Board of Education: Michael Shusda, Board President Michael A. Mirizio, Board Vice President Paul Farfaglia George Harrington Michael Leone Erin McDonald Jacqueline Owens Mary Scanlon Patrick Svoboda
NORTH SYRACUSE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION AND ADMINISTRATORS Annette Speach, Superintendent of Schools Daniel Bowles, Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Donald F.X. Keegan, Associate Superintendent for Business Services Dawn Wilczynski, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Jason Nephew, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Dear Parents/Guardians: We’re off to a great start this school year! This school year promises to bring great things to Roxboro Road Middle School! The Halloween Fall Dances have been scheduled. 5th Grade is October 25th after school and 6th Grade is October 26th after school. The 7th Grade is scheduled for October 25th in the evening and parents will be required to provide transportation. Watch for the permission slips to come home with more detailed information! A few important dates - The RRMS PTO has their next meeting scheduled for October 3rd. School is closed on October 9th for Columbus Day. Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, all student report cards are accessible online. Parent/guardians needing to gain access to their student’s Schooltool account should contact the school and supply a current email address. Safety is a priority here at RRMS, and both students and adults need to “Be Safe” in our parking lot. Adults, please be mindful of the speed limit and recognize that we share a parking lot with the elementary school. While students should not be running in between cars or through traffic, they are kids and this can happen from time to time. Please come in and sign your child out any time you are picking up. As always, if you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at 218-3300. Sincerely,
David Shaw Principal
Roxboro Road Middle School October 2017
-Band: 2:45-4:15 -Computer Club: 3:004:15 -FCCLA Mtg: 3:00-4:15
-Orchestra: 2:45- 4:15 -5th & 6th grade Girls Lacrosse: 3:00-4:15 -PTO Meeting: 6:00pm
4 -Band: 2:45-4:15 -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Girls Lacrosse 3:00-4:15
10 11 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Band: 2:45-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Boys -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 Lacrosse: 3:00-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Boys Lacrosse: 3:00-4:15
17 18 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Band: 2:45-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Girls -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 Volleyball: 3:00-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Girls Volleyball: 3:00-4:15
5 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Girls Lacrosse: 3:00-4:15
6 -School Spirit Day -Percussion Ensemble 2:45-3:30
12 13 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Percussion Ensemble -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 2:45-3:30 -5th & 6th grade Boys Lacrosse: 3:00-4:15
Columbus Day -Band: 2:45-4:15 -Computer Club: 3:004:15 -FCCLA Mtg: 3:00-4:15 -Yearbook Club: 3:004:15 th th -5 & 6 grade Girls Volleyball: 3:00-4:15
24 25 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Band: 2:45-4:15 -5th & 6th grade Boys -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 Basketball: 3:00-4:15 -5th Grade Halloween Dance: 3:00-4:15
31 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15
-Band: 2:45-4:15 -Computer Club: 3:004:15 -Yearbook Club: 3:004:15 th th -5 & 6 grade Boys Basketball: 3:00-4:15
-Band: 2:45-4:15 -Computer Club: 3:004:15 -FCCLA Mtg: 3:00-4:15 -Yearbook Club: 3:004:15
19 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Chorus: 2:45-4:15 -Optimist Club: 3:00-4:15 th th -5 & 6 grade Boys Basketball: 3:00-4:15 -PTO Dairy Queen Fundraiser: 5:00-8:00 (7984 Brewerton Rd. Cicero)
20 -Percussion Ensemble 2:45-3:30
26 27 -Orchestra: 2:45-4:15 -Percussion Ensemble -Chorus :2:45-4:15 2:45-3:30 th -6 Grade Halloween Dance: 3:00-4:15 -7th Grade Halloween Dance: 6:00-8:00
Halloween Dance Info: 5th Grade: Wednesday, 9/25 3:00-4:15 (Cost: $2.00) 6th Grade: Thursday, 9/26 3:00-4:15 (Cost: $2.00) 7th Grade: Thursday, 9/26 6:00-8:00 (Cost: $3.00) Permission slips will be handed out during the second week of October Permission slips will be collected during homeroom October 16-20
Dates/Times are subject to change. Updated 9/28/17
Online Student Gradebook/Report Cards The North Syracuse Central School District uses the schooltool student management information system. All secondary buildings use the program’s online gradebook. Parents of secondary-level students who provided (or now provide) the district with an email address may be able to access their children’s grades via a portal, pending teacher participation. Additionally, beginning in the 2017-18 school year, all student report cards are accessible online. Parent/guardians needing to gain access to their child(ren)(s) schooltool account, should contact the appropriate school(s) to add a current email address.
RRMS PTO PTO Meeting
Tuesday October 3, 6pm RRMS Library
Family Connections: 7th Grade Expectations PTO Meeting immediately following. We will be discussing Halloween Dances, our next fundraiser, and some other upcoming business. All Parents/Guardians and Teachers/Staff are welcome to attend. Childcare provided by CNS National Honor Society.
Don’t Forget 10/3: PTO Meeting 10/4: Due Date!
Discount Card Order Forms
10/4: Due Date!
Spirit Wear Order Forms
10/4: PAC Meeting
District Office 9:45 am
10/5: Movie Night Planning Meeting
Movie Night Planning Meeting
Join us for our first meeting! October 5: 6pm Wegmans Café on Taft Road Please come prepared with appropriate holiday movie titles. Movie Night is scheduled for Dec 14 in the Auditorium at RRMS!
Put your Box Tops in a sandwich bag with your entry tickets. Drop them in the bin in the lobby. Box Tops collected at the end of each month and we will be doing a drawing to win some awesome gift cards and other prizes! Homeroom with the most collected at the end of the year will win a party! Get your entry tickets and all contest info on our website!
10/6: Spirit Day
Stay up to Date
10/9: No School
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/RRMSPTO
Wear RRMS gear or Blue
10/19: Dairy Queen Fundraiser 5pm-8pm
10/25: 5th Grade Dance 10/26: 6th Grade Dance 7th Grade Dance 10/31: Halloween
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Reminder to Parents/Guardians: Make sure you bring your photo ID with you every time you come to pick up your student or plan on entering the building.
Parent Notification During the school year, your son or daughter may have the opportunity to have his/her photo taken, video image and voice recorded, and/or art and written work published in connection with a school district activity or program. Your child’s photo (image,) school work and/or name may be published in local newspapers, posted (displayed) on the district’s Internet site, or used by the requesting organization (local TV or print media) for their programming, i.e., backup and their news stories. If you DO NOT want your child’s picture, name or schoolwork to be used in newspaper articles, video, and/or district publications, including our district’s website, please inform your school principal in writing.
Hello from the library!! It has been great welcoming back our 6th and 7th graders and meeting all the new 5th graders! I have been lucky enough to see all our 5th and 6th graders with their ELA teachers and many of the 7th graders! Last year during our Read Across America celebration I started an area in the library for “Book Swapping”. It was a book case where students could bring in a gently used, middle school appropriate book and swap it out for one in the book case. It was hugely popular and many students have asked if I would continue the book swap. How can I say no??? Therefore, starting October 1st, the book swap will be back in business again! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library again in November. Please be on the lookout for information in the future as to dates and times. Welcome to Mrs. Kilpatrick! Mrs. Kilpatrick is the new library aide in the afternoon. Students might recognize her from subbing she has done in our building in the past. She has hit the ground running and we are so happy to have her here! I am looking forward to a great year of reading, learning and adventure in the library!
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR PERFORMING ENSEMBLES: Mondays: Band 2:45-4:15 Tuesdays: 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra 2:45-4:15 Wednesdays: Band and Chorus 2:45-4:15 Thursdays: 5th and 6th grade Orchestra and Chorus 2:45-4:15 Fridays: Percussion Ensemble 2:45 – 3:30 SPRING MUSICAL Our Spring Musical is: That’s Princess with a “P”. Auditions will be coming up SOON! Please listen to the morning announcements to set your audition time! WINTER CONCERT: DECEMBER 20TH STARTING AT 6:00
Yearbook Club: Any student interested in joining the Yearbook Club should pick up an application from Mr. Lipp in Room 133. Meetings will be on Mondays after school starting on October 16th.