November & December 2020 Newsletter

Miller Grove FFA


I can't believe we are nearing the end of the fall semester! This year has definitely brought some challenges and changes to our FFA activities, but our members have done a great job of staying positive and striving towards their goals!!

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Calendar of Events

November 2 - FFA Meeting at 6:00 pm - CANCELLED MEETING

November 3 - Alba-Golden LDE Contest (Alba, TX)

November 6 - Paris District LDE @ NTCC

November 9 - **POSTPONED**Project Linus Blankets 3:30-5:30 pm in Ag Classroom

November 10 - MEAT SALE PICK-UP 12:30-4:30 PM

November 13-15 - Lone Star Dairy Extravaganza, Gatesville, TX

November 17 - MG Livestock Show Meeting @ 6:00 pm

November 19 - Area 6 LDE @ TSTC

November 20 - NETLA Pig & Broiler Entries due

November 20 - Major Show Entries Due - See Mrs. Martin

December 5 - MG FFA Livestock Show @ Bull Creek Cowboy Church

December 7 - FFA Christmas Party at 3:30 pm ~ See details below

December 12 - District and Area Officer Candidate Application Deadline

January 9 - District and Area Officer Candidate Interviews and Testing

January 14 - Paris District Convention @ Mt Vernon HS

January 20-24 - Fort Worth Heifer Show @ Fort Worth, TX

FFA Christmas Party ~ Monday December 7th

FFA Christmas Party!! We will stay after school on Monday, December 7, 2020 to watch a Christmas movie, enjoy Christmas snacks and make blankets for Project Linus! Blankets will be donated to local women's shelter and children's hospitals.

The FFA Community Service Project for December is making tie blankets benefiting Project Linus. In lieu of a traditional FFA meeting, FFA members will stay after school on Monday December 7, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 pm to make blankets. Any student younger than 4th grade must have a parent present due to using sharp scissors. All students need to be picked up by 5:30 pm.

You need 2 pieces of fleece, 2 yards each. You can watch the video link if your child would like to make one at home. Please turn in blankets by Friday, December 11th. If you would like to donate the fleece for an FFA member to make a blanket, bring the fleece to the high school office by Monday, December 7th. For younger kids, you can get fleece that is 1 yard in length to make a smaller blanket.

MASK ARE REQUIRED! If a student will not wear a mask, a parent will be called and student will need to be picked up immediately.

Community Service ~ Hopkins Co Salvation Army

Hopkins County Salvation Army would like to invite MGISD to come out and ring the bell for the 2020 Red Kettle Campaign. Sign-up your class, club, or team for one hour of service. Additional time slots can be added to fit your schedule if needed. You will be blessed that you did!


Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 12:30-2:30pm

AG Class

Meat Sale Pick-up will be Tuesday, November 10th from 12:30-4:30 PM.

1. Orders will not be ready for pick-up before 12:30 PM. Orders must be pick-up by 4:30 PM. Items are delivered frozen. We do not have freezer space to hold orders that are not picked up.

2. You MUST wear a mask in order to pick-up order. If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days, in quarantine due to contact, or tested positive for covid, please contact me via email in order to arrange pick-up/delivery.

3. The complete order must be picked up. We can not "release" partial orders. You must check order list and sign off that order is correct before leaving.

4. Due to covid restrictions, pick-up will be a little different this year. Please follow these guidelines.

** Only 1 person per student can pick-up an order. When you arrive, check-in at the front office to have your driver's license scanned. In order to be on campus, you must check-in to the front office FIRST. Drive down the Ag shop and park on the south side of the Ag shop door. Please stay in your vehicle. Mr. Gatlin or myself will get the name of the student you are picking up for. We will load your order on a cart and bring it to your vehicle. You can then get out of your vehicle (1 person), check your order for accuracy and sign off. Then you can load your order into your vehicle.**


MG Livestock Show Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm

Ag Class

We will have a meeting about the Miller Grove FFA Livestock Show on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 pm in Mrs. Martin's room. In this meeting we will discuss show schedule, show set-up and I will have a schedule for parent volunteers to sign-up. After I get a schedule of the parents, I will have a schedule for the kids to sign-up. If a student works 2 hours at the show, that gives them 1 entry to the show.

2 hours = 1 entry

4 hours = 2 entries

This show takes hours of preparation and 2 full days of work at the show. We need lots of help from students and parents. This is not only a fundraiser for the MG FFA chapter, but it is an opportunity for all our FFA members to get their livestock projects into the show ring and practice for NETLA.


NETLA Pig and Broiler Orders Due

Entry forms for NETLA market hogs and market broilers are due Friday November 20th to Mrs. Martin. If you need a NETLA entry form, please email me and let me know which kids and how many. I will send them home with your child.

If you have a pig, Mrs. Martin needs to come by and get ear notch numbers. Please contact her to schedule a date. Entry fee is $30 per pig and checks made out to NETLA.

Broiler orders are $30 per exhibitor/pen. A pen is 25 chicks. One pen per exhibitor and no sharing pens with siblings.

If you have not completed your Quality Counts, you will need to do so before turning in entry forms for NETLA.

2021 Spring Major Shows

If you are interested in showing livestock or competing in contests at the 2021 spring majors (San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston), please contact Mrs. Martin by Tuesday November 17th for entry forms and information. All entries are due back by Friday November 20th.

Each show has their own modified schedule due to covid, guidelines, etc. Let me know which show(s) you would like to attend, and I will get you the appropriate information.