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

    Fifer Daily Bulletin for December 12, 2018

    This week’s Character-Building Word: Courteous 

    This week’s Quote“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world,
    and that
    his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins them.”
    — Sir Frances Bacon


    DATED  ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

    --Parents/Guardians:  this is our weekly RISE/Leader In Me Video “Forget the 80 Million, Start with One”(5:22) (this link will change weekly).  It is shown in every Content class. We thought you might want to watch and discuss with your student.   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

    -- Parents/Guardians:  Ask you student if they have received a RISE Award. These are awards given out every Friday morning to the entire student body for students that have been recognized for Rising to be the BEST Rider and showing Respect, Integrity, Selflessness and Excellence.

    --Charlton students and 6 BPA students participated in Special Olympics basketball at Sussex Tech HS  -- the results are: GOLD MEDALS go to 4 different teams: Jamar Robinson and Brody Halle; James Mackin and Jamie Chandler; Lyndsey Warnick and Jaxon Montoney; and Noah Gerlott and Griffin Tracy. SILVER MEDALS go to 2 different teams: to Hayden Price and Brandon Kramer; Zion Harris and Elise Hensley. Way to Go Fifer Charlton Students -- you are being the best you can be!!

    --ALL STUDENTSThis week, in the cafeteria, student council members will have Rise Awards available for STUDENTS to fill out about teachers, counselors, nurses, paraprofessionals, custodians, cafeteria people who you, as a student, feels have risen to be the best rider. Let ANY FMS staff members know they are appreciated. Look for your student council reps at lunch.

    --BPA's December meetings are taking place this week. Due to the rain interruptions last month we will finally have our Leadership themed meeting. Most of it will take place outside so prepare for the weather. Group B Wednesday, Group C Thursday. If you have any questions or need to switch your meeting date please see the merry Mr. Mercer.

    --ATTENTION TSA MEMBERS!!!
    ·         On Wednesday Dec. 12th there will be a Digital Photography meeting from 2:30-3:30pm for those participating in this event
    ·         Lastly on Friday Dec. 14th there will be a Website Design meeting from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

    --Computer Science Wednesdays for 6th grade students will be every Wednesday, December 12th. The meeting will be back in the library. Please be in the classroom prior to the bell ringing for Content class. 

    --The Gentlemen's Club wil be meeting briefly on Thursday, December 13th during 7th period in the cafeteria. Thanks, Dr. Harmon.

    --There will be a BIG BEAR raffle that will run NOW through Friday, December 14th.  Tickets are 50 cents each!! They will be on sell in the cafeteria for all students.

    --Friday night, December 14th, is another GREAT Holiday SCHOOL DANCE!! Come on out from 6 - 8 pm and HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!  Get dropped off at the back of the cafeteria at 6 pm and have parents pick you up at 8 pm.  It is $5 at the door and $2 for open gym. Wear your best holiday gear for a best dressed contest!! Be sure to bring some extra money for snacks!!

    --The Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser is taking place this Saturday. It's not too late to get your ticket form in to Mr. Mercer in room #122. Support a great cause, eat some great food and sing some karaoke, not necessarily in that order.

    --Fifer Spirit Week is COMING NEXT WEEK!! Come of Fifer students nad Staff let's have some fun!  Everyone needs to participate to have a good time!
    Monday 12/17: Holiday Pants/Socks Day
    Tuesday 12/18: Red and Green Day
    Wednesday 12/19: Pay a $1 to wear your holiday PJ’s (school dress code applies)
    Thursday 12/20: Ugly Sweater Day
    Friday 12/21: Pay a $1 to wear a hat day.
    Tickets for PJ’s and Hats will go on sale during lunches starting Monday 12/17 and end on Thursday 12/20.

    --Student Council students:  There will be a December meeting and White Elephant gift exchange party on Thursday, December 20th until 3 pm.  Each member should bring a wrapped gift valued at $10.  Please see Mrs. Lehman if any questions.

    --Girls 3 v 3 Basketball League:  Are you interested in some more girls' basketball? Check out the 3 v 3 league that will help to develop fundamental basketball specific skills. This will happen every Monday from January 3rd through March 4th at 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Pitts Center Gym Dover.  For more information, go the FMS Main Office and pick up a registration form.

    --Fifer Yearbook for 2018-2019 School Year -- Want to see a special deal  CLICK HERE  At this site, you can see signature packages, signing markers, additional autograph sections, photo pockets, name plates, monograms and much more. Check it out so that you have a fun, lifetime way to remember this year and your friends!!  Any questions, see Mrs. Harfeld room 223.

    --CR "Future Riders" Camp Come join us in learning the fundamentals of softball including hitting, fielding, pitching, position play and catching with the coaches and players of the CR Softball Program. This will be for the month of January from 2:30 until 4:30 pm as the CRHS Gym. Open for Grades 1st through 7th. Go to the FMS Office for registration forms for cost and specific dates.

    --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.

    WRESTLING:  12/17 Milford (A @ 4); 12/19 PMS (3:30 @ CRHS); 1/2 Dover Central (H @ 4); 1/7 Selbyville (H @ 4); 1/9 Smyrna (H @ 4); 1/14 Chipman (A @ 4); 1/23 Beacon (H @ 4); 1/28 Seaford (A @ 4); 1/30 Delmar (A @ 4); 2/2 Middle School Wrestling Classic (8 am @ Milford MS)

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: 12/17 Millsboro (H @ 5:15 pm); 1/2 Dover Central (A @ 4); 1/7 Selbyville (A @ 5:15); 1/9 Smyrna (A @ 4); 1/14 Chipman (H @ 5:15); 1/16 Georgetown (H @ 4); 1/23 Beacon (A @ 4); 1/28 Seaford (H @ 4); 2/5 PMS (4 pm @ CRHS);

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL: 12/17 Millsboro (H @ 4 pm); 1/2 Dover Central (A @ 5:15); 1/7 Selbyville (A @ 4); 1/9 Smyrna (A @ 5:15); 1/14 Chipman (H @ 4); 1/16 Georgetown (H @ 4); 1/23 Beacon (A @ 5:15); 1/25 PMS (4 pm @ CRHS); 1/28 Seaford (H @ 4)

    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:

    DECEMBER:
    12/12 --  Second Marking Period Interim Issued on HAC after 4 pm
    12/14 -- FMS School Dance from 6 - 8 pm --Please drop off students at the back door area of the cafeteria
    12/18 -- CR Board Meeting at Nellie Hughes Stokes at 7 pm
    12/24-31 -- SCHOOL CLOSED Winter Break

    JANUARY:
    1/1 -- SCHOOL CLOSED Winter Break
    1/2 -- SCHOOL REOPENS
    1/7 -- FMS PTO Meeting 6 pm in FMS Library
    1/15 -- CR Board Meeting at CRHS at 7 pm
    1/18 -- Teacher In-Service SCHOOL CLOSED
    1/21 -- SCHOOL CLOSED Martin Luther King Day
    1/25 -- FMS School Dance from 6 - 8 pm --Please drop off students at the back door area of the cafeteria
    1/30 -- Second Marking Period Report Cards Issued on HAC after 4 pm

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