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Daily Announcements, December 4, 2018

Daily Announcements, December 4, 2018
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December 4, 2018

Today is Day 3

The rotation for today is:
HR-F-G-B-C-E-C-D
TUESDAY – THURSDAY DIRECTED STUDY ROTATION SCHEDULE


Today’s lunch is:
Bread 
& Dipping Sticks
Marinara, Green Beans
Choice of Fruit

TODAY IN HISTORY
What may be the first Thanksgiving is observed in Virginia in 1619
In 1674, Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission that later grows into the City of Chicago
George Washington formally bids farewell to his officers in 1783 in Faunces Tavern in NYC
The Grange is founded in 1867
Now famous as a ghost ship, the Mary Celeste is found drifting and crewless in 1872
The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published in 1881
The Montreal Canadiens are founded in 1909
U.S. President Wilson travels to the peace talks at Versailles in 1918, becoming the first US President to travel to Europe while in office
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt closes the Works Progress Administration in 1943
The US joins the United Nations in 1945
The first Burger King is opened in 1954

NOTABLE BIRTHS
John Cotton, Puritan leader (1585)
Thomas Carlyle, author (1795)
Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, USMC pilot (1912)
Jeff Bridges, actor (1949)
Tyra Banks, model (1973)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
• Conlan Simard


TUBA ENSEMBLE
Tuba, euphonium and baritone horn students interested in performing at the New Britain Tuba Christmas event on December 15 will have another rehearsal after school TODAY in 
Room 216.


BOARD GAMES
The next meeting of the Board Game Club will take place TODAY after school in Room 106.


MATH COUNTS
Math Counts will meet TODAY and Wednesday this week.

CO-EXIST CLUB
The Co-exist club will meet this Thursday right after school until 3:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Please meet in the main office right after dismissal.

8th GRADE
8th Graders!!!!  If you are planning to apply to Southington Agriculture Science and Technology, please get your completed applications to Mrs. Despres by Friday, December 7th, in order to get them in ON TIME!

PICTURE DAY
Our picture retake day has been scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th, from 8:00-10:00 AM.  This is for students who missed the first picture day or who wish to have their photo retaken.

GAGA TOURNAMENT
During Directed Study

6th Grade Qualifying Round - Dec 6
7th Grade Qualifying Round - Dec 11
8th Grade Qualifying Round - Dec 13
Finals – Dec 18

$5 Donation

BAND

TUESDAY
ALL 7th and 8th 
grade band members
on stage

WEDNESDAY
ALL 7th and 8th grade LOW BRASS
And
all "Let it snow" players, "Joy to the world" players & "Holiday Extravaganza"
players
on stage

THURSDAY
ALL 7th and 8th 
grade band members 
on stage

AFTER SCHOOL BAND THIS WEEK:
TUESDAY: all regional students and all HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, Let it snow & Joy to the World players.

WEDNESDAY:  JAZZ CLUB, and any extra help players.

THURSDAY: all regional students and all HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, Let it snow & Joy to the World players.