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Sunday Message 10/14

October 15, 2018
Good Evening Raider Families,

In keeping with the Day One/Day Two calendar issued at the beginning of the year, tomorrow will follow a Day One schedule with periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 meeting.

We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you? Come out and join us, along with Carytown Burgers and Fries, this Wednesday at the Moody Raider football game. The food truck will be available from 4-6:30 p.m. Show your school spirit and grab dinner all at the same time! Students staying after school for the game should follow the guidelines found on gomoody.com.

October 16-20 is National Digital Citizenship Week. Every month our students engage in digital citizenship activities, and this week we want to include our families. We have outlined some digital literacy tips for families that we plan to send via Remind Messaging. The directions for joining this class are attached to this message. We will send one tip per day during National Digital Citizenship Week. Thanks for your support.

Wear your neon colors and bring your glowing personalities to the “Raiders Rave” dance Friday, October 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Come enjoy the food, fun and music! Admission is $5 with your signed permission slip. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning from 8:10 to 8:35 a.m. in front of the clinic. Please make sure to have your signed permission slip when you purchase your ticket. LET’S GLOW RAIDERS!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Moody October 29 – November 6. Students will travel to the Book Fair briefly in their English class. The fair will be open Thursday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 6 during our parent visitation. You’ll have an opportunity to buy books for teachers from the teachers’ wish lists, and support our school library program at the same time.

Parents/guardians, if you have not applied for free or reduced lunch for the 18-19 school year, on Wednesday 10/17 your student will now pay full price for breakfast, which is $1.50, and full price for lunch, which is $2.80. If you would like to apply to see if your student is eligible for free or reduced lunch, please visit www.henrico.va.heartlandapps.com. Please feel free to contact the cafeteria if you have any questions at 804-261-5015 ext. 4”

Have a great week!

Moody PTSA Fall Dance 2018.pdf

Remind Invite for Digital Literacy Information for Families.pdf

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

October 14, 2018

Parents and guardians, if you have not applied for free or reduced lunch for the 18-19 school year, on Wednesday 10/17, your student will now pay full price for breakfast, which is $1.50, and full price for lunch, which is $2.80. If you would like to apply to see if your student is eligible for free or reduced lunch, please visit www.henrico.va.heartlandapps.com. Please feel free to contact the cafeteria if you have any questions at 804-261-5015 ext. 4.

Support Moody!

October 12, 2018

We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you? Come out and join us, along with Carytown Burgers and Fries, this Wednesday at the Moody Raider football game. The food truck will be available from 4-6:30 p.m. Show your school spirit and grab dinner all at the same time! Students staying after school for the game should follow the guidelines below.

After School Athletics Game Permission Form

The Book Nook Is Here!!

October 10, 2018

Moody now has its very own Book Nook!  In grand ceremony, the ribbon cutting happened (above), and it’s open for business. Our Book Nook is located between the front parking lot and the flagpoles.  Feel free to give or take a book!  Books for people of all ages – young, old, and everything in between.  See you at the Book Nook…you won’t be lonely.

Using Common Sense

October 10, 2018

Common Sense Media

Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today — especially our children’s.  Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant.

Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Our Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.

Raiders Rave – 10/26

October 10, 2018

Wear your neon colors and bring your glowing personalities for our “Raiders Rave” dance. On October 26th from 7 pm to 9 pm in our school gymnasium. There will be food, fun and music for all. Admission is $5 with your signed permission slip (attached below). Tickets can be purchased Oct 15th through 26th from 8:10 am to 8:35 am from our school nurse. Please make sure to have your signed permission slip upon purchase. LETS GLOW RAIDERS!

Printable permission slip

Sunday Message 10/7

October 8, 2018
Hello Moody Raiders:

Tomorrow, Monday, October 8, is a student holiday. Students, enjoy your day off and we will see you Tuesday. We will be following a Day 1 schedule. That means periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 will meet.

School pictures will be taken Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9 and 10 through PE classes.  Order forms went home last week and extras are available in the main office. These are the pictures for the yearbook, so every student will be photographed.  If you want to purchase the pictures, you must bring in the money on picture day.

There is only one word to describe our Big Blast Fundraiser: AMAZING! Our total online donations have been great and we are close to breaking last year’s mark. We have extended the online portion of the fundraiser until Wednesday, October 10. Help our school and win some amazing prizes!

Attention 8th grade Parents and Students: Do you want to know more about the specialty centers? If so, plan to attend one of the information sessions. For more information, see the flyer attached to this email.

We’re excited our teachers are using Schoology this year to deliver content and materials to students. Parents, you are encouraged to sign up for a Schoology parent account. By signing up for a parent account you will have the option to receive a daily or weekly email digest alerting you to any important classroom updates. In order to sign up for a parent account you will need to register for a free Schoology account and enter your child’s Schoology access code. Your child’s access code is provided to you securely via. the PowerSchool Parent portal.

View the step-by-step directions by clicking on the website attached to this email.

http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/it/schoology-for-parents/

That’s all for now. Let’s make this week a great one!

Specialty center info sessions 2018.pdf

Know an amazing principal? Nominate him or her for a 2018-19 REB leadership award

October 1, 2018

Henrico, Va. Oct. 1, 2018 – The REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership provide a tangible, public way to recognize an outstanding principal at a Henrico County school. The Community Foundation’s yearly awards identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Eligible are principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.

To find out more and download a nomination form, go to tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Awards/REB-Awards-for-Distinguished Educational-Leadership.

Who: The Community Foundation invites nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a completed nomination form, downloaded from the foundation’s website, a one- to two-page typeset letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. It can be accompanied by up to three one-page letters of support. Principals may not nominate themselves.

When: Nominations must be mailed or hand-delivered, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Emailed or faxed nominations are not accepted.

Where: Please mail nominations to:

REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership


The Community Foundation

Attn: Stacey Keeley, Donor Engagement Officer

7501
Boulders View Drive, Suite 110

Richmond, Va. 23225

For questions regarding nominations, please contact Tracie Weston, director of HCPS’ Department of Professional Learning and Leadership, at 804-652-3840. More information is also available at tcfrichmond.org.

Award recipients will be announced in March 2019.

Sunday Message 9/30

September 30, 2018
Good evening Moody Raiders, this is Principal Doss calling with your Sunday message.

Are you looking for a great and unique gift to give your child? How about the gift of travel and a “Belize Adventure” of a lifetime? Your student has the opportunity to take a FUN and EDUCATIONAL trip to Belize and Guatemala with his/her friends/classmates next year, March 30-April 5, 2019. To find out more information, please attend the informational meeting Tuesday, October 2 at 6:00 pm in room 218.

A message from your official Moody mascot, Patch… We are excited about our direct donation fundraiser! $50 in donations collected will get your Moody Raider to the Big Blast Boomerang Air Sports Park event. Collect even more donations for additional prizes. Raiders… send out those emails and let’s get more people to support Moody!

Check out our IB monthly newsletter for curriculum highlights, IB learner profile trait connections, and fun snapshots from the beginning of the year!!

Get ready to send those box tops in!  The due date is October 12 and there is a donut party reward to the APL class with the most box tops! Turn them in to your APL teacher in an envelope or Ziploc baggie with the student’s name and teacher’s name by October 12. Thanks for helping us earn money for our school.

Students – You are invited to participate in the 2018-2019 PTA Reflections Program. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Applications are available in the library. Entries are due October 19.  Visit https://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflections for more information.

Students – Be sure to check the IB page on gomoody.com weekly to find the updated list of Service As Action opportunities.  Local elementary schools are looking for volunteers for their harvest festivals and pumpkin paloozas. Act fast because slots fill up quickly!

That’s all for now. Let’s make this week a great one!

September 2018 IB Newsletter.pdf

Specialty Center Information

September 30, 2018

Click on the link for details about information session dates for high school specialty centers and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School – Specialty center info sessions 2018

MoodySchool

7800 Woodman Road, Henrico, VA 23228
Phone (804) 261-5015 | Fax (804) 261-5024
School Counseling (804) 261-5019

School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Half-day dismissal time: 12:10 p.m.

School Administration:
Denise Doss, Principal
Courtney Swartz, Associate Principal

David Jarman, Assistant Principal
Timothy Lewis, Assistant Principal