Greece Athena Middle School Weekly News and Notes
Monday, June 17: Day E
Tuesday, June 18: Day A
Wednesday, June 19: Day B
Thursday, June 20: Day C
Friday, June 21: Day D
ATMS Upcoming Calendar/Events:
- June 17-21 Social Studies Exam Grade 6 (in class)
- June 18th Living Environment Regents Exam
- June 19 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 PM (GPAC)
- June 19th Algebra Regents Exam
- June 19 8th Grade Chromebook Turn -in (ELA Classes)
- June 20th 8th Grade Chromebook Turn -in (ELA Classes)
- June 20th Earth Science Regents Exam
- June 21 LOTE Level I Exam (8th Grade)
- June 24th Locker Clean-Out (Math classes)
- June 25th Field Day Grades 6-8
- June 26 Last Day Students K-8
- June 28 Marking Period 4 Report Cards Sent Home
History Club: Please plan to meet for our year-end celebration this Wednesday, June 19th immediately following dismissal. Weather permitting, we are planning to walk as a group to Yolickity. In order to participate in this outing, a signed permission slip is required. If you are planning to join us, please see either Mrs. Brunette or Mrs. Barton-Novellin at some point on Friday to receive your permission slip and additional information.
Library Announcements: LIBRARY BOOKS All borrowed library books are now due back, before summer break. If you received an overdue notice from your ELA teacher, please note the items that need to be returned. For your convenience, your ELA teacher can collect the library book for you.
8TH GRADE CHROMEBOOK COLLECTION: Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st eighth graders will turn in their school chromebooks AND chargers during their ELA class. Students, be sure to bring in your chargers as well as your chromebooks to turn in. Your ELA teachers will discuss details about the collection process. You are turning in your Chromebook now, so that you receive a new one in High School.
ATHS Show Choir: Attention 8th grade singers interested in trying out for the Athena HS select choirs. Auditions are today, Tuesday & Wednesday in room 419. You must sign up for a time slot, which is located on the door of room 419. Questions see miss dyer, Bechtold or Robinson. Show choir auditions will be Monday June 24th after school.
AP Classes: 8th grade students taking AP classes in 9th grade will have a brief meeting after lunch on Friday, June 21st. Students will be released with a pass to their last period class when finished.
Field Day: Student Government is looking for unopened bottles of water for Field Day. This event will be taking place on June 25th. Unopened bottles of water can be brought to 1st period.
Students who are consistently modeling Core Values are eligible for Field Day activities. All other students not eligible will be with me during the school day. In addition, to use the climbing wall on Field Day, students need to have a signed permission slip that can be found on the table in the cafe. All signed permission slips should be returned to the Principal's office by June 24th.
Transitions: Students have 4 minutes to get from one class to another. Hall sweeps are conducted every period and student that are chronically late will be assigned after school detention. In addition, food does not leave the cafe after lunch (except for water).
Basketball and Soccer Camp: Camp information for both soccer and basketball are available in the cafeteria. Make sure you take a copy if interested this summer. Camps are lead by our varsity coaches: Coach Bergan (Girls Soccer) and Coach Setzer (Boys Basketball).
SMILEmobile: Coming to West Ridge Elementary this summer - Pediatric dental services available for children not receiving care elsewhere in the community. 9:00-3:30 PM Thursdays - July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15. Medicaid managed care, Fidelis and most private dental insurance are accepted. You can make an appointment 585-397-0445 and walk-ins are welcome.
Library: Please return all library books before the end of school. Chromebooks plus chargers are also going to be returned for 8th grade only! 6th and 7th grade will keep their CB over the summer.
Modified Cross Country: Attention current 6th and 7th graders, if you are interested in joining the modified cross country team there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, June 20th in room 342 immediately following dismissal. If you would like information but cannot attend the meeting, please see either Mrs. Brunette or Ms. Mullen for details.
Yearbooks: Pre-ordered yearbooks will be given out to students during ELA classes on June 20th. The extra yearbooks will cost $35, cash only. They will be available for purchase Monday, June 24th-26th in the cafe at arrival.
Athena Cares: Meet weekly after school on Thursdays. We would like to let students know that we now have a clothing closet and food pantry available for you and your families. There are times in everyone’s life when we need a little extra support, and Athena Cares is here for you. Food will be put out in the forum area every Friday except for May 17th All students are welcome from 9:00-2:00 PM. Simply let a trusted adult in the building know that you need assistance, and we will arrange an appointment for you. Mrs. Richardson in Room 321 or email to email@example.com.
Bazaar Dates for 2018-2019 (3:00-6:30 PM)
- Wednesday, June 19
- Thursday, August 29
For the first time, the Athena Cares Food Pantry will be open for you to shop for food in the summer. We know that there are times in life when families run into a rough patch and need a helping hand. Let us help you if you are in need. Our food offerings consist of non-perishable items. We have been doing this for a little over a year and will consider linking up with Food Link if we get a large enough customer base to take the food home. Below are the dates of future Clothing and Food Bazaars: (Summer Bazaar hours are 8:00-12:00. School Bazaar hours are
3:00 – 6:30.)
- July 10, 2019 (Food only. The clothes closet will be closed.)
- August 26, 2019 (Food only. The clothes closet will be closed.)
- September 12, 2019
- October 23, 2019
- November 20, 2019
- December 18, 2019
- January 22, 2020
- February 12, 2020
- March 18, 2020
- April 22, 2020
- May 20, 2020
- June 17, 2020
Please also know that we have a parent who has volunteered to oversee the food tables in front of the Forum every Friday of the school year from 9:00-2:00 so that students can take food home. Refer to the school newsletter for time or date changes.
- Go to the Greece District website @ www.greececsd.org
- Click on Students, Athletics, and Forms & Documents
- Look for Re-Certification Online – click on and complete form. Don’t forget to upload your student’s most recent Physical form.
For additional information, please call the Athletic Office at 966-4014.
Sports Schedules: Just a reminder for coaches to check their schedules at www.mcpsac-ny.org. This is the only OFFICIAL schedule for Athena Athletics. All middle school students must be accompanied by an adult to enter any of our home basketball games modified through varsity. Students must leave the building after the school day and return with an adult for the games. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
PTSA NEWS: 6:30 PM (Athena Library)
Please go to the link below for information and resources about vaping and your student. https://www.smore.com/t91rs
The PTSA now has an online store! https://greeceathena.memberhub.store/ which is open to the public with no logging in required! This web store will allow us to accept credit card payments! There is a small processing fee with each transaction. Or stop by the PTSA table at school events. Also feel free to log in to the PTSA site at https://greeceathena.memberhub.com/ to see the updated calendar of events (MS and HS in one place).
Order Athena Middle School Apparel
- Visit: www.athleticoutletonline.com
- Click on “Shop” at the top
- Click on “Go” next to Greece Athena Middle School