Student Climate / Bullying Survey – 10/8 + 9

On October 8th and 9th, we will administer a school climate survey to all Sutherland students.  The survey is produced by Safe Schools/Healthy Students of Albemarle/Charlottesville and is intended to identify students who may be victims of bullying as well as identify ways to improve overall school climate.  Participation in the survey is not mandatory – if you wish for your student not to participate, please notify the Sutherland Guidance Office in writing before the day of the survey.

SMS PTO PIZZA FUNDRAISER

Hi Parents,
Your child was given information this week for our pizza sale.  Please consider helping our school purchase some technology for each team by selling pizza kits.  This replaces the magazine sale of prior years. 
Orders are due 10/4
Delivery is on 10/23 4-7 pm
 
PIZZA!!!!    PIZZA!!!!    PIZZA!!!!
 
SMS PTO PIZZA FUNDRAISER
 
Sell our pizza kits and soft pretzels to family and friends – you could win a gift card!
Sell 20 or more items = entered to win a $100 Visa gift card
Sell 15 – 19 items = entered to win a $50 Visa gift card
Sell 10-14 items = entered to win a $25 gift card
Sell 3 items and earn a Hershey Bar
Please get involved and help us support our school and students!
 
Any questions can be sent to Melissa MacKnight mhmacknight@gmail.com

Sutherland PTO’s 3rd Annual Yard Sale – Help and Donations Needed!

REMINDER!!!

Event: Sutherland PTO’s 3rd Annual Yard Sale

Date: October 12th

Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Place: Sutherland Middle School cafeteria

YARD SALE DONATIONS NEEDED!!

Start cleaning out your closets, attics, garages, etc. Your “junk” may be another person’s treasure! Please consider donating new or gently used items to our yard sale on the drop off date: Friday, October 11th from 5-9 PM.

Suggested items for our yard sale include, but are not limited to: Clothes, shoes, bikes, books, toys, furniture, electronics, jewelry, costumes, housewares ,etc.

Comments, questions, concerns?

Interested in volunteering? Students in need of community service hours welcome!

Baked goods needed for our bake sale! Sign up genius coming out soon!

Please contact: Yard Sale Co-Chairs:

Carolyn Smith- CarolynMomof3@aol.com

Lynette Sanford- sanfordlynette@yahoo.com

Writer’s Eye Contest – Creative Writing Contest

Dear Parents,
 
The Writer’s Eye fieldtrip will be on October 10th.  Any student interested in creative writing is encouraged to participate in this event.
 
For those of you that may be new to our area, every year the UVA Art Museum holds a writing competition open to students and adults.  They pre-select works of art from their current exhibit and provide tours for interested participants.  Students participating in the fieldtrip will go on one of these docent led tours.  Then the students select a particular work of art as inspiration for a story or poem.  Guidelines are given to the students for how to go about this during the tour. Your child turns their writing entry into me, and I will make sure these entries get to the museum by the deadline, November 22nd.  For more information please see
 
 
If your child is interested in participating in this event, they need to stop by room D3 and pick up an application form.  The form and bus fee are due to me by October 4th.
 
Thank you,
Diana McCullough
Gifted Resource
Sutherland Middle School
434-975-0599

PTO Meeting – Monday, 9/23 – 7:00 – Please Join Us!

SMS PTO MEETING
Monday, September 23, 2013
7:00 pm
SMS LIBRARY
 
 
Please join us for the first SMS PTO of the 2013-2014 school year!
 
We will hear from Mr. Rogers regarding the interdisciplinary instruction goals for each grade and discuss the PTO’s activities for the year.

Parents – Want to Help Sutherland Improve Our Program? Join the School Improvement Team

We are ready to set goals and strategies for improving the structure and performance of SMS for this year and looking ahead to next year.  If you would like to be a part of the parent-teacher team that studies our academic and social performance and helps plan for the coming years, please reply to this e-mail or to drogers@k12albemarle.org .

Joining us basically commits you to reviewing quarterly reports and discussing what we can do to make our program even more effective.

Thanks!  Sincerely,

Dave Rogers

Sutherland PTO 3rd Annual Yard Sale: Donations Needed!

Event: Sutherland PTO’s 3rd Annual Yard Sale

Date: October 12th

Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Place: Sutherland Middle School cafeteria

 

YARD SALE DONATIONS NEEDED!!

Start cleaning out your closets, attics, garages, etc. Your “junk” may be another person’s treasure! Please consider donating new or gently used items to our yard sale on the drop off date: Friday, October 11th from 5-9 PM.

Suggested items for our yard sale include, but are not limited to: Clothes, shoes, bikes, books, toys, furniture, electronics, jewelry, costumes, housewares ,etc.

 

 

Comments, questions, concerns?

Interested in volunteering? Students in need of community service hours welcome!

Baked goods needed for our bake sale! Sign up genius coming out soon!

Please contact: Yard Sale Co-Chairs:

Carolyn Smith- CarolynMomof3@aol.com

Lynette Sanford- sanfordlynette@yahoo.com

PTO Fundraiser – Attractions Dining Guide

Hi Everyone,
The Sutherland PTO is once again selling the Attractions Dining Guide as a fundraiser.  Each book costs $25.00 and our school will get to keep between $10.00 and $12.50 per book.  These books are loaded with valuable coupons (please see the list below) and can easily pay for themselves after just a few uses.  They are wonderful to keep in your car, office or home and include coupons for places that we all patronize on a regular basis.
To purchase one, you may either complete the form below including your child’s name, grade and homeroom and drop in the Attractions Dining box in the office along with a check ( SMS PTO) or go to www.attractionsbook.com and pay via the EZ pay system using the username SUTHERLAND (we will be notified of your payment).  The coupon book will be sent home with your child via their backpack within a few days.  If you wish to take advantage of the buy 5 get one free promotion, they must be paid for via the EZ pay.
Please contact Melissa MacKnight at mhmacknight@gmail.com if you have any questions.  I encourage you to help us make a difference in our school by providing some extras for the students and staff!
Thanks so much,
Melissa MacKnight
Sutherland PTO, President

Back-To-School Night, 9/12!

Dear Sutherland Families,

Please join us on Thursday, September 12 for Back-to-School at Sutherland. There will be a meeting at 6:30 in the Media Center with Mrs. McCullough with information about the Gateway Program and opportunities for students to participate in learning extensions this year followed by the general meeting in the gym for all parents at 7:00 and a chance to meet your children’s teachers and hear about classes.

One very important change in our calendar is that we are postponing our September 19 parent conference night to October 17.  We will still hold parent conferences on September 26 as originally announced. 

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday, September 12!!

Sincerely,

The Sutherland Faculty