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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012 Middle School Messenger A Tradition of Excellence & Equity PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Dear Parents, garding our school, Fifth Grade I hope everyone had please call us at 655- Cognative Abilities a restful holiday recess. 1324. Testing It is hard to believe that we are almost one Best Wishes for 2012! Our fifth grade students half the way through will take the CoGAT tests our academic year. Sec- during the first week of ond semester begins on February. These are as- Monday, January 30. sessments of academic potential we use to help Report cards will be Jean J. Regan, Ed.D. us have a greater under- available on Power- Principal standing of our students. School on February 3. The mathematical subtest Please see the test Spring Testing Schedule is one of the indicators schedule listed below to used in determining rec- assist in your planning. ommendation for acceler- ELA—April 17,18,19 ated seventh grade math. It is very helpful to us if 8:10—10:30 AM We will send home indi- you could schedule ap- vidual reports with the pointments around Math – April 25,26,27INSIDE THIS ISSUE: results in the early Spring. these dates. If you have any questions, 8:10—10:30 AMPRINCIPAL’S 1 If you have any ques- please do not hesitate toMESSAGE tions or concerns re- contact Dr. Regan at 655- 1324.YEARBOOKS 1SCIENCE CLUB 2 MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS Due to increased costs, Those students who online as well atTWELVE DAYS OF 3 yearbooks will no longer be have yet to order a Year- www.yearbooksonsale.comHOLIDAYS provided free of charge to book received an informa-MUSIC DEPT. NEWS 4-5 all students in the Middle tional letter in homeroom. School. Our P.T.A. will be Please return the com-HEALTH OFFICE 6 underwriting a portion of pleted form to the office.UPDATE the cost and the remaining The deadline is January 31,CALENDARS 7-8 balance will be $8.00 each. 2012. They may be ordered
MIDDLE SCHOOL MESSENGER PAGE 2SCIENCE CLUB The Middle School Science to drop an egg without cracking it handy in the coming weeks as weClub has been honing their obser- using a limited amount of supplies. get ready for the Middle Schoolvation and reporting skills as well Next, they all created snowmen Science Olympiad competitionas hypothesizing and then con- to send to Kansas where 4th being held at Syracuse Universitystructing based on those guesses. grade students tried to match in March. Good luck! Some of them had to build a them with the descriptions wetower of cards that would be the read during a video con-tallest as well as the strongest. ference in the library. AllWhile the others created a way of these skills will come in
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3FRACTURED TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAYS Mrs. Burry’s Reading/Language The Twelve Days of HolidaysArts Classes worked on a very spe- by Sadie Coleman & Chloe Willardcial project before break. They re-wrote the Twelve Days of Christ- On the first day of Christmas mymas. The results were very enter- true love game to me,taining. Please enjoy their efforts. a star on top of my tree. On the second day of New Years The Twelve Days of Dogs my true love put together for me, by Lily Loveless and Kelly Cowen a big, fancy party. On the third day of Valentines myOn the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, groomer gave to me . . . . a box of chocolate hearts. 12 doberman pinschers On the fourth day of St. Patrick’s 11 pointers pointing my true love game to me, 10 lakeland terriers a big green four leaf clover. 9 dalmations dancing On the fifth day of Easter my true 8 monster mastiffs love gave to me, 7 shetland sheepdogs a big milk chocolate bunny. 6 gordon setters On the sixth day of Mother’s Day 5 golden retrievers my true love gave to me, 4 boarder collies a big bunch of red roses 3 french bulldogs On the Seventh day of Arbor Day 2 great danes my true love gave to me, and a basset hound puppy a seed to plant a tree. On the eighth day of Father’s Day my true love gave to me, a gun to go hunting.The Twelve Days Before Vacation On the ninth day of Independence by Delaney Yorks, Scout Mueller, Day my true love gave to me, a set Carly McManus of fireworks to light up the sky. On the tenth day of Columbus myOn the twelfth day before vacation true love gave to me, a picture my teacher gave to me . . . . of Columbus crossing the sea. 12 minutes detention On the eleventh day of Halloween 11 math problems my true love gave to me, 10 science projects a big bowl of candy. 9 kids a crying On the twelfth day of Thanksgiving 8 paper planes a flying my true love gave to me, a 7 lunches spilling wishbone to wish on. 6 time outs 5 homework pages 4 book reports 3 pencil erasers 2 bad grades and a trip to the principals office
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 4ALL COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL Congratulations to the fol-lowing sixth grade students whoauditioned and were chosen torepresent our school in theMadison All County Chorus.Students have been rehearsingafter school or the Festival thatwill take place at MorrisvilleHigh School on January 21. theSixth Grade Chorus will bejoined by Middle School CountyOrchestra, Junior High and HighSchool Bands. Julia Barrett, Olivia Carroll, Shao Demyttenaere, Lydia LaGorga, Eric Liddell, Helen Purcell, Anna Sasser, Meghan Schwartz, Zach Simms, Allie Vanetti, Jake Wells and alternates Kaylee Regan and Katrina WilsonSOUNDS OF THE SEASON Sharing some talent and spreading some holiday cheer… Jenna Britton Caeli Carroll McKinley Dennison Saulo Ferreira Mimi Gabor Leah Gamlen Lauren Howard Allie Karmis Emily Kielbasinski Janie Kempf Sam Mabie Olivia McEntee Morgan Mapstone Ryan Marshall Ally Muller Taylor Spires Brittany Wright Members of Junior High Chorus and special guest Mrs. Hegel on viola!
MIDDLE SCHOOL MESSENGER PAGE 6HEALTH OFFICE UPDATE I hope everyone had a happy Attention parents of 5th grade opportunity to take part in this veryhealthful holiday. The Health Of- students. NYS Department of generous offer. It is a wonderfulfice continues to by quite Health requires that all 11 year old way to provide the care your childbusy. There have been the usual 5th graders receive the Tdap vacci- may need without the cost thatcolds, headaches and stomach dis- nation. They can get this at their goes along with it. You must pro-tress but also a very debilitating doctors or call the Department of vide the transportation to and fromvirus that seems to predispose Health at 366-2848 for their immu- the office. Please don’t hesitate tobronchitis and then pneumonia. nization clinics. This is mandatory call.Luckily the “flu” has not been re- for entrance into 6th grade. I must submit BMI weight statusported in our area, it is not too late Dental certificates are being re- category information to the stateto be vaccinated. quested for all 7th grade stu- on 7th grade students. I only give I can’t believe we are so far into dents. If your child has never been the numbers of girls and boys inthe school year. The fall was crazy, to a dentist an appointment should the different weight categories, nobusy with seriously ill children. High be made. If you are taking your names are used. If you do notfevers that hung on for a week or child to the dentist, the form to be want your child counted in this sur-longer and more pneumonia than I completed is at the sign out vey please send me a notice statinghave ever seen in a student popula- sheet. Drs. Revercomb and Boule, this.tion. Manlius dentists, provide a free Please keep me informed of any There are new guidelines on vi- dental cleaning day to students health or other issues necessary forsion and hearing screening. I am who do not have any insurance, the proper care of your child. As Ino longer mandated to check 6th their own dentist or Medicaid. In stated before, in an emergency I dograde students for this. If your other words, families who just not check with the teacher for in-child is having problems and you don’t have the finances to pay formation to give to the ambulancewant them tested, please let me dental bills. Please let me know or hospital so I need to be “in theknow. I will still see all 5th and 7th ASAP by calling 655-1332 if you loop”. Thank you for your coopera-grade students. would like your child to have the tion. Diane Belton, RN.NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTSNYS Education Department requires all current 11 year old students receive the Tdap vaccination. This is amandatory requirement for entrance into 6th grade. Please have you physician or clinic, complete this form and return it to the Health Office ASAP.__________________________________ had the (Boostrix/Adacel) Tdap vaccine on ______________.__________________________________ had a Td, DT or DTaP on _____________________________.___________________________________has a medical exemption and the vaccine is contraindicated.Physician name and signature:______________________________________________________________Exceptions: If a child received a Td, DT or DTaP vaccination within the last 2 years, the Tdap vaccine should be de-ferred until a period of 2 years has elapsed and then get the Tdap vaccine.
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