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8th Grade Auction and Dinner Fundraiser

The FMS Class of 2018 hopes that you will buy tickets for their March 3, 2018 Auction and Dinner. The Parent Committee will be holding an Auction and Dinner that evening from 6-8pm in the FMS Cafeteria. Tickets are $25 per person, $175 for a family/group of 8, or $250 to sponsor a table (which includes advertising and a table of 8). Dinner is included from Humboldt Smokehouse, as well as dessert provided by the Committee. There will be many auction items to choose from, so we hope that you can come. Tickets are now available for purchase in the FMS office. Checks should be made payable to the “FMS Class of 2018” with memo: “Auction.” If you happen to have your own business and would like to donate an auction item, please let us know.

 

 

From the Principal's Desk

February 2018

 

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students:

 

Congratulations to the Superintendent’s Award Winner for February Sammi Katri!

I can’t believe February is already here! January was packed with tons of learning and fun on our campus. Students really enjoyed our “Winter” rally, which was held on January 12th since school was cancelled on its original date. Congratulations to the FMS staff who won 1st place….just points ahead of the 7th grade class. The good news is, the staff did share their ice cream with the 7th graders since they worked so hard in the rally.

FMS celebrated “Kindness Week” in January with kindness-themed “Words of Wisdom” each morning, themed dress-up days, and a community service project. Our Student Council Officers presented at the Fortuna City Council Meeting, and received the Kindness Month Proclamation. Thank you to everyone who donated items to the North Coast Veteran’s Resource Center. We look forward to donating those items to veterans in need. If you have a truck and are willing to drop-off our donations at the Center, please contact me at 707-725-3415 or jjohansen@fortunaesd.com.

During the month of January, we held our yearly Geography Bee. All participants did a great job. Congratulations to Leah Nelson who earned 1st Place and Hunter Alexander who earned 2nd Place. Way to go! Our next competition, the FMS Spelling Bee, will be held on February 9, so please encourage your student to participate.

Mrs. Bigalke’s 7th grade class has started their “FMS Live” class. This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to get real-world training on college and career readiness. We have had guest speakers from all over Humboldt County speaking with this group, and plan to continue this throughout the trimester.

During January our “1st Trimester 4.0 GPA Award Winners” got a FREE trip to Harbor Lanes in Eureka. The group had a great time bowling, and then hanging out at the Bayshore Mall for lunch. We hope that more students will earn the next trip by getting a 4.0 GPA during the 2nd Trimester. Let’s go Spartans!

We are finishing up our school-wide candy bar sales. If your student still has a box, please encourage him/her to either sell the items, or return the box to the FMS office. If your student has money to turn in, they need to bring it to the FMS office. I would like to get all unsold boxes/candy bars to students who are in need of additional boxes as soon as possible, so please remind your student of this responsibility.

The mid-trimester progress reports will be posted on Friday in your student’s Aeries account. Your student will also receive a copy to bring home to you. Please ask your student for this so that you know how well your student is doing this trimester. There is still plenty of time for your students to enroll in EXCEL and stay after school to get help on missing assignments. The end of the trimester will be March 16th, and Report Cards will be mailed home March 23rd.

If you are an 8th grade parent/guardian, our next 8th Grade Parent Committee meeting will be held on February 5, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm in the FMS cafeteria. We will then have a sub-committee meeting from 6:30-7:30pm for those who are helping with the upcoming auction and dinner. For those who aren’t able to help with the auction, we would love to have 8th grade parents donate items or purchase tickets to this fundraiser. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need all 8th graders (and their families) to do their part. The event will be held on March 3, 2018 from 6-8pm. Tickets can be purchased in the FMS office, or families can “sign-out” tickets to sell. Each ticket is $25 and includes dinner and dessert. There will be auction items and a Dutch raffle too. All proceeds will benefit the Class of 2018 activities.  We will have a combined meeting for Fortuna Middle and Toddy Thomas 8th grade parents on February 13th from 6-7:00pm in the FMS cafeteria to discuss the 8th grade graduation dance. Please plan to attend.

Our next Student Appreciation Day will be held February 16, 2018 from 1-3pm. The students have voted on a dance and movie day, so students will get to choose between the activities. We would love for parents to donate food for the dance, so if you are able, please send donations to the FMS by February 14th and mark them “dance.” Every student who donates snacks will earn 2 FREE Spartan Bucks into our weekly drawing.

Our school continues to collect “Box Tops” for Education. Please help our school raise money by clipping Box Tops from items you already buy at home. Your student can get a collection sheet in the office, or he/she can just bring them in a bag. If your student fills out an entire sheet, then your student will earn one FREE Spartan Buck. This is every time, so the more sheets turned in the more chances they have to win at our weekly Spartan Buck drawing!

Thanks to “Hops in Humboldt” our school received a $1,000 donation to purchase new program materials that align with our Civic Education Program at Fortuna Middle School. We are very excited about purchasing this material for our students.

Some dates you may want to put on your calendar for February/March:

February 2-2nd Trimester Progress Notices mailed home; January Award’s Assembly (2pm); Chism Basketball Tournament

February 5-8th grade Parent Committee Meeting 5:30pm in the FMS cafeteria; 6:30pm for Auction Committee Meeting

February 6-FMS National History Day Exhibits in the gym

February 9-FMS Spelling Bee

February 13-8th grade Parent Committee meeting with Toddy Thomas parents-FMS Cafeteria 6pm

February 15-FESD Board Meeting in FMS room 700 at 6:15pm

February 16-STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY ACTIVITY (Dance or Movie)

February 19-23-NO SCHOOL-President’s Week

February 27-California Association of Student Councils holding training at FMS for all local ASB officers.

March 1-LCAP Stakeholder and SSC Meeting 5pm FMS room 700; ERV Spelling Bee

March 2-Read Across America Day; February Awards Assembly

March 3-FMS Class of 2018 Auction and Dinner 6-8pm in the FMS Cafeteria

The FMS Class of 2018 hopes that you will buy tickets for their biggest fundraiser of the year on March 3, 2018. The Parent Committee will be holding an Auction and Dinner that evening from 6-8pm in the FMS Cafeteria. Tickets are $25 per person, $175 for a family/group of 8, or $250 to sponsor a table (which includes advertising and a table of 8). Dinner is included from Humboldt Smokehouse, as well as dessert provided by the Committee. There will be many auction items to choose from, so we hope that you can come. Tickets are now available for purchase in the FMS office. Checks should be made payable to the “FMS Class of 2018” with memo: “Auction.” If you happen to have your own business and would like to donate an auction item, please let us know.

 

Thanks for all that you do on our campus and I look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Julie Johansen, FMS Principal

jjohansen@fortunaesd.com

 

February_Principal'sDesk_EnglishandSpanish.pdf

 

2017-2018 Parent-Student Handbook

FMS SARC

Title One Parent Involvement Policy 2017-2018

Citizens and Students of the Month

Fun in Science!

Show your Spartan spirit on Fridays and wear school colors!

Show your Spartan spirit on Fridays and wear school colors!

School Accountability Report Card

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2017-2018 Student Registration Packet

Athletic Physical Forms

All FMS athletes must have an updated physical form on file each school year. Students will not be allowed to try-out or participate in school sports until he/she has a form on file in the office and a signed athletic handbook form.

FMS_AthletePhysicalForm_English_.pdf

 

 

 

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FMS Merit Recovery Form

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FMS_MeritRecoveryForm.pdf