April Sanford Notes- 2019



Good Morning Sanford Families,


Welcome to Spring Break!

Our wish is that the next week brings some relaxation and restoration to everyone after a long winter. School will resume on Monday April 8thWe look forward to seeing you then.

For those of you that like a heads up and want to plan ahead

Here are the April Sanford Notes:


Spring Afterschool Session

The first day of Spring Session is Monday April 8th- the first day we return from spring break.

Students were handed forms in their advisory to fill out and they returned them yesterday.

If you would like a list of the classes click HERE or for any questions contact Ms. T at

MCA Testing

MCA testing will be April 15-26th


  1. As you know, our policy is that all cell phones stay in student’s lockers during the school day. During MCA testing on April 15-26, we will be asking students to turn cellphones and smart watches into their math and ELA teachers daily, if they are brought to class.  Alternatively, parents could keep technology at home for those dates to help with MCA test security.  The same will be true for 8th graders in science classes on May 7-9 for the science MCAs.  


2) If vacations are planned during the above dates, please email if you have not already done so, make up dates can be arranged.  


3) Parents have a right to refuse but all refusals need to be turned in by April 12th.  The form and schedule is on our website under testing in the left hand column.


School Messenger has been Updated

We use school messenger to communicate with our families. It recently underwent an update from the District level and you may notice a change in that you receive general updates for a student if you are listed as an emergency contact. If at any time you would like to change your preferences for numbers for communication, you may do so at

Please keep in mind that if you delete a number or opt out, we do not have a way to communicate with you. If you have moved or changed your number, please let us know so that we can update our records.


Sanford Parent Group Meeting

Thursday April 11th 6:00-7:30pm

Site Council will meet from 5:00-6:00pm

Sanford Parent Group Meeting 6:00-7:30pm

Please join us to hear our principal Amy Nelson share with us the budget breakdown for next year



Calling all middle school student chefs!

The 5th annual MPS Junior Iron Chef Competition is Thursday May 2nd.

Applications are due April 5th. Click HERE for details.


A film- Ohiyesa-the Soul of an Indian

MPS is honored to show three screenings of this film. Click HERE for a description, location, dates and time of screenings.


National State History Day Qualifiers

Congratulations to the 12 students moving on to state!

We also had 5 students with Honorable Mention

A list of names and projects are found on our website


Debate Team

Congratulations to our debaters who performed well at the highly competitive Citywide Championships!

Thank you to our dual drama teacher and debate coach Ms. Rhonda Lund and her talented group of students.


Rehearsals are underway for our spring performance of William Shakespeare’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare in middle school is not easy-the cast is excited and up for the challenge and performances will be:

Friday May 17th 7:00pm

Saturday May 18th 7:00pm


Have a great Spring Break!


Mara Bernick

Family Liaison