This page was last updated: Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
MS Cheerleading Meeting To Be Held on Wednesday, May 29th
Attention All 7th Grade Girls interested in joining cheerleading next year:
There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI. Please plan on attending. If you cannot attend the meeting or have questions, please see Coach G in Room B 106.
Students: If you were assigned a detention, please bring your signed slip to the office after the afternoon announcements today.
Attention 8th Grade Boys:
Boys Basketball Open Gyms have been moved to the Middle School Gym for Thursday of this week.
Attention All Green Team Members:
There will be an after school meeting this Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Ollendyke's room, B 214. Also, any Student Council members wishing to attend this meeting, please see your advisor. We need your help as we will be working around the school!
Attention 7th Grade Students: If you are interested in running two miles as fast as you can, you may want to be a part of our middle school cross country team next year. If you want to join, you must do two things:
First, you must sign-up in the Guidance Office and pick up a handout as soon as possible.
Second, you must send Mr. Zeminski an e-mail letting him know you want to join. Practices will start in the summer so you must sign up before school lets out on June 6th.
Hopefully, you'll "Come Run with Us!'
Attention All 7th Grade Students Interested in Going Out for Football in the Fall:
There will be a sign up sheet located in the Guidance Office starting today, May 20th. Please stop down and fill out the necessary information if you are interested in joining. Summer workouts will begin on June 13th and run through the summer. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Scaglione.
PTMS Ambassadors Needed for 2013-2014 School Year
Do you like helping new students, giving tours of the school and helping out for different events during the school year? Are you responsible and follow directions well? If so, you should apply to be a middle school ambassador for 2013-2014 school year! To apply, stop by the Counseling Office and pick up an application. All applications must be filled out and returned back to the Counseling office by Friday, May 31st. Letters will be sent out this summer to all students selected to be an ambassador.
Volleyball Sign Ups for 2013-2014
Attention All 7th Grade Girls interested in playing volleyball next year: Please see Mrs. Cramer in the Guidance Office to sign an interest sheet and receive some info on camps and a schedule for next year. If you have any questions, see Mr. Amend.
PTMS Student Council Holds Toy Drive
In continued recognition of Autism Awareness, the PTMS Student Council is collecting used toys (in good condition) for the development of an autistic support classroom and sensory room here at the middle school. Both classrooms will be used by students transitioning to the middle school autistic support program in the coming years.
Donations from any age group can include but are not limited to: toys, games, puzzles, children's books, coloring books, and other similar items.
Boxes for donation collection will be located in the Middle School main office until Friday, May 24th. So use your spring cleaning to clear out unwanted toys and help support students in your school.
Parents & Students: Please Check Our Lost & Found!
Have you misplaced your coat? Can't find a book? There are a lot of lost items in the lost and found. Please take a look if you cannot find something you lost.
Nook E-Readers Can Be Signed Out at the Library
The PTMS Library received 12 Nook E-Readers through a Peters Twp. Education Foundation Grant. The Nooks can be checked out of the library by students for up to 3 weeks just like a regular book. You must come to the library first to get a "Nook Borrowing Agreement" form that you and your parent or guardian must sign and return before you can check out a Nook.
There are some great Reading Counts eBooks loaded onto the Nooks with more titled being added regularly. You can see what eBooks we currently have available by viewing the list on the PTMS Library web page or by stopping into the library.
Pick up your form today and be one of the first students to use our awesome new eReaders!
The Box Tops Campaign Continues!
Students: We need your Box Tops!
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 in the main office by the PTA mail tower if a student wishes to drop off their Box Tops.
Bring those Box Tops in!
HOT SHOTS (Homework Help) Program
Our after school homework help program, HOT SHOTS, is held in the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the school year. Program sponsors for the 2012-2013 school year will be Mrs. Petricca, Ms. Nardello, Ms. Bernardo and Mrs. Cmar.
Forms to sign up for HOT SHOTS are available online for parents to download from the middle school counseling page and are also available in the middle school counseling office.
*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.
*If a parent leaves something for a student in the office, (ex. poster, text book, notebook, lunch money, bagged lunch, etc.) we cannot call the classroom for that student to retrieve their items. We are no longer putting items for students on the office counter. We have a new shelving unit with bins that we are using in the office to store items for students. We will still have a sign in sheet for items and we ask parents to please still sign those items in. Parents: Please remind your child to check the bins in the office in between class periods for forgotten items or articles.
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.