SMS Falcon Weekly Update
April 9th – 13th
Our last SMS Dance of the year is next Friday, April 13th. WE ARE IN NEED OF CHAPERONES!!! Please email the SMS office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a valid background check on file and you’d like to sign up to chaperone. Tickets are on sale during lunches through next Thursday. The cost is $5. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Our Annual Service Learning Day is Monday, April 9th, which is an Early Release day. If you have any questions about the Service Learning Day, please contact your child’s AG teacher. Listed below are locations that our AG classes will be going to.
Adams – Oregon Garden
Buchheit – Oregon Garden
Buckholz – SMS
Chandler – SMS
Coombes – SMS
Elliott – Silver Falls
Fierro – Humane Society
Gorgas – SMS
Heidi – Oregon Garden
Jackson – SMS Garden
Jamsa – Silver Falls
Kelly – Silver Falls Christian Renewal Center
Nordland – SMS Garden
Powell – Silver Falls
Read – Silver Falls
Stadeli – Oregon Garden
Watts – Oregon Garden
Weber – Silver Falls
Willow – Silver Falls
Wright – Oregon Garden
SMS is participating in the “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser which benefits Blood Cancer Research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is our 4th year supporting this program. We have currently raised $923.12. The fundraiser ends on Wednesday, April 11th. Our goal is to raise $1,500. AG classes are bringing in money daily which is being tracked. The winning AG class will be receiving a pasta party from The Olive Garden (which partners with this fundraiser on a national level.) If you have spare change around, please remember to send it with your student to help this cause. The funds raised go towards finding a cure for blood cancers as well as helping families affected by the disease.
We are in the process of trying to become an Oregon Green School. There are many schools across Oregon that take part in this program. They have students and staff making a difference in their schools and communities with programs to recycle, reduce waste, save energy and conserve water. The program is dedicated to energizing and engaging students through student-driven activities that advance their understanding and ownership of sustainability. The Leadership Class at SMS has helped with a waste audit here at school, done by Marion County, where we learned what waste could have been recycled. We have started organizing projects we can do to set up and maintain better waste reduction in our school. This is the beginning of the process but we wanted to let you know as you will periodically receive information on the Green School Project.
Mrs. Fierro’s class is collecting supplies for the Human Society for Service Learning Day. They would like to ask for the help of the student body to bring in donations for the animals. They will be delivering them on Monday, April 9th.
WyldLife is on Saturday evening (April 7th) from 7-8:30 pm at Mark Twain gym. All students in 6th-8th grade are welcome to attend. It’s a fun evening that you won’t want to miss!
Please always take a moment to take a look at the attached flyers that pertain to SMS, sports and community events.
ASAP (After School Activities Program) is open for all 6th – 8th graders!!! Applications can be obtained on their website, www.asapsilvertonor.org or in the office. ASAP is on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and SMS students will ride Bus #15 to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, which is located at 303 N. Church St., 3-6pm. Wednesday’s SMS students will stay at SMS and then will walk with the teachers to the Assembly of God Church, across the street from SMS, 3-6pm. The Director of ASAP is Hillary Boost and her contact email is email@example.com and she can be reached at 971-301-4434.
Did you know you can now view your child’s meal account balance and pay online? It’s true! Just visit the Mealtime Pay Online website (http://www.mymealtime.com) and sign up for an account. You can add all of your Silver Falls School District students to your account and view all their meal balances in one easy-to-use location. Please note: you will require the student ID (aka the “lunch number”) for each child you wish to add. Please check with your students, as most of them know their number already. If you need further assistance, please contact your child’s school. You can always find this link and current meal menus on the SFSD website, on the meal menus page, found here: http://silverfallsschools.org/lunch-menus/. There is a $1.22 fee assessed when you add funds to your account.
The Silverton track program is managed by the YMCA. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
April 11th, @ Newberg High School – leave at 2:15 PM
April 19th, @ Cheldelin High School – leave at 2:00 pm
April 24th, @ Silverton Middle School
May 2nd, @ Cascade High School – leave at 2:40
May 24th Meet of Champions @ Corvallis High School
If you have a Facebook account, please “Like” the Silverton MS Falcons Athletics Facebook page to have extra access to schedules, pictures, changes and information.
Bell Schedule for the Week:
Mon, April 9: Early Release Schedule
Tue, April 10: Regular Schedule
Wed, April 11: Regular Schedule
Thurs, April 12: Falcon Success Schedule
Fri, Apr 13: Regular Schedule
Upcoming Calendar Items:
April 9th: SMS Service Learning Day
April 9th: Early Release Day
April12th: Students vs. Staff basketball game
April 13th: State Science Fair
April 17th: 8th grade Promotion Mtg at 6:30pm & PTC Mtg at 7:00pm
April 19th: Adopt a Farmer Field Trip
April 23-26: SMS Spirit Week
April 26th: Talent Show Assembly
April 27th: No School
April 30th: Early Release Day
Have a great week!
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