What’s up this week? Sept. 12-16

Moon Cake, Mid-Autumn FestivalThank you for coming to celebrate Grandparents day and Mid autumn festival with us! Ms. Liu and the volunteers did a great job with organizing Grandparents’ Day lunch on Friday and we’ve heard the kids really enjoyed. And the 300+ of you who came out to join the evening festivities at MId Autumn festival on Friday night – thanks so much! And to all those who volunteered: you’re awesome. Thanks for making it happen. We had a dragon dance, a bunny to pet, some clubs to get to know, and lots of families to visit with.

In this post:

  • UIL
  • China trip
  • Spirit Wear
  • Sociables
  • Bloomz
  • Math Club
  • Clubs, clubs, clubs
  • Yearbook
  • Fall fundraising festival

UIL

Join Ms Simpson and Mr Wang for a parent information meeting on Wednesday, 14 Sept., at 5:30 in the MIMS Library if your kids (grades 2-8) are interested in UIL.

China Trip

Ms. Xia invites you all to the informational meeting for the 2024 trip to China, taking place tomorrow at 6PM on September 13th on Zoom! To learn about everything, you need to know about the trip, we will also touch base on the Trip 2023, itinerary, and scholarship opportunities! You child could actually go to China for FREE!

Students’ age 6-10 will need to go to the trip with his/her own guardians, students age 10 and up can go to the trip with MIMS teachers.

As a reminder, your family must register for the meeting to join us. If you haven’t done so yet, click the following link: https://bit.ly/3QXKx1W If you are unable to attend, please also register for the link, so that you can have access to the recording of the meeting later.

Spirit Wear

Haven’t picked up your spirit wear order yet? It will be available Friday, Sept. 16, before or after school. Questions or issues? Contact Emily.

Sociables

Deadline to submit your sociables and auction items is September 17 – get your creative ideas for connecting with your MIMS families together and submit them today! Need more info about sociables? Read more…

Bloomz is HERE!

Our new communications platform, Bloomz, is HERE! Yay and great work to our new communications director, Cris Stennett. You should have gotten a notification from the system to JOIN the MIMS Bloomz group – please click to join.

We’ll provide some training soon to get you more familiar with the platform, although it is very similar to LivingTree, but for now:

  1. Join Bloomz using the link and code provided (check your email!)
  2. Update your profile to add your picture and your phone number – and to tell Bloomz how you’d like to be notified of messages.
  3. Download the Bloomz app to your phone (iOS or Google/Android)
  4. Click on “Show for all groups” on the left to see all announcements for your students and for the school when you take a look at the Feed.

Note that right now you’re all in a “homeroom” class for each of your kids and you’re in a class currently called “Solomon” that includes all parents – don’t chat to the ENTIRE class unless you’re trying to reach everyone. You can message directly to one parent, to a group of parents, or to all parents in one of your homeroom classes.

***Don’t have your Bloomz login info? Send email to [email protected] and [email protected] and we’ll try to solve for you!

Math Club Registration

Dear Parents and Students, MIMS Math Club will resume virtually (every Tuesday 5;15-6:15pm) this year.  Club Fee: $40/school year (Oct 2022-May 2023). Students from grades 2 to 8 are welcome to compete in our annual qualifying test at the date below.

Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Sep 27th  TIME: 5-6 PM

The tests are 1 hour each conducted virtually.  Please fill out this google form HERE (https://forms.gle/c4WEGBbuLVz4CMXs8) to register your child for the test. The deadline for registration is Sunday, September 18th at 10 pm.  Once we receive your information, please lookout for an email with the contest format close to the contest date. We will inform all parents by email of qualifying and non-qualifying results. It’s our policy to not disclose individual scores.

Mark Your Calendar: the upcoming UIL Number Sense contest offered to grade 4-8 will be held on Saturday, October 8 at Carnegie Vanguard HS, 8-30-9:30am. 

Clubs, clubs, clubs

Are you sponsoring a club? Please be sure to let PTO know about your club – there are parents who want to know what’s available (even if it’s “full” right now) and we can’t help if we don’t know the answer! Send the info to [email protected] and we’ll add to our clubs info page. If you want a yourclubhere@mimspto.org email, address, let us know that, too.

Yearbook

Yearbook is ON SALE right now, through October 9 – the lowest cost it will be this year! $27 for the yearbook only – more packages and personalization options coming!

Fall Fundraising Festival

Join us at King’s Bierhaus on September 30 to purchase sociables and bid on silent auction items. Buy a $10 ticket and we’ll include a beer or a couple of soft drinks. It’s intended to be an adult-focused event, but kids are allowed in the venue – you decide what would be most fun for you!