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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day --2.14.2020

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SAVE the DATE

  • Monday, February 17-HOLIDAY-NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, February 18-TENNIS MATCH (Schedule Attached); Heritage Day Auditions 4:15pm
  • Wednesday, February 19-Students Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Wednesday, February 19-TRACK MEETS (Schedule Attached)
  • Wednesday, February 20-No Place for Hate Meeting @ 8:20
  • Friday, February 21-Spirit Day-Wear SMS Gear; Theater Spring Show 6:30pm
  • Saturday, February 22-Robotics Tournament 7am-4pm @ SMS
  • Monday, February 24-5th grade Parent Night
  • Tuesday, February 25th-CSE 5th grade visits; TENNIS MATCH
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Hey Jag Parents!

We hope to see you at parent nights and other programs that we offer this year in order to establish and maintain a collaborative school/home partnership.

Tips from the team

Weekly, we will send out an article to help with your child and their middle school experience.

Check out this article on: Top 3 Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to their Middle School Kids

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/talking-to-your-middle-school-child-top-mistakes/

Course selection information

All students now have their course selection worksheets for the 20-21 school year.

For more information on all things course selection, please visit the course selection tab our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/95207.


Current 6/7th - All course selection worksheets are due to your grade level counselor by February 21st. This is also the last day for your child to change any of their course requests in SKYWARD.

Current 8th - High school counselors will be on campus the week of February 17 to help students input their 4 year plan and course selection into Skyward.


Please complete these items by February 21 at 4pm:

  • Students choose and sign for their endorsement
  • Parents approve endorsement in Skyward
  • All 4 year plans/course selection in Skyward

No Place for Hate

Mrs. McCune is looking for students/parents to serve on this years No Place for Hate committee. The committee will meet once a month to help plan 3 school wide activities to support acceptance by combating bias, bullying and hatred, and creating and maintaining a positive climate here at SMS. Our NEXT MEETING IS February 20th at 8:20 am in Room #316

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Heritage Day

This year’s Heritage Day is scheduled for Friday, March 6th. We would like for all students to come dressed in attire that represents their culture to celebrate the diversity we have here at SMS. If you would like to volunteer for this amazing event, click here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c044fa4a729a1fc1-heritage


We will be screening all performances (students, parents, groups, troops, etc.) Tuesday, February 18th at 4:15 in the girl’s gym. Please come with music, attire, and anything else you need for your performance so we can audition you for the show.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Every February across the United States, teens and those who support them join together for a national effort to raise awareness to teen dating violence. Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. By joining together every February, we can spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts. Click here for more info: https://www.loveisrespect.org/teendvmonth/

As always, for updates visit our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953.

Thank you for your continued support of us and our program. We are enjoying a fantastic year with your students!!**


-The SMS Counseling Team

AVID

We are currently accepting applications from current 6th and 7th graders for the AVID program, Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college and career readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. We focus on organization, time management, note taking and learning strategies. Learn about the AVID Program here.


AVID is an elective offered at Sartartia. All students interested must complete an application, which can be accessed here. The application closes on February 28th and we will begin student interviews on March 3rd.


Please contact Jessica Belt at jessica.belt@fortbendisd.com if you have questions.

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PTO NEWS

PAWS FOR CAUSE - JAG CASH DRIVE

Support the PTO by donating to our Annual Cash Drive. Our Goal this year is $25,000. This is the only cash drive for the entire year. With the funds raised, we have plans to build a shade for the bleachers, bring in new technology for our students, fulfill our Teacher Wish Lists, support the fine Arts department and many more. If every Household donates just $10 we will exceed our goal. Now you can donate online by simply clicking the following link or simply visit our website www.sms-pto.org and click on the Donate button on the main page.

Please donate:

SMS PTO Fundraiser


JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020


It's never too late to join the PTO. There are no joining fees or forms to fill. We are still looking for enthusiastic parents for several positions. Please reach out to Lakshmi K @ koppolu.pto@gmail.com for more details.

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Math-Letics During Spring Break

Dear All,


Math-Letics is returning this year during spring break. We are once again partnering with the Rice Athletics Department for a fun week of math and athletics over spring break March 16-20 for students of grades 6-8 at Rice Stadium and the R Room. You may find out more at rusmp.rice.edu (rotating slide) or to register go to riceowls.com/mathletics


Anne

-- Anne Papakonstantinou, Ed.D.Clinical Professor of Mathematics, Wiess School of Natural SciencesDirector, Rice University School Mathematics Project713-348-6076713-348-5428 (fax)http://rusmp.rice.edu

AHS DANCE CLINIC

AUSTIN HS ANGELS HOSTING JR DANCE CLINIC ON 4/4/20. Registration is $25. For more information, visit https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/122986.

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JAG SPORTS

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Important Allergy Information

Please click this link to read more about our procedures for students with food allergies.

Student Spotlight

Rayna Moonnumakal is a 7th grader at SMS being recognized for both her academic and athletic talent. She was on the volleyball and basketball teams and she is currently trying out for the track team. On top of that, she is dedicated to her school work and makes great grades. She is someone that sets goals, works hard to achieve them, and finds herself excelling beyond what she thought she could do. She always has a positive attitude and she is a compassionate citizen.

Staff Spotlight

Jessica Fitzpatrick is a one of a kind librarian and we are incredible lucky to have her at Sartartia. She believes that the library is a place where all students have a place to learn and create and she works tirelessly to make the library a space that is welcoming and innovative. She currently sponsors Matchbook Club, Harry Potter Club, Wiffle Ball Club, and is coaching our SMS Tennis Team. This is her second year as a librarian but she has been in education for seven years. Mrs. Fitzpatrick loves her job and serves her endlessly supports or teachers and staff, but family is her whole world. She has been married to her husband for almost 7 years and they have two daughters (5 and 3 years old). They also have a husky named Luna Lovegood. She and her husband and huge University of Houston and Auburn fans, but more than anything they root for the Houston Astros. They were actually married at Minute Maid Park in 2013 and continue going to as many games as they can.

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320