Daily Bulletin




October 23, 2019



PUSD Parent Education Workshop Series from Axis Community Health.  Please click on the link below to view the flyers for detailed information.  You can also cut and paste the link to your browser.






We need you for Site Council!!



Are you looking for a chance to be part of a decision-making group?  Are you curious about site based decision making including how we spend certain school monies and how school programs are implemented?  Are you committed to kids, education, and programs?  Then site council has a spot for you!  Please submit your name and a brief statement describing why you are interested in this vital role in school governance.  School Site Council meets only every other month starting in November.


It is vital that we have parent representation on this council. 


We have three (3) parent opening this school year.

Ballots will be sent home when we have at least three candidates.


If interested, please submit your interest using the online form before Friday, October 25. Thank you in advance for your interest in serving Pleasanton Middle School as a School Site Council member. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joe Nguyen.




Teen Esteem presents:

Parent Workshop- "Tweens, Teens and Screens"

Wed. Nov 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in PMS MPR


Topics include:

- Parenting in a digital world

- How social media is affecting our kids

- Tips and tools for managing and monitoring online use to keep your kids healthy and safe

- Question and Answer session





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!


Holiday Boutique

Over 40 vendors

All items are handcrafted

November 9, 2019  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Pleasanton Middle School



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. It is required that all volunteers that come on the school campus and work with the kids or chaperone field trips are cleared.




PMS’s website is full of helpful information.  When in doubt, visit our site for answers. https://pleasantonmiddle.pleasantonusd.net/


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.





Red Ribbon Week Schedule:


Don’t let drugs interfere with your dreams!


Wear your pajamas to school to show that your dreams are more than just dreams!


Twin Tuesday


Wear the same clothes as one of your friends to show that you have someone there for you and you're there for them.

Come to quad for games.


Wednesday- Unity Day!

Orange you glad you’re a Panther?

 Wear orange to show you are an Upstander!


Hugs Not Drugs


Bring a stuffed animal to school to represent there are better options to cope with struggles than drugs.


Cyberbullying awareness


Wear our school colors to show that we are united against cyberbullying. Come to the quad for games!




All items in the Lost and Found will be donated at the end of month, Thursday 10/31.  If you think you may have lost something please check the Lost and Found area next to the back office door.




Wednesday, 10/23, is UNITY DAY!  Please wear orange to stand up against bullying!   




Halloween Costume Rules

As Halloween is approaching, please click on the link below for costumes rules.

Note: Hover over the link and press the CTRL key and click on the link at the same time to open the doc.




Kids Against Hunger comes to PMS every year to involve students in helping others and raise awareness for their cause. This organization packs and ships nutritious meals for kids in countries and areas with need. This year, our school will be packing meals on November 5. Starting on October 7th, we will begin a month-long campaign to raise the necessary money for packing meals. Our school’s goal is to raise $8,000. We kindly ask if every student could donate at least $5 to cover the costs of packing, but more is always welcome. Kids Against Hunger appreciates when students earn the money themselves, such as by doing chores or saving money from something that they don’t really need. In this way, it is more of a donation from the kids and it can give them a sense of pride.


Please encourage your student to bring in their extra pocket money and the money they would normally spend on extra drinks or snacks after school. Students should submit monies to their advisement teacher for collection through November 5th.




Panther Players is an after-school drama team that performs plays for elementary schools around Pleasanton. If you are interested in auditioning, you must attend a MANDATORY informational meeting on Thursday, November 7th right after school in Room 310 with Mrs. Orenberg. It will be a quick meeting ending at 3:45. If you cannot make the meeting but you still want to audition, you need to check in with Mrs. Orenberg before that date. See you there!



 Bollywood Dance club is for anyone and everyone as it consists of all styles, from Jazz to Arabic to Indian folk dance styles. You could be someone who loves dancing, or is just curious about it. Drop in on any Tuesday’s afterschool in room 801 in the Unified Arts Building to find out if this is where you are supposed to be!!!





                                                           GIRLS BASKETBALL –





7th Graders - TBD

Parents - We currently do not have a coach for 7th grade. Without a coach in place by the end of next week, the season will be cancelled. If you are interested in coaching the 7th grade team, please let our office know as soon as possible!


Tryouts are for those students who already have a cleared athletic packet for basketball on file in the main office. 


PARENTS - We need your help in order to have your students participate in sports! Please apply for the following open positions on Ed-Join, (


We have the following position open:

Girls Volleyball, B Team - Season starts Mar. 2



Wednesday, 10/23, is Unity Day!  Wear ORANGE to show you stand up against bullying!  



Wednesday, 10/23

Red Ribbon Week- Unity Day, Wear ORANGE

Collaboration:  Department PLC’s at 8:35 am in Dept. Chair’s Rooms

Fall Band Concert, 5:30-8:30 pm


Thursday, 10/24

Red Ribbon Week- Hugs and Drugs” Bring Stuffed Animal Day

PSAT 1st period- Schedule TBD

Pride Time (Priority, PE/Electives)


Friday, 10/25

Red Ribbon Week-Wear Red & Black