December 4, 2015

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Winter Class Parties!

Our winter class parties will be held on Friday, December 18th from 3:15-4:00pm. Parents, we need your help! We are asking for a $5 cash donation per student so we can provide pizza, drinks, and paper goods for every class. Please send in your cash donation to your child's homeroom teacher between December 7-11 so items may be purchased in advance. In addition, if you are able to volunteer at the party, donate water, extra snacks, or coolers, please sign up at this link. We appreciate your support!

STEAM at FFMS!

Please join us for an "Hour of Code" on Monday, December 7th from 7:00-8:00pm at Brookwood High School. See the flyer below and this video for further information.

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Bidding for Good!

Parents, please support our Brookwood Cluster by participating in the "Bidding For Good" fundraising auction! Funds generated are used to make improvements to our cluster schools and to help purchase valuable equipment and technology to provide rich and engaging lessons for students. Click here for a link to the online auction! We appreciate your support!

Parent Survey!

Parents, we need your help! Please visit the Parent Portal and take a brief, confidential survey that will help us improve our school! The survey should pop up on log-in at https://go2gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/login. Deadline to take the survey is December 11, 2015!

Attention 8th Grade Parents!

Now is the time to buy an ad in the yearbook for your 8th grader! You can spotlight your child, a special friendship, or both. This year, you have the opportunity to design and personalize your own ad and submit more than one photo! An instruction sheet is available on the FFMS website and at Balfour.com. If you'd like us to design your ad, here's the form to submit along with $30.00 (cash only) and one photo. If you'd like to submit a digital photo, please send it to the email listed below. For best results, please make sure the photo is taken or scanned as a digital jpeg format. Photos will be returned in January. All ads are 1/4 page and cost $30.00. The deadline to purchase an ad is December 31st! If you have questions, please call Cindy Bloodworth, 770-736-4521, or email her at cindy_bloodworth@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

*Coming Soon: Important dates and information from Brookwood High School on Rising 9th Grade articulation!*

December Blazin' Broncos!

The following students were selected by their teachers as 'Top 20' Blazin' Broncos for the month of December:

6th Grade - Kyle Conn, Kennedy Cooks, Ja'waun Cotton, Wylden Cox, Tami Dairo, Nathan Demas, Zahaira Jordan, Preston Morgan, Bao Nguyen, Sofie Rees, Graham Simmon, Myles Walker, Madelyn Wolfe

7th Grade - Jasiah Anderson, Dominik Bedzyk, DeMarya Brantley, Devin Coleman, Ezra Degafe, Eric Frega, Collin Jarnagin, Nadine Kumbu-Smart, Khayri Moore, Reagan Patterson, Brandon Rose, Cristopher Sanchez

8th Grade - Priscilla Acosta, Eliza Casique, Jiyuan Dong, Anna Ford, Seri Kim, Diana Montoya, Rebecca Parson, Adrianna Pries, Lesly Prudencio, Aman Shaikh, Kevin Vasquez, and Timi Verissimo.

Congratulations, Broncos!!

Talent Show Rescheduled!

Our fabulous FFMS Talent Show has been rescheduled for Friday, February 12, 2016 at Grace Fellowship Church on Dogwood Road. Auditions will be held at Five Forks after school on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Applications are now available in the main office, the media center, and the 8th grade office. All applications are due Tuesday, January 5, 2016, so plan your act over the winter break and come back ready to share your talent! You'll be glad you did!

We Love Our Five Forks Family!

Each week, we highlight a member of our staff with the "Count Me In" award so that others will get a glimpse of the awesome work going on within the building. We hope you enjoy learning about our fantastic staff!
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GSMST Lottery Process!

The GSMST Lottery Application is now available for students to apply for a lottery number to be part of the 2016-17 freshman class at GSMST. Enrollment is open to all 8th grade students who are residents of the Gwinnett County school district attendance zone; who are successfully promoted to 9th grade by the end of spring semester 2016; and who successfully complete an 8th grade math curriculum that is a full Carnegie-eligible Algebra I Course or higher. We highly encourage interested families to attend one of the three informational meetings to gain a better understanding of the academic rigor provided at GSMST. The lottery drawing will be held on February 8, 2016. Click here for further information.

Testing Calendar!

December 9 - SPGs - Connection A

December 10 - SPGs - Connection B

December 16 - Analytic Geometry EOC (Abbott)

December 17 - Final Exams - 1st and 2nd Academic Periods

December 18 - Final Exams - 3rd and 4th Academic Periods

Dates To Remember!

12/5 - Basketball vs Moore MS, 5:00pm, BHS Gold Gym

12/7 - Hour of Code at BHS, 7:00-8:00pm, Commons/Labs

12/8 - Chorus Concert with BHS at Mt. Zion Church, 7:00pm

12/10 - 8th Grade Field Trip to "A Christmas Carol" at BHS

12/10 - Basketball vs Crews MS, 5:00pm, BHS Maroon Gym

12/11 - 8th Grade Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert with BHS, 6:00pm

12/12 - Saturday Opportunity School, 9:00-11:00am, Media Center

12/12 - Basketball vs Bay Creek, 9:00am, Grayson HS

12/12 - Regional Robotics Tournament, Creekland MS

12/14 - 6th Grade - Junior Achievement Biz Town Field Trip - Byrnes and Evans Teams

12/15 - 6th Grade - Junior Achievement Biz Town Field Trip - Hicks Team

12/16 - 6th Grade - Junior Achievement Biz Town Field Trip - Coleman Team

12/17 - Basketball vs Trickum, 5:00pm, Parkview HS

12/21 - Winter Break (through 1/5/16; School resumes Wednesday, 1/6/16