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Friday, May 6, 2016
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Car Wash Month

Once again Waterway Car Wash is pampering educators in the Month of May. Check out their Wednesday specials for educators!


#BestSchoolEver...

Francis Howell Middle is one of top middle schools in the state, Just today three parents shared with me how much they love our school and that they are so happy that their children attend "our" school. The first parent told me that she researched and researched schools before selecting to move into our attendance area last year. The second parent told me that switching from a small private school was the best decision he and his wife ever made for their three children. He went on to say that he left the option open for his children to attend private high schools, and they gave him a resounding "no thank you". They will stay here in Francis Howell. The third parent explained that he has seen such an positive and incredible transformation within his daughter since arriving here at Howell Middle last year. His family moved into our area from a neighboring school.

Important Information

Nurse Appreciation Week

Nurse Appreciation week is May 6th thru May 12th. Stop by and let Lynne know how much she is appreciated! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Finnerty on our "team"! #BestSchoolNurseEver


Last Three Days of School

Here is the schedule for the last three days of the school year

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8R3Bwu9z8-JWkhjQTRqSXF5Qk0/view?usp=sharing

For Your Information...

UPDATED INFORMATION: End of the Year Check Out for Certified Staff

Please see attached UPDATED check out form. There are a couple of new items listed that you will need to complete. They are highlighted in yellow.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8R3Bwu9z8-JS3FYVGo2Y3YwYm8/view?usp=sharing

Technology

Curriculum

Instruction

Assessment

Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices during MAP Testing

In an effort to provide a secure testing environment students will not be allowed to have cell phones, tablets, or electronic devices in the classroom during MAP testing, May 2-6. We will be reminding students each morning to turn all devices off and place these items in their lockers. Cell phones or other devices in the classroom could result in test invalidation and could have disciplinary consequences. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for reminding your child(ren) to keep these items off and in their lockers.


MAP testing will be the week of May 2-6.

Birthdays

May Birthdays

3 Kristin Justis

6 Julie Ragusky

6 Gary DuBois

7 Denise Korba

12 Katie Durham

13 Caitlin McGinley

27 Jodi Fisher

Upcoming Dates

May 2-6: MAP testing

May 6: Excellence in Academics (8th grade) celebration. Cafeteria 7:00 a.m.

May 9: BIG Meeting 3:35 p.m. Room 171

May 9: 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert 7:00 p.m. Main Gymnasium

May 13: 6th Grade Band and Choir Concert 7:00 p.m. Main Gymnasium

May 13: 8th Grade Celebration - All Day

May 16: Fire Drill #10

May 17: Locker Clean-Out- during CCC

May 18: Half Day. Celebration-Field Day/CCC Awards

May 19: Half Day. Assembly/All 7 classes meet

May 19: Retirement Luncheon 12:30 p..m. Cafeteria

May 20: Teacher Work Day (.5)