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Cazenovia Middle School Newsletter

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June Messenger

  1. 1. Cazenovia Middle School Middle School Messenger June 2011 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Principal’s MessageInside Story 2 Dear Parents, Field trips are listed mailed home at the endInside Story 2 It is hard to imagine on our calendar. Thank of the month. HomeInside Story 2 that summer is here. you to our PTA for room teachers’ namesInside Story 3 The year has gone by so sponsoring the year end for 5th and 6th graders quickly! Our office is events at each grade will be listed on the re-Inside Story 4 open almost every day level. port cards. SeventhInside Story 5 throughout July and Au- We greatly appreci- graders will be assignedInside Story 6 gust from 8:00-12:00 and ate all your efforts in home rooms in the high 1:00-3:00 if you have maintaining an academic school during the sum- questions or concerns. atmosphere until the end mer. Students will be able to of the year. A reminder Enjoy! get their locker number that our dress code pro- and combination during hibits exposure of any Sincerely, Annual Summer the last week of August. under garments and Seventh graders will shorts/ skirts must be at Book Fair be taking final exams be- least as long as the long- ginning June 13. Please est finger tip.. Your co- Monday, June 6th— refer to the letter I sent operation is helpful! Jean J. Regan, Ed.D. Thursday, June 9th for specific dates. Report cards will be Principal Buy one, get one at the same Middle School Music News price for free! Several of our instru- all students received ei- - Trevor Nourse - Level mental music students ther an excellent or out- 3 Alto Sax, Emily Kiel- participated at the standing rating! Here are basinski - Level 3 Clari- NYSSMA Solo Festival on the performers and their net, Morgan Mapstone - Friday and Saturday, May ratings: Outstanding Rat- Level 3 Clarinet, Alex 6th and 7th. The festival ing - Allison Muller - Marshall - Level 3 Snare took place at F-M High Level 3 Flute, Maddy Drum, and Maria Groetz School. Our students Langey - Level 1 Alto - Level 4 Flute. Con- worked very hard on Sax, Janie Kempf - Level gratulations to these fine their scales and solos and 2 Oboe. Excellent Rating musicians!!
  2. 2. Community Service Day On May 26, 2011, students at the Cazeno- via Middle School participated in a Community Service Day. Our students traveled to local venues to help with Spring cleanup. The loca- tions included Highland Forest, the New Woodstock Library, the Art Park, Nelson Swamp, Lakeland Park, Lorenzo and the south parking area of Cazenovia Lake. The day was glorious and much was accomplished by our 400 students and staff. Weeding at the Art Park Mr. Tugaw gives directions to 7th graders at Highland Forest. Planting flowers at the Pier Many hands make light work…Page 2 MIDDLE SCHOOL
  3. 3. JUNE Page 3 Lorenzo State Historic Site New Woodstock Library
  4. 4. JUNE Page 4Community Service Day Continued... Mrs. Burry’s Class completed their community service activities at the Nelson Swamp. This was Mrs. Burry’s seventh trip to the Nelson Swamp. A great time was had by all. Nelson Swamp
  5. 5. JUNE Page 55th Graders Finish in Top Five in The Great Race Starting this past February,as part of their Social Studiesclass, Amy Conley’s 5th gradeclass along with the daily helpof Beth Race (Middle SchoolComputer Lab Assistant),using the name Caz Pizzaz,took part in a Video Confer-ence competition involvingover forty 5th grade classesfrom across the country. Theobject of the race was to visitall of the required sites be-tween Key West, Florida andMaui, Hawaii in the quickestamount of time, spending theleast amount of money. Threeforms of transportation had tobe used with the stipulationthat air travel could not beused until they reached thePacific Coast. Months of team-work took place to researchAmerican Indian Reservations,Civil War Battles, Man-madeand Natural Disasters, Under-ground Railroad, NationalMonuments, Weather, Terrain,and Roads. In addition, theyresearched the cost of travel,lodging and food along theway. The Caz Pizzaz traveled6,164 miles in 83 hours and 21minutes, spending a total of$1,462.20. The result? Afourth place finish among all ofthe 40 plus schools that par-ticipated. Mrs. Conley’s classvideo conferenced with theRace Coordinator in Ohio andother 5th grade classes fromaround the country four timesin the four months the racetook place. CongratulationsCaz Pizzaz on a Great Race!
  6. 6. JUNE Page 6 Your Library Link Bring on Where: The Cazenovia Middle What: novels, picture books, summer School Library fact books, adventures, myster- (remember ies, sports, foreign language dic- blue skies and When: June 6-9 (WED June 8th 6- tionaries, cookbooks & more! warm 8 PM is Family Night) weather?). . . Why: Summer is a great time to Who: YOU! Parents, I’d like to The 2011 MS READ: . . . when you’re lounging in meet you! Kids, stock up on summer book bed on those rainy mornings. . . your summer reading! fair will run while you’re resting on that lawn from June 6th through June 9th. chair taking a break from swimming Sincerely, You cannot beat these prices-- buy . . when it’s too cold to swim and one, get a second book of the same you’re sick of roller blade hockey . Mrs. Anne Hegel price free! Families are welcome . when you’re trying to check out to come to the book fair on that special someone at the lake. . Certified NYS Wednesday evening, from 6-8. when you want to find out who Library Media Specialist Students will be permitted to come really did it . . . when you want to with a parent. be by yourself, but you still want company. . . You Are Invited The Music and Art Departments are gear- pants in any color—avoid jeans. Tuck in shirts ing up for their Annual Spring Middle School with a belt and wear dark socks and shoes. Fine Arts Night set for Thursday, June 9th at Girls: spring dresses, skirts or dress pants/capris 7:00 pm. The concert will feature the entire with appropriate tops—hair nicely brushed and 5th grade and all the Middle School performing off the face. Be smart with footwear choices. groups—5th Grade Band, 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Chorus and 6th Grade On concert night, Mrs. Dougherty’s 5th grade Band. The evening also features the artwork of students should report to the High School Cafete- every Middle School student! There will be ria at 6:45 pm. Fifth grade band students should hundreds of matted artistic compositions, report to the band room, open and assemble in- graphic arts and ceramics displayed in the struments and return to the cafeteria. Orchestra school hallways. You are welcome to browse students should report to the orchestra room— at your leisure. open instruments and report to the cafeteria. When students have finished their performance, Concert Attire they should exit and meet their parents by the MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM and enjoy the Orchestra students will be wearing concert Art Show. dress (black and white) and the rest of our There should be no instruments or cases young musicians may choose their concert brought into the Auditorium. best. 6th Grade Parents may enter the auditorium when the 5th grade parents exit (7:30 pm) and Boys: dress buttoned shirt or golf shirt, long stay for the remainder of the 6th grade music program.
  7. 7. Health Office Hype I will be sending paperwork home on all students who had medication in the past and physical forms for all those who are due for a physical (all 7th grade students and all stu- dents due for a CSE triennial review). All medication taken during school or at modi- fied sports events, even if over the counter, requires paperwork completed by the par- ent and physician. Students can carry an in- haler with them only if that paperwork is completed along with a self carry order by the parent and doctor. Physicals should be done by the family physician, please call for appointments ASAP especially if your child Spring has sprung, and the Health Of- wants to play a fall sport. The school physi-fice is very busy. Injuries are increasing cian will be here in the fall for grade leveland intensifying as students rush to get physicals but they will no longer be doingoutside and play hard. Allergies and physicals for sports.spring colds are making many miserable. Please make appointments for your chil-Bug bites and sun burns are bother- dren entering 6th grade in the fall to getsome. Stomach bugs, strep throat, in- their Tdap vaccine. If they are already 11creased asthma symptoms with the mile they must have the shot before schoolrun, bumps, bruises and abrasions are starts. The clinic schedule for free vaccineskeeping me busy. is listed on the attached form. Everyone I have completed my screenings on who has not had a tetanus vaccine in theeach child for height, weight, scoliosis, past 7-10 years should get the Tdap them-vision and hearing. Please return any selves. Especially anyone around children un-referral forms with the doctors informa- der 2 years of age as they are not fully im-tion completed. I am no longer re- munized, and it is generally the adults whoquired to do full screening on 6th grade give the children pertussis or whoopingstudents. A scoliosis check is all that is cough.mandated. Since there are so manychanges at this age, I cannot stop myselffrom doing everything except hearing,which I still do if anyone had a problemin the past.
  8. 8. NYS Department of Health School Requirements NYS Education Department requires all current 11 year old students receive the Tdap vaccination. This is a mandatory requirement for entrance into 6th grade . Please have your physician or clinic, complete this form and return it to the Health Office ASAP._________________________Had the (Boostrix/Adacel) Tdap vaccine on ________________._________________________Had a Td, DT or DTaP on_______________________________._________________________has a medical exemption and the vaccine is contraindicated.Physician name and signature:___________________________________ ___________________________________ Exceptions: If a child received a Td, DT or DTaP vaccination within the last 2 years, the Tdap vaccine should be deferred until aperiod of 2 years has elapsed and then get the Tdap vaccine. 10 year olds entering 6th grade have 2 choices to prevent being excluded from school in the fall:1) They can receive the Boostrix Tdap2) They can wait until their 11th birthday to get the Adacel Tdap vaccine licensed for 11-65 year olds.They have a 2 week window after their birthday to legally remain in school. Please call me at 655-1332 with any questions or concerns. Diane Belton RN, School Nurse Clinic Dates and Times: Please take your child’s immunization record with you!!! Wednesday, June 8th, at Wampsville from 9:00-11:00 am Tuesday, June 21st, at Morrisville Cooperative Extension from 3:30—5:30 pm - back door, Eaton St. Wednesday, July 6th at Wampsville from 3:30—5:00 pm Tuesday, July 26th at Morrisville Cooperative Extension from 9:00—11:00 am—back door, Eaton St.
  9. 9. June 2011Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 11 Book Fair Book Fair Book Fair Book Fair 6th Field Trip12 13 14 15 16 17 18 6th Grade Field Days Field Days Rain Date19 20 21 22 23 24 25 5th-Jamesville 5th -Lakeside 1/2 Day 1/2 Day Beach 6th-Green 11:00 Dismiss 11:00 Dismiss Lakes LAST DAY!26 27 28 29 30