Mr. Clark's Bengal Message for the week of 09/10/2023
Good Evening Bengal Family, this is Mr. Clark, Principal at Fuquay-Varina Middle School, with your weekly Bengal Message.
Parent/Teacher Conference & Parent Workshop
September 25th will be designated as a Parent/Teacher Conference day. While teachers will be reaching out to parents to schedule conferences, if you would like to meet with your child's teachers on this date, please email them stating this.
In addition, we will be hosting a parent workshop from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We will have sessions ranging from PowerSchool to Substance Use & Prevention. I will communicate more information about our parent workshop in the coming weeks.
Fuquay-Varina Baseball Club
The Fuquay-Varina Baseball Club is hosting tryouts this week for students interested in playing baseball. The dates, times and location are listed below. Please contact Scott Baker with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a Member Yet?
We are excited for another great year of serving our FVMS students and community! We can't do what we do without YOU, our school parents and families. If you have not joined the FVMS Parent Teacher Association for the 2023-24 school year yet, please take a moment to do so online. If you prefer paper, you can print off this form and send it, along with your annual dues (cash only, please), in a sealed envelope to school with your student and they can turn it in to their homeroom teacher.
Joining is not the same as volunteering, so don't panic! By just joining, the PTA is able to utilize your annual dues to fund all of the amazing things they do for students and staff. If you want to take the next step and get involved with PTA, we'd love to have you and you can fill out our short survey to get started. We will be in touch!
Our fall membership drive ends on October 31st. All those who join during our membership drive will be entered into a raffle for a sweet prize pack!
PTA is providing Jersey Mike's and Amazon gift cards to help celebrate staff birthdays and recognize Staff of the Month. We need financial donations from Bengal families to help purchase these items. If you are able to contribute towards this staff recognition program, please visit our online PTA Spirit Shop. Thank you so much for your generosity!
PS - While you are in the spirit shop, consider purchasing a PTA membership for the current school year!
Mark Your Calendar
PTA will have it's first General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00pm in the school library (media center). This meeting is VERY important, as we will be presenting the proposed annual budget for the 2023-2024 school year. All PTA members are encouraged to attend as we will need to meet quorum to vote. This is also a great time to meet other parents and staff, as well as learn about what PTA does at the middle school level. We strongly encourage in-person attendance, but a virtual option will be made available and the link included in the Principal's Message the Sunday prior to the meeting.
PTA will have a virtual working board meeting on September 5th at 7:00pm. This will be a quick, 30 minute planning session to prepare the budget for the General Membership Meeting.
Help Needed: 6th/7th Grade Social
Our first 6th & 7th grade dance/social is coming up on September 29th from 3:30-5:30pm. We will need volunteers to help make this a success! Please be sure to complete your WCPSS volunteer registration and also select one or more slots on our sign up sheet. The more, the merrier -- come join us!
The PTA has partnered with 1st Place Spirit Wear again this year to fufill your spirit wear needs. Items are available for ordering around the clock and are delivered right to your doorstep. They are currently having a back-to-school sale now through September 14th! Get details and shop at 1stplace.sale/57324. A portion of all sales is donated back to FVMS through the PTA.
Stay in the Know
PTA is the oldest and largest advocacy organization for children. FVMS PTA aims to serve all students, support the staff, and connect school families. We encourage you to check out all of our resources by visiting and subscribing to our Linktree.
You may order Bengal Swag at the following LINK. 1st Place Spirit Wear is running a 30% sale, so hurry and order before the sale ends.
Mark your Calendars
Below you will find dates and times to our upcoming events that take place at the beginning of the school year. More information may be found below for 6th grade summer camp and Walk your schedule.
- September 20th - School Wide Fundraiser Kick-off
- September 25th - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
- September 29th - Deadline to submit documentation for Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine (7th Grade students only)
7th Grade Immunizations
All 7th grade students must provide documentation that they have received the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. We must receive this documentation by September 29th. Failure to do so will result in your child being excluded from school. You may bring your child’s updated shot records to the school between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, email them to Ms. Donna Lanham at email@example.com or fax them to 919-670-4397.
Only Medical and Religious exemptions are accepted in NC. For more information about exclusions, please visit http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/ncexemptions.htm
2023-2024 School Calendar
You may view the 2023-2024 school calendar at this LINK.
Upcoming Holidays/Teacher Workdays (No School)
- September 25: Teacher Workday - No school for students
- October 9: Teacher Workday - No school for students
Stay Connected with what’s happening at FVMS
- FVMS Website: https://www.wcpss.net/fuquayvarinams
- FVMS Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/FuquayVarinaMS?s=20
- FVMS Instagram: @fuquayvarinams
- FVMS PTA Site: https://linktr.ee/fvms_pta
- WCPSS Website: https://www.wcpss.net/
- WCPSS Homework Resources: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/16067
- Latest Principal’s Message: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12384
- Contact Us: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/34655