AMMS Lions Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Monday, December 7, 2020

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

December 18th Last Day of 1st Semester

December 21st through January 5th Winter Break

January 4th Teacher Workday (No School for Students)

*Update - January 5th Teacher Workday (No School for Students)*

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Commitment Survey Due December 11th

This is a commitment for the first 9 weeks of 2nd semester

Dr. Looney confirmed that the current model of Face-to-Face instruction, with the option for Remote Learning, would continue through the holiday break and during second semester. Similar to the process followed in first semester, parents are being asked through a commitment survey to decide which model they want for their child(ren). Parents must declare their decision by December 11 or their child(ren)’s placement will default to the learning environment they were in as of December 14.

The decision will remain in effect for the first nine weeks of second semester so that schools and teachers can allocate resources and plan accordingly.

AMMS PTA Staff Appreciation

Dear Parents,

We need your help! It is the time of year when we give thanks. The teachers and staff at AMMS do an amazing job! Let us thank them for all their hard work. We would like to give the teachers and staff a thank you of at least two $10 gift cards. Some popular gift cards they have enjoyed in the past include: Target, Starbucks, Amazon, Macy's, Publix/Kroger, Chick Fil A and other restaurants...GET CREATIVE! Please consider donating one or more $10 gift cards to show the AMMS staff how much we appreciate them! You may send the gift cards in with your student or drop them off at the front office.

Thank you,


Melanie Brandt, Co-President

Jennifer Morrow, Co-President

Final Exams

The last exams of the semester for all classes will be administered on December 15-18, 2020. You can visit the AMMS web page for the exam schedule at

Please note that we will be following a different schedule during exam week so teachers will adjust their TEAMS class times on these days.

Please be aware of the following information regarding this last exam:

  • No student will be allowed to take the exam before December 15 if he/she is leaving early for a vacation.

AMMS PTA Reflections 2020-2021

Thank you to all of our creative and talented students who participated in the PTA Reflections program this year!

Congratulations to the 7 winning artists whose entries advanced to North Fulton for council level judging.

Visual Arts

Grace Emily Manning


Spoorthi Kakarla

Divij Motwani


Ava Spann

Tara Purushothaman

Dance Choreography

Reema Shankar

Chloe Sun

Change to School Calendar

The School Board approved changing January 5, 2021, from a regular school day to a teacher workday/student holiday. Since January 5 is a run-off election date and more than 60 schools are polling sites, the decision was made to convert the day to a student holiday. January 6, 2021, now becomes the first day of second semester for students.

Student Council Canned Food Drive

Student Council will be sponsoring a canned food drive next week, December 7th -11th. Please consider donating canned goods and non-perishable items to help benefit the North Fulton Community Charities. Students will receive PBIS points for contributing, and grade level winners will receive a prize!

For more info, please contact Mrs. Faust at

Donations can be dropped off in the rotunda during morning drop-off. Virtual Students who would like to participate can drop off their canned goods on Tuesday, December 8th and Thursday, December 10th between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.!

Reminder to Students Regarding Masks

Please remember to keep a spare mask in your backpack in case something happens to the mask you are wearing.

Students should not enter the building without wearing a mask.

Thank you for keeping us all safe!

New Fitness and Health Club at AMMS

Fitness and Health Club

Purpose: Introduce Fitness Routines that Promote Overall Health

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 8:55 a.m.

Location: Gym

Club Sponsor: Coach Kearney

Questions? Contact Coach Kearney at

Missed Picture Day?

You can still be included in the yearbook! Submit a photo using the directions below.

The deadline to submit your picture is Friday, December 11th .

1. Take a photo of your student following these guidelines

2. Upload the photo to:

3. If asked for an ID enter: 415464602

If you have any questions, please contact Anita Erickson at


FCS is asking parents/guardians of FCS students to submit a COVID-19 Report ONLY if your child meets any of the criteria below.

  • Has tested Positive for COVID-19
  • Waiting for the results of a test for COVID-19
  • Has been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

Directions: Reporting Portal Link

Please DO NOT send your student to school or school sponsored events when he/she is ill and has any of the above COVID-19 concerns until you have spoken with your healthcare provider, one of the FCS Student Health Services School Nurses, or a public health official.

Yearbook Information

As you know, this year is different than any other school year we’ve experienced. So, our yearbook will be a bit different too! The yearbook staff would love for YOU to submit photos to be featured in this year’s book! There are two ways you can do this and it’s super easy-this can be done by both in person and virtual learners (option 1 or 2), and families/parents (option 2 only). Parents-please encourage your student to use option one as it will help with general yearbook content.

  1. ***FOR STUDENTS-will require Microsoft Login*** Click here to see a list of specific categories in which we need pictures-if you have any of these, fill out the correct form and upload your photos.
  2. *For anyone to use-no login required* Click here to submit any photos, including photos that do not fit into one of the above forms-we need those too! (if user ID needed use this: 415464602)

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now! This will be an unforgettable book for an unforgettable year so purchase one now at the lowest price of the year. Click here to purchase one now!

Parents of 8th Graders-celebrate your middle school grad with a Recognition Ad. Space is limited so click here to purchase your ad!

PTA Offering Spirit Wear Online

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Boosterthon to help with the design, ordering and shipping of this year's spirit wear. Click the link below to the AMMS online spirit wear store site. They are offering direct shipping for a low price.

We sincerely appreciate your support as we continue to improve our PTA!

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