SDMS DAILY BULLETIN
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - WOW Day!
7:00 AM - Jazz Band
7:20 AM - Parent Visit - Wall of Fame
8:00 AM - Creative Arts Assembly - Gr. 8
9:15 AM - Creative Arts Assembly - Gr. 7
11:56 AM - Spanish Luncheon
12:33 PM - Early Dismissal - NO LATE BUS!!!
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! - No School
Friday, November 24, 2017
2:30 - 3:15 PM - Intramurals
2:30 - 3:15 PM - Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band
2:25 - 3:15 PM - Ornament Workshop - Room 203
7:15 - 7:45 AM - 8th Grade Student of the Trimester Breakfast
2:30 - 3:15 PM - Intramurals
2:30 - 3:15 PM - Chamber Orchestra
2:30 - 3:15 PM - Jazz Band & Chorale
- 2:30 - 3:15 PM - Intramurals
Thursday, November 30, 2017
- 7:00 - 7:40 AM - Chamber Orchestra
- 2:30 - 3:15 PM - Intramurals
would like to present a special opportunity
for you and your children:
The Wethersfield Family Hour of Code
Adults and kids will write their own computer code to make colorful, noisy, interactive projects. Join us! On Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Room 402 at Wethersfield High School, as part of the international Hour of Code 2017, we will once again celebrate Wethersfield’s Family Hour of Code. We are inviting Wethersfield parents, grandparents and guardians to bring their children, grades 4 through 8, to write computer code as a family (Yes, the adults have to write code, too!). We will use the amazingly easy, fun and creative programming environment called Scratch, developed at MIT. We guarantee that you will write your first computer code within ten minutes, and have fun doing it. Participants can even become part of the international Scratch community, and collaborate with the thousands of other "Scratchers" all around the world. Students from the WHS computer science classes will be assisting you every step of the way, so there’s nothing to fear!
To sign up, complete the form at https://goo.gl/forms/rR0ZuEBmf0VykY7W2
Or, send an email to me (Joe Kess, WHS Computer Science teacher), at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let me know how many adults and children you will have in your group. Also let us know what grades the children are in (we think our activities are best for grades 4 – 8, but we’re flexible). Please respond by Friday, December 1.
Sign-In 6:30 - 7:00 Brief Presentation 7:00 Hour of Code 7:00 – 8:00
We can't wait to see you write your first code!
ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS:
If you are planning on applying to any of the Tech schools or Glastonbury VoAg, their deadline for applications are December 15th. Mrs. Sollinger needs 2 weeks to prepare all of the transcript materials and allow time for mailing. Therefore, all applications and requests must be handed in to the office no later than Friday, December 1st to insure that they will make the deadline. Late applications will be accepted but it greatly reduces your chances of acceptance into the school of your choice.
Any students interested in the Glastonbury VoAg - stop by the office and pick an informational card. There is an open house on Thursday December 7th.
Grade 8 Students of the Trimester:
Congratulations to the following Grade 8 Students of the Trimester. Recognition goes to those who are supportive of their school, community, and classmates and who conduct themselves in a courteous and thoughtful manner. They will be honored at a breakfast on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:15 am in the Media Center.
UNIFIED ARTS TEAM
Wear your PJs Friday, December 8th in support of patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center!
Students and staff are invited to wear their PJ’s to school in honor of kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Thousands of children each year spend days, weeks or longer in PJ’s at the hospital while receiving care. PJ Day for the Kids will help us show our support for these brave kids!
Wear your pjs and make an optional donation of $1 or more. Donations will be collected at school on Friday, December 8th.
Checks can be made to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. All proceeds benefit The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
For more info visit: give.connecticutchildrens.org/pjday
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Jandreau would like to invite you to take part in an ornament making workshop on Monday, November 27 in Room 203 from 2:25 to 3:15. Silas Deane Middle School is participating in the annual Festival of Trees that is held at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center in Old Wethersfield in December. Please consider joining us to help represent Silas Deane. You do not need to be currently enrolled in Art to join us. Each student will make at least one ornament to donate and one ornament to take home. Bring a friend!
Minecraft will be held on December 11, December 18, and January 8 as make-up dates.
INTRAMURALS & TUTORING:
Intramural and Tutoring after Intramurals session dates:
*9/25/17 - 12/7/17
*1/22/18 - 3/29/18
*4/2/18 - 5/31/18
@ the SDMS Library Media Center
Preparing Students for the 21st Century.
Communicate. Collaborate. Create. Problem Solve. Persevere.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.*
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Late tutoring after intramurals is open from 3:15- 4:15 - location TBD.
NOTE: The Library is closed after school on the following Tuesdays due to faculty meetings:
Nov. 14 Dec. 15 Jan. 2 March April 3 May 1 June 5
Minecraft Mondays--Starting Monday 10/2/17 - 1/8/18
Location: Library Media Center computer area
Registration and fee required. Sign up with Wethersfield Youth Services Program Online Catalog:
Explore the world of Minecraft and collaborate with other students in student-created worlds through Minecraft EDU.
The late bus has begun. Please note students should sign up in the office by 1 pm if they are riding the late bus. They must be a bus student in order to take it. Students need to put their name, address, phone number and who they are staying with on the form (must be staying with a teacher or for a specific SDMS activity). Students are not allowed to leave school property and then come back to ride the late bus. The bus will pick up students in bus circle near the Main Office at approximately 3:15 pm.
Bus students can only take their assigned bus to and from the middle school. Friends may not ride home with students.
Students who have a note for early dismissal, must bring the note to the office in the morning before school starts. The note should state the date, time and who will be picking the student up and be signed by the parent/guardian. The office will then give the student an early dismissal pass.