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3/19 announcements

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Daily Announcements
March 19th
“B” Day
STUDENTS:
The Middle School will be taking up to 14 students to the Youth Writing Conference at the University of Iowa.  The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP), in partnership with the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing at the University of Iowa, is looking for imaginative and passionate junior high school students to participate in a daylong writing experience, which will be held on April 17 from 9am to 2pm at the University of Iowa. Please see your Literacy teacher for a permission slip if you wish to attend.  Spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Please return the permission slip no later than March 26 to Mrs. Kober in Room 36.

There will be a short meeting for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in track on Friday, March 21st at 8:00 am in the gym. If you are not able to attend the meeting but would like to sign up, please see Mrs. Cavanagh.

For safety reasons, Mrs. Snell wants to remind everyone that they are not to go near or climb on the snow piles in the first of the building.
There will be a softball meeting Thursday March 20th at 7:15pm in the commons area at the high school for all 8th grade girls interested in playing high school softball this summer.  The agenda will include equipment and schedules.
CAGE is hosting once again MAQUOKETA’S GOT TALENT!  Auditions will be extended so see Mrs. Krum for additional times. Date has been changed, performance is now April 5th.  Age categories are Middle School, High School and Adult.  Any questions call 652-2451 ext 256.
Building and Designing Simple Machines:   How do you build a simple machine out of LEGO® bricks? This mini-camp we will explore and test the function of different LEGO® technic components and discover how those components can work together to create all kinds of simple machines.  Campers will create a Spider that crawls on 8 legs and modify our Dragster for maximum speed. Campers will explore the creative process of model design and at the completion of the camp, each camper will have the opportunity to present his or her own design idea or design enhancements to family, neighbors and friends. Come build with us.

Date/Time:   June 30th- July 2nd, 2014 from 1 to 3 each day.    Cost: $60             Grades: 4 to 8
Any boys interested in the Spring Pitching/Hitting Clinic should pick up a form in the office.
Our Youth Philanthropy Board in Jackson County (PBnJ) is hosting a Bump,Set, Spike for Charity volleyball tournament at Easton Valley High School in Preston on March 29th at 10:00 AM. If interested stop by the office to pick up a packet.  Please return any filled out packets to the office.
PARENTS:
THIS YEAR’S 6TH GRADERS DOCUMENTATION OF THE Tdap VACCINE ON THE CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION WILL NEED TO BE PROVIDED TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL NURSE PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL NEXT YEAR OR ENROLLMENT CAN BE DENIED ACCORDING TO THE IOWA LAW.
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FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE:
Spring Pitching/Hitting Clinic
UPCOMING EVENTS:
3/20       Variety Show Rehearsal – 4-5:30 @ Ohnward
3/21       Variety Show Rehearsal – 4-5:30 @ Ohnward
3/24       Variety Show – 7:00 @ Ohnward
3/29       Solo Ensemble
4/4         ITEC Fair
4/9         End 5th 6-weeks
4/14       B & G Track @ Clinton – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
4/17-4/22  Spring Break
4/22       No School – Inservice
              B & G Track @ Northeast – bus 3:10 – start 4:00
4/28       Girls Track @ Monticello – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
4/29       Boys Track @ Camanche – dismiss 2:40 – start 4:00
              Girls Track Home – start 4:00