The Frontier

Week of September 23, 2019

This Week's Events

Mon: Soccer vs Still @ home / Volleyball vs Fischer 7-home & 8-away

Tues: Books & Breakfast 7:15 a.m. / Soccer vs Fischer @ home / Football vs Fischer @ Fischer

Wed: Cross Country vs Crone & Scullen @ Crone / Volleyball vs Kennedy 7-home & 8-away

Thur: 6th Gr Running Intramural Practice / Soccer vs Granger @ Granger / Volleyball vs Still

8-home & 7-away / Football vs Still @ home

Fri: No Scheduled Events

News and Announcements

Order Now!

Our turn-in date is next Monday, September 30! Please support Gregory Middle School with your orders. All students brought home information last week on this important magazine fundraiser. Thank you!

Books & Breakfast is Tuesday, September 24!

Books & Breakfast is Tuesday, September 24th at 7:15 in the LMC. Thank you to those of you who have been checking out the books; we hope you've been enjoying them! In order to purchase enough food, we need a good estimate of the number of students attending. Please ask your students to complete this form only if they plan to attend. Some students have already done this.

Thanks so much and we'll see you there, students! If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bevan.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 team. Students should see the main office or Mr. Kill for registration packets. Applications are due by October 11, 2019 and Science Olympiad Test is on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 3:05-4:30 pm. If your child can't attend test date, please have them arrange a time to take the test. Please email tim_kill@ipsd.org with any questions.

Aurelio's Pizza Day -- Sunday, September 29

Join Aurelio's Springbrook Square on Sunday, September 29th for a fundraiser to benefit IPEF Team Gregory for lunch or dinner! Please see the attached flyer here for more information!

Calling All Artists!

Art Club permission slips are now available in the Main Office. Join us for creating decorative wall hangings, mini canvases and tile coasters. The club begins October 21 before school. Please see Ms. Beauregard or Mrs Smith if you have any questions!

What You Need to Know About Vaping -- October 2

The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration announced they are jointly investigating the sudden increase of incidents of severe respiratory disease associated with e-cigarette products. This includes the recent death of an Illinois resident who had been hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness following e-cigarette use. District 204 and the Indian Prairie Parents Council are hosting an event to help inform the community about this timely topic. Parents and students are encouraged to attend “What You Need to Know About Vaping” from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, October 2 in the auditorium at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2590 Ogden Ave., Aurora. Presenters Matt Cassity, 360 Youth Services and Dr. Stephen Kovar, Edward-Elmhurst Health, will share important information about the e-cigarette epidemic. Topics include what ingredients are in e-cigarettes, what do vaping devices look like, the risk for nicotine addiction, and what are the concerns and warning signs of respiratory illness.


(Note: Unfortunately, this event conflicts with the John Halligen presentation, "Ryan's Story". We apologize for parents needing to choose between the two events, but the dates cannot be changed).

IPPC Winter Coat & Boot Drive

Please Join Us in Supporting the Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) Winter Coat & Boot Drive! It is time to clean out those closets and Share the Warmth with your friends and neighbors!! Through September 30, the Gregory PTA/IPPC will be collecting new or gently used, clean coats of all sizes (infant through adult plus size), in addition to other winter accessories (boots, hats, coats, scarves, snow pants, etc.). The winter items will be distributed to families in need within our district in October. Bins will be outside the front office for collection. Please make sure zippers are in good working condition.

Kids' Marathon

If you enjoy running here is an opportunity for you!! The IPEF Kids Marathon is coming up. Follow this link for registration information. https://www.ipef204.org/kidsmarathon-3/


Marathon Flier


Mileage Tracker

Coffee with the Principal

If you missed our first Coffee with Mrs. Mitchell, please join us in December!


When: Tuesday, December 3 (7:00-8:00 AM)

Where: Gregory LMC

What: This is a social event and informal opportunity for parents to meet and have some face time with Mrs. Mitchell. Coffee and light breakfast treats will be served. Can’t make it this time? Stop by later in the year – dates listed below.

Future Coffee Dates:

Tuesday, February 4

Tuesday, April 28

PTA Outreach

Support the Gregory Parent Teacher Association!

Guess what? Joining the Gregory PTA DOES NOT mean that you need to volunteer! This is a donation to help support programs we offer to Gregory students!

The Gregory PTA funds and organizes a variety of educational enrichment programs and social events for the students at Gregory such as grade level field trips, teacher grants, library programs, color run, year-end celebrations and more! Additionally, we support our amazing staff with hospitality throughout the year.

THIS IS ALL FUNDED 100% THROUGH MEMBERSHIP, DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISERS.

We need your help! Become a member and support YOUR student and these programs. As a member you will also receive access to the school-wide directory.

TWO EASY WAYS TO BECOME A MEMBER AND/OR DONATE:

1) Go to the Gregory PTA online store: https://gregorypta.memberhub.store/

2) Complete the membership form and return to the Gregory office: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K1AAKLcFLDei_qmi_5RJCloHLgWQ7PFZ/view?usp=sharing

Help us make this a GREAT year for our Students and Staff at Gregory MS!!

Questions?? Please contact Peggy Poyser at peggy.poyser@gmail.com

Collect Box Tops for Gregory! Big Changes!!

Attention Families: There has been a major change in the collection of Box Tops. The traditional box tops will still be accepted as long as they aren't expired, but all of the new box tops will be collected by scanning your receipts into the Box Tops app. It is super easy!! Make sure you download the app and help Gregory Middle School earn lots of money for supplies and programs. Every little bit counts! Please see the attached flyers for exact details.


Box Tops Overview


Box Tops More Info

Watch D.O.G.S.

Our Watch D.O.G.S committee is currently in the process of restructuring this program in order to improve the overall experience for parents, students, and teachers. We will be opening up the schedule for parents to sign up in October. Once we have a date finalized, we will communicate the date and time of the sign-up in advance of the schedule going live. This will give parents the opportunity to be available when the schedule opens. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Gandhi 150th Celebration

It is Gandhi’s 150th Birthday this year (October 2nd), and celebrations will be taking place all across the world to honor his life and legacy. Our students are invited to participate in a writing contest by responding to the prompt: Be the change you want to see in the world. As well, the district will be sending information to the community about an event that will be taking place at Metea on October 19th at 4PM. We hope that you will be able to join us as students from WVHS, NVHS and MVHS are working hard at creating a program for the entire community! Please

click here for more information about the writing prompt and the event at Metea.

Sports

Gregory Soccer Results

Game #4 - Gregory vs. Fischer - 9/16/19

The boys traveled to Fischer Middle School for their first away game of the season. The boys came out with a 4-1 victory for their first game on the road. Nice work boys!

Goals:

Tyler Summers - 3
Ryan Mulligan - 1



Game #5 - Gregory vs. Hill - 9/18/19

The boys started the game trailing 1-0, but came back to tie it before the first half ended. Gregory kicked it into high gear and ended with another 4-1 victory of the week. Keep up the good work!

Goals:

Ryan Mulligan - 1

Jonathan Lyskawa - 1

Tyler Summers - 1
Nicola Piater