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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

September 5, 2006

Morning Announcements:
• Cafeteria News
Students — please remember to sit on the appropriate side of the cafeteria during your lunch period! Mrs. Gordy and Mrs. Lawrence will be writing detentions for those that choose to sit on the wrong side of the cafeteria.

Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken

• PRIDE Winners
Our 1st "Out of the Blue" day will be Today. Mrs. Rennison will be announcing who, what, when, and where later today. Teachers: you should have received the list of students chosen through email.

Planner # winners:
1, 35, 508, 722

• Fundraiser
All fundraiser materials should be turned in to your first hour teacher today. This includes all order forms and all money.

Delivery will be approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the sale ends.

• Bus #18
Students that ride bus #18 and are picked up at Foxbridge and Little should now catch the bus at Bunn Drive and Park Ridge. This change is due to construction in the area.

• Welcome Back to School Dance
Our 1st dance of the year will be held Friday, September 8th from 6-8 PM. There will be a $3 admission charge. This activity is for Jefferson students only — no exceptions!

• New Lunch Schedule
Students will enter the building when the bell rings. There will NOT be a tardy bell. Students will have 4 minutes to prepare for the afternoon and get to their SSRW class.

There will be no break between SSRW and your next class! You will remain in that classroom.

Reminder: No flavored water, sport drink, or juice drinks will be allowed into the building after lunch!

• Band & Music News
Students interested in J-Jazz Choir: J-Jazz will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6th, after school from 2:30 - 4 PM. If you like to sing and move, join us for more details! This is open to all grade levels. There are no tryouts — just come to the meeting. If you have questions, see Mrs. Charneski in room 122. Activity buses will be available.

6th grade band students: If Mrs. Charneski has not met with you and you wish to be in band, please come to room 122 3rd hour after checking in with your teacher.

Tomorrow, Mrs. Charneski will see french horns during 1st hour; trombones during 3rd hour. Check in with your teacher and then come to room 122.

• Basketball
There will be practice today for the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball team from 2:30 - 4 PM.

• Cross Country
The cross country team is in need of additional runners. If you like to run, please consider joining the team.

• 21st Century
Miss Alexander will be in the cafeteria during all lunch shifts today with registration forms for 21st Century. Please see her if you received a postcard in the mail. Registration forms will only be available to students who received a postcard.

• Dress Code
Most of our students are doing a great job complying with the new enhanced dress code. However there are a few students that are still having trouble finding the correct clothes to wear.

Please remember:
1) absolutely no striped polo shirts
2) no stripes on the sleeve edges or collar edges of the polo shirts
3) no emblems or brand designs anywhere on the shirt
4) no button all of the way down the front shirts

Colors of collared polo shirts allowed:
1) yellow
2) navy blue
3) gray
4) white

Remember — no neckties are to be worn. Also, if you wear a t-shirt under your polo shirt, the t-shirt must be tucked in. The t-shirt should not be showing. Please remember that sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

Teachers — if there is a student in violation of the dress code, please fill out a minor referral and call for an escort to room 110.

• Info Packets
Several forms that need to be signed and returned were sent home with your student on August 22nd, the first day of school. Please read, sign and return these forms as quickly as possible.

• Planners
Attention students: all students must purchase a planner by Friday, September 8th. This is required! The planners cost $5 and can be purchased from your teacher.

• Cell Phones
Please remember that all cell phones must be in your lockers. You may not have them out during the school day. If you are seen with your cell phone, it will be taken away from you. A parent will have to come to school to retrieve your phone from the main office.

• Bottled Drinks
Students — you must finish drinking your bottled drinks before you come in after lunch! No bottles will be allowed in the building after lunch recess. If you have not finished drinking it, you will be asked to throw it away before entering the building.

• Student Support Program
Mrs. Rennison is Jefferson's Student Support Leader. If you have a problem and would like to talk to her, tell your teacher. You may also see her in the halls before school, at lunch or after school.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself
Respect Others
Respect Property

If you receive a PRIDE card from one of your teachers, put it in your grade's jar in the lunch line in the cafeteria. Once a week PRIDE cards will be drawn for prizes. Once a month PRIDE cards will be drawn for "Out of the Blue" days.

Mrs. Rennison will also be visiting classrooms and handing out birthday pencils to those celebrating birthdays that day!