Weekly Message for 1.10.2020
Our first full week of the spring semester was a success! It was wonderful to see all our students faces this week and to check in on how they are doing! This quarter can feel long because of the early sunset. We encourage students to take time on the weekends to both recharge and catch up on work that may have been missed during the week.
Congratulations to some very talented students who have been recognized at the county level for their pieces in the Reflections Competition. This yearly competition sponsored by the PTSA is designed to promote the ARTS in our school system and any student can enter. We are excited to be well represented again and appreciate all the teachers and PTSA for coordinating this at Moore Square.
1st Place MORIAH PRIOR
3rd Place CAMPBELL MARCHANT
1st Place SARAH COOK
Honorable Mention COOPER CARROZZA
Student Body Presidential Elections are coming this Thursday to Moore Square! Our Spring 2020 election campaign speech assembly is this Wednesday. All students will be able to face the candidates, pose questions, and ultimately hear each campaign speech to determine for whom their vote will be cast the next morning. Democracy in action!
The National Geographic Bee will be in two weeks. Three contestants from each grade level will compete to be our National Geographic School Champion and will try his or her luck to go on to the state level. We'll keep you posted!
Pennies for Pasta is around the corner! Keep your loose change ready, as our homerooms all throughout the month of February will be competing to donate the most to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fundraise for cancer research.
Parents, we are continuing to collect books for our “Honor Library” available to our students located outside the Media Center. This collection of books is available for students to take a book for a day or for forever! Mrs. Skinner would appreciate gently read donations that may be cluttering up your bookshelves.
Yearbooks are on sale now for $45. Order at jostens/yearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217.
8th grade parents, now is the time to purchase ads in the yearbook. These are a great way to celebrate your child and your child's growth over the years.
Go to jostensadservice.com to purchase and design your advertisement. This is only available for 8th graders. Deadline for ad submissions is 2/13/20.
We are still collecting caps for a spring art project. Keep sending in those clean caps/lids!
Class and Club News
Be the Man meets next January 1/16 from 2:20-4:30. All middle school boys are welcome to join us for physical exercise, life skills, and a free healthy meal. Newcomers welcome!
Realms of Myth, Moore Square's only trading card mythology-based club, meets this quarter during the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays after school in Mr. Anderson's room 2217 from 2:30-4:15. Come check it out!
Comic Book Club meets this Tuesday (1/14) after school in Mr. Anderson's room 2217 from 2:30-4:15. Feel free to bring a snack.
Lioness Club will meet on Thursday, January 16th from 2:30-3:30 in the Media Center. All girls are welcome to attend. Please have your ride ready at 3:30.
Spring CAM docents first meeting is Thursday, February 6th. We will meet in the art room right after school. Then, we'll walk together as a group from Moore Square to CAM, which is a 15 min and about 6 blocks. Our meeting ends at 5pm. Parents, please remember to pick up your student at CAM and not Moore Square. CAM meeting dates, times and other information is located on the Moore Square Visual Art web site.
Counseling and Student Services News
In order to help reinforce ROAR behaviors, we will select target behaviors to focus on for a week. For the week of January 13th-17th, the focus will be on Owning Your Actions in all areas. Please make sure to work on accountability and responsibility.
We have placed a basket in the main office for absence notes. Notes sent from home for students being absent should include the student's first and last name, dates of absences, reason for the absence, and a signature with the parent's first and last name along with the date of the note. Also, please be reminded that notes are due within 2 days of the student's return. Please do not email notes to Mrs. Harrington. Thank you for your cooperation!
Parents, if you have moved and have not formally submitted a change of address to the school, please submit one to Mrs. Harrington immediately. This information is critical for communication, transportation and school assignment. WCPSS only accepts the following as proof of address:
- Signed Purchase Contract
- Signed Closing Settlement
- Signed Lease Agreement
- Current Water Bill
- Current Electric Bill
- Current Gas Bill
Mark your calendars! The remaining Family Academy dates & topics have been announced! Please plan to attend! As always, dinner and childcare will be provided (a "pay what you are able jar" will be out to collect a suggested $1 donation per person to assist with paying for the food provided). More information and a link to RSVP for the Q3 event will be coming soon.
- Q3: Tuesday, Feb. 4 - There will be two separate sessions at this event.
- Transitioning to High School - for 8th grade parents only
- Teaching Your Child How to Deal with Peer Pressure
- Q4: Tuesday, March 31 - All parents will attend both sessions at this event.
- Helping Your Child Reduce Test Stress
- Preparing Your Child for the End of Grade (EOG) Tests
Mr. Anderson’s student will work with Writer-in-Residence Diane Silcox-Jarrett next week.
This program is made possible by your generous PTSA donations, and by a grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County. Additional support is provided by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
We thank you for your support!
After School Activities for the Week
Tuesday Comix Club
Wednesday Model UN
Realms of Myth
Battle of the Books
Thursday NJHS Meeting (7:05 or 2:20)
Be the Man
Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball @ Dillard Drive