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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


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

Wellness Wakeup Call
Eight foods cause 90% of the allergic reactions in the United States. What do you think these foods are? They are cow's milk, peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, and tree nuts (which are nuts that grow on trees, such as almonds and walnuts).

Fast Pass Incentive
Beginning this week ~ DO THE RIGHT THING!
Any student who has no referrals or tardies to their last class of the day for the entire week [10/31-11/04] will receive a "Fast Pass" valid for the entire next week. This pass will allow the holder the privilege of moving to the front of the lunch line.

Photos & Videos
Students may NOT take photos or videos while on the school grounds. There are several JMS students who may not be photographed or videoed by law. If you are asked to stop or asked to surrender your phone, you must comply. If you do not, your parent/guardian will be called and will have to come to school.

Lockers ~ Make sure you have your locker information and combinations. Lunch interventions/detentions will be issued for those who continually come to the office. You may NOT leave your binders or book bags on the floor by your locker. If you do, your bag or binder will be taken to the lost and found by the gym.

Trash on the Playground - There is too much trash being thrown on the ground after breakfast and after lunch. If you take food items outside, you MUST place your trash in the trashcans. If the extreme littering continues, no snack items will be sold during lunches.

Hall Passes - If you are in the hallway during class time, you must have a pass or be with a supervising adult. NO exceptions!

Bathroom Passes - Remember ~ you only have 12 bathroom passes per quarter. Use them wisely. Do not walk out of class if your teacher asks you to wait.

Autumn C.!

Birthday Celebrations
Please do not send balloons, flowers, candy, cupcakes, etc. to celebrate student birthdays. Students should not wear birthday tiaras, sashes, buttons, etc. as these items are not part of the enhanced dress code. Our goal is to keep to a minimum the number of distractions in the learning environment.

Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken; Cheese Ravioli; Vegetable or Fruit Plate with Yogurt; PBJ
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bagel with Sunbather or Cream Cheese


Cafeteria Procedure:
1. Form 2 single file lines.
2. Girls sit on the left side of the cafeteria.
3. Boys sit on the right side of the cafeteria.
4. Fill up each table.
5. Admin will dismiss you by tables when it's time to throw away your trash & go outside.
6. Clean up after yourself & push in your chair.

Box Tops 4 Education
Thank you to everyone who has turned in BoxTops! There have only been a few entries into the raffle. For that reason, some people have earned 2 Snack Attack coupons! Way to go!

The winners of snack attack coupons are ....
Janetta F. - one coupon
Laekyn J. - one coupon
Akim D. - two coupons
Braden N. - two coupons

Congratulations to our winners! We will be having another drawing in November so keep collecting those BoxTops and turn them in to Mrs. Wilson in room 113 or to your 1st hour teacher.

Library Contest Winners
The winning bags of candy for the library bag contest are ....
Ezekiel C.
Arijah T.
Alaina C.
Congratulations on winning and on not having any overdue library books. Mrs. Groesch will deliver your candy to your language arts teacher.

Show Choir
Show choir will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 122. If you have any questions, see Ms. Harrison.

Art Club
Art club will meet today after school from 2:35-4:00PM in room 118. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Magruder.

Technology Acceptable Use Policy Forms
Tech AUPs were sent home last week. This form must be signed by the student and his/her parent/guardian and returned to JMS. No technology may be used in the building until a signed form is returned. Please get those forms returned ASAP.

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!
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.

Practice & game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports' News in the Gym Lobby.

Cross Country
Uniforms MUST be turned in immediately to Ms. Guerrero's office. All students who do not turn in their uniforms will be billed for the uniforms and will not be allowed to run track until they are turned in.

Girls' Basketball
6th grade -

7th grade - HOME games today against Taylorville beginning at 6PM. Go home after school. Return by 4:45PM for a quick practice before your game. You must find your own transportation.

8th grade - HOME games today against Taylorville beginning at 6PM. Go home after school. Return by 5:15PM for warm-ups. You must find your own transportation.

Boys' Basketball
6th grade -

7th grade - Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

8th grade - AWAY tournament game at Glenwood Middle School beginning at 5:30PM. Team bus leaves JMS gym parking lot at 4:30PM.

Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

Have a great day!

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