Mrs. McGee and Mr. Barnes are the Junior BETA sponsors for the 2019-2020 school year. New students to CMS and students interested in joining BETA will be able to apply for membership in January. Announcements will be made at that time.

Agenda for the First Meeting

Introductions

Attendance and Dues collection: To remain active, dues need to be turned in by our second meeting.

Passout and review of BETA packet.

Go over basic rules and expectations

Discuss and review officer positions. Speeches and application are due next meeting. Committees? elections are next meeting.

Go over convention date and theme: T-Shirt design

Leadership summit: passout information, review costs etc.

Concession on September 6th. 3:30 – 5:30 Who would like to help? Any donations for snacks can be dropped off at the school.

Community Service Opportunity: This Friday, we need 6 volunteers to help at Madison elementary from 6-7:30

Reminder: Parent meeting tonight in the Library at 6:30

2018-2019 BETA Year

Please make sure that you sign up for remind so that you receive current and up to date information about BETA events and meetings. You can find information about remind by clicking the Remind section at the top of the blog.

If you are interested in BETA at CMS, then we accept new applications after the first semester of this school year. Make sure that you listen to the announcements in January regarding the application window if you are interested in being a new member.

Our first meeting will be August 29th. There will also be a BETA parent meeting that evening.

The meeting schedule is as follows: (some dates are subject to change if a conflict arises.)

Beta Meeting Dates – All Meetings are in the CMS auditorium; All student meetings are from 2:55 – 4:30 pm
Aug 29 th – 1 st Beta meeting

Aug 29 th – BETA Parent meeting, MANDATORY, CMS Library, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sept 12 th – 2 nd meeting

Oct 10 th – 3 rd meeting

Oct 24 th & 25 th – Dance preparation people only.

Oct 26 th – Halloween Dance – Only participants will need to attend. 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Nov 14 th – 4 th meeting

Dec 12 th – 5 th meeting

Jan 16 th – 6 th meeting

Jan 23 rd , 30 th – Convention preparation

Feb 20 th –7 th meeting

Mar 13 th – 8 th meeting

April 10th – BETA induction preparation. All officers required to attend.

April 16 th – Beta Induction, 6:30 p.m., CMS auditorium. Participants & inductees report at 6:00 p.m.

April 24 th – Final meeting

Junior BETA Food Drive

The Junior BETA Club is pleased to partner with the Heartwood Center with their food drive. We have attached a list of the needed items for this food drive.

Food Drive

The food collected will benefit our students.

The collection will start next week and will continue until March 15th and will be collected on March 16th.

Please feel free to email srachanow@ccps.us with any questions.

Convention

We are in the home stretch for convention. We leave the morning on February 13th during school and estimate that we will return the same day around 8 pm. Your convention shirts have been ordered.

We were unable to do an overnight this year due to lack of chaperones.

Please feel free to contact MS. Mott kmott@ccps.us and I srachanow@ccps.us with any questions.

Christmas Parade

We have been asked to participate in the Bowling Green Christmas Parade on December 16th. We need to know by December 1st if you are able to participate. We are also looking for parent volunteers to participate in the parade.

We will meet on December 14th after school to prepare for this.

The meeting for December 6th has been cancelled due to today’s meeting.

Paperwork for the convention was passed out today. Please check your student email account for copies of the paperwork that was passed out.

Leadership Summit

Are you interested in attending the Leadership Summit on November 2nd and 3rd? We have the opportunity to take 8 students to represent Caroline Middle School at the Summit.

In order to be considered you need to write an essay. The essay must have 5 total paragraphs. One introductory paragraph, a closing paragraph and three supporting paragraphs in the middle.

The topic is to identify a need in your community. What can we do to support the need? Can it be a service project?

If you are chosen then the cost to attend will be $130 for students and $80 for chaperones.

Essays are due by September 20th.

T-Shirt design

The convention theme this year is “BETA on My Mind.” If you are interested in entering your T-Shirt design then we need it by the next meeting.

The T-Shirt is judged on Interpretation and Illustration of the Theme, Craftsmanship (Workmanship put into creating the banner), and Originality, Color, Contrast, & Creativity.

I look forward to seeing your designs.