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Niguel Hills Middle School - Shark Bytes

 

10-6-16

 

CITY OF LAGUNA NIGUEL JR. CIVICS WORKSHOP – EARN SHARK PRIDE HOURS

 

The City of Laguna Niguel welcomes all 6th to 8th graders to attend our monthly Jr. Civic Workshops on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and receive community service hours. This month, the City Clerk and Registrar of Voters will discuss our local elections process in Laguna Niguel. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice voting in an actual voting booth!

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM (Please arrive up to 15 minutes early to allow time to check in and grab a refreshment.)
Location: City Hall-Community Room, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Please register each month by visiting www.lnteens.org and clicking on the Jr. Civic workshops flier on the bottom left of the page.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laguna Niguel Parks & Recreation at (949) 425-5100.

We hope to see you there!

 

NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS ENTRIES DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 10

 

Theme: "What is YOUR Story?"

 Please see Specific Rules for each category; more attachments were sent on School Loop today.

 

SHARKS ARE SO CREATIVE AT NIGUEL HILLS!  Over 60 students showed interest for the Reflections contest, and if more than 50 students submit art, there will be an Evening gallery and party for all students and their families including refreshments and shark bait for all who come!  

Award winners and advancing art to next level will be announced at a special time at school! 

 

HELP KEEP ART ALIVE IN THE SCHOOLS!  FIND THE TALENT IN YOU.  ENTER REFLECTIONS TODAY!

 

LITERATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, DANCE, MUSIC, FILM, 3D ART, VISUAL ART.

 

ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS  YOU WISH!

 

REMEMBER THAT YOUR “ARTIST’S STATEMENT” IS IMPORTANT, AS IT HELPS GIVE PERSPECTIVE ON YOUR PIECE.  Title your piece. 

 

You can also win money if you enter your “theme” ideas for future reflections!  Reflections.org.

 

GO MAKE ART HAVE FUN!  GOOD LUCK!

 

THE OTHER SIDE/OVERTAKEN PARENT PREVIEW NIGHT OCTOBER 19TH

 

On October 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., we will hold a special PTSA sponsored Parent Night that will feature a showing of the movies ‘The Other Side’ and ‘Overtaken’.  This will take place in the Blue Commons.

 

The Other Side is a revolutionary new approach to inspiring our youth to make their teen years drug and alcohol free. ‘Overtaken’ is an important video that highlights the crisis of youth drug abuse, which has risen to an epidemic level in our communities.   Both presentations were created by two local parents, Jodi Barber and Christine Brant, who set a goal to educate young people and save lives.  Both presentations address drug use and reasons to stay sober through frank interviews with young people and adults with firsthand experience in the crisis. The filmmakers and some of the people interviewed in the movie will be present to follow up with further information and questions the students might have about the film. 

 

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, all Niguel Hills 7th and 8th graders with parent permission will attend an anti-drug abuse assembly during their PE classes.  7th Graders will see “The Other Side”, and 8th graders will see “Overtaken.”  Our goal in holding the assemblies is to raise the awareness of our kids and to prevent further tragedies from occurring.

 

If you would like to view a preview of the movies, you can see them at these links:

 

KFTOS.org 

 

or on YouTube:  search ‘Overtaken Documentary’

 

For Further Information: Call Niguel Hills Middle School at (949) 234-5360 and ask about information on “Overtaken”.

 

SHARK PRIDE OPPORTUNITY

 

Mrs. Miller in the office is looking for help on Thursday mornings.  She needs a few students to help with the Box Tops the school is collecting.  One hour of service = 1 hour in school shark pride

 

Contact Mrs. Miller in the front office if you are interested.

 

MOULTON’S ANNUAL BOO BLAST

 

Moulton’s famous Boo Blast Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 15, from 10 AM - 4 PM.

This carnival is celebrating 38 years of tradition. This is a community event with our renowned Haunted House, thrilling rides, games, entertainment, silent auction, raffle baskets, food and FUN!! Our school community works hard to make this our #1 fundraising event for the entire school year. You do not want to miss this festive community event!

·         Baskets and Donations Needed: Please fill out the flyers that came home requesting a voluntary $10 raffle basket donation or item, and a voluntary $5 goods/supplies donation for the day of Boo Blast. Give them to your room rep or place in PTA box in front office. 

·         Volunteer: Only 1 hour of volunteer time is needed the day of Boo Blast. It’s fun, it’s easy, and we need all the help we can get to make this fundraising event a success. Please coordinate with your Room Rep to sign up or contact our Boo Crew at moultonbooblast@gmail.com.

·         Raffle and Silent Auction Donations by October 1: We also need silent auction and raffle items. If you work for or frequent a business on a regular basis, please consider asking them for a donation. The Moulton Donation Letter with tax ID # can be requested from your Room Rep or from our Boo Crew at moultonbooblast@gmail.com. Please give all donations to your Room Rep or place in the PTA box in front office bySeptember 30.

·         Sponsor a Ride or Booth: Be a Boo Blast Sponsor! Please help our fundraising efforts by becoming a “Game Booth Sponsor” for a $300 voluntary donation. Your contributions are tax deductible. The Boo Blast Sponsorship form is in the Moulton Front Office next to the blue PTA Box. Please complete the sponsorship form, attach a check payable to “Moulton PTA” and drop both in the blue PTA box at the front office. Game Booths are assigned as payment is received, based on preferences and availability, on a first-come basis. Please contact our Boo Crew at moultonbooblast@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

·         Ticket Pre-Sales: Buy your tickets early and save! Look for the flyer coming home in your child’s backpack this week. We have extended your ticket purchasing opportunities online as well. Details are on the Moulton PTA website. Visit moultonpta.org for more information.

·         Boo Wear: Get your Boo on! Boo T-shirts and tanks are now for sale at moultonpta.org, listed under the 2016-2017 spirit wear link.

·         Get your car “Booed”: Please let our Boo Crew paint your car with our Boo Blast info and festive art work to advertise our school carnival. It’s FREE advertising for our cause and it’s a great way to show school pride (plus the kids love it). Look for orange “Boo My Car” flyers coming home this week. Painting will be offered from September 27 through October 14. Our volunteers will be in the school parking lot and on the street at drop off and before pickup. Let’s “Boo” this town!

·         Haunted House: Calling all "Scarchitects"! Get your "spooky" on and help us create a chilling and thrilling Haunted House. This year's theme is Voodoo on the Bayou. If you have always wanted to be a part of the Boo and show off your amazing Halloween style---this is your year! There are several opportunities to get involved. Please contact Tiffanie Madden at tiffaniemadden@att.net for further details and information.

 

CVHS SPOOKTACULAR STEAM SHOWCASE

 

Capistrano Valley High School is hosting its first ever Spooktacular STEAM Showcase sponsored by the CVHS OC Science Club on October 25, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Spooktacular STEAM showcase is an event filled with Mad Science Experiments, Musical Performances, Trunk-or-Treating, Dia de los Muertos activities, a Haunted Maze, and other fun things for families to do. The event is free and open to everyone. Food and drinks will be sold if families would like to purchase dinner. Participants are encouraged to wear a school appropriate costume, bring a bag for candy, and stay for all or part of the event. Please sign up athttps://goo.gl/forms/i7lL5MZSv0fveBg23

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES

 

Wednesday, October 12                                   PTSA Meeting – Blue Commons – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 14                                              7th and 8th grade Dance – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19                                   Overtaken/The Other Side Parent Night – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 31                                              Pupil Free Day for Middle and High School Students

 

 

Previously Announced

 

 

ORCHESTRA GOODWILL DRIVE

 

Do you need more space around your house?  Clean out your garage? If you answered "YES!", please BRING your used/old items to NHMS for the Orchestra program!  The NHMS Orchestra is doing GoodWill Donation Drive to fundraise for the program. 

 

GoodWill Event Flyer:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2IzXRuqLUxhc3dSamRKSUJzMFk

 

Acceptable and Unacceptable List:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2IzXRuqLUxhMkFRajNNeTNScms

 

 

The followings dates are when you can bring your items to NHMS. 

PreCollection: October 29 (Saturday) 9AM~Noon
PreCollection: November 5 (Saturday) 9AM~Noon
PreCollection: November 7 (Monday) 3:30PM~4:30PM
PreCollection: November 8 (Tuesday) 3:30PM~4:30PM
PreCollection: November 9 (Wednesday) 3:30PM~4:30PM
PreCollection: November 10 (Thursday) 3:30PM~4:30PM
PreCollection: November 11 (Friday) 9AM~Noon
Main Collection: November 12 (Saturday) 9AM~3PM

 

If you are dropping off your item during PreCollection dates and would like a tax-write off receipt please make sure to follow the directions below.  (On the Main Collection date the Tax-Write off receipt will be handed to you.)
1. Get a blank envelope. 
2. Fill out your name and address with a stamp.
3. Hand it to Ms. Choi or one of the Orchestra Parent Volunteers.

 

NEW FOR 2016-2017 - MORNING HOMEWORK CLUB

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Want to get a little extra time in the morning to work on projects or assignments?

Help with homework?

Need a few tips and tricks on getting organized?

Morning Homework Club is for you! Come in and let NHMS parent volunteers help you get organized, focused and ready to do your best!

  ATTENTION PARENTS!

Would you like to help students on their path to success in middle school and beyond?

As parents, we have a unique opportunity to offer support to students who want or need assistance with organizational skills, study strategies, and homework assignments. We know our Niguel Hills Shark community of parents are an amazing resource to help students reach untapped potential.

Please consider donating your time and expertise to guide our NHMS students to success. (*Please note: fingerprinting is required for volunteers on campus)

 

When: Tuesday mornings (30 minutes, 8:10-8:40am)

Thursday mornings (45 minutes, 8:55-9:40am)

Where: Niguel Hills Middle School Library
What: Supporting students in organizational strategies, general study strategies, and homework and test support.
Beginning: Now

 

Contact Shilpa Shenoy and Jadey Liu at NHmorninghomework@gmail.com or Assistant Principal Meaghan Snedeker at mesnedeker@capousd.org with any questions or concerns.

 

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.

 

 

IT’S FUN TO STAY AT THE YMCA!

 

The YMCA Teen Club is place for students to enjoy their afternoon cooking, DIY crafts, gardening, ceramics, art projects, sports and other fun filled activities. This year we are introducing the S.T.E.M. club! S.T.E.M. involves projects and activities exploring the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are conveniently located right on campus for before and afterschool care.

We offer financial assistance for qualifying families. To schedule a tour or for more information please contact Yadira Delgdo, Site Lead at (949)573-1463 or ydelgado@ymcaoc.org

 

 

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
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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