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December 3, 2018

Zebulon Gifted & Talented Middle Families,

 

If you have not received all of your PTA fundraiser items, please come to the school for pick up Monday December 3, 4:00-5:30.

 

There is a PTA meeting Tuesday December 4 at 5pm.

 

Interim Reports go out Thursday December 6.  Please sign stating that you have reviewed the progress report and have the student return them.  If you have any concerns regarding grades, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher and or your student’s counselor.  We look forward to our continued partnership. 

 

Please review the various spirit apparel stores and make your order before close of business 12-3-18.  Parents/Staff-   https://323sports.com/W8QP-ZPRA/

Spirit wear-  https://323sports.com/MWTY-MAPD/

Athletics-  https://323sports.com/CTJR-X3QN/

 

Join us at our 2nd Parent Engagement Night December 13 at 6pm.  During the session you will visit a Math and ELA classroom where teachers will provide resources of how to best help students with the next quarter curriculum.  The first PEN was a huge success!!!!!  This is an event you do not want to miss.  Students will receive 5 PROWL tickets for a guardian or parent present.

 

WCPSS will host a magnet high school event at Panther Creek on December 12th from 6:00 - 7:30.  8th graders are invited to attend this event. 

 

Please help us to remind students of the 40 Book Challenge.  Students will receive PROWL tickets for every 4 books read AND recorded on reading logs.   We will add more incentives to this.  All students should staple their reading logs in their agendas (on an old page) and bring them to the media center to be verified.

 

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. 

 

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

 

REMINDERS

December 4    PTA Meeting

December 5    Magnet Tour

December 12  Magnet Tour

December 12  WCPSS High School Magnet Fair Panther Creek 6pm

December 13  Parent Engagement Night 6pm

December 17  School Improvement Team Meeting

December 18  All Arts Celebration and Performances

December 21  Early Release