Mohawk team letters and supply lists 2022-23

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Mohawk House Office: Phone: 456-6010 ext. 2041
House Principal: Mr. Laster
House Secretary: Mrs. Malo
School Counselor: Mrs. Heigel

Student Lockers and Locks

FMS Students will be assigned two lockers, a hallway locker near their
homeroom and one for Physical Education. Students will need to bring
in two combination locks – one for their homeroom locker and one for
their PE locker. Homeroom and Physical Education teachers will keep the
combination on file to help students who might forget the combination.

PLEASE have students practice opening and have the combination
memorized BEFORE the start of school. Thank you!

Mohawk 6C

Dear M6C Families,

Welcome to FMS, Mohawk House Team 6C for the 2022-2023 school year!
We are looking forward to meeting you, learning with you and making your
6th grade year a great one!

We are excited and ready to start a new school year together with you.
6th Grade is such a wonderful year, and we know that you will love all the
opportunities that FMS has to offer!

We have a list of supplies (below) that we would like you to have in school
when we return on Tuesday, September, 6, 2022. Please look at the list
carefully as items are color coordinated to make them easier to find.
Organization is an important step towards success in middle school.

In addition, listed below are two tasks we’d like you to complete:

  1. Sixth grade students, we want to hear from you! Send an email about
    yourself. Tell us what you’ve been doing this Summer, how you feel about
    starting sixth grade at FMS, hobbies and interests you have, or anything else
    you would like us to know. Please email your letters to us.
    Mrs. Mayo-
    Mrs. Oliver-
  2.  In addition, we hope that you’ve been reading over the summer. Please bring at least one book during the first full week of in person school. (week of September 12.) We will use this to complete an activity. Please refer to the recommended reading list on the district’s website for suggestions.

If you have not read this summer please have an “old favorite” book in
mind to use for the assignment.

Enjoy these last few days of summer.

Please bring all of your supplies to school by Wednesday September, 7. You can bring in some supplies to school on Tuesday and some Wednesday
to make backpacks easier to carry!

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


Mrs. Mayo (Math/Science Teacher)
Mrs. Oliver (Language Arts/Social Studies)
Mrs. Bruno (Consultant Teacher)
Mrs. Belfance (Team Teaching Assistant)

Mohawk 6C Supply List

  • 2 combination locks: 1 for hallway locker near homeroom and 1 for PE
  • 1 Trapper Keeper, or something similar- a binder that zips is ideal
  • 1 three-hole punched pocket folder (any color, for homework)
  • 1 three-hole pencil case (to fit inside Trapper Keeper)
  • 1 marble composition notebook for Writing
  • 2 one subject spiral notebooks – any color, for Science and Social Studies
  • 1 plastic red pocket folders with fasteners for Math
  • 3 plastic yellow pocket folders with fasteners for Science
  • 1 plastic green pocket folder for Social Studies
  • 1 plastic orange pocket folder for Writing (Language Arts)
  • Texas Instruments Scientific calculator (TI-30X IIS)
  • 2 packages of pencils (sharpened if possible!)
  • 1 fine point black Sharpie
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 pack of 3 x 3 size post-its
  • 1 package of fine tip markers
  • 1 highlighter
  • a package of glue sticks
  • a box of tissues
  • Wired headphones or earbuds (for your CORE classes- Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math and World Language) Dollar Tree is a great place to buy them!! It’s a great idea to get at least two and a case to keep them safe!)

If you have any trouble getting any of the supplies, please let us know! We
buy extra supplies and are happy to help!

Encore Class Supplies

  • Music: 1 pocket folder with 10 pgs of loose leaf paper
  • World Language: 1 inch binder & 8 dividers and a 1 subject notebook
  • Health: 1 pocket folder & 1 composition notebook

Mohawk 6C Team Letter and Supply List

Mohawk 6D

Dear M6D Team Families,

Welcome to Farnsworth Middle School and the Mohawk House for the 2022 2023 school year! We are so happy that you will be a member of the Abbasi Hart-Kilcourse M6D Team. We are looking forward to a school year filled
with lots of learning, new friendships, and fun!

Mohawk 6D is made up of Mrs. Abbasi, who teaches Math and Science, Mrs. Hart, who teaches Language Arts and Social Studies, and Mrs.Kilcourse, who teaches ENL. Your child will be placed in a homeroom with Mrs. Abbasi or Mrs. Hart and will follow a schedule based on the letter day. All students see all of us everyday for a 76 minute “block” class. In addition, they will be attending special area classes like Health, Art, PE, Music, Technology and F.A.C.S. and Tutorial throughout the week. It’s a busy day in 6th grade with lots of new faces to meet! We are looking forward to meeting you, teaching you what 6th grade is all about and making your 6th grade year at Farnsworth a great one!


No one knows your child better than you. It would be so helpful if you would write a letter to us all 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. We welcome any and all of your thoughts or ideas. Please email this letter to us during the summer (see addresses below) or have your child bring your letter to school on the first day.

IMPORTANT! Throughout the school year, information will be sent to the email address(es) you’ve provided in eSchool. Please make sure your preferred phone number and email address is correct so that you don’t miss out on announcements about school procedures and opportunities for you and your child to visit FMS as the summer progresses.

Students: Summer Reading

During the summer, the FMS expectation is that each student will read at least one book. Write down the title and the author and be prepared to write and share information about the book in the first week of school. If you need
some ideas of what to read, refer to the recommended reading list on the district’s website for suggestions. We strongly encourage students to keep reading this summer. We already have our summer reads lined up!

School Supplies

Good organizational skills are a major factor in student success in middle school. To help you get prepared, we have attached a list of school supplies needed for the upcoming school year. We ask that you unpack and label
everything at home as best you can using the attached list so that we can get off and running smoothly in our first few days.

We look forward to meeting you at the 6th grade Orientation Day on September 1, from 8:45-10:15 a.m. More information about this day will be shared with you later in the summer.


Mrs. Melissa Abbasi – Math/Science
Mrs. Cheri Hart – Language Arts/Social Studies
Mrs. Tara Kilcourse – ENL

Mohawk 6D Supply List

Science & Math (Mrs. Abbasi)

  • One RED plastic two pocket folder (no prongs)-labeled Math/Abbasi/M6D
  • One GREEN plastic two pocket folder (no prongs)- labeled Science/Abbasi/M6D
  • Texas Instruments TI- 30X IIS Scientific Calculator

Language Arts & Social Studies (Mrs. Hart)

  • One 1 ½ inch binder with pockets on the inside cover and a clear cover sleeve
  • One divider
  • ONE composition notebook Note: We will be decorating it so plain is best!

General Team Supplies: (some of these will be community supplies to be shared by all)

  • Agenda/homework planner of your choice
  • 2 combination locks: 1 for hallway locker and 1 for PE
  • Individual pencil bag or case- will be carried around to all classes
  • One heavy-duty plastic 2-pocket homework folder (no prongs)
  • 1 pair of earbuds/headphones (with a microphone if possible)-to use for ALL classes
  • 75 or more pencils (Ticonderoga® preferred)
  • 1 Package of pens- any color
  • 1 box of thin colored markers
  • 1 box of thick colored markers
  • 1-2 glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 package of THIN black Sharpie or any other thin permanent marker
  • Last name A-H: One container of antibacterial wipes
  • Last name I-P: One box of gallon zipper bags
  • Last name Q-Z:One box of tissues

Optional Team Supplies

  • Reusable water bottle to be used during the day (no glass please)
  • Hand held pencil sharpener
  • Wireless mouse to use with Chromebook
  • Personal hand sanitizer to be kept in locker
  • Chromebook carrying case/cover

Encore Class Supplies

  • Music: 1 pocket folder with 10 pgs of loose leaf paper
  • World Language: 1 inch binder & 8 dividers and a 1 subject notebook
  • Health: 1 pocket folder & 1 composition notebook

Students will carry their supplies to their individual classes throughout the day, including their Chromebooks, and keep the rest of their supplies in their lockers. Please keep the Chromebook charger at home and get into the
habit of charging it at the end of EVERY DAY. We hope this list will make your school shopping easier. Please email us with any questions.

Mohawk 7B

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to working with your child this year. As part of the Mohawk 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.

Mohawk 7B Supply List


  • Tissue Box (1)
  • Combination Lock for locker in hallway near homeroom

All Core Classes

  • Earbuds/Headphones
    • These will need to be replaced during the year if lost or broken
    • Will be used for other classes as well, like Technology, Music, FACS and World Language
    • Your student needs to easily have these every day for most classes.
    • We suggest no airpods or bluetooth, but getting a regular plug-in pair to keep in a Ziploc bag that they can take out for each class.
  • Blue or Black Pens
  • #2 Pencils
  • Colored pencils (one pack)
  • Highlighters (one pack)
  • Homework pocket folder (1)


  • 1 two-pocket plastic folder with prongs
  • 5 or 8 index divider with pocket


  • 3-ring binder, 2 inch 
  • Tab dividers (pack of 5)
  • TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator

Additional Supply List

General Music

  • Pocket folder
  • 10-15 pages of loose-leaf paper
  • Pencil (not pen)
  • Box of tissues (optional)

Physical Education

  • Lock for PE lockers


  • Pocket folder
  • Composition notebook


  • 2 pencils
  • 1 pen
  • 15 loose leaf sheets of paper
  • 1 box of tissues

Family and Consumer Science

  • Pencil


  • Pencil
  • Box of tissues 

World Languages and Cultures

  • Binder
  • 8 dividers
  • One subject notebook
  • Index cards
  • Tissues
  • In your pencil pouch:
    • pens/pencils
    • one dry erase marker
    • colored pencils or markers


Jamie Mullins (Social Studies), Joseph Winchester (Science)
Katie McNally (Math), Heather Tagliaferro (Language Arts)
Lauren Fox (Consultant Teacher), Megan Moran (Consultant Teacher)

Mohawk 8B

Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,

Welcome to 8th grade!

As a team, we have prepared for several contingencies and stand together in our commitment to provide a quality education. Individually, we bring many, many years of experience to the classroom. We are passionate about what we do, and we work as a team to bring that excitement to our classrooms!

Our classes are co-taught; we have the benefit of two knowledgeable adults in each class to help. Part of our responsibility as 8th-grade teachers is to prepare our students for high school. Though the expectations are greater this year, our team is highly qualified to support our students through grade-appropriate challenges.

Our goal is to create a forum for learning and risk-taking that will enable our students to thrive. However, your input is essential, especially as you the parents have had the privilege of being your child’s first educator. And students, you know yourselves best. Kids, your success is directly related to your level of engagement in your education. Together, we can make this year
one of great challenges and rewards. We ask that parents and guardians, as partners in education, assist us by communicating any needs or information you feel is important to your students’ learning and development. Please make sure your contact information is current in eSchool, as we rely on the accuracy of that information. Also, please note our email addresses.

As a team, our students’ all-around health and safety are our utmost concern. We are confident in our whole-child approach to education and will endeavor to make our classrooms welcoming spaces for all. Please communicate any special concerns or needs to us.

We look forward to a strong and deep partnership with you this year.


Mohawk 8

Mr. Aspin
Ms. Been
Mrs. Teal
Ms. Pasinella
Ms. Miracle
Ms. Young

Mohawk 8B Supply List

Listed below are the supplies needed for Mohawk 8 for the 2022-2023 school year. We thought very carefully about these supplies and tried to limit the financial burden on families. If any of these items are cost-prohibitive for your family, please reach out to us so we can find a solution!

Team Supplies

  • (2) boxes of tissues for homeroom
  • (1) set of earbuds or headphones
  • (1) Chromebook and charger← MOST IMPORTANT THING!
  • (1) Loose leaf paper
  • (1) Take home folder (Recommend plastic to last the school year)
  • Glue Sticks
  • **Black or blue pens
  • **Pencils
  • **Markers
  • **Highlighters (pack of 4 with different colors)

It is recommended that a student have a way to record their assignments (paper or digital agenda).

**To be replenished throughout the school year.
***Please note many of these supplies can be shared throughout all classes.

Math Supplies

  • (1) Folder (any color) for keeping track of notes and papers
  • Calculator: Math 8: same one as 7th-grade (TI-30X); Algebra I: (TI- 84+)
  • (1) 2 ½ to 3 inch binder (Algebra only)
  • (1) Tab dividers: set of 5 (Algebra only)

Science Supplies

  • (1-24 pack) Colored pencils (twistable)
  • (1) 2 inch binder with side pockets

Social Studies Supplies

  • (1) Black and white marble composition notebook
  • (1) Pocket folder
  • (1) 1-inch binder
  • Junior Scholastic Subscription ($10.00 Check made out to FMS)

ELA Supplies

  • (1) Black and white marble composition notebook
  • (1 24-pack) Colored pencils (same as science, ok)
  • (1) Pocket Folder

Music Supplies

  • (1) pocket folder
  • (10-15) pages of loose-leaf paper
  • pencils (not pen)
  • (1) box of tissues (optional)
  • Health Supplies:
  • (1) Two pocket folder

Art Supplies

  • Pencils
  • (1) box of tissues

Technology Supplies

  • Headphones to be used in the computer lab
  • (2) pencils
  • (1) pen
  • loose leaf paper
  • (1) Box of tissues

FACS Supplies

  • (1) Two pocket folder

WLC Supplies:

  • (1) Binder
  • (8-10) dividers
  • Pens/Pencils
  • loose leaf paper or notebook
  • headphones or earbuds (available for daily use in class)
  • (1) pack of expo markers
  • index cards
  • (1) Tissues
  • (1) Scissors
  • (1) pack of colored pencils

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:

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