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1/18/19

Mindful Minute:  "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."  Jon Kabat-Zinn

-There will be Friday Night Rec on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Grades 5/6 at POBMS.  Grades 7/8 at MMS.  Bring the $5.00 fee, wear sneakers, and bring water to drink.

-Math Olympiads contest today, January 18th in Room 306 during 9th period.

-Attention All Student Council Members:  If you were not a our meeting on January 16th, please stop by Room 319 to provide your t-shirt size for the club t-shirt.

-Attention POB!  Pride Club is hosting a sticker artwork contest.  If you are interested in submitting a design for the club, please see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.  All submissions are due by Wednesday, January 30th.

1/17/19

Mindful Minute:  "Treat everyone you meet as if they were you."  Doug Dillon

-Attention POB!  Pride Club is hosting a sticker artwork contest.  If you are interested in submitting a design for the club, please see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.  All submissions are due by Wednesday, January 30th.

-Math Olympiads contest this Friday, January 18th in Room 306 durng 9th period.

 -Applications are now available to work in the School Store during Semester 2.  Please see Mr. O'Sullivan in Room 316 as soon as possible.  Applications must be returned to Mr. O'Sullivan only.  Applications submitted to any other teacher will not be accepted.  The schedule for Semester 2 will be filled on a "first come, first hired" basis and will begin on Monday, January 28.  Don't miss out, see Mr. O'Sullivan today.

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

 

1/16/19

Mindful Minute:  "Respond; don't react.  Listen; don't talk.  Think; don't assume.  Raji Lukkoor

-Congratulations to both the 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball teams on their victory yesterday against Wisdom Middle School!  Well done, ladies!  Go Hawks!

-Attention 5/6 Chorus - Part 1's meet tomorrow zero period.

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

 -Applications are now available to work in the School Store during Semester 2.  Please see Mr. O'Sullivan in Room 316 as soon as possible.  Applications must be returned to Mr. O'Sullivan only.  Applications submitted to any other teacher will not be accepted.  The schedule for Semester 2 will be filled on a "first come, first hired" basis and will begin on Monday, January 28.  Don't miss out, see Mr. O'Sullivan today.

1/15/19

Mindful Minute:  "Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.  Dalai Lama

-Applications are now available to work in the School Store during Semester 2.  Please see Mr. O'Sullivan in Room 316 as soon as possible.  Applications must be returned to Mr. O'Sullivan only.  Applications submitted to any other teacher will not be accepted.  The schedule for Semester 2 will be filled on a "first come, first hired" basis and will begin on Monday, January 28.  Don't miss out, see Mr. O'Sullivan today.

-Attention All Leo Club Members - Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16 in Room 201 during zero period.

-Math Olympiads contest this Friday, January 18th in Room 306 during 9th period.

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

 

1/14/19

Mindful Minute:  "As soon as we wish to be happier, we are no longer happy."  Walter Landor

-Attention 5/6 Chorus - Part 2's meet tomorrow zero period.

-Attention All Leo Club Members - Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16 in Room 201 during zero period.

-Math Olympiads contest this Friday, January 18th in Room 306 during 9th period.

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

 

1/10/19

Mindful Minute:  "When you open your mind, you open new doors to new possibilities for yourself and new opportunities to help others."  Roy T. Bennet

-Today the Boys Basketball Team plays home against Wisdom at 4:30 PM at POB.  Come support your school!

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

-There will be Friday Night Rec on Friday, January 11th from 7 - 9 PM.  Grades 5/6 at POBMS.  Grades 7/8 at Mattlin.  Wear sneakers, bring the $5.00 fee and bring water to drink.

-The Yearbook Cover Design Contest is open to all 8th grade students.  Please submit all entries to the Art Gallery by Friday, January 11th.

-There will be a brief 7/8th grade Girls Basketball meeting on Monday, January 14th at 3 PM in the Gym.  We will discuss how to tryout on January 22nd.  

 

 

 

1/9/19

Mindful Minute:  "Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world."

-Please note that Mr. Lombardo's 9th period chorus today is cancelled.

-There will be a special Best Buddies meeting today, 9th period in Room 247.

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

-Today the girls volleyball team plays home against Merrick at 4:30 PM at Stratford Road School.  Come support your school!

-Congratulations to the boys 7th grade basketball team who defeated Plainedge yesterday by a score of 52-32.

 

1/8/19

Mindful Minute:  "The mind is just like a muscle - the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.

-Today the boys basketball team plays home against Plainedge at 4:30 PM at POB.  Come support your school.

-We will have a Yearbook Club meeting tomorrow zero period in Room 314!  See you then!

-Chess Club will meet zero period Wednesday in Room 204.  We will be taking a yearbook photo.  Make sure you all attend!

-Attention All Leo Club Members:  Our next meeting will be on January 9th, Wednesday, during zero period in Room 201.

-Newspaper Club will meet 1/9 and 1/23.  See you there!

 

 

1/7/19

Mindful Minute:  "If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart.  It's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person.  It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart..."

-Chess Club will meet zero period Wednesday in Room 204.  We will be taking a yearbook photo.  Make sure you all attend!

-Attention 5/6 Chorus - Part 2's meet tomorrow zero period.

-Attention All Leo Club Members:  Our next meeting will be on January 9th, Wednesday, during zero period in Room 201.

-The Yearbook Cover Design Contest is open to all 8th grade students.  Please submit all entries to the Art Gallery by Friday, January 11th.

-Newspaper Club will meet 1/9 and 1/23.  See you there!

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

 

1/4/18

Mindful Minute:  "Open the window of your mind.  Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter.  Amit Ray

-Everyone Is Equal will have their next meeting January 7th, zero period, in room 314.  Our next project is fundraising to provied clean drinking water in Sudan.  All new members are welcome.

-Attention Jazz Club, Chess Club, and Stand Up to Stand OUt!  Your club photos will be this Monday, January 7th zero period in the library.

-Newspaper Club will meet 1/9 and 1/23.  See you there!

-Friday Night Rec will be held at Mattlin for all grades on Friday, January 4, 2019.  There will be Friday Night Rec for Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 at Mattlin on Friday, January 4, 2019.  Wear sneakers, bring water and the $5.00 fee.

-Attention Leo Club Members:  Our next meeting will be on January 9th, Wednesday, in Room 201, during zero period.

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

-Math Olympiads practice this Friday, January 4th, Period 9 in Room 306.

-The Yearbook Cover Design Contest is open to all 8th grade students.  Please submit all entries to the Art Gallery by Friday, January 11th.

-Hear ye! Hear ye!  Mattress Monday's are now Once Upon a Mattress Wednesdays!  So, bring $2.00 every Wednesday to buy an ice or a slice in the main lobby during 9th period.  Support the Drama Cadets on Wednesdays!

- Are you interested in painting and helping out with your school's musical without being on stage? Then maybe stage crew is the spot for you. If you want to find out more about being part of the stage crew for Once Upon a Mattress, then come to our 1st meeting on Friday, January 4th at 3:30. If you have a 9th period class, go to that class and then meet us in the main lobby. If you do not have a 9th period class, then wait in the cafeteria until a drama advisor comes to get you. The meeting will be short so please make arrangements to be picked up at 4pm. There are no busses at this time. All information about the time commitment will be given at this meeting. We hope to see you there.

 

 

1/2/18

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Mindful Minute:  "Putting off an easy thing makes it hard.  Putting off a hard thng makes it impossible."  George Lorimer

-Attention All 8th Graders!  Permission slips and payment for our annual trip to Boston is due on Friday, January 18th.  No forms will be accepted late.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Sgroi in Room 319.

-Math Olympiads practice this Friday, January 4th, Period 9 in Room 306.

-The Yearbook Cover Design Contest is open to all 8th grade students.  Please submit all entries to the Art Gallery by Friday, January 11th.

-Hear ye! Hear ye!  Mattress Monday's are now Once Upon a Mattress Wednesdays!  So, bring $2.00 every Wednesday to buy an ice or a slice in the main lobby during 9th period.  Support the Drama Cadets on Wednesdays!

- Are you interested in painting and helping out with your school's musical without being on stage? Then maybe stage crew is the spot for you. If you want to find out more about being part of the stage crew for Once Upon a Mattress, then come to our 1st meeting on Friday, January 4th at 3:30. If you have a 9th period class, go to that class and then meet us in the main lobby. If you do not have a 9th period class, then wait in the cafeteria until a drama advisor comes to get you. The meeting will be short so please make arrangements to be picked up at 4pm. There are no busses at this time. All information about the time commitment will be given at this meeting. We hope to see you there.

-Attention 5/6 Chorus - Part 1's meet tomorrow zero period.  Part 2's meet Friday zero period.