Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Tuesday, October 29 - Friday, November 1: Follett Book Fair in the media center; Spirit Week

Wednesday, October 30: Homecoming Tailgate Event, 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, November 1: School picture day

Tuesday, November 5: No school - teacher workday

Thursday, November 7: Prospective Family Open House, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, November 11: No school - Veterans Day Holiday
News
Upcoming PTO Events
Homecoming Tailgate, Oct. 30 from 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. -- Rain or Shine!

Sedgefield Middle Spirit Week is this week and we plan to celebrate it in a big way during our homecoming football game tomorrow, October 30. Get ready for a homecoming celebration like never before with food trucks, face painting, an inflatable obstacle course and a DJ! The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. and our Spartans take on the Randolph Raiders at 5 p.m.

Rain in the forecast? No problem! We'll move the fun inside in the case of inclement weather. So, make plans to attend this fantastic event rain or shine!

Do you have some time to help make our homecoming tailgate truly spectacular for our scholars and families? Please click here to sign up to help!
Support Our Scholar Athletes
Get in on all of the sports-related action at Sedgefield Middle by helping support our scholar athletes and our athletics department! It's quick and easy to sign up to help with everything from athlete snacks to on-field support.

Click here to review what's needed , then sign up today!
Sedgefield Spirit Week October 29-November 1
It's Spirit Week at Sedgefield Middle! In addition to cheering on our Spartans at homecoming on Wednesday, scholars should show their school spirit during the week's daily themes:

  • Tuesday - Tacky Day
  • Wednesday - Hat & Spirit Wear Day
  • Thursday - Twin Day
  • Friday - 80s Day (please note: this is also school picture day; scholars are welcome to change for pictures.)
Let's Take a Field Trip!
In November and December, Sedgefield Middle students are taking some amazing field trips. The best part? If you volunteer to chaperone, you get to experience them, too!

Trips include everything from taking our dance students to live performances to visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to give back to Sedgefield Middle. Click here to sign up to chaperone!
Dance Party Volunteers Needed on Friday, Nov. 1
Scholars with perfect attendance in October will celebrate with a dance party incentive during the school day on Friday, November 1. Volunteers are needed to help check-in scholars as they arrive. Please click here to sign up!

Contact Andrea Goodwin at andrenar.goodwin@cms.k12.nc.us with any questions.
Current Parents - We Need Your Help!
Prospective Family Open House is on November 7. There will be
an informational session in the media center at 8:30 a.m., followed by campus tours led by our amazing Sedgefield Middle staff. We would love to have current parents assist with answering prospective family questions while on these tours. Please arrive at (or before) 8:30 a.m. Thank you for signing up for a slot by clicking here. Your help and support is greatly appreciated!

Also, if you know someone considering attending Sedgefield Middle, please share this flyer with them about upcoming prospective parent events. Questions? E-mail Lindsay Jones.
Spartan Spotlight: Ms. Catherine Eldridge, Academic Facilitator
As the Sedgefield Middle academic facilitator, Ms. Eldridge acts as a bridge between administration, community partners, parents and staff – and assists with Title 1 compliance, extended day programs and the SMS Beginning Teacher Support Program. Ms. Eldridge has been in education for 24 years; she began her career in 1995 in Granville County as an Exeptional Children’s (EC) teacher, then moved to Charlotte in 1997 and worked for six years at Kennedy Middle School as an EC teacher and sixth grade science/ELA teacher. She has been at SMS since 2003.

“The thing I love about working in middle school is that it is always changing and busy,” Ms. Eldridge said. “No two days are ever the same. I could be working with teachers on lesson plans one day, then working with a business partner about supporting our staff with incentives. It is always changing.”

Tell a Friend - Prospective Family Tours at SMS
Know a family interested in attending Sedgefield Middle School next year? Share with them this sign up to schedule a tour of Sedgefield Middle School. Tours are offered twice a month on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and Friday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. Families are welcome to bring their student with them on the tour and we welcome the opportunity to meet their child. Families should indicate who will be attending when they complete the sign up.
Picture Day is Friday, November 1
Practice your best smile for Sedgefield Middle picture day on Friday, November 1. Click here for details on ordering your picture package.

Please note: Friday is also 80s Day for Spirit Week. Scholars are welcome to change for their pictures.
Club Volunteers Needed - Sign Up Today!
Clubs are a great way for scholars to work with different peers and learn new skills...and a phenomenal way for staff members to build relationships with scholars. SMS is excited to offer over 20 clubs to our scholars! The clubs range from academically-based clubs to sports-related. Scholars will be in the same club for one semester and may choose a new club in January.

We welcome any support from our parents and community members to assist with the clubs. If you are interested, please sign up here . Be sure to include your e-mail and phone number to receive updates. Please note: all volunteers must be cleared CMS volunteers; this must be done on a yearly basis. Click here to register as a CMS volunteer .
It's Okay to Judge (the Science Fair!)
From December 3-6, Sedgefield Middle scholars will flaunt their science know-how at our school science fair. To make this event a sure-fire success, volunteers are needed to help judge project oral presentations.

No science qualifications are needed (you'll be trained prior to judging) and all judges will receive a snack (Pavlovian conditioning, perhaps?) A variety of time slots are available to volunteer, so click here to sign up today. Science fair winners will be announced on December 12 at the Holiday Arts night.