Daily Bulletin

PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

PANTHER DAILY BULLETIN

February 24, 2020

 

SCHOOL News

Attention All Interested Track and Field Athletes:
There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd, after school in the MPR for all interested track and field students and their parents. Information on getting your athletic packets ready, when practices will be held, what to expect and our track meets schedule will be covered. We hope to see you all there! GO PANTHERS!
Congratulations to the following All-State Musicians: Henry Tsay, Michael Liu, Betty Chang, Michelle Zhang, Evan Tu and Ella Jeon. Thousands of students audition for the All-State ensembles every year, and they were among the few selected. Great job Panthers! 
 
Attention 6th and 7th graders! If you have not yet turned in your Scheduling Form for next year, please turn it in to the Counseling Office as soon as possible.  If you need a new form please ask for one at the Counseling Office.

 

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Suchitha Reddy who has qualified for the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee on February 29, 2020, at the Amador Theater. Suchitha will represent PMS and compete against 50 other spellers from around the region.

 

GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMIT will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This is a one-day summit that will teach students how to build apps on Android tablets using MIT App Inventor. Any student in grades 4-8 are welcome to join. NO CODING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

Students will have a tablet or other device to use during the event if they don’t have their own.  Snacks, water, and lunch will be provided.

 

Attention Panther Parents/Guardians

Pleasanton Middle School now has a social media presence on Facebook (PTSA sponsored), Twitter, and Instagram. Come follow us to see photos of campus life! See you on online!

 

Free Transit Passes for Qualifying Students

This school year, registered students who are low income at PUSD middle and high schools are eligible to receive a free Student Transit Pass - a youth Clipper card that provides unlimited free access to LAVTA Wheels bus services as well as a 50 percent discount on BART trips and youth discounts on other transit systems.

 

These passes are being distributed as part of the Student Transit Pass Program, sponsored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission and funded through Measure BB, the local transportation sales tax measure.

 

To participate, complete a Transit Pass Program youth application and indicate that your family income qualifies as indicated on the form. Students under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian complete and sign the application. Once the form is submitted and verified by school staff, students will receive a youth Clipper card within one month.

 

If you have questions, please contact Patty Blair at pblair@pleasantonusd.net.

If you are planning to volunteer during the 2019-2020 school year, please click on the following link to complete the Volunteer Clearance Form. All volunteers, that come on the school campus and work with the kids or chaperone field trips, MUST be cleared.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW6myy02QTR-uoUNRkRQbCPHXKqXwaZPPGvk-iaxS9O9iSgQ/viewform

 

If you forget something at home, be sure to check the rack by the front gate as well as at the Attendance Office. Items are placed outside 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 or gifts at school.

 

STUDENT News

Attention 6th and 7th graders!

If you have not yet turned in your Scheduling Form for next year, please turn it in to the Counseling Office as soon as possible.  If you need a new form please ask for one at the Counseling Office.

 

REMINDER: Please do not bring your Nintendo Switch to school; personal electronics are not allowed on campus. They will be taken away for the day and you can pick it up after school. Please read page 9 in your Student Handbook.

 

Students! Please continue to keep our campus healthy:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap after using the toilet and prior to eating.
  • Do not share any communal food or drinks (sharing water bottles). 

 

Student Store open on Thursdays only.

 

LEADERSHIP News

 

CLUB News

It’s time for Mardi Gras! Celebrate with the French Club! This upcoming Tuesday (2/25) we will be celebrating Mardi Gras with masks, beads, and cake! Everyone is welcome.  Students may bring sparkling apple cider or lemonade to share. Meeting after school until 4pm in room 704.

 

BSU, Black Student Unions, meets during 4th or 5th period lunch on Tuesday or after school until 4pm on Wednesday in Room 801. All are welcome to join!

 

Art Club is forming! Swing by Room 804 and fill out the info sheet to join the email list! You do not have to be in Art to be in Art Club!

SPORTS News

UPCOMING SPORTS - Paperwork Due Dates 

Girls Volleyball - Paperwork due 2/21/20

Golf - Paperwork due 2/28/20

Track - Paperwork due 3/12/20

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS:

Tryouts will be held Monday, 3/2, at 3:15 in the gym. You must be cleared through the office to participate.

 

GOLF TRYOUTS:

Tryouts will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3rd and 4th, at the Fairgrounds Golf Course. Tryouts start promptly at 3:30 both days. You must be cleared through the office to participate.

 

Go to the Athletics & Activities tab on our website for more information on league start dates for each sport (under Team / Schedules).

 

TEACHERS/STAFF News