Tuesday, December 10, 2013
History of Giving Month – In 2000, a four-year-old cancer patient named Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea - she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help "her doctors" find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer" on their front lawn that July. When Alex died four years later, her annual lemonade stand fundraising initiative had raised more than $1 million to fight childhood cancer. Her legacy continues today through The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. What unique talent do you have that can make a difference in this world?
Walk-a-thon – The JGMS Walk-A-Thon is on Friday, December 20th… in just 10 days! There are many fun activities during the walk-a-thon… Zumba in the birdcage, races for distances from 400 yards to the mile, and Basketball and Soccer tournaments….
Just $5.00 needed to participate and additional pledges will earn some really great prizes.
If you already turned in your envelope and need another one please stop by the office and see Ms. Blanca.
Minimum Days – Friday, December 20th is a minimum day. School will be over at 12:14pm. Please make sure you tell your parents that you need to be picked up right after school, everyone must leave campus as soon as school is over. The Winter Break is December 23rd through January 3rd. We’ll be back to school Monday January 6th.
Book Club - Are you looking for a great deal? Make an order of $10 or more through any of the Scholastic Book Clubs before February 28, 2014, and receive a $5 book for free. The other great aspect of ordering through Scholastic Book Clubs is you never pay tax or shipping and handling charges. If you are interested or have any questions, come by the library and talk with Mrs. Blake.
Fall Play -Tickets are now available for the RedHawks presentation of The Seussification of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy gets the full Seuss treatment in this playful adaptation. Two madcap Narrators chronicle the tale of the mixed-up lovers as they wander through a forest full of whoosh bush tush beasts and fairies dueling with bum balloon swords. Told in rhyming couplets, this reimagining is how Shakespeare's magical tale might have played if Dr. Seuss had gotten his hands on it.
Show times and dates are as follows:
Dec 12th at 6:30 – Dec 13th and 14th at 7:00.
Ticket Prices: Children $5.00 - Seniors $6.00 - Adults $8.00
Tickets may be purchased in advance; see Ms. Schwimmer in room 308 or Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
8th Grade Trips - Attention all 8th graders. There will be a mandatory meeting if you are registered for the Washington D.C. and New York trip today Tuesday in Mrs. Nettimi’s room 508
Grass – Please remember to stay off the grass areas. The caution tape has been removed from the areas where the grass was re-seeded and we need everyone to please walk on the walk ways and not on the grass. We want our campus to look great for you.
Our Character Word of the Month this month is Caring and the IB Learner Profile focus is Risk-Taker
Our Academic Language Wordsof the week are: Defend / Justify
Club’s meeting during lunch today:
· Fine Arts will meet with Ms. Jue in room 307
· IB Buddies Leaders will meet with Ms. Ballard in room 610
· Glenn Globetrotters will meet with Ms. Meadows in room 412
· Video Productions will meet with Mr. Sitko in room 310
YES to cell phones & electronic devices being used today.
RedHawks are Ready, Respectful and Reach-Out!
The Walk-A-Thon Is Scheduled For Friday, December 20th
Please Help With Your Pledge Donations
Help support the JGMS Technology Drive
President: Mandy Wiltrout
VP Membeship: Wendy Coyne
VP Fundraising: Michelle Gareis
Secretary: Shelly Vatter
Co-Treasurers: Lisa Dunn & Silvia Paiz
Teacher Liasion: Yolanda Jue
Principal: Majid Salehi
Academic Performance Index (API)
John Glenn has found success thanks to its “true data-driven staff,” said Cathy Doyle, administrator for assessment and accountability. (Desert Sun, August 2013)
The Office of Child Welfare and Attendance of Desert Sands Unified School District will began taking applications for Transfers for the 2014-2015 school year, beginning January 7, 2014 through February 28, 2014. Families may apply online by visiting the Desert Sands Unified School District web site or in person at the office of Child Welfare and Attendance located at 47950C Dune Palms Road, La Quinta.
If your family lives outside the boundaries of Desert Sands Unified School District you must apply at the district of your residence in order to continue or enter Desert Sands Unified School District for the 2014-2015 school year.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Office of Child Welfare and Attendance at 760-771-8612.
La Oficina de Bienestar y Asistencia Juvenil del Distrito Escolar Unificado Desert Sands comenzar a tomar aplicaciones para Tranferencias para el Año Escolar 2014-2015, a partir del 7 de enero de 2014 thasta el 28 de febrero de 2014. Las familias pueden aplicar en línea visitando el sitio Distrito Escolar Unificado Desert Sands en internet o en persona en la oficina de Bienestar y Asistencia Juvenil localizado en 47950 C Dune Palms Road, La Quinta.
Si su familia vive afuera de los límites del Distrito Escolar Unificado Desert Sands debe aplicar en el distrito de su residencia para poder continuar o entrar al Distrito Escolar Unificado Desert Sands para el año escolar 2014-2015.
Si tuvieran cualquier pregunta por favor contacten a la Oficina de Bienestar y Asistencia Juvenil llamando al 760-771-8612.
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