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1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 24, 2011

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Monday, April 25, 2011
“A” Day

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!

Camp Cilca Parent Meeting is April 26th (First Tues. after Spring Break)
Parents needed from 6:30-7:30pm in cafeteria to sign permission slips, pay for camp, and get packing info. Money due that same week by Fri., April 29th!! Tell parents to mark calendars and plan to attend! Camp is approaching fast...Camp Cilca is May 18th-20th!!!!
Cell Phones: Turn in your old cell phones to school.

ATTENTION 8th Graders!!!
Sign-up for groups for the Chicago Trip will take place in the lobby during A lunch on Thursday this week. Only students who have reserved seats for the trip may sign up for a group. You may only sign yourself up - no one else. Once you have picked a group, you may not change groups. If your parent is going as a chaperone, you have already been placed in a group. If you do not sign up for a group on Thursday, you will be placed in a group. Questions - see Mrs. Schroeder.

Please announce the following on Thursday April 28:

8th Graders - DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR GROUP FOR THE CHICAGO TRIP TODAY AT LUNCH! You may only sign yourself up - no one else. If you miss this opportunity you WILL be placed in a group. Questions - See Mrs. Schroeder.

 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.


ART CLUB: Congratulations goes out to several GMS artists whose work is on display at two locations in Springfield. At the RMD Gallery on 6th street please stop by and vote for your favorite artwork from Michael Neposchlan & Isaac Rees, Shanice Smith & Chansy Rogers, Troy Bandy & Simon Chen. They will be honored this Saturday as ART STARS at the gallery.

Also, please check out the works of Simon Chen, Tyler Lawrence and Alex Ayala on the 2nd floor at the main branch of Lincoln Library. This show will be up until the end of May!

Other art news...there WILL be ART CLUB this Wednesday right after school. Art club ends at 4:00.

SHOW CHOIR: Any questions please see Miss Bentsen.

YEARBOOK: ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS TODAY! GMS students, we currently have only 50 yearbooks not spoken for and they will sell out. So get your 2010-2011 COLOR YEARBOOK. They are still currently only $25.
Order yours today before or after school in room 220. Questions? See Mrs. Ridings


IMSA: IMSA -Our next session will be Monday, April 25th in room 228. Please go to the cafeteria first, for snacks. Please plan to attend. If you cannot, please let Ms. Meneghetti know as soon possible.

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!