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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006

Morning Announcements:

• Schedule Changes
Friday, September 1st, is the last day to make a schedule change!

• Dress Code
The enhanced dress code is a huge success! All of our students look so nice in their clothes. Mr. Zimmers has decided to allow white collared polo shirts in addition to the current yellow, navy blue and gray polo shirts. Remember — no neckties are to be worn. Also, if you wear a t-shirt under your polo shirt, the t-shirt must be tucked in. The t-shirt should not be showing. Please remember that sleeveless shirts are not allowed.

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.

• Sports Physicals
Dr. Sandercock wil be her to do sports physicals on August 30th at 2:45 PM. Only students in cross country and girls basketball need to sign up. Physicals cost $10 and you must have an athletic card filled out.

• Info Packets
Several forms that need to be signed and returned were sent home with your student on August 22nd, the first day of school. Please read, sign and return these forms as quickly as possible.

• Fundraiser
The JMS Fall Fundraiser will be different this year. We will be taking orders from the "Simple Pleasures" and "Jenny's Favorites" brochures. Items offered will range from cheese and sausage to cookie dough!

The sale starts immediately and ends September 5, 2006. Late orders will not be accepted.

Payment must accompany your orders!

Delivery will be approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the sale ends.

• Planners
Attention students: all students must purchase a planner. This is required! The planners cost $5 and can be purchased from your teacher.

• Band News
6th grade band students: If you signed up for french horn, trombone or saxophone, please come to the band room today 3rd hour after checking in with your teacher. Tomorrow Mrs. Charneski will meet with flutes and clarinets during 3rd hour.

• 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.

• Discipline Talks
Mrs. Foley and Ms. Zubal's classes should meet in the cafeteria during 1st hour.

Mr. Wassilak and Ms. Hargrove's classes should meet in the cafeteria during 3rd hour.

Mr. Blunk and Mrs. Wagner's classes will meet in the library 1st hour.

Mrs. Grandchamp, Mrs. Wash and Ms. C. Wells's classes will meet in the cafeteria during 2nd hour.

• 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!

Congratulations to our 7th grade for having the most PRIDE cards turned in so far. We have 2 PRIDE winners today: Cassie Nation and Jacob Lahey. You may pick up your Boom Box after school today in the main office.

Planner Winners:
#56, 84, 123, & 455
You may pick up your McDonald's gift certificate for fries or hash browns in the main office today after school.

• Cafeteria News
Students — please remember to sit on the appropriate side of the cafeteria during your lunch period!

Main Entree: Soft Tacos