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4-21-15
 
ELECTIVE FORMS FOR CURRENT 6TH/7TH GRADERS
 
Elective forms for the 2015-2106 school year will be handed out to the current 6th and 7th graders this week. Please review the form with your student. An Elective Video and descriptions of the electives are posted on School Loop. The forms are due back May 1.
 
COME JOIN THE AWARD WINNING NIGUEL HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT PTSA PROGRAM
 
The 2015-2016 school year will be NHMS' 5th year of the student PTSA program.  All incoming 6th (current 5th graders), 7th and 8th graders are eligible to run for student officer positions.  The student officers and members have their own general meetings (4 per school  year).  The students vote on and lead service projects both on campus and in the community.  If your student is interested in participating,complete the attached form and either email it to kamouk8@gmail.com, or return it to the front office at NHMS. All forms are due by May 1st.  The elections will be held at the last meeting of this year (May 21st). 
 
YMCA IS LOCATED RIGHT ON CAMPUS FOR BEFORE AND AFTERSCHOOL CARE!
 
Summer at the Y: For our summer program, we will be opening up all three of our local YMCA Teen Club locations. We are starting to plan on a great summer program full of field trips and on site curriculum and outside games. Our field trips include Knott's Berry Farm, Laser Quest, Nickel! Nickel!, walking to local town centers, and more! Register by April 30th to receive $100 off summer rates! We have 3-day and 5-day enrollment options. For more information, contact Caprice Kavanaugh, ckavanaugh@ymcaoc.org, or Yadira Delgado,ydelgado@ymcaoc.org, at (949) 244-1279!
 
Summer Kick Off Event: Your family is invited to our annual Summer Kick Off event this Saturday from 10am-2pm at Crown Valley Elementary. This is a family event full of fun including a Bounce House, Arts & Crafts, Relay Races, and more! We will be having a food truck and Rita's Italian Ice that will also be there selling food and treats. We hope to see you and the whole family there!
 
Financial assistance: Financial assistance is provided to parents/guardians who qualify. Aliso Viejo residents are also eligible to receive additional discounts on our fees through a partnership with the city of Aliso Viejo.
The YMCA Teen Club provides a structured program with choices for our independent teens. To schedule a tour, contact Caprice Kavanaugh at (949) 244-1279 or ckavanaugh@ymcaoc.org.
 
WHOOPING COUGH VACCINATION
 
Attention 6th grade parents--before your child enters 7th grade you will need to show proof of the Whooping Cough booster.
 
AS OF 4-14-15, 290 6TH GRADERS DO NOT HAVE THEIR T-DAP VACCINATION ON FILE WITH US.  THIS MEANS THEY WILL NOT GET TO BEGIN 7TH GRADE IN AUGUST UNTIL WE RECEIVE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION.
 
Please bring your child’s “shot record” to the office for verification. 
 
Does the vaccine abbreviation or trade name on the student’s record meet the Tdap requirement?
 
 
YES
Tdap
Adacel®          Given on or after the
Boostrix®         7th birthday
DTaP or DTP
 
MEET THE REQUIREMENT
 
 
NO
 
Td
DECAVAC®
TENIVAC®
DT
DTaP or DTP given before the 7th birthday
History of pertussis disease
 
 
DO NOT MEET THE
REQUIREMENT
 
 
UPCOMING DATES
                                                                                                                           
Friday, May 1                                                                                                      Elective Forms due from current 6th/7th Graders
Thursday, June 11                                                                                               7th Grade Medieval Fair
Tuesday, August 25, 2015                                                                                1st Day of School for 2015-2016
 
Previously Announced
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO DESTINATION IMAGINATION TEAMS!!
 
Congratulations to two of Niguel Middle Schools DI teams for their amazing performance at the Destination Imagination state competition!  The Fearsome Five O placed 1st and the California Crushers placed 2nd.   Niguel students on the California Crushers team are Reagan Gerry, Jacob Herritt, and Izzy Larkin.  They will be competing at global competition in Tennessee this May.
 
YET ANOTHER DI TEAM PLACES AT THE STATE LEVEL – CONGRATULATIONS!
 
Another DI team from NHMS also placed at the recent Destination Imagination State Competition.  The Crazy Cool Cats placed 2nd in the Improvisational Challenge and qualified to compete at Globals.  The Crazy Cool Cats from NHMS are 6th graders:  Cole Halbert, Will Halbert, Iman Keyvan, Camryn Toole, and Natalia von Gieke.  They have a teammate at AVMS, Michael McCormick.
 
SCHOOL STARTS EARLY NEXT YEAR
The school start date for the 2015-2016 school year will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
STUDENT PTSA COOKIE RUN TO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL
 
The NHMS student PTSA is sponsoring a weekly (Friday) cookie run to Serra HS.  Serra HS is continuation high school located in San Juan Capistrano.  They currently have over 200 students enrolled but do not have their own PTA to support them.  We are asking NHMS students to sign up for 2 dozen home baked goods to be donated.  These cookies are awarded to Serra students who have good attendance for the week. This qualifies for Shark Pride credit. Just bring the cookies to the front office by 8:30 am on Friday and it will be delivered to Serra HS.  Please contact Amy Gibson at amygibson112@gmail.com to sign up.
 
PTSA HONORARY SERVICE AWARDS
 
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for our school?
 
The NHMS PTSA Awards Program allows us to recognize individuals (adults) or groups for their outstanding contributions to our students and community.
 
Please share with us the name and accomplishments of someone who deserves recognition at Niguel Hills Middle School for his/her service and support to youth and our community.  Awards may be conferred upon PTSA members or non-members (parents, teachers, volunteers, administrative staff, other employees, and community members).
 
To submit a nomination to the Niguel Hills Middle School PTSA Awards Committee, please contact Melina at melinapellini@verizon.net by Friday May 1st.  Nomination forms are available in the front office.
 
OFFICE AIDE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2015 – 2016 !!
 
The front office is looking for dependable, honest, hardworking leaders to be office aides next year. 
 
Incoming 7th and 8th grade students that are interested can come to the front office to pick up your applications and teacher evaluations.
 
If you have any questions see Ms. Kathy in the front office.   Thank you.
 
 
Tim Reece
Principal
Niguel Hills Middle School