SMS Weekly Update
December 6th - December 10th
SMS Phone Numbers
Dec. 6 – Teacher Workday, No School
Dec. 7 – B Day
Dec. 8 – A Day, White Schedule
1-Hour Early Release at 2:20 p.m.
Dec. 9 – B Day
SMS Band Holiday Concert, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., SMS Main Gym
Dec. 10 – A Day
Dec. 11 – SMS Day at Barnes & Noble (SMS ID # 12614244)
Dec. 13 – SMS Toy Drive Begins
Dec. 14 – Sparrow Club Begins
Dec. 15 - White Schedule
1-Hour Early Release
District Board Meeting/ Work Session, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 – Winter Break Begins
Jan. 3 - Teacher Professional Development – No School
Jan. 5 - White Schedule
1-Hour Early Release
Information for Parents
End of the Grading Period: The end of the first trimester is Friday, December 3rd. There will be no school on Monday, December 6th so that teachers may work on grades. Report cards will be mailed home at the end of that week.
SMS Food & Toy Drive: SMS will hold a Food Drive & Toy Drive beginning Tuesday, December 7th. The Food Drive will run December 7th through 10th. Students will earn points for their Flight Time class by bringing in items from the daily category. Please do not bring perishable items or open containers. All items will be donated to the Sherwood Elks and will support local families in need.
Sparrow Club Service Challenge: Students do not need to become a member of the Sparrow Club to help raise funds in honor of SMS Sparrow Avery H. Any interested students (and adults) may perform acts of community service. Just complete the service then fill out the service voucher describing the community service performed. For every hour of community service, SMS Sparrow Club Sponsors will donate to Sparrow Club for Avery H. This year’s goal is 300 hours which will unlock $3,000 for Avery’s family.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair: On Saturday, December 11th, the Sherwood Middle School will have their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble. A percentage of in store sales on Saturday, December 11th at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard, will benefit the Archer library. Be sure to tell them you are with Sherwood Middle School Library upon making your purchase or give them the school’s bookfair ID # 12614244. Purchases made online on December 11th at BN.com/bookfairs also qualify. Please use the ID # 12614244.
Drop-off & Pick-up Parking Concern: Please do not park in the disabled parking spaces when coming to drop-off or pick-up your student. Our families with disabilities need to use those spaces. Please remember you must have a Disabled Parking Pass issued by the state to park in any of the Disabled Parking spaces. Additionally, if parking in the lots, please park only in the designated spaces.
Club Information & Updates
Sparrow Club: The Sparrow Clubs program teaches life lessons in compassion and selflessness through building relationships between our Sparrow family, the student body, and our community. Sparrow Club encourages and empowers kids to help others through charitable service in their community. Through community and business partnership, completed service hours provide financial support and encouragement to Avery and his family. Meetings will be one Tuesday per month beginning December 14th running through May 17. Advisors will be Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Cazares.
SAGA Club: The SMS SAGA Club has added a second meeting for SAGA members. The club will now meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. For more information or updated Permission Slip, students should contact SMS Counselor, Mrs. Taylor.
Past Information for Your Reference
Inclement Weather: As we move into the season for inclement weather, parents should know to check the District website for school delay or closure information. Parents are also encouraged to sign-up for the FlashAlert to keep updated on the most current inclement weather announcements.
Portland Trail Blazers School & Family Night Tickets: The Portland Trail Blazers are offering discounted tickets in December for School and Family Nights. Please see the attached flyer.
Yearbook: Yearbooks may be purchased until May. The cost is $25 and varies with personalization options. Go to www.treering.com/validate.
Yearbook Photos: Click here to upload photos into the TreeRing shared folders.