Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week 10 October 20 - 24

Hello parents, (Be sure to scroll down to see the pictures!)

Parent-Teacher Conferences:
Thank you for attending parent teacher conferences last Thursday. I enjoyed getting to know you better and talking with you about your child. It has been a great first quarter and I look forward to a wonderful fall spending time with my seventh grades.

Science:
We finished an introductory chapter on plants and will be starting a more in depth chapter on seed plants. Students usually enjoy this section because they will have the opportunity to do a dissection of a lily of the valley flower in about two weeks.

Red Ribbon Week - this week!

Monday-Friday, October 27-31-Red Ribbon Week
During this week we are going to talk about what it means to be drug-free, and the students will also have the opportunity to dress up!
 
Monday- "Turn your back on drugs"
Backwards Day- Wear your clothes backwards. (This is a standardized dress day.) But, you can wear it all backwards!
 
Tuesday- "Team up on drugs"
Favorite Sports Team Day- Wear your favorite sport shirt, standardized dress bottoms.
 
Wednesday- "Drugs will make you confused."
Mis-Matched Shoe Day- Wear Mismatched Shoes (Standardized dress)
 
Thursday- "The choice for drugs is black and white."
Black and White Day- Wear a black or white shirt (Standardized dress)
 
Friday- "Ride the wave of drug prevention." (Standardized dress)
Hawaiian/Beach Day- Wear sunglasses and flower leis

Wednesday, November 5- Muffins for Moms
Moms meet in the church basement between 7 and 7:45 AM to enjoy a donut and some coffee or juice with your child(ren).  Everyone is invited to stay for chapel if you can.  What a great time to spend time with the kids before they go off to school!!


Walk-a-thon Success Leads to Christmas Service Project Beginning!
We are on our way to our goal of 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  All of the funds raised at the walk-a-thon will also be supporting this service project.  In the spirit of Christmas, remembering what God gave us, we want to turn our focus on giving instead of receiving.  We will be collecting items from October 6 - November 7. 





Items already brought in by the junior high! We have many blessings to share, Thank you!

Gift Suggestions

  • Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
  • Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
  • Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans. 


Pictures!

- Decorating the door for Red Ribbon Week.
- Frostys and lunch delivered from the room moms for my birthday. Thank you!

Should be we concerned about Colleen's choice of friends?

Red Ribbon Week decoration - No bones about it, Drugs Destroy Dreams! The bone yard of broken dreams.
Explains the skeleton too. :)















Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 8 and 9 October 6 - 17

Hello parents,

The end of first quarter has come and gone. It is hard to believe. I look forward to meeting with parents for conferences on October 16th. If you have any questions about your time email me and let me know. We are scheduled to meet for 15 minutes.

Trunk or treat was very fun last week. It was nice that the rain stopped for most of the evening. I enjoy seeing many of the 7th graders at those fun activities.

Harvest Party was today. Thank you to room parents, Michelle Wadley, Laura Horton, and Arin Paske for the time and planning it takes for the kids to have these parties. Kids (and teachers) appreciate it!

Dates to Remember:
October 16 Parent Conferences
October 17 Fall Break
October 29 Early dismissal
November 5 Muffins for Moms - See upcoming Banner for more details
November 13 - 14 No school, Teacher Conference

Walk-a-thon Success Leads to Christmas Service Project Beginning!

We are on our way to our goal of 100 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  All of the funds raised at the walk-a-thon will also be supporting this service project.  In the spirit of Christmas, remembering what God gave us, we want to turn our focus on giving instead of receiving.  We will be collecting items from October 6 - November 7. 

We have ALREADY received many items and are looking forward to filling the bins in the junior high lobby. Suggestions below.

(http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/).  

Items already brought in by the junior high! We have many blessings to share. Thank you!


Gift Suggestions

  • Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
  • Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
  • Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


Workshop @ Lutheran High
Digital Parenting: Is there an App for that?
Monday, October 20
7:00pm Lutheran High School Commons
Presented by: Jennifer Shiffman
Focus: Cyberbullying, digital safety, online risks

Have a wonderful, long weekend.

Blessings,
Mrs. Murray




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Week 7 September 29 - October 3

Hello parents,

Copy from Mrs. C's blog.....PLUS lots of pictures below. Scroll all the way through for walkathon and field trip pics.

Enjoy! Mrs. Murray

Dates to Remember:
October 10 Trunk or Treat
October 16 Parent Teacher Conferences
October 17 Fall Break – No School
October 29 Early Dismissal – 12 pm
November 5 Muffins for Moms
November 13-14 Teachers Conference – No School

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

I am looking forward to meeting with you for conferences Thursday, October 16.  Students were sent home Friday with information regarding conferences and your scheduled time.  Please sign and have your child return this form to me next week; indicate whether or not the time will work for you.

Walk-a-thon Success Leads to Christmas Service Project Beginning!

All Jr. High students received a letter on Friday regarding our Christmas Service Project Items Drive, directly stemming from our walk-a-thon.  I know it may seem early, but in order for us to pack our goal of 100 shoe boxes (for Operation Christmas Child) and have them delivered by Christmas we must start NOW!  All of the funds raised at the walk-a-thon will also be supporting this service project.  In the spirit of Christmas, remembering what God gave us, we want to turn our focus on giving instead of receiving.  We will be collecting items from October 6 - November 7. Check out the guidelines below, the letter sent home and Operation Christmas Child's website (http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/).  Thank you for your supported donations and prayers!!


Lots of pictures to share with you from the last two weeks.

2014 Walkathon



















Seminary and Fitz's Rootbeer field trip























Week 6 September 22 - 26 No Blog this week.