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Big Blast Fitness Fundraiser

September 9, 2019
G.H. MOODY MIDDLE BIG BLAST FITNESS FUNDRAISER!

Dear Moody Families,

Our Big Blast fitness FUNdraiser kicks off in one week!  This progressive fundraiser was a big hit last year and many parents like it because there are no products to sell!  Our Big Blast representative will be meet with students on Monday, September 16th and tell them of all of the cool items and events they will participate in if they register and send 10 emails.  It is that simple and will take less than 10 minutes to complete!  If you want to get started early, you can help us take action by clicking the link below:

www.gabigblast.com/MOODYMIDDLESCHOOL/welcome

This link will take you to our school fundraiser website where you can register and set up your child’s personal donation page. On this page, you can invite friends and family to join our efforts by sending them an email.

This entire fundraiser can be completed in less than 10 minutes!

By doing this, your child will qualify for the Golden Ticket prizes which include a Popsocket, a Roboclip phone holder, and 10’ charging cord for their phones.  They will also be in our Week of Wow prize drawings!  Have your student return their Golden ticket in their packet to school to be part of the fun! It’s very easy and a great way to support your student as they use their awesomeness to help our school.

Students acquiring donations via their emails will get to participate in the BIG BLAST, which is a trip to BOOMERANG air sports park in Short Pump.   There are also prizes, Kona Ice, DJ music, and interactive games.

More information will be coming home in your student’s Big Blast packet next week.

Thank you for taking action to help your child help our school!

Sunday Message 9/8

September 9, 2019
Good evening Raider Family!! This is Principal Doss calling with the Sunday Message. What a great first week of school!

Parents, here are a few attendance reminders:

·         Early dismissal pick-up should be planned to occur before 2:50 pm. Students will not be called to the office prior to your arrival. Please make sure you have your photo ID.

·          When possible, please send a note PRIOR to any planned absences.

·         If your child has an unexpected absence from school, please call the school each day they are absent. Be sure to send a note to the main office within 24 hours of your child returning to school.

Please sign up to be a member of the Moody Middle School PTSA! Forms were sent home this week with your student. If you’ve misplaced any of the forms, you may locate them on the link attached to this email. Please consider making a donation to the Raider Fund, the PTSA’s only fundraiser of the year. Be sure to check out the various ways you can serve as a volunteer. Don’t forget…the deadline for ordering Moody Spirit Wear is September 20.

https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fgomoodypta.com&c=E,1,c_tD5ba35xK–6buyDfVYm-87tjwWixkr5b2AKRF_t_76r1eLj7YSlH99qgwdXt_5QkMMgcTvYdnyXRDWiAZ2e_O2q2IyuonQvva-xs37g,,&typo=1

Are you a 7th or 8th grader zoned to attend Deep Run High School? Interested in marching band or color guard? If so, plan to attend Deep Run’s Middle School Invitational on Friday, September 13 at 6pm. All musicians and color guard are welcome.  Color Guard need no prior experience!

Thanks to all the parents and students that make Moody Middle School such a great place to learn! Looking forward to another great week. Have a good evening.

Denise Doss

Sports Tryout Information

September 6, 2019

All up to date information regarding sports tryouts will be posted on the athletics page.  Check there for team information.

Trip of a Lifetime

September 5, 2019

ATTENTION Moody Students and Parents

TRIP OF A LIFE TIME

Are you looking for a great and unique trip of a lifetime?  Why not join your friends on an unforgettable “Galapagos Island Adventure.”  You and your friends will have the opportunity to take a FUN and EDUCATIONAL trip to Ecuador this coming Spring Break.

This unforgettable tour explores one of South America’s most spectacular and bio-diverse areas. You’ll visit the Darwin Research Station, snorkel at La Loberia Beach, observe sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and lava lizards, and visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center.  This trip also includes hiking, beach excursions, shopping and many more activities. This trip provides an experience of learning and adventure with components of science and the Spanish language.

We will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in room 218.

Students can sign up at www.explorica.com/Mitchell‐6687 at any time (they don’t have to wait until the parent meeting if they know they are going).

Please contact Ms. Mitchell or Senorita Meza for more information.  Don’t miss out on all the fun and discovery that awaits!   Space is limited, so sign-up today!

Thanks,

Ms. Mitchell and Senorita Meza

Sunday Message 9/1

September 2, 2019
Welcome Raider Family!! This is Principal Doss calling with the Sunday Message.

Your teachers have been working hard preparing for the start of school and we are excited, ready, and looking forward to seeing you Tuesday morning.

Parents, if you plan to drive to school and drop-off your child please refer to the attached drop-off map and obey all traffic flow signs avoiding the side bus loop.

MoodyDropOffPickUp MAP.pdf

Attached to this message you will find the Day 1/Day 2 calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will always follow this calendar unless otherwise noted by an administrator.

Day1-2 Calendar Updated 81919.pdf

Students will move through the first day of school following a Day One schedule.  If your child does not have a copy of his/her class schedule, their Period 1/Homeroom teacher will provide one.  Staff members will be stationed in the hallways and provide Period 1/Homeroom classroom numbers to students who require that information.

Fall sports tryouts (Boys’ Soccer, Cheerleading, Football, Girls’ Soccer and Girls’ Tennis) will be Thursday, September 5. You must have an updated physical dated after May 1, 2019.  Give the physical directly to the coach. Report directly to the gym after school and bring athletic attire to change into before tryouts.

Sports physicals will be given after school on Wednesday, September 4 for twenty dollars cash. The physical form can be found on gomoody.com.

Please see the attached letter regarding new changes in our IB leadership team.

Coordinator transition letterMadden.docx

Thank you for all of your support.  Have a good evening and GO RAIDERS!

Denise Doss

An important message for families of students who use bus transportation

August 30, 2019

This is an important message for families of students who use bus transportation:

First day of school is almost here! Our drivers have been working hard to rehearse their routes and make sure Sept. 3 is the beginning of a great week. With that in mind, we ask for your patience next week as some buses may experience delays. Here’s why, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.

What can I expect during the first week of school?

Thousands of Kindergarten and preschool students are riding a school bus for the very first time. We take extra care with these students, such as requiring authorized adults to show ID in order to get them off the bus in the afternoon. Afternoon delays are inevitable as parents become accustomed to our process, and as our drivers meet many of these families for the first time. In limited instances, bus delays may become very lengthy on the first couple of days, but those delays should quickly shorten as everyone gets used to the new routine.

We also realize that the first week of school can often be filled with emotional moments and “must get” photo opportunities. Sometimes this will result in buses being behind schedule.

Where can I find bus information?

Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.

Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?

Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page 

What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?

If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.

How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?

Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page.  Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.

Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!

Josh Davis
Director, Pupil Transportation

Wanted: Two-Liter Bottles

August 29, 2019

The physical science classes are in need of clean, empty, two liter, plastic bottles! If you have any bottles that fit this description, please send them in and deliver them to your physical science teacher or the library!

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

August 28, 2019

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to: https://report.anonymousalerts.com/henrico.

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.

 

Be Mindful of Peanut Allergies

August 27, 2019

Dear Parents,

At George H. Moody, we have students who have severe peanut/bean allergies.  These students must avoid all peanut/bean products, such as peanut butter crackers, packaged peanuts, etc.  This is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction for these students.  We are asking for your assistance in providing a safe learning environment for all of our students.

The greatest potential for exposure to peanut/bean products is when the students are in school.  We are asking you to please be mindful of this when providing food items for your child to eat during snack time, field trips, school dances, or other activities that may occur before, during, or after school.  Please remind your child that the sharing of any food item is prohibited because of the potential risk of allergic reactions for the students who have these allergies.

Lunch is always served in the cafeteria and your child may bring peanut/bean products for lunch, since there is a designated peanut/bean table.  This plan will help maintain safety while allowing non-allergic classmates to enjoy peanut/bean products in a controlled environment.

We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Ms. Purcell, RN
School Nurse

News from the Cafeteria

August 23, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Parents/guardians have the option to apply for free and reduced lunches online or by paper applications. Want to save time? Apply online! The new website for free and reduced lunch applications is:

www.henricova.schoollunchapp.com

Please note that the application has been submitted successfully if you receive a confirmation number. You can use your confirmation number to check your application status at:

www.schoollunchstatus.com.

Questions or concerns? Contact the cafeteria manager at 804-261-5015 ext. 4.

Have a wonderful school year!

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
Stephanie Hoppin, Associate Principal  
Carmen Waterford, Assistant Principal

Timothy Lewis, Assistant Principal