Cobb Middle School Weekly News

February 13 - 17, 2017

Raising self directed kids - Madeline Levine

Coming Up This Week...

Monday 2/13

  • Academic Pentathlon Meeting, 7:45-8:15 a.m., E103 OR 3:40-4:10 p.m., D106
  • Legally Blonde Jr. Rehearsal, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • Rising 7th and 8th Grade Parent Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cafe


Tuesday 2/14

  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, 7:30-8:15 a.m.
  • Math/Science Team Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., D104
  • Legally Blonde Jr. Rehearsal, 3:40-6:30 p.m., G102/Cafe
  • Tennis vs. Pioneer, 4:30-6:30 p.m., RHS

Wednesday 2/15

  • Legally Blonde Jr. Rehearsal, 7:00-8:15 a.m., G102/Cafe
  • Writing Club, 7:55-8:15 a.m., D106
  • Student-Led Bible Study, 3:40-4:15 p.m., B121
  • Film Club, 3:40 p.m., C101
  • Staff Meeting, 3:50-4:50 p.m., Library (NO AFTERNOON TUTORIALS)
  • Track Meet, 4:00-9:00 p.m., RHS

​​Thursday 2/16

  • Rising 6th grade course cards due
  • Legally Blonde Jr. Rehearsal, 3:40-6:30 p.m., G102/Cafe
  • Math & Science Team Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., E114
  • Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-5:30 p.m., G108

Friday 2/17

  • Rising 7th and 8th grade course cards due
  • Legally Blonde Jr. Rehearsal, 3:40-6:30 p.m., G102/Cafe
  • Choir Pre-UIL, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Lone Star HS

Save the Dates​​​​

  • 2/18 - Math/Science Team Competition, 7:00-4:00, Long MS, Dallas
  • 2/20 - PRESIDENT'S DAY - NO SCHOOL
  • 2/21-2/24 - Cheer Tryout Clinic, 7:00-8:00 a.m., Small Gym
  • 2/21 - Tennis vs. Griffin, 4:30-6:30 p.m., WHS
  • 2/22 - Track Meet, 4:00-9:00 p.m., WHS
  • 2/23 - Spring Student Portraits
  • 2/23 - Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-5:30 p.m., G108
  • 2/23 - NJHS Induction Ceremony, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/24 - END OF MARKING PERIOD 4
  • 2/24-2/26 - FCA Weekend of Champions (SEE BELOW)
  • 2/25 - Math/Science Team Competition, 7:00-4:00, Grapevine
  • 2/25 - Math/Science Team Copmpetition, 7:00-4:00, Cross Timbers MS, Grapevine
  • 3/1-3/3 - Orchestra UIL, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., RHS
  • 3/1 - Track Meet, 4:00-9:00 p.m., WHS
  • 3/2 - Library Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m., Library
  • 3/2 - FISD Dual Credit Information Meeting, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Collin College (SEE BELOW)
  • 3/2 - New to FISD Parent Orientation, 7:00-8:30 p.m., FISD Administration Building
  • 3/3 - Cheer Tryouts, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Both Gyms
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Special Messages

Valentine's Day - Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th, and without a doubt, many members of the Cyclone community are already excited. As you begin to plan, we ask that family members and friends refrain from sending, delivering, or bringing flowers, balloons, or other gifts to Cobb Middle School on Valentine’s Day. Since such gifts are distracting to the learning environment, any items brought to school will remain in the front office until the end of the school day. At 3:35 P.M., students may pick up gifts from Mrs. Davis in order to take them home. We thank you in advance for your support and efforts in ensuring that academics remain the primary focus of the school day.


Teens for Jeans Drive - Cobb MS will join Wakeland HS once again for the Teens for Jeans campaign. This drive is aimed at gathering jeans that are then donated to homeless teenagers, as a pair of jeans is one of the most requested items from homeless youth. We will have a grade level competition with the winning grade earning the use of their personal devices during lunch for one day, Friday March 3rd. (find out more).


Cold, Flu, and more... - Find out more about procedures to follow when your student is sick.


Read-a-Thon - Thank you from the Cobb Library to everyone who came, supported, decorated, and pledged funds to this year's Hogwarts Read-a-Thon. Our Hogwarts readers raised $,5600 for books for kids served at Frisco Family Services Food Pantry and books for homeless kids served through City House!


Huge thanks to Richard Dennis and the Theater Department for the gorgeous wall of art and other decor they created for our event as well as being Hogwarts characters for the kick-off! Cobb parents Terrie Leonard and Robin Smullins provided fabulous photo coverage for the event. Former Cobb parent Katie Blackwell created the stunning stained glass window out front (stop by and see it!), and SO many of you all baked, decorated, brought items and invested your hearts to make this magical evening a reality. Thank you again for your generous support of this very special event. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Click below for links to the Read-a-Thon coverage in the e-edition of the Frisco Enterprise! Go Cobb readers!


February 10 (page 1 and 4) http://starlocalmedia.com/friscoenterprise/eedition/page-a/page_c51d1736-9a5c-5d1b-a4eb-6c3d562d0ba6.html

February 3 (page 3) http://starlocalmedia.com/friscoenterprise/eedition/page-a/page_de63d94b-112c-5be9-aac5-d383e6b215ef.html


7th Grade Field Trip Info - Find out all the details about your 7th grader's field trip to the Dallas Zoo in May! Some deadlines are coming up!


FCA Weekend of Champions Camp - February 24-26th (Registration deadline February 10th) at Lake View Camp in Waxahachie. Register at www.dfwfca.org/woc.


FISD Dual Credit Parent Information Meeting - March 2nd at the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus. Read more about it here.


8th Grade Field Trip - Payment is due by March 3rd through your student's MyPaymentsPlus account. If you wish to be a chaperone, please select that option when you pay for your student. A chaperone fee will then be added to your student's account and you may pay it online as well. If you have questions about payment please contact Brenda Biller at billerb@friscoisd.org.


Join the Club - One of the best parts of middle school is getting involved with a group of your peers to do something you enjoy outside the classroom. Cobb has a diverse list of clubs and organizations to fit every student's interests, so encourage your child to try one out!

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