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10-28-14
 
‘THE OTHER SIDE’ – PTSA SPONSORED PARENT NIGHT – TONIGHT
 
DRUG FREE PLEDGE NIGHT AT NIGUEL HILLS
Tuesday, October 28th and Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Commons
 
You’ve been hearing about it all summer and reading about it in the news!!  Students and Parents are invited to join us for this revolutionary event – Pick from two family nights (10/28/14 or 10/29/14)
 
Dinner provided from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.!
 
Fantastic raffle prizes!!
 
A showing of the 15 minute documentary, ‘The Other Side’ (appropriate for all ages) from the producers of ‘Overtaken’
 
Guest Speakers include Emergency Room Doctors, Superior Court Judges, Drug Abuse Prevention Advocates and high school peers.
 
A step by step plan and pledge program to help your child navigate their teen years drug free
 
“We work ever y day to reduce teen substance abuse by inspiring young people to make positive decisions to stay healthy and avoid drugs and alcohol.”
 
STUDENTS - PLEASE OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS ON PASEO DE COLINAS
 
Many students have been observed after school at or near the Colinas crosswalk (at Del Cerro) engaging in unsafe practices.  There have been students observed dashing across the street in areas where there is no crosswalk, or cutting corners in traffic at the crosswalk itself.  THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY ON A STREET WHERE CARS TRAVEL AT FAST SPEEDS AND COME FROM DOWN THE HILL AND AROUND THE CORNER! If your child exits or enters school from the Colinas area, please stress to them how important it is to use the crosswalk and only cross when the signal is green, indicating it is safe to cross.  Students who do not follow this direction will be given a consequence.
 
CHOIR ICE SKATING FUNDRAISER -- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
 
Help the Niguel Hills Choirs earn money to perform at Knott's Berry Farm. Join us at the Aliso Viejo Ice Palace (9 Journey, Aliso Viejo) on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:15pm to 8:00pm. $17 includes skate time and skate rental. Be sure to pay at the line marked "Niguel Hills Choir" and 50% of the ticket price goes back to our program! Bring your neighbors, friends and family for a fun evening and help support a worthy cause!
 
UPCOMING DATES
                                                                                                                           
Tuesday, October 28                                                                                                          “The Other Side” Evening Presentation 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29                                                                                                     “The Other Side” Evening Presentation 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                Choir Ice Skating Fundraiser
 
Previously Announced
 
AMAZON HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
 
WWW.SHOP4NHMS.COM (an Official Amazon link)
 
By doing all your Amazon holiday shopping online using this link (instead of Amazon.com), Niguel Hills Middle School Booster Club earns up to 15% of EVERY purchase made on Amazon year-round. There is absolutely NO COST TO YOU! Simply use this link to access our website, then click the Official Amazon logo banner to start shopping the full Amazon site. It’s that simple! Why shop Amazon without giving Niguel Hills some credit?
 
WWW.SHOP4NHMS.COM, or go to WWW.NHMSBOOSTERCLUB.ORG and click the Amazon Link!
 
 
 
 
BOX TOPS CONTEST BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND FOR 6TH GRADE CLASSROOMS
 
Start clipping and collecting!  NHMS Booster Club is collecting Box Tops for Education to raise money for much needed supplies and equipment for the 6th grade classrooms.  Each Box Top is worth 10¢ and is an easy way to make a difference at no additional cost to you! 
 
Please send in your Box Tops with students name, teacher, and the number of Box Tops written CLEARLY on or in a baggy any time between Wednesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 29th. There will be prizes for the top 3 contributing classrooms AND the top 3 contributing students.
 
More information can be found at the Box Tops website boxtops4education.com where you can sign up to receive updates on our schools progress as well as information on extra ways to earn Box Tops for our school.  Any questions or if you would like to help with Box Tops collections please contact coordinator Jordan Ashbach at jashbach@gmail.com.
 
 
PTSA SPONSORED APP CONTEST AND CLASS
 
App Design Contest
 
Submit your app designs to win an Xbox gift card.  Your design can be hand drawn or computer generated.  Maximum dimensions are 24 inches x 36 inches.  Winners will be announced at the November 6thStudent PTSA meeting.  All entries are due in the front office by the end of the school day on October 31st.  If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Amoukhteh at kamouk8@gmail.com.  Good luck!
 
Game & App Design Class
 
Niguel Hills STEAMs Ahead program will be offering a free follow-up class on game & app design.  This class will help you design and publish your very own games / apps using the Microsoft tool TouchDevelop!  Please bring your own Wifi-enabled device such as laptop, smart phone (Android, iPhone,or Windows), or tablet.  No coding experience required.
To register or for more information, contact Katherine Amoukhteh at kamouk8@gmail.com.  Class time and date to be announced.
 
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Thank you to everyone who helped support our annual NHMS Scholastic Book Fair.  It was a huge success!  And, a special thank you to the parents who volunteered and worked the fair so our students could shop and purchase great books.
YOU CAN STILL SHOP ONLINE…

Couldn't make it to Book Fair?  Don't forget, our Online Book Fair is open through this Friday, October 24th!
Visit our Book Fair Homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/niguelhills and click on the "Shop Now" button. 
FREE shipping directly to our school and orders will be sent home with your child.  Note, all orders ship at one time, so expect delivery around November 1st.
Online book selection is even better!  Titles are organized by grade level and genre for your convenience.  You can even search for popular series and watch video clips for many of the popular titles.  

Any questions, please contact Debbie Van Hoomissen at vanhoomissen@cox.net
 
AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB
 
After school Homework Club will begin on Oct 20th and will be held in the library on Mon, Tues, Wed and Thursday of each week from 3:30 to 4:30. Permission Forms are available on School Loop and in the front office. There is limited room, so it will be on a first come basis.
 
SHARK PRIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
 
Moulton Elementary is looking for volunteers to help out in "Boo Blast" Halloween fundraising carnival that takes place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10AM-4PM. We are looking for students who can work a minimum of a two-hour shift in our game booths, food concessions, rides and other attractions. Volunteer students will receive community service hours to fulfill school service awards and/or community service graduation requirements.
 
Here is the link to sign up for Boo Blast
 
Please sign up for Boo Blast! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/8FKBcN 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 
 
Any questions, please contact Ann Nguyen at annplai@yahoo.com or 949-413-4466.
 
 
Tim Reece
Principal
Niguel Hills Middle School