Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Monday, March 16 - End of Year: State-wide school closures mandated by Governor Cooper in response to COVID-19. School will not resume for the 2019-20 school year. All events, before- and after-school programs suspended.
General News and Information
Principal Update with Ms. Miracle (5/7)
CMS has received guidance from the state regarding how to best grade and assess student performance for the remainder of the year. Our team has prepared a summary in order to share how grades will be handled for students in middle school.  Click here for complete details.
TONIGHT - General PTO Meeting and 2020-2021 SMS PTO Board Update
We have our final General PTO Meeting - virtually via Zoom - TONIGHT, May 12, from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

During the meeting, we'll have a welcome and PTO update from Lindsay Jones; vote on the slate of officers for the 2020-21 PTO Board and SIT members; have a budget review with Courtney Reynolds; learn more about our PTO staff appreciation efforts from Lynne McDonald; and receive an update from our principal, Ms. Sheena Miracle.

To join the meeting on Zoom:

To access the supporting documents during the meeting:



We are excited to share the slate for the 2020-2021 PTO Executive Board. We are grateful to our nominating team and the individuals listed below for their interest and willingness to serve our school:
 
  • President - Jenn Loeffler
  • Co-Presidents-Elect - Ann-Miller Mattocks, MC Phillips 
  • Secretary - Lauren Brandt
  • Treasurer - Jenny Morton
  • VP Staff Support - Meredith Murchison
  • VP Family Engagement - Katie Deterding
  • Past President - Lindsay Jones

We look forward to to having you join us at 6 p.m.!
Virtual Events for Sedgefield Middle School New Families
Incoming Spartan families and students, we would like to connect with you! We have two upcoming events in May to introduce our new principal, Ms. Sheena Miracle, hear an update from our incoming PTO President, Jenn Loeffler, and answer any questions you may have about the 2020-21 school year.

On May 14, all parents/guardians are invited to join us via Zoom at 6 p.m. On May 28, incoming students AND parents/guardians are invited to join us for a Facebook live event also at 6 p.m. Please see Zoom log in information below for both of these events and we look forward to seeing you then!

Questions? Contact  sedgefieldmiddlepto@gmail.com

May 14, 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Zoom for New Spartan Parents & Guardians
Meeting ID: 816 9244 2274
Password: SPARTANS

May 28, 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Facebook Live for New Spartan Students & Families
We Are #SPARTANSTRONG!

SMS family - put your school pride and solidarity on display during this time apart by printing a #spartanstrong poster and posting it in the window of your home or office.

Students and families - click here to download your copy.

Teachers and staff - click here to download your copy.
Virtual Staff Appreciation Week a Big Success!
We were thrilled to show our wonderful staff at SMS some extra love last week during Staff Appreciation Week.  Thank you to all of the scholars and families that showered our teachers and staff with e-mails of gratitude.

All staff members were awarded an Amazon gift card to show our appreciation for all they do for us. Also, to conclude the week, we held a poetry contest for staff to submit an original poem about Sedgefield Middle. We received eight entries and are pleased to announce Ms. George won the raffle for our grand prize - a $100 Amazon gift card! Congratulations, Ms. George!

Click here to read all of the amazing staff poetry submissions.
Stock Up on Spartan Spirit Wear
Are you interested in purchasing Spartan spirit wear? Now is the time! We launched a new spirit wear site this spring to bring students, families and staff affordable spirit wear options in a variety of styles. Check it out and order online today!

Please note - all orders will be shipped to your home address during our school closure.
Get Ready for the 2020-21 School Year - Order School Supplies Today!
Order your supply kit for the upcoming school year now through July 19. Kits will be delivered directly to Sedgefield Middle.

Kits are available for both your scholar and your scholar's classroom:

Student kits: $37.72
Classroom kits: $42.75

Visit sedgefield.bluschoolsupplies.com to order today!
PTO Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in learning about PTO volunteer opportunities for the 2020-21 school year, please contact our nominating chair, Amy Watson. Even during this time of uncertainty, we are planning for next year and look forward to your participation. Thank you!
It's Not Too Late - Order a Yearbook by May 25!
Yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year are now on sale! Each yearbook features 100 color pages of our scholars' favorite memories.

Orders are due by May 25. Only 100 yearbooks will be produced this year and nearly half have already been ordered. Don't delay! You may  click here to order online. Cost is $25 per yearbook.

Know of a local business that would like to advertise its products or services to our school community? Ad space is available! Cost is $10 for a half page; $20 for a full page.

Questions?  Contact Ms. Harmon.
2020 MPHS Football and Rising Freshmen
Hut, hut, hike! If you have a rising Myers Park High School ninth grader interested in playing football for the 2020 season, please send your contact information to Scott Chadwick, head coach, at cs.chadwick@cms.k12.nc.us.

Additionally, please download and request access to the Team App for future communications. Simply download the Team App from the App Store or Google Play and search for MPHS Football.
News and Information During
COVID-19 School Closure
Remote Learning Plan for Sedgefield Middle
Beginning on Monday, April 6, students at Sedgefield Middle School began a remote learning plan that provides instruction and guidance on new standards and content for the fourth quarter. The goal is to provide students access to instructional material to support the mastery of standards associated with each content area they are currently enrolled.

To review the remote learning plan by grade level, please click here.
COVID Free and Reduced Lunch
Has your family income changed? It’s not too late to apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. Even if you have applied and been denied in the past, you can reapply online. Please  click here for the application. 

If students are approved for meal benefits or they attend a CEP school you could be eligible for additional services.

For complete details about the program from CMS, click here .
Student Self-Care Tips for Virtual Learning and Mental Health Crisis Resources
If you are in need of mental health support while at home, please access our SMS school counselor's page. There, you'll find information on how to contact our school social worker, Ms. Bowens, as well as our school counselors, Ms. Means and Ms. Sherer.

Additionally, Ms. Means has office hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Scholars may request time for a one-on-one or a group Zoom with friends. E-mail Ms. Means for the meeting ID and personal appointments.

To access additional mental health crisis resources, please click here ( English or Spanish ) for helpful information.

Have questions, or need help? Contact Ms. Means or Ms. Sherer .
School Closure Food and Meal Resources
CMS Grab and Go Meals
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is providing grab and go meals while schools are closed. Lunch (and breakfast for the next day) will be served in participating school - including Sedgefield Middle School - parking lots. Meals are free for anyone 18-years old and under. 
Meals are distributed Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 


State Texting Tool to Access Food for Children
North Carolina parents who need food assistance for their children may text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

Additionally, No Kid Hungry NC has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at  nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ and is updated daily.

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Loaves & Fishes food pantry is offering food to anyone who needs it. If you need a referral to take advantage of this program, please e-mail Ms. Sherer, Ms. Means or Ms. Bowens.

Food Distribution Through Community Organizations
Following is a list of community organizations offering lunch and breakfast food distribution during the school closure:
Free Spectrum Internet Access
Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.