IRONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
Breakfast over Books
Pink Out Day
Can Drive 1028 to 11-22
Giant Map Coming 11-4
Mountie Messenger V O L U M E
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The IMS National Junior Honor Society is turning the school pink by asking students to purchase t-shirts and wear them on October 29th in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The t-shirts are $9 and can be purchased from the sponsor Mrs. Kristin Williams, reading interventionist, in the cafeteria.
FBLA March of Dimes
Reading Con- 2 test Ending Social Studies 3 and Science Set One Volleyball
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Turning the School Pink!
FCCLA will begin our nonperishable can food drive on Monday, October 28th-
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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November 22 . All food items will be donated to the Salvation Army for Thanksgiving. Please bring all food items to Ms. Goudy’s class during 1st period.
Thank you for your participation!
Example t-shirt above.
To learn more about the fight against cancer, go to the official website.
Students can wear any pink t-shirt to partici-
Breakfast over Books Counting by 7s book club meeting date is scheduled for November 7th. The book is a bit longer than the typical books chosen for Breakfast over Books, so students have needed additional reading time. If your student has checked it
out, please be sure they read every night and turn it in quickly for other students. November’s book is Tales from the Crypt: Diary of a Dead Kid. The meeting date is November 28 at 7:25.
Events... Math Team News:
Irondale Number Crunchers will compete at the Jefferson County Math tournament on November 2. All math team members should report to Clay Chalkville Middle School by 8:00.
On October 29th the student council will host a Halloween dance from 5:30 to 7:00 in the cafeteria. Cost to attend is $3.00.
Math Team & Halloween Dance
Please e-mail Mrs. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to let us know if you
We are also looking for parent supervision at the dance.
FBLA March of Dimes Auburn/Alabama Event
FBLA will be conducting our yearly Irondale for the March of Dimes for premature babies the week of November 1822. Students in 1st and 3rd periods will be donating money in those classes each day. 1st period is for 8th grade classes, 3rd period will be for 6th and 7th
grades. Students will write their names on an Auburn or Alabama card to be posted in the main hallway. We will also post the results each day of the winning class and the winning team. We are looking forward to this worthy cause to help in
treatment and research for premature babies. Picture courtesy www.gastongazette.com.
Reading Contest The Be a Champion and Read Contest is in its 3rd year.
Contest ends October 27th
Students must read six books, get a parent’s or guardian’s signature and turn in the form to the library.
Students can win:
Library and Teachers can win:
$5,000 for library books
$1,500 for a teacher’s classroom for technology, books, supplies
Tickets to the Iron Bowl for themselves and two other guests
A visit to the hospitality suite
Pre-game Activities on the filed
Please encourage participation!
Social Studies Classes to Host a Map A
Giant Travelling Map will be in on November 4th and 5th, Monday and Tuesday for Social Studies activities.
x 25 feet shows the African continent. Hopefully your students will LOVE interacting with the map.
Please make sure your child attends to participate in this special event.
The map will be on the messanine in the gym. This large map *35 feet
Science, Band, and FBLA all
Science Fundraiser Students in all science classes are selling items from Uncle Jerry T’s catalog. The catalog features t-shirts, candles, storage containers, bags, phone cases and other items for a variety of prices. The money raised will be used to purchase items for the science department.
are hosting fundraisers
Examples of how the funds will be used includes:
Science field trip funds (last year the 7th grade travelled to Atlanta to see the Body Systems exhibit and these funds help offset the expenditures). Please help support the sci-
ence department by purchasing an item and sharing with family members.
New Counselor at IMS New Counselor Jennifer George shares her position with North Jefferson Middle School. She is at IMS for one week and the next week travels to NJMS. She and Mrs. Ward work together to bring outstanding programs to IMS.
Mrs. Jennifer George, one of the new counselors at IMS
SetOne Volleyball Club Tryouts for Set One Volleyball Club are as follows: 11/2/13: Ages 8—13 4:00 pm Ages 14—16 3:00 pm Ages 17-18 4:00 pm A medical form (see website below) and registration form are due day of tryouts. Www.sov.biz & www.srva.org for more information Www.jefcoed.com
Lunch Menu for October 28—November 1 MONDAY
HOT DOG OR BBQ CHICKEN W/ROLL BAKED BEANS RANCH BROCCOLI FRUIT
SALISBURY STEAK W/ GRAVY OR CHICKEN CASSEROLE RICE TURNIP GREENS SWEET POTATO BLACKEYED PEAS FRUIT
TUESDAY BEEFARONI OR STEAK NUGGETS PARMESAN TUSCAN SALAD PARSLEY POTATOES CALIFORNIA VEGGIES WW ROLL FRUIT
WEDNESDAY CHICKEN FAJITA OR BURRITO W/CHEESE SAUCE RAW CARROTS W/ RANCH MEXICAN RICE MEXICAN BEANS MIXED GREEN SALAD FRUIT
FRENCH BREAD PIZZA OR TURKEY WRAP STEAMED CAULIFLOWER WK CORN MIXED GREEN SALAD FRUIT