Floyd School News
• Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building.
• Progress reports will be sent home Friday.
• There will be a “Sock Hop” on Nov. 22 at the school after the first home basketball game.
• Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 23-25. School will resume Nov. 28.
• The Book Fair will be in the library from Nov. 28 through Dec. 6.
Fall coat drive
The middle school family and consumer science class will be holding a coat drive until Nov. 18. If you have any gently used coats that you would like to donate, please drop them off in Darla Reed’s room. Her class will collect, clean and distribute the coats to those that need them in Floyd or Portales.
Christmas Angels are needed. Contact the school for names of recipients if you are interested in participating. Donations can be also be given to Liz Smith or Melissa Pimpsner.
The winners of the Pumpkin Decorating contest are:
First place — Sarah Sumpter
Second place — Stephanie Aericko
Third place — Joe Banister
The Floyd Post Office provided the Hershey candies and hosted the contest.
Second grade news
For Career Day second graders took a field trip to Portales. Don Criss at KENW-TV Station showed students around the studio and explained many careers related to communications. At Sunland Peanuts, students were able to see steps involved from peanuts to peanut butter. Then at McDonalds, Judy, the manager, encouraged students to do their best in school and stressed the importance of reading and math for jobs in the food service area.
During Fire Safety Week, second graders walked to the Floyd Fire Department to tour the fire station. Students talked with Sparky, the firedog, and learned about fire safety.
Portales Junior High School News
Veterans’ day observed
Portales Schools will be closed Nov. 11 as students and staff recognize veterans who have preserved their freedom.
Basketball season opens
After a strenuous try-out schedule, coaches selected members for the junior high basketball teams. These students are practicing for their first games. The seventh grade boys and girls host the Portales Tournament Nov. 17-19. That same Friday and Saturday will find the eighth grade teams playing at the Friendship Tournament in Clovis.
What’s for dinner?
Students in Melody Ortega’s computer classes know. They created a Holiday Cookbook to sell as a fundraiser. These are $10 and contain some traditional and new recipes for beginning or experienced cooks.
Students in the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement organization competed Friday. Their first challenges of the year required them to build a trebuchet, robot, and a mousetrap car. The trebuchet, a weighted catapult, is judged for accuracy on a target rather than just moving an object the greatest distance. Eastern New Mexico University Roswell hosted students from the eastern district.
Parent Advisory Committee
Principal Steve Harris says The Parent Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday in the junior high library at 5:30 p.m. The school’s automated phone system will be calling parents, and each student is given an invitation to take home to parents.
Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong wants pictures of every junior high student in this year’s annual. The photography company is returning Wednesday to snap any students who missed the first opportunity. No money is required up front. Students receive a proof, and can order pictures later.
Monday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk
Tuesday: French Toast Sticks, Hamm, Juice and Milk
Wednesday: Breadfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk
Thursday: Breakfast Burrito, Salsa, Juice and Milk
Friday: No school
Monday: Beef and Cheese Nachos, Corn, Fresh Fruit and Milk
Tuesday: Baked Chicken, Roll, Carrots, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Wednesday: Steak Fingers, Roll, Fries, Fresh Fruit, Pudding and Milk
Thursday: Handmade Pizza, Garden Salad with Dressing, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Friday: No School
Monday: Ham&Noodles, calif. veggies, cucumber-pea salad, cherry cobbler
Tuesday: Mexican Meatloaf, salsa corn, pinto beans, spinach, oatmeal cookie
Wednesday: Chicken fajita, tortilla, chili beans, orange sliced, gelatin
Thursday: Chili dog, cheese/onions, mixed veggies, angel food cake, peaches
Friday: Closed for Veterans Day