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    Fifer Daily Bulletin for WEDNESDAY, October 16th 

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Decency

    This week’s Quote: "Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do!" --Denzel Washington

     DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Parents:  this is our weekly RISE Video:  In recognition and celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15),  “6 Facts about Hispanic Heritage Month” (1:41)   “Hispanic Heritage Month 2019” (2:00) (Reviews Influential Figures throughout History)  Hispanic Heritage Month-Hispanics Past and Present (8:54) (Reviews history of Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic culture) (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 is the purpose and importance of celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month?  Challenge of the Week: Research Hispanic culture and the influences that this rich culture has had on the history of our country.   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 to review are 7 Habits is The Motto, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Summary.

    --Congratulations to the Fifer field hockey team on their win against Central Middle School with a score of 5-2.  Scoring for the Riders were Angie Hulse with 2 goals, Brinn Bushweller, Reghan Robinson, and Joslynn Papen.  Assists were by Erika Decker, Brinn Bushweller, Reghan Robinson, McKenzie Downs, and Angie Hulse.  Fifer also won the B game with a score of 4-1.  Scoring for the Riders were Addison Hake with 2 goals, Sofia Shrader, and Addison Krout.  Assists were by Sofia Shrader and Jayda Mayan.  Way to go Riders!!

    --Congratulations again to the Fifer boys cross country team for their win yesterday against Milford. Finishing first overall was Liooul Tilahun with a time of 14:29. Also finishing in the top five were David Bailey in 3rd place, Graham Givens 4th  and Riley Kane in 5th.  This brings the boys team record to three wins and one loss. Girls lost to Milford but congratulations goes out to Jazzlyn Patterson for being the 1st Fifer girl finisher,  coming in 5th place overall. Come out and support the teams next week at home as they run against Smyrna and Laurel at Brecknock Park at 4 PM.

    --6th Grade Band is cancelled for today and will be held on Friday during the same times. Please check with your teacher first

    --CR Silent Helpers is conducting a BOX O'SOCKS Fundraiser -- Bring your "NEW" socks to Rider Pride Day!! ALL sizes ALL colors ALL styles!! We will also take socks from 10/7 to 10/18. We will donate these socks to people in need. You can drop your NEW socks off at the "Silent Helpers" stand in the CR Cafe from 9 to 2 on Rider Pride Day or during school from 7 am to 3 pm!

    --ATTENTION TSA MEMBERS!!!  All members- There will be TSA Meeting for Group B members will meet this Friday Oct. 18th from 2:30 - 3:30. If TSA members did not sign up for a TSA Event please do so ASAP!  The TSA groupings are posted outside Mr. Pierce’s class.

    --The NJHS is sponsoring a hat day on Friday, October 18th to support Heavenly Hats, a nonprofit organization that supplies hats to adults and children suffering from medical conditions that cause hair loss.  The cost is $1 and tickets will be sold during lunches Monday through Thursday.  You have to have a ticket in order to wear the hat in the school day.  Donations will also be accepted.  All proceeds will be donated to Heavenly Hats. 

    --There is a MANDATORY Student Council meeting this Friday, October 18th until 3:15.  Everyone MUST attend this meeting. If you do not show up you will be removed from the roster.  Sports practices or other club meetings are not an excusal.  Again, this is a MANDATORY Student Council Meeting this Friday until 3:15. It will take place in Room 211.

    --The October BPA meetings are here. This month's theme is Teamwork. Group A will meet on Wednesday, October 16th, Group B on Thursday, October 17th and Group C on Tuesday, October 22nd. Meetings will take place in Mr. Mercer's room and run until 3:30. Rosters will be posted in the 8th grade hallway, the stairwell and near Mr. Mercer's room. If you need to switch your meeting date or have any questions please see the magical Mr. Mercer

    --Children in Nature Day will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at FMS.  FMS students will enjoy the outdoor activities during their science classes that day.  (rain date is Thursday, October 17th -- due to weather it has been rescheduled. Your CIN Day experience will be during the week of April 20-24 to also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

    --Attention 8th grade students and families: Future Freshman night will be held at CRHS on Wednesday, October 16th starting at 6:00 pm.  Students and families will learn about programs offered at CRHS to begin thinking about a pathway for your future.

    --Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th graders.... The Fifer dance will be Friday, October 25th 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  The cost to get in is $5; snacks will be sold; and the gym will be open for an additional $2 for open play. Please be dropped off and pick up at the back cafeteria door ONLY. **PARENTS please remember pick up is promptly at 8 pm at the back cafeteria doors.

    --CR Field Hockey Fall Clinic 2019.  Open to all students interested in playing Field Hockey from basic skills to experienced players.  Will be held on Saturdays in November.  Reservations need to be made by October 25th. Please go to the Main Office to receive the flyer if interested.

    --TRUNK OR TREAT at CRHS Tuesday, October 29th from 4:30 - 6 pm.  Bring a family member and kids ages 0 - 12 to Trick or Treat with many CRSD Clubs and Sports Teams!  There will be Spooky Face Painting, Games, picture with charactaers from TV shows and movies, crafts, petting zoo and more to do!!

    --Our next FCCLA meeting will be Wednesday October 30th, from 2:30 until 3:30 in Room 126. Please have a ride ready to pick you up at the end of the meeting.

    --MOD pizza PTO fundraiser runs all day on Wednesday, October 30th!    Please come join us!  A flyer is needed as they will be coming home with the students and there is extra in the main office.

    --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.

    --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:

    OCTOBER:
    National Physical Therapy Month  --  Down Syndrome Awareness Month  --  National Audiology Awareness Month
    13-19:  National School Lunch Week
    16Children in Nature Day at Fifer (rain date 10-17)  postponed until April 20-24
    16:  8th Grade Student to CRHS for Future Freshman Night starting at 6 pm
    22:  Board of Education Meeting 7 pm at McIlvaine
    25:  School Dance 6 – 8 pm (Drop off and pick up at BACK cafeteria door)
    29:  Trunk or Treat at CRHS 4:30 - 6 pm
    30:  MOD Pizza PTO Fundraiser ALL DAY
    30:  School Choice Information Night at FMS Library at 6 pm
    31:  Marking Period 1 ends

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