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Supply lists (17-18) 

Tawasentha 6E supply list for the 2017-18 school year

August 2017—

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Farnsworth Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year. We are very happy that you will be a member of the Slingerland/Watson/Maes team. We anticipate a school year filled with learning, new friendships and fun.

Good organizational skills are a major factor in student success at the middle school level. To help you be well prepared, below is a list of school supplies you will need. We’ll spend some time during the first few days of school to label and organize supplies.

All students are expected to come to school in September prepared to discuss and write about a book they have read over the summer. Also, your summer reading can count toward your book log for the coming year, so keep a list of all the books you read, if you wish.

Have a great rest of the summer. We’re excited you’re on the team! We can’t wait to see you in September! And parents we look forward to seeing you at our 6th Grade Open House on Wednesday, September 13!


Mrs. Watson
Ms. Slingerland
Mr. Maes

Team supplies by subject:

4 pocket folders
1 spiral notebook with at least 120 pages
Texas Instrument scientific calculator ( TI-30X IIS, used grades 6-8)

4 pocket folders
1 spiral notebook with at least 70 pages

Social Studies
4 pocket folders
One spiral notebook with at least 120 pages

Language Arts and Reading
3 pocket folders
1 composition notebook

Foreign Language
1.5 inch binder
8-10 dividers
One pack of at least four expo markers
One pack of 3X5 index cards

One pocket folder with loose leaf paper in it
Box of tissues

Please purchase folders of a different color for each subject. This will help with organization. Please check throughout the year to see if your child needs their supplies replenished.

● (1) package of loose leaf paper (whatever rule you prefer)
● (1) I ½ inch binder to hold the assignment notebook and a take-home pocket folder
● (1) heavy duty take-home pocket folder w/ holes to go in take-home binder
● glue sticks
● at least 4 rolls of scotch tape
● pencil sharpener
● colored pencils
● pencil holder (best with holes to clip into binder)
● highlighters (four different colors if possible)
● (2) boxes of tissues
● a set of five or more flair pens by Paper Mate
● pens
● pencils
● (2) pack 3x5 ruled index cards
● headphones or earbuds

All students will be required to purchase the FMS Assignment Notebook. This will be available from team teachers on the first day of school and costs $3.50. The team will also be ordering one student magazine: Junior Scholastic The cost for the magazine will be $9.50. One check should be made out to FMS for the combined total of $13.

A book bag may be used to carry supplies to and from school, but it must be a size that can be easily stored in the locker during the day.

We hope this list will make your school shopping easier. Thank you!

Important Lock and Locker Information
All 6th grade students in Tawasentha 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 Farnsworth Middle School. 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