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5-26-15
 
INTO THE WOODS
 
NHMS Advanced Drama is proud to present “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim.  To lift the curse placed by the Wicked Witch, a baker and his wife will search for the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold.  Will the baker and his wife reverse the curse in time?  Come see this wonderful musical to find out!
 
May 27 & 28
6:30 -7:30 pm
Tickets $7.00
 
“Into the Woods Junior” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
 
 
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, 257 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
                                                                                                                           
Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 29                                                                                SBAC Testing Window
Wednesday, June 3                                                                                             Open House -  Minimum Day for students
Thursday, June 4                                                                                                 7th Grade Medieval Fair
Friday, June 19                                                                                                  Last Day of School for Students
Tuesday, July 28                                                                                                 Packet Pick-up   9:00 a.m.  to Noon
Wednesday, July 29                                                                                            Packet Pick-up   4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 30                                                                                                                Packet Pick-up   9:00 a.m. to Noon  
Wednesday, August 12                                                                                      8th Grade Registration
Thursday, August 13                                                                                          7th Grade Registration
Friday, August 14                                                                                                6th Grade Registration
Tuesday, August 25, 2015                                                                                1st Day of School for 2015-2016
 
Previously Announced
 
MEDIEVAL FAIR CHANGE OF DATE
 
Niguel Hills Middle School parents, guardians, and students,
 
The NHMS social studies department decided to change the date for the Medieval Fair from Thursday, June 11th to Thursday, June 4 (day after Open House). With end of the year activities and final exams quickly approaching for many of our students, we felt that it was in the best interest of our students to change the date.
Furthermore, we would like to take the time to let parents know that students MUST remain at school for the remainder of the day, even after the fair has ended. There will be a quiz 6th period that students will be held accountable.
 
STUDENT PTSA SPONSORS SERRA COOKIE RUN
 
Get a head start on Shark Pride hours for the 2015-2016 school year! 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 next year! 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.
 
WATER BOTTLE WEDNESDAY COORDINATORS NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR
 
Job Description: (duties may be shared by one or more)
  • Obtain email addresses from Mr. Kashima of PAL students.  The PAL students will be your primary work force.  Periodically, you will also have other interested students contact you for volunteer hours.  You do not need to recruit anyone!
  • Develop an email group and send email requests for students and parents to fill Water Bottle Wednesday shifts
  • You can request a PAL parent volunteer at each Water Bottle Wednesday.  There must be ONE adult present to supervise the collecting and sorting, but that parent does not have to be you.
Rewards:
  • WBW raised over $3000 for the Niguel Hills Boosters last year.  There is no better ONE HOUR A WEEK volunteer position anywhere!
  • You get to work with some of the best students at NHMS!  I enjoyed getting to know so many really great students who had helpful attitudes and seemed to really enjoy working with each other.
 
Contact Mrs. Packer at apackermom@gmail.com for more details.
 
HELP NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION THIS AUGUST
 
We are looking for many parents and a few students to volunteer to help with the registration process on August 12, 13 and 14th from 8am-12pm in four hour shifts.  We will also need a few volunteers to help distribute packets in the parking lot for a few hours during the morning of July 28, 29 and 30th.  Please emailkimbortnick@att.net to get your name added to the volunteer list if you would like to be included.  Please indicate the grade level of your student, your telephone number and dates your are available.  We will be begin preparing our volunteers schedules soon since registration is earlier this year.
 
SUMMER AT THE YMCA TEEN CLUB
 
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!
 
Caprice Kavanaugh
Teen Club Director
LAGUNA NIGUEL FAMILY YMCA
29831 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(Ph-AVMS) 949-233-0209
(Ph-DJAMS) 949-360-9517
(Ph-NHMS) 949-244-1279
(E) ckavanaugh@ymcaoc.org (W) ymcaoc.org
 
 
 
Tim Reece
Principal
Niguel Hills Middle School