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Principal Peckham's Weekly Message

Greetings Martin Middle School families!   


I hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing Sunday and are resting up for a full week. 


A couple of quick reminders and calendar items to prepare your for this week. 



Reflections Contest!

This is a last call reminder that submissions for the PTA Reflections program need to be turned in by October 25th!  They can be turned in to the front office, or the Media Center bin- make sure your student has their name on it. Good Luck and we look forward to seeing our student’s gifts and talents on display!

Annual Fall Fundraiser Wraps Up!

The Fall fundraiser and Penny War had great participation last week! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed a donation! We finished the week with a grand total of $23,812.39. We are excited to announce the winner of the Penny Wars tomorrow morning for the students. 

As mentioned last Thursday, we have offered up an extra incentive, to hopefully push us to our goal of $30,ooo. 

For any grade level that brings in $5000 from last Thursday  until this Tuesday at 12:00, that grade level will earn a “Fun Friday” during 8th period at the beginning of Quarter 2. This means a Friday 8th period class where the students get to enjoy social time with their grade level, with music outside and some games available like cornhole.

We would love to see every grade level earn this opportunity- and doing so would mean the school hits its overall goal.  Again, that incentive will continue until Tuesday at 12:00.

Every contribution, big or small, will be put straight to use for our teachers and students. The goal amount of $30,000 covers all of the awesome programs, celebrations, and teacher stipends, and materials resources provided yearly, as well as provide funds for new technology equipment, and the new upgrades in motion for the Media Center, gym, and auditorium. You can still make a donation:


  1. Give online at
  2. Check: Payable to Martin PTA (drop off at carpool, office, or send with student)or Mail to Martin Middle School PTA, 1701 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 2760


Parent Education Opportunity!

On Tuesday, November 12th the CASS department presents "Keeping Teenagers Emotionally and Physically Safe in Today's World" a parent education workshop. CASS will host a morning session at 7:40 a.m. and an evening session at 5:30 p.m. Please use the RSVP tool on the flyer attached.

Calendar Dates:

10/21: Football make up game against Dillard at 4pm. AT Dillard Middle School.

10/23:  Fall Picture Make-Ups

10/23:Volleyball North Garner @ MMS 4:00pm

10/23:Girls Soccer North Garner @ MMS 4:00pm

10/24: Football North Garner @ MMS 4:00pm.

Tickets for all home events are $5 unless you have a Big Red Pass.


10/24: Fall Orchestra Concert @ 7:00pm in Auditorium


10/25: 6th grade AIG parent meeting in Media Center @7:35

The AIG program is taking over the 6th Grade Coffee Chat! Is your student in the AIG program at MMS? Are you interested in having your student evaluated for the AIG program at MMS? Then this meeting is for you!

Email: if you have any questions.


10/26: Magnet, Early College, and year-Round Schools Fair 

           9:00-12:00pm. @ Panther Creek HS

That concludes my updates for the week.  Have a great night and we’ll see you bright and early tomorrow!


Lacey Peckham, Principal