MIDDLE SCHOOL WEEKLY BULLETIN/SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

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MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEEKLY BULLETIN/SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
FEBRUARY 23-27, 2015
SCHOOL CALENDAR REMINDERS
DATE
EVENT
Sunday, February 22, 2015 Family Bowling
TIME/ACTION/LOCATION
12:00-1:00 p.m., Silver Lanes, East
Hartford
Monday, February 23, 2015 Grace 6 Dance
3:30-5:00 in the Cafe
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Early Dismissal
Professional Development
SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS
Information regarding the counseling department is posted every Wednesday under
“Back Pack” located at http://tworivers.crec.org
Developmental Guidance: 6th and 7th Graders continue to work on goal setting and
8th Graders are now doing lessons on preparing for high school. We look forward to
working with you and your family throughout the course of the school year. Please feel
free to contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions on
information/presentations you would like more information on. Main number to the
school is: 860-290-5320
6th Grade School Counselor
7th Grade School Counselor
Carla Joseph-Trim, ext. 3153
Cheryl Sansone, ext 3152
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
8th Grade School Counselor
Joey Braiewa, ext. 3154
Email: [email protected]
Social Worker
Jocelynn Nelson, ext 3155
Email: [email protected]
Student Assistance Counselor
Barnet Senegal, ext. 3125
Email: [email protected]
Guidance Secretary / Lottery Coordinator
Nitza Rivera, ext 3150 (bi-lingual)
Email: [email protected]
SCHOOL EVENTS
Twitter
Follow Two Rivers on Twitter by signing up for free. A great way to stay connected to
news & events. @CREC_TwoRivers
Frost Bite Dance
Grade 6 will hold their dance on Monday, February 23 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Parents must
pick up students. Whatever is worn to school is what you wear to the dance. *Eligibility –
no In-school or out-of-school suspension in February up through the dance. Tickets are
$2.00
Two Rivers Middle Weekly Parent News, February, 2015
337 East River Drive, East Hartford
860-290-5320
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MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEEKLY BULLETIN/SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
FEBRUARY 23-27, 2015
SCHOOL EVENTS
Yearbook
The Parents of our 8th grade students have the wonderful opportunity to show their love
and support to their child by placing a personal ad in the 2014/2015 yearbook. Each ¼
page costs only $25.00. Take advantage of this great opportunity to support Two Rivers
Middle School and create an ad that will add to childhood memories for a lifetime.
See form attached to this school messenger.
COMMUNITY
The CT Coalition for Magnet Schools needs your help! All families are invited to support
their magnet school at the Appropriations budget hearing on elementary and
secondary education. The CT Coalition for Magnet Schools needs both people who
are willing to offer public testimony, and people who are able to sit in the audience
and show their support by wearing their “I Love My Magnet School” t-shirt, which will be
provided on arrival. Please reserve the following date and time in your calendar:
Tuesday, March 3rd, 5:00 PM
The Legislative Office Building
Room 2C, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Please contact Martha Deeds at 860-509-3767 or [email protected] to RSVP. If
you are able to testify, Martha will tell you what to expect, and answer any questions
you may have.
ATHLETICS
Two Rivers Athletic Wear
Sale ends Friday, February 27, 2015. All payments must be made in cash only and
handed in at the table outside the Great Hall. Items #10 & 11 (blue polos) are
acceptable to wear as dress code shirts. Orders will arrive 3 weeks after order is
submitted.
Winter Sports Athletic Schedule – click on link below
http://www.crecschools.org/for-students/interscholastic-athletic-program/
Two Rivers Middle Weekly Parent News, February, 2015
337 East River Drive, East Hartford
860-290-5320
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MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEEKLY BULLETIN/SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
FEBRUARY 23-27, 2015
RSCO LOTTERY
Sibling Preference
If you have a current student that attends Two Rivers Middle or High School and would
like to be considered for sibling preference, the new sibling(s) must complete and
submit an on-time lottery application to Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) by the
deadline of February 27, 2015. Please go online to www.choiceeducation.org
Sibling preference applies to families of a current student, who will continue to attend
Two Rivers Middle/High in the 2015-2016 school year, and has a sibling who will apply
to Two Rivers. Siblings are defined as students living in the same household with the
biological parent, legal guardian or foster family. Although siblings receive
preference, placement is dependent on seat availability and is not guaranteed. The
sibling form must be filled out and returned to your current student’s school no later
than February 27, 2015. You may obtain one by contacting Nitza Rivera directly in the
Main Office.
RSCO LOTTERY
Grade 8 Pathway
If a current Grade 8 student wants to continue on with Two Rivers High, you must
complete and submit an on-time lottery application to Regional School Choice Office
(RSCO) by the deadline of February 27, 2015. Please go online to
www.choiceeducation.org Upon entering information on your RSCO lottery
application, please make sure you select under “current school district”=“CREC/Two
Rivers Middle”; then select, “Two Rivers High School”= Grade 9.
Failure to submit a RSCO lottery application for the pathway preference by the
deadline, you will not receive a pathway preference for Two Rivers High School, Grade
9.
AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS/ACTIVITIES
Session 2 – After School Clubs
Winter Session After-School Activities have started. Dates for all clubs are posted on the
after school activities link on our website, or can be found at
http://2riversclubs.blogspot.com/ Please note that not while all clubs will meet 7 times,
they may not be consecutive weeks due to half days for conferences and staff pd.
Actual meeting dates are posted on the website.
Two Rivers Middle Weekly Parent News, February, 2015
337 East River Drive, East Hartford
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MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEEKLY BULLETIN/SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
FEBRUARY 23-27, 2015
AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS/ACTIVITIES
CAPT-ivating Kids I Next Gen: Grade 7 & 8 Students
You are invited to participate in a program with several other schools for team building
and other STEM activities! Take part in challenges relating to egg drops, electricity, roller
coasters, and more! For more information see Ms. Kennan Poulakos, room 223 (in media
center)
 Friday, March 13: Food Safety and Bacteriology Lab/Chippens Hill Middle
School, Bristol/pizza served
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Friday, March 20: Food Safety and Bacteriology Lab/Chippens Hill Middle School,
Bristol/pizza served
Aquaculture: Grade 7 & 8
Aquaculture is an after school program designed to build teamwork, communication,
and cooperation while building self-esteem. They will be run in a relaxed, enjoyable
atmosphere, giving students ample opportunity to meet and make new friends. The
programs will bring together students from different communities like Hartford, Meriden,
Waterbury, Stratford, Wallingford, West Haven, and New Haven. Students will be bused
to the schools for the exchange days. **Exchange days are on Friday’s from 3pm8:30pm OR Saturday’s from 8:00am - 2:30pm. Arrival at Two Rivers Magnet Middle
School. Parents must drop and pick up students; except for Friday’s when we leave right
from Two Rivers; however students must be picked up at arrival time.
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Friday, February 27, 2015: Thomas Edison Middle School, Meriden from 3:00-8:30 p.m. Water
pollution/oil spill cleanup/team building activities. Pizza provided.
Saturday, March 21, 2015: Norwalk Maritime Center in Norwalk from 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Bowling Club
The following Bowling Club members have qualified to participate in the Pepsi
Scholarship State Tournament to be held in April. Jazmyn Soto-Alston, Erin Erdenebat,
Chastidy Eason, Lester Emanuel, Jeremy Cyr, Jenna Langevin, Kyle Dube, Angeleena
Warren, and Sydnee Warren.
Saturday Academy
Saturday Academy will begin on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Two Rivers Middle.
Please arrive by 9:00 a.m. and parents must pick up their student by 12:15.
Two Rivers Middle Weekly Parent News, February, 2015
337 East River Drive, East Hartford
860-290-5320
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WEEKLY BULLETIN/SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
FEBRUARY 23-27, 2015
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Big Y & Shop Rite
Two Rivers Magnet Middle School participates in two educational programs
sponsored by Big Y & Shop Rite. If you shop at either, please give them our
name (Two Rivers Magnet Middle School) as your school of choice and they will
give us points based on how much you have spent. Those points accumulate
and can be used to purchase items for our school. For more information, please
contact Joyce Farrell in the Main Office.
TRANSPORTATION
Inclement weather procedure for your child’s
The winter weather will soon be upon us. The inclement weather procedure for the
Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) transportation is different from most school
districts. It is important that all families understand the procedure outlined below. You
can find school delays and closing on the radio, television, or internet. Schedules are
also posted online at www.wfsb.com and www.wvit.com. You may also check the
‘Inclement Weather Postings’ section of the CREC Transportation website at:
www.crec.org/transportation/earlyclosing.php.
On inclement weather days, CREC Transportation’s Customer Service Center will be
staffed to answer emergency calls. It is not unusual to experience a longer waiting
period for assistance given the high volume of calls. We can serve callers better if
the calls are for a true emergency, severe bus delays, or buses don’t arrive.
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RSCO inclement weather scenarios:
Status of your child’s
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2.
3.
4.
school
schoscool is
Your child’s
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closed
Status of your town’s
school
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N/A
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Transportation status for
your child
No transportation
provided
Your child’s school is
open but
Your town’s schools are
closed
No transportation from
your town to or from
school
Your child’s school has
a delayed opening
Your town’s schools are
open
Transportation will be
delayed
Your child’s school
opens at regular time
Your town’s schools have
Transportation will be
delayed
a delayed opening
Comments/Exceptions
You may provide
transportation for your
child to and from school
The delay may be later
than your home town’s
opening if the bus makes
multiple stops (please see
examples below)*
If your child rides a bus that serves multiple towns, the bus operates on the schedule
of the town with the longest delay. Know your child’s bus route. Bus route information
may be found at www.crec.org/transportation.
*Example: If children from Bloomfield and Windsor are transported on one bus to the
Classical Magnet School in Hartford and Hartford is on time, Bloomfield has a two hour
delay, and Windsor has a 90 minute delay, the bus will run on a 2 hour delay because
that is the longest delay on that bus route. There is no perfect solution to transporting
students in bad weather; however, your child’s safety is our first priority. Buses will
operate slower to be safe as they travel over poor road conditions. We appreciate your
patience, understanding, and cooperation on these challenging days. If you have
questions, please contact us at: 860-524-4077 or email us at [email protected] We
look forward to working with you to ensure a safe ride for your child and appreciate
your patience during those inclement weather days.
Two Rivers Middle Weekly Parent News, February, 2015
337 East River Drive, East Hartford
860-290-5320
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