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If you are not familiar with Deer Creek Middle School or "The Scoop," this is an e-newsletter that provides information to parents about what is taking place at the Middle School each week. It is a great communication tool for us and a great way for you to know how you can be involved in your child’s school. This e-newsletter will be sent out every Friday afternoon describing events taking place at our school for the following week. If you know of someone who is not receiving the newsletter, please have them contact the office to sign up.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
For the Week of Feb 8, 2016
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Attendance Line: 405.359.3160
Grade Checks: http://powerschool.deercreek.k12.ok.us/public/home.html
Visitors must check-in through the main office. Only authorized persons are allowed to visit and eat lunch with our students. Photo ID is required of all visitors.
It’s Time for 2016-2017 Pre-Enrollment:
We cannot believe it is already time to assemble pre-enrollment packets for the next school year! We distributed packets through Literature classes on Wed, Feb 3rd. 7th graders received pre-enrollment forms for 8th grade and 8th graders received their DCHS pre-enrollment forms. Packets need to be completed and returned to Enrollment Nights on Monday, Feb 8th (7th Graders) and Tuesday, Feb 9th (6th graders) from 3:00—6:00pm.
IMPORTANT for 8th Grade Families: Please read emails from Melissa Jordan, DCHS Principal, to learn more about their enrollment nights and your designated drop-off time on Monday or Tuesday.
During Enrollment nights, teachers are also conducting conferences with families on an as-needed basis. These conferences will take place in teacher classrooms, so please make sure you know which room your conference is located in if you have a conference scheduled for Monday or Tuesday night. Our main office will be closed. Secretaries, administrators, and teachers will be in the Media Center assisting with enrollment.
DIVERSITY WEEK AT DCMS!
Feb 8—12 is our annual Diversity Week at DCMS when we celebrate how we are all unique! We all have different backgrounds, abilities, cultures, experiences, appearances, and talents, and we want to celebrate that every single day at DCMS and especially honor our uniqueness during this special week. We have several fun activities throughout the week including “Wear Native Clothing” day on Wednesday, music fun during lunches, morning announcements in different languages, fundraising for GODSA and Special Olympics, and much more! Our annual GODSA (Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Assoc) basketball game will take place on Wed, Feb 26th at 1:30. Please talk to your children about the importance of respecting others who may be “different” from themselves. Our art students have prepared a new exhibit for our school titled, “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.” What an important message created by our very own students. Judging others because of the color of their skin, because of their intellectual/physical abilities, or because they have a different culture/background is a disappointing personality flaw. We expect students to respect each other every day at DCMS, and we reflect upon this especially during Diversity Week.
HELP! Testing Monitors Needed:
The OCCT testing season is upon us once again, and DCMS has many classrooms that will need a monitor present for these state exams. Thank you, thank you, thank you to any and all of you who will be volunteering your time.
Our first test in 2016 is the writing test. 8th grade students will be taking the test on Tuesday, February 23rd. In the event school is closed due to the weather, students will take the test on Thursday, February 25. If you are also available to monitor on Thursday let us know in the comment section.
PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to monitor in the same class as your DCMS student.
Once you sign up, we will send home a detailed letter about your monitoring responsibilities. If you have any questions please contact Sharyl Thompson at email@example.com
Please click the link to volunteer:
Special Olympics Polar Plunge UPDATE!
A message from Officer AJ:
This was another awesome week at DCMS with lots of donations coming in at our Fun Friday snack sale and candy jar!
We are taking next week off from fundraising to allow for Diversity Week celebrations but will resume the following week with one last big push to win first place in fundraising! We have decided to have a Pie In The Face contest! Stay tuned for more info on that!
PS4 Raffle! The raffle for the PS4, donated by Heather Lowry (THANK YOU HEATHER!), will be on-going until February 19th and there is no maximum entry for tickets! Each ticket is $1.
If you would like to make an electronic private donation, please visit the DCMS Special Olympics Oklahoma website! Link--> DCMS Special Olympics Oklahoma website
Thank you in advance to everyone that has participated so far and I look forward to many more Fun Friday events to support Special Olympics Oklahoma!
We want that top prize for DCMS and I know we can do it!!!
Book Fair Time!
Our DCMS Book Fair will be open February 8-12 in the commons area by the library. We will be also be open for business during Monday and Tuesday’s enrollment nights. Check out our book fair website to shop online! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3517816
Need a New DC Binder?
We have 44 blue DC zipper binders left for sale in our DCMS office. $30 each...first come, first serve! These work great for your DCIS and DCHS students too! Please make checks to DCMS.
DCMS Winter WIPE OUT BASH!
Our PTO is hard at work preparing a fun evening of events for our kiddos! We hope our DCMS Antlers will join us for dancing, games, food, and fun at the Winter WIPE OUT Bash on Friday, Feb 12th from 6:00—8:00pm. Admission is $5.
Thank you for your donations to help us make this evening a success!
Stamp Out Bullying!
Congratulations to our three winners of the “Stamp Out Bullying” poster contest in which all art students took part. There are also several Honorable Mention winners. Be watching for many wonderful posters to begin showing up in our halls to help remind us to do our part to “STAMP OUT BULLYING.” Thank you, art students!
Time to Sign-Up for the 20th Annual Creek Classic!
Please click the link to sign-up! http://www.deercreekclassic.com/
Registration is now open for the 20th Anniversary Creek Classic! This event will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Please visit the above website for more information and to register. The 1-mile Fun Run kicks off at 8:30am, followed by the 5K and 10K at 9:00am. All races begin at Deer Creek Intermediate School located at 21175 N. MacArthur in Edmond and feature a Certified Course. The funds from this race go directly back to all of the 8 school sites! Runners of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Each race registration receives a Creek Classic t-shirt. Follow us on Facebook-Creek Classic and Instagram-@deercreekclassic
This is a great community event you won't want to miss! Can your family or business further support this event through a sponsorship? Please see the attached flyer for additional sponsorship opportunities!
Boys and Girls Golfers that are interested in the DCMS GOLF CLUB… there is a sign-up sheet in the DCMS office if you are interested. Also, there will be a parent meeting February 9th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
Any Athlete wanting to be in track needs to note there is an informational meeting on February 9th in the gym at 6:00 pm. The meeting is for DCMS track athletes’ parents or guardians.
Attention Soccer Players, if you are interested in playing Club Soccer for the middle school, there will be an informational meeting Monday, February 8th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria for parents or guardians.
Baseball tryouts will begin Feb 12th. Please check the baseball website for the practice schedule. The baseball parent meeting is February 16th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.
DC Global Education Program-Spring Break 2017:
Deer Creek Global Education Program is currently enrolling students on our spring break 2017 tour of Belize. Join us as we tour ancient ruins, learn jungle survival skills, snorkel at Shark Ray Alley, go zip lining, cave tubing, as well as visit a local school. For more about how your student can earn high school credit on this tour, email either Laura Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Ingram at email@example.com We will also have information available at DCMS enrollment/conference nights.
Yearbook: Order Yours Today!
If you haven’t ordered yours, please go to www.jostensyearbooks.com and select Deer Creek Middle School! It’s easy and fast!! Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Michael, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sale item of the week (Feb. 8th-14th) - Fair Isle Deer Dolman Top, it is 25% off. Normal price is $30.00, get it for only $22.50. Please go to our website to order. https://antlerpride.org/product/fair-isle-deer-dolman-top/
We will be having another Super Fan contest during the next Pep Assembly. It was such a hit with the students, we wanted to do it again.
Super Fan t-shirts are now $10. This can be ordered on our website. https://antlerpride.org/product/2015-16-super-fan-shirt/
Deer Creek LOVE Shirts:
On sale for $25 & will be delivered on or before Friday, February 12th. Send order form to DCMS office. Checks payable to PSG 2020. Thank you! (Order form in your email.)
See emailed order form to get your DC towel for the summer! These high-quality, large beach towels make great graduation gifts, teacher gifts, and vacation/pool accessories for your Creek Family!
2016 Wonderful Week of Fundraising charity, The Anna's House Foundation, needs your support! Deer Creek Student Council is leading this district effort to raise money and awareness for this local charity. The money raised from our campaign will help build a foster home in the Anna's House neighborhood in Luther, Oklahoma.
Students can order a 2016 WWF shirt online and drop off a check at our DCMS office. Due Friday Feb 12th! Click this link to order the shirt: https://docs.google.com/a/dcsok.org/forms/d/1hDLjnqTJGpzzSoWXbXS6Hy_w6WKz_Y6SCTAbiuUUN0s/viewform
WWF Dodgeball Tournament:
Support the Wonderful Week of Fundraising (WWF) by signing up a team for the annual DCMS Dodgeball Tournament! See emailed flyer from DCHS Student Council.
DC Foundation Blue Tie Night:
This will be a spectacular event you won't want to miss and what a great opportunity to help support Deer Creek Schools! Please see emailed information and sponsorship/reservation letter from the Deer Creek Schools Foundation!
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