Switzerland Point Middle School

Raider Rap -April 24, 2022

From Ms. Carnall

Good Afternoon,


The week of May 2nd is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our theme is a space theme, "Our Teachers Are Out Of This World". We will be having students write notes to their teachers next week at lunch so we can deliver them during Teacher Appreciation Week. Please see the PTSO notes below on how you can show your students' teachers you appreciate them.


As we are entering May we have a lot of news and events coming up. Please keep scrolling to read about updates on testing, band, the play, Movers for Moms and much, much more!



Sincerely,


Ms. Carnall

TESTING UPDATE

Testing Update:

  • Urgent: Proctors are still needed for all of May testing! Please help us to monitor our testing rooms! Being a proctor is easy and is only for a few hours in the morning. Proctors are required and we appreciate your help! More information about proctoring can be found under the Testing tab of the SPMS site. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4daeaa23abfd0-testing A huge shout out to the parents that have already signed up- Thank You!!!

  • District Exam make ups will be April 25th-29th. If your child missed a district exam, please remind them to be prepared to take their missed exam this week. Students will be pulled for testing based on staff availability.

  • FSA/EOC are in May! The bell schedule from May 2nd – 20th will change to accommodate for missed instructional time due to testing in the morning. The normal bell schedule will resume on May 23rd. Please see the attached bell schedule to plan accordingly. Also, see the attached testing calendar here: https://www-raider.stjohns.k12.fl.us/spring-testing-calendar/ to determine which day your student is testing. It is imperative that students are present and on time as testing sessions will begin promptly.
    • As a reminder, all 7th and 8th grades students will need to bring their WIRED ear buds or headphones for the Reading FSA (wireless ones are not acceptable). Please make sure your child brings their headphones for their Reading FSA (dates listed below):
      • -7th grade Reading FSA: May 9-10
      • -8th grade Reading FSA: May 12-13

If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Wilkie at Jennifer.Wilkie@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

THE PLAY IS THE THING!

We are delighted to announce the staging of our first post-COVID play this month! The 40+ member cast will present the highly humorous and antic -filled Law & Order The Fairy Tale Unit for three performances. Opening night is Friday, April 29th at 7 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, April 30 and closing performance Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door, but advance payment is recommended.

Tickets available for $5 each https://www.schoolpay.com/springplay2022 we look forward to seeing you next weekend.

Band UPDATES

Our Raider Band program has had a very eventful and successful semester, performing for a number of audiences and certified judges. Our Raider Big Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony all earned Superior ratings and our Wind Ensemble earned an Excellent. A few weeks later 53 of our students performed at a Solo & Ensemble festival, earning a total of 63 Superior medals.


On April 27th, both jazz bands traveled to Port Orange to perform in the Lakeside Jazz Festival. Congratulations to both the Raider Big Band and the Silver Big Band who received Superiors. They did an amazing job!


The band has one round of performances left on April 28th at 7pm (Beginning & Symphonic Bands), May 5th at 6pm (Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony) and May 5th at 7:30 (Raider Big Band and Silver Jazz Band). All concerts are free and open to the public. Parents who would like more info about getting their students involved with our band program should email ryan.whalen@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

Movers for Moms Update

WEB would like to send a big THANK YOU to our wonderful SPMS families!

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate 8 large boxes of supplies to Movers for Moms for women and families in need!

Way to go Raiders!!!

2022 SPMS Basketball Camps

Switzerland Point Middle School will be hosting its Annual Summer Basketball Camp for boys & girls ages 6 – 14. The camp will have three one – week sessions

June 6 – July 1, 2022. This is a fun filled camp where “Teaching Never Stops”. Do not be left out of this year’s camp because the camp fills up fast. Please check the school's website for the links to sign up in the next week or so. Students may sign-up for more than one session of basketball camp. Questions/concerns, please call or email Coach Singleton (Terrance.singleton@stjohns.k12.fl.us) at 287-2626 or 547-8650.


Also, we are seeking donations or prizes for the students. (Example: gift certificate, T-shirt, coupons, or candy). If any parent(s) or area business can contribute it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

8th Graders Needed to Assist at the TCES Fair!

Are you in 8th grade? Would you like to help Timberland Creek Elementary School with their upcoming fair? Sign up at this link!


Teen volunteers needed for TCE Carnival

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT 7th GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS

Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry

In addition to compliance with all other immunization requirements, children entering, attending, or transferring to the seventh grade in Florida schools must complete the following:

  • 1 Tetanus-diptheria-pertussis (Tdap)

Please call Nurse Kelly at 904-547-8628 if you have questions regarding immunization status.

COVID Information

“Please see the St Johns County COVID information page for the most up to date Covid protocols”

https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/covid-19/

Special Message on the Marquee

SPMS National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an opportunity to send a special birthday or congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of school. Cost is $25. Complete the form here to submit your request (there's a separate link in the form to pay via Schoolpay upon submitting your request). Requests are due the Friday prior to the event and will display the following week (Tuesday through Monday). Example: if you turn in the request on Friday, September 17 then your message will be displayed on Tuesday, September 21.

SPMS PTSO UPDATES

http://www.swisspointptso.com/


MEETING: Monday, May 9th 10AM at South Hampton Community Center

Please join us for a Meet and Greet at our final PTSO meeting of the year. Come find out what PTSO is doing in your student’s school and how you can be a part. We will have light refreshments and spend some time talking about next year. Rising 5th grade parents are welcome to attend. If you are unable to join us in person, please feel free to join via Zoom:

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SPMS PTSO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SPMS PTSO May Meeting

Time: May 9, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76425752734?pwd=ojc_JM08gK_8uYQO3QCe5WDaOzL42W.1

Meeting ID: 764 2575 2734

Passcode: dHka4y

PTSO POSITIONS:

We need your help to make next year a great one. The PTSO maintains the following positions on the Board. Please come to the Meet and Greet on May 9th or e-mail susannordinpto@yahoo.com to find out more information about these positions. Many of the following positions remain open. While some positions have candidates for next year, the PTSO always needs help to fulfill the duties of our Board for next year and beyond.

President VP of Fundraising VP of Membership

Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer

Raider Store Chair Spirit Wear Chair Communications Chair

Business Partner Chair Character Counts Chair Teacher Appreciation Chair

Swiss Point Cares Chair

STOCK THE TEACHERS LOUNGE: APRIL 19th- 29th


Our staff works so hard, especially during testing season. Please help us make their day by Stocking the Teacher’s Lounge with all kind of yummy goodies. Items can be dropped off at the Front Office. BOGO at Publix, send one in with student.

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CLASSROOM GRANTS –

Thanks to your overwhelming support this year PTSO was able to fund all our initiatives including awarding over 42 Teacher grants this year. These grants allow to purchase items that enhance the learning environment of our school.

RAIDER STORE - MAY 6th and May 20th

It’s been a great year for the Raider Store. Students have been excited about the visiting store and the items provided by your funding of PTSO.

Please help us Stock the Store to get us through the end of the year. It’s as easy as Amazon:

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We also still need help staffing the store:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44a4a72da5f49-raider7

Thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work in the Store.

TEACHER APPRECITAION WEEK – May 2nd to May 6th

May 2nd through May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week. PTSO will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday May 4th for our wonderful staff.

Please let our amazing staff know how much you appreciate them during this week. Thank you notes or drawings, small gift cards, salty or sweet snacks and other items are always appreciated. Remind your students the best gift they can give their teachers during this week is to be Respectful, Responsible and Safe.

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES FUNDRAISER – FINAL FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

We are very excited to bring back Nothing Bundt cakes for one final time this year with exciting new Spring flavors. In addition to some old favorites there will be Strawberry Crème and Blueberry Bliss. Sales begin May 6th.

This delicious fundraiser will directly benefit emergency buckets that the PTSO will be purchasing for all classroom and common areas of Swiss Point. It is a delicious way to support and important school initiative.

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Order forms will be given to Homeroom teachers and be available at the collection box.The blue collection box will be in the Main Hall by the Library. Online ordering is also available at: www.swisspointptso.com

SPIRIT WEAR STORE: Open Now with Discounts

Please visit the Spirit Wear Store at:

https://switzerland-point-middle-school-ptso.square.site

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All items are discounted by $ 5.00 each. Remaining stock is low, check out this great deal on spirit wear today.

SPMS students can wear spirit wear anytime including days our athletic teams play to show support. Fridays are Spirit wear day at Swiss. Students may receive special treats for showing their Raider spirit.

8TH GRADE FORMAL

PTSO is able to provide a grant to this fun end of year event for our 8th graders thanks to your support

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The 2022 8th Grade Formal "Aloha" is on Friday, May 20th from 6:00-9:00 pm in the SPMS Gym at a cost of $26 per student. See additional information from the flyer that was sent home with students or on the 8th Grade Schoology page. Tickets are available at:

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-8th-Grade-Formal-Aloha/SelBbJ1

Please note, this event is not hosted by PTSO. Any questions should be directed to SPMS.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT PTSO

AmazonSmile - Shop through the PTSO link AmazonSmile! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3741022

While you do your regular shopping on Amazon thru AmazonSmile, .5% of your purchase will be donated to SPMS.

SPMS has earned $ 92.15 so far this year.

Box Tops – Download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for SMPS PTSO to get Box Top credits.

Keep an eye on the PTSO website, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on what is coming up throughout the year!

Questions/concerns?? spmsptso@hotmail.com

For up to date happenings LIKE us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SwissPointPTSO/

SPMS PTSO is on INSTAGRAM! Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/spmsptso/

Check the PTSO website for all the latest news! http://www.swisspointptso.com/

Gold Level Business Partners

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Silver Level Business Partners

Bronze Level Business Partners

Character Counts Sponsor

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