NEWS!

4TH TO 5TH GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION

Due to a scheduling conflict,George Fischer Middle School Grade 5 Orientation Night for parents of our current 4th graders has been moved to Thursday, May 21st.  The program is set to begin at 6:00 P.M. and will conclude at 7:30 P.M. 


Join us in our efforts to raise healthy heart awareness and to support the American Heart Association.  Our Walk for Heart event is the week of May 11-May 15 during physical education classes. This year you are able to create a personalized page at http://www.heart.org/hoops  and share it with friends and family to help raise awareness and earn "ducks" and prizes. The top earning homeroom will receive a VIP party!  And that's not all.. GFMS has been chosen to participate in an exclusive program.  When you create a page and send 15 emails, you receive a "surprise" duck and spread heart awareness to 15 more people!!!


TRANSPORTATION UPDATE (3/16/15) - Please note that there are several bus routes that are filled to capacity and will not be allowed to take new passengers. 

These routes include:  route and number on the bus: 116 (298), 124 (332), 128 (335), 108 (299), 131 (354), 118 (370). 

 

For other bus routes, if an emergency situation, and only an emergency situation, arises for a particular day, a student should bring a note to the Main Office at the beginning of the day.  Notes should request permission (state reason for request) to ride another bus (indicate bus number they will be riding) and a contact name and phone number.  A pass will be authorized in an emergency only.


GFMS 2015 Yearbooks are on sale now! Get a good deal.    Yearbooks cost $46 (price does not include the cost of personalization or sales tax.)  You can order online until May 31 at  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A05369350  If placing an order in school, make checks payable to GFMS, return the order form and payment to the main office to the attention of the yearbook advisors.  Click here  for order form.

 There is a limited quantity  available for sale in school.  Sorry, yearbooks are not free for 8th graders.


T-Dap Immunizations

All students 11 years of age are required by NYS law to have their Tdap immunization. If you receive a letter of reminder, please submit proof of the immunization.


Math Grade 7 Acceleration Criteria

The link below will take you to all of the selection criteria for 7th grade Accelerated Math. 

Accelerated_Math7_Selection.pdf


Earth Science Acceleration Criteria

The link below will take you to all of the selection criteria for 8th grade Earth Science. 

EartSciWebPost (2).pdf


Grade 8 Algebra Acceleration Criteria

Please check here in the next few days for the link that will take you to all of the selection criteria for 8th grade Algebra. 


WASHINGTON TRIP

Please refer to the tab What's Happening at GFMS and grade 8 for Washington trip information.


Weather

Today, 4/1/2015
High: 46 Low: 25
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/2/2015
High: 58 Low: 46
Partly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.

To Report a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call
845 225-8441, ext. 454.

Message from the Principal

 Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

April 1, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to a scheduling conflict, the May 6th George Fischer Middle School Grade 5 Orientation Night for parents of our current 4th graders has been moved to Thursday, May 21st.  The program is set to begin at 6:00 P.M. and will conclude at 7:30 P.M.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

A full itinerary of the evening's events is forthcoming.

 With Regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-2300

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

Wednesday, April 1
Applications Due for Day Care and/or Private/Parochial School Transportation
CHS Music Returns from Italy
Spring Recess
Thursday, April 2
Spring Recess
Friday, April 3
Spring Recess