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SAT WORD OF THE WEEK: Avow
DEFINITION: To declare openly
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK: "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman
November 11, 2013 - Veterans Day - School Closed
November 12, 2013 - Early Dismissal - 11:00 AM
November 12, 2013 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 12:30-3:45 PM
November 18, 2013 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 6:00-8:30 PM
November 28-29, 2013 - Thansgiving Recess - School Closed
Red Ribbon Week at the Middle School was a very exciting time for all students. SADD Club sponsored a theme week centered on drug awareness. All the students signed a "chain of life" that hung in the main lobby to show their commitment to leading a drug-free lifestyle. Every year, the PTA buys the students red ribbons to wear. We have Camfel Productions, which is a huge multi-media presentation centered on a positive alternative to drug use. This year, the theme was "Dream, Dare, Do". Of course, the week ends with our "Say Boo to Drugs Dance" which was a great success! On Friday, we had a huge crowd of 6th, 7th and 8th graders come out to enjoy a night of fun and dance sponsored by the SADD Club as a fundraiser for YES Community Counseling Center. We hope you enjoy the pictures!
On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, the International Club celebrated "El Dia de los Muertos". Students created "esqueleto" masks and enjoyed goodies brought in by club members. Everybody had a great time learning about "The Day of the Dead" and how it is celebrated in Latin America.
We had wonderful entries in the LMC’s 2013 book-themed pumpkin contest. Here are the results: -The Most Creative Pumpkin award goes to Grace Piazza for her Spookley the Square Pumpkin -The Best Use of a Pumpkin award goes to Michaela Hansen for her Monster University Pumpkin -The Best Connection to a Book award goes to Katherine Beaudet for her City of Ember Pumpkin A special mention to Mrs. Turkewitz and Ms. Mifsud for their amazing Descpicable Me pumpkins.
[Note about this group picture... Can you tell which person in the picture is our principal? Mr. DeRiso is dressed as Mrs. K for Halloween!!]
The Middle School hosted two Rachel's Challenge programs, one introduction for 6th graders and another for 7th and 8th graders that were introduced to the program last year. After the programs 55 students, representing all extracurricular clubs in the school, met with Ms. Bartkus and Mrs. Simonetti. These students are the FOR (Friends of Rachel) representatives for their clubs and will be in charge of their club's Rachel activities for the school year. The Middle School's FOR Club ambassador, Jessica Barbieri, was introduced to the students. Students brainstormed ideas, shared as a group, and were given a Rachel's journal to keep track of the club's ideas and activities. They will now meet with their club members and get the ball rolling! It is our hope that they will truly start a "chain reaction".
6th Grade Field Day
On Thursday, October 3rd, the middle school hosted its first spirit day for 6th grade students. Spirit day kicked off with an amazing barbeque on the field. Students and teachers then participated in a variety of cooperative games that focused on teamwork, communication and sportsmanship. A fun day was had by all!
Mix It Up Day
On Friday, September 27th, the six grade students participated in the Student Council's annual MIX IT UP DAY! When students arrived at the cafeteria, they were given numbered tickets directing them to a specific lunch table for the day. This gave students a chance to meet children from other teams, talk over lunch, and complete a fun activity. Over one hundred children made new friends! Thank you to both our teachers and seventh grade volunteers!