|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.|
The past week has been full of celebration and reflection. Memorable Moving Up ceremonies took place on Monday and Tuesday for our fifth grade students at CRS, HMR and WAS. The halls echoed with the sounds of joy as everyone at each school “Clapped Out” the fifth graders, to wish them well in Middle School. On Wednesday, our eighth grade students graduated, and will be moving on to high school. They have accomplished many things and are truly ready for this next chapter in their lives.
As I reminded the FAMS class of 2015, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small things compared to what lies within us.” Our children are well prepared to take the next step on their educational journey, and I want to once again congratulate all of our students on a job well done.
Summertime is here and I hope you are planning to play, read, create, and have fun with your families and friends. I am sure we will have great stories to tell when we see one another again in September. Enjoy the time away from school, and treasure all of the memories you make.
All the best,
Dr. Lydia E. Furnari
Welcome to the Franklin Lakes School District! We are pleased to inform you about the new streamlined procedure for registering new students entering Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We have implemented an electronic open registration process for the 2015-16 school year. We hope this new procedure will simplify the registration process for both our new families and for our staff.
In order to begin the open registration process, please click on the link below:
Once you have completed and submitted your initial registration, you will be contacted shortly by the appropriate school(s) with further instructions on how to complete the registration process. Parents of students who will enter Kindergarten in September 2015 may register their children who were born on or before October 1, 2010.
We look forward to your active participation and support. I am confident that our district will provide a dynamic, comprehensive and meaningful program to meet your child's educational needs.
Lydia E. Furnari, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
FAMS would like to congratulate our Students and Patriots of the Month for April.
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||Lexi Petruzzella||Abdel El-Samna|
|Shannon Cicero||Michaela Halbach|
|7th||Jackie Schwartz||Andrew Romano|
|Lina Giampa||Blake Dixon-Patrick|
|8th||Max Berezovsky||Megan Casesa|
|Remy Goldberg||Ben Kearney|
Living Lessons is a community-wide program that was funded by FLEF, FAMS PTA, FLEA, and the Municipal Alliance and helped students, staff, and volunteers to realize the importance of reaching out to others, embracing their differences, respecting diversity, and learning how to deal with and overcome challenges by exploring stereotypes, prejudices, bias, discrimination, and noting how people have risen above these hardships to succeed in life. Living Lessons has been a part of FAMS since 2012 and is offered on an every other year basis. It is our sincere hope that this fantastic program and collection of presenters continues to touch the lives of the children and adults in Franklin Lakes for years to come.
All locker and homeroom information will be posted on the Genesis Parent Access.
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
In-coming 6th Grade Parents
Please, submit your child’s most recent physical report and their immunization record. Without a current Tdap and Menactra vaccine your child may not attend school.
Immunization Records can be dropped off at the school 8:30am-3:00pm, or mailed to the Nurse at:
Franklin Avenue Middle School
c/o Mary Jane Vinci
755 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Track & Field - Please see Mr. Tuttle and Ms. McLaughlin with any questions.