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Parent Newsletter: December 3

Dear FFMS Students, Parents and Guardians:

It is hard to believe we are in December. The time between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays goes by so quickly. As the holiday season approaches excitement naturally builds in children. The PTO is sponsoring the Santa Workshop to give the students an opportunity to shop for family members and friends. This will be during the week of December 10th. Also, please note that the Winter Concert has been changed to December 19th at 7:30 pm.

Have a great week.

Mrs. Hiler

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A Five-step Process Can Help Your Child Make Better Decisions

Want your middle schooler to make more responsible decisions? Encourage her to rely on this five-step process whenever she’s faced with a dilemma:

1. Assess the situation. Your child can’t make a wise decision if the issue at hand seems murky. So remind her to clearly define it by asking herself, “What’s the main thing I’m concerned about?”

2. Explore her options. What are some ways your child could handle the problem? Have her make a mental list, then narrow it down to the three most sensible choices. This list-making step is critical because it illustrates that there are usually several options for solving a problem.

3. Consider the disadvantages. Have your child think about the cons of each of her top three ideas. If a certain option has a particularly serious consequence, this is a good time to rule out that option.

4. Consider the advantages. Now ask your child to figure out the pros of her top choices. Does one option have major advantages over others? Then that may be the winner.

5. Decide on a solution. Now that she’s weighed the pros and cons of each possible option, your child can make her decision with confidence.

Source: R. Burke, Ph.D. and others, Common Sense Parenting: Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School-Aged Children, Boys Town Press.

Family , Career &Community Leaders of America Club

The Felicity FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) club is selling our cute little homemade caramel sauce/apple gift sets which are perfect for a Christmas gift. They are $7 each or 3 for $20. We also made 1 pint jars of just caramel sauce to compliment those FFA apples that everyone bought! They are $8 each. If you are interested in purchasing either one, please let me know. We would like to have all orders placed and prepaid by Friday, December 6. Students will deliver them to you on Friday, December 14.

Thank you for your support!

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Santa's Workshop

PTO’s Santa’s Workshop will be open for grades K-8 from 12/10-12/14. Additional information will be coming home with students.

Upcoming Events

December 3- Boy's and Girl's basketball @Home v/s Ripley

December 5- Basketball against New Richmond- Boys Home/ Girls away

December 10th-Basketball against Hamersville- Boys Home/ Girls away

* Week of December 10th is Santa's Workshop**

December 12th-Basketball against Batavia- Boys Home/Girls away

December 13th- Winter Sports Pictures

December 15th- Christmas Parade @2:00 pm

December 17- Basketball against Williamsburg- Girls Home/Boys away

December 19th- Winter Concert @7:30; Craft Club

December 21- End of Second Quarter

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