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

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for February 22, 2019 

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Uniqueness 

    This week’s Quote: "We are all different, which is great because we are all unique.
    Without diversity life would be very boring." -- Catherine Pulsifer 

    DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Parents/Guardians:  this is our weekly RISE/Leader In Me Video: PBIS Wise-Choices” by Jeremy Anderson (2:54) (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. 

    --ATTENTION EVERYONE:  The CRHS will have performances of “The Sound of Music” the following dates for the public: Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 pm; Friday, March 8th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, March 9th at 6:00 pm. They always put on a great show! Have a Fun Family Outting together to enjoy! Our 7th grade students will see a preview of the performance on Wednesday March 6th.

    --The Lady Riders Basketball Team Reminder: End of the season party will be Thursday, February 28 from 2:30 - 3:30. Please give your $3 to Coach Pierce to participate by this Thursday, Feb. 21st.  Please return your clean and washed uniform and practice pennies by this Friday, February 22nd.

    --FCCLA will meet Thursday, February 28th, after school in room 126, until 3:15 pm.  There will be weekly meetings until March 20th. Each day you should have your Spring Leadership Conference paperwork, and a ride home no later than 3:20.  Parents are also encouraged and welcome to bring any questions or concerns to meetings.  We would love to have you join us!  Please sign-in at the front office first. Question, see Ms. Sanner. 

    --ART CLUB will meet Wednesday February 27th after school until 2:40 in room 133. Have a ride to pick up at the end of the meeting at 3:40 pm. Any concerns see Ms. G.

    --Hot Chocolate Grams have been extended and will be passed out to the recipient on Friday Feburary 22nd.

    --6th Grade Band -Will NOT meet this week due to no school on Monday and Snow day on Wednesday. Next week it will be the normal schedule. Please check you calendar for your correct class times to come down.

    --Attention Step Drill Team: There is a practice on Thursday, February 28th right after school until 3:45 pm. Please be prepared and have a ride waiting at 3:45 to pick you up. Thanks, Dr. Harmon

    --There will be a Girls' Soccer interest meeting on Friday, February 22nd in room 109.  All girls' interested in trying out for soccer please come to the meeting.  Please have a ride pick you up in the back parking lot by 3 pm.

    --Attention Girls' Softball interest meeting will be Monday, February 25th in room 203 after school. All girls' interested in trying out for softball, please come to the meeting. Please have a ride to pick you up in the back parking lot by 3 pm.  

    --TSA MEETING:  On Friday, February 22nd all STEM Animation Students are to report to Room 128 after school until 4 pm. Have a ride ready to pick you up at the back of the building. Any questions, see Mr. Pierce.

    --Attention ECO TEAM members and anyone wanting to join the ECO-team!  There will be a meeting on Tuesday, February 26th at 2:30 in room 131. In this meeting, we will schedule our presentations to roll out the school-wide recycling program. It is REALLY important that current ECOteam members attend this meeting! You must have a ride to pick you up no later than 4 pm. See Mrs. Charney in room 131 if you have any questions.

    --Attention Boys Basketball team, the end of the season uniform turn in pizza party has been moved to Tuesday 2/26. The party will be after school in room 109 until 3:15. Please drop your donations off to Coach Wright and please have a ride ready to pick you up in the back of the school by 3:15. Any questions see Coach Wright

    --TSA MEETING:  On Tuesday, February 26th all STEM Animation and Website Design Students are to report to Room 128 after school until 4 pm. Any questions, see Mr. Pierce.

    --Attention Fifer Boys:  Baseball tryouts will begin on Monday, March 4th and end on Thursday, March 7th. Students are to get changed in the locker room and be ready to go at 2:45. Please be prompt and prepared! Thanks Coach Orlando 

    --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.

    TRACK & FIELD:   3/20 Woodbridge MS (H@4 DAFB Tri-meet); 3/27 Dover Central MS (H@4 DAFB Tri-meet); 4/3 Chipman MS (A@4 Lake Forest HS DAFB Tri-meet); 4/10 Tri-Meet (H@4 Smyrna/DAFB); 4/17 Postlethwait MS (A@3 Tri-Meet DAFB); 4/30 Millsboro MS (H@3:30 Tri-meet DAFB/GT); 5/17 Track and Field State Championship Prelims.; 5/18 Track and Field State Championship 5/22 Meet of Champions 

    LACROSSE: 3/21 Independence School (A@3:30 Scrimmage); 3/25 Dover Central MS (A@4); 3/27 Sussex Academy (A@4); 4/1 Smyrna MS (H@4); 4/8 Postlethwait MS (H@4); 4/10 Caravel Academy (A@4); 4/17 Mariner MS (H@4); 4/29 Beacon MS (H@4); 5/1 Dover Central MS (H@4); 5/6 Caravel Academy (H@4); 5/8 Sussex Academy (H@4); rescheduling game against Postlethwait 

    BASEBALL:  3/25 Dover AFB MS (H@4); 3/27 Chipman MS (A@4); 4/1 Selbyville MS (H@4:15); 4/3 Woodbridge MS (H@4); 4/8 Georgetown MS (A@4); 4/10 Millsboro (H@4); 4/16 Dover Central MS (H@4); 4/18 Sussex Academy (A@4:15); 4/29 Postlethwait MS (A@ CRHS 4:15); 5/6 Smyrna MS (H@4:25); 5/8 Laurel Intermediate MS (H@4:15)

    GIRLS SOCCER: 3/25 Chipman MS (A@4); 3/26 Milford MS (A@4); 4/1 Chipman MS (H@4); 4/8 Dover Central MS (H@4); 4/8 Dover AFB MS (A@4); 4/10 Smyrna MS (A@4); 4/17 Seaford MS (A@4); 5/1 Beacon MS (H@4); 5/6 Georgetown MS (H@4); 5/8 Woodbridge MS (H@4); 5/13 Postlethwait MS (H@CRHS 4)

    SOFTBALL:  3/25 Dover AFB MS (H@4); 3/27 Chipman MS (A@4); 4/1 Selbyville MS (H@4:15); 4/3 Woodbridge MS (H@4); 4/8 Georgetown MS (A@4); 4/10 Millsboro (H@4); 4/16 Dover Central MS (H@4); 4/18 Sussex Academy (A@4); 4/29 Postlethwait MS (A@ CRHS 4:15); 5/6 Smyrna MS (H@4:15); 5/8 Laurel Intermediate MS (H@4:15)

    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:

    FEBRUARY:
    2/20 -- Third Marking Period Interim Issued on HAC after 4 pm

    MARCH:
    3/4 -- FMS PTO Meeting 6 pm in FMS Library
    3/10 -- Daylight Saving Time (Spring forward = lose one hour)
    3/15 -- FMS School Dance sponsored by (BPA, TSA and Yearbook) from 6 - 8 pm --Please drop off students at the back door area of the cafeteria
    3/19 -- CR Board Meeting at F. Neil Postlethwait at 7 pm 
    3/21 -- National World Down Syndrome Day = crazy socks day!
    3/22 -- HALF DAY 
    3/25 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED

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