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625 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.2688
Fax: 724.941.1426
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This page was last updated on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
 
Our Next Career Chat Will Be Held on Wednesday, December 11th
 
Our next Career Chat will be on Wednesday, December 11th during homeroom in the LGI.   Are you interested in working in television, film or radio?   Do you have a talent for writing?   Are you a budding artist or musician?   
 
Well, a career in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Career cluster might just be for you!   Some careers in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Career Cluster include:  Journalist, Actor, Artist and many more.
 
Our guest speaker for this Career Chat is a local musician.   If you hav ever thought about having a career inthis field, please sign up to attend this Careeer Chat in homeroom. 
 
Girls Basketball Sign Ups Happening in the Counseling Office Now!
 
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls Planning To Go Out for the School Basketball Team:   All girls who are thinking about trying out for the middle school basketball team should sign up in the Counseling Office and pick up a physical packet as well as as an informational handout as soon as possible.
 
Any girl interested in being on the middle school basketball team MUST BE signed up in the Counseling Office and logged into FAMILY ID with all of their paperwork by Friday, December 20th.
 
If you have any questions, please see Mr. Zeminski in Room B 111. 
 
Have Breakfast At The Cheran/Palko Breakfast Cafe!
 
The Cheran/Palko Breakfast cafe is back next week on Tuesday and Thursday with delicious hot chocolate, Pop Tarts, juice boxes, and yogurt.    Stop down in the morning from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. before classes this Friday morning.   We hope to see you there!   Come and hang out with your friends and socialize for a good cause:   All proceeds raised help to benefit our 2020 Dance A Thon For Ronald McDonald House.
 
Winter Accessory Collection Drive
 
We will be having a winter accessory collection for needy families starting December 4th and going until Dcember 19th.   Please bring in new or gently used mittens, gloves, hats and scarves.  There will be a collection box in the lobby.   Thank you!
 
Pie Your Teacher in the Face and Raise Money For THON 2020!
 
Attention 7th and 8th Graders:   Now is the your chance to throw a pie in your teacher or principal's face!   The cost of a ticket is $1 and the more tickets you buy, the better your odds of being chosen to pie your teacher at the assembly the day before winter break.   The tickets will be on sale every day during all the lunch periods.   All proceeds go to THON and the Ronald McDonald House. 
 
PTMS Library Holds Their Annual "Elf On The Shelf" Contest 
 
Starting Wednesday, December 4th and continuing through December 20th, join us in the library for a fun “Elf on the Shelf” hide-and-seek contest!  Buddy, our Elf, will be hidden in a new location in the library each day. If you find him between 7:45 and the BEGINNING of 9th period you could win a prize!
 
You can enter the contest by completing an entry form on the library counter once you have located Buddy in his hiding place. Each day we will pull one lucky student’s name from the box. The winner will be announced daily during the afternoon announcements and that student can claim their prize in the library.

Here are the rules:

1. Only one entry per person per day.
2. Only entries received between 7:45 and the beginning of 9th period will be accepted – the contest will not be running during Study Lab.
3. Most importantly, you cannot touch Buddy or move him! Doing so will result in immediate disqualification from the contest.

Keep your eyes peeled! Buddy could be hiding anywhere in the PTMS Library!
 
Operation Toy Soldier Collection Happening Now
 
The Peters Township School District is collecting toys for Operation Toy Soldier, a nationwide not-for-profit program that supports our military and their families.  Please help Pittsburgh Military families by donating new, unwrapped toys from November 13th to December 13th here at the middle school.   Thank you for your support!
 
Dance A Thon Returns To PTMS!
 
Parents:  The PTMS Dance A Thon returns on January 31, 2020!   Students can register to participate by clicking on the following link:    http://ptmsthon.weebly.com/
 
When you click on the link, you will be directed to the PTMS THON website.   We have some wonderful fundraising activities planned for our students in order to raise funds for this year's charity which is The Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh/Morgantown.
 
Parents and students can find all the information they need in order to register for THON by visiting this website.
 
Let’s make this the most successful THON ever!  
 
                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
  
  
 
 
  
 
 
 

 

   


 

  
   
  
 
 
 
    
  
 
  
 

 
 
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Reminder To Students Walking After School:   Students:  Please remember that if you are walking after school that you need to turn in a District Walker Form into the Main Office.   These forms can be found on our District Web Page or in the Main Office.
 
  
Students:  Please remember to check the Lost & Found for any items you may have misplaced and cannot find.
 
  
Attention All Students & Teachers:
 
Thursdays are recycling days at PTMS during 11th period study labs.  At the beginning of study lab, please select student volunteers for recycling in your room.  They should head down to the main doors to take the recycling boxes to the yellow and green paper retrievers today.   The paper retrievers are located around the side of the school.   Volunteers should bring the boxes back with them and return promptly to their classroom.   Every Thursday is RECYCLING DAY!  EVERY PAPER COUNTS!!!  LET'S ALL REMEMBER TO RECYCLE!
  
  
Attention Students:
 
Do you need help with homework after school?  Then join our HOT SHOTS program.   Our HOT SHOTS program will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:05 to 4:00 p.m. in the PTMS Library.   Program sponsor for the 2018-2019 school year is Mrs. Kedzuf.   Permission slips for HOT SHOTS are available in the MS Counseling Office or visit the Counseling page of our PTMS website to download a permission slip.  
   
 
Parents:  Keep Collecting Those Box Tops!!

Parents & Students:  The collection of Box Tops continues.   The PTMS PTA is asking all students to bring in Box Tops and submit them to their homeroom teacher using the collection sheet from the PTA web page or to simply use an envelope or sandwich bag with their name, homeroom number and grade on it.   

There will also be an extra collection box located in the PTMS front entrance lobby if a student or parent wishes to drop off their Box Tops.

Bring those Box Tops in!


Reminders:
 
*If you have an early dismissal you are to report to the office at your dismissal time. We cannot call the classroom.

*If you are planning to walk after school, you need to have a District Walker form completed and signed by a parent. This form should be turned in to Mrs. B in the office in the morning.

Lost & Found: The PTMS Lost & Found has many items in it, so please be sure to check the Lost and Found if you are missing any items. It is located next to the gym. Ask a custodian for assistance if the door is locked.

*Absent Excuses need to be turned in within 3 days of the absence.
 
TO ALL PARENTS:  DROP OFF PROCEDURES FOR LEAVING ITEMS at PTMS:

Dear Parents:  If you are a parent that is new to the middle school, we have specific procedures in place for parents when they would like to leave items for students.  Parents can leave items in the main vestibule of the building.   There will be a sign in sheet for items and we ask that parents please sign those items in.  This applies to items such as (ex: forgotten textbook, notebook, lunch money, bagged lunch, items of clothing, etc.)  Bigger items such as field hockey equipment, lacrosse gear, or a  musical instrument can still be brought directly into the main office. Simply press the buzzer and state your reason for dropping off an item.

Parents:  Please remind your child that we cannot call the classroom for them to retrieve their forgotten items.  Students should check for items in the main office.  In our main office, we have a shelving unit with bins that we use to keep and store items for students.  Students have been previously instructed to check these bins for their forgotten articles or items periodically throughout the school day.   Thank you.

 

PTA FUNDRAISERS

Help our students by participating in one or more of the following programs that earn cash back to the Peters Township Middle School. Our children benefit from the educational materials and equipment purchased with these rewards.

Box Tops for Education

Earn cash for our school through everyday activities like buying
groceries, shopping online, and making purchases with a credit card.
All at no additional cost to you! Clip Box Tops from hundreds of
participating brands. Earn up to 8% back for our school when you shop online and 1% every time you use your credit card. With your help, our school can earn up to $60,000 through Box Tops each year.Check out this website to see what products you can start "clipping" to earn money for PTMS. Visit www.boxtops4education.com/aboutboxtops/products.aspx. Send in your Box Tops to the PTMS mailbox in the school office.

Target Take Charge of Education

If you have a REDcard or a Target Visa, then enrolling is easy. Choose Peters Township Middle School from the list at: www.target.com. Click on the redcard credit account bar, to help your school. Once enrolled, 1% of your REDcard purchases at Target and Target.com and 1/2% of Target Visa purchases elsewhere are donated to our school. Earnings are distributed to the Middle School in March and September.

Office Depot 5% Back to Schools

This program gives you an opportunity to help local schools receive
credits for FREE supplies when you shop at Office Depot for student
school supplies. You just have to buy qualifying student schoolsupplies at Office Depot and designate PTMS (tell them when checking out at the store) to receive 5% of your qualifying purchase. Office Depot will tally the qualifying purchases made during the program period and award PTMS 5% of the qualifying purchases in credits the school can use for FREE SUPPLIES.

Giant Eagle Apples for Student

Register at www.gianteagle.com or 1-800-474-4777
Enter our school ID#0830. Parents with students coming from McMurray Elementary will need to re-register their cards with the Middle School ID#0830.

For parents with students in other Peters Township schools, you can register your card for up to five different schools. If you were registered last year with the Middle School ID#, you do not have to re-register this year. Shop with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card and earn points for our school each time your card is scanned.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
  

  
  
  
   
 
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
 
 

 

  
Last Updated:   For Tuesday, October 29th @ 10:00 a.m..
 
This week is A Week and today is B Day.
 
PTMS Continues Our Celebration of Red Ribbon Week!!
 
Students:  Join us as PTMS celebrates Red Ribbon Week all this week!   Each day you participate, you have a chance to earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift card!  Wednesday is College or Sports Apparel Day!   Wear your favorite college gear or favorite sports apparel!   Thursday is Halloween!   Wear your favorite Halloween costume or Halloween themed shirt! 
 

Reminder to all Math Counts Students:

There will be a meeting after school today in Ms. Carto's room B105A.  Please bring your calculator!

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Attention Students Interested in Joining Best Buddies:

This is a reminder to please complete your online registration by this Friday, November 1st. If you need the link to register, or if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Yakubic or Ms. Bergman. 

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Attention Forensics Team Members:

The roster for our first tournament has been posted outside of Mr. Hudak's Room, B107.  If you have been selected to go to the tournament, you need to turn in your bus fee to Mr. Hudak by Friday. Thank you.

This page was last updated:   Tuesday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m.
 

This week is A Week and today is B Day.

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Reminder to all Math Counts students: There will be a meeting after school today in Ms. Carto's room B105A.  Please bring your calculator!

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Attention students interested in joining Best Buddies: This is a reminder to please complete your online registration by this Friday, November 1st. If you need the link to register, or if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Yakubic or Ms. Bergman. 

normal'> normal'> normal'>Attention Boys Wrestlers:   There will be a hydration test and weight certification at the high school tomorrow afternoon after school with the High School Athletic Office.   Wrestlers will need to meet Shuttle Bus #28 in the back of the building and leave at dismissal time tomorrow.   Make sure you are drinking at least 3 bottles of water for tomorrow.   Have your parents e-mail Coach Dan with any questions.normal'> normal'> normal'>Attention Girls Volleyball White team:normal'>Please return your jersey to Ms. Bergman before the end of the week.normal'> normal'> 

Attention Forensics Team members: The roster for our first tournament has been posted outside of Mr. Hudak's Room, B107.  If you have been selected to go to the tournament, you need to turn in your bus fee to Mr. Hudak by Friday. Thank you.

 This page was last updated:  Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. 
 
This week is B Week and today is A Day.
 
Friends of Rachel Club Is Collecting Ziplock Bags For This Holiday Season!
 
Our Friends of Rachel Club is collecting one and two gallon sized Ziplock bags for an organization called "Play It Forward" where they host an annual holiday shopping event for needy families.   They are in need of lots of Ziplock bags to help package the toys.   Starting Tuesday, November 5th, there will be a table in front of the office to collect donations.   For each new box of one or two gallon Ziplock bags that a student brings in, they will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift card!  Please help us to make this collection a huge success for families in need!  We thank you for your support!
 
Our Next Career Chat Will Be Held on Wednesday, November 13th
 

Our next Career Chat will be on Wednesday November 13th during homeroom in the LGI. 

Are you friendly and outgoing?  Do you enjoy traveling?  Do you like preparing food and entertaining?  Would you like to work in a hotel, a restaurant or on a cruise ship? Well, a career in the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster might just be for you!  Some careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster include: Travel Agent, Hotel Manager, Recreation Director and many more. 

Our guest speaker for this career chat is a chef.  If you have ever thought about a career in the Hospitality and Tourism field, please sign up to attend this Career Chat in your homeroom.

Announcements are updated as of:  Friday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m.
 
This week is A Week and today is A Day.
 
Cheran/Palko Cafe Opens Tuesday, November 19th! 
 
We are happy to announce the opening of Cheran/Palko Café, beginning on Tuesday, November 19th. We will also be having breakfast on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  

When you arrive to school in the morning, please join staff and students in the cafeteria for breakfast. We will have poptarts, yogurt, juice, hot chocolate, and assorted other items. All items cost $1 each. This is a nice opportunity for us to spend time together while raising money for the good cause of Thon!

This page was last updated:  Monday, November 18th at 8:00 a.m.
 
Cheran/Palko Cafe Begins Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19th
 

We are happy to announce the opening of Cheran/Palko Café, beginning on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. We will also be having breakfast on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  When you arrive to school in the morning, please join staff and students in the cafeteria for breakfast. We will have Pop Tarts, yogurt, juice, hot chocolate, and assorted other items. All items cost $1 each.  This is a nice opportunity for us to spend time together while raising money for the good cause of Thon!

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625 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.2688
Fax: 724.941.1426
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