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

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022 

     This week’s Character-Building Word: TOLERANCE

    This week’s quote: "Tolerance does not mean that we agree or ignore each other. It means we make
    space for other people's different, interesting, wrong, odd opinions."

    DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

    Good Day Fifer Families!!!

    --Remember, students, you are to CHARGE your chromebook EVERY NIGHT and bring it to school EVERY DAY ready to work!!

    --Congratulations to the FMS Wrestling Team for winning a close match with Postlethwait Middle School.
    Winning by pins for Fifer were Al'Kwaughn Simms,   Christian Pflumm,   Jonathan Bush,   Carter Dulin,   and Ian Klauder.
    Winning by decision for Fifer were Owen Zura and Mason Paolini.
    Winning by Forfeit was Dennis Wilson.
    Fifer's next match is Monday Jan 31st at CR's new Magnolia Middle School.

    --Do you know a classroom teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person by completing this nomination form and returning it to the building principal by January 28, 2022. The Caesar Rodney School District supports the broadest participation in selecting the Building Level Teacher of the Year Nominees. Therefore, administrators, staff members, parents, students, and community members are encouraged to participate.
    CLICK HERE: https://www.crk12.org/cms/lib/DE01903180/Centricity/domain/4/teacher_of_year/TOTY_vote_Nomination2022-23_FORM.pdf

    --Special Olympics Annual Spread the Word-Inclusion day will be on Wednesday, March 2nd.  Fifer will once again be selling shirts to help support the cause.  The order form will be in the main office in front of Mrs. Jones desk and in the library, shirts are $6 (if paying by check please make it out to Fifer Middle School).  All orders and money will be due by the morning of Friday January 28th. Order form click here -- Picture of T-shirt click here

    --ATTENTION TSA MEMBERS!!!  On Thursday Jan. 27th, there will be a meeting for VEX Robotics, Junior Solar Sprint, and STEM Animation. All meetings will start promptly, at 2:35pm and end at 4pm. So please make sure you have a ride ready. If you have questions or concerns, speak with Mr. Pierce or Ms. Henault.   

    --For our brand-new Fifer Middle School FFA Chapter. We have been doing business since September. However, according to the National FFA, we are officially official now! Throughout the year, we have held fun, interactive meetings, hosted many state officers, a current National FFA officer, and guests.  In addition, we have participated in community service events to help our community. Now we have some FFA Attire on sale. Costs are $20 to $35 with sizes XS-XXL. Click here to learn more: https://forms.gle/FjgtnoE97NKD8b6X8  We will close our orders on February 1st

    --IF INTERESTED IN SPORTS TEAMS AT FIFER:  Join the Schoology course Meeting ID: RSVP-RG2S-QPBNT
    Also, use the questionnaire google doc at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEZHYT505GVqdnO-VgIpvpvo1_lERXJuA3MgMYG31mryBgoQ/viewform  

    --Do you want to keep the memories you are making this school year? An easy way to remember them is to have the school yearbook. Purchase a Fifer yearbook online at Jostens. com. If you want to purchase a yearbook, you can order on at josten.com (link click here). Price is up to $30.

    --Attendance is important for learning!  Email paula.kohout@cr.k12.de.us should your student need to miss a day or a period or two with the reason for the absence.

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

    #bringit   #bringthebestyou

    --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. .

    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, 2021 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: 

    --Cell phones:

    • Cell phones are not permitted out between 7:15 am – 2:30 pm, this is a District policy.  Cell phones should not be seen or heard.  They need to be kept in bookbags… tucked away and out of sight.  We have had several students carrying them in their hands through the hallways. 
    • Cell phones are not permitted in restrooms/locker rooms either.  Phones have photo and video capabilities that need to stay out of restrooms.

    --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);  NO ending @cr.k12.de.us
    4) 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. Kohout to turn in or if you have any questions on this issue.  paula.kohout@cr.k12.de.us
     
    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Small HeartFEBRUARY:

    4  - Half Day – SCHOOL CLOSING at 11:30
    7 – SCHOOL CLOSED  - Teacher In-Service Day
    14- FMS PTO at 6 pm in the FMS Library
    15- Board Of Education Meeting at 7 pm at CRHS
    21- SCHOOL CLOSED – PRESIDENTS’ DAY
    21-25 – FFA National Week
    23- Marking Period 3 Interim Reports