March 2020

Heroes Month is Here!

It is March and that means H.E.R.O. month is here again. H.E.R.O. stands for "Helping, Encouraging, and Respecting Others." As part of the school's mission we host a month of activities around bullying awareness and prevention, team building, and positive decision-making. Below you will find a calendar, a description of events, and letters of consent for the presentations. Please review them. Starting tomorrow, students will receive information via Google classroom and during advisory about upcoming events. At different times the school will be emailing additional information/resources for you to review and discuss at home. Of course, we cannot forget the Heroes Brunch that takes place at the end of the month to honor those students selected as this year's H.E.R.O's.

If you want to know how you can help, we are seeking donations of crafting items (e.g. paper towel rolls, string, fishing line, small scrap lumber, glue guns, etc.) for students to use for their Rube Goldberg machines and standard-sized cans of Pringles for the Pringle Ringle activity. This week students are encouraged to bring in a photo of their hero to be posted in the hall of heroes outside of the library. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in making H.E.R.O month a success.

Check out the links below for detailed information!

H.E.R.O. Month Calendar 2020

H.E.R.O. Month Events

F.A.C.T. Parent Letter

A.G. Parent Letter

F.A.C.T. Flyer

Sports Updates

Links to paperwork all athletes need to complete to participate: Paper work should be completed by 3/16:

Assumption of Risk Form

Parent Permission Form

Physical Examination Form

The Concussion Booklet


Miss Lalli is having a meeting on Tuesday, March 17 for all students who would like to join Track. Please check the attached letter.

Parent Track Letter


Sign-ups for softball are on Wednesday, March 4, during all lunches. Tryouts are from Monday, March 16- Wednesday, March 18.


Coach Morin is having a meeting on March 16 from 2:30-3:30 for all boys who are trying out for the baseball team. All paperwork must be submitted by this date. Tryouts will be March 17- March 20.


The Ferri Unified Basketball season is almost here! We are getting our players ready for another great season.

Here is the game schedule!

#choosetoinclude #inclusionrevolution

6 Blue Second Quarter Achievement

Congratulations to the 6 Blue students who made the second quarter achievement list!

Amy Corsetti

Cynthia Wulf

Matthew Andrews

Matthew Jones

Gabriella Russillo

Kaitlin Barbosa

Brissya Rodriguez

Robert Mancini

Jason Schino

Selvyn Arias

Bennett MCClish

Ernesto Mercado

Faith Rosadio

RICAS ELA testing dates

This month and next, your child will be participating in the Rhode Island Common Assessment System. This assessment is an important component to the school's and the district's ongoing success. In preparation for the test, please make sure your child has a well-balanced breakfast, their chromebook is fully charged, and they are present and on time to school. With your help we can ensure that every student rocks the RICAS. Thank you

March 30th, 7th Grade ELA Session 1

March 31st, 8th Grade ELA Session 1

April 3rd, 6th Grade ELA Session 1

April 6th, 6th Grade ELA Session 2

April 7th, 8th Grade ELA Session 2

April 8th, 7th Grade ELA Session 2

More to come for Math.....

Order Your Ferri Yearbook!

It's time to order your
FMS 2019-2020 Yearbook!

Use code 8515120 when ordering!

Sales end March 27, 2020

The ONLY way to guarantee a Yearbook is to order now!

If you don’t want to order online,
forms are available in the FMS Office and in Room 130

Fourth Quarter Begins on April 4!

Fourth quarter begins on April 4. Please reach out to your child's teachers, if necessary, before it's too late!

Aspen Parent Portal

The Aspen parent portal will allow you to view your child(s) information, such as contacts, transcripts, assessments, attendance, and conduct. Please check your child's grades on Aspen.

To sign up for the Parent Portal, answer this small questionnaire.
Sign up here!


You can reach out to your child's teachers through email or phone. Email addresses are the first letter of the first name, full last name, then @johnstonschools.org.

Team 6 Blue

Team 6 White

Team 7 Blue

Team 7 White

Team 8 Blue

Team 8 White

Academic Support

Literacy/Math Literacy

Physical Education/Health

Band and Chorus

Visual Arts

World Language


School Nurse

Special Services


The Book Fair is coming up in March. We are looking for volunteers from March 23- March 26 from 8-2 PM. Please contact Marga if you available for any amount of time.

There will also be a SAVERS FUNDrive in April. Please consider donating clothes, books, toys, shoes, and household goods. We will receive money per pound donated!

Next meeting is Wednesday, April 8.

PTSO President- Marga Spence


Box Tops for Education- (BTFE Overview Information below)

Stickers for Australia Fundraiser

The "Girls Who Code" club is having a fundraiser! They will be selling stickers to donate to Australia to help with the devastating wildfires.

See the attached link. Stickers for Australia

No School on March 27

Teachers will have Professional Development on Friday, March 27. There will not be school on that day.

RISAS March Parent Newsletter

Here is the RISAS March Newsletter:

RISAS Parent Newsletter for the month of March

SurveyWorks is here!

The SurveyWorks survey is happening now! The window will be open from February 3 - March 31 for all. Please take a moment to provide your feedback about the great things happening at Ferri.

Attendance Matters!

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 have begun 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!

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