PTO General Meeting is Oct. 3rd

The next PTO general meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00pm in the FBMS community room. Also, please bookmark your calendars with the other future meeting dates. November (date TBD - morning meeting), January 31@6pm, February 28 @6pm, April (date TBD - evening meeting); and May TBD (morning meeting - coffee with principal). The TBD dates are awaiting scheduling due to a time/date conflict with other events. PTO will get the dates out as soon as they are confirmed.

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Football, Foam & Fun is Just Getting Started!!

Football, Foam & Fun is Just Getting Started!!

Panther Nation is bringing it!!

We are less than a week into the FBMS Football, Foam & FUN fall fundraiser and already twice as many Panthers have signed up to participate as this time last year! What that tells us is that Panther students, parents, teachers and staff are going above and beyond to meet and exceed our fundraising goal! If you haven’t signed up there is still time and opportunity - register your student at www.funrun.com and keep sending emails to family, friends and neighbors! Let’s keep building momentum until the very last day of fundraising, which is Friday, September 28!

Here are some impressive stats about FFF after only five days of fundraising:

·      49 out of 50 homerooms have at least one student signed up!

·      43 out of 50 homerooms have at least $1 pledged!

 We are drawing names every day this week and next during the morning announcements, and the lucky students whose names are drawn get gift cards (through Sept. 21), or a stint in the CASH GRAB Machine (Sept. 23-27)! FUN TIMES!

 A quick FYI for all Panther Parents: FBMS PTO is using the services of a company called Boosterthon to take online donations, but not to run the Football, Foam & FUN fundraising event.  The percentage that goes to Boosterthon is only 10%, as compared to the more traditional model in which a fundraising company can take up to 50% of fundraising proceeds.  Because we do not have a company running the Oct. 18 event, we will need volunteers to help. Please to go to www.fbmspto.org/fall-fundraiser for more information!

 We also need sponsors. The more sponsors we get, the more of the money raised goes directly back to the school.  If you are interested in sponsoring or know a business who might be interested, check out our sponsor form or email fundraiser@fbmspto.org

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Class Tutorials Begin Next Week

The faculty and staff members at Frank Black Middle School are dedicated to ensuring that all of the students succeed academically.  The school offers tutorial help on a regular basis to any student seeking additional help outside of school hours.  Please contact your student's teacher for the appropriate subject for additional information.

4:00 PM --Teacher's Classrooms 

MONDAY --    Social Studies

TUESDAY -- Math 

WEDNESDAY -- Science

THURSDAY -- English Language Arts

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PTO Seeking Legislative Liaison

Are you interested in helping us spread the word about voter registration and issues relating to public education?  The PTO is looking for someone to fill the newly created position of legislative liaison.  This person would ensure that we are getting the word out to our PTO members about voting deadlines as well as public education at the state and district level (in a non-partisan manner).  If interested, please email the PTO president, Amy Maddux, at president@fbmspto.org.  

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Mark Your Calendars! Tailgate and Homecoming is Next Month

Calling all FBMS clubs, programs, boosters and sports organizations for an afternoon of fundraising, fun and a chance to show your school spirit!

What: Homecoming Tailgate Party to kick off Homecoming Week.

When: Monday, October 15th from 3:50-5:30.

Where: At FBMS on the basketball court at the rear of the school.

Why: Your club/organization’s opportunity to fundraise in our school community.

For more information, please read the attached flyer.

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Open House is Tuesday and Wednesday this Week!

Grade level open houses are this week. The 6th grade open house will take place on Tuesday, September 11 from 6:00-8:00pm. The 7th and 8th grade open houses will be on Wednesday, September 12 also from 6:00-8:00pm. Both open houses will begin with a general assembly in the auditorium for approximately 15 minutes. Parents will then visit all of their child’s 10 classes. They will spend 7 minutes in each class, with a 3 minute transition to the next one. Please wear comfortable walking shoes!

The school store will also be open both nights, starting at 5:00pm. Parents can pick up pre-orders or purchase spirit shirts, hoodies and other FBMS supplies.

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