January 2014 Jan 13 – Jan 17 is swim week Jan 20th – No School MLK Day Jan 27th – No School Semester Break Day Jan 31st - Early Release 12:40 Feb. 14th – No School Mid Winter Break Feb. 17th – No School President’s Day Feb. 24th - Girls Volleyball practice begins Feb. 28th - Early Release 12:40 March 14th – Dance 5:30 to 8:00 pm March 28th – Early Release 12:40 March 31st – April 4th Conference Week Early Release 12:20 April 7th – April 11th No School Spring Break April 21st - First Track Practice Check out the CMS Fundraiser on Pg. 3 Please Help Support our School! Girls Volleyball First Practice is Tuesday February 19, 2012 7th Grade Practices 6:00 AM to 7:30 am 8th Grade Practices 3:00 to 4:30 pm The following items are needed in order to be cleared to practice: • • • • • • Signed Clearance Form Signed Activities Handbook Sports Physical on file in office ASB Card Sports Fee Paid No Outstanding Fines CMS Wellness Awards Each 3 week rotation, the CMS Wellness department selects 3 exceptional students to receive the “Star Student Award”. The latest students to be recognized as Star Students were: Matteo Aleman, Jackson Buzzard, and Jacqueline Lazo. These students have exhibited outstanding performance in health, fitness and sports, in addition to being leaders in the class! CMS College Seminar for 7th & 8th Graders Parents of all 7th & 8th Grade students are cordially invited to attend: Free College Seminar Hosted by Mr. Charlie Hoff “How Do You Find The Best College For Your Child Eliminating Costs As A Barrier?” Location: Centralia Middle School Commons Date: February 24th Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Are colleges looking for your child? Yes, and they may have significant dollars for you. ACT Explore Testing ATTENTION ALL 7th AND 8th GRADERS AND PARENTS On March 4th, from 3:00-5:00 pm, we will be conducting ACT Explore test. This test helps to identify your student to colleges as a potential candidate for enrollment. There is no cost for this test. If you would like your student to take the test, please have your student sign up on the ASB office window between the dates of 1/7/14 and 2/15/14. If you have questions, please contact Centralia Middle School at 360-3307619. Low Cost Internet/Computer for Your Home Weather If you want to know if school is running late or canceled check the Centralia School District Website Centralia.k12.wa.us It will be posted there immediately after the decision is made. You can also listen to the Radio or watch the news on TV. We ask that you check the website or listen to the radio rather than calling the school. Would you like to receive a text and email message? Go to Centralia.k12.wa.us/cms, on the top right corner in the gray box click register, it will prompt you to put in your birthdate (you must be over 12 yrs old) then click submit. Fill out the form. At the bottom of the form make sure the box is checked that says “Please send me e-alerts from this site”. Click Submit, then you will be prompted to sign-in. • Click sign in located at the top right corner in the gray box • Select my account • Select Edit account settings • Click on e-alert setting on the left side of the page • Now enter your 10 digit mobile number in the box provided • Choose your mobile provider • At the bottom of the page click “yes” for emergency only or click “no” for any general or emergency messages • Click save changes. Time to Replenish Supplies We are almost half way through the year. Students may need to replenish their school supplies: • Paper • Pencils • Pens • Boxes of tissue are always greatly appreciated. • (to first period teacher or the office) If your child qualifies for free and reduced price school lunches, they also qualify for Comcast’s $9.95 Internet Essentials program. For more information call 1-855-846-8376 or visit InternetEssentials.com. CMS YELLOW JACKETS WRISTBANDS $1.00 each WE also have CMS Dog Tags for $3.00 (at Mrs. Smith’s window) ATTENTION ALL 8th GRADERS AND PARENTS On February 3rd, 4th, and 5th, we will be holding meetings for establishing a post-high school plan (5th year plan) with all 8th grade families. Appointments take 10-15 minutes. Appointment sheets will be mailed out January 10th. Appointments must be established by January 29th, 2014 (Wednesday). If you choose not to attend a meeting or establish a meeting, then your student’s transition to the high school will be delayed. If you have questions, please contact Centralia Middle School at 360.330.7619. IMPORTANT: College Bound Scholarship Program What: The College Bound Scholarship promises tuition and a small book allowance for income-eligible students When: June 30 of their 8th grade year Who: You can apply for the College Bound Scholarship if: •You are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch •Your family is receiving TANF benefits •You are a foster youth •Your family meets the income standards Where: Fill out your application today @ http://www.wsac.wa.gov/PayingForCollege/CollegeBound/Eligi bilityAndApplications or stop by the counselor’s office for a brochure and application! Importante Hola a todos, Mi nombre es Angela Valley. Estoy muy contenta en anunciarles que el Distrito de Educacion de Centralia me ha contratado para ayudar a mejorar la comunicación entre ustedes los padres y representantes quienes solamente hablan español y las escuelas de sus niños. Al mismo tiempo así poder brindar a sus hijos una mejor educación. Hasta hoy, cuando ustedes han llamado a la escuela se han encontrado que en la oficina de la escuela no hay alguien quien hable español y es difícil para ustedes comunicar a la escuela el motivo de su llamada. Por esa razón y para asegurarse de que ustedes tengan siempre una persona que habla español, el Distrito de Educación de Centralia me ha contratado como intérprete y me ha brindado un teléfono al que ustedes pueden llamar y hablar conmigo en español si tienen la necesidad de comunicarse o tienen preguntas acerca de sus niños o la escuela. A partir de hoy si tienen preguntas o algo que quieran comunicarle a las escuelas de sus niños, ustedes pueden llamar al teléfono: 360623-3062. Yo estaré aquí todos los días de lunes a viernes. Mis horas de trabajo son de 7:30 a.m. a 9:30 a.m. y de las 2:00 p.m. a 4:00p.m. También, si ustedes llaman en otras horas que no son las horas mencionadas anteriormente, ustedes pueden dejar un mensaje y yo los llamaré o contestaré sus llamadas en mis horas de trabajo. Estaré aquí esperando y contestando sus llamadas en español. Luego, yo le comunicaré a la escuela de sus niños el mensaje o preguntas que ustedes tienen o el motivo de sus llamadas. Esperando servirles a todos y por favor llamen al número 360-269-3458 si tienen preguntas o necesitan comunicarse con las escuelas de sus niños. Atentamente, Angela Valley Intérprete 360-269-3458 We are excited to share with you our ASB Fundraiser for this year. “ The Dinner & A Movie Card”. Cards are $10 each and offer discounts to save money on dining, movies, shopping and much more. Please help support our students at Centralia Middle School and enjoy all the benefits of “The Dinner & A Movie Card”. Some local places are: Burger King, Papa Rays, Wilson Leather, Aeropostle, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, Dress Barn, Carter’s, Denny’s, Arby’s, Papa Murphy’s, Spiffy’s. and many more. Each student received a fundraiser packet, if each student sells just one card, CMS will have 100% success If you have any questions, please call Centralia Middle School at 330-7619. There are many other coupons available for surrounding areas. There are discounts for movie tickets. If you are going on vacation, just type in the zip code and it will show you the discount for those areas also. Thank you for your support!!!!