Fieldstone Middle School December 21, 2018
Dear Fieldstone Families,
As the winter break begins, we have many reasons to celebrate. Earlier this month, we all enjoyed a fabulous winter concert in which the hard work and talent of our musicians and singers were showcased. Our students have demonstrated a strong commitment to learning as evidenced in the impressive level of achievement on recently issued report cards as well as in their tremendous engagement in learning activities. The advisory lesson this month was focused around the theme of being your best self. This was especially apropos to the end of the trimester and the opportunities for reflection that present themselves at this time. Our students and teachers have worked hard throughout this first half of the school year, and we hope that the break allows for relaxation, leisure reading, and time spent with loved ones.
We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.
Please see below for the many reasons why it's great to be a Falcon.
All the best,
FMS Winter Concert
Principal for the Day
Teacher of the Year
3Rs Day Dove Drawing Contest
Learning While Helping Others
Thank you to Mrs. Chavez and Mrs. Alboum for leading these efforts.
FMS Pajama Drive
Our winter season is now underway. Basketball schedules and game locations can be found on the website. https://sites.google.com/montvalek8.org/fmsathletics
IMPORTANT: Please check the athletics website for the due date regarding spring physicals. This will be updated in January.
FMS Students Enjoyed a Lunchtime Visit from a Harlem Wizard
Students in grades 5 through 8 enjoyed a lunchtime visit filled with music, comedy, and basketball feats from DP of the Harlem Wizards. We are looking forward to the upcoming game on January 11th at 7:00 when the Wizards will compete against the Montvale Marvels at Pascack Valley High School. Tickets can be purchased now at www.MEF4kids.org. Proceeds will benefit the Montvale Education Foundation and ultimately our students.
Sixth Grade Holiday Interdisciplinary Project
Sixth graders have been working in small groups on an interdisciplinary holiday project; they researched the traditions, origin, foods, values, and other interesting facts of a selected holiday. Elements of each academic subject area were incorporated into the assignment, and students created a tri-fold poster displaying all of the tasks they completed. Tasks included making crystal ornaments, writing informative and compare/contrast paragraphs, calculating costs and ingredients to prepare a feast, and connecting both French and Spanish vocabulary. Brief oral presentations wrapped up the week where students could share the fantastic work they completed.
Thank you to the PTO and the many volunteers who served pizza and treats at a holiday lunch for our students. This was a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays.
FMS Band Entertained at our Holiday Celebration
Pascack Hills Choral Concert
Students were recently treated to performances by the Pascack Hills Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and A Capella Group. The high school students performed an array of contemporary and classic holiday songs, and Fieldstone graduates described the benefits of participating in the high school choral programs.
Pascack Hills Choral Concert
December 24 - January 1st - Winter Recess
January 11th - Wizards versus the Montvale Marvels at Pascack Valley High School 7:00
January 18th - Fieldstone Friday - Grades 5 and 6
January 21st - Professional Day - School closed for students
February 1st - End of Second Expressive Arts Cycle
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