October 16, 2016 | Issue # 11
Teen Esteem Presents "Screens and Teens"

       Please attend an in-depth talk  about parenting in the digital world by Teen Esteem                presenter & Family coach Sean Donahue 
       October 18, 2016 (7-8.30pm). The event flyer is here.
Athletic Parent Information Night
       
      Please plan on attending our Athletic Information Night on Monday, October 24th,             6:00- 7:00pm, in the Fallon gym. This meeting is to provide information for our                   upcoming sports which includes girls basketball, boys & girls volleyball, golf,                         wrestling, and track and field.
Picture Day Make-Ups and Retakes will be on Thursday, October 20, 2016 as follows:


Make Ups:
Students that were not present at Fall Check-In will be photographed during their AP period by grade level in the MPR. Please remind your student about this date and time. We will also post a list of names on the bulletin board outside of the Student Services area the week of this event.
Retakes:
Students that would like to retake their picture will be done during their lunch period by grade level in the MPR. NOTE: Student MUST bring their original portrait package on this day and turn in to the photographer in order to receive a new package. Student will NOT receive a new ID card; they will continue to use the same ID card which was given to them during Fall Check In.
Ordering:
You can order on-line via this link:
Select Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School; your student's ID number is the password or pick up an order envelope at the Student Services window. 
Questions? Email 



Upcoming Events

Spirit Days:
1 0/18: Wear Pink for Breat Cancer Awareness
10/19:  PJ/Lazy Day
10/20: Twin/Group Day
10/21: Superhero/Villain Day

How to manage stress in High School-10/20


CJSF Trivia Night Fundraiser

CJSF will be holding a fandom Trivia Night fundraiser on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30pm  in the MPR. Bring a team of 3-5 friends to compete! The entry fee is $4 per team. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. There will also be  prizes! All proceeds go to Dreaming Zebra which helps bring art and art supplies to children in impoverished countries. See you next Thursday!

Conference Information

Please join us at our middle school conferences on:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th from 4:00-7:00pm
AND
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th from 4:00-7:00 pm
Our teaching staff will be present to discuss your student's progress to date. We are requesting that each teacher conference be limited to five (5) minutes to allow all families an opportunity to meet with their child's teachers. If additional conference time is required, please schedule a separate meeting with the teacher. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents. We look forward to meeting you!
 
Please note that all report cards will be mailed home on Friday, October 21st.


Halloween Costumes and School Schedules

Halloween is right around the corner and we want our families to know what is acceptable for costumes to make this a positive and fun environment for all. We ask for your support in helping students to comply with these rules:
  • Costumes must comply with the school dress code, be age-appropriate (no R-rated themes), and be respectful to others.
  • Students will not be allowed to wear masks or full face paint at school or school activities.
  • To maintain our Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the presence of weapons on school campuses, students' costumes may not include pretend weapons and/or explosives. Toy guns, swords, knives, or martial arts weapons, etc., are not allowed and will be confiscated if brought to school.
  • We are also asking for your cooperation in NOT allowing your children to dress up as clowns due to the possible disruption and fear it may cause given recent posts on social media. Any student arriving at school in a clown costume will be asked to change.
Costumes are not expected or required on Halloween, but if your young teen decides to dress up, please help select a costume that supports our effort to provide a positive and fun environment. 
In addition, please note that Friday, October 28th is a minimum day
with students released at  12:30 p.m . However, 
Monday, October 31st is a
regular day
for middle school students, with a dismissal time of 
3:11 p.m.

PFC Enrichment Programs

If your student has signed up for more than one enrichment program, please read the FAQs  on PFC Guidelines on participation in multiple enrichment programs.

Space is still available in Odissi. Please contact dipti.mallik@gmail.com for more information.

CALENDAR
This Week
Next Week
Monday (10/17)
Monday (10/24)
Red Ribbon week Starts
Athletic Parent Info. Night-6pm
Tuesday (10/18)
Wear 
Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
8th grade hearing/vision screening test
Teen Esteem Seminar-7pm
Tuesday (10/25)
Wednesday (10/19)
Spirit Day-Wear Pajamas/Lazy Day
2pm dismissal
Wednesday (10/26)
2pm dismissal
Conferences-4pm-7pm

Thursday (10/20)
Spirit Day-Twin/Group Day
School photo retakes
Thursday (10/27)
Conferences-4pm-7pm

Friday (10/21)
Spirit Day-Superhero/Villain Day
School Dance-6.30-9pm
Friday (10/28)
Minimum Day-12.30pm Release
Fallon School PFC
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