There is a free online tutoring website that is offered to military families. I've provided this information in the past, but for our new families who may not be familiar with it, here's the link: http://military.tutor.com/home. Tutor.com is a program that allows eligible students (grades K-12) and service members in US military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-on-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading, and more, at no cost.
TUESDAY, SEP 19: Is your child interested in drawing and/or learning about anime characters? Every Tuesday, beginning Sep 19, students will meet in Ms. Wada-Goode's room (C-7). Students can bring their lunch and a sketchbook! Please see attached flyer for more info!
WEDNESDAY, SEP 20: This is an ODD day; students go to their odd-numbered periods, plus Homeroom and Advisory.
WEDNESDAY, SEP 20: Help support Hurricanes Harvey and Irma victims! Student Council is sponsoring a "wear a hat to school" day! In accordance with our school's dress code, hats are not typically allowed in school, but on this Wednesday only, Homeroom teachers will be collecting $1 from students who'd like to participate -- their donations will allow them to wear a hat to school! Donations will be given to the American Red Cross.
THURSDAY, SEP 21 AND FRIDAY, SEP 22: School picture days! Students are scheduled to have pictures taken through their English classes. They should have already received an order form, so parents may choose backgrounds and select packages. Students are asked to bring their order form, along with payment, on their designated picture day.
SATURDAY, SEP 23: Please come support our volleyball student-athletes, coaches, and cheerleaders! Games begin at 11:00 and will be held at Aiea High School.
FRIDAY, OCT 6: I realize this is a couple of weeks away, but wanted to give you a heads up about about our upcoming Spartan Fair. Students look forward to this event each year! Activities will begin after lunch and will include food/snack booths, a country store, and games! Students will be able to purchase scrips to use as payment during the fair (cash will not be accepted at the fair). Scrip sales will begin October 3. Scrips are 50 cents each; no refunds will be issued on unused scrips. Here are some ideas of what to expect: ice cream floats (5 scrips), nachos/juice combo (10 scrips); soft drinks (2-3 scrips); pizza (6-7 scrips); shave ice (3 scrips); chili dogs (6 scrips); candy/fruit bars (1-4 scrips); variety of games (2-10 scrips).
BOX TOPS: We will have our first drawing on September 29th! Students (and staff too!) can tape ten Box Tops to a raffle entry form and drop it in the bucket in the front office. Winner will have his/her choice of a $25 gift card to one of these: Game Stop, iTunes, Amazon, Exchange. Entry forms are available in the office.
TRIPOD STUDENT PERCEPTION SURVEY: A letter with information about an upcoming survey was sent home recently. This survey (Tripod Student Perception Survey) is a confidential and voluntary survey that will be completed by students; it represents the students' view of the classroom and learning environment. There is a form for parents to sign if they DO NOT want their children to participate in the survey.
CENSUS VERIFICATION FORM: Your child should have brought one of these forms home recently. Please be sure to verify that the information on the form is correct, sign it, and return it to school as soon as possible. Once we receive and process those forms, parents will be able to access their child's Infinite Campus accounts on line (you will have to request access via our school's website).
SCHOOL BUS: Beginning Wednesday, Sep 6, students must have their ID cards stamped to indicate that they've paid for the bus, or have coupons available to give the bus driver. Not having appropriate documentation will result in students not being able to ride the bus!
CAFETERIA MEAL PROGRAM: Our school uses a software program called "PrimeroEdge," where parents can register for an online account (www.schoolcafe.com). With this account, parents can view their student's breakfast/lunch participation, pay online, and set up low balance notifications. Please register for an account, even if you do not plan to pay online. Payments can still be made in the front office. We will no longer be making phone calls to parents notifying you of a low balance; having the account with schoolcafe.comis the best way to keep track of lunch account information. If you have any questions about registering with Primero Edge, please call the office at 305-9000.
INFINITE CAMPUS: Infinite Campus is our school's online student information system. It provides parents with the ability to view their children's academic information and communicate with teachers through the Infinite Campus portal. Students are also able to log into the system to see their assignments, grades, class schedules, and attendance records. Parents should have received a Census Verification Form; please verify that the information on this form is correct (or make necessary changes), sign, and return to school. Once this form is returned to school, parents will be able to go to our school's website and click on the Infinite Campus Portal to request a log-in. If you have children at other DOE schools, you will also be able to access their records with just one log-in and password.
PTSO (Parent, Teacher, Student Organization) NEWS:
If you are new to our school and would like to join our PTSO, it's not too late! Cost is only $5 per family and benefits our students and staff throughout the school year! And if you'd like to volunteer, we are always in need of help to make all of our events a success! PTSO is also looking for board members to fill positions that became vacant this summer! For more information, please email email@example.com. Thank you to those who've already joined our group!
THANK YOU to all who attended our first Art & Appetizer event of the year. The night was a success and we couldn't have done it without you!
Calling all volunteers: if anyone is available to help the PTSO during Spartan Fair/Fall Fest event, please contact PTSO. We are looking for a few people to help with the PTSO booth during the event. Because the fair is being held during school hours, we are only able to accept adult volunteers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help!
FRIDAY, OCT 27: PTSO, along with Band, is hosting a halloween dance/haunted house. We are looking for adult volunteers to be on the Halloween Dance Committee. If anyone is interested in serving on the committee, please contact PTSO.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11: PTSO will host its 5th annual holiday bazaar, from 9:00 - 1:00 in our cafeteria. Vendors may rent 8' of cafeteria table space or a 10' x 10' space outside for $30. Please email email@example.com for more information.
PTSO sells Outshine fruit bars ($1) after school -- a great snack, especially during these hot summer months! We are set up behind the administration building, by the service elevator.
PTSO has school t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts available for sale. T-shirts sell for $10; sweatshirts are $25 (cash or check, please). I have samples in my office (located in the main school office) if you'd like to see sizes! While students are not required to wear these at school, they're nice to have for school spirit days!
We are a Box Tops school! Please encourage your child to cut out Box Tops and bring them to school! For every ten Box Tops submitted, students (and staff members too) are entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card (choose from iTunes, Game Stop, Exchange, OR Amazon). Submission forms are available in the main school office. Box Tops may be glued or taped to the form and dropped in a bucket on the counter in the office. We'll have drawings in September, November, January, March, and May!