May 17, 2019
Hello Warrior Families:
We are nearly finished with state testing and are so proud of how hard Warriors have worked throughout the last three weeks! We will be returning to normal schedules on Friday, May 24 after we finish Student-Led Conferences. Conferences are coming up next week from May 21 - 23 and we look forward to seeing all of our Warriors and their families in their annual spring conference with their advisor. If you haven’t scheduled a conference with your student’s advisor already, please do so as soon as possible. More information about conferences, including required electronic portfolios that students are completing in advisory and success criteria for passing conferences, is located on our website here. We look forward to seeing you next week!
Volleyball Awards Reminder
The volleyball awards celebration is on Monday, May 20 in the Commons from 2 - 3:30 p.m. An activity bus will be available at 4 p.m., and any food or snacks that parents want to bring or send can be sent to the office during the day or to the Commons right after school.
Returning to SMS?
If you do not plan to return to Spanaway Middle School, please contact our registrar, Ms. Nichole Grace, at 253 - 683 - 5484, or you can email her at email@example.com.
Warrior Parents: Please take the 15-minute YouthTruth survey, located here, between March 18 - May 31. This survey allows you to provide feedback that we can use to improve services at Spanaway Middle School. We appreciate your input and support!
Fines and Fees
As we prepare to close out the 2018 - 2019 School Year, please make sure that you are taking care of any fines or fees associated with your student’s account. Any outstanding fines and fees will impact your student’s ability to participate in end-of-year activities and will roll over into next year. A great time to take care of them is during student-led conferences next week!
Yearbook Sale Coming Soon
The yearbook will be available for pre-purchase starting May 21 and continuing through June 20, either in the ASB Office or online at our website here for $25 each. Yearbooks are tentatively scheduled for release on Friday, June 7. Students who purchase their yearbook before June 7 will be able to retrieve their yearbooks on June 7. Sales will continue through June 20.
End-of-Year Events and Activities
We have a wide variety of events coming up as we prepare to finish the 2018 - 2019 School Year:
- Final Band and Orchestra concert: Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
- Final Choir concert: Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
- Final Art Show: Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
- 8th Grade Celebration: June 14 from 6 - 8:00 p.m.
- Field Day: Monday, June 17
Final STAR Tests
Students will be taking their final STAR Tests after Memorial Day. ELA testing will be on May 28 - 29, and Math testing will be on May 30 - 31. Please encourage students to do well on these tests! It’s a great opportunity for them to show what they know!
iPad Return Coming Soon
Students will be turning in their iPads on Thursday, June 13 to their advisory teacher. Students will need to turn in their iPad, their case, and their Apple-brand charging cord and block. If students are missing any of these, please ensure that they are located prior to June 13, as fines will be assessed and charged to student accounts.
Wanted: Used PrideWear
If you have PrideWear that is no longer needed, please consider donating it back to the school so that we have a stock of PrideWear that we can give to students in need. Additionally, if your child has borrowed PrideWear from the school at any point in the year, please encourage them to return the PrideWear to the school so that we can replenish our supply. Thank you!
Have a great week!
Mrs. Shannon Leatherwood,
Spanaway Middle School