Cougar News – Week of 11/11/19

What's happening at Small Middle School

2019-2020 
Week of 11/11/19 – 11/15/19

Upcoming Events

 

Tuesday

  • Counselor Talk – Vaping 8:30

Thursday

  • Girls Basketball vs Lamar
  • Theater Show

Friday

  • Theater Show
Saturday
  • Boys Soccer vs. Bedichek

 

Useful Quick Links

 



Got questions? 
Check out our FAQ Guide!

Fun Run…I mean Cougars-

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier….who am I kidding? This is Fun Run time and we need your help to make sure we have all the funds we need to continue to provide your student the most amazing middle school education in Texas! We love this fundraiser because we don’t give 60% of what we earn to some outside entity, nor de we have to share any of our proceeds with the district; what we make stays here on campus for our kids. Period. End of story.

When you and your friends, neighbors, colleagues, kin-folk, and co-workers make a pledge for your student, the money you donate goes directly to making sure they have fun each and every day here on campus. We do a lot of things here in Smallville for our kids that might be considered unique to some, but to us they are essential for their social emotional growth. One of a kind classes forged in exploration and experimentation, grade-level recess, and ample opportunities to work with technology throughout the day, are just a few of the programs we use Fun Run money to support. This truly is a Fun Run as the majority of the money goes towards having Fun.

Regardless of whether your student raises any money, he or she gets to participate in the Zombie Fun Run on the 22nd and we also welcome as many spectators as possible. We all get to watch the theatrics, cheer them on, and then finish with a celebration/dance. It’s a great way to celebrate community by working towards a common goal. We use the same method in regards to incentives; even if a student doesn’t raise any funds, he or she still basks in the rewards for their PRIDE, their grade level, and for the entire campus if we reach our goal. We raise the money for the collective and celebrate as a collective as well.

Please take the time to help your student create their profile and then use email, social media, or whatever communication channels you have to tell all our contacts about our amazing school and the amazing things we do. Our goal has and will always be to make people jealous of the wonderful time our kids are having in middle school. So much so that they may even wish to return to this time of their lives in order to participate. Since we cannot offer that reality (quantum realm theory withstanding), the least we can do is let others help pay for it.

Enjoy the attached info and feel free to call or email with questions about the big event and how you can help.

Matthew Nelson
Principal
Clint Small Middle School
(512) 841-6705
matthew.m.nelson@austinisd.org
www.smallmiddleschool.org
Follow me on Twitter: @smallprincipal-

Why the Fun Run

How to set up your account

Huge THANK YOU to all the parents that donated an item, or gift cards so we can offer these amazing items in our Fun Run Raffle. For receiving Pledges your student will earn raffle tickets to win some of these amazing items below!

Zombie Fun Run!

Check out last year’s run!

How you can help

 

Volunteer:  We need help giving out prizes during the next couple of weeks and for the day of the event. Click here to Volunteer If are available to help out either for lunches or at the event on the 22nd.

Register your Student: By registering your student and getting pledges, you help us get closer to our goal of $30,000. Watch the video above to learn how to register

Donate: If you would like to donate and skip the registration, You can send in a check (to the main office) and your student will be eligible for the prizes and raffle tickets. 

 

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

Big THANK YOU to Double Dave’s in Arbor Trails for their donation of free Pizza coupons for our prize packages.  

Feel free to contact Jennifer.newell@austinisd.org with any questions. 

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Thank you from Punky!

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated supplies for Punky,
our therapy guinea pig. 

-The Counseling Dept.

Theater Production

Our talented Theater Department will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream for parents, students and community members on Thursday, November 14th & Friday, November 15th at 6:00 pm. The show lasts until 6:30 pm and the Advanced Theater students will be portraying Shakespeare’s famous characters Titania, Oberon, Puck, Bottom and all The Rustics.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door only.

This comedy show is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous play set in a magical forest. Treat yourself to a wonderful performance by our talented students!

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Did you know???

Positive Behavior System (PBS) Awards for Students

Did you know that the teachers nominate students every week for the PBS Award? The students are recognized for reasons such as going above and beyond class expectations, helping other students, class participation, leadership, just to name a few.

The students receive a bag filled with treats (pencils, pens, candy, brain teasers, stickers, etc.). They also get to read what their teacher wrote about them, as well as have their names listed on the scrolling marquis. The students get a big smile on their faces when they come to the office to receive their prize! 

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Career Fair Needs you!

The School Counseling Department at Clint Small Middle School cordially invites you to participate in College and Career Fair 2019 – 2020 which will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 12:15 to 1:40 pm on . 

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic presenters. As a presenter, you will share information regarding your career so that students can make informed decisions about their educational and career paths. Please feel free to bring visual aides or tools used in your occupation to enhance your presentation. Students have previously selected your career as a career of their interest and will be prepared to approach you at your tables and inquire about your profession.

If you can be a presenter, please fill out this form. Hope you can make it.


Coats for kids

Attention 8th Grade Parents

CHROMEBOOK ISSUES?

GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND
SCROLL DOWN TO THE
STUDENT SECTION

https://www.austinisd.org/technology/help

Yearbook!

Have you purchased your yearbook yet? 

The price goes up after winter break, so be sure to get your yearbook today! Only $35!

Click here to order online

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Avid Looking for Tutors

We are currently looking for Parent Volunteers to support as AVID Tutors on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45-10:45. 
If you are interested in more information please contact our
Avid teacher Ms. Garcia. heather.garcia@austinisd.org 


Band and General Spirit Ware - SALE ENDS SUNDAY!

 
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. Youth sizes are now available on some items!   Scroll past the adult sizes to view youth sizes.
 
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.
 
https://stores.inksoft.com/clintsmallms/shop/home
 

Parent GT Nominations are Open!

Does your kiddo grasp concepts quickly and are they able to connect ideas across subjects and experience?  Do they have an active working memory and like to delve deeply into their learning?  You might have a GT kiddo on your hands!  If you think your kiddo might qualify for the GT Program, (and has not already been identified) click on the following link and complete the survey.  The survey takes about 15-20 minutes and you will need your student’s schedule (or your kiddo) to complete the first several questions. 
 
Once you submit the form, we here at Smallville will take care of the rest!
 
The Parent Nomination Window closes at midnight, November 15.
 
If you have any questions, please contact your campus GT Advocate at christie.manners@austinisd.org
 
 

Next Counselor Talk - Vaping

Save the date!

The next counseling talk will be
November 12th at 8:30 am

Guest speaker will be here to discussing
teen vaping.

 

We need to let the presenter know how many people are coming so
please click here to RSVP. 

We hope to see you there!

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LASA Application

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 christie.manners@austinisd.org.  

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.

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