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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-wide Open House
    Tuesday, September 16th
           6:00PM -8:13PM
     
(Please stop by the Book Fair)
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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 student, or meetings, etc.
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Wednesday, October 1st
6th Grade health screenings - Please see the letter below for more information.
                    Health Letter
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             Do you have a 
                     
Do You Have A
           about the school year


                  click below:

             2014-2015 School Year

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      Sports Corner
          SJMSAA Soccer Registration is Open!  
                           Try-Outs:
Scheduled for the week of September 29th, 2014
                            (Day and Time TBA) 
              
Boys and Girls are Welcome!
You must register online at
http://www.sjmsaa.com/sports/soccer/

                                Any Questions
      Please contact the SJMSAA Board of Directors
                  Soccer@SJMSAA.com 
             
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Winterguard Auditions!!!
     Boys and Girls are Welcome
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Dates:  
   Thursday, September 18th
&
Friday, September 19th

Time:
2:00pm – 5:00pm

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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…

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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Dates to Remember

September 1st
Labor Day

(No School) 

September 4th
School Picture Day

September 10th-17th
Scholastic Book Fair

September 12th
Teacher Inservice Day

(Students No School)

September 16th
Open House

                                  September 17th
                                  Interims Issue

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Glance Ahead…
 
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                            BULLHORN      Attention!
              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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The Stingray Chronicle is a quarterly newsletter that highlights the upcoming news, events, and important reminders at Gamble Rogers. By signing up, you will receive the Chronicle in your email inbox.

           

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 PARENT INFORMATION 
       NEW (2)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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NEW (2)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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The Daddy imagesDaughter Dance
Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
Saturday, October 25th
5:30pm – 9:30pm
$85 per couple
   Please Register at
girlsincjax.org by 10/20/14
904.731.9933
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Character Counts          
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