Sully's Salutations

February 7th, 2016

Good morning,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone warm and safe after our first Big Storm, Friday! Apparently, we should brace ourselves this week for more snow - this is mighty reminiscent of February 2015.

I have updated the Important Date Section of the Newsletter through to April 29th. These dates include the dates of our PARCC Infrastructure Testing in April. PARCC testing for all grades will take place in May only, this year, which is a reduction in testing days from last year. Eighth graders will still take the Science MCAS test on Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th. I will continue to update this section with each Newsletter - I strive to make it as complete as I can. As soon as it looks safe we will choose the date for the Eighth Grade Ceremony and Celebration.

Per the request of our PCC I have included some important information below.

On a final note recently, a colleague shared a very interesting new study that probably confirms what many of you know, that being a parent of a middle schooler is a very stressful time. Having that said there is some very useful information on how to deal with our tweens. I think you will find all three articles that I have embedded, good reads!

Enjoy the day - Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Warm regards,

Beth Wittcoff


Message from your PCC

ASMS PCC Budget Report

We have collected 26% (or $3,000) generous donations towards our $11,400 goal for this year.

We need $8,400 to meet the ASMS PCC budgeted expenses.

Please consider making a Direct Donation to ensure the ASMS PCC supported activities continue (Field Trips, guest speakers and educational performers, rewards for FISH drawing each month, to name a few).

Suggested donation is $30 per student.

A direct donation form is included below the ASMS budget report.

We appreciate your continued support!

Important Dates to Remember

Sunday, February 7th - 13th Husky Dining Out Lincoln Street Market

Monday, February 8th - 12th Box Tops - Prize to FLEX with most Box Tops

Friday, February 12th PCC PJ Day Bring in a $1.00 and wear your pajamas

Friday, February 12th - Sunday 24th Otis Spunkmeyer PCC Fundraiser

Monday, February 15th - Friday, February 19th - Break

Monday, February 22nd Students and Staff return from Break

Tuesday, February 23rd Eighth Grade Parent Meeting for Planning End of Year Events 7PM - Location TBA

Friday February 26th 2016 Winter Wonderland - ASMS Student Council Event 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday, March 4th 1/2 Day for students 10:40 AM Dismissal Staff PD Day

Thursday, March 10th PCC Meeting 3:30 in the Library

Friday, March 11th PCC PJ Day Bring in a $1.00 and wear your pajamas

Wednesday, March 23rd Otis Spunkmeyer Delivery

Friday, March 25th Good Friday No School

Tuesday, April 12th Seventh and Eighth Grade PARCC Testing Infrastructure Trial

Wednesday, April 13th Sixth Grade PARCC Testing Infrastructure Trial

Wednesday, April 13th FEF FPS Middle School Trivia Bee Competition - Mercer Auditorium HMMS @ 7PM

Thursday, April 14th Incoming Sixth Grade Parent Orientation @ 6:30 PM

Monday, April 18th - Friday, April 22nd Spring Break

Monday, April 27th Students and Staff Return

Friday, April 29th 1/2 Day for students 10:40 AM Dismissal Staff PD Day

Annie Sullivan Middle School - Class of 2015 Lip Sync