The Workshop is to help you learn how to help your middle school student stay organized.
Amity Middle School teacher Vicki Fielosh will share tips and tricks — high tech & low tech — to help students be successful in middle school.
· Transition to Middle School
· Agenda Pad
· Homework Binder
If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Vicki Fielosh via e-mail by Aug. 19.
A Letter To Amity Middle School Parents:
In one more week we will be meeting and greeting our new 7th grade students and our returning 8th graders. We also have thirteen new students enrolling in AMSO from other towns and states.
The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 31. The day begins at 7:34 a.m. and ends at 2:18 p.m. On the first day, students should bring a small notebook and a pencil or pen.
A packet has been mailed to your homes with important information including bus stops, PowerSchool, InfoSnap, MyPaymentsPlus along with a parent/student packet regarding such things as student absence procedures, appropriate attire, café…..etc. If you have not received this information, please call the school so we can mail it to you, or you are welcome to come by the school and pick one up. The school is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In fact, students are most welcome to visit and check out their classrooms and teams.
Throughout the year I will send an email at least once a week, mostly on Fridays. I hope you will find the information helpful and informative. Very soon we will be posting a calendar to our website with important upcoming dates and events. The calendar will be continually updated.
The following link will take you directly to the AMSO homepage.
Enjoy the rest of August!
All the best,
Kathleen Fuller-Cutler (Kathi)
Following is news from Amity Middle School – Orange:
The eighth grade spent Wednesday and Thursday in Philadelphia.
After a delay of about an hour due to one of the busses leaking antifreeze, the entire group arrived at their initial destination around 2 p.m.
It was a very full day of sightseeing and attending a Philly’s baseball game. The second day included visits to the Franklin Institute and visits to Founder’s Hall.
To the right is a group photo taken in the morning.
Congratulations: to Colton Varholak and Soo-Jin Park of Team S who have been selected to receive this year’s Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Award.
This award is presented each year to young men and women attending schools within CABE’s membership, who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities.
Superintendent Charles Dumais, presented the award at a ceremony held at the Amity Board of Education meeting on Monday May 11.
Also, congratulations to Scholar Leaders, Anthony Tom and Alexandra Bonat.
Their achievement will be celebrated on May 28th at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Parents, an administrator and guidance counselor will attend with Tom and Alex and in addition, each scholar is given the opportunity to invite one adult from the school who they feel has been a mentor to them.
Accompanying Alex will be math teacher, Andrea Fleischman. Anthony has invited social studies teacher, Sheryl Wilder.
The event focuses on helping kids with cancer in two unique ways.
Raising money for St. Baldrick’s and collecting ponytails for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths to make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Be a part of this great event! Be a shavee, donate an 8 inch ponytail, volunteer or make a monetary donation.
Visit the official donation page HERE.
The Amity Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) will hold its first meeting Friday, Jan. 23 during the school day.
The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. and extend over the lunch block to 12 p.m. so that staff also can attend and meet parents.
This is an excellent opportunity for those who can, to meet and be part of the school during the day.
Although lunch will not be served, the cafeteria will be open for a 15-minute snack period.
Students are welcome to bring a snack from home or purchase a snack from the cafeteria.
Only snacks will be available for purchase; there will be no hot lunch.
Amity Middle School eighth-grader Colton Varholak participated in Amity’s Government Day on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Colton was paired with Police Chief Robert Gagne, and as “Chief for the Day” he learned about police work and the administration of the municipal police department.
Other students partnered with the Fire Marshal, Town Clerk, First Selectman, Tax Collector, etc and each learned about their particular duties during this very special annual event.
The first fundraising event of the year has begun. With the PTSO, we are selling KidStuff Coupon Savings Books. Homeroom teachers have passed out a Ziploc bag containing KidStuff books and directions, for each student to bring home. We are asking students to sell at least two books. The books sell for $25.00 and we make a 50% profit on each book.
If a student is enrolled in the band, strings or choir, the first book sold will go to the PTSO and the second book’s profit will go to the music department to be allocated towards the individual student’s cost of his or her spring trip.
This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and we need your support.
The fundraiser will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26.
The Middle School ceremony will take place on thursday, June 19 at noon. (school will be dismissed at 10:15 a.m.)
Parents are reminded that parking will be allowed on one side of the street only. The police will place cones and direct traffic. The school staff will park out back so most of the front parking lot and side lot will be available for parking.
The Last Day of School is Friday, June 20 – dismissal at 10:15 a.m.