Friday, May 30, 2014

Comeback Clothes

From NOW until June 6th, help MRMS show their GREEN SCHOOL pride by recycling your outgrown clothes!

 Because of the commendable effort of MRMS for our Jeans For Teens campaign, (scoring in the top 34 NATIONWIDE for collecting 1,005 pairs of jeans) we were personally invited to be involved in this MINI-CAMPAIGN!  The winning school will receive a grant toward a green school initiative!  We are one of only 50 schools competing! 
The Problem

11.1 million tons of clothing, shoes and other textiles that could be recycled ends up in landfills every year. That's the equivalent of over 70 billion t-shirts. 

The Solution

Instead of trashing old clothes, give them a second life by recycling them. You’ll save water, energy, and landfill space.  Bring your CLEAN clothing items into school, please mark on the outside of the bag, the NUMBER of items you are sending to be recycled!

What happens to clothes I drop off for recycling?

  • Re-wear:
         clothes that can be re-worn are sold as secondhand goods worldwide.
  • Reuse:
         clothes no longer suitable for wearing are converted into other products.
  • Recycle:
         clothes that are really worn-out are turned into fibers that are used to
         make new products like insulation for the building and auto industries and
         even new clothing which helps us close the loop and eliminate waste!
Please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!  You may drop donations off at MRMS in our Main Lobby!!  Each donation entitles you to a coupon for H&M clothing stores, who is partnering with us for this campaign.

“At H&M sustainability is a word of action – something they do rather than something they simply say. It is an ongoing process that requires determination, passion and teamwork. H&M wants to make more sustainable choices in fashion affordable and desirable to as many people as possible.”

Saturday, May 10, 2014

We are looking for volunteers for PTSO positions that will be open next year:

Come to PTSO board meetings once a month. On the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the MRMS Media Center. Take meeting notes, type them up, and send them via email to PTSO board members.

Come to PTSO board meetings once a month. On the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the MRMS Media Center.

Coordinate parent volunteers to run cash register at the two Book Fairs (Fall & Spring). A list of volunteers that signed up in the fall will be provided to you. Our Wonderful Librarians will be in charge of all the rest!!! You are not even required to be at Book Fair yourself. This event is why our library has so many current books.

Our most important job is coordinating the Restaurant & Modell Fundraisers. You can partner up with a friend. New fundraising ideas are welcome.

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: This job occurs in September and a day in May (5th grade orientation). Collect membership forms & money from School Office. Maintain Database of membership.

PROMOTIONS CHAIR (Box Tops/Ink Cartridges): 
Count and send in Box Tops & Ink Cartridges once a month. Can easily be done at home.

Be our school's representative at the AACPS' Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Executive Committee, a structured group appointed by the Board of Education that provides advice to the Board on specific issues impacting educational policy, activities, and programs.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5th - 9th

MRMS' Teacher Appreciation Luncheon will be Wednesday, May 14th from 11am to 2pm. Hoping families will send in desserts: brownies, cookies, fresh fruit.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

.¸¸.•´¯`•★ Thank You! ★•´¯`•.¸¸.★

The MRMS PTSO would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the businesses and restaurants that donated to Marlin Night. We really appreciate their generosity and support. Please take a look at the names listed in the Silent Auction program and patronize these businesses throughout the year. Feel free to mention you saw their name at Marlin Night!

In addition to all the wonderful gift certificates and items, the following companies made generous cash contributions to Marlin Night:
Rohanna Dance
The Choice, Inc.
CNR Insurance, Inc.
Dr. Tull and Behling

We would like to thank Best Buy for selling us a Beats Studio Headphones at a reduced price for our special raffle. All graphics design work was provided by Suzanne Marshall of Whale Works Design and Illustration. Kim Thompson donated Pepsi products. Wendy's donated 50 key chain tags for free Frosty's for 2014. TD Bank of Arnold donated all the bottle water and ball point pens again this year.

We would like to thank Ms. Winslow for chairing this event. Her daughter, Hannah, has already moved on to high school, and yet Ms. Winslow has dedicated all of her spare time to Marlin Night. Thanks to Mrs. Reagle and Mrs. Campbell-Brown for Co-Chairing. Thanks to Mrs. Consenza and Mrs. Rambo, who sold tickets during lunches for the past month.

We would like to thank the teachers and staff members that have donated their time and/or auction items: Mr. Mirenzi, Mr. Wiggins, Mrs. Ling, Ms. Stringer, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Sassano, Mr. Fisher, Mr. Gourley, & Mr. Britton, Mrs. Junkins, Ms. Stelmach, Mrs. Dernetz, Ms. Allwang, Ms. Winslow, Ms. Glennon, Ms. Humbert, Mr. Stojakovich, Ms. Weaverling, Ms. T. Jones, Ms. Consenza and the MRMS Office Staff, and all those teachers that gave extra credit or a homework pass to students that brought in an auction item. The team baskets are amazing!!! Thank you to Mrs. Ferris and Mrs. McDowell for the use of projectors and technology equipment for our event, and keeping the Book Fair open late for Marlin Night. We appreciate the support and guidance of the MRMS PTSO and the individual donations made by the officers.

A big thanks goes out to Noodles & Co, Severna Park for catering our event at a very reasonable price!

And last but not least, THANK YOU MRMS PARENTS for donating items to the team baskets, purchasing tickets, buying auction items, and allowing your students to attend Marlin Night.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Marlin Night Silent Auction Catalog (Page 1 of 10)

May 2nd, 2014

1. DisneyWorld Fun Value: $516

Four Disney Park Hopper Passes ~ Expires on 03/06/2016

2. Elite Island Resorts Value: $2,700 value ($125/pp surcharge)

7 night stay at The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua

3. Elite Island Resorts Value: $3,000 value ($125/pp surcharge)

7 night stay at St. James's Club & Villas in Antigua

4. Elite Island Resorts Value: $2,100 value ($125/pp surcharge)

7 night stay at St. James's Club & Villas in Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia

5. Elite Island Resorts Value: $3,200 value ($125/pp surcharge)

7 night stay at The Club, Barbardos Resort & Spa *Adult only Caribbean resort

6. Elite Island Resorts Value: $2,900 value ($140/pp surcharge)

7 night stay at Galley Bay Resort in Antigua (only valid April-December 2014)
**** or ****
7 night stay at Palm Island Resort in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

7. Elite Island Resorts Value: $900 value ($115/pp surcharge)

5 night stay at Los Establos Boutique Inn in Panama

8. Annapolis Weekend Escape Value: $300

Loew's Hotel ~ Deluxe Overnight Stay for 2 Guests w/ Complimentary Breakfast & Parking
Watermark Cruises & Tours ~ 40 Minute Annapolis Harbor & USNA Cruise for 2
Middleton's Tavern ~ $50 Gift Card
Kilwin's ~ 14 oz. Family Assortment Box of Chocolates Certificate

9. Grill Master Value: $425
ACE Hardware, Cape St. Claire ~ Traeger Wood Pellet Grill
Buffalo Wild Wings ~ Three Pack of Sauce

10. Swimming Pool Opening or Closing Value: $389

Catalina Pool Builders ~ 2014 Swimming Pool Opening or Closing
11. Indulgence Package Value: $1,600

Alexander's of Annapolis ~ “Indulgence Package” Spa Services
Eggcellence, A Breakfast Brunchery ~ Breakfast or Lunch for Two
India's Indian Cuisine ~ 2 Full Meals (alcohol excluded)
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre ~ 2 Show Tickets for the 2014 Season

12. Bay Hills Pool Membership Value: $700

DRD Pools ~ Bay Hills Pool Family Membership for 4
NOTE: Even if you have already paid for your 2014 pool membership, you may still bid
on this auction item. Chris at DRD Pools will refund your payment.
DRD Pools 800-466-7665

13. Orthodontic Treatment Value: $250

Labbe Family Orthodontics ~ $500 Gift Certificate (New Patients Only)
Annapolis, 410-267-7300

14. 3D Map of the Chesapeake Value: $900

Nautical North, Wooden Charts, Maps & More ~ Gorgeous 3D Map of the Chesapeake

15. Silver Bracelet Value: $150

Smyth Jewelers of Annapolis ~ Pandora Silver Bracelet w/ 3 Charms, Jewelry Cleaner, Magnet

16. Healthy Brain Basket Value: $350

The Educational Resource Group ~ Cognative Skills Assessment (valued at $300)
In a cute basket with an assortment of Brain Games
An amazing learning center located in Severna Park dedicated to helping children and adults reach their fullest potential. 570 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146 410-544-6696

17. Shadow Pear Value: $395

MAIN ST Gallery ~ Margaret A. Lee's Original Oil Painting, “Shadow Pear”
Annapolis, 410-216-7166

18. Handyman Essentials Value: $ 200

Christine Maceo ~ Dewalt Power Tools in a Handy Bag (Includes Drill, Drill Bits, etc.)
Home Depot ~ $25 Gift Card
Bertucci's Italian Restaurant ~ One Large Specialty Pizza

19. Eye Care Value: $250

Eyes on Main ~ $250 Gift Certificate
Annapolis, 410-268-6246
20. Eye Care Value: $250

Eyes on Main ~ $250 Gift Certificate
Annapolis, 410-268-6246

21. Wine Tasting Party Value: $200

Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits ~ Wine Tasting Party for 10 at their Hillsmere location

22. First Light Artwork Value: $95

Annapolis Marine Art Gallery ~ John Morton Barber signed Limited Edition Print, Unframed
Annapolis 410-263-4100

23. Navy Football Tailgating Value: $225

USNA Ticket Booth ~ 4 Tickets to USNA vs. VMI Football Game on Oct. 11th, 2014
Galway Bay Irish Pub & Restaurant ~ $30 Gift Certificate
Giant Food ~ $25 Gift Card
Port Tack ~ 1 Bottle J. Lohr Chardonny 1.5L & 1 Bottle J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvingon 1.5L
Stadium Galleries ~ Panoramic Photo of USNA Football Game - matted & unframed