Daily Bulletin 11/13

Monday, November 25- Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving Break- No School for the week!


Friday, December 20

2nd Quarter ENDS! Please make sure assignments are submitted on time.

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: Estefanie Rodriguez-Cruz!

Employee of the Month: Ms. August!

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.

Intramurals:

Congratulations faculty for a BLOWOUT WIN over 7th grade girls team!

Next, 8th Grade Girls Volleyball v. Faculty on Thursday!


Weekly Quote

“Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It’s just a matter of how you view them.” -Anonymous


This week:

Mr. Coit is looking to buy books to support his unit on Building Stronger Communities. If you'd like to donate a book to support this unit, please visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3PLWB1F70OK2X?ref_=wl_share


Friday, November 15

Volleyball players: Mrs. Slaight needs your uniforms by Friday November 15th, otherwise you will joining her for lunch until you bring it in. If you make the basketball team and you have not turned in your volleyball uniform you will NOT be issued a uniform for basketball. Any questions see Mrs. Slaight. Thank you.

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.


RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 16!

Please come support Middletown Middle School Athletic Program on November 16TH 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 @ tamara.slaight@middletownusd.org. We are asking that all registrations are due by Friday October 25th. Hope to see you there! https://mms.middletownusd.org/mms-athletics/golf-tournament-fundraiser


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 Language Arts

8th Grade Language Arts After School Tutorial - Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 2:35-3:20.


8th Grade Science

Ms. August has after school help after school. Please stay tuned for specific dates.

2019-2020

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


Tryouts:

Tuesday, November 12- Thursday November 14

7th and 8th grade girls interested in basketball:

Sign up for both 7th and 8th grade girls will begin on Monday November 4th and end on Friday November 8th.

Important:

1. An Athletic Packet needs to be filled out completely either online or by picking up one in the MMS office before 2:30 on Friday November 8th, OR you will not be able to tryout for the 2019-2020 basketball season.

2. You need to sign up in the MMS office on the Girls Basketball Sign Up sheet by 2:30 on Friday November 8th, OR you will not be able to tryout for the 2019-2020 season.

Please understand that this deadline for paperwork is to make sure the Athletic Director can check grades and ensure that all necessary paperwork has been submitted prior to tryouts. There will be no exceptions to this deadline and please plan accordingly. You can turn in an Athletic Packet at any time prior to the week of signups. If you are unsure if you have submitted an Athletic Packet contact Mrs. Slaight and she would be happy to let you know. Thank you!

Tryouts will be Tuesday November 12th- Thursday November 14th and although athletes are not required to attend all three days it is highly recommended. 8th grade will be from 3:30-4:45 and 7th grade will be from 4:45-6:00 in the MMS gym. Please wear your P.E. clothes for tryouts. Tryouts will also be closed tryouts which means only the coaches and athletes may be in the MMS gym. Parents are welcomed to wait outside, but may not be in the gym during the tryout times. Any questions please contact Mrs. Slaight. Thank you!

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 sam.dean@middletownusd.org. Community Service forms are due to the office by Friday, May 15th!

Wednesday, 9/4

100 Parents Strong! Help us help our school. For $10 a month let’s band together to support our teachers. Our teachers are constantly using their own limited funds to purchase classroom supplies, or our students have to go without. This is our chance to give back. For $10 a month you can help support 2 teachers (one 7th and one 8th grade) for classroom materials, supplies, and/or necessities. Your donation will mean so much to our teachers, and that will help our students excel this year. Please join us in supporting our teachers because together we can be 100 Parents Strong!

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

Wednesday, 9/4

100 Parents Strong! We got 39/100 parents signed up. Please join us to support our teachers with a $100 donation to MMS PTSO.

Wednesday, 9/4

100 Parents Strong! We got 39/100 parents signed up. Please join us to support our teachers with a $100 donation to MMS PTSO.


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.