Weekly Parent Newsletter

For week of January 20, 2020
Student Announcements.

- Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday

- Friday, January 24 - End of 1st Semester

- Mon/Tues - January 27/28 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Days

- Week of January 29 - Kindness Week

- Wednesday - January 29 - Single Period Day

- Thurs/Fri - January 30/31 - Block Period Days


Eighth graders will have the opportunity to participate in self-defense lessons during Physical Education classes, taught by the Physical Education Department. The focus will be awareness, avoidance, boundary setting, confidence building, and the use of voice as a weapon. They will be taught some practical self-defense techniques with minimal confrontation. The information is age-appropriate, fun, and empowering.

Topics Covered

- Prevention and Verbal Self-Defense
- Physical and Mental Aspects of Self-Defense
- Stranger Awareness vs. Acquaintance Assaults
- ABC's of Self-Defense: Awareness, Boundaries, and Confidence
- Hands-On Practical Self-Defense Techniques

Please complete this Self-Defense Permission Slip to let us know if your 8th grader IS or IS NOT permitted to participate in these lessons.

Thank you.


The Music Program has made it super easy for people who would like to help support our program with donations - the Fresh Brothers Restaurant Night Fundraiser.

Between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on February 4th, Fresh Brothers will donate back to the PTMS Music Program 20% of your dine-in, pick-up, and call-in food orders.

Just think! With THOSE hours, you and your family can have Fresh Brothers for both lunch AND dinner on February 4th and, without doing anything but presenting the flyer on the link above, you will have donated funds toward the PTMS Music Program.

How easy is that?


Please see the PTMS website home page for important dates relating to PTMS Enrollment, Intradistrict Transfer Application Window, Residency Verification Window, ISPE Application Process Window, PTMS Parent Information Night, and High School Selection, including the High School Selection Press Release dated January 14, 2020.


The PTMS Science Olympiad students had an exciting day at the CV CCA Invitational last weekend! The competition was among 18 schools (51 teams!). PTMS was represented by 89 students competing in six teams: Avalanche, Inferno, Lightning, Riptide, Tsunami, and Typhoon. Medals were awarded to the top six students in each event. At the end of the day, PTMS won 11 medals and placed 4th, and placed 3rd among the schools participating in the San Diego Regional Competition.

Here is the list of 11 events/teams that placed at the top six (there were an additional 17 that placed 7th through 10th place). Congratulations!

Event Place Team
Anatomy 5 Tsunami
Boomilever 2 Tsunami
Codebusters 3 Tsunami
Density Lab 3 Tsunami
Disease Detectives 6 Tsunami
Elasatic L. Glider 4 Typhoon
Elasatic L. Glider 6 Inferno
Experimental Design 6 Tsunami
Meteorology 2 Tsunami
Road Scholar  2 Inferno
Write It Do It 1 Tsunami

We are very proud of ALL of our students and coaches for their hard work and dedication. And a sincere thanks for the parents and siblings for volunteering and helping in the CCA Invitational.

Good luck to Team Tsunami who are competing this weekend at Mesa Robles Invitational!


- Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito and Target Encinitas bring you OPERATION SCHOOL BELL - February 5 and February 8
Carmel Valley Youth Volleyball - starts April 14, 2020
- ELAC/DELAC - English Learner Program Meetings - March 11, 13, and 24, and April 21
- PTMS - Speech & Debate
- SDUHSD - Employment Opportunities
- SDUHSD - Part-time Employment Opportunity at PTMS - AVID Tutor
YMCA Kinship Support - Are you a grandparent or other relative raising a child in your family?