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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Remember ~ your day is what you make it. Let's make it a good one!

Happy birthday to .......
No Birthdays Today

Main Entree: BBQ Riblets; Chili; Steamed Spinach
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptarts

Do NOT dig through the lunch trays. Take the tray on top of the stack. All trays are clean but may be scuffed on the bottom. If you happen to find a tray that has something on the top side, please let an adult know. When you dig through trays, you are spreading germs. Consequences for not following directions: You will eat last!

Lunch Activities
Every Wednesday, we will have the following inside activities:
• Reading Room in the library
• Game Room for educational board games
• Educational TV programming in the cafeteria

Outside activities every day will include:
• Walk 'n Talk
• Basketball
• Football
• Soccer
• Playing on the playground equipment

Everyone will be expected to actively participate in one of these activities.

Teal is not an acceptable uniform shirt color.

You may NOT wear shirts or sweatshirts with signatures all over them.

Earbuds/headphones must be out of your ears before you enter the building. If you do not, a staff member may take them from you and place them in the main office tagged with your name for pick up later.

Gentlemen ~ Please NO sagging of pants or shorts! If you have belt loops on your shorts or pants, you must wear a belt.

Walkers must arrive at school by 7:45AM in order to eat breakfast & have full choices of items available.

7th & 8th graders must use their assigned stairs — do not use the 6th grade hall as a shortcut!

Nooks & Kindles may NOT be brought to school.

Keep your hands to yourselves!

Restroom passes must remain in your planner. Any restroom pass sheet that is torn out of a planner will NOT be valid. You may NOT use someone else's restroom passes. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Please remember to be quiet in the halls especially during lunch shifts in the 6th grade hall.

Please be sure to check the "Jaguar News" bulletin board in the main lobby for important information.

Please remember to get to class on time. In the mornings, you should not be going into other classrooms to visit with your friends. Come in, go to your locker, get your supplies, go directly to your class!

Please do not share your combination with a friend. If you are having trouble opening your locker, ask an adult for help. Also, do not leave your locker "set" to open. Do NOT share your locker with anyone. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Gum is not allowed at JMS!

No food is allowed on buses. You may have a water bottle.

You may NOT use the hall passes that are in your planner — X them out. You may only use the restroom passes.

Binders & textbooks should NOT be left in the halls or on tables in the halls. These are your responsibility. You must put them in your locker when you are not carrying them to class!

Behavior on our activity buses needs to improve! If you cannot behave on the activity bus, you will not be allowed to ride. Your parent/guardian will have to come pick you up after your after-school activities.

Picture Day
Picture day at JMS will be on Thursday, October 2nd. You must wear your uniform to school. You may bring a different shirt to change into for your picture only. After your picture is taken, you must change back into your uniform shirt. Do NOT come to school out of uniform!

Art Club
If you are interested in joining Jefferson's Art Club, please see Mrs. Magruder in room 116 before school, at lunch or after school for an application. All applications are due on October 3rd. Members will be announced on October 6th. You must be willing to attend the weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:15PM.

Box Tops 4 Education
We will be collecting Box Tops again this year! Please turn them in to your 1st hour teacher. Classes that collect the most have an opportunity to earn prizes.

What's a PRIDE card? It's a blue card that you may receive when you are "caught" doing the right thing — respecting yourself, respecting others, & respecting property. If you receive a PRIDE card, fill it out completely with your first & last name. Place the filled out card in the proper grade level jar outside of the cafeteria. If your card is drawn, you may receive a prize!

Fall Fundraiser
Jefferson's fall fundraiser kicked off Friday, September 12th and runs through Thursday. All orders & money should be turned in on Thursday. If you are finished selling, you may turn in your orders & money now to the main office. Monday, Sept. 29th is the last day orders & money will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Jefferson Middle School. Delivery week is scheduled for October 20-24th.

Prize sheets are posted in the cafeteria.

Family Math Night
Come out and enjoy a fun-filled evening of math games and activities! When? Tuesday, September 30th from 5:30-7PM. A taco salad dinner will be provided. Please return your RSVP form to your 1st hour teacher by Wednesday.

Please remember to follow all school rules & to show proper sportsmanship when attending a school sporting event. If you are removed from an event, whether at JMS or another school, you may be banned from attending any future extra-curricular events for the remainder of the school year.

Cross Country Meet
Practice today from 2:45-4PM.

7th/8th Grade Girls' Basketball
Away games today at Blessed Sacrament at 4PM. Team bus leaves JMS at 2:45PM.

6th Grade Boys' Basketball
Practice tomorrow night from 6-8PM.

Open Gym
Open gym tonight from 5-7PM.

Cheer News
Congratulations to the following young ladies who have been chosen to represent JMS on our cheer squad!
Laila H.
Jade K.
Contessa L.
Kaylee R.
Evossiea R.
Keylee S.
Nakiah S.
Zoey S.
Deja T.
Tierra T.
Kylie T.
Kenyona W.
Angel W.
Kaylee W.
Kayla W.
Diamond W.-T.

SSHS Mini Cheer Camp
Southeast High School is sponsoring a mini cheer camp for students in grades K-8. Deadline for registration is September 15th.
When: September 24th
Where: Enos Elementary School Gym
Time: 4-7PM
Fee: $25
For more information, please grab a form from the Jaguar News in the main lobby.

Springfield Park District Youth Programs
What: Self-Defense & Cheerleading Classes
When: October
Where: Nelson Center in Lincoln Park

For more information & registration, pick up a flyer from the Jaguar News in the main lobby.

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ....
Discipline &
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!