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Principal's Message

A message from Principal Ed Singleton

“Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks.

Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” --Charmaine J Forde

Important Dates

National Native American Heritage Month National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each year in November. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, languages and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities and ensure their rich histories and contributions continue to thrive with each passing generation. This November and every month, we celebrate the culture and heritage of these remarkable Americans who deeply enrich the quality and character of our Nation.   November 1-2 Día de los Muertos The holiday, which is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1 and 2, is like a family reunion—except dead ancestors are the guests of honor. Day of the Dead is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory. November 1-3 Grade 6 Field Trip to Nature's Classroom November 3 End of Quarter 1 November 4 PTA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser $10 per person...children under the age of 5 eat free!

Pancake Breakfast, Sat, Nov 4, 8:30-11:30 am.

Join us for our annual PTA Pancake Breakfast.  It's a fun and yummy time to meet other Roton families, and support our PTA.  Sign up here to donate items...

November 6 Start of Quarter 2 November 7 Election Day (No School for Students) November 8 8th Grade Assembly: Panel on Careers Panel on Careers- There will be 3 speakers coming to Roton Middle School to discuss careers in finance, sports and beauty to our 8th grade students. This is an introductory conversation to many other career opportunities that the counseling center will be offering. The presenters are Ralph White: Co-founder of BLACC Bottle, Candis White Community Volunteer, Entrepreneur and Banker for Bank of America. Students will be able to ask questions and gain more information about each presenters career path. November 9 Early Dismissal (90 minuets) 8:15 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. November 10 Veteran's Day Observed (No School) "Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2023 will occur on Saturday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” November 12 Diwali "Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians."

November 14
8th Grade Assembly: High School Recruitment Presentation Westhill High School Agriscience Presentation- 8th grade students will be able to hear about the variety of programs offered at Westhill. The Agriscience program prepares students for college and careers in animal science, agribusiness, agricultural mechanics, aquaculture, biotechnology, food science, marine technology, and plant science.  Application: November 15 Student Council Bake Sale After School  ***All Items are $2*** November 16 Early Dismissal (90 minuets) 8:15 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. November 16 Grade Reports Available on Power School November 16 International Day for Tolerance "International Day of Tolerance on November 16 is a great opportunity for you to think back and recall the last time you had a different perspective than one of your friends? When’s the last time you’ve had to learn something about someone else’s culture? We’re betting it wasn’t that long ago. Look and learn the date that celebrates open-mindedness and listening." November 17 School-Wide Assembly: Five Fingaz: The Man, The Myth, The Legend! November 17 Permission Slips Due: Grade 7 Field Trip to Chamber Theatre

November 20 Annual Turkey Trot Our annual Turkey Trot is a grade-level specific friendly competition where students will compete to see who is the fastest in individual and group events. This is a FREE event and open to all students who demonstrate good behavior and good sportsmanlike conduct. November 21 School Picture Day The date for make-up photos will be announced in December. November 22  Early Dismissal (2 hours) 8:15 a.m.- 1:50 p.m. November 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday Break "Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2023 occurs on Thursday, November 23. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists from England and the Native American Wampanoag people shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies." November 25 RMS Choral Event Holiday Extravaganza
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