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Spanish Fork Junior High School Announcements

Spanish Fork Junior High School Announcements for 8/25/2016


Lobo Update 8/22/16

First Day of School
The first day of school is tomorrow, August 23rd. Please note that the first bell rings at 7:55am and classes will begin promptly at 8:00am.

School Community Council Elections.
SCC Elections will be held during the week of Aug. 29th - Sept. 2nd. There are 3 seats available for a 2 year term on the council. The ballots will be available at the desk in the front office, with the results being announced on Tuesday, Sept. 6th 2016. The candidates for the council are: Tamara Applegarth, Shannon Bennett, Amy Baum, Jami Branch, Marjorie Brown, LaDawna Cherepovich, Nicole Norris, Lauren Olsen, Rebecca Young. Stop into the front office beginning one week from today and take a minute to vote for 3 new members of the School Community Council.

PTA Volunteer Opportunities
There are many opportunities to Be Involved at SFJHS! In case you missed the sign-ups on Registration Day, volunteer opportunities on an as needed basis include:
• Monday Munchies – share treats with teachers and staff!
• Student activity chaperones – a great place for dads to be involved!
• Reflections – encourage interest in the arts!
• Book Fair (Sept, Feb) – encourage reading!
• Teacher dinners (Sept, Dec, Feb) – a welcome part of P/T Conferences for teachers!
• Teacher appreciation – a great way to say Thank You!
It’s not too late! A small $5 donation supports students. Please contact the SFJHS PTA at sfjhspta@gmail.com to become a member and/or to express interest and be contacted as such opportunities arise.

Picture Day is Friday!
SFJHS Picture Day is this Friday, August 26th. If you choose to purchase a picture package, you can either return the packet and money on Friday giving it directly to the photographers or you can preview package options and prepay online. Copy the SFJHS online code: spanishforkjrnebo16 and click here - https://store.bellphoto.com/ to order online. If you order online, your student DOESN’T need to bring a receipt on picture day. All students will have their picture taken whether or not you decide to purchase a picture package, so that it can be used for their student ID card and for the year book.

Attention Runners - Join Cross Country
Anyone interested in being part of Cross Country this fall is invited to attend an information meeting on Friday, August 26th in the Library directly after school at 2:45pm. All students are invited and encouraged to participate in cross country. Cross Country is open to all students, grades 7 through 9 and we would like to have a big team represent us each week in district meets.

Participate in Girls Tennis
There will be a girls tennis meeting in room 29 on Wednesday, August 24th right after school at 2:50pm. All paperwork will be given out and any questions answered. Tennis tryouts will begin on September 6th at 3:00pm at the tennis courts and practices will continue each day at this same time. If you have questions ask Sr. Moss in room 29.

Golf Team Tryouts
Do you know how to play golf and love it? If you have golf experience and are interested in playing competitively, sign up for golf tryouts now in the front office. Tryouts begin August 30th - Green Fees of $12 apply for tryouts only (without a Spanish Oaks Jr. Pass).

Physical Exams Required to Participate in Team Sports
Parents: Nebo School District has adopted a new practice this year regarding physical exams for athletes. They have always required each student to have a current physical exam before practicing and competing with the team. The change requires athletes who are trying out for a team to have a current exam prior to trying out for the team. Exams are valid for one year.

You’re Invited to Participate in Intramurals!
The SFJHS Intramural Program is a chance for students to play on and against teams from within our own school. We encourage all students, boys and girls grades 7-9 to participate in intramurals. Each intramural sport will last about two weeks and will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:45pm - 3:45pm unless otherwise specified. The first intramural sport this year is FLAG FOOTBALL! It will begin Tuesday, Aug 30th. Sign-up ahead of time with Mr. G. Johnson or Ms. Tingey or just come - meet on the football fields by the tennis courts.

Join Us for the Annual Fall Hike
The annual fall hike is scheduled for Friday, September 16th. We will be hiking Mt. Loafer. The hike is open to all students, 7th-9th grade, boy or girl. You will be required to pass an in school physical test as well as a written test to be able to participate. Dates of the tests will be sent out at a later time. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Coach Johnson.

Student Lunch Workers Needed
If you would like to help in the lunch room please contact any lunch worker in the cafeteria. All student lunch workers receive free lunch.

Upcoming SFJHS Activities:
· Aug 23 - First Day of School - First Bell Rings at 7:55a.m.
· Aug 23 - Picture Packets Sent Home with Students
· Aug 24 - Girls Tennis Meeting 2:50pm
· Aug 26 - Picture Day
· Aug 26 - Cross Country Information Meeting 2:45pm
· Aug 30 - Shakespeare Dance Team Auditions 2:50pm
· Aug 30 - Golf Team Tryouts 3:00pm
· Aug 31 - Intramural Flag Football Begins 2:45pm

Lobo Update 8/16/16

Parents, Students and Friends –

School Begins One Week from Today
The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 23rd. Please note that the first bell rings at 7:55am and classes will begin promptly at 8:00am. Also be aware that early out day has changed and school will release at 1:55pm on Mondays instead of Wednesdays in order to allow for teacher collaboration meetings. Tuesdays through Fridays the school day will be from 8:00am to 2:40pm.

7th Grade Day and SFJHS Open House – Monday, August 22nd
All 7th graders are invited to attend 7th Grade Orientation on Monday, August 22nd from 9:00-11:00am. 7th graders will have the opportunity to attend an orientation assembly, go to each of their classes, meet their teachers and practice opening their lockers. Busing will not be provided so please plan your own transportation as needed. Later that same day from 1:00-3:00pm there will be an Open House for students of all grades and their parents/guardians. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have.

Be a Part of PTA This Year
Come to the PTA table during the SFJHS 7th Grade Orientation and Open House on August 22nd if we missed you on registration day! Sign-ups will be available for various committees but if you aren't able to donate your time to a committee, your contribution of $5 cash or check (payable to SFJHS PTA) is a great help in our efforts to enhance the experiences of students and staff at SFJHS. We are also looking for a PTA member willing to coordinate our two Book Fairs this coming year. If interested, please see us at the PTA table or email us at sfjhspta@gmail.com.

SFHS Las Chalitas Jr. Drill Clinic
All Girls & Boys ages 3-12 (Boys Hip Hop Class) are invited to participate in the SFHS Las Chalitas Jr. Drill Clinic on August 29th through 31st from 3:30-4:40pm. The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Registration Options: Today, Aug. 16th 3-5 pm @ SFHS or Pay at SFHS finance office by Aug. 29th. For more information click here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jr-dill-clinic-tickets-26879363901 All participants will perform at the JV football game on September 1st and at a showcase that same evening!!

School Community Council
If you are a parent of a student at Spanish Fork Junior High and would like to serve on the School Community Council for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, contact Paul Barber at paul.barber@nebo.edu or by phone at 801-798- 4075. There are 3 open positions and the election will be held during the week of Aug. 29th - Sept. 2nd (If necessary). The council meeting schedule is currently the first Monday of the month at 12:00 noon.

Free/Reduced Lunch
Applications for free/reduced school lunch must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”. Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day.

Golf Team Tryouts
Do you know how to play golf and love it? If you have golf experience and are interested in playing competitively, sign up for golf tryouts now in the front office. Tryouts begin August 30th - Green Fees of $12 apply for tryouts only (without a Spanish Oaks Jr. Pass).

7th Grade Immunization Reminder
To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine and the Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster. Your student will not be able to attend 7th grade without the school having this information on file. Parents are asked to bring in or mail in a copy of the immunization document from the Health Department or doctor’s office as proof of required vaccinations.

Upcoming SFJHS Activities:
· Aug 22 - 7th Grade Orientation 9:00am - 11:00am
· Aug 22 - Open House 1:00pm - 3:00pm
· Aug 23 - First Day of School - First Bell Rings at 7:55a.m.
· Aug 23 - Picture Packets Sent Home with Students
· Aug 26 - Picture Day
· Aug 30 - Golf Team Tryouts