Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Morning Announcements 5-8, Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Morning Announcements – Tuesday, December 9, 2014

1. Yesterday’s first day with the bus shuttle from EHS went well. The day was extended just the 5 minutes more we anticipated. Thanks to everyone for making the adjustments.

2. Permission forms for our first trimester reward trip should be returned to the office. They are due no later than Wednesday, December 17, which is the day before the trip.

3. JV cheering practice has been changed this afternoon from 4:30-6 to 3-4:30. Please call home if you need to. Varsity cheering practice will remain from 3-4:30.

4. Please sign up for Talent Show auditions on the charts taped to the cafeteria windows.

5. The first show choir meeting is today for just 15 minutes, from 2:45-3. You’ll be getting materials and paperwork to fill out. You must have your permission form in to attend.

6. Birthday wishes this week go out to Beck Deeny, Maggie Frederick, Erik Newman, Alex DeWitt, Meagen Skaggs, Michael York, Damon Hartley, Michael Kazmierczak, and Gillian McFadden.

7. A total of 781 Falcon Pride Cards were given out in the month of November, which is 250 more than November of 2013. 46% of the 781 were for students meeting their responsibilities and 30% of them were for kindness. Keep up the great work.

8. 8th grade garden club will meet again this Friday in Mr. Ormsby’s room.

9. In PE action, Miss Pelletier’s homeroom has recaptured the longest train record with 17 rollerblading students connected together. Way to go!

10. This is the last week that parents can order gift cards through the PTF fundraiser. You get the gift card and PTF gets a percentage of the money collected through the sale of each card. The purple order form will go home with students on Wednesday and needs to be returned with payment on Friday. Parents can also download the form from our school website: ems.ellsworthschools.org

11. This Friday is a K-8 Pajama Spirit Day.

12. This Friday is also the first PTF Family Movie Night of the year. The evening kicks off with a bake sale from 5:30-6:15. At 6:15, “The Polar Express” will be shown. Free popcorn will be provided. Families are to bring blankets to sit on and should bring their own drinks.

13.The pet food drive continues through next week, December 12. There is a box in the main lobby where those who wish to donate can drop off these specific brands of food: Purina Cat Chow Complete (blue bag), 9 Lives canned cat food, Friskies Classic Pate, Purina Dog Chow with real lamb and rice (red bag), and Purina Dog Chow – Healthy Life Nutrition (green bag).

14. Raffle tickets for Isabelle the American Girl Doll and raffle tickets for a remote control helicopter and laser tag tanks are on sale in the front lobby each morning until 8:10. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. Proceeds to benefit the 8th grade class.

15. The JV boys basketball team fell to Dedham yesterday by score of 44-12.

16. The JV Falcon girls fell to Dedham at Dedham last night. The young Falcons tried hard, but they were playing against mostly seventh and 8th graders. The final score was 46-19.

Our ladies worked very hard and did their best trying to keep up with the more experienced Demons.

Scoring for the Falcons were Kylie Robidoux with 2, Elise Dow with 2, Danaee Felix with 4, and the high scorer was Edie Salzig with 11 points. Highlight of the night was Edie knocking down three “three pointers” in the final period. Swish, swish, and swish! Way to go Edie!