PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
PANTHER DAILY BULLETIN
April 17, 2019
-SSC Meeting-Wednesday, April 17 from 3:20-4pm in Room 808.
-Parent/Guardian Evening Symposium
Tonight, Wednesday, 4/17/19
Pleasanton Middle School in the 800 Building from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
- In our ongoing quest to gain a deeper understanding of our middle school students, the challenges they may face, and ways to keep open lines of communication, participants have the opportunity to attend two sessions - provided in a rotation sequence.
Session A: How to Raise Kids to Have Grit & Be Resilient (Teen Esteem)
Session B: Marijuana Use & Teens ( Axis Community Health)
-Attention Parents/Guardians of Incoming 7th graders - Your Students Must Have These Immunization Boosters to Start 7th Grade in the Fall:
· Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) - 1 dose. This booster must have been given after the 10th birthday and may be called Tdap, Adacel, or Boostrix.
· Measles-containing Vaccine (MMR) - 2 doses. Both doses must be given on or after the child's first birthday.
· Varicella (chickenpox) - 2 doses
Please check your child's immunization record for these vaccines and bring a copy of the record to the School Office ASAP.
If your child has not received a Tdap booster or doesn't meet the MMR/Varicella requirements, please schedule an appointment to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that personal/religious belief exemptions are no longer an option.
Students who have not submitted proof of these immunization boosters will not be allowed to start school in the fall. If you have any questions, please contact the District Nurses at (925) 462-5500 x 4168.
-PMS is now working with the Crayola ColorCycle program to collect used markers to recycle into wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles, as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.
Please help support our efforts by having your students bring in any used markers, highlighters, sharpies, and dry erase markers you may have around the house, including non-Crayola brands! Drop-off boxes are located in the office and library.
Next 2018/19 SSC scheduled meetings:
Wednesday, May 15
NO SCHOOL- Friday, 4/19 Have a wonderful three day weekend!
Eighth Grade Field Trip
Permission slips to Six Flags are due Friday, May 3rd. Please turn them in the Attendance Office.
For 6th graders who take "wheel" electives, the 6th and last wheel starts tomorrow, April 17. Please check your Q Student Portal to see your next class. Be sure to check "show all".
The gallery will now be locked during lunch periods. To enter the library during lunch please uses the side gate entrance.
After School Tutoring Information:
-After school tutoring in the PMS library will end for the school year on Thursday, 5/2.
-There will be after school tutoring on Wednesday, 4/17. The regular tutoring schedule will resume on Monday, 4/22.
Bike to School Day: Thursday, May 9th watch for more details next month.
Keeping our Pleasanton Middle School students safe is our priority. When riding your bike, scooter, skateboard, or walking to and from school each day, it is imperative that you do so in a safe manner. Obey the signs when crossing streets, be aware of the traffic around you, and be a courteous citizen. Everyone cares about you!
Printing is now free in the library. Instead of paying for printing, Pleasanton Middle School students now have a printing allowance of 15 pages per month.
The student store is selling Chromebook cases for $25/$35 dollars in the student store. Buy a case and customize it to your personality but make sure all designs are school appropriate.
GSA will be meeting this Tuesday and Wednesday during 5th period lunch in room 702 (Mrs. Helmer's room). We had to change the date and place of the meeting in order to organize Ally Week. See you then!
-There is an update to the Panther Clubs brochure, dates have been redefined for the Origami Club as follows:
Origami Club – Learn to fold origami and make new friends at the same time. Meets every other Thursday,
(5/9 & 5/23) from 3:15 to 4:00 in Room 607. Advisor: Mrs. Rushing
CONGRATULATIONS GOLF TEAM!!!
This is a HUGE win for PMS. Fallon was undefeated (as were we)... and we pulled out the win!
The team had a great win versus undefeated Fallon MS Tuesday, with a 172-177 victory!
Team pictures will be taken at the Fairgrounds Golf Course this Thursday, 4/18/19, right after school. Remember to bring red team shirt and black or darker lower wear! There will be time to change at the fairgrounds.
Important upcoming dates for PMS Cheer:
Parent Meeting - Wed. April 17, (7-8 pm), MPR
Cheer Tryouts - Mon, Tues, Wed, April 22 - 24, (3:15 - 6 pm), MPR
Foothill Cheer Information: For those who are interested for the 2019-20 season
Tryout Clinic dates: 4/30/19: 5:30-7:30 in the wrestling room at FHS
5/1/19-5/2/19, 5:30-7:30pm in the small gym at FHS
Tryout day: Friday 5/3/19 starting at 4:00pm in the FHS Small Gym
2019-20 COACHES NEEDED
Parents - If you are interested in helping coach a sports team next year, please contact the main office. We have several positions open that could use your help!
2019-20 BASKETBALL SEASON
Boys Basketball will be holding tryouts in the first few weeks of the school year (in August). Submit completed Athletic Packets now to ensure your tryout spot in the fall!
2019-20 CROSS COUNTRY SEASON
Cross Country will begin at the beginning of school in the fall. Be ready by turning in your Athletic Packet for the new school year now!
All sports forms are available on our website under the "Athletics" tab. In order to participate in a sport, all paperwork is required to be complete and turned in by the advertised due date, (see Athletics tab, team/schedules for paperwork due dates and league start dates/tryout dates). If you have already turned in a packet, only an emergency card is needed.
**Check the daily bulletin for the latest information.**
-School Site Council 3:20 - 4:00 pm, Room #808
-Parent/Guardian Eve. Symposium, Room #804 & #808, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Salute to Service in PMS MPR @ 3:30 pm
No classes. Enjoy your long weekend! Tuesday, 4/16/19:
You are invited to attend the AVID School Site meeting on the following Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30 am in Room 306. Earn SDR for attending, treats provided.
Hope to see you there!