The Principal's Message

Crossroads South Middle School

October 27th, 2015

CROSSROADS SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Bonnie H. Capes, Principal

Sondra Hinson & Mark Kmiec, Assistant Principals

UPCOMING DATES

OCTOBER
  • 10/26 - BOE Meeting 7:30pm @ XRDS NORTH
  • 10/27 - Picture Day Make-ups
  • 10/30 - Community Day & Conference Sign-up Open!

FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

The past two weeks have been filled with wonderful events. Congratulations to all of our sports teams on some amazing wins. A special congratulations to our Cross Country Team who brought home top awards at this weekend's GMC Championships at Thompson Park. Go Vikings! Also, thank you to our counselors and teachers for a successful Violence & Vandalism Awareness Week. We had spirit days to promote positive relationships. We wish you a great week!


Mrs. Capes


SCHOOL NOTES

  • CONFERENCES: The online system "PickATime" will be open for registrations on Friday, October 30th. Parents will be prompted via a school-wide email on Friday!
  • HALLOWEEN: Students will be allowed to wear costumes on Friday. However, no weapons, masks, or attire that violates our dress code will be permitted.
  • CHANGE IN DISMISSAL: If you are planning to pick your child up early, please send in a note alerting the school.
  • ATTENDANCE: Daily attendance in school is a critical factor in the success of your child. Please do your best to minimize the number of days your child is absent from school or is taken out early for appointments. Should your child exceed the number of acceptable days absent as determined by NJ State Law, you will receive a letter from the school.
  • BUS REMINDERS: Please note: Students are NOT allowed to ride any other busses, even if a parent gives permission. The transportation department does not allow this practice, as they cannot plan for additional students riding our already full busses.

CONFERENCES

This year's conference times will be as listed below:


Monday, 11/9 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday, 11/10 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday, 11/12 - 4pm - 8pm


Conferences are a wonderful time to connect with your child's teachers about his/her growth and progress. A detailed memo with sign-up information will be sent on Friday, October 30th, along with the announcement that the system is open for registration.

FROM THE COUNSELORS...

Welcome to Middle School! This is one of the most challenging transitions you and your child may experience. Now that school is underway, most of our children are settling into their routines. However, if you or your child seems to be uncertain about school and classroom routines, please feel free to reach out to your child’s counselor. We are assigned by unit and meet regularly with teachers. In addition, we serve as a liaison to the community and can offer resources, when needed.

Please remember, you know your child best, and although some uneasiness is normal, if your child seems nervous, has difficulty sleeping or seems reluctant to come to school, please contact us so we can work together.

Barbara McCarthy

Ext. 3937

Phoenix-6th

Chi-7th

Gamma-7th

Alpha 8th

Beta- 8th

Allison Young

Ext. 3943

Apollo- 6th


Aurora -6th

Delta -7th

Omega-8th

Book Fair

This year, Crossroads will hold the Scholastic Book Fair on November 9th - November 13th. The PTO is in need of parent volunteers for this evening. If you are available, please contact Diana Ernst at noshoe7@aol.com.

MEMBERSHIP

Please join the PTO! Your membership dues go towards supporting assembly programs, events for the students, and mini grants to support our program. Please send in your membership NOW!

BOX TOPS!

Please send in your BOX TOPS! Although your children are in Middle School, we still collect any and all box tops. This is a quick and easy way to gain funds for our school. We will collect all year!

MORE UPCOMING DATES...

NOVEMBER

  • 11/1 - Viking 5K Run @ SBHS
  • 11/2 - SB Parent Academy 7:30pm @ XRDS NORTH
  • 11/3 - Election Day
  • 11/5 - NO SCHOOL - NJEA
  • 11/6 - NO SCHOOL - NJEA
  • 11/9 - EARLY RELEASE - Conferences & PTO Book Fair
  • 11/10 - EARLY RELEASE - Conferences & PTO Book Fair
  • 11/11 - NO SCHOOL - STAFF ONLY Professional Development Day
  • 11/12 - EARLY RELEASE - Conferences **LATE NIGHT** & PTO Book Fair
  • 11/13 - 7th & 8th Grade Dance @ XRDS SOUTH & PTO Book Fair
  • 11/18 - French Soirée
  • 11/18 - PTO Meeting 7:00pm @ XRDS SOUTH
  • 11/24 - SB Parent Academy 7:30pm @ XRDS NORTH
  • 11/25 - EARLY RELEASE - THANKSGIVING
  • 11/26 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING
  • 11/27 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING