Message from our DCC
MAELS Peer Mediation Program
We are proud to announce the start of our Peer Mediation program! Select eighth grade MAELS students have gone through an extensive application and interview process to become certified MAELS peer mediators. This rigorous training includes listening skills, de-escalation techniques, dealing with emotions in conflicts and understating conflict amongst other training techniques. The purpose of peer mediation is to provide an opportunity for students to discuss a conflict with peer mediators guiding the conversation between the two parties, in an effort to resolve the matter together. All peer mediation sessions are voluntary and both parties must agree to meet with the mediators, students are also guaranteed confidentiality with the peer mediators. It is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the skills to resolve some of their conflicts.
Student Field Trip Contract
If you have not done so already, please be sure to review the Student Field Trip Contract with your child. It is to be signed and submitted to the main office as soon as possible. Students will not be permitted to attend any trips without this form signed.
As you know we are a uniform school and students are required to wear the MAELS collared polo shirt Monday through Thursday. They are permitted to wear their MAELS sweatshirt over the collared polo on those days as well. Name brand sweatshirts are not permitted to be worn during the school day. On Friday’s only, students are permitted to wear any MAELS related apparel, such as a crew t-shirt/sweatshirt, an afterschool t-shirt/sweatshirt, a school club t-shirt/sweatshirt, etc. Any student not in the appropriate attire will be expected to call home for a change of uniform. We appreciate your help and support in ensuring that our uniform policy is maintained.
As the testing season comes upon us, we want to remind all of our students and families to stay calm! State tests are just one of the ways students are assessed, but they are not the sole assessment of student ability. We are confident in our 7th graders’ effort, growth, and ability to learn. The state test will compile data showing your child’s growth, but it doesn’t always show the whole picture. Make sure your conversations around the test at home are realistic, calm, and positive. Our main goal is to create the least stressful environment for our students.
Feel free to email our Director of Culture & Character Mr. Bowen email@example.com with any questions, comments or concerns.
After School Session 2
Family Zumba Night
8th Grade High School Information
MAELS After School
Dear MAELS Families,
MAELS is pleased to offer a self-sustaining after-school program for the current school year. The goal of our afterschool programs is to provide interesting and engaging opportunities in extra-curriculuar activities. Students are highly encouraged to participate in afterschool activities, as they are an enjoyable component of students’ afternoon time at MAELS.
MAELS After-School Program will begin on Wednesday, October 19th and take place on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s for a total of 15 sessions. (Players, Cheerleading, and Student Council will be a year long commitment. Student Council will take place on Wednesday’s only). After the first 15 sessions, students will have an opportunity to register for the same after school activity again or take part in a different activity if they choose. A description of each afterschool class, along with the cost and duration can be found on the reverse side. If your child is interested in joining any after school program, please complete the registration form attached. Only cash and money orders are accepted and can be made payble to MAELS After-School Program. On your money order, please write the name of the student, his or her class, and the course for which they are registering. You or your child will be notified if they have not been registered into the program of their choice or in the event that a change was necessary to the existing program schedule. Receipts will be backpacked home with your child on the first meeting day of the program.
Reminders regarding the After School Program:
- There is no yellow bus transportation for after school; please make sure arrangements are made to ensure your child’s transportation home.
- If students will be picked up, they must be picked up no later than 3:30 pm. If you will be late for pick up, you must designate a meeting spot off campus to meet your child ie. Staten Island Mall, Barnes & Noble).
- If you are late picking up your child more than two times, your child will be removed from after school.
- All fees are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled.
- Students are not permitted to switch afterschool programs once they are registered.
- Students are not allowed to leave the building before their program begins. Students involved in after-school are to report directly to the rear of the auditorium at dismissal on days when their program is in session.
Afterschool Activities will be scheduled to take place for the first session on the following days:
10/19, 10/20, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/17, 11/23, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15
Monday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Tuesday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Wednesday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Thursday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Friday - 7:30 - 1:55pm
Attention Parents: Uniform purchasing is now done online!
Please visit: http://hnoutfitters.com/store/marsh/
Your login is: MA24212
Bottoms for 6th and 7th graders should be navy uniform pants - no jeans or leggings. 8th graders continue with khaki pants.
We recommend old navy uniform pants.