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FITNESS FUNDRAISERS — It’s Not Too Late!!

The MAS is hosting 1 more fitness event with an MAS mom who will lead a fun and invigorating class and who is generously donating the proceeds to the MAS PTA!

Bootcamp (Parents/Teachers Only) with Dana Intravaia at MAS, Tuesday, March 28 at 3:45 pm, $20/person

Sign up for Bootcamp HERE!

Something Sweet for your Kids on Conference Day!

Celebrate the early dismissal day on April 5 by decorating cupcakes at ABC Cakes, 414 Mamaroneck Avenue! Kids can come decorate 4 cupcakes while you’re at your teacher conference (or just getting some errands done!) Sessions will run 12:15-1:15 and 1:30-2:30, $15/child, registration required. A portion of the event will be donated to the MAS PTA. Sign up here and drop payment in the office, or return the flyer coming home in backpacks.

Jack and the Geniuses is Coming to MAS!

New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series, Jack and the Geniuses. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education.

Gregory Mone will visit the 3rd-5th graders at MAS on Thursday, April 6th to share some of the wilder stories he’s written over the years. He will also talk the students through the entire process of writing a book, from the initial idea through the planning, the creative writing, the revisions, and the finished work. His plan is to entertain, educate, and inspire!

Barnes & Noble is extending a special pre-order price of $11, 21% off list price, to MAS students.  Order your book here and pay online (small fee applies) or return your cash or check payable to “MAS PTA” to the office in an envelope marked “Jack and the Geniuses Book Order.”  You can also order via a paper flyer going home soon in backpacks.  Orders due by March 28!!

It’s Still Winter Out There but the PTA is Already Thinking about Next Fall!

We are looking for 3 General PTA members willing to serve on the Nominating Committee and help identify people to serve as PTA VPs and Chairs of different activities for next year.  If you would like to serve on the Nominating Committee, or would like to learn more about becoming a VP or chairing an activity next year, please contact the PTA at maspta850@gmail.com.   We would love to hear from ANYONE who is interested!

Spanish Book Fair

The second annual Spanish Book Fair will be held at MAS in the APR on Wednesday, March 22, featuring a wide selection of authentic and translated books for Grades K-5.  The Fair will be open for parents to visit with their children from 3-4 pm and 5:30-7 pm, with a Spanish story-time at 6:30 pm – kids can wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed friend!

Crunchy Carnival

Come join us for our 7th Annual Crunchy Carnival – “Eating the Rainbow”!  Thursday, March 30, 6-7:30 pm.    New lunchbox ideas and new recipes!  Games, Yoga, Fitness!  Want to participate? Sign up to bring a favorite dish (and it’s recipe) to the recipe sharing table:  muffins, salads, homemade bars, or any recipe you love.  We also need volunteers to help set up, work the event, and break down – sign up for a half hour or the entire event! Questions or to sign up to bring a dish or volunteer, contact Tobi Kundid at tobi@tovamiyoga.com or 917-715-4639.

STEM ALLIANCE TINKERING NIGHT GRADES K-1 – Wednesday, April 5, 6-7 pm

The STEM Alliance Tinkering Nights are back! This year, our Jr STEAM Exploration program focuses on the 5 senses and simple machines. Kids will get to learn and explore their senses at different hand-on, interactive exploration area and activities, as well as explore different simple machine and how they work. They can also make their own scratch and sniff design, a sound maker, design and race a rubber band powered roadster and make a rubber band powered catapult. Pizza will be available for purchase from 5:15pm-5:45pm in the Upper Lunch Room.

REGISTER: Registration is available online now and is for grades K and 1 ONLY. Space is limited. This event is FREE and open to students from MAS School only. Parents must attend and participate with their child.

VOLUNTEER: In order to have a successful event, we will need volunteers – parents and older kids (5th graders, HMX and MHS) are welcome to sign up to help set up and/or assist at a table. We can provide volunteer acknowledgement letters for HMX and MHS students. Please contact Antonella Kauffman  if you can volunteer at the event.

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Mini-STEM-tastic at Hommocks Middle School.  Join us on Friday, March 24th from 6pm to 9pm at Hommocks Middle School for our FREE Mini-STEM-tastic “Choose Your Challenge” Night, open to the public.  This hands-on activity night for all ages brings STEM skills to life and makes learning fun!  Rubik’s Cube challenges, Lego Construction Feats, Oobleck Mixing, Be a pH Jedi and Financial Football are just some of the experiences for attendees to try.  Enjoy the return of the Chain Reaction Challenge where individuals and groups bring together separate segments of a large-scale fully functional Rube Goldberg machine!  Food, drinks and raffle prizes also available for sale. This may be a “mini” event but it will be mega STEM-tastic for the whole family!  Pre-register for free tickets here. Full event details here.