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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 12.20.19

Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,


We encourage you to focus on family and friends during this holiday break. We look forward to everyone coming back rejuvenated and filled with joy.


Enjoy your winter break!


SAVE THE DATE:

  • Monday, January 6-STUDENT HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday, January 7-STUDENTS RETURN
  • Wednesday, January 8- 7&8 Boys and Girls A Teams Basketball @ QVMS 5:15pm Boys B Team Tournament
  • Wednesday, January 8-Students Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Thursday, January 9-Girls B Team Basketball Tournament; Spelling Bee @ 4:30pm
  • Friday, January 10-Boys 7&8 A Teams Basketball @ QVMS 5:15pm Boys and Girls B Team Tournament; School Spirit Day-SMS Gear


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Child Nutrition's 2020 Food Fair


Description: The 27th Annual Child Nutrition Food Tasting and Fair will be at Dulles High School, January 14, 2020 from 4p - 6p. The Food Fair is free and open to the Fort Bend ISD Community. With over 20 vendors and several food items to choose from, we encourage you to join us and let our food do the talking and "taste" a look in to School Nutrition. Our community can have the opportunity to rate food items, provide feedback, learn about school nutrition, and meet with our Department Leaders.


Links: The 27th Annual Child Nutrition Food Tasting and Fair Website

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Special Event February 4, 2020

Description: Attachment provides information regarding an HBCU Special Event scheduled for February 4th, 2020 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Reese Center. Student sign up and additional information will be sent soon.

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AHS HS ProGrad Fundraiser

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Travis High School Hayrides Fundraiser

Our Travis Prograd c/o 2020 would like to invite you to sign up for our Hayrides through Pecan Grove this holiday season. It is a fun ride through the neighborhood to look at the famous lights. All proceeds benefit the Prograd Lock in on graduation night. Click here to sign up for a Hayride!

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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 Information Night

Course selection parent information night – January 29th in the commons/library

**This meeting will be the only time we have set up to give you details about what courses are being offered next year at SMS and help with any course selection questions you may have.

We do not have one on one meetings, so please do your best to attend

School Counselor Tip: Nurturing the Tween Parent Relationship

Weekly, we will send out an article to help with your child and their middle school experience.

Please check out this week’s article: Nurturing the Tween Parent relationship:

https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/relationships/nurturing-the-tween-parent-relationship

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.


This year’s Heritage Day is scheduled for Friday, February 21st. Please be on the lookout for more information from Mrs. McCune directly regarding parent volunteer sign ups.

For 8th grade Parents Only:

Academies and P-Tech:

The online applications are due January 10, 2020.


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.


**We would like to send a personal shout out to Ms. Friedel for meeting with EVERY single 8th grade student this year(she has about 60 left) in order to make sure that they are ready for HS by doing individual planning meetings to go over their 4 year plans. Way to go!!**


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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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 PTO Fundraiser


AMAZON SMILE

Support Sartartia Middle School PTO while you shop this holiday season! Shop through Amazon Smile and pick Sartartia Middle School as your preferred charity and we will receive 0.5% of most purchases.


https://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0690034


BOX TOPS GRADE LEVEL CHALLENGE

For the month of November and December, the grade with the most Box Tops will win 30 minutes of Electronic Time during their Lunch period. Check out the attached flyer for more details.


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.

JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020


It's 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.

JAG SPORTS

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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