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Poetry Slam Workshop on Revising for Impact

Tuesday, February 25

3:30 in the library

Bring a rough draft of your poetry slam poem.

 

 

 

Submit a Picture for the Yearbook

Photos needed! Yearbook staff is looking for photos of your student to publish in the yearbook. Did you capture a proud moment of your student, or of a group of Murphy Mavericks at a school event, or even perhaps a group of Murphy Mavericks outside of school doing something fun and full of spirit? Email those photos for publication consideration to yearbook@mmspta.org. This email will automatically forward to the MMS Yearbook Advisor, Mrs. Lewis.  

 

For your convenience, we have a link to this email on mmspta.org > Our School > Submit a Picture for the Yearbook.

 

In the body of the email, please let us know the name(s) of the student(s) in the photo and the event name. Thank you for your time and your photos.

Pennies for Patients, February 24th - March 3rd

Pennies for Patients is Calling all Heroes to Join our Squad!

Families, Murphy Middle School has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. The Pennies for Patients will begin on Monday, February 24 and will run through Tuesday, March 3. This will allow your child to participate in a rewarding event that emphasizes the importance of social and emotional learning, and gaining the experience of helping both children and adults in their fight against blood cancer. Student Council members will be accepting donations in the rotunda before school. Again, the dates are February 24, through Tuesday, March 3. The English class that brings in the most money will receive a prize!

7th and 8th grade Plano District Science + Engineering Fair

The Murphy Science Department is so proud of all the hard work of our students! Our 7th and 8th grade students who participated in the Plano District Science + Engineering Fair did fantastic! Wish them the best of luck as they compete Saturday, February 22nd at Fair Park in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

  • 1st Place in Mathematics - Franklin H.
  • 2nd Place in Robotics and Intelligent Machines - Rohan M.
  • 3rd Place in Engineering Mechanics - Aarav L.
  • 3rd Place in Behavioral and Social Science - Vybhavi R.
  • 3rd Place in Microbiology - Alysa Z.
  • Honorable Mention in Plant Sciences - Umar M.
  • Honorable Mention in Systems Software - Rekha E.
  • Honorable Mention in Behavioral and Social Science - Meena R.
  • Honorable Mention in Behavioral and Social Science - Vaani M.
  • Honorable Mention in Chemistry - Vikrant J.
  • Honorable Mention in Engineering Mechanics - Varun R.
  • JUGAAD Special Award Winner in Engineering Mechanics – Aarav L.

Poetry Slam Form and Poem Due - February 28th

Poetry Slam Workshop on Revising for Impact

Tuesday, February 25

3:30 in the library

Bring a rough draft of your poetry slam poem.

 

Please turn in your Poetry Slam permission form and poem to Ms. Pearson by Friday, February 28.

Truancy Laws and Parenting Tips, February 26th

Disney Pop Show, February 27th, 6:00 PM

It’s time for our annual Disney Pop Show performance! Please come support our Beginning Choir students in their presentation of Disney Spectacular in the MMS Cafetorium. We will feature singing, dancing, and speaking solos/ense

mbles as well as tumbling, daddy-daughter dancers, and even a routine for our “chimney sweeps”. There is no admission, and you’re guaranteed to have a great time!

CHEER, February 27th

Calling all cheerleaders & mascots for 2020-2021 school year! Packets are available to pick up in Mrs. Swanner’s room, H104, for those who are interested in being a cheerleader or mascot next year. An informational parent meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6:30pm in the DLR. Come join us in this brief meeting for all of the details about being in cheer!

Book Fair, February 28th - March 5th

February 28th to March 5th with special evening hours the night of March 2nd.


Visit our Book Fair page for information about volunteering, preview, and a new eWallet. 

 

Dazzlers Drill Team Tryout Packets Due, February 28

Dazzlers Drill Team Tryout Packets
Do you love to dance, compete, and perform? Dazzlers Drill Team Tryout packets will be available in the front office of Armstrong, Murphy, and McMillen. All tryout paperwork is due by 4:15 pm on Friday, February 28. Tryouts are March 2-5. Please contact Cortney Davis, Dazzlers Director, at Cortney.davis@pisd.edu with any questions. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

Track

Everyone wanting to participate in Track must be cleared through Rank One (Physical, Medical History, Online forms) to participate, no exceptions will be made. If you have any questions please contact Coach Woodyard. Track shirt and bag order forms are posted below.

 

Bags are for STUDENTS ONLY.

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Murphy Soccer Club

Reminders:

Games are played on the Murphy football field

Bye teams do not play on that date

Teams playing at 3:45 need to be dressed and ready to play by game time.

All players are required to wear shin guards.

Players are encouraged to bring their own water.

Players need to bring all items (backpacks, instruments, etc.) out to the field since they will not be allowed back into the building.

All players need a ride to pick them up no later than 5:00.

 

2/28

3:45 - Texas Thunder vs. Math Class

4:20 - Simple Sweats vs. FC Potatoes

Bye - The Boyzz, Free Agents, Arsenal

 
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MMS Theater UIL Competition

Poetry Slam T-shirts

PTA General Meeting and Elections, March 2nd

MMS PTA Nominations

The MMS PTA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following officer candidates for the 2020-2021 school year!

  • President - Jolene Leask
  • VP Programs - Janet McWhinnie
  • VP Membership - Jaime Brown
  • VP Volunteers - Mitzi Behnke
  • VP Ways & Means - Tamberly Guillory
  • Secretary - Barb Thompson
  • Treasurer - Kristi Salzman

Elections will be held during the PTA General Membership meeting on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:00pm before Open House.

Dazzlers Drill Team Tryouts, March 2nd-5th

Do you love to dance, compete, and perform? Dazzlers Drill Team Tryout packets will be available in the front office of Armstrong, Murphy, and McMillen. All tryout paperwork is due by 4:15 pm on Friday, February 28. Tryouts are March 2-5. Please contact Cortney Davis, Dazzlers Director, at Cortney.davis@pisd.edu with any questions. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

Poetry Slam, March 23rd

Student Immunizations

Thank you to those 6th grade parents that have submitted their student’s immunization information for 7th grade. This will enable you to print your student’s schedule at registration time.

 

An immunization letter as well as a copy of each student’s immunization record will be sent home with your student next week if your student needs immunizations prior to 7th grade.

 

Please submit the paperwork to the nurse as soon as possible so that the school record may be updated.

 

Joan Boswell, B.S.N., R.N.

Joan.boswell@pisd.edu

FAX: 469-752-7019 or 469-752-7001

2020-2021 PISD Calendar

Many factors were considered during the calendar development period, which began with a community survey in September. Considerations included: balancing grading periods and semesters; length of school day/instructional minutes; extended planning/professional learning time; exam and testing calendars; survey and stakeholder input; alignment with dual credit/Collin College; and ending the school year before Memorial Day. The 2020-21 calendar features a Wednesday, August 12, 2020 start date and a Thursday, May 27, 2021 end date. Other features include a full week break at Thanksgiving and spring break on March 8-12, 2021.

https://www.pisd.edu/calendar20-21

 

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NOTE: You may have to enable the calendar in your phone's Calendar settings.

PISD FAMILY RESOURCE PAGE

A new Family Resource page is now located on the district’s website. This page provides a searchable list that families, community members and school staff can utilize to help find community resources in order to meet a family’s needs. The list is searchable by agency name, zip code and category. Categories include such areas as basic needs (food assistance, housing assistance), health care (medical, dental, vision), and mental health (substance abuse, counseling, etc.).

 

The family resource page can be found at https://www.pisd.edu/familyresources 

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