Our annual TOYS FOR TOTS drive begins Monday, November 6th. Please considering doing your part for children who otherwise would not have a Christmas if it wasn’t for these donations. Mrs. Gilmore (Blue Team) and Mr. Buckner (White Team) will be collecting money November 6th – November 17th. Our school’s goal is to raise $20, 000. NJHS members will then go shopping for toys on Friday, December 1st. There will be an afternoon assembly that same afternoon where we will dedicate all the toys to the United States Marine Corps.
THIS JUST IN….WE NOT ONLY REACHED OUR GOAL OF $20,000 BUT WE SURPASSED IT!! I AM SO PROUD OF THE ENTIRE OMMS STUDENT BODY!
- If you choose to go ask neighbors or area businesses for donations, use the letter below. It will verify why you are asking for money:
- TFT SIGNED Community Letter 2017
NEW POTO-related BONUS Opportunity: BONUS OPPORTUNITY BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Although Friday, October 20th was the original due date for BONUS, I will accept BONUS through Monday, October 23rd. Students who did not already pick up an application from me will now need to go to the North Shelby Library, fill out the application, and show me their library card on Monday. Students who already have a library card but haven’t shown it to me yet can just let me see their card on Monday. [***I will only accept my STUDENTS’ library cards…not a family member’s or guardian’s.***]
What’s coming up?
There will be a POTO Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday, October 31st. The POTO Unit Test will be Thursday, November 9th Make-A-Mask Day will be Monday, November 13th [More details will be forthcoming]
- Each student will need his/her own copy of The Man Who Was Poe by Avi by Monday, November 27th. (Students who pre-purchased a copy of this novel have their copy in my classroom already.) The vast majority of my students, families, and guardians have actually known since Tuesday, August 8th that this particular novel would be required. (It was on the 2017-2018 Syllabus.) Students have been directed to communicate this need to their parent/guardian AND THEN TO follow-up with inquiries about if the book has been obtained yet. Students have been told that parents and guardians get very busy and may need multiple reminders from their child. There will be a BOOK CHECK on Monday, November 27th for a gold grade. Students who do not come to class prepared with THEIR OWN copy of this novel will earn a ZERO on this gold grade. Plan accordingly. Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine. [posted on 10/23/17]