Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SMS January Newsletter 2016

Solon Middle School

January Newsletter

Student & Staff of the Month – Beatrice Fischer and Andrea Velasquez for being selected as our December Student and Staff of the Month. 

Boys Basketball - Basketball practices will begin on January 4.  Athletes must have a physical and concussion form on file in the office.  
Japanese Exchange Students – Any 7th grade family who may be interested in hosting a Japanese exchange student for three weeks can contact the office for more information. 
PTO – Please join us for our next meeting on January 25 at 7PM in the Media Center.
PTO Wish List - Thank you so much for your generous support of our teachers through the annual Wish List donations.   
Volunteer Needed - Anyone interested in volunteering with a Chess Club, please contact Jody McSweeney in the office.  
Box Tops for Education and Pull Tabs – Box tops and pull tabs can be turned in to the middle school office. 
Christmas Lights - The SMS Earth Team is collecting old Christmas lights for recycling.  Please turn your lights in to the office by January 14th. 
Yearbooks - Orders are being taken for the 2015-16 year book for $19.99. The price will increase to $25.00 after December 31st.  On-line orders may be placed at www.jostensyearbooks.com. 
Assignment Calendar 
PowerSchool Mobile App - The PowerSchool Mobile app can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices (link is here).  Parents may also find the links to download the apps after logging into their parent PowerSchool accounts online.  The district code (GDZH) is available there as well.
Clubs & Organizations – SMS students are invited to join any of the following clubs and organizations:

  • Tech Club – Tuesdays – 7:30AM in the Media Center 
  • Jr. Optimist – 2nd Thursday of the month – from 2-3:00PM 
  • Earth Team – 4th Thursday of every month – from 2-3:15PM 
  • Robotics – Monday and Wednesday 3:15 – 6:15PM (some Sat.  8:30-12PM)
Athletic Schedules Middle school schedules, including directions to WaMaC venues.   

  • Jan. 4 – Classes Resume
  • Jan. 15 - Show Choir @ West Branch
  • Jan. 18 - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Jan. 21 - Winter Activity Pictures
  • Jan. 23 - SEIBA Honor Band @ Iowa City West  
  • Jan. 25 - PTO Meeting - 7PM in Media Center 

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