|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 Board-approved school calendar for the 2013-14 school year (CLICK HERE) includes the following contingency plan for the use of more than the three allotted emergency days:
“NOTE: The calendar may be extended should unforeseen circumstances require it or subject to the work year being extended. Therefore, no plans which cannot be changed should be made prior to June 30. The Board of Education reserves the right to modify the calendar as may be deemed necessary. This includes reducing/eliminating vacation periods. If additional days are required, they will be as follows: end of June and/or April, etc.”
To date, we have used six emergency days to close schools due to inclement weather conditions. This means that we must make up three days in order to meet the State’s minimum requirement of 180 school days. In line with the abovementioned note, the Board has elected to take from the April break, starting with Friday, April 11 and working backward as needed. Accordingly, Wednesday, April 9; Thursday, April 10; and Friday, April 11 are now regular school days for all administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Please schedule your April plans accordingly.
Frank Romano, II, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
The Annual FLEF Dinner Dance is scheduled for Friday, March 14 at 7:00PM. In addition to the evening festivities, FAMS Experiences being auctioned off at the dance as well as on the Online Auction. Please CLICK HERE to visit the FLEF Online Aucition and support our schools! Online Auction ends Friday, March 7 at 10PM!!
A wonderful evening of Broadway show tunes performed by J. Mark McVey and Christy Tarr-McVey on Wednesday, March 12 from 7:30PM - 9:00PM. Some of their well-known shows include Les Miserables, The Whoís Tommy, Jekyll and Hyde, and many more! Spend a great night listening to the sounds of Broadway without traveling into the city!
Tickets for all adults are $15
Tickets for all FLPS students are $10
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased by sending payment to:
755 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Please make checks payable to “FAMS”
Due to school closings because of inclement weather, FAMS has decided to extend Marking Period 3 until Friday, April 11, 2014. Marking Period 4 will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014.
The Marking Period 3 Progress Report posting date has also been extended to accommodate the extended period and Marking Period 3 Progress Reports will be posted to the Genesis Parent Access system and can be retrieved at any time after 4:00PM on March 10, 2014. For any issues with a grade or comment, please contact the appropriate teacher.
Please click on the link below to log in to the Parent Access system.
Marking Period 3
The boys basketball team refused to lose and battled back from 12 points behind to win the League Championship by a score of 64-63 over a great Hillsdale team. An early season loss to the same Hillsdale club was the only blemish on the Patriots' 14-1 record. The boys never went ahead until 1 minute left in the game. Andrew Curcura hit four 3 pointers in the fourth quarter and made some important foul shots to seal the victory. Andrew finished with 29 points and made seven 3 pointers in all. Jason Oppler added 22 points with some fantastic drives and controlled the play at the end. The boys played full court man to man pressure in the last frame to turn the game. A great defensive effort was put in by the entire team.
Congratulations to Coach Slade and the Patriots!
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||Kaya Lee||Rocco Faustini|
|Shivani Patel||Julia Parr|
|7th||Lucy Hemmat||Jacob Miller|
|Adeyemi Uthman||Emily Slobodenyuk|
|8th||Jaclyn Kemly||Danielle Minero|
|Arjun Mittal||John Robinson|
This is a reminder for all students interested in participating on the Baseball, Softball or Track teams. The deadline to hand in physicals to the FAMS Health Office is February 15, 2014. No extensions will be given.
All students who participated in a previous sport this year will need a new Part A of the physical form. Part A is only valid for 60 days. Physicals (Part B) are good for 365 days. The Physical form is posted on the FAMS Health Office Website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or see Mrs. Vinci
All physicials were due to the Health Office Febuary 15, 2014
Baseball - Starting next week, anyone who plans on trying out for baseball is welcome to come and throw in the gym from 7:45 until 8 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
March Madness -
- In today's March Madness Tournament, The Kitty Kats play the Golden Shooters. Please arrange pickup for 3:40pm.
SOFTBALL: All physical forms must be turned in to Nurse Vinci THIS WEEK. Please complete your paperwork and turn it in as soon as possible.
March 12 -WETZELS HOT PRETZEL ($3.50)-all lunch periods
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. Remember there are no assigned seats.
Notice the rotation for recess for marking period three. It is posted in all homerooms and of course the MPR. We will only use the rotation if the weather warms up 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.
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 the rain or snow, you will be told to wait 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,
BACKPACKS OR SLING BAGS TO THE MPR!!!!
* As the weather during the winter months does not permit us to go outside for recess, we suggest students bring activities to do during lunch (deck of cards, chess, checkers, etc).
No cell phones are permitted but hard-cover books and study guides are acceptable.
- Lunch Time Reminders - 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. Do not go anywhere without signing out.
> 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.
Before and after school, please use the computer lab (Room 224) if you need to use computers."
COMPUTER LAB - Morning lab is now open for all students to use. Time Open - 7:15 am - Room # 224 on the second floor. Either Mr. Giessuebel or Miss Spirko will be there each morning to assist you.
8th GRADE TRIP:
Ping Pong Club - See Mr. Colon
Club Care - The Animal Club will not meet this week. We will meet again on March 12th.
Towels for Angels...Club Care is collecting old towels by 2/26 for foster animals. Please bring in your old towels and donate them to this great cause! You can leave them in room 210 with Ms. Mora.
See Miss Stein with questions.
You Be The Chemist:
See Ms. Mora for details.
Dance Troupe -
FAMS DRAMA CLUB (Spring Musical):
ATTENTION CAST OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: There will be FULL CAST vocal rehearsal today from 3:15 to 4:00 in the music room. Jocks and Braniacs will rehearse until 4:45. Tomorrow, Friday March 7th, will be rehearsal for ALL understudies from 3:00-4:30 in the MPR.
ATTENTION STAGE CREW: See Miss Stein
*High School Musical cast is posted in the main office.
Please see Mr. Colon or Miss Burnup with any questions.
ART CLUB -Our next meeting wiill be Tuesday, March 11th.
*See Mrs. Behrans for details.
G/T ART► -
Please remember to sign out in the MPR room.
PLC Core Group:
FAMS ROCK: Please review the information posted on the club's webpage regarding rosters and practice schedules. See Mr. Tuttle, Mr. Kozichek, or Mr. Parr
Concert Band: 7th and 8th grade----reminder that this monday's practice is for brass only
7th and 8th grade----reminder that this monday's practice is for brass only
Sixth Grade Chorus -
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC -
- Brass -
- LOW Brass -
- Clarinets -
- Concert Band -
- Flute -
- Percussion - NO LESSONS TODAY
- Sax -
- Trumpet -
- Piano -
- String Ochestra -
- Altos -
VOCAL MUSIC -
*Information is available on the chorus webpage.
Be sure to sign out of the MPR and bring your lunch to the music room.