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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 16, 2011

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Thursday, March 17, 2011
“B” Day

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!

Early Dismissal- Friday, March 18 at 1:30 PM- end of third quarter.

WE ROCK shirts will be for sale during all lunch shifts. The shirts sell for $10 each. Students these shirts can be worn to school!! Get yours while they last!

No BOM dance on Friday during block 4! All students who were referral free for the month of February will be invited to a dance in the gym! Teachers will receive the list in their mailboxes on Thursday.

We will be selling pickles in the lobby during the lunch shifts today - in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Bring your 75cents and enjoy a pickle!!

Break out your spring fashions on St Patrick's Day and bust out the green!! Wear your favorite green shirt to bring ye luck 'o de the Irish. You may wear any green shirts or sweatshirts that are appropriate for school. You may also wear green pants (which must be a twill material-like our school uniform pants). NO JEANS, PAJAMA BOTTOMS, SWEATPANTS, may be worn on Thursday. NO BEADS!!!!!!! Pay $1 to your first block teachers and wear green all day.

The end of the tab wars will be April 1st. 6th grade is in the lead!

ISAT: Perfect Attendance: Rewards - Those students who have perfect attendance for the entire five days of the ISAT testing will receive a special reward. The reward will be a sweet treat and, a raffle for a chance to throw a pie in the face of an administrator or teacher (who chooses to participate). Plus another raffle for preferential seating to the student/staff basketball game on April 15.

Attention 8th Graders: (Announce on Monday and Friday each week):
The May 6th 8th Grade trip to Chicago is less than 2 months away! 20 more students are needed to order a 2nd bus. The cost of the trip is $65 and includes charter bus transportation, dinner, and a t-shirt. All you need to reserve your spot is a permission form and a deposit of at least $30. Please turn in money and forms to Mrs. Schroeder (room 217) or your math teacher. Final payments are due no later than Friday April 15. Spots are filling up quickly so don't delay!

 whenever you have a guest teacher, you are to show him/her the same respect as you would your regular teacher. The guest teacher knows the BIST procedures. If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat, you must move to the Safe Seat. If you must be removed from the classroom, you will be escorted to the office and issued three noon detentions and a phone call home.
Dress Code Violators & Gum Chewing: This is the verbal warning for the entire student body concerning shirts being un-tucked, sagging, and gum chewing in class and the hallways. If a teacher or staff member notices you are violating the dress code or chewing gum you will be assigned a noon detention with the administrators.

Monday- Rooms 121B & 215
Tuesday- Rooms 220, 227 & 215
Wednesday- Rooms 107 & 227

Students - we are still collecting Box Tops for Education to raise money for our school. Please turn them in to Mrs. Connolley.

The School Store has a new location. The school store has a limited number of display boards for sale. They sell for $6 each. We have also stocked up on 2 pocket folders with prongs. They sell for 50 cents each. The store is in room 205 and is open before school and at lunchtime. It is now in Room 205 - Mrs. Connolley's room. If you need some new school supplies, come check it out! Due to student request, the school store - in room 205- Mrs. Connolley's room- is now selling 3 ring binders for $3 each.

Cafeteria: Students need to enter the café first to eat their lunch. You cannot go outside or the gym and then come in and eat lunch. Also, when you are wanting to leave the café, you will need to raise your hand and wait for an adult to dismiss you from your table. At that time please dispose of your garbage, tray and beverages other than water. You may then go outside or to the gym, the library will be available upon request from Mrs. Childress.

Teachers: Students can go to their lockers: before school, after 2nd block, before/after lunch, and then after-school. You cannot go get pe clothes – they need to be with you! Assign noon detentions if a student is at their locker w/out a pass.


TRACK: Track practice today from 2:30-4:00 PM. Questions see Coach Judd, Coach Hayes, or Coach Smith.

6VB: Practice this week will be today, 3/17 from 4-5:30 p.m. The girls play WMS at 9:30 AM on Saturday at FMS. Good luck girls!

7/8GVB: 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball players need to turn in their uniforms to Mr. Dworak or Ms. Jannazzo by Friday, 3/18.





ART CLUB: Art Club will be postponed until next Wednesday, March 23rd.

SHOW CHOIR: Any questions please see Miss Bentsen.

YEARBOOK: Questions? See Mrs. Ridings

BETA: Next Beta Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
Meetings are on Wednesdays at 7:30 am in room 214. Please plan on attending. If you have questions please see Mrs. Kleinertz in room 214 or Ms. Meneghetti in room 228.


BIRTHDAYS: look on list and announce names!

Bottled water can be purchased all day in the main lobby. The Pepsi machines are turned off during the school day and then after-school they will be turned back on. We will also have a candy table that will only be available after-school. We need to leave the building in a timely fashion. The buses will pull out of the parking lot at 2:30 pm sharp every day this week.

Remind students about walking home and respecting the property of neighbors as well as area businesses.

Cell phones, CD, I pods and toys are not allowed on in the building at any time. If you are caught they will be taken, turned into the office, parents notified and will be responsible to pick up said items.

BELTS: We have belts for sale in the main office. The cost is $2.00; see Ms. Mary before school to purchase a belt. Belt MUST BE a solid color only!

Let's have a great day!