Newsletter December 2023

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Perry Tipler Middle School 

      PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION begins at 7:45am.
         BREAKFAST begins in the cafeteria at 7:55am.

A Note from Dr. Poquette

Starting December 4th, parents will get an email if their child is tardy for 2 or more class periods in a day. We have had an increase in excessive tardiness this year and we are hoping a conversation from parents/guardians will help. 
Thank you,
Dr. Sarah Poquette, Tipler/ALPs Principal

December Events:

Dec 5
10:30am-1pm - 8 gr Band field trip to West HS
7/8 gr Girls Basketball meetings at recess Room113
Dec 7
8:30am-12:30pm - Jr Achievement field trip
3:45-5pm - School Dance
Dec 8
NO SCHOOL for students staff development
Dec 11 & 12
ACCESS testing for ELL at Tipler
Dec 12
3:45-5pm - 1st Girls Basketball practice!
Dec 14 & 15
7pm - Musical - Matilda Jr
Dec 16
OASD Band-O-Rama at North HS fieldhouse
Dec 19
7pm - 6/7/8 gr Orchestra Concert
Dec 22-Jan 1
NO SCHOOL - Happy Holidays!

*8th Grade Orientation*




West High School

January 8th at 6pm 


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North High School

January 11th at 5:00 PM

ACCESS Testing for ELL

English Language Learners will take the annual ACCESS test on December 11th & 12th.
**Please be sure that your students have a healthy breakfast and arrive at school well-rested and with their Chromebooks charged. 
Thank you!


Tipler/ALPs - HERD UP! 

On Wednesday, January 17th, Tipler/ALPs will be attending the Wisconsin Herd basketball game to celebrate the many positive behaviors we see everyday!
The cost will be $15
(includes the bus ride, game ticket and lunch at the arena)
*School Store will be open December 1st - 21st to complete permission forms and submit payments.  NO PAPER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
*Students must meet behavior and attendance requirements to be eligible to attend this field trip.


Choir Corner with Mr. Lindley

Matilda Jr. is coming up for Tipler/ALPs students on December 14th and 15th! On both nights, the show starts at 7:00 PM with a special guest appearance from the Oshkosh West High School Madrigal singers on Friday night's performance. All students perform both nights and are expected to be there regardless of their roles. The students have put a lot of work into this show and you will be very proud. Students should be in the Tipler Gym by 6:30 both nights to prepare for their performances. Look for emails regarding costumes/how to dress soon!
~Mr. Lindley

DATE:  Thursday & Friday, December 14 &15

TIME:  7pm

PLACE:  Perry Tipler Gymnasium

"This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!"

Art News from Mrs. Meyer

Art show season begins this month!

*Many students will have their artwork on display at the show. 
Students with work within the show will be notified by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 5.   

Watch for information regarding these events in future newsletters:

Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest/Show
Oshkosh Public Library (lower level)
106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh
*Celebrating the artwork of 7th and 8th grade students throughout the state, will be held throughout the month of March.
March is Youth Art Month!
Art Space Collective Gallery
7 Merritt Ave, Oshkosh
*This art show will display student artwork from all Oshkosh Area School District schools.
The art rooms are always looking for newspaper donations to use with projects.  Please consider saving any newspapers you might get and dropping them off at school or send them with your student(s).  Newspapers are always welcome in the art rooms.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding art projects or course happenings, please contact:
Mrs. Emily Meyer 
920-424-0320  ext. 6480

Lego League News

Baksteen Valken competed with 29 teams in the FIRST Lego League Regional Tournament this weekend at Parker HIgh School in Janesville, WI. The team did an outstanding job during our judged presentations, and were nominated for the Robot Design Award, and were the WINNERS of the Innovation Project Award. The team also placed 2nd in the robot matches, and were a runner-up for the Tournament Champion Award!
We are very proud of the team's achievements this year, and are excited to continue working on our research project and improving our robot performance ahead of the Waukesha Sectional tournament on Saturday, December 16.


Pre-order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales will ONLY be done online by clicking the link below.
Enter "Tipler Middle School" 
Click "buy a yearbook"
Enter your student's name and homeroom teacher. 
Enter your credit card information. 

 Cost is $18

Sale ENDS March 29, 2024


Ski Club

January 15 (no school day)
January 26
February 8
February 23
Registration and School Store must be completed between November 1st - December 15th.
*No late registrations allowed
All 4 trips will cost $134.
Additional cost for ski/snowboard rentals.
Bus cost is $40 for all 4 trips.

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Tipler / ALPs Food Drive

Nov. 27 - Dec. 12

Tipler and ALPs are participating in the Kiwanis Food Drive again this year!  Please bring non-perishable food to homeroom.  Let’s see which grade level can bring in the most food to help stock the shelves for others this holiday season!


Online Athletic Sign-Up

Athletic Forms- must be completed online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Payments- must be made online through the Infinite  Campus Parent Portal 

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8th Annual Golf Outing


The 8th Annual Tipler/ALPs Golf outing is set for May 18th.
We would love for you to be a part of an awesome tradition that helps raise funds for our schools. 
Do you like to golf?
You could make a team of 4. 
Do you want to help, but are unable to attend?
You could create a gift basket or have your place of employment create a gift basket for a raffle prize.

This is our biggest fundraiser to support students and we would love for you to help out. 


Online Field Trip Sign-Up

Sign-up for all field trips is done through the School Store on your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Click below for step-by-step instructions.

Volunteer Application Process

*Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on "Volunteer Application Process" to get started.

Attendance Procedure at Perry Tipler Middle School

Parents/guardians are expected to notify the school by 9am on the day of absence(s).   
Call 920-424-0320 - leave a message if the secretaries do not answer. 
*APPOINTMENT - state the date and time of pick-up for the appointment.
*PERSONAL EXCUSE - you do not need to give a reason, but you can if you would like.
*ILL - state your child's symptoms or if they have received a diagnosis from a doctor. If more information is needed, a school nurse may give you a call back.
*VACATION - state the dates your child will be absent and when they are returning to school.
~ Thank you for helping us keep your student's attendance as accurate as possible ~

~ Please Slow Down in our School Zones ~

The corner of Bismarck and Eagle Streets can be especially dangerous for our students before and after school.  

Please slow down and watch for pedestrians. 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe!


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