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August 2016

Kindergarten Notification - Please remember that Kindergarten is all day every day this year.

   It's hard to imagine that it is almost the first day of school already and so much is happening with FCS. As your new principal I have been getting to know many of you through the Summer Fusion program at Vergennes Union Elementary School, and at Kindercamp. I am looking forward to meeting you all as the summer and fall progress.

Having met with the staff throughout the summer I am impressed with the dedication and professionalism of this staff and the many hours of work they are putting in over the summer in preparation for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Kudos to Judy Elson and the FCS garden volunteers for an impressive job keeping our
gardens weeded and watered during this very dry summer.
Students will be thrilled to come back in August and see the bountiful fruits of their labor made possible by the summer volunteers.
   
    We will welcome Helen Weston as our new music, chorus and band teacher this year. Helen brings a wealth of experience and energy to the position and we are fortunate to have her here at FCS.
    We will also be sad to say goodbye to Will Hatch our tech expert and overall great colleague. We wish him well. As the district hires his replacement for the IT position at FCS, we will keep you informed.

    Letters will come out within the next two weeks with all the information and class placements for students for the upcoming 2016-2017 year. Please be sure to fill out and  send in any required forms for your students per the instructions in your packets.

Donna Rusik gets ready to invite 16 new kindergarten students to FCS Kindercamp on August 15, 16 & 17

2nd grade teacher Tifany Babcock works to organize her room for an inviting August 31st first day.

Upcoming Important Dates


August 26 3:15-4:00 PM 3/4 Imagine Team - Cookie Social

August 31 - First Day of School

September 7 - 6 PM 5/6 Grade Parent Night

September 12 - PTO Organizational Meeting 6:15 PM

September 22 - Picture Day

September 22 - Open House Night at FCS

September 28 - 1/2 day inservice (early release)

      Our custodial staff, Gerry and Chris, have been working hard all summer to clean and improve the functional use of space throughout the building this summer as well.


We now have glass double doors replacing the metal gate.


And also to enhance safety, all exterior doors have been outfitted with secure closure hinges.
These upgrades were funded by a grant from the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust.


Gerry and Chris have been hard at work eliminating the muddy puddles out by the playground.






Fun spaces have been created for children to work both individually and collaboratively.

Kindergarten students take their first bus ride with kindercamp to Cookie Love. Ms. Karen helps them on board.

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