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AVMS Weekly News - 2-15-18

 

 

 

ALISO VIEJO MIDDLE SCHOOL

AVMS Weekly News  3-1-18

 

FROM ALISO VIEJO MIDDLE SCHOOL STAFF

 

MINIMUM DAY FOR AVMS STUDENTS WILL BE THIS MONDAY, MARCH 5TH!  STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12:52 P.M.  THERE WILL BE A TEACHER INSERVICE ON THAT DAY.  SEE ATTACHED FOR MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE.

 

 

AVMS SPRING CHOIR CONCERT IS TONIGHT!

The AVMS Spring Choirs present their Spring Concert tonight, March 1st, at 7:00 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church on El Toro Rd. in Laguna Woods.  Admission is just $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.  We hope to see you there!

 

FALCON FOCUS INTERVENTION FOR MARCH

This month our Falcon Focus Intervention addresses the anxieties our students and staff are experiencing, due to recent events. The objective of this lesson is to recognize how we are feeling and identify coping strategies to use.  This week the student will bring home the worksheet from the lesson.  Please take some time and discuss the coping strategies they have identified.  Attached is a resource to help parents talk about tragedies and how to take care of yourself if you are feeling impacted by recent events.

 

PENNIES FOR PASTA

Start pinching your pennies! From March 5th - 16th AVMS students can help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) by bringing in money to their first period class and/or donating online. Every donation helps support research for a cure to blood cancers.

Classroom donations (not online) will be counted and the top 3 classes will win prizes:

 1st place class - Pasta Party from Olive Garden

 2nd place class - Pizza Party

 3rd place class - Popsicle Party

 

Click here for a digital flyer of all lunchtime activities that PAL will be hosting during the two week drive.

 

EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE AT ALISO NIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL

ANHS will be holding a presentation on Tuesday March 6th from 6:30-8:30. The topic of the presentation is on building coping strategies and emotional resilience to deal with anxiety and other overwhelming emotions. The presentation is open to parents and students of the community.

http://www.anhsptsa.org/uploads/2018_Mental_Health.jpeg

 

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT: California Healthy Youth Act

Parent Education Night regarding California Healthy Youth Act will be held on March 8 at 6pm in the MPR. Parents will be able to learn about how the District is implementing it.  Look forward to seeing you on MARCH 8 in the multipurpose room.

 

8TH GRADE PARENTS ONLY  

We have received many phone calls regarding elective descriptions for high school. Please go to http://anhs-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com and click the guidance home page.  You will find a link to the CUSD Course Catalog and beginning on page 203 you will find descriptions of the various electives offered at our high schools.  When you get a moment please take the time to review the entire course catalog because it will give you important information regarding high school requirements, A-G requirements and course descriptions in all subject areas.

 

TO:  PARENTS OF ALL CURRENT 8TH GRADERS -

That will be attending Aliso Niguel High School for the 2017-2018 School Year

Aliso Niguel High School will continue its Voluntary iPad Academy Pilot/Development program for the 2018-2019 school year. This program is completely voluntary and includes all of the content and curriculum that a student encounters in their regular classes.

In order to gauge interest in the program we need ALL parents of incoming freshman (current 8th graders) to fill out the survey, whether you plan on participating in the iPad program or not. If you have already done so (using a link in a flier from 8th grade parent night, a listserv email, or a Loop Mail) thank you. If not, please go to the following link: (use caps when indicated)

For Aliso Viejo Middle School go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WW6T6LX

Please complete the survey once for each student.

Thank you – Aliso Niguel High School Admin Team

 

3rd Quarter Progress Report Grades are available on the Parent Portal.  After logging in:

1. Click on Grades

2. Select Report Card History

3. Click on English or Spanish

Progress reports are issued to any student receiving a "D" or "F" academic grade or an “Unsatisfactory or Needs to Improve" in Citizenship or Work Habits.  

Teachers may send a "C" progress report for a student for whom this indicates a problem (at risk of dropping to a "D", or normally an "A" or "B" student who has dropped to a "C").

 

HOW TO STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOLS BEFORE IT HAPPENS

FOR PARENTS ONLY!  There will be a free meeting for parents only, on Tuesday, March 13th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Aliso Viejo Christian School.  Sergeant Clayton Cranford, Cyber Safety expert and former Orange County school threat assessment investigator, will share the warning signs of a person who is on the path to violence.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

 

PTSA NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR

DO YOU HAVE GREAT IDEAS TO IMPROVE AVMS FOR STUDENTS? ARE YOU SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET INVOLVED? DO YOU HAVE ONLY A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME TO OFFER?

You have an opportunity to shape the PTSA by finding qualified candidates for the board.   The nominating  committee needs three people to meet two times over the next three to four weeks to recruit the PTSA board for next year.  Fortunately, three people stepped forward at last night’s PTSA meeting to fill the positions of President, Secretary and Historian.  The only elected positions that  remain unfilled are Vice President, Treasurer, and Auditor.  We have three weeks to put together a slate of candidates.  If you can help out, or if you are interested in any of these board positions, please email Vanessa Leite at Vanessa.j.leite@live.com

 

CITY OF ALISO VIEJO SPRING RECREATIONAL CLASSES AND SUMMER CAMPS

The City of Aliso Viejo is excited to share with staff, parents, and students, an array of fun, educational, and enriching programs to be hosted by our wonderful schools!  Please click on the link below to review our guide of these classes:

http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018-AV-Spring-Brochure_med.pdf

 

ALISO NIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE CAMP

This year the  Aliso Niguel Theatre Company is hosting its very own theatre camp! This event will take place on March 3rd from 9am to 3pm for students in grades 5th through 8th. Experience a day filled with workshops that will cover all areas of theatre: acting, dancing, singing, tech, you name it! Donations are encouraged, but not required, and please bring a lunch. If $50 or more is donated, the participant will receive a free t-shirt! Remember, whether you have been doing theatre all of your life or you haven't at all, you are more than welcome. Join us in the theater at Aliso Niguel High School for a spectacular day.  Learn more and sign-up at www.AlisoNiguelTheatre.com  or directly through this link. https://docs.google.com/ …/1Mw_0FPZQDkiOTJ_qKWF-bK…/ viewform…

For parent inquiries, please email: mailto:martin.perez01@ hotmail.com

 

KONA ICE

Kona Ice will be at AVMS on Fridays after school.

 

ANHS MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFTING CAMP

Aliso Niguel High School will be holding a middle school lifting camp starting in February. Speed development, weight lifting, and conditioning will be emphasized to prepare middle school athletes for high school athletics.

Please register with the attached flyer.

 

 

6TH GRADE TEACHER NOMINATION ONLY

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST),is the highest award that a  Science or Mathematics (including Computer Science) teacher may receive in the United States.

The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by the White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The program identified outstanding Mathematics and Science (including Computer Science) teachers in the 50 states and the four U.S. jurisdictions.   

As the California PAEMST State Coordinator, I am asking that you nominate teacher(s) for this prestigious award.  Nominations can be submitted at the PAEMST Website.  Nominations are due before April 1, 2018.

 

Attached is a flyer to share with others.  

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

AVMS is still collecting Box Tops for Education through every student’s Social Science Class. The Box Tops that are turned in raise a lot of money for the Social Science Department at AVMS for much needed supplies and classroom items!  For every 10 Box Tops that are submitted, a student will receive a Front of the Line Pass!  They can be turned into their Social Science Class or the Front Office.

 


 

PAST BUT IMPORTANT NEWS

 

8TH GRADE YEARBOOK DEDICATION ADS

8th Grade Parents, the  deadline for purchasing an 8th Grade Yearbook Dedication Ad for your 8th grader is Friday, February 16th.  You can purchase an ad online at yearbooksonsale.com

 

FRIDAY FOCUS INTERVENTIONS

Dear Parents,

AVMS has started using the first Friday Falcon Focus of every month as a time to reflect and grow as a school community. We use this time to address common challenges going on at school and using collaborative discussions to come up with supports for all our students.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT ARRIVING TO SCHOOL EARLY

Aliso Middle School does not open for students until 8:15 am Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 9:15 am Thursdays.  Students are not to arrive on campus  

earlier than this.  Please do not drop off students before these times, there is no supervision available.  Zero period students are the only students allowed on campus early (7:30am).

 

HOMEWORK AND MATH SUPPORT

Before and after school homework club and math support classes are available.  Click on this link to see the full schedule.

 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP

Please remember when dropping off and picking up your students from AVMS to follow all posted traffic signs on Windsong.  There are often sheriff officers out giving tickets for those who do not.  Also, when entering the AVMS parking lot follow all one way arrows and stay with the flow of traffic.  Also, parents,  please do not stop in the middle of the road at the end of the cul de sac to allow your student to jump in the car!  We want all students and parents to be safe so please be considerate.  Click on this link to view map.

 

ALISO VIEJO MIDDLE SCHOOL

111 Park Avenue, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

(949) 831-2622

Absence/Sick Line (949) 716-8145

Principal: Cyndie Steinert

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Jacobson

School Website: http://avms-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/


 

CUSD DISTRICT NEWS

 

SCHOOL OF CHOICE DATES

The School of Choice Dates for the new school year, 2018-2019, will be from February 1st - March 2nd.  Please check the AVMS School Website under the Guidance Tab for more information.

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

 

MARCH

March 1           Choir Spring Concert - 7:00 p.m. - Geneva Presbyterian Church

March 5           Minimum Day for Students - Out at 12:52 p.m. - Teacher Focus Inservice

March 5-16      Pennies for Pasta Drive - PAL

March 7           GSA Monthly Meeting at Lunch - Room 203

March 12-16     Math Week

March 14          PI Day

March 16          PTSA General Meeting in Library - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

March 16          End of Third Quarter

 

APRIL

April 2-6           Spring Recess - No School

April 9              School Resumes

April 11            GSA Monthly Meeting at Lunch - Room 203

April 13            6th & 7th Grade Elective Registration Through Science Classes

April 16-20       Earth Week

April 19            AVMS Open House - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 20            Last Day to Pre-Order Yearbook

April 20            PTSA Board Meeting - Front Office Conference Room - 10:00-12:00pm

April 25, 26      Drama Performance - MPR

 

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

 

 


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