Eagles' Notes

November 4, 2019, Principal Lorraine Johnson

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Spirit Night at Culver's is Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5-9 pm

You can support our girls' and boys' basketball teams this week at Madras Spirit Night at Culver's. Bring the electronic copy of this flyer from 5-9, and show it at purhase. A portion of proceeds will go to the basketball teams. Thanks for your support of our programs!
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Veterans Day Program, November 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

In honor of Veterans Day, Madras Middle School would like to recognize the courageous men and women of our community who have served in the Armed Forces. Madras staff and students will be commemorating this day with a variety of activities including a Veterans Day Remembrance assembly. We would like to honor any veterans in your family by inviting them to be our guests at our school’s Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m..


A continental breakfast will precede the program at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria for our veterans and special guests. The assembly will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the gymnasium.

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Led by our curriculum assistant principal and counseling team, please join us for the next Parents as Partners Series: Helping Your Child with Organization. You can attend the 9:00 or 2:00 session at Madras to hear tips on helping your middle schooler with organizational skills needed to develop good study habits. Please register HERE.
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Career Day Speakers Still Needed

by Rebecca Hill, Counselor


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Friday December 6, 2019, is Career Day at Madras Middle School. Students will learn about possible career opportunities as they interact with community members from an array of occupations and walks of life. We would be greatly honored to have you speak with our students concerning your career. We are certain that our students would benefit from the information you share.


On behalf of the entire Madras Middle School family, we appreciate the consideration of your time and talents for our students. The career day agenda is listed below. We have approximately 1150 students, and each speaker will speak to a team of students, rotating among 4 classes of approximately 30 students per class (speaking around 25 minutes to each of the four classes). We sincerely hope that your schedule will allow you to be one of our motivational speakers for “Career Day.”


Please complete the form sent home last week (or download here) and return it to Madras Middle School. If you prefer, you may fax it to (770)304-5928 or email/scan to rebecca.hill@cowetaschools.net.


If you can be a part of our program, please respond at your earliest convenience, so that we may adequately prepare for the day. Thank you in advance for making a difference in the lives of our children.


CAREER DAY AGENDA

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2019



  • 8:00-8:20 Arrival of Career Day speakers & breakfast
  • 8:20-8:30 Welcome/Orientation (Speakers assemble in the Media Center)
  • 8:40-9:05 Session I
  • 9:07--9:32 Session II
  • 9:35-10:00 Session III
  • 10:03-10:27 Session IV
  • 10:30-10:45 Certificate Presentation for Speakers (Media Center)
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Affidavits of Residence Due December 20th

The Coweta County School System requires 2019-2020 Affidavits of Residence from all parents or guardians of children enrolled in Coweta County Schools. The affidavits must be completed and filed with schools by Friday, December 20, 2019. Affidavits are printed on green paper and are being sent home with students on October 15th. An online, printable copy of the 2019-20 affidavit can also be found on our school's website or printed from future copies of the Eagles Notes.



The completed forms must be notarized, and all schools employ Notaries Public for parents' convenience. If you have any questions, please call us, and our office staff will be happy to assist you.

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Yearbooks on Sale Now

Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year are on sale and can be purchased at the link below. Prices are as indicated, and eighth grade recognition ads can also be purchased through January 20, 2020 once you are logged in by creating an account. If you have any questions, please contact bookkeeper Henry Dawkins at john.dawkins@cowetaschools.net. Yearbooks are given out the last week of school.


  • $45.00 – September 27 – January 31
  • $50.00 – February 1 – April 20
  • Eighth Grade Recognition Ads on sale through Janurary 20, 2020
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Media Notes

Karen Pitts, Media Specialist

Week of November 4th


Mrs. Meza's 7th grade Reach classes visited the Library Media Center for a day of "Speed Dating" with Historical Fiction, Nonfiction and Biographies. Eight different stations were available for students to browse and evaluate books from these genres. Students were exposed to books at a variety of Lexile levels and interest levels. Each student left at the end of class with a book that they were interested in to read for their project in her class. If your student has Mrs. Meza for ELA, ask them which book they chose and why?


We are so excited for our first Scholastic Book Fair of the year! It will be held November 15-22 in our Library Media Center. Our theme for this fair is "Feelin' Groovy: Peace, Love and Books." Friday, November 15 will be a dress up day. Students and teachers are encouraged to dress in their best 60's attire. Each homeroom will submit a best dressed and then one student will be chosen to win a $25.00 shopping certificate at the fair!


Our Library Club Ambassadors have been busy getting our decorations ready. We are still in need of volunteers for our upcoming fair. Please visit the link below to shop online, sign up to volunteer or just see more information regarding our Scholastic Book Fair.


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/madrasmiddleschool3


Thank you so much for your support of literacy at Madras Middle School!

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Madras Parent Volunteer Training

We love and appreciate Madras parents and are grateful for the many things they do for us throughout the year. If you are a parent who plans to volunteer at the school or at a school event during the upcoming school year, please plan to attend one of our volunteer training sessions (approximately 20-30 minutes). These will be held throughout the year at different times in the MMS media center or conference room for your convenience. (Sign in at the front office and our secretary can direct you.) If we can answer any questions about the training, please feel free to contact Maranda Holmes, or Rebecca Hill via email or phone (770-254-2744). Thanks to all the parents who came out Monday for the training!


Upcoming Training

  • November 4 16, 8:30 or 3:00
  • December 2, 8:30 or 3:00
  • January 13, 8:30 or 3:00
  • February 10, 8:30 or 3:00
  • March 9, 8:30 or 3:00
  • April 13, 8:30 or 3:00
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Reminder: Dropping Off Items for Your Child During the School Day

Dropping off Lunches or Medication: If a student forgets a lunch at home, parents may drop it off at the front office, and students will be called to pick up their lunch at the beginning of their scheduled lunch time. If a student needs medication, it can be dropped off at any time for the school nurse.


Dropping off Other Items:

Any other item dropped off for students during the school day may be picked up after school. Instruction will not be interrupted for students to pick up items during class. This includes forgotten homework, Chromebooks, shoes for PE, projects, etc. Students are responsible for bringing needed materials to class daily. If these items are brought to school during the day, we are happy to make an announcement at the end of the day for your child to pick them up in the front office.


Phone Use: Students are permitted to use a phone in the front office during school hours for emergencies or for illness. Calling home for homework, a school project, or to make arrangements to attend an after school event that wasn't previously arranged ties up phone lines and is not permitted. Students may call home if:


  1. There is a transportation issue,
  2. Lunch or lunch money is needed,
  3. Equipment is needed for after school athletics or activity.
  4. There is a dress code issue.
  5. The student is sick or needs medication (must call from the clinic under the nurse's supervision).


We appreciate your help in keeping interruptions to a minimum.

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Congratulations, Mrs.Farmer, 2019 Bright Ideas Grant Recipient!

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(Please check school calendar for a full list of all club meetings.)



Future Georgia Educators (Students should pick up permission forms for Read for the Record at Northside Elementary from Mrs. Famer.)


Girls of Faith meet Thursday, November 7th from 3:30-4:45.


Running Club will meet Thursday, November 7th from 3:30-4:30. Pick up is on the track at 4:30.


Science Olympiad Meeting: Tuesday, November 5th from 3:30-5:00


Auburn Math Puzzle Challenge Team Meeting: Monday, November 4th, 3:30-4:30


Pet Lovers Club: meets Monday, November 4th from 3:30-4:15


Art Club: meets Monday, November 4th from 3:30-4:30


Voluntary Basketball Conditioning: Those 7th and 8th grade students wishing to attend voluntary basketball conditioning prior to tryouts later in the year should submit athletic paperwork in to the front office before participation.


  • Girls Conditioning (3:30-4:30) Nov 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
  • Boys Conditioning (3:30-4:30) Nov 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
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Get Connected with Band Happenings!

Mr. Williams, Madras band director, has created new text groups for students and parents. Please sign up for the appropriate groups to stay informed of the latest band practices and events.


You can subscribe by texting 81010 AND entering the appropriate code below in your text line. Please email Mr. Williams at john.williams@cowetaschools.net with questions.


  • All Band Students: @madrasge
  • 6th Grade Band: @madras6
  • 7th Grade Band: @ah9fa4
  • 8th Grade Band: @f44hke
  • Pep Band: @MadrasPep
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All-State Band Practice Dates Announced

All State Band Practice Dates:

  • Tuesday October 29th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday November 5th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday November 12th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday November 19th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM


All State Band Practice (Alternate Dates):

  • Wednesday October 30th from 7:30 to 8:20 AM
  • Wednesday November 6th from 7:30 to 8:20 AM
  • Wednesday November 13th from 7:30 to 8:20 AM
  • Wednesday November 20th from 7:30 to 8:20 AM

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PTO: Join the Team!

Amy Brandon, PTO President


PTSO: Come Join our Team!


Welcome to Madras! The Mission of the Madras PTSO is to enrich the education of students at MMS by sponsoring and organizing fundraising and school events and by fostering relationships among the school, parents and students.


We have many opportunities to volunteer and get involved at Madras. Here are some examples:


  • Hospitality Committee - Teachers' Luncheons and Special Events

  • Box Tops/Coke Rewards/Amazon Smile

  • School Store - helping in the store 8:00-8:30 AM on a rotational basis

  • Membership Committee

  • Snack n Chat (monthly)

  • Media Center (1-2 hrs per week)

  • Battle of the Books

  • Book Fair - Fall and Spring

  • Scoliosis Screening - one time event

  • School Pictures

  • Lamination/Copies for teachers

  • Special Event Assistance


This year our major focus is purchasing MimioFrame Touch Boards for the classrooms. We are planning for these to be installed during the first half of the school year!


We hope you will consider joining our team! You can join and pay directly online by clicking the ONLINE MEMBERSHIP (Or you can print the FORM and send it and your donation to your child’s homeroom teacher or to the front office. Checks should be made payable to Madras PTSO.)


At MMS, THE MADRAS FUND replaces fundraising. Please consider donating to the MADRAS FUND. MMS PTSO did not need extra fundraising for the last several years thanks to everyone’s support, but every family is needed to participate for continued success!


Suggested donation is $10 per student. Remember, PTSO is doing this so other major forms of fundraising will not be necessary throughout the school year. These donations can be made along with your membership!


If you have any questions, please contact the PTSO Board at madrasmsptso@gmail.com.


Thanks in advance for your support!

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Upcoming 2019-2020 PTSO Meeting Dates

PTSO Meeting Dates (8:30 am)


Meetings are held at Madras in the front office conference room.


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Parent Letter Archives

All school-wide parent letters that are sent home with students are archived on Eagles Notes for your convenience.


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Get Connected with Your Madras Eagles!

Our electronic announcements, Eagle Notes, are emailed regularly and will keep you updated with the latest news and happenings. We hope you’ll also take advantage of all the additional ways to connect with our school community such as text reminders via Remind, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Parent and Student Portals, and the Madras Web site.
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