AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

December 18th Last Day of 1st Semester

December 21st through January 1st Winter Break

January 4th Teacher Workday (No School for Students)


*Update - January 5th Teacher Workday (No School for Students)*

Commitment Survey Due December 11th

This is a commitment for the first 9 weeks of 2nd semester


Dr. Looney confirmed that the current model of Face-to-Face instruction, with the option for Remote Learning, would continue through the holiday break and during second semester. Similar to the process followed in first semester, parents are being asked through a commitment survey to decide which model they want for their child(ren). Parents must declare their decision by December 11 or their child(ren)’s placement will default to the learning environment they were in as of December 14.


The decision will remain in effect for the first nine weeks of second semester so that schools and teachers can allocate resources and plan accordingly.

Change to School Calendar

The School Board approved changing January 5, 2021, from a regular school day to a teacher workday/student holiday. Since January 5 is a run-off election date and more than 60 schools are polling sites, the decision was made to convert the day to a student holiday. January 6, 2021, now becomes the first day of second semester for students.

Reminder to Students Regarding Masks

Please remember to keep a spare mask in your backpack in case something happens to the mask you are wearing.


Students should not enter the building without wearing a mask.


Thank you for keeping us all safe!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID

FCS is asking parents/guardians of FCS students to submit a COVID-19 Report ONLY if your child meets any of the criteria below.


  • Has tested Positive for COVID-19
  • Waiting for the results of a test for COVID-19
  • Has been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19


Directions: Reporting Portal Link


Please DO NOT send your student to school or school sponsored events when he/she is ill and has any of the above COVID-19 concerns until you have spoken with your healthcare provider, one of the FCS Student Health Services School Nurses, or a public health official.

Poetry Winner at AMMS

News to Know November 16, 2020


  • Autrey Mill Middle eighth grade student Sanjana Shah has been named a winner in the iWRITE publishing contest for her poem "The Stargazer Call." Every year, iWrite holds an annual publishing contest for students from grades 3-12. The students submit a short story, poem, or illustration. Sanjana's work has been professionally published in the 11th volume of the I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids anthology.

    To recognize and celebrate this year's winners, the organization hosted a virtual event of their Annual iWRITE Book Signing of the anthology on November 14. The event literary theme is Outer Space and features a special guest appearance from Academy Award-winning actor and the author of "Greenlights," Matthew McConaughey. To accommodate a virtual context for the event, iWrite had the winning students send their signatures, and each signature was published in the book with their story or poem. At the event, iWrite announced a new contest posted here.

    The mission of iWRITE is to build student confidence through writing, and this event raises funds to support continued programming growth for iWRITE.


Poetry Winner: Shah, SanjanaThe Stargazer Call

Missed Picture Day?

You can still be included in the yearbook! Submit a photo using the directions below.


The deadline to submit your picture is Friday, December 11th .


1. Take a photo of your student following these guidelines

2. Upload the photo to: https://images.jostens.com/415464602

3. If asked for an ID enter: 415464602

If you have any questions, please contact Anita Erickson at ericksona@fultonschools.org

Yearbook Information

As you know, this year is different than any other school year we've experienced. So, our yearbook will be a bit different too! The yearbook staff would love for YOU to submit photos to be featured in this year's book!


  1. Click here to see a list of specific categories in which we need pictures-if you have any of these, fill out the correct form and upload your photos.
  2. Click here to submit photos that do not fit into one of the categories-we need those too! (if user ID needed use this: 415464602)

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now! This will be an unforgettable book for an unforgettable year so purchase one now at the lowest price of the year. Click here to purchase one now!


Parents of 8th Graders-celebrate your middle school grad with a Recognition Ad. Space is limited so click here to purchase your ad!

PTA Offering Spirit Wear Online

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Boosterthon to help with the design, ordering and shipping of this year's spirit wear. Click the link below to the AMMS online spirit wear store site. They are offering direct shipping for a low price.


We sincerely appreciate your support as we continue to improve our PTA!



https://ammsfall2020.itemorder.com/sale

Social Hosting

How Do Teens Get Alcohol?

https://preventionactionalliance.org/learn/about-alcohol/how-do-teens-get-alcohol/

What Is Social Hosting?

When of-age adults give or supply alcohol for teenagers, it’s called social hosting. Most often, the term is used to describe hosting large, alcohol-laden parties. Social hosting is also a crime throughout the United States, undermines the parent-child relationship, and harms the physical, mental, and developmental health of youth.


Statistics about Social Hosting


  • 72 percent of teens who drink alcohol don’t pay for it.


  • For teens who got alcohol in the past six months, parents were the supplier three times.


  • Two out of three teens say it’s easy to get alcohol from their homes without parents knowing it.


  • Two out of five teens say it’s easy to get alcohol from a friend’s parents.


  • One in four teens has been to a party where teens drink in front of parents.


  • One in four teens, including one in three girls, say their own parents have given them alcohol.

Forgotten Items

It is the student's responsibility to check the front office for all forgotten items (homework, lunch, books, etc.) The office cannot interrupt classes to notify a student that an item is here. Parents may bring items with the student's name and grade and place them on the gray cart for the student's grade level in front of the office. They will be given the item at lunch if they do not pick the item up beforehand.


Please remind your student(s) of this procedure! Thank you!

New Fitness and Health Club at AMMS

Fitness and Health Club


Purpose: Introduce Fitness Routines that Promote Overall Health

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Location: Gym

Club Sponsor: Coach Kearney

Questions? Contact Coach Kearney at Kearney@fultonschools.org

Interact Club News

The Interact Club is sponsoring a toy drive this holiday season. Please donate new unwrapped toys in the box in the front rotunda and put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season! Anything from baby clothes, toys, and gift cards (preferably in denominations of $25) are needed.


All collected items will be donated to North Fulton Charities and will benefit children in our community. If you prefer, you may also donate to our Go Fund Me page- rebrand.ly/interacttoydrive. All money donated will be used to purchase gift cards which will be donated to the North Fulton Community Charities for their Santa Shop.


Questions? Please contact Ms. Flicker at flicker@fultonschools.org.


Who: The Interact Club (Sponsored by Rotary Club of Johns Creek North Fulton)


What: Collecting toys, gift cards, and money for the holiday season


Where: School Front Rotunda - Toys or GoFundMe Page- Money


When: Monday, November 16th through Friday, December 4th


Why: To donate to North Fulton Charities to benefit families in need this holiday season

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