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February 26, 2018

COUGAR PARENTS,

 

 

The PTA is need of volunteers for the upcoming book fair event February 23-March 2, 2018.  If you can assist, please sing up using the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49ada62babff2-spring1 .  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Knuckles at aknuckles@wcpss.net.

 

 

In partnership with Barnes & Noble, WCPSS invites you to join us for an ELA Curriculum Night Kick-Off Event at 5 participating locations.  Join us on Thursday, March 1st from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at: Barnes & Noble– Cary Commons Barnes & Noble– Southpoint Mall Barnes & Noble– Brier Creek Commons Barnes & Noble- Crabtree Valley Mall Barnes & Noble– Triangle Town Center.  Wake County Representatives will present highlights of the 3rd Grade through 8th Grade curriculum at 6:00PM & 7:00PM. They will also be present to answer questions.

 

 

We need volunteers for our Career Fair April 26.  Please view the following information.  https://www.wcpss.net/cms/lib/NC01911451/Centricity/Domain/2819/Career%20fair%20flyer%202018.pdf

 

 

If you have a 7th grade daughter who is interested in STEM, please view the following flyer for a very unique opportunity.  https://www.wcpss.net/cms/lib/NC01911451/Centricity/Domain/2819/2018%20Brochure.pdf

 

 

Stars in the East is right around the corner, Thursday March 15th. We can’t wait to see all our Eastern Wake County “Stars” on stage, and we know you can’t either; so here is how you can get your tickets.

Tickets go on sale on February 19th. Tickets can be purchased at East Wake Education Foundation (16 East Fourth Street Wendell, NC 27591) Monday thru Thursday 8:30am to 9:30am or 12pm to

 

2pm except no afternoon hours on February 20th.  Tickets will also be sold the following days:  February 22nd 7am to 9:30am

March 12th 7 am to 9:30am

February 27th 12pm to 6pm

March 6th 12pm to 6pm

 

Any remaining tickets will be sold in front of the auditorium at dress rehearsal on

March 13th from 4pm to 5:30pm.

 

 

The PTA is in need of individuals to volunteer to serve as the: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasure for the next school year (2018-2019). If you are interested, please email: zmspta@gmail.com.

 

 

Please make sure to review the make-up days due to school closings for 1-4, 1-5, 1-17, 1-18, and 1-19.  Due to inclement weather, the make-up days for ZGTMMS Traditional Calendar are:  1-22, 2-19, 3-29, & 6-11.  https://www.wcpss.net/makeupdays  Report Cards will go home February 2.

 

 

Carolina Hurricanes are doing a fitness challenge for Middle School Students.  The challenge is for students to be active for 60 minutes a day, 5x's a week, for one month.  The 60 minutes would be: 20 minutes Cardio, 20 minutes strength training, and 20 minutes free play.   Students and Faculty may log in using their WakeID login to record their scores.  If 1200 minutes of physical activity is recorded in the 4 weeks, they will receive a free ticket to a Carolina Hurricane Game. The school that has the best participation will get a Hurricane field day at their school in the fall.  The start date is 1/24.  

 

 

WCPSS bus rider families are now able to use a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.   Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop.  You can sign up for Here Comes the Bus at https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/.  You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. The WCPSS school code is 67500. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

 

WCPSS created an invaluable new resource for your child to ensure that he or she is successful in Math 1! The NC Math 1 Student Support Site is designed for you to help your child stay on track while offering you resources to help him or her with homework.   We encourage you to take advantage of the NC Math 1 Student Support Site via your student’s login to our Canvas website. Once you have logged in to Canvas, click on the tile that says "NC Math 1 Student Support Site" to access the support resources.   Detailed information was sent home with all Math I students.


This is just a reminder regarding carpool.  Please drop off students prior to 8:15 am in carpool located at the back of the school.  After 8:15am students are considered tardy and should be checked in at the main office with a parent.  All check-outs should conclude before 2:30pm.   Please do not drop off students in front of the cafeteria or by the trailers for safety reasons.

 

 

Have a great week COUGARS!

 

Yours,

 

Candis Jones, Principal

 

REMINDERS:

February 6     PTA Meeting

February 9     Early Release

February 14  Awards and Certificates Cougar Time

February 17  Battle of the Books

February 19  Inclement Weather Make-Up Day

February 19  Faculty Luncheon sponsored by PTA (assistance requested)

February 22  Spring Book Fair begins (assistance requested)

February 26  Interims

February 27  PTA Meeting

March 2          Early Release

March 15       Stars in the East