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

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for MAY 29, 2019 

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Maturity 

    This week’s Quote: "I guess real maturity, which most of us never achieve, is when you realize
    that you are not the center of the universe." ~Katherine Paterson

    DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Parents/Guardians:  this is our weekly RISE/Leader In Me Video:  "Sportsmanship in High School Basketball” (6:26)  and "High School Student (Basketball Player) Passes Ball to Opposing Team” (2:42) (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

    --Have you seen!! Have you seen!! YOURSELF in the 2018-2019 Fifer Yearbook!!  What page are you on??  If you don't have one, they are going fast as we are down to 60.  Bring $35 in cash NOW and pick up your copy in Room 223 or the Main Office. What a fun, lifetime way to remember this year and your friends!!  Any questions, see Mrs. Harfeld room 223.

    --Hey all students interested in FIELD HOCKEY!!  There is a Field Hockey Summer Clinic in July.  It will help with the skills of the game to help everyone improve and maximize your playing time.  Please come to the FMS Main Office to get a registration form if interested.  The cost is $15.00. Deadline to register is Monday, July 1st.

    --Attn. Girls Soccer team:  If you ordered a soccer picture, please stop by room 109 to pick it up. Thanks Coach Wilt

    --All 7th Grade Students who made a wire sculpture and did not take it home, please come to Ms. G's room 133 by Friday May 31st to pick it up. Any projects left behind will be thrown out.

    --ATTENTION Fifer Cheerleaders! If you still have not returned your uniform it NEEDS to be returned by Thursday 3/30 or you will be given a debt notice for the price of the uniform. Bring it to Coach Oswald's room in a bag with your name on it. Thank you!

    --ATTENTION TSA MEMBERS!    Are you attending the 2019 TSA National Conference? Well don’t forget to turn in you second deposit and authorization forms.

    • There will be a TSA Meeting for those attending the TSA National Conference today, Wednesday May 29th, and Thursday May 30th. The meetings will end promptly at 4 pm. Please be there or speak with Mr. Pierce if you can’t make it. !
    • TSA Party on Friday! from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

    --Hey Fifer Students! TSA will have a Snack Attack and Raffle table setup during your lunches Friday the 31st. This is your chance to grab a tasty snack and a chance to enter a raffle to win some awesome prizes like gifts cards, video games and more! 

    --LIBRARY BOOKS are due back!!  There are 40 books out representing 36 students.  Please go see Mrs. Healy in the MAIN OFFICE to take care of your debt notices.

    --Can YOU help donate?  There are donation boxes at the each entrance to the school to collect items for the Camden SPCA from NOW through May 31st.  Items requested are: small blankets, washcloths, hand towels, dog collars, cat collars, cat litter, chlorine bleach, cleaning supplies, food bowls, toys, and treats.  The FMS Student Council will be delivering the items on May 31st so please get your donations in.  Any questions see Mrs. Lehman or Mrs. Brace.

    --Any 6th or 7th grade student who is interested in auditioning for Chorus next year must sign up for an audition time with Ms. Kirk.  Auditions will be after school on Friday, May 31st and Monday, June 3rd from 2:40 - 4:00.  Prepare a school appropriate song to sing in front of Ms. Kirk.  The sign-up sheet is in the Chorus Room (153.)  If you are not able to make either day, you MUST speak to Ms. Kirk about an alternate time BEFORE June 3rd or you will not be able to participate next year.

    --Attention all 8th Grade Students:  Your 8th grade dance tickets must be purchase in advance of Friday May 31st close of school as none will be sold at the door.  Tickets are $10 each.  Sales will be May 30th and 31st until 2 pm.  Remember only FMS students are allowed to attend this dance.  Your attire must be appropriate by the guidelines given to you.  Limousines will not be permitted and will not be allowed on school grounds. There is to be no school debt against your name for text books, music equipment, sports equipment, uniforms, library books, pictures, etc. or you will not be allowed entrance.  School appropriate behaviors expected at the dance and will be enforced. You also need to have a signed Dance Participation Agreement by you and your parent.  You can be denied entrance to the dance if these items are not followed. Click for rules and agreement.

    --Come out to the Fifer Drama Performance on Thursday May 30th at Simpson at 6:30 p.  See the drama students with Lights! Camera!! Action!!

    --Annual Art Show for CR School District is NOW through May 31st. 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 Biggs Museum of American Art on Federal Street in Dover is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 - 4:30 and Sunday 1:30 - 4:30. There is work exhibited from Fifer students!!

    --As an incoming 6th grade student, you will have an opportunity to come and see the school you will be attending next year and have all your questions answered before the first day of school. Join us for an open house on August 15, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM. This is an opportunity for you and your parents to get your schedule, find your locker, and tour the school. Please register for this event so we can ensure we have the right size t-shirt for you! Registration closes on July 20, 2019.   Go to https://tinyurl.com/cr6th2019    “RISE UP” at Fifer Middle School  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER!!   

    --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 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.

    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:

    MAY:
    5/28 -- FMS Band at Delmarva Shore Birds Game
    5/29 -- Grade 8 Main Event Field Trip
    5/29 -- National Junior Honor Society Ceremony for 7th Graders 6 pm
    5/30 -- Drama Performance at Simpson at 6:30 pm 
    5/31 -- 8th Grade School Dance 6 - 8:30 pm with ticket only

    JUNE:
    6/1 -- CRHS Commencement Service
    6/4 -- HALF DAY
    6/5 -- HALF DAY
    6/6 -- HALF DAY LAST STUDENT DAY
    6/6 -- Fourth Marking Period Report Cards Issued on HAC after 4 pm
    6/7 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED
    6/10 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED
    6/11 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED
    6/12 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED (Snow day make-up)
    6/13 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED (Snow day make-up)
    6/14 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED (Snow day make-up)
    6/18 -- CR Board Meeting at W. Reily Brown at 7 pm
    6/18 -- CR Summer School begins

    JULY:
    7/16 -- CR Board Meeting at Paul L. Dunbar Administration Building at 7 pm

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