MPS Today: Wednesday, Jan. 4
Smiles ...

Bowers' teacher Heather Garcia (and staff throughout the district) reconnected with students as schools reopened Tuesday after a nice break. 
.. And Sorrow

"Our hearts are heavy." So said a colleague reflecting on the loss of Bennet teacher Cheryl Stevenson, who died Dec. 30. Her obituary has more information --  including a way to share your memories.
 
Humans of MPS

A recent MHS graduate, he's in college now and still aiming to reach new heights. Visit the gallery on either Facebook or Instagram.
 
Snow Day Prediction Contest

Illing nurse Diane Strano and CO's Lori Grigely (Matt Geary's executive assistant) were among those who predicted Wednesday would be our first snow day. Sorry!
Reading Rally

Mrs. Kelsey had students in stitches and you can see the video on Twitter  @MPS_Martin.
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Calendar

Fun/Fundraisers/Etc.

Of Note:
  • The Girl Scouts are seeking adult leaders and have an info meeting Jan. 20.
  • Chuck E. Cheese's is opening its doors early to give kids with autism a sensory-sensitive experience. Read more here and here.

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Key Dates

Monday, Jan. 16 -- MLK Day (no school)
Tuesday, Jan. 17 -- No school for students but PD for staff

Wednesday, Feb. 8 -- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Mon/Tues, Feb. 20-21 -- No school (winter break)
Wednesday, March 22 -- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Mon-Fri April 10-14 -- Spring vacation
Wednesday, May 17-- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Monday, May 29 -- No school (Memorial Day)
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Tuesday, June 13 -- Last day of school (barring snow days etc.)

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One More Thing

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

--  Omar Khayyam