Today was the first NJHS meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. All NJHS members and parents should read, sign and return the NJHS membership letter–2014 and dues no later than Friday, September 5th. NJHS members who have not paid dues by September 5th will become inactive members of the honor society. Inactive members can reapply for membership in January.
Any NJHS member who wishes to volunteer for the OMIS Back to School Splash this weekend, should sign up outside Ms. Grimes’s door no later than 3 pm on Thursday, August 21st. Volunteers are needed to work in 1 hour shifts. Of course, you are welcome to work more than one hour if you want. It is supposed to be hot on Saturday. Please remember to drink plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen. A bottle of water will be provided to all volunteers. Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins to check in at the volunteer table and to get your assignment. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a successful event in our community.
If you missed the meeting today, be sure to thoroughly read the membership letter linked above. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to see Ms. Grimes during advisory sometime this week. We do take attendance at NJHS meetings. Please bring an excuse to Ms. Grimes ASAP when you miss a meeting. Two unexcused absences from meetings may result in dismissal from the honor society.
If you are interested in being an NJHS officer, please write a one page essay explaining why you would make a good leader for the honor society. Officer essays are due to Ms. Grimes by Friday, August 22nd.
If you have completed community service hours already, you may record them on the Individual Community Service Hours sheet. Throughout the year, service hours should be turned into Mrs. Gingras in room B-7.
We’re looking forward to another great year with the NJHS. Please, please, please check the blog occasionally and listen to daily announcements for upcoming NJHS meetings and events. Those are the only ways we have of communicating with members.
All NJHS members should make plans to attend a meeting this Thursday morning at 7:20 in Ms. Grimes’s room. Additionally, any member who has not turned in a minimum of 10 community service hours for the year by this afternoon will not be allowed to participate in this year’s tapping and induction.
All NJHS members should turn in a minimum of 10 community service hours for the year by Wednesday, April 9th. If you went Toys for Tots shopping, you received 6 service hours for that event. However, you need to record those hours on an Individual Community Service Hours form to receive credit for shopping. Any NJHS member who does not turn in a minimum of 10 community service hours for the year will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming tapping and induction ceremonies.
If you’re not sure about how many hours you have completed for the year, you can come by my classroom and check your NJHS file.
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.