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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

May 12, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Instructional Focus:
At Jefferson Middle School we are...
• Reading
• Writing
• Reflecting
• And discussing what we learn

NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!
NO RUBBER BANDS — NO JELLY/PLASTIC BRACELETS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
None today.

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1978, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that when naming hurricanes, they would alternate between men's and women's names. Hurricanes had been given women's names for years until women's groups demanded that the practice be changed.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread; Tator Tots; Green Beans
A la Carte: Pretzels & Cheese - $1.50; Chips & Salsa - $1.00; Eggrolls - $1.60
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

Thank you to all students who have brought their accounts up to date. Remember ~ no charges after Friday!

VIDEO SUBMISSION
Good luck to Ted and Mike in the Student Film Club video contest! Their video has been submitted and they are anxiously awaiting the results of the contest. Good job guys!

6TH GRADE PE
6th graders leaving PE at the end of 4th block MUST be dressed in their school uniform! If you are seen leaving the building in your PE clothes, you will be issued after school detentions.

EVALUATIONS
Students ~ Please remember to return your evaluations to Ms. Austin as soon as possible. You will receive a free McDonalds coupon when you turn it in.

DRESS CODE REMINDERS
• No water bottles in classrooms.
• Students must wear uniform pants appropriately. No sagging and no rolled up pant legs!
• Capri pants and shorts may now be worn!

SPORTS
Springfield Youth Football League ~ Registration for tackle football for kindergarten through 8th grade will take place:
~ Saturday, May 15th from 9AM-1PM at Bank of Springfield Building - 9th & Madison
You must pay the $85 registration fee at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to SYF. Also, bring a copy of the player's birth certificate that the league can keep. Returning players do not have to do this. Please have the player with you for sizing! For more information, contact by email at
springfieldyouthfootball@hotmail.com
or check the website at http://www.springfieldyouthfootball.com

PAWS FOR READING
Keep reading and recording your minutes! Be sure to check out the posters in the main lobby that are tracking your progress in the competition.

Here are the totals so far.
8th Grade: 21,000 minutes read
7th Grade: 3,000 minutes read
6th Grade: 13,000 minutes read
Teachers/Staff: 3,000 minutes read

END OF THE YEAR TRIPS
Don't forget the end of the year trips! 6th & 7th graders will be going to Knight's Action Park on May 24th and 8th grade students will be going to 6 Flags on May 21st. In order to be eligible to go on either trip, you must be passing all of your classes, your attendance must be at least 91%, and you may not have any suspensions during 4th quarter.

Please turn in your reservations as soon as possible!

TALENT SHOW PARTICIPANTS
There will be a mandatory dress rehearsal for the talent show today after school. Meet in room 102 immediately after school. Bring all music and props that will be used for your act. If you do not come to the dress rehearsal you will no longer be in the talent show. See Mrs. Orama if you have any questions.

SHIRTS ON FRIDAYS
Every Friday until the end of the school year, 8th grade students may wear their 8th grade t-shirts. All other students may wear their JMS jaguar spirit shirts. The shirts cannot be altered in any way — no cutting and tying, no removal of sleeves, no writing added. You will still be expected to wear uniform pants. If you wish to purchase a spirit shirt, see Ms. Stewart in room 202.

YEARBOOKS
Yearbooks are in!! If you ordered one, you can pick it up from Ms. J-C in room 115. There are still a few left. Purchase yours today for $22.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property