We are excited to have you here! The middle school years can be exciting and terrifying at the same time! Middle school students undergo more rapid and profound personal changes between grades 6 and 8 than at any other time in their lives. It is during this time that your children are making critical and complex life choices. They are forming the attitudes, values, and habits of mind that will largely direct their behavior as adults. Issues of right and wrong, good and bad, appropriate and inappropriate are increasingly influenced by other young adolescents and by the media.We are here to work as a team to ensure your child has a successful time in middle school.
Middle school is a time when desire for peer acceptance, the need to belong to particular social groups and the desire for more independence are often intense. This can lead to shifting allegiances from friends they have had since kindergarten to new peers. They may begin to try different clothes and different looks. This is a normal stage of development, but you should strive to know where they are and with whom.
Many times in the middle school years, there is a strain between children and adults. Unlike elementary school when kids are frequently eager to give you every detail of the day, students in middle school often will share little or no information when asked. Again, this is a normal behavior at this stage of development. Don't give up! They still need and want your attention at this age. Keep the lines of communication with your child open and affirm their independence and interdependence.Again, we are here to help! If you need assistance, please call us at 805-769-1400.
When families are involved with a child's education, the child will be more likely to succeed in middle school and beyond. There are many committees and organizations at Flamson Middle School which you can join or attend.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) : The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners. ELAC also provides input to the School Site Council (SSC) on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement. The school presents different information to families at our ELAC meetings.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) : We have a very strong group of families who work tirelessly to help the students at Flamson Middle School. PTA volunteers assist in the office, run our fund raisers and assist with different events like 5K, 8th Grade Dance and our fine arts assemblies.
School Site Council (SSC) : The purpose of the SSC is to advise the principal and school staff on the use of federal money used to supplement academic achievement at Flamson. The group oversees the effectiveness of our school improvement plans. While only elected members can vote on decisions, everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about school funding and improvements.
Lunch with Your Kid : You are welcome to come enjoy lunch with your child any time (make sure you check into the office first). Being involved can be as simple as coming to school and having lunch with your child. It can be a brown bag lunch or you can bring your child their favorite food. Our different clubs and organizations sponsor different events on those days. The first Thursday of each month is dedicated to lunch with your kid.