Fuller Family Newsletter

Vol. 4, No 8 - October 10, 2022


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Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

At the core of Fuller Middle School is a sense of pride and unity in our diverse community, where students are innovators and architects of their own learning and future. ~ Fuller's Vision

Core Values

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.

Week of October 10th

Monday, October 10th - No School - Observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Tuesday, October 11th - Day 1

Wednesday, October 12th - Day 2School Picture Day, Author Visit - Victoria Jamieson (6th and 7th grades)

Thursday, October 13th - Day 3

Friday, October 14th - Day 4

The school day begins promptly at 8:08 every morning; attendance is taken in Homeroom.

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.

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Important Dates - Mark Your Calendar

October 12 - Picture Day

October 20 - Early Release @ 11:40 (Professional Development for Teachers)

October 27 - Early Release @ 11:40 (Professional Development for Teachers)

November 7 - School Council (6:00pm), PTO (7:00pm)

November 8 - Election Day - No School (Professional Development Day for Teachers)

November 11 - Veterans Day - No School

FPS Handbook Electronic Acknowledgement

Last week you should have received an email with our FPS Handbook. Please make sure you electronically acknowledge receipt of the handbook and review it with your child.

Back to School Night Presentation and Title I Information

Families and caregivers may find this presentation useful in helping to identify faculty members at Fuller Middle School who may be able to help with specific concerns or answer questions. As a Title I school that receives Title I benefits, please read the attached information about Title I and how it helps support Fuller MS and our programs.
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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!


Por 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

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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.


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6th grade and new students will receive their newly assigned Chromebooks on the first day of school through their homeroom teachers.

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.

Contact Information

We are happy to announce that we have two new Assistant Principals and a new School Counselor this school year at Fuller. The table below indicates the grades each is working closely with and the email address of the Assistant Principals and School Counselors.

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.

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No Cell Phones in School

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Cell phones can be a major distraction for many of our students. Please speak to your child about making sure they keep their cell phone and earbuds/AirPods in their locker or backpack.

  • 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

1. Since the weather will still be warm when we return to school, we are asking that all students come to school dressed in school appropriate clothing. Fuller is air conditioned, so there should be no reason for students to come to school in beach wear. This includes sunglasses. We are asking for these items to stay at home. Students cannot wear clothing representing alcohol, tobacco products, drugs, or pornography. We understand that there are popular stores selling these items of clothing, but we will need to ask students to change or to turn the item of clothing inside-out if it is worn to school.

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

Free breakfast and lunch is available for all students this year. Students will use the ID card when going through the cafeteria line. Students will be expected to wear their ID cards on their lanyard during the school day. We are expecting student IDs to arrive this week.

How to Get Involved - PTO, School Council, Volunteering

We love when families and caregivers become involved at Fuller MS. It takes everyone working together to support all of our students.

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 fullerpto@gmail.com.

If you would like to join our School Council or volunteer to help out at the school, please reach out directly to me at kwood@framingham.k12.ma.us

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

"You cannot call yourself a 'culturally responsive' educator if your purpose is to raise test scores rather than to liberate young people's spirits and ignite their intellectual curiosity" ~ Zaretta Hammond