Middle School December Newsletter


From the Principal:

Dear Parents,

Our students have successfully completed their first 10 weeks, and are into the second 10 weeks, of the school year. Students are engaged in learning and social development. The faculty encourages students to stay organized, give their best effort and be kind. Academic and behavioral expectations remain high for all students. We continue to incorporate our district wide PRIDE philosophy in all we do here at the Middle School.

Report cards accurately identify student’s progress toward meeting Learning Standards. A reminder that report cards are available on parent portal in Schooltool. The end of the first marking period was November 10th. Students are proud of their accomplishments and teachers are continuing to work diligently to instruct and challenge them. Students are encouraged to seek assistance if needed and be responsible for their learning. Together with families, we encourage students to put forth their best effort and engage in learning, fully participating in their school experience.

There are a number of clubs and activities that have occurred in the first quarter and into the second quarter of this year at the Middle School including:

  • Student Leadership Committee – A group of 18 8th grade students mentor and support our 5th grade students, facilitating activities throughout the year.
  • International Club and Newspaper Club – Two clubs with active membership.
  • Odyssey of the Mind – Two teams from the Middle School are preparing to participate regionally.
  • Red Ribbon Week – A week-long focus on educating a drug and bully free lifestyle school wide. A great deal of school spirit was evident.
  • Running Club – Over 25 students are participating in fitness activities weekly.
  • Cooking Club – Over 35 7th grade students are involved in their development of cooking skills.
  • MTSS – Community forums promote our PRIDE philosophy (P-Perseverance; R-Responsibility; I-Integrity; D-Dignity; E-Excellence). Activities include student PRIDE tickets leading to positive behavior rewards.
  • Harvest Fest – Building wide pumpkin painting and launching in October.
  • Mega Playground and Multi-Cultural Day – Time for students to interact with one another as part of our MTSS Tier 1 program.
  • Modified Athletics - Over 50 students participated in extracurricular athletics at the Middle School during the fall season. The winter sports season has begun.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – Middle School parents had conferences with teachers on November 17th.
  • I-Ready – Our on-line diagnostic assessment and instructional tool has begun supporting students and their unique educational needs.
  • Volunteer Club – This group has been working to support the stuffed animal drive at Newark-Wayne Hospital, as well as some local families in need.
  • Veteran’s Day Celebration – This in person celebration successfully took place this year on November 10th. The Middle School welcomed over 50 Veterans. Band students played a rendition of “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Star Spangled Banner”. Choruses sang patriotic selections. Our students also cooked and served breakfast to our Veterans and their guests.
  • Mission to Mars – Our 6th grade students visited the RMSC for an engaging hands-on simulation in November.
  • Holiday Concerts – The Middle School 7/8 Band and 7/8 Chorus will perform on December 15th. The Middle School 5/6 Chorus, grade 5 Band and grade 6 Band will perform on December 20th. Both concerts will take place at the Middle School Auditorium.

Thank you for your continued support.

John E. Fulmer, Principal

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From the Assistant Principal:

Greetings from the Assistant Principal,

As we approach the Holiday Break, Williamson Middle School is having a successful and exciting 2022-2023 school year. Very soon, our students will be performing at the Winter Concerts! Our 7th/8th grade Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 pm. The 5th/6th grade Winter Concert will be Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 pm. We are excited to showcase the hard work and talent of our young musicians.

We continue to provide opportunities at every grade level. Students are participating in Odyssey of the Mind, Mathletes and winter sports. Ski club will also commence shortly. Within the building, our PE department is hosting intramural soccer. Students can also investigate our after school Cooking Club and our Art Club. Please encourage your students to get involved and be part of the greater school experience.

The Middle School years are the time to explore interests and expand horizons. If you would like your student to be involved in our extra-curricular activities, please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions. Getting involved in school activities enhances a student’s commitment to their own education.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email or call at (315) 589-9665.

Kathryn Taylor

Middle School Assistant Principal


From the Health Office:

Modified Girls Basketball, Modified Cheerleading and Modified Wrestling begin January 3, 2023. Please register your 7th and/or 8th grade student athlete on Family ID. Family ID online registration will open the week of December 5th. Your athlete must have a current (within the last 12 months) Physical Exam to participate in our school athletic program. Please remind your athlete to listen to morning and afternoon school announcements for important information regarding Winter sports.

How to help keep your child healthy:

Many childhood illnesses are caused by viruses. All it takes is a single child to bring a virus to school for the spread to begin. Frequent hand washing is one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Remind your child to wash his or hands before eating, after using the toilet, after blowing his or her nose, coughing or sneezing.

Encourage your child to use hand sanitizers, cover their mouth when coughing, or sneezing, and keep your hands away from their eyes, nose and mouth.

It’s also important for your child to stay current on his or her vaccinations - including a yearly flu vaccine. Please speak with your pediatrician for advice on the Covid-19 vaccine which is now available for children ages 5 and up.

The Williamson School Health Office wishes all our families a safe and happy holiday season, and a Happy New Year.

Please feel free to call the Middle School Health Office if you have any questions or concerns at 315-589-9665 ext. 3520.



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December Lunch Menu

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Students of the Month for November 2022

5th Grade

Delanie Craft - All PRIDE attributes!

Carter Jock - All PRIDE attributes!

Aiden Infantine - Perseverance!

Lily Killenbeck - All PRIDE attributes!

Victoria Vos - Demonstrates PRIDE attributes each day in PE!

6th Grade

Evalina Caine - Demonstrating PRIDE behaviors for the month!

Caleb Gasparri - Demonstrating PRIDE behaviors for the month!

Bailey Kern - Demonstrating PRIDE behaviors for the month!

Morgan Schembri - Demonstrates PRIDE attributes each day in PE!

7th Grade

Juniper Schembri - All PRIDE attributes!

Carter Sonneville - All PRIDE attributes!

Isabella Lagoner - All PRIDE attributes!

Isabella Lagoner - Demonstrates PRIDE attributes each day in PE!

8th Grade

Anna Silliman - All PRIDE attributes!

Zoe Durfee - All PRIDE attributes!

Tyler Hollis - All PRIDE attributes!

Spencer Blauvelt - Demonstrates PRIDE attributes each day in PE!



Williamson Enrichment will be collecting items and putting together Holiday Shoe Box Gifts for the Open Door Mission.

The following items are needed to fill the shoe boxes:

  • Travel size personal hygiene items such as deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash, bars of soap, shaving cream, shampoo, hand lotion, etc.
  • Small children’s books (that will fit inside a shoe box)
  • Gloves or Mittens (adult and children’s sizes)
  • Hats and Scarves
  • Shoe boxes
  • Rolls of wrapping paper
  • Rolls of scotch tape

Boxes are put together for men, women, and children, so please keep that in mind when you are gathering items to bring in.

Although we haven’t done this in a few years, we started this project fifteen years ago and we have put together over 1,400 gift boxes for people in need since then!

We’re starting early again this year. If you would like to donate any of the above items please bring them in by Wednesday, December 7th.

Please turn items in to the following people in each building:

Elementary School: Mrs. Lessord

Middle School: Mr. Rozzi

High School: Mrs. Piccarreto

Bus Garage: Mrs. Bush

District Office: Mrs. Dixon



Make sure to order your Williamson Elementary and Middle School Yearbook before the prices go up! Save money and order before January 27, 2023.

Order NOW to guarantee your copy and to reserve your copy. We will not be ordering extras this year.

Please bring order forms to the main office and checks payable to: ES/MS Yearbook

To purchase online, go to jostensyearbooks.com

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Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WilliamsonCSDPTSA OR click “PTSA” in the left-hand column at www.williamsoncentral.org


Attend our next meeting on Tuesday, January 17th 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary School Library.


If you are interested in keeping up on PTSA happenings and volunteer opportunities but can’t always attend meetings, please get in touch with us on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WilliamsonCSDPTSA) or by e-mailing any of our officers (contact info below). Join us in continuing the tradition of commitment and service our PTSA has provided to our district’s students!


We are collecting PTSA membership renewals and new memberships! Stop at a meeting to submit your family’s membership form, turn it in to any officer, or drop it in the mail. Becoming a member is a very simple and quick way to support programming for our students! Download the Membership Brochure form from the PTSA page on the district website.


December 2nd and 3rd-Elementary School Musical 7 p.m.

December 5-K-4 Parent Conference Day (half day ES)

December 9-Tri-M Inductions

December 12-NHS Inductions

December 13-4th grade Winter Concert 7 p.m.

December 15-7/8 grade Winter Concert 7 p.m.

December 20-5/6 grade Winter Concert 7 p.m.

December 22-High School Winter Concert 7 p.m.

December 26-January 2-Holiday Recess (NO SCHOOL)


Roller skating will return to Williamson this spring! 3rd and 4th graders will have the opportunity to attend…parent and high school volunteers are needed to help them run smoothly! Please contact the PTSA at Williamsoncsd.ptsa@gmail.com if you are interested! All adult volunteers must be district approved but do not need to be PTSA members.


Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses

state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. To get started, download the Box Tops for Education app onto your mobile device. It’s a free app! Create a new account or sign into your existing account. The app will guide through each step from there. Just scan your receipts!

The Box Tops for Education app is now equipped to manage digital receipts such as Instacart with ease! Follow simple instructions for submission to give your schools credit for purchases and enter sweepstakes!


Interested in helping with an event during the school year? Just complete an application to become a district-approved volunteer (unless you have been approved during a previous school year - then you’re all set!). There is a notary at the District Office who can assist you with finalizing your application - just call ahead (315-589-9661) to make sure the notary will be on-site when you plan to stop in! And don’t forget to bring your ID!


Amazon.com now helps raise money for our schools? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. To get started, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page. Select a new charitable organization to support. Type in PTA New York Congress. Enter the code 07-217 and select WSPTSA. .5% of your purchase will automatically go towards the Williamson PTSA. It’s that easy!


President: Anna Judd

Vice President: Nina St.John

Treasurer: Stephen Adams

Secretary: Patty Kimerly



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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

To apply for the Free and Reduced Lunches, please go to our website - www.williamsoncentral.org. Go to the Department tab and click on Food and Nutrition Services. Then click the Free and Reduced Lunch Application tab to the left. You will see the image below to start your application.


Williamson Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activities, including employment, as is required by Title IX. Furthermore, Williamson Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or disability in admissions, participation or employment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be directed to the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights of the Department of Education or to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn Avery, who can be reached at Williamson Central School District, 5891 Route 21, P.O. Box 900, Williamson, NY 14589, via email at kavery@williamsoncentral.org, or via telephone at (315) 589-9661.