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The Baker Blast September 21, 2019

Above: The Baker Counselors visited Mrs. Taylor's ELA class with our therapy dog Addison. The students engaged in a non-sequential circle discussing the benefits of having a therapy dog in the building. Students also had the opportunity to practice reading to Addison. It is nice having a reading partner who loves to listen and does not judge.

Activities Calendar

Curriculum Night/Open House

We would like to thank all of the parents who attended our annual Curriculum Night/Open House on Thursday evening. We appreciate your interest in our instructional program and look forward to strengthening our partnership to make this an amazing school year.

Curriculum Night/Open House Fall Parent Perception Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Baker Middle School is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take time to complete this survey. You may access the survey by clicking on the link below.

PTO Color Run

October 2nd, 2019

Collections Deadline: Sunday, September 22nd

Click on the link above and register today!

The students of Baker Middle School will host the inaugural community wide Color Run by Get Active Fundraising on October 2nd, 2019 after school to raise money.

The Color Run is an untimed 1.5 Mile walk & 2 Mile run for all ages and fitness abilities. Walk, jog, or run to the finish line! Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience.” This event is fun for all ages and a great way to make running fun and exciting! Additionally, during the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

“Rather than sell goods, we want to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to encourage a life-long healthy way of living,” says Tara Colussi, Baker Middle School PTO President. Participants that register by 9/22/19 will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet.

You can sign up for the run by visiting secure.getactivefundraising.com and searching for your event or by completing a paper registration form. Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a great way to promote for any business and support your community. Please contact the event organizer for more information.

This Week at Baker

Free & Reduced Lunch Application Deadline

Your child’s application is only good for the last school year and for the first few days of this school year through Wednesday, October 9th. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals as of Wednesday, October 9th. Application forms can be picked up in the main office.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip

February 14 -18, 2020

For additional information and questions please contact Contact - Mr. MacIntosh - zmacintosh@troy.k12.mi.us

Counseling Resources

Suicide Prevention & Intervention

ACT Cards

The Troy School District is doing many things to address social-emotional needs. One initiative is providing every secondary student with a resource card and crisis information. This is called an ACT card (A=Acknowledge, C=Care, T=Tell). As part of the district-wide crisis prevention initiative, students will receive a pocket-sized “ACT Card.”

The card helps students know what to do if they notice signs of a serious issue either with themselves or with a friend. Students are asked to identify two trusted adults (one in school and one outside of school) that they feel comfortable going to in a serious situation. The back of the card provides phone, text and web resources for free and confidential crisis support.

The Baker Counseling Department will visit all 6th, 7th and 8th grade science classes in the upcoming weeks to introduce themselves to students and help students understand the role of the school counselor.

Counselor Classroom Visit Dates

  • September 25th, 8th grade Science Classes
  • October 2nd, 7th grade Science Classes
  • October 4th, 6th grade Science Classes

Topics covered:

  • The role of a counselor/social worker
  • Confidentiality
  • School resources

ACT cards

  • Signs of crisis
  • Validating others
  • Getting help
  • Emergency situations

Situational practice

The Baker Middle School Parent/Teacher Organization provides comprehensive services and support to students, parents and teachers to enhance the learning environment and experience. They provide support and funding for activities within Baker, TSD and the Troy community. If you would like to learn more information about the PTO and how you can get involved, feel free to join us for one of the PTO Board Meetings.

PTO Board Meeting Dates

  • Monday 9/23
  • Monday 10/28
  • Monday 11/25
  • Monday 1/27
  • Monday 2/24
  • Monday 3/23
  • Monday 4/27
  • Monday 5/18

The Bobshop

Hello and welcome to the Baker Bob Shop!! We really appreciate you signing up to volunteer. The shift runs every school day from 11:15am - 1:00pm. On these days we need one Shop Keeper, with the exception of Tuesdays and Fridays. These are Candy Days and usually very busy, so we ask for two Shop Keepers.

Don't worry if you have not volunteered in the past. There are directions in the Bob Shop, and Jennifer Molotky is there most days as a noon aide. She is overseeing the Bob Shop this year and is happy to help anyone who needs it!

Please review the slots using the link below and sign up where you can. Be mindful to let everyone have a chance to take a spot so as to be fair. Again, we really appreciate your willingness to help out and have fun Shop Keepers!! Feel free to email or text me any questions.

Kristin Kennaugh

Troy Food Service is Hiring!

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by Chartwells, is seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies within the Food Service Department that are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be available! Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day, but will vary depending on the vacancy. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! Come join our Food Service Staff by calling 248-823-5089, or please email us at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us.

Interscholastic Sports

Girls Basketball

The 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams had their first game Tuesday, September 17th. They travelled to Van Hoosen and experienced tough road losses. They played hard and will look to get their first win Monday, September 23rd against Rochester West.

Football

The football team has one more week before their season opener. The count down is on and we are looking forward to getting things started. Go Bobcats!

Green Team

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is looking to add 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to the team. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mrs. Herberholz in room 104 or email her at JHerberholz@troy.k12.mi.us.

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