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  Dear FCS Families,

Happy Spring! After a final blast of winter, I think FCS students are ready for mud season. However, please remember to pack appropriate clothing for kiddos based on the weather reports. Speaking of reports, report cards should be in your child’s backpack. Please take the time to be a partner in learning and ask about what they learned in school, not just what they earned. Bring education alive with lively discussions about books, current events and science. Also please note, we have several great events coming up over the next few weeks. Please remember, no school on March 31st.

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Lights Camera Action!!! Don’t forget the spring production of the Snow White Variety Show will be held Saturday evening at 7:00 at VUHS. Students from FCS, ACS and VUES enjoyed an absolutely hilarious performance this morning hearing about Snow White like you never have before. There will be a concession stand. Adult tickets are $6 and $3 for students. Please come for a night of fun.

Congratulations Junior Iron Chef participants: Henry Anderson, Brett Brisson, Sam Crawford, Abram Francis, and Payton Whitehouse! Our FCS team cooked up a storm last Saturday at the 10th annual Jr. Iron Chef competition in Essex.

Surrounded by over 30 other teams Ferrisburgh's Five Fryers stayed focused and showed great teamwork as they prepared their signature dish, Veggie Sausage and Biscuits with Gravy!  They will help to cook and serve their culinary creation on April 21st.  Thank you to the PTO for your continued support of this program.

Way to go FCS chefs…. Can’t wait to taste it on the 21st!


Mr. Brooks’ class makes Mythology come alive! Please be sure to check out the mythology slideshows and myths that students in grades 5 & 6 have created. Just go to the
school website and under team pages go to Mr. Brooks’ site and click on mythology. What a great example of combining mythology and creative writing.



Drop off Area Concern- Dear parents, please do not let your child off in the line of traffic. Having kids dart between the buses is extremely dangerous. The only exception is if you have middle or high school students that are trying to catch the bus (and it has it’s lights flashing) and I indicate they can go ahead and exit your vehicle. Otherwise, please pull up to the visitor parking or allow them to exit safely on the east side of the parking lot (closest to Rt. 7) and walk safely on the edge of the lot if the buses are here.

5/6 College Awareness
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News from the 5/6 Team:

As part of a 5/6 team language arts unit, we are studying  careers and colleges.  We kicked the unit off with a field trip to explore the University of Vermont.  Our students have each chosen a college and career to research, and they are creating informational displays.

Come join us for an evening of fun and exploration as we take an imaginary journey 10 years into the future! Come celebrate University and Career night with the 5th and 6th graders and see all the hard work that they have put into their projects! See interesting information about Universities from around the country and the wide range of careers that are possibilities for our FCS youth out in this great wide world!! Projects will be on display between 6 PM and 7 PM Thursday, March 30.

April break will be from Monday, April 24th to Friday April 28th. If you are looking for something fun for the break, the LiveYers are offering the April Vacation Camp again here at FCS. Please click on the link above for more information.

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Writing Assessment Week - This coming week, all students in the ANWSU will be participating in the district writing assessments. Please make sure your students get a good night’s sleep

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Speaking of literacy...families are invited to participate in the family literacy event at the Bixby Library on April 8th from 9:00 to 11:00.

This is a free event that encourages students

to recognize reading as a superpower. Have great fun.

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What would you want to do after putting on a fabulous performance for the FCS, ACS and VUES schools? Why tend to your baby chicks, of course! Ms. Elson's 5/6 science classes are hatching chickens!  The Lalumiere family loaned them an incubator, and the Elson/Patch laying hens provided the eggs!  We set 32 eggs into the incubator on March 23, and the hatching date is projected to be on April 13! The chicks will remain in school until the April break. All classes and staff are invited to peek in on the incubator before and after hatching!

PTO Fundraiser Information******

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First graders at FCS learn science with the four winds program. This science enrichment program relies on parents to learn about the curriculum and then share it with students. The program is partially funded by the Ferrisburgh PTO. Parents Jessica James, Mary Neffinger and Alexa Buskey teach about Canadian Geese and other migratory birds today while students examine feathers and other parts of the birds.


March 24 - Report Cards go home

March 24 - school field trip to VUHS to see the School play 8:30

March 25 - School play at VUHS (7 PM)

March 30 - 5/6 grade University and Career night 6-7

March 31 - Full day Inservice - no School

April 20 -   1/2 class trip to Echo

April 24-28 - April vacation week….vacation camp at FCS with the Y

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