MMS Daily Bulletin 4/12

DATES TO REMEMBER

3/14

Mrs. Slaight is accepting sports donations for wrestling, track, and softball!

Friday 4/5

Wrestlers-The following athletes did not turn in their wrestling uniforms by the end of the day on Friday April 5th so you will be spending lunch with Mrs. Slaight: Dom Clark, Braden Hoskins, Benji Kenny, Demarcus Yee

RESCHED PHOTOS

Softball Pictures: Softball pictures will be on Friday, April 12 @ 2:45 due to the rain on Monday.

April 2019

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month! MMS is putting up pinwheels around campus in honor of child abuse awareness. Please help us spread the awareness and talk with your students. Any questions, concerns, or you just want to talk, please contact Lisa Hart from Healthy Start in Room 31 or email lhart@lakecoe.org.

This month MMS is joining the movement to promote Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month to raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.

For #PassThePinwheel, post a photo or photos throughout April of you and your colleagues, friends or family with pinwheels and a brief explanation of what they represent (the national symbol of child abuse prevention) and challenge others to plant pinwheels, too!

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: Maya Leonard!

Employee of the Month: Karin Stirling-Rooney!

Reminder: Snack Window closes at 12:25. No exceptions!

MMS PTSO is fundraising online with Dutch Mill Bulbs. Our fundraiser will run through April 22nd. This fundraiser will help with rallies, the upcoming 8th grade dance, and the end of the year Fun Day! Please support our students and school by placing your order today https://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/shop/?affiliates=middletownmiddleschool. All orders will be sent directly to the shipping address you provide. Any questions or concerns, please see the PTSO page on our website: https://mms.middletownusd.org/parents/ptso

7th graders who would like to be considered for next years 2019/2020 Leadership class, please come see Cia in the library!! The application deadline to turn in is April 24th 2019.

ATTENTION PARENTS: As the school year comes to a close, all fees and dues need to be cleared up before the end of the school year otherwise yearbooks and report cards will be withheld and not sent up to the high school and in return, schedules will not be created for the high school. Any questions or concerns, pleases contact the Middle School Office.

Mr. Coit is looking to add more high interest books to his library. He created an Amazon wish list with the students' help. If you would like to donate, please click the link. Thank you for all your help! https://amzn.to/2K0VX6Y

Project Alert curriculum is going to the school board for review before they present to our students. Project Alert has been with MMS for the last few years, however, MMS would like the school board to review the content of the curriculum before their return. Please see the web link for review. The Project ALERT curriculum was created and tested by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization. Developed over a ten-year period, Project ALERT addresses the pro-drug mindset of today’s teens and effectively increases their likelihood to remain drug-free. https://www.projectalert.com/

If you are on the Non Privilege List during the month of April (8 or more Pride Page Marks) or lose your agenda, you will not be eligible for our MMS Fun Day on the last day of school, which is a required school day.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Intramurals:


Caught You Being Good

Who earned tickets to Six Flags for May 24, 2019


Quote of the Week

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” Walt Disney

Monday 4/8 - Friday 4/12

SPIRIT WEEK! Come dress up as your favorite characters!

Thursday- Disney Villain & Superhero

Friday - Disney Royalty

Friday 4/12

Penny Wars/Band Rally at 2:15: Leadership would like to announce the winner and pass on the spirit stick.

Friday 4/12

MMS Spring Dance! When You Wish Upon A Star

ATHLETICS

Thursday 4/11

Softball @ Lucerne: 4:00PM

Thursday 4/11

Track Meet @ Middletown High School: 4:00PM

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 4/15 - Friday 4/19

MUSD Spring Break: Schools Closed. All schools will resume Monday, April 22nd.

Friday 4/19

Wildflower Brunch Photography Contest: Enter Now! Winners announced April 27 at the Wildflower Brunch. Entrees due by April 19th. Please see the flier for more information or go to www.clearlakestatepark.org.

Thursday 4/25

Pride Page Rally during 6th Period!

8th GRADE INFO

Tuesday 4/2

Community Service forms are available for students to pick up in the MMS office. Community Service is not required, however, we do recognize students who have served 10 or more hours at our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at the end of the school year. If you have questions or concerns, please email Sam Dean at sam.dean@middletownusd.org.

Students: If you are going to submit community service hours and have not done so, please check in with Sam ASAP to get your name down. We are prepping for Promotion and need a headcount.

Tuesday 3/26

The 8th GRADE DANCE will be on May 31 from 7 - 9 PM.

We need parent help with food and decorations, along with chaperones to make this event happen.

Chaperones must be cleared as volunteers with MUSD, but that's not the only way to help. Please indicate how you can help below.

We also want to put together a nostalgic photo slideshow including photos from prior school years (6th grade science camp, group photos from Elementary years,...) Please send fun group photos to cypress.dl@gmail.com.

The next meeting date for the dance is April 29th at 5:30 pm in the MMS/MHS cafeteria.

Thanks for helping to support this event!

Friday 4/26

8th Grade Name Verification Forms have been sent out to students: Please review the form and return to Sam in the Office no later than Friday, April 26. Otherwise, we will use the name listed in Infinite Campus. Any questions or concerns, please email Sam at sam.dean@middletownusd.org.