MCS Jewelry

We hope this update finds you all healthy and managing to enjoy some fun in the sun this summer.
As many of you are aware, we were forced to cancel our Annual Golf Open in the spring, which is one of the largest fundraisers for the school. The 2020 Christmas Festival, another huge fundraiser, is also in jeopardy. The PTO is working hard to come up with ways to support MCS, especially during this challenging time where COVID expenses are unbudgeted but necessary. We are looking into possibilities, but if you have any ideas, please email us!!
Thank you to everyone who supported our t-shirt and mask campaign earlier in the spring. Apologies for the delays in shipping – the company struggled with receiving materials in as well as getting them to all of you. The support and understanding was appreciated.

Introducing MCS Custom Jewelry!
Some of you may have seen the beautiful, locally crafted necklaces that the 8th graders received as graduation gifts. We are happy to announce these necklaces and other pieces are available to the MCS community for purchase! Orders can be placed until the end of August and will be delivered to the school a few weeks later!

Don’t forget you can help MCS with these small actions!!
  • Shutterfly – Shop at the MCS Storefront and MCS gets 8% of your purchase!
  • Box Tops – Download the app and scan your receipts!!
  • Stop & Shop RewardsHelp MCS earn CASH! REGISTER your Stop & Shop Card using our ID #05778 or call 877-366-2668 OPTION #1.
  • Amazon Smile Visit Amazon, go to the “Your Accounts & Lists” menu, look under the “Your Account” section for “Your AmazonSmile.” Select MCS!

Field Day Wrap Up!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
The PTO wants to thank the entire MCS community for making our virtual Field Day event a success!! From the team sponsors to the teachers to the students to the families to everyone involved… your participation made this all possible and we’re so happy to be a part of this special family.
These pictures are just a small sampling of the amazing creations and feats that were performed today. Please take a few minutes and check out the Team Padlets!!
And Without Further Ado…
While each team completed a significant amount of challenges, one team did rise to the top. We would like to congratulate theORANGE TEAMfor winning the 2020 Virtual Field Day Event!!
Team Points / Stats –
  • Orange Team – 1240 points with 114 activities completed
  • Blue Team – 1232 points with 105 activities completed
  • Red Team – 1058 points with 94 activities completed
  • Yellow Team – 1042 points with 103 activities completed
  • Green Team – 925 points with 100 activities completed
Thank you once again to everyone who was a part of this day. We hope you had fun, despite not being together.

Staff Challenge
Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the staff challenge!!
  • If you missed Mrs. McLaughlin’s live “dunk tank,” you can view the recording here!!
  • Mrs. Wessman’s TikTok can be viewed here!
  • Be on the look out next Wednesday for the new version of Dr. Lisi!

Virtual Field Day!

Virtual Field Day – June 5th!

We know, we know… how are we doing “field day” with no MCS fields?!! Honestly, it’s not going to be the same, just like everything during this COVID period, but we hope you still hold some MCS spirit, will make the best of the situation and join us for a morning of fun!!
Details –
If you have any questions or issues with the SignUpGenius form, please text Kate Smith @ 401-369-1473 or email the PTO .
June 5th Schedule –
  • 9:00am – Event Opening via Team Zooms
  • 10:30am – Team Check In via Zoom
  • Noon – Conclusion of Virtual Field Day
  • Final Team Zooms
  • Staff Challenge Event (see below)
  • MCS School Raffle Drawing
Zoom info to be shared prior to event
Helpful Loom Instructional Videos –
To Summarize –
We fully acknowledge that this will require parental support in many cases. We hope that we have given enough notice and options to have a full-filled morning for your child(ren) without being too taxing. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate tocontact us.
* Special Note for Little Angels
We want you to participate, too!! You can choose to wear the color of your favorite school core value (listed above) and partake in a fun obstacle course! If you are in school with Miss Emily, you will do it there. If not, we will email you an obstacle course to make at home!! 

Staff Challenge Event – Do You Dare Us??!!

The challenge is on!! Mrs. McLaughlin (middle school Science teacher), Buff Wessman (Religion teacher) and our beloved principal, Dr. Lisi, have agreed to a challenge! If we raise enough in donations…
  • $250 – Mrs. McLaughlin will be pushed into the pool by her kids
  • $500 – The McLaughlin pool pushing PLUS Mrs. Wessman will perform a newly learned TikTok dance
  • $1000 – The McLaughlin pool pushing PLUS Mrs. Wessman will perform a newly learned TikTok dance PLUS Dr. Lisi will dye his hair for the farewell parade!!

Donate Now!

* All proceeds go to the PTO Fund to assist the school in academic and extracurricular enhancing activities


PTO Update

Please read on for updates on what we’ve been up to and what’s to come to finish out the year!!

Exciting News!!

Field Day – June 5th!
We are so excited to announce that Field Day is happening!! Detailed instructions and team assignments will be coming soon, and we hope that everyone will participate! While it will certainly be different from the in-person event, we are looking forward to some fun!

MCS T-Shirts.. and Masks!
We are SO PUMPED to announce our t-shirt and mask fundraising site !!! MCS gets 50% of the proceeds, so please go get your MCS gear to commemorate this memorable time!
Youth and adult sizes!! Shirts available in blue and white.
Note: We opted for the “comfy” shirt, so ladies, you will probably want to order a size down.

Completed Events

Mother / Daughter Craft Event –
While it wasn’t the craft night with yummy food that we had planned, it still turned out great! Check out all of the awesome creations here. Thanks to everyone who participated and special thanks to Cassie Barbato for teaching us what we needed to know. We hope everyone loves their signs!!
PNO BINGO Night! –
We had a bunch of laughs and managed to play some BINGO!  Stay tuned for information on a possible family night and another PNO to celebrate summer!

Updates

MCS Golf Tournament – Unfortunately, we are cancelling this year’s MCS Golf Open. Because the restrictions are still uncertain for the future for gatherings, even to just do the golf portion, and we weren’t going to be asking for donations from small businesses, the PTO and administration thought it was best to cancel. Once things are more clear, we can plan a fundraiser for a future date (fingers crossed!) to help recoup this important financial support for the school. Thank you for your understanding!


PTO Fundraising

We know this is a challenging financial time for many of you, but wanted to share a couple of updates about fundraising –

  • MCS Jewelry – We are very excited about this and will be revealing the first design soon!
  • Shutterfly – We have now partnered with Shutterfly to earn 8% for the school on purchases. Bookmark and use the MCS Storefront!!!
  • Box Tops – This has been easy money for the school in the past and with the physical box tops being phased out, we are seeing a 50% decrease in funding. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE download the app and scan your receipt for qualifying purchases. You can even do your online purchases!!
  • Amazon Smile – Please make sure you are set to MCS for your Amazon purchases.
  • Stop & Shop A+ Rewards – This is still valid, so please make sure to have your card registered today!!

PTO News

We hope this update finds you all well and hanging in there. We wanted to provide an update on what’s been happening and what’s to come!

Celebrate the Successes!

Teacher Appreciation Week –


While we certainly couldn’t do what typically occurs, we still celebrated our teachers in style!! Melissa Wray worked tirelessly to deliver special gift bags to our teachers and staff and if you haven’t had the chance, please watch the Teacher Prayer video, starring MCS students!!


Mother / Son Scavenger Hunt –

We had a beautiful afternoon and 23 families participate in our remote mother / son event! Photos and videos were posted of the fun, which you can view here .

We would like to send our congratulations to our winners:

  • 1st Place – Jill & Istvan Sabo (4th grade)
  • 2nd Place – Tristy & Marco Petteruti (8th grade)
  • 3rd place (tied) – Anna, Logan & Riley Selwyn (8th & 5th grade) and Kerry & Luca Trombino (6th grade)

 We had so many awesome photos posted that we wanted to mention a few award-winning ones:

  • Best superhero picture – Caighlan & Konnor Perrin (8th grade)
  • Best “Multiple items with child in one combo shot” – Brittany Green & Ryan Branconnier (2nd grade)
  • Funniest Foreign Language book – Jill & Istvan Sabo (4th grade)
  • Coolest reflection pictures – Erin, Wilson, & Holden Meunier Mott (3rd & 1st grade); Jill & Istvan Sabo (4th grade); Elizabeth & Nathan Sekscenski (2nd grade)
  • Funniest “Favorite spot” photo – Melissa, William & Silas Wray (4th grade & PreK)
  • Best “Both Feet off Ground” Jump pictures – Bonnie & Max Wallace (7th grade); Kate, Reid, & Gabe Smith (4th & 1st grade); Anna, Logan, & Riley Selwyn (8th & 5th Grade); Elizabeth & Nathan Sekscenski (2nd grade) (this was a tough one as there were tons of great jumping shots!!)
  • Scariest spider – Rebekah & Jack Pharo (3rd grade); Kate, Reid, & Gabe Smith (4th & 1st grade)
  • Funniest Baby Bottle pictures – Kristen & Matthew DiSanto (4th grade); Cassie & Gabe Barbato (6th grade); Melissa, William, & Silas Wray (4th grade & PreK)
  • Best Montage and Live Action Video posts – Kristen & Matthew DiSanto (4th grade); Joanne & Theo Dursin (Kindergarten)

Thank you to all who participated! We hope you had a blast!

Upcoming PTO Events

  • Mother / Daughter Arts & Crafts – Coming up this weekend! We are looking forward to this special time with the ladies!
  • Parents Night Out – It’s scheduled!! Tuesday, May 19th @ 8pm. Join us for BINGO fun!! It’s free, but we still need you to register!!
  • Field Day – Save the date – Friday, June 5th! We are planning to go forward with a remote Field Day. We are almost done finalizing the details, so please be on the look out for more information soon!
  • MCS Golf Tournament – We are investigating the possibility of still playing the tournament on June 6th with a “meal to go” (no dinner afterwards). Stay tuned for confirmation!

PTO Fundraising

We know this is a challenging financial time for many of you, but wanted to share a couple of updates about fundraising –
  • MCS Spirit T-Shirts – Design coming this week!! Watch for how you can buy!!
  • MCS Jewelry – We are very excited about this and will be revealing the first design soon!
  • Shutterfly – We have now partnered with Shutterfly to earn 8% for the school on purchases. Bookmark and use the MCS Storefront!!!
  • Box Tops – This has been easy money for the school in the past and with the physical box tops being phased out, we are seeing a 50% decrease in funding. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE download the app and scan your receipt for qualifying purchases. You can even do your online purchases!!
  • Amazon Smile – Please make sure you are set to MCS for your Amazon purchases.
  • Stop & Shop A+ Rewards – This is still valid, so please make sure to have your card registered today!!
We welcome feedback at any time!
Please email us with questions and comments!

PTO Remote News

There is no denying that this is probably the most difficult period in most of our lifetimes with still so much uncertainty ahead. We have moments of normalcy, swapped out for feelings of sadness, isolation, maybe even panic. The best thing we can all do is try to remain calm and support our loved ones and extended family members, like our MCS community, during this time.

We, the PTO board, have been working behind the scenes to figure out how we can bring some fun to the MCS community, even from our homes! Please read below about what we have planned and reach out at any time!

Stay safe, everyone!

Upcoming PTO Events

Yes, you read that right!! We are planning to carry out some of our events remotely and we hope you will join in the fun!!

Teacher Appreciation Week –
While scaled back from our normal in-school events, we will still be appreciating our teachers! Please see emails from your room parents for details. If you did not receive an email, reach out to the PTO ! Even our students are getting involved in TAW!! 🙂

  • Mother / Daughter – As you will recall, we had an arts & crafts night planned, which had to be cancelled. However, a modified version will occur mid-May. Click here for details – due to shipping times, any orders for the activity will need to be placed by Tuesday, May 5th!!!
  • Mother / Son Event – While we won’t be able to carry out an AdventureLand type of event (which led the survey), we have devised another event which will get you all up and around having a grand time!! Click here for details!
  • Parents Night Out – We are planning to have a PNO remotely! It’ll be bring your own… well, everything, but we can still have fun! Stay tuned!
  • Field Day – We have some ideas for a scaled down, remote version of the kids’ favorite day. Details will be dependent upon when and how the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. More to come…
  • MCS Golf Tournament – Several of you have asked about this event. The honest answer is we don’t know yet. This is a large fundraiser for MCS and we know the school could use the funding right now. However, we wouldn’t imagine asking for donations and sponsorships from small businesses. We are examining our possibilities and will share more soon.

PTO Fundraising

We know this is a challenging financial time for many of you, but wanted to share a couple of updates about fundraising –
  • MCS Spirit T-Shirts – We are considering MCS t-shirts to allow us to look fondly back at these times! 🙂
  • MCS Jewelry– We are looking into some extra ways you can show your MCS spirit!
  • Box Tops – This has been easy money for the school in the past and with the physical box tops being phased out, we are seeing a 50% decrease in funding. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE download the app and scan your receipt for qualifying purchases. You can even do your online purchases!!
  • Amazon Smile – Please make sure you are set to MCS for your Amazon purchases.
  • Stop & Shop A+ Rewards – This is still valid, so please make sure to have your card registered today!!

Good News to Share!

Some of you may remember that the MCS greenhouse was destroyed by a storm and left is unusable.

The PTO approved funding to replace it and thanks to the Chris, Addison and Jake Daigle, it is ready for action! We hope it will see some new plantings soon!







We welcome feedback at any time!
Please email us with questions and comments!

PTO Updates

Father / Daughter Dance
LAST CHANCE to register!!
Friday, February 28th from 6pm – 9pm @ the Quonset O Club!
Mother / Daughter event 
Thanks for responding to our survey! Some type of craft event & luncheon were the clear winners, so the PTO is working on this now! Stay tuned!
Mother / Son event 
The PTO has some ideas, but would like your feedback!! Please take this quick survey to let us know what you would prefer!   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWDXNLW  
GOLF TOURNAMENT 
The PTO and MCS needs your help!! We have secured the date and location, but need a few volunteers to help drive sponsorships and donations. You don’t need golf knowledge for this!!    Email the PTO to help today!!
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, June 6th – Golf Tournament

Mother / Daughter Event – We Need Your Help!

Over the past few years, we have heard anecdotal feedback that the girls would like to do something different from the traditional luncheon. Please respond to the survey below by clicking on the link, so the PTO can plan appropriately! We would like to have the survey completed by Sunday, the 16th of February. Thank you for your help!

Take the survey now!

Save the Date – Golf

The PTO has secured Saturday, June 6th for the 2020 MCS Golf Tournament.
We are looking for help. So please contact the PTO if interested!! Come on! It will be fun!!

Happy New Year from the PTO

The PTO board would like to wish the entire MCS community a very Happy New Year!! We hope 2020 brings you peace, love, health, and happiness!


Christmas Festival Recap

As you have heard, the Christmas Festival is one of the school’s biggest fundraisers. We are happy to report that the festival made just over $10,000 this year. We will be looking to invest this in some of the ideas you have been hearing about, namely playground enhancements and additional security initiatives.
The PTO board would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped to set up and clean up, run stations and everything in between. In particular, Michelle Main (1st grade parent) deserves a big round of applause as 1st year chair for doing a fantastic job. Her main crew of Audrey Scott, Cassie Barbato, Anna Selwyn, Steve McLaughlin, Rayleen LaRue, the Borkes and Kristen DiSanto were absolute rockstars (as usual). A special thanks to Kari Catero for organizing the book fair once again and to the front office and Mr. Z. for supporting the entire event. Apologies if anyone was omitted; we can’t do it without help from everyone!
If you have any specific thoughts or suggestions for next year, please email the PTO !
If you placed a Christmas Festival sign, please return it to the school for reuse.

Upcoming PTO Events
Due to crazy schedules of the PTO board, we will most likely not have a meeting until after February vacation. However, rest assured that we are still busy planning many fun things! Coming up will be –
  • Boss Arena Skating Day – tentatively scheduled for February 1st; additional info coming soon
  • URI Women’s Basketball Game – save the date: February 16th; stay tuned for details and registration information
  • Father Daughter Dance – We are looking at February 28th, so save the date! Additional info coming soon
Other events we are planning –

PTO Fundraisers

box-tops
We are still collecting physical box tops, but they are being phased out. Download the app and scan your receipt for qualifying purchases.
Don’t want to download the app? Send in your receipts and we will scan them for you! You don’t need to know if you have a qualifying purchase!
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SchoolStore  – Magazines, gift cards, and other unique items available for purchase.
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Register your rewards card for A+ points, the school gets a percentage at no cost to you. Tell your friends & family!!
Select MCS, the school gets a percentage of the purchase price at no cost to you. Sign up now!! Tell your friends & family!!