What's happening at Small Middle School
Week of 10/28/19 – 11/1/19
- Bookfair in Library
- Football vs Bedichek 7th Grade
- Bookfair in Library
- Football vs Kealing 8th Grade
- Bookfair in Library
- Happy Halloween!
- Girls Basketball vs Bernet
- Bookfair in Library
Useful Quick Links
- Letter from Mr. Nelson
- Book Fair
- Fun Run
- Unique 8th Grade Field Trip
- Avid Volunteers
- Band Spiritware
- Notebooks Needed
- Looking for Spirals
- Girls Basketball Schedule
- Boys Soccer
- GT Nomination
- Advanced Theater
- Lasa application Help
- Counselor Talk – Vaping
- Next PTA Meeting
- Duke Tip Program
- Join the PTA
- Austin High: Maroon & White Night
As you know, once a year we combine elements of Fun with the ability to Run for our annual fundraiser, the Fun Run, and this year promises to be the biggest, and best one yet! This is all good news, because not only will this be the best event, it will also be the most important one as we need the funds we raise now more than ever. In order to keep our class sizes low, and to be able to offer just as many elective choices for our students as core classes, we will need to use the money we raise to help pay for staff. We’ve already been using the money from past Fun Runs to pay for elective classes and inclusion support, but this year we are putting it out there front and center in an effort to raise as much money as possible.
How can you help today when the event is so far away (it’s scheduled for the 22nd of November)? Well, besides talking it up to your colleagues, cousins, cohorts, and comrades, you can ably assist us by donating goods and/or services for the student raffles. The way the raffle works is by giving students tickets based on money raised. For every 25 dollars in pledges earned, the student receives 2 tickets. In fact, just for logging into the site and creating a profile, we’ll give the student a ticket. Once said student reaches 100 dollars in pledges, h/she will have earned 9 tickets. Then, if a student reaches $200, we’ll triple the amount!
What sort of things will we be raffling off? Great question. In the past we’ve had AirPods, Snack Baskets, Amazon Cards, basically anything and everything a middle school kid thinks is cool. The more awesome the prizes are, the more likely kids will want to raise money to earn a chance to win the prize. The more money we raise, the better our chances will be next year at keeping our current staff in tact while still being able to offer a diverse catalog of electives. If you have any ideas as to what you would like to donate or sponsor, send us an email and we’ll let you know if it works.
If you follow the link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2AS1BB3RH25EP?ref_=wl_share, we have created an amazon wish list that you can see some of the items we think the kids might like to win. We would be thrilled if you would purchase something and send it to the school for the raffle. You can also underwrite or sponsor activities and services that we use to make this the most enjoyable event of the year. Learn about becoming a Sponsor here.
Have a great weekend and please send us an email if you have any questions. I’ll be out of pocket for a bit, as I am going to a chapel, but the team here will be more than able to answer anything you throw their way.
Clint Small Middle School
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How you can help
Raffle Items: The more money each student raises, the more raffle tickets they receive. We are looking for great items that the kids might want to win. We have put together a wishlist in amazon, if you are willing to purchase something and send it to the school, that would be fantastic. Or buy an amazon gift card and we will put them together to purchase the big ticket items. If you have something to donate, we would love that too!
Sponsorship: By becoming a sponsor, you can help us underwrite the cost of this event which in turn brings up our profits. Would you like to see your banner on our fence? We have different sponsorship levels and would love for your business to become a partner with Small Middle School. Click here to learn about becoming a Fun Run Sponsor
Coupons/Prizes: When you ask a student in middle school what would incentivize them to participate in a fundraiser, they will say food 100% of the time. As you can imagine, we would need a fundraiser just to feed all 1221 of them, but what we can do is offer coupons! Are you connected with a local restaurant that might be willing to give us some coupons for discounted food? For example buy one get one free?
If so, contact Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Scholastic Book Fair Oct 28th – Nov 1st
in the library from 7:45 am-4:00 pm!
Shop online Oct 21st – Nov 8th.
Small Library Book Fair Site
Click HERE to volunteer!
Band and General Spirit Ware
The below link is a new online store sponsored by the Band Department. There are general Clint Small MS Spirit items as well as band specific items. General items are a black long sleeve t shirt hoodie, purple sweatshirt hoodie with optional name printing on the back, beanie, baseball cap, and a baseball jersey. Instead of having a name printed on the hoodie you could also have it read Football, Basketball, Soccer, Dance, Choir, Orchestra Art, etc.
These items are available to purchase online only and the sale will end in a little over 2 weeks. All items are shipped directly to the purchaser with a low one cost shipping fee no matter how many items you order. You should receive your items before the Winter holiday.
8th Grade West Texas Field Trip
5 Days and 4 Nights Camping in Beautiful Davis Mountain State Park
- Caverns of Sonora
- McDonald Observatory
- Big Bend National Park
- The Chianti Foundation
- Enchanted Rock
- Marfa, TX
April 13-17 2020
This is an educational and optional field trip for interested 8th grade students.
We have space for 28 students.
To apply for this trip, students will need to write an essay and pick up a packet from Mr. Poehl. (all necessary information is in the packet)
All essays must be turned in by November 1st
The cost for the trip is $400. Scholarships available for those who qualify
Email Mr. Poehl email@example.com with questions
Small Middle School Assistant Principal
Parent GT Nominations are Open!
The Advanced Theater Class beginning after school rehearsals this month. Please refer to the schedule below. Email Mrs. Murray with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Both casts: Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 22nd 3:45pm-5:00 pm
- After school dress rehearsals for Shake Cast: 28th, 30th 3:45-5:30 pm
- After school dress rehearsals for Speare Cast: 29th, 31st 3:45-5:30 pm
Is your 8th grader applying to LASA? To assist with completing the essays and thinking about teacher recommendations, mentoring help is available to all students (and parents) in Room 204 from 3:45-5:00 pm on Thursday, Nov 7, Thursday Nov21, and Thursday, Dec 5 courtesy of your Campus GT Advocate email@example.com.
Please contact her if you have any questions regarding applying to LASA. Mrs. Manners is a current LASA parent and parent of a 2018 graduate of LASA.