Weekly Principal’s Message from Dr. Elizabeth Battle – September 9, 2016

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

School picture day is Tuesday, September 13.  Everyone will have their picture made for the yearbook, regardless of whether or not you choose to purchase pictures on a prepay basis.  Information on pricing and picture packages will be coming home on Tuesday, September 6.

The Daniels PTA has started its fall fundraiser. Please take a moment to look through the packet your child brought home and purchase a few items. Or, please go online to the Daniels website and go to the PTA page and make a donation. All donations go directly to funding programs for your student. The fundraiser runs from September 6 to September 19.

Summer reading logs are due by Friday, September 16th. Students can give the reading logs to their homeroom teachers. We will provide a celebration for our students who completed summer reading

Any student interested in Future City Competition should come to the first meeting this coming Wednesday, September 14, starting at 3:15 pm in the media center. Rides should pick up the students outside the cafeteria by 4 pm.

All current Model UN Security Council members, who plan on attending the fall conference will meet this coming Friday, September 16, at 3:15 pm in the media center. Have your rides pick you up outside the cafeteria by 4 pm.

If you have not received a call from Transportation confirming your student’s bus route and stop, please ask your student to see Ms. Chew during their lunch period.   She will issue a pass for them to ride the bus home on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 13 – Fall pictures

Wednesday, September 14 – Future Cities will meet after school. See Ms. Hassell if you are interested in joining.

Thursday, September 15 Beta Club will have its first meeting. The Jazz band will begin auditions.

Friday, September 16 Summer reading is due. The robotics club will meet. See Ms. McKennie if you are interested. Model UN will meet. See Ms. Hassell.

Daniels has been chosen to be a BYOD, Bring Your Own Device School in January 2017. Students will be able to bring their own device to school to use in class as a learning tool with the teachers permission. Board policy states that electronic devices should not be on or visible except as permitted by the teacher. Therefore, we will not allow students to use their electronic devices before school in the gym or the cafeteria, nor in the hallways. They are to be used under the guidance of a teacher for learning.

Parents – If you need to check out your student during the school day for an appointment, please have your student bring a note to the main office before school starts. The office staff will give your student a yellow pass to show their teacher at the time they need to leave class. This will expedite the check-out process for you and your student.  Please remember to bring a photo ID when checking out your student.

North Carolina law requires the MCV and TDAP immunizations for entry into 7th grade. Students will not be able to attend school after the twentieth day if this documentation is not received. Please turn in MCV/TDAP immunization records to Student Services as soon as possible.

The 2016-2017 Student/Parent Handbook is now online in English and Spanish.  It can be found at http://www.wcpss.net/handbook or by going to wcpss.net and clicking on the Parents Section.

Please be reminded that Daniels enforces the Wake County Dress Code Policy. Per Wake County School Board Policy, dress code violations include, exposed undergarments, sagging pants, excessively short or tight garments, head covering of any kind, and attire that exposes cleavage. We ask students who are not dressed appropriately to change. If they do not have a change of clothes either a parent brings a change of clothing or the student will be in in-school suspension for the day.

Parents – If you plan to volunteer at Daniels, please note that all continuing volunteers approved for the 2016 -2017 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2016. Volunteers may go to the Daniels Media Center or any WCPSS site and register through the intranet.  After October 31, individuals previously approved may not volunteer without a new criminal record check.

That is all of the announcements we have for this week. I hope you have a great weekend.  As always, I thank you for your support.

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