Link to view in browser        
April 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians,

The month of April brings us warmer days that inevitably remind us that the summer months are within sight. There is still much to accomplish before this school year ends and we will need your help to keep your child focused on being the best student he/she can be as we finish up the rest of the school year. The fourth nine weeks just kicked in and we hope to see continued success from our students. A reminder that school will be not in session on April 19, 22, and 23 for Spring Break. We are hoping you and your family will have a restful and relaxing Spring break!

Our teachers have been working hard to prepare students for the Virginia SOL testing that will run from May 7 through May 31. It is especially important that Aylor students attend school regularly, complete their assignments, study each night, and get plenty of rest. This will help your child do well in his/her classes and master the course content necessary to perform well on the upcoming SOL tests. There are many helpful resources made available by teachers to our students to assist them in preparing for their SOL tests. Please take time to review your child’s grades and, if needed, contact guidance to arrange a conference with the teachers. Together we can develop a plan for success for the final grading period.

Congratulations to our music and band departments as they demonstrated their success by receiving superior ratings at the District State Assessments. A very special congratulations to our Performing Arts Department on their production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The students worked very hard and had incredible performances. Volleyball came to a close in March and we are very proud of their hard work this season. We had several students who competed in the regional science competition and had students place, giving them the opportunity to move on to the state level to compete. Congratulations to all of our students for their continued efforts!

On April 8, our annual American Heart Association fundraiser will kick-off with an assembly for our students. Packets will be brought home and are due back on May 2. Track practice has just started and the first home meet is scheduled on April 16. The District Solo and Ensemble Band Festival will be held on April 13 and All State Chorus will be held April 4-6. FFA Small Animal Care Competition will be held on April 9. Our Band Boosters will host a Soup and Salad Dinner and Raffle on April 6 from 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Looking ahead, school will not be in session on Friday, May 3, due to the Apple Blossom holiday. Look for our band and flag corps marching in the Firefighter’s parade. We will have a “SpeaRRR”it week April 29-May 2 to wrap up our American Heart Association fundraiser and kick-off SOL testing. There are also some field trips coming up in the 6th and 7th grades.

As part of the Robert E. Aylor Middle School community, I hope you will take the opportunity to attend as many of the upcoming Aylor activities as you can and be involved in your child’s interests. With parents, teachers, students and staff working together we are able to make Aylor an exciting and welcoming place for kids to learn, grow and make lasting memories. As a result of our united efforts, we are also able to share our pride in the success of each of our students. Thank you for your continued support for our school. Spread the Spartan “SpeaRRR”-it!

Dr. Marcella Simmons
Assistant Principal
April Calendar
April 3 - Report Cards Issued
April 4 - April 6 - All State Chorus in Richmond, Va. 
April 6 - Band Soup and Salad Dinner and Raffle at 5:00 p.m.
April 9 - Honk Fest from 4-7 p.m at Aylor
April 11 - PTSO Meeting in the library
April 13 - Solo and Ensemble Festival at Byrd
April 15 - Math Counts Party (Pizza)
April 19 - Spring Break
April 22-23 - Spring Break
April 24 - Creative Writing Club 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
April 27 - Honor Flight Field Trip 

SOL Information

SOL schedule for May:

6th grade (contact Mrs. Rauser with questions):
• Tuesday, May 7th: English
• Tuesday, May 21st: Math I and Math II

7th grade (contact Mr. Terry Martin with questions):
• Wednesday, May 8th: English
• Tuesday, May 14th: Algebra
• Thursday, May 16th: Math II and Math III

8th grade (contact Ms. Rogers with questions):
• Thursday, May 9th: Civics
• Tuesday, May 14th: Math III, Geometry, and Algebra
•  Friday, May 17th: Science
• Wednesday, May 22nd: English

A few gentle reminders:
Please make sure your student has a good night’s rest and breakfast. Don’t forget last minute supplies, such as pencils, a book to read, a CHARGED Chromebook, and the Chromebook charger in the case. Testing starts promptly at 8am each day with most testing finishing by lunch time. Please consider scheduling appointments on non-testing days.  

REAMS Edible Book Contest Entry Form
WHO: REAMS students, Faculty and Staff

WHAT: Create an artistic representation of a book made of at least 95% edible items. Entry must be age and school appropriate. You may represent the physical book, the setting, character(s), a particular scene, or make a pun on a title (i.e. 20,000 Leeks under the Sea). Entries may be as elaborate as fondant figures and frosted cakes or as simple as cut up vegetables. Entries will be judged on appearance and will not be tasted by judges. Please keep in mind that all entries will be on display in the library without access to refrigeration. If possible, bring a copy of the book to display alongside your masterpiece. Entries and participants will be photographed for publication. One entry per person please.

: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

: All entries should be delivered to REAMS Library by 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday April 9, and removed by 2:40 p.m. that same day. Any entries left at the end of the day will be

PRIZES: Winners will be announced on Wednesday during the morning announcements with prizes being awarded at that time.

Stop by the library for a permission slip

The Counseling Corner
Laonna Rauser - 6th Grade Counselor -

Terry Martin - 7th Grade Counselor -

Lexi Rogers - 8th Grade Counselor -

Report cards will go home with students on : Wednesday, April 3rd

Speak Up, Stay Safe
Everyone can play a part in keeping our schools safe and secure. If you see suspicious activity, report it to school staff and the authorities. Suspicious activity may include: a vehicle or individual in an odd or concealed location; an unattended package or backpack; individuals seeking information about a school, its operations or security procedures beyond mere curiosity; or unusual, repeated or prolonged observation of school buildings, bus stops or students. If you see suspicious activity occurring at school, contact the school office and/or the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168.
Upcoming 8th Grade Events
Wednesday, May 29th - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium

Friday, May 31st - 8th Grade Dance from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Wild West Theme)
Track Schedule 
April 10th - Johnson Williams/FCMS at FCMS
April 16th - Admiral Byrd - Home
April 25th - James Wood/Warren County at Warren County
April 30th - Frederick County at home
May 6th - Johnson Williams/Admiral Byrd at Admiral Byrd
May 9th - James Wood at home
May 11th - Daniel Morgan at Handley High School
May 15th - Championship at James Wood High School 
News from the School Nurse
 A friendly reminder for all athletes.......

If your sports physical is completed anytime after May 1st it's good for the whole school year regardless of which sport you choose to do!

If you are interested in playing ANY sport at REAMS during the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, you MUST have an APPROVED sports physical on file with the school nurse.  

If your child has a sports physical completed over the summer, please turn in the COMPLETED form (4 pages) to Pam Unhoch at the school board office so that it is approved and your child is not withheld from trying out or practicing for a sport.  Please take a moment to verify that all four pages are complete, signed and dated.  

Even if your child is not playing a sport until the winter months, the sports physical can be turned in as soon as it's completed.  

The VHSL Sport Physical form is available on-line at the REAMS web site (or click here) Click on the health services link, then under content (on the far left) click on athletic participation and the form is the first link listed.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cornwell.
Phone: 540-869-3736 ext. 80189 (please note Ms. Cornwell will also break for summer)

End of year Medicine Pick up
As the end of the school year approaches, some of the students have medications here at school.  If your child has medication in the clinic please arrange to pick these up on or before the last day of school.  Otherwise, the medicine will be discarded on the last day of 


Cheer Tryouts
Catch the SPIRIT of the Aylor Spartans!  The 2019-2020 cheerleading squad will hold tryouts on May 28-30.  This is for any rising 7th or 8th grader that's interested in trying out.  Stop by Mrs. Garrett's room (#164) to get a tryout packet.  You must have a sports physical on file and a contract signed before the first day of tryouts.  Being a member of the REA Cheerleading Team will be an experience you'll remember for years to come.  

Chorus Information 
Any rising 7th or 8th grade student interested in trying out for Select Chorus must sign up outside of the chorus room NO LATER than Wednesday, 4/3.  Auditions will begin Monday, April 8th during the  school day.  Students do not have to be a part of chorus this year to audition.  Please see Mrs. Legge Mauck if you have any questions.  Any 8th grade student interested in auditioning for Sherando High School's Choral department needs to sign up outside of the chorus room NO LATER than Monday, April 8th.  Dr. Jennings, the Sherando choral director will be at Aylor on Wednesday, April 10th to audition any 8th grade students that are interested.  

Robert E. Aylor 50th Anniversary Celebration

Commemorative 50th Anniversary T-Shirt
Robert E. Aylor Middle School has reached its golden anniversary!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, the communications and connections committee is creating a commemorative t-shirt.  Join us in celebrating by purchasing one for yourself.  

All shirts are adult sizes.  Shirts will be green with yellow print, and will be 100% cotton fabric.  Shirt prices are as follows:  
- $10 (small, medium, large, extra large)
- $12 (xxl, xxxl)

All shirts must be paid for before the committee will place an order.  To have the shirts in time for the 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, May 10th, we must have all shirt orders in no later than April 11th.  

Order forms can be found in the front office.  If you have any questions, please email Kristen Gagen at

Yearbooks for Sale





FFA Activities for April
FFA Activites for April

Tuesday, April 9 - Northern Area FFA Rally at Shenandoah University
Tuesday, April 9 - Small Animal Care Event at JWMS
Thursday, April 18 - State Jr. Stockmans Contest in Harrisonburg
Friday, April 26 - State Poultry Contest in Harrisonburg

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

901 Aylor Road, Stephens City, VA 22655 (540) 869-3763

To learn why you received this and how to remove yourself from the list, see Privacy Policy

Review / edit information about you | Unsubscribe

Generated by Learn more