December 18, 2022
In this Spartan Scoop:
- Spirit Week Details: Week of 12/19
- Sparty Party Details: Wednesday, 12/21
- Calendar Reminders
- PTO: Staff Appreciation THANK YOU + PTO December Newsletter
- Cell Phone Reminder
- Information from Previous SMORE
Excitement is rising for our Sparty Party! A huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts to support SMS! The Sparty Party will take place on Wednesday (12/21), after each grade's scheduled lunch time. Students who raised the $30 and turned in the form will be able to participate in the obstacle course inflatable, the dunk tank (teachers and administrators will be the ones being dunked), the photo booth, and of course the dance floor with DJ and open gym! The Sparty Party shirt will be arriving either Monday or Tuesday and we will distribute shirts during lunch periods to students. Students should wear the shirt on Wednesday to the Sparty Party (this serves as their ticket into the Party).
If students would still like to participate in the Sparty Party but did not turn in money or the form, they have 2 options:
Option 1: Students can participate in the open gym activities and the dance floor/DJ as well as see their teachers and administrators get dunked! They will need to have $10 the day of the Sparty Party (Wednesday).
Option 2: If students would like to participate in everything (inflatable obstacle course, photo booth, dunk tank throws, open gym activities, dance floor/DJ) but not receive the shirt, they can bring $20 the day of the Sparty Party (Wednesday).
Please remember that all proceeds from this fundraiser go directly back to our Student Activities fund to be spent on opportunities, experiences and incentives for our students.
December 23rd- January 6th: No School, Winter Recess
January 13th: End of Marking Period 2
January 16th: No School, MLK Jr. Day
January 20th: Report Cards Available
December Staff Appreciation
Cell Phone Reminder
22. Possession of electronic equipment and cell phones; the school supplies most electronic equipment necessary in school. While students may possess cell phones and electronic devices on school property, students are prohibited from turning on their personal devices or allowing them to be visible during the school day without permission of a staff member
Information From Previous SMORES
Community Fitness Opportunities
As the weather quickly shifts from fall to winter, the school district is happy to pilot free fitness opportunities for the P-H-M community. This will take place four (4) days per week at the sites listed below.
Who is eligible to participate: The P-H-M Adult Community and Staff (no students). This includes residents of the school district and non-resident parents/guardians of attending students.
What: Access to walking/jogging tracks, open gym/basketball courts, and weight room.
When: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the sites listed below. Note: The fitness centers will be closed during designated school recess dates.
P-H-M teachers and staff are known for excellence. As a way to say THANK YOU, consider a
donation to the P-H-M Education Foundation’s Grant Fund. This tells your child’s “Special Person” that you honor him/her and value education at P-H-M. Your contribution to the Grant Fund will be returned to the schools in the form of TEACHERS GRANTS for programs and projects that cannot be funded through school budgets.
Your child’s “Special Person” will receive a special note with your message, a pin for their lanyard, and name of the donor (not the amount given). The first 100 employees to be recognized will receive a free Gold Carwash at Drive & Shine ($17 value)! We will also be doing weekly drawings for a chance (for nominees) to win gift cards!
A “Special Person” can include a teacher, aide, librarian, bus driver, custodian, or any other
All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible, please contact the office if you would like a tax receipt.
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COVID Home Tests
Parent Involvement Opportunities & Employment
PTO Members & Volunteers:
Educational Assistant: If you or someone you know has a passion for helping students succeed and feel yourself to be a life-long learner, problem solver and collaborative team member, then this is the position for you! Please reach out to me (KMartin3@phm.k12.in.us) if you would like to talk about the details regarding this position.
Universal Substitute: If you or someone you know loves being in the classroom, and collaborating with teachers and students, then please reach out with interest or questions to me at (KMartin3@phm.k12.in.us). The daily rate for this position is $115 and there is flexibility within the schedule.
Give Back with Amazon Smile
Please look for Schmucker Middle School in Amazon Smile. With all of our online shopping, it's an effective way to easily give back to our SMS PTO.
Box Tops for SMS
Box Tops are going digital! Simply download the Box Tops app from the Apple app store or Google Play. Create an account for yourself & associate it with Schmucker Middle School!
Approved PE Shirts
Please remember that shirts from last year and this year are acceptable for PE! **Please note that yellow PE shirts from the previous year are available in the main office for $10 if you missed the ordering window.
Give Back with Amazon Smile
Box Tops for SMS
Pay School Fees Online
Safety Update: How Can Parents Monitor On-Line Activity
Families have the option of receiving weekly emails outlining your students online activity while using Chromebooks. This online service is free and it gives parents an opportunity to maintain a safe learning environment at school and at home. Please click on the attached links to learn more about how Securly can help you.
Click to read and download a copy of the parent letter that provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up your Securly Parent Portal.
SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE
If you see something, hear something, say something! The Safe School Helpline is a convenient, confidential way for anyone to report information about situations that might affect safety at any P-H-M school or building. You can call the number any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are completely confidential.
800-418-6423 (800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359)
TEXT: 66746, TIPS
Chromebooks- Lee Riley (email@example.com )
Attendance- Linda Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Textbooks and Fees- Ashley Kirkpatrick (email@example.com)
Special Education Teachers
6th grade- Courtney Heck (firstname.lastname@example.org )
7th grade- Meaghan Donahue (email@example.com )
8th grade- Allie Chrise (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Jenny Shaw (Last Names A-G) (email@example.com)
Cara Watt (Last Names H-N) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrea Hoover (Last Names O-Z) (email@example.com )
Athletics- Jim Modlin (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Enrollments/Withdrawals/Address Changes- Aly Abel (email@example.com)