OAKLEY W.BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL 22201 Powers Ave Dearborn Heights, MI 48125 t er r o p E R ’ l a y The ‘Ro November, 2014 Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, November 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Appointments are not required. Conferences for all grades will be held in the gym and cafeteria. Reports cards will be handed out in the lobby. Students will have a half day Thursday, November 13th. Dismissal is at 11:07 a.m. Notes from Home When sending attendance notes to school, please direct your child to bring them to the office. Attendance notes should not be turned in to a teacher. Thanksgiving Edulink Intouch is an automated telephone notification system we are using to send you information. Be sure to keep us informed of any new or updated phone numbers so that you may be reached. Break Wednesday, November 26th classes will be dismissed at 11:07 a.m. All schools will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. Hope to see you there. Hello Parents: As we get closer to winter time, and with the end of daylight savings time, please be very aware of dropping off and picking up students. To be honest, it’s very dark outside and kids tend to be kids...even with their principal out there directing traffic, middle schoolers can do the most amazingly foolish things. A couple of tips: Have your student ready so that when you pull up to drop them off, they can just hop out of the car and you’re on your way. When they aren’t ready, the traffic gets delayed and drivers get impatient. Do your best to avoid having lengthy conversations when you’re dropping your child off in the school drop-off zone in front of the school. Please be patient and keep your eyes open for foolish students dashing across the street. We lecture them all the time about common sense, but kids will be kids and make bad choices. Thanks! Mr. Z Edulink InTouch ‘Best’ Parent Meeting The O.W. Best Parent Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. The next meeting is scheduled for : Tuesday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. Fundraiser The Great American Opportunities fundraiser was a success! Our total sales were approximately $15,000. Thanks to your hard work, we are able to fund student rewards and activities. Well done… Thank you! Return Phone Calls The office regularly receives phone calls from parents who see our number listed on their caller I.D. We ask that you please check your messages before making any return phone calls. Without verification of who called you, we simply do not have enough information to correctly forward your phone call. Canned Food Drive The Goodfellows’ canned food drive, sponsored by the Student Government class, begins on Monday, November 19th and runs through Tuesday, December 4th. See attached list for requested items. Any student who wishes to make donations should turn items in during their 1st hour class. The class that collects the most items will be awarded a pizza and pop party. Office Staff (313) 278-6200 Jon Znamierowski Principal Ext 121 Claudia Portscheller Assistant Principal Ext 122 Kerry Herd Counselor Ext 119 Ann Stubbs Counselor Ext 117 Nancy Jordan Administrative Asst. Ext 110 Carleen Cairns Administrative Asst. Ext 118 Congratulations to October’s Students of the Month 6th Grade Kady Viglianti Mariah McRae 7th Grade Angelina Wimer Derek Servin 8th Grade Megan Gillespie Basil Al-Qawasmeh “Caught Being Good” winners for October are: Kameron Jackson Aiden Brown Angelina Wimer PAGE 2 THE ‘ROYAL’ REPORTER National junior honor society 7th Grade Hassan Almaliki Nada Almaliki Dora Angeles Luke Kroczak Adrianna Liford Jarrad Litwalk Zachary Litwalk 8th Grade Ngozi Aroh Marielle Bell Tyler Bell Adam Lumani Fayth Bradley Amelia Benavides Thomas Lutzen Joi Burliegh Garek Blaszak Lance Mazbouh Alanna Craig Jennifer Boldt Emma Mazzola Katya Isaacson Kaylee Bracken Olivia McGriff Aidan Brown Keith Jefferson Carlee McNamee Nicholas Brown Brooke Mericle Ronald Metcalf Tah’janay Chapple Jenna Chimenti Camryn Culton Jaila Davis Kayla Doney Jourdan Ervin Kenneth Esquible Gabriela Galvan Isabella Gambino Ernest Garcia Emily Gerou Ryan Hudson Avery Ismail Kayla Jacobs Lillian Kagel Aleksandra Kole Kyle Komor Meghan Koska Sierra Mezo John Nickell Lauren Owens Andrea Roberts Alexis Rodriguez Isabella Rolleri Rachel Roterman Derek Servin Monday, November 3rd started a new quarter and a new opportunity for students to avoid both suspensions and Saturday School. To review the rule, students get up to 5 tardies during a quarter with no consequence. At the 6th thru 9th tardies, the students receive Saturday School for each tardy. If they miss Saturday School, they are suspended. On the 10th tardy and beyond, students receive a suspension each time they are tardy. Please plan on getting your child to school no later than 7:53 a.m. in the morning, which is when the entry bell rings. The tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. for first period to begin and students should be in their classrooms by that time. Let’s work hard to make sure that students not only arrive to school with enough time to make it to class, but use common sense and not linger in the halls talking to friends between classes. Faith Tackett njhs Sponsors Holiday Program O.W. Best's National Junior Honor Society members will be looking for donations for their Book Drive, can food drive and Angel Tree holiday programs. Dates to be announced. NJHS Meeting The next National Junior Honor Society meeting is scheduled for : Monday, December 8th from 2:45 to 3:15 in the cafeteria. Service log sheets are due at this meeting Additional committee breakout meetings will be held throughout the month Zoe Watts Abigale Whatley Alexander Wilson Angleina Wimer Elizabeth Yount Emily Zain Shane Zammit Joseph Zarka 7t Kennedi Burleigh Tardies and Saturday School O.W. Best School Store The School Store will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 13th. od Ho Show your school spirit... shop our school store!! All proceeds support student activities. ie T -S hir ts s Chips School Supplies y Cand Our Hoodies and T-Shirts make excellent Christmas gifts!
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