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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014


• OUTSIDE DAY TODAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER CHANGES ~ BRING YOUR JACKET TO THE CAFETERIA!

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy birthday to .......
Kingyadda H.!

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Meatball Subs; 3-Cheese Grilled Cheese; Potato Wedges
Monday's Breakfast: Mini Pancakes

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.

DAILY REMINDERS
Housekeeping
Teal & aqua are not acceptable uniform shirt colors.

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!

Binders must be carried to ALL classes including your electives. If you need a replacement binder, see your guidance dean.

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.

Art Club
Next meeting will be held on Tuesday after school.

Yearbook Staff Meeting
Next meeting will be held on Monday after school from 2:30-4PM. If you have questions, see Ms. Sponsler or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers.

Healthy Community Study
Over the next 3 weeks, you will all be given a Healthy Community Study to take home. If you return this form, you will win a prize and the class to have all the forms returned first will win a big class prize.

Book Challenge
Join the JMS Book Challenge! Read at least 4 books before the December 15th deadline. Fill out your book challenge reading log and return it to Mrs. Groesch in the library.

Fundraiser Winners
Congratulations to our top sellers:
Andrew T., Faith W., & Antonio K.

Shirt Orders
Order forms for JMS spirit wear have been sent home. We will be selling short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts. Orders & money are due by the end of the day today.

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.

Red Ribbon Week
Welcome to Red Ribbon Week! The purpose of Red Ribbon week is to show our support for being drug-free. We are also recognizing Bully Prevention month during October.

ATHLETIC NEWS
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.

Boys' Basketball
* 8th grade boys' basketball have practice tonight from 4:15-6PM.
* 6th grade boys' basketball have home games vs WMS tomorrow morning beginning at 8AM.
* 7th & 8th grade boys' basketball have home games tomorrow beginning at noon against Bloomington Jr High.

SHS Youth Cheer Clinic
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Where: Springfield High School Gym @ 101 S. Lewis Street
Time: 12:30-3:30PM ~ Check in begins at 12PM.

For registration information contact Nora Lauer at npovse@sps186.org or 525-3100 ext. 155.

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ....
Promote
Respect
Integrity
Discipline &
Excellence
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!