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Weekly Update (Week of March 18)

Here are the Updates for the Week

Schools across South Carolina will recognize SC Day on Monday.

Students and staff are encouraged to support Inclusion Week! Inclusion is a word that means that everyone gets a chance to be a part of the group or team.
Monday: Be a Hero for Project Unify - Wear a Superhero shirt! Bring a $1 to play Pin the Cape on a Hero at lunch.
Tuesday: Put a "Cap" on using the "R" word, wear a Ball Cap. Play Hat Toss for $1 at lunch.
Wednesday: Respect is timeless. Dress from any Decade. Bring a $1 to play Cap Stacking in the cafeteria.
Thursday: World Down Syndrome Day - Wear Wacky Socks & show your support of everyone’s uniquesnesses. Bring $1 for Ball Toss. Unify School Dance.
Friday: Be a Team Player. Wear your Favorite Team Sport Jersey. Bring $1 to play cornhole at lunch.

Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) conferences will continue this week. Please make sure to be on time for your appointment. Course catalogs can be found on our website.

Release Time will meet on Monday during each grade level’s first related arts period. As a reminder, the last session for Release Time will be on March 25.

Intramurals will continue for grade this week. Schedule: 3/18  Bates vs Rubin & 3/19 Baker vs KC

MathCounts will meet on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Best of luck to our Spring Sports teams as they take on Riverside MS (Home) on Monday, with Soccer on Tuesday and Northwood MS on Thursday (Away)! 

Student Book Club will meet on Wednesday at 7:45 AM in the media center.

The End of the Quarter is on Thursday. Report Cards will be distributed on April 2.

There will be a Rambassador Meeting on Thursday at 7:45 AM in the media center.

Student Council will host a Unify School Dance on Thursday from 3:15-5:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased on Thursday for $4 or at the door for $5.

Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM in the media center.

GMA Honors Choir will meet on the stage Friday morning at 8:00 AM.

As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy. Let’s have a great week!

REMINDERS & REQUESTS:

ARMES Nominations Open -  ARMES (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools) is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 3rd through 8th grade who live in Greenville County. Instructional classes in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Strings and Visual Arts are offered after-school at the Fine Arts Center. Current 2nd through 7th grade students may be nominated by any teacher, parent or other advocate. Students must have an online nomination form completed by April 11, 2019 in order to be eligible for the program. Once the nomination is submitted, the nominator will receive an email confirmation. To apply to the A.R.M.E.S. program or for more information, please visit www.armesprogram.com.

Students have missed three days so far this school year due to inclement weather.  As per the calendar, students and staff will make up these days on Friday, March 22, Monday, March 25, and Monday, April 22.

Spring Break will be held Monday, April 15-Friday, April 19.

JUST FOR PARENTS:

Tdap Blast for Parents of 6th Graders - South Carolina state law requires that all 7th graders must have their Tdap vaccination, or religious exemption,  in order to attend public school. Over 80% of our current registered 6th grade students at GMA do not have their Tdap vaccination on record at school. Please send in any certificate to the school if it shows that your child has had the Tdap vaccine already. If your child has not had the Tdap vaccine, please schedule with your doctor or walk-in clinic and bring the completed certificate into school as soon as possible.  Please do not wait to complete this requirement.  Your child will not be allowed to start their first day of 7th grade until the school has the correct immunization form on record in school.

2019-2020 District Calendar  - https://indd.adobe.com/view/e86b28e0-4c4e-42fd-b636-bcb1c86d9ff7  


Donors Choose

Donors Choose is a nonprofit corporation that assists our teachers and classrooms by funding their projects. Please select a project and show your support by donating for our student's benefit. 

Mrs. Hasenkamp has posted a new project for her students, Finding Our Voices. She is asking for a class set of the nonfiction book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. This classroom set of books will enhance the print-rich for her diverse students. 

Mrs. Uria has  a project, Every Language Creates in Color. This project request supplies for students colorful supplies to be creative in their writing!

Thanks for supporting our students and teachers through Donors Choose!

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