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Hiawatha 6B supply list for the 2017-18 school year

August 2017—

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are happy to welcome your child to our team for the 2017-2018 school year. We hope your child will find the sixth grade year both exciting and challenging.

We have created a list of supplies to help make your sale watching and shopping easier. Please take the time to look at the list on the reverse side of this letter. Organization is an important step towards success in the classroom.

All students will be required to purchase the Farnsworth Middle School assignment notebook. This will be available from homeroom teachers on the first day of school for $3.50 (checks payable to FMS.) A book bag or knapsack may be used to carry to and from school, but it must be a size that can easily be stored in the locker during the day. It cannot be carried to, or stored, in classes. ( Locker dimensions: w 12” x h 34” x d 13.5”)

All students should be prepared to do an assignment on a book they read during the summer. It can be any age appropriate book and genre. All students have to do is read the book before the first day of school. Students will also need to know the title, author, plot, and number of pages in the book. Please do not write a summary of the book. Simply have the aforementioned information with you on the first week of school. This information will be used during the first weeks of school. Happy reading!

We would also love to know about our incoming class from those who know them best…their parents! Please feel free to write us a letter about your child. Include information you think is important for us to have. This could include information about learning styles, special interests, talents, and even fears your child may have regarding school. Please send the letters to FMS c/o Ms. Mineau & Mr. Rogotzke.

We look forward to seeing you September 13 at Open House- save the date!


Ms. Mineau and Mr. Rogotzke

Below is a list of supplies that your child will need for sixth grade CORE classes. World Language supplies can be found on the FMS webpage. Please be sure that your child’s name and homeroom are written on each of the supplies. The school supplies listed below should be brought to school on the first full day at FMS. Please let us know of any financial hardship so we may be of assistance.

1 metric and standard ruler
(2) 1-inch, 3-ring binders (Language Arts/Social Studies & Math/Science)
(2) 5-packs of dividers (for all CORE)
2 composition notebooks (Language Arts and Science)
(1)  3-subject notebook (Math)
(5) pocket folders (the most inexpensive ones are fine!)
a. Social Studies (with holes if you can find one)
b. (red) Science class (with holes if you can find one)
c. (yellow) Math class (with holes if you can find one)
d. Friday folder
e. Take-home folder
4 X 6 index cards (1 pack)
wide-ruled loose-leaf paper (2 packs)
graph paper
pens with blue or black ink (10 minimum -no gel pens, please)
pencil pouch
2 packs of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga sharpen the easiest! Mechanical are fine too.)
1 package of colored pencils
(2) Highlighter Pens (any color)
one pack of small Post-it notes (any color)
earbuds (one set that can be used in all classes at school)

Other helpful supplies (optional)
scientific calculator (Model TI-30XIIS this may be used in grades 7 and 8 as well)
large eraser
antibacterial pump style soap for the classroom sink area
large box of tissues (With allergies and colds- we do go through them fast!)

Please also send your child to school with a check written to FMS for $13.50 to cover the cost of a one-year subscription to Scholastic News and Super Science and for individual team organizational tools. We would appreciate it if the check was placed in a sealed envelope labeled with your child’s name and homeroom number and given to your child’s homeroom teacher. *Please keep this payment separate from the assignment notebook.

Important Lock and Locker Information
All Grade 6 grade students in Hiawatha will be provided one, free-hanging, combination lock in Homeroom at the start of the year (lockers in Seneca have a built-in combination lock). Hiawatha, Mohawk, and Tawasentha students are responsible for their provided lock for their entire career at FMS. At the end of the school year, students will take their assigned lock home for the summer and bring it back for the next school year.
● Students who misplace or lose this lock will need to purchase a replacement. We encourage them to purchase a school-issued lock at a cost of $5 at their house office.
● Students must purchase their own lock for the locker they will use in the Physical Education locker room.

Physical Education at FMS
Welcome to Physical Education at FMS. Each student will be assigned a locker in which they should store their clothes/belongings. The following items are needed for physical education class:

● Combination padlock (please, no key locks)
● Change of clothes (shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt)
● Pair of sneakers