PANTHER PROWL

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL NOV/DEC 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Cimarron Families!


What a great time of the year! You and your child(ren) may even dress up in a costume and visit a few neighbors on Thursday evening. I hope you enjoy the time with family and friends.


This week at Cimarron we are centered on the Red Ribbon Week Theme of Send a Message - Stay Drug-Free. From being the "I" in KIND to asking someone where they would like to travel someday, there is plenty of PantherPRIDE throughout our campus.


I hope this Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm you'll stop by and visit Panther Holiday Pop Up Shops in our main gym. It's the perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping and eat great food while supporting our Panthers.


Enjoy the extra hour of sleep Saturday night, too.



Gabe Schmidt

Cimarron Middle School Principal


“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

– Thomas Paine

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Add these dates to your calendar and check back regularly as dates are updated!


November 1 - Fun Food Friday!

November 2 - Panther Holiday Pop Up Shops 10:00- 2:00

November 5 - 6th Grade Orchestra OKC Philharmonic Field Trip

November 6 - CPTO Pizza Day!

November 12 - FCCLA Meeting 7:15 am

November 14 - National Educational Support Professionals Day! We Love our Speech Pathologist, School Nurse, Interpreter, and Psychometrist

November 18 - 22 - Friendsgiving!

November 22 & 23 - NCHO Concert/Clinic

November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break!

December 3 - Band Holiday Concert @ EMHS 7:00 pm

December 4 - CPTO Pizza Day!

December 6 - Fun Food Friday!

December 10 - FCCLA District Competitive Events

December 13 - Orchestra Concert @ EMHS 7:30 pm

December 17 - Vocal Music Winter Concert @ CMS 7:00 pm

December 23 - January 6 - Winter Break

January 7 - Back to School! First Bell 7:40 am! Welcome Back, Panthers!

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FCCLA NEWS

On October 24th, 7th and 8th-grade FCCLA members spent the day out of Cimarron. We started off by attending the FCCLA District Conference. We had an amazing motivational speaker and learned about the HUGS project that helps soldiers overseas by sending care packages. Next, we went to the Project 66 Food Pantry where we helped stock shelves and prepare Thanksgiving packages for families in need in the Edmond area. It was a very good feeling to give back.


Our next meeting is on November 12 at 7:15 AM in room 02.


Jayden Waters- FCCLA Officer

REMEMBER YOUR I.D. BADGE

Please assist your student in remembering to wear their I.D. Badge EVERY SCHOOL DAY. We encourage students to store their badge in their backpacks each afternoon so it will be easy to locate for the next school day. Your help is appreciated as we continue efforts toward a safe and secure school environment.

PERSONAL DEVICES

At Cimarron Middle School, personal devices must be off and out of sight for the duration of the school day. In remaining consistent with our middle school practice, devices will be allowed prior to the first school bell at 7:40 and after the last bell at 2:40. Should a need arise for an urgent message to your child, we will be happy to help with that communication through our office at 405.340.2935.

DAILY DELIVERIES

Due to the high number of deliveries made each day to our students, we will no longer issue passes for lunch, clothing, etc. Items may be dropped off in the office and will be placed on a pickup table for your student to retrieve between classes or before lunch. Food deliveries must be made by a parent or guardian only. No outside food delivery services are permitted.


Please make arrangements with your student before dropping off lunches, afterschool clothing, equipment, etc. Your assistance with this matter is appreciated.


School essential items will be delivered as needed.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Dress Code - EPS Policy #4510

The student dress code is based upon the premise of recognizing fashion without sacrificing decency, safety, and appropriateness.

Tops

  • Remain on the shoulders

  • Cover midriffs at all times (even when raising a hand or two)

  • Remember when wearing tank tops, they must be at least 3 fingers wide at the narrowest location

  • Undergarments will remain covered

  • Frayed, shredded, ripped or torn garments are not to be worn

Bottoms

  • Keep your undergarments covered

  • If your top is longer than your shorts, ask yourself ‘Does my top pass the pencil rule?’ When I leave home and when I enter school

    • Correct your apparel before beginning the day.

      • sometimes the bottom garment shrinks before your 1st hr.
  • Do my fingers touch my skin when at my side? Then my bottoms are too short.
    • Frayed, shredded, ripped or torn garments are not to be worn

Footwear

  • Wear appropriate shoes, closed-toe shoes are the safest.

Pencil Rule - our bottom garment will touch a pencil when you place at the top of your kneecap (patella) at home, prior to beginning the day, and throughout the day

PANTHER SPORTS

Our Panther athletes have been busy this fall with football, softball, cross country, and volleyball. We've wrapped up great seasons and had fun supporting our teams!


Fall Panther Athletes of the Week!


Cross Country - Kaitlyn Cotton, Jayden Rhodes, and Owen Fett


7th Football -Jace Bandy, Owen Attebery, and Callie Carter


8th Football - Karson Evan, Hudson Robinson, Rio Scott


Volleyball - Finley Forrester, Ava Johnson, Brighton Loberg, and Parker Van Oosten


Softball - Chenna Davidson, Sydney Seat, Jordan Nuttell, and LJ Smith


Our Panther leaders have had fun, too. We challenged our teachers to attend three different athletic events supporting our Panthers and win a Panther Pride #1 Panther Fan shirt. We've had multiple teachers already win shirts.

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YOUR CPTO

Be a part of the Cimarron Parent Teacher Organization and support your Panthers! The CPTO meets once a month at 8:30 am and ALL are welcome to attend. In fact, the more the merrier! Come get involved and learn about your student's school.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

No December Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020


President Heather Selby 405-476-8526 hdselby@gmail.com

Vice President Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com

Secretary Sara Ross 405-202-8984 sara.t.h.ross@gmail.com

Treasurer Renee Garnand 405-229-7697 naebaby@hotmail.com

Box Tops Lisa Bialon bialonmom@gmail.com

Community Business - OPEN

Fun Food Friday Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com

Leslie McMinn 405-824-4463 lesliemcminn@cox.net

Panther Pride Donation Drive Amber Loberg amberloberg@yahoo.com

Jennifer Fett 405-471-1319 okfetts@cox.net

Hospitality Janelle Shellem 405-818-0185 janelle@advancedae.com

Tiffany Marshall 405-406-5039 tiffmarshall99@gmail.com

Panther Grill Tyna Kelley 405-650-7941 tyna1021@yahoo.com

Renee Garnand 405-229-7697 naebaby@hotmail.com

Panther Pals Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com

Leslie McMinn 405-824-4463 lesliemcminn@cox.net

Pizza Day Shannon Medley 405-919-3378 shannon.medley@yahoo.com

Sara Jones 405-301-1743 bpsrj@msn.com

Spirit Wear Melissa Burright 405-410-8444 mburright@cox.net

Lisa Ogilbee 405-245-0341 ogilbee@sbcglobal.net

Staff Appreciation Laura Jarvis 405-834-7493 laura@pinkink.us

Becca Kinkade 817-680-8140 becca.kinkade@gmail.com

Beautification - OPEN

Book Fair JJ Compton 405-471-1407 jj.compton@oc.edu

AMAZON SMILE

AmazonSmile lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com PLUS donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Cimarron PTO!

Use this link for all of your holiday shopping, gift-giving, and daily Amazon purchases. Support your CPTO and shop with Smile with Amazon!

BOX TOPS

Want to let your school's coordinator know how much you've earned with the Box Tops mobile app? Each time you scan a receipt, you can click on "Give Credit" if you want to tag your earnings for your student's homeroom teacher.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Alerts/Announcements - In the event of a school emergency/situation, Mr. Schmidt will communicate quickly to families through text messaging through SMS text. If you have a smartphone, please text the words "opt in" to shortcode 67587. Make sure your phone number is on file with Infinite Campus.
  • Parent Portal - If you are having problems with your Parent Portal account, e-mail: parentportalhelp@edmondschools.net
  • Panther Pals are parent volunteers helping on a weekly basis in the workroom. Contact the CPTO to sign up!
  • Pizza Day is a monthly event during lunch hosted by the CPTO. The money raised benefits Cimarron! The circle of…pizza! $1 per slice / $10 per box, $1 - Drinks
  • Fun Food Friday is a twice a month sweet treat fundraiser for students. Everything is $1
  • Panther Grill is a monthly luncheon for students who are nominated by their teachers for displaying a recognizable positive character trait.
  • The PantherPRIDE/AOK Award Assembly is a monthly grade level assembly to recognize and commend students for exceptional qualities.
  • Please continue to collect Box Tops. They all add up to benefit Cimarron Panthers!
  • This Panther Prowl newsletter is produced bimonthly by Cimarron Middle School. If you have submissions, photos or suggestions, please contact Mr. Schmidt’s secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at robbi.kinnaird@edmondschools.net. We would love to hear from you.

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal Gabe Schmidt

Assistant Principal Carrie Higdon

Assistant Principal Sarah Roberts


School Hours - 7:50 AM - 2:40 PM

Office Hours - 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM.