Spartan Update 1-18-2019

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

January 18, 2019

 

Coming Events:

 

Jan. 21                                                             NO SCHOOL – MLK Day

Jan. 23                                                             Dine and Donate at Papa’s Pizza (West 11th location)

Jan. 24                         7:00pm                        Beginning Band Concert

Jan. 31                         6:00pm                        Family Trivia Night

Feb. 1                                                              NO SCHOOL – Mid Trimester Progress Reports

Feb. 5                          7:45am                        Site Council Meeting

Feb. 12                        8:00am                        Middle School Band Festival, hosted at SBMS

Feb. 13                        6:00pm                        Washington DC Trip Information Night

Feb. 15                                                            7th Grade Vision Screening

Feb. 18                                                            NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Feb. 21                        7:00pm                        Parent Education Night with Ophelia’s Place

Feb. 22                        6:00pm – 8:00pm        Dance/Activity Night

Feb. 27                        9:00am                        Algebra Gallery Walk

 

LOCK DOWN DRILL SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD

We would like to inform parents/guardians of our planned lock down drill on Wednesday, January 23rd during 5th period.  In light of the recent event at Cascade Middle School we want to give everyone advance notice to avoid concern.  This is a drill that we conduct every school year to give our students and staff practice to keep everyone as safe as possible in a real emergency situation.

 

DINE AND DONATE

Our next Dine and Donate will be on Wednesday, January 23rd at Papa’s Pizza on West 11th.  Spencer Butte will receive 50% of your total purchase if you bring in the attached flyer.

 

TRIVIA NIGHT – THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST

Please join us for our first ever Trivia Night on Thursday, January 31st.  Elementary and middle school will not have school the following day,February 1st.  Dinner will be served from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and will consist of a variety of soups (vegan, vegetarian options available), salad and bread for $2 per person.  As with each of our evening family events, our goal is to provide a dinner and fun evening for families for under twenty dollars. Trivia will be from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and cost $10 per team (with teams of up to 8 people).  Questions will range in difficulty to assure participation of all age groups.  For more information, see the attached flyer.

 

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT WITH OPHELIA’S PLACE

Spencer Butte will be hosting a Parent Education Night on Thursday, February 21st at 7:00pm.  We have invited guest speakers from Ophelia’s Place to come and present on Social Media: “Selfie” culture and youth identity development.

 

SPENCER BUTTE FOOD PANTRY

Parents and staff at Spencer Butte Middle School are teaming up to offer a supply of meals and snacks for students over their weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. Participating students are invited to visit the food pantry to pick up food on the last school day before weekends or breaks.  If you would like to donate, the pantry could use more of the following items: granola/cereal bars, fruit cups, apple sauce, and peanut butter.

Please drop off items at the SBMS office. If you are interested in helping out with the food pantry, please contact Rachel DiNitto (rxdini@gmail.com).

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The yearbook is seeking pictures of our students participating in extra-curricular activities.  If you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to kotlarek@4j.lane.edu.  Make sure to include your student’s name and activity they are participating in.

 

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

If your family’s income has been affected by the government shutdown, our food pantry is available to you.  Please contact Heather in the office at acharya_h@4j.lane.edu  Online applications for free lunch are available here: https://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/freelunch/  Please allow your Spartan community to support you during this challenging time!

 

AFRICAN LIBRARY PROJECT

Seventh grade Spencer Butte student, Helen Sawyer, is working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. You can help by donating books or money (to help cover shipping cost).  For more information visit http://www.africanlibraryproject.org/book-drives/book-drives-in-action?alpdetail=1393#.XDPrrKSIbYU