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October 14, 2016

As Vermont still reels from a most unimaginable tragedy last weekend on our highways, it drives home two things to me. 1) Hug your kids every day and enjoy the pure joy they bring to you and 2) how very important it is to keep our kids safe. Whether it is buckling them safely in the car, slowing down in the school parking lot or kids behaving on the bus so the drivers can get all our children home safely, safety truly is our greatest concern. Please talk to your students about this. Safety isn’t a minor annoyance, it’s what gets our students back home to dinner every night.

Help needed for Monster Mash!

Monster Mash is Friday October 28 from 6:00-8:00pm.  The FCS PTO is looking for 4 more volunteers to hand out candy at classroom doors during Monster Mash.  Parents, older FCS siblings, or grandparents are welcome to help out!  If your child has older siblings that would like to help decorate after school on the day of the event, this help would be greatly appreciated!  Also lots of candy is still needed, please consider donating bags of candy for this event.  Candy can be dropped off with Loretta at the office.  Please contact jenbrisson@hotmail.com if you have questions or would like to help in any way.


Hike for Hunger

Monday, October 31,2016        

Ferrisburgh Central School will participate in its 9th Hike for Hunger. Permission forms/information were sent home on Thursday.  Please look for them in your child's backpack. Students will participate by hiking and bringing in canned food  for the local food shelf.

You can bring in the canned food any time from now until the day of the event.

Donating canned food is optional

Basin Harbor

has graciously offered their grounds for our hike.

It is a beautiful spot!

Buses will depart FCS at 8:30 a.m. and return to school at approximately 10:30 a.m.

(the hike is approximately 2 miles).

Buses are being generously donated by Bet-cha Transit and Champlain Orchards

is donating apples for students to snack on after the hike.

Any parent interested in joining us can meet us at

Basin Harbor at 8:40 a.m.

Please contact Loretta Lawrence

if you have any questions at 877-3463.


The Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater (FCT) will be beginning its 17th season on Monday, October 24 from 3-5pm in the school gym/cafeteria!   A letter and full schedule will be sent home with each student.  This first meeting will be an introduction for the students from 3-4:30pm.   We will talk about how FCT works and play some drama games with the students.  At 4:30 we will have an open session for parents/guardians to answer questions and learn more about the FCT program and the commitment that is required.    We hope to see many of you there!



EVEN MORE STAR JARS - Congratulations to Ms. Rusik, Ms. Kenney and the cafeteria for filling their Star jars!



It's Basketball Season again!  Reminder that forms are due by October 28th. Forms were sent home last week.  

Please contact Sue Bergmans at sue6364@gmail.com or 877-6364 with any question.

Thank you,      Cathy & Sue

Upcoming Important Dates

October 19 - 6th grade camp out

October 20 - NO SCHOOL - inservice Day (Thursday)

October 21 - NO SCHOOL - recess (Friday)

October 24 - First meeting for drama

October 28 - Monster Mash

November 4 - parent conferences

School Pictures were sent home with your child on Thursday, October 13th.  Please be sure to check those backpacks!

Picture "Re-Take Day" is scheduled for Tuesday morning, 8:00 am, October 25th.  If your child needs a re-take, please be sure to call the main office, Mrs. Lawrence, (877-3463) and schedule an appointment.

FCS - A Welcoming School

As a new staff member to FCS, I want to say thank you for the amazing opportunity I have been granted to work with your children. I have been blessed with an overwhelming amount of kindness from both the staff, students and families. I look forward to each and every  day that I enter the halls. I love the smiles that welcome me and the smiles I create each day. Here is to a wonderful school year full of adventures, happiness and the love of learning.

Sara Driscoll

(PS...as your new principal, I would echo every word)

Addison Repertory Theater Presentation

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On Thursday Addison Repertory Theatre presented "Beans, Bags, and Bravery", a student-adaptation of Robert Munsch's The Paperbag Princess, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The students thoroughly enjoyed the program and the 5th and 6th grades classes were allowed to stay after and “meet the actors”.

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Ferrisburgh’s own Ellie Martin received a loud round of applause and great enthusiasm from the students.