Jim Owen photographers will be here today to take fall pictures. All students will have their picture taken. These photos are used for the yearbook. Students may wear an out of uniform top (ONLY), but it must be dress code compliant. Pictures can be purchased, but they are pre-paid. Photo packages went home earlier this week. If you purchase a photo package and write a check for payment, the check must be made out to Jim Owen.
Do you like to act? Sing? Both? Do you know what movie these phrases are from? “Smiling is My Favorite” or “You don’t smell like Santa… you smell like Beef and Cheese!” If you answered YES! To any of these questions than we want you to audition for Elberta Middle School’s first musical “Elf!” We need singers, actors and actresses, and students who just want to help! If you are interested, pick up a packet from Ms. White (the band/choir room). There are parts available for 4th-8th grade both large and small. Packets are due by October 4th and can be turned into Ms. White or your homeroom teacher. You can begin picking these packets up on Thursday.
Lunch applications have to be updated yearly. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch but do not have a current lunch application on file will be charged full price for meals. Forms are available online at www.bcbe.org and in the school office. The office is happy to assist anyone who needs help completing the application.
Baylen Gleason will represent Elberta Middle School as our Red Ribbon Leadership Recipient for 2016-17. He will be honored at an Awards Banquet on October 3 at the Daphne Civic Center. He will also lead EMS in Red Ribbon activities during Red Ribbon week to speak out and step up to say no to drugs. This year’s Red Ribbon theme is #besmartbehealthy
You are invited to an All You Need to Know about Assessment meeting Tuesday, September 20th. There will be two meetings, one at 8:15 and again at 6:00. Both will be held in the cafeteria. At this meeting you will receive your child’s 2016 Spring ACT Aspire scores. We will go over the results and what they mean as well as give you on overview of the assessments your child takes throughout the school year. If you are unable to make one of these meetings, your child’s ACT Aspire results will be mailed home next Friday with progress reports. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 986-8127.
Eteam/PTSO News: Eteam is our schools PTSO parent group. Come join us for our first meeting of the year Thursday September 1 at 7:45am. We will be discussing our plans for the school year. Everyone is welcome and breakfast will be served. Dr. Eilert will be joining us to connect and chat. Can't make the first meeting? We meet every first Thursday of every month at 7:45. Check in at the front office.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR If you have not registered online, PLEASE do so as soon as possible! If you need a snap code or need help with registration, call the school office at 986-8127. Parents may also come to the school to use a computer or to get assistance with the registration process. Office hours are - Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Back to school schedule pick up for grades 5-8 is scheduled for Thursday, August 11th in the school cafeteria. Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Registered students may pick up schedules, pay fees and order school spirit shirts. Shirts will be available for purchase ($10.00 each). We will also be placing orders if the needed size is not available. If your student has not registered online or in the school office before August 11th, you will be required to fill out paper registration forms before a schedule will be issued. Fees: Grades 7 & 8 County mandated operational fee- $45.00 Career Tech/FACS- $20.00 Band (grades 6-8) or Chorus: $30.00 Optional purchases for all grades: School Spirit Shirts- $10.00 each Yearbook: $35.00 Back pack requirements- must have a padded pocket for Chromebook and 2 inch straps. Only a very limited number of county back packs will be available this year.