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Today, Wednesday November 16th, is our PTO meeting. We have a FULL agenda! We will be showing off one of our PTO Teacher grants, the Math rooms new adaptive seating in Ms. Begley’s room. Joanna and Julie Moses will be sharing information on the Peer connection program, Megan Tucker will give us an overview of what’s happening in Special Ed and Matt will discuss our Gifted programming. Meeting is from 7-8 and we hope to see you there!
The Deals were TOO good not to share!! Sells PTO is offering the Savearound coupon book this year to raise funds for the Teacher Grant Request fund. Already this year we have contributed nearly $20,000.00 and we want to KEEP ON GIVING! Each student was sent home with a book. If you like it, KEEP it and send your student back with Cash or Check written out to SMS PTO for $20 instead of $25 as a THANK YOU for all the support you have given us this year! Turn all payments into your student’s homeroom teacher. If you aren’t interested, please have your student return the book to their homeroom teacher. One just NOT ENOUGH?!?!?! We have more!! Fill out the order form and we will supply you with more books or you can order online using this link (all online orders are $25) : http://http://www.supportourgroups.com/GN/204615 The savings are AMAZING and just in time for the HOLIDAY’S! Sale begins November 18th and runs until December 2nd.
Rewards programs!! We love them BUT, they do expire. So PLEASE make sure your accounts are registered to Sells MS.
and use code number: 80858
Giant Eagle: http://www.gianteagle.com (login and go to my school details)
use code number: 4809
The Spirit Wear store is OPEN now through November 14th. Please use the link below to purchase your holiday items. All merchandise will ship to your home and be available for Christmas. Show your Rock Pride and get your Spirit Wear today!!
Get your spirit wear in time for Christmas and shipped directly to YOU! We have some super cute items available at a variety of price points. Please use the link to access the school store to show your ROCK PRIDE!! The store closes for GOOD 11/14th, so get your items NOW before it’s too late! http://www.costore.com/smsspirit/welcome.asp
Today we began working on our fleece blankets in Makerspace. We funded this project from the dunk tank event at the last tailgate. The kids enjoyed making them and are excited to give children who are sick something warm and soft to comfort them. We will be working on this project over the next several days, be on the lookout for opportunities to volunteer. It’s fun to be in the classroom!
**Volunteering in the classroom requires you to be fingerprinted by the district OR have your volunteer card. You can get your volunteer card through the district webpage
What’s Happening at Sells 10/28/16
We had a great turn out for our presentation on drugs and alcohol on Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who attended the event. I think everyone learned a lot and were very surprised at how accessible a high is with some basic home products and internet access.
We are happy to offer this program again. Please email us at: sellsmiddleschoolpto.com if you are interested in attending this event.
SAVE THE DATE
Our Next PTO Meeting is November 16th at 7pm in Mrs. Begley’s Classroom. We will be able to check out the Math departments new adaptive seating classroom as well as hear from our Special Ed and Gifted Teachers.
Tervis cups are back and for sale, $30 each or $25 for those who have made a PTO donation. Please use this link to get yours for the holidays. Available while supplies lasts. http://sellspto.digitalpto.com/fundraising/tervis-cups/
SPIRIT WEAR SALE!!!
Begins Friday, November 4th! Check back here and on Facebook for the link to the store!
If you would like to order your Tervis cup simply use the link below. After purchase we will arrange pick-up in DT Dublin or we can give to your student at school! Donating PTO members, YOU get a DISCOUNT! Don’t miss out, quantities are limited!!! http://sellspto.digitalpto.com/fundraising/tervis-cups/
There are a few seats STILL available!! Please register at the link, we will be sure to be done before the first pitch of the WORLD SERIES!!!
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So much is going on this week at Sells!
Sells PTO is committed to supporting the district in opening the community conversation around, Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health. To show our commitment, we have packed the month of October with some great programming. Tuesday October 25th we will be hosting Tracey Miller as he presents his Multi Media, interactive Drug and Alcohol presentation. The event is FREE but, seating is limited. It is a wonderful hands on presentation so please reserve your seat with the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4ca9a72ca2ff2-community THIS PRESENTATION IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR OUR STUDENTS, PARENTS ONLY PLEASE.
October is Bullying Awareness month. Did you know that One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year and more than half of bullying situations (57 percent) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied. School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%. Sells wants to help raise awareness and REDUCE bullying. The PTO, in conjunction with Guidance and Junior TI, is sponsoring a powerful anti bullying performance. Elec Simon, will speak to our students on October 31st at 9am to discuss the impact of bullying and what each of our students can do to stop it in a fun and interactive way. To learn more about Elec Simon and his performance, please watch his youtube video.
Please use this link to RSVP http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4ca9a72ca2ff2-community. If you are unable to secure a seat for this event PLEASE email Jennifer Simonette at [email protected] If there is enough interest we will add an additional night. We want EVERYONE that is interested to have an opportunity to see this presentation.
The theme for our first conference meal is BUCKEYE TAILGATE. During conference meals our teachers and staff eat in three shifts with the first seating at 4:30 PM in the library. Please bring all donated food in disposable aluminum dishes or disposable dessert plates. I will be heating all hamburgers, hot dogs, and casseroles in the kitchen at the school. GFS is a great resource for bulk items and has good specials on hamburgers and hot dogs, right now. Our teachers LOVE their carbs and their sweets! We will be feeding a little over 120 staff members in about an hour and a half. It is a busy and fun time if you are available to help out or donate. You can message me if you need to drop off on Monday in the office and I will transfer to cooler at the school. Tuesday is preferred for food drop off in office. Your help and kindness is very much appreciated.
Thanks! Victoria Gilles
October is Bullying awareness month. Anti-bullying is a part of the Guidance Curriculum and also one of the core values of Rock Pride. Sells PTO, in collaboration with Guidance will be sponsoring an anti-bullying presentation, performed by Elec Simon. He spoke at Davis Middle School this year, where the kids stated it was one of the BEST and most POWERFUL speakers they have ever heard. That is an impressive endorsement from 12 year olds! I have attached a link for those of you interested in seeing what Elec is all about! He will be performing for the students at 9:30am on October 31st. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBuLbDYG-oQ
Thank you for all of your support, it is because of your donations that we are able to make this presentation possible.
It’s been a long time coming Sells families but we FINALLY have our very own website. We hope this provides you a great resource outside of Facebook to get information on school news and events that are happening at Sells from week to week.
We had a GREAT tailgate Wednesday. Thank you to Michele Krohn-Harper and all the volunteers that helped make this event a success. I also want to give a HUGE thank you to Matt Sachtleben, Joe Santa- Emma, Tom McCauley, Kathy Chitwood, and Sarah Steggeman for volunteering to get in the dunk tank. The kids had a blast and the money raised will fund our Ronald McDonald Blanket project in MakerSpace.
The next PTO meeting will be Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm. We will be focusing this meeting on our special ed, gifted and Peer collaboration programs. Joanna Begley will host our meeting in her room so we can experience first hand what flexible seating is all about.
MakerSpace Marshmallow wars event has been moved to May 19th .
Have a great weekend,
My name is Jennifer Simonette, and I’m the 2016-2017 PTO President. Our PTO is dedicated to creating learning opportunities for our teachers by funding fun and exciting teaching programs. Last year, with your help, we contributed more than $40,000 to fund Sells’ classrooms, including Makerspace, Language Arts classroom libraries and new Science tools. We provided our kids some AMAZING out-of-the-box learning opportunities and a new sound and recording system for our Choir room! We support many social events throughout the year, as well — giving both our kids and parents the opportunity to get to know each other. This year we’ll host canteens and tailgates, geared towards our 6th graders, as well as some fun events for the whole school and our upperclassmen. None of this is possible without everyone’s support!
We’re asking for a $25 donation from EVERY Sells Family.
We’re also asking that you please consider volunteering for one of our many events throughout the year. None of the activities we do are possible without parents to lend a helping hand.
We’re looking forward to having multiple PTO meetings with informative speakers. PLEASE save the date for our first meeting on September 7th at 7pm at Pizzafire, which will be a meet and greet with the PTO, our principal and teachers.
Thank you for all your support. If you have any questions regarding the PTO or how to get involved, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. We’re looking forward to a GREAT year!
PTO President Sells Middle School