Firebird Newsletter

Farb Middle School 2022-2023

Important Dates for 2022-2023

October 4: School pictures for yearbook

October 7: Last day of Progress Report 1

October 10 ASB Fundraiser Assemblies and Kick off in PE

October 12: AVID Parent Night 6:00-7:30)

October 14: Progress Reports sent home/Reverse Schedule

October 17: SSC Meeting (4:05)

October 19: Parent/Teacher Conferences (2:45-5:00)

October 20: Parent/Teacher Conferences (2:45-5:00)

October 28: Muffins with Moms (8:30-9:00)

October 31: ASB Haunter House and ASB Week (Note: Students must have a 2.0 in citizenship and no U's to attend Haunted House)

October 31 Fundraiser Ends

November 5: AVID Academy (Saturday School)

November 11: No School for Veteran's Day

Nov 21-Nov 25: No School for Thanksgiving Break

Got Homework Page

This link takes parents and students to a one page site that has teacher assignments and or where to go to find class assignments.

Sunday Update for October 2, 2022

Good evening Farb Families! Here is this week’s Sunday Update!

It was so amazing to see all of the Dad’s and other family members at our first Dad’s Luncheon since 2019. We look forward to our next family event which will be Muffins with Moms on October 28th at 8:30 in the morning.

Picture Day

This Tuesday, October 4, is Picture Day! All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook. Flyers were sent home last week and parents can order pictures if they choose.

Clubs Update

  • Art Club will start this week on Wednesday, October 5 from 4-5 in room 35

  • Coding Club will begin next week, October 10, from 4-5 in room 63. Parents please fill out the registration form here to sign you student up for Coding Club

Middle School Band Night

This Friday, October 7, our Advanced Band will perform at the Canyon Hills Football game halftime show alongside the Canyon Hills Band and De Portola’s Band. Parents can purchase tickets here to attend. Adults are $9 and children (Including students) are $2.

First Progress Report

This Friday, October 7, is the last day for our first grading period and progress report. If your student needs support, please be sure they are attending their teachers’ office hours. (See list of office hours here). Progress reports will be sent home on October 14th.

Middle School Sports Update

I would like to highlight a few of our track and field players this week. Congratulations to 8th grader Deshawn Taylor who came in first in both the 100 and 200 meters. Our 7th grade boys also did great in the 100 meters. Christian Tanner led the 7th grade with 2nd place, Mitchel Julian came in 4th, Brodie Menzies came in 5th, and Andrew Voight came in 8th. 7th grader Oliva Haller came in 4th in the 200 meters. In 6th grade for 100 meters, Iizabelle Isidio came in 8th and Justin Bravo came in 9th. In the long jump Christian Tanner came in first and Deshawn Taylor came in 2nd. Congratulations to all of our Track and Field Team. See here for the complete list of events results.

Our Basketball Team will be playing this Saturday at Lincoln High School. They will play Clark Middle School at 1:00 and Wilson Middle at 2:00. I Hope to see Farb Fans in the stands.

Snack Bar

The Snack Bar will open this week. The snack bar is run by the district and currently they will be selling bottled water for $1 and chocolate chip cookies for $1.50. I am hoping they will add more items throughout the year. Students do need cash to purchase these items.

Prime Time

Prime Time is our Free before and after school care program. There are a few spots left if you are interested. Please see the link here to register.

Thank you for your continued support. Please reach out anytime with questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful evening.

Courtney Rizzo


Middle School Sports: Basketball and Track and Field

Please see information about tryouts this week. This letter was sent to families who have signed up, last Friday.

Middle School Sports: See Flyer below for Basketball and Track and Field for Fall 2022

Farb's Clubs and Afterschool Support Schedule:


JS2S 7th and 8th grade Lunch in the library

Martial Arts (On Zoom-See Flyer below)

Coding Club room 63 4-5 Beginning 10/10

Music Club 4-5 in B9


Counseling Lunch Bunch in library during both lunches

MS Basketball Practice 4:15-5:15

MS Track and Field 4:15-5:15



Anime Club 6th and 7/8th grade lunch in the library

Art Club 4-5 Room 35 Beginning October 5th

Yearbook 4-5 in Room 32

AVID Club 4-5 in Room 33

Tennis Club (Spring Semester)


Comic Book Club TBD

Military Kids Club 2:40-3:40 (Meeting in the lunch Court)

MS Basketball Practice 2:50-4:20

MS Track and Field 2:50-4:20


ASB During Advisory

Other Clubs will be added through out the year. If a student is interested in starting a club, please see Mrs. Rizzo.

Farb's Martial Art's Club

Our Martial Art's Club is back! Join the Farb's Martial Art's Club on zoom every Monday from 5-6 pm. Please see flyers below. Once you register (It is Free!) they will send you the zoom link.

COVID Testing

If you signed up your student to participate in COVID testing this year, they will test every Monday from 12-3 each week. Students will receive a pass during class to go and test. Please note students who are testing are required to wear a mask in the testing area only.
Sunday Update from September 25

Here is last week's Sunday Update incase you missed it!

School Site Council (SS) Agenda

SSC Dates for the 2022-2023 School Year: 9/19, 10/17, 12/12, 1/23, 2/27, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15

School Office Contact Information

Farb Office Support: 858-397-6750

Attendance and General Questions (Spanish)

Melissa Cantua:

Friday's 619-800-4828/

Enrollment, Moving, or Request for Records

Monica Cortez

Fridays 619-800-6255/

Parent Portal/Powerschool Questions

Erika Yamamoto

Fridays 858-381-2525/

Health Office

Kandice Lowe

Angie Arvayo

Finance and PE Clothes

Calvin Luck

Vice Principal

Dan Grendziak (Mr. G)


Courtney Rizzo

To Receive the link to the Firebird Newsletter Weekly via Text

Text the word "YES" to 67587 from your wireless device/phone you wish to receive texts on. Your phone number does need to be on file in Powerschool at Farb.

Counseling Corner

Message from our Counselors

Welcome to a new school year parents and guardians! As School Counselors, we want to make sure that you know we are here to support your child. The Counseling Corner will help us give you updates so that you can stay informed and have some resources to help support your child this year. We are still getting things set up for the year, so check back in the coming weeks for more information.

In the next couple weeks we will be setting up a Counseling google classroom for this year. Students can use our google classroom to reach out to us and we will be posting other resources there throughout the year. There will also be a google form on our google classroom that students can fill out to request to talk to a School Counselor.

We hope everyone has a great first week! We are all learning and growing together during this season of life as it has its many ups and downs, but we will be here to support students and families along the way.

Please reach out to us or have your child reach out to us.

Alexis Schad

Viliya Ketavong

MFLC: On Site Military Counselor at Farb

Maureen Doherty
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Farb Staff Contact List

Under Construction...Being updated with new staff members

Canvas Tutorial Video

Mr. Cabrera walks you through how to log into Canvas and where to find student assignments.

Google Classroom Tutorial Video

This short video walks parents through Google Classroom and shows you how to access students work and submit work through Google Classroom.