April 23, 2017 | Issue # 36

Fallon Middle School Selected as a California Gold Ribbon Winner for 2017

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Fallon Middle School has been named a California Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education. The Gold Ribbon Award recognizes schools that have made significant gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education, including standards for English, Mathematics, and Science. Dublin High School and Wells Middle School were also selected to receive this recognition for 2017. "The focus of our talented staff on the healthy development of young adolescents, including their social and emotional growth, truly makes Fallon a special place to learn and work," said Principal Sweeney. She added, "We are grateful for the generous support of our parents and community!" Principal Sweeney will accept the award on behalf of the school at a special ceremony on May 4th.

Math Testing Makeups

Attention all 6th and 7th Graders: if you were absent for the any of the Spring Math Placement test dates that happened over the past two weeks, we will be holding makeup times on Tuesday, April 25 and and Thursday, April 27, after school in the library.
Attention all Course 3 math students: if you were absent for the Algebra Readiness test last week, makeup sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 25  and Thursday, April 27 , after school in the library.

Fallon Open House-May 3rd

Please save May 3rd (6.30-8pm) for Fallon's Open House. More details in next week's Flash.

Fallon School Site Council

The Fallon School Site Council (SSC) is composed of faculty members, parents and community members working together to maintain the best educational environment for our students. With that goal in mind, we are asking interested parents to consider nominating themselves or another 2017-2018 Fallon parent. These members are part of the voting membership of the SSC and serve as the representative voice of all Fallon Middle School parents.
We have two open positions for the upcoming school year. Each position is for a two year term. SSC members will be elected by all attending parents in a general election held during our May 15th meeting at 3.30 pm. If elected, members are expected to attend our monthly meetings which are usually scheduled on the second Monday of the month from 3:30 pm to approximately 4:30 pm.
If you're interested in joining, please email with a short  statement of interest t o Swati Chopra at  swatichopra@yahoo.com.


State Testing Dates are Approaching Soon

Fallon teachers will begin administering the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress the first week of May. All families received details via Infinite Campus on Monday, April 17th. Details are also posted on the Fallon website. Please mark your calendars and make every effort to avoid scheduling outside appointments for your child during the testing window.

Incoming Freshmen Bonding Event

As part of a Senior "Capstone" project, seniors in DHS are organizing
an incoming freshmen bonding event for current 8th graders on  Sunday, April 30 at 1pm at Dublin High School. There will be different games and activities to allow the students to get to know their future classmates.  For more information, please check the  flyer . Also, p lease use the google  sign up  sheet so we can get a count on how many students will be attending.

T-dap Requirements for incoming 7th graders

Thank you so much to all of the 417 6th grade parents who have submitted T-dap proof.  We only have 95 more to go! Incoming 7th graders must show proof of having received the T-dap booster immunization. Incoming 7th grade students who do not show proof will be excluded from school until such proof is received.  In order to expedite the Fall check in process, all proof must be submitted to the Fallon Health Office on or before May 1, 2017.
Another reminder is that Allergy season is upon us, remember that any medication must accompany a doctor signed medication administration form.  This includes ALL prescription medication, AND over the counter medication
If you have any questions, Please contact Tanya Pittson, FMS Health Services Assistant at 925-875-9376 (extn. 6312).
Drama Enrichment Performance

Fallon Drama Enrichment Group will be performing 2 plays on Monday,  May 15 at 6:30pm in the Fallon MPR. Tickets are free, and can be reserved  here . Immediate family members of students taking part in this production do not need to get tickets, because they will be provided with special tickets for family members.
 
CALENDAR
This Week
Next Week
Monday (4/24)  

Monday (5/1)

Tuesday (4/25)
Library Closed after school.

Tuesday (5/2)

Wednesday (4/26)
School Dismissal at 2 pm
Wednesday (5/3)
School Dismissal at 2 pm
Open House 6.30-8pm.

Thursday (4/27)
Library Closed after school
Thursday (5/4)

Friday (4/28)

Friday (5/5)

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