Mohawk Supply Lists 2019-20

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Mohawk 6C

Welcome to the Mayo-Oliver-Bruno Team! We are excited for the 2019-2020 school year at Farnsworth Middle School! We are looking forward to a productive year filled with learning and many new experiences.  We can’t wait to meet our students on the first day of school, and parents… mark your calendars for Open House on Monday, September 16.  We are looking forward to introducing ourselves and meeting everyone!   

We hope the information that follows helps you and your child prepare for the start of the school year.

“Getting to Know Me” Letter

As a way for us to get to know you better, we would like you to write us a letter before school starts. Tell us about yourself.  For example, tell us: What have you been doing this summer (camps, vacations, etc.)? , What are your hobbies? What are some of your favorites… Subjects in school? Books to read? Foods? Colors? Sports? Activities? Music? TV Shows?  You can email your letter to:

oliverc@guilderlandschools.net,

mayol@guilderlandschools.net

brunoj@guilderlandschools.net

We can’t wait to hear from you! 

Summer Reading

During the summer, the expectation is that each student will read at least one book and be ready to share it with classmates during the first few days of school.  Any books that are read over the summer count toward the annual 25-book goal for sixth grade!  Students can use a table with title, author, genre, date started, and date finished to keep track of their reading this summer, or another method of the student’s choice. Book suggestions for summer reading are listed on the District’s website!

Classroom Magazines

We will be using a magazine this year, DynaMath by Scholastic. Please send a check for $8 made out to FMS to cover the cost of the magazine. You may send your check in the first week of school.   Students purchase a magazine to supplement curriculum, and to enhance reading, writing, and math skills.  This is a great publication that parents will enjoy, too!

Supplies

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.

In addition to the supplies listed, all 6th grade students in Mohawk 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. This lock must also be a combination lock.

Communication

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 parent and teacher: look for our weekly Friday Updates for up-to-the minute team news; monitor your child’s grades in our core classes (available 24/7 on the district’s SchoolTool website); enjoy Twitter posts that show students in action using #mohawk6c; and use our team website and homework calendar to help your child manage their academic responsibilities. 

The first day of school will be here before we know it. Until then, have a great rest of the summer! 

Sincerely,

Julie Bruno, Liz Mayo, and Cynthia Oliver       

TO BRING IN ON THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL

  • A check made payable to FMS for the classroom magazine, DynaMath. The cost is $8.
  • Record of summer reading

**Students will not need to bring their team school supplies for core classes (Sci/Math/SS/LA) on the first day, due to the team-building activities we have planned! If it is easier, they can bring some supplies in on the first day and the rest on the second day! **

TO BRING IN ON THE 2ND DAY OF SCHOOL (Mohawk 6C Supplies)

  • 1 Trapper Keeper, or something similar- a binder that zippers is ideal! (Team Binder)
  • a planner to record homework
  • 1  three-hole punched pocket folder (any color, for homework)                                    
  • 1  three-hole pencil case (to fit inside Trapper Keeper)     
  • 1 legal pad of yellow paper (8.5 x 11 size)
  • 1  marble composition notebook    
  • 2 one subject spiral notebooks – any colors
  • 2 red pocket folders with fasteners
  • 4 yellow pocket folders with fasteners
  • 1 plastic green pocket folder
  • 1 plastic orange pocket folder
  • 1 purple pocket folder (paper or plastic) for our researchproject
  • Texas Instruments Scientific calculator (TI-30X IIS) It can be used on state assessment, and  will be used in all grades at FMS!
  • 4 packages of pencils – sharpened please!
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 packs of 3 x 3 size post-its
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • 1 package of fine tip markers
  • 1 highlighter
  • fine point black Sharpie
  • a package of glue sticks
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • Wired headphones or earbuds (will also be used in Foreign Language and Technology Class)
  • In addition to the team supplies listed above, students will need:

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SUPPLIES:

  • binder
  • 8-10 dividers
  • Writing utensils
  • loose leaf paper or notebook
  • Expo markers
  • index cards
  • tissues

ENCORE CLASS SUPPLIES:

  • Music: a folder with 10-15 sheets of looseleaf,  a pencil 
  • Health: a pocket folder
  • FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences): a pocket folder 
  • Technology: 2 pencils and 1 pen,  a box of tissues
  • PE: a combination lock

Mohawk 6D

August 2019

Dear Team Families,

Welcome to Farnsworth Middle School and Mohawk House for the 2019-2020 school year!  We are so happy that you will be a member of the Abbasi-Hart-Moran Team.  We are looking forward to a school year filled with lots of learning, new friendships, and fun!

Parent Letter

Parents, we know that no one knows your child better than you.  It would be so helpful if you would write a letter to us about your child.  Please tell us anything you think we should know about your son or daughter. We always enjoy reading these letters, and it allows us to begin the school year already knowing a bit about each child. Please email this letter to us during the summer (see addresses below) or have your child bring this letter to school on the first day. We welcome any and all of your thoughts or ideas. 

Summer Reading

During the summer, the FMS expectation is that each student will read at least one book and bring it in during the first week of school. We will use this to complete an activity early in the year. Please refer to the recommended reading list on the district’s website for suggestions. Any books read over the summer count toward the annual 25-book requirement for sixth grade. We strongly encourage students to keep reading this summer. We already have our summer reads lined up!

Getting to Know FMS

You may want to stop by FMS in August so your child can practice finding his or her way around the building. Our homerooms are 201 and 202, located downstairs in Mohawk House.  If you stop in at the Main Office or the Hiawatha & Mohawk House Office, they’ll tell you where the “practice lockers” are located.  This is a great opportunity for students to get used to using a lock with a combination, and we highly recommend that you take advantage of it.  Please call ahead of time to make sure the building will be open.

School Supplies

Good organizational skills are a major factor in student success at the middle school.  To help you get prepared, we have attached a list of school supplies needed for the upcoming school year.  We’ll spend some time during the first few days of school labeling and organizing supplies; please do not write your name or subject areas on them at this time.

Sixth Grade Orientation will be on Wednesday, September 4 and the first full day of school will be Thursday, September 5. Open house is scheduled for Monday, September 16.  We can’t wait to meet you! Until then, enjoy what’s left of summer.

Sincerely,

A backpack 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. Most backpacks with wheels do not fit very well, if at all, in lockers.

We hope this list will make your school shopping easier.  Please email us with any questions.

Thank you!

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Important  Lock and Locker Information

All 6th grade students in Mohawk will be provided one, free-hanging, combination lock in Homeroom at the start of the year. 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

Abbasi-Hart-Moran Team 2019-2020 Team Supply List

Science & Math:

  • 1.5-or 2-inch RED 3-ring binder (hard or soft) with pockets inside
  • One plastic pocket folder with holes
  • Texas Instruments TI- 30X IIS Scientific Calculator
  • Three boxes of eraser tops

Language Arts & Social Studies:

  • 1.5 or 2-inch BLUE 3-ring binder (hard or soft) with pockets inside
  • Two plastic pocket folders with holes
  • One composition notebook
  • One package of thin Sharpie markers
  • Three packs of Post-It notes
  • $5 cash or check made out to FMS for Scholastic News with Geo-Spin

General Team Supplies:

  • One heavy-duty plastic 2-pocket homework folder (no prongs)
  • One pack of wide-ruled lined paper
  • Two packs of lined 3X5 index cards
  • 100 or more pencils (Ticonderoga® preferred; for shared use)
  • Pens
  • Two boxes of tissues
  • Glue sticks (2 or more)
  • One pack colored pencils
  • Wired headphones or earbuds (no bluetooth, please)
  • One container of antibacterial wipes
  • One box of markers (thick or thin)
  • One pack of highlighters

Optional  Team Supplies:

  • Two zippered pencil & pen pouches with holes
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Locker shelf
  • Magnetic pencil/pen locker organizer

World Language & Cultures Supplies:

  • Binder
  • 8-10 dividers
  • Loose leaf paper or notebook
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Dry erase markers
  • One package index cards
  • One box of tissues

Family & Consumer Science Supplies:

  • One two-pocket folder, any color

General Music Supplies:

  • One pocket folder with 10-15 pages of loose-leaf paper

Health Supplies:

  • One pocket folder

Technology Supplies:

  • Wired Headphones (not bluetooth)
  • Box of tissues

Physical Education Supplies:

  • Lock for PE lockers (number combination lock, no key locks or triangle/direction locks, please)

Mohawk 7B

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                         

Summer 2019

We are looking forward to working with your child this year. As part of the Mohawk 7 team, we are hoping that your child will find this school year successful, challenging, and enjoyable. As the end of August approaches and those “Back to School” ads appear, we would like to suggest the following items listed below.

Homeroom

  • Tissue Box (2)

All Core Classes

  • Earbuds / Headphones *these will need to be replaced during the year if lost or broke*
  • Pens/#2 Pencils

LA/SS/Math

  • 3 subject spiral notebook (1)

LA&SS

  • Colored pencils (to keep in class)
  • Highlighters(to keep in class)

Math

  • 2 Pocket folders (any colors or designs)
  • TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator*

*We would like to strongly suggest that you purchase the TI-30X IIS scientific calculator for your child for use in both math and science classes. Calculators will be available during math class time but we cannot send calculators home with students. Due to the change in NYS requirements for eighth grade and the need to begin using a scientific calculator in seventh grade, we feel it is important for each student to have his/her own calculator for math and science, especially for home use. We will be doing in-class calculator lessons with the students using this particular model and it would be most beneficial to the students if they were able to follow these instructions with the same model. This model allows the user to see what has been entered on the display screen.

*PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE SUPPLY LISTS FOR NON CORE AREAS*

Sincerely,

Jamie Mullins (Social Studies)                       
Joseph Winchester (Science)                                      
Charles Phillips  (Math)                                         
Heather Tagliaferro (Language Arts)                                           
Lauren Fox(Consult Teacher)                                   
Megan Wyand (Consultant Teacher)

General Music

  • Pocket folder with 10-15 pages of loose-leaf paper
  • Pencil (not pen

Health

  • Pocket folder

Physical Education

  • Combination padlock (please, no key locks or triangle/directional lock)
  • Change of clothes (shorts/sweats and t-shirt/sweatshirt)
  • Pair of sneakers

Family and Consumer Science

  • One two-pocket folder, any color (new or reused)
  • Pencil

World Language

  • Binder
  • 8-10 dividers
  • Writing utensils
  • Loose leaf paper or notebook
  • Expo markers
  • Index card

Technology

  • Wired headphones (not bluetooth)
  • 2 pencils, 1 pen,
  • 1 Box of tissues

Important Locker and Lock Information

All returning 7th grade students in Mohawk are expected to bring back the lock they were assigned the previous 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 the year. 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.

Mohawk 8B

Summer 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

We are looking forward to working with you and your child in September!  As part of the Mohawk 8B team, we hope that your child will find this coming year successful, challenging, and enjoyable.  As the end of August approaches and those “Back to School” ads appear, we would like to request the following items for English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, FACS, PE, Art, World Language, Tech and Health:

  • Zippered pencil holder (2) 1 for each class
  • 2” Three-ring binders  (3) 1 A/C class binder, 1 B/D class binder,  1 World Language
  • Tab dividers (20) Science (5), Math (5), World Language (8-10)
  • Cap erasers -no latex- (1 pkg) All classes
  • Calculator:Math 8/Science: (Scientific Calc., same as grade 7) Algebra I: (TI- 84+) (1) Math, Science
  • 5 multi-colored Highlighters (1pkg) All classes
  • 3×3 Post It Notes (3 pkg) ELA, Math, Living Environment
  • Pocket Folders (10) ELA , Social Studies, FACS,  Music,  Health, Take Home
  • *Loose-leaf paper (3) All classes
  • *Pens, blue or black ink (2 pkg) All classes
  • Multicolored Pens (1 pkg) Living Environment, Math
  • *#2 pencils (4 pkg) All classes- used throughout the school year
  • Colored pencils (24 pencil-pk) All classes
  • Low odor dry erase marker (1 pkg) All classes
  • Glue stick (4) All classes
  • Composition notebook (3) ELA  (Black/white marble, college rule) Social Studies, Science
  • Tissues (4 boxes) 2-Homeroom, 1-Music, 1 World Language
  • Safety Scissors (1) All classes
  • Colored Markers (1 pkg) ELA
  • Wired Headphones to be kept in the classroom -NO AIRPODS- (2) Math, Tech
  • Combination Lock (1) PE
  • Daily Agenda/Assignment Planner (1) To record daily assignments for all classes

*To be replenished as needed

A check in the amount of $15 payable to FMS will also be needed to cover the cost of a year subscription to $9.50 Junior Scholastic magazine and $5.50 team-building experiences throughout the year. Checks will be accepted in first homeroom.

Important Locker and Lock Information

All returning 8th students in Mohawk are expected to bring back the lock they were assigned the previous year and brought home over the summer. New 8th grade students will be provided one, free-hanging, combination lock in Homeroom at the start of the year. 8th grade students are responsible for their provided lock for 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 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

We look forward to seeing you at Open House on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sincerely,
Mohawk 8B Team Teachers

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