Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Good morning International Baccalaureate Gold Ribbon Jaguars – Attention young scholars, faculty, staff, parents and parent volunteers – this is Mr. Freeman with your morning announcements:
For the month of May, our IB Learner Profile Attribute is Risk-takers: Risk- takers are not afraid of making mistakes. Sometimes when you are trying something new or attempting something more difficult you may fail at first. But do not give up. In the words of Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Be an academic Risk-taker today and every day, and you, your class, your, school, your family, your friends, your community, your nation and your world will be better off and more peaceful because of it.
Important Announcements from Principal Dara: Today after school we will be serving hamburgers, fresh fruit, frozen juice slush and milk. Come join us in the covered eating area immediately after school to enjoy a free, hot supper. Thank you and have a great day everyone! Be on the TEAM, because Together, El Sereno Achieves More.
Attention Eight Graders! 8th Grade Culmination Speakers Wanted: We are looking for three student speakers for our Culmination Ceremony in June. Each student will write and deliver his/her own speech. One student will be selected for English, one for Spanish, and one for Cantonese or Mandarin. Students must meet all culmination requirements to be eligible. Please stop by the Magnet or Counseling Office to pick up the culmination speech guidelines and rubric. Final drafts of your speeches need to be turned in to me, Mr. Freeman, in the Magnet Office this Friday, May 26. Be a Risk-taker and go for it!
Attention Faculty and Staff – Wednesday is the Final Day to Donate Scholarships: If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to provide scholarships for very Principled, Knowledgeable and deserving 8th grade students to be awarded at this year’s 8th Grade Award Ceremony, please see me in the Magnet Office today. Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be the final day to donate. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to El Sereno Middle School. Thank you in advance for your generosity and of course thank you to everyone who has already donated! We couldn't do it without you!
Attention 8th Graders – Panorama Pictures Still Available: Our Student Store still has framed Panorama Pictures priced at $ 33 each, and laminated Panorama Pictures for $ 18. If you want to purchase a Panorama Picture, come to our Student Store today!
Attention Dress Code Violators: Please return all borrowed school uniforms to our Dress Code Room by this Friday, May 26. If not picked up by this Friday, clothing left in in the Dress Code Room will be donated to charity.
Safe and Civil Reminder – Campus Movement Policy: Students – Please be Principled and Caring and “Do the Right Thing” when you are moving from class to class and to Morning break and Lunch. Walk, and do not run. Walk on the right side of the hallways when in the buildings. Stay to the right when using the stairways. Walk and Talk – walk directly to your next class and arrive on time. And, keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself. Thank you in advance for being Principled and Caring IB Learners. Be Respectful, be Responsible, be Safe, and be Jaguar Paws-itive.
Jaguar Paws: Continue to earn your Jaguar Paws by demonstrating the skills, characteristics, and qualities of IB Learners. Friday at the end of period 7, we’ll raffle off prizes and IB Learner Profile attribute bumper stickers to lucky students who have earned and turned in their Jaguar Paws to the Main Office. Good luck to everyone!
Today’s Cafeteria Lunch Menu: Turkey hot dog, oven roasted turkey breast sandwich, beans, broccoli, frozen fruit cup and milk. Tomorrow’s BIC will be beef sausage on a Hawaiian bun, fruit, fruit juice and milk.
For more News and Announcements and for a Written Transcript of Today’s Announcements: Please visit us on the web @ elserenoms.org and also visit Ms. Dara’s Blog at msdara.com.
And to all, remember to be Knowledgeable Thinkers, Communicators, Inquirers, Open Minded, Principled, Caring, Balanced, and Reflective Risk-Takers. Thank you for your attention and have a great day.