February 4, 2018 | Issue # 25
Understanding the New California Dashboard and Fallon's Performance Indicators

Tuesday, February 6th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Fallon Middle School
Please join us for a presentation on our new statewide accountability system, the California School Dashboard. Our resident expert, Walter Lewis, DUSD Coordinator of Assessment, will be presenting on all of the current measurements reflected on the Dashboard, and how Fallon Middle School is meeting the new criteria. Principal Sweeney will be on hand to answer specific questions about Fallon's Dashboard indicators and will stay after this presentation to answer parents' questions about next year's elective courses and the elective course request process. Please see the flyer for details and registration.
Future Freshmen Night

Save the date! Dublin High School's Future Freshman Family Night and Open House is being held on Thursday, February 8th. The agenda for the evening is  here .
Pre-Emptive Parenting: Preparing Your Teens for Campus Combat  

Thursday, February 8th, 6:30-7:30 pm at the DUSD District Office - Board Room
Teens are navigating through a war zone of high-risk scenarios - from social media to academic mania. Some teens are thriving in high school and some aren't. As parents, what can be done to equip your teens to become aware of valuable resources, how to know their limits and when it's time to ask for help, and to never doubt your availability and support. Join us for an evening to learn about current trends in teen behavior and related issues impacting the health and safety of your children.
2018-2019 Elective Forms Due This Thursday

All current Fallon 6th- and 7th-grade students received Elective Course Selection forms last Wednesday. Completed forms are due back to your child's current elective course teacher with your signature this Thursday, February 8th. Course descriptions are posted on the Fallon website.
Enrichment-FMS JUMP Information

FMS JUMP is now FMS Medical Scholars Program. The next meeting is on February 16th, at 4 pm.
Important Band Announcement

Shout out to our Fallon community volunteers! Thanks to you, we were able to complete the band uniform fittings in a timely and efficient manner. We appreciate you!
Important Yearbook Announcement

Just in case you missed the news from the Yearbook class:
The YEARBOOK class is now accepting photo submissions from members of the Fallon school community. We would like to invite parents, coaches, school staff and others to submit great photos to be considered for use in the yearbook using Yearbook Snap! Just follow the instructions below.
Please note that we cannot give individual credit for photos used in the yearbook and that submitting a photo through Yearbook Snap DOES NOT guarantee that it will be selected for use.
Our school's access code: FMS Mustangs
To submit your photos using the Yearbook Snap app:
1. Download the mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
2. Enter the access code.
3. Upload your photos.
To submit your photos online:
1. Go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.
2. Click on Community Upload and enter the access code.
3. Upload your photos. Snap it - Share it - See it!
8th Grade  Information

Parent Information Night
Please note that the 8th Grade Parent Information Night (to discuss year-end events) scheduled for January 30th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 20th from 7-8pm at the library. Please make a note of the date change and we look forward to seeing you!

Yearbook Ads
There are still just a few 8th grade ad spaces remaining, which will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Access to the sales portal will close when the last ad is sold. The price  is just $35. You can design your own and purchase online from your laptop or desktop (does not work on mobile devices). Go to 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. 
Chaperones needed for the Feb 16th Dance.

We need parents to help chaperone our upcoming dance on Friday, Feb 16, 2018. 
Sign up here.
Please make sure you are cleared to volunteer at the school before the dance.
Here is the volunteer clearance form .
Please fill it out and return to the school office at least 2 days before the dance.
Dublin Integrity in Action Bowl-a-Rama

It's time to put together a team and come out to enjoy the sport of bowling at the 9th Annual Dublin Integrity in Action's Bowl-A-Rama! This year's event is on March 4, 1-4pm. This event raises funds in support of Character Education. Please find more information here.
CALENDAR
This Week
Next Week
Monday (2/5)

Monday (2/12)
SSC Meeting -3.30pm
PFC Meeting-6.30pm
Tuesday (2/6)
FMS Parent Information (dashboard & Electives) Night-6.30-8pm
Tuesday (2/13)

Wednesday (2/7)

Wednesday (2/14)

Thursday (2/8)
Future Freshmen Night @DHS 5.30-8 pm
Thursday (2/15)

Friday (2/9)
No School-Staff Development Day
Friday (216)
FMS Dance-6.30pm
Fallon School PFC
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