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Principal Peckham's Weekly Message

Good afternoon Martin Middle School families, 

I hope that all our families had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and off to a great start are welcome to December!

This week we have a full week, and I have some updates and calendar items for you.




60th Birthday Celebration! 

We had a great time celebrating the 60th instructional day of our 60th year. Thank you to the PTA for putting together treat bags for all our students and staff with some 60s treats including swedish fish, pixie sticks, and smiley face stickers. Also, congratulations to our 4 trivia quiz winners : Ella Claire Sexton, Izzie Woodbury, Will Calingaert, Jack Lindley, and the grade level spirit day winners: 

Monica Moore, Evie Goodman, Mykaela Pylpiew, Madalyn Smith, Max Templeton, Charitha Somagani, Lauren Kreiser, Caroline Rectanus, Aryanna Fontenot-Lyles, Myrialla Paillant, Ja’hazzha Lloyd Whitmyer, Caroline Britt, Caroline Flores, Kate Kirkland, Quincy Cormier, Sophie Rawls, and Kalajah Wright.

All these winning students will win a pizza party with the principal and school president to come in December. Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and participation. 


Starting your holiday shopping??

***Spirit wear  makes a great holiday gift. New Holiday Spirit Wear is available now for pre-order has been extended to include tonight! 

**Today is the last day to order spirit wear for the holiday preorder. Don’t miss your chance to order one of our new styles and show your school spirit. All items can be seen and ordered following the link on the Martin PTA website and attached to this transcript. 

New items include a pop socket, fleece blanket, flannel pajama pants and several long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts. In stock spirit wear is available for purchase as well.  

All items can be seen and ordered following the link on the Martin PTA website and attached to this transcript. 

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Donate Bedding to Sweeter Dreams project:

Did you know 1 in 30 Wake County students doesn't have a bed of their own. The Green Chair is sponsoring the Sweeter Dreams project again with the hopes of collecting bedding for 250 students. The Builders Club is collecting again this year for this very worthy cause and this year is focused on collecting sheets.

Please consider donating a set of NEW gender neutral twin size sheets for this worthy cause. You can turn donations in to our front office with Ms. Tari, or to Ms. Baxley, the Builders Club advisor in carpool.  All donations will be turned in to the Green Chair on Friday, December 6th.


Calendar Dates:

Thursday, Dec. 5th: Winter Sports Pictures;

                Parent Input Session for new principal (6pm);    

                Dance Concert 7pm in the Auditorium

Friday, Dec. 6th: Semester 1 Character Education Celebration 

                           (Celebration is for nominated students only at 7:30am. in the auditorium. Nominees received invitations in the mail.)


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



Lacey Peckham, Principal