September 7, 2015
 Issue #2

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the new school year at Fallon Middle School! The Fallon Flash is a weekly newsletter from the PFC about important happenings in Fallon. Parents who are not receiving this newsletter can click on this link to subscribe.  Go Mustangs!

Fallon PFC
Thank You for Your Donations!
On behalf of the entire staff, Principal Sweeney wishes to express her thanks for your generous donations during Fall Check-In. Your contributions will allow the school and PFC to provide a well-rounded and enriched curriculum, to support students in academic as well as co-curricular pursuits, and offer opportunities to explore new interests. If you have not yet had an opportunity to donate, please visit the Fallon PFC website to make a contribution or drop off a check (with "PFC" in the memo line) to the Fallon office.
Principal's Coffee
Please join Principal Sheri Sweeney for coffee and an update on Fallon news this coming Friday morning, September 11th, from 8:30-9:30 in the Fallon Multi-Purpose Room. This is the first of several PFC-sponsored opportunities this year to learn what's happening at Fallon, meet Fallon staff members, and socialize with neighbors. We hope to see you there.

Traffic Safety
Safety is the number one concern for students, families, staff and visitors on the Fallon campus. The two-lane drop-off circle in front of the school has the potential to be dangerous if drivers and pedestrians do not follow these traffic rules:
  • Drive slowly through the traffic circle and stay alert -- no cell phone use or texting
  • Drop off and pick up passengers from the right lane only -- no students should be darting into the left lane to enter a car
  • Pull as far forward as possible before pausing in the white curb area -- pausing is never allowed next to a red curb
  • Never leave your vehicle while in the drop-off and pick-up circle
  • If you must open your trunk to load or unload backpacks or other school supplied, please pull into the parking lot

Dublin police officers do have jurisdiction on school grounds and will ticket drivers who are not obeying traffic laws. Thanks for doing your part to keep ALL our children safe!


Volunteer Chaperones Needed for School Dances

Please check the following Sign-up Genius link to sign up as chaperones for various dance events organized by the school:  Click Here
Parent-led Enrichment Programs
Do you have a passion or interest that you could share with Fallon students? PFC is working with parent volunteers to establish new and exciting enrichment programs at Fallon.  
These programs are only possible if there are enough parent volunteers who step up to lead. 
The deadline to submit applications to start a new enrichment program is Sept 15. Visit the PFC Enrichment website for more information.  Click here.

Fallon Mathletes
Fallon Mathletes is a parent volunteer-led after school enrichment program for Fallon students who are excited about Math! They will train for the MOEMS Math Olympiads, and take part in fun Math games.  
Student Mathlete signup:  http://goo.gl/forms/F3Jiuey0rq

Fallon Engineering Lab
Imagine, design, create! Fallon Engineering Lab is a digital maker lab program for students that promotes hands-on learning and experimentation in engineering. For more information, visit the PFC Enrichment website  here.

Fallon Chess
Fallon Chess is a new club open to motivated beginners and experienced players interested in competition. With very strong initial interest from Parents' Night, we need help from parents to help coach 2 hours a week after school (likely  Thursday).
Sign up as a potential parent volunteer: ericyolai@gmail.com
Child interest sign-up: e ricyolai@gmail.com. Please list student name, grade, and chess experience, if any.

Fallon Speech & Debate
Fallon Speech & Debate is a parent volunteer-led after school enrichment program for Fallon students who are interested in speech and debate. We are seeking for parent coaches who can coach a group of 10 students each. We are accepting parent coach signups. 

CALENDAR
This Week
Next Week
Monday (9/7)
No School-Labor Day
Monday (9/14)
School Site Council Meeting-3.30-4.30 pm 

Tuesday (9/8)
FMS Library closed before school

School Board Meeting: 5.30-11pm
Tuesday (9/15)
Wednesday (9/9)

Wednesday (9/16)
Thursday (9/10)

Thursday (9/17)
6th Grade dance: 3.30-6pm

7th Grade dance: 6.30-9pm
Friday (9/11)
Principal's Coffee-8.30 am
Friday (9/18)
8th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

Fallon Band plays at DHS Football Game-6 pm

Fallon School PFC
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