Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Monday, February 17: School in session (makeup day for inclement weather cancellation on 2/7)

Thursday, February 27: Noche informativa para familias Spartan - 6 p.m., incluye cena

Wednesday, March 4: Early release day

Friday, March 13: March Dadness Event, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
News
Tell a Friend - Prospective Family Tours at SMS
If you know a prospective family headed to middle school next year, share with them this sign up to schedule a tour of Sedgefield Middle. Tours are offered twice per month . 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.
Ayude a sus Hijos a Tener Exito el la Escuela (Hispanic Family Night)
Atención Padres:
Venga a cenar con nosotros y aprenda estrategias de como ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito en la escuela.

Una charla en español para ayudar a sus hijos a triunfar en la escuela media. Aprenda cosas básicas y obtenga confianza para navegar el sistema escolar. En este taller estaremos tocando los siguientes temas:

  • Cómo involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos
  • Cómo vigilar las calificaciones de mis hijos a través de su teléfono en Powerschool 
  • Cómo ayudar a mis hijos a prepararse para la escuela secundaria (High School)
  • Otros temas acerca del sistema educativo de CMS.

Fecha: Jueves 27 de Febrero
Hora: 6 pm ( cena servida a las 6pm)
Lugar: Sedgefield Middle School

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March Dadness Event on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Calling all SMS male students and their fathers, father figures and mentors! Join us at school for a community event designed to foster positive relationships between our male students and the influential male adults in their lives.

From 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, attendees will hear from guest speakers and participate in basketball activities, workshops and fellowship. Food will be served at the conclusion of the event. There is no cost to attend.

Questions? Call SMS at 980-343-5840, or e-mail Dr. Tornfelt or Mr. Gwinn.

Spartan Spotlight: Ms. Evonne Peterson
During her 25 years at Sedgefield Middle, Ms. Peterson has worn many hats. Today, she teaches both Art and Genius Hour electives. Additionally, she serves as the SLT chairperson, the staff representative on the PTO board, is a member of the AR committee and is a Spartan Robotics Facilitator.

Born and raised in Charlotte, Ms. Peterson holds a bachelor’s degree in art education from North Carolina Central University; a master’s degree in art education from Winthrop University; a master’s of education in reading, language arts and literacy from UNCC; and certification in school administration from Western Carolina University.

Ms. Peterson was inspired by her mother, an educator for more than 30 years, to become a teacher. “The work I do is very rewarding,” she said. “In my art classes, students learn about the importance of art, how art is used as a creative form of expression, to convey social and/or political views, and created for different purposes – both functional and decorative.” Her students participate in art displays, exhibits and attend field trips to learn about artists.

Proctors Needed for EOG/EOC Testing
We're halfway through the year - which means it's never too early to start thinking about end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) testing. We need volunteers to proctor the following exams:

  • May 27 - Reading EOG
  • May 28 - Math EOG/Math 1 EOC
  • June 2 - 8th Grade Science EOG

Help Boost Literacy by Becoming a Reading Buddy!
Are you interested in reading with one of our amazing scholars once or twice a week? Our Reading Buddies Program is an amazing program matching a volunteer with one of our scholars to read books on a weekly basis together. Helping to model good reading, the Reading Buddies program provides success in literacy, students often become more positive about their ability to read and may also improve their reading skills. The school will have a selection of books for the scholar and Reading Buddy to select from based on the scholar’s reading level.

The times and days will be based on your availability and the scholar’s schedule.

If you are interested in this amazing program, please e-mail Mrs. Courtney Pierce, our dean of instruction, at courtneye.pierce@cms.k12.nc.us

All volunteers must be a registered CMS Volunteer.  Click here to register.
Got Snacks? 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!
New Clubs Starting Soon - Sign Up Today to Volunteer!
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 .
Donate New or Gently-Used Games to HAC
When inclement weather strikes, our scholars move indoors for HAC (recess) time. You can help keep the fun going inside by donating new or gently used games to play!

Examples of middle-school appropriate games include: playing cards, Uno, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, chess and checkers.

Please send your donations to the front office to the attention of the PTO; games will be collected in the parent room. If donating gently used games, please ensure all pieces are included.

Questions? Contact Kiley Thiel.
Let's Take a Field Trip!
Throughout the school year, 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!