Friday Message

Happy Friday, Sharks!

Happy Groundhog Day! Looks like Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, so the winter will continue on. We had an outstanding week here at Sutherland. The second semester is now underway. No snow has interrupted the flow of things, so folks are settling back into the routine. The highlight of the week was definitely the 6th grade band concert on Wednesday night. With our largest 6th grade band group ever, Mr. Gregg somehow found room enough on the stage to showcase how far our sixth graders have come in just under five months.  There were solos, there was some improvisation, and there were a few squeaky reeds. It was great to see the students have fun while putting on a great show. I am sure Dairy Queen was ill prepared for the crowd that showed up around 8:15 PM that evening. Great job to all involved!

Coming up next week, we have a Band Boosters meeting on Tuesday, a PTO meeting Wednesday evening, and an ICA day on Friday. Monday afternoon, over at Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building, will be the division Spelling Bee where the various school winners will face off. Good luck to our Sutherland champion. Don’t forget, Q2 and Semester 1 grades are all now live on Parent Portal for viewing. That is all for today. I plan on heading home and watching a certain Bill Murray movie for the 200th time while annoying my family by quoting the movie over and over. Bing! Happy Groundhog Day!

Next Week @ SMS:
Monday, February 5th: Teal Day
Division Spelling Bee @ 4:30 PM (Location: County Office Building)
Tuesday, February 6th: Black Day
Band Boosters meeting @ 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 7th: Teal Day
PTO Meeting @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 8th: Black Day
Friday, February 9th: Teal Day

News from SMS:

We could really use some volunteers to help sell snacks at the beginning of the ICA period next Friday.  Please consider volunteering if you’re able to help, it’s quick and easy!  (usually about 45 minutes or less.)  Please click here  if you’d like to sign up.  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.  Next week it will be on Friday  2/9/18.  At the start 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 fundraiser helps purchase supplies needed for ICA crafts and activities.     If you have any questions please contact Amy Dolak at  Thanks!

SCA is currently running its annual Scavenger Hunt. Please send in any of the following items to help local organizations. Please make sure your student’s name is on the bag so they can earn prizes. We help several organizations in the community so thank you for your support.

*food – cereal, pasta, canned vegetables or soup, noodles or rice

*hats, gloves, coats

*box of tissues


*dog or cat food, treats or toys

*paper towels

*cat litter

*box tops

*soda can tops

*25 pennies

*6 quarters

*bundles of 10 pencils

*dry erase markers

*gently worn pair of shoes

February is also BOX TOP month. Please send in your box tops to the main office. We are collecting Box Tops through February 23rd