Pleasanton Middle School

Daily Bulletin

February 21, 2018

STUDENTS
 
A special shout out to our 4th period lunch students. You all did an amazing job cleaning up after lunch last week.
 
 
8th grade Panoramic Picture
Picture will include all 8th graders who arrive on time whether you donate or not.
Picture Day:  Wednesday, Feb. 28th   PROMPTLY at 9:00 a.m., BEFORE SCHOOL in the Gymnasium
$15 donation (cash is fine or a check made payable to PMS) turn in at the Attendance Desk no later than Friday, February 23th.
 
Friendly reminder: the selling or trading of any items at school is not allowed unless a student receives prior permission from the principal - this includes school supplies, Girl Scout cookies, candy, spinners, etc.
 
 
There have been a few concerns from the bus drivers on our WHEELS service about student behavior. The WHEELS bus company gave PMS copies of the video footage that they record on the buses.
Many students can be seen wrestling around, pushing each other and preventing others from getting off the bus and missing their stops.  This is a safety concern and distracting for the driver. Administration would really like for you to be on your best behavior while riding the WHEELS bus. Thank you.
 
Have you purchased your yearbook yet? An updated list of all students who have purchased a yearbook is posted on one of the Gallery windows. The last day to purchase a yearbook and guarantee that you get yours is next Wed. January 24. After that, yearbooks will only be available online while supplies last. The yearbook sells out every year. Don't miss out. You can purchase your yearbook at www.yearbookordercenter.com
If you have questions, please contact Ms. Nichols in room 401.
 
8th grade students and parents – This is a great time of year to start looking ahead to high school planning. Check out your future high school website for important information for planning purposes.
 
8th Graders get ready for the Foothill and Amador High School Rally on May 2nd. Wear your future school colors and get ready to have some fun!
 
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.
 
LEADERSHIP NEWS
 
Student Council/Leadership meetings held during 6th period: 2/22, 3/22, 4/19, 5/24
 
SPORTS UPDATE
 
GOLF TEAM TRYOUTS - Tryouts begin Wed, March 7th, promptly at 3:30 p.m. The tryouts will be held at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds Golf Center (NOT the golf range on Valley Ave.). Students need to bring $3 for range balls on Wed. The second day of tryouts will be on the golf course, Thurs., Mar. 8th.  
**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO GOLF TRYOUTS DATE ***
The tryouts have been changed to Wednesday, Mar. 7th!!!
 
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS - 3/5/18
Girls Volleyball will hold tryouts starting the 5th of March (Monday), after school, 3:15 p.m to 5pm.  We will have an A team (competitive) and a B team (developmental). Athletic packets are available through the school website and are due at the Activities Desk by Fri., February 23rd.
 
PAPERWORK DUE DATES FOR 2017-18  SPORT TEAMS
  • Girls Volleyball - 2/23/18
  • Golf - 2/23/18
  • Track - 3/09/18
  • Cheer – TBD
All sports forms are available on our website under Athletics. In order to try out for a sport, all paperwork is required to be complete and turned in by the advertised due date. If you have already turned in a packet, only an emergency card is needed. Check the website and the daily bulletin for the latest information.
 
CLUB NEWS
 
GSA meets Thursday during 4th and 5th period lunch!. Grab your lunch and see you there!

Girls Who Code –Join the Girls Who Code Club! Learn to design, build, and create in a supportive environment surrounded by other young women. You’ll discover new skills that can take you wherever you want to go, and hey, if that doesn’t sound good already, there’ll be snacks every meeting! No experience is required, and the club will be taught by high school seniors.  Advisors:  Mr. Knapp & Ms. Jiang, Room 402 every other Wednesday from 3:20-4:00. Hope to see you there!

The French Club meets the first and third Wed. of the month after school from 3:10-3:45 in Room 710. All students are welcome to join for French culture activities.

The Model UN Club meets every Tuesday from 3:15 – 4:10 in Mr. Su’s classroom. Stop by and check it out.

The Panther Press is our very own student-led magazine and we will be meeting each Tuesday in room 309. We meet from 3:03-3:45 PM! All are welcome!

Jewish Student Union (JSU): The Jewish Student Union is dedicated to helping Jews and everyone learn more about Judaism and study the Jewish Bible and Christian Old Testament.  Drop into JSU every Tuesday after school in room 703.

Chess Club: Chess is a game of skill and planning that anyone can master!  Come to room 703 after school every Wednesday to play, beginners are welcome!

G-A-M Club: We play board games, card games, and watch movies.  Drop into G-A-M Club every Thursday after school in room 703.