Randall Middle School
March 2, 2020
Events
3/3 Homeroom Picture Day
3/6 - 3/7 High School Musical at 7:00p.m.
3/8 Day Light Savings Time
3/10 B.O.E Meeting 6:30p.m. at Smith Intermediate 6:30 p.m.
3/10 & 3/11 5TH Grade Field Trip Seward
3/11 Staff VS. Parent Basketball Game, 6:00p.m, CHS
3/12 Half Day, Early Release at 12:30p.m.
3/13 & 3/16 No School
3/17 ST. Patrick's Day
3/19 & 3/20 5TH Grade Field Trip Seward
3/23 PTO MTG - ( 6th Grade Celebration 1st MTG.)
3/24 B.O.E Meeting 6:30p.m.
3/24 - 3/27 NYS ELA Testing
3/28 NYSSMA Solo Festival @CHS
3/30 - 3/31 NYS ELA Test Makeups
Note From The Principal
We are continuing to implement our school mission of achieving high levels of learning for all students. To accomplish this we have been working diligently to provide quality instruction in all settings. On a daily basis students can be seen engaging with content in meaningful ways that connect learning to real life situations. Along with this we provide additional support to students who have not yet demonstrated mastery of essential learning after initial teaching. Through this approach we are continuing to see large amounts of growth. 

We appreciate your support through this process. We all want to see students succeed, make meaningful connections, explore new interests, and be ready for their future. The more we can bridge the gap and help students see the school, family, and the community as partners in learning, helps us to realize these outcomes.

We have a great chance to build some community coming up. I hope you can join us for the staff vs. parent’s basketball game on March 11th. This should be a fun evening for all! We will also be working with families to develop plans for the 6th grade celebration. Information on these events and more can be found below.

Please reach out to the school if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate this community and know that together we will continue to make positive growth.
PTO News Webpage!
A link to a new PTO webpage has been added to the Randall Middle School Website. Please visit this link for relevant information from the PTO including events, fundraising, contact information and more! The PTO may also be contacted via email at:

RandallMiddlePTO@cortlandschools.org
Positivity Project
For the month of March we will be focusing on the concept of cheering others’ success. Through this we will explore what it means to be socially intelligent. We will also look at ways to foster a love of learning, exercise fairness, and have humor. Please take a few minutes to discuss these important character traits with your student. 

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” ~Maya Angelou
Accelerated Math Testing
In 7th grade students can take Math Accelerated 7. Information regarding the process of accelerated math will be included in the mailer home about 7th grade orientation that will take place on April 29th. There will be an informational meeting for families and students interested in accelerated math at the 7th grade orientation presented by 7-12 Mathematics Department Chair Abbey Albright.
Staff Vs. Parents Basketball Game
YearBook Club Photos
Recently, families received order forms for club and classroom pictures. Club photos will be taken for the groups listed below. These pictures do not include the clubs that change quarterly. Pictures of our quarterly clubs will be included in the candid pictures in the yearbook.

Club photos available for order through Isaf Merkur include the following:
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Chorus
  • Student Council
  • GEMS
  • Battle Of The Books
  • Math Olympiad
  • Ski Club
Art News
  Our journey through recent art history has brought us to paint!

We have started a material many of our kids were excited for… PAINT! At the moment our students are just finishing up their still life project inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
We are going to continue to explore paint as we go into our next project inspired by the “Pop Art King” Andy Warhol!  

If students would like to bring in an art smock or old t-shirt to use while we paint they are more than welcome to leave it in the art room.
Apparel Sale (Online Store)
Math Challenge
The math specialists would like to offer the families another puzzler! Click here for a very brief tutorial on how to solve mobile puzzles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5fWLS0wXtA
Turn your solution into the can in the main office for a chance to win a prize!
6th Grade Celebration
News From The School Nurse
Notice Regarding Immunization Requirements For Next Year.

According to New York State Education Law and Public Health Law, every student attending school must be immunized!!

All 5 th Grade students entering 6 th Grade, or when turning 11 years old, must show documentation of the Tdap vaccine before the start of the school year in September.

All 6 th Grade students entering 7 th Grade , must show documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine before the start of the school year in September.

Documentation may be sent in or faxed by the health care provider any time to the school Health Office. The school nurse expects documentation be submitted prior to the start of school in September. 

New York State Law requires students be excluded from school without required
immunizations .
The Public Library has
Many Programs!
Breakfast and Lunch are Provided for ALL Students!
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