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October 15, 2018

Zebulon Gifted & Talented Middle Parents,

 

 

8th Grade Parents-  Please join us Tuesday October 16th @ 6 PM in the Media Center to receive information on the Early College high school and Magnet high school application process.  Parents will be able to visit tables and talk with representatives from several Early College and Magnet high schools.  If you are unable to attend, ZMS Counselors will be available Wednesday October 17th between 9:00- 10:00 AM in the Student Services department if you would like to stop by to pick up information and ask questions.

 

Help us celebrate our Cafeteria Staff during National Lunch Week October 15 - October 19.

 

We are in need of volunteers for Economic Success program for 7th graders Friday 10/19. Junior Achievement provides the lessons and training, email Ms. Creech bwcreech@wcpss.net if you would like to help teach about being financial success.

 

Civil Air Patrol leadership training open to any student who want to be a leader - Tue Oct. 30 3:30-6:30 - contact Ms. Creech bwcreech@wcpss.net to register your student. Registration due by 10/26

 

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 (TENTATIVE)

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