November Newsletter 2022

SCMS

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Report Cards for Term 1

Term 1 is "in the books" - we applaud all of the students and their hard work! We are tickled with the success so many of our students had with their first experience in middle school. To access your student's report card, log into the Infinite Campus parent/student portal, open Documents in the menu, then click Report Card. Report Cards are also emailed at the end of each term.
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Wall of Honor

Spring Canyon Middle School students and teachers would like to honor the veterans in our lives through a wall of honor. Please use black ink to fill in the brick below for any special veteran or serviceperson (alive or deceased). The bricks will be used to build a wall of honor to honor our veterans.

Pictures (not required) may be attached and will not be returned. They will be laminated together with other “bricks.” Please do not send your only copy of a picture. Please use a separate piece of paper for each veteran (not front – back).

Click here to download, fill out and print an Honor Brick.

To be included in the Wall of Honor, please return the brick by November 8 To The Front Office.

November is National Diabetes Month

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes. If you notice any of the symptoms please get medical care.

Intramurals

We have so many fun intramurals planned this year! They can be found on our school's website under the "Intramurals" tab. November intramurals include: Math Club, Meditation Club and Theater Workshop. Check the website for permission slips and for the Intramurals. We also have paper copies available in the front office.


Math Club: Mrs. Nicole Lane


Times/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays (November 1,3,8,10,15,17, 29 and December 1 and from 3:15-4 p.m.

Description:

Come join Mrs. Lane in the math club! If you love puzzles, math, projects, math, designing, and math, then you have found your group. We will also be preparing a math team to compete in a Nebo math tournament on December 3. The tournament includes teams from each middle school and junior high in our district. See you there!


Meditation Club: Mr. Todd Farris

Times/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays (November 1,3,8,10,15,17, 29 and December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 from 3:20-4 p.m.


Description: This club is being formed for all students who are interested in developing coping skills they can use throughout their lives. Students will develop skills to help them remain calm during challenging times, learn to respect themselves and others and learn to take full responsibility for their actions and their lives. They will find it to be pretty fun and enjoyable too. We will be meeting in the gym and look forward to seeing you in the Meditation Club!





Theater Workshop: Mr. BJ Wright


Times/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays (November 1,3,8,10,15,17, 29 and December 1) from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Description: Come join Mr. Wright for a fun Theater Workshop on Tuesdays and Thursday in November from 3:15 - 4:15. We'll play fun theater games, work on memorization skills, and even perform short plays for each other. Space is limited to the first 35 students who sign up.

School Fees

If they have not been paid yet, school fees need to be paid ASAP! You can do so by contacting the finance office at 801-609-2400, or you can go SCMS.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ATTENDANCE

Research shows that attendance is a very important factor in student achievement! Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. Poor attendance has serious implications for later outcomes. Everyone here at Spring Canyon Middle School wants the students to be as successful as possible. We enjoy seeing the kids each day and are sad when they are gone.

Battle of the Books

Are you ready for Battle of the Books? This is a completely voluntary program which encourages students to read good books and have fun while competing with other students. Students form a team consisting of two to five members. The team is responsible for reading all 20 books on the Battle of the Books list. In late winter, teams will compete by answering questions about each of the 20 books. The team with the highest score will represent Spring Canyon at the district Battle of the Books competition. Meetings have started. We had over 100 students sign up!

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Canvas vs Infinite Campus

Just a reminder that Infinite Campus is the best place to look to check your child's grades. Now that we're entering into Term 2, please check grades regularly. Canvas is where many of your student's assignments will be posted for them to complete, but Infinite Campus will be where to check the grades. If you have questions about a class, please reach out to reach out to that specific teacher.

Spring Canyon Counselors

The counselor's at SCMS will start holding 7th grade CCRP's (College and Career Readiness Plan). This is an individual meeting with the student, parent/guardian, and counselor. In the CCRP, they will be discussing Jr. High transition, student goals, and next step planning. The CCRP's will begin the week of November 28th, and go until December 16th. You can sign up for an appointment on the Sign-up Genius link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F44A9A728A5FE3-ccrp

Please contact the counseling office if you have any questions.

Concert Series in the Library

Tiny concerts will start November 2nd in the Library during lunch. Student in our performing arts classes will be the resident artist.

Dual-Immersion Families

Please note that students in both our Chinese and Spanish Dual-Immersion classes will be talking the AAPPL test during the month of November. The AAPPL test is administered every Fall and assesses each student's language proficiency. Our teachers will share specifics with parents for each grade/class in regards to testing day specifics as well as results when they are available.

Want to be a part of the action?

We are looking for one more lunch recess supervisor - perfect way to stay connected, be a part of things, and see your cute middle schooler at lunch! We need somebody Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:45-1:15, you could do 1, 2, or all 3 days each week. $15/hr. Please call us or email alison.hansen@nebo.edu if interested!

THANK YOU from the PTA!

We want to thank everyone who participated in our PTA fundraiser. We were able to raise over $4200 thanks to your generosity! That’s incredible!! If you weren’t able to donate and would still like to we have included the link to our square account - you may contribute at anytime throughout the year.


https://checkout.square.site/merchant/ML8XRJAA6HNEQ/checkout/PDQPKHAYHSA6ZCHZPEURYOXY


Another great way to contribute throughout the year is Amazon smile - once you associate your Amazon account with our pta .5% of all your purchases are donated to the school at no cost to you. We have included that link as well.


https://smile.amazon.com/ch/87-1145488


Thanks for all your support!
Spring Canyon Middle School PTA

November Calendar Items

Nov 1: First Day of American Indian Heritage Month

Nov 6: Daylight Saving Time

Nov 11: Veteran's Day

Nov 23: No School, P/C Comp Day

Nov 24-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break

Nov 24: Thanksgiving Day

Nov 25: Native American Heritage Day


Looking Ahead

December 21: End of term 2

December 22 - January 3: Christmas Break

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