The Falcon

Fieldstone Middle School * April 7, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

At Fieldstone Middle School, we are all checking for signs of spring and are hopeful that the many rainy and snowy days that have kept us inside during recess will shift to sun-drenched ones.

Our students will be participating in PARCC assessments on the following dates:

4/24-4/28 - Grades 5 & 6

5/1-5/5 - Grades 7 & 8

5/8- 5/12 - Make Up Testing grades 5-8

It’s important that students be encouraged to maintain a relaxed and positive perspective throughout these assessment experiences. You can most effectively assist your children by encouraging them to do their best, ensuring that they receive adequate sleep, and providing a good breakfast each morning. As all testing sessions will begin in the morning, it is important that students arrive to school on time. The Department of Education has enacted strict regulations with regard to times and procedures. Students who arrive after the start of a testing session will not be admitted to complete the first section of the test and will be required to participate in make-up sessions.

Please see below for additional topics of interest and the many reasons why it's great to be a Falcon!

I wish you all a relaxing spring recess. As always, if I can be of assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

All the best,

Gina McCormack

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Model UN Team

Congratulations to members of our Model UN team who spent three days participating in the Middle School Model UN Conference in New York City under the leadership of Mrs. Hennessey and Mr. Jopp. Representing the countries of Kenya and Kuwait, our students completed a mock simulation aimed at improving the world in areas such as gender equality, worker's rights, and poverty. Seventh graders Sydney Wu and Christina Priestner took home an award for best position paper.
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Interdistrict Band Concert

On March 22nd, our Eighth Grade Band performed at Pascack Hills High School. The Woodcliff Lake Middle School Band, PHHS Wind Ensemble, and PHHS Concert Band also performed at this collaborative music event.

Thanks to Dr. Sommer for all that he did to make this such a great experience for students as well as an enjoyable performance for the community.
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Interdistrict Choral Concert

On March 16th, our Fieldstone Choir performed at Pascack Hills High School along with Woodcliff Lake and high school choral groups. After auditioning and being accepted into the Chamber Choir, eighth graders Anum Alizade and Julia Capparelli had the opportunity to perform with the high school students.

Thanks to Mr. Quaranto for all that he did to make this such a collaborative experience for students as well as an enjoyable performance for the community.
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Athletics Update

Our spring athletics season is underway. Please note the following upcoming event dates and come out to cheer on the Falcons.

Wednesday, April 19

Baseball/Softball vs. Upper Saddle River HOME

Friday, April 21

Baseball/Softball vs. Park Ridge HOME

Tuesday, April 25

Baseball/Softball @ Allendale

Track Meet at Emerson (with Hillsdale)

Thursday, April 27

Baseball/Softball vs. Woodcliff Lake HOME

Monday, May 1

Track Meet at Westwood

Thursday, May 4

BB/SB vs. Wyckoff (Baseball HOME/ Softball AWAY)

More information can be accessed on our school's site by clicking on the Athletics tab, or by accessing it using the direct link:

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The Brain Show

Thank you to the PTO Curriculum Enhancement Committee for generously funding The Brain Show for our school again. The Brain Show is an interactive quiz show that tests students' knowledge in a wide variety of subject matter. Students (and some staff) enjoyed team-based competition by answering questions, dancing, or enthusiastically cheering on contestants.

Thank you to our PTO for funding this fun and educational program.

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Eighth Grade End-of-Year Activities

June will arrive before we know it, and we are looking forward to celebrating the many accomplishments of our eighth graders. Please note the following dates:

May 23-25: Washington DC Trip

June 14: Eighth Grade Dance - 7:00 at Powerhouse Studios

June 21: Barbecue

June 21: Graduation - 7:00 at Pascack Hills High School

June 22: Pool Party - 6:00 - 10:00

Mrs. Petrosino will be compiling a CD filled with memories of the eighth graders over the years. Please send your photos to her at

Additional information will be sent in the near future regarding the graduation photo, commencement fees, and other important details. Please look for emails from or check our school website for these important communications.

Upcoming Events

Spring Recess 4/10- 4/14

PARCC Assessments 4/24 - 5/5

School Play 4/28 and 4/29

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