Middle School South News....

September 29, 2016

R.E.A.L. Panthers RESPECT~EXPLORE~ACHIEVE~LEAD

Message from Mrs. Hanna...

We are so happy to announce Middle School South will host R.E.A.L. Friends Week, October 3rd-7th. R.E.A.L. Friends Week is Middle School South's version of Grandparent's Day. This is an opportunity for students to bring that special someone to lunch (Grandparent, Parent, Aunt, Uncle, Special Friend). Middle School South will have student work displayed for R.E.A.L. Friends to see, and our "R.E.A.L. Panthers Read" Scholastic Book Fair will be open.


We will use the entire week for students to invite their R.E.A.L. Friends to lunch. To help with parking, traffic flow, and seating for lunch, we have divided the days up by last name.


Students with the last name:

A-E Monday

F- J Tuesday

K- O Wednesday

P- T Thursday

U-Z Friday


Lunch times are as followed:

Team 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 10:45-11:15

Team 6.1 11:10-11:40

Team 5.4 and 5.5 11:35-12:05

Team 6.2 and 6.3 12:00-12:30

Team 6.4 12:25-12:55


We hope to see everyone at our R.E.A.L. Friends Week!


If you have another email you would like for me to use or you would like to be removed from the Middle School South News...please email casey.hanna@cps.k12.ar.us.


Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Principal, Cabot Middle School South

“R.E.A.L. Panthers Read“ Scholastic Book Fair

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. It will even help them get into college! Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

· Set the example. Let children see you read.


· Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills. Talk about books and what your child is reading.


· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.


Our “R.E.A.L. Panthers Read“ Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read to our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.


Book Fair dates: Tuesday, October 4th – Tuesday, October 11th

Shopping hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00


Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs.


If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Cabot Homecoming Spirit Week

Cabot High School Homecoming is Friday, October 14th. We will have a 2:00 dismissal on the 14th and Homecoming Parade will begin at 3:30. To support our Cabot Panthers, Middle School South will have SPIRIT WEEK!


Monday-Sports Jersey Day

Tuesday-Crazy hair/hat Day

Wednesday-PJ day

Thursday-SuperHero Day

Friday- RED/WHITE spirit day

CAR RIDERS

**Avoid pulling into the front parking lot to grab your child. Students crossing in front of the car rider line is extremely dangerous. I ask that you continue to be patient and use the proper car rider line for your child's safety.

2016-2017 STUDENT CALENDAR

Click the 2016-2017 Student Calendar bar to take you directly to the school calendar.

IMPORTANT DATES:

September:

30- PTO Fundraiser Ends


OCTOBER:

3rd-7th R.E.A.L. Friends Week

"R.E.A.L. Panthers Read" Scholastic Book Fair

7- Cabot Inspiration Run

8- Cabot Fest

11- 5th grade Space Camp Meeting 6:00-7:00 p.m. MSS Cafeteria

14- Cabot Homecoming

2:00 Dismissal

3:30 Homecoming parade

18- 2:00 Dismissal

P/T Conferences 2:45-7:00 p.m.

20- 2:00 Dismissal

P/T conferences 2:45-7:00 p.m.

21- No School

28- 5th grade Frontier Festival

CABOT PUBLIC SCHOOL WEBSITE BUTTON

Click the Cabot Public Schools Website bar to take you directly to the District Homepage.

Free and Reduced Form is now available online!

Parents can now fill out free and reduced forms online! Check this out:


http://www.cabotschools.org/administration/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-meals

BOX TOPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH

We have great news! We will have the incentive program here at Middle School South! It was proven success last year at MSS and we want to continue for students and parents to turn trash into cash! The cash for the Box Tops program helps with many things including new technology for Middle School South. We hope you will help us meet our Box Top goal this year!


Remember to collect those BOX TOPS over the summer to help your upcoming class win some cool prizes!

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REMIND 101

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH TWITTER

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CABOT SCHOOLS APP!

Cabot Public Schools is proud to debut its new mobile app.


The app gives parents, students, staff and patrons direct and immediate access to school news, notifications, student info, resources and much more!


All this information is available in one place and right at your fingertips. It’s also free and just a single download away.


The free official Cabot Public Schools app is available right now in the App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users.


If you have an iPhone, to get started visit the App Store and search for Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District. Once you find it, just click on it to download the app to your phone.


If you have an Android phone, you’ll go to Google Play, and again either search Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District and download it to your phone.


Once it’s downloaded, you’ll want to explore all the features available. It’s a great place to stay connected.


• Keep up-to-date on the district’s top news stories

• Customize your app to follow and get notifications from the district and/or school(s) of your choice

• Calendar of school events

• Find contact and staff information on each school and departments

• Access student information, grades, upcoming assignments, and cafeteria balances

• If you’re new to the district, find your school and your student’s bus route

• Lunch menus

• Pay cafeteria balances

• Resources for students, parents, faculty and staff

• Provide feedback, suggestions or contact the superintendent


Our new Cabot Public Schools app also automatically translates all this information into more than 50 languages. All you have to do is go to the Settings Icon and select your preferred language.


If you’re not able to download the app, don’t worry. We'll still continue distributing all our information just like we have before through social media, phone calls, texts, emails, website, school announcements, and newsletters. This new app is just another tool to help us connect with you.


*We encourage you to always follow the district (Cabot Public Schools) to keep up-to-date on important information.