Thursday, November 13, 2014

Announcements 11-14-14

SACS Joke of the Week with Mrs. Biggie

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Today is cello lesson day for everyone. Please be on time.

Band and orchestra students are reminded to bring their instruments home to be practiced. That is called homework.

Veterans Day

The Red Poppy
By Ian C.
The red poppy is a symbol of the bloodshed that happened in the past. This has been a tradition since Armistice Day in 1919. It started when Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae noticed the poppies that bloomed on some of the most brutal battlefields of World War I. He was a physician and a surgeon as well as a poet. McCrae thought that the red color of the poppies matched the bloodshed of the battles. He wrote the following poem:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

After John McCrae wrote this poem, a woman name Moina Michael was inspired to start wearing the red poppy. She purchase 25 silk poppies and handed them out to everyone at a conference. Moina decided that she would try to make the red poppy a national symbol of remembrance. Two years later she had accomplished her goal. The poppy is currently worn by millions of men and women to across the world.

1-3 Fun Event TODAY!

Dance Tonight for Students in Grades 4-6

It's $3 to get in and it's from 6:00-8:00pm.

Arrival and Dismissal from Dances:

Students enter through the gymnasium doors and sign themselves into the dance.

School Expectations (Safe, Achieving, Caring) remain at all evening events and that includes dances.

At the end of our dances, chaperones and staff will walk students through the building to our front lobby. We will dismiss from there.

Please be prompt for pick up as staff and chaperones need to get home too. If your student does not have a ride home, please don’t send them to our dances unless they have made arrangements before coming to the dance.

Open Doors

The following Open Doors classes meet today Friday, November 14th


All session A students taking Open Doors classes go to the cafeteria at 2:45 dismissal.

Operation Happiness

Great job to all the communities that have participated in Operation Happiness so far. We have collected a total of 359 non-perishable items. We still have a long way to go, but keep up the good work. Triumph is still in the lead by far with 148 items. The team with the most items at the end of the collection will win a Gates Fudge Ice Cream Party!

Lunch Menu for Friday November 14th

Warm Syrup
Sausage Links 
Sweet and White Home Fries 
Fruit and Veggie Bar 
Homemade Soup 
Or Yogurt Or Sunbutter and Jelly Or Deli Sandwich Or Pizza 
Fresh Milk