Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Week of 11/7/17

 

Taste of Blalack RESCHEDULED to February.

Bear Wear Purchase  https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp?sc=BlalackBears  Limited sizes available

Den Depot Needs:
  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Pant hangers (the ones with clips)
  • Grab and go breakfast and snack items
Tuesday - 11/7  BOGO Book Fair All Week
  • Talent Show 6:30pm, $5 admission at the door.
  • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
Wednesday - 11/8  
  •  UIL One-Act Play Clinic (during school)
  • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba (7th/8th Only) 4:20-5:15pm
Thursday - 11/9  
  • Band Sectionals: Bassoon & Bass Clarinet  (7th/8th only) 4:20-5:15pm
Friday - 11/10 - Pep Rally Schedule - Student Vs. Teacher Volleyball Game
  • Student vs. Faculty Meeting - Pep Rally Schedule
  • Band sectionals: Saxophone & French Horn  7:45-8:45am

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of 10/30/17

 

Taste of Blalack will be here soon!!  It is November 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Share a piece of your culture (food, family appropriate beverages, artifacts, photos, etc.) with the rest of Blalack Nation.  Sign up here to host a table:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b49a4a923a2f58-taste

Join PTA for a chance at a free round trip ticket on Southwest Airlines!!  (Must be 18 years old to be eligible.)  Your PTA membership is your entry.  The winner will be drawn at the Taste of Blalack.  Join PTA here:  www.joinpta.org

We have a new link to purchase Bear Wear!!  https://www.pt-avenue.com/login.asp?sc=BlalackBears  Limited sizes available

Den Depot Needs:
  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Pant hangers (the ones with clips)
  • Grab and go breakfast and snack items
Monday - 10/30
  • 7th/8th Volleyball, BMS vs. Bush 5:30PM/6:30 PM A Team only
  • 7th/8th Football, BMS vs. Bush 5:30PM/7 PM A Team only
  • Honor Choir Rehearsal 6:30-8pm, Choir Room
  • 7/8th grade Orchestra Concert 6:30pm
Tuesday - 10/31 - NO Costumes please
  • Creekview Musical Trip
  • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
Wednesday - 11/1 - Faculty Meeting
  • Band Region Phase I 5:30-10:00pm, Dawson MS
  • 7th Grade AVID Field Trip, UTA
  • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba (7th/8th Only) 4:20-5:15pm
Thursday - 11/2 - Modified Bell Schedule for Academy Visits
  • 6th grade Theatre Class Play Rehearsal 4:15-5:00pm
  • 8th grade -- High School Academy Presentations (1:00-4:15)
  • Volleyball Tournament - 7th (A team in Carrollton) / 8th (A team in Richardson) 
  • Band Sectionals: Bassoon & Bass Clarinet  (7th/8th only) 4:20-5:15pm
Friday - 11/3
  • 6th grade Theatre Class Play Rehearsal 4:15-5:00pm
  • Volleyball Tournament - 7th (A team in Carrollton) / 8th (A team in Richardson) 
  • Beginning Orchestra Movie Night 4:30-6:30 
  • Band sectionals: Saxophone & French Horn  7:45-8:45am


Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of 10/23/17

Join PTA!  Join LInk All student PTA members will have their name go in a drawing for a bike.


ITEMS NEEDED - 6th Grade Science needs 2 liter clear plastic bottles for their upcoming Ecobottle project. Click here for more information

    •   Sign up to host a table at Taste of Blalack!!  The link is:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b49a4a923a2f58-taste
    •  Yearbooks are 10% off through the month of October.  This will be your last opportunity to purchase a yearbook at a discount!!  Go to www.treering.com and enter our school code: 1015048867244359  Don’t forget to start working on your personalized pages!!!!
    Monday - 10/23
    • 7th Volleyball, Long @ BMS 5:30PM/6:30PM 
    • Honor Choir Rehearsal 6:30-8pm, Choir Room
    • 6th grade Band Rehearsal 4:15-5:15pm
    Tuesday - 10/24
    • Football, Long @ BMS  7th grade 5:30PM/ 8th grade 7:00PM
    • 6th grade Band Concert 6:00pm, Cafeteria
    • 7th grade Vision/Hearing Screenings F1/F5 (During Math)
    • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
    Wednesday - 10/25  
    • Band District Auditions 5:00-9:00pm, Perry MS
    • 7th grade Vision/Hearing Screenings F1/F5 (During Math)
    • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba (7th/8th Only) 4:20-5:15pm
    Thursday - 10/26 
    • 8th Volleyball, Long @BMS 5:30PM/6:30PM 
    • 7th/8th grade Choir Concert, 7:15-8pm,  Cafeteria, Rehearsal 5:15-6:20pm
    • 7th IDS Field Trip
    • Band Sectionals: Bassoon & Bass Clarinet  (7th/8th only) 4:20-5:15pm
    Friday - 10/27
    • District Honor Band Clinic/Concert, Newman Smith High School, during the day & concert at 7pm - We have 23 students that auditionedwill attend!
    • Band sectionals: Saxophone & French Horn  7:45-8:45am

    Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days - Oct. 23-27
    Monday:  Don’t Fall Into Drugs:  (Wear fall colors:  green, orange, brown, etc)
    Tuesday:  Don’t Get Tied Up In Drugs:  (Tie dye:  t-shirt, shirt, etc)
    Wednesday:  Don’t Be a Star That Burns Out:  (Red carpet dress up)
    Thursday:  Throw Drugs Away:  (Throwback Thursday:  pick a decade/50s-90s)
    Friday:  Don’t Be Bananas for Drugs:  (Wear yellow;  dress like a Minion)

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Week of 10/16/17

    Join PTA!  Join LInk All student PTA members will have their name go in a drawing for a bike.


    1.  Student social is on Friday!!  PTA needs parent volunteers/chaperones.  The link is:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b49a4a923a2f58-fall
    2.   Sign up to host a table at Taste of Blalack!!  The link is:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b49a4a923a2f58-taste
    3.  Yearbooks are 10% off through the month of October.  This will be your last opportunity to purchase a yearbook at a discount!!  Go to www.treering.com and enter our school code: 1015048867244359  Don’t forget to start working on your personalized pages!!!!


    Monday - 10/16
    • 7th Football, Blalack @ Perry 5:30PM 
    • 7th Volleyball, Blalack @ Perry 5:30PM/6:30PM 
    • Choir Fundraiser Delivery - Cafeteria
    • 7th Football, Polk @ BMS B-Team 5:30PM/ A-Team 7:00PM
    • Honor Choir Rehearsal 6:30-8pm, Choir Room
    • Fighting Stress With Mindfulness - Field Middle School 6:30-7:30pm
      • Presentations are open to all CFB ISD parents.
      • Presented in English & Spanish
      • Free childcare for children 3 years and older.
      • Contact Information: Bridgit Basel (baselb@cfbisd.edu)
    Tuesday - 10/17
    • 8th Football, Blalack @ Perry B-Team 5:30PM/ A-Team 7:00PM
    • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
    Wednesday - 10/18 - Pep Rally Schedule
    • Band District Auditions 5:00-9:00pm, Perry MS
    • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba (7th/8th Only) 4:20-5:15pm
    Thursday - 10/19 
    • 8th Volleyball, Blalack @ Perry 5:30PM/6:30PM 
    • 6th Choir Concert, 5:30pm,  Cafeteria, Rehearsal 4:15-5:15pm
    • Band Sectionals: Bassoon & Bass Clarinet sectionals (7th/8th only) 4:20-5:15pm
    Friday - 10/20
    • Fall Social 6-8pm
    • Band sectionals: Saxophone & French Horn  7:45-8:45am

    Fall Social Information - THIS FRIDAY!!!
    When:  Friday, October 20, 2017 
    Where: BMS Cafeteria
    Time: 6pm – 8pm 
    Cost:  $5 per student and students must wear their ID.  
    What: We will have a DJ, dancing, pizza, snacks, nail painting and karaoke as well.  Also, parents are welcome to volunteer!
    Each grade needs to bring the following items to school by Thursday, October 19.
    • 6th grade: case of small water bottles
    • 7th grade: snack bags of chips
    • 8th grade: sugar cookies
    Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days - Oct. 23-27
    Monday:  Don’t Fall Into Drugs:  (Wear fall colors:  green, orange, brown, etc)
    Tuesday:  Don’t Get Tied Up In Drugs:  (Tie dye:  t-shirt, shirt, etc)
    Wednesday:  Don’t Be a Star That Burns Out:  (Red carpet dress up)
    Thursday:  Throw Drugs Away:  (Throwback Thursday:  pick a decade/50s-90s)
    Friday:  Don’t Be Bananas for Drugs:  (Wear yellow;  dress like a Minion)


    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Week of 10/10/17

    Join PTA!  Join LInk All student PTA members will have their name go in a drawing for a bike.


    NO SCHOOL - Monday, October 9

    Tuesday - 10/10
    • 8th Football, Polk @ BMS B-Team 5:30PM/ A-Team 7:00PM
    • Choir Mock Region Auditions 4:30-7, Choir Room
    • Orchestra Fundraiser Ends
    • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
    Wednesday - 10/11 - Pep Rally Schedule
    • Progress Notes Go Home through Advisory
    • 7th Football, Polk @ BMS 5:30PM
    • Fall Pep Rally, Big Gym
    • 7th Volleyball Polk @ BMS B-Team @ 5:30PM/A-Team @6:30PM
    • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba (7th/8th Only) 4:20-5:15pm
    Thursday - 10/12 - Tech PD in D2
    • 8th Volleyball Polk @ BMS B-Team @ 5:30PM/A-Team @6:30PM
    • 7/8 Band Fall Concert, 6-7pm,  Cafeteria
    • Band Sectionals: Bassoon & Bass Clarinet sectionals (7th/8th only) 4:20-5:15pm
    • Fighting Stress with Mindfulness Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30pm, F1/F5 (Enter through Standridge side doors with ramp)
      • Presentations are open to all CFB ISD parents.
      • Presented in English & Spanish
      • Free childcare for children 3 years and older.
      • Contact Information: Bridgit Basel (baselb@cfbisd.edu)
    Friday - 10/13
    • MS Theatre PlayFest! 6-9pm
    • Band sectionals: Saxophone & French Horn  7:45-8:45am
    • Creekview Parade - Starts @ BMS 2pm

    Fall Social Information 
    When:  Friday, October 20, 2017 
    Where: BMS Cafeteria
    Time: 6pm – 8pm 
    Cost:  $5 per student and students must wear their ID.  
    What: We will have a DJ, dancing, pizza, snacks, nail painting and karaoke as well.  Also, parents are welcome to volunteer!
    Each grade needs to bring the following items to school by Thursday, October 19.
    • 6th grade: case of small water bottles
    • 7th grade: snack bags of chips
    • 8th grade: sugar cookies
    Pennies for Pink
    It’s that time of year, October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!!

    Our cheerleaders have officially started their “Pennies for Pink” campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

    Throughout the month of October, the cheerleading squad will be raising money through Pennies for Pink. There will be a Pennies for Pink water container at the front desk with Ms. Wixom, Student Services, in PE classes, as well as, at all the home football and volleyball games.  

    Also, for any runners on staff, we will be cheering at the Komen 5K Race for the Cure on October 28 at North Park Mall …so let us know and we can make a personal sign for you! 

    Thank you for any and all support for our campaign; we appreciate it.

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Week of 10/2/17

    Join PTA!  Join LInk All student PTA members will have their name go in a drawing for a bike.

    NO SCHOOL - Monday, October 9

    Monday - 10/2
    • NJHS Induction Ceremony 6-7pm, Cafeteria
    • 7th Volleyball - BMS @ Field B-Team @ 5:30PM/A-Team @6:30PM
    • Honor Choir Rehearsal 6:30-8pm - Choir Room
    • Choir Sectionals 7:30-8:15am  
    • Orchestra Viola sectionals from 7:30-8:15am
    Tuesday - 10/3
    • Football, BMS @ Field 7th Grade 5:30PM/8th Grade 7:00PM
    • Choir Sectionals: 7:30-8:15am ALL Boys
    • Choir Sectionals: 4:30-5:15pm 7th Grade Girls
    • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
    Wednesday - 10/4
    • Staff Meeting, Library 8am
    • Orchestra District Auditions 5:00-9:00pm, Polk MS
    • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba 4:20-5:15pm
    • Orchestra Sectionals: Bass  7:30-8:15am
    Thursday - 10/5
    • 8th Volleyball BMS @ Field B-Team @ 5:30PM/A-Team @6:30PM
    • Talent Show Auditions 4:15-7pm Cafeteria
    • Band Sectionals: Bassoon & Bass Clarinet sectionals (7th/8th only) 4:20-5:15pm
    • Orchestra Sectionals: Violin 7:30-8:15am
    Friday - 10/6
    • UIL Kickoff 4:15-4:45, Library
    • Choir Games 6-9pm, Cafeteria
    • Orchestra Region Boot Camp, 5-8pm Field MS
    • Band sectionals: Saxophone & French Horn  7:45-8:45am
    • Orchestra sectionals: Cello 7:30-8:15
    NO SCHOOL - Monday, October 9

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Week of 9/25/17

    Join PTA!  Join LInk All student PTA members will have their name go in a drawing for a bike.


    NEEDED:  8th Grade FOOTBALL pics for the yearbook--both A and B teams.  At this point, we don't have ANY!!!! 

    • Please upload your pics to TreeRing (place in the Football 8th folder) using the TreeRing Yearbook app.
    Harvey Texas Bear Shirt - The estimated delivery date is Wednesday and we will start distributing shirts through Advisory Thursday.

    Monday - 9/25
    • 7th Volleyball - Bush @BMS B-Team @ 5:30PM/A-Team @6:30PM
    • Honor Choir Rehearsal 6:30-8pm - Choir Room
    • Choir Sectionals 7:30-8:15am  
    • Orchestra viola sectionals from 7:30-8:15am
    • Orchestra Fundraiser Begins
    Tuesday - 9/26
    • 6th grade Band Party 4:30-6:00pm, Band Hall
    • Football, Bush @ BMS 7th Grade 5:30PM/8th Grade 7:00PM
    • Choir Sectionals: 7:30-8:15am ALL Boys
    • Choir Sectionals: 4:30-5:15pm 7th Grade Girls
    • Band Sectionals: Flute, Trumpet, Euphonium  7:45-8:45am
    • PARENT EDUCATION - Today's Drug Trends - Staying One Step Ahead of Your Children
      • For: Elementary, Middle & High School Parents.  This presentation is NOT for students.  
      • Tuesday, September 26 6:30-7:30PM
      • Presented in English & Spanish
      • Presenter: Jill Darling
      • Presented in English and Spanish
      • Childcare for children 3 years and older
      • Contact Information: Bridget Basel (baselb@cfbisd.edu)
    Wednesday - 9/27
    • Orchestra District Auditions 5:00-9:00pm, Polk MS
    • Band Sectionals: Trombone, Tuba 4:20-5:15pm
    • Orchestra Sectionals: Bass  7:30-8:15am
    Thursday - 9/28
    • 6th grade Orchestra Rehearsal 4:30-5:00pm
    • 6th grade Orchestra Demo Concert 6:30pm
    • Choir Fundraiser Ends
    • 8th Volleyball Bush @BMS B-Team @ 5:30PM/A-Team @6:30PM
    • Band Sectionals: Bassoon, Bass Clarinet sectionals 4:20-5:15pm
    • Orchestra Sectionals: Violin 7:30-8:15am
    Friday - 9/29
    • 8th grade Band plays at CHS Football, Standridge
    • Band sectionals: Saxophone, French Horn  7:45-8:45am
    • Orchestra sectionals: Cello 7:30-8:15
    Den Depot Needs - Donation Bins at Student Services


    • Non-perishable food times
    • New bag of socks or underwear
    • Personal care items for young ladies and young men
    Bear Nation FAQ: Introducing the Den Depot!!!!


    The Den Depot is a food pantry and clothes closet located at Blalack Middle School. The purpose of the Den Depot is to meet the immediate need of any student. In the case of long-term needs, school administration will work with the student and family to ensure they are provided with the proper support from local agencies. If you have any questions regarding the Den Depot, please contact Blalack Middle School at 972-968-3505.

    The Den Depot is a joint effort of Blalack staff, PTA and the National Junior Honor Society. A special thanks to Lowe’s Store #550 (1253 E Trinity Mills Road) for donating all of the shelving, racks and cubbies!!

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