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September 16, 2016

 
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It was wonderful to meet so many of you last night at the open house. In the past 4 weeks I’ve learned  about 70% of the student names, so it was fun to connect them with parent faces as well. I very much appreciate the grown up and respectful way in which so many of them introduced you to me.I know the students were also eager to introduce you to their new teachers and have you visit with their previous teachers.




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We have been busy at FCS this past week. As you know, picture day was Thursday and two parents, Leda Francis and Kristen Essex,  made a huge difference by supporting our students. It is the support of the community that continues to make Ferrisburgh the school it is.




Speaking of Volunteers….


Four Winds Needs Volunteers


Four Winds is a hands-on nature/science program in its eleventh year at FCS! This program is put on by parent/community member volunteers and is offered to K-6th grade students.  There is a team of two to three volunteers per classroom.  The way it works is a Four Winds trainer comes to the school and presents a topic for the month.  The volunteer team then sets a time with the teachers to present the topic to the students.


The training and topic schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:

October 5

Spiders: Web-weavers and Wanderers

Nov. 2

Predators and Prey

Jan. 4

Skull sleuthing

March 8

Birds of a Feather

April 5

Calling All Owls

May 3

The Buzz on Bees


NEW THIS YEAR:

Live training will now take place at Charlotte Central School in the cafeteria from 8:15- 10:15


WE DO HAVE A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSROOMS:

Ms. Papin: 1 volunteer needed

Mrs. Pudvar: 1 volunteers needed    

Mrs. Robinson: 2 volunteers needed

Mr. Brooks: 1 volunteer needed                       


Please contact the Four Winds Parent Coordinator – Kim Crawford at

802-324-7029 or email at kimcrawford@together.net if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.  


There is no experience necessary! The students truly look forward to Four Winds and it is amazing how much they remember from year to year.  We cannot continue this fabulous program without your help!!!

Students also volunteering!

Like our parents...our students are also volunteering around the FCS with helping out for recycling, composting and in so many other ways.


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Four Winds Needs Volunteers !!!


Four Winds is a hands-on nature/science program in its eleventh year at FCS! This program is put on by parent/community member volunteers and is offered to K-6th grade students.  There is a team of two to three volunteers per classroom.  The way it works is a Four Winds trainer comes to the school and presents a topic for the month.  The volunteer team then sets a time with the teachers to present the topic to the students.


The training and topic schedule for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:

Sept 12

Spiders: Web-weavers and Wanderers

Oct. 10

Predators and Prey

Nov. 14

Skull sleuthing

Jan. 9

Birds of a Feather

March

Calling All Owls

May 1

The Buzz on Bees



WE DO HAVE A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSROOMS:

Ms. Papin: 1 volunteer needed

Mrs. Pudvar: 1 volunteers needed

Mrs. Robinson: 2 volunteers needed

Mr. Brooks: 1 volunteer needed



Please contact the Four Winds Parent Coordinator – Kim Crawford at

802-324-7029 or email at kimcrawford@together.net if you would like to volunteer or have and questions.  


There is no experience necessary! The students truly look forward to Four Winds and it is amazing how much they remember from year to year.  We cannot continue this fabulous program without your help!!!


STARS!!!  ☆☆☆

Ferrisburgh students had an absolutely wonderful report from our photographers on Thursday  about our students. They reported they were some of the best students they have ever worked with. They were respectful, did exactly what they were asked to do and moved quickly and quietly through the process. We already know how great our kiddos are, but when it's reinforced by someone who sees many groups, it really feels pretty good. Some star jars are really filling up… Ms Papin’s class and Ms Elson’s class reported filling their jars this week. We are getting ever so close to a celebration!


Upcoming Important Dates

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

September 29 - 5-6 field trip to Redstone quarry and Shelburne Farm

October 21 - NO SCHOOL - inservice Day (Thursday)

October 22 - NO SCHOOL - recess (Friday)

October 28 - Monster Mash

October 31 - Hike for Hunger



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“Lieutenant Chuck” had lunch with FCS students this week and helped participate in our first lockdown drill of the year. Lieutenant Cacciatore is our new liaison to the state police barracks and this was a great opportunity for him to get to know the building better and meet the students. Thanks Lieutenant Chuck!

   

STAR summer reader Success!






Congratulations all FCS Star summer readers who brought in their summer reading logs! We had a fun celebration Friday afternoon with popsicles on the playground. Over 700 books were read by FCS students over the summer. These were definitely Super Citizens.



 

 Upcoming Bus Drills!!!




Please be patient… over the next week, buses will be having evacuation drills for students. By law they are required to practice these drills twice a year. That may mean more than average congestion in the FCS drop-off area. Please be patient and plan accordingly. Also, please don’t forget that when the bus has its stop sign out, by law, you must stop. Only the bus driver can wave you on (or indicate to me that I can wave you on). The cones are not a concrete barrier, so the rules for the stop sign apply as they would on a street.


 

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