To Mrs. Withers and Ms. Masciana for showcasing our talented students through art and song at our Fine Arts Night. Art students displayed beautiful pieces of pottery and drawings. Chorus students harmonized wonderfully on songs with most of the music played on the piano by two Charger students, Anna and Jamie Bossert. Additionally, we unveiled our wonderful banners, created by students, staff and parents, which are proudly displayed in our media center.
All County Chorus-The following Charger students were chosen to participate in All County Chorus this weekend at Martin Middle School. Kudos to Anna Bossert, Jamie Bossert, Stuart Campbell, Bella Diaz, Alena Kamholz, Mitchell Long, Jack Lukas, Ella Messinger, and Bella Patience.
Mrs. Sidoti, Mrs. Gabbard, and our “spirited” AFMS Cheerleading Team for placing third out of eight teams in their division at the WCPSS cheerleading competition last Friday. These talented ladies proudly represented AFMS Chargers. Great Job!
Mrs. Guinn and Mrs. Morey for a great 7th grade Steam Career Fair. We had 20 plus volunteers come in and share their career knowledge, as well as engage our students in a hands-on activity, that connected with their career. Thanks to all our staff who helped make this a successful event.
All the Charger families who donated to the PTSA last week. We have met and exceeded our goals. Your donations will ensure that events planned to support students and staff at AFMS will have the funding needed. On behalf of the PTSA, Staff and Students at AFMS-THANK YOU!
Announcements and Upcoming Events:
-Monday 1/27: End of Quarter 2
-Wednesday 1/29: Teacher Workday -- No School
-Friday 2/7: Report Cards Sent Home
Save the Date:-Parent-Teacher conferences will be on Thursday, February 20th from 4:30-7:30. The purpose of the conference is to meet with individual teachers to review student data, identify strengths and areas for growth as well as identifying ways to help support your child at home. A sign-up sheet will be sent out in a couple of weeks.
Hoops for Heart-We will be doing our "Hoops for Heart" fundraiser for the American Heart Association at the end of January and all the way through the month of February. Kickoff: January 27th- All classes in the gym
Collection Date: February 21st
Charger Families-Chargers Engaged in Service C.E.S club is thrilled with the response the AFMS community has shown with our “In Friendship” Drive. Thank you very much for the donations. However, we still need - hand & feet warmers, chapsticks, and mini bottles of hand sanitizers. If you can donate an item or two, please send in your donation by January 31st. C.E.S. will be assembling the bags and have them ready to be handed out before Valentine's Day. If you have any questions, feel free to email Aratcliffe@wcpss, Srobertson2@wcpss.net, or Rstauffer@wcpss.net
School Dance-Student Council is hosting their next school dance February 7, 2020 from 7-9pm. The Neon Night dance will be held in the auxiliary gym. Doors will open at 6:45 to allow for a smoother entrance for students. Drop off and pickup will be based on students’ grade level. Sixth graders will carpool in front of the school and Seventh/ Eighth graders will use the bus lot on the side of the school for carpool. Tickets will be sold during all lunches during the week of February 3-7. Students will be able to purchase at the door the evening of the dance. There will be separate doors for those needing tickets and for those who have already purchased them. Cost for tickets will be $5. Concessions will be sold during the dance as well. Students can purchase an optional themed shirt to wear at the dance by clicking the link below. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbooks are still on sale! Order yours today before prices go up! www.jostensyearbook.com
*ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents: 8th Grade Ads are on sale through February 13 at www.jostensadservice.com. Order yours today so they can leave their mark on AFMS through our yearbook!
AFMS PTSA News:
THANK YOU – a Smart Start update!
The PTSA is excited to announce that we have met and exceeded our goal of $15,000. You all heard our cry and donated $5,175 in 24 hours. We are amazed and so very thankful for your support! THANK YOU!
And even though we have reached our goal you can still donate here: https://tinyurl.com/y3enz7gk
Box Tops for Education
Send in your UNEXPIRED Box Tops to the main office by February 21st to be included in the spring campaign. Two students from each grade with the most Box Tops will win a flight ticket to DEFY Apex.
You can find more info here: https://tinyurl.com/tgv76ky
Teacher Luncheon - https://tinyurl.com/u8jh3ej
Dance Ticket Sales - https://tinyurl.com/trm77zw
Become a member: https://tinyurl.com/y6ykngap
Sign up for our monthly newsletter: https://www.afmsptsa.org/newsletter.html#/
Board Meeting (all welcome): Monday, February 10th @ 6pm
General Meeting: Monday, April 20th @ 6pm - voting in of the 2020-21 Officers
*Look for information about open positions in the next PTSA Newsletter*
In Sports News:
Please come out and support our student athletes.
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020- AFMS Girls and Boys basketball games against West Lake @West Lake MS for both AFMS basketball teams.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020- (Home Game) AFMS Girls and Boys basketball games against Apex MS @ Apex Friendship MS.