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DATE: 5/16/2019


Making Headlines: Book Buyback

As classes wrap up and the end of the school year winds to a close, Middlesex has teamed up with MBS Direct to make selling your unwanted textbooks simple and convenient.  Middlesex will once again partake in the MBS Direct EZ Drop Buyback program to help you avoid waiting in lines and shipping the books yourself.  In order to get the best buyback prices from MBS Direct and receive any "Guaranteed Buyback" prices stated at the time of purchase, you must use the same account that was used to purchase the books from MBS Direct.  Please check with your student that the books will not be needed next year as some math and language courses use the same book through many semesters.  We encourage students to bring any textbook they do not wish to keep whether they were purchased from MBS Direct or another vendor.  Books without MBS monetary value will be donated to a company who distributes them to other places and recycles those that can not be used.  Please stop by with your unwanted books!

Here is how the MBS Direct EZ Drop Buyback works.

  1. Click this link to get started. 
  2. Log into your account and fill out a book buyback quote.
  3. Print your quote (or save it as a PDF to be emailed to the student) and have your student bring the quote with the books to the buyback event.
  4. The books are inspected, packaged and shipped.
  5. Collect your payment via PayPal or check

Buyback Event Information

Seniors:
Friday, May 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the 1994 Room

Underclassmen:
Friday, May 31, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the 1994 Room


Calendar Notes

  • May 17: Class dinners, 6:00pm: I-Circle, II-next to Chapel (rain=Ware), III-StuFac, IV-Landry Center Spring Instrumental Concert, 8:00pm, Recital Hall
  • May 19: Sunday Spring Carnival; Project Impact 6:00-9:00pm, Wrestling Room
  • May 20: Community Life Dinners, 6:30-8:00pm; Study hours, 8:00-10:00pm Theatre 90 Production: Almost Maine , 8:00pm, Fortmiller Studio Theatre
  • May 21: Special academic schedule - Faculty / Staff Farewell Chapel, 2:20pm; Last day of classes for Class I; Spring Recital, 6:15pm, Recital Hall
  • May 22: AP Exam makeup day; Exams for members of Class I in required courses; UPS summer shipping and storage containers for sale, 11:30am-1:30pm; Green Rooms, 8:45pm, Fortmiller Studio Theater  
  • May 23: AP Exam makeup day; Big trash pickup, 8:00-10:00am; Class I Community Service Day; Spring Recital, 6:15pm, Recital Hall
  • May 24: No classes – Reading Day Classes II-IV; AP Exam makeup day; Class I Event, 11:30am-1:30pm; UPS summer shipping and storage containers for sale, 11:30am-1:30pm; Book Buyback, noon-4:00pm, 1994 Room; Thoreau Recital, 7:30pm, Recital Hall; Thoreau AP Art Exhibition opening, Ishibashi Gallery, 9:00pm
  • May 25: No classes - St. George's games (away); NEIRA Regatta; Campus weekend; All-School cookout, 6pm; Spring Fling
  • May 26: Class I parents' tea, 3pm, Terry Room; Class I Music Recital, 4pm, RCC Recital Hall; Dinner for class II, III, IV, 4:45pm; Prize Day and Spring Athletic Awards, 5:30pm, Atkins Center; Baccalaureate dinner, 6:30pm, Atkins Cage; Baccalaureate, 7:45pm, Chapel; Freedom of Speech, 9-11pm; Class I event, 11-midnight, Stu-fac
  • May 27: Graduation Schedule
  • May 28-31: Comprehensive Exams for underclassmen: Spring Exam Schedule

Announcements and Reminders

  • From the Director of Multicultural & Community Development, Pascale Musto: This is the final week to order care packages for students and simultaneously contribute to the Middlesex community service program which collaborates with Heading Home, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that transitions homeless families into stable housing through a program called Up-and-Out moves.  To help facilitate this move we are looking for your assistance.  Leading into exam week, we are offering care packages for students.  The packages are designed to provide elements of whimsy and sugar during the final assessment period of the academic year.  Your care package will not only provide students with a pleasant surprise and a nice break from studying, but it will also help a family move into a stable housing unit next fall.  If you wish to order a care package please click here, and the package will be delivered to them during exam week. For seniors, the care packages will be delivered the week prior to graduation.  Thank you for your continued support!
     
  • Boarding Families – UPS storage/shipping
     To all our boarding student families,  will be on campus May 26th, 24th, and 29th to facilitate packing and shipping supplies as well as storage options for interested students. Please coordinate with your student if you would like to use this optional service. The UPS Store Concord website has further details specific to charges for . The cost structure is listed below briefly, and returning underclassmen will have the option to charge their school accounts for the expense. For further questions, please contact The UPS Store Concord directly at 978-369-5570.

    STORAGE FEES
    CONTAINER & BOX PRICES
    Small box 18x13x9.5 $6.50
    Medium box 20x15x15 $8.75
    Large box 24x18x18 $12.75
    Roll of Shipping Tape $4.50
    Roll of Bubble Wrap $5.99
    Bag of Packing Peanuts $6.99
    Small Box $35.00
    Medium Box $45.00
    Large Box $55.00
    Furniture $65.00

  • Great news from the Alumni Office regarding a program you may know about called AmazonSmile: http://smile.amazon.com/about.

    This was brought to our attention by a current MX Freshman, as a great way to support Middlesex. We already offered him an internship! If you aren't familiar with AmazonSmile, it is a website operated by Amazon holding the same products with the same prices, but the key difference being: it will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to a charitable organization of your choice. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. AmazonSmile is a great way to redirect .05% of the money you already spend at Amazon, to Middlesex! It’s easy to setup. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you will be prompted to select a charitable organization (you can type in Middlesex School and it will come up). In order for the 0.5% to go towards a charity, you must always log into Amazon via: smile.amazon.com. You can also change your charitable organization at any time. For more information about AmazonSmile program, go to: http://smile.amazon.com/about. Thanks so much! Please contact Kelsey in the Alumni Office at (978) 371-6508 with any questions.

From the MPA

  • Faculty Appreciation luncheon: The MPA will host a lunch celebration on Monday, June 3rd for all of the Middlesex Faculty and Staff to thank them for their great efforts throughout the long school year. We provide a special lunch and offer small gifts to the faculty and staff as a token of our appreciation from all Middlesex parents. While we try to keep our solicitations for extra events at a minimum, this is an event where we ask all parents directly for contributions.  We hope that you will consider a monetary donation.

    Checks can be made out to Middlesex School and in the memo write "MPA Faculty Appreciation" and mail it to Carrie Finke at 71 Shirley Park Road Goffstown NH 03045.

    Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior parents can also elect to debit their students school store account, you can email carolynfinke@yahoo.com and let her know the amount you wish to donate.

    We are also looking for a few volunteers to help out at the event from 10AM to 2PM, please let us know if you are available. 

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please email Carrie Finke at carolynfinke@yahoo.com or Jody O'Malley at jodyomalley1@gmail.com

    Thank you in advance for your contribution!

  • Upcoming parent volunteer opportunities:

    Senior Parents:  On Friday, May 17th at 6pm, The senior BBQ dinner will be on the Circle.  This is a really fun, end-of-the-year (can you believe it??!) MX tradition and the kids really enjoy the relaxing, special meal outside with their classmates.  MX’s Flik dining services will provide the seniors with a special BBQ entree and sides, and we are hoping that our parent volunteers can reinforce the BBQ meal with individual bags of chips, cans/bottles of fun drinks, desserts, perhaps some "goody bag" type treats to take back with them as they study, “field day” type games like nerf balls, whiffle ball sets, bubbles, and of course any other items as you see fit…  Please, no peanuts or tree nuts or any products that “may contain” nuts.

    Please click on the google doc sign-up link, below, if you can provide food, beverage, a field day game donation and/or come help at the BBQ.  Parents are welcome to come help set up, serve, and/or clean up. (It’s really fun and easy!)  We are also accepting monetary donations if it’s easier for you to donate funds and have local parents purchase and bring your donation.  

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10w8s-hBopidEP-PJ3KDbKuRwUle70ddszUYtJ2RT5kA/edit?usp=sharing

    Thank you so much, and don’t hesitate to contact any of us with your thoughts/suggestions!  Happy spring, and we hope to see you soon,

    Your MX MPA senior “Parent Reps” Julie McKenna (the5mckennas@comcast.net), Leenam Dalal (leenam.dalal@gmail.com), Patty Cloherty (pcloherty1812@gmail.com), Francine Flynn (fvflynn@yahoo.com)

    Junior Parents: The Junior class BBQ will take place on Friday May 18 at 6PM, next to the Chapel (or in Ware Hall if it rains).  MX’s Flik dining services will provide the BBQ meal itself and we are hoping that our parent volunteers can reinforce the BBQ theme with individual bags of chips or snacks, cans/bottles of fun drinks, homemade desserts and “field day” type games like Frisbees, nerf balls, whiffle ball sets, bubbles, and of course any other items as you see fit… Please, no peanuts or tree nuts or any products that “may contain” nuts.   Please click on the google doc sign-up link, below if you can provide food, beverages or field day game donations and/or come help at the BBQ.  Parents are welcome to come help set up, serve, and/or clean up. (It’s really fun and easy!) 

    MX Junior Class BBQ - Friday May 17, 2019 at 6 pm

    Sophomore Parents: Our next MPA-sponsored social event is the end of the year Sophomore Class BBQ, on Friday, May 17th at 6pm on the lawn outside of StuFac. This is a really fun, end-of-the-year MX tradition and the kids really enjoy the relaxing, special meal outside with their classmates. MX’s Flik dining services will provide the BBQ meal itself and the parent reps are organizing an ice cream/sundae bar for dessert. Please click on the google doc sign-up link, below, if you can provide sundae toppings, beverages or field day game donations (frisbee, nerf balls, wiffle ball, large wand bubbles) and/or come help at the BBQ.  Please, no peanuts or tree nuts or any products that “may contain” nuts.  Parents are welcome to come help set up, serve, and/or clean up. (It’s really fun and easy!)  We are also accepting monetary donations if it’s easier for you to donate funds and have local parents purchase and bring your donation. If you have any questions, please contact Joy McCallum, joyemccallum@gmail.com

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l8SrTKs72RHQ6hwVFdCZA-UqFVJ5sLWQ8au-9GGZVTE/edit#gid=0

    Freshman Parents 

    Friday May 17th at 6pm, the freshmen class will have a BBQ dinner in the Landry Center Courtyard.  MX’s Flik dining services will provide the BBQ meal itself, and we are hoping that our parent volunteers can reinforce the BBQ theme with individual bags of chips or snacks, cans/bottles of fun drinks, desserts.   Please, no peanuts or tree nuts or any products that “may contain” nuts.  In addition, it would be great to have some “field day” types games like Frisbees, nerf balls, whiffle ball sets, bubbles and any other items you see fit.  Please click on the Signup Genius link below if you can provide donations and/or come help at the BBQ.  Parents are welcome to help set up, serve and clean up. It’s fun, easy and a great way to meet some of your student’s classmates!

    SignUp Genius

    Thank you!  Your MX MPA Freshman Parent Reps, Marcella Boelhouwer, magboelhouwer@gmail.com, Jennifer Ewing, ewingfam@comcast.net, Jessica Kennedy, kishkennedy@gmail.com, Jody O’Malley, jodyomalley1@gmail.com


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