Tefft Weekly Bulletin March 20th24th

Tefft Weekly Bulletin March 20th-24th


Tefft Middle School Bulletin


Week of Monday, March 20, 2017


Through Friday, March 24, 2017



Breakfast Menu:

Monday: Egg Patty with Cheese on a WG Biscuit, Applesauce, Grape Juice

Tuesday:  Breakfast Burrito with Taco Sauce, Banana, Fruit Punch Juice

Wednesday: Cheese Omelet with WG Biscuit, Fresh Apple Slices or Fresh Whole Apple, Grape Juice


Thursday: Cinnamon Glazed French Toast served with Maple Syrup, Fresh Grapes, Apple Juice

Friday: Breakfast Sausage Pizza, Peach Cup, Fruit Punch Juice

Lunch Menu:

Monday: Spicy Chicken Bite served w/WG Roll Or Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Broccoli, Carroteenies, Chilled Peach Cup, Apple Juice

Tuesday: Cheeseburger on WG Bun Or Bosco Cheese Sticks served w/ Marinara Sauce, Refried Beans, Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Fresh Apple or Apple Slices, Grape Juice

Wednesday: Ravioli w/Marinara sauce served w/WG Roll Or Chicken Tender Taco Or Tony’s Pizza, Golden Corn, Thin Cut French Fries, Fresh Banana, Fruit Punch Juice

Thursday: Orange Chicken w/WG Rice Or Bosco Cheese Sticks served w/Marinara Sauce, Sweet Potato, Crinkle Cut Fries, Cucumber Slices, Applesauce Cup, Grape Juice

Friday: Chicken Drumstick served w/WG Roll, Nacho Bites served w/ Salsa, Garden Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Steamed Mixed Vegetables, Fresh Grapes, Apple Juice


Quote of the week: The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.


Growth Mindset Tip of the Week: Easy first, then most points – Answer the easiest questions first, then work on the ones that have a lot of points.  Show your work, and try to at least get a start on all questions – partial credit can add up a lot of points. 


Student Creed Reminder for the Week: I will take responsibility for my actions.


There will be an all school assembly on Friday.  A reminder of the expectations that there is no talking when someone is at the podium speaking.


There will be an assembly schedule in effect on Friday, the 24th.  The schedule for the day is as follows: periods 1,2,3,7,4,5,6 and 8.


The 2017 Boys Volleyball season kicks off today.  Come out and cheer on the Trojans as they take on Kimball Middle School.  Admission is $1.00.  Rides should be here by 6:00 pm.  The activity bus departs Tefft at 5:00 pm. 


Spring Break begins at the end of the school day on Friday, March 24th.  School resumes on Monday, April 3rd.


(Mon Only)

8th grade students will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment on Tuesday, March 21st during your 1st and 2nd periods.


8th grade students who will be attending SHS in the fall will be attending transition activities during lunch periods on Thursday, the 23rd


All students who earned honor roll recognition for the 3rd quarter will be treated with an honor roll pin and ice cream sundae on Friday.


Locker clean out will take place on Friday.  Please be reminded of the procedure:


1.    When instructed all students report to their lockers for locker clean out

2.    When you arrive at your lockers, student should clean out and organize

       their lockers

                  a.     Any garbage should be placed in the dark garbage can with the black liners

                  b.     Any recyclable materials should be placed in blue garbage cans with

                         the clear liners.

3.    After you have cleaned out your locker have a staff member check your locker

4.   Pick up any paper that was left on the floor around your locker or the garbage cans

5.    After the locker has been checked, close your locker and sit on the floor in front of   

      your locker

6.    Students will be dismissed back to their classes over the intercom system


Tefft Target Time is scheduled for Thursday, March 23rd.  You will also be receiving your 3rd quarter grades.  You will be graphing your 3rd quarter target test data and establishing a learning goal for the 4th and final grading period.  You will also be taking your data journal home to share your data and your learning goal with your parents.  Don’t forget to have your parents sign off and bring your data journal in on Friday to return to your 1st period teacher.  And don’t forget it is also Dress for Success.


Lexington Home Volunteers:  We will be going to Lexington Home on Thursday, March 23rd after school until 4:45 pm.  Please pick up a permission form in Ms. Saletta's room 209 and return it signed by Wednesday.


Mr. Harsbarger has a new challenge for Tefft students.  Any student who receives two or less referrals in the next three weeks will receive an ice cream sandwich during the first week of April.


Start counting your stamps because the School Store will be open this Thursday, March 23rd during lunches.  Those students who have 100 stamps will be asked during lunches on Tuesday to pre-order gift cards.


Tefft Warriors want YOU to stand up to bullying!!  In support, Warriors will be starting a bully box.  Tefft students, whether they are a bully, victim, or bystander can fill out a bully slip with information about who, what, and where the bullying occurred.  Slips are available in the cafeteria and the box is located in the library.  Tefft Warriors are here to support YOU and anyone who is being bullied.  We want you to remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.


Tefft Warriors will be meeting after school tomorrow Tuesday, March 21st in room 219.


Are you interested in participating in Spring after school flag football?  There will be informational meetings during lunches on Wednesday.  Flag football will begin after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays after Spring Break.


Streamwood High School is looking for new members to join their dance team.  If you are interested in trying out, please attend try-outs March 20th-23rd.  The try-out packet with additional information is available at the student wall file in the cafeteria. Come out and visit Coach Humann and the dance team!


Once again, this year's yearbook is going to be INTERACTIVE!!!  That means that pictures INSIDE the book can come to life through video clips!!! Right now, the cost of yearbooks are $30.00 each. Pick up an order form in the main office or order on-line at yearbookforever.com or you can find the link on Tefft's webpage. Ordering on-line is super easy!!!


A reminder to students that if you qualify for free lunch, you also qualify for a free breakfast.  Start your day with Tefft’s Breakfast of Champions.


Want to wish someone a happy birthday?  We have an electronic board in the cafeteria where you can do just that.  Come to the main office and fill out a form.  The cost is $2.00.  Turn in the form to the main office with your $2.00 the week before the birthday.


Do you need help with your homework or to use a computer and printer?  Help is available every morning Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:50 a.m.  Sign up by the window table and you will be given a pass to the computer lab upstairs.  Homework help is also available after school on Monday through Thursday.  Just report to the library after school.


Binder and homework folder checks will take place in classes this Friday.  If you don’t pass the binder check, you will have an opportunity to get organized at our “Workshop” held every Tuesday after school.  Are your binders and homework folders organized and are you ready for Friday’s binder checks?


TR3: Out of respect for yourself and your school, it is very important for all students to be in school and class every period of each school day.  The last quarter of the school year is the most important.  Let's continue to work hard, respect ourselves, others and the school and finish strong.