Friday Message

Happy Friday, Sharks!

An outstanding week here at SMS. We had a lot of activity to keep our students engaged. Monday was the Division-wide Spelling Bee. Our student did a terrific job and placed in top levels. Thursday, we had two different fine art events. The whole school got to enjoy the 8th Grade and Jazz Bands perform a terrific show. Later in the day, our sixth grade Strings students ventured forth to MHS for the All-County Orchestra event. Continuing the fine-arts themed week, a reminder we have the Band Coffee House tonight starting at 6:30 PM.

Coming up next week, a reminder that Monday is now a normal school day to make up for one of our snow days. The big event will be the Carnival on Friday starting at 6:00 PM. Short and sweet today as the day has almost escaped me. We hope you have a terrific weekend!

Next Week @ SMS:

Monday, February 19th: Black Day
Tuesday, February 20th: Teal Day
Wednesday, February 21st: Black Day
Thursday, February 22nd: Teal Day
Friday, February 23rd: Black Day
6:00 – 9:00 PM: SMS Carnival

News from SMS:

  1. BOX TOPS are wanted! Please have your student bring in Box Tops by Friday, February 23rd. SCA is collecting Box Tops and we appreciate all donations.
  2. Please check with your students about any overdue Sutherland Library books—they’d have email about these. Books overdue or money owed from Jan. 23rd and before can prevent a student from attending Carnival. All students with overdue books have received multiple notices since the first semester’s end in their gmail accounts, with the most recent one having been sent on Thursday, Feb. 15. Thank you for your help in maintaining the library’s collection. Ms. Washko
    The Sutherland Carnival is slated for NEXT FRIDAY, and we need YOUR help in all areas, particularly with Security posts and supervision the Gym Area. PLEASE go on the Sign-up Genie link and sign up for a slot this weekend! This event IS the service project for the AHS Honor Society students every year, and they do a GREAT JOB, but they can’t do it all and we need parent support! The success of this annual event is truly attributable to the support of our teachers and staff, parents, and the AHS Honor Society students, who all work together to ensure that our students have an evening of fun. We can use your help in any area and timeframe that you are able to give us!

The Carnival Brochure and guest registration form are on the school website.

On Monday, students will be given a brochure during their Chomp class. Additional copies will be available in the main office, as well. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE CARNIVAL! For general carnival questions, please contact the Carnival Chairperson, Gayle Rainey, at
PARENT VOLUNTEER questions should go to Mary Beth Rogers at
Sign Up Genie Link: