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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

May 8th - Bike to School Day

May 10th - Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

May 13th - 24th - Spring SOLs

May 29th NJHS 7th Grade Induction

May 30th NJHS 8th Grade Pinning

May 31st 8th Grade Formal Dance

June 3rd -7th FCPSOn Student Computer Collection

Bell Schedule for Next Week

Monday - Even Block

Tuesday - Odd Block

Wednesday - Even Block

Thursday - Odd Block

Friday - All Period Day 

Bike to School Day

Join the Celebration on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials around the country will celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school during National Bike to School Day.  Franklin students, please join in the fun by biking to school on Wednesday, May 8th.  Students who participate will receive a gift from the Health and Physical Education Department.  If you have questions please see one of the P.E. teachers

Science Career Day Presenters Needed

Franklin’s Science Department is looking for presenters at our annual Science Career Day on Monday, June 10th. If your career is related to science or engineering, and you would like to share your enthusiasm about your profession with our students, we would like to invite you to present at our Science Career Day. If interested, please contact your child’s science teacher, or Mr. Ferko, eferko@fcps.edu, the Science Career Day coordinator. We appreciate your active involvement in inspiring the future generation of scientists and engineers!

Franklin’s Science Teachers  

SOLs Begin May 14

Please contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu, with any questions regarding SOLs. 

SOL CALENDAR with Bell Schedule

May 13

14

15

16

17

 

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Civics AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 7

Even: 2,4,5,6,LS

Reading 7

Odd: 1,3,5,7,LS

Science AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

20

21

22

23

24

Geom & Algebra

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Math 8

Test: 4,6,7,5,1,2,3

Math 7

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 8

Odd: 7,3,5,1,LS

Reading 8

Even: 6,4,5,2,LS

 

Reminders for SOLs

  • Students need to bring their charger each day to school, especially during SOL testing.  Computers used for SOL testing must be plugged in per VDOE regulations.
  • If a student has lost his/her charger, they need to bring $38 to the front office to purchase a new charger.
  • If the student computer needs to be fixed, please bring it to the Help Desk as soon as possible to ensure it gets returned in time for SOL testing.
Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

FMS Transportation Procedures

Bus Ridership Requests

In support of student safety and accountability, all bus riders are to get on and off their assigned FCPS bus at their assigned FCPS stop.

  • For extenuating circumstances, please contact, assistant principal, Rob Gibbs in advance by phone or email. Administration will do it’s best to accommodate based on the situation.

Any long-term requests for stop changes, bus route changes, or special requests will be should be forwarded to Area 3 Transportation at (703) 249-7000.

Walkers and Bicyclists

All walkers will either live within the 1 mile radius and/or have a walking pass (purple pass) provided in advance with administrative approval.

Students are expected to:

  • Cross Lees Corner Road at the intersection of Thorngate and Lees Corner; no exceptions (not even Old Dairy and Lees Corner)
  • Use the proper crosswalk, and walk their bike or carry their skateboard across the crosswalk
  • Continue to walk the bike or carry their skateboard while on school property
  • Use the bike racks
  • Wear their helmets

Student Drop-off

  • The bus loop and our parking lots are NOT drop-off points for students
  • Kindly direct parents to the Kiss ‘n’ Ride line to drop off students
  • Parents are permitted to park and walk with their child from the parking lots to the school to assist a child in need or for an office visit

We would like to send a big thank you to our local businesses that so generously supported the Solo & Ensemble Festival last weekend held at Franklin Middle School!

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND!

7th Grade NJHS Membership – Application DUE 5/10

7th grade students received notification that they qualified for membership into the Franklin MS chapter of the National Junior Honor Society through their Learning Seminar on Tuesday 4/30.  They also attended a mandatory meeting on 5/1 during LS to gain access to the application.

The next step is to apply!  Qualifying 7th grade students MUST complete an application in order to be considered for membership. 

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • 4/30 – Qualifying students received an invitation/contract to be reviewed and signed by both parent & student.
  • 5/1 – Mandatory meeting was held during Learning Seminar during which students gained access to the ONLINE application.  If your child qualified and was absent, please make sure THEY reach out to Mrs. Taylor either by email or through Learning Seminar to get the code for the NJHS Google Classroom.  They MUST join the classroom in order to have access to the application.
  • 5/10 – Signed contract (YELLOW FORM), online application & payment FINAL due date.  No extensions.  This includes anyone on the Music Field Trip to Kings Dominion, so plan ahead!

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Taylor at kmtaylor@fcps.edu.  For additional information please click on the Franklin NJHS website: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

FMS WORLD LANGUAGES PALS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

SPRING 2019

TEST

SPANISH 1

SPANISH 2

PALS SPEAKING

May 30-June 3, 2019   

April 30-May 3, 2019   

PALS WRITING

May 21/22, 2019

May 15/16, 2019

MULTIPLE CHOICE

May 28/29, 2019

May 28/29, 2019

Student Services Updates:

Student Services Updates:

Last week, Franklin students celebrated College Day and discovered their teacher’s paths to college and what colleges they attended.   The week culminated with former Franklin students, current Chantilly High School students, speaking to the school, live during learning seminar. Students learned first-hand, from students who were once in their same situations, how, why and where they are going to college next year.  We loved having our former FMS give back to the Franklin community.

On Wednesday, April 24, FMS students in the College Partnership Program took a field trip to James Madison University.  The purpose of this trip was to inspire students toward preparing for the college selection process as they enter high school.  On this trip, students were given a walking tour of the campus, information about college admissions and experienced JMU student life by having lunch in the JMU student dining hall.  Students also had an opportunity to visit the JMU bookstore, where some students decided to purchase items with the JMU logo.  Go Dukes!

This week, 8th grade students developed their 4-year high school plan in Naviance Family Connection with their school counselor.  This plan can be modified at any time through the Naviance portal.  It was an awesome academic planning exercise to prepare students for thinking about high school courses.

Donations Needed 

In conjunction with the Positivity Project, the personal development classes are doing a service project.  We are collecting hygiene products and schools supplies for the Bethany House Emergency Shelter. The Bethany House is safe shelter for people escaping abuse. It is our goal to show support for members of our community and to let them know that they are important and we care. We welcome the any donation from our Franklin MS community. Please bring your donated items to room 218, or place them in the box in the green pod workroom. The deadline for the collection is May 6.

Thank you for your support.

Franklin MS After School Program

The last day of After-School Activities and Late Buses is Thursday, May 30th!

Upcoming Activities –

May 8 – Cupcake Wars Interest Meeting – 1st block – 2:30 – 3:40

May 9 – Chantilly Color Guard Clinic – 2nd block – 3:40 – 4:40

May 13 – Best Buddies Meeting

May 16 – TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS – 3:00 – 4:30 – Audition forms can be found on students grade level google classroom and in the cafeteria. Audition forms are due on Tuesday, May 14th. Parent signature is required. The talent show will be on Thursday, June 13 during school in the gym.

May 16 – Chantilly Color Guard Clinic

May 17 – Last day of After-School Bowling League

May 22 – Cupcake Wars

May 23 – Cupcake Wars

May 29 – Art Club

May 30 – LAST DAY OF AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND LATE BUSES

May 31 – 8th GRADE FORMAL DANCE! 6:00 – 8:00 PM

After - School Activities - April 29 - May 10 Reminder About School Food Accounts 

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June

Is your rising high school student interested in participating in a HS sport?  If so, a VHSL Physical Form is required.

While you are welcome to obtain a physical from your physician, the FCPS Athletic programs also support you in completing this task.  The Chantilly High School Athletic Training Program will be completing physicals on June 5th .  Physicals are $50 and by appointment only. Click to Pre-register as a student!

Click to print off VHSL Physical Form

For more information regarding the Chantilly High School Sports Physicals and the Athletic Training Program, please visit https://chantillysports.org/main/teamheadline/id/155/headlineid/49223204  or contact the Chantilly High School Head Athletic Trainer, Katelyn Bishop, at KABishop@fcps.edu.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS

Dates: Monday, July 1 — Friday, July 26 (No classes July 4 and 5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Location: Fairfax High School

IFTA is an arts enrichment and academic program for students currently in grades 6–11. Students have 4 classes that they select from over 80 courses in dance, music, theatre, visual art, and fashion. Students entering grade 9 may take the Online Health & PE (HPE9) course and students entering grades 9-12 may take the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course as one of their 4 classes.

View IFTA Brochure

Registration: Open now through Sunday, June 16

Questions: IFTA@fcps.edu

Our next Best Buddies meeting will be after school on May 13th.  Hope to see you there!!

How much screen time? That is a question all parents are asking as technology and mobile technology continues to saturate our society.  We have all heard that Silicon Valley executives are not allowing their children to use screens. The article “How much screen time? Silicon Valley parents are still trying to figure it out” by Ana Homayoun of the Washington Post, dives into this topic and shreds some light on the issue and provides resources and tips as a parent.

Screen time at school is also a concern for Teachers and Administrators.  I wanted to let you, the parents, know that devices at school are not used continuously all day.  There's a mix of screen time and non-screen time in each class. The time on the devices is more about student creation and engaging students to explore the curriculum they are learning.  They also use the devices to engage in class discussions and collaborative work.

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Falcon Updates 4/26/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

May 10th - Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

May 13th - 24th - Spring SOLs

May 29th NJHS 7th Grade Induction

May 30th NJHS 8th Grade Pinning

May 31st 8th Grade Formal Dance

June 3rd -7th FCPSOn Student Computer Collection

Student Services Updates:

Parents,

Please remember to login to your ParentVue accounts to review you child’s course selection for next year.  Need to make a change?  Contact your child’s current school counselor.

Need to register for a Parent Vue account?  Click here.  Academic Advising questions or feedback?  Email TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Thanks to everyone who came out to support FMS last night at Mod Pizza!

We had much better weather than we did back in November!

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE?

 The PTA is proud to sponsor this workshop!  For many families, the high cost of higher education is a daunting proposition. Parents lie awake at night trying to figure out how to afford sending their children to college and still have enough of their hard earned money to be able to retire. Some families have children attending college next year and others have years to plan; but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it! Please join us on May 1st at 6:30PM for the Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College workshop. This is information you can’t afford to miss! To RSVP please: Click Here or visit our website, www.thecollegefundingcoach.org  and look for upcoming classes in your area.  Please see the flyer below for additional details.

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th .  If so, follow us on Facebook.  Here are two opportunities coming up this Sunday, April 28th:

Trash clean up 4/28 at 11-12

  • Pick up trash along a road 'Adopt-A-Highway' & also in a stream
  • Bring work gloves, wear appropriate clothing & shoes, have snacks & a reusable bottle
  • We'll have games, handouts and prizes

Details here:   http://trashnetwork.fergusonfoundation.org/event/4431/show

and

Nature Walk/BioBlitz 4/28/19 at 12-1

Bring your device (phone or tablet) loaded with iNaturalist and join us for a nature walk on the trail near the big brown sign on Miller Heights Rd. Use the iNaturalist app to make observations for the City Nature Challenge

Register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4caea72fa57-miller1

  If you have any questions, please contact Sara at sh12sh34@gmail.com.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! OHS Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Event

To participate in sports next school year, your child must have a physical on file dated on or after May 1, 2019, on the new form (Revised February 2017).  This includes working out in the weight room, conditioning, “green days” and try outs.

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday May 13, 2019 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians, as well as a staff of nurses, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening.  If during the screening or physical, the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a minimum donation of $50 in exchange for the PPE.  Registration is now open yet.  To register for a PPE, go to: https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and follow the links for sports physicals.  There is also a link for the new form there as well.  Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. This physical is good for the entire following school year. 

 This is the Athletic Training Program’s method of fund raising.  All the funds for equipment and supplies are raised at this event.  The county provides no funding for any of the supplies or equipment in the athletic training room that is used to take care of our athletes.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  You too benefit from this process.  Once your child’s VHSL physical form is completed that night, it stays on file at the school, as well as a digital copy is kept on our server, so if you need a copy just email one of the ATCs and we can sent you a copy.

PPE’s are being offered in the same format at every high school in FCPS and are fund raising efforts at those schools as well.  If you can not attend the PPEs at Oakton H.S., there may be another local high school offering the opportunity on a date that may be more convenient for you.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact Paul Rupp, MS, ATC at prupp@fcps.edu

7th Grade NJHS Membership

4th quarter is time for 7th grade induction into the National Junior Honor Society!  7th Graders will be notified if they qualify for NJHS membership sometime shortly after Spring Break.  Students will initially qualify with a cumulative 3.75 GPA, which is officially calculated & verified by FCPS.  Once notified, qualifying students have the opportunity to APPLY for membership.  Qualifying 7th grade students MUST complete an application in order to be considered for membership.  Stay tuned for notifications sometime AFTER Spring Break.  For additional information please click on the Franklin NJHS website: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

8th Grade NJHS Members Service Hours Reminder

Service hours for NJHS are due to Ms. Bridenbaugh by April 30, 2019.  Remember that you are required to complete 15 hours of service in a FCPS school/school program. 

All members are encouraged to check their service hour progress in the spreadsheet in the NJHS Google Classroom.

Please see Ms. Bridenbaugh in room 101 or (mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu) with any concerns.

SOLs Begin May 14

Please contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu, with any questions regarding SOLs. 

SOL CALENDAR with Bell Schedule

May 13

14

15

16

17

 

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Civics AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 7

Even: 2,4,5,6,LS

Reading 7

Odd: 1,3,5,7,LS

Science AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

20

21

22

23

24

Geom & Algebra

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Math 8

Test: 4,6,7,5,1,2,3

Math 7

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 8

Odd: 7,3,5,1,LS

Reading 8

Even: 6,4,5,2,LS

 

Reminders for SOLs

  • Students need to bring their charger each day to school, especially during SOL testing.  Computers used for SOL testing must be plugged in per VDOE regulations.
  • If a student has lost his/her charger, they need to bring $38 to the front office to purchase a new charger.
  • If the student computer needs to be fixed, please bring it to the Help Desk as soon as possible to ensure it gets returned in time for SOL testing.
Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

Donations Needed 

In conjunction with the Positivity Project, the personal development classes are doing a service project.  We are collecting hygiene products and schools supplies for the Bethany House Emergency Shelter. The Bethany House is safe shelter for people escaping abuse. It is our goal to show support for members of our community and to let them know that they are important and we care. We welcome the any donation from our Franklin MS community. Please bring your donated items to room 218, or place them in the box in the green pod workroom. The deadline for the collection is May 6.

Thank you for your support.

FMS WORLD LANGUAGES PALS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

SPRING 2019

TEST

SPANISH 1

SPANISH 2

PALS SPEAKING

May 30-June 3, 2019   

April 30-May 3, 2019   

PALS WRITING

May 21/22, 2019

May 15/16, 2019

MULTIPLE CHOICE

May 28/29, 2019

May 28/29, 2019

Reminder About School Food Accounts 

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June

Franklin MS After School Program

The last day of After-School Activities and Late Buses is Thursday, May 30th!

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After - School Activities - April 29 - May 10 INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS

Dates: Monday, July 1 — Friday, July 26 (No classes July 4 and 5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Location: Fairfax High School

IFTA is an arts enrichment and academic program for students currently in grades 6–11. Students have 4 classes that they select from over 80 courses in dance, music, theatre, visual art, and fashion. Students entering grade 9 may take the Online Health & PE (HPE9) course and students entering grades 9-12 may take the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course as one of their 4 classes.

View IFTA Brochure

Registration: Open now through Sunday, June 16

Questions: IFTA@fcps.edu

Our next Best Buddies meeting will be after school on May 13th.  Hope to see you there!!

How much screen time? That is a question all parents are asking as technology and mobile technology continues to saturate our society.  We have all heard that Silicon Valley executives are not allowing their children to use screens. The article “How much screen time? Silicon Valley parents are still trying to figure it out” by Ana Homayoun of the Washington Post, dives into this topic and shreds some light on the issue and provides resources and tips as a parent.

Screen time at school is also a concern for Teachers and Administrators.  I wanted to let you, the parents, know that devices at school are not used continuously all day.  There's a mix of screen time and non-screen time in each class. The time on the devices is more about student creation and engaging students to explore the curriculum they are learning.  They also use the devices to engage in class discussions and collaborative work.

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Falcon Updates 4/12/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

April 15th - 19th Spring Break

May 10th - Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

May 13th - 24th - Spring SOLs

On Behalf of all the staff here at Franklin Middle School, we would like to wish all of our students and families a wonderful and restful Spring Break! 

See you back here on April 22nd.

Student Services Updates:

Parents,

Please remember to login to your ParentVue accounts to review you child’s course selection for next year.  Need to make a change?  Contact your child’s current school counselor.

Need to register for a Parent Vue account?  Click here.  Academic Advising questions or feedback?  Email TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Our next dining event is on Thursday, April 25th at Mod Pizza.  We are having another event at Mod Pizza due to the early snow we received back in November!  Please click here for details on our upcoming event and to rsvp!

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE?

 The PTA is proud to sponsor this workshop!  For many families, the high cost of higher education is a daunting proposition. Parents lie awake at night trying to figure out how to afford sending their children to college and still have enough of their hard earned money to be able to retire. Some families have children attending college next year and others have years to plan; but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it! Please join us on May 1st at 6:30PM for the Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College workshop. This is information you can’t afford to miss! To RSVP please: Click Here or visit our website, www.thecollegefundingcoach.org  and look for upcoming classes in your area.  Please see the flyer below for additional details.

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th .  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

 

HAVE A SAFE, HAPPY AND WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK! OHS Dance Team 2019-20 Tryouts

If you love to dance and want to be involved in your school, come tryout for the Oakton High School Dance Team!  Tryouts will be held April 22-25 and April 29-May 2, 2019 for the 2019-20 team selection.  Not sure if you have all of the skills for dance team??  Come to tryouts anyway!  You will have the opportunity to learn skills there, and dancers are often selected based on potential ability to pick up the needed skills!  Go to http://oaktonathletics.org (go to Fall >Dance >Varsity) for a Tryout Packet.

OHS Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Event

To participate in sports next school year, your child must have a physical on file dated on or after May 1, 2019, on the new form (Revised February 2017).  This includes working out in the weight room, conditioning, “green days” and try outs.

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday May 13, 2019 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians, as well as a staff of nurses, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening.  If during the screening or physical, the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a minimum donation of $50 in exchange for the PPE.  Registration is now open yet.  To register for a PPE, go to: https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and follow the links for sports physicals.  There is also a link for the new form there as well.  Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. This physical is good for the entire following school year. 

 This is the Athletic Training Program’s method of fund raising.  All the funds for equipment and supplies are raised at this event.  The county provides no funding for any of the supplies or equipment in the athletic training room that is used to take care of our athletes.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  You too benefit from this process.  Once your child’s VHSL physical form is completed that night, it stays on file at the school, as well as a digital copy is kept on our server, so if you need a copy just email one of the ATCs and we can sent you a copy.

PPE’s are being offered in the same format at every high school in FCPS and are fund raising efforts at those schools as well.  If you can not attend the PPEs at Oakton H.S., there may be another local high school offering the opportunity on a date that may be more convenient for you.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact Paul Rupp, MS, ATC at prupp@fcps.edu

 

7th Grade NJHS Membership

4th quarter is time for 7th grade induction into the National Junior Honor Society!  7th Graders will be notified if they qualify for NJHS membership sometime shortly after Spring Break.  Students will initially qualify with a cumulative 3.75 GPA, which is officially calculated & verified by FCPS.  Once notified, qualifying students have the opportunity to APPLY for membership.  Qualifying 7th grade students MUST complete an application in order to be considered for membership.  Stay tuned for notifications sometime AFTER Spring Break.  For additional information please click on the Franklin NJHS website: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

8th Grade NJHS Members Service Hours Reminder

Service hours for NJHS are due to Ms. Bridenbaugh by April 30, 2019.  Remember that you are required to complete 15 hours of service in a FCPS school/school program. 

All members are encouraged to check their service hour progress in the spreadsheet in the NJHS Google Classroom.

Please see Ms. Bridenbaugh in room 101 or (mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu) with any concerns.

Donations Needed 

In conjunction with the Positivity Project, the personal development classes are doing a service project.  We are collecting hygiene products and schools supplies for the Bethany House Emergency Shelter. The Bethany House is safe shelter for people escaping abuse. It is our goal to show support for members of our community and to let them know that they are important and we care. We welcome the any donation from our Franklin MS community. Please bring your donated items to room 218, or place them in the box in the green pod workroom. The deadline for the collection is May 6.

Thank you for your support.

SOLs Begin May 14

Please contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu, with any questions regarding SOLs. 

SOL CALENDAR with Bell Schedule

May 13

14

15

16

17

 

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Civics AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 7

Even: 2,4,5,6,LS

Reading 7

Odd: 1,3,5,7,LS

Science AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

20

21

22

23

24

Geom & Algebra

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Math 8

Test: 4,6,7,5,1,2,3

Math 7

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 8

Odd: 7,3,5,1,LS

Reading 8

Even: 6,4,5,2,LS

 

Reminders for SOLs

  • Students need to bring their charger each day to school, especially during SOL testing.  Computers used for SOL testing must be plugged in per VDOE regulations.
  • If a student has lost his/her charger, they need to bring $38 to the front office to purchase a new charger.
  • If the student computer needs to be fixed, please bring it to the Help Desk as soon as possible to ensure it gets returned in time for SOL testing.
Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

FMS WORLD LANGUAGES PALS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

SPRING 2019

TEST

SPANISH 1

SPANISH 2

PALS SPEAKING

May 30-June 3, 2019   

April 30-May 3, 2019   

PALS WRITING

May 21/22, 2019

May 15/16, 2019

MULTIPLE CHOICE

May 28/29, 2019

May 28/29, 2019

Reminder About School Food Accounts 

Please remember to add money to your child’s school nutrition account.  All accounts must be brought current before the end of the school year in June

Family Engagement Survey Reminder

We value your opinion so much that we are sending out a special reminder for you to complete the FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

On March 24th, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of

  • communicating,
  • providing you opportunities to partner,
  • developing positive relationships,
  • ensuring student success and more.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

For a direct link to the survey click HERE

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS

Dates: Monday, July 1 — Friday, July 26 (No classes July 4 and 5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Location: Fairfax High School

IFTA is an arts enrichment and academic program for students currently in grades 6–11. Students have 4 classes that they select from over 80 courses in dance, music, theatre, visual art, and fashion. Students entering grade 9 may take the Online Health & PE (HPE9) course and students entering grades 9-12 may take the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course as one of their 4 classes.

View IFTA Brochure

Registration: Open now through Sunday, June 16

Questions: IFTA@fcps.edu

How much screen time? That is a question all parents are asking as technology and mobile technology continues to saturate our society.  We have all heard that Silicon Valley executives are not allowing their children to use screens. The article “How much screen time? Silicon Valley parents are still trying to figure it out” by Ana Homayoun of the Washington Post, dives into this topic and shreds some light on the issue and provides resources and tips as a parent.

Screen time at school is also a concern for Teachers and Administrators.  I wanted to let you, the parents, know that devices at school are not used continuously all day.  There's a mix of screen time and non-screen time in each class. The time on the devices is more about student creation and engaging students to explore the curriculum they are learning.  They also use the devices to engage in class discussions and collaborative work.

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th Chantilly Pyramid Art Show

April 10th Parent Teen Book Club

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

April 15th - 19th Spring Break

May 10th - Band Field Trip to King's Dominion

May 13th - 24th - Spring SOLs

The spring play is here! Come see The Comic Book Artist on Thursday April 4th, Friday April 5th, and Saturday April 6th at 7:00pm. There is also an after school performance on Thursday April 4th at 3:00pm for Franklin MS students only. Tickets for students are $5 and general admission is $10. You can order tickets online at itickets.com. https://www.itickets.com/events/417450 Come and see this SUPER show!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out last Sunday to help “beautify” Franklin Middle School!  Here are a few images from the day:

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Our next dining event is on Thursday, April 25th at Mod Pizza.  This is a “redo” from the snow day we had back in November.  Please click here for details on our upcoming event and to rsvp!

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE?

 The PTA is proud to sponsor this workshop!  For many families, the high cost of higher education is a daunting proposition. Parents lie awake at night trying to figure out how to afford sending their children to college and still have enough of their hard earned money to be able to retire. Some families have children attending college next year and others have years to plan; but the fears of tackling these monumental and rising costs are the same. The College Funding Coach® is here to help families figure out HOW to pay for it! Please join us on May 1st at 6:30PM for the Little-Known Secrets of Paying for College workshop. This is information you can’t afford to miss! To RSVP please: Click Here or visit our website, www.thecollegefundingcoach.org  and look for upcoming classes in your area.  Please see the flyer below for additional details.

PTA MEETING

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm in the library.  We hope to see many of you there!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th .  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! Student Services Updates:

Parents,

Please remember to login to your ParentVue accounts to review you child’s course selection for next year.  Need to make a change?  Contact your child’s current school counselor.

Need to register for a Parent Vue account?  Click here.  Academic Advising questions or feedback?  Email TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

April is the Month of the Military Child

Each year our nation designates April as the Month of the Military Child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle.  The recognition is part of the legacy of former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger who established the commemoration in 1986.   During the month, one day is selected as the day to “Purple Up! For Military Kids” and all are encouraged to wear purple in recognition of the strength and sacrifices of military connected youth (MCY).  Why purple?  Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.  This year Purple Up day will be celebrated on April 10.

Military connected youth face unique circumstances living the military lifestyle.  By understanding the lifestyle of military connected youth we can better meet their needs as they transition with their family members who serve our nation. Currently over 11,000 military connected youth call FCPS home.

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child provides a powerful opportunity to raise awareness and build support to help these children meet the unique challenges they face! It is an opportunity to recognize and thank military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

Celebration Highlights:

Visit FCPS' Resources for Military Families page.

National Junior Honor Society

7th Grade NJHS Membership

4th quarter is time for 7th grade induction into the National Junior Honor Society!  7th Graders will be notified if they qualify for NJHS membership sometime shortly after Spring Break.  Students will initially qualify with a cumulative 3.75 GPA, which is officially calculated & verified by FCPS.  Once notified, qualifying students have the opportunity to APPLY for membership.  Qualifying 7th grade students MUST complete an application in order to be considered for membership.  Stay tuned for notifications sometime AFTER Spring Break.  For additional information please click on the Franklin NJHS website: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

Thank you for continuing to run the NJHS announcement.  Can we modify it for this week?

NJHS Students and Parents

In order to maintain status as an NJHS member, students are required to

  • Complete 15 service hours in service of an FCPS school (separate from and in addition to Civics Service Learning Hours)
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Uphold the Pillars of NJHS

Today students that currently are not in compliance with one or more of those categories have received a letter detailing what they need to complete to maintain their member status.  This in no way removes students from NJHS at this time.  However, changes will need to be made in order for them to attend our pinning ceremony in May.  Final GPA calculations will be done at the end of the 3rd quarter (April 4, 2019) and service hours are due April 30, 2019 (service hour calculations in the letter were correct as of 2:30 pm on Wednesday 3/6) .

Parents of 8th grade NJHS members- please ask your students if they received a letter during Learning Seminar today so you can be aware of their membership status.  If you have any questions you can reach out to Molly Bridenbaugh (NJHS Faculty Co-Advisor) at mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu

Parent Teen Book Club

Just a reminder that the final installment of the Parent Teen Book Club for the 2018-2019 will meet this coming Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the theatre.  Looking forward to a great evening of discussions.  Please contact Karen Radcliffe (keradcliffe@fcps.edu) with any questions or concerns. 

SOLs Begin May 14

Please contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu, with any questions regarding SOLs. 

SOL CALENDAR with Bell Schedule

May 13

14

15

16

17

 

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Civics AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 7

Even: 2,4,5,6,LS

Reading 7

Odd: 1,3,5,7,LS

Science AM/PM

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

20

21

22

23

24

Geom & Algebra

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Math 8

Test: 4,6,7,5,1,2,3

Math 7

Test: 1,2,3,5,4,6,7

Reading 8

Odd: 7,3,5,1,LS

Reading 8

Even: 6,4,5,2,LS

 

Reminders for SOLs

  • Students need to bring their charger each day to school, especially during SOL testing.  Computers used for SOL testing must be plugged in per VDOE regulations.
  • If a student has lost his/her charger, they need to bring $38 to the front office to purchase a new charger.
  • If the student computer needs to be fixed, please bring it to the Help Desk as soon as possible to ensure it gets returned in time for SOL testing.
Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, contact Lea Fadden, School Test Coordinator, at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

FMS WORLD LANGUAGES PALS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

SPRING 2019

TEST

SPANISH 1

SPANISH 2

PALS SPEAKING

May 30-June 3, 2019   

April 30-May 3, 2019   

PALS WRITING

May 21/22, 2019

May 15/16, 2019

MULTIPLE CHOICE

May 28/29, 2019

May 28/29, 2019

Franklin MS After School Program

Franklin MS After School Program

After-School Skating Event – Thursday, April 26th  

On Thursday, April 11th we will host our annual after-school skating event. Skating is open to all students and is free of charge. In order to skate, students must turn in a signed permission slip by Tuesday, April 9th. Please click here for a permission slip or students can pick up permission slips in the cafeteria during their lunch or the main office. There will be a DJ and the event is always a blast! Skating will conclude at 4:30 PM for late bus dismissal. Students must use the skates provided by Skatetime. Please e-mail Mrs. Mollé, cemolle@fcps.edu with any questions you may have.

Family Engagement Survey Reminder

We value your opinion so much that we are sending out a special reminder for you to complete the FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

On March 24th, you received an FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

Please complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of

  • communicating,
  • providing you opportunities to partner,
  • developing positive relationships,
  • ensuring student success and more.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email for an invitation sent with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school iPads or computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

For a direct link to the survey click HERE

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS

Dates: Monday, July 1 — Friday, July 26 (No classes July 4 and 5)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Location: Fairfax High School

IFTA is an arts enrichment and academic program for students currently in grades 6–11. Students have 4 classes that they select from over 80 courses in dance, music, theatre, visual art, and fashion. Students entering grade 9 may take the Online Health & PE (HPE9) course and students entering grades 9-12 may take the Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course as one of their 4 classes.

View IFTA Brochure

Registration: Open now through Sunday, June 16

Questions: IFTA@fcps.edu

The Next Best Buddies meeting will be held after school on April 8th.

Here are a few reminders about the care and maintenance of your child's FCPSOn HP ProBooks.

  • Please make sure students shutdown computers if sitting idle for long periods of time.
  • Please make sure students are charging computers each night.
  • Remember, if charger cable or case are lost or damaged, families are responsible for reimbursing the school in order to get a new one.
  • Students can fix issues by opening up System Center from the Windows start menu
  • Having issues with the HP Probook come to the help desk.

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

April 4th End of 3rd Quarter

April 5th Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th Chantilly Pyramid Art Show

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

April 15th - 19th Spring Break

Bell Schedule for Next Two Weeks Week of April 1st: Week of April 8th: Monday : All Period Day Monday: Odd Block Day Tuesday: Odd Block Day  Tuesday:  Even Block Day Wednesday: Even Block Day Wednesday: All Period Day  Thursday : All Period Day Thursday: All Period Day Friday : Teacher Work Day Friday: All Period Day

 

Spotlight on Student Learning

On behalf of the Chantilly Pyramid, we wanted to thank all our teachers, students and community members for taking time out of their busy schedules to join us last week for our Spotlight on Student Learning! The packed house was able to learn about what students and teachers are doing each day in the classroom with and without technology, hear the students perspective, and learn ways to support their family at home.

If you missed the event but would like to get a glimpse into what our learning looks like and hear the student perspective please check out this video. You can also visit the event website for further resources. To learn more about FCPSOn and Portrait of a Graduate please visit the FCPS website.

Lastly, we would also love to hear from you.  If you were able to attend, please provide us feedback and fill out this short form. THANK YOU!.  

The spring play is here! Come see The Comic Book Artist on Thursday April 4th, Friday April 5th, and Saturday April 6th at 7:00pm. There is also an after school performance on Thursday April 4th at 3:00pm for Franklin MS students only. Tickets for students are $5 and general admission is $10. You can order tickets online at itickets.com. https://www.itickets.com/events/417450 Come and see this SUPER show!

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Falcon Updates 3/29/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

March 31st FMS Beautification Day (1-4pm)

April 4th End of 3rd Quarter

April 5th Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th Chantilly Pyramid Art Show

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

April 15th - 19th Spring Break

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Our next dining event is on Thursday, April 25th at Mod Pizza.  This is a “redo” from the snow day we had back in November.  Please click here for details on our upcoming event and to rsvp.  Thanks to all of your support at Five Guys earlier this month, over $250 will be generously given back to the school!

PTA MEETING

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm in the library.  This is our evening spring meeting.  We hope to see many of you there!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th and Civics hours are due by the end of the 3rd quarter which is next Thursday, April 4th!  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND!

The spring play is here! Come see The Comic Book Artist on Thursday April 4th, Friday April 5th, and Saturday April 6th at 7:00pm. There is also an after school performance on Thursday April 4th at 3:00pm for Franklin MS students only. Tickets for students are $5 and general admission is $10. You can order tickets online at itickets.com. https://www.itickets.com/events/417450 Come and see this SUPER show!

7th Grade NJHS Membership

4th quarter is time for 7th grade induction into the National Junior Honor Society!  7th Graders will be notified if they qualify for NJHS membership sometime shortly after Spring Break.  Students will initially qualify with a cumulative 3.75 GPA, which is officially calculated & verified by FCPS.  Once notified, qualifying students have the opportunity to APPLY for membership.  Qualifying 7th grade students MUST complete an application in order to be considered for membership.  Stay tuned for notifications sometime AFTER Spring Break.  For additional information please click on the Franklin NJHS website: https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

Franklin MS After School Program

FRANKLIN vs. ROCKY RUN BASKETBALL GAME

Get ready for the Basketball event of the year! The Franklin vs. Rocky Run Basketball game will be Friday, March 29th  at Chantilly High School. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the first game will begin at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be on sale during lunches on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 for $5.00 Each. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event for $5.00 each.  Students must be picked up no later than 9:00 PM on Friday. We hope to see you there!

Franklin/Rocky Run Basketball Game Parent/Guardian Information 

The basketball games between Franklin and Rocky Run at Chantilly High School will be a great opportunity for our students to show their Franklin pride. Students have been reminded that SR&R will be in effect for the basketball games and they should continue to be respectful of others and CHS property as they enjoy the action. This is a fun community event and family members are encouraged to attend along with their FMS students to root for the Falcons.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the entire event will be finished prior to 9 pm. All students should have arrangements to be picked up by 9 pm. No staff supervision will be provided beyond 9 pm. We want this event to be a fond, middle school memory for your child. Thank you for your support and…..Go Falcons!!!!!

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities - March 18 - March 29 Best Buddies

The Best Buddies program, empowers the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers.  The students last week were working together to make friendship bracelets. 

Family Engagement Survey

On March 24th, you will receive an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey! 

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available between March 24th- April 12th.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact your Lea Fadden via ltfadden@fcps.edu at Franklin MS.

Attention Current 8th Grade Students: CHS Global Education Opportunity

To RSVP please click the link. https://rsvp.eftours.com/645gsz6

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

Thank you for continuing to run the NJHS announcement.  Can we modify it for this week?

NJHS Students and Parents

In order to maintain status as an NJHS member, students are required to

  • Complete 15 service hours in service of an FCPS school (separate from and in addition to Civics Service Learning Hours)
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Uphold the Pillars of NJHS

Today students that currently are not in compliance with one or more of those categories have received a letter detailing what they need to complete to maintain their member status.  This in no way removes students from NJHS at this time.  However, changes will need to be made in order for them to attend our pinning ceremony in May.  Final GPA calculations will be done at the end of the 3rd quarter (April 4, 2019) and service hours are due April 30, 2019 (service hour calculations in the letter were correct as of 2:30 pm on Wednesday 3/6) .

Parents of 8th grade NJHS members- please ask your students if they received a letter during Learning Seminar today so you can be aware of their membership status.  If you have any questions you can reach out to Molly Bridenbaugh (NJHS Faculty Co-Advisor) at mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu

Parent Teen Book Club

Attention Parents and Teens!

The last installment of the Parent Teen Book Club on April 10, 2019 is FULL!  Thank you for your interest! 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=5330

Here are a few reminders about the care and maintenance of your child's FCPSOn HP ProBooks.

  • Please make sure students shutdown computers if sitting idle for long periods of time.
  • Please make sure students are charging computers each night.
  • Remember, if charger cable or case are lost or damaged, families are responsible for reimbursing the school in order to get a new one.
  • Students can fix issues by opening up System Center from the Windows start menu
  • Having issues with the HP Probook come to the help desk.

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Franklin vs Rocky Run Game Student Expectations

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Expectations for Franklin vs. Rocky Run Basketball Games @ CHS 

The Franklin/Rocky Run basketball games at Chantilly High School have become a fun tradition each year. In the past, our students have done a wonderful job of representing our school with pride and respect. With the privilege of being able to attend this year’s event comes student responsibility for being safe and respectful toward others.

Before your child is permitted to attend the games on Friday, March 29th, please be sure you and your child are aware of the following expectations:

  • The game is taking place on FCPS property which means that all SR&R rules and regulations are in effect. Franklin students are guests of Chantilly High School and will show respect towards CHS staff members and the facility.
  • All guests will show sportsmanship and respect toward other Franklin students, Rocky Run students, staff members, and law enforcement inside and outside of the building.
  • Administrators and law enforcement will be on-hand to supervise student behavior. Any students who show disrespect toward others and violate the SR&R will be asked to leave without re-admittance.
  • All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the game to enjoy the action and ensure student conduct. For those who choose to drop-off their child, it is expected that all students are picked up by 9 pm. Please either contact your child or have your child contact you in advance at 8:45 to ensure they are ready for pick up.

Doors open at 5:30 PM at Chantilly High School (Door 10)

Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00 each.  

6:15 Staff Game

7:05 Girls Game

8:05 Boys Game

9:00 Student pick-up

Thank you for supporting this fun event and ensuring that our students have a safe and respectful time.

Go Falcons!

 

Sharon Eisenberg

Principal

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Spotlight on Student Learning

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SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT LEARNING THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 28!

Join us for a Chantilly Pyramid community event at Franklin Middle School on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00–7:30pm. At this event, we will celebrate student learning in the digital age. Come see students and teachers from Franklin MS and the rest of the Chantilly pyramid share about the learning in their classrooms!

Please RSVP here!

Event Website

Opening 6:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Welcome with video Highlighting learning in our schools!

Teacher and Student Share Fair in gym  6:30 - 7:30pm

Student and Teacher Panel: 6:30 - 7:00pm

  • How does FCPSOn support a balanced approach to student learning?

Choice Sessions: 7:05 - 7:30pm

  • Through the Decades - how has education changed over time?
  • What does learning look like in an FCPSOn school?
  • How can we support students with Technology at home

Baby Sitting area in Family and Consumer Sciences Room (by main staircase)

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Falcon Updates 3/22/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

March 28th Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning Event

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

April 15th - 19th Spring Break

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid If you need more information, please visit our Website To RSVP, please click here!  Franklin MS After School Program

FRANKLIN vs. ROCKY RUN BASKETBALL GAME

Get ready for the Basketball event of the year! The Franklin vs. Rocky Run Basketball game will be Friday, March 29th  at Chantilly High School. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the first game will begin at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be on sale during lunches on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 for $5.00 Each. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event for $5.00 each.  Students must be picked up no later than 9:00 PM on Friday. We hope to see you there!

Franklin/Rocky Run Basketball Game Parent/Guardian Information 

The basketball games between Franklin and Rocky Run at Chantilly High School will be a great opportunity for our students to show their Franklin pride. Students have been reminded that SR&R will be in effect for the basketball games and they should continue to be respectful of others and CHS property as they enjoy the action. This is a fun community event and family members are encouraged to attend along with their FMS students to root for the Falcons.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the entire event will be finished prior to 9 pm. All students should have arrangements to be picked up by 9 pm. No staff supervision will be provided beyond 9 pm. We want this event to be a fond, middle school memory for your child. Thank you for your support and…..Go Falcons!!!!!

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities - March 18 - March 29 Principal Evaluation Feedback Form

This spring all Franklin Middle School parents will be contacted through email or text message with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 13 and March 27.  When you receive an email or text message from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Family Engagement Survey

On March 24th, you will receive an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey! 

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available between March 24th- April 12th.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact your Lea Fadden via ltfadden@fcps.edu at Franklin MS.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support FMS at Five Guys earlier this week!

PTA MEETING

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm in the library.  We hope to see many of you there!

 

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th and Civics hours are due by the end of the 3rd quarter.  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! Attention Current 8th Grade Students: CHS Global Education Opportunity

To RSVP please click the link. https://rsvp.eftours.com/645gsz6

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

Thank you for continuing to run the NJHS announcement.  Can we modify it for this week?

NJHS Students and Parents

In order to maintain status as an NJHS member, students are required to

  • Complete 15 service hours in service of an FCPS school (separate from and in addition to Civics Service Learning Hours)
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Uphold the Pillars of NJHS

Today students that currently are not in compliance with one or more of those categories have received a letter detailing what they need to complete to maintain their member status.  This in no way removes students from NJHS at this time.  However, changes will need to be made in order for them to attend our pinning ceremony in May.  Final GPA calculations will be done at the end of the 3rd quarter (April 4, 2019) and service hours are due April 30, 2019 (service hour calculations in the letter were correct as of 2:30 pm on Wednesday 3/6) .

Parents of 8th grade NJHS members- please ask your students if they received a letter during Learning Seminar today so you can be aware of their membership status.  If you have any questions you can reach out to Molly Bridenbaugh (NJHS Faculty Co-Advisor) at mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu

Rising 9th grade CHS Girls Basketball

Come to one or come to all and meet the Chantilly coaches and workout with some Varsity players.  Information about the Rising Freshman League team and schedule will be discussed. 

Are you considering playing basketball in high school?

Come Play this Spring with your High School

Interest Meeting/Open Gym/Clinic

Chantilly High School Gym

Tuesdays  March 19, 26th- 5:30-7 

Thursday  March 21st, 28th 6:30 –8pm

More information at www.chantillysports.org Freshman Girls Basketball

Parent Teen Book Club

Attention Parents and Teens!

The last installment of the Parent Teen Book Club on April 10, 2019 is FULL!  Thank you for your interest! 

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Here are a few reminders about the care and maintenance of your child's FCPSOn HP ProBooks.

  • Please make sure students shutdown computers if sitting idle for long periods of time.
  • Please make sure students are charging computers each night.
  • Remember, if charger cable or case are lost or damaged, families are responsible for reimbursing the school in order to get a new one.
  • Students can fix issues by opening up System Center from the Windows start menu
  • Having issues with the HP Probook come to the help desk.

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Falcon Updates 3/15/19

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FMS Important Announcement Upcoming Events

March 28th Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning Event

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

April 15th - 19th Spring Break

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Franklin Middle School parents will be contacted through email or text message with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 13 and March 27.  When you receive an email or text message from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid If you need more information, please visit our Website To RSVP, please click here!  Information About the MOMO Challenge

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program and the Blue Whale Challenge, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

One example of this is a potentially harmful game called the “Momo Challenge" that has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms to include WhatsApp and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks, to include self-harm. It is important to note that the Momo Challenge is a hoax that has received a significant amount of media attention.

This hoax has been seen across the United States in recent months, targeting primarily elementary aged children. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Momo Challenge or similar games on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this type of internet hoax, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks. This provides an excellent opportunity to remind your child of best practices for internet safety and digital citizenship.

For more information about the MOMO Challlenge and documents to support your conversations, please visit the Franklin Middle School Website.

Hello Franklin Families,

Thanks for coming out to our Parent Coffee earlier this week!  It was great to see so many new faces and some familiar ones too.  We hope you found the conversation helpful.  If you would like more information on how you can become involved in the PTA, please send an email to president@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org.

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Help us kick off spring with our next dining event on March 20th from 4-9 pm at Five Guys in Fairfax Town Center.  Please mark your calendar and don’t forget to mention FRANKLIN when you order.  

FMS BEAUTIFICATION

Every spring, we hold a beautification day at Franklin to spread the mulch purchased from Boy Scout Troop 160.  In addition, the school grounds need weeding, pruning and general maintenance.  Students can earn up to three community, NJHS or FCPS service hours for this event.  We need an on-site coordinator for March 31st from 1:00-4:00 pm to monitor sign-in and confirm hours for volunteers.  Please let us know if you are interested by emailing president@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org and mark your calendar for the event!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th and Civics hours are due by the end of the 3rd quarter.  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! Attention Current 8th Grade Students: CHS Global Education Opportunity

To RSVP please click the link. https://rsvp.eftours.com/645gsz6

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

Thank you for continuing to run the NJHS announcement.  Can we modify it for this week?

NJHS Students and Parents

In order to maintain status as an NJHS member, students are required to

  • Complete 15 service hours in service of an FCPS school (separate from and in addition to Civics Service Learning Hours)
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Uphold the Pillars of NJHS

Today students that currently are not in compliance with one or more of those categories have received a letter detailing what they need to complete to maintain their member status.  This in no way removes students from NJHS at this time.  However, changes will need to be made in order for them to attend our pinning ceremony in May.  Final GPA calculations will be done at the end of the 3rd quarter (April 4, 2019) and service hours are due April 30, 2019 (service hour calculations in the letter were correct as of 2:30 pm on Wednesday 3/6) .

Parents of 8th grade NJHS members- please ask your students if they received a letter during Learning Seminar today so you can be aware of their membership status.  If you have any questions you can reach out to Molly Bridenbaugh (NJHS Faculty Co-Advisor) at mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu

Parent Teen Book Club

Attention Parents and Teens!

The last installment of the Parent Teen Book Club on April 10, 2019 is FULL!  Thank you for your interest! 

Due to the snow, the Feb 20th meeting will not be rescheduled.

The next meeting is March 21st.

Rising 9th grade CHS Girls Basketball

Come to one or come to all and meet the Chantilly coaches and workout with some Varsity players.  Information about the Rising Freshman League team and schedule will be discussed. 

Are you considering playing basketball in high school?

Come Play this Spring with your High School

Interest Meeting/Open Gym/Clinic

Chantilly High School Gym

Tuesdays  March 19, 26th- 5:30-7 

Thursday  March 21st, 28th 6:30 –8pm

More information at www.chantillysports.org Freshman Girls Basketball

Franklin MS After School Program

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game – Wednesday, March 20th!

Our annual student vs. staff basketball game will be on Wednesday, March 20th after-school. The game is free for students to attend. Watch the FMS students take on the FMS staff! The games will conclude around 4:15 PM for late bus dismissal.

FRANKLIN vs. ROCKY RUN BASKETBALL GAME

Get ready for the Basketball event of the year! The Franklin vs. Rocky Run Basketball game will be Friday, March 29th  at Chantilly High School. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the first game will begin at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be on sale during lunches on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 for $5.00 Each. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event for $5.00 each.  Students must be picked up no later than 9:00 PM on Friday. We hope to see you there!

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities - March 18 - March 29

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Here are a few reminders about the care and maintenance of your child's FCPSOn HP ProBooks.

  • Please make sure students shutdown computers if sitting idle for long periods of time.
  • Please make sure students are charging computers each night.
  • Remember, if charger cable or case are lost or damaged, families are responsible for reimbursing the school in order to get a new one.
  • Students can fix issues by opening up System Center from the Windows start menu
  • Having issues with the HP Probook come to the help desk.

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Falcon Updates 3/8/19

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FMS Important Announcement Upcoming Events

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 28th Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning Event

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

Your Views and Opinions Are Important to Us!

This spring all Franklin Middle School parents will be contacted through email or text message with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school.  These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism.

The survey will be collected online between March 13 and March 27.  When you receive an email or text message from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Your opinions matter.

Student FCPSOn Bright Bytes Survey

As we have done the last 2 years, our school is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics organization, on a vehicle that will provide insight about the FCPSOn 1 to 1 initiative. A survey will be used to gather metrics about technology use at school and home in order to understand the connection between technology use and student achievement. This will be done through a comprehensive framework called CASE that looks at the Classroom factors, Access to technology, teacher and student Skills and Environmental factors.

Your participation in this survey, though optional, is important to us and will make the difference between having a complete versus a limited understanding of our school’s technology use.

The spring survey window will be from March 1st – March 15th.
Please take a few moments to complete the following survey. It should only take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed from a computer or smartphone. Responses to the survey are anonymous.
Please go to: https://bbyt.es/start/Q384C to complete the survey. 

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid If you need more information, please visit our Website

 

To RSVP, please click here!  Writing SOL March 12th through 14th

Eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between March 12 and March 14.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that all students in grade 8 take the English: Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) test. The test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components.

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents by the end of the school year. More information about how and when you will receive your child’s scores will be shared closer to these dates.

The SOL's are taken on the student issued HP Probooks.  Please make sure students charge computers each night and have a charger to plug in the device for testing.  VDOE regulation mandate that all computers must be plugged in during SOL testing.  If your student has misplace, lost or damaged their charger, please let us know ASAP.

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact the School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu

Real Food For Kids Competition

A huge congratulations to 7th graders Brooke Benson and Audrey Krisko for representing Franklin so proudly at the Real Food for Kids Culinary Competition this past Saturday at Hayfield HS.  Brooke and Audrey took home 2nd Place for our school in the largest lunch competition to date.  There were 12 schools competing in 5 various school districts including Maryland, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.  Middle Schools, High Schools, and Culinary Academies were all included in this competition.  The girls were judged by an esteemed panel that included Top Chef Contestant and owner of Good Stuff Eatery, Spike Mendelsohn, acclaimed DC chef, James Beard-nominated Cathal Armstrong, owner of the Eat Good Food Group that includes his new restaurant on the wharf, Kaliwa, and Bonnie Benwick, Deputy Food Editor for the Washington Post to name a few.  Audrey and Brooke were featured on Fox 5 and channel 9 News.  They had to prepare their Peruvian chicken lunch for 12 judges as well as 250 tastings for the general public that came out to this event.  Mrs. Downer and Mrs. Jeffry are so proud of their dedication and hard work they put into this outstanding event!

Johns Hopkins FCPSOn study & student opt-out form

Johns Hopkins University is conducting an evaluation of the FCPSOn initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). This initiative “moves FCPS students and staff members to look beyond the highstakes testing environment and to help our students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.” Learn more about the FCPSOn initiative here:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

This study will evaluate perceptions of the impact of the FCPSOn initiative on teaching and learning, acquisition of 21st century skills, student interest and engagement, advantages and challenges of technology infusion into learning, etc. This study may benefit society if the results lead to a better understanding of how best to implement such an initiative in a large school district.

Participating students will be invited to complete a short survey online and they may be selected to participate in a brief focus group to share their opinions concerning the FCPSOn initiative. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidentiality is guaranteed by the research team. If you decide not to have your student participate in this study, please return a completed copy of the included consent form to the main office.

FCPS Parental Consent Form (English)

FCPS Parental Consent Form (Spanish)

PTA PARENT COFFEE

Our Parent Coffee is coming up! The transition from elementary school to middle school is a pivotal time in our children’s lives.  We would like to make the transition easier and put your mind at ease by having this informative discussion.  Mrs. Eisenberg, Principal, and Mrs. Stubblefield, Director of Student Services, will be present to answer questions, provide additional insight and identify some key strategies for success.  All current FMS parents and current 6th grade parents from our feeder schools are welcome.  We hope you can join us for some refreshments and conversation on Tuesday, March 12th at 9:30 am. 

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Our next dining event is March 20th from 5-9 pm at Five Guys in Fairfax Town Center.  Please mark your calendar and don’t forget to mention FRANKLIN when you order.  We hope to see many of you there!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th and Civics hours are due by the end of the 3rd quarter.  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! Information About the MOMO Challenge

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program and the Blue Whale Challenge, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

One example of this is a potentially harmful game called the “Momo Challenge" that has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms to include WhatsApp and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks, to include self-harm. It is important to note that the Momo Challenge is a hoax that has received a significant amount of media attention.

This hoax has been seen across the United States in recent months, targeting primarily elementary aged children. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Momo Challenge or similar games on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this type of internet hoax, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks. This provides an excellent opportunity to remind your child of best practices for internet safety and digital citizenship.

For more information about the MOMO Challlenge and documents to support your conversations, please visit the Franklin Middle School Website.

Parent Teen Book Club

Attention Parents and Teens!

The last installment of the Parent Teen Book Club on April 10, 2019 is FULL!  Thank you for your interest! 

Due to the snow, the Feb 20th meeting will not be rescheduled.

The next meeting is March 21st.

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

Thank you for continuing to run the NJHS announcement.  Can we modify it for this week?

NJHS Students and Parents

In order to maintain status as an NJHS member, students are required to

  • Complete 15 service hours in service of an FCPS school (separate from and in addition to Civics Service Learning Hours)
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Uphold the Pillars of NJHS

Today students that currently are not in compliance with one or more of those categories have received a letter detailing what they need to complete to maintain their member status.  This in no way removes students from NJHS at this time.  However, changes will need to be made in order for them to attend our pinning ceremony in May.  Final GPA calculations will be done at the end of the 3rd quarter (April 4, 2019) and service hours are due April 30, 2019 (service hour calculations in the letter were correct as of 2:30 pm on Wednesday 3/6) .

Parents of 8th grade NJHS members- please ask your students if they received a letter during Learning Seminar today so you can be aware of their membership status.  If you have any questions you can reach out to Molly Bridenbaugh (NJHS Faculty Co-Advisor) at mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu

Franklin MS After School Program

Franklin vs. Rocky Run Basketball Game

Each year Franklin Students and staff play a basketball game against Rocky Run Middle School. The game will be held on Friday, March 29th at Chantilly High School. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the first game will begin at 6:00 PM.  Tickets will be on sale during lunches beginning Thursday, March 27th , for $5.00 each. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event.  Students must be picked up no later than 9:00 PM on Friday. We will also have our After-School student vs. staff Basketball Game on Wednesday, March 20th from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. This is a late bus day and the game is free for students who would like to stay and watch.

 

After-School Fencing - Fairfax Fencers in Chantilly is interested in running an after-school fencing club. We need at least ten students to get the program going and students would need to participate each week for an 8 week session of ninety minutes. If your student is interested, please have them fill out the google form on their grade level google classroom.

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities - March 4 - March 15

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Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

Falcon Updates 3/1/19

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FMS Important Announcement Upcoming Events

March 4th Spring Picture Day

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 28th Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning Event

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

April 4th -6th Spring Play: The Comic Book Artist

April 10th - 12th 7th Grade MWEE Science Field Trip

Johns Hopkins FCPSOn study & student opt-out form

Johns Hopkins University is conducting an evaluation of the FCPSOn initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). This initiative “moves FCPS students and staff members to look beyond the highstakes testing environment and to help our students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.” Learn more about the FCPSOn initiative here:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

This study will evaluate perceptions of the impact of the FCPSOn initiative on teaching and learning, acquisition of 21st century skills, student interest and engagement, advantages and challenges of technology infusion into learning, etc. This study may benefit society if the results lead to a better understanding of how best to implement such an initiative in a large school district.

Participating students will be invited to complete a short survey online and they may be selected to participate in a brief focus group to share their opinions concerning the FCPSOn initiative. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidentiality is guaranteed by the research team. If you decide not to have your student participate in this study, please return a completed copy of the included consent form to the main office.

FCPS Parental Consent Form (English)

FCPS Parental Consent Form (Spanish)

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Who: Parents and Students from All Chantilly Pyramid schools

An opening presentation will be followed by choice sessions and student and teacher presentation in the gymnasium. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our classrooms.

  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.

  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.

  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.

Please RSVP here!  Writing SOL March 12th through 14th

Eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between March 12 and March 14.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that all students in grade 8 take the English: Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) test. The test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components.

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents by the end of the school year. More information about how and when you will receive your child’s scores will be shared closer to these dates.

The SOL's are taken on the student issued HP Probooks.  Please make sure students charge computers each night and have a charger to plug in the device for testing.  VDOE regulation mandate that all computers must be plugged in during SOL testing.  If your student has misplace, lost or damaged their charger, please let us know ASAP.

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact the School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu

Parent Teen Book Club

Attention Parents and Teens!  The third installment of the Parent Teen Book Club for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on April 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. in the Theatre.   The book choices are as follows:

Temple Grandin:  When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. Temple’s doctor recommended institutionalizing her, but her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin, a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is an autism advocate and her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. This compelling biography and Temple's personal photos take us inside her extraordinary mind and open the door to a broader understanding of autism.

Unbroken (YA version): In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.   

Crossed:  Second book in a series of 3 - Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by Society to his certain death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons.  On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life . . . and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game.  On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's path more twisted than ever.

I Will Always Write Back: started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.  That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.  In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

Operation Oleander: Ninth grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the flower that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is deployed. But on one of her father's trips to deliver supplies to the orphans, a car bomb explodes nearby and her father is gravely injured. Worse, her best friend’s mother and some of the children are killed. Is this all Jess’s fault?

 

Registration opens today,  March 1, 2019.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  We look forward to seeing everyone there! 

 

Parent Teen Book Club Signup Food Deliveries for Students at Lunchtime

Dear Franklin Parents/Guardians,

We recognize what a special treat it is for your student(s) to have lunch brought in, especially from their favorite eateries. To the best of our ability, we are happy to accommodate this practice. However, we do need to establish some guidelines. First, the meal must be brought into the school by a parent and guardian. Deliveries from paid drivers are not permitted. Also, parents/guardians may not drop off lunches to be shared with other students. This is a way, no matter how unintentional,  leave some students out. In addition, it can pose dietary issues. Therefore, we strictly prohibited the purchase of food for other students. 

Please have all food items dropped off to the main office by 10:15am.

Due to the snow, the Feb 20th meeting will not be rescheduled.

The next meeting is March 21st.

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

All NJHS members are required to complete 15 service hours in a FCPS school (separate from Civics Service Learning hours).  The deadline for hours to be completed for the year is April 31st.  At that time, we will evaluate what students will fulfil their membership and be a part of our pinning ceremony in May to include students who have:

  • Completed their service hours
  • Maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Upheld the 5 NJHS Pillars

We will continue to post service opportunities in the NJHS Google Classroom, but students should also reach out to elementary schools or Franklin teachers to inquire and find service opportunities.

If you have completed service hours and have not yet turned in your verification forms, please bring them to the folder outside Ms. Bridenbaugh’s room (101- Blue Pod) so that you can get credit for your hours

Important Information About Rise in Flu Activity PTA PARENT COFFEE

Do you have a rising 7th or 8th grader and still have questions about middle school?  Are you curious about PTA involvement at the middle school level?  The transition from elementary school to this very pivotal time in our children’s lives can be difficult.  We would like to put your mind at ease by having this informative discussion.  We are hosting a PARENT COFFEE on Tuesday, March 12th at 9:30 am in the cafeteria for current FMS parents and current 6th grade parents from our feeder schools.  Mrs. Eisenberg, Principal, and Mrs. Stubblefield, Director of Student Services, will be present to answer questions, provide additional insight and identify some key strategies for success.  Please help us spread the news by sharing with parents who will have a child attending FMS next year.  We hope you can join us for some refreshments and conversation.  We can all help each other.  We are in this together!

 

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Thank you for your support this week at Piero’s.  We already have our next dining event scheduled.  It is March 20th at Five Guys in Fairfax Town Center.  Stay tuned for more details.  Please mark your calendar!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th and Civics hours are due by the end of the 3rd quarter.  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! Franklin MS After School Program

Franklin MS After School Program

After-School Fencing - Fairfax Fencers in Chantilly is interested in running an after-school fencing club. We need at least ten students to get the program going and students would need to participate each week for an 8 week session of ninety minutes. If your student is interested, please have them fill out the google form on their grade level google classroom.

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities - March 4 - March 15 The Scholastic Art Awards of 2019

Our very own Meredith Rainhart, Estella Dermody and Allison Tran artwork will be on display at the Ernest Cultural Center on the NOVA Annandale Campus.  Come out and support our blossoming young artists.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=5330

FCPS Science Fair Judges Needed

FCPS is looking for science fair judges for March 15th through March 17th.  If you are interested, please call  Linda Peterson @ 571-423-4783.

Franklin MS Students Participating in 6th Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

Students enrolled in our Family and Consumer Sciences program will be participating in Real Food for Kids 6th Annual Culinary Challenge on March 2 at Hayfield Secondary School. The Public Tasting of students’ dishes is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The “challenge” at the heart of this event is the same one faced by school food professionals every day: to create healthy, delicious and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Entries are judged by a panel of students, school food professionals, chefs, and local luminaries. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the region the following year. The event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.

Get more information and register to attend.


FCPS Computer Charger Cables

Parents, as we gear up for SOL testing in March and then again in May, please check with their children to be sure that they have their computer charger.  If they have lost or if the charger is damaged, then it will need to replaced before SOL testing. The cost to replace the HP Probook charger is $38.

If you have an questions about this, please contact the Franklin Middle School main office.

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Upcoming Events

March 1st & 2nd Theater Dept. NYC field Trip

March 4th Spring Picture Day

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

Parent Teen Book Club

Attention Parents and Teens!  The third installment of the Parent Teen Book Club for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on April 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. in the Theatre.   The book choices are as follows:

Temple Grandin:  When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. Temple’s doctor recommended institutionalizing her, but her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin, a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is an autism advocate and her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. This compelling biography and Temple's personal photos take us inside her extraordinary mind and open the door to a broader understanding of autism.

Unbroken (YA version): In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.   

Crossed:  Second book in a series of 3 - Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by Society to his certain death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons.  On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life . . . and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game.  On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's path more twisted than ever.

I Will Always Write Back: started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.  That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.  In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

Operation Oleander: Ninth grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the flower that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is deployed. But on one of her father's trips to deliver supplies to the orphans, a car bomb explodes nearby and her father is gravely injured. Worse, her best friend’s mother and some of the children are killed. Is this all Jess’s fault?

 

Registration opens on March 1, 2019.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  We look forward to seeing everyone there! 

 

Parent Teen Book Club Signup Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Who: Parents and Students from All Chantilly Pyramid schools

An opening presentation will be followed by choice sessions and student and teacher presentation in the gymnasium. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learninglooks like in our classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well beingwhile using devices for learning.
  • Students perspectiveon learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacherin the modern classroom.
Please RSVP here! 

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FMS Important Announcement Upcoming Events

Feb 25th SR&R Updates for students

March 1st & 2nd Theater Dept. NYC field Trip

March 4th Spring Picture Day

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 28th Chantilly Pyramid Spotlight on Student Learning Event

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

Custodian Appreciation Week

This week is National Custodian Appreciation Week.  When thinking about what to say, a  quote came to mind. It was from Sam Ewing, a former professional baseball player. 

Ewing said, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”

Custodians, thank you for rolling up your sleeves and thank you for working hard.  This school and every school in FCPS would not function without your tireless efforts each day.  We not only honor you this week, but every week!

Johns Hopkins FCPSOn study & student opt-out form

Johns Hopkins University is conducting an evaluation of the FCPSOn initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). This initiative “moves FCPS students and staff members to look beyond the highstakes testing environment and to help our students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.” Learn more about the FCPSOn initiative here:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

This study will evaluate perceptions of the impact of the FCPSOn initiative on teaching and learning, acquisition of 21st century skills, student interest and engagement, advantages and challenges of technology infusion into learning, etc. This study may benefit society if the results lead to a better understanding of how best to implement such an initiative in a large school district.

Participating students will be invited to complete a short survey online and they may be selected to participate in a brief focus group to share their opinions concerning the FCPSOn initiative. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidentiality is guaranteed by the research team. If you decide not to have your student participate in this study, please return a completed copy of the included consent form to the main office.

FCPS Parental Consent Form (English)

FCPS Parental Consent Form (Spanish)

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Who: Parents and Students from All Chantilly Pyramid schools

An opening presentation will be followed by choice sessions and student and teacher presentation in the gymnasium. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our classrooms.

  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.

  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.

  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.

Please RSVP here!  Writing SOL March 12th through 14th

Eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between March 12 and March 14.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that all students in grade 8 take the English: Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) test. The test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components.

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents by the end of the school year. More information about how and when you will receive your child’s scores will be shared closer to these dates.

The SOL's are taken on the student issued HP Probooks.  Please make sure students charge computers each night and have a charger to plug in the device for testing.  VDOE regulation mandate that all computers must be plugged in during SOL testing.  If your student has misplace, lost or damaged their charger, please let us know ASAP.

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact the School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu

Food Deliveries for Students at Lunchtime

Dear Franklin Parents/Guardians,

We recognize what a special treat it is for your student(s) to have lunch brought in, especially from their favorite eateries. To the best of our ability, we are happy to accommodate this practice. However, we do need to establish some guidelines. First, the meal must be brought into the school by a parent and guardian. Deliveries from paid drivers are not permitted. Also, parents/guardians may not drop off lunches to be shared with other students. This is a way, no matter how unintentional,  leave some students out. In addition, it can pose dietary issues. Therefore, we strictly prohibited the purchase of food for other students. 

Please have all food items dropped off to the main office by 10:15am.

Student Services Updates

We are deep into our 1:1 Academic Advising sessions with students and school counselors this week and in the upcoming weeks!  Parents, if you have any follow up questions from Franklin’s Curriculum Night, please email or call Mrs.Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu 703-904-5126.  Important documents that were distributed on Curriculum Night will be posted on the Franklin Website along with our new elective video!  As you have important conversations with your children about their course selections, please review this important information on our website.  Students can make updates to their course selection through StudentSIS.  The directions are located on the back of the paper course selection sheet.  Parents can view, but not make changes in ParentVUE.  Once course selections are locked internally, you may request a course change by contacting your child’s current school counselor.  If your child is still determining elective choices, please be sure to check out our new Electives video, produced by our very own Theatre teacher, Ms.Jacki Young! 

Attendance Updates:

As we are halfway into our school year, we would like to remind parents of some important information about how absences impact student achievement.  Following FCPS requirements and the Franklin protocol, if your child accrues more than 5 full-day absences, you will be mailed letters home for notification.  Please review the following information and contact us with any questions. 

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthFlyerforParents.pdf

Health and Wellness Updates:

Vaping: What Students Should Know (and Parents, Too)

FCPS has created a student-focused webpage that provides information about vaping risks, resources, and videos featuring FCPS students.

Many students believe e-cigarettes are harmless, but that is not true. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can impact adolescent brain development beyond the teen years. Some e-cigarettes also contain other harmful chemicals. While usage is primarily seen at the high school level, middle school students are also engaging in this harmful activity.

FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document was updated in September 2018 to include vaping as a prohibited activity. Students found in possession of or using vape products on school grounds will participate in an FCPS intervention program and may receive disciplinary consequences. Students may face additional sanctions if they participate in a sport or activity where the Virginia High School League (VHSL) participation agreement is in place.

We encourage all parents to become better informed about this subject and to discuss the issue with your students, as appropriate. Get started with these tips from the Surgeon General

Due to the snow, the Feb 20th meeting will not be rescheduled.

The next meeting is March 21st.

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

All NJHS members are required to complete 15 service hours in a FCPS school (separate from Civics Service Learning hours).  The deadline for hours to be completed for the year is April 31st.  At that time, we will evaluate what students will fulfil their membership and be a part of our pinning ceremony in May to include students who have:

  • Completed their service hours
  • Maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Upheld the 5 NJHS Pillars

We will continue to post service opportunities in the NJHS Google Classroom, but students should also reach out to elementary schools or Franklin teachers to inquire and find service opportunities.

If you have completed service hours and have not yet turned in your verification forms, please bring them to the folder outside Ms. Bridenbaugh’s room (101- Blue Pod) so that you can get credit for your hours

Hello Franklin Families,

Thank you to those parents who were available to attend our PTA meeting last week.  We appreciate the ideas and feedback!

DINING FOR DOLLAR$-RESCHEDULED!!!!!

Due to the snowstorm, Piero’s was kind enough to let us postpone our dining event to next week!  We have secured two days, next Wednesday and Thursday, in hopes that some flexibility will allow our families to support Franklin.  The event will run from lunch through dinner and includes all beverages.  Please see the flyer below for details.  We hope to see many of you there!

This is another reminder that it isn’t too late to support FMS by linking our school to your Giant, Harris Teeter and Amazon accounts.  Please see below for more information:

  • Visit https://giantfood.com
  • Click register
  • Enter the first three letters of your last name and your 13-digit bonus card number. If you don’t know your 13-digit Giant card number, call (877) 366-2668and select OPTION #2
  • Choose Franklin Middle School – 01858

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Franklin Middle School PTA.  This is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, plus your Amazon Prime account will apply!

  • Or on your first visit to amazon.com, before you begin shopping, go to your account, then “Change your Charity”, and select Franklin Middle School PTA.
  • Support Franklin Middle School by always starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.  Once you register, FMS will automatically be pre-selected.  Every eligible purchase will result in a donation. Bookmark it today!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  NJHS hours are due on April 30th and Civics hours are due by the end of the 3rd quarter.  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! Franklin MS After School Program

Art Club will meet on Wednesday, February 27th for both blocks.

iCan Bike Program – March 4 – 8

Franklin is proud to host the iCan Bike Program again this year. iCan Bike is weeklong program that uses adapted equipment to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. The program will run March 4 – 8th from 2:15 – 5:30 PM.  We are looking for 20 volunteers who are available to help at least four – five times a week until 5:30 PM. It is best if you can attend all five days, this way you get to know the riders and can build a trusting relationship with your rider. Students can also earn service hours. Students who are interested can pick up a permission slip during their lunch period. Permission slips are due Wednesday, February 27th.  Please e-mail Mrs. Mollé with any questions, cemolle@fcps.edu.

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities- February 18 - March 1 The Scholastic Art Awards of 2019

Our very own Meredith Rainhart, Estella Dermody and Allison Tran artwork will be on display at the Ernest Cultural Center on the NOVA Annandale Campus.  Come out and support our blossoming young artists.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=5330

FCPS Science Fair Judges Needed

FCPS is looking for science fair judges for March 15th through March 17th.  If you are interested, please call  Linda Peterson @ 571-423-4783.

Franklin MS Students Participating in 6th Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

Students enrolled in our Family and Consumer Sciences program will be participating in Real Food for Kids 6th Annual Culinary Challenge on March 2 at Hayfield Secondary School. The Public Tasting of students’ dishes is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The “challenge” at the heart of this event is the same one faced by school food professionals every day: to create healthy, delicious and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Entries are judged by a panel of students, school food professionals, chefs, and local luminaries. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the region the following year. The event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.

Get more information and register to attend.


FCPS Computer Charger Cables

Parents, as we gear up for SOL testing in March and then again in May, please check with their children to be sure that they have their computer charger.  If they have lost or if the charger is damaged, then it will need to replaced before SOL testing. The cost to replace the HP Probook charger is $38.

If you have an questions about this, please contact the Franklin Middle School main office.

3300 Lees Corner Road Chantilly, VA 20151  | Main Office: 703-904-5100
Attendance: 703-904-5151 | Web | Twitter | Facebook

PTA Update

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 20th Best Buddies Program meeting after school

Feb 25th SR&R Updates

March 1st & 2nd Theater Dept. NYC field Trip

March 4th Spring Picture Day

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

UPDATE - Dining For Dollars Event

Due to the impending snow, we have moved our Dining for Dollar$ event to NEXT WEEK! So please change the dates on your calendar and tell your taste buds they have to wait another week....or go both weeks....you can never get too much of a good thing

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Who: Parents and Students from All Chantilly Pyramid schools

An opening presentation will be followed by choice sessions and student and teacher presentation in the gymnasium. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learninglooks like in our classrooms.
  • How to safeguard student’s health and well beingwhile using devices for learning.
  • Students perspectiveon learning in the modern classroom.
  • The role of the teacherin the modern classroom.
Please RSVP here! 

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FMS Important Announcement Upcoming Events

Feb. 18th George Washington Birthday (Holiday - No School)

Feb. 20th Best Buddies Program meeting after school

Feb 25th SR&R Updates

March 1st & 2nd Theatre Dept. NYC field Trip

March 4th Spring Picture Day

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

Johns Hopkins FCPSOn study & student opt-out form

Johns Hopkins University is conducting an evaluation of the FCPSOn initiative in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). This initiative “moves FCPS students and staff members to look beyond the highstakes testing environment and to help our students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.” Learn more about the FCPSOn initiative here:

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

This study will evaluate perceptions of the impact of the FCPSOn initiative on teaching and learning, acquisition of 21st century skills, student interest and engagement, advantages and challenges of technology infusion into learning, etc. This study may benefit society if the results lead to a better understanding of how best to implement such an initiative in a large school district.

Participating students will be invited to complete a short survey online and they may be selected to participate in a brief focus group to share their opinions concerning the FCPSOn initiative. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidentiality is guaranteed by the research team. If you decide not to have your student participate in this study, please return a completed copy of the included consent form to the main office.

FCPS Parental Consent Form (English)

FCPS Parental Consent Form (Spanish)

Please join us for the Spotlight on Student Learning in the Chantilly Pyramid

When: March 28, 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Franklin Middle School    

Who: Parents and Students from All Chantilly Pyramid schools

An opening presentation will be followed by choice sessions and student and teacher presentation in the gymnasium. There will be an opportunity to learn more about these topics:

  • What student learning looks like in our classrooms.

  • How to safeguard student’s health and well being while using devices for learning.

  • Students perspective on learning in the modern classroom.

  • The role of the teacher in the modern classroom.

Please RSVP here!  Student Services Updates

Today we recognized and celebrated our All-A Honor Roll students for Q2.  This celebration is for students only and will be happening tomorrow during Learning Seminar. Please look for certificates to come home with your child.

Our Student Services Team would like to welcome our School Counseling Intern, Karina Paton, supervised by Ms. Jessica Elliot, for the remainder of the school year.  Welcome to the Franklin family, Karina!

We are deep into our 1:1 Academic Advising sessions with students and school counselors this week and in the upcoming weeks!  Parents, if you have any follow up questions from Franklin’s Curriculum Night, please email or call Mrs.Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu 703-904-5126.  Important documents that were distributed on Curriculum Night will be posted on the Franklin Website along with our new elective video!  As you have important conversations with your children about their course selections, please review this important information on our website.  Students can make updates to their course selection through StudentSIS.  The directions are located on the back of the paper course selection sheet.  Parents can view, but not make changes in ParentVUE.  Once course selections are locked internally, you may request a course change by contacting your child’s current school counselor.  If your child is still determining elective choices, please be sure to check out our new Electives video, produced by our very own Theatre teacher, Ms.Jacki Young! 

Attendance Updates:

As we are halfway into our school year, we would like to remind parents of some important information about how absences impact student achievement.  Following FCPS requirements and the Franklin protocol, if your child accrues more than 5 full-day absences, you will be mailed letters home for notification.  Please review the following information and contact us with any questions. 

https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/HealthFlyerforParents.pdf

Health and Wellness Updates:

Vaping: What Students Should Know (and Parents, Too)

FCPS has created a student-focused webpage that provides information about vaping risks, resources, and videos featuring FCPS students.

Many students believe e-cigarettes are harmless, but that is not true. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can impact adolescent brain development beyond the teen years. Some e-cigarettes also contain other harmful chemicals. While usage is primarily seen at the high school level, middle school students are also engaging in this harmful activity.

FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document was updated in September 2018 to include vaping as a prohibited activity. Students found in possession of or using vape products on school grounds will participate in an FCPS intervention program and may receive disciplinary consequences. Students may face additional sanctions if they participate in a sport or activity where the Virginia High School League (VHSL) participation agreement is in place.

We encourage all parents to become better informed about this subject and to discuss the issue with your students, as appropriate. Get started with these tips from the Surgeon General

Army Voices Perform for our Choral Students

We had special guests on Wednesday, February 13th, the U.S. Army choral ensemble.  They come to us from Fort Meyer and were kind enough to perform and answer questions for our Franklin choral students.  Thank you for time and your service!!

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

All NJHS members are required to complete 15 service hours in a FCPS school (separate from Civics Service Learning hours).  The deadline for hours to be completed for the year is April 31st.  At that time, we will evaluate what students will fulfil their membership and be a part of our pinning ceremony in May to include students who have:

  • Completed their service hours
  • Maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Upheld the 5 NJHS Pillars

We will continue to post service opportunities in the NJHS Google Classroom, but students should also reach out to elementary schools or Franklin teachers to inquire and find service opportunities.

If you have completed service hours and have not yet turned in your verification forms, please bring them to the folder outside Ms. Bridenbaugh’s room (101- Blue Pod) so that you can get credit for your hours

Writing SOL March 12th through 14th

Eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between March 12 and March 14.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that all students in grade 8 take the English: Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) test. The test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components.

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents by the end of the school year. More information about how and when you will receive your child’s scores will be shared closer to these dates.

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact the School Test Coordinator, Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Our Piero’s dining event is coming up!  We have secured two days in hopes that some flexibility will allow our families to support Franklin.  Please see the flyer below for details.  We hope to see many of you there!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

PTA MEETING

As a reminder, our February PTA general membership meeting is next Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 am in the library.  We hope many of our FMS parents can join us to share ideas and hear about what exciting activities we have planned for the second half of the school year.

This is another reminder that it isn’t too late to support FMS by linking our school to your Giant, Harris Teeter and Amazon accounts.  Please see below for more information:

  • Visit https://giantfood.com
  • Click register
  • Enter the first three letters of your last name and your 13-digit bonus card number. If you don’t know your 13-digit Giant card number, call (877) 366-2668and select OPTION #2
  • Choose Franklin Middle School – 01858

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Franklin Middle School PTA.  This is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, plus your Amazon Prime account will apply!

  • Or on your first visit to amazon.com, before you begin shopping, go to your account, then “Change your Charity”, and select Franklin Middle School PTA.
  • Support Franklin Middle School by always starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.  Once you register, FMS will automatically be pre-selected.  Every eligible purchase will result in a donation. Bookmark it today!
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY LONG WEEKEND! School Climate Survey

This winter the Virginia Center for School Safety in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Education is conducting the Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey of students and teachers.  This survey is part of the annual School Safety Audit for all public schools in Virginia. The purpose of this survey is to measure school discipline, student support, student engagement, and safety conditions in each school. This information will be used to guide educational practices that produce a safe and orderly school environment. A random sample of 25 students from each grade level at Franklin MS has been chosen to participate in this survey on February 19 & 21 .  If your student is one of the random participants, a letter was mailed to your home in early January.  Please contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu with any questions. 

SpeakUp Survey

The Speak Up National Research project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. Since 2003, over 3 million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders and district administrators have shared their views and ideas through Speak Up. Education, business and policy leaders report that they use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.

Please visit this link to take the survey. For more information about the survey, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/35424.

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Franklin MS After School Program

iCan Bike Program – March 4 – 8

Franklin is proud to host the iCan Bike Program again this year. iCan Bike is weeklong program that uses adapted equipment to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. The program will run March 4 – 8th from 2:15 – 5:30 PM.  We are looking for 20 volunteers who are available to help at least four – five times a week until 5:30 PM. It is best if you can attend all five days, this way you get to know the riders and can build a trusting relationship with your rider. Students can also earn service hours. Students who are interested can pick up a permission slip during their lunch period beginning Wednesday, February 20th. Permission slips are due Wednesday, February 27th.  Please e-mail Mrs. Mollé with any questions, cemolle@fcps.edu.

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities- February 18 - March 1 FCPS Science Fair Judges Needed

FCPS is looking for science fair judges for March 15th through March 17th.  If you are interested, please call  Linda Peterson @ 571-423-4783.

Franklin MS Students Participating in 6th Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

Students enrolled in our Family and Consumer Sciences program will be participating in Real Food for Kids 6th Annual Culinary Challenge on March 2 at Hayfield Secondary School. The Public Tasting of students’ dishes is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The “challenge” at the heart of this event is the same one faced by school food professionals every day: to create healthy, delicious and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Entries are judged by a panel of students, school food professionals, chefs, and local luminaries. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the region the following year. The event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.

Get more information and register to attend.


FCPS Computer Charger Cables

Parents, as we gear up for SOL testing in March and then again in May, please check with their children to be sure that they have their computer charger.  If they have lost or if the charger is damaged, then it will need to replaced before SOL testing. The cost to replace the HP Probook charger is $38.

If you have an questions about this, please contact the Franklin Middle School main office.

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Region 5 Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year

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Region 5 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Congratulations Mr. Clarke!!!

Franklin Middle School is proud to announce that our very own ESOL teacher, Mr. Brandon Clarke, was just named the Region 5 Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year!   Mr. Clarke will now be advanced, along with the 4 other Region nominees, for the final selection process for Regions of FCPS!  Congratulations, Mr. Clarke, and good luck to you!

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FMS Important Announcement Upcoming Events

Feb. 18th George Washington Birthday (Holiday - No School)

Feb. 20th Best Buddies Program meeting after school

March 1st & 2nd Theatre Dept. NYC field Trip

March 11th 3 hr Early Release

March 12th - 15th 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 29th FMS vs RRMS Basketball Game

Student Services Updates

Thank you to all in our community who helped to make our school counseling and clinical team feel special this week by sending notes, cards, gifts, and emails honoring National School Counseling Week!

Our elementary feeder tour took place today, and it was a great success, thanks to the help of various staff members, our student performers, school counselors, and NJHS students! Thank you to ALL who lent a hand today for our 6th graders!  Parents, if you have any follow up questions from last week’s Curriculum Night, or if your children have questions, please email or call Mrs.Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu or 703-904-5126.  Important documents that were distributed on Curriculum Night will be posted on the Franklin Website along with our new elective video!  As you are having important conversations with your children about their course selections, please review this important information on our website.  Students can make updates to their course selection through StudentSIS.  The directions are located on the back of the paper course selection sheet.  Parents can view, but not make changes, in ParentVUE.  Once course selections are locked internally, you may request a course change by contacting your child’s school counselor.

Attendance Updates:

As we are halfway into our school year, we would like to remind parents of some important information about how absences impact student achievement.  Following FCPS requirements and the Franklin protocol, if your child accrues more than 5 full-day absences, you will be mailed letters home for notification.  Please review the following information and contact us with any questions. 

Health and Wellness Updates:

Student Rights and Responsibilities update/reminders on February 11th

On Monday, February 11th, all Franklin students will be participating in a Students Rights and Responsibilities update during the course of the instructional day. Franklin administrators will be reviewing FCPS policies and school-based procedures to include topics such as responsible use of technology and personal devices, school-appropriate dress code, abstinence from alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drugs, identification and reporting of bullying and harassment, and other topics directly related to Franklin’s commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful learning environment. Please be sure your child is in attendance on February 11th to receive these SR&R reminders which will support positive decision-making throughout the second semester.

REMINDER:Let's Talk College @ CHS Next week

Let’s Talk College! – A program for Middle School and 9th Grade Parents.

February 11 – 7:00 p.m.

Chantilly High School - Auditorium

Do you hope and/or expect your child to go to college? Are you anxious about the college application process? Do you worry that it is too competitive? Do you want to know how to help you child prepare and make good decisions? Should your student take high school classes in middle school? Does your student have a four-year plan for high school? Chantilly High School will host their annual Let’s Talk College program on Monday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in their Auditorium. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend. View event flyer:  https://tinyurl.com/y8zncy8r

Following is the Spanish version for the middle schools:

Recordatorio la próxima semana:

¡Hablemos de las Universidades!

11 de febrero – 7:00 p.m.

Chantilly High School – Sala de Lectura

¿Aspira y/o espera que su hijo/a asista a la universidad? ¿Está preocupado por el proceso de solicitud de la universidad? ¿Le preocupa que el proceso es demasiado competitivo? ¿Quiere saber cómo ayudar a su hijo/a preparase y tomar buenas decisiones? ¿Debe su hijo/a tomar clases de nivel secundario en la escuela intermedia? ¿Tiene su estudiante un plan de cuatro años para la escuela secundaria? Chantilly High School será el anfitrión de este programa especial: ¡Hablemos de la Universidades! el lunes 11 de febrero a las 7:00 PM en la Sala de Lectura. Tanto los estudiantes como los padres están invitados a asistir. Ver folleto de información: https://tinyurl.com/y7xkn4sf

Vaping: What Students Should Know (and Parents, Too)

FCPS has created a student-focused webpage that provides information about vaping risks, resources, and videos featuring FCPS students.

Many students believe e-cigarettes are harmless, but that is not true. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can impact adolescent brain development beyond the teen years. Some e-cigarettes also contain other harmful chemicals. While usage is primarily seen at the high school level, middle school students are also engaging in this harmful activity.

FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document was updated in September 2018 to include vaping as a prohibited activity. Students found in possession of or using vape products on school grounds will participate in an FCPS intervention program and may receive disciplinary consequences. Students may face additional sanctions if they participate in a sport or activity where the Virginia High School League (VHSL) participation agreement is in place.

We encourage all parents to become better informed about this subject and to discuss the issue with your students, as appropriate. Get started with these tips from the Surgeon General

NJHS Members- Service Hours Reminder

All NJHS members are required to complete 15 service hours in a FCPS school (separate from Civics Service Learning hours).  The deadline for hours to be completed for the year is April 31st.  At that time, we will evaluate what students will fulfil their membership and be a part of our pinning ceremony in May to include students who have:

  • Completed their service hours
  • Maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Upheld the 5 NJHS Pillars

We will continue to post service opportunities in the NJHS Google Classroom, but students should also reach out to elementary schools or Franklin teachers to inquire and find service opportunities.

If you have completed service hours and have not yet turned in your verification forms, please bring them to the folder outside Ms. Bridenbaugh’s room (101- Blue Pod) so that you can get credit for your hours

DINING FOR DOLLAR$

Our Piero’s dining event is coming up!  We have secured two days in hopes that some flexibility will allow our families to support Franklin.  Please see the flyer below for details.  We hope to see many of you there!

SERVICE HOURS

Does your student need additional service hours to meet the upcoming deadlines for NJHS and Civics?  If so, follow us on Facebook.  We post several opportunities there every week!  

 

PTA MEETING

As a reminder, our February PTA general membership meeting is next Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 am in the library.  We hope many of our FMS parents can join us to share ideas and hear about what exciting activities we have planned for the second half of the school year.

 

HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND! SpeakUp Survey

The Speak Up National Research project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. Since 2003, over 3 million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders and district administrators have shared their views and ideas through Speak Up. Education, business and policy leaders report that they use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.

Please visit this link to take the survey. For more information about the survey, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/35424.

Upcoming Testing for Students NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will take place at Franklin on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  A random sample of 8th grade students has been selected to participate in this assessment which measures student achievement nationally.  A letter to parents was sent home in December if your student has been selected to participate.  Students that complete the assessment receive 90 minutes of community services time.

WIDA

Attention ESOL Parents/Guardians:

The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test will be administered to all Franklin ESOL students (Levels 1-5) January 22-February 19, 2019. This test is comprised of four different components—Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking—that all ESOL students are required to complete. It will be helpful if you can avoid appointments which may take your child out of school on or during the testing dates.   Also, it will help your child perform his or her best if he or she has had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and comes to school with a positive attitude.

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Franklin MS After School Program

New Activities  –

  • Dance Team – Students who were unable to make Dance team try-outs on Thursday, January 24th, can try-out after-school on Thursday, February 7th.
  • Basketball – our annual Franklin vs. Rocky Run basketball game is scheduled for Friday, March 29th at Chantilly High School. Try-outs for the girls and boys teams are open to all Franklin students. Only 10 – 12 students will make the team. Sign-ups will be available to students on their grade level google classroom beginning on Friday, February 1st.

Girls Basketball Try-outs – Wednesday, February 6th until 4:30 PM (late bus day) – sign up is on grade level google classroom!

Boys Basketball Try-outs – Monday, February 11th until 4:30 PM (late bus day)

  • SCA After-School Dance! SCA will be holding a Winter Wonderland Dance on Wednesday, February 13th! Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased during lunches Monday, Feb. 11 – Wednesday, Feb. 13th! This will be the only after-school activity this day! The dance is open to all 7th and 8th grade students!

Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route.

  • If you are picking up your child after 4:00 PM please use the Kiss and Ride area. Please DO NOT park in the bus loop.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell.
    • 2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They just find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in and a snack.
    • 2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room/location.
    • 2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities
    • 3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities
    • 4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.
  • Some activities are only 1st block and some are both blocks. If an activity is only 1 block, students can be picked up or report to a 2nd block activity.
After-School Activities - February 4 - February 15 Franklin MS Students Participating in 6th Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge

Students enrolled in our Family and Consumer Sciences program will be participating in Real Food for Kids 6th Annual Culinary Challenge on March 2 at Hayfield Secondary School. The Public Tasting of students’ dishes is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The “challenge” at the heart of this event is the same one faced by school food professionals every day: to create healthy, delicious and appealing menu items that conform to USDA school meal guidelines. Entries are judged by a panel of students, school food professionals, chefs, and local luminaries. Winners in the lunch category are featured in school cafeterias across the region the following year. The event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.

Get more information and register to attend.


FCPS Computer Charger Cables

Parents, as we gear up for SOL testing in March and then again in May, please check with their children to be sure that they have their computer charger.  If they have lost or if the charger is damaged, then it will need to replaced before SOL testing. The cost to replace the HP Probook charger is $38.

If you have an questions about this, please contact the Franklin Middle School main office.

Do you and your family own Apple iPhones?  Do you want to take advantage of the new ios 12 feature “screen time”?  Apple just released a how-to video for parents, this video will help you, as a parent, monitor and support your child with their device.  It is also important to have conversations with your children about the use of the ios 12 "screen time" feature and the results each week.

Screen time at school is also a concern for Teachers.  I wanted to let you, the parents, know that devices at school are not used continuously all day.  There's a mix of screen time and non-screen time in each class. The time on the devices is more about student creation and engaging students to explore the curriculum they are learning.  They also use the devices to engage in class discussions and collaborative work.

Parent resources to support you at home. Use the link below or on our school website

Digital Citizenship Parent flyer

FCPSOn Device Information

FCPSOn Computer information (Youtube playlist)

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