Murphy Middle School ENews

December 6, 2018

MMS Toy Drive- Last Day Tomorrow!

Murphy MMS Toy Drive, sponsored by the PAL Class, will begin after Thanksgiving from November 26th through the December 7th. In the meantime, as you do your holiday shopping at stores or online on Amazon in the next few weeks and see a sale, please consider opening your heart and wallet and buy the toy to donate during our Toy Drive.


Top 5 items on wish list: Daniel Tiger, Nerf toys, legos, baby or LOL dolls, and trucks.


Your kindness and generosity are truly appreciated. Your donations will help to create some beautiful holiday memories for years to come.


Please click on the Toy Drive Flyer for more details. Email carina.tran@pisd.edu if you have any questions.

SECONDARY TRANSFER ONLINE NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

The Office of Student Administrative Services has an online numbering system for secondary transfer requests to reduce the need for long lines on the January 7th transfer request day.


Beginning December 10th at 6:30 AM, parents must log onto the Plano ISD website at https://www.pisd.edu/transfer to receive a number that will hold a place in line for requesting a transfer for the 2019-2020 school year. Online access will end December 13th at 5:00 PM.

Transfer day will be Monday, January 7th, with doors opening at 7:45 AM at the Plano ISD Administration Building on 2700 W. 15th Street.


For more information regarding the Intra-District transfer process, please link to https://www.pisd.edu/Page/535

Semester Exam Schedule- Early Dismissal Friday, December 21st

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6th grade Science/Engineering Fair is coming--January 17th, 2019

Attention 6th Graders! All projects are due in the MMS library on Thursday morning of Jan. 17. All sixth graders are encouraged to enter but not mandatory. See attached for student handbook below. Students can ask their Science teacher for more information or a copy of the handbook.

PACE Testing

Spring PACE Testing will be here soon. Is your student interested in participating in PACE next year? Testing for consideration to be admitted into the Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) program for next school year will take place next spring. Referral packets can be submitted online or on paper by Thursday, Jan. 17 to Ms. McAnderson in E105.


If you have any questions about the process please contact her at melissa.mcanderson@pisd.edu. The online version will automatically send an email to her.

Secondary PACE Referral Online Link


For more information about Advanced Academics visit https://www.pisd.edu/pace

MMS Yearbook Photo Request

Yearbook is looking for photographs of MMS students participating in their after school activities. Does you Murphy Maverick play & practice any sports (golf, tennis, soccer, horseback riding, swimming, etc.) after school? What about after school music lessons, or a chess club, or perhaps they volunteer regularly? Are they active in either Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? We would love to show off these talents and skills in the yearbook. Please submit photographs (amatuer photos only - no professional photos due to releases) to yearbook@mmspta.org by Friday, December 21st. If you have previously submitted photos of your student in Off-Campus PE activities, you do not need to submit again. We thank you for your photos, which we will consider for publication in the yearbook.

MMS Multicultural Day- February 12th

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PTA News and Updates

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TRUANCY LAWS AND PARENTING TIPS- Mark your calendars

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MMS PTA Facebook Page

LIKE AND FOLLOW MMS PTA ON FACEBOOK

Our 1,000th Facebook follower and Facebook page, @MurphyMiddleSchoolPTA, like will receive some MMS Spirit Wear.

Help us be one of the few PISD schools to have over 1,000 followers and page likes.

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GLO RUN T-SHIRT CONTEST- DECEMBER 13TH

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GLO Run Information

GLO RUN, FEBRUARY 23RD

Follow Mavericks Stampede on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MavericksStampede/


Early Bird Specials

Early bird Glo Run pricing until February 8th, https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Murphy/MavericksStampede


Mavericks Stampede Sponsorship Agreement

Become a Mavericks Stampede sponsor today by completing this form, https://mmspta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/00148/2018-2019/Stampede/StampedeAgreement.pdf.

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UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHTS, DECEMBER 10TH-14TH

Spirit Nights are a partnership between MMS PTA and local businesses. We advertise their business and in turn they give back a portion of their proceeds from that night to MMS PTA.

Don't forget to tell these restaurants you are supporting MMS PTA before you pay.

* Monday, December 10 - Friday, December 14, all day, Nothing Bundt Cake

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