December 2, 2022
AGS Office Staff
Tuesday 12/6 - AGS Choir Concert @ 7:00 (Cafetorium)
Thursday 12/15 - AGS Band Concert @ 7:00 (Gymnasium)
12/19 - 12/30 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Monday 1/2 - School Resumes
Thursday 1/12 - 1/2 Day Secondary Only (6-12)
Friday 1/13 - 1/2 Day Secondary Only (6-12)
Monday 1/16 - No School for Students
AGS Holiday Spirit Calendar
PTO Fall Fundraiser
Dear AGS Families,
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to our fundraiser. We are just shy of 70% for our goal. The timeline has been extended until this evening (Friday) and we REALLY need your help. We can’t do this without YOU and we don’t want to do another fundraiser this year. If you don’t want to donate online, you can always send cash or check into school with your child’s name and SRT teacher on the envelope/memo line.
DON’T FORGET THE KIDS EARN PRIZES TOO! For every $100 their SRT raises the classroom name gets put into a drawing for a trivia day and a snack with a special guest. If we reach out goal the kids get not 1 but 2 prizes!!!!! The grade that raises the most will earn an after school fun day AND last but not least Mr. Rettenmund AND Mr. Seath have a special prize for everyone. Remember the paw print shaved in Mr. Rettenmund’s hair last year!!!!
To donate: Go to https://go.rallyup.com/agsfentonpto or text agsptofenton to 18552022100. Click on the DONATE button. Enter your donation amount and click proceed to check out. Choose the class option and enter your child's SRT teacher. Please consider using the tip option so AGS gets 100% of the donations. Then fill out your information and complete your payment, AND NOW YOU’RE DONE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR!
Your funds help us to provide services to the students and staff at AGS such as the Positivity Project, School Store, New books for the Library, teacher requests for classroom items to enhance the curriculum, dinners for teachers during conferences, field trip and office snacks, Staff Appreciation Week, assemblies for the school, 8th grade dance, 5th grade transition day, Beautification around the outside of the school and much more.
We CAN NOT do this without your support. We truly appreciate your donation to help our students and staff at AGS. Thank you!
There are prizes for donating!!!
For each $100 your child's SRT classroom raises, that SRT classroom will earn an entry to a prize drawing. At the end we will draw 3 classrooms at random to win the prizes.
If we reach the top goal of $7,200, there will be a SECRET school wide prize from Mr. Rettenmund and Mr. Seath. It’s top secret, so we won’t know until we reach that goal!
How do your funds help the PTO?
Our mission as a PTO is to support our students, teachers, administrators and staff by providing volunteers to events and sponsoring many different things such as: 8th Grade Dance, School Store, Beautification of the flower beds outside of the school and the center flower beds of Donaldson, teacher or school requests for classroom items, new books for the Library, help with field trip funding and snacks for the trips, Teacher Appreciation week, Assemblies for the school, 5th Grade Transition Day, Dinner for the teachers during conferences, Concession stands at indoor sporting events and much more.
AGS Holiday Concerts
AGS Athletic Schedules
Signs that your student is struggling - If you worry about your student, &/or notice any of the following, please reach out to your student's counselor or an administrator for assistance.
- difficulty accomplishing tasks they are normally able to do (i.e., schoolwork, chores, recreational interests, etc.)
- a negative difference in their grades
- a lack of interest in doing things they normally enjoy
- isolating themselves & withdrawing from family &/or friends
- sleeping more than usual, or inability to sleep
- difference in appetite
- increased irritability/anger outbursts
- feelings of & verbalizing helplessness &/or hopelessness
***It is helpful if you share any life changes your student & family may be experiencing with your student's counselor. This enables us to provide added support, & the information you share will be treated with confidentiality & discretion.
Candy Cane Grams will be sold during the lunch times next week for $2 each. They will be delivered before the holiday break.
Counselor assignments, based on last names -
Mrs. Melissa Welsh - A - O email@example.com
Ms. Tiffany Peeler - P - Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Positivity Project (P2)
Other People Matter (OPM): Supporting Others when they struggle
Theme of the Week 12/5
Next week is the character strength of OPM - Supporting Others when they struggle
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
When other people are struggling, you do your best to help them out.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
There are many different ways to help people who are struggling: listening, taking action, or simply just being there. Everyone faces tough days and needs support, and this support leads to a chain of prosocial behavior that makes us feel good about ourselves and our community.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
To practice and encourage the character strength of OPM with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
After School Tutoring (AST)
AST is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. AGS Teachers are present and transportation is available for students residing within district. A light snack will also be provided.
Please complete the brief form (linked below) if your child will be attending AST:
Please email Mrs. Seelbinder or Mrs. Sayer for more information.
Mrs. Seelbinder: mailto:email@example.com
Mrs. Sayer: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Grade Mackinac Island Trip Information
Register Online Now!
Use the Code Below to Register:
Tour Web Code:
* A registration Fee of $45 is required to secure a place on the tour (this goes towards the total cost of your trip).
Any adult guardian who would like to attend the trip MUST have their fingerprints on file with the district. Adult registration/trip fee is the same as a child. You may check your fingerprint status with Stefanie Simons via email email@example.com and for information on how to obtain them if you do not.
Information was distributed to students via SRT. Extra copies are in the office.
Further questions may be directed to Mrs. Burnau @ firstname.lastname@example.org
FAPS Ski and Snowboard Club
Students & Parents (beginner to expert) at least 7 to join the club and participate in the group ski lessons. There are discounted tickets for 6 and under who want to go with parents.
Discount lift tickets & rentals at Mt. Holly. More info at the meeting or contact:
- Mrs. Loria - email@example.com (AGS/FHS students)
Mrs. Eastman- firstname.lastname@example.org (Elementary students)
If you are all set on information and just need to buy your cards:
- Get signed up…$25/per club membership card, or
- Sign up your first night out!
Fenton Elementary nights are Thursdays -----Mrs. Eastman
FHS/AGS Club nights are Fridays---- Mrs. Loria
Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School
Location: 3255 Donaldson Drive, Fenton, MI, USA
FAPS Sinking Fund Renewal
On November 8, 2022 Fenton Area Public Schools will be asking voters to consider renewing a Sinking Fund of .8707 mills for a period of 10 years. This renewal will not raise taxes, and will keep the funding levels consistent for the next 10 years. Please remember a sinking fund is to fund infrastructure projects or repairs as they arise. Please consult our website for more information on the projects that have been funded in the last three years with our last sinking fund.