The Falcon

Fieldstone Middle School * March 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,


The arrival of March has certainly proven the adage that the month arrives like a lion. We're hopeful that it will end like a lamb, giving us more opportunities for outdoor recess and outdoor learning.


It's hard to believe that more than half of the school year is behind us. The second trimester will be concluding on Monday, March 18th, and report cards will be accessible via the Parent Portal on Friday, March 22nd by 4:00 PM. This point of the school year is an optimal time for students to reflect on their academic efforts. With another full trimester ahead, setting attainable learning and behavioral goals can bolster confidence and focus. On behalf of our entire staff, thank you for your continued involvement at home to support our efforts.


Please see below for additional topics of interest and the many reasons why it's great to be a Falcon!


As always, if we can be of assistance to you or your family, do not hesitate to reach out to us.


All the best,


Gina McCormack

Principal


Rich Scherer

Assistant Principal

MATHCOUNTS Team

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Congratulations to members of our MATHCOUNTS Team who competed on Saturday, February 9th at Bergen Community College. Coached by Jill Gelalia, they placed well and enjoyed each challenge throughout the day.

Athletics Update

Our spring athletics season will soon be underway. Please note the following important dates:


Physicals and Athletic Forms are due by March 25th.


  • Students will NOT be permitted to try out without all applicable paperwork handed in.
  • Please check with Mrs. Halder to see if all forms are up to date.


  • Tuesday, March 26 - Spring Tryouts (Baseball/Track/Softball)
  • Wednesday, March 27 - Spring Tryouts (Baseball/Track/Softball)
  • Thursday, March 28 - Spring Tryouts (Baseball/Track/Softball)



More information can be accessed on our school's site by clicking on the Athletics tab, or by accessing it using the direct link: https://sites.google.com/montvalek8.org/fmsathletics

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Our students and faculty alike had a wonderful time while making a difference by jumping rope and competing in basketball games throughout the day on Friday, February 16th. Through the generosity of the Fieldstone community, over $3700 was raised to benefit the American Heart Association in support of research and medical advances to help fight heart disease. Thank you to all members of our Health and Physical Education Department for coordinating this event.

Sixth and Seventh Grade Internet Safety Program

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Detective Sergeant Sean Gerity recently presented a sixth and seventh grade internet safety program sponsored by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. The discussion focused on the need for students to be leaders in the online community, to seek the assistance of adults when necessary, and to understand the principles of digital citizenship. Students were provided with examples of why the following precepts should guide their online behavior:


  • Your words make an impression.
  • Your personal information is valuable.
  • Your pictures/videos will follow you forever.
  • You should exhibit integrity, dignity, and self-respect.

More of Fieldstone's American Heart Challenge Teams

Upcoming Events

3/13 - Intra-district Choral Festival @ PHHS 7:30


3/18 - End of second trimester


3/21 - Sixth grade field trip


3/22 - Release of report cards on Realtime


3/25 - Professional Day - No school for students


3/28-3/29 - Model UN trip

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