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FAMS Daily Announcement

Minimum Days 6/20 & 6/21
Dismissal 12:15
Have a fantastic summer!!!Clipart sun with sunglasses
PLC-This post is for any current 7th graders interested in applying for 8th Grade PLC Core Group Do you know what it means to lead by example? Are you interested in contributing to your school and community? Do you want to help make a difference? Do you enjoy volunteering to help those in need? Any current 7th grade student who is interested in applying to the PLC Core Group should carefully read the attached packet. You have options of membership as an 8th grader, and the packet will help answer any questions you may have. All applications will be submitted through this Google Form AFTER you download and read the attached packet. All applications can be turned in anytime between now and Friday, May 31st.Questions? Read the packet carefully, and if you don't find the answer, stop by and chat with Mr. Kozichek, Ms. Marte, Mr. Jenisch, or Mrs. Amoroso.

Student Dress: We have seen a large increase in pajama bottoms, UGG style slippers, and Croc style slides.  As a reminder, students should be prepared for all of their classes with proper attire and footwear and be sure to follow the guidelines posted.    Pajama bottoms and/or Slipper are not appropriate for school.

Student Arrival:  All students should remain on the plaza until 8:00 AM when we enter the building for Homeroom.  Students scheduled for band, chorus, orchestra, or FAMS Live, or would like to use the computer lab can enter by the Gym doors prior to this time.  We will remain outside unless there is extreme cold or inclement weather.  Please dress appropriately.

- If there is inclement weather upon arriving to school, make sure to wait for the 8:00 bell in the following locations: 6th grade - front hallway where Spanish and French classrooms are located; 7th grade - MPR; 8th grade - Gym lobby; no one should be going to their locker until the bell has rung.
6th & 7th grade handbells will meet today at lunch.
Chef Club: 
Please see Ms. Burnup and Mrs. Magna if you have any further questions.
Academic Competition Squad:
FAMS Diversity Club- The club’s goal is to provide a safe space for students from all walks of life to celebrate and embrace the diversity of our student population, welcoming students of all grade levels, all genders, all orientations, all races, all religions: the only requirement is that you are a student at FAMS!
We will meet once a month and our agenda will be determined by our initial membership. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome!

Please see Mr. V. or Miss Bookspan for more details. We hope to see you there!

Cubing Club:
Want to learn how to solve the most famous puzzle of all time or improve your skills with the Rubik's Cube?
Then the FAMS Cubing Club is for you!
If you are interested in joining the FAMS Cubing Club, please complete this Google Form as soon as possible. All students are welcome, regardless of skill level!
YOGA Club:
Please see Ms. Burnup or Ms. Contreras if you have any questions.
We will introduce you to different elements of yoga and its benefits and opportunities for field trips that give back to the community. Refreshments will be served! See Ms. Contreras or Ms. Burnup if you would like to participate but cannot make the meeting. 
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
a Newbery Medal Winning novel!  
New readers are ALWAYS invited to read the book and join us for our discussion! 
Reach out to Mrs. Dranoff if you have any questions!
Book Club-The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba
GT Art-
Tryouts for Gifted and Talented Art for incoming 7th and 8th grade students. 
GT ART is a gifted and talented Art class for incoming 7th and 8th grade students who go above and beyond artistically and want to explore more in the subject area. In GT Art we create a variety of projects covering a range of mediums including pencil, pastel, paint, collage, digital art, mixed media and much more! 
We meet every other day during your lunch period for the entire school year. GT ART is a great opportunity to enhance your art skills, make new friends and be a part of the school's creative team!
If you are interested in participating in girls' soccer this fall, please take a moment to fill out this Google Form. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Urbanak.
If you are an incoming 7th or 8th-grade boy for the 2024-2025 school year and are interested in trying out for soccer next year please fill out the Google form below. If you have any questions please contact me or Mr. Alaimo. 
Please see Ms. Burnup if you have any questions or cannot attend. 
*Patriots Shooting Camp is back this summer. Come have fun and develop your basketball shooting skills. Camp will run for 3 weeks and space is limited. Sign up today. Anyone who signs up for 2 weeks or more will receive a free basketball. Any questions please see Mrs. Banta or Mr. Alaimo. Camp flyers are located outside the gym
RAMAPO Soccer: Anyone interested in trying out for the Ramapo girls soccer team, please fill out the google form below. Important try out information will be sent out sometime in May. Any questions please see either Mrs. Banta or Mr. Livesey.
Attention Students: Selling of items is not permitted on school grounds.
This includes things such as candy, drinks, and everything else.

Student Dress: Our dress guidelines are posted in our Student/Parent Handbook.  We have seen a large increase in pajama bottoms, UGG style slippers, and Crocs style slides.  As a reminder, students should be prepared for all of their classes with proper attire and footwear and be sure to follow the guidelines posted.    

- Be sure to have a pass when you leave a classroom. You are to go directly to and from your destination, without stopping at other classrooms.
- Please be sure to lock your locker. Lockers are left open are at risk.
- Lunch procedures: Be sure to go to your locker before arriving at the MPR for lunch and bring everything you need with you - such as your coat, lunch and money. If you want to go to Alternate Lunch or the Library, be sure to sign out. You may only sign yourself out. Friends may not sign out other friends.
CLUBS- *Do you have questions about the clubs at FAMS? Over the years, FAMS has hosted a variety of clubs such as cooking club, club CARE, bowling club, book club, diversity club, newspaper club, photography club, stock market club, ping pong club, tennis club, geography club, chess club, chemistry club and FAMS Rock. Clubs are organized either by teachers who want to lead a club, or by a student who has an interest and wants to see a club started. In that case, the student must find 10 people who want to join the club and find a teacher willing to be the club advisor, before finally speaking with Mr. Keiser for permission for the club to begin. 

Other extracurricular activities to be aware of are PLC events, music ensembles, our school musical, and our sports teams. If you do not play on a sports team or participate in a music group, consider cheering on our teams at home games and attending concerts and the school musical when it hits the stage in March.
Computer Lab-
*AM computer lab will be open in rooms 224 and 225 for students who wish to come early and charge their laptop or get work done before school. The computer lab is open from 7:30-8:00 AM every morning.
*Starting Monday, September 12th, the afternoon computer lab will be available to all students from 3:00 - 3:30 in Room 216.  If you're being picked up after school, consider coming by to get your work done while you wait.