Firebird Flash

April 1, 2016

Firebird Flash 4.1.16

Proud to Be Your Principal

So glad to have everyone back from spring break! It's been a great week, and we have SO much going on! We had two groups of middle schoolers head south today - the Firebird Band went to Madison to see the UW Band, and our archery team competed in the State Archery Tournament in Wisconsin Dells. Take a look at today's video and see a little bit of what they're up to!

We have an amazing diversity of students here at Minocqua J1 - you as parents should be proud of each and every one of your children. Be sure to take a look at everything that's coming up, and how you can take part!


Proud to be your principal,
Brent Johnson

Spring Picture Day

This year's spring pictures will be pre-pay only. Your student brought home an order form this week, which you may fill out, include payment, and send with your child on Wednesday, April 13.

You can also order online. Click here to pre-order portraits of your child, and use the code 06395EB.

Only students who have pre-ordered online, or who have their order form & payment will be photographed.
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Teacher Requests

Parents wishing to make teacher requests for the 2016-2017 school year may do so between April 1-30. Submit your request in writing to Anna Gilbert agilbert@mhlt.org or drop it off in the main office. Please know that we do our best to honor as many requests as we can, but that sometimes accommodating all requests is not possible.
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"The Phoenix" Student Anthology

Many of our students have been creatively working to put together the first annual edition of The Phoenix, a collection of writing and artwork done entirely by students. Click on the order form and turn it in to order YOUR copy of The Phoenix - and support our young artists and authors!

You can also pick up an order form at the school office. Forms can be turned into the office, or to Christy Schlosser.
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PBIS Focus: Lunchroom

Be Respectful in the Lunch Room!

- Stay in your spot in line

- Use your manners (please and thank you go a long way!)

"Counseling Corner"

While this quote could have come from your teen (or a teenager most anywhere in the U.S.A.), it is credited to the great actress Katharine Hepburn. Testing rules and limits is all in a day’s work for your pre-teen. However, as the parent, you have a critically important role to set some rules and limits that are not open for discussion, such as drinking and driving.

Be an eParent®! With your child, find websites that relate to those non-negotiable rules and use them as talking points. For example, view the youth-produced videos on the “Above the Influence” Facebook page that showcase alcohol and drug prevention messages. Vote on your favorite commercial and talk with each other about why you picked that message.

As an adult with mature reasoning skills, you are able to determine if and when to test rules or limits. But for your child, they may be pushing as many rules and instructions as they come up against! While this is normal, it can be incredibly frustrating for you. Use your parental wisdom to identify rules you expect your child to follow. Discuss some other rules that may be negotiable and listen to your child’s point of view. Don’t give in to the temptation (or pleas from your child) to change the firm rules – at least not until they are older and show they can act responsibly.

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Upcoming Field Trips

2015-2016 Minocqua J1 Calendar

NEW! Next year's 2016-2017 Minocqua J1 Calendar

Please go to our district website to view the calendar online.
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Only Fools Run at Midnight 5K & 10K

Saturday, April 9, 2016. The event begins and ends at Lakeland Union High School, with registration at 8:00 pm and the run beginning at midnight.

For more info about the race, and to register, click here.
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Candy Science for Kids!

Monday, April 11, 6:00 pm, at the Minocqua Public Library. Ready to be a candy scientist? Join us to unwrap the secrets lurking inside sticky, sweet, and colorful treats. Peel the coating off candy corn, sink a marshmallow, paint with Nerds and more! Recommended for ages 6 and up. Sign up at the library, or call (715) 356-4437.

Girls Volleyball Open Gym

Girls in grades 6-8 are welcome to come to Faith Evangelical Free Church on Saturdays from 4:00-5:30 pm. Parents are welcome to watch and help out, but only middle school girls will be eligible to play. Pickup is at 5:30 sharp - hope to see you there!

Faith E-Free Church is located behind Trig's, at 9035 Blumenstein Rd. in Woodruff.
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