Weekly Emailed Announcements

Winter Wonderland

Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of Dec. 3- Dec. 6

Students return to school on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to start the new second trimester. All students will receive an updated schedule in their homeroom class.
 
PTA See’s Candy orders are being delivered for pick up on this Thursday, Dec. 6 in the library. Please have your student stop by the library after school to pick up orders. We cannot store merchandise so please do not forget.
 
Cold and Flu season is here. Please remind your students to wash their hands and please keep them home if they are running a fever. Students must be 24 hours fever free with no medication in order to return to school.
 
Report cards are mailed out the week of Dec. 16. Please look for them coming home.
 
Our annual book fair in the library runs from Dec. 9 – 13. Students may purchase books and gift items as well for the upcoming holiday season. The book fair is open daily from 8 – 3 pm. Students can attend the book fair during their English class time. More information will be coming next week such as how to do online orders!
 
Our next Saturday Academy is coming in Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8:00- 12:15 pm. All students are invited to participate in our activities. More information will be coming soon as to what activities we will be offering.
 
Our ASB store will be officially opening this week in room F1 (by the lunch benches). Students may print at a low cost, purchase PE clothes and other school items. Cougar cash can be used for some items or to reduce a cost. Check it out. The ASB store is open daily from 7: 50 – 8: 05 and after school from 2:45 – 3 :00 pm.
 
Our Annual AVID sponsored Winter Wonderland dance is coming soon on Dec. 18 from 5-7 pm. Look for more info. in upcoming Stacey news.

Happy Thanksgiving

Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of Nov. 18-22

Tet Parade - Save the Date

The 2020 Tet Parade is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020.  As you know, Westminster School District has been an annual partner in the local Tet Parade for many years. It is a wonderful tradition and a great opportunity to participate in an important community celebration. Please save the date, and we will share more information in the coming weeks.

Updating Chrome OS on a Chromebook – Please share with Teachers   

Keeping our 1:1 Chromebooks up-to-date with the most current Chrome OS can be a challenge when students don’t sign out of the devices. Fortunately, there are three solutions for updating student Chromebooks. First, schedule students to sign out and sign back in to their Chromebooks every Friday; middle school students can do this during their Homeroom period. Next, students should look for an up arrow (picture below) when an update is ready to be installed and should click the arrow. Last, students can manually update their Chromebooks by following these directions: Apply a Chromebook Update. Having the most current Chrome OS will ensure student Chromebooks work with our online curriculum, ClassLink, SchoolCity, and CAASPP during state testing.

Managing a Saved Password (Chromebook) – Please share with Teachers  

Students can view their stored passwords in Chrome on the Settings page. This will be useful for students who cannot remember their password when setting up ClassLink. Students can manage their saved password by following these directions: Managing a Saved Passwords (Chromebook).

Next After School Tech PD at Sequoia, Demille, Willmore, and Stacey Middle School

Principals at these sites, please remind staff that the next after school educational technology PD is on December 3 from 3:15pm - 4:15pm. School site staff have provided feedback on topics they would like to have covered. The three most requested topics will be covered in a small group setting and will be facilitated by teachers with experience in technology integration. Teachers are paid $35/hour for attending.  Come prepared to Inquire, Learn, and Apply! Staff at these sites will be notified on the three topics to be covered. For questions, please contact gmartinez@wsdk8.us or lcalkins@wsdk8.us

Nearpod, ScootPad, and WeVideo Tech PD - Please Share with Staff

Please share with staff that we are offering after school Tech PD for teachers who have subscriptions to Nearpod, ScootPad, and WeVideo in December and January from 3:15pm4:15pm at the TLX. 

Dec. 4 Scootpad Level 2- For 3rd - 8th grade

TLX 

Dec. 5 NearPod for Middle School teachers

TLX Lab Middle school teachers who would like to learn more and receive a subscription are welcome to attend.

Dec. 17 WeVideo - K-8th TLX 

Jan. 8 & 9 Scootpad Level 3 - For 3rd - 8th grade

TLX 

Jan. 22 & 23

Scootpad Level 4 - For 3rd - 8th grade

TLX 

Teachers who are currently in i4 have theses subscriptions as well as teachers who have been promoted from i4. Some sites have purchased ScootPad and teachers from those sites are also welcome to attend. Teachers who attend will be paid $35/hour.

 

Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of Nov. 18-22

Thank you to all our parents who are cooperating when picking up their children in the front parking lot. It has been going much smoother. Please continue to pull forward as parents exit the pick-up line next to the curb. Remember students must be picked up at the curb.

The first trimester ends this Friday Nov. 22.  Please remember to check jupitergrades regularly to monitor your child’s progress. There are many after school supports for students to attend. Please check our school website for days and times. Report cards are mailed out the week of Dec. 16. Please look for them coming home

Tuesday, Nov. 19 is our First District Parent Academy on Digital Citizenship held at 6 pm at the Warner Gym. It is highly encouraged that all parents attend this event to learn about social media and more.

Cold and Flu season is here. Please remind your students to wash their hands and please keep them home if they are running a fever. Students must be 24 h ours fever free with no medication in order to return to school.

Nov. 18 Stacey and Clegg with be practicing a Shelter in Place drill at 9:30 am. This drill is for when there might be police activity in the area, or we have a dog on campus or a swarm of bees. Students remain in classrooms with teachers and are not allowed out during the drill. It should take less than 30 minutes.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Break from Nov. 25-29. Students also have a non- student day on Dec. 2 which is a prep day for teachers. Our office will be open that day. Students return to campus on Tuesday, Dec. 3 which is the beginning of our second trimester.

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Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of October Nov.12-15

Thank you to all our parents who are cooperating when picking up their children in the front parking lot. It has been going much smoother. Please continue to pull forward as parents exit the pick-up line next to the curb. Remember students must be picked up at the curb.

The first trimester ends on Nov. (There are only 9 days left in the trimester.) Students need to make up work or tests quickly so their grades do not drop. Please remember to check jupitergrades regularly to monitor your child’s progress. There are many after school supports for students to attend. Please check our school website for days and times.

Please remember the front office does not have a list of which children are participating in which club. Please make sure you speak with your child about which club or after school program they may be participating in. We cannot interrupt everyone multiple times to find students who did not communicate with their parent.

Please remember that the Veteran’s holiday is celebrated on Monday, Nov. 11 so there is no school that day.

Our PTA Board meeting is set for Tuesday Nov. 12 at 4:45 pm in the principal’s office.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 is our First District Parent Academy on Digital Citizenship held at 6 pm at the Warner Gym. It is highly encouraged that all parents attend this event to learn about social media and more.

Nov. 18 Stacey and Clegg with be practicing a Shelter in Place drill at 9:30 am. This drill is for when there might be police activity in the area, or we have a dog on campus or a swarm of bees. Students remain in classrooms with teachers and are not allowed out during the drill. It should take less than 30 minutes.

Have a great and restful 3 day weekend.

 

Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of October Nov. 4- 8

Our See’s candy fundraiser ends on Nov. 1.  Please have your child return their envelope to their homeroom teacher. Delivery will take place in early December. Remember this fundraiser supports our Jupiter grades and 8th grade graduation costs.

Students had a great time on Halloween with a double lunch and as costume contest.

Fall Fest is Wed, Nov. 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the back field behind the science wing. .ASB is selling tickets before school and at lunch in room F1. There are no ticket sales after school. Cost is $5 with ASB or$ 6 without ASB card. Remember to bring your blankets or beach chairs to sit on to watch the movie. Students need to be dropped out and picked up at the back parking lot by the gym.

Thank you to all our parents who are cooperating when picking up their children in the front parking lot. It has been going much smoother. Please continue to pull forward as parents exit the pick-up line next to the curb. Remember students must be picked up at the curb.

The first trimester ends on Nov. 22nd (There are only 14 days left in the trimester.) Students need to make up work or tests quickly so their grades do not drop. Please remember to check jupitergrades regularly to monitor your child’s progress.

Please remember the front office does not have a list of which children are participating in which club. Please make sure you speak with your child about which club or after school program they may be participating in. We cannot interrupt everyone multiple times to find students who did not communicate with their parent.

There is a PTA skate night on Thursday Nov. 7 at Fountain Valley skate center 6-8 pm

Please remember that the Veteran’s holiday is celebrated on Monday, Nov. 11 so there is no school that day.

Have a great and restful weekend.

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Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of October 28-Nov. 1

We are having some issues with our Skateboard students who like to hang at the Clegg parking lot for about 30 – 40 minutes after school. They are rude to parents trying to exit the parking lot and rude to Mr. Staggs, the principal and other teachers. Mrs. DeBritton will be there daily. Please remind your skateboarding student to please go home directly after school and practice their tricks at home.

School Safety is a priority at Stacey. Please be diligent when picking up your student and following the posted signs.

There is no left turn out of either parking lot at dismissal time. This is due to an obstructed view for safety. We are also having many students on skateboards, scooters and bikes not following the rules of the road. Please review the safety precautions with your child.  We almost had a student get hit in the crosswalk this week. They should not be weaving in and out of traffic. Review with them all the ripple effects of being hit by a car including physical or emotional injuries to the victim, the victim’s family, the driver and the driver’s family. We are working closely with HBPD to help monitor traffic.

Are you out selling that See’s candy?  Our PTA fall See’s Candy fundraiser began on Monday, Oct. 21 and lasts until November 4. This fundraiser offers great gift options for the upcoming holiday season. Delivery will take place in early December. Remember this fundraiser supports our Jupiter grades and 8th grade graduation costs.

All 8th graders will have a vision and hearing screening during their PE class on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Please make sure your child brings their glasses.

On Oct. 31 students may wear appropriate costumes to school. No masks are allowed and only limited face paint. Students are not allowed to bring any sort of pretend weapons. At lunchtime we will have a double lunch with costume contests and fun activities for all students.

Remember the Aeries portal also has your child’s test cores from the last state test posted. These are no longer mailed home.

Remember the trimester ends on Nov 22nd. There is only about 3.5 weeks away. Students need to make up work or tests quickly so their grades do not drop. Please remember to check jupitergrades regularly to monitor your child’s progress.

All clubs and after school supports are now on our website. Check it out!

Have a great and restful weekend.

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Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of October 14-18

Parent/ Student Goal setting conferences will take place the week of Oct. 14- 18. It is mandatory for the homeroom teacher to meet with each student and his or her parent to discuss academic progress, goals and behaviors. You should have received an invitation from your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule your appointment. Your child attends with you and needs to bring their backpack with their planner. Remember all students are dismissed at 1:29 pm that week and need to leave campus immediately so that we may host the conferences.

Progress reports will be mailed out this week.to any student receiving a C- or lower in class. This gives students about 5 weeks to raise those grades.

Our Club Rush was a success and we currently have 19 clubs and or support programs for students to join. Please check out the times and dates for all meetings on the Stacey website, Al students are welcome to participate.

Our PTA fall fundraiser- See’s candy will be starting the week of October 21. More information will be forthcoming. Remember this fundraiser helps pay for our jupitergrades, graduation and more.

Saturday, Oct. 26 is our first Saturday Academy and all students are invited to come and participate. So far we will be offering badminton and volleyball, study skills and working in the garden time. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.

All students and staff will be participating in the Great American Shake Out Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10:17 am.

Have a great and restful weekend.

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Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of October 7-11

Hopefully your child has now settled into the middle school routine and is enjoying learning in each of their classes.

Remember to check jupitergrades weekly to monitor their progress and assignment completion.

Parent/ Student Goal setting conferences will take place the week of Oct. 14- 18. It is mandatory for the homeroom teacher to meet with each student and his or her parent to discuss academic progress, goals and behaviors. You should have received an invitation from your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule your appointment. Your child attends with you and needs to bring their backpack with their planner. Remember all students are dismissed at 1:29 pm that week and need to leave campus immediately so that we may host the conferences.

Our Club Rush was a success and we currently have 19 clubs and or support programs for students to join. Please check out the times and dates for all meetings on the Stacey website, All students are welcome to participate.

Our next PTSA board meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 4:45 pm in the principal’s office. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Our next Site Council meeting is Wed. Oct. 9 at 4 pm in room H3. We will be finalizing the goals for the school plan and approving the plan so it can be sent to the school board for final approval.

Our Stacey Spelling Bee will be held this Wed. Oct. 9 in the gym at 9 am. All parents who wish to attend are invited to come. Our finalist will be representing Stacey at the district Bee on Nov. 6 at Warner.

Our PTA fall fundraiser- See’s candy will be starting the week of October 21. More information will be forthcoming. Remember this fundraiser helps pay for our jupitergrades, gradation and more.

Saturday, Oct. 26 is our first Saturday Academy and all students are invited to come and participate. So far we will be offering badminton and volleyball, study skills and a yearbook time. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.

All students and staff will be participating in the Great American Shake Out Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10:17 am.

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Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of September 30-October 4

Picture Make up Day or Retake day is tomorrow Monday, September 30. Students will also get their ID cards if they do not have one yet. ASB cost is $5.00 and parents may purchase the school picture if they like. Pictures will be taken during your child’s PE class.
 
Please remember to call in your child’s absence if they are not going to be present. You must clear absences within 5 days or they become unexcused. Excused absences are for illness, doctor appointments, and death in the immediate family, or court appearances.
 
Please remember there is no U turn or left turn allowed during dismissal time from 2:45- 3:15 pm out of either parking lot. Also remember you may not enter the back parking lot through the exit. The lot opens after the buses have left at approximately 3 pm. 
 
Progress reports will be mailed home beginning the week of parent conferences Oct. 14- 18. Please remember students will be dismissed at 1:29 pm all that week. Every parent and their child is required to attend the Goal setting conferences. Please have your child bring their backpack and their planner with them.
 
Our Stacey Spelling Bee is set for Wednesday, October 9 at 8:30 am in the gym. Each ELA class will have one student who participates. The Winner for our Bee will participate in the district Spelling bee on Nov. 6 at 9 am at Warner Middle School.
 
Our first Cougar Pride Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 8. Students who were nominated for this award receive a letter in the mail with the time to come for the grade level. All Award assemblies take place in the gym. Parents may park in the back lot during this time.
 
Our First Saturday Academy will be held on Saturday, October 26. More information will be forthcoming. All students are invited to participate.
 
 
Emailed 9/23/19
Stacey Middle School Updates for the week of September 23- 24
 
Clubs and sports are coming. We will have information about clubs and sports up on our website and in the morning
announcements the end of this week. So far I think we have 13 clubs starting so please check it out.  
 
Our first Welcome Back dance is set for Wed. September 25 from 1:30 – 3:15 pm in the gym. This dance is sponsored by out PTA
and students or parents may join the PTA for $10. The membership helps to pay for the welcome back dance, jupitergrades,
graduation, student programs and teacher appreciation. We encourage all parents to join our PTA. Once you are a PTA member,
entrance to the dance is free. The PTA will be on campus on Monday, Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24 during lunch to sell PTA
memberships so students may attend the dance. No memberships are sold at the door.  Parents may also come to the office to get a
PTA membership envelope.  Students who already joined PTA will receive a dance ticket in their homeroom, the day of the dance.
If you would like to help with PTA please contact our office and we can connect you to our PTA President, Lisa Rodden. We do need
help with chaperons and set up and clean up.
 
Our first Stacey Site council meeting is set for Wed. Sept 25 from 4-5 pm in Room H3. This meeting is open to any parent or
community member. There is an elected site council who vote on the action items but the meeting is open for any parent to attend.
We will be reviewing our school plan.
 
Please remember to review your child’s grades in Jupitered weekly and connect with the teacher if you have any questions.
Progress reports go home the week of October 14 which is also our Parent Goal setting conferences as well. More information will
be coming home soon.
Make up pictures will be taken during your child’s PE period on Monday, Sept, 30. New student ID cards will also be available that
day.
 
 
Emailed 9/9/19
Stacey Information for the week of Sept 9-13,

I hope all students had a great full week of school now and are ready go tackle their learning. All students should have their chromebook and their textbooks and are ready to learn.  Please remember to check your child’s planner nightly to see what they have to complete. All parents should have received login information for access to jupitergrades. Please login and set up your account so that you can receive alerts on your phone, if you wish.   If you need assistance, Teresa Benitez our community liaison is here from 7:30 – 11 am and is happy to assist you. Remember you can easily communicate with each of your child’s teachers through the Jupitered program.

Back to School Night is this Wed. Sept.  11 beginning at 5:30 pm in our Gym. We will host a short PTA meeting and then I will review some important information and introduce our outstanding staff before having teachers open their classrooms. Please be sure you have a copy of your child’s schedule so you can follow it.  Period 9 will be held after period 8. Back to School Night is an opportunity for you to meet each of your child’s teachers and learn about the class curriculum, grading policies, homework, etc. It is highly encouraged that all parents attend this event to gather helpful information.  Students do not need to attend this event. They can come to our student showcases (Open House) in the spring.

On Tuesday Night, Sept 10, the parents of females students are invited to attend an informational meeting about our partnership with Girl’s Incorporated. Girl’s Incorporated provides an outstanding program to our female students in grade 6, 7 and 8 once a week during the girl’s PE periods. It is highly recommended that girls’ take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about mind and body awareness, the Work force and college and career readiness. All female students will be receiving a permission slip on Tuesday, Sep. 10 during their PE class and will be meeting with me and with a Girl’s Inc. staff member to inform the girls about this outstanding program.  We are the only middle school in our district to offer this program for our female students.  The program will officially begin on Thurs. Sept.  19 for girl’s who return their permission slip. Girls are excused from their PE class to participate in this program either on Thursday or Friday which ever day they have PE. They are not penalized in any way for their PE grade or completing their runs. 

Have a great weekend and I look forward to see you all at Back to School Night on Wed.