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August 25 Parent Newsletter

 

PJHS Parents,

Welcome to Grizzly Nation! Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly over the summer to be ready for your children and we are thrilled to have them. We hope this next year will be enjoyable for you and your students. Each week we will be sending out a newsletter so that you are informed of the current events and activities going on in our school. The newsletter will also include a copy of your child’s grades for your information. We encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education and growth. We feel privileged to be apart of your child’s life.

 

Grizzly Growls

PJHS Grizzlies' School Store

Does your little Grizzly have a bear of an appetite? Send them over to the Grizzlies' School Store which features treats starting at 25 cents along with many other school related items.

Bingo Tuesday

Bingo has begun! Every Tuesday in Mrs. Gillie’s classroom (C-75) a bingo game will be held for all students wishing to participate. Students can win prizes throughout the term and a chance to win a Sip 'N gift card at the end of the term.

PTA Clothing Fundraiser

Our PTA is sponsoring a clothing fundraiser that ends on August 28. Send your gently used clothing with your child to school to help earn money for our school. The class that brings in the most amount of clothing (in pounds) will win a special activity in the Grizzly Den on Friday.

Box Tops

We want your box tops! Box Top money is used directly at our school to fund student activities throughout the year. Additionally, for every 10 box tops turned in students can earn a five-point extra credit coupon to be used in any class. When they turn in 50 box tops they earn the extra credit coupon plus a free homework pass. Box tops can be turned into your child’s third period teacher.

 

Sports

Girl’s Tennis

It’s not too late to try out for the girl’s tennis team. Your Lady Grizzly just needs to go out to the tennis courts after school before the end of the week. If she doesn’t have a racket, we can provide her with one.

Loafer Mountain Hike

We will be hiking Loafer Mountain on September 11. There will be an information meeting this Friday during Den Time in the Activity Room and we’ll discuss the details. If your child likes exercise and the outdoors send them to the meeting. Let out your inner grizzly.

Cross Country

Practice for cross country is everyday from 2:45–4:00 at the school. Please contact Coaches Bragg or Bird if you have further questions.

 

Calendar

August 28: Student Assembly during Den Time.

 

 

What Happens On The First Day Of School?

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Mr. Aintablian motivating his class.
Mr. Howell introducing his students.
Buses waiting for students.

Students are adjusting in many ways as we start the 2015-2016 school year. There are lockers to be opened, classrooms to be found, and lunch to be eaten. One student was heard today saying, "I can smell the food, I just can't find it!"

Teachers, veteran students, and other staff help open lockers and point the way, giving directions to each classroom. We are all building relationships with each other whether we are the teacher, the lunch lady, or someone we already know. We are all getting to know each other, and it's fun! We are looking forward to a great school year! 

School Days Are Coming! Dates To Remember.

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Students and Parents,
We are excited for school to start and we hope you are, too! Here are a few important dates to remember:

August 11: Walk In Registration, 8:30am-3:30pm. Review the letter we sent for items to bring in order to register and get your schedule and locker. 

August 18: 7th Grade Day from 9am-11am. 7th graders have the school all to themselves! They will meet all of their teachers, practice their locker combinations, and have some great fun! 

August 19: First day of school. The PJHS staff and faculty are getting ready to meet new students and welcome back our current students.

August 25: School Picture Day. Bring your brightest smile!

This is going to be a great year!

PJHS Social Media - Stay In Touch!

We know how much you like to stay in touch. so don't forget to LIKE and SHARE Payson Junior High on social media. You can find our facebook, twitter and instagram account links at the bottom left side of this page! We will keep our social media updated with current school events and activities.  We are going to have a fantastic school year and we are looking forward to sharing it with the best students in Utah! Are you ready to be a part of GRIZZLY NATION? We will see you in two weeks!

NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Applications for next year's council will be accepted through August 7th.

To apply for a seat on the council please stop in the front office and leave your contact information.

Election will be held August 11th and the first 3 days of school.

 

 

Registration

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Alesha LeMmon

Walk-In school registration will be held Tuesday, August 11th from 8:30-3:30 in the main office.

 Please bring the following items to receive your class schedule:

*Fee Sheet received in the mail and payment for fees. We accept cash, check and credit card.

*7th graders also need proof of immunization.

Mail in and online registration is accepted at any time. Please mail in the fee sheet with accompanying payment and we will send your student's class schedule to you.

We look forward to seeing you all soon! LET'S GO GRIZZLIES!

 

Tabitha's Way Backpack Giveaway

Attributions: 
Alesha LeMmon

Parents and Students,

Tabitha's Way will be giving backpacks and school supplies as well as other resources to families with school age children in need. Children must be present to receive the items. 

This event will take place on August 8, 2015 at Tabitha's Way, 400 N. Main, Spanish Fork from 10:00am - 12:00pm. 

Tabitha's Way had almost 700 backpacks last year! Check out the flyer in the image section of this message!

TEDxPaysonJuniorHigh Conference

This Thursday, March 19, PJHS will be hosting TEDxPaysonJuniorHigh. This conference has been months in the making and will feature talks given by 21 students. 

Several English classes had their own mini-conference where hundreds of grizzlies participated and gave their own talks. From there, teachers chose students to represent their class in the actual conference-held this Thursday. This is a closed event, but parents of the presenters have been invited to come. Additionally, Students from Payson High School will be filming the event, so it will be streamed live. We are inviting everyone to participate via stream and will be posting the link later in the week.Congratulations to the presenters and good luck preparing for this special TEDxPaysonJuniorHigh event! Go grizzlies!

Valentine Grams

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Written by Sadie Marvin

Love was in the air at Payson Junior High. The students of PJHS were in a lovely mood this Valentines day season. Students bought candies,flowers,and wrote notes to their fellow students. The PJHS student council organized, sorted, and sold the candies and flowers to the students.The student council sold the items at lunch February 2nd-10th. The students could either buy something, write a note, and have it delivered,or they could just write a note to make their friends day.

The student council cut hearts of all different colors a few weeks in advance to prepare. When they received the written hearts, they filed them by their 3rd period teachers class. They  then marked who got a heart and who didn’t on their lists. They stapled the candies to the hearts, and got them ready to deliver.

The students were anticipating February 13th, the day the Valentine Grams would be delivered.Some students even made their own valentines to distribute. It seemed like good deeds were happening everywhere before the day arrived. Everyone was complimenting each other, and being kind.

When the day arrived, the student council were in a rush to get the Valentine Grams  ready to deliver. When they were ready, the student council went to every class and delivered the items to the students. Smiles erupted on the students faces as they received their notes and candies. “It was really fun, and everyone got something” an eighth grade student claims. In conclusion, the Valentine Grams were a big success, and made the students of Payson Junior High’s day.

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