EGMS Weekly Newsletter
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- 5/1 - 5/5 Teacher Appreciation Week
- 5/1 - 5/5 EGMS State Testing Week
- 5/10 National School Nurse day- We celebrate nurse Grubb!
- 5/19 Family Bingo Night
State Testing Week Starts Monday!
- It's crucial you are here ON TIME this week Huskies! 7:30 am
- CHARGE YOUR CHROMEBOOKS EACH NIGHT. Yes, I was yelling that. ;)
- Eat a nutritious breakfast each day
- Get enough sleep (8-9 hours is idea for middle school)
- If you have your own earbuds or headphones, please bring them!
- Phones will be required to be POWERED OFF and put AWAY during our two hour testing block each morning.
- Do your best and show us what you got! Go Huskies!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to All of our Husky Teachers!
Summer Camps in Oregon
Nurse Grubb's Corner
Fentanyl is a very real concern in our community and our number one goal is to keep our kids safe and healthy. Please click the PDF below to learn more about Fentanyl, signs of usage and other information that can help us be more aware of use.
We have seen an increase of negative social media activity here at EGMS in the last month. I am sure you can imagine the time, energy and people power it takes to investigate these things. We really need your partnership in helping us teach and monitor appropriate Social Media use.
Important reminders for your students:
- Be nice. Mean behavior is not OK. Make it clear that you expect your kids to treat others with respect, and to never post hurtful or embarrassing messages. And ask them to always tell you about any harassing or bullying messages that others post.
- Think twice before hitting "enter." Remind kids that what they post can be used against them. For example, letting the world know that you're off on vacation or posting your home address gives would-be robbers a chance to strike. Kids also should avoid posting specific locations of parties or events, as well as phone numbers.
- Don't post things that are untrue.
- Follow the "WWGS?" (What Would Grandma Say?) rule. Teach kids not to share anything on social media that they wouldn't want their teachers, college admissions officers, future bosses — and yes, grandma — to see.
- Use privacy settings. Privacy settings are important. Go through them together to make sure your kids understand each one. Also, explain that passwords are there to protect them against things like identity theft. They should never share them with anyone, even a boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend.
- Don't "friend" strangers. "If you don't know them, don't friend them." This is a plain, simple — and safe — rule of thumb. Let them know that kids who follow friends are generally happier than those who follow strangers.
Students who have ZERO absences for an entire week will be entered into a drawing to win a donut the following Monday! There will be one winner per grade, per river team! A DOZEN winners each monday! Yummy! You can do this Huskies!
WINNERS FROM 4/17 to 4/21
6th: Gonzales-Neverick, Geremy
7th: Burke, Gavin
6th: Dunlap, Preslee
7th: Hamman, Lorelei
8th: Gamboa, Valentin
6th: Brumbach, Blazer
7th: Medlock, Sahalie
8th: Jackson, Emily
6th: Ordonez-Lomas, Santiago
7th: Hoskin, Madison
8th: Rivera, Ivan
STAFF MEMBER: Barnes, Christin
We have 194 students out for sports so far this spring! GO HUSKIES!
"The practice and game schedules can also be located on the Elton Gregory Middle School website under the athletics tab. Click on link- EGMS Athletic Tab-schedules Then click on Soccer or Track to access the desired schedule. You can also find the info on the activities calendar on the EGMS website. Click on link- EGMS Activities Calendar
*Soccer Registration is CLOSED
*Track Registration is CLOSED
*Golf Registration is OPEN-You must sign up through FamilyID (FamilyID Link) and the PGALink listed in FamilyID. Both registrations are REQUIRED.
We will start taking payments for Track & Soccer on Monday, April 10th. You can pay with a credit card over the phone @ 541-526-6440 or send in check or cash with your student. There is NOT an option to pay online. Payment is due BEFORE the 2nd competition. Please contact the Athletic Secretary @ 541-526-6440 with any questions."
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS
Parents and guardians of middle school students who wish to attend high school athletic contests:
Middle school students attending high school games must attend with an adult. Middle school students need to sit in the stands during games. High schools do not have the staffing to supervise middle school students. Just like all Bend/LaPine high schools, Redmond high schools believe that middle school students can successfully achieve this goal. However, in the event that middle school students cannot stay in the stands, they will be required to sit with the adult who brought them to the game or be required to leave. Please help your student enjoy the game by monitoring them while on high school property.
RHS & RVHS Staff
Do you have some time to help?
2022-2023 EGMS Bell Schedule
CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY RESOURCES
(updated as often as possible; some resources/numbers may not be current)
Mental Health Resources:
Deschutes County Behavioral Health https://www.deschutes.org/
Information and appointments. 541-322-7500
Deschutes County Crisis Line https://www.deschutes.org/
24 hour crisis support. 541-322-7500 ext. #9 or call 9-1-1
Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+. 866-488-7386 (24 hr)
Oregon Youth Line https://oregonyouthline.org/
Free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. 877-968-8491
Text: teen2teen @ 839863
Central Oregon 2-1-1 www.deschutesunitedway.org
Connections to a wide-range of social services. Dial 2-1-1 or 541-389-6507
Thrive Central Oregon www.thrivecentraloregon.org
Housing, financial insecurity and other resources. 541-728-1022 (Se Habla Español)
Bethlehem Inn (24 hrs) www.bethleheminn.org
Emergency shelter and food for adults and families. 541-322-8768
Family Resource Center of Central Oregon www.frconline.org
Parenting education and support services. 541-389-5468
Latino Community Association (LCA) www.latca.org
Translation and interpretation services, employment services, 541-382-4366 (Se Habla Español)
dental and legal clinics.
Resources for food, energy assistance and shelter. 541-548-2380
Jericho Road https://jerichoroadofredmond.org/
Resources for food, shelter and hope. 541-699-2099
Saving Grace https://www.saving-grace.org/
Comprehensive family / domestic violence and sexual assault 541-382-9227
support services. Hotline available.
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) https://www.deschutes.org/health
Nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, 541-617-4775
referrals and food vouchers for pregnant and postpartum women.