January 2019


News You Can Use

Please remember to check Aspen often for your child's most updated grades. Quarter 2 ends on January 18, 2019.


Many students are coming to school with chromebooks that are not charged. It is extremely important that these are fully charged at night, students use them often throughout the day. Without these tools it can be difficult to complete class assignments.

If students have lost their charger- they can be purchased at the school store or you can order them online using the link below.

Chromebook charger

We appreciate your help in ensuring each student has what they need to be prepared throughout the day!

RICAS Scores Reporting Night

We will be holding a RICAS score reporting night on January 8th at 5:00pm right before the PTSO meeting scheduled for 5:30pm in the FMS library. Our goal is give a brief overview of our scores and then discuss our action steps.

Attendance Matters!

We wanted to take a moment to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day and getting them to school on time. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in their classes.

Missing 18 days throughout the course of the academic year, equaling 10 percent of the year, will significantly impact your child's performance. This is as true in every case. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation. We realize that some absences are unavoidable. The important thing is to get your children to school as often as possible.

At Ferri Middle School we are going to be working to increase student attendance throughout the building.


January 8th- 5:00pm- RICAS Scores Reporting Night- Library

January 8th- 5:30pm- Ferri PTSO Meeting- Library

January 18th- Quarter 2 ends

January 21st- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 29th- Winter Band/Chorus Concert- JHS- More information to follow

February 4th- Report Cards issued to students

February 15th- NAEP Testing- 8th grade

February 18th-22nd- NO SCHOOL- Winter Break


CONGRATULATIONS to our November Shout Out Winners! Keep up the GOOD WORK!

A big THANK YOU to Uno Pizzeria and Grill in Smithfield for donating gift certificates this month!

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Join us for the PTSO Meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 5:30pm in the Ferri Library.