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Are you ready for a fun unification dance on Saturday, January 21 from 6-9 PM at VUH? Come and dance away the night with all the families from the new ANWSD! Refreshment concession will be run by the VUHS senior class .

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Important Concert Information!!!

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Don’t forget about the all white shirt and black pants or skirt for grades 2-6 concert attire and the permission slips for Friday AM  for everyone !!

Hello FCS families,

As most of you are aware, the entire FCS students will be giving a performance on Friday, January 20th at the VERGENNES UNION HIGH SCHOOl, in the auditorium. Check below for specific information.


***Dress rehearsal-Morning of Friday, January 20th.  Buses will be bringing all students and staff to VUHS.  Your child will be given a dress rehearsal permission slip on Friday, January 6th.  Please return these permission slips to your child’s homeroom teacher ASAP.  

***The concert starts promptly at 7pm at VUHS.  Please do not arrive any earlier than 6:40pm.  Please be aware that there is a high school basketball game the same night.  ***Parking will be tight.  Plan accordingly.

***Each class will be designated a special area in the auditorium.   There will be Grade 5/6 stage managers holding signs with each teacher’s names upon them.  Students of each class must have at least one parent/guardian sitting with them in these designated areas.  Of course, both parents/guardians, family members may sit with them as well.  By having each class sit in a specific place, the flow of entering and exiting the stage will run more smoothly.  Your child will return to her/his seat after her/his time on stage.

***THERE IS A DRESS CODE for students.  Grades 2/3/4/5/6 are expected to wear white on top, black on bottom.  The white will not have any letters, or symbols…completely white.  Ties, necklaces, bowties are acceptable.  We have been discussing this outfit for a couple months.

Grades K/1 are expected to wear something clean, colorful and presentable.  They are NOT expected to wear white and black.

***The show will run just over an hour.  Except for K/1, it is expected that all 2/3/4/5/6 students stay for the entire concert.  Please allow your child to see the entire performance, as politeness is a huge part of my music class.  We have been discussing this for a while, as well.  

***We have also been discussing the importance of no talking as an audience member.  Please help the program run smoothly by reminding your child of this polite behavior when the concert is being presented.

I look forward to a wonderful evening with you and your children,

Helen Weston

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We were fortunate to have Hunter Dan, who recently wrote Take Bullying by the Horn, as a speaker on the afternoon of January 12th. Accompanying him was former FCS student, Julia Johnson, the 2017  Miss Vermont Collegiate, and Chief Merkel. Together they talked about the importance of standing up to bullies and keeping your friends safe. A big thanks to Mrs. Pierce for organizing this wonderful event.

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Yep it’s flu season again!! Here’s a great reminder from school nurse Annie Cohn:

Dear Families,

According to the CDC  Flu tracking system, Vermont is now experiencing flu illnesses at the local level.  Meaning:  It's HERE!

Please take a few minutes out of your day to get your Flu vaccination, if you haven't done so already.  This is not only for your protection, but for the added protection of the community in which we live.  The elderly, the very young, and those with chronic diseases or certain medical conditions are so susceptible, and the more of us that are vaccinated, the larger the bubble of protection is around them.

I spoke to Kinney Drugs today, and they have vaccinations available throughout their working day:

They will take most health insurance, and will alert your MD if desired.

Mondays - Fridays   8:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturdays                9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sundays                  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thank you,

Annie Cohn, RN

FCS School Nurse


Star Jars!! Ms. Papin’s class filled their star jar this week...and I’m noticing lots of jars close to filled. Keep it up FCS students.

A Fun Flannel Friday at Ferrisburgh!

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January 16 - MLK Day - No School

January 20 - All school dress rehearsal at VUHS 8:30

January 20 - FCS Family Meal 11:35⛄⛄ or 12:10

January 20 - Winter Concert 7PM

January 21 - Unification dance with discolicious 6-9 PM @ VUHS

January 23 - No School Inservice

There is still time to sign up for the FAMILY MEAL !!!

On January 20th FCS will host our big family meal. All are welcome, but please sign up by EMAILING ebarnes@anwsu.org   Please see attached flyer for more information.

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School begins at 7:55. We have noticed that as the mornings became darker, many students began to arrive later. We are hoping that now that the mornings are beginning to brighten, families will be able to get kiddos here to school on time. Arriving late can often mean your student misses important information about the day and starts the day frazzled. Please try to get them here on time.

So what do FCS kiddos do on the rare days we have indoor recess??

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We love to be outdoors here at FCS, but every now and then when the wind chill drops below 0°, or the rains pelt our fields, we do stay in and promote active play.

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We all know Anna Charlebois Oullette as a basketball coach, PTO member and banking day volunteer. But Anna of Century 21 Jack Associates 802-989-8054 has a proposal for you! If you give her a real estate referral, at the time of closing she will contribute up to $250.00 to The Ferrisburgh PTO!  Let’s earn some $$$$ for our PTO, if you know anyone that wants to buy or sell real estate please contact Anna. Think of it as a local version of Amazon Smiles!

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January 25th Little League kick-off meeting at VUHS at 6 PM...please see the attached flyer.

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A BIG IMPROVEMENT for Morning Drop Off - THANK YOU!! I have noticed most parents  dropping off students in the visitor/drop off area this week and not in the line of traffic.

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Box Tops

Keep your eyes out for Box Top products. Please check the products that you are purchasing to see if they have a Box Top. If they do cut it off the product, and send it to school with your child. Each box top is worth $.10. Believe it or not these add up. Thanks for your help!.

Do you have something for the Backpack? Please email Mrs. Lawrence or Dr. Brodie with the keyword  Backpack.