Cycle Days at GFMS
Wednesday, February 21- Day 4
Thursday, February 22- Day 5
Friday, February 23- Day 6
Invention Convention - Attention Inventors do you have a new idea for a new project? If you are creative & have new ideas then come to Mr. Pallatto & Mr. Sottile for the Invention Convention. Science & Technology Fair students find out if your project qualifies. Informational Meetings will be held on Thurs. 2/22 & Fri. 2/23 after school in the tech labs. Student will take the late bus home.
Improv Club - meeting, Fri. Feb. 23 in Room 246. Make sure you have a parent note to stay after.
Science Fair - The fair is Sat., Feb. 24 in the gym.
Volleyball Intramurals - start Mon., Feb. 26 for 5th & 6th Grade. Please get permission slips from your PE teacher.
Book Club - Meeting Mon., Feb 26 after school in the library.
Babysitting Course - Mar. 26 thru Mar. 29 in Room 185 after school. Permission slips online & in Mrs. Hoffmann's office. Only 30 Spots. $10 instructor fee.
8th Annual Talent Show - Talent Show will be held on Wed., Mar. 28. Any questions, please see Ms. Pellino in Room 171.
Breakfast Program - Breakfast is available before school every day. Each Administrator spoke to all students during Gym class. If you have any questions, please see your grade level administrator.
Homework Club runs Mondays thru Thursdays. Applications can be found with your guidance counselor or administrator. They must be filled out and returned in order to participate.
GO Green Club is collecting plastic and Styrofoam egg cartons for a project at the Kent Public Library. There is a collection box in the main office or cartons can be dropped off in Miss Lynne's Art Room.
Modified winter sports and coaches are:
Mod Girls Basketball - Angelina Mendes/Cathy Decoster
Winter Cheer - Brittany Carroll
Mod Boys Basketball - Bob Shilling
Mod Boys Wrestling - Dave Robin & Asst. Coach TC Covell
8th Grade Parent Orientation is re-scheduled to March 12 at 10 am and 7 pm
Staff Development Day is February 16 with GFMS dismissing at 11:00 am
Presidents' Day - no school on February 19 and Winter Recess on February 20 - no school
GFMS Science & Technology Fair is Saturday, February 24
Dr. Rojas will be here for Spring Sports Physicals on March 10. Students should come to the Nursing Office to sign up or parents may call.
Dear George Fischer Families,
The new date for the 2018-2019 Grade 8- 9 Parent Orientation has been moved to March 12th. There is a 10 AM session and a 7 PM session, both being held in the GFMS Auditorium.
If you have questions regarding this event, please call the Carmel High School Guidance Office at 225-8441 ext. 400.
John Piscitella, Principal
George Fischer Middle School Principal
845-228-2300 ext. 525
Reminder to 8th grade parents: Your next Washington trip payment of $325.00 is due at the end of January. Checks can be made out to GFMS Washington trip and sent in to the social studies teacher. Permission slip link 2018 Permission Slip.pdf
Attendance and Punctuality is a major point of emphasis this year. Students must be in the building by 8:04. We encourage our students to ride the bus, but if you must drop off, please make sure students are IN THE BUILDING by 8:04. Students who are habitually late are subject to school discipline. In addition, study after study shows the correlation between school attendance and punctuality are major points of emphasis, so please do your best to limit absences.
A reminder to pick up your children in the rear of the building (small cafeteria) if you arrive after 2:15 PM. From 2:20 to 2:33 we cannot do pick-ups unless there is a family emergency. In this case, please call the main office in advance so we can have your child ready.
I know that many questions will arise as the year unfolds and our office staff and teachers are happy to assist. Please do your best to contact the appropriate office for questions regarding your children (845-228-2300).
Grade 5 – Ms. Cyrus, ext. 503
Grade 6 – Mr. Kirk, ext. 511
Grade 7 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507
Grade 8 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525
The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.
Dr. Rojas will be here for Spring Sports Physicals on March 10. students should come to the Nursing Office to sign up or parents may call.
Starting Tuesday, January 16, 2018 : In an effort to increase participation and offer students breakfast choice, our drop-off procedure begins. The new protocol will work as follows:
1) Upon arriving in the GFMS lot, each bus driver will ask students if they wish to go to the cafeteria for breakfast. Those that wish to eat will be let off. Breakfast students may ONLY go to the cafeteria and will line up as they enter to buy breakfast. Students who enter the building, but go to other areas, or do not purchase a breakfast, will receive a warning on the first infraction and will receive discipline on the second infraction.
2) Students who elect not to eat breakfast will remain on the bus until our 7:53 drop-off. These students w3ill go directly to their lockers and homeroom once they enter the building.
3) The cafeteria will stop allowing students to enter at 8:04 am, so if you want your child to eat a breakfast, please drop off before 7:45 or use the school bus.
NOTE: Free and Reduced rates apply for breakfast and other charges can be found on the CCSD website under "Departments" and "Food Services." (http://www.carmelschools.org/groups/6221/food_services/home_page) Please contact your grade-level administrator's office if you have questions.
8th Grade Washington DC Trip is scheduled for Monday - Thursday, May 14-17. Washington Trip Packet Washington Trip Package 2017-2018.pdf
The cost of the trip is $650.00. The first payment of $325.00 is due the week of November 6, 2017. The second payment is due the last week of January. Balance sheets of final monies owed will be given out the week of 1/8/18. Additional information is in the letter that went home in August - linked here. Washington Letter August 2017.pdf Checks may be made payable to GFMS Washington trip. Please send permission slip in with your payment to the social studies teacher 2018 Permission Slip.pdf
Supply lists for each incoming grade level 2017-2018
The code of conduct signature page/emergency page are listed below. Refer to these pages with questions for disciplinary actions. If you need further explanation, contact the grade level administration - Mr. Piscitella, gr 8; Mr. Barrie, gr 7; Mrs. Gentile, gr 6; Ms. Cyrus, gr 5 web page signature page.pdf web page emergency page.pdf
New to the district? Registration packets are available for pick up in the main office. Please read the information contained on the New Student Registration page for more instructions on the complete registration process.
Students in band, orchestra or chorus participate in two performances throughout the school year. If there is a reason to consider dropping these courses, we have set up specific dates to do so. The dates for dropping BOC are:
Grades 6-8: 2 Full Rotations (Sept. 20th)
Grade 5: 3 Full Rotations (October 2nd)
If you are considering dropping any ensemble after the concerts, please contact the music teacher. The teacher will make a recommendation to keep or drop the course. Deadline to make this change is through the end of quarter 2, January 26.
We will not drop these courses after these dates.
HONOR ROLL for grades 6, 7 and 8
To achieve Honor Roll recognition, a student would need an 87 overall average, with no single grade lower than 85. to achieve High Honor Roll status, a student would need a 93 overall average, with no single grade lower than 90. This system is weighted based on "seat time," calculated as: 1.0 - for courses that meet daily and .5 for courses that meet every other day (i.e. PE, possibly ensemble classes)
National Jr. Honor Society (NJHS) has been established at GFMS for Grades 7 and 8. We expect to have it operational later this year.
Yearbooks can be ordered online or in school for $46.00 plus tax. If ordering in school, cash only. If ordering from our yearbook publisher, Jostens, their web page is www.jostensyearbooks.com If you would like to place an ad in this year's yearbook, you can select the layout on www.jostensadservice.com you can take 1/4 page ad for $35.00 or an 1/8 page ad at $20.00