• Dear MJS Families,

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of our play—A Midsummer Night’s Dream! The students did an outstanding job in their performances last weekend. The set design and costumes were impressive and the students did a nice job with a challenging play. I want to congratulate and thank Ms. Ward and Ms. Goodstein for working with the children and directing a successful show. I also want to thank Mr. Erdreich for assisting with the set design. I also want to thank all the parents who assisted with the production.

    Congratulations to students who performed in our Chorus and Orchestra concert this week. Our students did an excellent job showcasing their talents through their performances. We have a lot to be proud of with the growth and success of our students. Thank you to Mrs. McCormick and Ms. Goodstein for preparing the students and directing the programs.

    Thank you to all the families who purchased from the Book Fair. We exceeded our goal of 350 purchases and nearly doubled our sales from last year. Subsequently, students will have an outdoor lunch/BBQ in April! Special thanks again to the PTO and Mrs. Bessin for coordinating a successful Fair.

    Thank you to the parents who attended our PTO meeting. The connection between home and school is an important one and I appreciate all the support our PTO gives us. Our next PTO meeting will be February 12 at 7:00 PM.

    The MJS 2020 Mural Project begins on January 6th! We need YOUR HELP in making this vision to transform the walls of MJS into a reality. Please sign up here to help paint! You do not need any artistic ability to participate (it’s basically like a giant paint-by-numbers!). Even if you can’t stay for the entire time slot, any help is much needed and appreciated. Plan to get messy, so dress accordingly!  


    Next week’s students’ announcements are available here. For information regarding PTO activities, please click here.

    Please note, there has been a date change. The 5th to 6th Grade Student Orientation is now April 28 with the parent orientation taking place that evening at 6:30 PM. Also, please keep the following dates in mind:

    20 December: Single Session 12:25 dismissal (Winter Recess)

    23 December: 1 January: Winter Recess

    2 January: School Reopens

    8 January: 8th Grade Parent Night @ MHS

    15 January: Winter Band Concert 7:00 PM

    20 January: MLK Day (Schools Closed)

    22: January: Winter Band Concert (Snow Date)

    I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!


    Louis F. Caruso, Ed.D.