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

Daily Announcements

November 17, 2008

Monday, November 17, 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 1869, the Suez Canal formally opened. The canal connects the Mediterranean and the Red Seas. The canal first belonged to France, then to Great Britain, and now it belongs to Egypt.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread; French Fries; Corn
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donut Holes; Cinnamon Glazed Toast; Oatmeal

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!

PARENT WORKSHOP
Parents are invited to attend a workshop — "Supporting Single Parents" — on Tuesday evening in the JMS library from 6-7PM.

EXPLORE TESTING
We are giving the EXPLORE test to 8th grade students this week. Please be quiet and respectful in the halls.

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 NEWS
7/8th grade girls basketball ~ practice today from 2:30-4PM

Cheerleading ~ There has been a change in our game schedule. Please stop by room 117 during passing periods for more information.

PE REMINDERS
• Students ~ you should drop off your PE clothes in the locker room at 7:50 AM when you enter the building.

• Students who have PE 4th block need to put their uniforms back on at the end of class. You may not leave the gym for dismissal in your gym clothes.

• Students are not allowed on the stage! The expensive stage curtains are being damaged. Stay off the stage at all times!

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 - 157 Present - 92% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 161 Present - 91% Attendance Rate

DONUTS WITH DAD
Donuts with Dad for 8th grade students will be held in the cafeteria at 8AM on Thursday.

TARDY
Students ~ Please be mindful of getting to class on time. do not dilly dally around in the hall. You have 3 minutes to hurry to class. You are not allowed to go to your locker between classes. If you are dropping off your computer before going to lunch, you are not allowed to go to the cafeteria early. Stay in that classroom until the dismissal bell rings.

PTC FUNDRAISER DELIVERY
The PTC butter braids and candles are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, November 25th after school.

PASSES
No passes should be issued during class time! If students are found in the hallway, they will be escorted back to your room.

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