Daily Bulletin 10/21
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, October 21
Cookie Dough will be delivered on Monday, October 21st. Please make arrangements to pick up all orders that day. MMS does not have the capacity to hold cookie dough for students overnight. Large quantities cannot be transported on the bus- please be mindful of how much you need to transport.
For ATTENDANCE, please call Teri at (707) 987-1441. Please add this number into your phone!
Attendance cannot be changed after 48 hours. Parents must provide the note, the reason, and the excuse within 48 hours of the absence and we cannot go back in after that to change a student's attendance. The state has tightened everything up and we need to make sure our data is consistent. Parent Knowledge is no longer accepted as an excused absence by the State.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Robert Hargrave!
Employee of the Month: Allison Brown!
Reminder: MMS is a CLOSED campus! Once you are here, you cannot leave and walk across the street! Students, you cannot go off campus in the mornings.
In Afternoon: MMS is still a CLOSED campus from 2:30-3:20 while the high school is in session. Students, you cannot leave and return to campus to hang out during this time. If you’re staying for after school tutoring, you’re in a classroom. Otherwise you’re off campus.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
8th Grade Girls Forfeit! Next, 3rd Period v. 4th Period on Monday!
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford
October 21- November 8
Hey Y’all! Leadership is having a different kind of competition for our canned food drive. It’s 7th grade versus 8th grade so students can drop off cans during any class period! There will be awesome prizes for the class that wins! Feeding our community is a gift we can all share. It will begin Monday, October 21st and run through November 8th. Thank you for your help!
Tuesday, October 22
Volleyball v. Terrace @ HOME: 7th Grade 4:00PM/ 8th Grade 5:15PM
Thursday, October 24
Volleyball @ Lucerne: 7th Grade 4:00PM/ 8th Grade 5:15PM
8th Grade Language Arts
8th Grade Language Arts After School Tutorial - Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 2:35-3:20.
All athletes need to turn in a new athletic packet for the 2019-2020 school year before or during the student’s sign-up period. Athletic packets are available in the MMS Office and online at https://mms.middletownusd.org/mms-athletics
Volleyball and golf athletes- Mrs. Slaight is trying to gather all money/donations for the silent auction baskets by Friday October 18th. Thank you in advance for your support with this.
Monday, October 28
Volleyball v. Upper Lake @ HOME: 7th Grade 4:00PM/ 8th Grade 5:15PM
Thursday, October 31
The volleyball game that was rescheduled for Nov 1st has been changed to Thursday October 31st at Upper Lake Middle School gym at 4:00 and 5:15. We apologize for the confusion, and if there are any questions please contact Mrs. Slaight. Thank you!
Girls basketball open gyms will begin Monday September 30th in the MMS gym from 6:00-7:30. Open gyms are open to any 7th and 8th grade girls.
Boys basketball open gyms will begin Tuesday October 1st in the MMS gym from 5:45-7:15. Open gyms are open to any 7th and 8th grade boys.
Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30
MMS Minimum Days: Students are released from class at 11:45am and then lunch is from 11:45-12:15PM. Busses go about 12:40 for both middle school and high school students.
Saturday, November 2
Please come support Middletown Middle School Athletic Program on November 2nd at Black Rock Golf Course! We are looking for four-person teams to play 18 holes with a shotgun start at 1:00. Prizes for winning foursome, long drive, hole-in-one, closest to the pin. Following the golf tournament there will be dinner provided by Rosales Market, and a great silent auction. Additional tickets for dinner may be purchased through the Middle School or by contacting Tamara Slaight @ email@example.com. We are asking that all registrations are due by Friday October 25th. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 9
2019 Mustang Basketball Shooting Clinic: Sat. Nov. 9 @ MHS Tallman Gym 9am-12noon. Registration at 8:30am. $25 per player. Please see the website for more information and the flier: https://mms.middletownusd.org/resources-and-forms/community
Nov. 12-14 from 5-7PM
and Nov. 20 from 4-6PM
Spirit of the Season: Registration at Middletown Methodist Church. Eligibility: You must currently live in HVL, Cobb, Middletown and you need our help to be able to give your family a Christmas meal. You must be at the church to pick up items on the distribution date of Saturday Dec. 21st 10-12PM. Any questions or concerns, please call Hedy Montoya @ (707) 322-5080 and leave a message.
8TH GRADE INFO
Wednesday, August 28
Community Service forms are available in the MMS Office and online on our school’s website. Community service is not mandatory for middle school students, but we do honor those students who have completed 10 or more hours during their middle school career at 8th grade promotion. Students may not receive payment for their time, nor can their parent sign off on their form unless cleared prior by the office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sam in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Service forms are due to the office by Friday, May 15th!
100 Parents Strong! We got 39/100 parents signed up. Please join us to support our teachers with a $100 donation to MMS PTSO.
Friday, September 13
Parents! PTSO has now created a PayPal account to help raise funds and gather support for our school and students! Please visit the school’s website for more information and/or the link to the account! Thank you for all that you do in supporting our students and school!
Infographic for Dress Code
MUSD policy does not allow any medication to be given at school, including "over the counter" medication, without having a Physician's permission note on file.Parents should prepare for the "occasional headache, etc." by having their Student's Physician fax a note to the school if they would like the school to be able to administer medication. Notes are good for one school year.Student's are NOT allowed to carry any medication at school without permission from the School Nurse.
We will no longer be dispensing prescribed OR over the counter medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, etc.) without a letter signed from parents and PHYSICIAN. We can no longer call parents and get verbal over the phone permission. If a student is sick with a fever, requires benadryl for an allergy, etc. then without a physician note the student either needs to be picked up ASAP or the parent can come self administer it themselves. Each student must have their own labeled bottle in the original container that we can store in the LOCKED medicine cabinets at each site. We can no longer provide the medications at each site. The forms for medication are available in the MMS Office and at https://mms.middletownusd.org/home/nurse-s-corner
Once A Week Take A Peek-Fight back against head lice! Use proper detection comb to trap head lice.
If head lice are spotted, take a close look at all the family, including yourself, and ask close family and friends to check as well. Inform the school.
Should your child stay home?
Check your child for head lice on a weekly basis and treat straight away when live lice are found. We do have a NO NIT policy, once your child has no live lice or nits they can attend school, child care and all other activities as usual. Please take your child to the office to be checked by staff. If nits or live lice are found your child will have to return home with parent/guardian. Please check your child’s head for head lice weekly. If we all work together we can eliminate the problem quickly and prevent the spread to other students.