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Today is the first day of the Week to Respect. The Anti-Bullying Bills of Rights Act designates the week beginning the first Monday in October of each year as a “Week of Respect” in the entire state of New Jersey. School districts are directed to observe the week by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Todays quote of the day is …”Life is too short to waste your time on people who dont respect, appreciate and value you” -unknown
Thank to everyone who wore blue today! Tomorrow is mismatched day! Please wear mismatched clothes to show that we all recognize and embrace what is different!
Annual vaccine clinic at FAMS/Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 3-5 pm
*Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine / Tdap / Pneumonia (All Preservative Free)

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Attention Students:
Attention Students:
As we approach the end of September, we have a few reminders for you:
- 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.
Please be mindful of all lunchtime procedures and expectations. 
Please claim your items from the lost and found table.
Have you donated to the sneaker drive yet? Collections end this Friday!
Save the date
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students!
PLC After Party Fun-raiser
Thursday, October 19th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
6th & 7th grade handbells will meet today at lunch.
DRAMA CLUB:  Tomorrow will be an optional drama audition practice for those who would like to learn Horton's audition song "Alone in the Universe."  To enter FAMS by 7:30am you should come through the gym doors and report directly to the music room.  Do not stop at your locker.  We will begin at 7:30am.  Please email Mrs. Hartman with any questions.
Drama Club-
Interested in being a part of Seussical Jr. as a cast or crew member? 
Please see Ms. McAloney if you did not attend the interest meeting on Friday, 9/22
Environmental Club-
There will be no environmental club this week! 
The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 12th from 3:00 - 3:30. We will meet in the STEM room. 
If you would still like to join, please reach out to Ms. McAloney or Mrs. Weiner.
Please fill out the environmental club interest form on the forums tab if you are interested in joining!
Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining this year's Environmental Club.
We are open to students in Grades 6-8, and we will meet on Thursdays after school in Room 165 (STEM Room) from 3-3:30PM.
Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 28th.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. McAloney or Mrs. Weiner
The FAMS Book Club Club will be having our first meeting on WEDNESDAY, October 4th to pick our October book of the month!  Please arrange for a prompt pick up at 3:30. 
New members are always welcomed.  
Please see Mrs. Dranoff for a permission slip!
Reminder that there will be NO Yearbook Club this week.  See you next week! :)
Please fill this form out if you are interested in joining this year's Yearbook Club.
We are open to students in Grades 6-8, and we will meet Wednesdays after school in Room 165 (STEM Room) from 3-3:30PM.
Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 20th.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Aiello or Mrs. Larson.
ART Club-
Are you a 6th Grader interested in ART? This club is for you! We will be drawing, painting, sculpting and much more!  Please fill out THIS FORM
Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd after school in the Art room.
Please email Mrs. Behrens with any questions.
GT Art-
Please sign out of the MPR
Attention all basketball players:
There was a basketball interest meeting after school on Thursday, 9/28. Important paperwork was distributed and directions for submitting your medical paperwork was discussed. 
It is very important that submit your paperwork on time to be eligible to try out. If, for any reason, you were unable to attend please reach out to Mr. Alaimo (boys) or Mr. Manfra (girls) ASAP for paperwork and information. 
The girls' volleyball team lost their match against HoHokus yesterday with a close second game of 25-21. Game highlights include strong serving runs from Veronica Pontrelli and Peyton Loia, and several strong attacks by Juliana Costabile. Good luck to the team at their next game against Upper Saddle River this Friday. 
Both teams will play Woodcliff Lake on today.
The girls are home and the boys are away. 
Please reach out to Mr. Manfra with any questions.
Congratulations to the girls soccer team for shutting out Wyckoff yesterday 6-0! Great effort from the team overall. Goals were scored by Mia Jusufi, Chloe Blackowski, Daniella Ruberto, and a hat trick from Isabella Deubel. Great job girls!
Ms. Urbanak (your-ban-ik)
Attention Students: 
Just a reminder that the selling of items is not permitted on school grounds.
This includes things such as candy, drinks, and everything else.
- 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-
There will be no AM computer lab on Wednesday 10/4 through Friday 10/6 of this week due to Frost Valley.
*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.