Daily Bulletin

PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

PANTHER DAILY BULLETIN

January 16, 2020

 

SCHOOL News

PPIE Message

Please View this 4.5 minute video that highlights some new programs at our schools - reading and math intervention at elementary and middle schools, extended library hours, new funding for student wellness, Outdoor Ed bus transportation and more funded by PPIE.  To keep these programs running, we need your help; otherwise these programs may be at risk.  During the Super Match campaign; running now through the end of tax year to Super Bowl Sunday on February 2 -consider making a donation to PPIE here, if you haven’t already done so.  Currently, 14%-34% of school families (depending on the school) support these programs.  If more families donate $200, $100 or even $50, PPIE could fund more enrichment, counseling, art and other great programs at your school.  Thank you for helping our students!

 

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

 

PMS school 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 or gifts at school.

 

STUDENT News

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.

 

8th Grade PSAT testing is Friday, January 17th from 8:35-12:30.  Students bring your district issued devices fully charged and ready for testing.

 

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 opens tomorrow during both lunches

 

LEADERSHIP News

This week’s "Fun Friday" will be held on Thursday due to the PSAT. Events will include a Donut Eating contest, Balloon popping, and the Oreo challenge. Please come out! We will also play some energizing music to go with the events!

 

Let’s make our goal!!

Donations for Kids Against Hunger are still being accepted.

 

CLUB News

 

 

SPORTS News

WRESTLING - Paperwork Due, 1/10/19 
The wrestling team will be starting on 1/21/20. If interested in joining the team, please submit an athletic packet before 1/10/20. If you have already participated in a sport this school year, the office just needs an emergency card. 

 

UPCOMING SPORTS - Paperwork Due Dates 
Wrestling - Paperwork due 1/10/20
Girls Volleyball - Paperwork due 2/21/20
Golf - Paperwork due 2/28/20
Track - Paperwork due 3/12/20

 

TEACHERS/STAFF News