• RISE to be the best Rider; to be the best YOU!

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for Friday, November 15th 

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Charitable

    This week’s Quote: "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intentions." ~Oscar Wilde

     DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Parents: Parents to make the book fair easier for you PLEASE sign up for this now. It is just like the lunch accounts. --- Use eWallet to grant wishes No cash on hand for the book fair? No worries — Scholastic Book Fairs is now offering eWallet as a secure, cash-free way for your child to shop the Fair. There is no charge to set up an eWallet. Simply create an account and authorize a spending limit to have funds immediately available for your child to choose the books they wish for! How it Works: Create Account --- Add Funds --- Student Shops To get started, visit our school’s Book Fair homepage and look midway down to register for this easy payment method: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fiferlibrary  The physical book fair starts next week at Fifer!

    --The Fifer Book Fair is happening ONLINE right now at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fiferlibrary. Purchase the books now from November 13th to November 23rd. Please follow this link and be the first to get the books. They even get delivered to your home!
    Parent use this link https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fiferlibrary to put money on the students account so that you don't have to worry about bringing money or checks to school. Use the eWallet information (just like their lunch accounts).Lastly, your students will come down to the physical Book Fair with their ELA teacher on their specific day.  The physical book fair will be November 18th - 26th.
    Parents are welcome to come look at the books or purchase what your students has requested on November 25th from 5 - 8 pm or November 26th from 12 - 2:30 pm.

    --PARENTS: this is our weekly RISE Video:  "Another Pep Talk From Kid President to You(this link will change weekly).  It is shown in every Content class. We thought you might want to watch and discuss with your student.   Guiding Questions:  What messages did you see/hear in the clip? Why are these messages relevant to your life?  Ask for students to explain how or why they feel that way. Please don’t hesitate to share what YOU as an adult/teacher took from it, be part of the discussion.  Ask your student to explain how or why they feel that way. Please don’t hesitate to share what YOU as an adult took from it, be part of the discussion. Call the Main Office with any questions. Some other ones to review are 7 Habits is The Motto, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Summary. 

    --Parents/Guardians:  learn new skills and increase family strengths.  FMS Mental Health Series is free quarterly parenting workshops available after school hours facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. The first workshop is Thursday, November 14th from 5 – 6:30 pm in FMS Library.  RSVP if interested to kiara.moore@cr.k12.de.us or emily.white@cr.k12.de.us by Thursday, November 7th. This workshop will help parents/caregivers learn nurturing skills that support their children; teaches parents/caregivers how to effectively discipline and guide their youth; and learn communication and bonding techniques. If you want future dates/times/and receive reminders or more information, please contact kiara.moore@cr.k12.de.us or emily.white@cr.k12.de.us.

    --A former Fifer student and future Fifer student will be featured in an episode of Ghost Nation Season 1 Episode 6 TONIGHT FRIDAY on television. It airs on the Travel Channel at 10:00 pm. Any questions, see Mr. Mercer.

    --Student Council: There will be a WHOLE GROUP meeting on Wednesday November 20th from 2:40 until 3:20.

    --TSA Members:  There is a Leadership Meeting for Officers, Chairs and Co-chairs only on Wednesday, November 20th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.  On Thursday, November 21st there is a VEX Robotics Meeting for all involved from 2:30 -3:30 pm.  On Friday, November 22nd, there is a Video Game Design Meeting from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Any questions on these meetings, please see Mr. Pierce room 128.

    --Have you gotten your 2019-2020 FMS Yearbook?  What a great gift idea?  The forms were given to the students’ last week.  There are paper copies (click here for paper form) of this form in the main office or you can go to JOSTEN’s site and see what all is available (click here).  The price is $25 for the basic yearbook until November 22nd, then it will go up. There are extras you can purchase now that may not be available later, such as personalization, many choices of icons to represent the real you, protective cover, name plates, signing pens, and more.  Check out the site and see what you want to remember! If you are turning in a paper order form, please take it to Room 211 to Mrs. Brace. 

    --2nd Annual Freedom Biker Church TOY DRIVE is here!! There are boxes located in the Main office and Guidance Office for toy collection. The TOY DRIVE is collecting new unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages.  Collection runs from now through November 30th.  The drive will benefit the Sunday Breakfast Mission Homeless Shelter.  

    --Want to do something fun? Do you like to paint?  Come paint a snowman with Paint and Create with Heather!  This is a PTO Paint Party on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm here at Fifer Middle School.  All supplies are included! It is a great time to spend with friends and family, plus could make a great gift.  Space is limited!! In advance, you need to sign up and pay online. Go to paintcreateDE@gmail.com

    --Please visit us on Instagram, fmsriders. See what good things are happening at Fifer Middle School.

    --Please visit us on Facebook at Fred Fifer III Middle School PTO. See what other items are listed here that are happening.

    "RISE... to be the best Rider; to be the best YOU!"

    GAMES FOR FMS SPORTS:
    All students planning to play sports need to be advised that they are REQUIRED to have current physical as of April 1, 2019 to be eligible for all Fifer Athletic Programs. Click here for valid forms: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/diaa/forms.shtml

    --Outdoor sporting events, especially those on Marker’s Field, we ask spectators to park in the back parking lot of Fifer Middle School versus along the road by the field. We have a lot of spectators walking across the street and visibility is an issue. We need to keep our students and community safe.

    --For all SPORTS GAME SCHEDULES  - please go to the website: fifermiddlesports.com (CLICK HERE) and look at the current up-to-date schedule!! :) 

    GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

    --Attention ALL STUDENTS: Here are a few reminders of the Fifer Middle School dress code. Tops cannot be halter tops or shirts that show your skin, such as the belly area or low chest area.  All bottoms (skirts & shorts) must be longer than your fingertips. The holes in jeans that are above your fingertips, must be covered. Gentlemen remember no headbands.  Remember rules after watching Dress Code video in your content classes. This week is your opportunity to ensure you are following the dress code. Students who do not follow the dress code will be sent to the office.  Remember do not leave home wearing anything that is not within the dress code.

    Home Access: Want to be up-to-date on attendance, missing work, testing results, grades and teacher comments. 1) Go to https://hac.doe.k12.de.us/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fhomeaccess 2) Switch to Caesar Rodney 3) Login is 1st three letters of first name, first three letters of last name, last three numbers of student id (no spaces or capitals); 3) Password is 1st letter of first name capitalized, 1st letter of last name lower case, student id (with leading zeros if needed to bring number to 7 digits), followed by dollar sign (no spaces).  Example: Login: caerod567 Password: Cr0123456$.  If you are a guardian or parent and do not have your own login and password, please stop by the main office and they can set you up with entry to this information.

     The cafeteria is accepting money for your students’ lunch accounts. If you have any money (cash or check), report to the cafeteria as soon as you enter the building in the morning. If paying with check, please write the child’s full name, team, and grade level on the check. PLEASE do not wait until lunch time. If you are paying online, please go to http://www.PayPAMS.com. Stay informed about your student’s lunch account at your own convenience.
     
    ALL Students: You must turn in your absent and sick notes when you return to the school to AVOID lunch detention. It needs to be turned in immediately first thing in the morning as you enter the building. Stop by the office and see Mrs. Henry to turn in or if you have any questions on this issue.
     
    FIFER SCHOOL STORE has all the school necessities. Open during lunch time in the cafeteria on TUESDAY'sYou can see a list of everything available on the Fifer Website under Programs. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hartman in Room 127
     
    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    NOVEMBER:
    18-26: Scholastic Book Fair during the ELA classes
    22: School Dance 6 – 8 pm (Drop off and pick up at BACK cafeteria door)
    25: HALF DAY with evening conferences (5 - 8 pm) and Scholastic Book Fair will be open for Parents/Guardians/Family
    25: Board of Education Meeting 7 pm at Stokes
    26: HALF DAY with afternoon conferences (12 - 2:30) and Scholastic Book Fair will be open for Parents/Guardians/Family
    27: SCHOOL CLOSED Thanksgiving Break
    28: SCHOOL CLOSED Thanksgiving Break
    29: SCHOOL CLOSED Thanksgiving Break

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