Dear MJS Families:
It is a privilege and pleasure to be at MJS. This week, I had the opportunity to speak with students through social studies classes. This was a good time to meet students as the marking period is ending next week. I reminded students about the importance of goal setting and reflecting on those goals as the marking period comes to an end. I look forward to getting to know your children as the year progresses. Also, thank you to the parents who attended our PTO meeting this week. The strong connection between home and school will facilitate continued growth within our children and I look forward to celebrating their successes together. A significant component of that connection is our PTO. I encourage parents to attend our PTO meetings as we continue to work together to create strong activities and programs for our children. Information pertaining to PTO events and activities can be found here.
Next week, the first marking period ends on November 8. School is also closed on November 9 and 10. Sixth grade students brought home yesterday information on our sixth grade family night which takes place on November 16. The night will help sixth grade parents and students learn more about the middle school experience at MJS. Peer leaders will be assisting us during that night and talk about their experiences as a middle school student. The permission slip form can be found here and should be returned to the main office by Wednesday, November 8.
As we move forward, please keep the following dates in mind:
8 November End of Marking Period 1
9-10 November Schools Closed
16 November Sixth Grade Family Night
17 November Marking Period 1 Grades and Comments Available via Genesis
20-21 November Parent-Teacher Conferences
20-22 November Single Session
23-24 November Schools Closed
28 November Coffee with the Principal 6:30 PM
Finally, congratulations to boys soccer for winning their semi-final match 5-2. They will play Pequannock in the championship tomorrow at 2:45 in Boonton Township. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Louis F. Caruso, Ed.D.