444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914.769.6343

Susan Howard - Principal
Diana Blank - Assistant Principal


Announcements


Water Bottle Sale
Our Destination Imagination club is selling water bottles with infusers as a fund raiser. It’s a great way for students to stay hydrated during the school day; they can refresh their bottles at our new fountain and bottle filling station in the student dining room. Please see the attached order form. Orders may be dropped off in the main office.

MS Musical
On Wednesday, February 15, there will be an informational meeting for all students interested in participating in the Middle School Musical this year. Students should report to the MS Theater after school to learn about the rehearsal process, dates and times of performances, and meet the director (Mr. Driver) and other members of the production team.

Yearbooks
It’s time to order your copy of the MS Yearbook, as well as place orders for ads to honor your graduates. Please go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 4196. Questions may be directed to our yearbook advisor: scook@briarcliffschools.org Please know that all yearbooks must be ordered in advance; there may not be copies for purchase in June.

Engineering Expo – Save the Date
Please see the attached flyer for the Engineering Expo on April 2 in White Plains.

School-Pass
You may use School-Pass to send electronic notification when your child will be absent, late or picked up early from school. Please find the link on our district website, under the tab for Parents and Students.

Start with Hello
This week, students will be introduced to Start with Hello, a national campaign led by the organization Sandy Hook Promise. The purpose is to raise students’ awareness and empower them to contribute to a healthy school environment that allows everyone to feel included and connected. For more information, please click here

From the Library
Join us for Pizza and a Great Discussion! The Parent-Child Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 in the Middle School Library. We'll be discussing Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt.

Copies of the book are available at the Briarcliff Public Library. The Parent-Child Book Club is open to all Briarcliff Manor 6-8th graders and the adults they like to share books with. Please RSVP to kmccabe@briarcliffschools.org or abgkaplan@gmail.com so we can be sure to have enough pizza and snacks!


8th Grade Parents: Save the Date
In preparation for the transition to high school, there will be a parent orientation to grade 9 on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the district auditorium. For our students, high school counselors will hold two sessions during the school day to begin the transition process. These are tentatively scheduled for January 11 and January 18. Please watch for Mrs. French’s letter of invitation in the regular post.

Course recommendations for students entering grade 9 will be available on the Parent Portal as of Friday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. This is just after the Freshman Orientation meeting for parents on February 15. (Please note the snow date, February 16.)

Finally, for parents wanting to know more about the course selection process at high school, you are invited to attend Conversations with Counselors on March 8. The session will be held in the HS College Conference Room from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.



Saturday, February 25, 2017