As a reminder, this is the final week to register your student and pre-order dinner for our May Madness Dodgeball Tournament, which is next Friday May 4, 2018. Is your child not interested in playing dodgeball? No problem! Anyone can come for dinner, watch classmates play, see staff in the dunk booth, or check out fabulous raffle baskets our teams have put together. Food options are Anna’s Pizzeria, Chick-Fil-A, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! Kona Ice and Bruster's Ice Cream will also have food trucks on campus that night. There’s something for everyone as we also celebrate the school’s 40th birthday.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at this 4th annual event. It’s always a great time, so don’t miss out! Registration closes Sunday 4/29 at midnight.
Also, if you’re not in the mood to cook Wednesday or Thursday this week, Glory Days Grill in the Publix Pointe Shopping Center on Kelly Road is hosting our school for a dining event. It’s all day, both days. Leave your itemized receipt in the designated "AMS basket" for us to get 10% contribution. All receipts count, so let your friends and neighbors know. This is an easy way to support our school!
Time is running out to guarantee your child a copy of the 2018 AMS Yearbook! Copies are limited. The only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook is to order online through the Herff Jones Online Yearbook Center by Friday, April 20th. Visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and use school code 10708 to place your order! Very few extra copies will be available for in-school sales at the beginning of June. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Haller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The May Madness Committee has started planning for our annual May Madness Dodgeball Tournament & Silent Auction/Basket Raffle. This year's event will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018. The PTA is currently looking for two volunteers from each academic team to help collect donations and organize the team's basket. If you are willing to help coordinate your team's basket, please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeaa2fa13-maymadness1. The May Madness Committee will be in contact soon with additional details. Thank you for your support!
Quarter 2 Report Cards go home Friday, February 2nd! Please acknowledge that you've seen your student's report card in one of the following ways by Wednesday, February 7th:
-Sign the report card and send it in to your student's homeroom teacher
-Write a note that you've seen the report card and send it in to your student's homeroom teacher
-Email your student's homeroom teacher
On Wednesday, January 31st from 6:30-8:00pm, Apex Middle School is hosting an Expo/Open House for prospective families interested in coming to AMS next school year. The PTA has coordinated a Food Truck Rodeo Spirit Night for current students featuring three food trucks and a bakery. A portion of all food sales will be donated to our AMS PTA. See attached flyer for additional details. Come out and support our PTA and enjoy some delicious food!
On Thursday, December 14th, the Bobcats & Lions will be hosting BINGO and decorating holiday cookies at Cambridge Retirement Village. This event is for both students and their families. Space is limited so reserve your spot soon!
When: December 14th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Place: Cambridge Retirement Village, 10000 Cambridge Village Loop Apex
What to Bring:
-Your best Santa or elf hat!
-Dollar Store prizes for BINGO
-Plain sugar cookies
-Frosting and/or sprinkles etc to decorate!
There are only 20 available spots! Once all "Bingo slots" are filled, the sign-ups are closed. Please only sign-up once per family. To sign up, visit: http://tinyurl.com/bobcatsbingo
As many of you know, the Wonder movie comes out this week! Because of this, the Lions and Bobcats teachers decided to have a movie meetup!
All Lions and Bobcats families are welcome to meet us at the movies to see Wonder this Thursday, November 30th, at 6:05pm in Beaver Creek Cinemas. We hope to see you there!
Dear Bobcat Families,
On Thursday, November 30th, our team will embark on a science field trip to Marbles Museum in downtown Raleigh. This trip will feature both IMAX and STEM learning labs. Because we already have your student medical/permission forms, we simply need payment for the field trip. More details are below.
Students will need to bring to school:
1. A good hearty breakfast/snack and drink for the morning at 9:00am.
2. A bag lunch and drink for our return to AMS at 1:30.
We will eat our snack in our classrooms before we leave for Marbles. Because lunch will not be until we return at 1:30, it is important that students bring a hearty breakfast/snack to eat before we leave.
Cost: $15.00 for Marbles or $25.00 to cover both Marbles and the Tiger Rescue in the spring.
Make checks payable to Apex Middle School.
You may also pay online on the AMS Website. Click HERE to pay online!
Marbles Museum/IMAX Itinerary
8:45AM Hefty snack and drink in school.
9:30AM Depart For Marbles Museum
10:00AM IMAX Movie: Journey into Space
11:00AM Marbles Learning Lab: Our Universe
12:00PM IMAX Movie: Dream Big
1:00PM Depart for return to Apex Middle School
1:30PM Arrival Apex Middle School, Bag lunch and drink.
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Bobcats team,
As we complete the first quarter of 6th grade, we have a tradition at Apex Middle School to hold student-led conferences for our families. Student-led conferences help students take responsibility for their academic success, foster goal setting, and promote trust and partnership between the students, parents and teachers. It has been our experience that parents who participate are enthusiastic and positive about this approach. It is an opportunity for support and a celebration of success.
Since this may be a new conference format for some of you, we will give you some background on our goals for this:
The conferences are planned to last approximately 30 minutes. There will be several conferences scheduled at the same time as there will be a couple of groups in each of our classrooms. The teachers will be present for facilitation of the process as necessary. Should you need a private conference with the teachers, we will need to make arrangements for a different time.
Student-led Conferences Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Conference Slots: 30-minute time slots between 4:00-6:30
To sign up, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/bobcatconferences
Please sign up for a time slot by Tuesday, November 7th
Welcome to the 6th Grade Bobcats Team at Apex Middle School!
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