Spring Sing Auditions!
4th and 5th Grade Chorus will hold auditions for our annual city-wide "Spring Sing" choral event next week! Auditions will be held Tuesday. January 21 and Thursday, January 23 from 7:00AM-7:30AM. Please sign up for an audition time with Mrs. Weekley. Rehearsals will continue on Tuesday and Thursday mornings through  February 27. The Spring Sing event will be held at East Maryville Baptist Church on February 28. Students will miss school and rehearse all day at the church, with a required evening performance.
For the audition, students will sing pages 2,3 and 4 of the song, "Why We Sing". Please get music from Mrs. Weekley. Below is a link to practice:

We will be doing a painting on canvas of a bear holding a mug.  
The class will start at 2:40 and will end at 5:00 and will meet in the art room. 
The cost is $6.00.
 Put the money in an envelope with your name and grade on the envelope.
Turn the money into Mrs. Allen in the morning. I am usually by my doorway.
Pick students up at the end of class is in the front of MRIS at 5:00.
Bring a snack!
Class size is limited to 16 so sign up early!
4th and 5th  grade: Thursday, Jan. 23
6th and 7th grade: Wednesday, Jan. 22

January Science Club Trip
We hope you can join us for a trip to the wonderful Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  The trip will include a tour of the aquarium as well a pizza dinner at the aquarium. The cost of the trip will be $20.00 to help cover the cost of bus transportation and entrance to the aquarium and is limited to 40 students.
Students may pick up a permission form from the science lab beginning Wednesday, January 15.  Please send in the permission form and payment on Tuesday, January 21. There are a limited number of spaces available, so this will be on a first come, first serve basis. Science Club sponsors will be at the brick benches by the main office to take up forms from 7:15-7:30 am on Tuesday, January 21.

Yearbook Sale
Yearbooks will go on sale January 27th-31st.  The cost of the yearbook is $25.  This sale is the only time that we can guarantee a yearbook will be available for purchase. After the pre-sold yearbooks are distributed at the end of the school year, any leftover yearbooks will be sold for $30.00 on a first-come first-served basis. Payments with order forms will be collected each morning in front of the office. 

Food City ValuCard 
It’s time to link your Food City ValuCard to MRIS and start earning cash for our school.  Please go online at and re-link your ValuCard to MRIS School ID 40581

At the beginning of each school year, you must re-register your Kroger Plus Card and link it to MRIS.  Simply enroll your Kroger Plus Card online at to MRIS School ID VJ784.  
Even if you participated last year you must reactivate your Food City ValuCard and/or Kroger Plus Card each year.
We appreciate your support of MRIS.  Thank you!

Safeward School Laptop Insurance
Insurance is available for MCS Students for their school issued laptop. For more information, click here

Parent Reminder
Parents: Please remember to bring your drivers license to check in at the office when visiting your child at school for any reason. We appreciate your patience as we use these safety procedures to protect all of our students.  

RANGER SCHEDULE for week of Jan. 21st
Captains: Tristan H., Daniel H.
Cohen B., Bryson H.

Captain: Kayla H.
Bella B., Ella C., Ava S., Macey H.

Breakfast Menu for Week of Jan. 21st
Pop Tart, Juice, Fruit, Milk
OR Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, Fruit, Milk
Biscuit, Sausage, Gravy, Juice, Fruit, Milk
OR Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, Fruit, Milk
Mini Muffins, Yogurt, Juice, Fruit, Milk
OR Cereal, Yogurt, Juice, Fruit, Milk

Lunch Menu for Week of January 21st
Steak/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Roll, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk
OR  Baked Potato, WG Roll, String Cheese, Cheese, Broccoli, Sour Cream, Mini Margarine Cups, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk 
Chicken Patty OR Hot & Spicy, W/W Bun, Potatoes, Lettuce & Tomato, Pickles, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk
OR  PB&J Uncrustable, String Cheese, Teddy Grahams, Fresh Veggies, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk
Vegetable Beef Soup, Cheese Toast, Baby Carrots, Celery, Crackers, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk
OR Ham/Cheese Wrap, Fresh Veggies, Chips, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk
Wild Mike's Cheese Bites, Green Beans, Marinara Sauce, Tossed Salad, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk
OR PB&J Uncrustable, Cheese Stick, Teddy Grahams, Fresh Veggies, Fruit, Veggie Bar, Milk

After-School Events