Friday Flyer - June 4, 2021
Friday Flyer 6.4.2021
Summer School starts Monday, 6/7/21 (8:30a-12:00p), pre-registered students only (uniforms not required)
Summer CAMP starts Monday, 6/7/21 8:30a-12:30p camp time, child care available from 7:30a-5:30p, camp for current year preschool - 2nd grade students only; uniforms NOT required)
Student Laptop Turn in, 6/7 - 6/9/21 (8:30a-12p)
8th Grade Graduation Update
Congratulations to all of our 8th Grade Graduates! A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of the staff and parent volunteers who helped us with our first outdoor graduation ceremony last night! Each year we like to publish the speeches of our 8th Grade Graduation Student Speakers. I think they provide great insight, from a student’s perspective, of what their experience was like at our school. Print copies of our student speeches from last night are available at the end of this Flyer. I encourage all of our families to take a few minutes to read them.
Yearbooks were handed out this week and we SOLD OUT of our extra copies yesterday. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ‘normal’ school activities and functions this year, I think our Yearbook Committee did an OUTSTANDING job for this years’ yearbook, and I’d like to thank everyone on our Yearbook Committee for making this happen. Speaking of our Yearbook Committee - two of our committee members, Jessica Flacks and Colleen Rekers, will be leaving us this year, as their youngest children are now graduating 8th grade (their oldest kids, also MMCA alums, will be seniors at Rocklin HS next year). Our Yearbooks have been AWESOME for the past DECADE due to the tremendous efforts of Jessica and Colleen. On behalf of our staff and school community, I want to offer Jessica and Colleen our sincere appreciation for all of your hard work on our Yearbooks - we will miss you!
THANK YOU, PTA!
Thank you PTA for all of your hard work and keeping the staff fed and feeling appreciated!
MMCA Summer Office Hours
June 7th through July 1st: 8:15a - 12:15p Monday through Thursday
July 5th through August 6th: 9:00a - 11:00a Tuesdays and Thursdays
MMCA Summer Communication
Be on the lookout for (3) Summer Flyers that we will be sending out. We distribute our Summer Flyers via email, posting them on our website, and posting the link on our school’s Facebook page.
Student Laptops Turn in
Over the past 16 months, we checked out over 100 school laptops to students who needed them for distance learning. With it looking like a return to a ‘normal’ school year next year, we need them back! Our student laptop turn in days will be:
Monday, June 7th from 8:30a-12p
Tuesday, June 8th from 8:30a-12p
Wednesday, June 9th from 8:30a-12p
If your child checked out a laptop, please return it during one of these three days.
7th Grade Tdap Requirement
If your child will be entering 7th grade in the fall, please make sure we have an updated immunization record. Students need to have a Tdap after their 7th birthday (many of the students immunization records with the school have not been updated since they entered kindergarten). Please contact Denise Thorman in the office with any question (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lost and Found
We have a LOT of ‘big’ items on our Lost and Found rack, as well as some small ‘Lost and Found’ items in our office (pictured below). Please stop by and check it out (even if you don’t think anything is missing!) through Thursday June 10th at 12:00p. Items unclaimed within Lost and Found after June 10th will be donated to charity.
8th Grade Graduation Speeches
I started off MMCA with a school tour from Abigail Mahnke in the 3rd grade, and ended my journey in meaningful goodbyes to those in this school, those who I now think of as one big family.
As I’ve looked back on my six years in this school, I’ve learned to appreciate everything the teachers, coaches, and friends have taught me in order to become the best version of myself. I certainly cherish the memorable times I was able to make through the sports I have played throughout the years.
Such as becoming closer friends with those in the volleyball and basketball teams from parties and small get togethers. As well as the improvement I’ve made for each sport which has allowed possibilities for new hobbies.
In addition, I'll always be grateful for all the opportunities I had to make new friends in 6th grade. Being that both the aqua and coral room at this time had come together as one class, it allowed me to make so many more enjoyable memories with even more friends who would stay by my side throughout 7th and 8th grade.
However, as COVID hit, and the pandemic forced me and others to isolate from everyone, it became harder to stay in touch with friends and family. So as school started back up, it was tough to get back to my normal life.
Nonetheless my teachers were always there to motivate and cheer me up. Ms. Guy did so with her encouraging words and random dance routines in the middle of the class. Mrs. Watkins made sure we were focused, yet always knew how to make us laugh with her fart jokes. Ms. Jennings with her off topic tangents that could last for hours, and how passionate and attentive Ms. Oslick was to almost anything we spoke about with her. And I could never forget how sarcastic we could be around Mrs. Boothby during our math lessons.
To me MMCA has always felt like a small community where everyone knew each other and was almost like my safe place, mainly because of my friends. Thanks to them I am now fully self aware of how sarcastic I am. But on a real note I’d like to thank them for usually being there for me.
Lastly, I’d like to thank my grandparents for telling me to quote on quote “Always be the Leader”. As well as my mom and dad for correcting me for literally everything I did because for some reason that seemed to work and now I’m graduating. *says this one part slowly because it the end and it will add dramatic effect*
Jeremiah Villalobos Barrios
Hello fellow MMCA graduates.
Hi, my name is Jeremiah Villalobos Barrios and I have been going to MMCA for nine years now. With all the years I have been here it's been an amazing experience being at this school.
I have created so many memories at MMCA. One of my favorites has been participating with the boy’s basketball team. I played in the basketball season with many of my friends like Drew Boothby, Jordan Vargas, Ian Synder, Gage Blanton, and many other friends.
I made a lot of great memories during all the games we all played in, but I think one of the best memories was when the team played in a tournament with all the teams in the league, and yeah, we might have played in the losing teams bracket, but we still won the tournament in that bracket! After that tournament the whole team went to Old Town Pizza in DownTown Auburn. When we were there I remember Drew Boothby getting beat up under a table by basically the whole team and he had Jordan’s shoe mark on the back of his shirt --oh and we also put a whole bottle of pepper in someone's drink. Drew wanted me to say that he didn't care that he got beat up because he was the best shooter on the team when he kept his elbow tucked in.
Another great experience I had at this school was all the field trips we had. The one field trip that stands out to me the most is probably in 7th grade when we went to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. I think the most fun part about that field trip was a pad on one side of where we were at that you could swim out to. The water was freezing, but it was worth it because once you got to the pad you were allowed to wrestle on it with your friends and just try to push each other off of the pad. I remember being on the pad with Georgia Claxton and Emma Parker trying to push each other off and laughing together.
I would like to thank the basketball coach, AKA Mr. Boothby, for basically teaching me everything I know about basketball and just teaching me how to play the sport in general. Don't worry Mr. Boothby, I’m still working on the whole shooting part of the sport, but we will get there eventually.
I want to also thank Mr. Mikels, and Mr. Mitchell for not only keeping our school clean, but also teaching my friends and I how to play football.
I would like to thank all the teachers that have ever helped me succeed and help me pass their grade level they were teaching at the time.
I would like to thank my mom and dad for forcing me to finish my homework and forcing me to stay up until 1 am doing my Cultural Day project on the last day I could possibly do it.
I would also like to thank all the staff members that would watch us during lunch time to make sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to be and making sure everyone was safe. I would especially like to thank all of my friends for sticking by my side for all this time, and yes I know I have probably screamed at you at one point in our friendship, but I promise I probably didn't mean it.
I hope to see not just my friends, but all of my classmates succeed and not just in high school, but further on in life as well. I will always miss being excited to go play lunch recess with my friends, going to the garden and gardening with everyone, being in the boys bathroom with the whole basketball team before a basketball game and getting excited before the game, and just being at MMCA in general. Thank you all for listening to my speech and have a great night.
Good evening MMCA family! Hello to my fellow students, teachers, and family members, and everyone here this evening.
I know this is a very special day. It is special for us graduates, for our proud parents and family members, and for our very relieved teachers. Just wait until we have graduated high school. Then our parents will be the relieved ones.
Graduates, you should know that your parents and family members are very proud of you today. They have high hopes for you, and they believe in you, and you are making them proud. Take a look at them now, and you can see them smiling, taking pics, and recording videos on the cellphones of this moment to keep forever. Today is an important day for you and for them.
Today would also be a good day to hug them and thank them for supporting you, because as much as this is your achievement, this is also the achievement of the people who care about you. They want you to do your best and to live up to your potential. Shout out to my Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Brandon, and Gwen. I love all of you and thank you for everything you do for me, and for helping me graduate 8th grade.
Graduates, I bet you can still remember your first year here at MMCA. For me, it was 3rd grade in Blue Room. You can think back to when you were young, and realize how much you have grown up, and how much you have learned. I have some amazing memories from this school. Like my 6th grade trip to Sly Park or helping with the foster kittens in the Orange Room. In every classroom I was in, I got to go on some amazing field trips. This year though, unfortunately we only got a trip to the park.
Thankfully we were able to come back to school in person this year though, and not just see each other on Google Meet. Yes, Covid made things hard this year, but we did it and we succeeded. We are ready for high school.
Second, I ask you to make your next four years in high school awesome. Remember that you don’t have to follow the crowd. Do the right thing, even if no one is looking. Study hard and remember that you are working on your future with every test you take and every book you read. And finally, don't be in too big of a hurry to grow up. I hear the years in high school are some of the best times in your life.
There are great things coming, and just as your parents and family members are proud of you, each one of you should feel proud of yourself.
I bet you’re texting your friend about how you wish my speech would hurry up and be over with so I’m gonna finish this. Congratulations to all, congratulations to the parents, and finally, congrats to the teachers and everyone else who helped us graduate.
MMCA has the best principal, Mr. Boothby, and MMCA has some best teachers, and they all have been very patient with me. Thank you to the teachers in the Blue Room, Coral Room, Orange Room, and Green Room. And a very special thank you to Mrs. K in the Learning Room, and to Mr. Mike.
I’m going to end with a quote, by Dr. Seuss from his book called Oh, The Places You'll Go: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go."
Congratulations again, and thank you.