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3-24-15
 
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 3-24-15, 338 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
 
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.
 
 
STUDENT PTSA COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
 
(Qualifies for Shark Pride Hours)
 
NHMS Student PTSA will be working with the Ronald McDonald house to help raise awareness and funds at the annual 5k walk. There will be food, entertainment and giveaways.  It will be on Sunday April 12th at the Honda Center.  Registration is at 6:30 am and the walk starts at 8 am.  You can just register to only walk (there are no fees) or help raise funds. Please register at www.walkforkids.org/orangecounty under team name Niguel Hills Middle School. You can also be a route supporter by making signs and cheering on the runners. For more information please contact Katherine at kamouk8@gmail.com.  These hours also qualify for shark pride.
 
TASTE OF DANA TICKETSON SALE NOW!
 
Dana Hills High School will be hosting their 19th Annual Taste of Dana event on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Dana Hills High School. Taste of Dana is the primary fundraiser for their "safe and sober" Grad Nite 2015. 
 
Event details:
 
---23 confirmed area restaurants providing UNLIMITED yummy "TASTES" of food. Visit tasteofdana.com for a complete listing.
--FABULOUS entertainment
--Silent Auction with over 150 items: Vacations, spa and salon services, health and fitness, including personal training and a new paddle board, rounds of golf at prestigious golf courses, surfing and sailing lessons, college prep and tutoring services, prom packages, local merchant and restaurant gift cards, and much, much more.
 
 
SAVE YOUR GENTLY USED INSTRUMENTS!
Arturo Echarte, an acoustic guitarist from Acoustic for Change will perform and collect gently used instruments for distribution to underprivileged kids and/or after school programs. ASU is supporting this drive and will be collecting instruments the week of March 23 at Dana Hills. You can also donate instruments the night of the event. 
 
Luxury Vacation RAFFLE Tickets on Sale Now!
Luxury all-inclusive vacation raffle to the 4-Star St. James's Club Resort, Antigua, a trip valued at $5,500. Prize includes 7 nights, double occupancy and a $1,500 American Express card. Raffle tickets are $20.00 each, or 3 for $50.00. 
 
Tickets: Order online at tasteofdana.com, or download a flyer from the website to pay by cash or check. $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. You will receive a wristband at the door for unlimited "tastes."
 
Questions? Email Event Chairs Gayle Paride, gparide@pacbell.net or Wendy Siegel, wendysiegel@cox.net
 
Don't miss the boat! Get your tickets now!
 
 
UPCOMING DATES
                                                                                                                           
Thursday, March 5 – Tuesday, March 31                                                      CUSD Open Enrollment Window
Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 10                                                                  Spring Recess – No School
Thursday, June 11                                                                                               7th Grade Medieval Fair
Tuesday, August 25, 2015                                                                                1st Day of School for 2015-2016
 
Previously Announced
 
SCHOOL STARTS EARLY NEXT YEAR
The school start date for the 2015-2016 school year will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
SCHOOL OF CHOICE WINDOW AND PROCESS
 
The CUSD School of Choice window opened yesterday, March 5, 2015, and will end on March 31, 2015.  You may enroll online at the CUSD website.  Please call the school if you have questions.  234-5360.
 
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.
 
8TH GRADE STUDENTS NEED TO SIGN UP FOR STUDENT PORTAL
 
Beginning March 6, 8th graders slated for DHHS will be able to see their 9th grade class selections and pick their elective through their Student Portal Account. Please help your student register for a Student Portal Account, if they have not done so, and review their 9th grade class selections with them. The Student Portal window will close March 30th.
 
AVID AT DHHS
 
Are you interested in taking AVID at DHHS? Advancement Via Individual Determination is an elective that helps you stay organized, teaches you how to take proficient notes, and gives you the tools necessary to get into a four year college. All applicants must fill out this online application:http://goo.gl/forms/ZbxDTFRokn
Miss Streza will then contact you to set up an interview. All applications must be submitted by April 15, 2015.
 
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION IN MARCH – STUDENT PORTAL ACCOUNT REQUIRED
 
8th grade Parents/High School Registration
 
8th graders will be registering for high school in March. All students must have a Student Portal Account in order to register. Please help your student set up this account. An instruction letter was sent home with all 8th graders on January 26. Please call the school office at 949-234-5360 if you have any questions.
 
GEORGE WHITE ELEMENTARY – 25TH ANNIVERSARY
 
Calling all former George White families! Join us as George White School celebrates its 25th Anniversary on April 16.  We will have a formal celebration with Mr. White’s family and former principals, at flag salute at 7:45 am, and an after school celebration from 1 – 4pm with music, games and viewing of school memorabilia.  Questions?  Please call the school at 249-3875.   See you there!
 
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! We are currently making an interest list. For more information, contact Caprice Kavanaugh, ckavanaugh@ymcaoc.org, or Yadira Delgado, ydelgado@ymcaoc.org, at (949) 244-1279!
 
Flexible Schedules: We have multiple enrollment options to best suit your needs. These include before school or after school only. We even have a Thursday morning only option for the late start days! The YMCA is open for full days on most school breaks from 7am-6pm! We are planning some great activities and field trips for our full days and Spring Break. Weekly and Drop-in enrollment is available.
 
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.
 
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