Today is Tuesday, February 26, and it is an A day.
The Girls on Track group will have a meeting this Thursday, February 28, from 2:30-4:00. Please plan to attend if you were part of the group who met in the fall.
On Wednesday, February 27th, we will host an African American Heritage Bowl after school. The students who have answered daily questions correctly are invited to participate. Mrs. Davis has been collecting prizes for the event, and we are looking forward to it!
We will offer sports' physicals this Thursday, February 28th. This is an opportunity for you to get a sports' physical for $10.00. Track season starts in March, so all track students will need an up-to-date physical. These are good for one calendar year, so if your child had one this year, he or she should not need another.
Expanding Your Horizons in Math, Science and Technology-A hands-on career conference for girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, will be held at the Public Affairs Center at U of I at Springfield on Saturday, March 8. There are workshops for students and parents. The cost is $10.00 per person. For more information, log on to www.aauw-il.org/springfield, or call 529-4165 Meise Fahsl. This is a great opportunity-don't miss it!
Here are the lunch choices for the rest of the month (subject to change)
Tues., Feb. 26 Nachos
Wed., Feb. 27 Macaroni and cheese, Hot dogs
Thurs., Feb. 28 Hot ham and cheese, Chili
Fri., Feb. 29 Manager's choice (Surprise!)
The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) is jut around the corner! The ISAT measures individual student achievement and shows how well students and schools are performing based on the Illinois Learning Standards. The test results also identify areas of strength and weakness for students and schools. The ISAT tests will be given to all sixth, seventh and eighth students during March 3-14, 2008. Parents should make every effort possible to have their child at school and arriving on time during this testing. Listed below are the areas that each grade level will be tested.
Sixth Grade: Reading, Math and Writing
Seventh Grade: Reading, Math and Science
Eighth Grade: Reading, Math and Writing
Last year, we requested, and received, lots of snacks to distribute during the testing. It helped to make it through the stress of testing! We would really appreciate any items that you can send from the following list. There will be 28-30 students in each testing group.
Individually wrapped mints
Individually wrapped snacks (trail mix bars, fruit snacks)
Packaged trail mix (large bags)
Pretzels (large bags)
Other healthy snacks
Tuesday, February 26
After-school Literacy from 2:30-4:00
Scholastic Bowl meet @ LMS
7th GVB regionals @ Taylorville 6:00 (bus at 4:30)
6th GVB practice @ Ball Charter-A team 5:00-7:00
PTO @ 5:30
Wednesday, February 24
Student of the Month
AA Heritage Bowl
After-school Math Instruction
7th GVB regionals @ Taylorville 6:00
BB (The Gym) @ LMS 5:00-7:00
Thursday, February 25
Girls on Track reunion
Chess Club @ GMS
6th GVB practice @ Ball Charter-B team 5:30-7:30
Friday, February 29-6th grade field trip ot St. Louis
AA Histroy Club
6th GVB practice 3:30-5:00
6th BB (The Gym) @ Ball Charter 5:00-7:00
Saturday, March 1
No GVB game
Monday, March 3 No school
March 4-14- ISAT testing
Monday, March 10- Parent 1-to-1 computer training at FMS 5:30-7:00
Tuesday, March 11- Cumulative folder training at Stanton Avenue