Maimonides School: Middle School Matters
March 27, 2015                  Parashat Tzav            Nisan 7,  5775  

Maimonides School
In This Issue
Science Fair
Seventh Grade World Languages
After-School Program
Pre-Pesach Car Cleaning
Online Book Fair
Chinese Food Mondays
Online Photo Galleries
Quick Links
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Dear MS Families,    


We've turned our attention from this week's science fair to Pesach next week -- things are always hopping in the Middle School!

Please read on for the latest Middle School news and information on upcoming events.  


I would also like to share with you this D'var Torah from Rabbi David Saltzman, Elementary School principal.
Brian Cohen

Associate Principal, Middle School   


Science Fair

Congratulations to all of the students on their successful Science Fair! It was a pleasure to see how their hard work paid off, and to learn about the many and varied topics they had all studied.

Please take a look at the many other Science Fair pictures on our Phanfare page!

Seventh Grade World Languages Assembly
It's that time of year again! The Maimonides seventh-grade students are now considering their world language options for 2015-16.  The students will watch a presentation on the two available languages, Spanish and Arabic, during lunch on Tuesday, March 31. Please see this letter from Mr. Ryan, department head, for an explanation of how the process works.

After-School Program
The M.S.A.P. (Maimonides School Activities Program) after-school program's spring term brochure is out! It can also be found online at:

Registration closes Monday, March 30th. We have many wonderful programs, both old and new!

Want to register your child? Send in your paper registration, email Deborah Mehl,, or register on-line:
Pre-Pesach Car Cleaning
Pesach is right around the corner! And, as we all know, with Pesach comes lots of cleaning.

This year, the Maimonides seniors are organizing a car cleaning service to help you out. On Sunday, March 29, from 10:00-4:00, you can drop off your car in the Saval parking lot and the seniors will thoroughly vacuum out your entire car and clear away any trash. (This is an interior-only cleaning and does not involve washing the exterior of your car.)   

They guarantee a more than Pesach-worthy cleaning for just
$20! All profits will go to the Class of '15.    

Email the Grade Reps to ensure a time at  Walk-ins are welcome too! 

The Class of 2015 greatly appreciates your support!

Online Book Fair
Maimonides Bookfair by Bookends
for ages K-12 and Adult
online through April 1

Go to:
and click on the
"Little Red Schoolhouse"

For middle school books search by category (e.g. Mystery)

View titles, then add your contact information, the school name and student's name in the Comments box at   
check-out.  Also note any special instructions, i.e., student gift, teacher gift, etc.

After you click on checkout, choose "Book Fair" so you are not charged shipping. They accept most major credit cards.

All orders will be delivered to the school within 5-7 business 
days.  Each order will be sorted with your customer contact information (including student's name) clearly attached for easy pick-up at the school.

All proceeds will be used to build Maimonides 
classroom libraries.

Taam China Mondays


The popular eighth-grade-run Chinese lunch program continues on March 30! The eighth graders are looking forward to serving lunches to the students who have ordered food from them.   




Please note that there will be no newsletter next week.
On behalf of the entire Middle School: Shabbat Shalom and Chag Kasher v'Sameach!

Brian Cohen

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