The Firebird Flash

December 4, 2020

NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Principal's Update
  • PBIS Rewards App for Parents
  • Counseling Corner - Holiday Meal Support & 7th Grade Explore Info
  • School Accountability Committee
  • Join PTSA
  • Book Fair link
  • Recognize an Outstanding Firebird Nation Staff Member - Click the RISE Logo to the left.


Don't forget to start each day on the FMS E-Learning Page!

FMS E-Learning Page

Remember to start each day here. All of our bell schedules and individual team information is updated on our landing pages daily.

Updates from the Principal


Greetings Firebird Nation Families -


I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving Break! December is now here and the end of 2020 is approaching. We only have 2 weeks remaining in the 2nd Quarter. Students are being reminded to stay on top of their assignments and grades these last couple of weeks so that they finish the quarter strong.


Our SST (Student Success Time) has been working well on Fridays. Teachers are coordinating with families to provide some additional time after our FLEX Schedule for students to check in with their teachers and get some additional help. If your student is struggling academically, please reach out to your team of teachers to see about scheduling time on Friday to help get your student(s) back on track. We want to do what we can to help ensure your student's success.


We know that this time of year can be stressful, and with all we are dealing with in this pandemic, it only adds to the stress. We want to make sure we are doing all that we can to help support our students during these difficult times. We know this is a challenge on their social-emotional health, and we want to help! Our counselors would be happy to check in on our students should there be any need here. Please feel free to contact our counselors at the links at the bottom of this newsletter and they would be happy to schedule a time to check in with your student.


Be watching for an email from PBIS Rewards this coming Monday! We will be launching the parent side of this app to all parents. Feel free to download the PBIS Rewards Parents app from the app store or Google Store. You will receive a code on Monday that allows you to link your app to your student's account. From there you can see the points they have earned, the positive comments your teachers have shared, and see what prizes your students are getting from the Firebird Store. We are looking forward to this launch and will be interested in any feedback you have as we continue with our introduction and improvement of this new program.


Thank you as always for your continued support of Firebird Nation. We looking forward to a great couple of weeks as we get closer to the Holiday Break. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Brian Smith

Executive Principal

Falcon Middle School

Firebirds RISE - PBIS Rewards App for Parents

The Parent Version of our PBIS Rewards App is here! Be watching your email on Monday for instructions and an access QR Code to set up your parent app. This is a great way to see the points your students are earning for our Firebirds RISE Program along with all of the positive comments they receive from their teachers! Track your students points and see what they are using them for in the Firebird Store!

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Counseling Corner

Holiday Meal Support

Please visit the E-Learning Counselor Landing Page for FREE Holiday meal support, Community Resources, and other helpful information.

Attention 7th Grade Students & Parents!

As we are winding down the rest of this quarter and starting to get ready for next - 7th grade students will have the opportunity to pick their Explore classes for the rest of the year starting on Monday December 7, 2020.


During Advisory on Monday, teachers will meet with their class and go over all of the Explore class options available to 7th grade. The teachers will also provide students with a link to the registration Google form that students need to fill out. Once the form is complete it can be submitted. The registration form will list the student's top class choices.


If you would like to take look with your 7th grader at available options for classes - please click on this link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iTrpFvuwIU9j7hr7f3SMMPb9Q7EptetybDzwD_hs7g4/edit?usp=sharing


For questions regarding the classes available or specific course information, please email the teacher at the email provided in the presentation. If you have questions regarding registration please email the 7th grade Counselor, Mrs. Villani, at avillani@d49.org.


Students will have access to the Google registration form on Monday December 7, 2020. The link will be given during Advisory class. The information will also be listed on the teachers' landing pages and the Counseling landing page as well. The student request form will be due back to Counseling by Friday December 11, 2020.


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Firebird Nation School Accountability Committee

Would you like to be more involved as a parent at Falcon Middle School? We are looking for parents and community members to join our School Accountability Committee. This is a great way to learn what takes place at FMS! We discuss new programs, school improvement efforts, budget impacts, and school safety issues. Join us on Monday, December 7th at 5:30pm via the Zoom Link below!
Click Here on Monday at 5:30pm to Join SAC Meeting

Join this Meeting on Monday, December 7th, at 5:30pm if you are interested in being on our School Accountability Committee

PTSA is Looking for you!

Please join us for our virtual PTSA meeting on December 8 at 6:00pm.

The drawing for the $25 gift card will be held.

A Zoom link will be sent in a separate email closer to that date.

Falcon Middle School

Executive Principal: Brian Smith


6th Grade Assistant Principal: Tim Scheck

7th Grade Assistant Principal: Kava Lientz

8th Grade Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Elena Forehand


6th Grade Counselor: Carrie Clay

7th Grade Counselor: Amber Villani

8th Grade Counselor: Lisa Murdock


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FMS Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:15am-3:30pm

Friday: 7:15am-2:00pm