Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Friday, October 4: Deadline to review and sign the Title 1 Compact

Thursday, October 10: General PTO Meeting (5:30 p.m.) and Curriculum Night (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 15: Tie Dye and Bingo Night, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30: Homecoming Tailgate Event, 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
News
Upcoming PTO Events
General PTO Meeting & Curriculum Night, October 10

Mark your calendars for our General PTO meeting scheduled for October 10 at 5:30 p.m. where we will present the PTO budget for the year, discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and ways you can get involved with the school. The meeting will be followed by a drop-in curriculum night from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This will be a great night to learn about the PTO, support our Spartan football team and meet your students' teachers. Please plan to attend and we look forward to seeing you there!

Spartan Tie Dye and Bingo Night, October 15

SMS PTO and administration are planning our first-ever Spartan Family Tie-Dye and Bingo Night on October 15 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mark your calendars for this fun event! Come out with your Sedgefield friends and family for bingo games, food, prizes, raffles and a *FREE* Spartan t-shirt for students to tie dye. Check the Spartan Express for updates. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Katie Deterding at  katiedeterding@yahoo.com, or sign up to help here.

Spirit Week and Homecoming Tailgate, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1

Our Sedgefield Middle Spirit Week will be October 29 - November 1 with our homecoming football game against Randolph Middle on October 30. Get ready for a homecoming celebration like never before and make plans to attend this fantastic event celebrating our school. Stay tuned for more details and volunteer sign ups.
Thank You for Empowering Extraordinary!
Sedgefield Middle's Empowering Extraordinary Campaign met and surpassed our school's fundraising goal of $100,000! Stay tuned for a final campaign total in the next few weeks and look in the Spartan Express for exciting updates on how these funds are being used to support our scholars, teachers and administration. 
 
On behalf of the Empowering Extraordinary campaign committee, our staff and most importantly, our Spartan Scholars, thank you to everyone who donated.  We could not have met our goal without your support. Your generosity will ensure that our scholars and teachers will receive access to advanced learning tools and enrichment support. Thank you! 
 
If you would like to contribute, it isn’t too late! Please click  here  to donate.
Spartan Spotlight: Ms. Madeley Buitrago, Spanish Teacher
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) recognizes and celebrates the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino/Latina Americans to the United States. During the month, we'll celebrate the contributions and heritage of our own Hispanic SMS staff and teachers in our Spartan Spotlight.

Originally from Medellín, Colombia, Ms. Buitrago has taught Spanish at Sedgefield Middle for almost seven years. Before joining Sedgefield, she taught at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology for six years. 

Ms. Buitrago was a teacher in Colombia and came to Charlotte in 2006 as part of an exchange teacher program. She loved Charlotte so much she stayed!

In addition to providing our scholars with foreign language instruction, Ms. Buitrago teaches students about Hispanic people and their cultural influence as a way to celebrate her own heritage. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, she shares the reasons to celebrate, as well as traditions and customs.


Sign the Title 1 Compact by October 4
As part of the school-level parent and family engagement policy, each new school year SMS issues a Title 1 learning compact that outlines how parents, school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This Title 1 Compact outlines how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help our scholars meet and/or exceed the state’s academic standards. The Title 1 Compact is reviewed annually in the spring with our school’s SLT committee.

We need 100% of our families - parents and scholars alike - to review, sign and return the Title 1 Compact to SMS by Friday, October 4. Scholars may turn in completed compacts in their homerooms.

Calling All Volunteers!
SMS has many opportunities for volunteer engagement. If you haven't already, sign up for these rewarding opportunities. Many positions can be handled from home, while others provide an opportunity to connect directly with parents, teachers, students and staff.

Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card
Through Harris Teeter's Together in Education program, SMS has the opportunity to earn funding when you link your Harris Teeter VIC card. Cards must be linked yearly to benefit our school. Linking your VIC card is easy, quick and doesn't cost you a thing.

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