Attention Grade 6 Parents:

 Grade 6 Skills Assessment,

We will be conducting the Grade 6 skills assessment (used for advanced Math 7 placement) next week in class when we return from the Memorial Day Weekend.  We encourage all students to take this assessment as it is NOT used for any teacher evaluation or APPR purposes.  It provides us with a chance to see how all grade 6 students perform when advanced skills are tested.


The test is relatively short and will take no more than a class period to finish.


John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

Special recognition breakfast for academic achievement for being on the High Honor or Honor Roll for the first three marking periods of the 2015-2016 school year. Invitations were sent to those who reached this achievement.

7:00 - 7:45 AM

Grade 5 - Monday, May 23

Grade 6 - Tuesday, May 24

Grade 7 - Wednesday, May 25

Grade 8 - Tuesday, May 31

8th Grade Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  8th grade students come to school for the graduation time only.  Graduation is at 11:15 am and 2:00 pm, according to homeroom.  Please check the list below:

11:15 am - Ms. Brusie, Ms. Vandemark, Mr. Mazzotta, Dr. Mendes, Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Torzilli,, Ms. Tully, Ms. Rosenbaum-Altman, Ms. Appelle

2:00 pm - Ms. Bowe, Ms. Monroe, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Power, Mr. Espositio, Ms. Ramos, Ms. Steisel, Ms. Zimmerman, Ms. Calderón

WASHINGTON TRIP - Monday - Thursday, May 16-19, 2016.

Washington Trip Pictures 2016  Washington DC

Parent Agreement.pdf

Washington letter and permission slip 2016.pdf

Attention Grade 4 Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our 4th grade Parent Orientation took place last night with a slide presentation given by the Administrators.  You may click on the link to see the slide show and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. parent slides gr 4-5 May 2016.pdf


John Piscitella, Principal


SCOLIOSIS SCREENING change of date.  New date is June 7 for any student in grades 5, 6 or 8 who is having the school doctor do the screening.

All children entering or attending 7th & 12th grades on or after September 1, 2016 MUST receive the vaccine against meningococcal disease.   Please contact your child's physician with any questions.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 6TH GRADERS:  We are sending home a letter with your student requesting your preference for World Language in grade 7.  Please indicate your choice and return it to the homeroom teacher.  You can also download a copy of the letter here.  Parent Letter 2015 on letterhead.pdf

Bell schedules, delay schedules and early dismissal schedules can be found on the tab marked Student Resources.

Yearbooks are on sale for $52.02 includes sales tax if ordered through the school or

Order your yearbook online at .Order forms for the yearbook are on Peachjar.

Deadline for Booster Ads has passed. 

New Procedure to Report Student Absences

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, every parent/guardian will receive an attendance call when their child is absent, no matter what the reason.  Parent/guardians will no longer call to report student absences.   The parent/guardian will then be asked to send a written documentation of the reason for the absence with your child when they return to school.  At GFMS students will give the note to their homeroom teacher.

GFMS in pictures


Message from the Principal

Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

Upcoming Events for your calendar

Our May calendar shows field trips scheduled for grade 6 on May 3;  grade 8 Washington trip on May 16-19, and grade 7 trip on May 24, 25 or 31 for grade 7.  The 3 Quarter Honor Roll Breakfasts hosted by the PTA are May 23, May 24, May 25 and May 31 for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 respectively. Fifth graders will visit the Bronx Zoo on June 17.As you can see, this last quarter is a busy one, filled with activities and finals to round out the school year.

There is a half day schedule for students in grades 5-8 on June 20-22; early dismissal for grades 5-7 on June 23 and graduation for 8th graders on June 23.

Graduation for 8th graders is Thursday, June 23 either 11:15 am or 2:00 pm.  See the listing on the left.

Dear Grade 6 Parents/Guardians,

Please review the recently updated selection criteria information for Accelerated Math 7.  Please note that we will not use NYS Assessments as an alternate pathway for selection.  In fact, NYS Assessments are not used in any way in determining placement in accelerated courses.

7th ge accel math ltr 2016.pdf

Warm regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-230

Principal- Mr. John Piscitella        
Asst. Principal - Mr. Ed LoPresti  
Asst. Principal- Mrs. Wendy Gentile
Dean of Students- Mr. Chris Barrie


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day -- No School
Tuesday, May 31
Cycle 2
Gr 7 trip to Cold Spring
Gr 8 Honor Roll Breakfast 7:00-7:45 am
NYS Science Performance Test, Gr 4 & 8