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Murphy Soccer Club Selling T-shirts, December 2nd - 13th

Murphy Soccer Club will be selling T-shirts for $18 starting on Monday December 2nd through Friday December 13th for $18 cash or check made out to PISD with student ID on the check. They come in 22 different colors and make great jerseys.


Contact Sponsors Michael.Murtaugh@pisd.edu or Beau.Hooten@pisd.edu for any questions.




Holiday Luncheon Gift Card Donations, by December 6th

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PTA needs your help with gifts for MMS Teachers and staff. During the Holiday Luncheon, each staff will be gifted a $5 gift card to his or her favorite place.

We need your donations to help fund these gift cards. Gift cards can be turned in to the front office.

The deadline for donating is 12/6.

MMS Reflections Winners, November 19th

We're proud to announce our 2019-2020 Reflections winners. 

Family Fire & Life Safety Education Newsletter

Download the Family Fire & Life Safety Education Newsletter.

Topics include:

  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness & Safety
  • Cook Your Turkey, Not Your Home
  • Holiday Cooking Safety
  • Deck the Halls... Safely
  • Christmas Trees: Festive, Fun and Flammable
  • Candle Safety

PISD December 2019 Parent Workshops

One Time Workshops

*Denotes both Spanish and English


12/03 7:45 am Mitchell ES Social Emotional Health: How Parents Can Help!
12/03 11:30 am Stinson ES Helping Children Develop Social Skills
12/04 8:00 am Hightower ES He Hit Me First— Sibling Rivalry
12/05 7:45 am Shepard ES Pick up Your Socks! Teaching Responsibility
12/06 8:30 & 12:30 Isaacs ECS *Can You Hear Me Now? 
12/09 8:00 am Barksdale ES I Can Handle It ! Facing up to Bullies
12/10 8:00 am Weatherford ES I Never Planned to Yell So Much
12/11 7:50 am Wells ES I Can Do It! Self Esteem
12/12 5:30 pm Jackson ES *Setting Limits and Following Through
12/16 9:00 am Skaggs ES Raising Children of Character
12/17 9:00 am Otto MS * What are Our Children Doing with their Electronic Devices?


Series Workshops

Location: Cox Building—1517 Avenue H, Plano, 75074

12/4, 11, 18 10:00 — 11:30 am Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Location: Bird Center Building B, 1300 19th Street, Plano, 75074

12/2, 18 6:30—8:30 pm *Back to Basics
(Peer Pressure/ Conflict Resolution )


Family Education and Guidance Services





Student Council Kindnessgrams

Kindness is like confetti, sprinkle it everywhere! Take the time to show someone how kind they are by completing a Kindnessgram during lunch. See a Student Council member outside of the cafeteria to complete the note. It will be displayed during the week. As it will then be given to the student you’re recognizing next Friday, you must know the student’s 7th period teacher when completing the note. As kindness costs nothing, but means everything, there is no charge for recognizing someone’s kindness.

High school academy programs, November 5th-January 17th

Current 8th grade parents and guardians,

The information meetings for PLANO ISDs three high school academy programs are about to start. The Health Science Academy, the IB World School, and the Academy High School (STEAM). Here is the landing page where you can read up on all three offerings and see the information session dates/times, and then when the application opens up for applying. You can only enter the academies as Freshman and you must go thru the steps of the application process. Learn more at https://www.pisd.edu/academies

Important Application Dates

  • November 22, 2019 (applications open)
  • December 18, 2019 (applications close)
  • January 10, 2020 after 3:30 p.m. (notice of selection)
  • January 17, 2020 by 9:00 p.m. (commitment from student)

Health Sciences Academy: Parent and Student Information Meeting

  • November 12, 2019, Tuesday |6:00 p.m. | Williams High School Auditorium
  • November 13, 2019, Wednesday | 6:00 p.m. | Williams High School Auditorium
  • December 3, 2019, Tuesday | 6:00 p.m. | Williams High School Cafeteria

IB World School: Parent and Student Information Meeting Dates

  • November 18, 2019, Monday | 7:00 p.m. | Plano East Senior High Theatre
  • November 21, 2019, Thursday |7:00 p.m. | Plano East Senior High Theatre

Plano ISD Academy High School: Meeting Dates

  • November 16, 2019, Saturday | 10:00 a.m. | Plano ISD Academy High School
  • November 18, 2019, Monday | 5:30 p.m. | Plano ISD Academy High School

MMS Toy Drive, Ends December 11th

Orchestra Cluster Concert, December 7th

Saturday 12/7 5PM @ Plano East Gym – Orchestra Cluster Concert (All Orchestra students)


Fall Exam Schedule, December 17th-20th

Beginning Band Winter Concert, December 12

Beginning Band Winter Concert

Thursday, December 12 at Murphy Middle School

Full information here: https://tinyurl.com/mmsbeginningbandwinter2019

Basketball Pink Out Shirt Orders Due by December 13th

Our boys basketball team is selling shirts for their pink out game on February 3rd! Shirts are available for purchase by all Murphy MS students, family, and staff. Please help support our boys by purchasing a shirt for $15. All checks must me made out to Plano ISD and include the students ID number on it. All order forms and money must be turned into Coach Slaton by December 13th.

Order form

Truancy Laws and Parenting Tips, December 18th

SOCCER CLUB Permission due December 20th

Soccer Club permission and registration forms will be due by Friday December 20th. Games will start on Friday January 24th after school. All players need to have a permission form turned in and be on a team roster or a single player application. Single players will be placed on a house team or another team who needs players. Forms can be found in each grade level hallway as well as on the Maverick Soccer Google Classroom Page (code: 45747p).



Winter Break, December 23rd-January 6th, 2020

Officer Ashmore’s Amazon Wishlist

The #MMSkindnesschallenge is up and running and Officer Ashmore is collecting new, small party favor type toys to pass out to students as rewards and pick me ups and we need your help parents!

Please visit Officer Ashmore’s Amazon Wishlist and consider purchasing an item off the list to be shipped directly to the school for Officer Ashmore’s reward stash!

Thank you for helping make this #MMSkindnesschallenge project a success and something for the students to look forward to! Please keep in mind when choosing something other than what is on the list, that MMS staff would appreciate no noise makers, whistles or slime/putty. Everything should be school friendly and age appropriate.

Thanks so much for helping stock Officer Ashmore’s reward bin!

Officer Ashmore’s Amazon Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/MMSkindnesschallenge


Homework HotSpot

Details: mmspta.org/homeworkhotspot 

Homework HotSpot is available every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 7:50 – 8:20 in D-111. It was created because we want students to have a teacher supervised area where they have teacher assistance, peer assistance (provided by a combination of McMillen and Murphy NJHS students), or simply a quiet place to finish up homework before their day begins.

Tutorial Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/MMS-1920-Tutorials

Organization Corner, Thursdays

If your student could use some help with organizing their binder, encourage them to come to the Organization Corner on Thursday mornings in E109 7:50-8:20 AM.

Counseling and Mediation Services

Now scheduling appointments, Plano ISD and Southern Methodist University (SMU) have joined together to provide counseling and mediation services to Plano ISD staff, students and their families beginning in September 2019. With a mission to deliver developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive services to all clients, the clinic is located in the Cox Building located at 1517 H Ave., Plano, TX 75074.

Details at mmspta.org/counseling.

Coding Club, Wednesdays

Murphy Math Counts Club, Tuesdays

Murphy Math Counts Club will begin meeting on Tuesdays after school in room H107, Mrs. Perry’s room, until 4:30 PM. Math Counts Math Club is a club for students that enjoy learning mathematics and enjoy competition. Students will prepare to compete in the Math Counts chapter competition in February. Math Counts Math Club exposes students to math problems that they may not see in the normal classroom, due to time constraints.

Art Club, Tuesdays

Chess Club, Tuesdays

6th grade Science/Engineering Fair, Due January 16th

All sixth graders interested in doing a project can get a student handbook from their 6th grade Science teacher. All projects are due in the MMS library on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

2020 SAGE Summer Expo, February 1st

This event is planned by the Plano ISD Council of PTAs to provide important resources for our students and their families, especially those with special needs and gifted students.