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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

October 20, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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

Congratulations to Mr. Colgren for participating in and finishing the Kansas City Marathon this week-end!

Wednesday will be an early dismissal day ~ 11AM. We will be having all 4 blocks but no SSRW that morning.

Teachers ~ Please check dress code. Anyone out of dress code should be sent to Guidance. Also, check planners to make sure each student has her/his planner and not someone else's planner. THANKS!

Students may not wear shorts and capris. Only long pants may be worn. Also, you may only wear a short-sleeved plain white t-shirt under your uniform polo shirt.

You may not wear jackets in the classroom.

NO GUM
Students ~ you may not chew gum at school. It is especially important that you follow this rule around technology. If you are using your laptop and are chewing gum, this is a violation of the AUP that you signed. You will be issued consequences.

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1803, the United States Senate approved the treaty with France for the purchase of the Louisiana territory. This doubled the size of the United States.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread; French Fries; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelets

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!

PLAYGROUND RULES
When you go outside at lunch, you must choose an activity and stick with it. You may choose to walk and talk, football, soccer, swings, or basketball. Standing around is not a choice. You must actively participate in an activity.

7th Grade Students: you have lost your outdoor time after lunch today. You will be going directly to the gym after you leave the cafeteria. You must follow directions! If you can follow directions today, you might be allowed back outside tomorrow.

IMSA
IMSA will meet after school today.

BETA CLUB
BETA club has the school store in the front lobby before school starts each day.

Items and prices include:
Wooden pencils 2 for 25¢
Mechanical pencils 50¢
Pens 25¢
Notebooks 25¢
Loose leaf paper 75¢
Pencil erasers 10¢

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.

END OF 1ST QUARTER
The end of first quarter is Friday, October 24th. Make sure you're completing your assignments so those grades will reflect your good work!

PTC FUNDRAISER
Our PTC fundraiser is ongoing. 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
Friday, October 24th is our first Fun Day of the school year! Start saving your change so you'll be able to have some fun with the food and games.

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 - 154 Present - 91% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 156 Present - 89% 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