The Seahawks Call
Week of February 1, 2021 Volume 19
Message from Principal Taylor......................................
We recognize that learning in this virtual setting has been very challenging for students academically, socially, and emotionally. We know that it is important to recognize, praise, and reward students who exhibit good work habits, comply with procedures and policies, and adhere to teacher expectations. Therefore, we will be rolling out our virtual PBIS program this month to incentivize our students so they will continue to thrive in the classroom.
Should you have any suggestions on ways to motivate your child(ren), please reach out to your grade-level administrator or school counselor.
#allinforallstudents #allaboutthekids #youmatter #greatlistener #confidant #bestinCCPS
Top Left: Mr. Tojek, 6th grade counselor
Top Right: Mrs. Jenkins, PPW
Bottom Left: Ms. Williams, 8th grade counselor
Bottom Right: Ms. Franklin, 7th grade counselor
GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB! Now accepting applications!
Milton Somers is proud to announce the start of the Girls Who Code club for second semester. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
The club will meet virtually on scheduled Wednesdays for an hour to learn about coding skills, careers, and the women that have made it possible. For more information and a club application go to join.nearpod.com and enter the code: 5DKBZ
Application deadline is February 12th by 3 pm.
Library News from Ms. H-J!
Seahawks Read Our winter reading challenge, Books Like Us, is almost over. So far Seahawk students and staff have read over 54,000 minutes in January! 641 badges have been earned by 302 Active Readers. Kudos to our 7th graders who have really stepped up to read and participate – 207 of them have been reading and logging their minutes.
All students are encouraged to log in to Beanstack and record their reading. Students who are logging their minutes say that it helps them see their progress and growth as readers. They enjoy the challenge of seeing if they can read more from one month to the next. Students can find Beanstack in their Clever app – it is the yellow heart. Watch for our special Beanstack Black History Month activities next month!
Curbside Book Pickup Students next opportunity for curbside pickup will be Tuesday, February 9. Students who have books out, are encouraged to return them to the book return box in the Somers lobby during school hours.
Inclement Weather Schedule
PTSO Executive Board Members
President: Dawn Shafer
Vice-President: Melissa Morris
Secretary: Sherri Williams
Treasurer: Brenda Washington
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Milton Somers Middle School PTSO
Marlon Walker - 6th Grade VP - email@example.com
Cynthia Panizzi - 7th Grade VP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wualanda Thenstead - 8th Grade VP - email@example.com
Sonia Matthew - Administrative Asst. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth Tojek - 6th Grade Counselor - email@example.com
Nancy Franklin - 7th Grade Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brittany Williams - 8th Grade Counselor - email@example.com
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Andrea Johnson - Reading Resource Teacher (Reading) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Branham - Instructional Resource Teacher (Math) - email@example.com
Suzanne Johnson - Learning Resource Teacher (Gifted Education and Testing Coordinator) - firstname.lastname@example.org