Fundraising status update

Wondering about the impact of your support at the PTO? We’re currently at 8% of our total goal for the year – a bit behind where we need to be, so we’ll be working hard to kick it up in the next 2 months!

Porch Pictures Event

This year, the FMS PTO has partnered with several local photographers to make your holiday picture taking easier than ever – porch pictures! These super-mini sessions will last approximately 15 minutes, so you won’t need to wrangle the whole family for long. Just get everyone dressed & ready ahead of your scheduled time, step outside, smile for the camera, and go!

Taken by professional photographers, you’ll receive one edited digital photo to use in your holiday cards, social media, or print for your home photo gallery. We cannot wait to see the results!

How does it work?

  1. Sign up using the form below, paying online. Your payment will be processed via PayPal, and you can use a PayPal account, ACH Bank Withdrawal / EFT, or Credit/Debit card.
  2. You’ll receive an email from [email protected] introducing you to your photographer
  3. You’ll work with your photographer to set up a date & time that works for you both – ideally in the first two weeks of November.
  4. You’ll receive your digital photo before Thanksgiving, with plenty of time to show it off to family & friends.

Porch Pictures

  • Are you interested in hearing from the photographer about available packages for more photos, poses, locations?
  • Almost done! Click below to pay via PayPal – you can use a PayPal account or a credit/debit card. Your spot won't be reserved until you submit your payment.

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Seeking Vendors for the Holiday Bazaar

Hello! Our PTO this year is offering our annual Holiday Bazaar fully online. What does that mean? We’re offering an online store for local vendors! We’ll help you get your listings set up and even process online payments for you –and cut you a check at the end. Our team will advertise and promote the fair, and YOU – all for similar prices as a booth you have to sit at for a full day. We’ll offer online sales for two weeks and end with a celebration (and a free raffle for anyone who made a purchase) at the FMS – socially distanced with Food Trucks!

Additional lower-cost vendor packages with limited featured posts/social promotion are available upon request.

Spirit Wear Store Open Thru Oct 14, 2020

It’s what you’ve (probably!) been waiting for — the SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR SALE! Starting TODAY through October 14th! We were able to offer our TOP THREE STUDENT DESIGNS this year online and we are SO excited to showcase their great school spirit and artistic talent!

* Orders are being taken online only this year
* Orders will be dropped off, contactless porch drop-off in the last week of October
* In November, the PTO will offer additional options & possible alternate designs & overstock from prior years on our website (stay tuned for that announcement in November – perfect to round out a holiday gift!)

Spirit Wear Contest Winners 2020

The designs the kids provided are so awesome – even those who didn’t place top 3 – I am sure we’ll find lots of opportunities to use their creative work throughout the year. 

WINNERS:

1st Place:
Student Name: Easton Tapia
Grade: 6th Grade

2nd Place:
Student Name: Zoe Martin
Grade: 7th Grade

3rd Place:
Student Name: Kessler Giuliano
Grade: 6th Grade

WCS to Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch to All WCS Students

As of Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020 student meals in Williamson County Schools will be served at no cost to the student, through December 31, 2020.

It’s a result of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extending its Summer Food Service Program. The free meals do not include a la care items, snack items or extra entrees, which may still be purchased at full price. The components of a breakfast and lunch meal are listed on the WCS Menus and Nutrition webpage.

The program extends the free meals until December 31, 2020. In January, regular meal prices will resume.

Free Homework Help Hotline

Whether your student is working remotely, online, or is back on campus next week, there are times that they need help you just can’t give. Last week, my daughter got stuck on a quesiton about polynomials and I just about cried trying to re-teach myself so I could teach her!

I didn’t realize this was a resource, and you may not have known it, either! So check this out:

First Flight

FMS will be holding their first annual First Flight this year for new students. Primarily attended by 6th graders, new students in 7th and 8th grade will also benefit from the chance to tour the school in small groups and learn about the campus.

You MUST Sign Up here, please!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dacad23a4fec43-first

First Flight on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Students and one adult can sign up for a 20 minute tour that will allow them to see the building before they enter the building on Friday or Monday for their first day of school. All tours will begin in our Performing Arts Center and be reminded that all participants will be required to wear a mask.

Spirit Wear Competition

For the 2020-2021 school year, the FMS PTO is running a Spirit Wear Design Competition! We’re looking for submissions from our talented students – one winning design will be featured as a t-shirt option in our upcoming Spirit Wear sale!

Our competition will run from August 19th – August 28, 2020. Submissions must be emailed to [email protected] by midnight Central Time on August 28, 2020.

Include in your submission:

  • Your Name
  • Your Grade
  • Your Email Address
  • Your design file as an email attachment in .jpg or .png format. Provide .ai, .eps or .svg formats if available.

Contest Rules

  • All submissions must be received via email by the deadline for consideration
  • Designs may not contain references to any political or religious events/movements
  • Designs may not contain swears/cuss words
  • Designs may not contain copyrighted images

Design Advice

Bold & flashy designs will transfer best to t-shirts; these will be screen printed designs. Small details will not print well.

Do not use more than 4 colors if possible (including shades/color variations!) Screen print costs increase with additional colors, and too many colors may prevent us from selecting your design due to cost.

Include our school colors and our Falcon! This is spirit wear and we want to show our Falcon Pride!

Red: #ca2240 | R(202) G(34) B(64)
Gray: #cdcfd0 | R(205) G(207) B(208)
Black: #231f20 | R(35) G(31) B(32)

Prizes

First Prize

The first prize winner’s design will be screen printed on a t-shirt available during Spirit Wear Sales.

Winner will also receive:

  • 2 Free t-shirts, any size
  • $20 Walmart Gift Card or $20 PBIS Credit

Second Prize

  • Free t-shirt, any size
  • $15 Walmart Gift Card or $15 PBIS Credit

Third Prize

  • Free t-shirt, any size
  • $10 Walmart Gift Card or $10 PBIS Credit

How Winners Will Be Chosen

Winners will be chosen by committee based upon:

  • School spirit shown in the design
  • Graphic quality of provided image (to ensure it can be properly screen printed)
  • Adherence to Design Guidelines and Contest Rules

A committee of PTO members and school representatives will choose the contest winners.

Rising 6th Graders Resource!

Good day, Falcons! If you have a new 6th grade student, this site for Rising 6th Graders will be handy as your kids transition to school on campus and as we get rolling with this new school year!

Review supply lists, see a special message from the Principal, and learn about 6th grade subjects, related arts and after school clubs!