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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11, 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: Spaghetti with Garlic Bread

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

• 9/11 Remembered
Five years ago today on September 11th, 2006, terrorists attacked our country. Nearly 3000 people were killed when planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC and when an additional hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives in this tragedy.

• Welcome Back to School Dance
Our dance Friday night was a huge success! The next dance will be our Halloween Dance on October 20th. If you have 3 or more major behavior refferals, you will not be allowed to attend the dance.

If you would like to suggest songs for the next dance, Mrs. Borders will have a sign up sheet in the 109 Office. Please remember the music must be "clean" versions.

• Band & Music News
J-Jazz will meet today after school.

6th Grade Band: Tuesday 1st hour - flutes; 3rd hour - trumpets. Come to room 122 with your instruments!

• SHS Dance Clinic
The Springfield High School Scarlet Line pom-pon squad is inviting all District 186 girls from ages kindergarten through 8th grade to attend a dance clinic on September 30th from 10 AM - 2 PM. By participating, the girls are invited back to perform at an SHS home game on October 13th.

Applications must be filled out and turned in to Sarah Johnson at Springfield High School by September 20th.

• Give Booker T a Voice!
Booker T has lost his voice! If you would like to be the voice of Booker T Bookworm, see the Word Bird [AKA Mrs. Boosinger] in the library during your lunch hour. She will have an application for you to fill out.

• Dress Code
Students — you must keep your belts and your shoes on when you are at school. You may not use rubber bands to cinch the back of your shirt. These are considered dress code violations.

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.

• 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!