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The New Gate


As you know the new gate is now working!  The gate was installed as a security measure to keep our children and staff safe.  With that being said please do not use your decal to open the gate for any visitors!  Visitors should use the keypad which calls the front office for entry.  Thank you for your help in keeping our campus safe!


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Spirit Week is Coming!
Elementary/Middle School
September 16 - 20 

Spirit Week is coming up quickly!  For those of you who wish to participate, here are the themes for each day!


Monday, September 16th:  Pajama Day

Tuesday, September 17th:  Sports Day

Wednesday, September 18th:  Mismatch Day

Thursday, September 19th:  Pirate Day

Friday, September 20th:  Blue & White Day

After School Studios
Many of our studios have started!  Check them out now.  Studios include:
  • After School Academics - waiting list
  • Beginning Cooking - full
  • Beginning Sewing
  • Chess Club - full
  • Imaginative Movement
  • Sewing - full
  • Spotlight Kids (6th - 8th grade) - full
  • Spotlight Kids Thespians, Jr. (3rd - 5th grade) full
  • Spotlight Singers Vocal Ensemble (1st - 5th grade)
  • Tabletop Games

Fall Festival

The MMS PTO Fall Festival committee chairs are so excited about this year's Fall Festival.  Some booth changes have been made to make this the best Fall Festival yet!  For those of you new to the school, here is a quick rundown on how it works!


Each class is assigned 2 booths.  We ask that parents sign up to work at least one 30 minute shift.  If you want to do more, GREAT! If you can't or do not want to work a shift you can "buy a volunteer" for $10.  We recruit a sorority at UF to work these shifts.  To sign up  go here.  You can select which time slot you want to work or simply sign up to "Buy a Volunteer" and we will bill your Tuition Account.  Slots are starting to fill up!  Be sure to grab your preferred time slot now!

Along with the booth sign-up you can also help sponsor some of the things we have to pay to rent (inflatables, lights, petting zoo, etc...).  All sponsors will receive tickets to use at the Fall Festival, recognition in the next newsletter as well as have their family or business name on a sign next to the booth! Thank you to those who have already signed up for a sponsorship:

Dr. Cody Goslinga / Park Avenue Dental
Long Family
Jaszczak Family
Bustamante Family
Sitaram Family
Berky Family
Mitchell Family

Ellard Family

Leedy Family
Curcio Family
Jeon Family
Kim Family
Livingston Family 


All monies raised will go to the PTO account. In the past the money raised has helped with the the following:

  • Smart Boards in Ms. Anita Bender and Mr. Richard Aslanian's classrooms as well as one for the Preschool/Kindergarten building
  • Contributions to the End of the Year Shows
  • Elementary/Middle School playgrounds
  • Middle School Garden/Sanctuary
This year we will discuss at the PTO Meeting using monies towards helping the school purchase or lease a school bus to use for field trips!


Booth Assignments by Classroom 


Ms. Crystal Sorrow:  Drinks & Face Painting

Ms. Christina Eckstein:  Petting ZooRush Express Inflatable

Ms. Martha Dolan:  Decorate your Trunk or Treat Bag (new) &
Ms. Elizabeth Falls:  Scooby Doo Inflatable & Temporary Tattoos

Ms. Renee Brohamer:  Treasure Hay HuntRing Toss

Ms. Anita Bender:  Velcro Wall Pumpkin Bowling 
Mr. Richard Aslanian:  Fishing Booth & Putt Putt Golf

Ms. Christina Miller:  Hot Popcorn & Pumpkin Poop and Minute to Win It

Ms. Sherilyn Farris:  Dance Floor & Fill in with other booths!

Thespians:  Haunted Hallway

ALL FAMILIES:  Trunk or Treat & Grill Masters


Our Fall Parent Nights have been scheduled!  Please make note of your child's parent night and plan to join us as your child shows you around his or her classroom!

Ms. Crystal Sorrow | Tuesday, October 8th, 4:00 - 5:30

Ms. Christina Eckstein | Tuesday, October 15th, 4:30 - 6:00

Ms. Martha Dolan | Tuesday, October 15th, 4:30 - 6:00

Ms. Elizabeth Falls | Tuesday, October 8th, 4:30 - 6:00

Ms. Renee Brohamer | Tuesday, October 22nd, 4:30 - 6:00

Ms. Anita Bender | Tuesday, October 22nd, 4:30 - 6:00

Mr. Richard Aslanian | Wednesday, October 9th, 6:00 - 7:30

Ms. Christina Miller | Thursday, October 17, 6:00 - 7:00


Please do NOT allow your child/ren to play in the Big Room.  Our accreditation team and our insurance company have advised us that children have to be supervised by our school staff members.


Thank you for your cooperation.


Did You Know...The middle school classroom is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students for study hall Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 pm.  Students can work on assignments and get additional help from teachers.  


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Our Fall Picture Day will be tomorrow, September 6th.  All photos will be taken in the Big Room.  If you would like to order a class picture be sure to send in the form with your child.  If you need another form please visit the front office.  The order forms for individual pictures will be sent home when the pictures arrive. At that point you may choose to purchase the photos or return them.  For more information visit the LifeTouch website by clicking here.

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First Meeting of the Year!

Thursday, September 12th

6:00 p.m.


RSVP Today!


Childcare and Pizza will be provided for all currently enrolled MMS children (must be fully potty trained).



Flu Mist
The flu mist will be administered at MMS by the Alachua County Health Department on Thursday, September 19th.  Please fill out the form being sent home with your child even if you don't want your child to participate.
Please contact the school with any questions.
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Did you know our calendar is online?

We have an online calendar you can download, print out and even subscribe to using (iCal, Outlook, Google, etc...).  Check it out today and stay informed!


All teacher's calendars will be on their respective web pages too throughout the year!  Please be patient as we get all of their information uploaded!

Save Those  
Box Tops!
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Bring in your Box Tops for Education!  The class that collects the most will enjoy a special party at the end of the school year!



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