'Tis the Season

ASFMS Holiday Newsletter

The Count Down is On!

With the Holiday Season upon us, the students and staff at ASFMS are busier than ever! Moving diligently into the second quarter of the school year, there is much teaching and learning, sharing and caring, and the spirit of the giving season that makes it such a special time of year.

Notes of Gratitude

The holidays mark a nostalgic time in our lives when appreciation and feelings of gratitude come full circle. At this time, we as Administrators would like to be publicly acknowledge those behind the scenes that work to ensure safety, a sense of order, and a commitment to our students and school community. To our secretaries, cafeteria employees, bus drivers, supervisory assistants, substitute teachers, teacher assistants, teachers, physical plant employees, volunteers, and district level administration, I am humbled to be a part of ASFMS and this community. We thank our parents who work with us to bring out the best in our students. I am grateful and appreciative of your dedication and professionalism each day.

As a school community, we continue to work with the Coventry Police Department to get refresher training for our 7th and 8th grade students in ALICE training. SRO Ferri does a wonderful job providing this training to keep our students safe. In addition to our relationship with the police department, we are also working with Coventry Human Services, THRIVE and Rhode Island Student Assistance Services to provide families support when needed. As a school, we are building off the Choose Love movement and reflecting each month on our disciplinary data to guide all grade level advisories in teaching and modeling acts of kindness to grow our school culture. ASFMS will be hosting, Alex Snow who will be speaking to our students on Tuesday, December 6th, to address our student body about appropriate social media skills, anti-bullying and kindness.

Just a few quick reminders:

  • The ASFMS band and chorus concerts are excited to spread holiday cheer, and we hope for a great turn out from the community to support their hard work and success.
  • Thursday, December 22nd, 2022- Half Day for Students
  • Holiday Recess: December 23rd-January-Monday, January 2nd, 2023
  • School Resumes- Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023.
  • January 16th 2023- Martin Luther King Day- No School
  • January 25th, 2023- Half Day for Students
  • Quarter 2 Ends- January 23, 2023.

Everyone enjoy the Holidays and may you all have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Best to you in 2023.

Mr. Lucian, Dr. Calabro, & Mr. Rafanelli

Happy Holidays from Us to You!

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From Left to Right:

Mr. Rafanelli, Dr. Calabro, Mr. Normand, Mr. Lucian, and School Resource Officer Ferri

Sharing & Caring

Our ASFMS community has been steadfast in helping to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, and donate food to families in need. Additionally, ASFMS raised money for our student’s team funds with our annual Fall Fundraiser, the Holiday Catalog and Cookies that generated over $7,000.00 in proceeds that will be split between teams and student council for youth activities, school beautification projects, and student assemblies to assist with improving our culture and climate. This week, our school community is wrapping up our food drive to assist the local food banks in our surrounding areas.

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The Giving Season

Heartfelt Thanks

Anonymous Donations

The ASFMS community is entirely grateful to the anonymous donations that were provided to ensure Thanksgiving dinners was afforded to all who were in need. The level of generosity, thoughtfulness, and self-less acts of kindness made a world of difference in the lives of others.
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A special shout out to all those who came out to help support Team 6B (Riptides) and supported their team fundraiser at ODT!
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Teaching & Learning

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Congratulations to Kayden Morocco, Lyla Shillan, and Haven Petro who representetd the 7th and 8th grade ASFMS musicians by auditioning for the RI Junior All-State Chorus, AND ALL THREE WERE ACCEPTED!

You make us so proud!

Chorus & Band

Concert Dates- 6:30pm@ ASFMS Auditorium

Tuesday, December 13th for the Choral Winter Concert Tuesday, December 20th for the Instrumental Winter Concert

It's An Archaeological Find!

Students in Mr. Jordan's class simulate an archaeological dig!

Signing for our Veteran's!

In celebration of our honored veteran's, we sing to thee....
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It's PJ Day!

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Arts & Crafts

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Mrs. Grant's advisory painted Thanksgiving Turkeys and Holiday Trees! What fun!

Thank you to our signage team....

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It's A Good Day to be Grateful!

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ASFMS Book Fair

Book Fair Dates

Event runs the week of December 12th-16th.

Family Night: December 12th, 2022 from 2:35pm-6pm

Parent Sign-Up Genius for Volunteering


E-Wallet Directions


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Nurse's Desk


We have had several confirmed cases of the Flu and other illnesses here at ASFMS this past week.

FLU: is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.

People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills

  • cough

  • sore throat

  • runny or stuffy nose

  • muscle or body aches

  • headaches

  • fatigue (tiredness)

  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with the flu will have a fever.

RSV, COVID-19, Flu, and Cold symptoms can be very similar. Kids can experience fever, cough, fatigue, congestion, and a runny nose with all of them.

If your child develops symptoms of illness -please also test for covid.

*If your child does get diagnosed with Flu/Covid, please notify the health office at: 401-822-9426 ext 213 or struzinskibrianna@coventryschools.net or cournoyerjessica@coventryschools.net so we can track illness.

Please keep your child home (as with any illness) until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, and improved symptoms.

Seek care if your child is having difficulty breathing, not drinking enough fluids, or experiencing worsening symptoms.

Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition

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