Switzerland Point Middle School
Raider Rap -November 2 2022
From Ms. Carnall
It is that time of year where we have a lot of events and celebrations. Please be sure to scroll all the way down to read all that is happening at SPMS.
- November 1: Volleyball Game VS Murray MS
- November 3: Volleyball Game VS Pacetti Bay MS
- November 4: Fall Play
- November 5: Fall Play
- November 7: Band Concert 7 PM
- November 8: Volleyball Semi-Final Play Offs TBA
- November 10: Character Counts! Chats (Wednesday Bell Schedule), Volleyball Championship Game TBA
- November 11: No School-Veterans Day
- November 12: Winterguard Iceman Game
- November 15: Band Concert 6:30 and 7:30 PM
- November 17: Interims post
- November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
Congratulations to our School Related Employee of the Year (SREY)!
SPMS Donation Link
Parent Survey-Please Complete
Cognia, the organization that oversees our district’s accreditation, is conducting a review of our school district this year. Cognia has created surveys specifically for families in our school district. Please complete Cognia’s Family Survey to assist the district in our continuous improvement process.
We need you! Volunteer as an Educational Surrogate Parent for a student with a disability
There are students with disabilities in our district who very much need an Educational Surrogate Parent. A surrogate parent is an individual who has been appointed to act in the place of a parent in safeguarding a child’s rights in the special education decision-making process. The surrogate parent represents the interests of the child in all areas relating to the exceptional student education process and the provision of a free appropriate public education. A surrogate parent is not someone who takes care of the child (like an adoptive parent or a foster parent) and is not financially responsible for the child.
Educational surrogate parents have a very important role. They help the child and the school; they also help their community meet the needs of its students disabilities. The rewards for surrogate parents: the opportunity to share your time, use your skills, build relationships and see the results in your own community and in the life of a child.
We will be hosting an online training on December 6, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (see attached flyer or click here to join).
Lisa Bell, Senior Director for Exceptional Student Education
St. Johns County School District
Are you aware that you can access your student’s score report on HAC? Beginning with the Fall 2021 FSA ELA Retake and Fall 2021 FSA/NGSSS EOCs test administrations, a PDF of each individual student score report is now linked to the student HAC/eSP account. This will allow parents/guardians and students access to the student score report.
Here are directions for how to access the individual score reports in HAC!
- Login to Home Access Center (https://homeaccess.stjohns.k12.fl.us/HomeAccess)
- Navigate to the “Home” screen (1)
- Click on the “Student Attachments” tab (2)
- Click on the attachment link for the applicable test and a PDF of the score report will download
If you are unable to access your child’s report and need a copy, please e-mail Ms. Wilkie.
If your child received a perfect score on the FSA, be on the lookout for your certificate which will be sent home with your student!
In addition, congratulations to the 4 students who received a perfect score on the FAST Progress Monitor #1 in ELA in September!
Way to go, Raiders!
The St. Johns County School District Honor Card program has gone digital! If your child is on the A/B honor roll, you have the opportunity to receive discounts at some very fun and exciting places in St. Johns County. Instead of paper honor cards, you will now show business participants your phone and receive these discounts. Below are the steps to using the new system.
- On your smart phone go to https://myhonorcard.com. The following screen will appear. Place your child’s student ID number and date of birth in the boxes.
A list of participating businesses and their offerings are also on a different tab on the website.
If you have any questions, please call 904-547-3945 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Girls Basketball Coach
Congratulations SPMS Cross Country!
Come out and see the school play!
Do you like sitting at the kids table? Do you like being bored, hungry? Do you like it when your Uncle tells you to be quiet during a football game?
Whether or not you do, join the cast of A Recipe of Me to discover how to handle it all this Thanksgiving!
November 4 & 5 7p.m.
$10 tickets available only on School Pay https://www.schoolpay.com/link/arecipeofme
Lost and Found
Character Counts! Responsibility Pillar Nominees for October
Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by a staff member for exemplifying the pillar of Responsibility for the month of October!
Maram Al Obaidi
Each month teachers are able to nominate students who display the pillar of character for the month. Those students are invited to have donuts with us at the end of the month and receive their certificate.
In the month of November we celebrate the pillar of Citizenship.
We should look for students who:
- Does her/his share to make her/his school and community better
- Gets involved in community affairs
- Stays informed; votes
- Is a good neighbor
- Obeys laws and rules
- Respects authority
- Protects the environment
WEB Service Project
Two Men And A Truck has partnered with Winn-Dixie to provide Thanksgiving meals for low-income seniors in St. Johns County.
Swiss Point WEB leaders created heartfelt cards and messages to accompany the meals & brighten their day. Gobble gobble!
Book Fair Coming Soon!
Dear Parents and Families:
Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from December 5th – December 9th in the media center.
This year, say hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Visit out bookfair website to set up an eWallet. We still accept cash, check, and card as well.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
Math Resources 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Algebra Honors
Have you checked out all the amazing resources available through your online math book? It has some AWESOME resources for students and parents! Students can access the site through Clever from the Links for Students on the school website. Then click Math Nation.
Once in Math Nation, you can click the unit and lesson from the menu on the left. Each lesson has various parts including warm-ups, refreshers, guided practice, you try, etc. These align exactly with the student workbooks. When you click on one, it will have the option to watch a video. This is where the magic happens! Students can choose which Math Nation tutor they want to watch explain this section. It says which ones are more in depth and which teach a little faster. Students often end up having a “favorite” Math Nation tutor : ) At the end of each lesson you’ll see that the last section is always “Check Your Understanding.” This is a little quiz that allows students to work through some practice problems for that lesson.
Take advantage of these helpful videos when students need a little extra support at home!
Please note: Geometry Honors students do not have access to Math Nation, but can take advantage of their own resources on their textbook site as well : )
Winterguard Jacksonville Ice Man Game!
Want to have some fun and support your winterguard team? Come out for a fun night of hockey! Tickets are only $20! $5 from every ticket goes back to the winterguard team! As tickets are sold more will be made available! Let's have the biggest showing of support for your winterguard team!!
Your Principal, Mrs. Carnall will drop the game puck!
Your winterguard team will perform at intermission!
See you there!
Winterguard Boo Grams and Performance!
Thank you for supporting your winterguard team by purchasing Boo Grams! Another successful year!
Come and see your winterguard team perform with the SPMS Band in the St. Augustine Parade!
Special Message on the Marquee
SPMS National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an opportunity to send a special birthday or congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of school. Cost is $25. Complete the form here to submit your request (there's a separate link in the form to pay via Schoolpay upon submitting your request). Requests are due the Friday prior to the event and will display the following week (Tuesday through Monday). Example: if you turn in the request on Friday, September 17 then your message will be displayed on Tuesday, September 21.
PTSO Meeting Info:
Next meeting: 11/21 10:00am @ SPMS in the MPR
Join your PTSO board as planning for the year continues! Please check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the meeting room. You will need to be a cleared SJCSD volunteer to be on campus.
SPMS PTSO October Staff Appreciation
- Thank you for helping the PTSO create a fun candy bar for the Raider staff! It was Spooktacular!
Thank you to all those who have donated! Check out the PTSO FB page for fun picture updates!
The PTSO has a Sunshine Cart that is taken around the school to bring special goodies to the hard-working staff!
Please consider donating a few items to help the PTSO bring lots of fun stuff to them!
Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser:
👉Order your favorite flavor in an 8 or 10-inch cake with or without the precious turkey decoration.
What better centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table can you think of? Not only does your cake taste the very best, but it creates a delightful focal point, ensuring that all eyes will be on your table.
➡️Pick up will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd between 5:00 and 5:45 p.m. at the front loop of the school.⬅️
Available flavors are: Pumpkin, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Red Velvet, and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip (Only available in 8-inch).
🌟Thanksgiving cakes are available for order between November 4th and 13th.🌟
Please place your order form (you can pick one up at school or print from the website) COMPLETELY filled out in a SEALED envelope with payment (cash or check), clearly marked SPMS PTSO BUNDT CAKE FUNDRAISER. Turn the envelope into the blue order collection box (outside the Media Center). Make checks payable to SPMS PTSO.
Orders may also be placed online at the SPMS PTSO Store at https://swisspointptso.com/fundraisers
The Raider Store is a place where students can spend the Raider Bucks they earn at school! The PTSO provides this opportunity twice a month (generally) for your students and they love “shopping!”
àThe first Raider Store of the year was successful! PTSO “sold” out of a lot of goodies due to having some amazing donations!! THANK YOU for your continued contributions to the Raider Store! The support has been AWESOME!
🌟The PTSO will reward those students whose family donates with Raider Bucks!🌟
Check out the Raider Store wish list! Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Want to volunteer in the Raider Store? It is loads of fun! All of the store dates are on the sign up, be sure to scroll through!
Spirit Wear Flash Sale
- Spirit Wear Flash Sale!
- Limited time to order! Great for a Holiday or Birthday Gift! Order now thru 11/9 Online ONLY! Shooting for delivery before winter break!
- Sale ends NOVEMBER 9, 2022
The SPMS PTSO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the learning and work experience of the students and staff at SPMS.
Our membership includes teachers, administrators, parents and students.
What do we do?
- Neon Bash-Fall Dance for students
- Raider Store-Rewards for students who earn Raider Bucks for academic and behavioral performance
- Field studies sponsorships
- Character Counts! Rewards
- 8th grade Formal Dance and 8th Grade Awards Funding assistance
- Classroom grants-teacher members are eligible for up to $100 in a classroom grant to purchase items to enhance their classroom
- Staff luncheons and breakfast
- Teacher Appreciation
- Annual Donation to the school for technology and other needs
How do we pay for these initiatives?
- MEMBERSHIP-this is our biggest fundraiser. By simply joining PTSO, families help us reach our goals
- Spirit Wear-PTSO sells spirit wear each fall
- Fall/Spring Fundraisers-examples include Nothing Bundt Cakes and Poppin' Box
- Business Partners-our area business help SPMS through our Partners in Education program
- Corporate Donation Matches, Amazon Smile, Box Tops and private donations
How do you join?
- A family membership is $20 for the school year. The membership includes parents and any sibling at SPMS.
- Membership form can be found at https://switzerland-point-middle-school-ptso.square.site/
We have the best volunteers at Swiss. We are excited about a wonderful and busy year 2022-23 school year making a difference at Swiss.
If you are interested in finding out how you can help contact Dawn Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT PTSO
AmazonSmile - Shop through the PTSO link AmazonSmile! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3741022
While you do your regular shopping on Amazon thru AmazonSmile, .5% of your purchase will be donated to SPMS.
SPMS has earned $ 92.15 so far this year.
Box Tops – Download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for SMPS PTSO to get Box Top credits.
Keep an eye on the PTSO website, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on what is coming up throughout the year!
For up to date happenings LIKE us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SwissPointPTSO/
SPMS PTSO is on INSTAGRAM! Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/spmsptso/
Check the PTSO website for all the latest news! http://www.swisspointptso.com/