Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Morning Announcements - Thursday, December 11, 2014

Morning Announcements – Thursday, December 11, 2014

1. The rollerblading train record wasn’t just broken; it was shattered by a complete full class effort from Mrs. Small’s room. They posted an incredible 22 skaters connected and moving. Way to go, 5S!

2. Support staff members need to find a time today to go to the IT room to get your picture taken for your ID card. That card will be used for the time clock beginning next week.

3. 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.

4. Good luck to our ball teams today in their games with Hampden. The boys are away and the girls are at home. Boys’ departure is at 2:05PM. Please wait for the announcement.

When we have home games, the visiting team uses one locker room and we use the other. That means that any belongings not locked up could possibly be taken

5. The Talent Show auditions are going well. There are still slots available if you want to be in the show. Sign up in the main lobby on the charts located on the cafeteria windows.

6. 8th grade Garden Club will meet again this Friday in Mr. Ormsby’s room.

7. 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

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

9. 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.

10. The Falcons boys’ varsity picked up its first win of the season with a 55 to 37 win over a small, but determined, Brewer squad.
Despite a size advantage, the Falcons could not make many of their layups and struggled to keep from turning the ball over to the Witches throughout the first half. They still managed to keep a 24 to 19 lead.
In the second half, the Falcons gained control of their offense and the game, jumping to a 43 to 28 advantage by the end of the third quarter.
Connor Crawford with 13 points led the offense for the Falcons with many nifty moves to the basket. He also dished out a number of assists.
Matt Burnett scored his first points of his career near the end of the first quarter and enjoyed the experience so much that he went on to score 8 more points and finish the game in double figures at 10 points.
Isaac Wardwell added 9 points while playing a strong defensive game. Atticus Deeny had 8 points, Hunter Fernald 4 points, and Cameron Cote 3 points. Tyler Mitchell, Conner Wagstaff and Jackson Curtis each scored 2 points.
11. The Ellsworth Middle School Boys' JV Basketball team played their second home game this season on Wednesday. The boys started out strong with a 10-2 run and from there continued to control the game's pace. Brewer was not able to easily move the ball with the full court press and after a 14-6 lead we stopped the press. Subs rotated in and out of the game to allow for even scoring distribution and playing time, and the Ellsworth JV boys went on to win 33-13.
The best news of the year is that nobody stood out individually. The entire TEAM concept came together and our leading scorer, Jack Sandone, only needed 6 points and a few rebounds. Matt Shea added 4 points and Austin Harris had 7 assists. The JV Falcons now stand at 2-1 on the year.

12. The JV Falcon girls played there third game in a row on the road last night. The trip to Brewer was not a happy one. The young Falcons fell to a more experienced Witches’ team. Scoring for the Falcons were Elise Dow and Annabella Johnson with 2 apiece and Kylie Robidoux with 5. Good luck tonight girls in your first home game.

13. The pet food drive continues through this 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. This ends on December 18.