The Grizzly Roar
February 11, 2017; Issue 102

Middle School Enchanted Masquerade Dance

Saturday, February 11 from 6-9pm 
Grades 6-8 Semi-Formal Attire and Masquerade Masks are encouraged

Volunteers needed! Click here for the volunteer sign up form. 
PTA Roundtable Discussion

Do you have questions or issues that you feel haven't been addressed?
Please join us for another Roundtable Discussion with Mrs. Bardwell on Monday, February 13th at 6pm

We will review and discuss questions in an open dialogue with Mrs. Bardwell during our meeting. Mrs. Bardwell will present  our mid year data presentation during this meeting as well. 

If you cannot attend and have a question or comment, please email it to and we will followup with an answer from Mrs. Bardwell. 
MGS student wins Madison County Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 6th grader, Erin Howard for winning the Madison County Spelling Bee! She will go on to the State Spelling Bee competition next month. To read more about her latest win, click here
Half Day of School

Wednesday, February 15th

Students will be dismissed at 11:30am
Possible Snow Day- No School

Monday, February 20th
No class for students and teachers.  However, if a school make up day is required due to inclement weather prior to this date, classes may be held.  Notifications will be made prior to this date.
PTA Meeting

Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00
There will be a brief PTA meeting and then we will celebrate Black History Month and the diversity of this country with a student presentation following the meeting. 
Summer Labs Registration

Registration is now open for Huntsville City Schools' Summer Labs! The summer program has seven weeks of summer fun planned, and camps will be offered in subject matter ranging from Culinary Cook-off to Itsy Bitsy Bugs Life! 
Don't miss out on the early bird pricing - available until April 2. In addition, if your child attends all seven weeks, the last week is free!
Early Bird Pricing (ends 4/2):
$20/registration fee
$110/week for full days (7 :00am - 5:45pm)
$70/week for half-days (7:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 5:45pm)

Early Registration Now Open!

The 4th Annual Grizzly 5k/Fun Run
Wellness Fair will take place on 
Saturday May 20, 2017
Click here to register!
Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on information! Click here for our Facebook page.

       Hosted by the Mountain Gap PTA
Soccer Schedule

Click  here  to view the MGS Soccer Schedule
MGS Softball

Click here to view the MGS Softball Schedule
MGS Baseball

Click  here  to view the MGS Baseball Schedule
For lunch schedules and menu prices, click here

**NOTE** MGS February Menus are slightly different than HCS February menus 
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
HudsonAlpha After School Program

HudsonAlpha is re-launching our FREE after school program, Launching Aspiring Biotechnology Scientists! The goal of L.A.B.S. is to equip rising 9-11th grade students with the basic skills and knowledge that are essential to join the future STEM opportunities. Students selected to participate will meet and work in the educational labs at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology weekly after school.
For more information, including dates, requirements and how to apply, please encourage your students to visit our website.
Congratulations, Grizzly Family!! We have been recognized as a 2016-2018 National PTA School of Excellence! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and amazing families for helping us to achieve this! 
PTA Membership

Have you joined PTA? Please share the membership form with grandparents, neighbors and community members. 

2016-2017 NACCS Character Word Contest

The Second Annual North Alabama Community of Character Summit is hosted by the Character Foundation of North Alabama, a 501(c)(3) organization, sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama.

Eligible to all students in K-12

Students may submit an essay or a creative art project that illustrates one of four character words- Courage, Fairness, Generosity, and Perseverance.
Need IT Help?

Information about the IT Help Desk is available for students and families after school hours. 
After Hours Call Center- Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm (when school is in session)

IT Help Desk direct line: 256-428-6900
IT Help Desk offers technical support to System Technicians, Teachers, and Students to better utilize our digital curriculum. 
Need to contact a school counselor?

Did you know that our school counselors have their own website? Check it out for all of the services they offer! Click here to visit their site. 
Publix Partners

Please ask the cashier to scan your card every time you shop your local Publix. For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by our school's participants, Publix will award our PTA $250. You may check the board at customer service for our quarterly cumulative total.

If you do not have a Publix Partners card, stop by the Welcome Center to pick one up.
Box Tops for Education

You may start turning in  your  box tops!  Remember to put the student's name and homeroom teacher on the bag. You don't have to count, just label the bag. For more information about the Box Tops for Education program, click here
Community Sponsors

If you own a business, you can have your logo in the newsletter each week. Email for info.

Thank you to our community sponsors for their donation to our PTA so that we can help the many different programs within our school succeed! 
School Calendar

For all school clubs and after school activities, please check the calendar on our school website.

To help minimize the amount of calls to the school regarding events, please check out the school website for important events on our school calendar.
Please stay in the know! 
Go to and click on the calendar icon at the top right of the page.
New anti-spam laws require us to have parents/staff who want to receive the newsletter to sign up each year. To join the mailing list, please send your email address to   
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