The Firebird Flash

October 2, 2020


  • Principal's Update
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Joining PTSA
  • Recognize an Outstanding Firebird Nation Staff Member - See more information below or click the RISE Logo.
  • Picture Day Info - October 5th & 8th

Updates from the Principal

Good Afternoon Firebird Nation Families -

It's Friday! I hope everyone had an awesome week. Personally, I was happy to finally celebrate a Broncos win last night!

We have one more week to go before October Break begins. Remember that October Break will take place from October 10th - October 25th. The school will be closed during this time. When we return on October 26th, we will still be at our 50% status for a few weeks. There was an increase in the county data, but it recently began to decline again. We are hoping that this decline continues and that we continue to not have cases of COVID within our school. This will help us move towards the 100% status.

Student pictures will take place next week on Monday and Thursday (see information below). We want to make sure all of our students get their yearbook photos and student ID photos. Parents will receive an email from the company with your photo proof to determine if there are any pictures you wish to purchase. Students will be taking their pictures during their Social Studies class on the day there are at FMS for In-Person learning. We also have times set up for our E-Learners as well.

Thank you to our JS2S students. We had a great meeting with them last Friday on our new PBIS RISE Program. There are going to be some awesome incentives including snacks, Firebird gear, and other larger prizes and incentives available for students to use their reward points for. Teachers will be able to scan a student's ID and award points for where our Firebirds have demonstrated RISE. We will include a copy of this matrix in an upcoming newsletter. We are so excited to launch this program after break and know that it will be awesome in recognizing places where our Firebirds go above and beyond. Stay tuned for more information!

I hope everyone has a great last week before October Break! Let's all work together to have a successful week on campus so that we can then enjoy the two weeks off for some much needed rest and relaxation!

See you next week!


Brian Smith

Executive Principal

Falcon Middle School

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parents - Next Week is Parent-Teacher Conferences. We still have spots available if you are interested in a conference. They will take place on Thursday, October 8th, from 4pm-7pm and again on Friday, October 9th, from 7:45am - 3:15pm.

All conferences will take place via zoom at this time.

Please contact your child's team of teachers to sign up for a conference. Look for additional information on your team's landing pages through our FMS E-Learning page (linked below).

Also, our explore teachers will have a sign up form available as well if you would like a conference with your explore teachers.

We always look forward to conference season so that we can network with you about your student's progress, celebrate successes, and help problem solve an areas we can work on together for success.

Make sure to sign up for a conference soon!


Firebird Families: Your Parent-Student-Teacher Association (PTSA) is ready to support our school community! We hope you will show your support by joining the PTSA for $8. There are two ways to join:

Please note that using online payment, the PTSA will be charged a service fee, so a donation would be appreciated to offset the cost.

There is also an opportunity to order spirit wear, t-shirts for $10 and hoodies for $25 (XXL sizes add $2). Some retired design items have been added (primarily larger sizes), as well as beanies. Again, cash or check may be sent to the front office or order online:

The PTSA will host its first meeting on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Please join us on zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting : Meeting ID: 421 500 0536 Passcode: 200292

If you have any questions or have ideas for supporting our students and staff, please contact DeDe Bolke, President, at

Recognize a Firebird Nation Staff Member

We want to know who is an FMS Staff Member that RISEs regularly! Nominate an outstanding Teacher, Para-Educator, Secretary, Custodian, Lunch Room Assistant, Counselor, and/or Administrator that has gone above and beyond at Firebird Nation this year. We will be recognizing their outstanding accomplishments through the year. Thank you for partnering with us to provide an awesome experience for our students! We appreciate everyone's collaboration so that we can all RISE Together!

Falcon Middle School Picture Days are Coming Up!

FMS Picture Day - Last Names A-J

Monday, Oct. 5th, 8am-3pm

9755 Towner Avenue

Peyton, CO

We will be taking Yearbook and Student ID Photos throughout the day for all students last names A-J that attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Click the button below for more information and to order pictures.

FMS Picture Day - Last Names K-Z

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 8am-3pm

9755 Towner Avenue

Peyton, CO

We will be taking Yearbook and Student ID Photos throughout the day for all students last names K-Z that attend school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click the button below for more information and to order pictures.

E-Learner Pictures

For our students on E-Learning, please come to Falcon Middle School on the day that matches your section of the Alphabet between 1:30pm and 3:00pm.

  • Last Name A-J: Monday, October 5th (1:30-3:00pm)
  • Last Name K-Z: Thursday, October 8th (1:30-3:00pm)

Bring a copy of your student class schedule to assist in verifying your identity. You will check in at the south doors to the building for the Music Hallway when you arrive.

If you do not wish to take your picture at this time, then you can participate in our Picture Retake day that typically takes place in late January or early February. More information to be shared about this date later.

Click the button below for more information and to order pictures.

Falcon Middle School

Executive Principal: Brian Smith

6th Grade Assistant Principal: Tim Scheck

7th Grade Assistant Principal: Kava Lientz

8th Grade Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Elena Forehand

6th Grade Counselor: Carrie Clay

7th Grade Counselor: Amber Villani

8th Grade Counselor: Lisa Murdock


FMS Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:15am-3:30pm

Friday: 7:15am-2:00pm