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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

October 24, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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

Today is the end of the 1st quarter and will be a 1:30PM dismissal day.

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1901, Mrs. Annie Edson Taylor of Bay City, Michigan celebrated her 43rd birthday by sailing over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She was the first to live to tell about her experience, but only one of many people to try. Surprisingly, Mrs. Taylor could not swim!

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Mini Corn Dogs; Gilardi Cheese Sticks; Grilled Chicken Sandwiches; Au Gratin Potatoes; Carrots
Monday's Breakfast: Donut Holes

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!

SCHEDULE CHANGES
6th grade students ~ Please remember that your schedule for 3rd hour will change at the new quarter which begins Monday. Your teachers will discuss your new class with you.

PARENT MEETING FOR LAPTOPS
If you are in 7th or 8th grade and want to be eligible to take home your laptop starting November 3rd, your parent/guardian must attend a District laptop meeting. Meetings are scheduled for Monday, October 27th from 5:30-6:30PM at Grant Middle School & Tuesday, October 28th from 5:30-6:30PM at Jefferson Middle School. It will be held in our gym. Attending one of these meetings is mandatory if you are going to take home your laptop at any time.

EMERGENCY CARDS
Students ~ If you have not turned in your emergency card, please return it as soon as possible to Mrs. Frye in room 110.

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.

PTC FUNDRAISER
Our PTC fundraiser will end on Monday. The items are cookie dough, candles and butter braids. You must collect money at the time of ordering. Checks should be made payable to JMS PTC.

FUN DAY
Today is our first Fun Day of the school year! There will be:
food — hot dogs, nachos, walking tacos, popcorn, & baked goods
games — spin the wheel, sucker pull, soda toss, soda walk, dance dance revolution, homerun derby, football throw, speed gun throw
tattoos
face painting

6th grade: 8-9:12AM
8th grade: 9:15-10:27AM
7th grade: 12:18-1:30PM

You will go to class first for attendance and then will be dismissed for Fun Day.

GARAGE SALE
Our first garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 1st from 8AM-1PM. Please ask your parents to donate working small appliances and gently used items such as books or clothes. This is a good time to come and shop for reduced price items. Parents can also rent a space with a table for $25.

RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week at JMS is going to be October 27th - October 31st. Listen to the announcements for future activities.

LA PETITE DELTA PROGRAM
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is looking for 8th grade African American girls to participate in the 27th Annual La Petite Delta program. The program assists participants with social etiquette, career planning and developing life skills. See Mrs. Nelson or Mrs. Gordy 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 - 160 Present - 94% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 166 Present - 95% Attendance Rate

BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair will be in our library during the week of October 27th-31st. Everyone will get an opportunity to browse and purchase items.

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