East Millbrook Is…
East Millbrook Magnet Middle School offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the A+ Creative Arts program. These magnet programs provide students with a comprehensive, inquiry-based education focusing on the Common Core State Standards, with an equal emphasis on the study of the eight academic subjects that are thematically linked with an arts-integration component. The approach combines knowledge and application with critical thinking through the use of integrated arts and thematic units built around the International Baccalaureate Programme’s Five Areas of Interaction (Community Service, Environments, Human Ingenuity, Approaches to Learning, Health/Social Education) students attain a global, realistic education emphasizing learning that extends beyond the textbook covers.
NEW: Revised Cookie Dough Pick-Up Date and Times
Cookie dough orders can be picked up on Monday, December 16th, from 1:45 – 3:00 PM in the cafeteria.
Basketball This Week
The basketball teams will have home games against Zebulon on Monday, December 9. They will travel to Wendell on Thursday, December 12. The girls’ games start at 4 with the boys’ game immediately afterwards.
PTSA Needs Volunteers – Thurs Dec 12
The PTSA is sponsoring a teacher appreciation luncheon for the staff on Thursday, December 12. The lunch is being catered, but the PTSA needs volunteers to help set-up and take-down. If you are available to help, please use the Sign-up Genius hotlink in this week’s e-blast (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E45AEA62CABFE3-teachers) for times.
PTSA Cookie Exchange
- Want to help the PTSA spread some holiday cheer? Please send in some tasty treats for EMMMS’s 2nd Annual Fabulous Cookie Exchange, brought to you by your PTSA. We are asking parents to “gift” teachers and staff with home-baked (or store bought) treats. (These could be cookies or other tasty treats) Our goal is to have at least 200 dozen treats for our faculty and staff to collect and take home right before the holiday break! Please send at least a dozen treats (or more!!) to school on the morning of Wednesday, December 11. Please label your container with the number of cookies you have sent in so we can quickly calculate how many cookies each teacher may choose. For your convenience, PTSA will have volunteers on-hand at the Car Pool Line and Bus Loading Zone to collect your cookies on Wednesday, December 11. Thank you for your generous support! Let’s show our EMMMS staff how much we appreciate them this holiday season!!! We want them to SWAP til they DROP!!! To better gauge the number of cookies we expect to receive, please indicate your participation by logging on to the Sign-Up Genius Page that has been set up. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D49A5AE1-cookies
Congrats to EMMMS Students
Congratulations to All-American Scholars, Branden Pierce and Alex Santiago from the Junior Midget Red North Raleigh Bulldogs for winning the Mid South Regional Championship in Pop Warner football. They will be competing in the Pop Warner Superbowl in Disneyworld beginning this weekend.
Congratulations to 8th grader Harrison Hemric who was the top individual seller in the PTSA coupon book fundraiser. Harrison received a fifty dollar iTunes gift card–Way to go Harrison!
Scholastic Book Fair Success!
Thanks to everyone who supported our recent Scholastic Book Fair. It was an overwhelming success. A special thanks to the PTSA who provided volunteers to run the fair. The total sales were $3,681. The PTSA took the profits as 190 new books for our media center collection.
Progress Reports and Assignment Strips Distributed Dec. 6
Progress reports were distributed on Friday, December 6. Each student should have received one progress report from their 2nd period teacher containing their current grade in all 7 of their classes.
Assignments strips were also distributed through 2nd period on Friday, December 6. This shows the school to which your student is assigned next year. Please make sure you ask your student for their progress report and assignment strip.
Thank You to Body of Christ
We would like to thank Body of Christ Church, located just down the street from our school, for supporting 12 of our families during Thanksgiving. Each of these families received enough food from the church that they were able to have a complete Thanksgiving meal. We are grateful for the support of Body of Christ Church and all our community partners who support our school.
Congratulations Orchestra Students!
Congratulations to Claudia Money and Paris Geolas for their performance in the 2013 NCMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival held at East Carolina University this past Saturday. Their performance earned a Superior Rating, the highest rating possible. Claudia is a violinist and Paris is a cellist in the EMMMS Advanced Orchestra. Congratulations to these students…keep up the great work!!!
Coats for Children Campaign
East Millbrook is joining WRAL’s Coats for the Children campaign starting November 25 and ending December 17. New coats and clean, gently used coats are welcome. In addition, we will accept new, unwrapped toys to be used for holiday gifts. All donations will benefit the Salvation Army outreach to the community. Donations can be placed in the container inside the Student Services office. Students may sign for 1 community service credit for their donation.
Parent Portal Reminder
Do you want to be able to keep up with your child’s grades, attendance and discipline throughout the year instead of having to wait on a report card or contact from a teacher? Then you need a Parent Portal account. Forms are available in the main office or on the website.
NJHS and Student Council Food Drive
National Junior Honor Society and Student Council are sponsoring a Food Drive from Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, December 13. Please donate non-perishable food items to the bins in the Main Office Area. Thank you for helping us support our community!
East Millbrook is now on Twitter! We are Daring to Grow by exploring how to use this technology to keep our parents and community more informed. You can follow us at EMMMSCougars.
Teacher of the Year – Ms. Penny Smith
Congratulations to Ms. Penny Smith, one of our wonderful Career and Technical Education teachers, who this week was voted the 2013 Teacher of the Year by our faculty and staff. Way to go Ms. Smith!
Box Tops are paying off for PTSA!
Help our school earn cash and merchandise by participating in the Box Tops program! Just clip box tops from hundreds of products and then send them to school. The PTSA will sort them and submit them so that our school receives credit. Box tops can be turned in throughout the year. For a list of eligible products visit: www.boxtops4education.com. Box tops can be turned in to the main office or given to any teacher.
The PTSA would like to thank everyone who recently sent in Box Tops. 1,256 Box Tops were submitted which means that the PTSA will receive $125.60 in return! Please continue to submit your box tops. The next turn-in date is not for several months, but we will accept box tops throughout the year. They can be given to any teacher or dropped off in the main office.