Daily Bulletin 12/3


Tuesday, December 3

See’s Candy Fundraiser order forms are due Tuesday, December 3rd to Mrs. Brown. Orders will be delivered to students on Friday, December 13. Proceeds go toward the MMS Fun Day on the last day of school!

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: Dominic Williams

Employee of the Month: Mrs. Ferguson

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.


Congratulations faculty for a great over 8th grade girls team!

Weekly Quote

“It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.” -David Feherty

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 22

Volleyball players: Mrs. Slaight needs your uniforms by Friday November 15th, otherwise you will be 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.

Friday, December 13

See’s Candy orders will be delivered to students on Friday, December 13th! Please make arrangements to pick up the orders that day!

Friday, December 20

Last Day of the 2nd Quarter and the 1st Semester! Please make sure to get all assignments submitted to your teachers!

8th Graders: Participation in the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Dance is based upon student academic performance. Any student receiving an F grade at the semester in ANY course during their 8th grade academic year will not be permitted to participate in either the 8th Grade Dance or the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. Students must also be in good standing with the school and not be on the non-privilege listed or not suspended.

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.


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

Boys Basketball

7th and 8th grade boys basketball sign ups will begin Monday December 9th and end at 2:30 on Friday December 13th. The sign up sheet is located in the Middle School office and all boys interested in trying out need to sign up on the sign up sheet AND make sure there is a COMPLETED athletic packet on file with Mrs. Slaight. Athletic packets can be picked up in the MMS office, or can be done online by visiting our website.

Tryouts will be held Monday December 16th- Wednesday December 18th with 8th grade trying out from 2:35-4:00 and 7th grade trying out from 6:00-7:30. All students must attend tryouts, and it is strongly encouraged that they attend all three days. 7th grade boys must leave campus at 2:30 and cannot return until after 3:20 when high school has been dismissed. Students may not "hang out" in the gym or locker room waiting for their tryouts. It is recommended that the 7th grade boys return to campus about 10 minutes before their tryout time.These will be closed tryouts which means that only coaches and athletes are able to attend. All students need to wear their P.E.clothes for tryouts.Any questions please contact Mrs. Slaight. Thank you.

Girls Basketball Practice

Girls basketball practice will be as follows unless otherwise noted by your coach:

A Team (8th) 3:20-5:00

B Team (7th) 4:30-5:30

Athletes must leave campus at 2:30 unless they are under the direct supervision of a coach or teacher until 3:20 when high school has been dismissed. There are no exceptions to the rule. At 3:20 athletes may come back on campus although they may be in the locker rooms or gym unless it is their designated practice time. Also, siblings/friends may not hang out with the athletes. This rule is for safety reasons. 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 42/100 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.