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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217/585-5810
 

Daily Announcements

December 11, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008
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!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1719, the first display of the Northern Lights was recorded in America in New England. The green, red, and white light displays occur most frequently when there is a lot of sunspot activity.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Mini Corn Dog; Broccoli Cheese Rice
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts; Pancakes-on-a-Stick

Please pay all charges!

Please remember to take a jacket with you to lunch. It is getting cold outside and you are not allowed to go back to your locker after you eat.

You must eat or drink all snacks before you leave the cafeteria. Nothing is allowed outside! Clean up after yourself in the cafeteria.

Students ~ You must sit on the correct side of the cafeteria. Lunch detentions will be given if you are on the wrong side!

LUNCH BEHAVIOR
When we have outside days during the winter months, please leave the snow and ice on the ground. If you choose to throw snow, you will receive an after-school detention. Leave the snow on the ground!

When we have an inside lunch day, you must be quiet in the halls. Please be respectful and considerate of those who are in class at that time.

COATS & DOORS
All coats, gloves and hats must be removed upon entering the building and must be stored in your locker. You may go to your locker before school, before and after lunch, and after school.

You must enter the building through the proper door. 6th grade students enter through the cafeteria doors. 7th grade students enter through the main lobby doors. 8th grade students enter through the gym lobby doors. Please follow the proper procedure!

HALLWAY SWEEPS
Hallway sweeps will continue. Be sure to get to class on time and be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.

YEARBOOKS
Yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $23. Bring a check made payable to Jefferson Middle School or cash to Mr. Battles in the main office to place your order.

SPORTS
6th grade volleyball ~ open gym today from 2:30-4PM

7th & 8th grade volleyball ~ practice today from 2:30-4PM. Friday practice fro 2:30-5PM. There will be an activity bus.

BETA CLUB
Our food drive continues! So far, the top 3 classes are Mrs. Beebe's with 78 items, Mrs. Huffman's with 63 items, and Ms. Nicholas's with 50 items. You have until Monday, December 15th to try and top those classes!

STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCH
The Student of the Month Lunch will be held tomorrow during your lunch period. Congratulations to those chosen!

ATTENDANCE
It is very important that you come to school everyday! Come to school and be prepared to learn each and every day of the school year. We need to maintain at least a 90% attendance rate for meeting AYP.

Attendance Report for the Previous Day of School
6th Grade - 154 Present - 89% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 146 Present - 83% Attendance Rate

JMS NEWSLETTER
The JMS current newsletter is now available online. Check it out!

SISTER CITIES APPLICATION
The Sister Cities Association of Springfield is offering a unique travel opportunity to Japan for any student who will be 14 years old by September 1, 2009. There is an informational meeting at Lincoln Library on Tuesday, December 9th at 7PM for interested individuals. Applications are being accepted now. The application deadline is February 28, 2009. See Mrs. Nelson for more information.

GIFT OF READING CAMPAIGN
The Gift of Reading Campaign, which donates books to K-2 grade students this holiday season, is currently happening and comes to a close on December 12th. Please bring new books that K-2 graders would enjoy reading. Bring the books to the main office and put them in the blue bin.

PBIS/BIST NEWS
Don't forget to turn in your PRIDE cards for prizes!

GUEST TEACHERS
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 room 109 and issued two after-school detentions.

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