Weekly Bulletin 5-11-15

iPad Check in!   Please see important information below.

Weekly Activities:

Monday 5/11 :

  • CMAS 6th grade Language Arts test during regular Language Arts class
  • Guitar Concert at Deja Lu  5 p.m.

Tuesday 5/12

  • CMAS 6th grade Language Arts test during regular Language Arts class
  • Debate Club 10:47 - 11:17 (7th lunch in Ms. Delgado’s rm)
  • Homework Club 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Art Club 3 - 4 p.m.
  • Chimes Concert with Frederick High school 6 p.m.

Wednesday 5/13

  • CMAS 7th grade Language Arts test during regular Language Arts class
  • 6th Choir Concert 6 p.m.
  • 7th/8th Choir Concert 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 5/14
  • CMAS 7th grade Language Arts test during regular Language Arts class
  • Homework Club 3 - 4 p.m.  (Last Day for Homework Club)
  • SmartGirl 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Ms. Delgado’s room
  • Band Concert 7 p.m.

 Friday 5/15

  • Talent Show Rehearsal 3 - 5 p.m.                       
  • Spirit Day is  Coal Ridge Pride Day… wear your red and black or CRMS gear!

Parents & Students:

Attention:  iPad Check Information

CRMS will begin checking in iPads next week.  8th grade on Thursday 5/14, 7th grade Friday 5/15, and 6th grade on Monday 5/18.  Please assist your student by having the following completed (before school) on the turn in day.

  • Battery charged between 40% - 70%
  • All software updates complete
  • Parent restrictions removed
  • Pass code set to 0000
  • iCloud backed up and deleted
  • Email Apple ID and password to school account in order to remember for set up in August.  
  • Any missing iPad materials may be assessed fees in RevTrack begining May 19th.

Dress Code

As the weather gets warm it is a good time to remind everyone about our dress code. Our goal is to provide a safe learning environment where education is the focus.  

Basic guidelines for appropriate school apparel include: All clothing must cover the traditionally private parts of the body including the mid-section.  All shirts must have sleeves and cover all undergarments. All shorts/skirts must be at least fingertip length.  Pants must be secure and not sagging to expose the undergarments or private areas. Hats are not allowed to be worn in the school building.

Clean out your closet for a good cause!

The 7th grade is working with an organization called ShoeBox Recycling to raise money to help children in Africa. We will be collecting gently used shoes during the weeks of April 27th and May 4th. Collection boxes will be located in social studies rooms in each grade level and also in the front office of the school. Please clear out your closets and bring shoes you’ve outgrown or just don’t wear anymore. We’ll accept both adult and childrens shoes--all sizes are welcome. Please make sure they are in good shape are clipped or tied together in pairs and have no holes. Also, flipflops, Crocs or plastic shoes are not accepted.

ShoeBox recycling will pay us $.50 per pound for all the shoes we collect. We’ll be sending the money we raise to support children in Ghana through the Foundation for African Children’s Education. The money will help them afford uniforms and fees to be able to go to school. If you would like to donate cash in addition or instead of shoes, we also welcome all cash donations or checks made out to Coal Ridge Middle School.

Tutor Help!

Tutor Doctor and The Carbon Valley Recreation Center are teaming up to offer Homework Help!!

Thursday afternoons from 4:30-7:30 Tutor Doctor will have a tutor (or tutors, depending on pre-registration information) to help students with their homework. The opportunity is open to 1st-12th grade students from the Carbon Valley Area. Each student must bring their own homework.  The cost is $5.00 per student. Students must be able to work independently and quietly while the tutor is helping other students. Pre-registration is STRONGLY recommended to ensure that we have enough tutors AND so that we can meet each student’s academic needs. To register: Have parents contact the Rec Center at 303-833-3660 before 2:00pm on Thursday to register their students.

Technology News!!!!

Check out the recently released SVVSD Family Technology Connection newsletter and blog: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/ .

Better yet, sign up for the newsletter by clicking the "Newsletter Signup" at the top of the page to receive tips, advice, and updates on a variety of topics including the Learning Technology Plan.

Attention all 6th grade aspiring musicians:

Here is your second chance to sign up for band or orchestra!  If you did not take band or orchestra this year and you wish you had,  make sure to sign up for 7th grade Beginning Band or Beginning Orchestra.  This one semester class will catch you up in time to join your friends in the full band or orchestra in January.  See or e-mail Mrs. Meier or Ms. Smiley for more info.

Summer Band and Orchestra Is Back!

Coal Ridge is teaming up with Thunder Valley K-8 to offer an optional Summer Band and Orchestra for beginners and advanced music students (future 7th and 8th graders).  The camp will be from July 27-August 6 (6-6:50 PM Beginners, 7-7:50 PM for Advanced).  All classes will be at CRMS.  See the band or orchestra websites or Ms. Meier or Ms. Smiley for registration info.  

Infinite Campus update

Attention all parents:  Please log into Infinite Campus weekly to keep up on your child’s progress and grades. If any contact information changes or is incorrect, please let us know. Please call the main office and ask for Traci if you are unable to access your student’s Infinite Campus account.  

Yearbook

Yearbooks ARE on sale NOW! We are quickly running out of our supply though! As of this afternoon, we only have 30 books left!! Books can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com or cash/check orders (made out to Coal Ridge Middle School) for $40 can be taken to the main office. Get your student’s yearbook before time runs out!

Not sure if you have purchased a book yet?  Check this link out to see!

School fees and RevTrack

Class fees have been loaded, please log into IC or Revtrak to pay your student fees.  These fees can be paid on line with a credit card at: https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?

Lunch accounts

Lunch accounts can also be paid on line at: myschoolbucks.com   This is a new website.  You may also send cash or check to school and it will be put into your student account.  Write checks to CRMS.  Please fill out a Free/Reduced form if needed.  They are available in the main office.

Homework Club

Looking for a quiet place to work with a teacher available for questions? Then Homework Club is for you! No need to sign up but once you check in you must stay until 4 p.m. unless an adult signs you out. This year all grade levels will meet in the IMC where two teachers and all of the media resources will be available.