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    Newsflash
      GRMS Annual Food DriveIndian
        Now through November 14th
For every  4 non-perishable food items that a student bring to the front office will have their name entered into the drawing for “Stingray Spirit Wear”. Increase your chances by making more than one donation. 
 Thanks to PTO for their donation of spirit wear!

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           Gator Bowls TicketsGator Bowl             October 1st through November 10th
We are very excited to annouce that once again GRMS Bowl. This is a very popular and positive fundraiser.
Tickets are sold for $30. After the teams have been annouced the tickets will be $60. 
Tickets will be available for pick-up on December 1st. 
             
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            Type to Learn

To access Type To Learn 4 use this account code 156587
Your student recieved their user name and password from their homeroom teacher.

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THE FOLLOWING IS IN EFFECT:

Gamble Rogers is implementing a new policy for students who arrive tardy to school (this means checking in after 7:50 AM) multiple times during a Quarter. Any student who accumulates more that 5 Unexcused Tardies during a Quarter will serve Lunch Dentention for each tardy thereafter during that
Quarter.


Detentions will either be served in the In-School Suspension room or in the Overflow room of the cafeteria under the supervision of our school’s Resource Officer, Deputy Harrell.

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This year through a new app called Remind 101
I will be sending text updates to our community about important class information.

See directions below on how to set up the app:
To sign up for GRMS notifications, please visit
https://www.remind.com/join/mrbergam

Thank You,
Greg Bergamasco
      
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                  School Access Form

You MUST complete this form if you plan to enter the school building before and/or after-school for any conference, lunch with a student, or meetings, etc.
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Sports Corner

2014 Gamble Rogers Football Schedule

2014 Stingray Volleyball Schedule

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Basketball Tryouts Coming in December!

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Early Checkout Procedure…

 As indicated in the Student Handbook 2014-2015:

As a safety precaution, students will only be released to the parent/guardian or the Emergency Contact listed on the Emergency Card. A current driver’s license or state issued ID must be presented in the front office to check a student out early. The following procedure will be strictly enforced: NO student may be signed out after 1:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The latest early checkout on Wednesday is 12:30 p.m. Parents must arrive in the front office no later than 1:30 p.m. (or 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday) in order to sign their child out early.              
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               Empowering Excellence in Educators
triple-eLearn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
 
               
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Stingray Brick 

Gamble Rogers Middle School will celebrate its 20th year throughout the 2014-15 school year. Personalized $25 Engraved Pavers are available for purchase.

For more information contact Isabelle Pitcher @ 407-417-1633 or
ipitcher@aol.com

Click here for a Stingray Legacy Brick Order Form 
                   
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Helpful Websites…

St. John’s Middle School Athletic Association
SJMSAA

Parents’ Guide to Student Success

www.pta.org/4446.htm.

Literacy Resources

Tips Reading and Math

The Florida Parental Information
and Resource Center of FIND

www.floridapirc.org

School Book Reading
Scholastic

Focus on Health

Local School News
News

 Pedro Menendez High

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  After-School Clubs
Drama Club
Running Club
Student Government 
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! 

Dec. 11th- High School Showcase, 3:00 – 8:00pm  
                              World Golf Village Convention Center
Dec. 11th- Online application opens for students NEW to the Programs of Choice
Dec. 22nd- Jan. 5th  Winter break…No School
Jan. 15th- PMHS Academy Night/Open House
Jan. 22th 11:59PM – Deadline for ONLINE ONLY   Application
Feb. 2nd (In-service) SJCCA Auditions
Feb. 6th Notification of acceptance mailed out to each applican
Feb. 18th Deadline to Accept the invitation to join ONLINE ONLY

 Academy Nights/Open House for upcoming 8th grade:

Jan. 12th – St. Augustine & St. Johns Tech
Jan. 14th – Nease
Jan. 15th – Pedro Menendez                                 

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NEW (2)
Frights For The Fight
For Disabilities Halloween Extravaganza
Click Here 

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Coming Soon Flu Vaccinations @ GRMS 

Tuesday, October 28th
Your student will bring home a consent form.
If you have any questions, please call 1-800–566-0596.
 Consent Form  and  Letter of Explanation

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Dates to Remember  

October 1st – November 14th
GRMS Annual Food Drive Begins

October 13th & 14th
Language Arts
(District Formative Assesment)

October 14th
Boy Scouts Meeting
6:30pm – 7:30pm


October 15th
PSAT

October 16th & 17th
Math/Social Studies

(District Formative Assesment)

October 20th & 21st
Science/Spanish/Writing Compontent
(District Formative Assesment)

October 21st
SAC Meeting @ 3:30pm
PTO Meeting @ 4:30pm

October 22nd & 23rd
Make Ups/Writing Compontent
(District Formative Assesment)

October 24th

Teacher Planning Day
(No School)

October 25th
19th Annual Ancient City Kids Day

October 30th
Picture Retakes
Report Cards Issued
“PINK” NIC LUNCH
(Wear “Pink” today)

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 Glance Ahead… 

November 10th
Giving Tree Project Begins
 For more information Click Here

November 4th
Spelling Bee
 

November 11th
Veteran’s Day

November 20th
Fall Festival

November 25th
PMHS visits GRMS

November 26th – 28th
Thanksgiving Break
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 8
th Grade Parents/Students
2015 DC Trip Information

 DC Trip Itinerary

 
D.C. Trip Payment Options :
To make a payment of $250.00 click below

https://www.mypaynetapps.com/pay.php?item=6559514102657903731782978121
OR
To make full payment of $750.00 click below 

https://www.mypaynetapps.com/pay.php?item=6559514102661868132920101671

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 PARENT INFORMATION 
Florida Standards Assessments

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Dream of Going to College? We Can Help.
Education Foundation

You may apply for a tuition only Florida prepaid scholarship paying up to 60 credit hours at a Florida public postsecondary institution of higher learning

                                 You must:

Be a current and active 7th or 8th grade  student in St. Johns County Public Schools.

Be eligible for the free and reduced lunch program, even if you don’t take part in the  program.

Complete the application.

Submit completed application and required documentation  to the TSIC liaison at your school no later than Friday, October 31, 2014. 

Academic requirements:

Students accepted into the program will have to maintain a 2.5 GPA with all grades of C or better. Failure to maintain a 2.5 will result in a review by the TSIC committee.

For information or for an application, please contact:
Joy Eubanks at Gamble Rogers Middle School or Marci Poston, Educational  Programs  Director Marcia.Poston@stjohns.k12.fl.us

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       How to prepare for FLU season!

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.

In addition to getting vaccinated, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.
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Message from the School Nurse…
       
When Do You Keep A Sick Child Home? 

Consider keeping children at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have:
* Fever greater than 100 degrees
* Chills
* General tiredness or not feeling good
* Frequent congested (wet) or croup-sounding cough
* Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

 Stomach symptoms are not a part of cold or flu symptoms  but for good health sake follow these guidelines for staying home and preventing spread of disease:
* Vomiting (even just once)
* Diarrhea
* Symptoms of cold or flu


A cold or flu spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever
has been 100 degrees or lower for 24 hours. Usually, antibiotics are not given for simple colds and flu. Strep throat or ear infections may require antibiotics. A child taking antibiotics should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school. A child may awaken with unclear complaints, which could be a cold or flu. If this happens, it is wise to observe him or her at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to bring him/her to school. Many of you do this already!

Consider keeping children at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have: 
* Very stuffy or runny nose, and/or cough
* Mild sore throat (no fever, no exposure to strep throat)
* Headache

A child should be physically able to participate in all school activities when returning to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help reduce the spread of colds and flu in the classroom. It is a very long day for a child who is sent to school sick. 

For additional information, we recommend the following websites:

                                           * KidsHealth.org
                                 
* WebMD.org
                                 * CDC.gov

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Home Access Center provides online access for parents to view attendance, grades, buses, report card, etc. Please read the instructions first. Now you are ready to log in. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Evans, Guidance Secretary at Karen.Evans@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call 904-547-8696 for more information.

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            The Jan La Belle Scholarship Program

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SJCSD Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
               
 Please visit the website for updated information
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          Information on Common Core
                       Common Core at a Glance
                       Common Core FAQ’s

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Are you living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in abandoned buildings; or living with friends or relatives due to an economic hardship, are you a teenager and living independently or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian; then you may be eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. Contact Computer Operator, Martha Fulford or your Homeless Liaison – Mr. Chris Stone @ 904-547-7589 for more details. You may also visit
http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/depts/student/homeless/ 

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Character Counts          
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