Friday Message

Happy Friday, Sharks!

What an awesome week here at Sutherland. We had a lot of excitement in the air today as it was our first ICA day of the year. I posted a few of those pictures on Twitter if you follow the feed. Throughout the week, students have been working on the 8th grade cardboard arcade, attending the SMS Book Fair, working on class projects, and generally having fun. As some of you may have noticed, we have decided to delay Autumn and allow the summer-like weather to stick around. With PE and a lot of outdoor activities going on, a friendly request to make sure students bring a change of clothes on PE days would be most appreciated. Ah, middle school!

Coming up next week, we have a lot of after school items. Our Boys’ and Girls’ basketball games start next week, we have a PTO meeting, Band Boosters, and Parent/Teacher Conferences starting at 4:30 on Thursday. There are still spots available if you have not signed up for conferences yet. The link can be found on the SMS website under “ANNOUNCEMENTS”. Friday will be the big day for the 8th grade geometry students as the students from Hollymead come to visit the cardboard arcade the students here have created. It is always great when we get one of our feeder schools to interact with our Sharks.

If you happen to go to the AHS football game tonight, cheer on our 8th grade Band students who will perform during the game.

Have a terrific weekend and on with the news!

Next Week @ SMS:

Monday, October 2nd: Black Day

Tuesday, October 3rd: Teal Day
5:00 – 8:00 PM: Girls’ basketball game @ Walton Middle School
6:30 – 7:30PM: Band Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, October 4th: Black Day
8th Grade AVID Field Trip to JMU
5:00 – 8:00 PM: Boys’ basketball game @ Burley Middle School
7:00 PM: PTO Meeting

Thursday, October 5th: Teal Day
4:30 – 8:00 PM: Parent/Teacher Conferences – Round 1

Friday, October 6th: Black Day
Morning: 8th grade Cardboard Arcade
News from SMS:

  1. Don’t forget to order your attractions books.  You can order online at com/pay.  The EZPAY code is Sutherland.  Each book is $25 and contains thousands of dollars of savings.
  2. Sutherland’s Book Fair in the library is open till 6:00 p.m. today, our last day in the library! Please enter through the doors by the office. If you miss the physical fair, the online fair is still open until the end of next week. Find it at .
  3. Starting next week SCA will be collecting BOX TOPS through October 25th. Please send in your box tops!