December Principal's Message

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December Principal's Message

A few RMS updates and reminders for December 2017


1.  Tardy Alert:  

Parents, we need your help!  Many students are arriving to school after the bell rings to start our day. Remember that RMS officially starts at 8:30 AM.  Getting to school tardy or arriving to class late may seem inconsequential to students, and even some parents.  However, it is difficult to learn if the child is not in the class.  The first five minutes are an important transition time as the teacher explains the day’s lesson and goes over the expectations.  Please stress the importance of being on time and make every effort to get your child to school by 8:25 AM so he/she has time to get to his/her locker.


2. Special Thanks!

Reeves Middle School is fortunate to have outstanding parents and volunteers! Whether it’s volunteering in the student store, chaperoning on a field trip or donating to a fundraising event, everyone is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for all students. Volunteers and donors have a tremendous impact on the activities available at Reeves.  Activity nights, classroom support, field trips, the student store, and many other opportunities would not take place without our dedicated parents. In particular, I want to thank Brian Cockrell for his generous donation of $1160 to the RMS Choir.  These funds will be used to support the purchase of new cumber buns and ties so that all students can be properly attired for our concerts.  Thank you Brian and all of our generous donors and volunteers!

 

3. ASB Fundraiser: You=Hero.  

Our RMS Fundraiser started November 1st and has raised $1100 thus far!  We are doing a straight donation this year instead of partnering with a company and selling items. This change came about from feedback we received from our families. The ASB Fundraiser makes it possible to continue to offer our student initiated after school clubs, officials and equipment for athletics, music program activities, and assemblies. This money goes directly to fund our RMS student programs. Our goal is to reach $8,000.   Just click on the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of our webpage or this link: https://wa-olympia-donate.intouchreceipting.com/.  Thank you for your support!


4. The annual RMS Canned Food Drive began on Monday, November 27th and ends on December 8th.  Please support our goal this year to bring in 6,000 cans; when divided by the number of students at Reeves this is only 10 cans or $3.33 per student.  $1 donation= 3 cans.  *The food bank is in desperate need of tuna, canned chili, meats, vegetables (low sodium), beans, baby food, and other non-perishable food items. If you choose to donate money, please make your check out to the Thurston County Food Bank.


5. Yearbooks are on sale for $28 until February 2nd

After that?  They go up in price, so order now!  You can secure your Yearbook by going to Jostens.com and then follow the instructions.  Simply click on Order Your Yearbook Today at the top of the page and then type Reeves Middle School.  Students receive the ordered yearbook in June, 2018.  

 

6. Coming soon… Wednesday School.

As a supplement to our academic intervention efforts and our progressive discipline plan, Reeves Middle School will be implementing a twice-monthly “Wednesday School.”  This supervised session provides an alternative to in-school suspension and serves as a consequence for students who habitually disregard school rules.  For example, should a student progress in disciplinary steps, that student may be assigned Wednesday School from 2:05 pm to 5 PM.  The intent is to further underscore behavioral and academic expectations at our school as we continue to help students understand the importance of appropriate conduct and academic responsibility.  Parents will be contacted regarding arrangements for Wednesday School, including a 5:00 pick-up time to go home.

 

7. We want to make sure every student at RMS has access to basic needs, so ask us!  If you need assistance, please contact our school counselor.  We have the Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund to help cover a variety of needs; clothing, shoes, medical bills, school supplies, food, etc.  We are thankful to the OSDEF for providing funding for this annual resource to support our families in need.

 

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday & Thursday of each week: After school tutoring/Homework club in our library

from 3:05 to 4:15 PM.  The activity bus (Brain Train) will pick up students at 4:20 PM.  


11/27 to 12/8: Canned food Drive.   

12/2 Lego League Mock Tourney at Avanti from 3:15 to 5:30 PM

12/4 Choir Concert at OHS—starts at 7:30 PM

12/6 Band & Orchestra at OHS—starts at 7:00PM

12/18 through Jan. 1 Winter Break—NO SCHOOL.  School resumes on January 2nd


RMS Honor Roll

Congratulations to the 52 students that earned straight A’s— a perfect 4.0 GPA— for 1st quarter!