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

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for FRIDAY, March 13th, 2020

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Perseverance

    This week’s Quote: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
    -- Thomas Edison

    DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS:    

    The Community Letter from CR District on Coronavirus (Click here)

    DIRECT LINK TO PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS ACTION PLAN CRSD CLICK HERE (PDF)

    DIRECT LINK TO STATE COVID-19 RESPONSE CLICK HERE (PDF

    DIRECT LINK TO COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CLICK HERE (PDF)

    --PARENTS: This school year, our school is participating in the Delaware School Climate Survey for parents/guardians.  The survey will help us assess how parents/guardians, as a whole, perceives our school.  Because it gives us valuable information to use in planning, we ask that all parents/guardians to complete the survey. Please note, this survey is confidential and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete from a computer or mobile device. The survey is now open and will remain open through March 5, 2020.  To access the survey please select this link: 
    https://deschoolclimate.mosaic-network.com/takeScreening/FiferFredMS_home      Please complete the survey today if you have not done so already.

    --PARENTS:  First time ever!!  The CRSD is accepting nominations for the 2021 District Educational Support Professional of the Year.  This includes Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Secretaries/Clerks, Crossing Guards, Child Nutrition Staff and Transportation Staff.  We encourage YOU to nominate educational support professionals in the District who have been role models and are exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled.  The nominee should be positive, supportive and professional at the work site and in the community.  Nomination forms are available in our main office and is also CLICK HERE.  All completed nomination forms are to be returned to the main office by Friday, March 27th.

    --Parents:  this is our weekly RISE Video--In recognition and celebration of Women's History Month, The History of Women’s Right to Vote (2:47) and Honoring Women’s History Month (2:59).  (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? How do the clips relate to our school’s motto of “RISE to be the Rider; to be the best you?” Use ideas like 3 things that you learned; 2 questions that you have; and 1 thing that was interesting.  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. 

    --FESTIVAL OF WORDS Field Trip Students -- sorry to inform you that the SATURDAY event has been CANCELLED!! DO NOT COME TO FIFER on SATURDAY for the Festival of Words Field Trip!!  Any questions, come by the library.

    --ELL Students:  There will be ELL CLUB on Monday the 16th. See you in room 112 after school with your book bag and supplies.

    --Attention FCCLA members:  We will meet Wednesday the 18th until 3:30 pm.  Please have a ride waiting to pick you up in the back of the building.  Thanks, Ms. Sanner

    --ATTENTION TSA MEMBERSAll members please stop by room 128 to receive the updated March Calendar. If you have questions or concerns see Mr. Pierce

    --Calling all poets!  Have you turned in your poem -- have you stopped by room 221 -- TODAY is your last day to put in your POEM into the Downtown Dover National Poetry Month Contest. Please see Mrs. Walls  room 221 for questions!  Winning poems will be made into posters and displayed in downtown businesses for the month of April. 

    --Attention all BPA All-Stars! It's time for the meetings to resume. March's theme is Service. 
    Group A: Monday, March 16th       Group B: Wednesday, March 18th       Group C: Tuesday, March 24th
    If you can't make your meeting date or have any questions please see the mysterious Mr. Mercer.

    --Who likes Panera?  Come on out to the Fifer PTO Fundraiser on Monday March 16th from 5 til 9 pm. You will need a flyer or the electronic version that is available HERE

    --Do you want to ROCK your SOCKS?  On Thursday, March 19th, FMS is going to ROCK your SOCKS for World Down Syndrome!!  This is an event to raise awareness about and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome.  Please join us in celebrating the fact that we are more alike than different!  

    --Have you gotten your 2019-2020 FMS Yearbook?  There are paper forms (Click here) in the main office or you can go to JOSTEN’s site and see what all is available (click here).  Check out the site and see what you want to remember! The cost has moved up to $35.  If you are turning in a paper order form, please take it to Room 211 to Mrs. Brace.

    --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:

    MARCH:
    16: Panera PTO Fundraiser 5 - 9 pm
    17: Board of Education meeting 7 pm at Star Hill
    19: Rock Your Socks Day
    19: Marking Period 3 Ends
    20: SCHOOL CLOSED Teacher In-Service
    21: National World Down Syndrome
    27: School Dance 6-8 pm (Drop off and pick up at BACK cafeteria door)

    APRIL:
    Occupational Therapy Month
    1: Marking Period 3 Report Cards Issued on HAC after 4 pm
    2: National Autism Awareness Day
    2: Enrichment Cluster Day at Fifer (8 period day) CANCELLED DUE TO STATE TESTING
    3: HALF DAY Afternoon Conferences
    10-19: SCHOOL CLOSED Spring Break
    21: Board of Education meeting 7 pm at Allen Frear
    24: Special Olympics for Soccer
    24: School Dance 6-8 pm (Drop off and pick up at BACK cafeteria door)
    28: SCHOOL CLOSED Teacher In-Service
    29: Marking Period 4 Interim Progress Report issued on HAC after 4 pm

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