ALICE IN WONDERLAND
IS COMING TO SLVMS
Come See the SLVMS Performing Arts Academy
Musical Production of Alice in Wonderland
Shows run , , and night
with a Afternoon Matinee
In the SLVMS Little Theater (Rm 25) for the next two weeks
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Second Quarter Slump
There is something called the Second Quarter Slump. It is a real thing that occurs for many middle school students each year.
Students in Middle School who work hard the First Quarter to achieve success, especially those who scrambled at the end to get work in, often tend to “relax” at the start of Quarter Two and take a mini-vacation from doing work. This, combined with the November-December-January school schedule that has multiple breaks from school, often leads to student grades dropping. We will be working vigilantly with students who start to slip and ask for your help in making sure your child does not fall victim to the Second Quarter Slump.
Please take some time over the five-day Thanksgiving Break to look at your child’s grades on Powerschool with him or her, and work to get any missing work made up before it starts to become something overwhelming. Right now, one or two missing assignments could lower a grade this early in the quarter, but it is easily fixable.
But if not checked and corrected, it could quickly slide into a real problem.
Canned Food Drive
The annual Valley Xmas Project SLVMS Canned Food Drive is underway. Bring in nonperishable food to any class.
All food is donated to the Valley Churches United food pantry. An average of 1300 people per month receive food from their pantry.
Our school goal is 2,600 items. Let's help our neighbors in need.
SLVMS Panther Club
Do you shop amazon.com? If you haven’t already visited and shopped through the SLVMS amazon store, now’s the time to check it out. It’s easy and SLVMS will receive a 2% to 4.25% commission on every purchase made. To shop amazon.com through the SLVMS amazon store and earn money for our school, you only need two extra mouse clicks. Start at The Panther Club web site, http://www.ms.slvusd.org/panther-club , find the “SHOP NOW” button on the right side of the page and click it to enter the SLVMS amazon store. From there, Just click on ANY part of the multiple Amazon logos throughout the SLVMS amazon page and you will be taken directly to amazon.com.
As you will see, your information is secure. Amazon Shopping Cart is used to process orders. They offer an encrypted, secure Shopping Cart for all on-line transactions.
No registration needed! Thank you for supporting SLVMS
Escrip: As your family shops for everyday items, you can be supporting SLVMS. The Escrip program is a proven and powerful fundraising program that allows participating merchants to contribute a percentage of your purchases to SLVMS. If you are new to the program, simply register your Safeway Rewards Card at https://secure.escrip.com/supporter/registration/index.jsp and choose SLV Middle School Panther Club as a beneficiary (you can have up to three beneficiaries, or you can have all of the proceeds go towards SLVMS). SLVMS earns money every time you shop. Please make sure your email address is included.
Already a member of Escrip? Please note that you MUST RENEW your Escrip membership annually to ensure your Safeway purchases remain eligible. If you are new to SLVMS and already a member of Escrip, simply update your beneficiaries by adding SLV Middle School Panther Club. Go to www.escrip.com and renew/update today!
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Adrienne McConnell at email@example.com.
Yearbooks are now available online at Jostens.com for $44. Yearbooks may also be purchased with a check or cash for $46, using the order form that was sent home.
The Middle School office has extra order forms, if needed.
Also, if anyone has sports pictures (8th grade girls basketball, anyone?), we need them! Contact or send them to Dan Richey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you purchase Magazines online as Holiday Gifts at aphearst.com and use the School Code of “SANLORENZOVALLEY” the school will continue to receive 40% of all sales.
Attendance is Up at SLVMS!
Good news! The completed attendance report for the third month of school came in with an overall attendance rate of 97.4%! This is the highest rate so far this year. All grade levels came in over 97%. Our average attendance rate for all three months is 97.1%. As we enter cold and flu season, where students may have to miss school, it becomes more important than ever to have children at school when they are not sick.
Missing School Matters
Attendance and its Relation to High School Graduation
Analyses of data from multiple states and school districts, conducted in partnership between Johns Hopkins University and the National Governors Association, have consistently found chronic absenteeism in middle school to be among the strongest predictor of dropping out of high school, stronger even than suspensions or standardized test scores.
SLV Education Foundation
Parent and Community Volunteers Needed
The SLV Education Foundation is an active 501c3 non-profit organization in need of revitalization, new energy and new leadership.
Serving all SLV students primarily through various community and fundraising efforts, the Foundation has in the past helped fund such student programs as class-size reduction.
The Foundation is now looking for volunteer leaders interested in finding ways to help improve and fund classroom improvement, teacher assistance and after-school/summer activity programs; and even a program to ensure that all students are provided digital tablets and instruction on their use as a part of their education while at SLV.
If you or someone you know are energetic, hard-working, and committed to the idea that our students deserve the absolute best opportunity to excel that our community can provide, then please consider joining as a leader of the SLV Education Foundation.
Questions – contact George Wylie, 338-0578 or email@example.com. 1-15
We welcome parents and family to a be a part of daily life here at school.
If you are interested in volunteering for lunch supervision or want to visit your child's classroom,
we must ask that you follow a few safety procedures. All visitors must come to the main office to sign in, receive a visitors pass, and/or set up a classroom visit.
Click on the Link Below to view SLVMS Adult Safety Rules
Click Here for SLVMS Panther Athletics Page
Click on the icon to go to Parent & Student Powerschool login
when your child will be absent.
SLVMS Attendance Line: 335-3812
Click here to Sign Up