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Canned Food
Students that bring 3 non-perishable items to the front office will have their name entered into a drawing. Increase your chances by making more than one donation.
Annual Food Drive

There are many in our Gamble Rogers family who need our help, especially during the holidays. We are collecting non-perishable food items, gift cards, cash or any other items you would like to donate.

October 3rd through November 22nd

There will be a box in the front office for all donations.

We have a collection receptacle at parent pick-up/drop-off for added convenience.
  
Thank you for your continued support!!!! 
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IMPORTANT DATES

November 3
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Festival of the Arts

November 10
*
PSAT

November 11
*
Veteran's Day
 
 
November 16
* Interims Issued

November 23-25
* Thanksgiving Break
 
November 29
* SAC Meeting
* PTO Meeting
 
December 8
 
*Winter Band Concert
 
December 22 - January 3, 2017
* Winter Break

January 4
* Teacher Planning Day

January 5
* Classes Resume
* Second Semester Begins

January 16
* Martin Luther King Day
We are collecting Box Tops!
 This is an easy way to support GRMS PTO.


It is time for our first collection competition. The homeroom that collects the most Boxtops, Labels for Education and Tyson A+ Labels from 11/2 -11/18 will receive a CUPCAKE party!!!
 
 
We would like to urge students and their families to bring in these items!!!
 
IMPORTANT: Send all collected items to Mrs. Melgard in a bag or envelope with their homeroom teacher's name on the front.
 
BoxTops support our GRMS ESE students and Labels for Education and Tyson A+ Rewards support our amazing GRMS PTO!!
 
Reminder: 7th grade is still collecting soda pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House...
 
Thanks for the help.


 STINGRAY SPORTS NEWS...

 
The Gamble Rogers Middle School football team defeated University Christian 39-26 in the Duval vs St. Johns game on Tuesday, October 18th. The Stingrays are the first SJMSAA school to defeat a Duval County school. Gamble Rogers has finished 8-1 for the regular season and will play on Thursday, November 3 at GRMS in the semi-finals of the county playoffs against Swiss Point @ 5:30PM. 

"I couldn't be more proud of this team and this entire community," said GRMS head coach Matt Potak. 


Click on the link below to read about our GRMS Football Team.
 



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"A huge "THANK YOU" to all the parents of the Gamble Rogers Cross Country Team. On short notice, the parents brought water and snacks for the 260 runners from 10 schools that took part in the 10th Annual Gamble Rogers Invitational. Gamble Rogers Runners finish near the top for all grade levels in an incredibly fast and competitive fast two mile race!  For results and video footage, go to Racesmith.com and click on "Gamble Rogers 2016"  Practice will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3pm. 

Below are the final four meets:

Date                      Time                                      Location
Wed. Oct. 26               4-6pm                                             Treaty Park
                                                                                  1595 Wildwood Drive
                                                                                      St. Augustine, FL  
 
Wed. Nov. 2                4-6pm                                   Landrum Middle School
                                                                                     230 Landrum Lane
                                                                                      Ponte Vedra, FL               
 
Wed. Nov. 9               4-6pm                    Fruit Cove Middle School/Plantation Park Field
                                                                                   3180 Race Track Road
                                                                                         St. Johns, FL 
 
Wed. Nov. 16             4-6pm                   Bartram Trails High School Track/Football Stadium
                                                                                 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway
                                                                                     St. Johns, FL 

For all questions or concerns, please email Kevin.Gamble@stjohns.k12.fl.us
STINGRAY SPIRIT WEEK


Monday, November 7 TWIN DAY...You and your friend can dress the same      
                                                                             
Tuesday, November 8  TACKY TOURIST DAY...Dress like you are on vacation         
  

Wednesday, November 9  SPORT DAY...Show who's your favorite team or sport

Thursday, November 10 USA DAY...Show your patriotism by wearing any RED, WHITE & BLUE
 
Friday, November 11 VETERAN'S DAY...Remember all those who have and are serving in Armed Forces

 
News from the Media Center

GRMS Festival of the Arts
 
Please join us to celebrate the arts on Thursday evening November 3rd from 5:30-8:00 PM. There is a $2 cover charge to attend to see all the events.  Beginning at 5:30 there will be pizza available to purchase in the cafeteria and the Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place in the library.  From 6:00-6:45 participants can view TV Production class videos in the library, view student art projects in the main hallway, work on art projects, go to a plant sale, go to the book fair, or meet with our public library staff from the St. Johns County Public Library Southeast branch.  From 7:00-7:45 everyone can make their way to the auditorium to hear the chorus sing, then view a drama performance, and we finish off the evening with the jazz band playing some songs. 
 
Fall in the Library
 
Please congratulate your children on their reading progress this year. As of October 12, 2016 we have already circulated 6,269 print books and 417 ebooks.  Many of your students are beginning to read MackinVIA ebooks in their Language Arts classes using iPads. Don't forget, the MackinVIA app is available for students to download for free on their tablets or phones so they can read at home too. If you have any trouble with the app, please feel free to send Mr. Greco an email message at Louis.greco@stjohns.k12.fl.us . We want to ensure each student has access after school hours to our ebook collection. You may have seen students wearing their Sunshine State Young  Reader Award brag tags. Seventy-one students have already earned their brag tags after reading at least two SSYRA books.  Please ask them to tell you about the books they have read. Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, October 31 - Friday, Nov. 4 with one evening opening on Thursday November 3, 2016. Thank you for supporting our book fair, it will be a perfect time to start thinking of purchasing holiday gifts. All profits will be used to provide additional library books for our students here at GRMS!


Congratulations to Jessica Fader! She is the first Stingray to read all 15 SSYRA Books AND earn 15 brag tags from the media center! 




2016-17 Gifted Parent Advisory Council Meetings
               
Gifted Newsletter


Thursday, November 17 Palencia Elementary        
4:30-5:30 p.m.     Media Center
                                                                             
Thursday, February 23  Hartley Elementary            
5:30-6:30 p.m.     Media Center    

Tuesday, April 25  Landrum Middle School          
6:30-7:30 p.m.     Multi-Purpose Room 

PTO NEWS

2016-2017 Spirit Wear
New Spirit Wear (t-shirts & zip hoodies)
ORDER YOURS TODAY!!!
 


 
Spirit Wear Order Form

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PTO Needs Your Help!!!
 

We are in need of a secretary, fundraising coordinator, volunteer coordinator, spirit wear coordinator and business partnership liaison.

Please contact PTO President
Annmarie Darcy  if you're available to help.


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*Next PTO meeting November 29th @ 4:30pm*
                 News from SAC
                        


Next SAC meeting November 29th @ 3:30pm

  Clock Daylight Savings Time...

Sunday, November 6th
        Remember to turn your clocks back one hour!

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