The 2015-16 Abbott MS Handbook is viewable here.
District Parent Handbook
The 2015-16 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 peruse the website for happenings at Abbott.
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.
Download the form here!
Abbott Staff Appreciation 2016 "Summer Pleasures"
Our Abbott Middle School community is planning a wonderful Staff Appreciation week Monday, May 2nd-Friday, May 6th. The Staff Appreciation theme this year is "Summer Pleasures." Each day at lunchtime we will serve delicious Summertime foods, plus create a festive colorful atmosphere that will include great music. Our staff has worked very hard all year and truly deserve some TLC. You will have the option of donating food, time or both. All donations need to be labeled Staff Appreciation and stored in the back of the Staff Lounge. There is a very large refrigerator we can use in the back of the Staff Lounge as well. You can drop donations off earlier than needed. If you plan to drop your donations off the day they are needed please do so by 11:00am each day. All support is very appreciated. I thank you in advance for helping this time honored event!
You are invited to share coffee and conversation with San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Joan Rosas.
May 2, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
May 16, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
June 1, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Le invitamos a compartir un café y a conversar con la Superintendente del Distrito Escolar de San Mateo-Foster City, Joan Rosas.
Mayo 2, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Mayo 16, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Junio 1, 2016 - 6:30-8:00 pm
If you have a child that will be NEW to the SMFCSD next year, you should pre-register using our online registration system. Current students should not use this system. For parents who do not have access to the internet, paper registration forms are available at all school sites and the District Office.
Welcome to the Abbott Middle School Community!
As we head towards home plate, this time of the year is filled with exciting times, anticipation, anxiety, feelings of accomplishments, a few regrets, and sighs of relief. This is also a time of change for our eighth graders who are getting ready to enter the world of secondary education and students in grades six and seven get ready to go to the next grade. The focus must stay on attaining the “goal” at the end of this school year which all along has been to prepare students for the next level of academic achievement. State-mandated testing is right around the corner, so we still have a ways to go after we return from spring break (March 25-April 8), when school resumes on Monday, April 11th.
This is also a time of change for me as I look forward to ending 32 years of service in the public education arena and anticipate what it will be like to end my usual ten to twelve hour work day. When the time comes and you know it just feels right, you have a decision to make. The decision, (bitter sweet) you make is to leave behind all the people and wonderful memories that have been a part of your work community for a long time to embrace a future where your time is not structured by bells, who’s not at school today, the rhythm of the school calendar, the evening meetings that last past your dinnertime, and the emergency calls you get at 2:00 AM because of a faulty fire alarm panel. Yes, there are some things I will miss and some things I won’t miss. All and all, I will miss my daily routine of 32 years. I will miss working with students, my school family and my parent community. My plans at this point in time include other areas that I’m interested in, one of which is to stay in the educational arena, but at a different level. Not to worry though, I will be on the job until the end of June.
Fondly, Principal Ennon