1 DANIEL MORGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Vol. 1 No. 4 Winchester, VA December 2011 Dear Parents and Students, It is difficult to imagine that we are nearing December. We hope that you found the parent-teacher conferences beneficial and encourage you to continue the bridge between home and school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who participated in serving the dinner to our faculty the night of parent teacher conferences. We all enjoyed the delicious meal. It was a very busy week for our PTO. - The fundraiser and book fair were very successful. Thank you to all who were involved. Congratulations to all who participated in the Winchester Public School s systemwide musical, Annie. It was an excellent performance. We are fortunate to be part of a school system that supports such efforts. During this busy holiday season, we hope that you will take time to attend the choral and band concerts that are scheduled this month. These events always prove to be most enjoyable! I send you my best wishes for a bright and beautiful holiday season. Sarah A. Kish, Principal
2 DANIEL MORGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Vol. 1 No. 4 Winchester, VA diciembre 2011 Estimados padres y estudiantes, Es muy difícil imaginar que nos estamos acercando a diciembre. Nosotros esperamos que haya encontrado las conferencias de padres y maestros de beneficio y le animamos a continuar con el puente entre el hogar y la escuela. Me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecerle a todos los que participaron y sirvieron los alimentos de la cena a nuestra facultad en la noche de las conferencias de padres y maestros. Todos disfrutamos de la deliciosa comida. Fue una semana muy ocupada para la PTO. - La recaudación de fondos y la feria del libro fueron muy exitosos. Gracias a todos los que estuvieron involucrados(as). Felicidades a todos los que participaron en el Musical, Annie formado por todo el sistema de las Escuelas Públicas de Winchester. Fue una actuación excelente. Nosotros somos tan afortunados de ser parte de un sistema escolar que apoya estos esfuerzos. Durante estas acopadas fiestas, esperamos que usted tome tiempo para asistir a los conciertos corales y bandas que están programados en este mes. Estos eventos siempre pueden demostrar y ser más agradable! Les envío mis mejores deseos para una temporada de vacaciones brillantes y hermosas. Directora, Sarah A. Kish
3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday/Sat 5 GAME CLUB 5 TH GR. VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM 7 TH AND 8 TH GR. BOYS BASKETBALL AT FREDERICK COUNTY 5:OOPM WRESTLING VS. WARM SPRINGS HOME PTO MEETING DMMS AUDITORIUM 7:00 PM 12 GAME CLUB 5 TH GR. WRESTLING VS. FAUQUIER COUNTY HOME 19 WRESTLING VS. HARPERS FERRY HOME 26 JAN 2 6 GAME CLUB 7 TH & 8 TH GR. WRESTLING TRI MEET AT ADMIRAL BYRD HONORS CHORUS TO PERFORM AT RETIRED TEACHERS LUNCHEON 12:30 PM 13 GAME CLUB 7 TH & 8 TH GR. BOYS BASKETBALL VS. WARREN COUNTY HOME WRESTLING AT WARREN COUNTY 20 BUILDERS CLUB 27 3 WELCOME BACK FROM! 7 VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM 7 TH AND 8 TH GR. GAME CLUB 6 TH GR. BOYS BASKETBALL VS. JOHNSON WILLIAMS HOME WRESTLING AT JOHNSON WILLIAMS BUILDERS CLUB MEETING 14 GAME CLUB 6 TH GR. WINTER CHORAL CONCERT DMMS AUDITORIUM 6:30 PM 28 4 WRESTLING AT SKYLINE HS VS. WARREN COUNTY 5:00 PM GAME CLUB 6TH GR. 1 VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM 7 TH AND 8 TH GR. BOYS BASKETBALL AT WARREN COUNTY 5: 00 PM WRESTLING VS. WARREN COUNTY HOME EVENING GUIDANCE HOURS 5 TH AND 6 TH GR. 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 8 GREEN CLUB EVENING GUIDANCE HOURS 7 TH AND 8 TH GR. 5:30 PM 7:30 PM WINTER BAND CONCERT DMMS AUDITORIUM 6:30 PM 15 WRESTLING AT FREDERICK COUNTY (TRI MEET) BOYS BASKETBALL VS. ADMIRAL AT SHERANDO HS 12:30 PM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT AT WARREN COUNTY 8:00 AM WRESTLING AT JAMES WOOD MIDDLE 10:00 AM Please review our school calendar and make the appropriate arrangements per the below instructions. An Assistive Listening Device is available for your use. To reserve a receiver please contact: Amy Scott at at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event.
4 Domingo /lunes Martes Miércoles Jueves Viernes / Sábado 1 ANUARIO ESCOLAR EL GIMNASIO ESTARÁ ABIERTO PARA JUGAR VOLEIBOL PARA LOS GADOS DE 7 Y 8 BALONCESTO DE CHICOS EN CONDADO DE WARREN 5: 00 PM LUCHAS LIBRE DMMS CONTRA. EL CONDADO DE WARREN - INICIARA A LAS 5:00 EN NUESTRA ESCUELA *TERAPIA FAMILIAR POR LA TARDE PARA LOS GADOS DE 5Y6. DE 5:30 PM. -7:30PM 2 3 BALONCESTO DE CHICOS CONTRA ADMIRAL BYRD EL JUEGO SERA EN LA ESCEUAL SECUNDARIA SHERANDO HS A LAS 12:30 PM TORNEO DE LUCHA LIBRE EN EL CONDADO DE WARREN - 8:00 AM 5 DIVEOJUEGO para el Grado 5º El gimnasio estará abierto para jugar VOLEIBOL para los Gados de 7º y 8º BALONCESTO DE CHICOS EN EL CONDADO DE FREDERICK será a las 5: 00 pm LUCHA LIBRE contra WARM SPRING será a las 5:00 pm - en DMMS Reunión de la PTO EN EL AUDITORIO DE DMMS a LAS 7:00 PM 6 Anuario Escolar DIVEOJUEGO para el Grado 7º y 8º LUCHA LIBRE- TRI-CITA EN LA ESCEUAL ADMIRAL BYRD a las 5:00 pm EL CORO DE HONES INTERPRETARA MÚSICA EN EL ALMUERZO DE MAESTROS JUBILADOS 12:30 p.m. 7 El gimnasio estará abierto para jugar VOLEIBOL para los Gados de 7º y 8º DIVEOJUEGO para el Grado 7º y 8º BALONCESTO DE CHICOS contra JOHNSON WILLIAMS Comenzará a las 5:00 pm LUCHA LIBRE EN JOHNSON- WILLIAMS A LAS 5:00 pm REUNIÓN DEL BUILDERS CLUB 8 ANUARIO ESCOLAR CLUB GREEN TERAPIA FAMILIAR POR LA TARDE PARA LOS GADOS DE 7Y8. DE 5:30 PM. -7:30PM CONCIERTO DE INVIERNO DE BANDA DE LA ESCUELA EN EL AUDITORIO DE LA ESCUELA DMMS A LAS 6:30 PM 10 LUCHA LIBRE EN JAMES WOOD INTERMEDIO 10:00 AM 9 12 DIVEOJUEGO para el Grado 5º LUCHA LIBRE EN EL CONDADO DE FUAQUIER será a las 5:00 pm - en DMMS 13 Anuario Escolar DIVEOJUEGO para el Grado 7º y 8º BALONCESTO DE CHICOS contra WAREN COUNTY será a las 5:00 en DMMS 14 DIVEOJUEGO para el Grado 6º. CONSIERTO CORAL DE INVIERNO EN EL AUDITORIO DE DMMS a las 6:30 pm 15 ANUARIO ESCOLAR LUCHA LIBRE EN EL CONDADO DE FREDERICK - 16 LUCHA LIBRE EN EL CONDADO DE WARREN será a las 5:00 pm 19 LUCHA LIBRE contra. HARPERS FERRY- será a las 5:00 pm en DMMS 20 BUILDERS CLUB JAN 2 3 BIENVENIDOS DE REGRESO DE LAS VACACIONES DE INVIERNO 4 LUCHA LIBRE EN SHYLINE A vs. WARREN LAS. JUEGO DE CLUB - GR Por favor revise nuestro calendario escolar y hacer los arreglos apropiados según las instrucciones de abajo. Un dispositivo de escucha de asistencia está disponible para su uso. Para reservar un receptor por favor póngase en contacto con: Amy Scott al al menos 48 horas antes del evento programado.
5 Angel Fund: The DMMS Angel Fund allows us to do many things for our students and their families who may be less fortunate or experiencing a sudden hardship. For those of you wishing to donate to the DMMS Angel Fund, please direct your donation to Beth Sitton, School Treasurer. Please notate Angel Fund in the memo of your check Show your Rifleman Pride. Need a gift idea for your child for the holidays? What about some Daniel Morgan apparel? Below is the order blank for spirit apparel. You can turn this form in at the school store in the morning between 8:10-8:30 to Mrs. Wheeling, Athletic Director, In Room 56. NAME Sweatshirt - $25.00 Hooded Crew (limited sizes available) Sizes YOUTH Med ADULT S M L XL XXL Short Sleeve T-Shirts - $10.00 Sizes Youth M AS AM AL AXL AXXL Long Sleeve T-Shirts - $15.00 Sizes Youth M AS AM AL AXL AXXL Cash or checks payable to DMMS Athletics ********Larger sizes can be special ordered************ Upcoming Events: Meetings WEDNESDAY December 7th and TUESDAY December 20th (change in meeting day due to the Winter Break) Project: Winter Warmth Campaign Middle schoolers grow like weeds! While cleaning out your closets please consider donating clean, but gently worn jackets, coats, sweatshirts and sweatpants, sweaters, gloves and blankets. Items appropriate for DMMS students will be placed in the clothes closet; other items which are too large will be donated to CCAP. Drop off boxes will be located in the 5/6 lobby and in the 7/8 office. Project: Builders Club Timbrook Toy Drive The Builders Club, in coordination with the Winchester Police Department, provides support to the families in need. For several years we have helped with the collection of toys. This year toys will be given to children in 35 families who may not have a Christmas without our help. Food and other items are being provided by the family, the police department and the community We are collecting NEW and UNWRAPPED toys. Collection boxes are located in the 5/6 and 7/8 offices Project: Letter writing to our Servicemen and Servicewomen (January meeting) Please the name and address of any individual you who is serving in the military to Mrs. Miranda Delmerico - Very special thanks to Mrs. Jenn Vaughan and Mrs. Stephanie Noel for leading Builders Club during the month of November. Mrs. Miranda S. Delmerico (Mrs. us (parents please respond to my so I may put you on my mailings)
6 Daniel Morgan Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization Our next meeting will be January 24 th at 7:00 pm. We encourage you to check the PTO section of the DMMS website for updates and minutes from the previous meetings. Angel Fund Committee Food Drive The deadline for donations to the Angel Fund Committee is December 5 th. Please contact the DMMS PTO for more Winter Break Students will be out of school from December 22 nd through January 2 nd, We look forward to seeing happy, well-rested students on Tuesday, January 3, ENJOY! Fall Fundraiser The fundraiser was a success for DMMS! Our school raised more money this year than in recent years and we look forward to another great year of supporting learning and fun events for our students at DMMS. Thank you to all the volunteers! Teachers Dinner The teachers attended the PTOsponsored teachers dinner before meeting with parents for conferences. It was a lovely dinner and all DMMS families and staff were wonderful to work with on such a busy evening. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff of DMMS! Book Fair The students enjoyed the wonderful book fair organized by Beth Huddleston. Thank you to all the volunteers! Martin s Bonus Card A+ School Rewards Program Please designate DMMS when signing up for the A+ School Rewards Program. You MUST REGISTER EVERY SCHOOL YEAR. The program runs from October to March. Food Lion MVP Rewards Program Let your MVP card earn $$ for DMMS. The MVP Rewards program is new. If you haven't registered/reregistered within the last 6 months, you will need to do so. Any past registration is invalid. PTO LIST Would you like to keep informed of what s happening in the PTO, but missed out on signing up for our list? Send your address to Box Tops for Education Clip the Box Tops for Education from General Mills products. Send them to school with your student to their homebase classroom. Visit for a list of products with the Box Tops for Education logo. Campbell's Labels for Education Clip the "Labels for Education" from Campbell's products. Send them to school with your student to their homebase classroom. Visit for a list of products with the Labels for Education logo. Target's Take Charge of Education Program Do you have a Target Visa Credit Card, Target Credit Card or a Target Check Card? Visit to designate DMMS and Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases. Power School This is a great way to keep track of your student's progress. Please see Mrs. Ford in the 5/6 office. We look forward to working with you throughout the school year.
7 SHOW YOUR RIFLEMEN PRIDE Need a gift idea for your child for the holidays? What about some Daniel Morgan apparel? Below is the order blank for spirit apparel. You can turn this form in at the school store in the morning between 8:10-8:30 or to Mrs. Wheeling, Athletic Director, In Room ORDER FORMS NAME Sweatshirt - $25.00 Hooded Crew (limited sizes available) Sizes YOUTH Med ADULT S M L XL XXL Short Sleeve T-Shirts - $10.00 Sizes Youth M AS AM AL AXL AXXL Long Sleeve T-Shirts - $15.00 Sizes Youth M AS AM AL AXL AXXL Cash or checks payable to DMMS Athletics ********Larger sizes can be special ordered************
8 Book Fair Thank Yous Thanks to all parents and teachers who helped with the Book Fair. English teachers will use the profits to buy classroom books and materials. We appreciate your support in making this happen. Kelly Kremer Tracey Heglas Lauri Bridgeforth Dawn Dobersztyn Corene Roberts Cheryl Truban Kim Pollak Lisa Smoke Michelle Kinsley Sarah Bell Lydia Roberts Shelly Nerangis Wayne Saunders Sharon Painter Liesel Carter Marilee Ostman David Stokes Rosanne Wilson Morgan Manners Jenn Watts Mary Margaret Wise Peggy Doerwaldt Tina Lahman Martha Roberson Renee T. Cindy Smith Beth Sitton Julie Baker Donna Setzer Martha Johnson Laura Stolte Emily Reynaga Kristy Walker Leslie Mason We are excited to introduce Morgan Manners to our school community. There are 20 manners in all. Below is a list of the second 10 Morgan Manners we have been reviewing. Mrs. Kish reads one manner each day during morning announcements. After day twenty, she repeats the manners over again. Good citizenship, behaviors and manners are important to instill or reinforce in all of our students. We try to catch our students practicing good Morgan Manners and acknowledge their positive efforts. Already our boys and girls are making these manners part of our school culture! We hope you will reinforce these manners at home as well. 11. If you bump into someone, even if it was not your fault, say, Excuse me. 12. Do not interrupt when others are talking unless it is an emergency. If you have to interrupt, say, Pardon me or excuse me. 13. Make eye contact. When someone is speaking, keep your eyes on him or her. If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person. 14. When you are with a substitute teacher, you should obey the same rules that you follow every day and show that substitute teacher your respect. 15. No matter the circumstances, always be honest. Even if you have done something wrong, it is best to admit your mistake. 16. If you approach a door and someone is following you, hold the door. If the door opens by pulling, pull it open, stand to the side, and allow the other person to pass through first, then you can walk through. If the door opens by pushing, hold the door after you pass through. 17. When greeting visitors or meeting new people, make them feel welcome. When appropriate repeat their names and shake their hands. 18. Always use appropriate inside voices when you are in the building, especially in the hallways and cafeteria. 19. Address adults and students respectfully by name or in a pleasant manner. 20. When riding on a bus, always sit facing forward. For your safety and the safety of others, never turn and talk to other students, stick anything out of the windows, or get out of your seat. When exiting the bus, thank the bus driver and tell him or her to have a nice day.