Today the honor society met to discuss our upocoming Toys for Tots fundraiser and shopping trip. We will shopping on Monday, Dec.9th. The TFT assembly with the marines will that afternoon from 2-3 pm. Here is a link to the TFT shopping trip permission slip: TFT-Permission Slip. Permission slips are due by 3 p.m. next Thursday, November14th. Please notice that the time of our departure on the 9th is subject to change if buses are not available at 6:30 am. If our departure time changes, I will post the new time on the blog. it will also be added to the daily memo, math teacher’s boards, and the afternoon announcements.
Addtionally, we are putting together a photo slide show for the TFT assembly. We would like for all NJHS members to submit Christmas photos for the slide show. You may submit one or two pictures, but no more than that. Photos should be e-mailed to me at email@example.com no later than November 22nd. Please put your first and last name in the subject line. We want to share our Oak Mountain Christmas Memories with everyone. Plus, we want to remind everyone of the kind of memories we hope to be making for the children receiving our gifts.
If you have any questions, please see me.
The next NJHS meeting is Thursday, Nov. 7th at 7:15 in room D-5. We will be discussing Toys for Tots assembly and shopping information. Some of you have printed last year’s Toys for Tots permission slip from the blog. That permission slip is not valid for this year. We currently do not have a shopping date set in stone, so there is no permission slip for this year’s shopping trip yet. Please listen to the daily memo and afternoon announcements in the coming weeks for more information regarding meetings and shopping.
Reminders from this week’s meeting:
* Do not forget that your Toys 4 Tots posters and forms are to be turned in on the morning of October 31!! You should turn your posters in between 7:15 and 7:40 that morning. YOU MAY NOT TURN YOUR POSTERS IN EARLY. I do not have anywhere to store 110 posters until Oct. 31st. That being said, if you know you are not going to be present on Oct. 31st, you may see me to make other arrangements for turning in your poster. Here’s the link to the TFT form: TFT–Posters
* The OMES Fall Fun Fest is tomorrow, 10/19/13 . For the volunteers that signed up, don’t forget to turn in your hours that you worked next week.
* To go Toys 4 Tots shopping you must turn in at least 3 service hours by December 2!
HOW TO KNOW WHEN THERE’S A MEETING :
1. Listen to the afternoon announcements
2. Check the blog often. Meetings will be posted several days in advance.
3. Every 8th grade math teacher will have it written on their board.
4. Listen to the Daily Memo when it is read to you at school.
5. Ask a NJHS officer or another NJHS member.
***There is no reason for you to not know about a meeting.***
All NJHS members who are eligible to go Toys for Tots shopping on Tuesday, Dec. 11th must return the TFT-Permission Slip by Wednesday, Dec. 5th. To be eligible, members must have paid their $20 dues, made a Toys for Tots poster in October, and turned in a minimum of 3 community service hours last week.
If you have any questions about your eligibility to go shopping, please see Ms. Grimes ASAP.
Below is the link to the Toys for Tots community letter that can be used to show your family, friends, and neighbors that OMMS is getting ready to kick-off the Toys for Tots fundraiser.
Toys for Tots–Community Letter 2012
The NJHS met for the 2nd time today. We met to discuss volunteer opportunities and Toys for Tots posters. Please read the following blog post very carefully. Important Toys for Tots information is near the bottom of the post.
OMES Fall Fun Fest–Saturday, Oct. 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with the dunking booth, hair art, nail art, crafts, football targe, basketball hoops, food service, and clean up. Interested NJHS members should sign the volunteer sheet hanging on Ms. Grimes’s door (room D-5) by Friday, Oct. 12th. Students may volunteer to work any number of hours. Just be sure to indicate the time frame you will be volunteering on the sign up sheet. For more information about the OMES Fall Fun Fest you may visit www.omespto.blogspot.com .
OMI Baseball Field Improvement Project–Please be a part of a great project for the Oak Mountain area! We are looking for a little bit of your time to help us “put a shine” on the OMI baseball facility so that our children can continue to enjoy the fields for many years to come. The facility is in need of a little attention and we are turning to several organizations in the Oak Mountain community to help us make light work with many hands. We plan to meet next Tuesday (10/2) from 5-8 and Saturday (10/13) from 8-noon. If you have a student looking for service hours please feel free to sign them up. Please go to the following site and pick a project that meets your available schedule and meets your skill level: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/96349305204
Thanks for your support!
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE: Boo at the Zoo–Members will have to contact The Birmingham Zoo for more information.NO SEW FLEECE BLANKETS–More information coming in November.
Additionally, all NJHS members must make a Toys for Tots poster by Friday, Oct. 26th. Members who do not make a poster and turn it in on time will not be allowed to go Toys for Tots shopping in December. In order to go shopping, members must complete a minimum of 3 service hours by the first of December, make a poster AND turn it in on time, and pay your dues. Failure to complete these obligations will result in you NOT shopping with us in December.
All members should print the Toys for Tots Poster Information. This sheet must be completed and returned along with the poster on Friday, Oct. 26th.
Finally, here is the link to the Individual Community Service Hours sheet.
All NJHS members and parents must read the 2012-2013 Membership Letter. The bottom portion of the letter must be returned along with $20 dues (or $26 if you are ordering a Toys for Tots long-sleeve t-shirt) by Wednesday, September 26th. If you need to wait until after the first of October to send membership dues, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I must receive the membership letter and dues or an e-mail on or before Sept. 26th in order for you to be an active member. Any form and payment not received by Wednesday, Sept. 26th, will result in membership becoming inactive. Inactive members may not participate in club activities. Inactive members may re-apply for active membership in January. This means that if you bring me your dues on Sept. 27th, I will NOT accept them. You will be considered inactive. PLEASE do not miss deadlines. We simply do not have time to send personal reminders when there are over 100 NJHS members.
If you have already completed community service hours, you may record them on the Individual Community Service Hours sheet. This form must be signed by a group leader or a parent. You may bring them to Ms. Grimes or Mrs. Gingras when you have an opportunity. Remember, you must complete a minimum of 3 hours in order to go Toys for Tots shopping in December. Summer service hours do count.
Let me know if you have any questions. If you leave a comment on the blog, I will most likely e-mail the response back to your e-mail address.
We’re looking forward to another great year with the NJHS. Please check back from time to time for information and updates, and be sure to listen to the daily announcements for information as well.
NJHS members: I tried to post the 2012-2013 Membership Letter this afternoon, but it would not upload to the blog. I will try again tomorrow to attach the letter. If it doesn’t work tomorrow, I will print a copy for each of you. Please check back tomorrow afternoon for the current membership letter. Thanks!—Ms. Grimes
Today we discussed how students could make their summer hours count towards their Toys for Tots goal. I think there may have been a little confusion. Students may turn in community service hours at any time to be counted towards their overall total hours of service for the year. We give awards in the spring for total hours of service. However, this year students are required to complete 3 hours of sponsor approved service in order to go shopping for Toys for Tots. Many of our members have volunteered at the OMIS Back to School Splash, the OMES Fall Fun Fest, the Birmingham Zoo, the Shelby County Humane Society, the Sozo blanket project, and the Sozo jewelry sale. If you completed any one of these activities, or if I have corresponded with a parent about another activity, you do NOT have to complete the “Making Hours Count for TFT” summary we discussed at the meeting today. If, however, you do not have time to participate in any activities this fall, and you would like for your summer hours to count towards your 3 hour Toys for Tots goal, you may complete the Making Hours Count for TFT. This needs to be turned in to Ms. Grimes by Monday, Nov. 14th. You can print the form, complete it, and return it to me; or, you can complete the form on the computer and e-mail it to me at email@example.com . I hope that clears up any confusion there may have been after this morning’s meeting.
If you have any further questions about service hours or opportunities, feel free to e-mail me or stop by my room.
And don’t forget….Toys for Tots money collection begins Monday, Nov. 7th. We’re still looking for prize ideas. E-mail me or stop by my room if you have any ideas.
By the way, Toys for Tots posters look great this year!!! You guys did a really good job! Thank you!!!!