PLEASANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
PANTHER DAILY BULLETIN
May 21, 2019
No School: Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th
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.
Harry Potter Day will be Friday, May 24th. Wear your Harry Potter gear or represent your favorite Hogwarts house. Let's ring in the end of the school year with a little wizarding magic!
Yearbook handout schedule:
8th graders on Thursday, 5/23 during 8th period
6th and 7th graders on Friday, 5/24
** Yearbooks will only be given to students who have returned all of their library and textbooks or paid lost book fines.
Eighth Grade Field Trip
Six Flags, Wednesday, May 29th, 8:30 am sharp departure time. Students must arrive to PMS at 8:00 am to check bus assignments that will be listed on the bulletin board next to the attendance office. Students will be assigned to buses alphabetically.
Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00-7:00 in the gym
Last Day of School, Minimum Day
Friday, May 31th
WARMER WEATHER - DRESS CODE REMINDER
As the weather is warming up please remember to dress according to the dress code policy (full policy can be found on the Pleasanton Unified School District website).
The following clothing items are NOT allowed to be worn at school and will result in a lunch detention and parents notified:
Tops that show midriff
Shorts that are too short
Shorts that are ripped or cut
Inappropriate words or images
Flip flops or backless shoes or sandals (sandals must have heel straps)
Clothes must be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
If you have any questions on what is acceptable, please contact the office, or visit the District website at http://www.gamutonline.net/district/pleasantonusd/DisplayPolicy/935189/5.
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. During morning drop off, please refrain from walking in between cars and the paths of moving cars; please use the cross walk. It is very busy in the morning, cars may not see you.
Everyone cares about you!
Have a great rest of the year
GSA is sponsoring ally week this week! Stop by GSA's table at lunch to let us know about a person who has been an ally to you! An ally is someone who supports their peers regardless of their race gender sexuality, etc.
Attention Improv Club: Our last meeting will be on Friday, May 24th. You can also check the Club Calendar or Mrs. Orenberg's website for this information.
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,
(5/23) from 3:15 to 4:00 in Room 607. Advisor: Mrs. Rushing
Congratulations to our track athletes who participated in a rainy Meet of Champions on Wednesday. The following athletes placed and earned medals in their races:
Kayla Rodriguez placed 3rd in the girls mile.
Claire Van Horn placed 1st in the 400 meters.
Erin Brown placed 2nd in the 100 meters.
Claire Van Horn placed 3rd in the 800 meters and also 3rd in the 200 meters.
The girls 4 x 400 meter relay consisting of Erin Brown, Lena Garuda, Reva Diwan, and Claire Van Horn placed 1st.
The boys 4 x 400 meter relay consisting of Declan McPherson, Jackson Morgenstern, Daniel Beckley, and Josh Asturias placed 2nd.
And Erin Brown placed 1st in the long jump.
Congratulations to these athletes and the entire track team for a great season! GO PANTHERS!
BOYS BASKETBALL 7th GRADE COACH NEEDED
We are in need of a basketball coach for 7th grade boys! With the season starting the second week of school, we need to get someone in place before the end of this school year! If interested, please contact the Main Office for more details.
TRACK & FIELD:
Pictures are available in the office for pick up. Please see Mrs. Ways
**All sports physicals will be shredded at the end of the school year! **
If you would like to have your sport physical for next year (as they are good for a year from the date the Dr. signs them), please come by the main office/sports desk.
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!
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!
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.**
Tuesday, May 21
Classified Appreciation: Sweet Tooth Tuesday
Wednesday, May 22
Collaboration, Integrated Department PLC’s, 8:35-9:20 am
Spring Band/Chorus Concert 7:00-8:30 pm, MPR
Classified Appreciation; Wonderful Wednesday
Thursday, May 23
Spring Band/Chorus Concert 7:00-8:30 am, MPR
Classified Appreciation; Bagels and Coffee
Friday, May 24
Harry Potter Day at PMS
Panther Pride End of the Year Rally: 4th/5th lunches in the Quad
DLI Social 3:30-1:30 pm