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Mr. Esslinger's Message, March 1, 2024

Mr. Esslinger’s Message, March 1, 2024

Hello Iroquois Middle School Families. Please see below with some news and information.

News Worth Sharing:

Grade 5 Project Know: Please click on the link for some important information for grade 5 parents and students regarding "Project Know". Gr. 5 Project Know Parent Letter


-6th Grade Team Galileo had the team's responsibility luncheon on February 14 for the students who had 100 % for all of their classes for the second quarter.  Great job!


-The Fitness Club is hosting a program called Kids in the Kitchen where students are taught about healthy eating in a fun and interactive way.  This week, the students learned about saturated fats and sugars. We made homemade granola and yogurt parfaits with fruit.


-National Foreign Language Week is next week. French and Spanish students will be taking part in a school wide scavenger hunt looking for clues about the French and Spanish cultures.  Teachers are also sharing their language experiences with the students during the scavenger hunt.  We are looking forward to next week!


-Iroquois Community Education is offering a Babysitter Training Course for students 11-15 years old. The course is on Saturday, March 9th from 9:00am-12:00pm. You MUST pre-register to attend this course. Space is limited. Check out the flyers posted in the hallways or check the Community Ed website. Registration forms are also available in the Main Office.

-STEM Leadership Club is busy planning their Community STEM Night. Mark your calendars for the evening of April 18th to participate in STEM family fun! 

- MSA "Babcia's Pierogi" sale.  Pick up is on March 13th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the MS cafe.

-June 2024 end of school year dates:  Please mark your calendars for the end of the school year events and dates:


June 13:           Full Day of school grades 5-8

June 14:           Full Day of school grades 5-8

June 17:           Full Day of school grades 5-8

June 18:           Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. grades 5-8

                        8th Grade MOD Rehearsal, Student Activities

June 19:           Juneteenth Holiday – no school for students

June 20:           Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. grades 5-8

June 21:           8th Grade MOD ceremony 9:00 a.m.

                        Early Dismissal 11:00 a.m. grades 5-8

                        Last day for students


Upcoming Events:

March 8:                Superintendent Conference Day-No School for Students

       5-Week Progress Reports

March 12:              MSA Meeting 6p.m.

March 13:              BOE Meeting, Middle School at 7p.m.

March 19:              MS Spring Pictures

March 29-April 8:  Spring Recess, students return April 9th