Middle School

December Newsletter

Gmail/Google Apps Accounts

As an initiative to continue to move into the digital age, Canandaigua City School District will be assigning Gmail email accounts to middle school students during the months of January and February. The email accounts will be used in conjunction with the Google Apps for Education system. Students will receive instruction in the use of Gmail, and also have the ability to begin to use Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and other collaborative software in this suite for academic purposes.

Celebrating the Holidays

8th grade bell ringing

Have you noticed familiar middle school faces at Walmart ringing the bell for Red Kettle donations? If you did a double look, it is probably because many of our 8th grade students and staff have volunteered in one hour shifts to ring the bells from 3 to 5 pm recently. This was a small community outreach opportunity which both students and staff enjoyed.

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Gift Tree

This year a giving tree was set up outside the Nurse’s office for students interested in participating in supplying a gift to an anonymous child in Ontario County. Our students and their families responded very generously, as the gift tags were gone quickly and the unwrapped presents were returned to the Nurse’s office for delivery to the Salvation Army. Over 100 gifts were collected. Many thanks to all that participated.

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Festivus

Our annual student Festivus Shopping spree is on this week at school. Students earn reindeer bucks and are given an opportunity to shop for donated items which they use as presents for family members. Faculty, staff and volunteers spend the week managing the store and wrapping the presents. Many thanks to all that donated items, volunteered time and wrapped presents.

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Snow Sports Club

Eventually there will be snow on the mountain and snow sports club will begin. We know many that are looking forward to snow sports club nights. Ski and snowboard equipment cannot be brought to school on school buses. The equipment should be brought by each student on club days and delivered to a designated area in the auditorium for storage until its use in the afternoon. Snow sports club is on Thursdays this year.

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