Pleasanton Middle School

Daily Bulletin

May 24, 2017

STUDENTS
 
MAY 29 MEMORIAL DAY – NO SCHOOL

MAY 31 – 8TH GRADE TRIP

JUNE 1 – PROMOTION 6PM

JUNE 2 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 12:36 PM DISMISSAL
 
GSA will be hosting a pizza party on May 25th in room 801 for all those interested in joining the club next year. We will be meeting immediately after school until 3:45. Everyone is welcome!
 
It is that time of year again. Attention current 7th graders – If you are interested in helping with the Welcome Everybody (WEB) program. Please come by the counseling office to pick up your application to be A WEB LEADER!!!
 
Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Panther P.A.W.@S.  Award: HASHMEET MARAHAR AND MATTHEW ARGUELLO well done. Be sure to stop by the Attendance Office for your treat.
 
Study Hour and Extended Day Tutoring has ended.
 
All 8th graders are invited to attend the "Stress Less for Success" lunch & learn program offered by the PTSA Wellness Committee. Starting on Tuesday May 2nd, 8th graders can attend a weekly lunch & learn wellness program.  Sessions will be in Room 801.  Each week, you can earn wellness points by becoming even healthier. Wellness points earn prizes!! Free smoothies, gift cards, wellness treats and prizes at each session  Bring your lunch and a friend. You can attend all 4 weeks, or just stop by for 1. Get ready to learn awesome facts about your health and how to be the healthiest high schooler in town.  We will discuss ways to manage your stress and have a great high school experience!!
 
8th graders - Check the high school website for updates and details about clubs, sports and other important information.
 
Foothill Hill Dance team is holding more team try outs on Wednesday and Thursday May 24th and 25th at Foothill High school.  Please visit the Foothill High School website for more information.
 
From the Librarian: All Library books were due by Friday, May 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kang.
 
PULSE has started. This is an opportunity to share in conversations about issues/topics that may be relevant to you and other students in our learning community. Student voice is powerful! PULSE will be held every other Tuesday during both lunch periods.  Please bring your lunch and join us for great conversation. We look forward to seeing you. Please join us for the next PULSE gathering on 5/9 during both lunches. For the remainder of the year, PULSE will be meeting on the following Tuesdays: 5/23.
 
Tech Talk Tuesday - Every Tuesday in the Library during lunch. Mr. Alvarez is available for your tech questions.
 
Parents and Students - No group or individual deliveries of food, flowers or gifts at school.
If you forget something at home, be sure to check the rack by the front gate as well as at the Attendance Office. Lunches will be placed outside of the attendance office daily. Students are not called to the office during the school day for lunches or forgotten items.
 
LEADERSHIP NEWS
 
Our Wheelchair fundraiser is ongoing through June 1st.  Please donate in your advisement classes today!   Our goal is $2. per student.   Teachers may use a wheelchair for in-class discussion and activities.   See Leadership for information.
 
Come to the quad this Friday for our FINAL FUN FRIDAY with music and a special celebration for the end of the year.   The theme is Panther Pride!  Be your best self, Panthers, and show your spirit!
 
This week is Classified Appreciation Week!  We thank all of our staff for everything they do! 
 
SPORTS UPDATE
 
Get a head start for the 2017 -18 sports season! Athletic packets are now being accepted for boys basketball and cross country. Both sports begin at the start of school, so be sure to get your packet in early!
 
LOOKING AHEAD TO SPORTS NEXT YEAR
These are *approximate* dates for next year's sport teams (for the 2017-18 school year). Once we have the league approved dates, we will update this information.
  • Boys Basketball - August 2017
  • Cross Country - August 2017
  • Girls Basketball - October 2017
  • Boys Volleyball - January 2018
  • Wrestling - January 2018
  • Girls Volleyball - March 2018
  • Golf - March 2018
  • Track - March 2018

Remember that each year you must submit a NEW packet as well as the sports physical form. Please plan ahead and download a sports physical form and take it to your next doctor's appointment.
 
Students interested in trying out for the 2017 – 18 Panther Cheer Squad (Current 6th and 7th graders) should turn in a completed athletic packet (packets may be downloaded from the website) to the sports desk no later than May12th. The student/parent meeting will at 6:15 PM on May 11, prior to the start of Open House. (We are currently looking for a coach – dates and time are tentative.)   Clinics: May 22, 23, 24 - 3:30 – 5PM
Tryouts on May 25, 3:30 – 6PM
 
CLUB NEWS

Students and Parents please go to our school website and click on the link to the Panther Club Calendar for the latest dates and times for clubs to meet.