Weekly Principal’s Message – June 3, 2016

Good Afternoon! This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of Daniels Magnet Middle School with some announcements for next week!

Attention 6th & 7th Grade Parents! We will be offering our summer reading program again this school year, in an attempt to help prevent our students from experiencing “the summer slide”, which is a deterioration of reading skills during the 10 weeks that the students are out of school. This year’s program is called “5 & 5” and more information can be found on our website. Last year, only thirty 7th graders and nineteen 8th graders participated in the summer reading program. Please consult the brochure posted on our website entitled “Summer reading: where the real damage occurs” by Jim Trelease, if you are interested in learning more about the impact of students’ avoidance of reading while on break. Each student, including our rising 6th graders, will receive a summer reading log before the school year ends. Thank you for your support!

All rising 9th parents if your child will be attending a Private or Charter, or moving out of state or out of county for the 2016-2017 school year please email Jocelyn Rossi at jjoyner-rossi@wcpss.net with your child’s first name, last name, and what school your child will be attending ASAP. We need to have this information so that we will know not to send your child’s records to their base High School and so the students on the wait list can removed. Thanks so much for your help with this matter.

If you have not turned in Pictures or Picture money, please have your child do that this week. Not doing so could result in your child not receiving his or her report card.

Please ask your child about textbooks and library books. We need those returned ASAP.
We have the following upcoming events:

Tuesday, June 7: Beginning at 8:45 will be our Character Education Breakfast. Invitations were given to students this past week. 8th grade will have a Career Fair from 11:00 – 1:05. At 2:00 – 3:00 we will have the 40 Book Challenge Celebration to celebrate students who have read 40 or more books this year. 7th Grade NJHS members will meet after school at 3 pm in the auditorium, to elect their officers for next year. Have your rides pick you up outside the cafeteria by 3:45 pm. 8th Grade NJHS members will also meet after school at 3 pm on in the cafeteria. Please have your rides pick you up outside the cafeteria by 3:45 pm.

Wednesday, June 8: During lunches we will have Community Service Celebrations on the Softball Fields to recognize students that have completed community service this year. From 2:00 – 3:00 Jay Ipson, a holocaust survivor, will speak to the 8th grade in the Auditorium.

Thursday, June 9: Is the last day of schools. We hold our awards day by grade level. Each teacher, core and elective, presents and award to their top student. The 8th grade awards ceremony will start at 8:30. The 6th grade awards ceremony will start at 10:30. And they 7th grade awards ceremony will start at 1:15.

Friday, June 10: Teacher Workday

Thank you for a wonderful year of learning and teaching. Parents, thank you for your support of our students and staff. I hope everyone has a fun filled, adventurous summer. And remember, keep reading!

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