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 (5/3)
We are excited about the upcoming week of digital learning and working to ensure your student continues to make progress through the standards. Please know that feedback is important to us. We are continuing to adjust and adapt our approach to best support all students. Click here to review Zoom Safety practices that may be of use to you and your family in navigating this platform.  

Look for more information to come this week, including a survey from Ms. Miracle to gain perspective and values of our Sedgefield Families.

Spartan Staff Appreciation Week: May 4 - 8
SMS Staff Appreciation Week is THIS WEEK and, with our new virtual learning environment, we need YOUR help! Below are activities for each day of the week to let teachers and staff know how much we love, miss and appreciate them:

  • Monday, May 4 - STUDENTS fill teachers' inboxes with notes of appreciation and kindness.
  • Tuesday, May 5 - PARENTS send teachers your own e-mail messages of appreciation.
  • Wednesday, May 6 - STUDENTS, show your school spirit and sport your Spartan Wear!
  • Thursday, May 7 - PTO hosts an Amazon gift card giveaway for teachers and staff.
  • Friday, May 8 - ALL SMS STAFF are invited to write a poem or limerick about SMS; those who participate will be eligible to have their names entered into our raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card!
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
General PTO Meeting and 2020-2021 SMS PTO Board Update
We have a General PTO Meeting coming up - virtually via Zoom - on May 12 from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Below is the meeting agenda and log in information:

  1. Welcome and PTO Update - Lindsay Jones
  2. Presentation/Vote of 2020-21 PTO Slate of Officers and SIT members - Amy Watson
  3. 2019-20 Budget Update - Courtney Reynolds
  4. PTO Staff Appreciation Update - Lynne McDonald
  5. Principal Update - Sheena Miracle
  6. Closing - Lindsay Jones

The SMS PTO Nominating Committee has been working diligently this spring to identify members for the 2020-2021 board and they 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

To join the meeting on Zoom:


We look forward to to having you join us on May 12 at 6 p.m.!
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.