”.

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

graduation“The MMS 8th grade moving up ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 25th at 9:00am in the Gymnasium. Families must enter through the double doors on Maple Street to the left of the garden courtyard area. The Police Dept has been asked to waive the parking regulations from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

With over 260 8th graders, we ask that families do not bring balloons, signs, banners, or flowers into the gym. Please keep those in the car and present them to your child when they greet you on the front lawn of the school for the H.S.A. reception, which is directly after the ceremony. During the ceremony, we request that you hold your applause until all the students have been awarded their certificates.

In order to be compliant with occupancy regulations, admission is by ticket only. All students will receive three (3) tickets only. Every guest who requires a seat must have a ticket, including small children. All tickets will be given to students during school on Tuesday, June 24th. Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be replaced.

4th of July Blood Drive

july4thThis holiday be an American Hero and help save 3 lives with one donation!

All donors from June 3rd through July 6th wilt be entered to win one of 10 $25.00 WalMart Gift Cards,
Winners will be announced on July 7, 2014!
July 4,2014
Maplewood 4th of July Festival
Memorial Park, Maplewood, NJ
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Blood Center of New Jersey

MMS Peer Tutors

The 2013-2014 MMS Peer Tutors had an end of the year celebration. Students were excused from class as a reward for donating more than 100 hours of tutoring service to the school and community. The club is co-sponsored by Achieve and Youthnet.

MMS’s Peer Tutoring Club was created by 6th grade teacher Rob Schmidt, who understands how successful peer to peer learning can be. Tutors were recommended by teachers and counselors and participated in multiple trainings throughout the year. Students were trained and helped integrate Chromebooks into daily sessions, and tutor created feedback forms helped keep parents and teachers informed of their child’s progress. Tutors took on leadership roles greater than imagined and learned to establish relationships, allowing more meaningful learning to occur. Tutors even began to train and mentor each other. As the year continued, the club grew to an average of 40 students an afternoon, two days a week.


Tuscan Retirement Party

for Tuscan’s Own Ms. Baltin, Ms. Gordon & Ms. Jackson
WHEN: Tuesday, June 17 @3:15pm
WHERE: Tuscan School Front Lawn
WHO: Sponsored by your Tuscan School PTA
Students, come say “Thank you for helping us bloom and grow over the years.” Co-workers and parents, drop in and say “Thanks for the memories!”
Refreshments, cake, giant cards to sign, lots of fun!
NO RSVP necessary, just drop in and show