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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 11.15.19

SAFETY TIPS FOR AM AND PM CAR RIDER LINE

PLEASE

1.Wait in the single line to drop off/pick up your student.

2. Do not drop off/pick up your student on the street in front of the school

3. Do not drop off/pick up your student in the front parking lot

4. Do not drop off/pick up your student in the teacher parking lot or on the bus ramp after 8:10am

5. Do not stop the line to pick up or drop off your student at the front door. Follow the signage and drive up as far as you can in the circle drive.

6. If you must exit your car, please park in an appropriate spot and use the actual crosswalk.

7. Have your student to enter the car door nearest the school sidewalk. Walking around into oncoming traffic is dangerous.


Observing proper road rules can help to eliminate any emergencies or accidents. Please email the school or ask questions if you are unsure of the procedure or if you have extenuating circumstances for drop off and pick up.

Thank you in advance for helping us to keep the students safe.

Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,


I want to brag on our fine arts department and you should too. Congratulations and good luck to our theater troop and their directors Mrs. Wallace and Mr. Jamerson. They have advanced to the first ever bi-district competition this Saturday. Good Luck to our band and orchestra students who will perform at their respective Regional Concerts. Thank you to Mrs. Amos and the entire fine arts department for an impeccable Veterans Day program. Once again, we appreciate your service to our country. Our basketball teams had a clean sweep this week as the girls took on DMS and the boys took out Alief KMS. Your support and dedication to our students is greatly appreciated.


The teachers are working hard to provide rigorous and engaging learning opportunities for your children daily. They are meeting, planning, staying late, and coming in early to ensure quality education for all. Be sure to thank your child's teachers when you see them. If you have questions, please reach out to them via email and schedule a parent-teacher conference.


Thank you to the parents that came out for the counselors' parent night on social media and bullying. I am also appreciative of the parents that came to the November PTO meeting. Please place all upcoming dates on your calendar and join us for future parent events.


Enjoy this chilly weekend.


  • Saturday, November 16-Region Band Concert BHS 6:00pm; Region Orchestra Concert HHS; Theater Bi-district @ LCISD Foster HS 1pm
  • Tuesday, November 19-Geography Mock Bee @ 4:30pm in Library
  • Wednesday, November 20- HS Academy Application Help Lab 1-3pm in Library
  • Wednesday, November 20-G Basketball @SMS; B Basketball @Northbrook HS 5:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 20-Students Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Friday, November 22-School Spirit Day-SMS Gear
  • THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY November 25-29
  • STUDENTS RETURN DECEMBER 2, 2019


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Student Spotlight

Brooke Nguyen is a student with a tremendous heart, a positive attitude and a strong spirit! Teachers at SMS can’t say enough sweet things about Brooke. Her favorite color is sky blue, and she loves to eat lasagna. Brooke is always wearing motivational shirts, and believes in each message she wears! Brooke loves to give high 5’s to everyone, and it makes people smile with the “tiny hand” that she hides in her sleeve. She brightens everyone’s day with her quick wit and infectious smile. Brooke never complains and never always embraces challenges that come her way. She is a joy to be around, and has become a role model, not just for other students, but staff as well.

Staff Spotlight

Elena Serda is an awesome 6th grade Social Studies teacher. She is also the sponsor of our Sweethearts dance team and has been doing that for 7 years. When she is not teaching or overseeing the dance team, she is probably at the movies or crafting. However, in the summer, she is more likely to be traveling somewhere new and exciting. As she gets to experience new cities, states, and countries, Ms. Serda is always looking for new ways for student to interact with world cultures. Ms. Serda is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and has a 9-year old rescue Yorkie named Savannah.

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EVERYBODY WANTS THE YEARBOOK!

Yearbooks and Student Ads are on sale NOW!


You may order your student both today by visiting Balfour.com.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Order by Thursday, December 12th


Need more information contact:

Samantha Luxenburg

Art Teacher and Yearbook Adviser

Sartartia Middle School

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Hey Jag Parents!

Hey Jag Parents!

We are so excited about how our 2019-2020 school year is going so far!! We have BIG plans for this year including exciting new programs and learning opportunities for you and your child to help you navigate through their middle school years. We hope to see you at parent nights and other programs that we are offering this year.


Parent Night

Our Bullying and social media presentation went well! Thank you to all of the parents who attended. If you were unable to come, please see our website: https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953 to view the presentation.

No Place for Hate

Mrs. McCune is looking for students/parents to serve on this years No Place for Hate committee. The committee will meet once a month to help plan 3 school wide activities to support acceptance by combating bias, bullying and hatred, and creating and maintaining a positive climate here at SMS. If you or your child is interested in being on the committee, please have them sign up in the student center or tell their grade level counselor at lunch.

Our NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:20 am in Room #316

For 8th grade Parents Only:

Academies:

-The online application window is November 1-30, 2019. If the window is extended, it will be posted on their webpage (below).

-You can find all Academy information here: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/70

4 year planning:

-If you missed the 4 year planning sessions – NO WORRIES Please visit our counseling webpage below for 8th grade/transition information

As always, for updates visit our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953.


Thank you for your continued support of us and our program. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!!


-The SMS Counseling Team

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JAG SPORTS

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PTO NEWS

PAWS FOR CAUSE - JAG CASH DRIVE

Support the PTO by donating to our Annual Cash Drive. Our Goal this year is $25,000. This is the only cash drive for the entire year. With the funds raised, we have plans to build a shade for the bleachers, bring in new technology for our students, fulfill our Teacher Wish Lists, support the fine Arts department and many more. If every Household donates just $10 we will exceed our goal. Now you can donate online by simply clicking the following link or simply visit our website www.sms-pto.org and click on the Donate button on the main page.


Please donate:

SMS SHARED DREAMS FOOD DRIVE

SMS PTO is collecting Canned Food for Shared Dreams from November 4th-November 15th. We will have our collection boxes located at 2 locations, Front of the school in the vestibule and Bus ramp entrance. Its a Season of Giving, so please help us support this noble cause.


SMS PTO Fundraiser

SHUTTERFLY PASSIVE FUNDRAISER

A Great Way to shop Gifts for the Holidays and support your school all at the same time. We’ve made it super easy (and fun) to support us. Simply shop for your Holiday gifts or home Decor through our Shutterfly Storefront to create photo books, keepsakes, gifts, home décor and more—and Shutterfly will donate 8% to our school.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post with your Family & Friends. Happy shopping! SartartiaMS.ShutterflyStorefront.com.


As always, thank you for your support.

SMS PTO


SMS Courtyard Beautification Project

SMS Courtyard Beautification Project

Sign up Genius Below


JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

Its never too late to join the PTO. There are no joining fees or forms to fill. We are still looking for enthusiastic parents for several positions. Please reach out to Lakshmi K @ koppolu.pto@gmail.com for more details.


As always, thank you for your support.

SMS PTO

Important Allergy Information

Please click this link to read more about our procedures for students with food allergies.

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320