FMS Parent Newsletter

12/9-12/23 Holiday Edition

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Come One, Come All to our FMS Talent Show!

Come tomorrow night to our FMS Talent Show (Tuesday, December 10)


$3.00 per person at the door school age and up.


Raffles include (2) $20 gift cards to Milton's Restaurant and (1) $120 value family photo session (great for the holidays). Tickets will be one for $1 or an arm length for $5.


*All proceeds will go to Relay for Life - Supporting cancer research and patient care!

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 17 AND COME TO OUR FMS STEAM LAB OPEN HOUSE AND WINTER BAND EXTRAVAGANZA!

4:00-6:30 PM FMS STEAM OPEN HOUSE IN OUR IMAGINATION LAB


5:00-6:00 PM FREE SPAGHETTI DINNER IN OUR CAFETERIA


6:30-7:30 PM WINTER BAND EXTRAVAGANZA IN OUR AUDITORIUM


ALL NIGHT - SEE OUR ART DISPLAY SHOWING OFF OUR STUDENT TALENT!

UPCOMING EVENTS

FMS is having a talent show tomorrow night at 6pm! Come see our students and staff perform according to their talent.


Our next Early Release day will be on December 11 (this Wednesday)


December 17 is our Winter Extravaganza Band Concert along with our STEAM lab open house, an art exhibit, and a free spaghetti dinner. Come out to FMS from 4-7:30pm and celebrate with us!! There will be entertainment and hands-on activities for the whole family.


Christmas vacation begins after school on Friday, December 20th, and then students will have their first day back on Monday, January 6th. May you have a merry holiday season!


Check out YEARBOOK information below - pre-orders will be available soon.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Need to sign up for FCS FindOutFirst for bus changes, school closings, important messages from the county and our school? Click here to go to the county page.


Need to sign up to pay lunch or Chromebook fees online? Click here to get started.


Traditional school calendar for 2019-2020 CLICK HERE.


FMS school day master schedule - CLICK HERE.

Mr. Smith - Band & Chorus

Come one, come all!! The 2019 FMS Winter Extravaganza will be held on December 17 at the FMS Auditorium beginning at 6:30pm. The concert will feature holiday favorites as performed by our Beginning Band, Symphonic Band, and FMS Singers. The event is free and open to the public.


**Attention all 6th graders and parents. There is still space for you in our 6th grade beginning band for the second semester. I encourage all who are interested to give it a try. Don’t let financial fears hold you back, we’ve got you covered! Please contact me for more information regarding our band program**

Ms. Hatten - Drama & Yearbooks

YEARBOOKS will be available for advanced order starting in December. Yearbooks will be $20 with an option to upgrade to a hard cover for an additional $5, and other upgrades available online. There is also a payment plan option so you can reserve your copy and have it paid for in full by the end of the year by making smaller payments if necessary Our yearbook this year looks like it will be 44 pages full of memories of the year. Be on the lookout for information to come home regarding ordering yearbooks soon!

6TH GRADE TEAM

WELCOME BACK MS. MCINTOSH!!!

7TH GRADE TEAM

MS WOODS - MATH

The week of 12/9 we will review fractions and will test on conversions and fractions. We will also move into and possibly complete decimals. Next week we will review for our Unit 2 Test on Monday and Tuesday and will take the test on Wednesday and Thursday. If you have questions, please email me at kristywoods@fcschools.net. Remember that you can find my daily pacing guide and other resources on my canvas page.

MS. MOORE - GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

With holidays and school breaks upon us, it’s good to remember the importance of sleep on your child’s growth, development, health, learning, temperament, behavior, etc. We should all practice good sleep hygiene every day (not just on the eve of an important test) and help our children stick to a schedule, go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time, and get good quality sleep in between.


Why Sleep is so Important:


  1. Sleep is linked to brain functions, like thinking, concentration, memory, and productivity.

  2. Sleep affects energy levels which helps us maintain healthy levels of activity.

  3. Sleep helps our bodies regulate blood pressure.

  4. Sleep helps us with social emotional intelligence, especially with recognizing and understanding other people’s feelings and perspectives. We have more empathy for others when we are well rested.

  5. Sleep helps us regulate our emotions - lack of sleep can cause irritability, aggression, frustration, poor judgement, etc.

  6. Getting enough sleep can help us avoid depression.

  7. Sleeps helps the body repair, recover, rejuvenate, and fight infection.


To improve sleep quality, help your child:


  1. Avoid sleeping late when they’ve had enough sleep

  2. Go to bed around the same time each night

  3. Spend more time being more active during the day

  4. Spend more time outside

  5. Reduce stress through exercise, mindfulness (meditating, yoga, etc.), therapy or other means

  6. Remove electronics from their bedrooms. Screens like phones, computers, video games, and TVs give off a light that triggers awake hormones in our brains.

  7. Have a relaxed bedtime routine that includes quiet and calm activities like reading or listening to soft music.

  8. Avoid caffeine! It’s in beverages like tea, coffee, soda, cocoa, energy drinks


Daily Sleep Recommendations:


  1. Newborns: 14-17 hours of sleep

  2. Infants: 12-16 hours of sleep

  3. Toddlers: 11-14 hours of sleep

  4. Preschool: 10-13 hours

  5. School Age: 9-12 hours

  6. Teens: 8-10 hours

  7. Adults 7-9 hours

See your doctor if you:

  1. Have trouble falling asleep at night despite trying these tips.

  2. Wake up through the night or early in the morning and cannot get back to sleep.

  3. Continue to feel like you have no energy despite getting enough sleep.

  4. Are having trouble meeting your responsibilities – such as not being able to go to school, get to work on time, or spend time with your friends.

  5. Have feelings of sadness that don't seem to go away.

  6. Have worried feelings that make it hard to focus on other things.

  7. Often feel sick in other ways (such as headaches, loss of appetite or other symptoms you can't explain).

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/teens-and-sleep

https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/teens_and_sleep


https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/screen-time-and-digital-media

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