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IRONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: 

31 Basketball Tournament 

Money Due for 6th Grade Field Trip

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Next Book Club—January

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Science Olympiad

At-a-Glance Calendar January 14—Track Meet at Birmingham Crossplex January 14-17 Basketball Tournament hosted by IMS January 20—MLK Holiday. School Closed.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Breakfast over Books

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Band Closet

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Basketball Schedule Clubs & Tu-

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Clubs & Tutoring

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Little Miss Mountie

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Lunch Menu

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January 22-Author Chris Morphew Visits IMS, author of The Phoenix Files

January 17-Dancing with the Staff March of Dimes Congratulations to 6th grader Amari Jordan for winning the Scripps Spelling Bee! He will advance to the pre-district Spelling Bee at Gresham Elementary later in January.

Fundraiser at SVHS (IMS Students/Staff participating) February 15-Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

January 25-Jefferson County Science Olympiad Tournament—SVHS

Breakfast over Books Breakfast over Books is a free “book club”. This is the program’s 8th year! December’s book is Paintings from the Cave by Gary Paulsen. The meeting date is January 31 at 7:25. Stay tuned for information on

February’s book selection!

This is a free book club! Break-

Photo from www.goodreads.com fast is served!

This book features three novellas in one—Man of the Iron Heads, Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Girl and Erik’s Rules.


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Clubs and Tutoring... 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.

Math Team & Halloween Dance

Tutoring in the Library:

Test Studying, Organizing Notebooks.

Shades Valley High School Beta Club Members come Tuesdays and Thursdays to the library for tutoring in the following subjects: Math, Science, English, Social Studies,

First Priority: More information soon on Computer

First Priority meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 in the sixth grade science lab. We have a youth pastor from First Baptist Church Leeds who comes each Wednesday and shares with the students. We started out with only 2 students and we have had 25 to 28 students the last 2 weeks. It has been a great blessing and we hope more students will join us.

Counseling News

Science Education Week

Throughout January: The Crisis Center will present stress coping strategies to students.

Band Uniform Closet We are in need of uniform items for our band kids. Any solid black dress clothes are needed. Black dress slacks, black long sleeve dress shirts, black belts, black closed toe shoes for boys and girls.

Band Uniform Closet

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All sizes are needed. If anyone has any of these items that they have outgrown, please consider donating them to the band uniform closet!


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Special Olympics Jewelry Sale The Special Olympics Team will be selling holiday jewelry, key chains and ornaments as gifts for their special Olympics fundraiser.

A Sampling of Jewelry for Sale for Special Olympics fundraiser!

Each piece costs $1 and money can be turned into Mrs. Diamond or Ms. Campbell.

Meet a few of our Special Olympians!

Box Tops Classroom Winners A special thanks to the following classes for being diligent in bringing Box Tops for our school! 8th grade: Mrs. Fason’s 1st period class 7th grade: Mrs. Duley (class will be selected) 6th grade: Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Brown (will select their class) Please continue to collect Box Tops!

Box Tops collection is not over though! Please continue to send them in and three more classes will be selected as winners to receive a brownie or cookie party as thanks. Box Tops pay for new computer monitors, laminating film, paper, and toner cartridges along with decorations for our display cases and new books. Thanks for your support!

Picture from the Troops! Mrs. Fason’s Basic Skills ing the cards Mrs. classes wrote cards and Fason’s students letters to troops in Afsent! ghanistan for Veteran's Day. The troops received the cards, and then look at what they sent in return: a picture of themselves hold-

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NEWSLETTER

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6th Grade Field Trip to Space and Rocket Center

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IMS sixth grade field trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville will take place on Friday, February 21st. All money and paperwork for students and chaperones are due on or before Friday, January 31st. We will meet at the school at 6:15 am for a 7:00 am departure and arrive back at IMS at 6:00 pm. The cost is $40 per student and $20 per adult chaperone. Money is due to the student’s science teacher (Mrs. Gray or Mrs. Miller.) No money will be accepted after January 31st for ANY reason.

Time to turn in money!

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Lunch Menu for January 13-17 Monday: MEATLOAF OR CHICKEN NUGGETS BLACKEYED PEAS TURNIP GREENS WW ROLL BROWNIE FRUIT TUESDAY BREADED CHICKEN SANDWICH OR CHEESE STICKS W/DIPPING SAUCE CALIFORNIA VEGGIES SWEET POTATO FRIES MIXED GREEN SALAD FRUIT WEDNESDAY TACO SOUP OR CHICKEN FAJITA RAW CARROTS W/RANCH PARMESAN TUSCAN SALAD

WW ROLL FRUIT THURSDAY SPAGHETTI OR POT PIE STEAMED SQUASH GREEN PEAS MIXED GREEN SALAD WW ROLL FRUIT

CRISPITO W/CHEESE SAUCE OR CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP W/GRILLED CHEESE RAW VEG MIX W/RANCH WK CORN MIXED GREEN SALAD FRUIT

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