From the Principal

February 4, 2022

Happy Friday FMA,

Did you know Black History Month was started by Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week on Feb. 7th, 1926? He made the famed quote above which highlights the power of perseverance and a growth mindset. Children will rise and fall to our expectations, so aim high! Educators have the power to change the world one child at a time by molding young minds and instilling a sense of pride, belonging, and a positive self-concept. Let us embrace this responsibility with great humility and a deep commitment to model a growth mindset for every scholar.

  • Word of the Week: Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties
  • SEL Skill of the Month: Problem-Solving - (1) Say the problem; (2) Think of solutions; (3) Explore consequences; (4) Pick the best solution.

Important Dates

  • 2/7 - Report Cards go home
  • 2/7 - Virtual All-School Community Meeting led by 1st grade 8-8:30AM
  • 2/10 - Dr. Madera Visits 12-2PM
  • 2/11- PTO meeting
  • 2/15 - Infection Control Team Meeting 12-12:30PM
  • 2/16 - OSS Site Visit with Dr. Barbara Mullen 8:30-9:30AM
  • 2/16 - RBT PD (“High Impact Teaching Teams”)
  • 2/16 - Instructional Leadership Team (12-1PM)
  • 2/18 - School Council/Leadership Team 8:30AM
  • 2/18 - FUN FRIDAY - No uniforms!
  • 2/21-2/25 - February Break

Celebrations and Shout Outs

  • Shout out to our building substitutes, Mr. Adrian Hebard, Ms. Mary Pulling, and Mr. Robert Carangelo for their flexibility and willingness to assist with coverage whenever and wherever needed. They always provide friendly service with a smile. FMA appreciates you!
  • Kudos to ELT Coordinator, Uche Amaechi, for relaunching the FMA Gazette Newsletter! Take a peak to see all the great things happening at FMA!
  • Hats off to the FMA Safety Patrol Team who kicked off their first week supporting safe a arrival and dismissal for their peers! 
  • Do you have celebrations and shout outs to share? Please email them to me by noon on Thursdays to be included in the Weekly "Round"-Up.

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