The holiday season is definitely upon us. I know these are unprecedented times and things aren’t quite the same because of COVID 19. During this special time of the year, please take care of yourself, your family and let your loved ones know that you care about them.
Quarter 2 Mid-Quarter is Friday, December 11
The mid-quarter grading mark is a check-in time for students and families to see educational progress. We use the grade information to plan support. It is also a good point to encourage students to catch up on any missing assignments or assessments. Some suggestions that were given to students include:
Complete all work
Visit teachers Office Google Meets on Wednesdays or Go to Teacher Breakouts
Check Schoology and email daily
Parent Check-In On Tuesday, December 15 at 9:30 am and 6:00 pm
The Plymouth MS administration will be available for an open dialogue. We will review a coordination of efforts to support students to be engaged in their classes and have time for discussions. Our special guest will be Dr. Stephanie Burrage, Interim Superintendent. To join the meeting, go to bit.ly/PMSParentMeeting
Several Small Groups and Lunch Bunches have begun meeting. Students can contact their grade level counselor for more information. Small groups topics include:
Genius Hour Opportunities
WEB Winter Raffle
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Leaders are 8th graders who work to promote community at school. They will be hosting a WEB Winter Raffle this year instead of our typical ROAR Store Holiday Shoppe! They are very excited about this opportunity to engage students and spread some positivity! WEB Leaders made a video to help promote our PMS students to turn their cameras on during classes! Their goal is that by seeing their peers promote cameras on, students will feel empowered to do the same! Check out the video here!
8th Annual Bird Bash Virtual Event
Seven Dreams Education Foundation invites you to the 8th Annual Bird Bash Virtual Event on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. The fun, interactive program begins at 7 pm. Online silent and premier auctions will open a week in advance, on January 30th. Seven Dreams is excited to announce that the program will be emceed by RAS alum Sally Wingert, who is a Hollywood and Guthrie Theater actor (she acted in Fargo and North Country). The Bird Bash is the foundation's primary fundraiser of the year and raises money to benefit the students of Robbinsdale Area Schools.
The goal is to raise $50,000 to fund this year's project: Telling Everyone’s Story With Multicultural Books.
This project will inspire our students to read by adding 2,500 electronic & print books to our middle and high school media centers that are culturally relevant and inclusive of everyone's story. Electronic books make it possible to check out books remotely, any time of day. This project will nurture our students’ self-esteem, empathy and understanding of multiple perspectives—and provide them with opportunities to explore current social issues and strengthen ties to each other and the community.
The live streamed event is free but please register at: http://bidpal.net/birdbash2021. The link will also be on the website at www.sevendreams.org. Or you can "text to register": send a message to Seven Dreams at 243725 and text “BirdBash2021”. If you would like to donate to the silent auction, see the "wish list" at: https://signup.com/go/zBRzdwN. For more information contact Emily Wallace-Jackson, Executive Director, SDEF at Emily@sevendreams.org.
Upcoming Important Dates
Mid-quarter for quarter 2 is December 11, 2020.
Plymouth Middle School Parent Meeting with Administration - December 15, 2020
Winter break, No school - December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
No School - Monday, January 18.
End of quarter 2 (also end of Semester 1) - January 22
No School - Monday, January 25
Please continue to inspire your children to make a positive impact on our school, community and world. The PMS administrative team would like to thank students, families and staff for all of your help and support, of the students and staff here, at PMS. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we can help to solve or support.
Plymouth MS Principal