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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

September 19, 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: Chicken Strips with Roll, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy


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

• Basketball News
Please remember that when you are attending an after-school activity, you are representing Jefferson. The behavior of some JMS students at the girls basketball game last night was very disappointing. There will be consequences for inappropriate behavior.

• PRIDE Winners
The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn for a prize:
Ian Jones
Nakiyha Wood
Garrison Cobb
Jerrell Faulkner
You may pick up your prize in the main office today after school.

Planner numbers:
15, 46, 228, 155

Watch for the new "jaguar" contest! Mrs. Rennison will be posting a picture of a jaguar next to an "expectation" in our building. The first student to find the jaguar and then report the location and the expectation to Mrs. Rennison will win a prize.

• Locker Combinations
DO NOT PRESET YOUR LOCKER COMBINATION! When you do this, you are leaving your locker open to anyone getting in to it. Memorize your combination!

• Band & Music News
J-Jazz will meet after school Wednesday.
Jazz Band will meet after school today. This is for those who are not beginners.

6th Grade Band: No 6th grade band today.
Wednesday: 1st hour - trumpets & french horns; 3rd hour - trombones

• Dropping Off
Students: please tell your parents that you may not be dropped off in the bus area on Allis Street. All students must be dropped off on the 14th Street side of the school. This is the street closest to the gym entrance.

• Behavior
Reminder: everyone needs to keep his/her hands and feet to himself/herself. Lately there has been unacceptable behavior in the halls and outside on the playground. Pushing, shoving, kicking, and punching will not be tolerated.

• Dress Code
Students — T-shirts worn beneath your polo shirt must be either white or the same color as your polo shirt. No exceptions!

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!