Principal's Post
Go Pirates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Sincerely,
Michelle L. Hiser, Principal
Southeast Middle School
 
Halloween & Spirit Week Dress Up

Halloween dress up and dance is this Friday, October 31st. Limitations for wearing costumes to school are as follows:

· All costumes must comply with dress code rules.

· No masks are permitted; however, students may wear moderate face makeup — nothing extreme. No make up or aerosol cans are permitted at school.

· Costumes may not demean any race, religion, nationality, handicapped condition or gender.

· They should not depict gangs or horror characters, or be scary.

· No weapons or look-a-like weapons permitted.

· Appropriate shoes must be worn.

In addition, our first school dance of the year will be held following school from 2:30-5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st. The cost of admission is $3 and tickets will be sold during the lunch periods Monday through Thursday during the week of October 27th. No tickets will be sold on Friday.

To assist with pick up and parking, students should be picked up at the following times:

6th graders – 4:30 p.m. 7th graders – 4:40 p.m. 8th graders – 4:50 p.m.

If you have children in multiple grades, you may pick up your children at the appropriate later time. If you are interested in volunteering to chaperone at any of our dances, please contact Mrs. Greenlief at agreenlief@sepirates.org or Ms. Hiser at mhiser@sepirates.org.

Spirit Week will be held the following week, starting Monday, November 3rd and ending Friday, November 7th. Each day has a scheduled theme:

Monday – Pajama day (pajamas must be school appropriate)

Tuesday – Twin day

Wednesday – Nerd day

Thursday – Character day (movie, book, tv, etc)

Friday – Spirit day (maroon and gold)

On Friday, November 7th, at approximately 1:30 p.m., we will have our first pep assembly of the school year. During this assembly, the 7th & 8th grade fall athletes will be recognized. Parents are welcome to attend; please sign in at the office and obtain a visitor’s badge.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Greenlief at agreenlief@sepirates.org or Ms. Hiser at mhiser@sepirates.org.

Athletic Announcements
      

Fall Pep Assembly will be held on Friday, November 7th at approximately 1:30 p.m.  During this assembly, all fall athletes will be recognized.  Parents are welcome to attend; please sign in at the office and obtain a visitor's badge.
 
 
Help Your School
BOX TOPS & CAMPBELL'S LABELS
ALERT - Any parent/student that turned in Box Tops in a baggie, the office has a zip drive and two memory cards that were in the baggies with the Box Tops.  Feel free to contact Mrs. Witkosky, MS Secretary, if these may be yours.
 
At the middle school, we collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels throughout the school year.  Several contests will be held throughout the year (October, December, February, May).
Collection sheets are always available outside of the office. The next collection will be an individual contest in December.....stay tuned for more information.
 
Our October goal was met, with a total of 5,558 Box Tops!!!!!  Great job students.  We will be dressing up for Halloween on Friday, October 31st!  Check out the newsletter under the Principal's Post for information on what is and is not permitted for Halloween.
**The High School also collects ink cartridges and old cell phones. Feel free to send them in with your middle school student and we will send them to the High School.
 
 
SUBWAY MONDAYS
Once again, Subway in Edinburg will be sponsoring Subway Mondays on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, starting September 22nd through May 11th. If you make a purchase, and state that you are there to support Middle School Mondays, we will receive 10% of your sales. This fundraiser supports student awards, student incentives, end of the year inflatables, and more.
NEEDED SUPPLIES
Supplies are always needed for students and larger projects. Our wish list currently includes the following items:
Pencils, pencils, pencils
Tissues
Hand Sanitizers
Wipes
Drawstring back packs
*This is not an all inclusive list and items will be added/deleted as needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Dates to Remember
2014 - 2015 Important Dates (*Additional dates TBA)
October 27 - Book Fair starts (Parent night - Oct 31st, 2:30-5:00 p.m.)
October 31 - End of grading period / MS Dance, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
November 7 - Report cards sent home with students / Fall Pep Assembly (approx - 1:30 p.m.)
November 11 - Veteran's Day Concert, in school
November 20 - Picture retake day
November 21 - Honors Assemblies (by grade level, more info TBA)
November 26-28 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 12 - Interims sent home with students
December 16 - Choir Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
December 17 - Band Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
December 18 - Holiday Concert, in school
December 22-January 2 - No School, Winter Break (School resumes January 5)
January 5 - School resumes
January 16 - End of 2nd grading period / MS Dance, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
January 19 - No School, MLK Day
January 23 - Report cards sent home with students
January 28 - 8th Grade Group / Yearbook photos
January 30 -  Honors Assemblies (by grade level, more info TBA)
March 30-April 6 - No School, Spring Break (School resumes April 7)
 
 
NEW Dismissal Policies
For the safety of our students and your convenience, the end of the day/dismissal policy is slightly changing (similar to the elementary procedures). 
 
If your child is being picked up anytime before 2:25 p.m., you must continue to follow the policy of coming into the building to sign out your child.
 
Any parent picking up their child(ren) at the dismissal time of 2:25 p.m. will need to pull along the front curb (same as morning drop off).  You will need to pull completely to the end of the sidewalk. 
 
At the dismissal bell, students being picked up by a parent will report to the cafeteria.  One of our staff members will be at the curb with a clipboard for you to sign out your child(ren).  Please have ID available. 
 
If your child will be picked up on a daily or regular basis, please complete the attached form and return it to school ASAP (additional forms are available in the main office).  Only those names listed on this form will be permitted to pick up the student listed during the 2014-2015 school year.  A new form will need to be completed yearly.
 
If your child will be picked up randomly, you will need to send in a note with your child that morning, so that he/she can be added to the sign out sheet.  The note should state the child's full name, grade, and the name of the person picking up your child. 
 
Emergencies will be handled on a case by case basis.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
upcoming events
Middle School Book Fair
Mon Oct 27 2014
to Fri Oct 31 2014
Fall Athletic Assembly
Fri Nov 7 2014
No School, Thanksgiving Break
Wed Nov 26 2014
to Fri Nov 28 2014
No School, Winter Break
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Fri Jan 2 2015
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