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MSW Update - March 1, 2019

posted Mar 3, 2019, 10:22 AM by Barbara Quintangeli   [ updated Mar 3, 2019, 10:23 AM ]

Dear PVMS West Families,

Mrs. Milligan
I hope this communication finds you doing well.  We recently passed the midpoint of the
third marking period (Feb. 27th).  If you have any questions regarding your student's progress, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers/team.  The second trimester ends on March 11th; the end of the third marking period is April 3rd, and the end of the fourth vector is April 24th.


Safety:

Momo Challenge: The Momo Challenge has gained popularity through headlines this week. The Momo Challenge is a dangerous viral social media trend with teens and tweens. The challenge encourages students to contact an unknown person called “Momo” via WhatsApp and Facebook.

Throughout the challenge, children are sent violent and graphic images and texts. The stranger then asks for photos and videos of themselves completing certain tasks. If a child wants to stop the challenge “Momo” threatens to leak their personal information. At first the tasks are small. For example: face a fear, wake up at weird hours throughout the night. The tasks escalate until the final task which encourages an individual to kill themselves.

What can parents do?

  • Consider talking about the challenge with your child and ask if they have heard about it

  • Discuss the dangers of the challenge and remind them that creator of “Momo” is not a fictional character but rather a real person with negative intentions

  • Teach your children to never communicate with strangers on social media and to never share personal information online

  • Remind your children that they can always talk to you about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable on social media

  • Understand the social media sites your children use regularly such as WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat and Instagram

  • Require your child share passwords to their devices as well as any online accounts

https://smartsocial.com/momo-challenge-safety-guide/

New News and Timely Reminders:


from PVMS West’s Home and School:

Come join us Monday, March 4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the library for our next meeting.  We'll start discussing our plans for next year and are always open to new ideas.  Hope to see you there!

 

PV West will be having its final Spirit Wear sale of the school year.  The sale starts March 3rd and ends March 17th. Don't miss out on getting your PV gear.  Click here for the flyer or go to pvwest.itemorder.com to order.

 

MS West’s Home and School Amazon Link - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330  Just click on the banner to get an HTML code to copy.  Any money we earn goes directly into the H & S bank account.  Give it a try!

 

Trimester 2 End soon – March 8, 2019.  Please communicate with your child’s vector teachers if you have any questions or concerns about his/her academic progress/grades.

 

PVMS - West Drama Club presents....

Madagascar, Jr.

Friday, March 15 at 7:30PM

Saturday, March 16 at 6:00PM

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00PM

At PVMS – West Auditorium

 

The show will run approximately ninety minutes, including intermission.

Click here for ticket order form.

 

West is proud to support MSE’s production as well.  MSE will be performing The Little Mermaid on 3/8/19 at 7:30, 3/9/19 at 6:00, and 3/10/19 at 1:00.  Tickets: skk6501@comcast.net

 

Perkiomen Watershed Stream Clean-up - Mrs Emers' seventh-grade science project group, Defaulty Boyz, invite you to come out and support the Perkiomen Watershed for the annual Stream Clean-up on April 6, 2019 from 9am - 12pm.  Click here to see the flyer. By donating just a few hours of your time, PV families can make big impact on the environment and have fun too!  Let's show the Watershed that PV Vikings care. Sign up now! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EAAA822A57-perkiomen

 

Green Team’s Love Your Mother 5K – Save the Date – May 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m., 25.00/participant (More to come…)

Click here for Mrs. Milligan’s Weekly Reminders from past newsletters:

General reminders are available on Mrs. Milligan's Tips and Reminders Webpage, located under the Resources for Families tab on the Middle School West home page.   A reminder to parents and guardians: If you ever need clarification or assistance with anything mentioned in my reports or if you have general questions, please email (dmilligan@pvsd.org) or call (484-977-7210, ext. 3505).  I will be happy to assist you.

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Regards,


Donna Milligan, Principal, PVMS West

Important Dates:


March - Remaining Feb. dates, please see New News and Timely Reminders. When not listed, please see your email for specific dates, times, and locations.

  • Jazz Band Competition

  • Reading Olympics competition

  • Seventh-grade Field Trip

  • Jazz Band performs at a neighboring middle school

  • PMEA String Fest

  • 3/8/19 - End of Trimester 2

  • 3/12/19 - Half day for students

  • 3/15,16,17/19- West Spring Musical, Madagascar

  • 3/18/19- First day of Spring Sports

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