To our Arts Teachers (Dr. Duvall, Mrs. Withers, and Ms. Masciana) for growing and encouraging our budding student musicians, singers, and artists. Uncovering brilliance by growing hearts and minds!
- Interims and an Interim Cover Letter were sent home on Friday, September 27. 1st Quarter Interim Cover Letters were due Friday, October 4th
- Remember to wear your BLUE Shirt on Monday, October 7th and #BLUEUP with us to change the culture and STOMP Out Bullying
- No School on October 9th for a Teacher Workday.
Parent Charger Night is one week away on Tuesday, October 15th from 4-7. The night is different than last year's curriculum night. The purpose of this night is to connect, engage and inform parents in curricula and other aspects of a student's middle school experience. Instead of following your child's schedule, you get to choose sessions that are most meaningful to you. The gym will be open for students to go while parents attend the sessions. It is strongly encouraged that students do not attend the session on anxiety and social media. We prefer parents to hear the information first and then determine what information to share with your child. Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase at the concession stand. Please sign up for sessions you wish to attend by clicking the following link: https://parentchargernight2019.sched.com
SOCKtober at AFMS. During the entire month of October, students and staff are asked to donate as many pairs of new socks as possible. All donated socks will be given to "Note in the Pocket," an organization which helps Wake County students in need. The goal once again is to collect 5,000 pairs of new socks before October 31st!
Need to Contact Your Child’s Teacher? -Go to our school website.
-click on your child’s grade level
-click your child’s team (6th and 7th grade) and 8th grade as a team
What will you find? (a) team or grade level newsletters (b) Individual teacher names, emails, and websites. https://www.wcpss.net/apexfriendshipms
Student Lunches: In an effort to maintain an orderly lunch environment, we are requesting that parents refrain from or limit bringing take-out (restaurant/fast food) for student lunches. If students forget their lunch or lunch money, we have an established school account, thanks to our PTSA, which will allow students to have a school lunch.
Student Check-Out Reminder- please refrain from checking your child out of school or requesting transportation changes after 2:30, as we can’t guarantee that information will be shared with your child during this short time frame prior to school dismissing at 3:00.
AFMS PTSA NEWS:
Reflections Arts Program
If your student is interested in submitting art work(s) for this year’s Reflections Arts Program, the student packet (with rules and entry form) is now available on the PTSA website: https://www.afmsptsa.org/reflections.html#/
Each submission must include an entry form. The submission deadline is 10/21/2019 in the AFMS front office.
Save the Date - AFMS PTSA Winter-Palooza, Saturday 12/7 9am-3pm
Local Vendors, Student Performances, Food Trucks. Poinsettia and Wreath Sales and many other activities! Free Swag bags to the first 100 attendees and Hourly Door Prizes!! See website for Sponsorship Opportunities - https://afmswinter-palooza.weebly.com/
*** BACKPACK ALERT for Monday … a pre-order form for Poinsettias, Wreaths, and Bows that can be picked up the day of the event. ***
Fall Dance Ticket Sales - https://tinyurl.com/y2ag7tmf
Become a member: https://tinyurl.com/y6ykngap
Smart Start Fundraiser: https://tinyurl.com/y3enz7gk
Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://www.afmsptsa.org/newsletter.html#/
Next PTSA meeting – Monday, January 13th @ 6pm
In Sports News:
Please come out and support our student athletes:
Tues., Oct.8, 2019 AFMS Volleyball and Soccer teams against East Cary @East Cary Middle School
Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019- AFMS Football team against East Cary Middle @ East Cary Middle School.