The 2014-15 Abbott MS Handbook is viewable here.
District Parent Handbook
The 2014-15 SMFCSD Parent Handbook is here for you.
Parent Bulletin News is only on School Loop!
The Parent Bulletin is no longer distributed as a separate email blast, it will only be available on the School loop site. Please scroll to the right of the student grades for school, PTA and other event happenings at Abbott.
For Jan-Feb is here
SMFCSD Ed Foundation
Campus Climate needs your help
The Campus Climate Committee is looking for community volunteers to help with this very important group. If you are interested in volunteering some time please contact Jordan Sher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Climate Change Initiative
What we are seeing in the culture taking hold is a shared vision with students, parents, staff and administration to support finding new ways of making our campus safe for all students to learn.
In the third year of our initiative, we have crafted a Vision Statement, Teacher Promise Statement, a student-centered model for addressing students targeted for bullying, and a teacher-facilitated, student run Campus Climate Committee that has created numerous activities, events, and even videos to address the culture change we seek.
In a recent survey, students overwhelmingly agreed that empathy has increased at our school.
Top Pedestrian Safety Tips for Students
1. Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
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Student essays . . .
Promoción de 5to Grado
Download the form here!
Happy 60th Anniversary Abbott Middle School!
Principal Ennon with three 8th graduates from the first graduating class of 1954. The 60th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, November 2nd brought out alumni, former and current administrators, former and current staff, community and neighborhood friends. A fun time was had by all.
The Caramel Apple fundraiser is here!
Orders are due Feb 6th and will be ready for pick up on March. 2nd.
These are large, deliciously crunchy green apples covered in caramel, chocolate, marshmallow, nuts, popcorn or candy and made to order.
$5.00 from... Continue
BUS SAFETY TIPS
THIS IS YOUR LCAP ENGAGEMENT
LCAP or Local control Accountability Plan “ describes how a district intends to meet annual goals for all students, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified.” Up to today, this plan was known as th... Continue
Welcome to the Abbott Middle School Community!
Welcome to a new lunar year and welcome back to school! It is my hope you and your family and friends had an enjoyable, relaxing winter intersession break. As we head into 2015, we know that the second half of a school year usually goes by very quickly and before you know it we will be at the end of this school year. I hope our students are invigorated and focused on ending this school year on a positive note. For sixth graders who now know how middle school works, like it or not, they will soon be in seventh grade which brings its own challenges and rewards. For seventh graders who are going through the middle of middle school years, the challenges and dynamics of school in the middle are very different from sixth grade. For our eighth graders the end is in sight and the thought of another big transition is both exciting and a little fearful at the same time.
Some of the challenges that go hand-in-hand with educating students at the middle level include working with raging hormones, dealing with attitudes, and motivating those who want to socialize more than studying. Another piece of this puzzle involves dealing with parents. This year has been a challenging one when dealing with parents who make school the target of their personal frustrations. We are in the business of imparting academic knowledge, but all too often we are tasked with being social workers, nurses, surrogate parents, counselors, advisers, peacemakers, time keepers, coaches, and handlers of a myriad of other duties and responsibilities. Being all things to all students and their families is time consuming and wearing. While we know the duties and responsibilities associated with being educators, we are not parents of our students. This is where parents need to step up, claim or reclaim their rightful place as the adults who are responsible for their students. If we call to inform you about a choice your student made, it is not to embarrass you or him/her. We are merely doing our duty. If we have to reprimand your student for a poor choice s/he made that interrupted the educational environment, it is an opportunity to gain your support in helping your student see there was a better way of handling a particular situation. We need to work together to help all students get through the middle school years while maintaining our sanity and love for them.
I need to remind continuing students and families that next year the entire district will be on a single calendar. Check our website for a copy. While the calendar may change, the focus of our intent has not. We are still striving for excellence and welcome your involvement as your student goes through the middle passage on his/her way to adulthood.
for January and February is “making good choices.” This mantra can be heard being echoed in the hallways at our school. The culture of our school, supported by our Vision Statement, encourages students to think about the choices they are making and how even one choice may be the difference in someone having a good day or a bad day. Make the right choice for a positive outcome is what we encourage students to do.