Revised Falcon Updates 6/21/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

August 14th & 16th Computer Distribution

August 21st Computer Distribution

August 21st Falcon Flyover (schedules and lockers)

August 22nd New Student Orientation

August 26th First Day of School

Principals Summer Message

Dear Franklin Families,

It is hard to believe that the school year has already coming to a close.  This year has truly been a whirlwind! As we wrap up,  I would like to a few moments to personally extend a thank you to our incredible school staff who works very hard on a daily basis to guide our children and help them learn and grow. I would also like to thank our PTA board and our parent volunteers for the hours of dedication to help enrich our school and build a sense of community for our students.  To all our parents, I would like to say thank you for trusting us with your children,  and for your investment and support to provide a quality education for our children.

As I reflect on the school year, I am encouraged by many positive things that have happened within our building from PBL project, blended learning, SOL test scores, Capstone project and so much more.

In closing, I am excited about the upcoming school year. On behalf of the staff at Franklin MS, we wish everyone a very happy, healthy and safe summer break.  We will be working this summer to creating the master schedule and planning for a successful 2019-2020 school year. Our outstanding custodial staff and secretaries are making sure the building and all the important behind-the-scenes effects are in top running order and ready for August. We look forward to hearing about all the fun and exciting learning experiences your families have enjoyed over the summer! 

Best to all,

Your Principal,

Mrs. Eisenberg

Course Selection Forms

Course selection verification forms were mailed home last week.  All course changes/corrections for the 2019-2020 school year must be made to Tami Stubblefield by June 24th.  Please email TLStubblefie@fcps.edu or return the form received in the US Mail.  If you did not receive a verification form, please call our main office at 703-904-5100.

Parents, for your planning purposes, 7th and 8th grade students will be able to pick up their FCPS computers on the following dates:

August 14th

7th grade students :

(9 am -11:00 am | last name A-M) & (12:30 pm to 3 pm | last name N to Z)

August 16th 

8th grade students

(9 am -11:00 am | last name A-M) & (12:30 pm to 3 pm | last name N to Z)

August 21st 

3 pm - 5 pm (open to both 7th and 8th grade students)

**Please be aware that distributing the computers will take around 15 to 20 minutes.  Students will no only receive the device, charger and case, but will need to setup the device and go through a brief tutorial of expected and appropriate use.**

Families can also have the option of providing their own case, if they wish to not be responsible for potential damages to the FCPS case provided to them at the end of the 19-20 school year.  You can find an approved case option on the 19-20 school supply list.  students should bring the case with them at the time of device pickup.

Families also have the option of providing their student with their own laptop, in place of FCPS device.  If you choose this option the device MUST have the following and you must fill out and turn in this form to the front office:

  • 13" or 15" screen
  • Built in keyboard
  • Running fully functioning operating system (MacOS or Windows 10)

FCPS is also not responsible for any damages, maintenance or installation of software on family purchased device.

Student Services Updates:

Save the Dates:

Our annual Falcon Flyover, where students pick up their schedules and set up lockers, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st during the day, with the New Student Orientation the following morning of Thursday, August 22nd.   If you have questions, please email Tami Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Franklin!

2018-19 Updates for Naviance/Family Connection and Student Learning Plan

Naviance Student is the new, mobile accessible experience, and will no longer be named Family Connection. This experience will help students answer the questions that will shape their future. Who am I? What do I want to do in my future? How will I get there? How Will I Succeed? Naviance Student is easy to use with familiar layouts and workflows and, just like Family Connection, it is accessible to both students and parents. Students will continue to access Naviance Student via their FCPS 24-7 learning site and parents can view their student’s account as it is a part of the FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View

The Student Learning Plan will be changing its name to align with the Virginia Department of Education and will be referred to as the FCPS Student Academic and Career Plan effective for the 2018-19 school year.  All tasks previously completed within the Student Learning Plan will remain in the student’s Academic and Career Plan which is stored in Naviance Student, formerly known as Family Connection.

For more information, please review the Academic and Career Plan https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/student-learning-plan or the Academic and Career Plan website or watch this YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/IiwZMJuyMtY 

Please review letter requiring Parent Verification by July 10, 2019.  The letter can be found by clicking here. 2019-2020 School Supply List

the supply list for the upcoming school year is now available via our school websiteWe are strongly encouraging families to purchase their own laptop case this year and we have a school approved option linked on the supply list.  If you do purchase a case, please bring it with you to laptop pickup.  

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER AND THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!

Summer vacation means more free time for students. FCPS wants to help you support your child this summer when they engage in the online world.  If their device is internet-enabled, please consider the following tips and resources:

Educate yourself and your children.

Digital citizenship is learning process and your child will need sustained support from parents and teachers. Visit bit.ly/fairfaxdigcit for a fun and interactive parent-child course that can help your family start conversations about navigating the online world.

Establish rules and expectations.

Have you thought about the rules you want to establish with your child for setting up accounts and the privacy settings you expect your child to use?  What are your expectations and how will you monitor and mediate your child’s online activities? Not sure where to start? Try these tip sheets, media agreements, and device contracts (translations are located on the FCPS 24-7 Parent View tab).

Enjoy Screens.  Not too much. Mostly Together.

Parents should help kids balance screen time. But parents also play a role in sharing the joy of screens with their kids. Parents can model the use of technology for creation, discovery and connection. Parents can help kids understand and interpret the media the use, when we experience it with them.

Help your child monitor and manage their screen time.

It’s easy to spend hours on a device, especially when it's new.  Use these guidelines and strategies to help your children learn how to monitor and manage their screen time so they will have the ability to find balance when you’re not around.  In the end, remember you are the parent and you make the rules.

Discuss privacy settings and accounts.

Teach your child to protect their personal information and model the use of privacy settings.  Discuss why these settings are important and teach them how to make privacy setting choices for every app and service they use.  This resource can help you get started.  

Give your child action steps.

Discuss potential situations that may arise before they happen and give your child action steps. Do they know what to they can do if cyber bullied, harassed, or if someone sends them something they don’t want to see? Every difficult situation is an opportunity to help prepare them for life beyond your home. These short parent advice videos, which can be filtered by topic and age, can help you identify action steps you can share with your child.  

Teach your child to assess risks and make good choices.

Online communication is public and permanent. Talk with your children regularly and remind them that what they do online can impact future opportunities. Their online reputation can also affect their relationships in the face to face world.

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

Falcon Updates 6/21/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

August 14th & 16th Computer Distribution

August 21st Computer Distribution

August 21st Falcon Flyover (schedules and lockers)

August 22nd New Student Orientation

August 26th First Day of School

Principals Summer Message

Dear Franklin Families,

What an amazing year we have had at school! It is hard to believe we come to the close of another school year and the excitement of summer. I want to share that I have thoroughly enjoyed the students and watching their learning and growth.

We are having an activity filled week with Science Career Day on Monday, Field Day through our Physical Education classes on Tuesday, Wednesday is yearbook distribution and our seventh and eighth grade picnics and events, and finally tomorrow, our annual talent show.

Remember that dismissal tomorrow is at 11:15 a.m., three hours earlier than usual on this last day of school. We encourage that you share with your children your expectations for dismissal and that we will send students home on their usual routes, whether by bus, kiss and ride, or walking. We cannot accommodate any changes such as riding a different bus. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at school.

So, to everyone, have a delightful summer. For our rising ninth graders, I wish you all of the best as you head to high school, and to our rising eighth graders, we will see you in a couple of months!

Best to all,

Your Principal,

Mrs. Eisenberg

Course Selection Forms

Course selection verification forms were mailed home last week.  All course changes/corrections for the 2019-2020 school year must be made to Tami Stubblefield by June 24th.  Please email TLStubblefie@fcps.edu or return the form received in the US Mail.  If you did not receive a verification form, please call our main office at 703-904-5100.

Parents, for your planning purposes, 7th and 8th grade students will be able to pick up their FCPS computers on the following dates:

August 14th

7th grade students :

(9 am -11:00 am | last name A-M) & (12:30 pm to 3 pm | last name N to Z)

August 16th 

8th grade students

(9 am -11:00 am | last name A-M) & (12:30 pm to 3 pm | last name N to Z)

August 21st 

3 pm - 5 pm (open to both 7th and 8th grade students)

**Please be aware that distributing the computers will take around 15 to 20 minutes.  Students will no only receive the device, charger and case, but will need to setup the device and go through a brief tutorial of expected and appropriate use.**

Families can also have the option of providing their own case, if they wish to not be responsible for potential damages to the FCPS case provided to them at the end of the 19-20 school year.  You can find an approved case option on the 19-20 school supply list.  students should bring the case with them at the time of device pickup.

Families also have the option of providing their student with their own laptop, in place of FCPS device.  If you choose this option the device MUST have the following and you must fill out and turn in this form to the front office:

  • 13" or 15" screen
  • Built in keyboard
  • Running fully functioning operating system (MacOS or Windows 10)

FCPS is also not responsible for any damages, maintenance or installation of software on family purchased device.

Student Services Updates:

Save the Dates:

Our annual Falcon Flyover, where students pick up their schedules and set up lockers, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st during the day, with the New Student Orientation the following morning of Thursday, August 22nd.   If you have questions, please email Tami Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Franklin!

2018-19 Updates for Naviance/Family Connection and Student Learning Plan

Naviance Student is the new, mobile accessible experience, and will no longer be named Family Connection. This experience will help students answer the questions that will shape their future. Who am I? What do I want to do in my future? How will I get there? How Will I Succeed? Naviance Student is easy to use with familiar layouts and workflows and, just like Family Connection, it is accessible to both students and parents. Students will continue to access Naviance Student via their FCPS 24-7 learning site and parents can view their student’s account as it is a part of the FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View

The Student Learning Plan will be changing its name to align with the Virginia Department of Education and will be referred to as the FCPS Student Academic and Career Plan effective for the 2018-19 school year.  All tasks previously completed within the Student Learning Plan will remain in the student’s Academic and Career Plan which is stored in Naviance Student, formerly known as Family Connection.

For more information, please review the Academic and Career Plan https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/student-learning-plan or the Academic and Career Plan website or watch this YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/IiwZMJuyMtY 

Please review letter requiring Parent Verification by July 10, 2019.  The letter can be found by clicking here. 2019-2020 School Supply List

the supply list for the upcoming school year is now available via our school websiteWe are strongly encouraging families to purchase their own laptop case this year and we have a school approved option linked on the supply list.  If you do purchase a case, please bring it with you to laptop pickup.  the date for laptop pick up on August 15th, 16th and 21st.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER AND THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!

Summer vacation means more free time for students. FCPS wants to help you support your child this summer when they engage in the online world.  If their device is internet-enabled, please consider the following tips and resources:

Educate yourself and your children.

Digital citizenship is learning process and your child will need sustained support from parents and teachers. Visit bit.ly/fairfaxdigcit for a fun and interactive parent-child course that can help your family start conversations about navigating the online world.

Establish rules and expectations.

Have you thought about the rules you want to establish with your child for setting up accounts and the privacy settings you expect your child to use?  What are your expectations and how will you monitor and mediate your child’s online activities? Not sure where to start? Try these tip sheets, media agreements, and device contracts (translations are located on the FCPS 24-7 Parent View tab).

Enjoy Screens.  Not too much. Mostly Together.

Parents should help kids balance screen time. But parents also play a role in sharing the joy of screens with their kids. Parents can model the use of technology for creation, discovery and connection. Parents can help kids understand and interpret the media the use, when we experience it with them.

Help your child monitor and manage their screen time.

It’s easy to spend hours on a device, especially when it's new.  Use these guidelines and strategies to help your children learn how to monitor and manage their screen time so they will have the ability to find balance when you’re not around.  In the end, remember you are the parent and you make the rules.

Discuss privacy settings and accounts.

Teach your child to protect their personal information and model the use of privacy settings.  Discuss why these settings are important and teach them how to make privacy setting choices for every app and service they use.  This resource can help you get started.  

Give your child action steps.

Discuss potential situations that may arise before they happen and give your child action steps. Do they know what to they can do if cyber bullied, harassed, or if someone sends them something they don’t want to see? Every difficult situation is an opportunity to help prepare them for life beyond your home. These short parent advice videos, which can be filtered by topic and age, can help you identify action steps you can share with your child.  

Teach your child to assess risks and make good choices.

Online communication is public and permanent. Talk with your children regularly and remind them that what they do online can impact future opportunities. Their online reputation can also affect their relationships in the face to face world.

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

Falcon Updates 6/12/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

June 13th Last Day of School (3 hour early release)

August 15th & 16th Computer Distribution

August 21st Computer Distribution

August 21st Falcon Flyover (schedules and lockers)

August 22nd New Student Orientation

August 26th First Day of School

Message From the Principal

Dear Franklin Families,

What an amazing year we have had at school! It is hard to believe we come to the close of another school year and the excitement of summer. I want to share that I have thoroughly enjoyed the students and watching their learning and growth.

We are having an activity filled week with Science Career Day on Monday, Field Day through our Physical Education classes on Tuesday, Wednesday is yearbook distribution and our seventh and eighth grade picnics and events, and finally tomorrow, our annual talent show.

Remember that dismissal tomorrow is at 11:15 a.m., three hours earlier than usual on this last day of school. We encourage that you share with your children your expectations for dismissal and that we will send students home on their usual routes, whether by bus, kiss and ride, or walking. We cannot accommodate any changes such as riding a different bus. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at school.

So, to everyone, have a delightful summer. For our rising ninth graders, I wish you all of the best as you head to high school, and to our rising eighth graders, we will see you in a couple of months!

Best to all,

Your Principal,

Mrs. Eisenberg

After School Program Survey

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality. This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.

Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school. Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLDCGM2`

PTA BOARD POSITIONS

There will not be a PTA next year if we do not have anyone volunteer for the board!  We have several board positions that need to be filled for next year. Most importantly - President and Treasurer. Holding a position on the PTA board is seriously THE BEST way to know what is going on in middle school!! You don't need to be a veteran PTA volunteer to be on the board......you just need to have a desire to help our school, our staff, and our students!  All parents of rising 8th graders, please consider stepping up! And, EVERYONE, please share our need with parents of rising FMS 7th graders.

Please email us at membership@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org with any questions.  

We thank you for your willingness to get involved!

Student Services Updates:

Save the Dates:

Our annual Falcon Flyover, where students pick up their schedules and set up lockers, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st during the day, with the New Student Orientation the following morning of Thursday, August 22nd.   If you have questions, please email Tami Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Franklin!

2018-19 Updates for Naviance/Family Connection and Student Learning Plan

Naviance Student is the new, mobile accessible experience, and will no longer be named Family Connection. This experience will help students answer the questions that will shape their future. Who am I? What do I want to do in my future? How will I get there? How Will I Succeed? Naviance Student is easy to use with familiar layouts and workflows and, just like Family Connection, it is accessible to both students and parents. Students will continue to access Naviance Student via their FCPS 24-7 learning site and parents can view their student’s account as it is a part of the FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View

The Student Learning Plan will be changing its name to align with the Virginia Department of Education and will be referred to as the FCPS Student Academic and Career Plan effective for the 2018-19 school year.  All tasks previously completed within the Student Learning Plan will remain in the student’s Academic and Career Plan which is stored in Naviance Student, formerly known as Family Connection.

For more information, please review the Academic and Career Plan https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/student-learning-plan or the Academic and Career Plan website or watch this YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/IiwZMJuyMtY 

Please review letter requiring Parent Verification by July 10, 2019.  The letter can be found by clicking here.

HS Credit Course Expunge Process

High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.  Here is the link to the form that should be submitted to your child’s school counselor.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Online Geometry Honors – Summer Programs for Rising 9th Graders

Rising 9th grade students who are considering taking online Geometry Honors this summer, please be advised, some high schools have closed their face-to-face Algebra 2 Honors courses. Prior to enrolling in summer school math courses, please consult your child’s high school about how this summer program will affect their courses next year and beyond. 

Course Selection Update

At this time, parents are able to see their student’s course selections in Parent Vue. Please review your child's schedule and contact your school counselor for any questions. Please note that June 25th is the deadline to change course requests for next year. A letter will soon be mailed to your home with a copy of the course selections as well as additional remediation or placement courses with an opportunity for parent opt-out.  Staffing is based on students' course requests and therefore, their course selection requires a firm commitment. Students are recommended for placement in intervention courses based on their academic needs. Please contact your child's subject teachers and school counselor for questions regarding intervention courses. 

Student Intention Forms Moving this summer?  If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to our Registrar, Teresa Wyne TWyne@fcps.edu at your earliest convenience.

Please continue to check the FMS website for updates over the summer on student supply lists, and important upcoming dates for our Rising 7th Graders!

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

Falcon Updates 6/7/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

June 10th Science Career Day

June 12th 7th and 8th grade picnic - 

(students should bring reusable water bottle)

June 13th Last Day of School (3 hour early release)

Events for Next Week

Monday, June 10th – Science Career Day

Local presenters, whose careers are highlighted with scientific roots, will present to our 7th and 8th grade students during science classes throughout the day.

Tuesday, June 11th – Jannine’s Field Day

During student PE periods, 7th and 8th graders will engage in competitive and cooperative games to include ninja warrior and sponge relays. Our amazing PE staff has organized fun and challenging activities in the spirit of Jannine Parisi. Students should be dressed and prepared for activity:

  • Athletic wear that meets dress code
  • Sneakers
  • Sunscreen (provided by parents)
  • Reusable water bottle

Wednesday, June 12th – 7th Grade Yearbook Picnic & 8th Grade Event

The PTA and FMS have partnered to host end-of-the-year celebrations for both grade levels. All students will receive the yearbooks they purchased on this day. Seventh graders will enjoy some ice cream, the opportunity to be active, and time to sign each other’s yearbooks. Eighth graders will have food and drinks, outdoor activities, and a DJ dance party for their finale event.

Eighth grade students should come prepared for activity

  • Athletic shirts and shorts for water activities and field games
  • Sunscreen (provided by home)
  • Reusable water bottles

Thursday, June 13th (3-hour early release) – Franklin’s Got Talent

Mrs. Molle and the Afterschool Program have selected some of Franklin’s finest to perform their acts in front of the student body. It’s a fun way to cap off a fantastic school year.

FCPSOn Laptop Collection

This week we collected FCPSOn computer equipment.  Thank you to our students for a wonderful and smooth collection this week.  Also, thank you to our community for supporting us with this process and your understanding as we collected over 1,000 computers, charger and cases. 

 If you received an email from us, then unfortunately, that means your child has an item (charger, computer or case) that either needs to be turned in or  payment needs to be made for the item. Students are welcome to bring payment or their lost item in during their next PE class or Mr. Poumade's office in the library during the school day. Please provide the exact amount for reimbursement.

Payment is due before our 7th grade picnic/8th grade event on Wednesday, June 12th. Any outstanding charges may impact your child’s participation in our year-end events and the charges will carry over into the following school year.

 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

PLEASE READ-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REGARDING NEXT WEEK’S END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES

 

END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS

Our end of year celebrations are next week and we still have several open volunteer positions for both parties.  Please consider volunteering.  This event is completely for our students!  We also want to remind parents that in an effort to be eco-friendly, we are asking ALL 7th and 8th graders to bring a reusable bottle filled with water on June 12th.  We will be able to refill bottles as needed, but prefer to start out with a full bottle.  All of the kids that bring a full reusable water bottle will be given a treat at the beginning of the party!  To volunteer, please see the sign-ups below:

7TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

8TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Please make sure your eighth grade students adhere to the following:

  • Athletic shirts and shorts for water activities and field games
  • Sunscreen (provided by home)
  • Reusable water bottles

BASKIN ROBBINS

We are so grateful to all who made the Baskin Robbins fundraiser on Wednesday night a huge success!  A special thanks to Wassim Ghali, his wife and staff for their generous support.  Big shout outs to our fabulous guest scoopers and of course, our Franklin community for joining us!

PTA MEETING

Next week is our final PTA meeting for the year.  It will be held in the library at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 11th.  We hope to see many of you there!

 

PTA BOARD POSITIONS

There will not be a PTA next year if we do not have anyone volunteer for the board!  We have several board positions that need to be filled for next year. Most importantly - President and Treasurer. Holding a position on the PTA board is seriously THE BEST way to know what is going on in middle school!! You don't need to be a veteran PTA volunteer to be on the board......you just need to have a desire to help our school, our staff, and our students!  All parents of rising 8th graders, please consider stepping up! And, EVERYONE, please share our need with parents of rising FMS 7th graders.

Please email us at membership@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org with any questions.  

We thank you for your willingness to get involved!

  HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND BEFORE THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL! Library Books Due

All books are now due back to the library.  Thank you to everyone who has returned books. 

Please help your students remember to return their books to the library if they have not already done so.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Ruffle at sruffle@fcps.edu or have your students come to the library to check the status of their library accounts.

Students checked out over 8,000 books this school year!  Thank you and we hope everyone enjoys the summer with even more time to read and relax.

FCPS Energy Zone Student Services Updates:

Save the Dates:

Our annual Falcon Flyover, where students pick up their schedules and set up lockers, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st during the day, with the New Student Orientation the following morning of Thursday, August 22nd.   If you have questions, please email Tami Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Franklin!

2018-19 Updates for Naviance/Family Connection and Student Learning Plan

Naviance Student is the new, mobile accessible experience, and will no longer be named Family Connection. This experience will help students answer the questions that will shape their future. Who am I? What do I want to do in my future? How will I get there? How Will I Succeed? Naviance Student is easy to use with familiar layouts and workflows and, just like Family Connection, it is accessible to both students and parents. Students will continue to access Naviance Student via their FCPS 24-7 learning site and parents can view their student’s account as it is a part of the FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View

The Student Learning Plan will be changing its name to align with the Virginia Department of Education and will be referred to as the FCPS Student Academic and Career Plan effective for the 2018-19 school year.  All tasks previously completed within the Student Learning Plan will remain in the student’s Academic and Career Plan which is stored in Naviance Student, formerly known as Family Connection.

For more information, please review the Academic and Career Plan https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/student-learning-plan or the Academic and Career Plan website or watch this YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/IiwZMJuyMtY 

Please review letter requiring Parent Verification by July 10, 2019.  The letter can be found by clicking here.

HS Credit Course Expunge Process

High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.  Here is the link to the form that should be submitted to your child’s school counselor.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Online Geometry Honors – Summer Programs for Rising 9th Graders

Rising 9th grade students who are considering taking online Geometry Honors this summer, please be advised, some high schools have closed their face-to-face Algebra 2 Honors courses. Prior to enrolling in summer school math courses, please consult your child’s high school about how this summer program will affect their courses next year and beyond. 

Course Selection Update

At this time, parents are able to see their student’s course selections in Parent Vue. Please review your child's schedule and contact your school counselor for any questions. Please note that June 25th is the deadline to change course requests for next year. A letter will soon be mailed to your home with a copy of the course selections as well as additional remediation or placement courses with an opportunity for parent opt-out.  Staffing is based on students' course requests and therefore, their course selection requires a firm commitment. Students are recommended for placement in intervention courses based on their academic needs. Please contact your child's subject teachers and school counselor for questions regarding intervention courses. 

Student Intention Forms Moving this summer?  If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to our Registrar, Teresa Wyne TWyne@fcps.edu at your earliest convenience.

Please continue to check the FMS website for updates over the summer on student supply lists, and important upcoming dates for our Rising 7th Graders!

Reminder About Student Medications

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide Mrs. Donna McAllister, at (703)904-5110, or your school public health nurse, Phoebe Zuo, RN, PHN II, at xzuo@fcps.edu 

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer!

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💻 Computer Collection & 🎼 Band Concert Date Change

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

June 4th -6th FCPSOn Student Computer Collection

June 10th Science Career Day

June 12th 7th and 8th grade picnic - 

(students should bring reusable water bottle)

June 13th Last Day of School (3 hour early release)

FCPSOn Laptop Collection Starts Tomorrow

 We will be collecting the FCPSOn student laptops from June 4-6 during student Health and Physical Education classes.  Students will need to have all items with them at the time of computer collection (laptop computer, charger cable and carrying case).

Please be aware that if items are damaged and repairable, they will be repaired by FCPS, except for the carrying case.  

Carrying Case Damage:

  • Ripped/hole in case
  • Torn/handle not usable
  • Missing or damaged zipper
  • Stained or defaced

If items are lost the following fees will need to be paid by check payable to Franklin Middle School for the exact amount; memo: FCPSOn/Student Name:

Equipment

Cost

Computer

$355

Charger cable

$38

Computer Carrying Case

$12

Mifi wireless device (if applicable)

$140

Please take inventory of your child’s FCPSOn equipment and make sure they have all items ready to turn in this week. Payment for lost or damaged items can be made on the June 4-6 collection dates. Thank you.

Band Concert Change

Due to the Eid holiday and Chantilly High School’s graduation, the band concert scheduled for Tuesday June 4, has been rescheduled for Thursday June 6 at 7:00pm in the Franklin Middle School Gym. 

The music concert schedule this week:

  • Orchestra performing on Wednesday June 5 at 7:00pm in the gym,
  • Chorus on Thursday June 6 at 7:00pm in the cafeteria 
  • Band performing on Thursday June 6 at 7:00pm in the gym. 
We look forward to seeing you at our performances this week.

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Falcon Updates 5/31/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

June 3rd -7th FCPSOn Student Computer Collection

June 10th Science Career Day

June 12th 7th and 8th grade picnic - 

(students should bring reusable water bottle)

June 14th Last Day of School (3 hour early release)

FCPSOn Laptop Collection June 4-6

The 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close and the FCPSOn laptops need to be returned, re-imaged and updated to prepare for next year.  We will be collecting the FCPSOn student laptops from June 4-6 during student Health and Physical Education classes.  Students will need to have all items with them at the time of computer collection (laptop computer, charger cable and carrying case).

Please be aware that if items are damaged and repairable, they will be repaired by FCPS, except for the carrying case.  

Carrying Case Damage:

  • Ripped/hole in case
  • Torn/handle not usable
  • Missing or damaged zipper
  • Stained or defaced

If items are lost the following fees will need to be paid by check payable to Franklin Middle School for the exact amount; memo: FCPSOn/Student Name:

Equipment

Cost

Computer

$355

Charger cable

$38

Computer Carrying Case

$12

Mifi wireless device (if applicable)

$140

Please take inventory of your child’s FCPSOn equipment. Payment for lost or damaged items can be made on or before the June 4-6 collection dates. Thank you.

Library Books Due

All books are due back to the library today, May 31, 2019.  Please help your students remember to return their books to the library.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Ruffle at sruffle@fcps.edu or have your students come to the library to check the status of their library accounts.

Students checked out over 8,000 books this school year!  Thank you and we hope everyone enjoys the summer with even more time to read and relax.

Student Spotlight: 

ESOL students share their capstone projects and connects to Portrait of a Graduate Skills as they reflect on their learning over the course of the school year.

My School Bucks

Please remember to pay your student fees by June 1.  All accounts can be accessed through My School Bucks, https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home.

END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS

With the end of the year approaching, we are asking parents to volunteer!  We also want to remind parents that in an effort to be eco-friendly, we are asking ALL 7th and 8th graders to bring a reusable bottle filled with water on June 12th.  We will be able to refill bottles as needed, but prefer to start out with a full bottle.  All of the kids that bring a full reusable water bottle will be given a treat at the beginning of the party!  To volunteer, please see the sign-ups below:

7TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

 

8TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

 

DINING EVENT

Our last dining event of the school year will be at Baskin Robbins in Franklin Farm Shopping Center on Wednesday, June 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  There is no need to mention that we are there to support Franklin as they will generously donate 15% of all sales back to FMS!  We will also have a raffle for a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake and other surprises.   Please see the flyer below.  We hope to see many of you there!

8th GRADE DANCE

The 8th grade dance is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It is a formal dance with a tropical theme.  If you would like to volunteer and/or donate food, please see the sign-up below:

8th GRADE DANCE VOLUNTEER/FOOD DONATION SIGN-UP

 

PTA BOARD POSITIONS

PTA can't exist without YOU! We have several board positions that need to be filled for next year. Most importantly - President and Treasurer. Holding a position on the PTA board is seriously THE BEST way to know what is going on in middle school!! You don't need to be a veteran PTA volunteer to be on the board......you just need to have a desire to help our school, our staff, and our children!  All parents of rising 8th graders, please consider stepping up! And, EVERYONE, please share our need with parents of rising FMS 7th graders.

Please email us at membership@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org with any questions.  

We thank you for your willingness to get involved!

  HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY  WEEKEND! Reminder About Student Medications

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide Mrs. Donna McAllister, at (703)904-5110, or your school public health nurse, Phoebe Zuo, RN, PHN II, at xzuo@fcps.edu 

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer!

Student Services Updates:

Save the Dates:

Our annual Falcon Flyover, where students pick up their schedules and set up lockers, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st during the day, with the New Student Orientation the following morning of Thursday, August 22nd.   If you have questions, please email Tami Stubblefield at TLStubblefie@fcps.edu

We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Franklin!

 

2018-19 Updates for Naviance/Family Connection and Student Learning Plan

Naviance Student is the new, mobile accessible experience, and will no longer be named Family Connection. This experience will help students answer the questions that will shape their future. Who am I? What do I want to do in my future? How will I get there? How Will I Succeed? Naviance Student is easy to use with familiar layouts and workflows and, just like Family Connection, it is accessible to both students and parents. Students will continue to access Naviance Student via their FCPS 24-7 learning site and parents can view their student’s account as it is a part of the FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View

The Student Learning Plan will be changing its name to align with the Virginia Department of Education and will be referred to as the FCPS Student Academic and Career Plan effective for the 2018-19 school year.  All tasks previously completed within the Student Learning Plan will remain in the student’s Academic and Career Plan which is stored in Naviance Student, formerly known as Family Connection.

For more information, please review the Academic and Career Plan https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/student-learning-plan or the Academic and Career Plan website or watch this YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/IiwZMJuyMtY 

Please review letter requiring Parent Verification by July 10, 2019.  The letter can be found by clicking here. Interested in cheerleading?

Calling any rising Oakton High School freshman interested in Cheerleading. Come to the interest meeting on June 5th at 6:30pm at Oakton High School Room 174. Come hear about a great way to be involved at Oakton! Parents and rising freshman are invited. 

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.

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Falcon Updates 5/24/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

May 27th Memorial Day (Student Holiday)

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

June 10th Science Career Day

June 12th 7th and 8th grade picnic

June 14th Last Day of School (3 hour early release)

FCPSOn Laptop Collection June 4-6

The 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close and the FCPSOn laptops need to be returned, re-imaged and updated to prepare for next year.  We will be collecting the FCPSOn student laptops from June 4-6 during student Health and Physical Education classes.  Students will need to have all items with them at the time of computer collection (laptop computer, charger cable and carrying case).

Please be aware that if items are damaged and repairable, they will be repaired by FCPS, except for the carrying case.  

Carrying Case Damage:

  • Ripped/hole in case
  • Torn/handle not usable
  • Missing or damaged zipper
  • Stained or defaced

If items are lost the following fees will need to be paid by check payable to Franklin Middle School for the exact amount; memo: FCPSOn/Student Name:

Equipment

Cost

Computer

$355

Charger cable

$38

Computer Carrying Case

$12

Mifi wireless device (if applicable)

$140

Please take inventory of your child’s FCPSOn equipment. Payment for lost or damaged items can be made on or before the June 4-6 collection dates. Thank you.

8th Grade Formal Dance – A Night In the Tropics!

The 8th grade formal dance is scheduled for Friday, May 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In order to purchase a ticket, students must bring in $8 cash and a signed invitation (which can be found on the 8th grade google classroom) during their lunch on Thursday, May 30th or Friday, May 31st. Tickets will not be sold on Friday or at the door. Food and drinks are included in the ticket prices. Students should not wear jeans or shorts. Please contact Mrs. Molle, cemolle@fcps.edu for any questions you may have.

My School Bucks

Please remember to pay your student fees by June 1.  All accounts can be accessed through My School Bucks, https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home.

SOL Make-Ups

If your student was absent and missed an SOL, make-ups begin Tuesday, May 28th. 

Students needing to make-up an SOL should report to room 120 at the start of period 1. 

Please contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu for questions.

END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS

With the end of the year approaching, we are asking parents to volunteer!  We also want to remind parents that in an effort to be eco-friendly, we are asking ALL 7th and 8th graders to bring a reusable bottle filled with water on June 12th.  We will be able to refill bottles as needed, but prefer to start out with a full bottle.  All of the kids that bring a full reusable water bottle will be given a treat at the beginning of the party!  To volunteer, please see the sign-ups below:

7TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

 

8TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

 

DINING EVENT

Our last dining event of the school year will be at Baskin Robbins in Franklin Farm Shopping Center on Wednesday, June 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  There is no need to mention that we are there to support Franklin as they will generously donate 15% of all sales back to FMS!  We will also have a raffle for a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake and other surprises.   Please see the flyer below.  We hope to see many of you there!

8th GRADE DANCE

The 8th grade dance will be held on Friday, May 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It is a formal dance and the students have voted for a tropical theme.  If you would like to volunteer and/or donate food, please see the sign-up below:

 

8th GRADE DANCE VOLUNTEER/FOOD DONATION SIGN-UP

 

PTA BOARD POSITIONS

PTA can't exist without YOU! We have several board positions that need to be filled for next year. Most importantly - President and Treasurer. Holding a position on the PTA board is seriously THE BEST way to know what is going on in middle school!! You don't need to be a veteran PTA volunteer to be on the board......you just need to have a desire to help our school, our staff, and our children!  All parents of rising 8th graders, please consider stepping up! And, EVERYONE, please share our need with parents of rising FMS 7th graders.

Please email us at membership@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org with any questions.  

We thank you for your willingness to get involved!

  HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

NJHS – 7th Grade Induction Ceremony – Wednesday, May 29th – Begins at 2:45pm PROMPTLY

Parents/Guardians/Family are invited to this very special ceremony!  The ceremony will officially induct accepted applicants as members of National Junior Honor Society.  We will hear from current 8th grade members to better understand the pillars of membership (Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship).  Students will also pledge themselves to the organization and receive their certificate of membership. 

TIME: 2:45 – 4:00 – we will begin PROMPTLY at 2:45 so please plan ahead to give time for parking.  The lot fills fast.

Questions?  Email Mrs. Taylor at kmtaylor@fcps.edu.  You can also check the Franklin NJHS chapter page at https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

Reminder About Student Medications

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services . A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide Mrs. Donna McAllister, at (703)904-5110, or your school public health nurse, Phoebe Zuo, RN, PHN II, at xzuo@fcps.edu 

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer!

Franklin MS After School Program

The last day Late Buses is Thursday, May 30th!

Upcoming Activities –

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 - May 27 - May 31 Interested in cheerleading?

Calling any rising Oakton High School freshman interested in Cheerleading. Come to the interest meeting on June 5th at 6:30pm at Oakton High School Room 174. Come hear about a great way to be involved at Oakton! Parents and rising freshman are invited. 

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.

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SOL Testing 5/21

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 Math 8 SOL 5/21 

Tomorrow we continue SOL testing with the Math 8 SOL.

**Special Bell Schedule Tomorrow**

Please make sure that your child has a fully charged laptop and their power cord with them for testing.

Students that are testing in the morning will need to go to their assigned testing location, their teacher should have provided them this information, and drop off their computer before reporting to 4th period.

The Bell Schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

 

Good Luck to all FMS students!

 

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Falcon Updates 5/17/19

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

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

June 10th Science Career Day

June 12th 7th and 8th grade picnic

My School Bucks

Please remember to pay your student fees by June 1.  All accounts can be accessed through My School Bucks, https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home.

SOLs continue May 20th

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

SOL CALENDAR with Bell Schedule

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.

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  

END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS

With the end of the year approaching, we are asking parents to volunteer at one of our parties.  We also want to remind parents that in an effort to be eco-friendly, we are asking ALL 7th and 8th graders to bring a reusable bottle filled with water on June 12th.  We will be able to refill bottles as needed, but prefer to start out with a full bottle.  All of the kids that bring a full reusable water bottle will be given a treat at the beginning of the party!  To volunteer, please see the sign-ups below:

7TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

8TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

  DINING EVENT

Our last dining event of the school year will be at Baskin Robbins in Franklin Farm Shopping Center on Wednesday, June 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  There is no need to mention that we are there to support Franklin as they will generously donate 15% of all sales back to FMS!  We will also have a raffle for a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake and other surprises.   We hope to see many of you there!

 

8th GRADE DANCE

The 8th grade dance will be held on Friday, May 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It is a formal dance and the students have voted for a tropical theme.  If you would like to volunteer and/or donate food, please see the sign-up below:

8th GRADE DANCE VOLUNTEER/FOOD DONATION SIGN-UP

 

PTA-NEXT YEAR

PTA can't exist without YOU! We have several board positions that need to be filled for next year. Most importantly - President and Treasurer. Holding a position on the PTA board is seriously THE BEST way to know what is going on in middle school!! You don't need to be a veteran PTA volunteer to be on the board......you just need to have a desire to help our school, our staff, and our children!  All parents of rising 8th graders, please consider stepping up! And, EVERYONE, please share our need with parents of rising FMS 7th graders.

Please email us at membership@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org with any questions.  

We thank you for your willingness to get involved!

  HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND! 8th Grade Pinning Ceremony

Congratulations to all our 8th grade members who met the requirements to receive their service pin.  We look forward to seeing you and your parents/guardians/family at our ceremony on Thursday, May 30, 2019  beginning at 2:45 pm.

Students- please review the Google Classroom post with important information regarding the ceremony

 

7th Grade Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to qualifying students who submitted their applications!  Notification of acceptance was posted on the NJHS Google Classroom in the application assignment.  Please have your child check there.

Two more important dates are coming up!

May 22nd – MANDATORY Ceremony Rehearsal – 1st Block afterschool – 2:20 – 3:30pm.  Students will practice lining up in alpha order, processing into the gym and across the stage.  Attendance is critical to making the ceremony go off without a hitch.   Please schedule appointments or other commitments to avoid missing this rehearsal.  Students can get a ride home after or they may stay for the late bus after 2nd block.

May 29th – Induction Ceremony – 2:45 – 4:00.  Parents/Guardians/Family are invited to this special ceremony!  Accepted students will be officially inducted into NJHS.  We will hear from current 8th grade members to better understand the pillars of membership (Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship).  Students will also pledge themselves to the organization and receive their certificate of membership.

Questions?  Email Mrs. Taylor at kmtaylor@fcps.edu.  You can also check the Franklin NJHS chapter page at https://franklinms.fcps.edu/academics/national-junior-honor-society

FMS WORLD LANGUAGES PALS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Spanish 1 students have their final writing exams (PALS) on May 21/22, 2019. As this is a cumulative test, they should be studying every day to review all content from this school year. Be aware that retakes are not allowed on PALS exams.

FCPSOn Laptop Collection June 4-6

The 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close and the FCPSOn laptops need to be returned, re-imaged and updated to prepare for next year.  We will be collecting the FCPSOn student laptops from June 4-6 during student Health and Physical Education classes.  Students will need to have all items with them at the time of computer collection (laptop computer, charger cable and carrying case).

Please be aware that if items are damaged and repairable, they will be repaired by FCPS, except for the carrying case.  

Carrying Case Damage:

  • Ripped/hole in case
  • Torn/handle not usable
  • Missing or damaged zipper
  • Stained or defaced

If items are lost the following fees will need to be paid by check payable to Franklin Middle School for the exact amount; memo: FCPSOn/Student Name:

Equipment

Cost

Computer

$355

Charger cable

$38

Computer Carrying Case

$12

Mifi wireless device (if applicable)

$140

Please take inventory of your child’s FCPSOn equipment. Payment for lost or damaged items can be made on or before the June 4-6 collection dates. Thank you.

8th Grade Formal Dance – A Night In the Tropics!

The 8th grade formal dance is scheduled for Friday, May 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In order to purchase a ticket, students must bring in $8 cash and a signed invitation (which can be found on the 8th grade google classroom) during their lunch on Thursday, May 30th or Friday, May 31st. Tickets will not be sold on Friday or at the door. Food and drinks are included in the ticket prices. Students should not wear jeans or shorts. Please contact Mrs. Molle, cemolle@fcps.edu for any questions you may have.

Franklin MS After School Program

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

Upcoming Activities –

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 - May 13 - May 24 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.

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SOL Testing 5/17

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8th grade Science SOL 5/17 

Tomorrow we continue SOL testing with the 8th grade Science SOL.

Please make sure that your child has a fully charged laptop and their power cord with them for testing.

Students that are testing in the morning will need to go to their assigned testing location, their teacher should have provided them this information, and drop off their computer before reporting to 1st period.

The Bell Schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

 

Good Luck to all the 8th grade students!

 

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7th grade Reading SOL 5/16 

Tomorrow we continue SOL testing by finishing the 7th grade Reading SOL.

Please make sure that your child has a fully charged laptop and their power cord with them for testing.

Students that are testing in the morning will need to go to their assigned testing location, their teacher should have provided them this information, and drop off their computer before reporting to 1st period.

The Bell Schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

 

Good Luck to all the 7th grade students!

 

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SOL Testing 5/15

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7th grade Reading SOL 5/15 

Tomorrow we continue SOL testing with the 7th grade Reading SOL.

Please make sure that your child has a fully charged laptop and their power cord with them for testing.

Students that are testing in the morning will need to go to their assigned testing location, their teacher should have provided them this information, and drop off their computer before reporting to 2nd period.

The Bell Schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

 

Good Luck to all the 7th grade students!

 

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Civics SOL Tomorrow 5/14

Tomorrow we start SOL testing and we begin with the 8th grade Civics SOL.

Please make sure that your child has a fully charged laptop and their power cord with them for testing.

Students that are testing in the morning will need to go to their assigned testing location, their teacher should have provided them this information, and drop off their computer before reporting to 1st period.

The Bell Schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

 

Good Luck to all the 7th and 8th grade students!

 

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FMS Important Announcements Upcoming Events

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

June 10th Science Career Day

June 12th 7th and 8th grade picnic

SOLs Begin May 14th

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.

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  

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

8TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY

With the end of the year approaching, we want to reach out to parents to find out who is available to volunteer at the celebration for our 8th graders.  The party will be held on June 12th beginning at 11:30 am.  Please see the link below: 8th grade party sign-up

DINING EVENT

Our last dining event of the school year will be at Baskin Robbins in Franklin Farm Shopping Center on Wednesday, June 5th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  They will generously donate 15% of all sales back to the school.  We don’t even have to mention that we are there to support Franklin!  We will also have a raffle for a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake and other surprises.   We hope to see many of you there.

8th GRADE DANCE

The 8th grade dance will be held on Friday, May 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It is a formal dance and the students have voted for a tropical theme.  Please see our update next week to make food donations and/or volunteer to assist at the event!

PTA MEETING

 Our next general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30 am.  We are also still looking to fill several board positions for next year!  If you are interested or know someone that is, please email us at membership@franklinmiddleschoolpta.org with any questions.

  HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY WEEKEND!

8th Grade NJHS

All 8th grade members of NJHS should have received a letter from their Learning Seminar teacher about their NJHS status for the pinning ceremony.  Please ask your student to share the letter with you if they have not done so.  Our pinning ceremony will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019 starting at 2:45 pm.  We cannot wait to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our NJHS members over the past year with you!

If you have questions please reach out to Ms. Bridenbaugh - mbridenbaugh@fcps.edu

FMS WORLD LANGUAGES PALS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Spanish 2 students have their Writing PALS (final exam) on May 15 (even periods) and May 16 (odd periods). Please be sure to bring a pencil and an eraser on this day. Study materials have been given in class and are posted to class calendars. Note also that PALS exams are not eligible for retake.

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

Lost and Found Items

Don’t forget about our lost and missing items in the cafeteria!  Water bottles, books and clothing items that need to go home before our school year ends!

8th Grade Formal Dance – A Night In the Tropics!

The 8th grade formal dance is scheduled for Friday, May 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In order to purchase a ticket, students must bring in $8 cash and a signed invitation (which can be found on the 8th grade google classroom) during their lunch on Thursday, May 30th or Friday, May 31st. Tickets will not be sold on Friday or at the door. Food and drinks are included in the ticket prices. Students should not wear jeans or shorts. Please contact Mrs. Molle, cemolle@fcps.edu for any questions you may have.

Franklin MS After School Program

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

Upcoming Activities –

Talent Show Auditions will be on Thursday, May 16th after-school. Students must turn in a talent show audition form by Tuesday, May 14th in order to audition. Forms are in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom.

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 - May 13 - May 24 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 5/3/19

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

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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.

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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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Falcon Updates 4/1/19

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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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