Saber Happenings!

#BuildingtheSaberLegacy || Week of January 6th

Principal's Message

Welcome back! Hopefully your family enjoyed a great break. I know I speak for the staff at SLMS in saying that we are ready to get into the swing of things. It is already January and the end of first semester is just around the corner.


Be sure to take a few minutes to check Skyward and talk to your student about where their grades are and whether they are happy with their progress.


Finally, don't forget that our Winter Sports Season #2 practices start January


Thank you!


-Mark Beddes

https://twitter.com/MrBeddes

Principal's Office Podcast

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Team ... Weekly Updates

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Art

We are beginning our final unit of the semester on one and two point perspective.
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Beginning Band


We began January’s practice record on 1/6. It will be due on 1/22 for our final grade of the semester (400 minutes).


Our Concert is on 1/15. See your email or the note that was sent home for more info.

Choir

We are beginning a unit on Keyboard.

We will begin songs for our Choir Festival.

Cadet/Concert Band

SmartMusic test is due on Friday, 1/10.

We are beginning a unit on Keyboard.

We began January’s practice record on 1/6. It will be due on 1/22 for our final grade of the semester (400 minutes).

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Important Dates

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This Week at SLMS

  • Drama Club - Wednesdays after school

  • Art Club - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in Mrs. Gibson's room after school
  • Science Bowl - Wednesdays after school
  • Homework Help - After School (T-Th) in Mr. Ross's classroom
  • Leo's Club informational meeting - Monday at 2:35 in Mr. Stevens' room
  • GSA - Next meeting at 7:35am on Dec. 20th in Mrs. McKenna's room
  • Robotics Club - After School (M-Th)
  • Books & Breakfast - 7:35 am on Wednesdays in Mrs. Kratzig's room

Looking Ahead

  • January 13th - Winter Sports Season #2 practices start
  • January 15th at 7 pm - 6th grade Winter Band Concert
  • January 20th - No School MLK day
  • January 23rd at 7 pm - Talent Show at CJH
  • January 24th - Semester 1 ends

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Student Spotlight of the Week

PBIS talked about this being written in the form of PRIDE. i.e. Suzie is an excellent example of a student who is always Prepared by..., or Johnny is a student who is always Engaged...


Thanks for showing your Saber PRIDE!

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News from ASB

Saber Spirit Friday

Don't forget, each and every Friday is "Saber Spirit Friday" at SLMS! Your student should wear Saber, Sports Team, or Fife gear each Friday to earn points for their grade in the Saber Pride Cup!

Leadership 2020-2021

If you're a 6th grade parent whose child is interested in participating in our Leadership program for the 2020-2021 school year, the application process begins at the start of February. Be aware that attendance, grades, and behavior all play a part in the selection process, so make sure you're working with your student to have their best year possible if they want to apply! Questions? Contact Mr. Kratzig.

Talent Show 2020

If you're looking for a great way to spend a Thursday night, bring yourself and your student (or just send your student and get a night away!) to our annual Talent Show! This year's show will be held Thursday January 23, 2020 at 7pm at CJH's Performing Arts Center. Don't miss it!

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Sports

The new seasons starts January 13th!


7th Grade Boys Basketball (Practice/ Games @ CJH) Coached by: Mr. Kellan Holdener

7th Grade Girls Soccer (Practice/ Games @ SLMS) Coached by: Mr. Roger Scott

6th Grade Girls Soccer (Practice/ Games @ SLMS) Coached by: Mr. Jaison Naiker

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Saber Gear

If you would like to order spirit wear sweatshirts or t-shirts, please contact Anita by email akacosta50@gmail.com. Youth and adult prices are: t-shirts $10/$12 and sweatshirts $22/$25 (checks should be made payable to SLMS PIE)
SLMS PIE is a parent support group for SLMS. We do not collect dues. Everyone in the SLMS community is welcome to attend and participate. P.I.E. meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. If you have any questions feel free to email or check out our website!

SLMS P.I.E. Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 7th, 7pm

2001 Milton Way

Milton, WA

You can find us upstairs in the main office

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Information You Can Use!

#BuildingaFutureSLMS

We will continue to post updates throughout the summer of the construction process. Just search #BuildingaFutureSLMS on Twitter (you don't need an account) or visit the Building for Tomorrow website.

Internet Access Cost Support

With our students now sporting their Chromebooks, if you are interested in receiving help toward paying for home internet access, visit http://www.lifelinesupport.org/ls/.

Box Tops

Surprise Lake is collecting Box Tops again this year! If you have items at home with Box Tops on them, cut them out and send them to school with your student! The collection bin is at the Saber Center. Last year our school earned over $500 from this simple and easy fundraiser.

Volunteer at Surprise Lake Middle School

We want you to know how much we appreciate volunteers for our students and our school. Your contribution of time and energy helps make our school a rich and rewarding place for students. Click here for information on how to become a volunteer. If you are interested in P.I.E. (our parent group) information on that is below.

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Meet Your Team Glacier Teachers!

Mrs. McKenna

6th grade English/Language Arts


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Mr. Scott

6th grade Science


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Mrs. Schuman

6th grade Social Studies




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Ms. Satterlee

6th-grade Connections


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Mr. Harlow

6th grade Math


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Meet Your Team Rainier Teachers!

Mr. Kratzig

7th Grade Connections

ASB Advisor


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Mr. Parsons

7th grade English/Language Arts




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Mr. Holdener

7th Grade Science


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Mrs. Malfet

7th Grade Social Studies



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Meet your Team Adams Teachers!

Mr. Naiker

Mr. Naiker (rhymes with hiker) is Team Adams’ Connections teacher. He hopes to be the concierge for communication between students, teachers and families. This will be Mr. Naiker’s 7th year teaching, third year at SLMS and second year as Team Adams Connections teacher. When Mr. Naiker is not at SLMS, he is at home with his three daughters and son watching Peppa Pig, making movies about princess knights, holding his breath while they perform some sort of American Ninja Warrior stunt and sneaking chocolate treats from the pantry.



Check out Mr. Naiker's Podcast with the Principal!

Mrs. Boyd

Mrs. Boyd is the amazing 7th grade science teacher for Team Adams! This is her 10th year at SLMS. She is also the volleyball coach. When she’s not shooting off rockets, or dissecting frogs, Mrs. Boyd loves being with her family. She has been married to her husband Kraig for 27 years. She keeps a fortune from a fortune cookie taped to her computer at all times that says, “An airplane ride is soon in your future sending you to fun”! Let’s all take a ride to fun together this year!!


Check out Mrs. Boyd's Podcast with the Principal!

Ms. Krieger

Ms. Krieger is entering her 16th year at Surprise Lake Middle School. She loves teaching Mathematics, reading, camping, and traveling


Check out Ms. Krieger's Podcast with the Principal!

Mrs. Kratzig

7th grade ELA teacher. Reader of all the books. Lover of all the coffee. Hoping to awaken the reader and writer within each child. Member of #theadamsfamilySLMS.


Check out Mrs. Kratzig's Podcast with the Principal!

Ms. Jetton

Hello! I am so excited to join the Mount Adams team! This is my 17th year of teaching but my 1st year at Surprise Lake with 7th graders! History is most engaging when it is relevant. I'm hoping to help students find their relevance in this subject. I'm looking forward to an exciting year!

Meet your Team Baker Teachers!

Mrs. Solly

6th grade Connections


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Mr. Stevens

6th grade Social Studies


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Mr. Ross

6th grade Science


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Ms. Johnson

6th grade Math

Mrs. Mendoza

6th grade English/Language Arts


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Electives

Mr. Garrett

Intro to Engineering

Engineering

Flight and Space

Robotics


Robotics Club Advisor


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Mr. Miles

6th and 7th grade Music


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Mrs. Gibson

6th and 7th grade Art




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Physical Education

Mrs. Sandlian

6th and 7th grade Physical Education



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Mr. Schiedt

6th and 7th grade Physical Education




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Resource Room

Mrs. Davis

6th and 7th grade Resource ELA


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Mrs. St. John

6th and 7th grade Resource Math


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Meet the Life Skills Team!

Mr. Salamone

6th and 7th grade Life Skills

Mrs. Malfet

7th grade Peer Mentoring




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