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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

October 4, 2007

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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!

RUBBER BANDS
We are having a problem with students misusing rubber bands in the building and outside after lunch. Several students have been left with welts after being inappropriately struck by other students with rubber bands. This behavior is dangerous and disrespectful and, therefore, has no place in our school. While at school, students should not have rubber bands in their possession. Students who are found with rubber bands or caught misusing rubber bands will be disciplined appropriately.

DRESS CODE
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: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce
No A la Carte today! Chips will be at the registers.

••Next week cheese sauce will go up to 30ยข.••

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts

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.

BAND/J-JAZZ
6th grade band: 1st hour ~ flutes; 2nd hour ~ percussion

6th grade band will not meet again until Wednesday.

FUN DAY FRIDAY
Tomorrow is our fall Fun Day! Since the weather is predicted to be hot, you may wear shorts.

Fun Day Schedule
6th grade --- 9-10:30 AM with lunch at 10 AM
7th grade --- 10:30 AM - Noon with lunch at 11:30 AM
8th grade --- 12-1:30 PM with lunch at 12:30 PM

Remember to bring money so you can play games for prizes and purchase snacks!

FUNDRAISER
Fundraiser items are in. Mr. Zimmers will be calling students to the library this afternoon to pick up their boxes.

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!

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE
6th grade has won the September attendance challenge with 92.95%! Great job! You will be rewarded with an extra recess sometime next week.

PICTURE DAY
Thursday, October 11th, is picture day. All students will have their picture taken even if they will not be purchasing pictures. All students must wear their uniforms for picture day.

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!