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2013-2014 D49 Calendar
Good Afternoon Firebird Nation Families –
The year has progressed quickly...we are definitely in the home stretch with only one month left to go. So many great things have happened over the past several weeks and we are excited about the additional events coming up to help bring a positive close to the school year. We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers that helped throughout the year in classrooms, at the TCAP Carnival, mini-course registration, and the list goes on and on. We appreciate all that you do for our school!
We had another great success with our mini courses that took place last week. Students were very excited about all of the opportunities and what they learned through this experience. We received many positive compliments from the organizations that hosted our students, along with theguest presenters in our building. They all complimented about how positive our students were and that they were some of the best students they have workedwith. Way to go Firebirds!
Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner. It takes place from Monday, May 6th, through Friday, May 10th. We hope that students, parents, and community members will take this time to recognize the hard work that our staff puts in on a regular basis to teach all of our students. Education is constantly changing and our staff continues to adapt to ensure that we are meeting theneeds of our students each and every day. I would encourage all of our families to find a way to thank a teacher for all of their hard work. A special thank you goes to our PTSA who has planned a few continental breakfasts and a celebration lunch for our staff!
In a few short weeks, our 8th grade students will officially become high school freshmen. Their middle school journey will come to a close and we will celebrate their accomplishments at our annual promotion ceremony. The ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 23rd, at 5:00pm. Students will be required to arrive in advance to line up for their recognition. The ceremony will last from 5-6pm in the Gym, with the 8th grade dance starting immediately after and lasting until 8pm. Seating for the ceremony is open, but is limited based on the number of students that we have participating. 8th Grade students can be excused from school on May 24th if parents choose.
As the year draws to an end, this tends to be the time where we see a rise in student behavior issues, dress code violations, and potential bullying. We take these situations seriously and work to enforce each situation based on our school and district policies. Students are aware of our 4 “Be’s” and what it means to be a Firebird on a regular basis. We expect that students continue to follow the expectations and know that their behavior at this point can impact their ability to participate in our different events. Please encourage your students to stay focused and finish the year strong so we can all celebrate together all of their hard work at the end of the year.
May 3rd & 4th – FMS Theater Production of “The Axe of Murder” at 7pm each night
May 6th – Home Track Meet
May 7th – Talent Show at 6pm in the Commons
May 14th – PTSA at 6:30pm in the Library
May 14th – Band Concerts – 6th grade – 6 p.m./7th grade – 7:30 p.m.
May 15th – NJHS Induction Ceremony at 6pm in the Commons
May 16th – Band Concert – 8th grade – 7 p.m.
May 17th – Choir Concerts
May 17th – Yearbook Signing Party at 3:00pm in the Commons
May 21st – School Accountability Committee Meeting at 5:30pm in the Library
May 23rd – 8th Grade Promotion at 5:00pm with Dance to follow until 8:00pm
May 24th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Early Release!
As always, thank you for all of your help and support for Firebird Nation. We appreciate the continued collaboration we have had over the course of the past year. We hope to continue this through the end of the school year. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help! We look forward to a successful closure to the school as we wish our 8thgrade students the best, look forward to continuing to work with our 6th and 7th grade students, and welcome our new incoming 5th grade class. We look forward to the years to come!
Brian Smith, Greg Pottorff, and Mandy Maranville
Your Proud Firebird Administration Team
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