The Firebird Flash
October 2, 2020
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!
Falcon Middle School
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!
FALCON MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA - JOIN TODAY!
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:
Send in $8 (per member) with cash or check (made payable to Falcon MS PTSA) to the front office.
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: https://falconmsptsa.new.memberhub.store/store
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 email@example.com.
Recognize a Firebird Nation Staff Member
Falcon Middle School Picture Days are Coming Up!
FMS Picture Day - Last Names A-J
Monday, Oct. 5th, 8am-3pm
9755 Towner Avenue
FMS Picture Day - Last Names K-Z
Thursday, Oct. 8th, 8am-3pm
9755 Towner Avenue
- 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
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