Wednesday, September 17, 2014
• OUTSIDE DAY TODAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER CHANGES ~BRING YOUR JACKET TO THE CAFETERIA!
Remember ~ your day is what you make it. Let's make it a good one!
Happy birthday to .......
Andrew S., Jacob M., Alfred B., & Takhia D.!
Main Entree: Cheeseburgers; Chicken Patties; Corn
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Egg & Cheese on a Biscuit
Do NOT dig through the lunch trays. Take the tray on top of the stack. All trays are clean but may be scuffed on the bottom. If you happen to find a tray that has something on the top side, please let an adult know. When you dig through trays, you are spreading germs. Consequences for not following directions: You will eat last!
Every Wednesday, we will have the following inside activities:
• Reading Room in the library
• Game Room for educational board games
• Educational TV programming in the cafeteria
Outside activities every day will include:
• Walk 'n Talk
• Playing on the playground equipment
Everyone will be expected to actively participate in one of these activities.
Today is Constitution Day!
Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.
Did you know?
- Above the signers' names, the state of Pennsylvania is misspelled? It appears as Pensylvania.
- The Constitution was "penned" by Jacob Shallus who was a Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk. He received $30!
- The entire Constitution is displayed only one day a year — September 17th.
Questions of the Day
1. How many days did it take to actually "frame" the Constitution?
2. When the Constitution was signed, how many people lived in the United States?
A) 5 million
B) 4 million
C) 2.5 million
3. How many times does the word "democracy" appear in the Constitution?
1. 100 days
2. B) 4 million people
3. C) None
Teal is not an acceptable uniform shirt color.
You may NOT wear shirts or sweatshirts with signatures all over them.
Earbuds/headphones must be out of your ears before you enter the building. If you do not, a staff member may take them from you and place them in the main office tagged with your name for pick up later.
Gentlemen ~ Please NO sagging of pants or shorts! If you have belt loops on your shorts or pants, you must wear a belt.
Walkers must arrive at school by 7:45AM in order to eat breakfast & have full choices of items available.
7th & 8th graders must use their assigned stairs — do not use the 6th grade hall as a shortcut!
Nooks & Kindles may NOT be brought to school.
Keep your hands to yourselves!
Restroom passes must remain in your planner. Any restroom pass sheet that is torn out of a planner will NOT be valid.
Please remember to be quiet in the halls especially during lunch shifts in the 6th grade hall.
Please be sure to check the "Jaguar News" bulletin board in the main lobby for important information.
Please remember to get to class on time.
Please do not share your combination with a friend. If you are having trouble opening your locker, ask an adult for help. Also, do not leave your locker "set" to open.
Gum is not allowed at JMS!
No food is allowed on buses. You may have a water bottle.
You may NOT use the hall passes that are in your planner — X them out. You may only use the restroom passes.
Binders & textbooks should NOT be left in the halls or on tables in the halls. These are your responsibility. You must put them in your locker when you are not carrying them to class!
Behavior on our activity buses needs to improve! If you cannot behave on the activity bus, you will not be allowed to ride. Your parent/guardian will have to come pick you up after your after-school activities.
• JMS TV Studio Staff
If you signed up to audition for the JMS TV studio, please see Mrs. Gephart in the main lobby during your lunch shift today. Auditions will be held on Friday during lunch shifts.
• Box Tops 4 Education
We will be collecting Box Tops again this year! Please turn them in to your 1st hour teacher. Classes that collect the most have an opportunity to earn prizes.
• Girl Scouts
Any girl interested in joining Girl Scouts should grab a flyer from the Jaguar News in the main lobby.
• PRIDE Cards
What's a PRIDE card? It's a blue card that you may receive when you are "caught" doing the right thing — respecting yourself, respecting others, & respecting property. If you receive a PRIDE card, fill it out completely with your first & last name. Place the filled out card in the proper grade level jar outside of the cafeteria. If your card is drawn, you may receive a prize!
• Fall Fundraiser
Jefferson's fall fundraiser kicked off Friday, September 12th and runs through September 25th. All orders & money should be turned in on the 25th. Monday, Sept. 29th is the last day orders & money will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Jefferson Middle School. Delivery week is scheduled for October 20-24th.
Prize sheets are posted in the cafeteria.
• Showstoppers Auditions
Who: Students in grades 2-8
What: Singing, acting & dancing
When: Wednesday Sept. 17th or Wednesday Sept.24th from 7-8PM
Where: Wilcox Elementary
For more detailed information, grab a flyer from the Jaguar News.
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.
• Cross Country Practice
There will be cross country practice today from 2:45-4PM.
• Cross Country Parent Meeting
There is a mandatory cross country parent meeting tonight at 6PM in room 107. Runners ~ please attend with your parents!
• Girls' Basketball Practice
6th, 7th & 8th grade practice today from 2:30-5PM.
• Girls' Basketball Parent Meeting
There is a mandatory girls' basketball parent meeting tonight at 6PM in room 107. Athletes ~ please attend with your parents!
• 7th/8th Grade Girls' Basketball Games
Our 1st 7th & 8th grade girls' basketball games will be held tomorrow! These games will be played at JMS. The 1st game starts at 3:30PM. Our opponent is Lincoln Magnet/Ball Charter. Come out & cheer on our girls!
• 6th Grade Boys' Basketball
Congratulations to the following Jaguars who have made the JMS 2014 Basketball Team!
Amir U., Torrey M., R'mahd T., Jaquez W., Jordan K., Calvin K., Frankie R., Tatem G., Amarion B., Amarion F., Lezell S., Terrence H., Tray H., Jared H., Michael T., Alonzo L., Treyvon P., & Joseph C.
• 8th Grade Boys' Basketball
There will be Open Gym for 8th grade boys only tomorrow night from 6-8PM.
• Cheer Squad News
Cheer squad tryouts will be held on Friday from 5-8PM. If you have questions, see Mrs. Impson in room 101.
• SSHS Mini Cheer Camp
Southeast High School is sponsoring a mini cheer camp for students in grades K-8. Deadline for registration is September 15th.
When: September 24th
Where: Enos Elementary School Gym
For more information, please grab a form from the Jaguar News in the main lobby.
• Springfield Park District Youth Programs
What: Self-Defense & Cheerleading Classes
Where: Nelson Center in Lincoln Park
For more information & registration, pick up a flyer from the Jaguar News in the main lobby.
Have a great day!
At JMS I will ....
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!