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October 1, 2018

Zebulon Gifted & Talented Middle Parents,

 

We want to thank all parents who attended our first Parent Engagement Curriculum Night September 27 at 6:00pm.  We hope that you gained a lot of information regarding how to help your student in ELA & Math for the next couple of weeks!!!!  The turn out was phenomenal and we are looking to double that at our December 13. 

 

School pictures are Tuesday October 2.

 

Join us for the PTA Meeting Tuesday October 2 at 5pm.

 

We will host a Back to School Fall Dance Friday October 5.  It will begin at 3:30 and end at 5:30.  All students attending should ensure that they have transportation ready to pick them up promptly at 5:30.

 

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.  Please have students show their support by wearing blue Monday.

 

Interim Reports went home with students for all 6 of their classes Thursday September 27.  If you did not receive a progress report with student assignments, please contact your child’s teacher.  Also, if you have questions or concerns regarding progress report grades, please contact your child’s teacher or guidance counselor for assistance.

 

Our Junior Achievement program for our 8th graders was AWESOME (September 28)!!!!!  This is a nationally recognized program which brings in people from the community to teach lessons regarding real life experiences in the classroom setting with students.  We are looking forward to having them again with our 7th and 6th grade students throughout the year. 

 

Also, please ensure that you sign up to receive School Messenger text and emails so that you can receive weekly updates.  Students have now received their agendas that they will utilize for the entire school year.  Please make sure to check them daily.  If you begin not to see any entries, please contact your child’s teacher.

 

Would you like to share with students about your professional career as we help students navigate all the school to career possibilities?  Our Career Development Coordinator Mrs. Creech is looking for professionals to come and have lunch with 3-4 students and share about their chosen career field.  Please complete the google contact link on our website entitled "ZGTMMS School to Career - Lunch and Learn".  Two lunch and learns per month will be organized by invitation only for 8th grade students who have an interest in the career field of the professional career guest. 

 

Parents, a few reminders. The school day starts at 8:15 and doors are open to students at 7:45am.  Students arriving earlier than 7:45am need to remain in the front of the building and are not supervised by adults. Students arriving after 8:15 are considered tardy and must be checked in by a parent.  Carpool is located in the back parking lot. 

 

The school day ends at 3:00pm and the staggered dismissal process begins.  Walkers and students riding carpool will be dismissed first.  Bus riding students will be dismissed once their bus arrives on campus. 

 

Our daily schedule has been adjusted so that students have 6 classes; three electives each quarter and 3 core classes each semester.  ELA and Math are year-long and Science and Social Studies will alternate semesters.  This provides extended time in core classes and less courses to focus on at one time.  There may be some adjustments in individual student schedules to ensure that your student has the best student experience. 

 

REMINDERS

October 1        Custodian Appreciation Week

October 1        Town of Zebulon Teacher & Student Recognition

October 2        Fall Pictures

October 2        PTA Meeting

October 5        Tentative Back to School Dance

October 11      8th Grade Parent Night @ 6pm

October 12      8th Grade Parent Night Make-Up (morning)

October 15      National School Lunch Week

October 17      Magnet Tour Recruitment Grade 5

October 18      Performing Arts Quarter I Showcase

October 19      Junior Achievers 7th Grade

October 19      Make-Up Day Inclement Weather

October 24      Magnet Tour Recruitment Grade 5

October 25      Digital Hispanic Parent Academy @ 6pm

October 29      Book Fair through 11-2-18

October 29      School Improvement Team Meeting

October 30      Tentative Piano/Guitar Recitals

October 30      End of 1st 9 weeks

October 31      Make-Up Day Inclement Weather

October 31      Magnet Tour Recruitment Grade 5

 

 

RESOURCES:

EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -  

 

Open Up Parent Videos and Handout

 

Here Comes the Bus APP information:  https://bit.ly/2wzQdH6

 

School Messenger Texts & Email information:  https://bit.ly/2Ku77gb