Hiawatha Supply Lists 2019-20

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Hiawatha 6A

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to FMS, Hiawatha House, and our team for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking forward to working with you this coming school year. Parents, we would appreciate it if you would write a letter, or send an e-mail telling us about your child. After all, you know him/her better than anyone else.  We are very interested in learning about his/her strengths, weaknesses, interests and any areas of concern (s)he, or you may have. Students, we want to hear from you, too (A required homework assignment already ☺!!!). Write a letter, or send an e-mail about yourself. Tell us what you’ve been doing, how you feel about starting at FMS, and anything else you would like us to know. To help us recognize you on the first day of school, please include a picture of yourself.  Please mail or e-mail your letters to us. You can also bring them on the first day of school. Our e-mail addresses are listed below.

clumdolann@guilderlandschools.net 

margosianj@guilderlandschools.net 

huestisc@guilderlandschools.net

Any books that your child reads over the summer may be recorded and will count as books read in the sixth grade. What a great way to start the school year. Reading over the summer also gives children a head start on Mrs. Clum Dolan’s 10,000 page challenge.

To help you come to school prepared in the fall we have enclosed a list of required school supplies. Please make sure to clearly label each item with the student’s full name, homeroom number and/or teacher. Below is a list of items we would like students to keep in their binder at all times. The rest of the supplies may be kept in their locker until they are needed.

  1. red Science folder
  2. yellow Math folder
  3. blue L.A. folder
  4. green S.S. folder
  5. black parent folder
  6. loose leaf
  7. assignment pad 
  8. pencil case with… pen(s), pencil(s), highlighter, eraser, pencil sharper, dry erase marker
  9. personal choice book  (may be carried separately)

Enjoy the rest of the summer. The first full day of school will be on Thursday, September 5. Please bring all of your supplies that day.

Thank you in advance for your letters. We are looking forward to meeting you in September.

Sincerely,

Nancy Clum Dolan
Jennifer Margosian   
Christine Huestis

The Clum-Dolan/Margosian/Huestis 2018- 2019 Supply List

  • 3 ring binder (zippered are best for the team binder)
  • scientific calculator (TI-30XIIS this model will be used in 7th grade as well)
  • 1 two inch three ring binder for S.S. and L.A.
  • 2 packages of loose-leaf paper 
  • 2 composition notebooks (for S.S. and L.A.)
  • numerous #2 pencils with erasers
  • Pens with blue or black ink (no fancy colors please)
  • 1 or 2 highlighters
  • 1 package of post it notes
  • 14 pocket folders: 1 black (parent/homework folder), 2 green (L.A.), 2 blue (S.S.), 4 red (with inside prongs for science), and 4 yellow folders (with inside prongs for math), 1 any color ( for F.AC.S)
  • Crayons or colored pencils (8 colors is fine)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick(s)
  • Index cards (3 x 5- 500 count) 
  • Pencil pouch (hole punched to go in your team binder)
  • A small pencil sharpener
  • A few clear page protectors to safeguard schedules, calendars, etc. in your team binder
  • Ear buds or any type of headphones that can be plugged into a computer
  • For foreign Language: Binder, 8-10 dividers, pencils/pens, loose leaf paper or notebook, headphones or earbuds (available for daily use in class), expo markers, index cards, tissues.
  • $20.00 for a subscription to Scholastic News 5/6 magazine and a subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine. (If paying by check please make it out to FMS)
  • A book bag or backpack to carry supplies to and from school (it must be small enough to fit in your locker because you can not carry it to class)
  • A combination lock for your physical education locker in the locker room
  • 1 box of tissues w/your name on them to be given to your homeroom teacher

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR FULL NAME AND HOMEROOM ON ALL OF YOUR SUPPLIES

***Please do not purchase supplies containing Latex. This will help prevent the possibility of allergy problems for our latex sensitive students.***

Color codes:

MATH – YELLOW
SOCIAL STUDIES – GREEN
SCIENCE – RED
LANGUAGE ARTS – BLUE
PARENT FOLDER- BLACK

Important  Lock and Locker Information

All 6th 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 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 $5.00 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 Farnsworth Middle School. Each student will be assigned a locker in which they should store their clothes/belongings.

The following items are needed for physical education class:

  • A COMBINATION PADLOCK (PLEASE, NO KEY LOCKS)
  • A CHANGE OF CLOTHES (SHORTS/SWEATS AND T-SHIRT/SWEATSHIRT)
  • A PAIR OF SNEAKERS

Hiawatha 6B

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are happy to welcome your child to our team for the 2019-2020 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 review the list.  Organization is an important step towards success in the classroom. 

A book bag or knapsack should be used to carry to and from school. 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 Mrs. Mineau & Mr. Rogotzke.

We look forward to seeing you September 16th at Open House- save the date!! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Mineau and Mr. Rogotzke

Below is a list of supplies that your child will need for sixth-grade classes. 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
  •  1 3-inch Team Binder for CORE CLASSES (The zip-enclosed ones work well.)
  •  2- 5-packs of dividers (for all CORE)
  • 2 composition notebooks (one for LA and one for Science)
  • 4 pocket folders (The most inexpensive ones are fine!)
  • E.L.A. & S.S. classes (1 folder with holes if you can find one)
  • Science class  (with holes if you can find one)
  • Math class  (with holes if you can find one)
  • Friday folder     
  • 4 X 6 index cards (1 pack)
  • loose-leaf paper (1-2 packs)
  • pens with blue or black ink (10 minimum -no gel pens, please)
  • pencil pouch (with holes to fit in binder)
  • 2 packs of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga sharpen the easiest! Mechanical are fine too.)
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • 2 Highlighter Pens (any color)
  • wired earbuds (1 set to keep in pencil pouch  that can be used for all classes at school)

Other helpful supplies (optional)

  • Scientific calculator (Model TI-30XIIS this may be used in 7th and 8th grade too.)
  • 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!)
  • Agenda book or assignment pad

Please also send your child to school with a check written to FMS for $13.00 to cover the cost of a one-year subscription to Scholastic News  and Super Science w/SciSpin.  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. 

Important  Lock and Locker Information

All 6th 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). 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 $5.00 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

Each student will be assigned a locker in which they should store their clothes/belongings.

The following items are needed for physical education class:

  • A COMBINATION PADLOCK (PLEASE, NO KEY LOCKS)
  • A CHANGE OF CLOTHES (SHORTS/SWEATS AND T-SHIRT/SWEATSHIRT)
  • A PAIR OF SNEAKERS

6th Grade ENL Students

  • Current ENL Students will need a pocket folder and a composition notebook

World Language & Culture 6: Full Year Course

  • 1” binder, 8-10 dividers, pen/pencil, loose leaf paper or notebook, index cards

Special Area Classes

These meet for only portions of the school year. Students only need these supplies when they begin the class. That could be second semester. Earbuds & pencils can easily be from the CORE supply and simply brought to the Special Area class. (Please see the E-school Schedule to determine the academic quarter for the S.A. class.)

Music  6:

  • pocket folder(new or reused), loose-leaf paper (10-15 pieces), pencil

Health 6:

  • pocket folder(new or reused), pen/pencil

Family & Consumer Science (FACS) 6:

  • pocket folder (new or reused), pencil

Technology 6:

  • Wired earbuds (not bluetooth), pencil/pen

Tissues are always appreciated by Encore/Special Area teachers.

Hiawatha 7A

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Hiawatha 7A!  We are looking forward to meeting you and working with your child. So that your child is prepared for the first day of school, we have compiled a list of materials your child will need.  

Hiawatha 7A Supply List

  • 1 Trapper Keeper or a 2-inch three-ring binder with pencil pouch (Not required, but could help your child stay organized)
  • 2 three-ring binders 1.5 inches (Science, Math)
  • Binder Dividers (minimum of 10 dividers)
  • 1 package of loose-leaf paper (all classes)
  • Pens, blue or black (all classes)
  • #2 pencils (all classes)
  • 3 two-pocket folders (Homework, Social Arts)
  • 1 box of tissues (Homeroom)
  • 1 multi-color package of highlighters (all classes)
  • 1 package of markers (all classes)
  • 1 calculator: Texas Instrument  – TI– 30X II S (Math, Science)
  • 1 composition notebook (Social Arts)
  • 1 set of earbuds or headphones (To be carried by the student and used for the team)

All returning 7th students in Hiawatha, Mohawk, and Tawasentha were provided the previous year a free-hanging, combination lock at the start of school. These students are expected to bring back the lock they were assigned last year and brought home over the summer. New 7th grade students will be provided one, free-hanging, combination lock in Homeroom at the start of this school year. Students are responsible for their school-issued lock for their entire career at Farnsworth Middle School. At the end of each 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 at a cost of $5.00 at their House Office. 
  • Students must purchase their own lock for the locker they will use in the Physical Education locker room. 

All returning 7th students in Hiawatha, Mohawk, and Tawasentha were also provided a Chromebook at the start of the previous school year. These students are expected to bring back the Chromebook they were assigned last fall, which was brought home over the summer. 

Students are expected to keep up with reading over the summer to keep their minds sharp. During the fall in social arts, they will be asked to list all summer reading so make sure to keep track! A list of recommended book titles is available on the Guilderland Central School District website and at the Guilderland Public Library. Also, feel free to email Mrs. Fanning if you need a book recommendation!                   

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Fanning, Mrs. Libertucci, Ms. Nealis, Ms. Sarrafi, Mrs. Sittig

Supplies List for all Encore Teachers

Physical Education
  • 1 Pair of sneakers
  • 1 Change of clothes: shorts/sweats, t-shirt/sweatshirt 
  • 1 Combination lock 
WoRLd Language

Students taking French, German, Italian or Spanish should have the following materials in September:

  • Binder 
  • 8-10 dividers
  • writing utensils
  • loose leaf paper or notebook
  • headphones or earbuds (available for daily use in class)’
  • Expo markers
  • index cards
  • tissues
7th grade general music
  • Earbuds in a plastic bag to be kept in the music room 
  • Pocket folder with 10-15 pages of loose-leaf paper
  • Pencil (not pen)
  • Box of tissues
Technology
  • Headphones to be used in the computer lab
  • 2 pencils, 1 pen, 
  • 15 loose-leaf sheets of paper
  • 1 Box of tissues
FACS
  • 1 two-pocket folder
  • Pencil
Health
  • 1 two-pocket folder

Hiawatha 8A

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are looking forward to working with your child in September.  As part of the Hiawatha 8 team, we hope that your child will find the 2019-2020 school year successful, challenging, AND enjoyable!  During our year together we will have the opportunity to bond as a team through various activities. 

As you may know, students across FMS will be mixed for the first time since entering Farnsworth; providing opportunities for students to develop new relationships prior to transitioning to the HS. To promote this process, we hope to visit Camp Chingachgook in Lake George to participate in team building activities, including a ropes course, in early September.  We want to make you aware of this trip now for planning purposes as permission slips will be coming home very early in September, and the cost may be somewhat high due to the need for charter buses and the cost of Camp Chingachgook for the day.

LOCKS: All returning 8th grade students in Hiawatha, Mohawk, and Tawasentha are expected to bring back the lock they were assigned the previous year.  For all students moving to Hiawatha from Seneca House, and students new to FMS, a combination lock will be provided in Homeroom at the start of the year.  8th grade students are responsible for the lock throughout their final year at Farnsworth Middle School. At the end of the school year, students will be required to turn in their assigned lock to their homeroom teacher. 

  • 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 $5.00 at their House Office. 
  • Students must purchase their own lock for the locker they will use in the Physical Education locker room.

As the end of August approaches and those “Back-to-school” ads appear, we recommend the following materials for Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, as well as your child’s special area classes.

  •  (4) 1.5 – 2” three-ring binders (for Math, Science Social Studies and World Language)
  • (1) composition notebook (LA)
  • (1) pack of 24 colored pencils (all classes)
  • (3) packs of five dividers (Math, World Languages)
  • 500 sheets of loose leaf paper (all classes)
  • (1) pack markers (Social Studies)
  • (9-10) pocket folders (three for Social Studies, two for LA, one each for Science, Music, Health, FACS,  and one for ENL if applicable)
  • (1) composition notebook for ENL if applicable
  • (1) package minimum of pens to begin the school year**
  • (1) package minimum of pencils to begin the school year**
  • Calculator TI-30SXII (for Math 8)*
  • Calculator TI -84 Plus (for Algebra I only)*
  • (2) pack of highlighters (Social Studies and Language Arts)
  • (3) thin dry erase markers (Math, SS, World Language)
  • (5) packs of 100 index cards (white, 3 X 5) (all classes)
  • (3) packs of Post-Iit notes (two packs for Language Arts and one pack for Accelerated Science)
  • (2) pairs of headphones or earbuds (all classes including music)
  • (5) boxes of Kleenex (three boxes for homeroom, one box for music and one for World Languages)
  • (1) combination lock (for PE)

*Calculators will be provided in class, however purchase is strongly recommended for home use.

** These items should be replenished throughout the year as needed.

For your planning purposes, the 8th Grade Open House has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

Sincerely your team teachers,

Ms. McPherson, Mr. Hanson, Mr. Kapusinsky, Mrs. Bryer,  Ms. Erway, Mrs. Albright and Mrs. Crisafulli

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