December 5, 2016 | Issue # 18
Winter Concert
This is a reminder that the Fallon Winter Concert will be held Wednesday, Dec 7 at 7:00 pm in the Fallon Gym. The concert is free but we are requesting a canned food item to help the school's can food drive. The Jazz Band, Beginning Band, 6th Grade Advanced Band, 7th/8th Grade Symphonic Band, the Beginning Strings and the Advanced String Orchestra will all perform.
ALL music students are expected to be at their music room by 6:30 pm for attendance, then head to the back gym bleachers for warm-ups. The dress for the evening is nice black pants or black skirts & white shirts or tops.

If any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Carpenter or Mr. Maraj at and

Volunteers needed for Dance-12/9
We need parents to chaperone our upcoming dance on Friday12/9. Please click  here to volunteer.  Please make sure you are cleared to volunteer at the school before the dance.
For more details and the permission slip, please click  here.

Eighth Grade End of the Year Field Trip Information

Eighth Grade Parents: Your child received a Letter of Intent to Participate in the Eighth Grade End of Year Field Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, a copy has been attached here for your reference as well. We are asking that this be filled out and returned to the ASB Office by Friday, December 16, 2016, whether or not your child intends to participate. This will help us project the number of buses we will need to reserve and how many park tickets we will need purchase. 

From Mrs. Sweeney's Desk

Second Quarter Coming to a Close
Please remember that under our new school year calendar, the second quarter of the school year will end on December 22nd. Now is a good time to check the portal, talk with your child, and communicate with teachers if necessary to be sure all your child's work is up to date. No late work will be accepted after December 22nd, and some teachers may have established earlier deadlines for second quarter work.
Please note that the portal will be closed over winter break and will reopen when Quarter 2 grades are posted in January.  We know families, students and teachers are all looking forward to a relaxing winter vacation!

Got Slime?
The newest fad sweeping our campus is the "slime" fad. Slime is a great concoction and toy that can be made with household substances, but we would ask that students keep the slime at home rather than bringing it to school. As the name suggests, it is a slimy substance that presents problems for our cleaning team. We have been making daily announcements to let students know that it is against school and district policy to buy or sell slime (and other items for profit) on school grounds, and we would appreciate it if you would remind your children as well.

GATE Testing

Fallon Middle school will be assessing students for the GATE program on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. If your child is already classified as GATE then you do not need to complete the application. Please check the Fallon main page for the application and application due date.
Volunteers needed urgently
The Fallon PFC is looking for a parent (a CPA or with an accountant background) who can volunteer to audit their finances. Please contact the Fallon Presidents or the treasurer at  and .
We really appreciate all the help we get from our parent community!

Savers Donation Drive
Clean out closets to help our schools through a Savers Donation Drive from 11/28-12/12. More information can be found  here.
Hunger Games Competition to benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank

Food cans will be collected in the library from November 28th to December 16th.  Please see the attached flyer for important information regarding this event.

PFC Enrichment Programs

Would you like to join the PFC Enrichment Committee to help run the overall PFC Enrichment Program? Contact to find out more. 

Drama Enrichment Group
Parents-please complete the Emergency Contact Form. We need this information just in case since the club runs till 5:00pm on Mondays and the office closes before the class ends. The form can be found here in the Drama Newsletter.

PFC Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer  at future events in school please email, Shazia Nomani, our Director of Volunteers, at

This Week
Next Week
Monday (12/5)

Monday (12/12)
SSC Meeting-3.30pm
PFC Meeting-6.30pm
Tuesday (12/6)

Tuesday (12/13)

Wednesday (12/7)
School Dismissal @2pm
Spirit Day-Scarf/Snow-winter Clothes Day
Winter Concert-7pm
Wednesday (12/14)
School Dismissal @2pm
Thursday (12/8)
Spirit Day-Visor/hat/beanie Day
Thursday (12/15)

Friday (12/9)
Spirit Day-Black-out Day-wear all black
Friday (12/16)

Fallon School PFC
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