November 4, 2022
AGS Office Staff
AGS Parent Engagement Night
Secrets of Social Media
Tuesday, November 15
6:00 - 7:00 PM @ AGS
AGS is fortunate to have Christina Tipton clear some time in her busy schedule to visit and speak to parents about the dangers of social media. She is noted for her work with the Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force (GHOST). We hope you can join us on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM to hear this important presentation and engage with Mrs. Tipton. This presentation is for parents only. Mrs. Tipton will be giving a Cyber Safety presentation to each grade level in December.
Please complete the Google Form to RSVP for the event. You do not have to complete the form to attend, however it will allow us to prepare. Completing the form will enter your name into a drawing to win 1 of 3 gift cards. Must be in attendance to claim. Thank you!!
Google RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/xAw7gLqDzFbs8TZ18
Friday 11/11 - Wear Red, White, and Blue for Veterans Day
(see details below)
Tuesday 11/15 - Secrets of Social Media Parent Presentation
(see details below) *6:00 - 7:00 PM @ AGS
Wednesday 11/16 - Ski & SB Club Meeting
(see details below) *6:00 - 7:00 PM @ Tomek
Wednesday 11/23 - Friday 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break
Report Cards Posted: End of Quarter 1
PTO Fall Fundraiser
Dear AGS Families,
It’s that time of year again for the ONLY, ONE and DONE, PTO fundraiser, similar to last year there will be NO SELLING of ANYTHING. We would like a No Fuss donation fundraiser to help support our students and staff at AGS from Friday, October 28 to Thanksgiving. Please consider donating anything that you can afford. ANY amount will be truly appreciated. We can’t do this without YOU!
To donate: Go to https://go.rallyup.com/agsfentonpto or text agsptofenton to 18552022100
Click on the DONATE button. Enter your donation amount and click proceed to check out. Choose the class option and enter your child's SRT teacher. Please consider using the tip option so AGS gets 100% of the donations. Then fill out your information and complete your payment, AND NOW YOU’RE DONE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR!
Please share the link with family and friends. If you would prefer to donate by cash or check please send that into the school office with your child’s name and SRT teacher on the envelope/memo line.
There are prizes for donating!!!
For each $100 your child's SRT classroom raises, that SRT classroom will earn an entry to a prize drawing. At the end we will draw 3 classrooms at random to win the prizes.
If we reach the top goal of $7,200, there will be a SECRET school wide prize from Mr. Rettenmund and Mr. Seath. It’s top secret, so we won’t know until we reach that goal!
How do your funds help the PTO?
Our mission as a PTO is to support our students, teachers, administrators and staff by providing volunteers to events and sponsoring many different things such as: 8th Grade Dance, School Store, Beautification of the flower beds outside of the school and the center flower beds of Donaldson, teacher or school requests for classroom items, new books for the Library, help with field trip funding and snacks for the trips, Teacher Appreciation week, Assemblies for the school, 5th Grade Transition Day, Dinner for the teachers during conferences, Concession stands at indoor sporting events and much more.
We can not do this without your support. We truly appreciate your donation to help our students and staff at AGS. Thank you!
VG's Receipt Contest Extended through 11/18
Muhammad Masood, 6th Grade
After School Tutoring (AST)
AST is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. AGS Teachers are present and transportation is available for students residing within district. A light snack will also be provided.
Please complete the brief form (linked below) if your child will be attending AST:
Please email Mrs. Seelbinder or Mrs. Sayer for more information.
Mrs. Seelbinder: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Sayer: mailto:email@example.com
Leadership Council students attended the GearUP4Success conference Wednesday & listened to a number of speakers on the topic of leadership. We will meet this month, & work on promoting the "Stuff the Bus" food collection - for the month of November.
Signs that your student is struggling - If you worry about your student, &/or notice any of the following, please reach out to your student's counselor or an administrator for assistance.
- difficulty accomplishing tasks they are normally able to do (i.e., schoolwork, chores, recreational interests, etc.)
- a negative difference in their grades
- a lack of interest in doing things they normally enjoy
- isolating themselves & withdrawing from family &/or friends
- sleeping more than usual, or inability to sleep
- difference in appetite
- increased irritability/anger outbursts
- feelings of & verbalizing helplessness &/or hopelessness
***It is helpful if you share any life changes your student & family may be experiencing with your student's counselor. This enables us to provide added support, & the information you share will be treated with confidentiality & discretion.
Mrs. Melissa Welsh - Counselor for last names A - O
Ms. Tiffany Peeler - Counselor for last names P - Z
Theme of the Week 11/7: Bravery
Next week is the character strength of Bravery
WHAT DOES BRAVERY MEAN?
You act with mental, moral, or
physical strength even when you
know things are difficult or scary.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Finding strength to overcome our fears is an important part of growing up. A person can be brave every single day. For example, some people with social anxiety are brave just by leaving their house and talking with people. Physical bravery allows us to overcome fears, such as swimming or playing a sport. Moral bravery is doing the right thing, even when those around us choose not to.
“Nobody but you have to believe in your dreams to make them a reality.”
– Germany Kent
To practice and encourage the character strength of Bravery with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.
7th Grade Mackinac Island Trip Information
Register Online Now!
Use the Code Below to Register:
Tour Web Code:
* A registration Fee of $45 is required to secure a place on the tour (this goes towards the total cost of your trip).
Any adult guardian who would like to attend the trip MUST have their fingerprints on file with the district. Adult registration/trip fee is the same as a child. You may check your fingerprint status with Stefanie Simons via email firstname.lastname@example.org and for information on how to obtain them if you do not.
Information was distributed to students via SRT. Extra copies are in the office.
Further questions may be directed to Mrs. Burnau @ email@example.com
FAPS Ski and Snowboard Club
Registration Meeting and Information
Ski/Snowboard Club Meeting:
Wednesday, November 16 @ Tomek from 6 - 7 PM
Who?: Students & Parents (beginner to expert) at least 7 to join the club and participate in the group ski lessons. There are discounted tickets for 6 and under who want to go with parents.
What?: Discount lift tickets & rentals at Mt. Holly. More info at the meeting or contact:
- Mrs. Loria - firstname.lastname@example.org (AGS/FHS students)
Mrs. Eastman- email@example.com (Elementary students)
When?: Sign up Wednesday, 11/16/22 @ 6pm -7pm at Tomek Eastern Cafeterium
Club start dates will depend on weather & Mt. Holly.
If you are all set on information and just need to buy your cards:
- Stop in
- Get signed up…$25/per club membership card, or
- Sign up your first night out!
Fenton Elementary nights are Thursdays -----Mrs. Eastman
FHS/AGS Club nights are Fridays---- Mrs. Loria
Stuff The Bus Food Drive
Families needing a food basket for Thanksgiving can sign up on the FARR website:
*The link will be posted on the site and active soon!
Folds of Honor - Veterans Day
Fenton Rotary Angel Tree Program
The Fenton Rotary Club will be sponsoring their Angel Tree project for children in need at the holidays. The Rotary Club gathers items for each individual child and delivers these items to the home.
If applicable, complete the form at the link below by no later than Wednesday, November 23rd!
On the bottom of the Google form, applicants must list the place of employment for all adults living in the household. If this information is not listed, the form may be delayed or ignored. Each request will be reviewed and checked for accuracy and not automatically approved.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's school counselor or social worker.
Packages will be delivered on the morning of Saturday, December 17th. Please ensure someone is home and Rotary has a phone number to contact prior to delivery of packages.
Link to Google Form: https://forms.gle/G8cKB7Fzt5bwZNVA6
Fenton/Linden Varsity Hockey Lock-In
Tennis Clinics for MS Students
Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School
Location: 3255 Donaldson Drive, Fenton, MI, USA
FAPS Sinking Fund Renewal
On November 8, 2022 Fenton Area Public Schools will be asking voters to consider renewing a Sinking Fund of .8707 mills for a period of 10 years. This renewal will not raise taxes, and will keep the funding levels consistent for the next 10 years. Please remember a sinking fund is to fund infrastructure projects or repairs as they arise. Please consult our website for more information on the projects that have been funded in the last three years with our last sinking fund.