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Amity Middle School December 2020

Parent/Student Information

Mr. McShane will be hosting Google Meets for parents by grade level in the coming days. Please be on a look out for an email invite from Miss Brenda to access these meets. This will be a great time to ask questions regarding school year, what works and doesn't work, etc.

*Winter Break will be December 18th through January 3rd* Classes will resume January 4th.

Parents & Students: If your student has a school chrome book signed out to them during our distance learning, please remember to pick the chrome book up by the base, not the screen. We have been noticing some chrome books coming back with broken screens from being carried incorrectly.

Miss picture day? No worries! Retakes will be January 7th!

Yearbook needs your help! They are currently asking for any sporting event photos, distance learning photos, Halloween photos and Virtual Spirit Week photos that your child has done since the start of this school year. Please email your photos, with a label of what it is (i.e. Flag football, distance learning, spirit week) to ams.sign@amity.k12.or.us. If you have any questions, please email Reg McShane at reg.mcshane@amity.k12.or.us.

Mr. Larson and the Leadership kids are doing YouTube videos for our weekly Perfect Attendance Winners! Keep attending school every day and you could possibly be a winner! Here are our videos from Sara G. & Mya H.

Leadership News

Leadership is doing their annual Giving Tree! This year they are planning on doing a toy drive on Saturday, December 12th from 2:00pm-6:00pm at the Middle School. Unwrapped, new gifts for ages newborn to teenagers are welcomed. If you would like to help out a family in need this year, or are in need of any assistance personally for your own family, please email Mr. Larson at jared.larson@amity.k12.or.us.

Counseling News

Are you needing to meet with Mr. Larson? You can set up a virtual meeting with Mr. Larson by using the Google form below. These sessions are 30 minutes and are to be scheduled during your non school time. For example, AM cohort should schedule during PM time frames. While PM cohorts should schedule during AM time frames.

Washington, D.C. Trip

NEW TRAVELERS, should attend the information meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm. This meeting will most likely be virtual...information will follow.

Please email Jeanna (jeanna.bottenberg@amity.k12.or.us) or call (503-835-0518 ext. 405) if you are interested and she will add you to the invitation list. I will need: first name, last name, student name, email address, and phone number.

Library News

Hello readers! Don't forget that the library can deliver books to you, or have them ready for you in the school office. You can look up our catalog of books by going to the middle school webpage and clicking on Library. Email me your requests.

Last call for Battlers! If you are interested in Battle of the Books this year, email me immediately. We'll start meeting, virtually, after Thanksgiving.

Our book club is already on it's second book. We meet weekly to talk about the book we're reading; if you're interested in joining, let me know.

New books in the library (for checkout):

Sports: This was Never About Basketball, Hooper, The Crossover (graphic novel), After the Shot Drops

Graphic Novels: Making Friends, Dog Man Fetch-22, Space Boy, PopularMMOs - A Hole New World, Haikyu! (#1-3)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ms. Moorefield, melinda.moorefield@amity.k12.or.us

Fundraisers

The middle school collects Box Tops for Education and participates in the Coca-Cola Rewards program for schools.

For Box Tops- We can still collect the "clip" ones that say $0.10. However, you can click on the link below, set up an account, pick Amity Middle School and start scanning your receipts for box tops.

For Coca-Cola rewards- if you purchase Coca-Cola products, enter the code on the lid or box by clicking on the link below. Did you know some of these products can bring in anywhere from $0.05 to $0.15 each! You will need to set up an account, and pick Amity Middle School.

All money raised from both of these goes back to our end of the year field trips and after school activities such as Warriors Night Out and Dances.

Warrior News

Amity Senior Parents are hosting a Virtual Gingerbread Contest! To enter the gingerbread contest, fill out the form below, submit your gingerbread photo and pay the entry fee of $20 per entry. All entries will be judged by our town peers through Facebook. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3! If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Graham at 503-474-8484.

The Amity Booster Club is selling Warrior apparel. Click on the link below to place your order. If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Silacci at amityboosters@gmail.com.

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