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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
 
District Announcements
Year 1 District and School HIB Grade Report
Click HERE for the Year 1 District and School HIB Grade Report.
School News and Views via Constant Contact
Welcome to good news updates about Franklin Lakes Public Schools via the Constant Contact direct email resource. In our continuing effort to meet the communication needs of our constituency, we look to publish messages from a variety of sources that will inform our school and general communities. Issues will provide information from our District office and our schools and also incorporate more from such sources as our Board of Education, school partners (e.g., PTA, FLEF, Borough), and student related town organizations (e.g., Recreation, Public Library, Municipal Alliance).

There is no need to click, search, or subscribe; the Constant Contact communication will come directly to you. Of course, you can unsubscribe from this resource at any time and then re-subscribe in the future. Enjoy!


Click HERE to get to the School News and Views Archive.
School Announcements
Marking Period 1 Benchmark Assessment Schedule

Marking Period 1
 
 
Grade 6
Assessments
Grade 7
Assessments
Grade 8
Assessments
LA
Oct. 23
Nov. 3-4
Nov. 3-4
Math
Nov. 10
Nov. 12
Nov. 5
Science
Nov. 4
Nov. 11
Oct. 28
SS
Nov. 11
Oct. 29
Nov. 4
WL
N/A
Oct. 30
Oct. 30

 
Buy your FAMS yearbook!
In order to make your yearbook purchase as easy as possible, we have partnered with Jostens, our yearbook printer, to create a home-ordering program. Ordering your yearbook from home is quick and convenient, and it eliminates the need for your son/daughter to bring any money to school.

To order your yearbook online by credit card, simply log on to www.jostensyearbooks.com, click Buy Your Yearbook, find Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, then follow the on screen prompts!

SALE BEGINS NOW!
$55.00

 

**Special Promotion: Any personalized yearbook ordered online before October 31, 2014 will receive up to 4 Free personalization icons!

VISIT US ON THE WEB TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

 

 

PLC Dance-a-Thon

It’s time once again for the FAMS Peer Leadership Corps DANCE-A-THON! This year marks our 24th annual charity fundraiser that benefits over 25 different local and national charities! Through the generosity of our family and friend of Franklin Lakes, FAMS is able to make a huge difference in the lives of thousands. As a school, we collect donations over the next two weeks that will culminate in the DANCE-A-THON on Friday, October 24th from 6pm – 9pm in the FAMS MPR.
Any student in grades 6, 7, or 8 that collect donations are invited to attend the festivities. The evening will include food, drinks, music, your friends, tons of prizes, and DANCING! You’ll find numerous ways you can help make a difference in our info packet, along with the answers to all of your questions.  Please download the packet and start making a difference today!

SEE YOU THERE!

DANCE-A-THON INFORMATION
Halloween Dress Guidelines

All Students and Staff will be allowed to wear Halloween costumes on Friday, October 31.  Please be sure to follow the Halloween Dress Guidelines. 

Please click to view the Halloween Dress Guidelines

 
Sports Update

Tennis - Will meet every Wednesday from 3:15-4:30 at the Old Mill Road Courts. Please bring with you...

Tennnis Racket, Tennis Clothes (tennis shoes not mandatory, but sneakers are) Positive attitude.
See Mr. Colón and Miss Spirko
Cheerleading:  Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 17th - November 19th, until 4:15 pm each day.
Basketball - See Coach Slade

Soccer -  

Boys & Girls Schedule:  Click here for schedule
*See Mr. Livesey or Mrs. Banta

Volleyball -  Click here for schedule....See Mr. Tuttle

 
FAMS Daily Bulletin
*HEADLINE NEWS :
Oct. 27 - 31 is RED RIBBON WEEK!!!

*ATTENTION ALL STUDENTSORDER YOUR 2015 YEARBOOK ONLINE TODAY! SALE BEGINS NOW! $55.00

 


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 the first 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.
  7. Also, please leave all of your class materials in your locker when you come to lunch. 

*Note that the school store is open to students during their lunch periods on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays.  Snacks are available for .50/.75 cents.  Please do not bring in bills larger than $5.00 as we are not able to make change.

  • Students, when you 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,
  •  
>You must bring everything you will need for lunch to the MPR, 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:
  • Drama Club - First meeting of the club was Oct. 29th.  This year's show will be announced, as well as signing up for audition times.  All students interested in stage crew should attend the meeting as well.  Please see Miss Stein or Miss Kayser if you cannot attend.
  • Fall Stock Market - This session will run from October 16 - December 12th. Club will meet today 2:55 - 3:35 pm.  Please see Mr. Giessuebel with any questions or to get a permission slip.
  • Art Club If you are still interested in joining the ART CLUB come to the ART room with any questions, see /e-mail Mrs. Behrens
  • Book Club - Will meet on Tuesdays in Room 144 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  Our first book will be If I Stay, by Gayle Foreman.  See Ms. Glemboski with questions.
  • Environmental Club - Will meet 1-2 Tuesdays a month after school in room 237 until 3:30. All grades are welcome. See Ms. Antonison for details. 
  • Photography Club - The club will be meeting on Wednesdays during October and November from 3:00-3:30 pm.  This club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Bring your cell phone or digital camera.  There also are school cameras available to borrow.  See Mr. V. for more info!
  • Tennis - Contact Mr. Colón
GT ART -  
  • 6th Grade - Meet Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 7th Grade meets on Day 1
  • 8th Grade meets on Day 2

MUSIC: .... More Band Information coming soon
  • BAND/CHORUS:   Boys' Chorus is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy
  • VOCAL MUSIC  - Bergen County Chorus forms are due to Mrs. Hartman this Wednesday
Handbells:  
  • 6th Grade, meets on Day 2
  • 7th Grade meets on Day 2
  • 8th Grade meets on Day 1
Sign out of of the lunch room and bring your lunch to Room 114.
 
SPORTS:  
 
Basketball - Attention all 7th & 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the FAMS Basketball Team: please see/email Miss McClure ASAP.

Cheerleading Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 17th - November 19th, until 4:15 pm each day. or email Ms. Coviello for further information. 
Volleyball - Click here for current schedule
Soccer - Click here for current schedule, home games are held on the FL Middle School Field.

For Full Schedule and field directions please visit our Athletics page
 
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