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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Our mission is to produce world-class citizens.

Our expectations:
1. Good attendance of at least 91%.
2. Good education - grades of A/B or doing your very best; you will be prepared for tests, the next year, and for life!
3. Good behavior - Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

It is never ok to be disruptive. It is never ok to be hurtful.

NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!
NO RUBBER BANDS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
No Birthdays Today

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1871, Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern in the barn and started the Great Fire of Chicago. The fire spread almost 4 square miles and killed around 300 people. The destruction was massive.

LUNCH BELLS
12:27PM bell is the 7th grade tardy bell.
12:30PM bell is the dismissal bell for 8th grade to go to lunch. Please do not dismiss your students before this bell rings.

HALLWAY BEHAVIOR
7th & 8th grade students are not allowed in the 6th grade hallway unless their locker is in that hall, if they have Info Tech in room 116, or SSRW in a classroom in that hall. There will be consequences issued for ignoring this rule.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Soft Tacos; French Fries
A la Carte: To be sold at the registers the rest of the week ~ Chocolate Swirl & Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream; Orange & Raspberry Sherbet
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Iced Cake Donuts

Please remember to clean up your eating area and push in your chair at your table. You will be asked to choose an outside activity. Do not go past the sidewalks. Once you reenter the building, use your inside voices because other students are in class.

Take your jackets with you to the cafeteria. You will not be allowed to go back to your locker after you eat before you go outside.

GUEST TEACHERS
At JMS, adults are in charge. When you have a guest teacher, you are expected to be respectful and helpful. Disrespect will not be tolerated.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCH
The Student of the Month Lunch will be held tomorrow during regular lunch shifts.

SPORTS
6th Grade Boys Basketball ~ Practice after school today from 2:30-4PM.

TWILIGHT BOWLING FOR TECHNOLOGY
It's time for Jefferson's first Twilight Bowl for Technology of the school year! Come celebrate no school on Columbus Day by staying up late and bowling the night before.

When: Sunday, October 11th from 9-11PM
Where: Laketown Lanes
Cost: $15 gets you 2 hours of bowling fun and shoe rental

Advance ticket sales will be held during all lunch shifts tomorrow! Form a team ahead of time or just show up and we'll make sure you get on a lane. Come have fun, challenge your teachers, and support technology at JMS!

PHYSICALS
• All 6th grade students need to have a physical in order to remain in school after October 15th.

SCHOOL STORE
The JMS School Store is open! Come to the main lobby before school and purchase school supplies.

SNACK ATTACK STORE
The Snack Attack Store is in the main lobby for after school before you board the buses. Each snack will cost $1.

ATTENDANCE REPORT
We want students to be here every day! JMS needs to have at least 92% attendance everyday. We will have fun activities for those who attain a 95% attendance rate.

ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE
Next week is a four-day week. If the entire school achieves at least a 95% attendance rate for the week by everyone attending school every day next week, we will be rewarded with an out-of-uniform day one day the following week. LET'S GET EVERYONE TO COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY NEXT WEEK!

HALLWAY SWEEPS
In order to cut down on the number of students arriving tardy to class, we will begin having hallway sweeps this week. Once the tardy bell has rung, if you are not in class, you will be swept and consequences will be issued.

PICTURE DAY
Fall picture day is today. Students ~ You must wear your school uniform!

YEARBOOKS
If you would like to purchase a yearbook from the 2008-2009 school year, see Ms. J-C in room 115. Bargain cost of $15!

DRESS CODE
Just a reminder ~ Shorts or capris are no longer allowed as uniform choices until next spring. Also, you may not wear a long-sleeved shirt under your short-sleeved uniform shirt. Girls ~ You may not tie your shirt in the back!

PBIS NEWS
• Be sure to turn in your PRIDE cards soon! There are two Out of the Blue activities scheduled for October and two scheduled for November.

SATURDAY ENGINEERING ACADEMY
The Illinois Department of Transportation is sponsoring a Saturday Engineering Academy for 8th & 9th grade students. Your teachers will have applications and more information for you. The completed application is due back to Ms. Nelson by tomorrow.

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