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Daily Announcements, Friday, January 17, 2020

Cycle Day 3

Attention All Students: If the temperature is between 21 and 45 degrees you MUST have a minimum of either a sweatshirt or fleece jacket to go outside for recess.  If the temperature drops below 21 degrees, there will be no outdoor recess.  Please remember to bring your jacket to recess if you want to go outside during recess!

The 7th Grade Winter Party is Friday, January 24 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the SOMS Cafeteria and Gym.  There will be Pizza, Dessert, a DJ, a Photo Booth, Ping Pong and Basketball.  The cost is $15 per student.  A signed permission slip is required in order to attend.  Please bring completed and signed permission slip to school with payment (exact cash or checks payable to South Orangetown Middle School PTA).  Volunteers will be available to accept permission slips and payment during 7th Grade Lunch today, Friday, January 17.  A table will be set up outside the Cafeteria.  Payment and permission slips are due today.

There will be a short lunch time meeting for all NJHS members in Group D this Tuesday, January 21.  Members should go directly to Mrs. Beckmann’s room before going to lunch.

Calling all SOMS Students!  Think you have what it takes to beat the SOMS teachers?  You can find out next Thursday, January 23 at the SOMS Students vs Teachers Volleyball Game and Souper Bowl meal.  We have three great events that night and all of them benefit the Make A Wish Foundation who work to make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses.  The first event is our annual SOUPER BOWL meal.  For just $5.00 you can buy a bowl of delicious homemade soup, a roll and a bottle of water.  Enjoy the meal and know that you are helping those in need.  After you finish your meal you can head into the Gym and watch the Students vs Teachers Volleyball Game.  Students are welcome to also play and you don’t need to sign up ahead of time.  For the past four years, the teachers have always won but it’s been very close.  Will this be the year they are finally defeated?  Come out and see!  $3.00 admission supports the Make A Wish Foundation and allows you to play if you want.  Finally, we will also have some great raffle prizes you can take a chance on.  The winners will be drawn at half time during the game.  We hope to see all of you there on Thursday!

It is that time of year again!  SOMS is looking for a talented 6th or 7th grade student to design the cover of next year’s Agenda Book!  The Agenda Cover Drawing theme invites you to illustrate the theme What Have You Done for Others Today?  Think about your family and community, what inspires you to help others?  What inspires you to put others first and yourself second?  This is open for interpretation and creativity.  Entries are due by the last week in January.  Have a great experience illustrating your inspiration!

The 2020 SOMS Yearbooks are now on sale!  Add your own photos and memories by customizing two free pages.  Download the free TreeRing app!!  The deadline to order and customize your book is April 24, 2020.  The price of the yearbook is $29.12 (upgrade to hardcover for an additional cost).  You can order online directly through TreeRing.  Flyers were already distributed during homeroom.  See the SOMS website for more information or contact Mrs. Rutherford.

CLUBS:

Science Olympiad will meet on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 21, 28

Wednesday, January 22, 29 

Creative Writing Club will meet after school in Room 321 on Tuesday, January 21.

There is a Math Club Meeting Thursday, January 23 in Room 324.

Art for Public Spaces Club meets Tuesday, January 28.

NJHS Volunteer hours for the first half of the year can be handed in now.  All documentation should be submitted to either Mr. Godinez or Mrs. Beckmann directly.  Any NJHS member who has an issue or concern regarding volunteer hours should see Mr. Godinez or Mrs. Beckmann right away. The next full NJHS member meeting will be afterschool on Tuesday, January 28. All members are expected to attend.

UPCOMING CLUB MEETINGS
Date Club Room Comments
Tuesday, 1/21 Science Olympiad    
Tuesday, 1/21 Creative Writing Club 321  
Wednesday, 1/22 Science Olympiad    
Thursday, 1/23 Math Club 324  
Tuesday, 1/28 Art for Public Spaces Club    
Tuesday, 1/28 Science Olympiad    
Tuesday, 1/28 Full NJHS Mtg.    
Wednesday, 1/29 Science Olympiad    

UPDATES: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Today is Cycle Day 2.

The 7th Grade Winter Party is Friday, January 24 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the SOMS Cafeteria and Gym.  There will be Pizza, Dessert, a DJ, a Photo Booth, Ping Pong and Basketball.  The cost is $15 per student.  A signed permission slip is required in order to attend.  Please bring completed and signed permission slip to school with payment (exact cash or checks payable to South Orangetown Middle School PTA).  Volunteers will be available to accept permission slips and payment during 7th Grade Lunch today, Thursday, January 16 and tomorrow, Friday, January 17.  A table will be set up outside the Cafeteria.  Payment and permission slips are due by Friday, January 17.

There is Debate Club today, Thursday, January 16.  Be ready to debate about English as the official language of the United States.

Robotics Club meets today, Thursday, January 16.

There is an Away Game today, Thursday, January 16 for Boys Modified Basketball.

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