Fuller Family Newsletter
Vol. 4, No 14 - November 20, 2022
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Respect, Responsibility, Resilience
Every day at Fuller, our CORE Values, or guiding principles, drive our school wide culture. These core values are taught and then reinforced daily with every student. We expect all students to demonstrate Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience towards everyone and in every situation.
Dear Caregivers, Families, and Students;
I am purposefully calling our break this week Fall Recess because for some in our community this holiday is not a day for celebration; instead it is a day of mourning for their community, their family, and a day of remembrance for the genocide that was committed on their land and against their ancestors.
During our Pep Rally on Wednesday we will take a moment to recognize that our school is standing on Nipmuc land, and our students will have an opportunity this week to discuss how this holiday holds different meanings to the people in our community.
We will also be working with the students in our school to come up with a new name for our annual 1 mile race. In our desire to be more inclusive and to reduce harm to all individuals, we will continue adjust our practices.
I have included a link below to the Learning for Justice website. These resources are educational and offer a wider view of what is often taught about Thanksgiving and colonization.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.
Week of November 21st
Monday, November 21st - Day 4 - Picture Retake
Tuesday, November 22nd - Day 5
Wednesday, November 23rd - Day 6 - Fuller's 1 Mile Run, Pep Rally, Early Release @ 11:40 (no lunch served)
Thursday and Friday, November 24&25 - No School - Fall Recess
Students must not arrive to school before 7:55; school doors open at 7:55.
Breakfast is served from 7:55-8:10.
The school day ends at 2:25.
Important Dates - Mark Your Calendar
December 12 - School Council - 6:00pm, PTO Meeting 7:00pm @ Fuller
December 26-January 2 - No School for Winter Break
Fuller's Annual 1 Mile Race is Back!!!!
If your child has signed up to run, please remind them that they must wear their race t-shirt during the race. Students may cover over the title if they wish to give the race a different name.
All students will be outside during their grade's scheduled run time (either running or cheering). Please remind your child to dress for the weather!
Students will run according to their grade level:
6th Grade - 8:20-9:00 am
7th Grade - 9:05-9:45 am
8th Grade - 9:50-10:30 am
*Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time or have made donations; without the Fuller Community's support, we would not be able to provide these fun and healthy opportunities for our students.
Pennies for Pages
We are already up to 122,377 pages read!!!!!
Keep reading Fuller!!!!!
Please encourage your child's reading by asking them about Pennies for Pages. All Fuller Middle School students are currently tracking their reading in order to raise money to help Fuller Families for the Holidays. Local businesses are also helping by collecting money and making donations. All money raised will be given back to the Fuller Community!
Last year students raised over $3,000 and read 118,534 collectively!
Please watch the amazing informational videos below - you may recognize your child's or their teachers' voices.
iDecide Program and Survey Opt-Out Form
Don't forget to order your school pictures
Dentist at Fuller
School Bus Reminder
Our bus drivers' main goal is to transport our students to and from school safely. If students are not being safe while on the bus or when they are entering or leaving the bus, they are jeopardizing everyone's safety and the school will be notified. If it is found that the student did violate the expectations, there will be consequences.
As a school, we will be reminding students through a PBIS lesson of our expectations when riding a bus. I would appreciate if families and caregivers could go over these expectations as well.
When riding a school bus,:
- the Bus Driver is the adult in charge and must be treated with respect and listened to.
- students must remain seated at all times when the bus is in motion.
- students must not scream, yell, or play loud music when riding the bus.
- students' hands and head must remain inside the bus (no hanging out of windows).
- students must not throw anything out of the windows.
- students must not yell at passing cars or pedestrians.
- students must enter the bus from the bus stop in an orderly and safe manner. Students should not walk into traffic or approach the bus before it stops and the doors open.
FPS Handbook Electronic Acknowledgement
Annual Health Form - Please Fill Out As Soon As Possible
This message was sent out last Tuesday, but in case you missed it:
Please complete our Annual Health Information for Fuller Middle School to let us know your medication preferences AND so our Nurse can administer over the counter medication for your child as needed this year!
Por favor, complete nuestro Annual Health Information for Fuller Middle School avisarnos sus preferencias de medicaciones, ¡y si nuestra enfermera puede administrar medicamento fuera de receta para su hijo si lo necesita este año!
PortuguesePor favor preencha nosso Annual Health Information for Fuller Middle School para nos informar suas preferências de medicação E para que então nossa enfermeira possa administrar medicamentos sem receita para seu filho conforme necessário este ano!
School Drop Off/Pick Up and Map
For the safety of our students, do not pass other cars when using the parent drop off/pick up line.
The construction team has been hard at work this summer preparing Fuller Middle School for our new school year. There have been major changes made to our outside areas. Fuller now has two turf fields, a basketball court, and a newly paved parking lot (with a new entrance/exit). Please use the map below to see where student drop off/pickup is located. Please remember to only use the designated area when dropping off or picking up your child; this is for the safety of all of our students. Students should only cross Flagg Drive at the marked crosswalks.
If you will be dropping off or picking up your child, please follow the traffic pattern. For the safety of all students, vehicles are not allowed in the circle in front of the school from 7:30 - 8:15 and 2:00 - 3:00. This is to allow the buses to safely drop off and pick up students. Students will be dropped off and picked up in the large parking lot nearest to the fields. Staff members will be present to assist students.
7th and 8th grade students who previously attended any Framingham Public School must bring their fully charged Chromebook to school on the first day. Once a Chromebook is assigned to a student, the Chromebook is their responsibility throughout secondary school (grades 6-12). Students are expected to be responsible for their Chromebook, to bring their Chromebook to school fully charged every day, and to bring their Chromebook to the school office if their Chromebook is not working properly (we will have it fixed and give a loaner to the student while it is being repaired).
We have a very limited supply of loaner Chromebooks, so these are only given to students whose Chromebook is being repaired. Middle School students are expected to be responsible for their Chromebooks and to be ready to learn at school every day.
I have also included a link below with a list of faculty who may be able to help you with specific social emotional or academic needs.
No Cell Phones in School
- If a student has their cell phone out or have earbuds/AirPods in during the school day, we will hold the cell phone in the office until the end of the school day.
- If a student continues to have their cell phone taken away, we will require a parent or guardian to pick up the cell phone from the school. The school will notify home.
Please help us keep your child focused on learning by either keeping their cell phone at home or talking to them about putting away their cell phone and earbuds/AirPods during the school day*.
If you need to reach your child, please call the main office at 508-620-4956.
If your child needs to reach you, they can come to the main office to call or text you.
*Unless a student is using a cell phone for medical reasons.
Please Review with Your Child
2. The following items are not allowed during school hours at school without permission:
Cell phones, Airpods, and smart watches are not allowed during school hours. If students bring these items to school, they will need to be put away in lockers or backpacks before entering the school.
Electronic games or devices, laser pens or pointers, cameras, video cameras. (Taking pictures or videos of students and staff is not permitted in school or on buses.)
Pokemon cards or other trading cards
Skateboards/sneakers with built-in wheels.
3. Bringing the following items could result in a suspension or expulsion, and in some cases will be reported to the police and/or fire department.
Squirt guns, water guns, air guns, cap guns, etc. - anything that looks like a gun is not allowed in school.
Lighters, matches or lighting devices, alcohol, illegal drugs, counterfeit drugs, drug paraphernalia, tobacco (chewing or smoking, such as cigarettes and vaping devices).
Weapons, knives (including pocket or utility knives), fireworks, stink bombs.
Other devices that may create a disruption or potentially be a safety risk (i.e. shock delivering devices).
Free Breakfast and Lunch
How to Get Involved - PTO, School Council, Volunteering
If you have any questions about the PTO or would to volunteer for the PTO, please reach out to Jonna Rubin or Kate Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to join our School Council or volunteer to help out at the school, please reach out directly to me at email@example.com
School Council Meetings: 6:00-7:00 PM
PTO Meetings: 7:00-8:00 PM
Monthly Meeting Dates:10/3, 11/7, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12