Dear FMS School Community Members, 


    December is my favorite month of the school year!  FMS has a lot of great activities going on!  Here is a sample:

    * From 1:00-3:00 on December 7 (Early Release Day), FMS will be hosting presenters from Erie I BOCES that will offer us strategies to best serve our English Language Learners. 

    * On December 6 and December 12, FMS students will once again delight audiences at our annual Holiday Concerts.  Many thanks to our outstanding Music Department (Ciaran Krueger, Eileen Andrzejak, EJ Koeppel, Sue Barmasee, and Brian Backlund) for their dedication, patience, and tireless dedication to their program and students.

    * Counselors, Administrators, and Psychologists will be planning our annual “Holiday Joy” activities during our CAP meeting on Friday.  Plan on continuing our door decoration contest as well as some new “twists.” 

    * Mr. Haggerty and I have had the opportunity to conduct many classroom observations over the last few weeks.  We continue to be impressed by the dynamic and engaging lessons that we see daily!  We are most impressed with the warmth and compassion that our teachers continue to display for our students.   It is truly an honor to serve as administrators at Franklin Middle School!

    Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season!



    Christopher J. Ginestre


    Benjamin Franklin Middle School