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PTSA General Meeting

Wednesday, May 18th at 9:00am

Teachers’ Lounge




Please join us for our a special Open House and 40th anniversary celebration next Thursday, May 19,from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  See attached flyer for more info.




California Standards Testing (CST) for 8th grader science students will be Friday, 5/13 and Monday, 5/16, during their regular science class.  Please make sure your 8th grader has a good breakfast, a plenty of sleep, and is present to take this state test. 




Attention All Battle of the Book Participants:


On Friday, May 13th, all Battle of the Books participants please come to the library during break at 10:44am for a brief strategy meeting to go over teams, verify books read, and develop a strategy for your team to maximize your preparation for the upcoming battles at the end of the month.  You will work as a team to collaborate on a team name.  Cindy Dopf will provide a worksheet to fill out key points for each of the books as well as answer any questions that you may have.  We are looking forward to starting our newest program at Niguel Hills Middle School.  Thank you for being a part of our inaugural Battle of the Books.




9th grade ORIENTATION: Dana Hills High School will be having a New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This will be for all incoming 9th graders and new transfer students.  Parents are invited, too. Check in time will be between 9:00am and 9:30 am at DHHS. Lunch will be served. Please refer to this link for further details:




The NMHS registration committee is looking for 30 parent and 20 student volunteers for the upcoming registration dates to keep the process running smoothly.


Each student can earn a maximum of two shark pride hours during registration.  The following individuals should be emailed if you would like to volunteer.  The first to reply will be placed in a volunteer position.



Wednesday, August 3  Liz Ivory              8th Grade Registration - 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. send email to


Thursday, August 4 Julie/Barbara          7th Grade Registration - 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. send email to or


Friday, August 5    Wendy Pike              6th Grade Registration - 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. send email to wendyp22@



If you have any further questions regarding 2016/17 registration volunteering, please contact Kim Bortnick, Registration Chair at




Monday, May 2 – May 13                                  SBAC Testing in Math and English

Friday, May 13 – Monday, May 16                         8th Grade Science CST testing in 8th grade science classes

Wednesday, May 18                                       PTSA General Meeting  9:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 19                                        Open House – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20                                          Minimum Day

Friday, June 3                                          6th Grade Ancient Civilization Fair

Tuesday, July 19                                                Packet Pick Up - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Wednesday, July 20                                      Packet Pick Up - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 21                                               Packet Pick Up - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Wednesday, August 3                                     8th Grade Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 4                                      7th Grade Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, August 5                                                6th Grade Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Previously Announced




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  Below is a link which will show the winners of the 2014-15 contest.


For questions, please contact Beth Andrini at




This summer we are offering two different summer camps for you to choose from, we have our summer day camp at NHMS and we are also offering a TEEN EXTREME Summer Day Camp at DJAMS.


Teen Extreme Day Camp includes TWO bus field trips a week (Wednesday and Friday) and TWO walking field trips a week (Tuesday and Thursday). Mondays will be specialty club days, such as sports club, cooking club, or science club, as well as the game truck and bounce houses! Some of those bus field trips include Knott's Berry Farm, Scooter's Jungle, Laser Quest, and an OVERNIGHT trip at Sea World.


Summer Day Camp at NHMS includes one bus field trip and one or two walking field trips each week. Some of the bus field trips include Knott's Berry Farm, Laser Quest, Fountain Valley Skate, and more. We will also be participating in Clubs and Activity Rotations as well, which offers art and science projects and outside games and sports. All admissions are included in the tuition.


Register by April 29th to take advantage of $100 off our monthly rates!


Join us today and take advantage of flexible schedule rates including before or after school only programs. Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. Visit to view our program calendar and download registration forms. For more information please contact Yadira Delgado,, or Caprice Kavanaugh, at (949) 244-1279.


Caprice Kavanaugh

Teen Club Director


29831 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(Ph-AVMS) 949-233-0209

(Ph-DJAMS) 949-360-9517

(Ph-NHMS) 949-244-1279

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Tim Reece


Niguel Hills Middle School




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