December 20, 2017 | Issue # 20
!!!HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!!

Student Safety

Parents: for student safety please park and come into the office when dropping off items for your child (lunches etc.). Having students walk to the curb presents a potential safety hazard. Thank you for supporting school safety.

Quarter 2 ends on December 21st

The second quarter of our school year ends this Thursday, December 21st, 2017. No student assignments or work will be accepted after that date, and some teachers may have an earlier end date for accepting quarter 2 assignments. Please take a few moments to check the parent portal, talk with your child, and communicate with teachers if necessary to be sure all homework, projects and assessments are up to date.

Important Yearbook Announcements

Have you bought a yearbook yet? Don't let your student miss out on this year's memories. Yearbooks will only be on sale through Friday, January 12. While there may be a few overruns available for purchase at the end of the year, buying yours by January 12 is the only way to guarantee that you will get one. Purchase at the ASB window or online at the ASB store. Unsure whether you have already purchased one? A list of those who have purchased one is posted outside the ASB window near the office. You may also check with Mary Armanuse at the ASB desk x6306 or armanusemaryann@dublinusd.org.

Want to give your 8 th Grader a special gift? How about a personal ad in the yearbook? Ad sales start this week and continue through Friday, January 26 or until all ads are sold, whichever is first. The price has dropped to $35 this year! Ad space will go fast. Design your own and purchase online at https://yearbookforever.com/# and select Fallon Middle School. Ad sales are for 8th grade families ONLY; ads will not be permitted for students in other grades. One ad per family, please.

Do you have a student who goes by a name at school different than the one listed in Infinite Campus? Would you prefer that this name appear in the yearbook instead? Please email Ms. Geasa directly at geasavena@dublinusd.org by Friday, January 12. Include your name, your relationship to the student, the student's legal name (as listed in Infinite Campus), and the name you would like to have appear in the yearbook. Only emails from a legal parent/guardian will be honored; emails from students will not be accepted. Due to our publishing deadlines, we are not able to honor requests that are received after December 21.

Important Band Announcement

One of our new music teachers, Mr. Cavalieri, is seeking help getting our students fitted for their band uniforms. He needs help starting the week of January 16 and continuing for approximately 3 weeks, during periods 2,3,and 4. The process is fairly simple and brief training will be provided. If you are able to help out, please follow the link below to sign up for as many time slots as you would like. You may sign up for multiple slots on the same day and/or the same slot across multiple days. If there is a parent/guardian who is available to volunteer for the duration, it would be wonderful to have a consistent lead to ease the process. If you are able to be the point person, please email Mr.Cavalieri directly at cavalierijoseph@dublinusd.org. It is not necessary to have a student in band to volunteer; all help is appreciated. Please click here.
PFC Enrichment Programs

Fallon On Stage
Fallon On-Stage actors- AUDITIONS for your part in the spring play are happening on Monday December 18, 2017 from 3:30pm until 5:00pm in the Multipurpose Room - NOT the dance room See you there!

Congratulations to the Fallon Cricket Team

Congratulations to the Fallon Cricket Team!!!! They finished in first place in the CFC tournament over the weekend. Great job and Go Mustangs!!!!!

Parent Input on 8th-Grade Promotion Activities

Principal Sweeney is working with the Fallon Staff and district leaders to make arrangements for this year's 8th grade promotion ceremony. She would appreciate input from 8th grade parents about their preferred time for the ceremony. Please take a moment to share your preferences by clicking the Fallon Parent Promotion Survey.

Affirmation Station

Come see our new "Affirmation Station" in Fallon's main office! What an the Affirmation Station? This is a place to affirm our Fallon teachers and staff!  Think of it as a communication board where you can send a positive message to someone for support or encouragement. Why should we affirm Fallon teachers and staff? Not only are affirmations beneficial, but they make a huge difference in how our school functions as a whole. Positive affirmations support a classroom environment that fosters perseverance, self-reflections and positivity. It is an important aspect of creating a positive culture at our school and within our classrooms. Next time you are in our office, please consider writing an affirmation to someone special!

Health Office Information

REMINDER FOR ALL CURRENT 6th GRADE PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

California state law requires that all incoming 7th grade students provide proof of the vaccination Booster for Pertussis (T-dap). The T-dap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade must have been given on or after the students' 7th birthday.

Records may be faxed to the school at 925-829-7260, emailed to pittsontanya@dublinusd.org or brought into the school Health Office. 

If you have any questions, please call Tanya Pittson at 925-875-9376 ext. 6312 Office hours are 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

CALENDAR
This Week
Next Week
Monday (12/18)
FMS Spirit Day - Lazy Day
Monday (12/25)
No School - Winter holidays
Tuesday (12/19)
FMS Spirit Day - Ugly Sweater Day
Tuesday (12/26)
No School - Winter Holidays
Wednesday (12/20)
FMS Spirit Day - Fuzzy Socks Day
Wednesday (12/27)
No School - Winter Holidays

Thursday (12/21)
FMS Spirit Day - Battle of the Grades:
6th Grade - White
7th Grade - Green
8th Grade - Red
Minimum Day - 12:30pm release
Thursday (12/28)
No School - Winter Holidays
Friday (12/22)
No School - Winter Holidays
Friday (12/29)
No School - Winter Holidays
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