October 25th, 2019
Do you love your country? Do you love money? Then you should enter the VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. The top prize is $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC for you and a parent or guardian. Last year a Spry student won a total of $125!! Entry forms are available in your house office. See Mrs. Gulino in room 124 with any questions. All entries are due by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 30th. Turn them into Mrs. Gulino.
Any student, teacher, sports team, club, classroom, family, neighborhood, or group of friends can snap a pic of themselves and share it to Mrs. Nichols email. Requirements for the photo are as follows - a double-looped ribbon and this years' theme "Send a message. Stay drug free." You can begin submitting photos now, and the deadline is November 1st. Look at the flyers around school for more information about Red Ribbon Week!
Have you been getting ready for Halloween? This year, besides just thinking about your costume, please consider a unique opportunity to help kids around the world. Spry’s World Language classes are learning about what it means to be a global citizen. We will be Trick or Treating for UNICEF and we have extra boxes. UNICEF helps kids around the world by providing food, health care and education to those in need. If you are interested in participating in this, stop by 301 to sign up and get a box. Remember, you can get the change to change the world! Here’s a video about UNICEF, thanks for watching Spry Today and have a wonderful day.
Hey 6th graders! Want to come hang out with your WEB leaders and have fun? 6th grade WEB fun night is going to be Friday, November 1st from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.! We will have games and activities led by your 8th grade WEB leaders in the Spry gym and cafeterias. Don't miss out on the fun! Get your free tickets in lunches on Monday, October 28th. See you there!
7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball? Come to the informational meeting on October 29th at 3:30 in the east cafe! See Coach Farrell if you have any questions!
Please consider volunteering Monday, October 28th or Tuesday, October 29th right after school to make a craft “favor” for Veterans.
The activity will be located in the art rooms, rooms 129 and 131. We will be giving these gifts to veterans on November 8th at the dinner we will be having for them.
You can also get volunteer credit for merit society if you need the hours. If you have any questions please stop by the blue house.
Thanks for watching Spry Today, Happy Friday everyone!
Spry students were selected to participate in this year's Area All-State music ensembles including students from eight counties in the Greater Rochester area. While the students auditioned in the spring, several of them are now at Schroeder. It's a great honor for our students!
On Friday, November 11th, the following students will be traveling to Greece Athena to participate with the other students from around the area. Congratulations!
Justin Chan (Band) 7th grade
Jacqueline Hermann (Orchestra) 8th grade
Sam LoCigno (Band) 8th grade
Cassidy Shur (Chorus) 8th grade
Julia Santoli (Chorus) 8th grade
RED RIBBON WEEK 10/28-11/1
Winter Sports Sign-ups
Halloween is quickly approaching and the staff at Spry would like to make this day a safe and fun day for all students, whether they choose to wear a costume or not. It is not expected or required that all students dress in costume.
1) It is expected that Wednesday, October 31, 2018, will be a regular day of instruction.
2) All costumes must be appropriate for the school day.
- Your costume must allow you to be able to read, write, type, and see the board.
- Costumes must meet the guidelines of the Webster Central School District dress code. For example, undergarments may not be worn as outerwear just because it is Halloween. Pajamas are not appropriate and are not permitted. Look in the mirror. If you have any questions about your outfit, don’t wear it!
- Shoes or sneakers must be worn at all times. Slippers or socks are not appropriate for the school building due to safety issues.
Masks are not to be worn on the school bus or in the hallways except during the lunch competition.
A costume is something that is worn, anything that is carried is not acceptable.
Please use common sense and good judgment.
REMEMBER, IF YOUR OUTFIT IS DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CHANGE.
During each lunch period, we will have a costume contest, sponsored by Spry’s Student Council.
2019 Spry Pumpkin Run
Niagara Chocolate Fundraiser
Dear Spry Parents,
Today, we will be kicking off our annual fundraiser for grades 6 and 8, which benefits Student Government and support for student activities. This fundraiser runs from October 15, 2019 through November 1, 2019.
We have chosen SweetWorks (formerly Niagara Chocolate) products to sell. We believe these products to be of excellent quality. We have enclosed their product brochure. For additional brochures, please see Mrs. DeMocker in the Main Office.
If you so choose, you may help in our efforts by allowing your son or daughter to show this brochure to relatives and friends. Please do not allow your child to solicit orders on a door-to-door basis. We suggest that you sell only to people that you know.
*** NEW THIS YEAR ***
All orders will be entered online at the completion of your sale. When you are finished selling please use your computer, Tablet or Smartphone and go to www.niagarafundraising.com.
You will need to register and use your organization code.
Spry Organizational ID is: SPRMID2H
Select Homeroom and click My Group Does Not Require Homeroom.
Enter your order summary as prompted.
Tax has been included in each item’s price.
All orders must be submitted online by Friday, November 1, 2019.
FULL PAYMENT, including 8% sales tax, IS DUE TO THE MAIN OFFICE by Friday, November 1, 2019 No orders will be accepted after this date.
When handing in your payment, please use the large envelope provided. Remember to check for the following:
Is your full name, Spry Middle School, and homeroom teacher’s name on the front of the envelope?
Keep your catalog order form for your records.
PLEASE ADD 8% SALES TAX TO EVERY ORDER.
All students selling $50.00 or more will receive a candy bar as their prize. The top 2 sellers will also receive a $50 gift card prize to Target.
MONEY IS DUE when orders are placed on Friday, November 1, 2019. You may pay in cash (exact amount please) or ONE check or money order for your complete order (payable to SPRY MIDDLE SCHOOL) including 8% sales tax. Checks made payable to someone other than Spry Middle School will not be accepted.
Orders will be available to pick up on: Thursday, December 5, 2019 between the hours of 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm in the East Cafetaria.
Please direct all questions about this program to:
Mrs. Cathy DeMocker, Main Office Administrative Assistant, at 216-0053
Washington DC Information
Hispanic Heritage Celebration on November 2.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the event will run until 9:00 PM. This evening of live music, salsa and merengue lessons and dancing is being organized by the F.I.R.E. (Families Igniting Racial Equity) Hispanic Heritage and Culture Committee.
There is no charge to attend, though we will be accepting "ofrendas" (offerings) on behalf of local service organizations.
More information will be shared in the next few weeks.
We hope you can attend (with your dancing shoes on) to help us celebrate the vibrant culture and contributions of our Hispanic/LatinX community.