February 21, 2016 | Issue # 24
Important Correspondence from Principal Sweeney
Principal Sweeney is out on jury duty.  Here is her letter to the Fallon Community.

Elective Course Information Night for Parents of Current 5th Graders
Fallon Middle School will be hosting an Elective Course Information Night from   6:30-7:30pm   on   Monday, February 22nd   for parents of next year's 6th-grade students. This will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions about elective course choices for next year. Students currently in 5th grade at Amador, Dougherty, Green, and Kolb elementary schools will receive Elective Course Preference sheets from their teachers on that same date, and the completed forms are due back to their teachers on   Thursday, February 25th . The only topic to be addressed at this brief meeting on   February 22nd   will be elective choices, and the evening is for parents only. A more comprehensive parent information night will be scheduled later in the spring.
AVID Informational Meeting for Parents
FMS is holding an informational meeting in the MPR on Wednesday, February 24th
at 6pm. This meeting is for parents and guardians of students who are interested in applying for the 7th or 8th grade AVID elective. This is a chance to hear about the AVID program and elective expectations from the AVID elective teachers and past AVID students.

Sixth and Seventh Grade Information Night

Please join us at our   2016 Course Electives Planning Evening on Monday, February 29th
at 6:00pm in the Fallon multi purpose room. The evening will be filled with elective information on courses available to next year's 7th and 8th  grade students. 
 
This evening is intended for parents only as students will be receiving the same information during the school day. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

What is Normal?  
The Fallon Middle School Counseling Department, in coordination with The Hume Center, invite FMS parents to attend a Parent Education event, on March 3rd, Thursday (7-8pm)  focusing on: 
1. Typical developmental changes for children in middle school and
2. Strategies to support developing adolescents.
To learn more, please click  here.

GATE Testing
Return  this form  to Fallon Middle School's main office by Friday, March 11th  
to the attention of Terri Sharbach, FMS GATE Liaison.  No late permission slips will be accepted and there will be no makeup  test given. Please note that students who are currently identified as "GATE" will not be re-tested.

Parent Information Night on Middle School Math.
Please plan on joining us on Monday, March 14th at 6:00pm for an informative evening to learn how DUSD is implementing Common Core Math and the progression of math courses in grades.
Please see the event flyer here.

Destination Imagination News
Congratulations to all Fallon Destination Imagination (DI) teams who took part in the Regional Tournament at Valley Christian School on Feb 13! Much credit also goes to the parent Team Managers for all your hard work! Two Fallon teams, "Mustang" and "The Five Prodigies", were placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in their events.


8th Grade Events

8th Grade End of the Year Dance

We are including a page for the 8th grade events on the PFC site at  https://sites.google.com/site/fallonschoolpfc/8th-grade-year-end-events

We will also have important events listed on the Fallon Flash.

The 8th Grade  Black and White dance will
 be a themed night of celebration for your student and will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016  at t he Shannon Community Center in Dublin. 
For permission slip and guidelines please click here. Everyone who wants to come to the dance needs to have the bottom part of this permission slip filled out and signed. The signed forms can be dropped off at the student support desk by Friday April 29th.
Even if you think you have paid during Fall check in, the permissions slips have to  be turned in.
Space is limited at the Shannon Center for this dance so make sure you turn in your permission slips with the payment as soon as possible.

Baby Ads for Yearbook
Baby Ads have been extended. There are only 15 spots left for 8th grade baby ads. The ads are due Feb.15.   Please see the  attached flyer   for more information.

Dublin High School is holding their Future Freshman Open House on March 2nd for 8th grade parents and their students. The evening begins at 6:30pm in the Sports Complex and will be followed by classroom visits. Make sure to "SAVE THE DATE"!

8th Grade End of Year Field Trip 
Thank you to parents of 8th-graders for returning the "intent to participate" forms for the end-of-year field trip. Based on the number of students who expressed interest, the school will develop a budget and work with the Associated Student Body and PFC to raise necessary funds. If you have not yet had a chance to donate to this event, please see Mrs. Armanuse in the Fallon office.

National School Lunch Program 
DUSD announced it's policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals under the National School Lunch Program Please read more information here.
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From Fallon PFC
CALENDAR
This Week
Next Week
Monday (2/22)
Tutu Spirit Day
Elective Course Information for Parents of Current 5th Graders: 6.30-7.30pm
FMS Golden Sneaker Contest

Monday (2/29)
FMS Golden Sneaker contest
Parent Electives Information Session-6-7.30pm
Tuesday (2/23)
FMS Golden Sneaker Contest
Tuesday (3/1)
FMS Golden Sneaker contest
Library closed before school
Wednesday (2/24)
FMS Golden Sneaker Contest
AVID Informational Meeting-6 to 7pm
District Jazz/Strings Festival @ DHS Theater-7.00pm

Wednesday (3/2)
FMS Golden Sneaker contest
FMS Future Freshmen Info at DHS-6pm-8pm
Thursday (2/25)
FMS Golden Sneaker Contest
District Band Festival @ DHS Gym-7.00pm

Thursday (3/3)
FMS Golden Sneaker contest
FMS 3rd Quarter Progress grades mailed
Parent Information Night ("What is Normal?")
 7pm-8pm
Friday (2/26)
FMS Golden Sneaker Contest
End of 3rd Quarter Progress Period

Friday (3/4)
FMS Golden Sneaker contest
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