FBMS Weekly Newsletter

May 20th, 2022 #seethegood #startwithhello


Our Grades 6 and 7 Spring Concerts were held this week. We had an amazing two nights of performances with our talented singers and musicians. Thank you to all parents who attended and a special thank you to our music department: Mr. Brenner, Ms. Ridarelli & Ms. Berardi for organizing this event and creating a passion for music in our students!

Check out additional pictures and clips on Twitter at @FBMSPPAL.


May 25 - Grade 8 Concert

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We would like to thank those students who stopped by the "No Place for Hate" table this week to commit to kindness and inclusivity. We asked any students who wanted to write down on a piece of paper ways they could make Furnace Brook a more inclusive and welcoming community. We need to embrace and celebrate individuality especially with the events that occured in Buffalo, NY this past weekend. We are ALL different and ALL welcome here. We will treat each other with kindness and respect.

Our goal was to create a paper chain that demonstrates how united and strong we are as a community.

Here are some great sayings students wrote:

1. I will go out of my way to help others more.

2. Remember to treat others how you want to be treated.

3. Accept people for who they are.

These are great words, Furnace Brook!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this event a success! We will continue this into next week and run another event soon. We want to promote inclusiveness.

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Grade 7 DANCE Highlights

The Grade 7 annual Club 7 Dance was epic! Students danced the night away with glow sticks in the dark.

Thank you to the families for all the items donated! The PTO and students are grateful! Thank you to all of the parents who helped to decorate the cafeteria and chaperone the dance! You made this happen! A HUGE shoutout to Mrs. Kate McCabe for organizing this event!

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Mrs. Silva & Mrs. Walsh students enjoying the Candy Box Math Task. What is the volume of a junior mint box?
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MCAS testing is complete!

We are very proud of our 6, 7, and 8th graders for their work with testing this past month. Their diligence and perseverance was bar none!

For those students who missed testing dates, makeups are currently taking place.


Ms. Berardi's Music Appreciation class learning about music around the world!
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PRESENTATION: Understanding Behaviors 5/23

Attention all parents, caregivers, and staff, please join the Marshfield Public Schools for an important presentation:

The Language of Behaviors: Understanding Challenging Behaviors

When: Monday, May 23, 2022, at 6:30 PM

Where: Via Zoom – Click here to register to receive the zoom link

Presenter: Elizabeth Cotter, M.S., L.P.C., Effective School Solutions

How do we evaluate what a child’s behavior is trying to communicate? Behavior is a form of communication which is especially important when a child has limited means of expressing themselves or has neither the developmental level or psychological capacities to “tell us” how they are doing and how we are doing with them. This workshop develops the ability to appreciate and understand the behavioral relevance and messaging of children.


Today our 8th graders compete for the title of Cornhole Winner! Stay tuned for highlights.

8th Graders Interested in Cheerleading or Boys Soccer at MHS- 5/25

Attention: Cheerleaders and boys' soccer players: coaches from Marshfield High School will be coming to FBMS to have a meeting on Wednesday May 25th for anyone interested in cheerleading or playing soccer. The meetings will be right after school in the cafeteria and you will need to get a ride home or take the late bus. These are informational meetings about opportunities this summer and tryout information for next year.


We are excited to announce, after a two year break, out annual students vs faculty basketball game is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th after school in the gym. Those students who are not playing in the game can come support their fellow classmates in this showdown! Who will claim victory for 22! Don't miss out!


Why would the Library have all of these condiments? Because next Friday (5/27) we are hosting FBMS's first sanctioned (outdoors) FOOD FIGHT! This was the party choice for Mrs. Bacon's Green class for getting the most books at the book fair. Well done!


It’s Back!

Class Night 2022

Get ready for a great night of CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

Our end of the year celebration as a class is right around the corner!

Save the date: Friday June 10, 2022 from 7 to 10pm

DJ, food, Kona Shaved Ice, Class video

Friendship & Fellowship with entire class

More details to follow



If you signed up for 8th grade chorus for next year - and were NOT in 7th grade chorus this year, then you will need to audition to be admitted to the 8th grade chorus class.

All students wishing to join must make an individual appointment and audition before May 26, 2022.

Auditions will be held in the chorus room on Mondays and Tuesdays before and after school and will Involve a short interview and some singing for Mrs. Berardi. You do not need to prepare anything.

To make an appointment:

Sign up outside the chorus room or

talk to Mrs. Berardi or

email Mrs. Berardi jberardi@mpsd.org


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Just a reminder that yearbooks are still available for sale online for $26 (see link below). So far, we have 239 purchases. Be sure to order online to not miss out on receiving this year's edition. Every student is pictured in the yearbook, and every student typically loves going from peer to peer to get signatures the last week of school. Don't miss out!

Link to order online

Once yearbooks are delivered to FBMS, online orders will be distributed and any leftover copies will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis purchasable by cash, check, or money order, payable to the Town of Marshfield.

If you have any questions, please contact the Yearbook Advisor, Mr. Whittaker at jwhittaker@mpsd.org


Please remind your child the importance of taking care of his/her school-issued Chromebook device. Students should be respectful and keep their devices in a protective sleeve if they have one. The policy for the Student Device is located in the FBMS handbook for your review on Pg.17. Students are responsible for damages made to their Chromebooks.

We currently have limited school loaners available so taking good care of devices will help. Devices should also be charged every evening.


If you wish to dismiss your child early from school, please in send a note in with your child. Your child should just stop by the office in the morning with their note, and they will receive a dismissal slip. This limits the disruptions to our students and teachers during class time.

Also, students that are tarty should have a note or a parent walk them in.

Please note that a student should not be tardy more than three times per quarter. After three, we assign a detention for each time.

Marshfield Farmers Market

The farmer's market takes place on Fridays from 2-6pm and the third Saturday of the month at the Marshfield Fair Grounds. Local vendors showcase and sell their items. This is also an opportunity for current SNAP recipients to earn free farm goods. Please check out the farmer's market website and see the attached flyer for SNAP details.

Be here!


Daily attendance is essential to a student's academic progress and achievement. Students cannot do well if they are not here.

Students must be on time (seated in the student’s homeroom by 7:50 AM) and at school every day. If a student is ill, we understand the concern of sending him or her in. Please always consult a physician.

Students who are repeatedly tardy, will be assigned after school detentions, and students who have more than ten unexcused absences, will meet with an administrator, and then further action will take place.

Our Attendance Policy can be found in the Student Handbook (FBMS Student Handbook, pp. 14-16). It's important for students to be here to build the necessary skills they need for success!

Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phones and iWatches

Cell Phones are not allowed to be used in school, unless medically approved. We want students completely focused on the task at hand in every part of our building. Therefore, cell phones and iWatches should be turned off and put away in backpacks and/or lockers. If a teacher sees a cell phone, he/she will take the cell phone and bring it to the front office where on the first offense, it is picked up by a parent. On the second offense it is an after school detention. Please remind your child of this policy. Help us to eliminate distractions to learning.

Contact Us

If you have any needs or questions, please feel free to reach out to us using the following email addresses. We are here to help you!

Grade 6:

Mr. Johnson - Guidance Counselor can be reached at ljohnson@mpsd.org

Dr. Smtih - Asst. Principal can be reached at jsmith@mpsd.org

Grade 7:

Mrs. Swan - Guidance Counselor can be reached at jswan@mpsd.org

Mrs. Lynch - Asst. Principal can be reached at llynch@mpsd.org

Grade 8:

Mrs. Damphousse - Guidance Counselor can be reached at ldamphousse@mpsd.org

Mr. Madden - Asst. Principal can be reached at smadden@mpsd.org


Mrs. Kemmett can be reached at mkemmett@mpsd.org

Special Education Dept. Head :

Ms. Ryan can be reached at kryan@mpsd.org

Clinic Staff:

Mrs. Carroll - School Nurse can be reached at mcarroll@mpsd.org

Mrs. Mellen - School Nurse can be reached at kmellen@mpsd.org