Pleasanton Middle School

Daily Bulletin

October 11, 2017

STUDENTS

Student Spirit Rally this Friday, October 13!
 
URGENT!!!
PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGE TO 7th GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!!!
For 7th Grade ONLY, basketball tryouts will be tomorrow, TUESDAY 10/10 and THURSDAY 10/12. The 7th Grade team will be announced this Friday. First day of practice will be 10/26.
6th and 8th Grades will still tryout on the originally scheduled day, Monday, 10/16.
 
 
Students the updated Panther Club schedule is posted on the display case outside of the main office.
 
The PMS Cheer Team  is selling Jamba Juice after school every Wednesday in October.  Come out to the flagpole after school on Wednesday and support the cheer team.
 
Attention all students: Have you purchased your yearbook yet? Yearbooks are on sale online at www.yearbookordercenter.com. Currently books are $56, but they go up to $65 on October 1st. You can find more information on PMS website. See Ms. Nichols in room 401 if you have further questions.
Our yearbook sells out every year, so get yours soon.

Attention 8th graders and parents:
8th grade yearbooks ads are available now through November 2nd. You can find more information on PMS website. See Ms. Nichols in room 401 if you have further questions.
 
Pleasanton Middle School is excited to invite and welcome our students to attend the Pleasanton Middle School Study & Learning Assistance Hour, which will begin on September 11, 2017.  The sessions will be held Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the Pleasanton Middle School Library.  Credentialed teachers and Amador High School students will assist students with homework, review concepts, and help with the practice needed for the various content areas. Our goal is to help students reach their fullest potential; but, in order to attain that goal, we ask that students be committed to their learning by coming prepared with the necessary materials, being focused, and productive. Textbooks and computers will be available in the library, as needed. To ensure that all students have a positive experience, we wish to provide an environment that is conducive to learning.
 
September is Attendance Awareness Month. The campaign to end chronic absenteeism starts now!
Attendance Awareness: Absences Add Up
If you think missing a day here or there won't matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, or two days a month, you would be on track to miss 10 percent of the school year - and that can happen before you know it.
If you need help getting to school or you have other questions and concerns regarding attendance, please contact the Child Welfare and Attendance Specialists (CWAs) for your school site.
Kelly Mills (925) 461-6634 kmills@pleasantonusd.net
 
New Lunch time activity:  #Unplugged lunch time game room in 507 on Tuesday.
 
The library is now open at 8 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The library opens at 9 am on Wednesday. The library is open during both lunches except when in use by a class.
 
It’s not too late to order school photos – here’s the link http://www.ciphotoca.com/pmshttp://www.ciphotoca.com/pms
 
Please help!  Our PMS family, lead by our Leadership Class, is collecting donations in our ELA classes for Kids Against Hunger and we have only 5 days left for students to bring in donations before we pack the food on Oct. 12.  The donations help pay for the supplies that we use to pack the food and the shipping costs to send the food. The food we pack will go to children and families who have been affected by the hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Florida.
This is our one and only school wide all grade fundraiser.  Our goal is to raise $6,000 and we are only 1/6 of the way there.
Kids Against Hunger @ PMS Oct 12th
For the second year in a row, Pleasanton Middle School is doing an all-school pack out. The response from our students was so positive last year that PMS is participating again this year!  We will have over 1000 kids go through the MPR on October 12th and we need your help.

With all the natural disasters occurring this year, we need to distribute more meals than ever.
 
PSAT 8/9 is scheduled for October 19. Eighth graders interested in taking the PSAT should sign up on the Future Fund website under the store. https://pms.futurefundapp.com/store
October 19 is the PSAT 8/9. Register now in counseling in you are interested.
Questions? Contact 9@info.collegeboard.org.The PSAT™ 8/9 Student Guide (.pdf/1.3MB) is now available. Your students can use it to: Find general information about the PSAT 8/9, including what to bring on test day, Get test-taking advice and tips, Try sample questions to familiarize them with the test. Please encourage your students to review the student guide before test day.
 
Tech Talk Tuesday during lunch for students in the library. Bring your tech questions and get help from Mr. Alvarez.
 
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.
 
Parents and Students: No group or individual deliveries of food, flowers, balloons and or gifts at school.
 
LEADERSHIP NEWS
 
The Panther Pantry student store is now open on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.  Items for sale include: snacks, drinks and student supplies. Cash only.
 
SPORTS UPDATE
 
ATTENTION ALL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS:

Today's cross country meet has been postponed due to poor air quality. We are in the process of rescheduling our cross country meet for next week and we'll keep you posted as to exactly when. There will be no cross country practice on Friday due to poor air quality from the local fires. Stay tuned for more information regarding the rescheduling of our cross country championship meet and, of course, our upcoming pizza party!
GO PANTHERS!
 
PAPERWORK DUE DATES FOR 2017-18  SPORT TEAMS
  • Girls Basketball - 10/09/17
  • Boys Volleyball - 12/15/17
  • Wrestling - 1/12/18
  • Girls Volleyball - 2/23/18
  • Golf - 2/23/18
  • Track - 3/09/18
  • Cheer – TBD
All sports forms are available on our website under Athletics. In order to try out for a sport, all paperwork is required to be complete and turned in by the advertised due date. If you have already turned in a packet, only an emergency card is needed. Check the website and the daily bulletin for the latest information.
 
CLUB NEWS
 
Comic books, graphic novels, trading card games, board games, sci-fi/fantasy movies, and more!  Comic-Con Club is a place where you can read a comic book, play Magic The Gathering/ Yu-Gi-Oh/Pokemon card games with a friend, enjoy a good super hero/sci-fi movie, play a fun board game, and so much more!  We provide some comic books and board games, and we are always expanding our library from your input and donations!  All are welcome, we meet Mondays during 4th period lunch in room 703 (Mr. Gose) and after school on Thursdays for one hour in room 703 (Mr. Gose).  Our first meeting is this Thursday, October 12 in room 703 at 3:05.  All are welcome! (including staff)
 
GSA meeting this Thursday during 4th and 5th period lunch in Room 801. We need all members to attend this week - we're voting for officers! New members are always welcome.
 
The Model UN Club meets every Tuesday from 3:15 – 4:10 in Mr. Su’s classroom. Stop by and check it out.
 
Calling all writers, poets, and artists: The Panther Press is our very own student-led magazine and we will be meeting each Tuesday in room 309. We meet from 3:03-3:45 PM! All are welcome!