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8-19-16

 

FIRST WEEK!

 

Aloha Niguel Hills Middle School,

 

It has been an exciting start to our 2016-2017 school year!  This year our theme is OHANA.  Ohana is a Hawaiian word meaning family.  But it is a more intentional type of family than the one you are born into.  It can mean blood related but it encompasses family you choose such as your circle of friends or your soccer team.  If you have seen the Disney film Lilo and Stitch, you will recognize the quote from the movie “Ohana means family.  Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” 

 

This past week your children have been learning on how they can help develop our Niguel OHANA.

 

They have also been reviewing behavior expectations as well as successful student strategies such as organization, active listening, reading comprehension and more.   Please take a walk through their reminder binder with them to see some of the resources we will be utilizing throughout the school year in all of their classes.  This is also a good time to talk with them about utilizing the calendar on a daily (every period) basis.    This is the time in their lives when it is extremely important to learn how to organize their “to do” list.   Talk with them about how you still use a calendar to organize yourselves.

We are looking forward to seeing you all next Thursday evening for Back to School Night.  We will have a table set up in the main lunch area for schoolloop assistance.  We will have staff available before the start of BTSN to assist with signing up for schoolloopor just helping you learn how to navigate it. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Your admin team,

 

Tim Reece, Meaghan Snedeker, and Laurie Lowy

 

SBA STUDENT SCORE REPORTS

 

The District is still in process of receiving the 2015-2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Student Score Reports. While the California Department of Education (CDE) will release summarized district and school data on August 24th, the paper copies of individual student scores usually take a little longer to reach districts. CUSD expects to receive all Student Score Reports by mid-September and anticipates sending score reports home to parents the week of September 12th.

 

UPCOMING DATES

 

Thursday, August 25                                             Back To School Night

Friday, August 26                                               Minimum Day – Dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

 

Previously Announced

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

 

Please save the date:  Thursday, August 25, 2016, we will be holding our annual Back to School Night.  Please join us that evening and meet all of your child’s new teachers.  There will be an ELAC meeting that evening from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in room P-14.  BTSN is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., with zero period classes beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Performance Room.  The following day, Friday, August 26, 2016, will be a minimum day with dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

 

NOCHE DE REGRESO A CLASES:

 

Marque la fecha; Jueves 25 de agosto del 2016, tendremos  nuestra Noche de Regreso a la clases. Por favor a acompáñenos esta noche para conocer a los nuevos maestros de sus hijos. Habrá una junta de ELA esa noche de 5:00 a 6:00 p.m. en el salón P-14. La noche de regreso a clases es de 6:30 a 8:30 p.m., para la clase de cero periodo comienza a las 6:15 en el salón de Actuación. El siguiente día, viernes 26 de agosto del 2016 será un día mínimo y los estudiantes saldrán a las 12:40 p.m.

 

Tim Reece

Director de la escuela secundaria Niguel Hills

 

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL PARENT POSITIONS

 

August 15, 2016

 

 

Dear Parents:

 

The School Based Coordinated Council is a leadership and decision-making body of administrators, teachers and students.  Annual elections are held to fill vacancies on the Council.

 

The School Based Coordinated Council, (SBCC), works during the school year to facilitate implementation of our Single Plan for Student Achievement and oversee expenditures.  All parents, teachers, and student members are elected to the Council.  At this time we are looking for one interested parents to run a two-year term on the School Based Coordinated Council.  Meetings are held after school.  There will be a few meetings this year, as the main item of business is overseeing the development and approval of the Single School Plan.  Membership on the Council provides parents the opportunity to significantly contribute to our program.

 

If you would like to be involved in this program, please complete the information below and return to Janine Neypes, Office Manager, no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  We will elect the representatives by posting the candidates on listserv and our website.  The voting will take place Back To School Night, Thursday, August 25, 2016.

 

Thank you very much for your interest and support in our school.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Reece

Principal

 

 

I am interested in running for the Niguel Hills School Based Coordinated Council.

 

 

Name: ______________________________________________

 

Address: ____________________________________________

 

Phone: ______________________________________________

 

Child’s Name: ________________________________________                          Grade: _______

 

Please include a brief autographical statement for the ballot.  You may want to include school experience and/or prior volunteer/committee work, and how you feel you can contribute to this School Site Council.

 

NHMS CHOIRS TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE ANGELS GAME

 

The NHMS Choirs have been invited to sing the National Anthem before the Angel's game on Friday, September 30th. Come support our singing sharks and stay to watch the game! Tickets are only $20 for Lower View/All-Star View. The last day for tickets sales is August 31st.

 

SPIRIT WEAR

 

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!  

ORDER YOUR NHMS SPIRIT WEAR TODAY!

 

WE HAVE A COOL, NEW SHARKS LOGO!

 

All orders must be turned in to the front office by the end of school on Friday, August 19th.

Order form is in registration packet and available in the front office. 

Got questions?  Contact: Angel Jenner at angeljenner@icloud.com

 

DOES YOUR CHILD NEED A PE UNIFORM?

 

ALL 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO DRESS FOR PE BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH.

 

PE CLOTHES WILL BE SOLD DURING PE CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

  • FRIDAY 8/19 - PERIODS 0-6
  • MONDAY 8/22 - PERIODS 0-6

 

ALL SIZES AVAILABLE:

SHIRTS (adult S,M,L,XL) $10 EACH

SHORTS (Youth L, Adult XS,S,M,L,XL) $10 EACH

CINCH SACKS (FOR CARRYING UNIFORMS) $10

 

Please send cash or check (made payable to NHMS PTSA) to school with your child on the above dates.  

PE clothes can also be purchased from your child’s PE teacher anytime, as needed, throughout the year.  

 

Contact Angel Jenner at angeljenner@icloud.com with any questions.

 

 

LAGUNA NIGUEL JR. CIVIC WORKSHOP

 

6th -8th graders are invited to attend our monthly workshops on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Workshop schedule:  Sept. 13th;  City Manager & Council Member, Oct. 11th;  City Clerk, Registrar of Voters, November 8thCR& R/MV Animal Services.  Register each month at:   LNTEENS.org.             

 

Community Service hours are awarded each month.  (No workshop in December)

 

Instructor: Council Member Elaine Gennawey/ and guest speakers

 

Location:  City Hall, Community Room   

 

2nd Tues.       6:30-7:30pm            

 

Free

 

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/city-of-laguna-niguel-recreation-brochure-fall-2016/0156131001468601699

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 16-17

 

Looking for some fun books to read this summer?  Check out these amazing titles (see attached list) and get a jump start on the competition for the 2016-2017 school year.  Look for posters and announcements when we get back to school on how to get involved in this fun family feud style competition that you can join with your friends to test your knowledge against other students in your grade.  Do you have what it takes to be the Battle of the Books champion?  Let the reading begin...

 

LION’S CLUB INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST – “A CELEBRATION OF PEACE”

 

We are happy to announce the Lion’s Club International Peace Poster Contest for 2016-2017!  The guidelines are:

 

The contest is open to all students who will be 11, 12, or 13 years of age on November 15, 2016.

 

Entries will be due in October, 2016.  Only one entry, per child, per year, is permitted for the contest.

 

$5,000.00 Prize goes to 1 International Winner.

 

$500.00 Prize goes to 23 Merit Award Winners

 

Posters must be original art in any medium done by only one student. Note: Chalk, charcoal, and pastel should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. 

 

Posters must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches.

 

3-D entries will not be accepted.  Nothing is to be stapled, glued or attached to the artwork in any way.

 

No letters or numbers are allowed on the front of the art.  The students name should be on the back.

 

The artwork must be done on flexible material which may be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube, do not fold the poster.

 

Lions Club Members will do the judging of Peace Posters from your school.  One winner will be sent to the next level of the international contest.

 

The contest may begin immediately.  The local winner will be determined by November 7, 2016.

 

More information and a video and slide show about former winning posters may be seen by searching Peace Poster Contest or at www.lionsclubs.org.  Below is a link which will show the winners of the 2014-15 contest.

 

For questions, please contact Beth Andrini at mathteach007@yahoo.com.

 

CUSD INFORMATION

 

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

 

 

Tim Reece

Principal

Niguel Hills Middle School

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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