Announcements, MondayFebruary 13, 2017
The February Scholarship Letter is now available. It can be found on the Student Government and School Counseling twitter, the school website, or you can pick up a printed copy from Ms. Bryen!
Financial Aid Night will be held at P.K. Yonge on Thursday, February 16th from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the library. The first half will consist of a presentation from the University of Florida and the second half will be an opportunity for seniors that have not yet completed their FAFSA to get help. If you are a senior and are planning on attending the workshop, please bring your charged Chromebook and any necessary documentation.
Congratulations to the boys’ varsity basketball team in their defeat of Maclay last Friday. Our boys are 3-peat district champions! They play, here, at home on Thursday in the Regional Semi-Final.
Cheerleaders will be selling $1.00 sno-cones on Tuesdays and Thursdays right after school at the cafeteria all spring. Please come out and support the cheerleading program!
Attention Students: Chromebook Reminders
You should all be bringing a charged device to school each day. Please do not expect teachers to supply a charger for you.
Chromebooks should not be used during lunch. They should be stored in lockers away from liquids and food.
It is our expectation that cases remain on the Chromebook at all times, especially for identification purposes.
Middle School Lunch Science Club: Join with guest Ms. Klein in Dr. Breils room N-382: Let’s Talk Trash: It’s a Load of Garbage… But It Does Not Have To Be.
Tell a friend “Happy Valentine’s Day”! Buy a candy gram today; they’re only a dollar! Today is the last day to purchase candy grams at middle or high school lunch. They will be delivered during third period on Tuesday.
Students please stop by Ms. Johnson’s Middle School Art Room N-374 for information on the Spring Art Club Workshops offered to all Middle School Students!
Permission slips are now available and the new workshop begins tomorrow.
The National Junior Honor Society is participating in the annual Campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every nine minutes someone dies from it. Together we can raise some money to help scientists find a cure for this type of cancer. All you have to do is donate any amount of money to the collection box in your first period class. If we reach our goal of $1 per every person at the school, the first period class that collects the most money will receive a lunch from Olive Garden! Thanks for your generosity!
Dance Marathon is hosting a dance in the gym on Saturday February 18th. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 during Middle school & High school lunch. The dance will start at 5pm and will be ending at 11pm. Chick-fil-a and Dominos will be served. Activities include Zumba, dodgeball, Photo booth, College student auction, basketball, corn hole, and a raffle. The dance will feature theme hours including Disney hour, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s hours, and Rave Hour. All of the proceeds will be going towards UF health Shands Children’s Hospital.
Money wars will take place from Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17th. The grade level who raises the highest amount of money will receive a pizza party from student government. All of the proceeds will be going towards UF health Shands Children’s hospital.
Please dress up in the following manner in preparation for the dance next weekend. Monday is “Outer Space Day,” Tuesday is “70’s day,” Wednesday is “In-the-Forrest Day,” Thursday is “Superhero Day,” and Friday is “Gator Gear/Dance Marathon Gear Day.”
We hope to see you all at Dance Marathon Saturday February 18th!
Students: due to repairs to the light poles around the football and baseball fields, the only field access for the outdoor sports complex during or after school is through the gate at the east end of the faculty parking lot. If you are attending practices or workouts, all parking must be in the student parking lot in front of the gym. Foot access to the fields is via the road behind the gym to the lacrosse fields. Do not climb the fence to walk through the football field – the area is restricted for safety reasons due to the removal of existing light poles and installation of new ones.
health Smart Campaign
Today’s Health Smart Reminder: Many people avoid snacks because they are afraid that snacks contribute to weight gain. However, a healthy snack can offer health benefits. Snacks can even be included in a weight loss plan. The trick is to choose a snack with about 100 calories and a mix of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Aim to eat your snack about halfway between meals to keep energy levels consistent.
Students: Just a reminder during lunch, designated areas are between the bridge and K-wing. Students should not be in any other area unless there is a prearranged meeting with a teacher.
Seniors – today is the last day to bring in money and permission slips for Grad Bash. Please turn these in to the business office today.
Last day to purchase and submit senior ads for the 2016-17 yearbook is February 28. Visit www.swiphoto.com or submit the form with a check made out to UF to Mr. Holt. For more information email Mr. Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tickets are on sale now for the Drowsy Chaperone. Opening night is this Friday, February 17 at 7pm. Tickets are $12 for PKY students. Go online to the PKY website and look for the Spring Musical. Follow the links and get your tickets soon. Look for The FLASH SALE discount coupons on the performing arts Facebook page. This is a hilarious comedy that you won’t want to miss.
Words of Wisdom
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. What comes to mind when you think of that day? Love? Candy? Cards? As corny or cliché’ as it may seem, receiving a card on Valentine’s Day feels good. It tells us someone thought about us and cares. But sadly, this Valentine’s Day there will be people who won’t receive any expressions of love and appreciation. Mother Teresa once said, “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” That’s sad to consider, isn’t it? So tomorrow, why not send a card to someone who might not otherwise get one? Maybe there’s a relative who may be lonely, or a friend who is going through a difficult time. One simple gesture might make a huge difference to someone who is hungry for a little kindness. With something to think about, make it a great day. The choice is yours!
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