The Weekly Update

Springfield Twp MS - Season 6, Episode 4 - Sep 23

From the Principals

Halloween & Alternative

As always, this year, the middle school will host our annual Halloween costume contest on Monday, October 31, 2022. Students who celebrate Halloween are encouraged to wear costumes and a panel of judges will evaluate costumes from each homeroom and declare a winner in each grade! Additionally, and for the first time, the middle school will host an alternate Autumn-themed crafting activity in the library for those who do not celebrate Halloween or who wish not to attend the costume contest assembly at the end of the day.

Magazine Fundraiser

Today we started our annual fall fundraiser. Your students will bring home a packet of information and instructions. If they don’t have the packet, the following link will help you support our effort. Please click this link and watch the one-minute video which provides details and instructions on supporting our fundraiser this year. With the holidays just around the corner, you will find over 500 gift items to shop from within the “ship to home” side of the store. Find our frozen, brochure items within the “ship to school” side of the store. All proceeds benefit all students here at school. Please click the link and help your student get started!

Vaccine Clinic

The student flu vaccine clinic is on Oct. 25th. There is no cost to families. Information and the consent form are linked here: Student Flu Vaccine Clinic. You may contact your child's school nurse to request a paper consent form. Please complete your child’s registration no later than Oct. 21st. Please let the nurse know at least one day prior to the clinic if you would like to cancel your child's appointment.

Health Screenings

Health screenings for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students will take place in the nurse’s office and in the gym area starting next week. Health screenings are done annually. Health screenings include vision and growth assessments for all grades and hearing assessments for 7th. All passed vision, hearing, and growth results will be communicated via the Health Portal. (Parents of students who do not pass vision screenings will continue to be notified by US mail or by phone.) In lieu of the school screening, parents may choose to provide a current vision or growth report from their child’s private doctor. Please contact the school nurse's office with any questions or concerns. If you would like a paper copy of your child’s health screening results, please notify me at zakieh_moussa@sdst.org. The requested results will be sent home via backpack unless you indicate a preference for U.S. mail.

STSHSP

Thanks to all who attended the first Secondary HSP meeting of the year last Monday. We enjoyed sharing all the ways that you can be involved with the HSP, and it was great to hear district updates from Dr. Yannacone, Mr. Fuller, and Dr. Rittenhouse. If you were unable to tune into the Zoom gathering, meeting minutes are available on the district website. Our membership drive kicked off at the HS Back-to-School Night, and we'll continue that at the MS Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 29th. Membership is only $20 per family. As always, 100% of membership dues directly fund programming and resources for our secondary students - we hope to count on you for the support! Sign up today at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2c7mkdzy We've got a full slate of special programming for our monthly meetings this year. Mark your calendars for the October 20th meeting when we will offer a special presentation about social media and the roles that school faculty, police, and parents can play to protect our students.

Homework Club

Details

  • This service is for remediation, executive functioning skills, and access to school resources. Students will meet with Ms. Beltramo in Room 204 once a week. Students will organize their agenda and receive clarification and resources. Students will learn skills for communicating with their teachers and tracking their academic progress. Click HERE to view the flyer.

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