FWHMS Family Newsletter
Connecting Families to School - May 2021
Attendance - Parent/Guardian Calls Needed
Please let us know if absence is an illness or non-illness related.
Teachers Available for Extra Help After School on In Person Days and Virtual
Blackstone Millville Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council
The Blackstone Millville Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council will hold its Annual Election of Officers on May 24th. The Virtual Meeting will take place from 6-7PM. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Jennifer at email@example.com or contact the Office of Learner Support Services at 508-876-0142. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is open to parents of children with disabilities as well as interested parties.
Mrs. Rose’s 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Classes
What a busy month ahead! In class, students will continue working in a unit on Proportional Relationships including ratios, proportions, rates, unit rates, and how to find a better buy when shopping, and finding a constant of proportionality. They should be a big help if they go grocery shopping with you! We have done many real life word problems including how to be careful giving medicine to a pet when it is administered based on a ratio. During this month, progress reports will be given out, STAR Testing will take place, and the MCAS test will be given on May 25th. I have encouraged students to review or explore any topic in IXL for practice on current, past, or future skills. Thank you for keeping your child supplied with pencils, expo markers, and a notebook and folder and for any encouragement you give them! It has been exciting to get students back into school full time. Wishing all families a very happy and healthy Spring.
Grade 7 Science - Ms. Solari
The students have been exploring the concepts of thermal energy, heat transfer and density. They have participated and observed many demonstrations and hands-on activities to see how heat energy moves from one area to another. Shortly, they are going to be using their new-found knowledge and understanding to design, build and test a travel mug which can keep hot liquids warm as long as possible. Students will need to bring in some materials (mostly from the recycle bin) to build their mugs. Please review the attached list to see what you can donate to the class materials. Thank you. You can also explore the topic further by visiting some of these resources.
If your child needs some extra help, I stay after most days of the week. My after school schedule is posted daily on our class agendas. It normally runs from 2:20-3:15. If you want to arrange for your child to stay after, please email me.
Art News - Art in the Valley Expo - See Our Students' Work
Spanish GEM- Cinco De Mayo Hats
Strategies for Returning to School - from Support Staff
News from the School Nurse
If your child has any symptoms on the COVID-19 checklist, please keep them home and call the main office.
In order for me to maintain up to date health records, whenever your child has a physical exam by his/her doctor please make sure that I get a copy of the exam and immunization record.
I want to take this time to thank you for your diligence in monitoring your children and keeping them home from school when they are sick, letting the school know when they are sick, following advice to get them tested for COVID, and following return to school guidelines after testing, travel or close contact. I would really appreciate it if you continue to persevere and be diligent in your efforts to help keep all of our students, staff and school families as safe and healthy as possible. Please let me know if there are ways I can support you in doing this.
Sue Wiegers BSN, RN, NCSN
Student Assignments/Teacher Websites
On our school website,. under student assignments are details for all major graded work for students and families to know what was assigned by your child's teacher. All work will be graded as usual. We are not using credit/no credit.
Teachers update the grades in the parent portal on a bi-weekly basis. They also add comments as needed. Please use this information and the new teacher websites to know and track what work your child must complete.
Yearbook, yearbook, yearbook!!!
Yearbooks are still on sale! The yearbook is a 60 page, hardcover, full color book! Purchase price is $40.00. Click here to order your yearbook now!!!
Celebrating our 8th Graders
STUCO is putting together a farewell video that will be shown to the 8th graders during the last week of school. Please send photos of your student and their friends for the video! Also send any baby photos, photos of activities you participated in and any other memories you would like to share! Photos are needed no later than June 1st! Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that 8th Grade T-Shirts are now on sale for $10.00. The T-shirts will have all of our 8th Grade students' signatures on the back.
To order a T-Shirt, click here.
8th Grade Celebration
Our 8th Grade Celebration will take place on June 16th, during the school day (remote students will be invited.) The students have voted on a theme, and we will reveal it at the end of this week! Stay tuned!
Roast House Fundraiser
The PTO is supporting a local treasure and having a Fundraising night at The Roast House on Tuesday May 18th. Flyers for the event will be handed out at school and shared on social media.
Any questions, please email me at email@example.com
Calendar of Events
- Progress Reports in Family Portal
Thursday, May 13th
- BMRHS Course Selection for 8th graders
Tuesday, May 18th
- MCAS Civics Pilot Test - Grade 8 only
Wednesday, May 19th
- Half Day - 11 am dismissal
Thursday, May 20th
- MCAS ELA - All Grades
Tuesday, May 25th
- MCAS Math - All Grades
Wednesday, May 26th
- MCAS Science and Technology - Grade 8 Only
Thursday, June 3rd
- 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Virtual Step-Up Day for Incoming 6th Graders
- 6 pm - Virtual Family Information Session for Incoming 6th Graders
Wednesday, June 9th
- Half Day - 11 am dismissal
Monday, June 14th
- Hartnett Awards - by teams (families and teams with full remote students - virtual)
Wednesday, June 16th
- 8th Grade Celebration Event
Thursday, June 17th
- 8th Grade Celebration Event - Rain Date
Friday, June 18th
- Last Day of School
School-wide Ongoing Fundraisers
Amazon - Please click here to shop on Amazon.com. A small percentage of what you purchase will go to the Hartnett Middle School PTO to help support field trips, assemblies, special events, and after school programming. It is the same Amazon.com you may use, with a small percentage supporting middle school students.
FWHMS Communication and Happenings
Our website is the main hub of information. The following is key information you will find:
- Daily Intercom Announcements
- Monthly School Calendar
- Homework Page
- Monthly Family Newsletter Links
- After-school Program Information/Registration
- BMR Athletes Information/Registration Details
- Staff names and emails
OneCall will be used in the following ways:
For Emergency only - such as unplanned early dismissals or information on an emergency in the building. They will be sent after 3:30 pm and end before 8 pm.
Roboemails - On Tuesdays and Fridays only (as needed)
For standard communication - such as portal access to progress reports, report card distribution, the monthly newsletter release, registration information for sports/after-school clubs, field trip information, and other information as needed. The emails may be by whole school or by grade level depending on the communication needs.
Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
We use all our social media to share special happenings after they have happened so that families can see what we are doing. You can find us on all platforms at @fwhms2003
Community, Achievement, Respect & Civility
"A District of One - 2,000 Strong!"
It is the policy of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, homelessness, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, foster care, or military status in its educational programs, services, activities, or employment practices; as defined and required by state and federal laws. Inquiries concerning the District’s compliance with Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to Dr. Janis Laporte at 508-876-0190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.