October 18th, 2019
Upcoming Spry Events
Oct. 21-25 - Veterans Dinner Donation Drive (See flier in newsletter)
Oct. 23 - Spry 7th Grade Parent Information Mtg on Washington DC 6:30 pm
Oct. 28 - Nov 1 - Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 29 - Spry PTSA Meeting 5:45pm (Spry Main Office)
Nov. 4 - School Picture Makeup day
Nov. 8 -End of First Marking Period- Report Cards available on Portal 11/20 @ noon
Nov. 6-8 -Washington DC 8th Grade trip
Saturday - Oct. 26th. Come join the fun of the Rochester October School Festival! Enrollment is open to any student, grades 6-8, who would like to participate in this fun, interactive, German cultural immersion day. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall! Join us making “Spaghetti” ice cream sundaes, dancing traditional folk dances, voting in our East vs West German Idol session, examining life on both sides of the wall, decorating a slogan for a button, and starring in an escape the Berlin Wall production! You’ll also get to eat authentic, delicious German wurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and yummy desserts during our lunch break. Leave that Saturday afternoon with a souvenir T-shirt, prizes, knowing a little more about the German history, language and culture, and meeting other kids from around Rochester that are also interested in spending a fun Saturday with us! Don’t delay! Registration is limited to the first 200 6th to 8th graders to register! Registration forms and information can be found from a World Language teacher or from German Teacher, Frau Gillette, in room 325.
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.
Newspaper Club will meet Thursday in room 205 after school. New members are always welcome!
Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend? Head on down to the Memorial Art Gallery this Sunday from noon to 5 to experience the celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. There will be arts and crafts, storytelling, music, and dance performances. Don't miss this fun opportunity for an amazing cultural experience.
Builders Club! Our next meeting will by this Tuesday, October 22nd, in room 247. Once again, we will be meeting in the Health classroom on the second floor, room 247. We will be working on Red Ribbon Week set-up and discussing our club officer positions. Hope to see you there!
Are you planning to audition for Drama Club? We're excited to see all of you at auditions which start on Monday, October 21st right after school! Remember, we're offering anyone who would like to get their singing audition done sooner, the option to do it after you dance on Monday October 21st. If you choose to do this, you will not need to stay on Tuesday the 22nd to sing.
Attention 6th graders! The Pumpkin Run has been changed to next Thursday, October 24th.
Attention Chess Team members. Our practice for Tuesday, October 15th is cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, October 22nd. Mrs. Geisler has to attend a meeting to schedule the chess league matches. See you after school in room 302 on Tuesday, October 22nd.
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.
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
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for Spry. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! The program has changed and become mostly digital! There is a box tops app (available to download) where you scan your grocery receipt and the items that qualify are automatically added. In addition, there are pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.
Washington DC Information
Rochester Oktoberschulfest - Oct 26th
Come join the fun of the Rochester Oktoberschulfest (October School Festival)! Enrollment is open to any student, grades 6-8, who would like to participate in this fun, interactive, German cultural immersion day. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall!
Join us making “Spaghetti” ice cream sundaes, dancing traditional folk dances, voting in our East vs West German Idol session, examining life on both sides of the wall, decorating a slogan for a button, and starring in an escape the Berlin Wall production! You’ll also get to eat authentic, delicious German wurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and yummy desserts during our lunch break.
Leave that Saturday afternoon with a souvenir T-shirt, prizes, knowing a little more about the German history, language and culture, and meeting other kids from around Rochester that are also interested in spending a fun Saturday with us!
Don’t delay! Registration is limited to the first 200 6th – 8th graders to register! Registration forms and information can be found from a World Language teacher or from German Teacher, Frau Gillette, in room 325.
Support Spry PTSA - Membership information at the link below
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.