|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.|
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.
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.
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)
Congratulations Ms. Marte!!
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|
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.
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.
- 8th Graders- Tuesday, June 14th
- 7th Graders - Wednesday, June 15th
- 6th Graders - Thursday, June 16th
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, 89299. All 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 email@example.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
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.
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:
- Please arrive to school on time! Attendance is taken at 8:05.
- Remember we only allow walking in the hallways. Safety first!
- Follow all bus safety rules. There are no assigned seats.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BRING SCHOOL BAGS,
> 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.
COMPUTER LAB - Is open in room 225
*Before school at 7:15 am
*After school until 3:30 pm
Art Club - Mrs. Behrens
Animal Club - see Miss Mora
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.
- 6th Grade meets Tuesday & Thursday
- 7th Grade meets Day 2
- 8th Grade
SPORTS: See Our Athletics Page