Daily Bulletin

PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

PANTHER DAILY BULLETIN

December 06, 2018

 

SCHOOL News                     

 

Note: Friday, Dec. 21st is a minimum day.  Enjoy the Winter Break with your family and friends!

 

Attention parents & guardians:

On Thursday, December 13th, during 4th and 5th lunch, the Valley Humane Society will be in campus with therapy dogs that students can visit with during lunch.  The purpose is to provide students a chance to unwind and refocus as the semester is quickly ending and the holidays can be an added stress.  This is open to all students who would like to visit with the dogs.  There are a few rules to consider for the students:

·  no running at the dogs

·  no screaming near the dogs

·  calmly approach the dogs

·  please take turns petting the dogs

If you have questions, please contact Beth Pecoraro at epecoraro@pleasantonusd.net.  We hope this will be a great opportunity for students!

 

Upcoming Events:

 

NOMINATIONS FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE) TESTING

ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Please see link below for more information

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/180sR13yOY5NlvLmTkYVOMGnRl7-qMRQMVnSd5jjpQtM/edit?ts=5c06b19e

 

 

NGSS Community meeting has been rescheduled.  Please see the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rVALLMXILCgdfI2nmk_AJYxWVPT0b_Af54aend3TeJc/edit

 

- 2018/19 SSC scheduled meetings: Jan. 23, March 20, and May 15.

PUSD is currently hiring Certificated Substitutes

Please apply at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1056065

Certificated Substitutes are a vital resource to our schools, but more important, they are essential for the uninterrupted learning of our students. Due to the implementation of Common Core and other teacher enrichment programs, Pleasanton is currently hiring qualified substitutes.

Requirements:
One of the following credentials:

* California Teaching Credential
* Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit
OR
* If you hold a Degree from an accredited U.S. University or College and have passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), the District will apply for an Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit on your behalf. Please visit 
www.cbest.nesinc.com for information regarding the CBEST.

 

STUDENT News

 

Note: Friday, Dec. 21st is a minimum day. Enjoy the Winter Break with your family and friends!

 

 

PSAT Info: An electronic score data file, 059055_PSAT89_20181128_205622.txt, has just been delivered to the Download Center of your institution's College Board reporting portal. This file contains 337 score report record(s) for the PSAT 8/9 assessment. To access and download this file, please follow the instructions below:

 

 
 

 

1.

Log in to Assessment Reporting for K–12 Educators.

 

2.

Navigate to the Download Center.

 

3.

Navigate to the scores data file, and click the download link.

 

4.

Save the file to a secure location on your PC or network.

 

Please note: This file will be available for download for 365 days.

 

If you have any issues accessing or downloading this file, please call 888-SAT-HELP (728-4357), or email k12reports@info.collegeboard.org.

 

Sincerely,

The College Board

 

 

8th Grade Students:  Please check Q on Dec. 10 to see what your elective is for the next semester.  If you would like to request an elective change, please pick up a Schedule Request Form in the counseling office and have it signed by your parents and return the completed form to the counseling office.  The Schedule Request Forms will be available on Monday, Dec. 10 - Friday, Dec. 14.  If your elective schedule request can be accommodated you will be able to see it on your second semester schedule in Q on Dec. 21.

 

 

BOGO deals = huge holiday steals.  Please see link below for more information on the Book Fair by Scholastic Books.

 

http://t.message.scholastic.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40MLlMYD5HXTePjXFXCfR7YAbfmybxO5wBrtRwuld193E%3D&ET_CID=DM139805&ET_RID=1481895802

 

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.

 

Avenue Q is a fun, energetic, family-friendly show about finding our friends, you, and overcoming our issues. Think of it as mature Sesame Street." 

 

The student ID card printer is ready at the library. If you are a new student who has not received an ID card yet this year, please come to the library to have it printed out. If you have lost the ID card given to you during school picture day, there is a $5 replacement fee to print a new one (pa

LEADERSHIP News

Next PMS Rally – Postponed; new date is to follow.

 

CLUB News                                                   

Hello!

Planning for Diversity Week 2018~2019 has begun! We'd like to invite any and all who are interested in helping out this year to come to a short meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 3:15pm in Room 801. We'd really like to hear input from as many staff members as possible - our goal would be at least one person per department! 

Any questions? Simply email either me or Helmer - we'd love to hear from you

thx
Karen and Christine

 

SPORTS News                                              

GIRLS BASKETBALL NEWS: 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME SCHEDULES - Please see the main page of our website for upcoming basketball games. Game locations and start times are listed under "Calendar". To look ahead, click on link at the "Show Calendar". 

 

PAPERWORK DUE DATES FOR 2018-19 SPORT TEAMS

Boys Volleyball - 12/12/18

Wrestling - 1/11/19

Girls Volleyball - 2/22/19

Golf - 3/1/19

Track - 3/14/19

Cheer – TBD

 

All sports forms are available on our website under the "Athletics" tab. In order to try out for 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.**

 

TEACHERS/STAFF News         

12/6:

Winter Concert in MPR, 7:00 pm

 

12/7:

Student Winter Concert assemblies in MPR,  Per 1 – 3

 

Monday, December 17th, PTSA Staff Hospitality Event; cookies and hot cocoa