Metro Update: March 31, 2014

Parking Lot Safety

In order to ensure student safety during morning drop-off time, we ask that all families observe the following:

The speed within the parking lot is 5mph. Use caution at all times.

Students being dropped off should exit vehicles quickly so that the line of cars can move along smoothly. If you need extra time to unload, please pull into a parking space.

Drivers passing stopped cars should be mindful that students often exit out of both sides of vehicles. It is pertinent to student safety that drivers be on the lookout for opening car doors.

Do not create two lines of stopped cars, as this blocks all movement in the parking lot.

Thanks in advance for your assistance in ensuring parking lot safety.

5K Race to Benefit Metro STEM

The Society of Women Engineers is sponsoring Ready, Set, Glow for STEM – an evening 5K race and volleyball tournament April 13th from 7pm-11pm at Fred Beekman Park (corner of Kenny and Lane). Registration is $10 for volleyball and $20 for the race or $25 for both. Proceeds benefit Metro! See the attached flyer for details and a registration link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DFfP3Rk2ZhVHliZV9UN1JqOXM/edit?usp=sharing

Festival of Friends: Ticket Sales End Friday

We encourage all families to attend our biggest fundraiser of the year – the Festival of Friends Gala! This fun filled evening helps raise money for Metro student activities. Tickets are $15/person or $50/family. Please visit www.themetroschool.org and click on the Festival of Friends link at the top of the left side menu to reserve your spot. Tickets must be purchased by Friday so order yours today!College Fair April 5

Families are encouraged to attend the National College Fair this Saturday from 1-4pm at the Columbus Convention Center. The fair allows families to speak to representatives from over 100 schools in one setting. Admission is free, but students should register in advance at www.gotomyncf.com (or www.gotomypvafair.com for those interested in visual or performing arts). Registration gives students a QR code that colleges can scan to send information to those interested.

See Ms. Mechling if you have any questions or use the link below for more details:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DFfP3Rk2ZhaG9jTmtUUVg3N00/edit?usp=sharing

Virgin Islands Trip

Four spots are available for this summer’s Global Health trip to the Virgin Islands. The trip engages students in the study of the healthcare infrastructure and diseases common to the island and marine environment. Participation requires enrollment in a course startingWednesday and a downpayment of $600 by Friday. See the link below for more details or Mrs. Hayes (hayes.3@themetroschool.org) with any questions.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DFfP3Rk2ZhZkdMV3E5VUtvNEk/edit?usp=sharing

Metrobots Place Third

Congratulations to the Metro Robotics Team for their third place finish at the Queen City Regional competition at Xavier University. All team members did an exceptional job under the direction of Mr. Allmandinger and Dr. Bruening. In addition, we congratulate to Dr. B for being selected to receive the Woody Flowers Mentor Award for his work leading the Metrobots. Great job everyone!

Special Lunch Days

Pizza Lunch Wednesday 

It’s hot lunch Wednesday and this week it’s time for pizza. Bring your $3 for a large slice of pep or cheese with a drink.

Pancake Lunch April 4

Chris Cakes will be returning on Friday, April 4 for all you can eat pancakes right off the grill. Cost is $3 and includes sausage and a drink.Yearbook Orders

Orders for the 2013/14 yearbook are being accepted. You won’t want to miss this collection of memories, featuring grades 6-12 and pages on both the academic and social sides of Metro life. You may place an order in three ways:

Visit balfour.com and click on Metro.

Call 1-800-944-5930 to order by phone.

See Mrs. Van Fossen for an order form.

Computer Science Dept. Hosts Workshop for Girls

Buck-I-Code, a free computer-science workshop for girls in grades 6-8, will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 9am-3pm at Ohio State. The workshop aims to enable girls to see the power and fun of computer science and is hosted by the OSU Computer Science Department and the OSU chapter of ACM-W.

Interested? Apply at http://goo.gl/a9PYq2 by Friday (4/4).

Questions? Contact BuckICode@gmail.com

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