Friday Message

Happy Friday, Sharks!

A short message today as the students are not here. It has been an exciting week here at Sutherland with a few isolated incidents that have complicated the day. The main ones being the misfires from the fire alarm system that caused two interruptions. The great thing that came from this was that the students, amid the chaos of an alarm going off during lunch and recess, did a great job. Everyone was quickly accounted for. The biggest complaint was that the first alarm happened on picture day, and the cooler Autumn-like weather had departed, so some students may look a bit “shiny” in their photos.

Coming up next week, we have our first ICA schedule next Friday. For those who are new, we run a shortened class schedule to allow for an hour-long clubs/recess period at the end of the day from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Students have signed up online for an activity during that time period. It is always good to remember if you come to pick your child up on Friday between 3 – 4, you will want to leave some extra time for us to get your child as many are outside at the lower fields playing soccer, kickball, or ultimate Frisbee. More details below.

If you have not done so already, please make sure you visit the SMS website to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences.

Have a great (longer) weekend, folks!

Next Week @ SMS: BOOK FAIR WEEK all week.
Monday, September 25th: Teal Day
Lock Down drill

Tuesday, September 26th: Black Day

Wednesday, September 27th: Teal Day
6th Grade AVID trip
YWLP Dinner

Thursday, September 28th: Black Day

Friday, September 29th: Teal Day
ICA Day / ICA Schedule
8th grade Band to AHS for football game

News from SMS:

  1. SMS Book Fairwill be up and running next week. Students received brochures and a letter to parents with more information on Thursday, 9/21, during CHOMP—including how to find our online Book Fair: .

Next week, all students will come to the Book Fair one day during their Language Arts class, beginning with 6th graders and Mrs. Parmiter’s classes on Monday and/or Tuesday. We will have two bonus times as well so family members can visit. Wednesday morning we’ll open at 8:30 AM and Friday after school we’ll stay open from 4 – 6 PM. Hope to see you soon at the Book Fair!

  1. Once a month, SMS has an ICA Day when the kids can sign up to do fun activities for the last hour of the day.  The first one will be Friday 9/29/17.  At the beginning of the ICA period, concessions are sold from snack carts in each grade’s hallway. Each item is $1.50 and the kids will need to bring money if they would like to purchase snacks.  This is a fundraiser for supplies needed for ICA crafts and activities. We need volunteers to help out with selling these snacks.  It’s a quick, easy way to help the school (usually about 45 minutes or less.)   Please click here  if you’d like to sign up.    If  you have any questions please contact Amy Dolak at  Thanks!