Weekly Message–February 22-26, 2016

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of February 22, 2016.

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, February 24th which is our next PLC Early Release Day. School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Applications are open for the 2016 Princeton Summer Journalism Program, an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation program at Princeton University for students from low-income backgrounds. Students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process. SJP alumni have gone on to jobs at The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and many other news outlets. The application can be found at www.princeton.edu/sjp and is due at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 26. If you have questions, please reach out to sjp@princeton.edu.

There is a final mandatory parent meeting Thursday, February 25th at 6PM for students attending the DC College Tour during intersession. Please make sure to attend in order to pick up the trip itinerary, chaperone contact information, and get any last minute questions answered!

Galapagos travelers – Don’t forget to make plans for our mandatory meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 in the Cybrary.  This is a required meeting for all travelers and a parent or guardian.  The make-up meeting for our snowed out meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 7 at 4:30 in Ms. Wash’s room. This meeting will focus on Galapagos education and weShare information for students earning credit.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Wash.

DPS is offering two Parent Expos for the families of children in fifth and eighth grades. Starting middle or high school is a big step for families and children. We hope our Parent Expos will be a big help.

Both will be held Feb. 27, at Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville St. The Fifth Grade Parent Expo begins at 8:30 a.m., while the Eighth Grade Parent Expo starts at 12:30 p.m. In addition to your choice of up to three special interest sessions, you will also be able to visit with DPS staff members from Advanced Academics, English as a Second Language, Exceptional Children, Transportation, and more. Spanish interpreters will be available.

The Sixth Grade Ready to Read Club has officially begun. Mondays after school until 5:00 sixth graders who are in need of reading support are welcome to stay after school with Ms. Gray, Ms. Wolf, and a few other teachers and high school tutors who will solely dedicate their time to helping students become better readers. If you would like your child to join this club and have not been invited yet, please see Ms. Gray. If you have a high school student who would like to apply to tutor and also receive community service hours, please see Ms. Wolf. Readers must be picked up by 5:00 unless there are arrangements to stay longer. We look forward to seeing all of you and improving our reading skills!!

ACT is March 1st. All 11th grade students must be present to take the assessment. This year students will be able to have their scores sent to up to four NC Colleges and Universities FREE of charge. Students should see Ms. Huth to sign up for prep sessions.

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