Switzerland Point Middle School
3-30-21 Raider Rap
8th Grade Events
We look forward to several upcoming events for our 8th grade students in order to celebrate the 8th grade class.
We will be hosting a parade, a picnic, a sporting event and a field day. While we want to celebrate all students, we also need to know that students involved in these events are able to exhibit the qualities of character that we have come to expect from our 8th graders. For a student to qualify for these activities, they must not have obtained more than 2 demerits in the month of the event, nor received any consequences in the dean's office. Examples of dean's office consequences would include lunch detention, bus suspensions, in school suspension (including single period), or out of school suspensions.
Continue to monitor the Raider Rap for updates on 8th grade events.
8th Grade Staff vs. Students Sporting Event
On April 30th, as a part of our 8th grade celebrations, we will be hosting a dodgeball tournament and basketball game with the students vs. teachers. For the dodgeball tournament, there will be a few teams of students selected that will compete for the right to play the teachers. In order to do this, we need students to sign up for the opportunity to play. 8th grade students may sign up as a full team of 10, partial team or individuals (to be grouped with others to form a team). Teams must consist of at least 3 players of both gender.
Students may sign up in person in the front office, using our dodgeball forms (pre-printed) or using the link on the 8th grade class page. If there are any questions, please email or see Mrs. Barnes (Kathryn.email@example.com) .
SPMS Charitable Activity
SPMS and Movers for Moms is teaming up to help women and children in need. Movers for Moms helps support local women of domestic abuse at the Hubbard House and Betty Griffin Center by collecting personal care and baby items. WEB Leader will visit each homeroom to collect the items from March 29th through April 9th.
The following items are on the shelter's wish list:
- Store gift cards
- New women's underwear and socks
- New kids’ underwear and socks
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- African American hair products
- Feminine products
- First aid
- Office supplies:
- Copy paper (white and colored)
- Pens and pencils
- Spiral notebooks
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Crib sheets and blankets
- COVID Supplies
It would mean a lot to the moms and kids if you would donate.
- Written by Madison Palmer 8th grade
The Band Parents Association (Band Booster) needs YOUR HELP!
ALL of the Executive Board positions are OPEN for next year! Time commitment is minimal but VERY important! The BPA secures and dispurses funding for your band program! The role of the BPA is to support the Directors in running the SPMS Band Program here at Switzerland Point Middle School! The SJCSD funds the Directors but the Directors rely on YOUR Fairshare Payment to run the program! PLEASE consider lending your time to the program so SPMS continues to have an amazing program that is highly regarded in the St. Johns County community!
Want to know more??? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY!
Special Message on the Marquee
SPMS National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an opportunity to send a special birthday or congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of school. Cost is $25. Complete the form here to submit your request (there's a separate link in the form to pay via Schoolpay upon submitting your request). Requests are due the Friday prior to the event and will display the following week (Tuesday through Monday).
SPMS PTSO Updates
MEETING: APRIL 19th, 10 AM hosted via Zoom
Feel free to join us to see what PTSO is all about.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 764 8463 8229
8th GRADE FIELD DAY
SPMS will be hosting an 8th grade field day May 28th to celebrate our graduating class. The PTSO is helping with the planning and hosting of this event. We cannot do it without you. Please join us for an organizational meeting Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 PM via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 771 8097 4591
SPMS PTSO POPPIN BOX POPCORN SALE
Please be on the look out for our next Poppin Box Popcorn sale coming up in April.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We need your help. The following board positions will be opening in the 21-22 school year. This is a great year to join the board and show your support for our students and staff. Join this year to train for next year. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in finding out more.
VP of Fundraising
VP of Membership
Spirit Wear Chair
Book Fair Chair
Business Partner Chair
Swiss Point Cares Chair
RAIDER STORE - APRIL DATES COMING SOON
This is a special store where students can “purchase” special items with their reward virtual points that they earn for good behavior. Our students are recognized for being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.
PTSO MEMERSHIP - IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN PTSO
Please support our students and teachers by joining the PTSO. Memberships are only $20 per family. Memberships are a donation and do not require volunteer hours. Your donation helps fund many important things that take place during school like the PBIS Rewards Raider Store, Teacher Classroom Grants, and Teacher Appreciation.
Thank you to the 85 Raider Families who have joined the PTSO to date.
Sign up here:
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT PTSO
AmazonSmile - Shop through the PTSO link on AmazonSmile!
Click this link to find out more! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3741022
Now while you do your regular shopping on Amazon thru AmazonSmile, .5% of your purchase will be donated to SPMS PTSO! It is that EASY! Thank you for your support!
Box Tops – Please download the Box Tops app and start scanning your receipts for SMPS PTSO to get Box Top credits. Please turn in any valid paper box tops to the front office.
Keep an eye on the PTSO website, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on what is coming up throughout the year!
For up to date happenings LIKE us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SwissPointPTSO/
SPMS PTSO is on INSTAGRAM! Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/spmsptso/
Check the PTSO website for all the latest news! http://www.swisspointptso.com/
The Book Fair is coming! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the SPMS Media Center April 5th-8th during school hours. Students are welcome to visit the book fair anytime during the school day with teacher permission.
Students and parents are also invited to shop the Book Fair online by visiting https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/as-seen-in-schools/360fair.html?fairId=4729742
Payment can be made with cash, check (no change given), credit card, or Scholastic eWallet.
Every purchase helps us get books for our Media Center! Your support is greatly appreciated!!!
Visit the SPMS Book Fair webpage at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/switzerlandpointmiddlesch1 The website allows you to shop the book fair, see our book fair goals, and create an eWallet with funds for your child to use at the fair.
Shop the Book Fair online at: https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/as-seen-in-schools/360fair.html?fairId=4729742
All students who have read 3 or more Sunshine State Young Readers Award books will be invited to participate in SSYRA voting. Voting will occur in the SPMS Media Center April 12th-14th and votes will be submitted to the state on April 15th. The book that receives the most votes will win the Sunshine State Young Readers Award. This is one of the only book awards in the entire world where students get to pick the winning book! The winner will be announce on April 30th. Good luck to the 15 contending titles! We are proud of all of the students who have read 3 or more SSYRA titles and received the honor of voting!
A Note About SJMSAA
The St. Johns Middle School Athletic Association (”SJMSAA”) middle school sports program is not operated or sponsored by the St. Johns County School District. SJMSAA is an independent, private non-profit corporation, which uses District middle school names and facilities under a license agreement with the District, and which is solely responsible for the operation of the SJMSAA middle school sports program and its individual teams.
Students need to register through the SJMSAA website prior to tryouts. Once a student(s) makes a team, he/she will be provided with more information on paying and filling out the required forms.
Sports listed under SJMSAA are not operated by Switzerland Point Middle School.