Next Week’s Events at Sutherland

Next Weeks’ Events at Sutherland

Monday, November 18th

Flag Football Begins

Thursday, November 21st

Make- Up Pictures – 9:00

Cornhole Tournament – 4:00p – 6:00p

Friday, November 22nd

ICA – 3:00p – 4:00p

Monday, November 25th

8th Grade field trip @ Paramount – live production of “Fahrenheit 451” 9:15a – 2:00p

Tuesday, November 26th

Wednesday, November 27th, Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th

Happy Thanksgiving Break !!!!!





REMINDER! SMS PTO MEETING, Monday, 11/18 at 7pm

Monday 11/18/13, 7pm SMS Library
Lisa Wright, SMS Guidance, will be discussing class selection with regards to the transition to high school.
Jim Foley, Transportation, will be reviewing the bus loop safety and the inclement weather information.
PTO will be recapping the fundraising efforts and reviewing grant money proposals.
Hope to see you!

PE Notes – Challenge

Dear Parent and Students,
     In PE class tomorrow, 11/14,  we are participating in the Guinness World Book record challenge for  “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.”    This is taking place all over the world.    Visit the website below to see more information and see some amazing videos.    Students can look at the website that evening and see all the countries and locations that participated.   The goal is 500,000 stackers all over the world.
     We are also making it an event to help the SPCA.   We’ve asking students to look around their homes and bring in an item that the SPCA could use.   No need to go and purchase something just see if you have any of these items listed below that you don’t need and bring it to the gym.   
      This correlates to our 8th grade mental health unit we just completed on how helping others makes us feel good about ourselves.    We know the 6th and 7th can benefit from that too!
Thanks for your help!,
Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Shiflett
All kinds of dog and cat toys – especially cat wands
Scrub brushes
Dryer sheets to control static (Bounce, etc.)
Dog treats (raw hides, pig ears, etc.)
Cat treats – small packages
Dish detergent
Easy-walker harnesses
Hard rubber chew toys
Latex exam gloves (all sizes)
Carefresh shavings
Paper towels
White Copy Paper
·  Non-clumping or regular cat litter
·  Non-seafood or fish wet canned food for kittens/cats
·  Spray bottles (32 oz.)
·  6 foot leashes
·  Bleach (1 gal.)
·  Canned Dog Food
small towels and blankets

Community Discussion: How Would You Design Sutherland for 21st Century Learning?

Dear Sutherland Families,
Please plan to join us in the first of a series of planning sessions
to explore and determine what changes in our instruction, organization and design would support
the most effective ways for preparing your children for the greatest success in high school and beyond:
Thursday evening, November 14th,
SMS Media Center
You may wish to review the documents about the School Division’s goals
and lifelong learning skills listed at the following link:
We would recommend Horizon 2020 Summary, Lifelong Learning, Board Priorities, and Goal and Objectives.  This could help you generate ideas and questions. 
We hope you will join us and help us design the best program possible.
Dave Rogers and Tracey Saxon

Sutherland Cheerleading Interest Meeting

Sutherland Cheerleading Interest Meeting
“A meeting for all girls and boys, sixth through eighth grades, will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 14 from 4:15 to 5:15.  If you are interested in participating, you should attend this meeting.  We will go over the goals and expectations, distribute relative paperwork, and gauge interest for determining how to proceed with building a team.
Additional questions can be sent to Meredith Lawrence at”

Meredith Lawrence

Flag Football Registration for Boys and Girls

It’s time to register for Sutherland Flag Football after school for all boys and girls that are interested.

Registration forms can be found on the Albemarle County Parks and Rec Website,
and are also available on the table by the gathering area at school.
It begins on Mon Nov 18th and pick up time is 5:15.  Registration forms are due by this Friday Nov 15th.
The Cost is $25 payable to Albemarle County and is sponsored by Albemarle Parks and Rec.    Return forms to Ms. Davis or ask the office put them in her mailbox.
Flag football is for boys and girls and teams will be co-ed.    Teams will be decided on the first day and then we plays games against each other on the rest of the days.   It will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays.  More information can be found on the registration form.  

Parent Survey for School Improvement Correction!

Parent Survey for School Improvement Plan:
We accidentally posted the survey for staff on our parent website! 
If you completed the parent survey before 4:45 today (Friday 11/8) we ask that you revisit the school webpage and take the actual parent survey! 
Thank you so much for your help and we apologize for any inconvenience.  The survey will remain open until next Friday at noon!

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Monday, November 11th

Spirit Week – Crazy Hat and Hair Day

Environmental Science Academy Information Session @ WAHS 6:00p – 7:00p

Tuesday, November 12th

Spirit Day – Dorky Day (Dress Goofy)

Health / Medical Science Academy Open House @ MOHS 5:00p – 6:30p

Wednesday, November 13th

Spirit Week – Pajama Day

Thursday, November 14th

Spirit Week – Wacky-Tacky Day

On The Horizon – Community Discussion of Superintendent and School Board Goals and School programs and structures to support them @ SMS 7:00p – 8:00p

Friday, November 15th

Spirit Day – Dress to Impress Day

SMS School Dance 4:00p – 6:00p

Saturday, November 16th

Robotics Tournament @ JMU all day