Daily Bulletin 2/12

Friday, 2/14

8th Grade Baby Photos are due no later than Friday, February 14th! You can scan/email them to Ms. Cia, or Mrs. Sabatier, or you can upload them on our website. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, and Friday 14th at brunch and lunch. $5 without a student body card, free with a student body card.

Friday 2/14

MMS Winter Formal Dance from 7-9PM in the MMS Gym!

Monday 2/17-Friday 2/21

MUSD Ski Week: Schools Closed and No Classes

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: Charles Wilkinson

Employee of the Month: Ms. Hittson!

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.

MMS will be giving a survey requested by our Lake County Superintendent to students both 7th and 8th graders. MMS would like to be transparent with families regarding the content. The survey is on the next Board Meeting agenda (February 12). If approved, it will be given to students. The survey is called Youth Opioid Response Survey (YOR). To preview the survey, please click the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YORsurvey


Congratulations to Team 3! Next, 2nd Period versus 5th Period!

Weekly Quote

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Drama Rehearsals

Mondays - Wednesdays: 2:30-3:30 for play rehearsal

Thursdays: 2:30-4:30 for set building

Hogwarts Reading Competition:

Harry Potter Challenge. For the second week in a row, congrats to Slytherin house for winning this week's reading challenge. Slytherin increased their score by 123 Points! They all will receive a homework pass from your math teacher!

This week, the team that passes the most AR tests (no matter how few points) will receive a 1 lap pass from your PE teacher!

The current overall standings are: in 4th place Hufflepuff with 372 points, 3rd place with 416 points is Gryffindor, just ahead with 429 points is Ravenclaw, and still in first place is Slytherin with 586 points!

This week is anyone's game. Read books. Take tests. Earn points.

Side note: Mr. Coit wants to pass on a special message to Hufflepuff. He would like to request that Hufflepuff steps it up!!

Gryffindor: 416

Hufflepuff: 372

Slytherin: 586

Ravenclaw: 429

Congratulations to the following MMS band students who participated in the Regional Solo & Ensemble Band Festival Saturday at Chico State University. They all played great, and all received an Excellent rating.

Addison Kinney and Raquel Torres - flute duet

Desarae and Wyatt Chiffoleau - flute and trumpet duet

Nick Schneider, Austin Schroeder, and Wyatt Chiffoleau - clarinet, saxophone & trumpet trio.

Monday 2/10

Boys Basketball @ Lucerne: B Team - 4:00PM/ A Team - 5:15PM

Wednesday 2/12

Boys Basketball @ Mtn. Vista: B Team - 4:00PM/ A Team - 5:15PM

Friday 2/14

MMS Winter Dance: 7-9PM in the MMS Gym!

Wednesday, 5-6:30pm, February 5-26

MAC: Drawing People and Animals for kids ages 7-17 @ the MAC with Emma Wakefield. $80 for 4 sessions/ $25 drop in

Pre Registration required: middletownartcenter.org/classes

February 28 rehearsals begin

May 29-31 Performance

Center Stage Kids Children’s Theatre presents Annie. Registration is now open! Rehearsals begin February 28th/Performances May 29-31

No experience necessary! We accept cast members from Kindergarten thru college .. and adults too. Registration forms are in the school front office or visit www.centerstagekidsca.com for more info.


Math Tutorial Available! Please see your Math Teachers!


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

Wednesday 2/12

MMS wrestling parent meeting will be Wednesday February 12th at 4:45 in room #1. Parents and athletes are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend please contact Mrs. Slaight as there will be important information that will be handed out at the meeting.

MMS wrestling practice will begin Monday February 24 from 2:35-4:30. 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!

Friday, December 20

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.

Monday, February 24

Baby pictures are due NO LATER than February 14, 2020 for 8th grade students. Students/Parents: you can email Ms. Cia, Mrs. Sabatier, bring in your photo for us to scan, or you can upload your photo on our website! Questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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 43/100 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.