Maimonides School: Middle School Matters
Sept. 18, 2015        Parashat Va-Yelech       5 Tishrei, 5775 
Shabbat Shuva 

Maimonides School
In This Issue
Absence Notifications
PTA Soccer
School Calendar
Handbook Online
PTA Schach
Lulav and Etrog
Online Photo Galleries
Quick Links
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Dear MS Families,    
We hope you all had a meaningful Rosh HaShana, and offer you best wishes for Yom Kippur next Wednesday.
I would like to share with you this D'var Torah from Rabbi Dov Huff, Middle and Upper School Interim Limudei Kodesh Principal.
Gmar Chatima Tova,

Brian Cohen
Associate Principal, Middle School    

Absences and Tardy Notifications

We wish that none of our students ever felt ill -- we'd love to have 100% attendance every day -- but we know that germs don't always listen to our desires!

However, we do need to know where our students are.
If your child needs to miss a day of school,
or will be tardy or leave early, please be certain to inform Sharona Vedol in the Middle School office
by email:

Please note:
We will not be using the absence hotline this year!
All absence notifications must come in via email. 
We ask that you e-mail the office for safety reasons -- it allows for far more efficient accounting of student absences.

Soccer Starts THIS SUNDAY!
Each fall and spring the PTA runs a fun and social Sunday morning soccer program for children in Pre-K through 8th grade. 
Fall Sunday Soccer begins Sunday, September 20th at Cold Spring Park in Newton at 9:00 a.m. To register your child, please email us at  All kids should come with shin guards, cleats or sneakers, and a water bottle.

The suggested donation per child participating is $30.  

To volunteer, please click here

Please print and sign the waiver form and bring it to practice on the first day:  
Click here to subscribe to the Maimo Soccer listserve and receive announcements.  (If you are not already a member you will need to click on the blue/white "Join" button).

If you have any questions, please email
School Calendar Now Available

Important school dates - including faculty meetings, special dismissal times, and division events - have been uploaded to our website calendar. To learn how to subscribe to the calendar, please click here.


Parent and Student Handbooks Now Available
This year's Parent-Student Handbooks are all linked to the Maimo website and are password-protected.  

Username: maimoparents 
Password: horim

You can find the handbooks online in two places:

(1) All handbooks are linked to the "Getting Ready for School page.

(2) The handbooks are also linked to each division's section under the "For Parents and Students" menu: 

PTA Schach Fundraiser

If you ordered fresh-cut cedar schach for your sukkah from the Maimonides PTA, make sure to pick it up at Saval campus on Thursday, Sept. 24, between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Please see our flier for more info, and e-mail all questions to Risa Gewurz at    
Lulav and Etrog Fundraiser
The Maimonides School Class of 2016 is selling arba minim -- lulav and etrog sets -- as a fundraising project for senior class activities.
The price is $45 for an assembled set. Orders may be placed by writing to; they must be received no later than the end of the day Thursday, Sept. 24. Pickup is planned for Friday the 25th at the school -- as well as on Erev Sukkot, Sunday, Sept. 27 -- with times and locations to be announced.
Seniors Nava Katz ( and Ayelet Ehrenkranz ( and staff member Mike Rosenberg (617-232-4452, x405) are available to answer questions. 
The seniors are appreciative of the community's long record of generous support for this milestone year in their lives, and extend thanks and best wishes for a year replete with good health and fulfillment. 

On behalf of the entire Middle School: Shabbat Shalom, and Gmar Chatima Tova!

Brian Cohen

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