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    Fifer Daily Bulletin for THURSDAY, January 16, 2020

    This week’s Character-Building Word: COOPERATION

    This week’s Quote: "Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant." --Steve Anderson  

    DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Parents:  It is that time of year to place nominations for Teacher of the Year!! Community members, Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff Members can make these nominations. We encourage you to nominate teachers in the District who have been role models, have outstanding teaching techniques and share their knowledge. We encourage students to nominate teachers who are or have been positive influences in their lives, have made a school a “great” place to be, and have shared wonderful experiences with them through the educational process.  Nomination forms are in each school buildings main office and CLICK HERE for formDeadline is January 31, 2020.

    --Parents: this is our weekly RISE Video: “Empathy Can Change the World” (2:22)  (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?  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. 

    --Congratulations to the following 16 students from Fifer who were selected to be in the 2020 Kent County Junior Honor Band:
    Alex Budd     Delainey Childs     Cecilia Delgado     Katelyn Diamond     Lily Gumus     Jasmyn Haxton     Giavanna Jacobs     Noel Kim     
    Kiera Lanik     
    Adrianna Lugo     Cassie Meixell     Micah Parker     Edson Robles     Sophia Rudis     Cullin Smith     Kiral Snare
    These outstanding students will represent Fifer at the Kent County Band Festival in February.  Miss Kirk is so proud of all of you.  Way to go Riders!

    --CONGRATULATIONS to Cecilia Delgado, Jasmyn Haxton, Noel Kim, and Cassie Meixell!  These outstanding students all successfully auditioned for and were selected to be in the 2020 Delaware Junior All-State Band.  They will represent Fifer at the All-State event in March.  Special CONGRATULATIONS go to Noel Kim who was ranked number one in the state for oboe and Cassie Meixell who was ranked number one in the state for tuba.  Miss Kirk is so proud of all of you.  Way to go Riders!

    --The Fifer wrestling team had an exciting match on last Wednesday losing 51 to 42 to Chipman Middle School.  Winning for Fifer were: Nate Lloyd, Jahaire Thomas, Ian Cain, Danny Reedy, Sincere Wright, Bret Houston, and Brent Polk.  Winning on exhibition was Paul Price, Ronnie Ross, and Lawrence Ness.  Fifer wrestles Beacon on Wednesday

    --The Boys Basketball team lost 40-39 at Chipman Middle School. Alex Doughty made 2 free throws to put the Riders up with 3.5 seconds left but Chipman made the game winning shot to win the game at the buzzer. Scoring for the Riders were:
    Alex Doughty 9 points      Khalil Kemp   21 points      Isaiah Alston   5 points      Brayden Dotson 2 points     Typhen Bowe-Walker 2 points
    The Riders record falls to 3-4. There is no practice today but we do have pictures from 2-2:20 today

    --The wrestling team lost to Smyrna on Monday 52 to 30.  Winning for Fifer were : Ben Donato, Nate Lloyd, Drew Paret, Bret Houston, Brent Polk, and Tashon Pierce.  Also winning an exhibition match was Cameren Scaffedi.  

    --Attention all Best Buddies members. Permission slips for the statewide Best Buddies Ball are due by Friday to Mrs. Charney. Remember, the cost is free and transportation will be provided to and from the event. See Mrs. Charney if you have any questions. We hope to see everyone there for a night of dancing and friendship!!

    --ATTENTION FCCLA MEMBERs!!  FCCLA will continue to meet every Wednesday after school until 4 pm and every Thursday after school until 3:30 pm.  Please mark your calendars. Have a ride waiting to pick you up at the back of the school building. Questions, see Ms. Sanner in room 126.

    --2020 Registration for Camden Wyoming Little League. Please go to www.CWLL.net Registration closes 2/29/2020, but opening weekend is 4/3/2020. Please register! Also, Managers and Coaches are needed!!  Questions contact camdenwyominglittleleague@gmail.com

    --ATTENTION GIRLS BASKETBALL!!!   There will be Early practice Thursday from 2:30 - 4.  After a close game and outstanding effort, the girls’ basketball team came up just short to Smyrna Middle 30-31. The team was led by Reghan Robinson with 28 points.  Ladies don’t forget, the T-shirt order form is due yesterday! Please drop off to Coach Pierce before the end of the day.  Team Picture is this Thursday at 2:20 pm. So please have your uniforms and photo order forms.

    --January's BPA meetings are here. This month's theme is Interview Skills. Group A will meet Thursday, January 23, Group B Tuesday, January 28, and Group C on Wednesday, January 29. If you can't make your meeting date or have any questions please see the masterful Mr. Mercer.

    --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 $30.  If you are turning in a paper order form, please take it to Room 211 to Mrs. Brace.

    --ATTENTION ALL students:  Are you a doodler?  Are you interested in possibly winning some money?  Stop by the art room as Ms. Hutton has Information packets on the Google Doodle State and National Competition.  Let your artwork show your uniqueness and see where it can take you. Stop by room 133.

    --Attention Students:  There will be a Student Council Meeting on Thursday, January 16th in Mrs. Brace's room 211. Please have a ride waiting to pick you up at 3:45. Questions see Ms. Brace or Ms. Lehman

    --ELL Student:  We will have ELL Club after school Wednesday the 22nd! Any questions, see Mrs. Marrero.

    --ALL 8th Graders: “Future Freshman Scheduling Night” at CRHS will take place on Thursday, January 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Everyone needs to come and set up a schedule for the following school year. Please place this date on your calendars. It is easier to modify or cancel a schedule that make one from scratch in August at the beginning of the school year. If you are currently an 8th grade student that lives in the CR School District, you are invited to attend the “Future Freshman Scheduling Night” at CR High School on January 23rd from 6:00-8:00. Your family has received a brochure in the mail outlining the courses that freshman can take at CR High School. This mailing also included a yellow scheduling form and a blue letter from Dr. Kijowski inviting you to scheduling night. Last Chance!!

    --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:

    JANUARY:
    16: Marking Period 2 ends
    17: SCHOOL CLOSED Teacher In-Service
    20: SCHOOL CLOSED Martin Luther King Day
    21: Board of Education meeting 7 pm CRHS
    23: Enrichment Cluster Day at Fifer (8 period day)
    23: CRHS Scheduling Night for 8th grader from 6 - 8 pm
    24: School Dance 6-8 pm (Drop off and pick up at BACK cafeteria door)
    29: Pep Rally for students during Content Classes
    29: Marking Period 2 Report Card Issued on HAC after 4 pm
    31: HALF DAY for afternoon conferences

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