Niguel Hills Middle School – Shark Bytes
8TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY: CJSF REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN
7th graders can join in mid-February 2014, and 6th graders can join in 7th grade, in February 2015.
8th grade CJSF Applications are due on October 18th.
Please read the application and then look on the CJSF website or email me, if you have any questions.
“Founded in 1967, CJSF fosters high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship in the middle school grades. Like CSF, CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while fostering pride in scholastic achievement. In recent years the rapid growth of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) has greatly strengthened CSF.”
1. Turn in the application
2. Attend the optional meetings at lunch 3. Complete the optional 10 hours of community service. This can be the same hours used for Shark Pride and Student PTSA.
The forms are on schoolloop and available at the front office.
LIFETOUCH PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Picture retake day is on Tuesday, October 15 located in the Performance Room during PE classes.
SHOW YOUR SPIRIT – LAST CHANCE TO ORDER SPIRIT WEAR
Hoodies, zip hoodies & sweatpants
All forms MUST in by Wed. October 9th
Order forms can be picked up and dropped off at the front office. Please mark envelope: “Spirit Wea”r
Please note: All 8th grade orders are a “Special Order” – Year of Graduation will embroidered
Make all checks payable to: NHMS PTSA – (memo Spirit Wear)
REMINDER: PTSA MEETING THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 10TH
AT 10AM IN THE STAFF LOUNGE.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
The annual PTSA Scholastic Book Fair will take place Monday, October 14th through Friday, October 18th. The Fair will be held in Room 217 which is located in the back of the school, accessed via the black top.
The Book Fair offers students access to books at affordable prices that are specifically selected to appeal to middle school interests. Young people are more likely to read the books they personally choose. This is one of the best ways to help make reading a positive experience and motivate students to read more. Students will be visiting the fair with their English classes during designated time slots throughout the week and are also welcome to shop during their lunch times or before school starts. Please make sure that your child has Book Fair money on those days if he or she would like to purchase a book.
Parents are also invited to visit and shop any time during Fair hours.
Parents, if you’d like to volunteer to work a shift at our Book Fair, please follow these 3 easy steps to sign up:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/JNNUMs
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminder!
SHARK PRIDE HOURS:
We will offer a limited number of Shark Pride hours for students who wish to work during their lunch period. We will take MAX of TWO students per lunch period. Students may only work one shift and must sign up in advance.
Please email Debbie Van Hoomissen at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your desired date and lunch period (6th grade or 7th/8th grade).
Book Fair dates/hours are Monday – Friday, October 14-18th as follows:
Monday 11:45 – 1:30
Tuesday 8:30 -3:25
Wednesday 8:30 – 3:25
Thursday 9:30 – 3:25
Friday 8:30 – 1:30
Tuesday, October 8 PTSA Reflections Entries due
Thursday, October 10 PTSA Meeting – 10:00 a.m. in the staff lounge
Monday, October 14 – Friday, October 18 Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, October 15 Picture Retake Day – Performance Room during PE classes
RECYCLING NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The NHMS Booster Club is in urgent need of parents volunteers in order to keep the Recycle Wednesday program running successfully. If you can be available on Wednesday mornings before school starts, and offer once a week, once a month or any amount of time you can give then WE NEED YOU! Collection is at the exit of the school every Wednesday morning and all we need is some smiling volunteers to assist with unloading cans, bottles and newspapers from cars and sorting the recyclables into bags! The recycling program funds many things at NHMS, including providing funds for the Special Education Department to enhance their curriculum. If you are willing to offer your time to NHMS, please email email@example.com with your availability. Thank you –
DO NOT DRIVE IN THE BUS LANE ON PASEO ESCUELA
Please do not use the bus lane on your way into the parking lot on Paseo Escuela (nor once you get into the lot). If police are present you may receive a citation. The bus lane needs to remain clear.
Thanks for your cooperation on this issue.
BE A PART OF THE 35TH ANNUAL MOULTON BOO BLAST
Niguel Hills students have the opportunity to volunteer at the 35th Annual Boo Blast Carnival at Moulton Elementary School on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Students will receive community service hours to fulfill school service awards and/or community service graduation requirements. Boo Blast is Moulton PTA’s biggest fundraiser, as well as a huge community event, creating a great opportunity for your students to make a meaningful contribution to our community and public schools.
We are looking for students who can work a minimum of a two-hour shift in our game booths, food concessions, rides and other attractions. Our Community Service Chairman oversees shifts and scheduling; and the students are directly supervised by parent volunteers on event day. Students can sign up for shifts anytime between 9am-5pm .
PTSA BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
During 2012-2013, the Niguel Hills Middle School PTSA was able to support our school by allocating over $50,000 in funds for school assets and programs. The PTSA is now offering opportunities for businesses to be recognized for their contributions to our “Support Our Sharks Campaign”. Business sponsors may be featured in the 2012-2013 school directory, on the PTSA web site, and listed in a school newsletter which is mailed to the families of our over 1,200 students. The deadline for recognition in the directory is Friday, October 11, 2013. Please see the PTSA web site for more information, www.nhmsptsa.org, and click on the “Sponsor Link” on the top right hand side.
PTSA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM
EXPRESS yourself through the ARTS by participating in PTSA’s REFLECTIONS program this year!
This year’s theme is “BELIEVE, DREAM, INSPIRE,” and entries can be created within any of the following six categories: visual arts, photography, literature, film/video production, musical composition or dance choreography.
ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE OCTOBER 8TH and will be displayed at a very special art gallery evening hosted at Moulton Elementary School on Wednesday, October 16th from 6 – 7:30.
Niguel Hills will be sponsoring the dessert/drink table at this event, so we are asking for baked good donations in exchange for shark bait. All baked goods need to be delivered to the front office by noon on October 16th.
For more information, including student entry forms and rules/guidelines for each art category, visit cucptsa.com. Entry forms will also be available at the front office. Contact Emi McCarter at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.
HOMEWORK CLUB BEGINS OCTOBER 14
Homework club begins on Monday, October 14th. Permission slips are available at the front office and on school loop. We will be accepting applications starting Friday, September 20th at the front office. Please carefully read the Homework Club permission slip. There is limited space, so spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Homework Club is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. There is no Homework Club on Tuesdays and 10/31/13, 12/19/13, 2/6/14 and 2/13/14. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 234-5360.
Niguel Hills Middle School