Northern Middle Newsletter
Weekly Update 12/11/22
Second marking period interim reports will be distributed via HAC on Wednesday, December 14th. If you have any questions about a particular class, please contact the teacher. This will allow them to provide you with suggestions on how to provide the best supports to help your child improve their performance. It may also be valuable to work with your child to set goals for the remainder of the second marking period.
Last week we had two wonderful musical performances involving the Northern Middle School Band and Chorus! The audience enjoyed watching the students share their talents and inspire goodwill as we celebrate the winter holiday season. Thank you to Mr. Hautmann and Mrs. Sigmon for preparing the students and conducting their performances.
Join us for the Winter Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, 12/13 at 7:00 pm in the Mary Harrison Center. We invite everyone to join us celebrate the holidays and the hard work put in by Mr. Wentz and the Orchestra students.
Have a great week!
Mr. Webster, NMS Principal
November Students of the Month
NMS Art Display at the Board of Education - "Together We're A Masterpiece"
NMS Yearbook 22-23 – On Sale Now – Early Bird Pricing Ends 1/3
Be sure to order your 2022-23 NMS Yearbook! Yearbooks are sold online at https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=FA7A42A7-C300-45ED-BBEB-129ECDED39DC.
Yearbooks are currently on sale with a special early bird price of $30.00. Starting on January 4th, the price will increase to $35.00. Be sure to purchase soon to get the discounted price.
If you have any yearbook questions, please contact Mrs. McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbook Cover Contest - Entry Deadline 1/6/23
NMS PBIS Spirit Night at Mod Pizza - Dec 12th
PBIS Holiday Spirit Week - 12/19 - 12/22
It’s Not Too Late to Order Your 2022 Fall School Portraits
But Hurry…Deadlines are Approaching Fast!
Order by December 1st for Holiday Delivery
December 31st is the last day to order your fall pictures
Ordering is EASY!
then Enter your Access Key from your proof
Or you can simply scan the QR code on your proof.
Questions? Call us at (800)869-9515 x112
Classic Photography & Imaging
PBIS & PTO teams - Donation Request
We are seeking donations for rewards for our students. NMS wants to continue our partnerships with our families and local businesses to support our school’s PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) initiative. PBIS is a statewide initiative to improve behavior and increase student achievement. We try to accomplish this by creating a clear system for all expected behaviors and rewarding positive behaviors and choices. We reward students for embodying the Bobcat ROAR (Respect, Outstanding Achievement and Responsibility).
We hope to provide very attractive prizes to keep the students motivated! Donations can include anything that will serve to reward and motivate the students ($5-$10 gift cards, individually wrapped food items, coupons for free items, tangible items, school supplies, etc…) If you want to check with us about an idea, feel free to contact Jessica Himes at email@example.com
One easy way to donate is through an Amazon Wish List that is being facilitated by the PTO - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/9H80XPJZUNWM?ref_=wl_share
We believe that involvement with families, businesses and the community can be a positive part of our students’ education. We will gladly accept donations year round!! Please drop your donations off in the main office.
We would like to recognize and thank the following business and individuals who donated to our PBIS program! We truly appreciate your generosity!
- Black Market Bakers
- Shelly Harvey
- Brenna Scheideman
- Ashley Stevens-Marrone
PTO Fundraiser - Lynch Creek Farms
Have you ever seen the festive decorations that Lynch Creek Farms creates? Fresh fall and winter wreaths, garlands, dried summer wreaths and so much more. This year Northern Middle School PTO has been given the opportunity to share these creations with you and your families while getting 15% back for our kids!
We were able to put the Haunted Trail and fall party together with the help of your previous fundraiser participation. Thank you so much for your continued support!!
Northern Middle School PTO
The electronic link for membership is https://pto-membership-83842.cheddarup.com
You can also access the NMS PTO Facebook group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nmsbobcatspto/
The PTO is organizing several committees to help with events throughout the year. If you are interested in helping, please sign-up at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e4aa8ac2dabfac70-ptocommittees
Resource Flyers and Opportunities for Students and Families
Recurring Resources for Families
Become a Volunteer
Calvert County Public Schools uses Raptor for visitors and volunteers to sign in and sign out. Volunteers must apply annually to be an approved volunteer. All volunteers will need to review the volunteer handbook and watch the volunteer training video before completing and Online Volunteer Application. Volunteers must be approved before they may begin service as a volunteer in any school buildings.
CCPS Online Volunteer Application & Process: https://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/human-resources/become-a-volunteer
Family, Student, & Staff Responsibility – Daily Health Screening
It is the responsibility of all families, students, and staff members to self-assess before entering a school bus or CCPS facility by answering the following questions:
- Has the individual or anyone in the family been sick with dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat, or loss of sense of taste or smell in the last 5 days?
- Has the individual or anyone in the family been exposed to COVID-19 and asked to quarantine? If yes, who was directed to quarantine and what date did the quarantine start? (Ensure quarantine time is up and symptoms have improved.)
- Has the individual or anyone in the family tested positive for COVID-19? If yes, who and when? Were they having any symptoms? (Ensure quarantine is up and symptoms have improved.)
- Student and staff should not attend school if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been medically advised to quarantine. If this is the case, please contact our School Nurse, Carin Fleshman, at 443-550-9227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here Comes the Bus - A School Bus Tracking App for Parents
Here Comes the Bus (HCTB) is an app with tracking features for the bus(es) your child(ren) is assigned to ride. They include
- Showing the real-time location of your child's bus on a map
- Scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for bus routes
- Push and email notifications when the bus is near
Click this link for more information on getting the app - https://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/transportation/bus-status/here-comes-the-bus
To create an account, you will need to know your child's ID number and the school district activation code 87557.
If students have questions about their device (laptop/computer), they can get help from a member of the CCPS IT team at email@example.com or call 443-550-8146. Students needing assistance can also drop off their laptop in the main office and fill out a paper Help Desk ticket.
Supports are also available on the CCPS website using the Technology Support button (pictured below) on the main page. This resource provides links to submit help desk tickets, frequently asked questions, and other resources students can use to solve issues.