Tiger Times Newsletter
Pleasantdale Middle School
Another Great Week at the Middle School!
The students really seem to have the routines down and are progressing as they should be in their studies. Most importantly, so many of the students really enjoy coming to school (even if they won't admit it to you). This is a testament to the relationships our staff has with the students, the interesting and engaging learning opportunities that are being created for them, and your continued support from home. We greatly value the partnerships we have between home and school.
We Are Always Looking to Improve...
Items We Collect...
In the meantime, we are always collecting the following items:
- Boxtops for education-$.10 is given back to the school (PTO in our case) to support our schools
- Pop tabs-we collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities-watch this video about how one little pop tab can make a difference in the lives of others.
- Recess donations-if you are getting rid of soccer balls, volleyballs, basketballs, kickballs or other types of balls, please consider donating them to our school for recess.
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.
Monday, October 8
-No school, Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 9
-No school for students, Teacher Institute Day
Wednesday, October 10
-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, October 11
-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
-Girls Basketball at Gurrie
-Cross-Country Meet at Home, 4:15 p.m., Girls race first
-Open Library 3:30-4:25 p.m., Library
-Team Tigers, 3:30-4:25 p.m., South Gym
-STEM Club, 3:30-4:25 p.m., STEM Room
A Look Ahead...
Monday, October 15
Conference Cross Country Meet @LT South, 4:15 p.m., Girls race first
Tuesday, October 16
Girls Basketball vs. Highlands at Home, 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17
Thursday, October 18
Girls’ Basketball vs. Willow at Home, 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 19
Questions? We're here to help!
Mr. Mark Dreher, Athletic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance notification: 708-246-3210, extension 5 or email email@example.com before 8:20 a.m., please.
Health Office: 708-246-7619
Mrs. Denise Rende, Nurse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Office: 708-246-3210, extension 0
Mrs. Charlotte Reschke, Secretary, email@example.com
Ms. Maria Cuevas, Clerical Aide, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Brianne Malatt, Assistant Principal, email@example.com, 708-246-7373
Mr. Griffin Sonntag, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-246-7609
Social Worker: 708-246-7505Ms. Carrie Castaldo, social worker, email@example.com