February 18, 2018 | Issue # 27
GATE Testing Information
Fallon Middle School will be evaluating students on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, to qualify for the DUSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.  If you would like your child to be tested, please complete the attached Permission to test form  and return it to our main office by Friday, March 2nd.  No late permission slips will be accepted and there will be no make-up tests.
Cottonwood Creek Families
Parents of students attending Cottonwood Creek next year will have an opportunity to meet with Principal Brett Nelson at Fallon Wednesday, February 21st beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR. 
Fifth-Grade Parents Information Night
Please mark your calendar for the 5th Grade Parent Night for incoming Fallon Middle School 6th graders will be on  Tuesday, March 6th  from 6:30-7:30pm.  See the attached  flyer.
DHS Site Council Members Needed
The Dublin High School Site Council will have two openings for parent representatives for the 2018-2019 school year. The representatives serve two-year terms, and are asked to attend monthly meetings on the high school campus, typically held on Mondays.
These are elected positions. Individuals interested in serving on the committee are asked to submit a short statement including a brief autobiography and explanation of why they would like to become a council member to the council secretary, Allison Mongold (mongoldallison@dublinusd.org). The deadline for submissions will be Monday, February 26.  All statements will be compiled and sent out to solicit votes.  More information on voting will be shared once statements are collected.
Please contact the council president, Mary Morehead (marymorehead354@gmail.com) or secretary Allison Mongold if you have any questions.
Math Information Night for Parents of Current 6th and 7th Grade Students
If you are interested in learning more about the progression of math courses in middle school and high school, as well as the placement process that will be used this spring to determine the best course for your child, please plan to attend an information meeting Tuesday, February 20th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Fallon Middle School MPR. Please note that only parents of current 6th and 7th graders are invited to this event. In a few weeks, each of our elementary schools will be hosting a Math Information Night for parents of current 5th graders who will be entering middle school next year.
CJSF Spoken Word Night
CJSF at Fallon is excited to host a Spoken Word Night on Friday, February 23rd at 6pm. Come and hear our talented students share their thoughts through speech and poetry! Admission is only $2 and all proceeds go to help Veterans. 
We look forward to an amazing night of expression!
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
The Fallon Administrative Team will be sending information to parents this week about year-end events for our current 8th graders. Please keep an eye on your email for this communication. Principal Sweeney will be available in the Fallon library from 7:00-8:00 p.m. next Tuesday evening, February 20th, if you have questions or need additional details about the festivities. 

8th Grade Dance Sponsored by the Fallon Parent Faculty Club
All 8th graders are invited to attend a dance the evening of Saturday, May 19th, sponsored by the Fallon PFC. The dance will be held at the Dublin High School student union. Because this event is PFC-sponsored, students who wish to attend will need to purchase a ticket for $30 in advance. The theme for this elegant evening is "The Great Gatsby," and invitations (along with permission slips) will be distributed at school at the beginning of March.

8th Grade Year-End Field Trip
On Tuesday, May 29th, our 8th graders are invited to participate in an optional field trip to The Wave water park in Dublin. Next week, students will receive a letter with field trip details. It includes a form which needs to be signed by parents and returned to Mrs. Armanuse in the Fallon office no later than March 1st. The letter will also be posted on our school website. A final permission slip for this field trip will go out on May 1st and be due back to Mrs. Armanuse no later than May 11th. Students who fail to return the required paperwork by the deadline may be excluded from the trip.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
The culmination of our year-end events for 8th graders is the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. This year the promotion ceremony will be held on Friday, June 1st, at 2:30 p.m. at Dublin High School Gaels Stadium. Since June 1st is a minimum day, 8th-grade students will be released at 12:30 p.m. from Fallon and will be expected to report to the Dublin High School Sports Complex at 2:00 p.m. to prepare for the ceremony. The ceremony will last approximately one hour, and students will be dismissed to celebrate with their parents and family at 3:30 p.m. There will be plenty of parking and seating for family members, and additional details will be provided as we get closer to this date.

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. 
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.
This Week
Next Week
Monday (2/19)
No School-President's Day
Monday (2/26)

Tuesday (2/20)
Math Information Night-6 to 7pm @MPR
8th Grade Parent Info Night-7to 8 pm@ Library

Tuesday (2/27)

Wednesday (2/21)
6th/7th Grade Cottonwood Creek Community Meeting: 6-7pm
Wednesday (2/28)

Thursday (2/22)

Thursday (3/1)

Friday (2/23)

Friday (3/2)

Fallon School PFC
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