Tiger Times Newsletter

Pleasantdale Middle School

11.11.18

Thank you, Veterans!

Thank you to all of the Veterans who have made our nation what it is today! Especially thank you to Veterans from the Pleasantdale 107 School District and Lyons Township! There is no nobler way to serve our country!


At exactly 11:11 a.m. every Veteran's Day (November 11), the sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veteran's Memorial in Arizona to shine through the ellipses of the five marble pillars representing each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating The Great Seal of the United States. --Tom Colabufo

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Healthy Students Reminders...

Remember, parents, a student must be fever free and not have vomited for 24-hours before returning to school. We are aware that there appears to be a strain of a flu-like virus going around affecting some students. Although we know that many students want to return to school as soon as possible because of the lessons and work they are missing, please follow the 24-hour rule before sending your child back to school. We appreciate the continued partnership in our efforts to keep everyone healthy and safe here at school.

Rescheduled Parent Education Presentation-The Technology Your Children Are Using-Rescheduled to Thursday, December 13 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Come to hear and ask about the technology and apps your children are using in this low-key, informative sessions led by Principal Sonntag. We'll discuss apps like Youtube, Snapchat, Instagram, Musically, and much more! In addition, some parental advice from one parent to another will be shared about how best to manage and stay on top of what your children are doing online.

Cheerleaders Wanted!

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are interested

in showing off their School Spirit and Cheering for our


Amazing Pleasantdale Tigers Boys’ Basketball Team.

All 6th, 7th & 8th graders welcome...

Come make New Friends, Have Fun and be Apart of an

Amazing Team!

For more information contact:

Ms. Newberry jnewberry@d107.org

Mrs. Niedbalec sniedbalec@d107.org

End of First Trimester is November 14 and Report Cards

The end of the first trimester is Wednesday, November 14. Report cards are scheduled to be published inside your Skyward account at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19.


The first and second-trimester report cards are published online, while the third-trimester report card will be printed and mailed home to you shortly after the school year ends in June.

Tiger Tipline

While it is always best to talk directly to a staff member, we understand that sometimes this can be uncomfortable or difficult for students or parents. At Pleasantdale Middle School, we offer the Tiger Tipline as an anonymous tool for reporting unsafe, uncomfortable, or unkind behaviors and situations. We explicitly teach the students that if they ever see something or hear something that makes them feel unsafe, uncomfortable, or is unkind, either online or in person, they should tell a “trusted adult” which could be parents, school personnel, or other adults in their lives. The Tiger Tipline can be accessed here and we will post the link in Schoology and create a shortcut to the link on the student devices for easy access.

Dates for the Year

If you are like me, you want to know the dates for the year as far in advance as possible. As long as you understand that something may change due to unforeseen circumstances, I’d like to provide you access to the dates we’ve planned for the year (many of which are in the paper calendar you received in the mail). To access the middle school calendar dates, please click here.

The Week...

Monday, November 12

5th and 6th Grade Girls Choir, 7:30 a.m., Music Room

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Orchestra, 7:30 a.m., Band/Orchestra Room-with Mrs. Burke

Open Art, 7:30 a.m., Art Room

5th Grade Band, 3:30-4:25 p.m. Band/Orchestra Room-with Mr. Woltman

Open Library, 3:30-4:25 p.m.

Mock Newbery Book Club, 3:30-4:25, Library


Tuesday, November 13

Boys Choir rehearsal, 7:30 a.m., Music Room

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Band, 7:30 a.m., Band/Orchestra Room-with Mr. Woltman

Open Art, 7:30 a.m., Art Room

Team Tigers, 3:30-4:25 p.m., South Gym


Wednesday, November 14

7th/8th Grade Girls Choir rehearsal, 7:30 a.m., Music Room

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Orchestra, 7:30 a.m., Band/Orchestra Room-with Mrs. Burke

Student Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Room 25

Open Art, 7:30 a.m., Art Room


Thursday, November 15-Middle School Book Fair

Boys Choir rehearsal, 7:30 a.m., Music Room

Band rehearsal, 7:30 a.m., Band/Orchestra Room-with Mr. Woltman

Open Art, 7:30 a.m., Art Room

Student Council Meeting**, 7:30 a.m., Room 25

**Thursday meetings are meant for the students that cannot come on Wednesdays

Team Tigers 3:30-4:25 p.m., South Gym

STEM Club, 3:30-4:25, STEM Room


Friday, November 16-Middle School Book Fair

5th/6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Choir combined rehearsal, 7:30 a.m., Music Room

Open Art, 7:30 a.m., Art Room

A Look Ahead...

Monday, November 19-Parent Conferences, 1-8, Middle School Book Fair

Tuesday, November 20-Parent Conferences, 12-7, Middle School Book Fair

Wednesday, November 21-No School

Thursday, November 22-Happy Thanksgiving! No School

Friday, November 23-No School

Questions? We're here to help!

Athletics: 708-246-7382

Mr. Mark Dreher, Athletic Director, mdreher@d107.org


Attendance notification: 708-246-3210, extension 5 or email middleattendance@d107.org before 8:20 a.m., please.


Health Office: 708-246-7619

Mrs. Denise Rende, Nurse, drende@d107.org


Main Office: 708-246-3210, extension 0

Mrs. Charlotte Reschke, Secretary, creschke@d107.org

Ms. Maria Cuevas, Clerical Aide, mcuevas@d107.org

Mrs. Brianne Malatt, Assistant Principal, bmalatt@d107.org, 708-246-7373

Mr. Griffin Sonntag, Principal, gsonntag@d107.org, 708-246-7609


Social Worker: 708-246-7505

Ms. Carrie Castaldo, social worker, ccastaldo@d107.org