Daily Bulletin 3/9

Friday, 3/20

3rd Quarter Ends! Please note the end of the 3rd quarter. All students will receive a report card.

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.


Employee of the Month: Mr. Foltmer!

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.

There’s a letter from the MUSD regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please see the attached letter, on our website under Parent Letters here: https://mms.middletownusd.org/parents/parent-letters


Weekly Quote

“When you feel overwhelmed, remember: A little at a time is how it gets done. One thing, one task, one moment at a time.” -Unknown

Hogwarts Reading Competition:

The winner of this week's reading challenge and 2 points of extra credit for their science class is HHHHHUUUUFFFFLLLEEEPPPPUUUUFFFF!!! They earned 115 points last week!

This week the class that GAINS the most AR points will get a FREE READING LOG PASS from their Language Arts Teachers!

The current overall standings are: In last place with 594.3 points is last year's champion Ravenclaw! Looks like Mr. Dean's team has lost their fighting spirit. Just ahead of them in third with 594.5 points is Hufflepuff. in second place and moving up in a hurry is Gryffindor with 690 points, and in first place, but losing ground is Slytherin with 749 points.

This week has shown that the competition is anyone's to win right now. Finish those books, only two weeks left to help your team win!

Friday, March 13th

A Team boys basketball players need to turn in their uniforms by Friday March 13th to Mrs. Slaight. If you are wrestling you may not attend practice on Monday the 9th until Mrs. Slaight has your basketball uniform. All athletes who have turned in their uniforms by Friday will be choosing to spend their lunch with Mrs. Slaight. Thank you!

There is a GSA club that meets in Mr. Dean's room every Monday and Wednesday from 12:15 to the end of lunch. They would like to invite everyone to come join. This is a safe place for everyone and anyone to come be themselves without being judged. There will be a bake sale on Tuesday 2/25 at the home basketball game. The GSA club hopes to raise funds to plant a tree in the community.

Friday, March 13

Silent Auction & Dinner Benefitting Minnie Cannon Elementary: Beads & Bling Mardi Gras Masquerade. Friday, 3/13/2020 @ Twin Pine Event Center. Doors open @ 6pm. Dinner @ 7pm. Pre-Sale $45/person. At Door $50/person. Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Dessert Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Raffles & More! Over 21 Only.

Tickets Available @: Minnie Cannon Office, LaTrease’s Sassy Scissors, and Koontz Mercantile.

Monday, 3/16

Middletown FFA will be holding a Donkey Basketball game at 7:00PM in the Tallman Gym! Come see the action and great for families!

May 29-31 Performance

Center Stage Kids Children’s Theatre presents Annie. Performances May 29-31

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

Monday 3/9- Friday 3/13

Wednesday 3/18 Parent/Athlete Meeting

7th and 8th grade Track sign ups will begin on Monday March 9th and ends Friday March 13th at 2:30. Please make sure you have signed your name on the sign up sheet in the MMS office AND have a current athletic packet on file for 2019-2020 school year. Practice will begin on Monday March 16th from 2:40-4:15. Please wear your P.E. clothes and running shoes. Any questions please see Mrs. Slaight.

**** There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting for both Softball and Track on Wednesday, March 18th @ 5:00 in Room #1.

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.

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!

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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.

Thursday, 3/5/2020

100 Parents Strong! We got 44/100 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.