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LUSD Safety & Security Newsletter
As we go back to school, a safe a caring learning environment continue to be our paramount concern in Lodi Unified School District. This quarter's focus of the the LUSD Safety & Security Newsletter has several "Welcome Back To School" articles, http://goo.gl/MnTJt4. Please consult the "Back to School Safety LIst" on Page 3.
At Christa McAuliffe Middle School, we are safety first. We are also a school that believes in using technology as a tool for learning. This year is our fourth year of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Our past success was largely due to the safe technology learning environment. Please help us continue our BYOD success by reading, "10 Rules for Safe Family Cell Phone Use."
School's Out for a Short Summer!
Congratulations to everyone on the end to another very successful year at Christa McAuliffe Middle School. Even though we are just starting a well deserved break, things are still happening at the school. With the exception of 4th of July week, there will be a skeleton crew on site getting us ready for the 2014-2015 school year. Also, there will be extend year and some summer school classes during the month of June. Some teachers will be providing enrichment classes for students via Edmodo and Discovery Education. Over the summer, the PTSA will not only meet, they will be assembling the traditional 1st Day Supply Packets, planning for another year of fabulous support, and making sure 1st Quarter Jamba Juice Fridays are good to go. Maybe best of all we will learn who will be the next principal of our school.
7th Grade orientation will on Thursday July 24th. On this day, Parents/guardians are welcome to accompany their 7th grader to school and watch them launch their middle school career. The 24th will be a minimum day with a 1:15pm dismissal time. Then, on Friday July 25th, the Christa McAuliffe 8th graders family will return for the official start of the 2014-2015 school year. Until then, the Webmaster wishes you all a happy and safe summer.th graders may look in the "old" 7th Grade Study Hall Group for the 2015@cmms Edmodo code. All other students and their families can get the appropriate Edmodo code by emailing the PTSA at email@example.com.
A Bright Future Lies Ahead for the Class Of 2014
Even though another year comes to a close at Christa McAuliffe Middle School, the future has never been brighter. This is especially true for our promoting 8th graders. Wherever our students will attend high school, they do not need luck because they have skills. This Friday more than 80 students will receive the President's Award. This award honors those students who have maintained a 3.5+ grade point average and earned advanced on at least one of their annual exams in Mathematics or English. There are also students who have applied for special programs. One such student is Irene Narvaez.
Irene has been nominated to participate in the National academy for Future Physicians. She has started her fundraising efforts so that she can take advantage of this lifetime opportunity. By participating, Irene has the chance to win a scholarship of $185,000 or more. As Irene says, "Earning the $1,585 will help me achieve my dream of becoming a pediatrician." To help Irene in her quest, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/irenes-future.
There are other noteworthy honors for this year's class. Ashley Pina, Trinity Rico, Eileen Truong, and Leona Vang have been accepted to Middle College High School. Several more students have been accepted to other schools and programs throughout San Joaquin County and beyond. If you do not see a loved one mentioned in this article, please email the PTSA at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add your student's accomplishment to the list.
Christa McAuliffe Travelers Get Ready for 2015 Destinations
While it seems like this years travelers just returned from Washington, D.C and the Space academy in Alabama, it's already time to start planning for next year's excursions. On Tuesday May 27th, Ms. Yeager will meet with students and families interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. and New York City. This trip is open to both 7th and 8th grade students. It's truly the traditional middle school trip that everyone wants to make. Those interested in this fabulous March 2015 excursion should plan meet with Mrs. Yeager in Room 103 at 5:30pm on May 27th.
Also, on Tuesday, Mrs. Snider's World Travelers will make their final 14-day destination decision. In the running are England/France, France/Spain, Italy/Greece, and Australia/New Zealand. This meeting will be right after school. Our promoting 8th graders are welcome to attend this meeting as this trip will only be for 8th graders and high school students. To learn more about the destinations please visit Discovery Student Adventures/Destinations. While the trips currently show 2014 dates, 2015 excursion dates will be posted by September and Discovery Student Adventures already knows we want to get started planning for our awe-inspiring journey.
Stay tuned for news about the 2015 Space Academy trip under the direction of Mr. Babayco. The first meetings are typically within the first two weeks of the school year. Our 2014-2015 7th graders will quickly learn about this amazing travel opportunity as they start their year-long Space Center class. Many of the class activities prepare students for the Space Academy. Students may participate in the Space Academy trip during 7th or 8th grade.
8th Graders Enjoy The Old Carnival Dance
When it was first advertised, the Class of 2014 thought their 8th grade dance would not live up to their expectations. In the end, they were pleasantly surprised. Besides the "out-of-town" DJ spinning the dance tunes, there were lots of games, a photo booth, free food, and prizes. Everyone had a good time. Surely, the students thank the Leadership Class, Mrs. Yeager, Mrs. Whaland, and the PTSA for making this event so memorable.
Great America Starts The Year End Celebration
2013-2014 Box Tops For Education Campaign
The Leadership Class under the direction of Ms. Yeager did a great job getting our school started collecting "Box Tops for Education." In the 4th quarter campaign, students and staff collected 3,446 valid box tops. This means we earned $344.60. We're excited to dream about how much we can earn next year. Mrs. Gervais 4th period class took 1st place in the competition with 702 boxtops. Ms. O’Mahony's 4th period took 2nd place with 472. Mrs. Gervais's 4th period was treated to a pizza party. When Little Caesars on Hammer Lane heard about our Pennies for Patients campaign earlier this year, they donated 10 pizzas for this winning class. Thanks, Little Caesars!
8th Graders, Step Right Up and Get Your Tickets!
8th graders can exchange their permission slip for a FREE dance/party ticket before school and during lunch through Thursday. Friday's dance/party will be held 3:15-5:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. Students will not only enjoy dancing to the spins of a profssional DJ, they will also be able to: win prizes playing carnival games, take pics with friends, and partake of free food and drinks. Donations for the event are still welcome. Please contact the PTSA at email@example.com for further details.
6th and 7th Grade Families Blast Off!
Within the past month, 6th and 7th grade families have taken flight into the 2014-2015 school year. Ms. Michelle Mazza and Mr. Don Howard visited our feeder schools, making presentations and passing out registration forms. On April 26th, the PTSA sponsored an family day in conjunction with Discovery Education's international Spring Virtual Conference. Northern California educators joined 6th and 7th grade families in a game of exploration, learning about how fun the rigors of Common Core can be at Christa McAuliffe Middle School. To cap off the month, 6th grade families got a grand tour of the school at 7th Grade Orientation Night on May 1st.
Students Win Stockton Elk's Lodge Essay Contest
8th grade students entered an essay contest sponsored by the Stockton Elk's Lodge. Last week winners were notified. While the contest was entered from schools throughout the area, three Christa McAuliffe students took all the top honors. Congratulations to the following students on a job well done. You are a credit to our school and Lodi Unified School District.
Mary Truong: 3rd place and 50.00 check
Please check out the latest Lodi Unified School District "Safety and Security Parents Newsletter." A highlight to this issue is an article about bullying, "11 Bullying Myths Debunked." There's also excellent information for summer activities and ways to avoid sport injuries. http://goo.gl/RRbYvA.
Pennies for Patients 2014!
Thanks for your donations. This year students and staff raised $1137.79. Congratulations to Mrs. Cunningham's 4th period class who collected the most for this worthy charity.
The Christa McAuliffe PTSA would like to thank the entire Christa McAuliffe family for making the “Let’s Play Common Core” event on November 14th a huge success. Please enjoy the full photo story on the CMMS PTSA webpage, http://mcauliffe.lodiusd.net/cmms_ptsa. You can also see the story with larger pictures at http://goo.gl/4JhsqC.
By: Martha Snider, Christa McAuliffe Middle School PTSA Secretary; Photos By: Lisa Johns, Christa McAuliffe Middle School PTSA Vice-President
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Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was a teacher from New Hampshire who was selected from among more than 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space. She died in 1986 in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
"I touch the future. I teach. "