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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS (week of 2/17/2020):

High School Students! Join the New Future FilmMakers Club!  The club meets once a week. The Club will work under the guidance of Mr. Nuzzie, a professional in the field, to create a professional short film.  Students will create a script, film the script and edit a short film. The short film will be presented to parents and the community in May.  

The Student Council will be conducting a Food Drive for Middlesex County Food Bank during the month of March.  Students can earn community service hours: 10 items = 30 minutes.

The Student Council
will be selling paper hearts during the month of February for $1 during all lunch periods to benefit American Heart Association.

Senior Slideshow: some of our seniors are working with administration on the senior slideshow for graduation. All seniors were emailed last week asking for photos: one baby photo, one eighth grade graduation photo and photos from any school activities, trips, sports events - can be a group photo. Information about submitting them was in the email. All photos are due by 2/28/2020.

This week:

2/17/2020: School closed for Presidents Weekend.

2/20/2020: 7:00 pm Music Talent Show - cancelled, not enough acts.

Looking ahead:

2/24/2020: BOE meeting

3/3/2020: Interims will be available this week

3/13/2020 and 3/14/2020: Musical

3/15/2020: MHS Band/Music Students in St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

3/19/2020: PTO Middle School St. Patrick’s Day Dance

3/31/2020: Honor Societies Induction Ceremony

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  at 10:29 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS (week of 2/10/2020):

Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Tuesday (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) and Wednesday (1:00 pm to 2:30pm)  If you have not scheduled a conference by now, you might not be able to have one on either day. Many teachers are fully booked already. Please realize if you arrive and there are no available slots, you will need to set a meeting at another time. Parent/Teacher conferences can occur anytime during the school year. All you need to do is contact the teacher or your child's guidance counselor.  Also, please realize we need to keep to the time schedule, teachers cannot run over. If a teacher runs over with a parent, it will impact his/her next meeting. 

High School Students! Join the New Future FilmMakers Club!  The club meets once a week. The Club will work under the guidance of Mr. Nuzzie, a professional in the field, to create a professional short film.  Students will create a script, film the script and edit a short film. The short film will be presented to parents and the community in May.  

The Student Council will be conducting a fundraiser at TGI Friday’s from 3:00pm - 11:00pm on February 11.  Why not go before or after you attend conferences? Please see the Student Council webpage for a flier.

The Student Council will be conducting a Food Drive for Middlesex County Food Bank during the month of March.  Students can earn community service hours: 10 items = 30 minutes.

The Student Council will be selling paper hearts during the month of February for $1 during all lunch periods to benefit American Heart Association.

The Music Talent Show is set for February 20, 2020. Students can show off their musical talent. We need to have enough acts to make it work. See Ms. Alcuri asap, no later than Tuesday of this week.

Senior Night! 2/10/2020: Boys Varsity Basketball Team Senior Night at 5:30 pm

Senior Slideshow: some of our seniors are working with administration on the senior slideshow for graduation. All seniors were emailed last week asking for photos: one baby photo, one eighth grade graduation photo and photos from any school activities, trips, sports events - can be a group photo. Information about submitting them was in the email. All photos are due by 2/28/2020.

This week:

2/10/2020: Boys Varsity Basketball Team Senior Night at 5:30 pm.

2/11/2020: Short Session for students - evening parent /teacher conferences

2/12/2020: Short Session for students - afternoon parent/teacher conferences

2/13/2020: Short Session for students - staff in-service in the afternoon

2/14 - 2/17/2020: School closed for Presidents Weekend.

Looking ahead:

2/20/2020: 7:00 pm Music Talent Show - as long as we have enough student interest.

2/24/2020: BOE meeting

3/3/2020: Interims will be available this week

3/13/2020 and 3/14/2020: Musical

3/15/2020: MHS Band/Music Students in St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

3/19/2020: PTO Middle School St. Patrick’s Day Dance

3/31/2020: Honor Societies Induction Ceremony

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Feb 09, 2020 at 10:50 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Report cards for marking period two are now available in Parent Access.

Please log on to see your child's grades.

If you need assistance, please contact the school.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Feb 04, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS (week of 2/3/2020):

Middle School Valentine's Day Dance sponsored by the PTO will be held is this Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. All permission forms were due on Friday, 1.31/2020. A reminder to parents, when picking up your child, you are asked to enter the building and sign him/her out. 

Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduler in Parent Access is now open and will remain open through the end of the day on Thursday, 2/6/2020. Please review your child’s grades on Gradebook in Parent Access. See if there are any teachers you would like to meet with so you can schedule a conference. It is important that you schedule ahead of time. If you arrive without having done so, you may have difficulty finding an available time to meet with a teacher. Teachers will be following the time schedule very closely. Although we set two times a year for conferences, November and February, a parent/teacher conference can happen at any time during the year at your request.

High School Students! Join the New Future Film Makers Club!  The club meets once a week. The Club will work under the guidance of Mr. Nuzzie a professional in the field  to create a professional short film. Students will create a script, film the script and edit a short film. The short film will be presented to parents and the community in May.  

The Army STARS Club is coming!: Any high school student interested in being a part of the Army STAR Club, our first meeting will be on Wednesday Feb. 5th at 2:40 in room 329. For further information see Mrs. Lewis. For more information about our STAR Club, please see the fifth District Newsletter using this link where you can find a description of the Club: http://www.sapublicschools.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=11273248: 

Senior Nights! 
2/7/2020: Girls Varsity Basketball and Cheer Teams Senior Night at 5:30 pm 
2/10/2020: Boys Varsity Basketball Team Senior Night at 5:30pm 

Softball and Baseball Interest Meetings:
2/6/2020: Softball interest meeting at 3:00pm in room 329
2/6/2020: Boys Baseball interest meeting at 3:15pm in the gymnasium

This week:

*2/3/2020: Look for report cards by the end of this week - a notification will be sent out when they are available.

*2/6/2020: PTO Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance.

*2/6/2020: Closing Parent Conference scheduler in Parent Access

Looking ahead:
*2/10/2020:
Boys Varsity Basketball Team Senior Night at 5:30pm.
*2/11/2020: Short Session for students - evening parent /teacher conferences
*2/12/2020: Short Session for students - afternoon parent/teacher conferences
*2/13/2020: Short Session for students - staff in-service in the afternoon
*2/14 - 2/17/2020: School closed for Presidents Weekend.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On Feb 02, 2020 at 6:45 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS (week of 1/27/2020):

Middle School Valentine's Day Dance sponsored by the PTO will be held on Thursday, February, 6, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please see permission slip attached to my weekly email. Signed permission slips and fee, $5.00, due by this Friday, January 31, 2020. Completed forms and fee can be given to a homeroom teacher or the main office.

Parent/Teacher Scheduler: we are going to open the Parent Conference tab in Parent Access on Thursday of this week. A notification will be sent out once it is available. Once opened, the scheduler will be available until 2/6/2020. Please review your child’s grades on Gradebook in Parent Access. See if there are any teachers you would like to meet with so you can schedule a conference. Although we set two times a year for conferences, November and February, a parent/teacher conference can happen at any time during the year at your request.

This week:

*1/27/2020:
Board of Education meeting

*1/29/2020: Last day of marking period two

*1/30/2020: Marking period three begins

*1/30/2020: Parent Conference tab for Parent/Teacher conferences will be available in Parent Access. 

Looking ahead:

*2/3/2020:
Look for report cards by the end of this week - a notification will be sent out when they are available.

*2/6/2020: PTO Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance.

*2/6/2020: Closing Parent Conference tab for Parent/Teacher conferences.

*2/11/2020: Short Session for students - evening parent /teacher conferences

*2/12/2020: Short Session for students - afternoon parent/teacher conferences

*2/13/2020: Short Session for students - staff in-service in the afternoon

*2/14 - 2/17/2020: School closed for Presidents Weekend.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jan 30, 2020 at 10:45 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Parent Conference Tab is available on Parent Access. Please log on to schedule times to meet with your child's teachers for Parent/Teacher conferences being held on 2/11/2020 and 2/12/2020.

Please note: we will leave the conference scheduler open until Thursday, 2/6/2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jan 30, 2020 at 10:44 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS (week of 1/20/2020):

Girls Varsity Girls Varsity Tennis Team are selling Zipper Hoodies. Order forms can be found outside Mr. Wohlt’s classroom, room 440, or by using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l_LmzjPI-d2uwf6ljqDkz1AGNPBYREGMikZmgI5IDow/edit?usp=sharing

Money and order forms are due by Friday, January 24th. 

Middle School Valentine's Day Dance sponsored by the PTO will be held on Thursday, February, 6, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please see permission slip attached to my weekly email or you may find one in the mail office. Signed permission slips and fee, $5.00, due by Friday, January 31, 2020. Completed forms and fee can be given to a homeroom teacher or the main office. 

Cooperative Athletic Program: Our students in grades eighth through eleventh had a presentation from the Sayreville High School Athletic Director as well as coaches from their high school football, wrestling and field hockey teams. This was to introduce the cooperative athletic program the South Amboy Board of Education is in the process of entering with the Sayreville Board of Education to offer these sports to our high school students in the 2020-2021 school year. Students who decide to tryout and make a team would practice and play at Sayreville High School.Students who showed interest had an opportunity to meet with each coach, provide his/her name and gather information.

Please speak to your son/daughter about this opportunity and feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

This week:

*1/20/2020: School closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

*1/21/2020-1/22/2020: High School Midterms for Social Studies and Science

*1/23/20202-1/24/2020: Midterm makeups

Looking ahead:

*1/27/2020: Board of Education meeting

*1/29/2020: Last day of marking period two

*2/3/2020: Look for report cards by the end of this week - a notification will be sent out when they are available.

*2/3/2020: Notification will be sent out this week about parent/teacher conference scheduling tab being available on Parent Access.

*2/6/2020: PTO Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance.

*2/11/2020:
Short Session for students - evening parent /teacher conferences

*2/12/2020: Short Session for students - afternoon parent/teacher conferences

*2/13/2020: Short Session for students - staff in-service in the afternoon

*2/14 - 2/17/2020: School closed for Presidents Weekend.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jan 20, 2020 at 9:38 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS (week of 1/13/2020):

Yearbooks - Don’t wait too long - Ad pages due Wednesday!: It is yearbook ad time at South Amboy Middle/High School. Tribute ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son or daughter. There are a limited number of pages available in the 2020 South Amboy Middle/High School yearbook, act now before the space is taken, our ad pages are due by 1/15/2020!

Please use this link to see what options are available: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/general/homepage

Florida Trip Parent Meeting: We have a parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, 1/16/2020, at 6:30 pm in our media center; please plan on attending. We will be presenting information about payment, school expectations for students, and general information about the trip. We will also be available to answer questions you might have.

Cooperative Athletic Program: Our students in grades eighth through eleventh had a presentation last week from the Sayreville High School Athletic Director as well as coaches from their high school football, wrestling and field hockey teams. This was to introduce the cooperative athletic program the South Amboy Board of Education is in the process of entering with the Sayreville Board of Education to offer these sports to our high school students in the 2020-2021 school year. Students who decide to tryout and make a team would practice and play at Sayreville High School.Students who showed interest had an opportunity to meet with each coach, provide his/her name and gather information.

Please speak to your son/daughter about this opportunity and feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

This week:

*1/13/2020: Benchmark testing begins

*1/15/2020: PTO meeting

*1/17/2020: High school midterms begin

Looking ahead:

*1/20/2020: School closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

*1/27/2020: Board of Education meeting

*1/29/2020: Last day of marking period two

*2/3/2020: Look for report cards by the end of this week - a notification will be sent out when they are available.

*2/3/2020: Notification will be sent out this week about parent/teacher conference scheduling tab being available on Parent Access.

*2/6/2020: PTO Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance.

*2/11/2020: Short Session for students - evening parent /teacher conferences

*2/12/2020: Short Session for students - afternoon parent/teacher conferences

*2/13/2020: Short Session for students - staff in-service in the afternoon

*2/14 - 2/17/2020: School closed for Presidents Weekend.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jan 13, 2020 at 9:17 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians of Seniors Attending the Florida Trip,

We have a parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, 1/16/2020, at 6:30 pm in our media center; please plan on attending. We will be presenting information about payment, school expectations for students, and general information about the trip. We will also be available to answer questions you might have.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jan 09, 2020 at 6:43 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Today our students in grades eighth through eleventh had a presentation from the Sayreville High School Athletic Director as well as coaches from their high school football, wrestling and field hockey teams. This was to introduce the cooperative athletic program the South Amboy Board of Education is in the process of entering with the Sayreville Board of Education to offer these sports to our high school students in the 2020-2021 school year. Students who decide tryout and make a team would practice and play at Sayreville High School.Students who showed interest today had an opportunity to meet with each coach, provide his/her name and gather information.

Please speak to your son/daughter about this opportunity and feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Jan 09, 2020 at 6:42 PM
  
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