Upper Merion Area Middle School

Inspiring Excellence

 

Friday, April 28


Here are today’s announcements-


Attention students who have turned in permission forms to attend the field trip to Villanova University. Report to the main lobby at 1:10. We will depart at 1:15 and will return in time for you to take the 5:30 activity bus home.


The Upper Merion High School Football team is sponsoring a FREE football clinic on April 29, 2017 from 9am to

noon at the football stadium.  Upper Merion students from ages 7 to 12 may attend.  Please check the district

website twitter feed for more information.


The following people need to see Ms. Papst in C123 to receive your Read for Ronald participation prizes.  Catalina Errin, Cooper Abraham, Emily Devonshire, Cardine DeLucca, Jahathan Aguilar, Alina Hernandez, Colette Egan, Brooke Puglisi, Nicolas Varano, Grant Snyder, Brianna Pinto, Victoria Leung, Michael Anleers, Alexandra Belmonte, Carmer Lewis, Luke Andraka, Mark Drayton, Helen Dimitriadis, Tyler Denney, Deven Swesey.


Special Announcement- Tomorrow we will be having a special SPIRIT day in  In honor of our special superhero angel, Brielle Barber. Staff and students are encouraged to donate $1 and wear a Brielle t-shirt or pink or purple, Brielle’s favorite colors. ALL FUNDS RAISED will go to THE GRAYSON SAVES FOUNDATION, WHICH HELPS FUND BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT CHOP. Tables will be set-up near the fitness room tomorrow morning to collect money from students who choose to participate. Immediately following each grade-level lunch, all students in the grade will go outside for the opportunity to purchase Kona Ice and/or walk the track. So remember to bring $1 on Friday, to wear Pink or Purple and bring money to buy a Kona Ice!

This is a Reminder: the Student Library Club forms are due back today to Mrs. Weaver


This is a reminder that our Student Achiever's Club will resume next week.  Students signed up to attend Achiever's Club are expected to attend starting on Tuesday.


5th & 6th Grade Chorus members who are singing at the Reading Phillies game should come to rehearsal today (Friday) at 12:30 pm in Room B204.  Please note this change in time.



In Sports Today-

Congratulations to the Girls Lacrosse Team on their 10-7 win against East Norriton! Goalies Anya Waller & Morgan Puglisi commanded the defense with their aggressive play.  The defenders Emma Siegrist, Sarah Adams, Lizzy Watters, and Erin Wellington showed leadership and caused many turnovers. High scorer Cat Merritt had 4 goals and 1 assist. Emma Wellington scored 2 goals while Emily Burke, Brianna Hill, Angel Koeuth, and Stephanie Peyton all had 1 goal each. Great job to the entire team!!


The 7th grade softball team took on a tough Arcola team yesterday and lost by a score of 15-13. Though the Vikings lost this riveting slug fest, the girls fought hard and battled to the end. The girls hope to bounce back as they take on Valley Forge today!


Timmy DiRusso led the 8th grade baseball team to another victory yesterday with four strong innings of work. Christian Reilly managed to earn the save. Coming up with big hits included Timmy DiRusso, Christian Reilly, Max Smith, Jonathan Doan, and Ben Eyer to name a few. Birthday boy Andrew Egan turned 14 and managed to hit the ball hard, while Patrick Ward made his debut at second playing well.


Games today:

Boys Lacrosse home against Colonial at 3:30 Dismiss at 2:45

Boys Baseball home against Boyertown East 3:45

7th grade Girls Softball at Valley Forge MS at 3:30 Dismiss at 2:00/Bus departure 2:15

Track Meet home against Pottsgrove at 3:45


Lunch- Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Creamy Tomato Soup, Carrot Sticks w/ Hummus Dip & Pineapple Tidbits


Quote of the Week:   “I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.”

Benjamin Franklin



Have a caring C day!


 

Thursday, April 27


Here are today’s announcements-


Achiever's Club is cancelled for this week due to PSSA testing.  Achiever's Club will resume next week.


The Upper Merion High School Football team is sponsoring a FREE football clinic on April 29, 2017 from 9am to

noon at the football stadium.  Upper Merion students from ages 7 to 12 may attend.  Please check the district

website twitter feed for more information.  


Hey students, come play 4 square volleyball at the Huddle this week. It is an FCA favorite. Bring a friend to share the fun, food, and fellowship with in the wrestling room before school.


This is a Reminder: the Student Library Club forms are due back by this Friday to Mrs. Weaver


Attention 6th and 7th graders who have achieved Distinguished Honor Roll for the 1st  thru 3rd marking periods:  You need to check Schoology for information regarding National Junior Honor Society.  Any questions See Mrs. COlden or Mrs. Quinn


Reminder for 8th graders interested in cheerleading at the high school - "open gym sessions" will be held on tonight, April 27th, and May 4th from 6-8 PM in the high school wrestling gym.


Special Announcement- Tomorrow we will be having a special SPIRIT day in  In honor of our special superhero angel, Brielle Barber. Staff and students are encouraged to donate $1 and wear a Brielle t-shirt or pink or purple, Brielle’s favorite colors. ALL FUNDS RAISED will go to THE GRAYSON SAVES FOUNDATION, WHICH HELPS FUND BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT CHOP. Tables will be set-up near the fitness room on Friday morning to collect money from students who choose to participate. Immediately following each grade-level lunch, all students in the grade will go outside for the opportunity to purchase Kona Ice and/or walk the track. Kona Ice prices start at $4. So remember to bring $1 on Friday, to wear Pink or Purple and bring money to buy a Kona Ice!


Reminder to all 5th grade band members:
Please check Schoology to find the PSSA Band lesson schedule.

Also, a reminder that our Pizza Party will be held this Friday.  Anyone who earned an invitation is reminded to submit their money and pizza order to Mrs. Jackson by Thursday at 3:00 pm.
Thank you!


The following people need to see Ms. Papst in C123 to receive your Read for Ronald participation prizes.  Catalina Errin, Cooper Abraham, Emily Devonshire, Cardine DeLucca, Jahathan Aguilar, Alina Hernandez, Colette Egan, Brooke Puglisi, Nicolas Varano, Grant Snyder, Brianna Pinto, Victoria Leung, Michael Anleers, Alexandra Belmonte, Carmer Lewis, Luke Andraka, Mark Drayton, Helen Dimitriadis, Tyler Denney, Deven Swesey.


Games today:

8th grade Boys Baseball at East Norriton at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15 /Bus departure 2:30

8th grade Girls Softball home against East Norriton at 3:45

7th grade Girls Softball at Arcola MS at 3:30 Dismiss at 2:00/Bus departure 2:15

Boys Lacrosse at Sandy Run at 3:30 Dismiss at 2:00 /Bus departure 2:15

Girls Lacrosse home against East Norriton at 3:45


Lunch-The kitchen knows you like fixing your food items yourselves so come on down today and get a baked potato and fix it how you want it at the Baked Potato Topping Bar!


The kitchen will be making banana-berry smoothies for breakfast tomorrow!  it has been awhile since we have had them so come on down and get one in the morning.  Breakfasts are either free, $.30 or $3.00.  



Quote of the Week:   “I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.”

Benjamin Franklin



Have the best B  day!


 

 

Wednesday, April 26


Here are today’s announcements-


Achiever's Club is cancelled for this week due to PSSA testing.  Achiever's Club will resume next week.


Students who were invited to attend the field trip to Villanova University this Friday afternoon. Please turn in your permission slip and release form by the end of the day Thursday. Any forms can be turned in directly to Mr. Chubb in room C230. If going on the trip, plan on meeting in the main lobby at 1:10 on Friday. Details to follow.


Attention Lower House Students, if you participated in the Pennies for Patients program, please return your boxes to Ms. Papst in C123 by today Wednesday 4/26.


The Upper Merion High School Football team is sponsoring a FREE football clinic on April 29, 2017 from 9am to

noon at the football stadium.  Upper Merion students from ages 7 to 12 may attend.  Please check the district

website twitter feed for more information.  


Congratulations to all of the 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th & 8th grade orchestra students on an outstanding concert last night!


Attention 6th and 7th graders who have achieved Distinguished Honor Roll for the 1st  thru 3rd marking periods:  You need to check Schoology for information regarding National Junior Honor Society.  Any questions See Mrs. COlden or Mrs. Quinn


Intramural Floor Hockey will be held today in the large gym after school.  Check the list outside of the fitness room to make sure you are in this intramural.
Have fun!


Hey students, come play 4 square volleyball at the Huddle this week. It is an FCA favorite. Bring a friend to share the fun, food, and fellowship with in the wrestling room before school.


If you are interested in helping out in the Library, Join the Library Club.  See Mrs. Weaver to Sign up! This is a Reminder: the Student Library Club forms are due back by this Friday to Mrs. Weaver


Reminder for 8th graders interested in cheerleading at the high school - "open gym sessions" will be held on April 27th, and May 4th from 6-8 PM in the high school wrestling gym.


Special Announcement- This Friday we will be having a special SPIRIT day in  In honor of our special superhero angel, Brielle Barber. Staff and students are encouraged to donate $1 and wear a Brielle t-shirt or pink or purple, Brielle’s favorite colors. ALL FUNDS RAISED will go to THE GRAYSON SAVES FOUNDATION, WHICH HELPS FUND BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT CHOP. Tables will be set-up near the fitness room on Friday morning to collect money from students who choose to participate. Immediately following each grade-level lunch, all students in the grade will go outside for the opportunity to purchase Kona Ice and/or walk the track. Kona Ice prices start at $4. So remember to bring $1 on Friday, to wear Pink or Purple and bring money to buy a Kona Ice!


CREATE will be hosting its 4th Annual Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6th from 9 am - 1 pm at Candlebrook Elementary.  This year, we will be supporting Upper Merion graduate Taylor Nearon as she continues to bravely battle Mast Activation Cell Disease, a rare disease that has changed Taylor's life.

CREATE will be meeting this Wednesday on April 26th in Mrs. Della Valle's room, C112, from 3-4:30 pm, to prepare for the car wash by making signs and planning, and by advertising.  


Reminder to all 5th grade band members:
Please check Schoology to find the PSSA Band lesson schedule.

Also, a reminder that our Pizza Party will be held this Friday.  Anyone who earned an invitation is reminded to submit their money and pizza order to Mrs. Jackson by Thursday at 3:00 pm.
Thank you!



Lunch- The special in the cafeteria today is a BBQ pork sandwich served with onion rings and coleslaw.  Please remember that all meals come with a fruit, a vegetable and a milk.


Quote of the Week:   “I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.”

Benjamin Franklin



Have an awesome A day!

 

 

Tuesday, April 25


Here are today’s announcements-


Attention Lower House Students, if you participated in the Pennies for Patients program, please return your boxes to Ms. Papst in C123 by this Wednesday 4/26.


Attention 7th and 8th grade students: 4 hockey helpers are needed for spring intramural hockey. They will assist in running the games and also play in them. Pick up a permission form in the main office from Mrs. Gay, complete it, and return it to her. The first four students will be selected. Games start on April 26.


Intramural floor hockey starts on Wednesday, April 26. All registered players
should report to the main gym at 3:00 tomorrow. It will end at 4:30.


Hey students, come play 4 square volleyball at the Huddle this week. It is an FCA favorite. Bring a friend to share the fun, food, and fellowship with in the wrestling room before school.


The Upper Merion High School Football team is sponsoring a FREE football clinic on April 29, 2017 from 9am to

noon at the football stadium.  Upper Merion students from ages 7 to 12 may attend.  Please check the district

website twitter feed for more information.  


Attention all middle schoolers: If you are interested in participating in a basketball camp lead by future division 1 basketball player Matt Faw see Mr Quenzer for permission slips with information. Here is a video about the basketball camp next week******


If you are interested in helping out in the Library, Join the Library Club.  See Mrs. Weaver to Sign up!


Special Announcement- This Friday we will be having a special SPIRIT day in  In honor of our special superhero angel, Brielle Barber. Staff and students are encouraged to donate $1 and wear a Brielle t-shirt or pink or purple, Brielle’s favorite colors. ALL FUNDS RAISED will go to THE GRAYSON SAVES FOUNDATION, WHICH HELPS FUND BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT CHOP. Tables will be set-up near the fitness room on Friday morning to collect money from students who choose to participate. Immediately following each grade-level lunch, all students in the grade will go outside for the opportunity to purchase Kona Ice and/or walk the track. So remember to bring $1 on Friday, to wear Pink or Purple and bring money to buy a Kona Ice!


CREATE will be hosting its 4th Annual Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6th from 9 am - 1 pm at Candlebrook Elementary.  This year, we will be supporting Upper Merion graduate Taylor Nearon as she continues to bravely battle Mast Activation Cell Disease, a rare disease that has changed Taylor's life.

CREATE will be meeting this Wednesday on April 26th in Mrs. Della Valle's room, C112, from 3-4:30 pm, to prepare for the car wash by making signs and planning, and by advertising.  


Reminder to all 5th grade band members:
Please check Schoology to find the PSSA Band lesson schedule.

Also, a reminder that our Pizza Party will be held this Friday.  Anyone who earned an invitation is reminded to submit their money and pizza order to Mrs. Jackson by Thursday at 3:00 pm.
Thank you!



In Sports Today-

Games today:

Boys Baseball home against Perkiomen Valley East at 3:45

Girls Softball at Perkiomen Valley East at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15 /Bus departure 2:30

Girls Lacrosse at Perkiomen Valley East at 3:45 Dismiss at 2:15 /Bus departure 2:30

Track Meet home against Pottsgrove at 3:45


Lunch- The Cafeteria will be serving delicious Pho today.  This is a Vietnamese Noodle Soup where you can pick what meat and grain you want in it and then top it off with your choices from a wide variety of fresh veggies!  Lunches are either free, $.40 or $3.25.



Quote of the Week:   “I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.”

Benjamin Franklin



Have a dazzling D day!


 

 

Monday, April 24


Here are today’s announcements-


Attention 5th Graders:  Students attending today's field trip to Rosemont College should report to the Main Office with their coats at 10am.


Attention 5th graders:  A third group of students will be visiting the campus of Rosemont College on Monday, May 1st.  Please check Schoology to see a list of students who are invited to attend.  These students are being asked to meet with  Mrs. Donahue at the bench by the Fitness Room TODAY at 2:45pm to review trip details and to receive permission slips.  Please be sure to attend this brief meeting.


Attention 5th and 6th graders that signed up for a spring intramural...please check the intramural lists outside of the fitness room to make sure your name is on the correct list.  Intramurals will begin starting on 4-25, 4-26 and 4-27.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Feliciano.


Attention Lower House Students, if you participated in the Pennies for Patients program, please return your boxes to Ms. Papst in C123 by this Wednesday 4/26.


Attention 7th and 8th grade students: 4 hockey helpers are needed for spring intramural hockey. They will assist in running the games and also play in them. Pick up a permission form in the main office from Mrs. Gay, complete it, and return it to her. The first four students will be selected. Games start on April 26.


The Upper Merion High School Football team is sponsoring a FREE football clinic on April 29, 2017 from 9am to

noon at the football stadium.  Upper Merion students from ages 7 to 12 may attend.  Please check the district

website twitter feed for more information.  


Attention all middle schoolers: If you are interested in participating in a basketball camp lead by future division 1 basketball player Matt Faw see Mr Quenzer for permission slips with information. Here is a video about the basketball camp this week******


If you are interested in helping out in the Library, Join the Library Club.  See Mrs. Weaver to Sign up!


Special Announcement- This Friday we will be having a special SPIRIT day in  In honor of our special superhero angel, Brielle Barber. Staff and students are encouraged to donate $1 and wear a Brielle t-shirt or pink or purple, Brielle’s favorite colors. ALL FUNDS RAISED will go to THE GRAYSON SAVES FOUNDATION, WHICH HELPS FUND BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT CHOP. Tables will be set-up near the fitness room on Friday morning to collect money from students who choose to participate. Immediately following each grade-level lunch, all students in the grade will go outside for the opportunity to purchase Kona Ice and/or walk the track. So remember to bring $1 on Friday, to wear Pink or Purple and bring money to buy a Kona Ice!



In Sports Today-

On April 20-  UM 8th Grade Lax vs. Pottstown

Congratulation to the 8th grade girl's lacrosse team on their impressive

12-4 win against Pottstown!  High scorer Cat Merritt put in 4 goals and

had 2 assists.  Khiara Otto scored 2 goals and had 1 assist.  Bella

DiSanto, Angel Koeuth, Emma Wellington, Sophie Kveton, Aziyah Edwards, and

Megan McNeill all had one goal each.  Anya Waller had an amazing 9 saves

in goal!  Strong defense was played by Sophie Kvetan, Emma Siegrist, Sarah

Adams, and Irina Naida.  Well done girls!  The Lady Vikings will travel to

play Perkiomen Valley East in their next PAC match up.




Lunch- Potato and Cheese Pierogies w/ Asst. Toppings Dinner Roll Sautéed Spinach Peaches



Quote of the Week:   “I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.”

Benjamin Franklin



Have a cool C day!
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