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OAKLEY W.BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
22201 Powers Ave Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
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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
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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.
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Service
log sheets are due at
this meeting
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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
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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.
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Show your school spirit... shop our
school store!!
All proceeds support student activities.
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Our Hoodies and T-Shirts make excellent Christmas gifts!
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