6 Day Cycle Calendar 6 day cylceNOV.pdf
TODAY IS Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Day 2
THERE ARE NO LATE BUSES RUNNING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21. ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WILL BE CANCELLED.
Dignity Club - Meeting after school, today, Nov. 21., in Room 236. You must have a ride home. No buses.
Girls Modified Basketball - Tryouts Mon., 11/27 thru Thurs., 11/30 from 2:45-4:00 p.m. You must be cleared on Family ID to be eligible.
Boys Modified Wrestling - Meeting in the gym on Mon., Nov. 27th for any interested 7th or 8th grader.
Boys Modified Basketball - Meeting in the gym on Mon., Nov. 27th from 2:35-3:20 p.m. You must bring a permission slip to stay. 7th Grade tryout will be Tues., Nov. 28th and Thurs., Nov. 30th in the gym from 2:35-4:00 p.m. 8th Grade tryouts will be Wed., Nov. 29th and Fri., Dec. 1st from 2:35-4:00 p.m. You must bring a permission slip to attend tryouts.
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 fall sports and coaches are:
Girls Tennis – Rick Bishop Mod Volleyball – Nicole Rollo Mod Girls Soccer- Stefanie Sabatini
Mod Boys Soccer- Vasiliy Shevelchinsky Mod Cross Country- Dana Schwark and Elizabeth Matrician
Mod Field Hockey- Lisa Palmieri
GFMS Ram TV, Jr.
Thanksgiving Holiday-No SchoolCarmel Central School District
GFMS PTA Reflections Entries DueGFMS PTA
Winter Modified Sports BeginCarmel Central School District
GFMS Picture RetakesGeorge Fischer Middle School
Staff Development Day-All schools dismissed early
CHS at 10:15am; GFMS at 11:00am; Elementary Schools at 11:50amCarmel Central School District
Friday, November 17, is a modified school day schedule following a cycle day 6 accordingly :
8:18 - Period 1 - academics
8:51 - Period 2 - academics
9:24 - period 3 - drill
9:57 - Period 8 - drill (weather permitting, otherwise academics)
10:30 - Period 9 - drill
11:00 - Dismissal
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our GFMS families a Happy Thanksgiving. May your table be plentiful and filled with family and friends. Be safe and enjoy your time together. Regards, John Piscitella
Washington trip payment of $325.00 is due the week of November 6. Checks can be made out to GFMS Washington trip and sent in to the social studies teacher. Permission slip link 2018 Permission Slip.pdf
Our first quarter ends on November 9; as a reminder, you can access grades and report cards on November 16 after 12 noon through home access. Parent Teacher Conferences are November 16 and 17. Please check the district calendar for times.
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 – Mr. LoPresti, ext. 503
Grade 6 – Ms. Gentile, ext. 511
Grade 7 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507
Grade 8 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525
John Piscitella, Principal
George Fischer Middle School Principal
845-228-2300 ext. 525
The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.
AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB
This club will meet Monday through Thursday from 2:35 - 3:20 pm in the classrooms listed below. The Homework Club is supervised by our teaching assistants and is an academic privilege for our students. The Student Code of Conduct that is in effect during the regular school day is also in effect afterschool during the Homework Club. The Homework Club is a great opportunity for students to be able to work quietly on their studies in a supervised setting. However, it is not a time when students will receive one-on-one instruction. If you would like your child to participate in Homework Club, please register with the Guidance Office. Attached is the permission slip. Homework Club Permission Slip.docx
Grade 5 - room 110; Grade 6 - room 208; Grade 7 - room 265; Grade 8 - room 217; Computer access will be in room 159 / Library
Washington DC Trip, Supply Lists, Photo Permission, District Stay in Touch...
8th Grade Washington DC Trip is scheduled for Monday - Thursday, May 14-17. The cost of the trip is $650.00. The first payment of $325.00 is due the week of November 6, 2017. 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
Code of Conduct
The Guidance Department is available for incoming new registrants. Appointments can be made by calling 845-228-2300 ext 530.
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)
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.
Check back for information from Jostens, our yearbook publisher regarding the 2017-2018 yearbook.