Pine River Area Schools 4-7 Building Newsletter
February 14, 2019
NOTE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL: Happy Valentines Day! Hopefully the worst is over and we are going to resume a normal week next week! All of us have missed our students and we know how much being out of the routine can throw them off. Please note that report cards should have made it home. If you haven’t received your child’s, please contact Mrs. Rigling at the front desk.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
Due to the lack of days this week, nominations did not take place.
SNOW DAY CHALLENGES:
We have had great participation in our challenges! For students to participate in these sometimes silly, academic and/or PRIDE challenges, just join Pine River Friends of the Middle School parent group on Facebook and checkout the challenges! For a chance to win, post responses below the original post.
FOOD AT SCHOOL:
Please speak with your student about bringing snacks to school and the appropriate portion sizes. Many students in grades 4-7 are bringing large bags of chips, candy, etc., which is causing cleanliness issues around the school. In order to have a clean environment that we all can be PRoud of, students need to clean up after themselves. If this issue continues, a review of the snack policy will need to take place. Thank you for your help with this.
We will be cleaning out the lost and found outside of the Middle School Office area. If you think your child is missing coats, boots, other outerwear, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc, please check this space. All items will be shipped for donation on Friday, Feb 15th. Thank you!
HEALTHY COPING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR 7TH GRADERS:
Every Wednesday, starting Feb 6th, Pine River Middle School is partnering with C.M.H. (Community Mental Health) to bring in an 8-12 week program to our 7th graders that will teach healthy coping skills and dig into mental health and relationship issues. At completion, students will present what they have learned and there will be an opportunity for families to further partner with CMH health professionals. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school counselor, Bryan McConnell, or Principal Emily Adema in the Middle School Office.
LUTHER LIONS CLUB
The Luther Lions Club will be hosting a dinner on February 27th from 5-7 p.m. to benefit their scholarship fund. Please join them for a great meal.
With report cards going home, please note that any student receiving an “I” for “incomplete” has until February 25th to complete the incomplete work. The 18-19 Student Handbook for 6th and 7th graders states: A mark of INCOMPLETE (I) indicates the required work for the course was not completed. Any I for a first semester grade will have no more than two weeks following the end of the semester to change the I to a scoring mark and for second semester, students will have one week following the completion of school to complete the missing work for a chance to earn a scoring mark. Failure to do so will result in an automatic F and possible loss of credit for credit bearing courses. Mandatory Summative assessments demonstrate mastery of standards and must be completed or an Incomplete “I” mark will be issued (see Measuring & Reporting Learning for more detail on “I” marks). IF a student does not complete the mandatory summative assessment, their “I” mark may turn into a failing grade for the semester. One missing major summative and/or 3 missing minor summatives will result in ineligibility for extra-curriculars until they are resolved.“
TALL OAKS CAMP
The Tall Oaks – Odd Fellow and Rebekah Camp of Michigan located on Big Star Lake in Baldwin, Michigan is a non-profit organization that provides well-rounded weeks of summer camping experience for children ages 7-14 regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. Income eligible family members could attend for as little as a $25 registration fee. Our weekly camping sessions begin on June 23, and run through July 27. We have a special shortened week of July 30-July 3 for first time campers. Camper information for Summer 2019 is now open and available at ioofmichigan.com/camp. If you are interested, or have a returning camper, we would love to hear from you by March 1 by calling (231) 898-2295 email@example.com.
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE SUPPORT GROUP:
This is a 8 week series held on the 4th Monday of each month and designed to help educate our community members, including parents, business members and other community partners on what trauma is, how to recognize it, it’s impact and what we can do about it.
Dates: February 25, March 25, April 22, June 24, July 22, August 26, & September 23
Location : Church of the Nazarene,
5300 S. 220th Ave
Reed City, MI 49677
*Dinner & Child Care will be provided
* RSVP to Kathy Lockhart 231/832-7270 by the
Third Wednesday of each month
Post Adoption Resource Center (PARC), Family Enrichment Center (FEC),Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Community Mental Health (CMH) and Eagle Village, Inc.
PINE RIVER AREA 21ST ANNUAL 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT
Our annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament is scheduled for March 9, 2019 at both the Pine River Area Middle School and High School. Eight divisions will be available for boys and girls 18 and under. Team entry fee is $80 if received by March 1st. For an entry form or for more information, please contact Kim Miller at 231.388.0034 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.buckpride.com. Proceeds from this event will help the Pine River Buck Pride Group improve Pine River Area School’s athletic facilities.
EVART SLAM AND JAM 3 ON 3
Evart’s fifth annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019. For questions, please call or text: 231.357.3290 or pick up a flyer from the MS office.
REED CITY 3 ON 3
Reed City’s Coyote Classic 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be on Saturday, March 16, 2019. For questions, please call or text: Jeremy DeVos at 231.743.6803 or email at: email@example.com. Official tournament rules can be found at: https://goo.gl/qi3xVZ. Make sure to read the changes!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Feb 15th. District Wide PD-no students
Feb 18th. NO SCHOOL STAFF AND STUDENTS
Feb 21st. Dance/Movie Night – GLOW theme Movie titles: Goosebumps 2 and Wind Dancer
Feb 25th. Vaping presentation for 6th & 7th graders
February 27 4th Grade Hearing Test
February 28 5th Grade Vision Test
March 1 7th Grade Vision Test
March 7 Spring Parent Teacher Conferences – By teacher or parent request ONLY – more info next week
March 14 Hearing and Vision Rescreening
March 21st Protecting Young Eyes Assemblies
Week of April 15th and April 22nd 5th Grade M-step
Week of April 29th 4th/6th/7th Grades M-step