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DATE: 11/8/2018


Making Headlines: December Cumulative Exams

The December cumulative exam schedule is now posted.  You can find it on the Parents’ Page of the MX website. Please do not make travel arrangements that interfere with the exam schedule.  For students that are unable to depart on Tuesday due to the exam schedule, please know that the dorms are open until Wednesday to accommodate later departures for students with difficult travel logistics.

-The Academic Office


Calendar Notes

  • November 8: Diwali; Special academic schedule – No L Block, Advisor meetings 2:25-3:30pm; Fall Play, 7:30pm, ThRink
  • November 9: Fall Play, 7:30pm, ThRink
  • November 10: Special academic schedule - St. George's Games (away)
  • November 11: Practice SATs (Class II), 9am, Barron Room
  • November 12: Spectrum Dialogues, 6:30-7:30pm, Terry Room
  • November 14: Class I Leadership meeting, 7:30-8:30pm
  • November 17: MPA Meeting, 10-11:30am, Barron Room; Thanksgiving Break begins after last commitment; dorms close

Announcements and Reminders

  • Calling all senior parents! The web site for you to design, pay for and submit a congratulatory ad for the 2018-2019 year is now open. Click  http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A03440300  

    Please do not wait--you will forget and then the book will arrive and your child won't have an ad. There are three sizes (1/4 pg., 1/2 page and full page) and all ads are in color. If you have any questions please reach out to the yearbook advisers Courtney Fein at cfein@mxschool.edu or Heather Parker at hparker@mxschool.edu

  • Athletic Trainers’ Corner: Fall season is coming to an end, the days are getting short and cold, but your children are dreaming of ice, snow, bouncing balls, glass walls and rolling on the mats. As this winter season approaches there are a few things for you as parents to review.

    For more information, please read our document on Concussions and Equipment.

  • Photos from the Fall Formal have been posted!

  • Order an exam study break basket for your child(ren) for $28 from the Girls’ Crew Team by clicking here.  November 26th is the last day to place an order.

  • Subscribe/Renew your Subscription for the Anvil
    If you would like to subscribe to the Anvil or to renew your subscription from last year, please email anvil@mxschool.edu with your name and mailing address, your child's name, and your email address. Subscriptions cost $60/year and will be billed to your student's account. Yearly subscriptions run from November 2018-October 2019 and include monthly print copies mailed to your home address. Thank you for supporting student journalism! 

    - The Anvil staff

  • Returning family financial aid applications are due December 15.  Please contact Erika Mills at emills@mxschool.edu if you have any questions. 

  • The Alumni Office would like to remind local (and visiting) parents that there is an upcoming reception at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA on Thursday, November 15th.  If you haven't already done so, please register online to attend this special evening.

  • Fall Sports photos are now posted!
    ORDERING PERIOD:  Order must be submitted by Friday, November 2, 2018.
    HOW TO VIEW PHOTOS:
    Website:    www.NortheastProPhoto.com
    Select:       EVENTS/GALLERIES
    Select:       Your athletes team - Please note - all Middlesex folders begin with "mss"
    Password:   Edelman18
    Select your athlete's image (Please do not select the team photo)

    HOW TO ORDER A PACKAGE:  
    Select Order Prints/Products
    Select the Package 
    Select Team
    Print Size and Customization options
    Add to Cart
    Continue Shopping or Check Out

    PACKAGES:  Be sure to select your athlete's image when ordering a package. The official team photo is included in all packages. The content of a package cannot be changed

    DELIVERY O F YOUR ORDER: All Middlesex orders are processed together. Please expect delivery 2-3 weeks after the ordering deadline.

    If you have any question, please contact Janet Carmichael Ciummei at janet@northeastprophoto.com 


From the MPA

  • PARENTS COME JOIN US! The next MPA MEETING is NOV. 17th from 10:00 - 11:30 in the Barron Room - Ware Hall. Our Guest Speaker, Corinne Brisbois, will present on vaping, e-cigarettes and marijuana use among adolescents.  Join us in person or view the electronic broadcast!

    *If you plan on attending the meeting, we ask that you avoid parking on The Circle, which will be congested with buses and other vehicles for student Thanksgiving travel. There will be ample parking available in the "Acorn Lot," located at the first right-hand turn of the School's north entrance. Thank you!*

  • Freshmen & Sophomore Parents — Save the Date!  Potluck lunch on Sunday, December 2nd from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Freshmen in StuFac and Sophomores in Barron Room).  It’s a great way to meet other parents and celebrate the season before the Holiday concert and tea!

    If you are local, please bring a dish.  If you are traveling, please just bring yourselves.

    Freshmen parents meet in the Stu-Fac of Ware Hall.
    Sophomore parents meet in the Barron Room of Ware Hall.

    Please RSVP here:

    Freshmen Parents Potluck Lunch RSVP
    Sophomore Parents Potluck Lunch RSVP

    If you have any questions, please contact:
    Freshmen:   Jody O’Malley, jodyomalley1@gmail.com 
    Sophomores:  Mindy Davis, mindysjd@gmail.com
     

  • The Middlesex Holiday Concert and Tea are coming soon! 
    Now that the weather is turning chilly, it’s time to think about the upcoming Holiday Concert and Tea.  This wonderful tradition will be held Sunday, December 2nd. Following the beautiful concert in the Chapel which starts at 4:30pm, participants and audience are invited to come to the Terry Room for a post-concert tea. MPA members are needed to help with set up, clean up, donations of cookies, candies and other sweet treats! To volunteer, please go to this link for the sign up website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544ABAF2DA75-mxholiday
    For questions contact Holiday Tea Chair Jacquie Loughery at:  jacquieloughery@gmail.com 
     

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