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Kindergarten and new student registration is now open.  To register, click on “Resources for Parents” and select the “New Student Registration” link.
 
Early adolescence is a challenging stage in the development of all children. They are growing physically, intellectually, and socially more during these years than they have at any other time in their lives. The Franklin Avenue Middle School community recognizes this fact and provides students with the proper support and encouragement so that they may leave middle school with the skills requisite for a successful career in high school and beyond.

Upcoming Events
9/13/2016
- BoE Executive Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/27/2016
- BoE Executive Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10/13/2016
- BoE Executive Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
School Announcements
FAMS Graduation
Eighth Grade Graduation will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Indian Hills High School in the auditorium and begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Following the graduation ceremony, allowing some time for families to take pictures, we will provide transportation to bring the eighth graders to their celebration dance. The dance will begin at 8:00 pm and will conclude at 11:00 pm.

All students are reminded to follow the dress guidelines as posted in numerous letters and listed below.  Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in a forfeiture of the graduation ceremony.
 
GIRLS
Dresses should be fingertip to floor length and in shades of pastel or white.
The design can be plain or with a printed pattern.
Dress that are low cut, strapless, bare midriffs, or with cut outs are considered inappropriate and will not be allowed.
Dresses should reflect the serious nature of this event and should be modest and simple.
 
BOYS
White jackets and bow ties will be ordered.
Black pants with white shirts should be worn. (NO JEANS)
Black or brown shoes should be worn. (NO SNEAKERS)

 
FAMS: A Closer Look
FAMS is truly a wonderful place for children and our staff does a phenomenal job of offering an array of innovative and exciting programs.  In order to provide the community with a glimpse into the world of FAMS, we plan to provide various videos of classroom activities throughout the school year.  Our newest video comes from Mrs. Kristen Emmel, and her 7th grade Math classroom.
 
Please enjoy our first installment of FAMS: A Closer Look
 
MP4 Benchmark Assessments
 
 

6th Grade

Assessments

7th Grade

Assessments

8th Grade

Assessments

LA

June 3

May 24-25

June 1-2

Math

June 7

June 9

June 2

Science

June 13

June 14

June 3

SS

June 14

June 15

June 6

WL

N/A

June 16

June 7

FAMS Teacher of the Year 2016
Congratulations to Ms. Darlene Marte who was selected by the Bergen County Teacher/Education Services Professionals Recognition Program or "Teacher of the Year" for Franklin Avenue Middle School.  Ms. Marte was nominated and then selected by a panel of judges that included administrators, teachers, and parents.

Congratulations Ms. Marte!!
Students/Patriots of the Month

FAMS would like to congratulate our Students and Patriots of the Month for January. 

The Student and Patriot of the Month program provides recognition for students who exhibit positive behaviors and exemplary performance.  Selected students will receive a certificate and a congratulatory breakfast sponsored by the FAMS PTA for their accomplishments.
 
  Student of the Month Patriot of the Month
6th Jack Houston Gabby Goldberg
  Drake Yormark Emma Fernandez
7th Bora Bozdogan Cara Reed
  Haley Schmidt Mike Perez
8th Emilie Vaysse Krista Bogan
  Vanessa Haselkorn Matthew Feroz

 
Teacher Sites and Calendars
Teachers will maintain a Google Site where parents and students can view homework and receive important updates, while students will be given access to an individual Google Classroom for each subject where they will receive all pertinent class information digitally.  Parents can find the individual teacher pages by clicking on a teacher’s name in the Meet Our Staff section of the FAMS Website.  Additionally, parents who are interested in accessing and subscribing to a specific or multiple teachers’ class calendars, please see this Direction Sheet.
 
 
FAMS Girls Soccer Team Wins Championship!
The girls soccer team had a tremendous season winning the middle school Championship against Park Ridge with a score of 5-1. Emilia Capozzi scored within the first 3 minutes of the game. Guilia Marasco had back to back assists crossing the ball into Kaitlyn Skamis.  And Emerson Elgin also scored two goals to put the championship in the bag.  All the girls played such an awesome game and were determined to walk off the field as Champions. The Patriots ended their season with a record of 11-2-1.  This is the first championship for a FAMS girls' team in over 10 years.

Congratulations to Coach Banta and the Patriots!!
Sports Update
06/10/2016
 
There are still spots available for Patriot Basketball Shooting Camp in sessions 2 and 3. Join your friends for what is always a fun way to greatly improve your basketball shooting skill. 

There will be a meeting for all sixth and seventh grade girls interested in playing volleyball on Wednesday, June 15. Please see Mr. Tuttle if you cannot attend. 

Click here for link to directions for all athletic events:

If you plan to participate in any sports you must contact Mrs. Vinci to submit health records.
FAMS Daily Bulletin
ANOUNCEMENTS - 06-15-2016
 
CHORUS REGISTRATION
If you would like to join chorus or handbells next year, please complete the attached form and return it to Mrs. Hartman by WEDNESDAY, June 15th!  You can bring the form to room 114 or place it in my mailbox in the office.  You may also send me an email in order to register.  Students who are currently in chorus do not need to re-register.

CONCERT BAND

If any students are interested in joining Concert Band next year, please fill out the attached form and return it to Mr. Kozichek by the end of next week. Any student who has played in band in elementary school or takes private lessons can join! If you have any questions, stop down to room 113.
 
Student personal computers will be collected on the following days:
  • 8th Graders- Tuesday, June 14th
  • 7th Graders - Wednesday, June 15th
  • 6th Graders - Thursday, June 16th
Make sure to bring you computer, in it's hard case and black carrying case and both parts of the charger to school on the appropriate day.

Important Dates:

June 16 - Awards Night 7 pm in the FAMS MPR

FAMS PTA once again has partnered with SchoolKidz to offer their TeacherTailored School Supply Kit Program for September 2016. A significant amount of time and attention to detail was devoted to making sure we have quality school supplies that are what your teachers want each student to have. This is a PTA Fundraiser and we hope you will participate and support the FAMS PTA.

Orders must be placed ONLINE at www.shopttkits.com using our account number, 89299All orders must be placed by Friday June 17, 2016, NO exceptions. Supply Kits will be in your child's homeroom on the first day of school in September.

Any questions, please contact Connie Fong at ck9394@gmail.com.


For sports information, see Athletic Schedules and Direction link on the side bar.  
Click here for link to directions to athletic events.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hartman or stop in the music room!

Conferences:  If you would like to set up a conference with your child's teacher please go to https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Franklin_Avenue_Middle_School
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From the Nurse's Office:

Sports Physicals are due by August 15th
 


*REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS:  
A reminder about our dismissal procedures:
*Students who are meeting car pickups should not use any doors that exit to the plaza. Those students should walk and only cross Pulis and Franklin Avenues at the crossing guard!!

*You should ALWAYS be prepared to go outside for recess everyday. Students must go to their lockers before arriving in the MPR with all the items that you will need.

LOST & FOUND - If you have lost school supplies, clothes, a lunchbox, or other personal items, PLEASE stop in the office.
Attention students:

We remind all students to examine their clothing choices each morning before arrival to school. Be reminded that FAMS has guidelines that can answer your questions regarding appropriateness of attire. We all appreciate your cooperation. Stop by the office with any questions.

Some reminders about school procedures:

  1. Please arrive to school on time! Attendance is taken at 8:05.
  2. Remember we only allow walking in the hallways. Safety first!
  3. Follow all bus safety rules. There are no assigned seats.
  4. Notice the rotation for recess for each marking period. It is posted in all homerooms and of course the MPR. We will only use the rotation when the weather is warm enough to go outside.
  5. If you plan to leave the MPR for any reason at lunch time, you MUST sign out first. If you will be with a teacher, you will need to show a pass!
  6. Large bags and backpacks are not permitted to be used throughout the day.

*Note that the school store is open to students during their lunch periods on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays.  Snacks are available for .75 cents.  Please do not bring in bills larger than $5.00 as we are not able to make change.

  • When students arrive to school in bad weather, you will be waiting inside the building until the 8:00 am bell.  All students will enter through the door by the gym and then proceed to the following locations:
    • 6th grade - front hall by Rooms 157 and 158
    • 7th grade - MPR
    • 8th grade - gym lobby

REMINDERS ABOUT LUNCH ROOM PROCEDURES:
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BRING SCHOOL BAGS,
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>You must go to your locker before arriving in the MPR for lunch.  Bring everything you will need for lunch, including money and jackets.  Students will not be permitted to return to their lockers.  Please do not go anywhere without signing out.
> If going to Alternate Lunch or the Library, remember your sign-out number and use the same number when signing in at your destination. Alternate Lunch eats in the Alt. Lunch room, Library eats in MPR-no food is allowed in the Library.
> If parent is dropping off your lunch, it is your responsibility to look for you lunch in the white basket near the stage.  If you need assistance, ask an adult for help.
> Remember that students must adhere to the guidelines regarding bags and backpacks and dress code.  If you have any questions, please stop by the office.
"The FAMS library is closed both before and after school. No student is allowed to be in the library without a teacher present.

COMPUTER LAB
- Is open in room 225
*Before school at 7:15 am 
*After school until 3:30 pm


CLUBS:
Art Club - Mrs. Behrens
Animal Club - see Miss Mora
Art Club - Mrs. Behrens
Stem Club - Mrs. Antonison
Book Club -Ms. Burnup
Chemisrty Club - Ms. Mora
Drama Club - Please see Miss Stein or Miss Kayser.
Environmental Club - Ms. Antonison
Photography Club - See Mr. V. for more info!
Year Book - Miss Burnup & Mr. Colon

GT ART -  
  • 7th Grade meets on Day 1
  • 8th Grade meets on Day 2

2015-2016 CHORUS: (click for registration form) The 7th & 8th Grade Concert Choir is open to all students and meets during the school day rotating with your physical education period.  Forms are available from Mrs. Hartman and in the main office.
 
Handbells:  Meets during lunch periods.
  • 6th Grade meets Tuesday & Thursday
  • 7th Grade meets Day 2
  • 8th Grade
Sign out of of the lunch room and bring your lunch to Room 114.
SPORTS:  See Our Athletics Page

 
For Full Schedules and field directions please visit our Athletics page
 
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