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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 1, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016


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

A nori roll is a Japanese sandwich that is easy to eat and very tasty. Specially prepared rice that sticks together is rolled together with strips of tofu and vegetables such as carrot, avocado, radish, and wrapped up with a thin sheet of dried nori, which is a vegetable from the ocean. Sometimes this is also called sushi. Most people think of sushi as raw fish, but actually sushi means vinegared rice. Sushi can be made with short grain brown rice and vegetables, and have no fish at all.

A favorite sandwich from the Middle East and Israel is the falafel. Tasty, little patties made from fava beans or chickpeas, chopped vegetables such as lettuce, and sauces made from sesame seeds or tomatoes are placed in a pita bread pocket. Usually falafels are deep fried, which is not healthy, but falafels can be baked and are just as delicious. Falafels give us protein, B vitamins, and iron.

Helena B.!

Main Entree: Sloppy Joes; Mini Pizza Bagels; Healthy Heart Smart Chef Salad
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

**February is Heart Smart month. We are going to have an additional healthy meal each day. It will be announced as Healthy Heart Smart!**

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.

• If you have a change of address or phone number, please notify Mrs. Frye in the Guidance Office.

• 6th grade students will line up in the morning outside of the cafeteria doors. 7th & 8th grade students will gather on the blacktop behind the school & enter through the blacktop doors.

• Do not leave your binders or books on the floor outside of your lockers or cafeteria. Anything left on the floor will be moved to the Lost & Found.

• Be extra quiet in the halls during lunch shifts.

• In the morning, get your supplies and go directly to your 1st period. Do not wait for your friends.

• Do not share your locker with anyone. Do not share your locker combination with anyone. Be sure to spin your lock after you close your locker. Do not leave the combination set.

• Jackets & hoodies may NOT be worn in the classroom.

• Food should NOT be brought into the classroom.

• All students are expected to carry their binder to all classes including those classes after lunch.

• NO selfie sticks allowed at school.

No students may come to any of the offices during passing periods. You MUST have a pass from your teacher!

All student cell phones must be turned off and concealed during the school day or they will be taken by an administrator.

Pasta for Pennies
Today our school joins almost 29,000 schools nationwide in the LLS Pasta for Pennies program. This week, we will help patients with blood cancers. All you have to do is collect coins or dollars and give them to your first hour teacher. Remember that every penny counts! Last year we raised almost $700. I want to challenge you to beat that amount for this year.

You also have the opportunity to purchase candy grams for a friend or that special someone. They will be sold for $1 at the beginning of each lunch shift this week. The money you spend on the candy grams will count toward your first hour class's total. The candy grams will be delivered to 8th hour classes on Friday, Feb. 12th, just in time for Valentine's day!

The class that turns in the most money per student will receive lunch catered from the Olive Garden! 2nd place will receive donuts from Mrs. Beebe.

Thanks in advance for making this campaign successful!

Yearbook! Get your yearbook here! Haven't ordered your 2015-16 JMS yearbook yet? There is still time! You can order yearbooks through February 29th for $20. See Ms. Sponsler in room 123, Mrs. Goss-Rodgers in room 103 or the Jaguar News for an order form. The price will increase to $25 after March 1st, so get those orders in!

Band Tutoring
Band tutoring after school today from 2:30-4PM in room 122. If you have questions, see Ms. Harrison.

Art Club

Science Club
Meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 209. See Ms. Wright or Mrs. Franklin if you have questions.

JMS Bingo Book Challenge
Do you like a challenge? The JMS BINGO Book Challenge begins today. During library class, you will receive your BINGO card and instructions for how to be a part of the challenge. Teachers and staff, stop by the library and get your BINGO card and sign your name to the commitment poster. Let's get geared up, JMS, to read over 700 books!

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays after school from 2:30-4:15PM.

Book Club
The JMS book club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:30-4PM in room 219. Snacks will be provided. After we finish the book, we will go on a field trip! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Walls-Butler in room 112.

Washington, D.C. Info
8th graders:
There is still time for you to sign up for the Washington, D.C. trip! See Mr. Craner in room 117 for more information.

Ashikaga Information
8th graders interested in becoming an exchange student in Ashikaga, Japan:
The next information session will be held on Monday, February 8th at 7PM in the Board Room of the Springfield District 186 Administrative Center at 1900 W. Monroe Street next to Grant Middle School.

All interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend. Applications will be available at the meetings. February 29th is the application deadline.

Families unable to attend one of the information sessions may contact the SCAS Ashikaga committee chair for more information and an application packet. Be sure to check out the article on the JMS webpage for contact information.

PE Clothes
Students are encouraged to put their PE clothes in their gym lockers in the morning! The PE locker rooms will be open everyday.

Lost Keys/Lost Glasses
If anyone has lost keys or glasses, please check with Mrs. Collier in the main office.

Box Tops 4 Education
Way to go JMS! We have been doing a great job collecting BoxTops. Thank you to everyone who has turned them in, your names will stay in the raffle. There will be another drawing at the end of February so keep turning in those boxtops!

Spirit Wear Orders
JMS Spirit Wear orders are being accepted now! You may order long-sleeve t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, and hooded sweatshirts [may not be worn in class]. No short-sleeve t-shirts are being sold at this time. All order forms and money are due no later than Friday!

Order forms can be found in the Jaguar News in the main lobby.

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.

Girls' Volleyball
7th grade - Practice today from 4-5PM.

8th grade - Practice today from 5-6PM.

Boys' Basketball

Springfield Youth Football
Tackle football for 1st through 8th grade!
2016 registration will be held Saturday, February 6th from 10AM-1PM in the basement of the Bank of Springfield Building at 9th & Madison.

New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate that the league can keep. The registration fee is $105 for returning players and $135 for new players.

Flyers are available in the Jaguar News.

For more information, call (217) 341-8205 or email springfieldyouthfootball@hotmail.com or go to http://www.springfieldyouthfootball.com

Have a great day!

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