Posted October 3rd, 2014 by J. Kasinger
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This week’s newsletter has a lot of helpful information. Please take a moment to read these important announcements.
Have a great day!
Steve Kern Brandon Todd
Principal Assistant Principal
Picture retake day will be on Monday, October 6th in the morning. Please remind your child to pick up an order form in the office. Students who previously had their pictures taken are bringing their pictures home with them today or tomorrow. Students who would like to retake their picture should bring the packet back with them on Monday and have their picture retaken in the morning.
Cheerleading try-outs will be on Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21st. The students will be learning the cheer and dance on Monday. The students will then be evaluated on Tuesday. Students must attend both days to be considered for the team. All permission slips and physicals are due to the office by Wednesday, October 15th. Students must have their permission form and sports physical in on time to participate in the try-outs. No exceptions will be made. Please contact Mrs. Kirkwood or Miss Wood if you have any questions.
Boys Basketball try-outs
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball try-outs will be Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21st. (2:30-3:50)
In order to try out you must have a signed permission slip and a current sports physical.
All permission slips must be turned into Mr. Sander or Mr. Koss.
The sports physical must be turned into the school nurse by Thursday, October 16th. (Mrs. Harte)
The information can be found in the gym, health room, main office and the cafeteria.
We will not be accepting any sports physicals or permission slips the day of try-outs.
Earlier this year we sent home a letter telling you about the Erin’s Law presentations that are taught to the students throughout the district. Linked here is another copy of the letter Erin’s Law Parent Letter 2014 that we sent home. Our students will attending the presentation next week during their regularly scheduled health classes on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Linked here is information from the PTA about a presentation titled “Keeping Your Child Safe Online.” This presentation will take place on Friday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Junior High School. PTA Oct Mtg flyer
Parent Teacher Conferences
We hope to see you at conferences next week on 10/9 or 10/10. Please contact our office if you have not received the information in the mail or have a time conflict with your scheduled conference. Students SHOULD attend this conference with you to highlight their goals and achievements classes. After your 15 minute conference you will have 45 minutes to touch base with other teaches that you would like to talk to. Please also stop by the office for information on how to set up your Infinite Campus Portal. This is a great way for you to keep up to date on your child’s progress in their classes.
For the safety of our students, and the cleanliness of our school, at the end of the lunch period students will be asked to throw away perishable foods that they have not finished eating, such as sandwiches, pizza, etc. Students will be allowed to place unconsumed non-perishable items into their lunch bag and then into their locker to take home, provided that the bag that the item is in will keep it from making a mess in the hallways and lockers.
Unfinished water or juice bottles with a screw top can be placed in the lockers to take home after school as well, however an opened juice box must be thrown away.
Social media can be a wonderful way to communicate. Please be sure to monitor your child’s social media activity (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) to ensure that the posts of others and their posts are respectful and appropriate. Being involved in their interactions with their peers is increasingly important for our students!
As I am sure that you have heard before, getting involved in an after school club or sport helps our students develop organizational skills as well as explore special interests that could become a future career or hobbie. Below is the current listing of the clubs that we are planning on offering this year. Please encourage your child to pay attention to the announcements throughout the year for more information. Throughout the year club sponsors will place information in the lunch room about how to join the club.
||Mrs. Otto and Mrs. Steineke
|Language Arts Study Club
||Language Arts Teachers
|Math Study Club
|Science Study Club
|Social Studies Study Club
|Cooking/ Healthy Eating Club
||Mrs. Bugay and Mrs. Cothrell
||Mrs. Kravas, Mrs. Otto, Ms. Plauck, Mrs. Steineke
||Mrs. Albers and Mrs. Kovarsky
|Fluid Power Challenge
|GEMS Club (Girls in Engineering Math and Science)
||Mrs. Brink and Mrs. Hibbits
||Mr. Fernstrom and Mrs. Hernandez
||Ms. Hunt and Ms. Plauck
|Spanish Culture Club
||Ms. Arizpe and Mrs. Pagonis
||Mrs. Albers, Mrs. Kirkwood, and Mrs. Bratt
||Mr. Diaz and Mrs. Hebda
|Intramurals Soccer Fall
||Mr. Diaz, Mrs. Hernandez, and Ms. Peisker
|Intramurals Volleyball Spring
||Mrs. Hebda, Mrs. Knapik, and Ms. Arizpe