Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events
Jan. 20th. MLK Day (No School)
Jan. 24th End of Second Quarter
Jan. 23rd through 25th - Frozen Jr. Musical
Jan 21st - Parent Coffee Night "High School and Beyond!"
Jan. 22nd Rising 7th grade AAP Parent Night 5:30 pm
**This session is for Parents of students (who are Level IV AAP qualified) and interested in our community-based AAP program at Franklin.**
Jan. 22nd Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night; Electives Fair 6 pm, Main presentation 6:45 pm
Jan. 27th and 28th - Teacher Work day (No school for students)
Jan. 30 - Rising 7th Grade Student Orientation 9:45 - 11:45 amAnother Successful Parent-Teen Book Club!!
The second of three meetings for the Parent Teen Book Club (PTBC) occurred this past Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 and April 1, 2020 and was a packed night with over 150 participants. Parents and students have been working on reading together one of the five book selections. The evenings book selections were: Petey, The War I Finally Won, We Beat the Street, The Distance Between Us, and Uglies.
The link for the third PTBC will open on February 27th, 2020. Hope you will be able to join us then! Any questions, please contact Karen Radcliffe at firstname.lastname@example.orgBreakfast Reminder at FMS
Every morning, our doors open at 7:10 am and our cafeteria serves breakfast. Students are encouraged to come and enjoy a meal prior to starting their school day. Breakfast runs from 7:10-7:25 am.
Students should report to the cafeteria upon arrival with their belongings and then visit their lockers afterwards. All students are dismissed from the cafeteria by 7:25 and have the remaining 5 minutes to report to their initial class period.
Please encourage your student to attend breakfast in the morning so that they are ready for their school day. Thank you.WIDA Access Testing February 4th-13th
Attention ESOL Parents/Guardians:
The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test will be administered to all Franklin ESOL students (Levels 1-4) February 4-13, 2020. 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 attitudeFMS Winter Musical - Frozen Jr.!
Tickets are now on sale for our Winter Musical, FROZEN JR!
Frozen runs January 23-25th. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased online and at the door (Tickets will not be sold during lunches.)
Student Matinee performance on 1/23 at 3:00pm! As part of our After School program, Franklin students can purchase a ticket to our Matinee preview performance on 1/23 at 3:00pm and ride the late bus home at 4:45. Use code “FRANKLIN” to purchase tickets to our student matinee.
Email Jaclyn Young email@example.com with any questions.Franklin Middle School PTA Updates: Next Meeting is February 11th
For information on the PTA, please visit the PTA Website, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Future PTA Meetings are scheduled for February 11, March 10, April 16, May 12, and June 9.
Is your Student Looking for Service Learning/Volunteer Hours? The FMS PTA posts volunteer opportunities that will qualify for civics service hours on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fmsptainchantillyva/. Please visit and follow the Franklin Middle School PTA - Chantilly VA page on Facebook for information on volunteer opportunities throughout the year!
Members Wanted! There is still time to join the PTA. Your membership donation is tax-deductible and goes to support your school community! Visit the PTA Website and join today!FMS After-School Programs
General After-School Information
- The after-school program will not convene on the following days before holidays; 1/24/2020; 2/14/2020; 4/3/2020; 5/22/2020
- Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss-and-Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program.
- Please see below for the After-School activities for Monday, December 9th - Friday, December 20th
- Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.
- The majority of clubs/activities is open enrollment; however, due to limited capacities some will require registration. If registration is needed, it will be posted on your child’s grade level google classroom.
General Schedule of After-school:
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 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.
2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.
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.
All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.Best Buddies T-Shirt Orders!
This year Best Buddies is ordering shirts! For those who are unfamiliar, Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Orders are due January 31st. Shirts are navy with white writing. Please let me know if you have any questions. Order forms are located here.Institute for the Arts (IFTA): Camps and Institutes
The Institute for the Arts is a summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11 who are interested in performing arts, visual arts, and fashion. Registration begins February 3rd, 2020. Click here for more details.FCPS School Psychologists on Twitter
Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS? FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen
Welcome Franklin Falcons! Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020. In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear. When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books. If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year. Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week. Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear. Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period. Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.comYearbooks for Sale
You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.