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Daily Announcements, November 21, 2018

Daily Announcements, November 21, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 2

The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION EARLY DISMISSAL SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
SHORT SESSION
NO LUNCH
Breakfast will be served at the usual time.



HR 7:35 - 7:40
A 7:43 - 8:14
B 8:17 - 8:48
C 8:51 - 9:22
D 9:25 – 9:56
E 9:59 - 10:30
F 10:33 – 11:04
G 11:07 - 11:40

TODAY IN HISTORY

Judas Maccabaeus restores the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE. This event is commemorated each year in the festival of Hanukkah.
Settlers from the Plymouth Colony sign the Mayflower Compact in 1620
The first untethered balloon flight happens in Paris
in 1783
North Carolina becomes the 12th State in 1789
In 1861, CSA President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin to be his Secretary of War
Thomas Edison patents the phonograph in 1877
Albert Einstein publishes in 1905 the paper that contains the formula E=mc2
The Alaska Highway is completed in 1942
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opens in 1964. At the time, it is the world’s longest suspension bridge
The first permanent ARPANET link is established in 1969. It is the beginning of the Internet as we know it

NOTABLE BIRTHS

René-Robert Cavalier de LaSalle, French explorer (1643)
Voltaire, French philosopher (1694)
Samuel Cunard, shipping magnate (1787)
Isaac Bashevis Singer, author & Nobel laureate (1902)
Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician (1902)
Marlo Thomas, actress (1937)
Harold Ramis, actor-director (1944)
Goldie Hawn, actress (1944)
Alexander Siddig, actor (1965)
Ken Griffey, Jr. , baseball player (1969)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
(No McGee Birthdays listed for today)
Andreas Aichele (Thursday)
Sara Rogan (Friday)
Dominic Mongillo (Saturday)
Jonathan Talavera (Saturday)
Josh King (Sunday)
Kyle Pinto (Sunday)

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
National Adoption Day (US)
World Hello Day
World Television Day

GIRLS BASKETBALL
 Grade Wed 11/28   Thu 11/29 Fri 11/30
 6  2:30-4:00  2:30-4:00  2:30-4:00
 7  2:30-4:00  2:30-4:00  2:30-4:00
 8  2:30-4:00  2:30-4:00  2:30-4:00

TUBA ENSEMBLE
Students interested in playing tuba, euphemism or baritone horn at the New Britain Tuba Christmas event next month should plan on staying with Mr. Cormack for rehearsal on Tuesday 11/27.

BOARD GAMES

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 27, after school in Room 106 until the late bus.

TOY DRIVE
Our annual CCMC toy drive has begun to support the children at the CT Children's Medical Center. We are collecting NEW unwrapped toys for all ages and new infant supplies and clothes to be donated to the hospital this December. Please bring all items to Mrs. Botticello's room 122.

TALENT SHOW

We are looking for acts of all kinds, including, but not limited to: dance, singing, jokes, magic, instrumentals, skits, etc...
Auditions will be held on Thursday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 18 from 2:30-4:00pm. The snow date will be Thursday, December 20. You will need to arrange for a ride home.
Acts can be no longer than 3 minutes. Please come with whatever supplies you need including music. All music must be school appropriate!
Please see Mrs. Burnham in room 225 or Mrs. McCorkel in room 224 with any questions or to sign up for an audition time. You must be signed up by Friday, December 7.
If you are interested in being on the stage crew for the Talent Show please see Mrs. Burnham in room 225 or Mrs. McCorkel in room 224 to sign up.

BAND DIRECTED STUDY
MONDAY after Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 26th
8th grade band and all 7th grade brass
TUESDAY: Nov 27
8th grade band and all 7th grade woodwinds
THURSDAY: Nov. 29
7th grade band and all 8th grade woodwinds