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FAMS Daily Announcement

Today is Monday, October 3, 2022
Day 1
This week is the week of respect. Today we kick off by Teaming Up Against bullying!! Tomorrow, please wear blue to show our support for world bullying prevention day! Tomorrow, we will also be following a special schedule for our assembly, Mallory’s Army. Please check the FAMS community board for reminders this week! --
6th grade handbells will meet today at lunch.  New members are welcome.  Sign out of the lunch room at the beginning of the period and bring your lunch to the small music room.
8th grade handbells will meet today at lunch.
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 extra curricular 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.
Congratulations to Juliana Costabile for achieving Artist of the Month! Her artwork will be displayed in the showcase for the month of October!
GIRLS Soccer-
The girls lost 4-2 to Oakland on Friday despite two great goals by Riley McKee and Madisyn Abella and a strong defensive showing by Isabella Deubel and Josephine Mohn.  The girls will play Mahwah away this afternoon and have practice after school tomorrow. 
BOYS Soccer-
The boys soccer team lost their first game of the season last week to Rivervale. 
The girls volleyball team opened their season with a straight set win against a tough Rivervale team. A balanced team effort and extraordinary hustle were the keys to victory. And when it was most needed, Bridget delivered the knock out blow with a string of unhittable serves to close the second game. The team plays today against Cresskill. 
Diversity Club:

Back by student request, FAMS will hold its first meeting of the DIVERSITY CLUB TOMORROW TUESDAY, October 4th - before school at 7:30 AM - in Room 148 (Miss Bookspan's classroom). All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are welcome! The club's goal is to celebrate the diversity at FAMS, and provide a safe space for students from all walks of life.

Please see Mr. V. or Miss Bookspan for more details. We hope you join us!

Homework Club-
Are you looking for time to finish up your school work, or get your homework started or completed before going home? If you are then you may want to join the new homework club at FAMS! As the Learning Consultant here at FAMS I thought this may be a good club to have here. 
The homework club's goal is to provide a safe, quiet, calm space to concentrate and begin or complete your homework. Support will be provided to students and it will be an opportunity to develop good work habits and a positive attitude towards learning. 
If you are interested please let me know by responding to this email. IF we have enough students interested ,the Homework Club will be held right after school on Wednesday afternoons from 2:50- 3:30. Stay tuned!
Are you interested in being a part of the cast or crew of the FAMS drama club?  The spring musical will be High School Musical Jr! There will be an interesting meeting on Monday, October 17th from 3:00 - 3:30 in the band room to find out more information.  If you are interested in joining and can not attend, please reach out to Ms. McAloney. 
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students!
PLC After Party Fun-raiser
Thursday, October 20th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
See Mr. Kozichek, Ms. Marte, Mrs. Amoroso, or Mr. Jenisch. We can help answer any questions you have about the After Party or PLC in general.
Computer Lab-
*AM computer lab will be open in rooms 224 and 225 effective immediately for students who wish to come early and charge their laptop or get work done before school. Computer lab is open from 7:30-8:00 AM every morning.
*Starting today, Monday September 12th, the afternoon computer lab will be available to all students from 3:00 - 3:30 in rooms 216.  If you're being picked up after school, consider coming by to get your work done while you wait.
*In Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness
On Friday, October 14, 2022
Teachers, students, and all FAMS faculty are encouraged to get your PINK ON for a full blown PINK OUT!!