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Supply lists (17-18) 

Seneca 6F supply list for the 2017-18 school year

August 2017—

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Miller-Ball-Rausch Team, Seneca House & Farnsworth Middle School! We look forward to a productive, fun-filled, enlightening year, and we are glad to have you on our team. We hope the information that follows helps you and your child prepare for the start of the school year.

Bragging Letter
We would like you to write a letter bragging about your child. Tell us all about your sixth grader...their hobbies, interests, talents, etc. Include your child’s strengths and weaknesses as a learner, too. These letters really help us get off to a good start with our new students because we read them before the first day of school. Please e-mail this letter by Sept. 1, if possible (e-mail addresses below).

Summer Reading
Our expectation is that each student will read at least one book and be ready to talk about it with classmates during the first few days of school. We hope they read many more books than just one! To help us get to know our readers, we want each student to keep a record of all of the books they read this summer and turn it in on the first day of school. A FMS 2017 Summer Book Record (found below, can be used). Parents, please sign the form and send it in on the first day of school.
FMS 2017 Summer Book Record (PDF)

Assignment Notebook
$3.50 cash or check made out to FMS): All students at FMS use the assignment notebook (or “A-Pad”) to develop study skills, organizational skills, and as a communication device between parents and teachers. All students purchase this notebook, and they will receive it on the first day of school.

Junior Scholastic Magazine Subscription
This current events news magazine is used to supplement the core class curriculum (mostly Language Arts, Science & Social Studies classes). Please send in $10 cash (or check made out to FMS) to your child’s homeroom teacher.

We look forward to meeting you and working together with you toward the success of your child this school year. We value and encourage open communication between parents and teachers. In September, please sign up to follow our team Twitter account and look for our weekly Friday Letter email blasts for up-to-the minute classroom news, monitor your child’s grades on the district’s SchoolTool website, and use our team website (with homework assignments listed) to help your child manage their academic responsibilities.

The first day of school will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Sixth Grade FMS Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.13. We look forward to meeting you soon. Until then, have a great rest of the summer!

Kristen Miller, Matt Ball & Dan Rausch

Good organizational skills are a major factor in student success at the middle school level. To help students be well prepared, we have included a list of school supplies necessary for a successful year. We will spend some time during the first few days of school labeling and organizing supplies. To make the first day less stressful, please do not bring in any of the supplies listed for LA/SS/Math/Science classes; bring those supplies in on the second day of school. All other supplies should come in on the first day.

(1) $3.50 cash or check to FMS for Student Assignment Notebook
(1) $10 cash or check to FMS for Jr. Scholastic magazine subscription
(1) Trapper Keeper, or something similar (a binder that zips) as Team Binder (any color)
(2) 2 Subject, 8.5” x 11” Spiral Notebook with durable cover *most handouts will not fit in notebooks smaller than 8.5”x11” --  (1) for Science, (1) for Math (any color)
(4) 2-pocket folders for Math, Science, FACS, Music
(1) 2-pocket folder with 3-prongs for Reading
(1) 2-pocket folder, heavy duty for use as homework folder all year *must be 3-hole-punched for use in Trapper Keeper) (any color)
(1) binder (1½”) Language Arts and Social Studies combined class binder (any color)
(1) 3-hole pencil pouch/case (to fit inside Trapper Keeper) for ALL classes
(1) composition notebook for Language Arts
(2) packages of Post-Its for ALL classes
(1) Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS scientific calculator for Math and Science (will be used in Gr. 7 as well)
(1) pack of tab dividers (need at least 6) for Language Arts and Social Studies
(2) rolls of scotch tape for ALL classes
(1) metric ruler for Math
(2) packages of pencils (pre-sharpened) for ALL classes
(5) pens, blue or black ink for ALL classes
(1) highlighter for ALL classes
(1) pair of scissors for ALL classes
(1) 200-sheet package of loose leaf paper for ALL classes
(1) package of colored pencils for ALL classes
(3-4) or 4 glue sticks for Math and Science
(1) 4-pack of low odor dry erase markers for ALL classes (any color)
(1) pair earbuds/headphones for ALL classes
(1) box of Kleenex tissues (optional) for community supply/classroom use

ALSO: Basic School Supplies needed for all Gr. 6 French, German, Spanish & Italian classes:
● binder (1 1/2” or larger)
● (8-10) divider tabs
● dry erase markers
● pens/pencils
● loose leaf paper
● index cards
*Additional supplies may be requested per individual world language teacher

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