Wednesday Notes 10-4-17

Fire Safety Program:  The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department will come to MMCS on Friday, October 6th in the afternoon.  All students will go through a fire drill.  Preschool and 1st through 3rd grades will have a short program about fire safety.  Smokey the Bear will also be here to meet the children!  If Kindergarten desires to attend, parents may bring them for the program.

Fall Pictures:  Highland Photography will be taking school pictures on Thursday, October 12th.  If your child is absent, the photographer will be here on Friday,  October 13th.

Middle School Fall Fun Day:  The teachers are planning an afternoon with fun activities and games for Middle School students on Friday, October 20th.

Sarris Candy Sale:  On Wednesday, October 25th, we will send Sarris Candy fliers home.  This fundraiser is used to help offset tuition costs.  Money and orders will be due on Wednesday, November 15th.  The candy will be delivered on Thursday, December 14th.

Fall Festival:  Students in Kindergarten through 5th grades will participate in the Fall Festival on Friday, October 27th.  Students are not permitted to wear costumes for this event.

Kindergarten Schedule:  Kindergarten students will begin to attend school Monday through Friday, beginning Friday,  October 27th.

End of the 1st 9 Weeks:  The end of the 1st 9 weeks will be Friday, October 27th.  Report Cards will be given out at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 2nd.

Hoagie Delivery:  Please plan to pick up your hoagie order on Thursday, October 5th, from 3 to 5:30 PM in the old sanctuary.  Small orders may be sent home with your child.

Ugandan Thunder:  Ugandan Thunder is a children’s choir from Africa.  If your child enjoyed their performance this morning, they will be doing another performance tonight at 7 PM for Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  School families are invited to attend!

School Lunches:  Please note that on the school lunch menu on rigatoni days, the menu has cookies.  The menu should have meatball instead.  We apologize for the error.

Top Sellers for Hoagie Sale:  On Wednesday, October 11th, the top sellers for the hoagie sale will get to have a special lunch from Chick-fil-A.  The lunch will include chicken nuggets, fruit cup, and rootbeer floats.  The winners sold 23 to 66 hoagies.  The top sellers in Kindergarten through 8th grades are:  Ross Shiflett, Evan Townsend, John Paul Ritz, Madalyn Ellsworth, Jackson Myers, Aiden Lafferty, James Gantle, Triston Garner, Camden Minor, and Elijah King.

The top sellers from Preschool will receive McDonald coupons.  The top 3 sellers from Preschool are Jaxon Robinson, Ella Croushore, and Collin Smitley.  Preschool top sellers sold 38 to 59 hoagies!

Thank you to all families who helped with the hoagie sale.  Our profit from the sale is $3,049.75!

Sheetz Coupon Books:  We still have Sheetz coupon books available.  If you would like to purchase any, please send $10/book to school in an envelope with your name on the envelope.  We will send it home with your child.

Bible Verse for October:  By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or by night.  Neither the pillar of cloud or the pillar of fire left its place in front of the people.  Exodus 12:21-22

REMIND TEXT:  Please remember to sign up for the remind texts.  These include important notifications about school cancellations, late busses, and school events.  In order to receive these messages, send a text to 81010 with the messages @mmcsr.


The email address for the MMCS School Board is  If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact    Mrs. D. or the school board.


The School’s Mission Project for October will be Operation Christmas Child.  Below is a list of the items that we would like for each class to help donate so that a less fortunate child may have a present for Christmas.  Please send all donations to school with your child by November 1st.

Preschool & 5th grade:  TOYS:  small cars, dolls, balls, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, slinky, small Etch-A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), small stuffed animals, etc.

Kindergarten:  Sandwich sized Ziploc baggies, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (extra batteries)

1st/3rd/4th grades:  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons,  markers, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring books, picture books, etc.

2nd grade:  SMALL STUFFED ANIMALS:  beanie baby size

6th/7th/8th grades:  TOILETRIES:  toothbrush, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.



I dreamed I stood in a studio.

And watched two sculptors there.

The clay they used was a young child’s mind.

And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher; the tools he used

Were books and music and art;

One was a parent with a guiding hand,

And a gentle, loving heart.

Day after day the teacher toiled,

With a touch that was deft and sure,

While parent labored by his side

And polished and smoothed it o’er.

And when at last their task was done,

They were proud of what they had wrought,

For the things they had molded into the child

Could neither be sold or bought.

And each agreed he would have failed

If he had worked alone,

For behind the parent stood the school,

And behind the teacher – the home.

author unknown



October 5:  Fundraiser Delivery from 3 to 5:30 PM

October 6:  Fire Safety Program for 1st – 3rd grades

October 11:  Top Sellers Lunch

October 12 & 13:  Fall Pictures

October 17:  PTF Meeting at 6:30 PM

October 20:  Middle School Fun Day 12:30 – 2 PM

October 25:  Sarris Candy Sale Begins

October 27:  Fall Festival for K – 5, End of 1st 9 Weeks, & Kindergarten begins full-time

November 1 – 3:  Scholastic Book Fair

November 2:  No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 6:  Shop ‘N Save Program:  Endangered Species with the Pittsburgh Zoo for Grades 6 – 8

November 8:  Chapel at 9:05 AM

November 9:  Wear Red, White, & Blue

November 10:  No School for Veteran’s Day

November 16:  Candy Sale Money and Orders Due

November 21:  Christmas Store Money Due

November 22:  Thanksgiving Feast

November 23 – 27:  No School for Thanksgiving Break