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Franklin MS Tardy Policy begins on Wednesday, November 6

Franklin Middle School believes that on-time attendance is a learned skill that will serve our students well as they strive for success. Our school-wide expectation is for students to arrive on time for each class. Accordingly, the behavior of being tardy has a negative effect on the classroom environment and student learning.

During the first quarter, all students have become very familiar with our daily bell schedule and have learned how to navigate our building using their individual class schedules. In addition, students have successfully learned how to open lockers, how to take the quickest route to be timely, and how to manage time between class periods. Franklin staff members have facilitated the learning by providing prompts, warnings, and strategies to students who have shown struggles along the way.

Beginning with the second quarter on Wednesday, November 6, all Franklin students will be accountable for following our school tardy policy. You may find and print our tardy policy here, or you can find it posted on our Franklin public website. Prior to November 6, you are encouraged to look at ParentVue to determine if your child has developed some patterns of tardiness during the 1st quarter. Thank you for having a conversation with your child about your expectations for arriving at school on time and for being timely throughout the course of the school day.

Our doors open at 7:10 for bus arrival and parent drop-off. All Franklin students are allotted 20 minutes each morning to arrive at their initial class period on time. Students attending breakfast are dismissed from the cafeteria no later than 7:25 am and allotted 5 minutes to arrive on time to the initial period of the school day. Classes begin promptly at 7:30 am.

Throughout the school day, all areas of our school building are able to be navigated within the four minutes allocated between class periods. Additionally, students have the ability to request excused passes from their teachers for any legitimate reasons for being late to their next class. Any extenuating circumstances that prevent a student from attending classes on time should be communicated to the school in advance.

The tardy policy and procedures are intended to teach and reinforce positive attendance habits. We believe that the partnership between the school and the home is vital to promote responsible time management skills. Thank you.

Activating Weekly Progress Reports in ParentVUE

If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report via email. This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.” Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians.

As a reminder, FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 8 during first quarter grading and report card generation.

2019 Franklin Parent Engagement Survey Follow Up

We are in the process of conducting a brief follow-up survey based upon the results of the Parent Engagement Survey that was administered last spring. Your input will help guide our programming and communication in order to better meet the needs of the community. The results of this survey are confidential. Click here to access the survey.

Please Help Chantilly HS Promote Safety and Security at Football Games

Chantilly HS Varsity Football is having its best season in many years and crowds at home games have been growing in size. Chantilly HS encourages and appreciates it when community members share in their success by attending home games, but we have experienced some problems with younger students that come to games unattended by a parent or guardian. If your middle or elementary aged child wants to attend a football game, they are welcome to do so as long as a parents or guardian comes with them. Thanks for your help.  

Scott F. Poole, PhD

Principal

Chantilly High School

Veterans Day Parent Coffee this Monday

The Franklin Middle School Department of Student Services cordially invites parents to attend an informational parent coffee session in the the FMS Library this Monday, November 11th, 2019 in the FMS Library from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. We are excited to see our parents and especially our Veterans!

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on November 12 (Tuesday) at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at the following link: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com.

Need Volunteers for Finance Park Trip

Dear Parents of 8th Grade Students,

 Thank you to the parents who have already signed up to volunteer for Finance Park.  We are still seeking assistance for our trips to Finance Park. 

What is Finance Park?  It is simulation of a real-life personal finance budgeting experience in which students will become an adult with families, salaries, credit, and financial obligations.  They will be making decisions based on buying a home, a vehicle, as well as budgeting for student loans and health care. 

What does it mean to be a volunteer?  The time commitment is 5 hours including a 1 hour training the morning of the trip, prior to your child arriving at Finance Park.  You will use your knowledge and experience to guide students through a digital and hands-on experience.  Finance Park Volunteer Video

 The dates for the trips are listed below, if you are interested and for additional information please contact Mike LaMay at mplamay@fcps.edu with the following information- your child’s name, your child’s Civics teacher, and the date you are available.

  •  November 20th Mr. LaMay
  • November 21st Mr. Caslavka
  • November 22nd Mr. Phillips
FMS After-School Programs

Odyssey of the Mind –

  • We still looking for one more parent to coach an Odyssey of the Mind team. If you are interested and able to help, please email our Odyssey of the Mind coordinator; fmsomcoordinator@gmail.com.

General After-School Information

  • The after-school program will not convene on the following days before holidays; 11/1/2019; 11/25 – 11/26/2019; 1/17/2020; 1/24/2020; 2/14/2020; 4/3/2020; 5/22/2020
  • Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss-and- Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program.
  • Please see below for the After-School activities for Monday, November 4th – Friday, November 8th.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.
  • The majority of clubs/activities is open enrollment; however, due to limited capacities some will require registration. If registration is needed, it will be posted on your child’s grade level google classroom.

General Schedule of After-school:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Franklin Middle School PTA Updates

The next PTA Meeting will be November 12 at 6:00 pm in the Library.  An Investigator from the Secret Service Cyber Crime Team to lead a discussion on cyber safety for middle school students and provide a short demonstration.  For information on the PTA, please visit the PTA Website, or send an email to franklinmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com.  Future PTA Meetings are scheduled for January 7, February 11, March 10, April 16, May 12, and June 9.  

Mark Your Calendars!  November 19 is our next Dining for Dollars fundraiser event!  This month we have partnered with Piero's Corner and Baskin Robins in Franklin Farm.  They have generously offered to donate a percentage of the sales from dining that evening to the PTA.  Come out to enjoy some awesome Italian cuisine at Piero's and finish off the evening with your favorite frozen treat before the holiday hustle starts!

Is your Student Looking for Service Learning/Volunteer Hours?  The FMS PTA posts volunteer opportunities that will qualify for civics service hours on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fmsptainchantillyva/.  Please visit and follow the Franklin Middle School PTA - Chantilly VA page on Facebook for information on volunteer opportunities throughout the year!

Members Wanted!  There is still time to join the PTA.  Your membership donation is tax-deductible and goes to support your school community!  Visit the PTA Website and join today! 

Fairfax Youth Survey

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to 8th grade students during Social Studies class.  

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered to 8th grade students on November 8, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete THIS FORM and return it to the main office no later than October 18, 2019.

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

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Please Help Chantilly HS Promote Safety and Security at Football Games

Chantilly HS Varsity Football is having its best season in many years and crowds at home games have been growing in size. Chantilly HS encourages and appreciates it when community members share in their success by attending home games, but we have experienced some problems with younger students that come to games unattended by a parent or guardian. If your middle or elementary aged child wants to attend a football game, they are welcome to do so as long as a parents or guardian comes with them. Thanks for your help.  

Scott F. Poole, PhD

Principal

Chantilly High School

Federal Impact Aid Forms Due Monday, October 28

FCPS schools are asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by Monday, October 28. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

Oakton HS PTSA Screening of Movie "Angst"

Oakton High School PTSA cordially invites you to a free screening of the IndieFlix Original film “Angst”, a new documentary about anxiety.

The film features candid interviews with teens dealing with anxiety and valuable tools to manage the condition. Following the 55-minute film, please stay for an open a dialogue among families, community leaders and panel experts.  Monday, October 28 - 7pm Oakton High School Auditorium Doors open at 6:30pm

All are welcome and suggested for ages 12 and above. Reserve your tickets today and let’s start a conversation. For more information and to RSVP, visit 

https://oaktonhsptsa.ptboard.com/

Digital Citizenship Week

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology.

Franklin Middle School throughout the school year as an FCPSOn School focuses on several topics that deal with different aspects of Digital Citizenship.

September dealt with Social Media and October dealt with Online Presentation, both lessons are available for download below: 

September / October

Students and families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 

Developing good Digital Citizens does not stop when Digital Citizenship week ends on Friday. We hope to facilitate more lessons throughout the school year from Common Sense Media and work towards becoming a Common Sense Media Certified school!

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on November 12 (Tuesday) at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at the following link: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed!

Parent volunteers needed to provide hearing and vision tests to students on 10/28.  

No experience is needed, training will be provided to volunteers on the spot!  

Tests will be given in the morning from 7:15am - 11:00am and afternoon from 11:00am - 2:15pm.  

Five volunteers are needed for each session.  

Please sign up using the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050545A5A922A6FE3-parent

Vision and Hearing Screening - Monday, October 28th

Monday, October 28th will be our vision and hearing screening for all 7th grade students and students new to Fairfax County Public Schools. Please remember to bring your glasses!

Laptop Cases and Laptop Care

We wanted to send out a couple of reminders about taking care of the student devices that were checked out at the beginning of the year and make sure that they care for their devices throughout the school year.

  • Please encourage your students to only hold the necessary equipment and accessories in their school-issued cases or their personal ones. Weighing down or over-packing the cases can result in unnecessary damage to the laptops and cases. Our Tech Team has seen a large amount of laptops with cracked or broken screens as well as ripped cases. Much of this is caused by students using them as backpacks for their school books and supplies.
  • Students need to be aware they are responsible for their laptops, cases, and chargers. We have had instances of students lending out their laptops and chargers and not having them returned by their fellow peers as well as leaving them in their classrooms and on top of lockers. These items are not to be shared among others.
  • Updates to the computers need to be done inside the school network as they cannot be updated from home. Please encourage your student to restart their computers twice a week early in the morning before classes begin. 
  • If a student forgets their laptop device, they do not get a loaner from the help desk, there are loaners available in each classroom. Loaners are only provided upon a laptop being serviced by the help desk.

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email Ryan Richardson, our School-Based Technology Specialist (SBTS) at rdrichardso1@fcps.edu.

Future Quest October 26, 2019

FUTURE QUEST is coming to Northern Virginia on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.!

FUTURE QUEST is a FREE college and career conference for students with disabilities, and the families and professionals who work with them. This is a full day of informative and interactive presentations on a huge variety of topics related to transition from high school to post-secondary life. In addition to the presentations, FUTURE QUEST also features an extensive resource fair, with over 40 vendors, and a book sale highlighting materials related to transition to life after high school.

FUTURE QUEST will be held at the Johnson Center at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. Free parking and paid parking are available. Food is available for purchase in a variety of restaurants throughout the Johnson Center.

PRE-REGISTRATION is available at the FUTURE QUEST website: futurequestgmu.org On-site Registration will also be available at the door.

Please visit the website to view the list of presentations, the schedule of events for the day, books for sale, and much more!

For more information: Leanne Kidwell lkidwell@lcps.org ; 571-252-6540 Looking forward to seeing you at FUTURE QUEST on October 26th!

FMS After-School Programs

Odyssey of the Mind –

  • We still looking for one more parent to coach an Odyssey of the Mind team. If you are interested and able to help, please email our Odyssey of the Mind coordinator; fmsomcoordinator@gmail.com.

General After-School Information

  • The after-school program will not convene on the following days before holidays; 11/1/2019; 11/25 – 11/26/2019; 1/17/2020; 1/24/2020; 2/14/2020; 4/3/2020; 5/22/2020
  • Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss-and- Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program.
  • Please see below for the After-School activities for Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 8.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.
  • The majority of clubs/activities is open enrollment; however, due to limited capacities some will require registration. If registration is needed, it will be posted on your child’s grade level google classroom.

General Schedule of After-school:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Franklin Middle School PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website. Contact information is located here.

November 12, 2019

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

January 7, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

February 11, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

March 10, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

April 16, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

May 12, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

June 9, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

Fairfax Youth Survey

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to 8th grade students during Social Studies class.  

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered to 8th grade students on November 8, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete THIS FORM and return it to the main office no later than October 18, 2019.

3D Cardboard Self-Portraits

Mrs. French’s 3D Art students created self portraits using cardboard and a variety of techniques taught in class to add detail to their masterpieces. Excellent kudos to these very talented students!

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

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Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Beginning on October 21, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Students will be bringing home the Federal Impact Aid Forms tomorrow Tuesday, October 22nd and every form must be signed, dated, and returned to their 1st Period Teacher by Thursday, October 24th.

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 24. All results are CONFIDENTIAL.

FCPS Digital Citizenship Week - October 21-25

FCPS is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week from October 21-25, 2019! This year’s theme is Media Balance and Well-Being: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Technology.

Franklin Middle School throughout the school year as an FCPSOn School focuses on several topics that deal with different aspects of Digital Citizenship.

Students and families are encouraged to reflect on their own relationship with technology, their media habits, and begin to think of ways to make some healthy adjustments. 

Developing good Digital Citizens does not stop when Digital Citizenship week ends on Friday. We hope to facilitate more lessons throughout the school year from Common Sense Media and work towards becoming a Common Sense Media Certified school!

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Picture Day Reminder - This Monday

Picture Day forms were sent home this week with students and need to be brought in this coming Monday, October 21st for any photo packages!

To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on November 12 (Tuesday) at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at the following link: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed!

Parent volunteers needed to provide hearing and vision tests to students on 10/28.  

No experience is needed, training will be provided to volunteers on the spot!  

Tests will be given in the morning from 7:15am - 11:00am and afternoon from 11:00am - 2:15pm.  

Five volunteers are needed for each session.  

Please sign up using the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050545A5A922A6FE3-parent

Laptop Cases and Laptop Care

We wanted to send out a couple of reminders about taking care of the student devices that were checked out at the beginning of the year and make sure that they care for their devices throughout the school year.

  • Please encourage your students to only hold the necessary equipment and accessories in their school-issued cases or their personal ones. Weighing down or over-packing the cases can result in unnecessary damage to the laptops and cases. Our Tech Team has seen a large amount of laptops with cracked or broken screens as well as ripped cases. Much of this is caused by students using them as backpacks for their school books and supplies.
  • Students need to be aware they are responsible for their laptops, cases, and chargers. We have had instances of students lending out their laptops and chargers and not having them returned by their fellow peers as well as leaving them in their classrooms and on top of lockers. These items are not to be shared among others.
  • Updates to the computers need to be done inside the school network as they cannot be updated from home. Please encourage your student to restart their computers twice a week early in the morning before classes begin. 
  • If a student forgets their laptop device, they do not get a loaner from the help desk, there are loaners available in each classroom. Loaners are only provided upon a laptop being serviced by the help desk.

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email Ryan Richardson, our School-Based Technology Specialist (SBTS) at rdrichardso1@fcps.edu.

ASCD Meet and Greet

Link to Event Page:   https://www.fcps.edu/event/acsd-meet-and-greet

Tuesday, October 22 2019

7 - 9 p.m.

Luther Jackson Middle School

The FCPS School Board’s Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is hosting a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, October 22 from 7 - 9 pm at Luther Jackson Middle School located at 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042.  

 Come to learn more about the ACSD and meet special guest, Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools.  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about special education supports and services through conversation with central office staff from the following programs and offices:

  • Assistive Technology Services (ATS)
  • Related Services (Communications Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired)
  • Adapted Curriculum & Applied Behavior Analysis
  • K-12 General Curriculum, Early Childhood, & Behavior Intervention Services
  • Twice Exceptional Learners
  • Office of Procedural Support
  • School Psychology Services & Social Work Services

Join the Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) for their meeting before the Meet and Greet at the same location from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  Rachel Bailey will be presenting on “Preparing Children for Adulthood While Still Letting Them Be Kids”.

For additional information please contact Michael Bloom at msbloom@fcps.edu.  

Future Quest October 26, 2019

FUTURE QUEST is coming to Northern Virginia on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.!

FUTURE QUEST is a FREE college and career conference for students with disabilities, and the families and professionals who work with them. This is a full day of informative and interactive presentations on a huge variety of topics related to transition from high school to post-secondary life. In addition to the presentations, FUTURE QUEST also features an extensive resource fair, with over 40 vendors, and a book sale highlighting materials related to transition to life after high school.

FUTURE QUEST will be held at the Johnson Center at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. Free parking and paid parking are available. Food is available for purchase in a variety of restaurants throughout the Johnson Center.

PRE-REGISTRATION is available at the FUTURE QUEST website: futurequestgmu.org On-site Registration will also be available at the door.

Please visit the website to view the list of presentations, the schedule of events for the day, books for sale, and much more!

For more information: Leanne Kidwell lkidwell@lcps.org ; 571-252-6540 Looking forward to seeing you at FUTURE QUEST on October 26th!

FMS After-School Programs

Odyssey of the Mind –

  • We still looking for one more parent to coach an Odyssey of the Mind team. If you are interested and able to help, please email our Odyssey of the Mind coordinator; fmsomcoordinator@gmail.com.

General After-School Information

  • Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss-and- Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program.
  • Please see below for the After-School activities for Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25. .
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.
  • The majority of clubs/activities is open enrollment; however, due to limited capacities some will require registration. If registration is needed, it will be posted on your child’s grade level google classroom.

General Schedule of After-school:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Franklin Middle School PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website. Contact information is located here.

November 12, 2019

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

January 7, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

February 11, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

March 10, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

April 16, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

May 12, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

June 9, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

Fairfax Youth Survey

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to 8th grade students during Social Studies class.  

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered to 8th grade students on November 8, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete THIS FORM and return it to the main office no later than October 18, 2019.

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

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Best Buddies Update

All Applications due 10/21

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To Veterans and Active-Duty Service Personnel and their Families:

The Chantilly High School Pyramid and iWitnessed --> iRemember would like to invite you to our Chantilly Thanks! performance and dessert reception. We appreciate all of the sacrifices you and your family have made to protect our country, and we would hope you can join us at this event. 

The event will take place on November 12 (Tuesday) at Chantilly High School.  The performance portion of the evening will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception (and a thank you gift for all of our attending veterans!)

Space is, unfortunately, limited, so please RSVP for you and your guests at the following link: chantilly-thanks-our-veterans.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please email iwitnessed.iremember@gmail.com.

MOD Pizza & Sweet Frog Dining Day

Come support the Franklin Middle School PTA by going to MOD Pizza and Sweet Frog!! 

At checkout be sure to tell them you are there to support Frank Middle School so we can get credit for this event!! 

When: Tuesday, October 15th All day

Where: MOD Pizza and Sweet Frog, Greenbrier Shopping Center Fairfax, VA

What: “I’m here to support Franklin Middle School!” 

Have a great meal for a good cause! Thank You for your support!!

Volunteers Needed!

Parent volunteers needed to provide hearing and vision tests to students on 10/28.  

No experience is needed, training will be provided to volunteers on the spot!  

Tests will be given in the morning from 7:15am - 11:00am and afternoon from 11:00am - 2:15pm.  

Five volunteers are needed for each session.  

Please sign up using the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050545A5A922A6FE3-parent

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Laptop Cases and Laptop Care

We wanted to send out a couple of reminders about taking care of the student devices that were checked out at the beginning of the year and make sure that they care for their devices throughout the school year.

  • Please encourage your students to only hold the necessary equipment and accessories in their school-issued cases or their personal ones. Weighing down or over-packing the cases can result in unnecessary damage to the laptops and cases. Our Tech Team has seen a large amount of laptops with cracked or broken screens as well as ripped cases. Much of this is caused by students using them as backpacks for their school books and supplies.
  • Students need to be aware they are responsible for their laptops, cases, and chargers. We have had instances of students lending out their laptops and chargers and not having them returned by their fellow peers as well as leaving them in their classrooms and on top of lockers. These items are not to be shared among others.
  • Updates to the computers need to be done inside the school network as they cannot be updated from home. Please encourage your student to restart their computers twice a week early in the morning before classes begin. 
  • If a student forgets their laptop device, they do not get a loaner from the help desk, there are loaners available in each classroom. Loaners are only provided upon a laptop being serviced by the help desk.

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email Ryan Richardson, our School-Based Technology Specialist (SBTS) at rdrichardso1@fcps.edu.

FMS After-School Programs
  • Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss and Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program
  • Please see below for the After-School activities for October 14th-October 25th.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.

General Schedule of After-School:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Franklin Middle School PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website. Contact information is located here.

November 12, 2019

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

January 7, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

February 11, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

March 10, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

April 16, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

May 12, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

June 9, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

Oakton High School Band Future Cougar Night!

Friday, October 11, 2019, Meet at 6pm at Door 6 (behind the school)

ALL Students in 5th through 8th grades who live in the Oakton High School pyramid are invited to join the Oakton High School Marching Cougars and Color Guard at our football game! More details at: www.oaktonbands.org

MARCH onto the football field with the Oakton High School Marching Cougars

PLAY the OHS Fight Song and the National Anthem on the field

SPIN with the Marching Cougar Color Guard during the fight song. No experience is necessary!

PLAY spirit music with the OHS band in the stands

WATCH the Marching Cougars perform their halftime show from the stands

Future Cougars are encouraged to wear a shirt from their current school and bring their instruments. Guard participants and percussionists~ no need to bring  anything. Parents are encouraged to join OHS Band Boosters for our walk up to the field and tailgate party after halftime.  Entrance fee for parents is $5. See you there!

Future Cougar Night Flyer

Fairfax Youth Survey

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to 8th grade students during Social Studies class.  

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered to 8th grade students on November 8, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete THIS FORM and return it to the main office no later than October 18, 2019.

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

Best Buddies Update

All Applications due 10/21

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FMS After-School Programs
  • Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss and Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program
  • Please see below for the After-School activities for September 30 - October 4.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.

General Schedule of After-School:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Bowling League – Friday Bowling will begin on Friday, October 4th. Please click here for a bowling permission slip or check your child’s grade level google classroom. Students who wish to attend must turn in a bowling permission slip, bring $6 cash on Friday, and will need to be picked up at 4:30 PM at Bowl America – 4525 Stonecroft Blvd.

For questions regarding the After-School Program, please e-mail Mrs. Mollé, cemolle@fcps.edu.

Odyssey of the Mind

  • We are still looking for one more parent to coach an Odyssey of the Mind team. If you are interested and able to help, please email our Odyssey of the Mind coordinator;fmsomcoordinator@gmail.com.
  • There are still 2 – 3 spots available for a 7th grade team. Please send Odyssey of the Mind questions to – fmscoordinator@gmail.com
Franklin Middle School PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website. Contact information is located here.

October 7, 2019

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

November 12, 2019

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

January 7, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

February 11, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

March 10, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

April 16, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

May 12, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

June 9, 2020

6:30 pm - Board meeting

7:00 pm - General membership meeting

Oakton High School Band Future Cougar Night!

Friday, October 11, 2019, Meet at 6pm at Door 6 (behind the school)

ALL Students in 5th through 8th grades who live in the Oakton High School pyramid are invited to join the Oakton High School Marching Cougars and Color Guard at our football game! More details at: www.oaktonbands.org

MARCH onto the football field with the Oakton High School Marching Cougars

PLAY the OHS Fight Song and the National Anthem on the field

SPIN with the Marching Cougar Color Guard during the fight song. No experience is necessary!

PLAY spirit music with the OHS band in the stands

WATCH the Marching Cougars perform their halftime show from the stands

Future Cougars are encouraged to wear a shirt from their current school and bring their instruments. Guard participants and percussionists~ no need to bring  anything. Parents are encouraged to join OHS Band Boosters for our walk up to the field and tailgate party after halftime.  Entrance fee for parents is $5. See you there!

Future Cougar Night Flyer

Fairfax Youth Survey

The Fairfax County School Board and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors work together to administer the Fairfax County Youth Survey. The results of this survey are published each year on https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health-humanservices/fairfax-county-youth-survey and are used by school officials, youth leadership classes, youth-serving county agencies, and local non-profits to determine the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs offered in schools and communities. It is also used to identify changing trends and areas of need. The survey is anonymous and no individual information is reported. The survey will be given to 8th grade students during Social Studies class.  

The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health, and safety. There are questions about behaviors related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs. Additional questions about depression, student stress, bullying and harassment, and questions about personal health, and for students in eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade only, sexual behavior, will be included in the survey. Students are also asked about specific protective factors concerning health and safety.

You have the right to preview the survey and may deny permission for your child to participate if you desire. If a student is uncomfortable with any question on the survey, the student does not have to answer that question or may elect to discontinue the survey. While it is hoped that as many students as possible will participate, you have the option of completing the attached form if you wish to opt out your child.

The survey will be administered to 8th grade students on November 8, 2019. A copy of the survey will be available to parents and/or guardians online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/youthsurvey beginning October 4, 2019. If you do not wish for your child to take part in the survey, please complete THIS FORM and return it to the main office no later than October 18, 2019.

Successful Parent Teen Book Club Meeting Last Night!

The first meeting of three meetings for the Parent Teen Book Club (PTBC) occurred Thursday, October 3, 2019!   The other dates for PTBC are January 15, 2020 and April 1, 2020.  Parents and students have been working on reading together one of the five book selections.  The evenings book selections were:  The War That Saved My Life, Cracker!  The Best Dog in Vietnam, Chew On This!, The Night Diary, and Jungle of Bones.   We also had a connection to Cracker!  The Best Dog in Vietnam by having one of our very own Fairfax County Police K-9 Units visit and discuss the benefits of K-9 units in police work.

The link for the second PTBC will open on November 20, 2019.  Hope you will be able to join us then!  Any questions, please contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu 

 

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

Best Buddies Update

All Applications due 10/21

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FMS After-School Programs
  • Transportation is available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing Franklin at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule is posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and on your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please use the Kiss and Ride to pick-up your child from the After-School Program
  • Please see below for the After-School activities for September 30 - October 4.
  • Students who plan to stay after-school must notify their parent/guardian BEFORE the 2:15 dismissal bell and should report to the cafeteria with all their belongings after the 2:15 dismissal bell for after-school check-in.

General Schedule of After-School:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Bowling League – Friday Bowling will begin on Friday, October 4th. Please click here for a bowling permission slip or check your child’s grade level google classroom. Students who wish to attend must turn in a bowling permission slip, bring $6 cash on Friday, and will need to be picked up at 4:30 PM at Bowl America – 4525 Stonecroft Blvd.

For questions regarding the After-School Program, please e-mail Mrs. Mollé, cemolle@fcps.edu.

Franklin Middle School PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website.

September 11, 2019                6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

October 7, 2019                      6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

November 12, 2019                6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm               General membership meeting

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

January 7, 2020                       6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                 7:00 pm             General membership meeting

February 11, 2020                   6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

March 10, 2020                       6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm             General membership meeting

April 16, 2020                         6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                               7:00 pm               General membership meeting

May 12, 2020                          6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm               General membership meeting

June 9, 2020                            6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                 7:00 pm             General membership meeting

Oakton High School Band Future Cougar Night!

Friday, October 11, 2019, Meet at 6pm at Door 6 (behind the school)

ALL Students in 5th through 8th grades who live in the Oakton High School pyramid are invited to join the Oakton High School Marching Cougars and Color Guard at our football game! More details at: www.oaktonbands.org

MARCH onto the football field with the Oakton High School Marching Cougars

PLAY the OHS Fight Song and the National Anthem on the field

SPIN with the Marching Cougar Color Guard during the fight song. No experience is necessary!

PLAY spirit music with the OHS band in the stands

WATCH the Marching Cougars perform their halftime show from the stands

Future Cougars are encouraged to wear a shirt from their current school and bring their instruments. Guard participants and percussionists~ no need to bring  anything. Parents are encouraged to join OHS Band Boosters for our walk up to the field and tailgate party after halftime.  Entrance fee for parents is $5. See you there!

Future Cougar Night Flyer

Bike and Walk to School Day

Join the Celebration on Wednesday, October 2nd, 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, October 2, 2019.  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.

Thank you!

Parent Teen Book Club FULL!

Parent Teen Book Club is FULL!  Please check back for information about one of the subsequent dates!  Thank you for your interest. 

Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

Best Buddies Update

All Applications due 10/21

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FMS After-School Programs

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The FMS After School Program will begin on Monday, September 23rd. Transportation will be available to students staying after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – departing at 4:45 PM. The late bus schedule will be posted on the after-school bulletin board in the cafeteria and your child’s grade level google classroom. Please be aware that the after-school late bus numbers and routes may differ from your child’s normal school day bus route. Please see below for the General After-School Schedule and a list of activities from September 23 – October 4. Students must turn in an After-School Registration form to attend the after-school program.

General schedule of After-school:

2:15 – Dismissal bell, students who are staying after-school will go to their locker, grab all their belongings and head to the cafeteria. Each table will be labeled with the club/activity. They find the correct table (ex. Chess Club) and will sign in and have a seat at that table. Everyday students will report to the cafeteria for sign-in.

2:40 – Club/activity sponsors will come to the cafeteria to get their group and take them all together to the correct room.

2:40 – 3:40 – 1st block activities

3:40 – 4:40 – 2nd block activities

4:40 – Students will report back to the cafeteria for late bus dismissal.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required an activity, they can be found on your child’s grade level google classroom.

For questions regarding the After-School Program, please e-mail Mrs. Mollé, cemolle@fcps.edu.

Franklin Middle School PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website.

September 11, 2019                6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

October 7, 2019                      6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

November 12, 2019                6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm               General membership meeting

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

January 7, 2020                       6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                 7:00 pm             General membership meeting

February 11, 2020                   6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

March 10, 2020                       6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm             General membership meeting

April 16, 2020                         6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                               7:00 pm               General membership meeting

May 12, 2020                          6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm               General membership meeting

June 9, 2020                            6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                 7:00 pm             General membership meeting

Oakton High School Band Future Cougar Night!

Friday, October 11, 2019, Meet at 6pm at Door 6 (behind the school)

ALL Students in 5th through 8th grades who live in the Oakton High School pyramid are invited to join the Oakton High School Marching Cougars and Color Guard at our football game! More details at: www.oaktonbands.org

MARCH onto the football field with the Oakton High School Marching Cougars

PLAY the OHS Fight Song and the National Anthem on the field

SPIN with the Marching Cougar Color Guard during the fight song. No experience is necessary!

PLAY spirit music with the OHS band in the stands

WATCH the Marching Cougars perform their halftime show from the stands

Future Cougars are encouraged to wear a shirt from their current school and bring their instruments. Guard participants and percussionists~ no need to bring  anything. Parents are encouraged to join OHS Band Boosters for our walk up to the field and tailgate party after halftime.  Entrance fee for parents is $5. See you there!

Best Buddies Meeting

Monday September 23rd - first block after school - 2:40 - 3:40. Stop by room 110 with any questions.

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Parent Teen Book Club FULL!

Parent Teen Book Club is FULL!  Please check back for information about one of the subsequent dates!  Thank you for your interest. 

Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

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11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and 1K Fun Run taking place at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 15th.

This year’s Franklin Middle School fundraiser will involve our school’s participation in the 11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and 1K Fun Run taking place at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 15th.

Here are the details:

Date:                    September 15

Location:             Fairfax Corner

Time:                   1K Fun Run – 8 AM

                             5K Run – 8:30 AM

Cost:

“As our community outreach effort, the Asha Jyothi Foundation is offering our school a 40% discount for registration at $15 (normal price is $25) to anyone that uses your school's unique code100% of the race money from our school's coupon code will be given back to the school as a thank you for joining Asha Jyothi to fund technology/educational needs. Last year Asha-Jyoti gave $7760 back to local schools.”

 Once again, every dollar raised from participants using our Franklin code (franklin-aj5k) will come back to our school. Attached, find the flyer with the coupon and the sign-up information. For your convenience, here is the website for registration and the coupon code:

www.asha-jyothi.org

Code: franklin-aj5k

Franklin MS PTA Schedule

Here are the dates for the PTA Meetings for Franklin Middle School. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the PTA Website.

 

September 11, 2019                6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

 

October 7, 2019                      6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

 

November 12, 2019                6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm               General membership meeting

 

December Board meeting TBD, no December General membership meeting

 

January 7, 2020                       6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                 7:00 pm             General membership meeting

 

February 11, 2020                   6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm              General membership meeting

 

March 10, 2020                       6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm             General membership meeting

 

April 16, 2020                         6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                               7:00 pm               General membership meeting

 

May 12, 2020                          6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                7:00 pm               General membership meeting

 

June 9, 2020                            6:30 pm                       Board meeting

                                                 7:00 pm             General membership meeting

Dining for Dollars at Chipotle

Come support the Franklin Middle School PTA by joining us for dinner at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Bring in the flyer in the link below or show it on your smartphone, when you do this, 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Franklin Middle School PTA! Look forward to seeing you there!

Here are the details:

Date:     September 17th

Location: 13354 Franklin Farm Rd in Herndon

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Flyer Link:

https://socialportal.chipotle.com/fundraiser/social/portal/flyer/jpg/kthJgEiNZSkuSUNHeSOI28VG0Y5PpNZvu0n3KdmMn5pfKXBlLHQE1dScqgegcPEXTa0MW0HBKhHulizgLkkcT1Zj9JJOqHQS9TvhvzDbTz1xxhq2GUZ60yfVZbqOI2qj/254910-flyer.pdf

FMS After-School Programs

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The FMS After School Program will begin on Monday, September 23rd. We are very excited about our after-school program this year! We have many stimulating and unique opportunities and hope your child will find something that interests them. Please see below for some important information in regards to the After-School Program. 

Late Buses: Late buses begin on Monday September 23rd and will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and dismiss around 4:45 PM. There are fewer buses and runs, the stop may be different from the normal morning or afternoon stop. 

Clubs/Activities: The first list of activities will be posted on the FMS website, your child’s grade level google classroom and sent out through News You Choose. This list will constantly be updated throughout the year with changes and additions. Please check back often to make sure you are viewing the most recent version. In order to participate, your child must turn in an After-School registration form.

Attendance:  Attendance is taken each day after school for all activities. If your child is absent from school, they are not permitted to return to participate in the after-school program that day. 

Pick-Up:  If you are picking your child up, please utilize the Kiss and Ride area. You do not need to check your child out through the main office. If you are picking them up prior to the conclusion of their activity, please pre-arrange this with them so they know to meet you in the Kiss and Ride area. We do encourage students to stay through to the end of their activity, please avoid early pick up when possible. If you choose to pick your child up instead of them taking a late bus, please arrive promptly at the conclusion of their activity to prevent unnecessary wait time by students or staff. 

Miscellaneous:

- Be sure to discuss your child’s after-school plan with them every day to avoid any confusion in the afternoon.

- Due to the number of students staying after each day, it’s extremely difficult to deliver phone messages to students. Please communicate with your child ahead of time to avoid any potential problems.

- All FCPS and FMS school rules apply during the after-school program. Please remind your child to adhere to this.

Encourage your child to be an active part of the after-school program. Research has shown that there are many benefits to participating and here are just a few…

- Increased academic performance and classroom participation

- Improved homework completion rates

- Improved student behavior

- Better peer relations and emotional adjustment

- Improved student-adult relationships

- Improved school attendance

- Better attitude towards school

- Increased participation in healthy recreational activities

- Increased school, family, and community partnerships

Upcoming events:

Monday, September 23 –

  • Best Buddies Interest Meeting 2:40 – 3:40
  • Chess Club begins

Tuesday, September 24 –

  • Fairfax Fencing, 8 week session Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 4:00. Students must sign up on their grade level google classroom.

Wednesday, September 25 –

  • Odyssey of the Mind interest meeting, 2:40 – 3:40

Thursday, September 26 –

  • Dance Team Interest Meeting, 3:30 – 4:30
  • Debate Interest Meeting, 3:30 – 4:30

General schedule of After-school:

                          AFTER-SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

 

MON

TUES

WED

THUR

FRI

 

2:15-2:40

 

Check-in/snack

Cafeteria

 

Check-in/snack

Cafeteria

 

Check-in/snack

Cafeteria

 

Check-in/snack

Cafeteria

 

Check-in/snack

Cafeteria

2:40-3:40

1ST Block

No bus. Parent to pick up.

1st Block

1st Block

BOWLING

No bus. Parent to pick up at Bowl America.

3:40-4:40

2nd Block

2nd  Block

2nd Block

 

All students will report to the cafeteria after the 2:15 dismissal bell to sign-in for after-school. If additional sign-ups are required for an activity, the sign-up will be on your child’s grade level google classroom.

Fall After-School Activities List and Descriptions

Have questions or need more information about the after-school program?

Contact Mrs. Mollé, After-School Program Specialist, Cemolle@fcps.edu.

Best Buddies Meeting

Monday September 23rd - first block after school - 2:40 - 3:40. Stop by room 110 with any questions.

 

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Parent Teen Book Club FULL!

Parent Teen Book Club is FULL!  Please check back for information about one of the subsequent dates!  Thank you for your interest. 

Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

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Back to School Night Videos

Thank you again for attending our back-to-school night yesterday evening! We enjoyed everyone that attended and visited our staff and classrooms.

If you missed last night's video, we have the video here for you to watch from our FMS administration as well as videos from Dr. Brabrand, our FCPS Superintendent, and School Board representative, Tom Wilson

 

11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and 1K Fun Run taking place at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 15th.

This year’s Franklin Middle School fundraiser will involve our school’s participation in the 11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and 1K Fun Run taking place at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 15th.

Here are the details:

Date:                    September 15

Location:             Fairfax Corner

Time:                   1K Fun Run – 8 AM

                             5K Run – 8:30 AM

Cost:

“As our community outreach effort, the Asha Jyothi Foundation is offering our school a 40% discount for registration at $15 (normal price is $25) to anyone that uses your school's unique code100% of the race money from our school's coupon code will be given back to the school as a thank you for joining Asha Jyothi to fund technology/educational needs. Last year Asha-Jyoti gave $7760 back to local schools.”

 Once again, every dollar raised from participants using our Franklin code (franklin-aj5k) will come back to our school. Attached, find the flyer with the coupon and the sign-up information. For your convenience, here is the website for registration and the coupon code:

www.asha-jyothi.org

Code: franklin-aj5k

Franklin Middle School Office Procedures

Welcome! As you are making the transition back to school, please review the following office procedures to ensure that all students are safe and accounted for each school day and to minimize disruption of classroom instruction time.

Attendance Line (For Absence or Late Arrival)

Absences and late arrivals should be reported by calling the Attendance Line at 703-904-5151 by 9:00 am. You may also use the Online Attendance Form located on the Franklin Middle School website.

Pre-Arranged Absences (3 or more days)

Pre-arranged absences must be approved in advance. Please send written notification to the main office at least one week before the scheduled absence detailing the student name, the dates of absence and the reason for the absence. A pre-arranged absence form will be filled out and reviewed by the student’s counselor and teachers or administrator.

Early Dismissal

To minimize disruptions to the classroom learning environment, please have your student bring a note to the main office detailing the student name, date and time you will pick up your student and the reason for the early dismissal. A pass will be issued to your student to be released from class. Please do not use the attendance line to request early dismissal.

Lunches – Drop Off

If you need to drop off a lunch for your student, please bring it to the main office by 10:15 am. It will be placed on a lunch cart that will be taken to the cafeteria. If you need to drop off a lunch AFTER 10:15 am, please come to the main office with your driver’s license and check into the Visitor Management System and walk the lunch down to the cafeteria.

Forgotten Items – Drop Off Point

If your student has forgotten something at home, you can bring it to the main office and put it in the cabinet labeled “Forgotten Items Drop Off Point.” Students are responsible for coming to the main office on their own to check the cabinet for items they forgot. To reduce the number of classroom interruptions, items will not be delivered to the classrooms (exceptions include items such as glasses, hearings aids, etc.).

Bus Transportation

Students must ride their assigned buses home each day. Riding alternate buses is not permitted. Requests for temporary exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing at least 10 days in advance to the main office for review by administration.

Clinic

Students should not use their phones to call home if they are not feeling well. They should get a pass from their teacher and report directly to the clinic.

FMS After-School Programs

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The FMS After School Program will begin on Monday, September 23rd. We are very excited about our after-school program this year! We have many stimulating and unique opportunities and hope your child will find something that interests them. Please see below for some important information in regards to the After-School Program. 

Late Buses: Late buses begin on Monday September 23rd and will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and dismiss around 4:45 PM. There are fewer buses and runs, the stop may be different from the normal morning or afternoon stop. 

Clubs/Activities: The first list of activities will be posted on the FMS website, your child’s grade level google classroom and sent out through News You Choose. This list will constantly be updated throughout the year with changes and additions. Please check back often to make sure you are viewing the most recent version. In order to participate, your child must turn in an After-School registration form.

Attendance:  Attendance is taken each day after school for all activities. If your child is absent from school, they are not permitted to return to participate in the after-school program that day. 

Pick-Up:  If you are picking your child up, please utilize the Kiss and Ride area. You do not need to check your child out through the main office. If you are picking them up prior to the conclusion of their activity, please pre-arrange this with them so they know to meet you in the Kiss and Ride area. We do encourage students to stay through to the end of their activity, please avoid early pick up when possible. If you choose to pick your child up instead of them taking a late bus, please arrive promptly at the conclusion of their activity to prevent unnecessary wait time by students or staff. 

Miscellaneous:

- Be sure to discuss your child’s after-school plan with them every day to avoid any confusion in the afternoon.

- Due to the number of students staying after each day, it’s extremely difficult to deliver phone messages to students. Please communicate with your child ahead of time to avoid any potential problems.

- All FCPS and FMS school rules apply during the after-school program. Please remind your child to adhere to this.

Encourage your child to be an active part of the after-school program. Research has shown that there are many benefits to participating and here are just a few…

- Increased academic performance and classroom participation

- Improved homework completion rates

- Improved student behavior

- Better peer relations and emotional adjustment

- Improved student-adult relationships

- Improved school attendance

- Better attitude towards school

- Increased participation in healthy recreational activities

- Increased school, family, and community partnerships

  

Have questions or need more information about the after-school program?

Contact Mrs. Mollé, After-School Program Specialist, Cemolle@fcps.edu.

Best Buddies Meeting

Monday September 23rd - first block after school - 2:40 - 3:40. Stop by room 110 with any questions.

 

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Parent Teen Book Club FULL!

Parent Teen Book Club is FULL!  Please check back for information about one of the subsequent dates!  Thank you for your interest. 

Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

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Franklin Middle School Office Procedures

Welcome! As you are making the transition back to school, please review the following office procedures to ensure that all students are safe and accounted for each school day and to minimize disruption of classroom instruction time.

Attendance Line (For Absence or Late Arrival)

Absences and late arrivals should be reported by calling the Attendance Line at 703-904-5151 by 9:00 am. You may also use the Online Attendance Form located on the Franklin Middle School website.

Pre-Arranged Absences (3 or more days)

Pre-arranged absences must be approved in advance. Please send written notification to the main office at least one week before the scheduled absence detailing the student name, the dates of absence and the reason for the absence. A pre-arranged absence form will be filled out and reviewed by the student’s counselor and teachers or administrator.

Early Dismissal

To minimize disruptions to the classroom learning environment, please have your student bring a note to the main office detailing the student name, date and time you will pick up your student and the reason for the early dismissal. A pass will be issued to your student to be released from class. Please do not use the attendance line to request early dismissal.

Lunches – Drop Off

If you need to drop off a lunch for your student, please bring it to the main office by 10:15 am. It will be placed on a lunch cart that will be taken to the cafeteria. If you need to drop off a lunch AFTER 10:15 am, please come to the main office with your driver’s license and check into the Visitor Management System and walk the lunch down to the cafeteria.

Forgotten Items – Drop Off Point

If your student has forgotten something at home, you can bring it to the main office and put it in the cabinet labeled “Forgotten Items Drop Off Point.” Students are responsible for coming to the main office on their own to check the cabinet for items they forgot. To reduce the number of classroom interruptions, items will not be delivered to the classrooms (exceptions include items such as glasses, hearings aids, etc.).

Bus Transportation

Students must ride their assigned buses home each day. Riding alternate buses is not permitted. Requests for temporary exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing at least 10 days in advance to the main office for review by administration.

Clinic

Students should not use their phones to call home if they are not feeling well. They should get a pass from their teacher and report directly to the clinic.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

On Tuesday, September 3rd, all Franklin students will be participating in a Students Rights and Responsibilities assemblies during the course of the instructional day. Franklin administrators will be reviewing FCPS policies and school-based procedures to include topics such as responsible use of technology and personal devices, school-appropriate dress code, abstinence from alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drugs, identification and reporting of bullying and harassment, and other topics directly related to Franklin’s commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful learning environment. Please be sure your child is in attendance on September 3rd to receive this SR&R overview which will support positive decision-making throughout the school year.

Students will be provided additional learning opportunities by participating in Students Rights and Responsibilities lessons during their Learning Seminar period on September 5, 6, 10, and 11. Parents and guardians are highly encouraged to review the SR&R video and handbook with their children to support them with decision-making at the middle school level. SR&R Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheets (found in the Falcon Flyover student packet) can be submitted to their child’s Learning Seminar teacher by September 11th. All students will receive a hard copy of the SR&R which will contain an additional copy of the Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheet.

Resources:

SR&R Handbook: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SRR1920.pdf

SR&R Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N398Uv10oJ8&list=PLSz76NCRDYQEd3YHKFRgSAvvezsO8MMhy 

SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SRR1920SignatureSheet.pdf Click to edit this placeholder text.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be on Thursday, September 5th, from 6-8 pm at Franklin Middle School. Please arrive a few minutes early to avoid traffic and arrive to your student's 1st period class for the video presentation and for the agenda of the evening. 

11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and 1K Fun Run taking place at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 15th

This year’s Franklin Middle School fundraiser will involve our school’s participation in the 11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and 1K Fun Run taking place at Fairfax Corner on Sunday, September 15th.

Here are the details:

Date:                    September 15

Location:             Fairfax Corner

Time:                   1K Fun Run – 8 AM

                             5K Run – 8:30 AM

Cost:

“As our community outreach effort, the Asha Jyothi Foundation is offering our school a 40% discount for registration at $15 (normal price is $25) to anyone that uses your school's unique code. 100% of the race money from our school's coupon code will be given back to the school as a thank you for joining Asha Jyothi to fund technology/educational needs. Last year Asha-Jyoti gave $7760 back to local schools.”

 Once again, every dollar raised from participants using our Franklin code (franklin-aj5k) will come back to our school. Attached, find the flyer with the coupon and the sign-up information. For your convenience, here is the website for registration and the coupon code:

www.asha-jyothi.org

Code: franklin-aj5k

Best Buddies Meeting

Monday September 23rd - first block after school - 2:40 - 3:40. Stop by room 110 with any questions.

 

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Parent Teen Book Club

Welcome Franklin Falcons to the 2019-2020 school year!  I am excited to announce the dates for the Parent Teen Book Club.  This program is a great opportunity to communicate with your teenager as he/she moves forward in shaping an identify and in making good choices for the future.  Both the parent and teen read the book before the meeting and come ready to discuss the text.  There are three separate meetings throughout the course of the school year and five different titles are offered at each meeting.  There are also author visits and guest speakers as they relate to a theme associated with a text. 

This school year, there will be three meetings.   The first meeting will occur on October 3, 2019 and will meet at 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.  Registration will open at 3 p.m. on August 29, 2019 and the QR Code for that meeting is above.  The second meeting will occur on January 15, 2020 and the registration will open on November 20, 2019.  The third meeting will occur on April 1, 2020 and sign ups will open on February 27, 2020.   Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

Franklin MS After School Program

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The FMS After School Program will begin on Monday, September 23rd. We are very excited about our after-school program this year! We have many stimulating and unique opportunities and hope your child will find something that interests them. Please see below for some important information in regards to the After-School Program. 

Late Buses: Late buses begin on Monday September 23rd and will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and dismiss around 4:45 PM. There are fewer buses and runs, the stop may be different from the normal morning or afternoon stop. 

Clubs/Activities: The first list of activities will be posted on the FMS website, your child’s grade level google classroom and sent out through News You Choose. This list will constantly be updated throughout the year with changes and additions. Please check back often to make sure you are viewing the most recent version. In order to participate, your child must turn in an After-School registration form.

Attendance:  Attendance is taken each day after school for all activities. If your child is absent from school, they are not permitted to return to participate in the after-school program that day. 

Pick-Up:  If you are picking your child up, please utilize the Kiss and Ride area. You do not need to check your child out through the main office. If you are picking them up prior to the conclusion of their activity, please pre-arrange this with them so they know to meet you in the Kiss and Ride area. We do encourage students to stay through to the end of their activity, please avoid early pick up when possible. If you choose to pick your child up instead of them taking a late bus, please arrive promptly at the conclusion of their activity to prevent unnecessary wait time by students or staff. 

Miscellaneous:

- Be sure to discuss your child’s after-school plan with them every day to avoid any confusion in the afternoon.

- Due to the number of students staying after each day, it’s extremely difficult to deliver phone messages to students. Please communicate with your child ahead of time to avoid any potential problems.

- All FCPS and FMS school rules apply during the after-school program. Please remind your child to adhere to this.

Encourage your child to be an active part of the after-school program. Research has shown that there are many benefits to participating and here are just a few…

- Increased academic performance and classroom participation

- Improved homework completion rates

- Improved student behavior

- Better peer relations and emotional adjustment

- Improved student-adult relationships

- Improved school attendance

- Better attitude towards school

- Increased participation in healthy recreational activities

- Increased school, family, and community partnerships

 

Have questions or need more information about the after-school program?

Contact Mrs. Mollé, After-School Program Specialist, Cemolle@fcps.edu.

AAP Parent Referrals for Students New to Fairfax County Due October 7, 2019

AAP Level IV services are available to students in grades 3-8.  Students may be found eligible for full-time placement in AAP Level IV Center classes through a central selection process and receive a highly challenging instructional program in science, social studies and English.  Multiple criteria are reviewed by a central selection committee to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. More information about AAP services available at the middle school level may be found on the FCPS public website at:  https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics.  If you have any questions, you can contact Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu.  

Parents or guardians of seventh grade students, who are new to Fairfax County Public Schools since January 2019, may initiate the full-time AAP Level IV screening process by completing and submitting an Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form to Lea Fadden at Lea.Fadden@fcps.edu no later than October 7, 2019.  No late referrals will be accepted.

Seventh grade students who are not new to FCPS may apply in the winter for AAP entry in eighth grade.  Those referrals are due January 6, 2020.

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Franklin Middle School Office Procedures

Welcome! As you are making the transition back to school, please review the following office procedures to ensure that all students are safe and accounted for each school day and to minimize disruption of classroom instruction time.

Attendance Line (For Absence or Late Arrival)

Absences and late arrivals should be reported by calling the Attendance Line at 703-904-5151 by 9:00 am. You may also use the Online Attendance Form located on the Franklin Middle School website.

Pre-Arranged Absences (3 or more days)

Pre-arranged absences must be approved in advance. Please send written notification to the main office at least one week before the scheduled absence detailing the student name, the dates of absence and the reason for the absence. A pre-arranged absence form will be filled out and reviewed by the student’s counselor and teachers or administrator.

Early Dismissal

To minimize disruptions to the classroom learning environment, please have your student bring a note to the main office detailing the student name, date and time you will pick up your student and the reason for the early dismissal. A pass will be issued to your student to be released from class. Please do not use the attendance line to request early dismissal.

Lunches – Drop Off

If you need to drop off a lunch for your student, please bring it to the main office by 10:15 am. It will be placed on a lunch cart that will be taken to the cafeteria. If you need to drop off a lunch AFTER 10:15 am, please come to the main office with your driver’s license and check into the Visitor Management System and walk the lunch down to the cafeteria.

Forgotten Items – Drop Off Point

If your student has forgotten something at home, you can bring it to the main office and put it in the cabinet labeled “Forgotten Items Drop Off Point.” Students are responsible for coming to the main office on their own to check the cabinet for items they forgot. To reduce the number of classroom interruptions, items will not be delivered to the classrooms (exceptions include items such as glasses, hearings aids, etc.).

Bus Transportation

Students must ride their assigned buses home each day. Riding alternate buses is not permitted. Requests for temporary exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing at least 10 days in advance to the main office for review by administration.

Clinic

Students should not use their phones to call home if they are not feeling well. They should get a pass from their teacher and report directly to the clinic.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

On Tuesday, September 3rd, all Franklin students will be participating in a Students Rights and Responsibilities assemblies during the course of the instructional day. Franklin administrators will be reviewing FCPS policies and school-based procedures to include topics such as responsible use of technology and personal devices, school-appropriate dress code, abstinence from alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drugs, identification and reporting of bullying and harassment, and other topics directly related to Franklin’s commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful learning environment. Please be sure your child is in attendance on September 3rd to receive this SR&R overview which will support positive decision-making throughout the school year.

Students will be provided additional learning opportunities by participating in Students Rights and Responsibilities lessons during their Learning Seminar period on September 5, 6, 10, and 11. Parents and guardians are highly encouraged to review the SR&R video and handbook with their children to support them with decision-making at the middle school level. SR&R Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheets (found in the Falcon Flyover student packet) can be submitted to their child’s Learning Seminar teacher by September 11th. All students will receive a hard copy of the SR&R which will contain an additional copy of the Parent and/or Guardian Signature Sheet.

Resources:

SR&R Handbook: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SRR1920.pdf

SR&R Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N398Uv10oJ8&list=PLSz76NCRDYQEd3YHKFRgSAvvezsO8MMhy 

SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/SRR1920SignatureSheet.pdf Click to edit this placeholder text.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be on Thursday, September 5th, from 6-8 pm at Franklin Middle School. Please arrive a few minutes early to avoid traffic and arrive to your student's 1st period class for the video presentation and for the agenda of the evening. 

Breakfast is Served!

Food services offers a limited breakfast menu each morning to start your student’s day out right. The FMS cafeteria will be open at 7:10 every day to serve all students interested in a meal. Students will proceed straight to the cafeteria upon arrival, will have approximately 10-15 minutes to eat their meal and will then continue to their first class at the 7:25 warning bell.

Please send your student to school with their lunch account number to expedite the serving line. For your convenience, you can find all meal menus at the following link:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/franklin-middle-school/breakfast/2019-08-23?mode=browse

Best Buddies Meeting

Monday September 23rd - first block after school - 2:40 - 3:40. Stop by room 110 with any questions.

 

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Parent Teen Book Club

Welcome Franklin Falcons to the 2019-2020 school year!  I am excited to announce the dates for the Parent Teen Book Club.  This program is a great opportunity to communicate with your teenager as he/she moves forward in shaping an identify and in making good choices for the future.  Both the parent and teen read the book before the meeting and come ready to discuss the text.  There are three separate meetings throughout the course of the school year and five different titles are offered at each meeting.  There are also author visits and guest speakers as they relate to a theme associated with a text. 

This school year, there will be three meetings.   The first meeting will occur on October 3, 2019 and will meet at 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.  Registration will open at 3 p.m. on August 29, 2019 and the QR Code for that meeting is above.  The second meeting will occur on January 15, 2020 and the registration will open on November 20, 2019.  The third meeting will occur on April 1, 2020 and sign ups will open on February 27, 2020.   Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit to FMS: Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School. Photo credit: Scholastic.com

Yearbooks for Sale

You’re in it, but did you get it? Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook. When you order now you will receive a free personalized nameplate. Click on the link below and order yours today.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5330

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Franklin Middle School Transportation Procedures

FCPS Bus Riders

All bus riders are to get on and off their assigned FCPS bus at their assigned FCPS stop with the following exception:

A student is issued a walking pass from the school which indicates parent/guardian & administrative approval.

Any long-term requests for stop changes, bus route changes, or special requests will be forwarded to Area 3 Transportation.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Rob Gibbs at 703-904-5100.

Student Drop-off (Kiss ‘n’ Ride) - entrance closest to the athletic fields

  • The bus loop and our parking lots are NOT drop-off points for students
  • Parents/guardians must use the Kiss ‘n’ Ride line to drop off students
  • As a courtesy to other parents who are also dropping their children off to school, drivers are kindly asked to move as far ahead as possible to the Kiss ‘n’ Ride crosswalk prior to dropping off their child.
  •  Parents and guardians are welcome 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. Please use the crosswalks.

Walkers and Bicyclists

All walkers either live within the 1 mile radius and/or have a walking pass (purple pass) indicating written parent/guardian permission on file.

Students are expected to:

  • Only cross Lees Corner Road at the intersection of Thorngate and Lees Corner; students should not cross Lees Corner at any other point.
  • Use the proper crosswalk, and walk the bike or carry the skateboard across the crosswalk
  • Continue to walk the bike or carry the skateboard while on school property
  • Use the bike racks
  • Wear their helmets
Breakfast is Served!

Food services offers a limited breakfast menu each morning to start your student’s day out right. The FMS cafeteria will be open at 7:10 every day to serve all students interested in a meal. Students will proceed straight to the cafeteria upon arrival, will have approximately 10-15 minutes to eat their meal and will then continue to their first class at the 7:25 warning bell.

Please send your student to school with their lunch account number to expedite the serving line. For your convenience, you can find all meal menus at the following link:

https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/franklin-middle-school/breakfast/2019-08-23?mode=browse

Parent Teen Book Club

Welcome Franklin Falcons to the 2019-2020 school year!  I am excited to announce the dates for the Parent Teen Book Club.  This program is a great opportunity to communicate with your teenager as he/she moves forward in shaping an identify and in making good choices for the future.  Both the parent and teen read the book before the meeting and come ready to discuss the text.  There are three separate meetings throughout the course of the school year and five different titles are offered at each meeting.  There are also author visits and guest speakers as they relate to a theme associated with a text. 

This school year, there will be three meetings.   The first meeting will occur on October 3, 2019 and will meet at 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.  Registration will open at 3 p.m. on August 29, 2019 and the QR Code for that meeting is above.  The second meeting will occur on January 15, 2020 and the registration will open on November 20, 2019.  The third meeting will occur on April 1, 2020 and sign ups will open on February 27, 2020.   Questions?  Contact Karen Radcliffe at keradcliffe@fcps.edu

Author Visit - Ben Mikaelsen

Welcome Franklin Falcons!  Franklin Middle School is excited to welcome writer Ben Mikaelsen, author of Touching Spirit Bear, next spring on April 1, 2020.  In preparation for this author visit, part of each student’s school supplies are to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear.  When Ben is here in the spring, he will sign personal copies of the students’ books.  If you do not purchase a copy, Franklin Middle School will have copies available for students to borrow during the school year.  Franklin Middle School prides itself on building literacy for all students and we incorporate ten minutes of reading in fifth period two times per week.  Beginning the week of September 23, 2019, students will be reading Touching Spirit Bear.   Prior to beginning work on Touching Spirit Bear, students should have another book to read during fifth period.  Thanks for supporting literacy at Franklin Middle School.    

Best Buddies Interest Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for Best Buddies Monday September 23rd in the first block after school from 2:40 - 3:40.

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Falcon FlyOver

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited the Franklin Falcon FlyOver will be taking place on Wednesday, August 21st from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  During this time parents and students will be able to pick up packets which contains the necessary forms as well as the student’s schedule and locker assignment.  If you have already completed these forms online, we will gladly collect them on August 21st.  Any forms not turned in on the 21st, your student can bring the first day of school and give to his or her 1st Period Teacher.  In addition during the FlyOver, students may practice opening their locker and store school supplies!

We look forward to seeing you on August 21st!

Department of Student Services

New Student Orientation

There will be an Orientation for all 7th and new to Franklin 8th grade students on Thursday, August 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Students will get the opportunity to walk their schedules and meet their teachers as well as other school staff. Please make sure they bring their schedules with them.   Students will not have access to their lockers during orientation.  Bus transportation will be provided.  Busses will depart from the student’s base elementary school at 8:30 a.m.  

Sharon Eisenberg 

Principal

FCPSOn Laptop Distribution

 

This Thursday, August 22nd, Franklin Middle School will be continuing to distribute FCPSOn laptops to both 7th and 8th grade students from 1pm to 5pm.

Please be aware of the following as you come to receive your laptop device:

  • If you purchased a school approved case, please bring the case with you to the distribution session. If you do not bring your case, you will have a case checked out to you.
  • There will be potentially be a lot of people stopping by to receive laptops during this time frame. Please expect distribution of the computers to take about 20-25 minutes.
  • If you have time constraints or are unable to pick up your laptop this Thursday, we will be distributing laptops to those who are unable to come to this session on the first week of school.

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Falcon FlyOver

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited the Franklin Falcon FlyOver will be taking place on Wednesday, August 21st from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  During this time parents and students will be able to pick up packets which contains the necessary forms as well as the student’s schedule and locker assignment.  If you have already completed these forms online, we will gladly collect them on August 21st.  Any forms not turned in on the 21st, your student can bring the first day of school and give to his or her 1st Period Teacher.  In addition during the FlyOver, students may practice opening their locker and store school supplies!

We look forward to seeing you on August 21st!

Department of Student Services

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited the Franklin Falcon FlyOver will be taking place on Wednesday, August 21st from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  During this time parents and students will be able to pick up packets which contains the necessary forms as well as the student’s schedule and locker assignment.  If you have already completed these forms online, we will gladly collect them on August 21st.  Any forms not turned in on the 21st, your student can bring the first day of school and give to his or her 1st Period Teacher.  In addition during the FlyOver, students may practice opening their locker and store school supplies!

We look forward to seeing you on August 21st!

Department of Student Services

New Student Orientation

There will be an Orientation for all 7th and new to Franklin 8th grade students on Thursday, August 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Students will get the opportunity to walk their schedules and meet their teachers as well as other school staff. Please make sure they bring their schedules with them.   Students will not have access to their lockers during orientation.  Bus transportation will be provided.  Busses will depart from the student’s base elementary school at 8:30 a.m.  

Sharon Eisenberg 

Principal

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