NO SCHOOL: November 23 – 25th. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 28th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!
~November 30th, Pick up for the Colectivo & Chef’s Choice PTO Fundraisers, during mid day dismissal and after school
~December 8th, MacDowell Winter Concert, School auditorium
~December 19th, High School final exams *please note these are early release days
~December 20th, High School final exams *please note these are early release days
~December 21st, High School final exams *please note these are early release days
Weather Closing Information
With the arrival of winter, please be alert for school closings due to weather. The decision to close school will be posted on the MPS website, MPS Twitter and Facebook pages, and on all major television and news stations.
Winter Concert Dec 8, 2022– 6-7:30 PM, MacDowell Auditorium
Performers will include:
-1st-6th grade choir ensemble and ukulele ensemble students
-Black Arts MKE performers
-Required for middle and high school Modern Band, Orchestra, and Choir students
A Shining Star: Holiday Pajama Jamboree
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Marcus Performing Arts Center – FREE
Bring your family, friends, and little ones to a fun holiday concert of music celebrating the festive season of light with holiday, Christmas, and Hanukkah music from throughout the centuries and from around the globe. The orchestra will perform Joy to the World, Frosty the Snowman, music from The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride, and other holiday favorites. Festival City Symphony will get your whole family in the spirit of the season as we usher in the most festive time of the year!
About Pajama Jamborees: This series of FREE, one-hour pops concerts held in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N Water St, is geared towards children and their families. Each concert has narration and music selections that are lively, tell a story, or demonstrate the colors of the orchestra. The programs often feature guest artists such as local dancers, costumed actors, and children’s performing groups. Sometimes audience members even get to conduct the orchestra! Dress is casual, and there is both open floor seating in front of the orchestra and traditional seating in the rear of the hall. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets are welcome! Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade, but they are fun for young and not-so-young audience members alike! More info: Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony
Children and the Holidays – from Child Mind Institute: some tips on how to help make holidays child friendly
The holidays are an exciting time for children, and we often work overtime to make them live up to our kids’ expectations. But they can be challenging for kids, too, when all those things they look forward to — free time, sweets, presents, cousins! — can get overwhelming.
This week we round up resources to help prevent festivities that are supposed to be fun from being stressful instead. Big family get-togethers can tax kids’ ability to behave. Talking to relatives can be hard on kids who are shy. Even favorite traditions can turn into a test of stamina for kids with short attention spans. And when there’s been a big change — including divorce or the death of someone in the family — holidays can be painful. We offer advice for navigating those challenges and making holidays rewarding for all.
And with Thanksgiving just days away, we suggest ways to help kids develop a habit of being grateful.
– Caroline Miller, Editorial Director, Child Mind Institute
HS Final Proficiency Schedule, Fall – Semester 1 – 2022-2023
PRE ORDER YEARBOOKS
We are taking preorders for our school yearbooks! All students who had their photo taken will be in their classroom / grade level layout in this yearbook. We create two separate yearbooks, one for K3-6th grade students & one for 7-12 grade students. Yearbooks are delivered at the end of the school year. There are separate yearbook order links for each yearbook, please see order information below:
- K3-6th grade yearbooks will cost $15 – order online at ybpay.com – code is 14324523
- 7-12th grade yearbooks will cost $25 – order online ybpay.com code is 14880023
!!!! OPT-IN TO TEXT MESSAGING: This will allow you to receive updates regarding transportation changes, school newsletters, school closings and so much more. Follow these instructions to ensure you are receiving important information:
- Families should send a text message to: 67587 to connect to the new system.
- In the message, send Y or YES to ensure that you continue to receive important texts from your school and district.