FWHMS Family Newsletter

Connecting Families to School - September 2017

FWHMS Happenings

Each month, this newsletter will be posted on our school web site, shared via Facebook and Twitter, and emailed through OneCall. If you wish to have a printed copy, you or your child may pick up a copy in the main office.

Guidance News

The time period for changing any classes that are not Core/Rotation classes ends Wednesday, September 6th. Students must bring a signed parent note into the Guidance Dept.

New Homework Website

The homework website is a link on the FWHMS website. It is a place for parents and students to view nightly homework. It will replace the TeacherWeb page we previously used. Click here to view the new site directly.

After-School Program Online Sign-up - First Come, First Serve

After-School Program Fundraiser - Watch via Facebook Live

On September 6th, we will have a short kick off assembly about energy savings and a fundraiser of energy saving items. We will receive 100% of the funds from all sales.

This year, due to budget constraints, we lost $30,000 of our after-school program budget. The funds from this fundraiser will go towards adding more programs for the winter and spring sessions.

Please see my letter and the packet that will be going home on the 6th for more details. Thank you for your support!

Cafeteria Substitues Needed

Are you energetic and friendly? Do you like to work with children in a TEAM environment? If so, the School Nutrition Department is looking for YOU! We are looking to expand our list of available cafeteria subs. The position is for two to four hour shifts on an on-call, as needed basis at the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District .

Application for employment may be made at the School Nutrition Office. The office is located at Hartnett Middle School, 35 Federal Street. Please bring your driver’s license.

For more information, please call 508-876-0193 opt. #4.

Pay Online for School Lunch

You can pay for your child's school lunch online at myschoolbucks.com or download the app. You will need your child's ID number to enroll.

You can view the account balance, see what was purchased, and schedule automatic payments if you wish.

Student Accident Insurance

Click here to access the form to print. You can also access it on the district's website under student enrollment forms.

Trash Responsiblity

Want to teach responsibly about litter? You may do so and help beautify our community at AFM/JFM and Millville Elementary. Click here for the flyer to learn more.

Calendar of Events

Monday, September 4th

  • No School - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 6th
  • Go Green Day - Wear Green to show support for Energy Saving
  • 1:30 pm - Energy Saving/Fundraiser Presentation (Join Us on FB Live)
  • 3 pm - 9 pm - Froyo Blast Party Music Fundraiser Franklin, MA (click here for flyer)
  • 11:59 pm - All summer work (book and math) is due

Saturday, September 9th

  • BMR Marching Band Competition - Bethel, CT

Sunday, September 10th

Monday, September 11th

  • 6 pm - PTO meeting

Tuesday, September 12th

  • After-school programs begin
  • 12:40 pm - Skype with One Book, One School author Shelley Pearsall
  • 5 pm - School Council meeting
Friday, September 15th
  • International Dot Day - Wear your dots!

Saturday, September 16th

  • BMR Marching Band Competition - Meriden, CT

Tuesday, September 19th

  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Meet the Teacher Night
Wednesday, September 20th
  • Sixth grade picture day
Thursday, September 21st
  • Seventh grade picture day
Friday, September 22nd
  • Eighth grade picture day
  • 6 pm to 8 pm - 6th grade Social

Saturday, September 23rd

  • BMR Marching Band Competition (Home Show) - Medway, MA
Saturday, September 30th
  • BMR Marching Band Competition - Dartmouth, MA

Be sure to visit our school web site to view our school events calendar.

ABC's of Student Success

A is for Attendance

Attendance is a critical factor for any child's school success. It is impossible to replace the learning that happens on any school day with make-up work. Regular attendance and promptness are good habits that are expected at all levels of school and in the workplace. This year commit to excellence in attendance.


Math @ Home

Copy down a license plate as you are traveling in your car or walking. Read the plate as a number by leaving out any letters. Find other license plates that are greater than or less than your number.


Parent Pointers

  • Set a regular time each day for doing homework. That time should be free of distractions such as television and phone calls.
  • Be sure your child has a place that is quiet and well lit. You could make a homework station in order to make sure all the needed supplies are available.
  • Consistently review your child's homework and agenda during homework time.

School-wide Ongoing Fundraisers

BoxTops - You can find the tops on participating products. Cut out the top and have your child bring it to school. We earn 10 cents for each top collected. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for a listing of products.

Stop & Shop A Plus Program - Register your rewards card to help us earn $$. Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus to register online USE SCHOOL ID: 07080 or dial 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone.

Amazon - Please click here to shop on Amazon.com. A small percentage of what you purchase will go to the Hartnett Middle School PTO to help support field trips, assemblies, special events, and after school programming. It is the same Amazon.com you may use, with a small percentage supporting middle school students.

It is the policy of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, homelessness, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability, in its educational programs, services, activities, or employment practices; as defined and required by state and federal laws. Further information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Janis LaPorte at 508-876-0190 or jlaporte@bmrsd.net.