An Important Message from Mr. Tsonos...
I am writing to inform you of an important change that will be occurring as of Monday, November 4th. It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing that Rebecca Silveira, our Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, will be moving on. Mrs. Silveira has taken a position in the Barrington School Department.
In her time here, Ms. Silveira has been an integral part of our Administrative team and, more importantly, a huge part of our "Ferri Family." She has worked hard to improve curriculum and instruction, RICAS scores, increase parental engagement, and build lasting relationships with parents, students, faculty, staff, and the larger community. Although we are very sad to see her move on we are also happy to see her grow. On behalf of Nicholas A. Ferri Middle school, I would like to congratulate Ms. Silveira on her new position and wish her nothing but good things moving forward. Ms. Silveira will certainly be missed but she will leave a lasting impression on our school. Good Luck, Ms. Silveira. You will always be a Jaguar!
News You Can Use
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Parent conferences will be held on November 21st. Each team does conferences a little differently. Please see below of how your child's team schedules conferences.
Team 6 White will hold conferences from 2:15-6:15pm in room 113.
Team 6 Blue will hold conferences from 2:30-6:30pm in room 207.
Team 7 White will hold conferences in Room 216 from 2:30-4:30pm & 5:00-7:00pm.
Team 7 Blue will hold conferences from 2:30-4:30pm & 5-7pm in room 121.
Team 8 White will hold conferences from 2:15-6:15 in room 231.
See attachment below to sign up for conferences.
Team 8 Blue will hold conferences from 2:30-6:30pm in room 131.
Unified Arts Teachers:
Conferences will be held from 2:15-6:15. Please stop into see them in the rooms below.
Mr. Conlon (Chorus)- Room B7
Mr. Bergeron (Band/Music)- Room B8
Health/PE teachers- Room 120
Ms. Paige (Geo Skills)- Room 225A
Ms. Barra (Geo Skills)- Room 209
Mrs. Sanborn (Math Skills)- Room B4A
Mr. Lopez (Spanish)- Room 129
Ms. Casimiro (Italian)- Room 227
Mrs. Kent (Art)- Room 224
Ms. Smith (Art)- Room B2
Mrs. Cournoyer (RTI)- Room 220A
Mrs. Montalbano (Reading)- Room 220A
Mrs. Carnevale (Tech Ed)- Room 220C
Math and Reading RICAS
We would like to congratulate the students and teachers for their hard work on last years RICAS testing. When we received our results Ferri Middle School increased the number of students that were proficient in ELA by 15.6% (Among the top 10 schools with improvement of proficiency in the state).
Keep up the GREAT work!!
Please ensure your student is in school every day and on time to promote academic success!
Based on the student handbook, students that are tardy 3 times will receive a 2 hour detention. We will begin counting tardies on October 1st.
We appreciate your help to get students to school on time.
Starting in October, we will be using the Attendance Nudge, a tool from the RI Department of Education. Parents will receive notification regarding student absences informing them of the amount of school students have missed compared to other students in their grade.
It is essential that students attend school everyday!
11/1- Quarter 1 ends
11/4- PTSO Meeting at 4pm
11/5- Meadow Farms Fundraiser arrives- small orders will be sent home with students, large orders MUST be picked up from 2:30-5pm
11/6- Flu Clinic- 4-6:30pm at Ferri Middle School
11/15- Choose to Include Day- Wear Blue and White- Donate $1 or more and receive a choose to include bracelet
11/16- Report cards go home with students
11/18- Picture Re-take Day
11/18- Unified Club meeting- listen to Ferri Live for announcement to sign up
11/21- Parent Conferences- see above on how to schedule a conference with your child's team
11/28-11/29- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Recess
Links to paperwork all athletes need to complete to participate:
Winter Sports will begin November 18th!!
Boys Basketball Meeting
November 4th at 2:15 in Room 113
Girls Basketball Meeting
November 5th in 219 after morning announcements
When practice begins the schedule will be as follows:
Information/Sign-ups will take place at all lunches on November 1st
The November meeting will be held on November 18th until 3pm. During this meeting students will be creating Thanksgiving baskets for local families. See the flier attached regarding donations needed!!
Upcoming Unified Dates for interested Students:
December 9th & January 13th (note change in date from original form)
Tune into Ferri Live for more information on how to sign up!
November 4th at 4pm
Fundraiser Pick Up:
November 5th- Small orders will be sent home with students at the end of the day.
Larger orders MUST be picked up between 2:30-5pm- Please plan accordingly!
Many orders contain items that need to be refrigerated, we do not have a place to store these items overnight. Thank you for your help with this!
PTSO President- Marga Spence
Box Tops for Education- (BTFE Overview Information below)