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Daily Announcements, November 2, 2018

Daily Announcements, November 2, 2018
McGee LogoToday is Day 3
The rotation for today is: HR-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
NORMAL ROTATION SCHEDULE

Today’s lunch is:
Pizza Pizza
Plain or Pepperoni
Garden Salad
Choice of Fruit



TODAY IN HISTORY
Colonists from CT, RI and MA attack a fort held by the Naragansetts during King Philip’s war in 1675
Sam Adams and Dr. Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence in 1772
George Washington gives his “Farewell Address” in 1783
North and South Dakota are admitted as states on this date in 1889
The first cheerleading happens in 1898 at the University of Minnesota
In 1920, radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA becomes the first commercial radio station to broadcast.
In 1947, Howard Hughes performs the first and only flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules, (The Spruce Goose), the largest airplane ever built.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signs legislation creating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The first permanent crew reaches the ISS on this date in 2000


NOTABLE BIRTHS

Daniel Boone, explorer (1734)
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1755)
James K. Polk, 11th POTUS (1795)
Warren G. Harding, 23rd POTUS (1865)
Battista Farina, automotive designer [Pinninfarina] (1893)
Burt Lancaster, actor (1913)


McGEE NOTABLE BIRTHS
Glenn Fearn
Sarah Nielsen
Alyssa O’Leary
Chelsea Schuler
Conlan Simard (Sunday)

TODAY’S HOLIDAYS
Today is the earliest day upon which Election Day can fall in the US

CANDY 4 TROOPS
Please share your Halloween candy with a US Serviceman. Your science teacher will collect Halloween Candy for troops today and next Wednesday.

SPIRIT WEAR
Today is the last day to order a McGee t-shirt or sweatshirt! Be ready for our next school spirit day! Order forms are available in your homeroom or in the office.

McGEE 50th
Do you want to be a part of the McGee 50th Anniversary Video? On November 7th and 8th, interviews will be held in the library after the morning announcements. There are sign-up sheets around the school, but sign up quick, only ten spots are open each day!

TUBA ENSEMBLE
Please speak with Mr. Cormack today if you are a tuba, euphemism or baritone horn player and are interested in performing at the New Britain Tuba Christmas on December 15.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE!!!
Please help Student Council support local families in need by donating non-perishable food items, grocery store gift cards or cash to purchase gift cards! Drop off your donations on the first floor lobby area near the elevator. THANK YOU!

BOYS BASKETBALL
Tryouts for boys basketball will be held in the gym from 2:30 – 5:00pm on the following dates:
Monday, Nov. 12 for 6th grade
Wednesday, Nov. 14 for 7th grade
Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 15 for 8th grade
Sign up online and complete both the physical form and the permission slip.

McGEE PTO
Join the McGee Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Membership Drive and earn a free recess for your entire grade! For the next two weeks, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will compete against one another to see which grade level will have the most parents or guardians join the PTO. PTO supports special events such as McGee's Book Fairs, Dances and the 8th grade trip to Washington DC!

For only $10, your parents or guardians can become members of the McGee PTO! The grade level with the largest increase in memberships between October 15th and November 2nd will earn a free recess period. Keep an eye on your grade level's membership thermometer on display in the cafeteria!

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UPDATE AS OF 11/1:
Gr 6 – 15.5% membership
Gr 7 – 12.7% membership
Gr 8 – 8.5% membership

DROP-IN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 7-9 PM
OPEN TO ALL 6th – 8th GRADERS
$4 Admission
Snacks, drinks, and candy for sale!
Permission slips in MAIN OFFICE