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

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for April 29, 2019 

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Neatness 

    This week’s Quote: "Neatness and cleanliness is not a fuction of how rich or
    poor you are but that of mentality and principle." ~Ikechukwu Izuakor

    DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Reminder to ALL:  There should NOT be headphones/earbuds out unless given permission.  Students should not visibly have them on in their classrooms or hallways. There are consequences that are listed in your Student Handbook. Thanks Mrs. Waite

    --Parents/Guardians:  this is our weekly RISE/Leader In Me Video:  "Habit 7-Sharpen Your Saw” (2:27)  (this link will change weekly).  It is shown in every Content class. We thought you might want to watch and discuss with your student.   Summarize the follow questions: What message did you hear in the clip? How does this connect to the Seven Habits? Ask your student to explain how or why they feel that way. You may find your student will connect it to more than one habit. 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 that are review 7 Habits is The Motto, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Summary

    --Parents/Guardians:  Ask you student if they have received a RISE Award. These are awards given out every Friday morning to the entire student body for students that have been recognized for Rising to be the BEST Rider and showing Respect, Integrity, Selflessness and Excellence. 

    --There is a SCHOOL WIDE LITERACY FAIR on Wednesday May 1st from 6 to 8 pm.  Come out and enjoy some fun activities and see some fellow classmates with their art work, drama abilities, games, book sharing and of course, some treats from Tre Sorelle Dolce.

    --2019-2020 Varsity Cheerleading Clinic Days will be held from Monday, May 6th – Thursday, May 9th from 3:30-5:30 pm in the gym at CRHS.  Interested Students will have the opportunity to learn the required technique and material for tryouts. Tryouts will be held on Friday, May 10th starting at 3:30 pm.  Please see CLICK HERE to read more if you have any questions.   You will have the chance to meet the coaches, Kourtney Guarni and Krissy Hall.   

    --Registration for Caesar Rodney High School Summer Physical Education and Health on the following dates: Tuesday, April 30th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm AND Wednesday, May 1st from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Classes will begin June 18th and end on July 16th, with no school on July 4th.  Please share with your staff, student body and families.  Registration will occur at the high school.  Please advise folks to check in at our front desk upon arrival.  

    --All LIBRARY BOOKS are due back by Monday, May 20th.  Please look around and see what you need to drop off in the library that is in your locker or bookbags.  Any questions on what you might owe, stop by during your lunch to see Mrs. Phillips.

    --Annual Art Show for CR School District is May 4th through May 31st. The Exhibition Opening will be on May 4th during the Dover Days Festival from 9 am to 11 am at the Biggs Museum of American Art on Federal Street in Dover.  This exhibition celebrated the success of student artists in the CRSD. It is open to all levels, skill sets, and media, this show is an exemplary display of the diversity of perspectives, experiences, and personalities found in the CR community. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 - 4:30 and Sunday 1:30 - 4:30. There is work exhibited from Fifer students!!

    -Fifer Yearbook for 2018-2019 School Year -- Want to see a special deal  CLICK HERE  At this site, you can see signature packages, signing markers, additional autograph sections, photo pockets, name plates, monograms and much more. Check it out so that you have a fun, lifetime way to remember this year and your friends!!  Any questions, see Mrs. Harfeld room 223.

    --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, 2018 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 SPRING SPORTS GAME SCHEDULES  (Track and Field ; Softball; Baseball; Soccer; Lacrosse) -- 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.

    ----Please join us in the Caesar Rodney Family Literacy Program. Adults can learn to speak or improve their English skills.  There is also a free family literacy program for children who are 2 to 12 years old.  To learn more or to register, please click the link below for more information. Spring Session CRSD Family Literacy Program (January 8 - April 18, 2019)   All sessions are held at Allen Frear Elementary School from 5:30 - 8:30

    Homework Hotline Instructions:  1) Call the school phone number after 4 pm 698-8400; 2) When the message begins, push the room number of the teacher you want to hear; 3) It will ring approximately six (6) times; 4) Listen to the teachers' daily message; 5) If you are interested in another teachers' assignment, push #22; 6) This will take you back to the beginning of the school message; 7) Push the room number of the next teacher you want to hear; 8) Continue this until you have all your assignments to complete.
     
    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:

    APRIL:
    4/19-26 -- SCHOOL CLOSED Spring Break
    4/29 -- SCHOOL REOPENS

    MAY:
    5/1 -- Fourth Marking Period Interim Issued on HAC after 4 pm
    5/6-10 -- Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week
    5/6 -- FMS PTO Meeting 6 pm in FMS Library
    5/9 -- FMS Band and Chorus Spring Concert at CRHS at 7 pm
    5/21 -- FMS Chorus ar Delmarva Shore Birds Game 
    5/21 -- CR Board Meeting at Allen Frear at 7 pm
    5/27 -- SCHOOL CLOSED Memorial Day
    5/28 -- FMS Band at Delmarva Shore Birds Game
    5/31 -- 8th Grade School Dance 6 - 8:30 pm with ticket only

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