6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Council Meeting
NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. During the week of February 26th – March 2nd, to acknowledge Read across America Day and to encourage reading, schools will devote time to independent reading and students will take Accelerated Reader (AR) tests. The primary & middle school with the highest percentage of the student body that takes and passes an AR test with 85% or higher accuracy will win the 3rd annual Peoria Public Schools Read across America Traveling Plaque. Students should begin selecting books to take a test on next week. We have held 1st and 3rd places the last 2 years. LET'S GET READING!!!!
STUDENTS WENT HOME WITH ROLLER SKATING FORMS LAST WEEK ON HOT PINK PAPER. PERMISSION SLIPS, MONEY, ($12 CHECK OR CASH) ARE DUE BY JANUARY 26TH. THIS IS ALWAYS AN EXTREMELY POPULAR ACTIVITY IN THE WINTER MONTHS DURING PE. SKATES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IF YOU DO NOT PRE-ORDER THEM.
Pizza Fundraising - $20.00 per pizza card. Sale ends this Thursday, February 22nd. All funds for 5th-7th will come back to the school for items for kids such as: new PE equipment, recess equipment, PBIS student celebrations, honor roll breakfast, etc. $10 from each card in 8th grade will be credited towards their trip.
We are kicking off our Disabilities Awareness Week with several exciting fundraising events! Door decorating, Penny Wars, Donuts for Disabilities, and Takis and Taffy for Tolerance! All money collected will be donated to Easter Seals!
Congratulations to the following students who's Young Author's manuscripts were chosen by their grade level teachers as top manuscripts and submitted to the District level competition: Noelle Sarraf (5th), Emma Copes (5th), Maddy Seymour (6th), Shaylee Coon (7th), Tori Erickson (7th), and Jessica Vu (8th).
The 8th grade class at Mark Bills got a small dose of high school this week! Eighth grade students at Mark Bills traveled to Richwoods High School for SIP day on Wednesday, January 31st. They were invited to attend a monthly RHS Pep Rally and experience what their upcoming years will look like as a RHS Knight! Students competed against other area middle schools in scooter races and mascot dance offs, with the support of the RHS student body and administration. The MBS 8th grade class is looking forward to finishing the year strong and motivated to achieve success as they make the journey towards high school!
Spiritweek is a highly anticipated week each year. This year we will have the following themes each day: Tired Tuesday- Pajama Day Wacky Wednesday/TWIN Day - Mix and Match day OR twin with a friend! Spirit Thursday - Pack the house night at boys game 4:00; Spirit Day…wear as much black and gold from head to toe and show Eagle Pride! Pep assembly this afternoon. The Dance Team will perform at halftime of the Varsity game. Fandom Friday- Show your allegiance to whatever you are a fan!
The 5th grade class walked to the neighboring fire station, Fire Station 19, this week to carry out their holiday act of kindness. Students made a class sign and delivered cookies with holiday greetings in appreciation of the firefighter's service to their community.
Official MBS News:
Regular school hours (7:30am-2:30pm)
Make sure to bring your Library Card for the Bookmobile each week!
Feb 19- No school- President’s Day
Feb 22- 5th grade 11:00 field trip Puberty Day 1; Parent university 5:00; FUNDRAISER ENDS
Feb 23- 9:00 5th grade puberty 2 @ Mark Bills; Winter Dance $3:00
Feb 26 - Mar 2: READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
Feb 26- Girls volleyball RMS @MBS
Feb 28- SIP day 10:30 dismissal $2.00 uniform buy out
Mar 1- Bookmobile here 9:00; Girls VB MBS @ CC
Mar 5-NO SCHOOL- PULASKI DAY
Mar 6- 8th to Riverfront Museum
Mar 7- 8th WCTC Tours
Mar 8- 6, 7, 8th DASH curriculum; Girls VB GO @ MBS