Tiger Times Newsletter

Pleasantdale Middle School


What a Week!

We had a week full of learning and fun this week at the middle school! Between the academic adventures inside the classrooms, Halloween (see below) and our first Friday Night Live, we feel the kids are really connecting into the programming we are offering in our efforts to educate the whole child. It's exciting to see the growth and development each and every day!

Parent Education Presentation-The Technology Your Children Are Using-this Monday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m. or 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.

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.

Halloween Was Fun!

Seeing the students (and staff) dressed up for Halloween reminds all of us that our 10-14-year-olds are really just kids. Enjoy some pictures from the day below!

The Lost and Found Table is Growing...

Please check the pictures below for the lost and found items that may belong to your child. These tables are located near the PE locker rooms so that each student walks past them every day.

We will be donating items during the Thanksgiving break so you can look through the items when you come to parent conferences!

Parent Conference Signup Information

Signup for Parent Teacher Conferences (Monday, November 19, 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 20, 12-7 p.m.) is open and will close Wednesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. Information on how to sign up can be found here.

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 5

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 6

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

Spirit Squad, 3:30-4:25 p.m. Room 25

Wednesday, November 7

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 8

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

Photography Club, 3:30-4:25, Room 12

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

Friday, November 9

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 12

Tuesday, November 13

Wednesday, November 14

Thursday, November 15-Middle School Book Fair

Friday, November 16-Middle School Book Fair

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

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

Monday, November 19-Sunday, November 25--No School--Parent Conferences and Thanksgiving Holiday Break

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