Morning Announcements

Friday, February 22, 2019


Today is a B Day for 6th Graders.

From the Library: Join the Library in Celebrating Black History Month by playing “Give Me a #tag”. All you have to do is come up with a clever #tag for the posters hanging outside the library.  Prizes for the best #tags will be rewarded.   Are you an aspiring film director?  We have the Contest for You. The 2019 Battle of the Books   Book Trailer Contest is underway. To participate, create a book trailer to promote one of this year’s Battle of the Book Nominees.  Submit your video to Ms. J Miller, Ms. Wall, Ms. Bennett, Ms. DeFilippe, Ms. Vogel, or Ms. Mann.  Winners will receive a copy of the TJMS 2019 Battle of the Books winner.  Stop by the library if you have any questions. 

From Ms. Riley: The Freaky Friday production is calling all students who are interested in being part of the stage crew.  If you would like to be a member of the stage crew, there will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday February 26. The meeting will be in Mrs. Riley’s room (120). If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Riley.

From Ms. Kirsch: The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics to raise society’s consciousness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and to encourage people to stop using this R-word. This year’s Spread the Word Day is March 6th. The Thomas Jefferson Best Buddies Club would like all of you to participate in this campaign. We will have banners in the halls for students to sign. The Best Buddies Club will be handing out stickers at lunch on March 6th.   Let’s “Stop Using the R-Word”, Thomas Jefferson Middle School is the best of the very best!!

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention Reading Buddies: today is our penultimate meeting for this school year. Plan to meet this afternoon and next Friday in Room 270 right after school. We want to finish up strong!

Attention Gardeners: our first meeting of 2019 will be on Friday, March 15th. That is only two weeks away! We will meet every possible Friday between mid-March and the end of May. No permission forms required since we do not leave school grounds for this activity.