Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Planting Natives


Last week, student and parent volunteers planted resilient native plants in the flowerbed in front of the McNeil entrance (Big Bluestem, Scarlet Beebalm, Blazing Star, Black Eye Susan, Purple Coneflower, Foxglove Beardstongue, Purple Poppy Mallow, Creeping Phlox, Wild Pink, and Barren Strawberry).

This is part of a campus-wide effort to beautify our school sustainably, to create habitat for pollinators and birds as well as an exiting and clean environment for our students. This effort started last year at the initiative of members from The Green Avengers, a student group.

Last year we planted Milkweed, Willows, Ninebarks, and Sumacs around the Wellness Trail. This year, the hill along the road to the lower soccer field parking lot was also planted with native Sumacs.

If you are interested in joining these efforts, and learning about gardening with native plants, please contact me, Kathy McGrath or Stirling Cousins.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Costumes


"MPH students may come in costume, provided that the costume is in good taste (i.e., suitable for viewing by children as young as four). No weapons, real or simulated, are permitted as part of a costume, nor are other items that would not be permitted in school ordinarily (for example, liquor bottles). The dress code is eased for the day for students genuinely in costume. Scary, provocative or gory costumes are not allowed. Costumes perpetuating racial, cultural, and gender stereotypes are not allowed". (Parent Student Handbook p 22)

Lost and Found Reset: November 3

The unclaimed content of the Lost and Found bin located in the Phoenix student center will be donated to the Rescue Mission on Friday, November 3. The Lost and Found will thus be reset on the last day of each quarter.

 Please check the Lost and Found bin for any missing item before Friday.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Unfortunately: Lyme 1, MPH 0 - great fight though. We're all very proud of our players on the Varsity soccer teams. Thank you for a spirited season.