Dear Parents and Community,

Happy New Year!  January is here and we have many things happening at George Fischer. As a special note:  there are no February Parent/Teacher conferences for grades 5-8 this year February  9 and 10.  February 10 will be a full day of instruction.

1/5 - PTA meeting, 7 pm, Library

1/11 - Winter Concert for Grade 6 - 7 pm

1/12 - Winter Demonstration for Grade 5 - 7 pm

1/13 - Staff Development Day - Early dismissal 11:00 am - Schedule for the day is abbreviated periods 1-9

1/16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no school

1/19 - Elementary Math Night for grades 1-5 - registration required  Elem Math K-5 Parent Night.pdf 

1/20 - Gr 7/8  G.O. sponsored Ice Ball - 7-9:30 pm

1/27, 1/28, 1/29 - Drama Production performance (7 pm, 2 pm, 2 pm respectively)    Drama Club Annie publicity announcement.pdf 


 John Piscitella

Principal, GFMS

George Fischer Middle School Principal

845-228-2300 ext. 525


Be sure to check the school calendar for important dates and school closings. 




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  • GFMS Gr. 7/8 Ice Ball

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  • 4th Gr. Visits GFMS for Music Concert (snow date)

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  • Snow date: Elementary Math K-5 Parent Night, GFMS

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  • Pep Rally - alternate schedule

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Quarter 2 ends on Friday, January 27

GFMS Drama Production is Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29

GFMS Pep Rally is Friday, January 27 with an alternate day schedule.  Since it is an alternate schedule, please note that pick up before the pep rally is the end of period 9 at 1:25 pm.   Pep Rally Bell ScheduleJanuary 27 single copy.docx 


Dear 8th Graders and Parents/Guardians:  

As the Washington DC trip approaches in the spring, it is the time for payments to be made.  An initial payment of $325.00 is due the week of November 7th.  You can send the payment to your child's social studies teacher.  Our final arrangements for hotels, buses, dinner cruise, etc. is based upon the receipt of this deposit.  The balance for the trip ($325.00) will be collected the week of January 23, 2017.  At that time you will receive a balance due sheet which will also take into account any fund raiser money that will be credited to you.  Please refer to the Washington letter attached.   Washington Trip letter 2016.pdf 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  


John Piscitella

George Fischer Middle School Principal










SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, February 25, 2017

Applications deadline:  February 15, 2017

 2017 APPLICATION NEW science fair.pdf 

MATH Corner

Elementary Math K-5 Parent Night

WHEN:  Thursday, January 19, 2017

TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM  Breakout Sessions in Mathematical Mindset, Technology and Grade Level Activities

Registration required - see form  Elem Math K-5 Parent Night.pdf 


We have a newly established protocol for the music ensemble groups. Please be aware that if you withdraw from band, orchestra or chorus, the deadline for grades 6,7, 8 is September 16; grade 5 deadline is September 30.  If you consider withdrawing from one of these groups after concerts, please contact the Ensemble teacher directly.


Yearbook orders  - Order your 2017 GFMS Yearbook!  $45.00 plus tax  -  You can order online or in school with cash or check payable to GFMS - orderform Dec 2016.pdf 

Information Packets

Washington DC  Trip - May 15-18   Parent Agreement.pdf 

Forms to be returned to school include - handbook page and emergency early dismissal information page, summer reading log, no photo request, Stay in Touch...

 Student Handbook Agendas 16-17.pdf  ( Includes 2 pages to sign and return)      Code of Conduct Summary 2013.pdf  (updated 2016)

 2016-17 No Photo.pdf        Stay in Touch.pdf