September 10, 2017 | Issue # 6

Spirit Week

Monday-Wear Solid Colors.
Tuesday-Wear Sports Clothing.
Wednesday-Wear Super Hero Clothing.
Thursday-We are Fallon Spirit Day.
Friday- Pajama Day.

Physical Education Events

Fallon's 3rd Annual Swing Dance Competition
It's that time of the year again! Fallon's Swing Dance Competition starts on Tuesday, September 26th and Thursday 28th. Competition will be held during 7th and 8th grade lunches in the Gym. Please check into the Gym lobby and NOT the front office to watch the competition. Finals will be on Friday, September 29th! This is an event you won't want to miss!

Fallon Cricket Team
The Fallon cricket team is comprised of boys and girls in grades 6th-8th.
Tryout Information 
Wednesday - September 13th, 2:15 - 4:15 meet on the blacktop
Thursday - September 14th, 3:15 - 5:15 meet on the blacktop 


A Message from Principal Sweeney: Student Safety During Pickup Time

We have noticed that many parents have begun to arrive on our campus or line the curb of our pick up circle as much as 45 minutes before the school day officially ends. This presents a potential safety issue for our students who are still traversing the campus on their way to their final classes or Academic Prep period. We ask that all adults who arrive on campus more than 20 minutes before the final bell rings please park in our lot or on a city street and meet your child when the final bell rings. For the safety of your own child as well as all Fallon students, our campus supervisors and administrators may ask you to move your car and/or check in at the office if you arrive more than 20 minutes before the final bell. Thank you for your cooperation!

Fallon's First Dance

Fallon's First Dance is coming up on Thursday-9/14/17. the 6th graders dance will be from 3.30-6pm and 7th/8th grader's dance from 6.30-9pm. Both will be at MPR.
Please find more information & the permission slip  here.
We also need volunteers to chaperone. Please sign up  here.
Picture Retake Information

Only for students that were NOT at Fall Check-In

**If student wants to retake his/her picture

Date/Day: September 18, Monday
Time: During your student's lunch and AP period
Location: MPR

If your student was not at Fall Check-In, please remind your student to have his/her picture taken on the specified day/time above. Your student will receive their permanent ID card at that time, and it will be in the yearbook. To order pictures, click here: Fallon Picture Order or come to the Student Services window for an order envelope. Picture package will be mailed to you from the vendor.

**If your student would like to retake their picture, student MUST bring the original picture package to school on the specified day/time above, give to the photographer, and then your student can retake his/her picture.  Picture package will be mailed to you from the vendor. Your student's new picture will be in the yearbook. However, s/he will not receive a revised ID card. Please have your student continue to use the ID card that was given at Fall Check-In.

Note: There is still time to order your student's picture if s/he took it during Fall Check In! Please follow this link, and under the drop down menu, look for Eleanor Murray Fallon MS:
Destination Imagination

Did you miss the September 7th Destination Imagination information meeting at Fallon? No worries! Come to Dougerty Elementary on Sep 20, 5:30pm for a District-wide DI information session. See flier here.

Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair

Information is now available for the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair competition. Students should see Mrs. Brown in D2 if they want more information or visit

Volunteers Needed for Hearing and Vision Screening

Volunteers are needed for the mandated hearing and vision screening tests on 9/14/17 and 9/15/17. Please sign up here. Please make sure you are cleared to volunteer.

PFC Enrichment Programs
      Students who are selected for more than one enrichment program must choose one.             This does not apply to programs without a waiting list. See PFC guidelines.
      Please check the enrichment page periodically for updates on student signups

      Splash of Art
      Splash of Art, after school enrichment is full, but we are accepting people on our wait 
      list. If you are interested, please visit our website at:
      To register, please fill out our form Any questions or concerns, please email here.                  We welcome any parents or high school students who would like to volunteer and 
      help teach or support Splash of Art. Come to our first Volunteer Meeting at 5:00 
      on September 11 in Emerald Glen Park. We will be meeting at the picnic tables near the         Bocce Court. You do not need to commit to every day or even every week. 
      Any support is appreciated.
      Fallon Odissi and Bollywood
      Fridays 3:30-5pm. Sign up  here  or contact .
      Fallon Chess
2nd Annual Fallon Chess Open tournament on Saturday, Sep 16. All students who are interested in joining Fallon Chess must attend this tournament, with some exceptions.
See tournament info and FAQs here . Sign up for the tournament   here .

Exciting World of Science
For students who are passionate about Science, and like to search for solutions to problems using a hands-on, scientific approach!
See program information here.
Sign up by here by Sep 15

FMS JUMP - Junior Upcoming Medical Professionals
See program information here.
Sign up by here.

      Junior Achievement for Seventh Graders
      Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
      Students develop knowledge about how to earn money, spend wisely within a budget,           save and invest, use credit cautiously, and protect their personal finances.
      Signups will be in next week's Fallon Flash (space will be available for the first 30                 students). Program information here.
      Please contact if you have questions.
Fallon Math Enthusiasts
Sign up here .
For more information, please click  here.
Follow Principal Sweeney on Social Media

If you have a Facebook or a Twitter account and would like to follow Principal Sweeney's communications through social media, please find her on Twitter @FallonPrincipal and on Facebook as Principal Sweeney. 
This Week
Next Week
Monday (9/11)  
Spirit Day-Wear Solid Colors
School Site Council Meeting-3.30pm
PFC Meeting-6.30pm
Monday (9/18)

Tuesday (9/12)
Spirit Day-Wear Sports Clothes
Tuesday (9/19)

Wednesday (9/13)
Spirit Day-Wear Super Hero Clothing
Wednesday (9/20)

Thursday (9/14)
Spirit Day-We are Fallon Spirit Day
6th Grade Dance-3.30-6pm
7th/8th Grade dance-6.30-9pm
Thursday (9/21)

Friday (9/15)
Spirit Day-Pajama Day
Friday (9/22)
Club & Enrichment Fair-11.15am-2pm

Fallon School PFC
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