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

Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

PBIS Cool Tool for the Week:
Locker Expectations ~ you may only visit your locker before school, before & after lunch, and after school. Treat your locker with respect!

•••••Early dismissal at 1:30PM today due to parent/teacher conferences this evening!•••••

Remember: It is not ok to disrupt class. It is not ok to be hurtful to others!

Keep your hands, feet & other objects to yourself!

JMS INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
Do you know what Jefferson's schoolwide instructional focus is? Ask your teachers!

DRESS CODE
ALERT!!!! Everyone should be wearing long pants to school. Capris will no longer be allowed to be worn until the spring.

TEACHERS: Please check dress code this morning. Any student who has a dress code violation should be sent to room 110, the Guidance Office. Students will receive detentions for being out of dress code.

Girls may not wear camisoles under their uniform shirts. The only thing that can be worn under a uniform shirt is a plain white t-shirt that is tucked in!

No shorts may be worn at this time of the year. Mr. Zimmers will be on top of the weather report and will announce any exceptions.

Hoodies may not be worn in class!

Students ~ you must wear shoes in the classroom and in the halls!

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Macaroni & Cheese, French Fries, Green Beans

Monday's Breakfast: Poptarts

All food and drink must be kept in the cafeteria. It does not go outside! When you leave the cafeteria, you must go directly outside.

CHEERLEADING
Reminder: no practice today! Come to Ms. Orama's room to pick up a copy of the cheers to practice over the week-end.

THE MACBOOKS ARE HERE!
The 7th grade roll-out was a huge success! Those students who have not purchased a laptop bag or turned in a signed AUP should do so as soon as possible.

These bags may not be taken home.

BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair will be set up in the library all week. You may visit the book fair during your lunch shift. Tell your parents that the book fair will be open during parent/teacher conferences.

HALLOWEEN DANCE
The Halloween dance has been re-scheduled for November 9th. You will be able to wear your costume to the dance. If you have had 3 or more "buddy room" visits or if you have been suspended during this month, you will not be able to attend the dance.

SOLDIERS' ANGELS PENNIES FOR HEROES
Jefferson is participating in the Soldiers' Angels Pennies for Heroes campaign. There will be a container on the snack cart. Please bring your change and help us out.

REMINDERS
This is a reminder to ALL students that it is NOT okay to hit or kick others outside, in the hallways, or in the classrooms before, during, and after the lunch hours or school hours! Any behavior that threatens the safety and well-being of another student will not be tolerated at Jefferson. Games in which a group of students target individuals, such as "mosh pit," may be considered bullying or group intimidation and disciplined accordingly. We are counting on all students to show respect by keeping their hands and feet to themselves while outside and in the hallways, today and for the remainder of the school year.

• Students — when guests, administrators, or other teachers enter the classroom, please continue with your lesson. Do not speak to or call out to the visitors, just keep working and paying attention to your teacher.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings! A 3rd tardy will result in 2 full administrative lunch detentions. A 4th tardy will result in an after-school detention. Once you are in the classroom, you must stay in the classroom. If you need a drink or need to use the restroom, go before you enter your next class.

Hallway behavior is very important. If you run, hit, curse, etc. in the halls, you will receive an after-school detention for 1 1/2 hours. You will also receive one if you roam the halls during class time.

BIST ~ Teachers are only going to redirect you once! After that, if you do not follow proper classroom procedures, you will be asked to move to the "Safe Seat" in the classroom. Please move to the Safe Seat without arguing. There will be consequences for being sent out of the classroom to a Buddy Room or Recovery.

If you must be removed from a classroom that has a "guest" teacher, you will receive a minimum of 2 after-school detentions!

REPORT CARDS
Report cards will be distributed this afternoon at the beginning of 7th hour. Tell your parents that parent/teacher conferences are tonight from 5-8PM and tomorrow from 8-2:30PM in the gym. No appointments are necessary. Students will not have school tomorrow.

PRIDE NEWS
Welcome to Red Ribbon Week! We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week to show our support for being drug-free. Our theme is "Drugs Are No Laughing Matter." Everyone should wear their blue wristband all week long.

Congratulations to Robert Miller for correctly guessing the number of pieces of Laffy Taffy! There were 184 pieces of candy in the jar.

REFERRAL FREE DANCE
We will be having a dance during 7th hour today for those students who were referral-free for the entire 1st quarter. Report to your 7th hour class and leave your things in that classroom. You will receive your report card before you go to the dance. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!