• Fifer Daily Bulletin for October 18, 2018

    This week’s Character Building Word: Dependability 

    This week’s QuoteDependability is more important than talent. Dependability is a talent, and it is a talent all can have.
    It makes no difference how much ability we possess if we are not responsible and dependable."
    ~Floy L. Bennett


    DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

     --Parents:  this is our weekly RISE/Leader In Me Video “Famous Failures” (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

    --The Fifer Girls Volleyball Team beat PCA in two straight sets. It was a great team effort. Excellent serving by Lynejah Drew and a fantastic performance by our setter Elle Dyer. No practice on Thursday and a 1 hour practice on Friday. Please have a ride waiting @ 3:45 on Friday. Great job Lady Riders

    --Cross Country: The Lady Riders lost a close one, Fifer Girls 34 vs Central Middle 23. Top 5 Lady Riders were: Vanessa Gaines finishing in 2nd place with 15:45, Ava Mello finishing 5th with 18:16, Alexis Coberly finishing 7th with 19:05, Madison Brown finishing 8th with 19:06, and Hayleigh Emmer finishing 20:08.  The Fifer Boys got their first win of the season winning over Central middle, Fifer Boys 15 vs Central Middle 31. Finishing 1st over all, David Bailey with 14:27, Avery Bonner finishing in 2nd place with 14:42, Conner McCullough finishing 3rd with 15:22, Dathan Ivory finishing 4th with 15:31, and Collin Scott finishing 5th with 15:42.

    --The Soccer Team WON their game vs. Smyrna middle school 1-0. The goal was by Ethan Porter assisted by Shyriyua Kymur. In the B game starting goal keeper scored a goal. This was none other then TJ Boxton.

    --The Fifer Field Hockey team suffered a tough loss to Smyrna Middle 2-1. Goal was scored by Abby Cholewa with an assist by Sabrina Marelli. In last week’s game against Dover Air, a goal was scored by Reghan Robinson.

    --Football game Thursday, October 18th Home game against Dover Central. Remember leave the school ground prior to the game beginning.

    --Dance this Friday, October 19thDon't be dull, be bright and dance under the neon light this Friday, October 19th at the Gold 8 Dance. Wear your NEON, glow sticks will be sold. DJ, open gym, pizza, snacks and drinks. Please remember and be dropped off at the back cafeteria door, not the front of the school.

    --Newspaper club meeting after school on Monday, October 22nd in Room 211 until 3:30...please make sure you have your assigned work completed by that day, so we can assemble the newspaper.

    --Did you like to wrestle?  There is a Young Riders Wrestling Club that you can register for on Thursday, October 18th.  The Club starts in November twice a week at CR High School. The different aspects of wrestling will be taught depending on your years of experience. Please come to the main office for the Young Riders Wrestling Club form if you are interested.

    --ATTENTION TSA MEMBERS!
    ·         There will be a mandatory TSA meeting for ALL members this Friday Oct. 19th from 2:30-3:15 pm in room 128.
    ·         Also, if you are a 7th or 8th grade student who would like to join TSA it’s not too late.
    ·         If you have questions or concerns please see Mr. Pierce in room 128

    -- Attention all BPA Members!  October's theme is teamwork! The groups will meet as follows: Group A, Tuesday the 23rd, Group B, Wednesday the 24th and  Group C, Thursday the 25th. Check the rosters posted out in the hallways to see which group you are in this month. Meetings will take place in Mr. Mercer's room and last until 3:30.

    Also, the officer positions have finally been figured out. For the first time in Fifer history we had ties in the voting. Both groups decided to share the responsibility instead of doing a revote. Anyway, here are your officers:
    Reporter- Brenna Geidel
    Parliamentarian- Vanessa Gaines
    Historian- Chloe Hughes
    Treasurer- Grace Gonzalez
    Secretary- Olivia Creamer and Shaurya Kumar
    Vice-President- Abigail Cholewa and Jasmyne Kinslow
    President- Jade Buan
    If you have any questions or need to switch your meeting dates please see the magical Mr. Mercer.

    --Please visit us on Instagram, fmsriders. See what good things are happening at Fifer Middle School

    "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.

    GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL:  10/22 (A) Selbyville MS; 10/24 (H) Sussex Academy; 10/25 (A) Postlethwait MS at CRHS; 10/31 (A) Woodbridge MS.

    BOYS' SOCCER:  10/22 (A) Seaford MS; 10/24 (H) Beacon MS; 10/29 (H) Georgetown MS; 10/31 (H) Woodbridge MS; 11/7 (A) Postlethwait MS at CRHS.

    FIELD HOCKEY:  10/22 (A) Seaford MS; 10/24 (H) Beacon MS; 10/29 (H) Georgetown MS; 10/31 (H) Woodbridge MS; 11/5 (A) Postlethwait MS at CRHS.

    CROSS COUNTRY:   10/22 (A) Chipman at Lake Forest HS; 10/29 (H) Postlethwait MS.

    FOOTBALL:  10/18 (H) Dover Central MS; 10/25 (A) Chipman MS; 11/8 (A) Postlethwait at CRHS.

    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: 

    OCTOBER:  National Bully Prevention Month
    10/19 -- FMS School Dance from 6 - 8 pm --Please drop off students at the back door area of the cafeteria
    10/23 -- CR Board Meeting at John S. Charlton at 7 pm
    10/31 -- School Choice Information Meeting @ FMS Library at 6 pm

    NOVEMBER:
    11/2 -- HALF DAY 
    11/4 -- Daylight Saving Day (Fall back = regain one hour)
    11/5 -- FMS PTO Meeting 6 pm in FMS Library
    11/6 -- SCHOOL CLOSED – Election Day
    11/12 -- SCHOOL CLOSED – Veterans Day Observed
    11/13 -- Picture MAKE-UP Day
    11/14 -- First Marking Period Report Cards Issued on HAC after 4 pm
    11/16 -- FMS School Dance from 6 - 8 pm --Please drop off students at the back door area of the cafeteria
    11/19 -- HALF DAY evening conferences
    11/20 -- HALF DAY afternoon conferences
    11/20 -- CR Board Meeting at McIlvaine Early Childhood at 7 pm
    11/21-23 -- SCHOOL CLOSED Thanksgiving Break

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