NEWS!

Attention Grade 4 Parents

Scheduling update for GFMS Parent Orientation:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you know, we are planning our parent orientation for the Grades 4 to 5 transition on the evening of May 12th. We have three separate activities happening during the orientation. To make the evening efficient and easier on our families, we will be using the following schedule of events:

5-6:45 PM, PTA Tours of GFMS
6-6:45 PM, Band/Orchestra parents in the large cafeteria
6:45-7:45 PM, Administration Presentation in the Auditorium
7:45-8:30 PM, Questions and Answers with Administration

This schedule should give you the ability to customize the evening and partake in the activities you feel are most appropriate for your family. We look forward to seeing you on the 12th.

John Piscitella, Principal


FIELD DAY FOR GRADES 5 AND 6

Due to the inclement weather, Field Day has been re-scheduled to Friday, May 13 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.  Permission slips sent in for the May 6 (original date) will be honored. Parents must pick up the students at 4:00 pm.


Attention 8th graders: Travel to Washington DC is scheduled for Monday - Thursday, May 16-19, 2016.

Parent informational meeting is Wednesday, May 4 at 7 pm in the Auditorium 

Please sign the Parent Agreement handed out at the informational meeting and return to the student's social studies teacher. 

Parent Agreement.pdf

Washington letter and permission slip 2016.pdf


ANNUAL GFMS WALK FOR HEART

Our Annual GFMS Walk for Heart Event, to support the American Heart Association, has been re-scheduled to Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10 in PE classes.   Donation envelopes can be turned in to the PE staff anytime up until Friday, May 13.


FROM THE NURSES' OFFICE

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 www.jostensyearbooks.com .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.


Weather

Today, 5/6/2016
High: 56 Low: 45
Chance rain
45% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/7/2016
High: 63 Low: 48
Rain showers likely
68% chance of precipitation.

GFMS in pictures

GFMS Ram TV

Message from the Principal

Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

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

Upcoming Events for your calendar

Attention Grade 4 Parents

Scheduling update for GFMS Parent Orientation:

As you know, we are planning our parent orientation for the Grades 4 to 5 transition on the evening of May 12th. We have three separate activities happening during the orientation. To make the evening efficient and easier on our families, we will be using the following schedule of events:

5-6:45 PM, PTA Tours of GFMS
6-6:45 PM, Band/Orchestra parents in the large cafeteria
6:45-7:45 PM, Administration Presentation in the Auditorium
7:45-8:30 PM, Questions and Answers with Administration

This schedule should give you the ability to customize the evening and partake in the activities you feel are most appropriate for your family. We look forward to seeing you on the 12th.

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.

As you can see, this last quarter is a busy one, filled with activities and finals to round out the school year.

Warm regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-230

Principal- Mr. John Piscitella                 
jpiscite@carmelschools.org
Asst. Principal - Mr. Ed LoPresti           
eloprest@carmelschools.org
Asst. Principal- Mrs. Wendy Gentile      
wgentile@carmelschools.org
Dean of Students- Mr. Chris Barrie   

cbarrie@carmelschools.org

       

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 2 - Fri, May 13
NYSESLAT Listening, Reading & Writing Assessments
Friday, May 6
Cycle 2
Gr 5/6 Field Day 2:30-4:00 pm re-scheduled to 5/13
Monday, May 9
Cycle 1
Meet the Board of Education Candidates
7:00 p.m., Carmel High School Library