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2024 Orientations and 101 Sessions

2024 Orientations and 101 Sessions
2024 Orientations and 101 Sessions
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2024 Orientations and 101 Sessions

101 Information Sessions, Meet-and-Greet, and Parent Orientation Nights

Mark your calendars for the 101 sessions and Parent Orientation dates for your grade levels. The first day of school for PK4-grade 12 is Monday, August 12 at 7:50 a.m. (first day for PK3 is August 14). Please note there is NO late-start Wednesday the first week of school.

 

Meet the Chef and Nurses

August 8 — 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Any families with students that have health or food allergy concerns are invited to meet with the nursing staff and Chef Moe in the dining area of Mulkey Hall.

 


PRESCHOOL

Popsicles and Play Date

July 16 — 6:30 p.m.
(All NEW preschool families)

New PK families are invited to join us at the playgrounds at Sewell Cottage for this event to meet MPCS staff and other new families and friends! 

 

Meet-and-Greet (formerly Back-2-School Night*)

August 9 – 4:00-6:00 p.m. Drop-In, Sewell Cottage
(ALL rising preschool and TK parents and students)

All new and current students will meet their teachers and visit classrooms. We can't wait to see you in the preschool cottage!

 

First Day of School for PK4 and TK students

Monday, August 12 – 7:50 a.m.
Parents are asked to walk children in on the first day of school, beginning at 7:15 a.m. School starts at 7:50 a.m. There will be no early care on first day of school. 

 

First Day of School for PK3 students

Wednesday, August 14 - 8:45 a.m.
Parents are asked to walk children in beginning at 8:15 a.m. PK3 will begin their first day of school at 8:45 a.m. The normal start time for PK3 is 7:50 a.m. after the first day of school.

 

Preschool/TK Parent Orientation

August 14 – 6:30-7:45 p.m., Sewell Cottage
(Parents only)

Parents will receive detailed information about the classroom environment, curriculum, and important dates. 

*PLEASE NOTE that after-school care (EAZ) for PK/TK children will end at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14. This change is in preparation for our PK/TK Parent Orientation.   

 


LOWER SCHOOL

Popsicles and Play Date

July 16 — 6:30 p.m.
(All NEW lower school families)

New lower school families are invited to join us for this event to meet MPCS staff and other new families and friends!

(Meet us inside the Mulkey building, downstairs on the patio.)

 

K-Day

August 8 – 9:00-11:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center
(ALL rising Kindergarten students and their parents)

All Kindergarten students and parents are expected to join us for K-Day. This also serves as our Kindergarten Parent Orientation session for parents to learn about lower school, the exciting world of Kindergarten, and upcoming Kindergarten events! Parents will sign in their Kindergarteners at the Black Box Theater in the Murray Arts Center and then proceed to the Kristi Lynn Theatre to hear from Mrs. Baker and our Kindergarten teachers. The kindergarten students will have the opportunity to see all of the Kindergarten classrooms and meet with each Kindergarten teacher along with the Exploratory teachers. We look forward to seeing you on this exciting day!

 

Lower School 101 for New Students in Grades 1-5

August 8 – 9:00-10:30 a.m., Adair Gym, Mulkey Hall
(All NEW MPCS students grades 1-5, students only)

For brand NEW lower school students in grades 1-5 only, this 101 session acclimates students to MPCS. The event for new students will begin in the Adair Gymnasium in Mulkey Hall with pickup outside the main office circle at 10:30 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with their grade-level classrooms and our MPCS campus.

 

Meet-and-Greet (formerly Back-2-School Night*)

August 9 – 4:00-6:00 p.m. Drop-In, Mulkey Building Classrooms
(ALL families grades K-5)

All grades K-5 parents and students, new and current, are invited to drop-in meet their homeroom teachers, visit classrooms, and receive information about the first day of school. 

 

Lower School Parent Orientation

August 20 – 6:00-7:30 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre
(All parents of students in grades 1-5, parents only)

All parents of students in grades 1-5 are expected to join us for Lower School Parent Orientation. This evening will provide a clear understanding of our partnership with parents, teachers, and lower school administration. Parents will learn about lower school, hear from grade-level teachers, and upcoming events! We will begin in the Kristi Lynn Theatre to hear from Mrs. Baker and then parents will proceed to designated areas to meet with grade level teachers. We look forward to you joining us for this informative event!

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School 101

August 8 – 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Hughes Gym
(All NEW middle school students and ALL rising sixth-graders, students only)

All students in grade 6 and new students in grades 7-8 should plan to attend the Middle School 101. Students will meet teachers, see classrooms, and prepare for the first day of school.

 

Middle School Parent Orientation

August 19 – 6:00-8:00 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre
(All middle school parents only)

Middle School Parent Orientation will begin in the Kristi Lynn Theatre of the Murray Arts Center with a word from Mr. Hill. Grade levels will split to give you the opportunity for you to meet the teachers and learn about the middle school experience.

 


HIGH SCHOOL

High School 101

August 9 – 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre
(ALL rising freshmen and their parents)

All freshmen and one parent are invited to attend High School 101. Parents dismiss at 11:00 a.m. Students will stay for PMI activities.

 

High School PMI for Freshmen (101 cont.)

August 9 – 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(All rising freshmen will stay after the 101 meeting)

After the 101 event at the MAC, all grade 9 students will move to Dozier Hall and the Murray Innovation Center for LUNCH, further training, 1:1 device distribution, and PMI (Peer Mentoring Initiative) activities until 3:00 p.m. Pickup in Dozier Hall Circle.

 

High School PMI Up for NEW Students Grades 10-12

August 9 – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Murray Innovation Center, Room 4215
(All New MPCS students in grades 10-12 only)

NEW students to MPCS in rising grades 10-12 should plan to attend PMI Up. You will learn about MPCS high school and meet your Peer Mentoring Initiative (PMI) leaders, who will help guide you. You will receive you Connected Learning Program 1:1 device with training during the event. Lunch will be provided. Pickup in front of the stadium/MIC after event.

 

High School Parent Orientation

August 22 – 6:00-7:30 p.m., Murray Arts Center, Kristi Lynn Theatre
(All high school parents are strongly encouraged to attend)

New this year, High School Parent Orientation will starts with short presentation by Mr. Beard in the MAC, and then move to classrooms to visit your child's teachers. 

 


NOTE: The Eagles Nest Summer Uniform Shop will be open during the daytime events for convenient uniform shopping.

*In an effort to consolidate the number of back-to-school events parents are required to attend, we have consolidated the 101 and orientations in key grade levels. We will not host the traditional Back-2-School Night, but will celebrate being back together as a community at the first Blue & Black Bash pre-game tailgate on August 30!

Please check your summer emails for important back-to-school information and be sure to renew your parent organization memberships for the new school year.