MARINA VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

November 27, 2023

Respect, Responsibility, Safety, Scholarship

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Quote - "Today is a good day to try." -- Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Mustangs of the Week - Congratulations to Avyn Bush, Claudia Bolt, Samantha Brittell, Collin Ferguson, Vivian Rondone, Gabriella Andujar, and Jackson Clements as our Mustangs of the Week!! 

1,000,000 Word Reader - Congratulations to Jona Bybee, Samantha Frank, Livia Shannon, and to all of our million-word readers who have read one million words this year.

IXL Math Problems - As of Friday afternoon, we have answered 476,840 math problems on IXL. Great work!

Accelerated Reader Words - As of last Friday afternoon, we have read 153,777,461 words as reported through our AR quizzes!!

Free Online Tutoring

Great job and GO MUSTANGS!!

STUDENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dodgeball Lunch Tournament - calling all dodgeball players. Ms. Christy is looking to get in one more dodgeball tournament before we get to winter break so get your teams together and submit them to Ms. Christy by Friday, December 1st. Get ready to DODGEBALL!

Winter Wonderland Dance - The Winter Wonderland Dance will be on Friday evening, December 8.  Tickets will be on sale for $3 on December 5, 6, and 7.  Join your friends as we dance and play holiday tunes in the MPR.

Spirit Week 12/11-15 - Holiday Spirit Week is December 11-15.  Prizes for the classrooms with the highest participation.  Watch for themes starting next week.

The Talent Show is Coming - Talent Show auditions will be held starting Thursday, January 25.  It's time to perfect your talent and show it off to your friends and classmates.  Talent Show is Thursday, February 29.  No, that is NOT a misprint.  Happy Leap Year!

Can We Talk? - If a student has concerns or is struggling, we have resources and people that they can speak to. They can reach out anonymously through WETIP, Confidential Boxes in their history classes, in person through our Can We Talk slips in the office, by email, or by speaking to any adult on campus. We are happy to help.

Athletics

Marina Village Athletics

Boys Basketball


Girls Soccer (home games will be played at Promontory Park)



Marina Village Athletic Packet 

Completed packets must be turned in no later than the school day before the first tryout day. 

Packets will not be accepted on tryout days. There are no exceptions.


GO MUSTANGS!!!

Enrichment and Clubs

Winter Enrichment Session

The Marina PTC is excited to offer another session of great after-school enrichment classes beginning Nov 30th!  Registration opens Monday, Nov 13th at 7am and closes Nov 29th. Please take a moment to check out the wonderful classes being offered during our second session!  As always, feel free to reach out to Jennifer (jslade67@yahoo.com) with any questions or concerns.  

After school enrichment programs made easy (homeroom.com)

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books sign up - Battle of the books is a literature club that competes with other middle schools in the spring each year. Our librarian, Kimberly Valdez is the coach. If you are interested in joining your grade's team use this link https://forms.gle/B2kRDcGXSLdQtPHDA to sign up. We will have our first meeting during your lunch period on September 28th. If you signed up in the library verbally, still sign up here so we have a digital copy too.

Battle of the Books Marina Staff led group

Crossroads Club

Crossroads is a student-led club that will be meeting in the band room every other Friday from 2:15 to 3:15. The club provides a place for students to socialize through games and a shared belief in God. Please contact Carson Sodestrom for questions and all are welcome!

This is a student-led club

Garden Club

Garden Club is back this year and is running during lunches! Ms. Kathy (yard supervisor) is running it we are excited to continue having our students work on the beautification and functionality of our garden. Come and join us in creating this beautiful space!

This is district supported club

Gaming (DnD) Club

Gaming (DnD) Club - "The dungeons and dragons club is starting this Friday afterschool in room 9 and runs until 3:45pm. If you are interested in either running or playing in a tabletop game based around swords and sorcery feel free to drop in."

This is a student led club

Hands for Hope

Want to make a difference in your community? Be a part of creating, developing, and implementing an impactful service project for a local cause that needs your help! Develop your leadership skills. Hands for Hope meets every other Wednesday in room 2

https://www.youthmakingadifference.org/marina

This is an off-campus club not sponsored by MVMS or RUSD

Honor Society

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Honor Society? Marina Village Honor Society revolves around character, leadership, service, and scholarship. Members will meet at school 1-2 times a month during lunch to work on projects that benefit our community. There will also be opportunities for fun!  


To be considered, candidates must meet the following criteria:



To apply, please return a paper form to the office by Friday, September 15 or complete the Google Form at HONOR SOCIETY FORM 

Contact Mrs. Samrick with any questions.

Honor Society Marina Staff led group

Marina Village Math Club

Marina Village Math Club

As a math club, we thrive to teach students the importance of math and the things it could help with in the future. In this math club, we will be learning and exploring much about the world of math. This club is not for the faintest of hearts, this is a very challenging club. That is not to discourage you to participate, but always to expect to work hard when you come to math club every week.


Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Merrill


Where: Marina Village Room 23.


When: Thursday After School from 2:15 - 3:15 starting September 28th.


AMC8(American Mathematics Contest 8), is a national math competition where kids from all across the United States come together to compete against each other in a competition. This math club's main goal is to prepare our students for this competition.


Everyone is welcome to join us, just walk into room 23 right after school!

This is a student-led club

Marina Village Impact Student Campus Beautification Team

MVMS Impact Student Campus Beautification Team

If you would like to help find opportunities and ways to improve the beauty of our school campus, join us!

Ohana Climate Committee

Ohana Climate Committee - OCC is a student-led group that helps create a family-like atmosphere in our school. It is a way to meet new friends and help make the school a better place! If you would like to sign up, please use this link https://forms.gle/5Gd9udo89G9SwKyZ8 to sign up.

OCC Marina Staff led group

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate - Speech and Back! Mr. Corkery at Oak Ridge High School has fielded middle school speech and debate teams with our students in the past and he is offering to do that again. The first middle school meeting will be Monday, November 13th, at Oak Ridge, in room D-4. Please email Mr. Corkery if you are interested in being on the speech and debate team or just show up to the meeting. See the flyer below for additional information. Hugh Corkery - hcorkery@eduhsd.k12.ca.us

hcorkery@eduhsd.k12.ca.us

https://oakridgesd.weebly.com

This is an off-campus club not sponsored by MVMS or RUSD

VEX ROBOTICS TEAM

VEX ROBOTICS TEAM

Following the successful conclusion of the VEX Robotics 2022-2023 season, Falkon Robotics is preparing to launch this year's program.  This program will be offered at Marina Village Middle School. 


Below is the survey form for expressing your interest in participating in this year's robotics program. Kindly take a moment to fill out the survey. Subsequently, Falkon Academy will be in touch with you to arrange a parent meeting where additional information will be shared.

Sign Up: https://bit.ly/falkon24c

Click on the link and complete the signup form.

 

We are so excited for next year's game play. It will be tough, challenging, and fun and we expect nothing but the best from all the members at Falkon Academy.

This is an off-campus club not sponsored by MVMS or RUSD

Yearbook News

Yearbooks are now on sale and will never be cheaper! 

The yearbook price is $50. You may also purchase a PARENT AD to recognize your student. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK HERE

PARENTS

Cold and Flu Season - From the nurses' office: "Parents, just as a reminder, please remember that students with vomiting, diarrhea, or fever cannot return to school until they have been symptom-free, without the use of fever reducing medication, for a period of 24 hours, contact our health office if you have any questions.

RUSD Needs You! - We need you! Rescue USD has well paying jobs that include benefits in a variety of categories (Instructional Assistants, Bus Drivers, Food Service Workers, Yard Duty Supervisors, etc). Please consider joining our team.  You can view our open positions on EdJoin at: Rescue Union School District EdJoin. To see our latest food service position, please click here: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1865146 

YARD SUPERVISORS ARE STILL NEEDED! If you are available 3 hours a day or know someone who is, we are in need of supervisors during lunch. Please apply on edjoin.com. For more information call or email Asst. Principal Samantha Schlesinger SSchlesinger@my.rescueusd.org 

Flyers

ONGOING ITEMS


PTC Message -  Visit our PTC website at www.marinavillagemiddleschool.org and CLICK HERE for Spirit Wear.

School Site Council- Hello Families! The next SSC meeting is on Monday, November 27 from 2:30-3:30. You are welcome to come to our conference room. The committee consists of an administrator, two teachers, two leadership students, and parents. If you are an interested parent/guardian, please contact Assistant Principal Samantha Schlesinger at sschlesinger@rescueusd.org

Future meeting dates are:

Monday, Nov 27

Monday, Feb 26

Monday, Apr 15

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