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SUMMER READING LIST
Dear FWMS parents,
As the school year winds down, our thoughts turn to summer and to summer reading!
All important information regarding our middle schools’ and high schools’ Summer Reading Programs can be found on the Fairfield Public School’s homepage: http://www.fairfieldschools.org/. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
For Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders at FWMS
For students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 at all three of our middle schools, our program will continue as it has during the past few years: this year’s assignment can be found on the Fairfield Public School’s website (scroll down to the bottom of the page), and on the FWMS website, or you can get there directly by following this link.
We know that all Fairfield Middle School students will read many, many books this summer, but we ask all students to complete a “bookmark” for two of the books they read. Students will share these bookmark “notes” with their teacher and classmates when they return in the fall. The bookmark assignment asks students to identify and track the major elements of a text and can be downloaded here.
We have provided suggested lists of books and authors that students may choose from. These lists include award winners, classics, and newly published titles. While the books on these lists are suggestions, we encourage parents and students to decide together on the suitability of any title.
For Rising 9th Graders who will attend either Warde or Ludlowe
We know that all rising ninth graders will read many, many books this summer, but we ask that all students choose at least one of these books from a short list of ten titles. This thoughtfully constructed list of books is the same for both high schools and may be accessed on the Fairfield Public School’s website, or you can access this list directly by clicking here for Fairfield Warde, and here for Fairfield Ludlowe.
When students arrive to either Ludlowe or Warde in the fall, they will complete a brief assignment that will allow them to share the book they selected with their peers. English teachers will share the details of this assignment with students during the first few days of school.
Students who attend Warde will participate in a “Warde Book Chat.” These “book chats” take place in early September. Students are placed in a small group of fellow 9th graders who all read the same book. In this book chat, students, along with a faculty member, discuss the common book that they read. Prizes are awarded to those students who make significant contributions to the discussion
Encouraging all Fairfield Middle School students to read is one of the many ways we are preparing them for academic excellence.
Have a great summer and happy reading!
~The Middle School Language Arts Team
8TH GRADE PARENTS:
The dance is going to be well-attended and fun! We currently have over 200 8th grade students registered to come to the Fabulous 50’s Dance Party! Of course, we would LOVE to have everyone attend….so if you have not,PLEASE RSVP ASAP. Every child must be registered to attend and registration closed MONDAY, 6/16th at 11:59 pm.
· The Dance is June 17th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. While the theme is 50’s, children need not dress in 50’s attire. Instead, they can wear dance-attire or a comfortable outfit….as long as it is in accordance with Woods Rules for Attire.
· This dance is exclusively for our 8th grade students. Sorry, no other family members or friends can attend. Also, chaperones will be parents who have 6th and 7th grade students only.
· We will have a DJ, a Photo Booth, and food & beverages.
· For those who have already volunteered to bring something – THANK YOU!! Please remember ALL DONTATIONS MUST BE NUT-FREE.
o If you’re donating non-perishable goods – please drop them off to the Woods office Monday or Tuesday(
o If you’re donating cash – please drop this off to the Woods office in a sealed envelope clearly marked “8th GRADE DANCE” as soon as possible.
o If you’re donating perishables – please keep it at home until June 17th. Please bring it to the school between 3:00 and 4:30 or have your child bring it to the dance when he/she comes. Please label it with “8TH GRADE DANCE.”
o If you are donating your time and working on a committee – if you haven’t already been contacted or have recently decided to help, please contact Jen or Jean.
§ Set-up is at 3:00 pm in the gym.
§ Check-in committee needs to be at the school no later than 6:45 pm.
§ Check-out committee needs to be at the school no later than 9:15 pm.
§ Clean-up committee needs to be at the school at 9:15 pm.
§ “Will do Anything” volunteers – please come help set-up!
This is always a wonderful way to end the years here at Woods. We look forward to hosting a fun-filled event for your 8th grader. We cannot run activities like this without the support of parents so please know your help is greatly appreciated.
Have a great summer.
6th & 7th GRADE PARENTS: If you are interested in chaperoning the 8th grade dance on Tuesday, June 17th from 6:45 till 9:30, please contact Jen Biondo (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Jean Gallati (email@example.com). Thanks so much for paying it forward!
End of Year Dates – Mark your calendar
- June 16 – School Picnic during lunch sponsored by the PTA
- June 17 – Early Dismissal – no lunch
- June 17 – 8th Grade Dance – sponsored by the PTA in the FWMS Gymnasium 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
- June 18 – Last Day of School – Early Dismissal – no lunch
- June 18 – 8th Grade Graduation at Warde HS Gymnasium 9:00 a.m. (no tickets needed)
YEARBOOK NEWS!!! 6/4/2014
We have extra yearbooks that we will sell on a first come, first served basis.
If you did not order your yearbook and are interested in purchasing one please do the following ASAP:
1. Write a check for $34 payable to FWMS
2. Place the check in an envelope marked YEARBOOK ORDER, with the student’s full name and homeroom number
3. Submit the envelope to Mrs. Vilenski in the Instructional Lab or LMC