The Nest

September 22, 2017

Impact Aid Program Survey Cards

Impact Aid Program survey cards will be sent home on Monday, September 25th. After carefully reading the instructions located on the back of the card, please fill out the front IN PENCIL and return the card with your student on Tuesday, September 26th. Since 1950, Congress has provided financial assistance to school districts through the Impact Aid Program. School districts with concentrations of students whose parents are affiliated with the military, either as Active Duty service members or as federal employees that report to work on a federal property, can benefit under this law. Every year, Onslow County Schools participates in the Federal Impact Aid Program to supplement the county’s loss of income tax revenue from the 32% of land owned by the Federal Government, which is exempt from local property tax. Please note: this has no effect on property tax, sales tax, or income tax for individuals. Receiving a card for every student, regardless of their military affiliation, is crucial to the success of the program. Onslow County Schools heavily depends on this program to assist in providing the best education possible for our students. Should you have any questions, please contact your student’s homeroom teacher or Trexler's Impact Aid contact person, Amy Rowntree, at 910-324-4414 or amy.rowntree@onslow.k12.nc.us..

7th Grade Immunizations

Per North Carolina law, seventh-grade students will need to get a Tdap vaccine as well as the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV). Trexler teachers and staff are working to identify students that are still in need of the vaccine. OCS is legally required to exclude students who do not have documentation showing they received the required vaccinations within 30 calendar days of the first day of school. If your child has already received their required vaccines, please give an updated copy of your child's shot record to the front office. If you have questions about your child's immunizations you can contact TMS School Nurse, Felita Maready, at 910.324.4414 or by emailing Felita.Maready@onslow.k12.nc.us.

Additional information regarding these vaccines is available at the Onslow County Health Department, and individuals may receive these vaccines on Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information about these changes and the immunization schedule for children and adults, call the Health Department at 910.347.2154 or visit www.onslowcountync.gov/health. For students with a signed permission form, the Onslow County Health Department will be here on Monday from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to administer vaccines for students that have returned a signed permission form. Students that are scheduled to receive these vaccines should make every effort to be at school on this day.

Athletics

Our football and softball teams hosted home games this week. On Monday, the softball team played Swansboro Middle School and was victorious. The team played against Jacksonville Commons Middle on Wednesday, and the team dominated the game. Trexler Falcons softball team have been led by the amazing pitching of Erika Treusch and Alyiah Torres. The defense has made some incredible plays to keep our opponents to one run in our first three games. The offense is lead by Mallory Foy, Kyleigh Baker, Caroline Cubas, and Annabel Rocha with very strong at bats. Each member of the team has made these victories possible. Our Lady Falcons have demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, the will to win, and the discipline to carry it out. The team will play away at Dixon on Thursday, September 28th. On Tuesday, the football team hosted Swansboro Middle. While the Falcons were not successful, they worked hard and gave it their best. This week, the team has been practicing drills and getting ready to face the next opponent. The football team will host a home game on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 pm. Join us at the game and show your school spirit by cheering on the football team.
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School Fundraiser

On Monday, Trexler's school wide chocolate fundraiser kicked off. Students are selling World's Finest Chocolate candy bars for $2.00 per bar. If you have a sweet tooth, this is an excellent way to support our school. This delicious chocolate will only be available for a short time, and students receive an incentive for selling the candy. Just remember that the amount of incentives increases for every box of chocolate sold. and students need a signed permission slip to receive a box.

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that Box Tops for Education can benefit Trexler? Trexler AVID students have organized a school-wide collection to benefit the TMS AVID program. Box Tops can add up very quickly because they are available on several products. This is a great way to earn money for the school by simply cutting out the Box Tops on your grocery items and sending them to school with your student. Visit btfe.com for more information and a list of all participating products. There will be an incentive for the homeroom that returns the most Box Tops. Thank you for your support.

PTO Sponsored Dance

On Thursday, September 28th, Trexler's PTO will host a school dance immediately after school. The cost of admission is $6.00 and concessions will be available. Parents may arrive early, but all rides should be at the school by 4:30 pm. As a reminder, the Onslow County School District has implemented new requirements for Middle Schools to ensure that student lunch accounts are paid in full. Therefore, students will need to be current on all accounts and school fees to attend school dances that occur after September 2017.

AVID Field Trip

Trexler AVID students will travel to Camp Don Lee on Monday, September 25th or Wednesday, September 27th. The students will be participating in a program called "Common Ground". All students will be required to work together as a team on a challenge course that creates opportunities to accomplish goals, complete tasks, and overcome obstacles throughout the program. It is a very rewarding and fun way for students to learn how to collaborate to reach a common goal.