October Principal's Report

posted Nov 4, 2015, 8:35 AM by Joel Bates   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 8:36 AM ]


  • Our safety committee continues to meet every other week to review what we are doing, how we are doing it, and what we can improve relative to our facilities and safety

  • Running Club, led by Ms. Gurley, continues each week

  • Our new FSS website as part of all of the schools/district websites launched last week

  • FSS Movement (before school movement) has started

  • First Grade went apple picking two weeks ago

  • PAC sponsored a Food Play assembly for Grades K-4 at the end of last month

  • Several staff members participated in a CALM Training last month as part of a district staff training – There will be another training forthcoming in November

  • Math Olympiad students are now meeting (Grades  4, 5, 6)

  • All-state Chorus, led by Ms. Coates, (Grades 4, 5, 6) is underway

  • District Chorus try-outs for Grades 7 and 8 are also starting with Ms. Coates

  • Intramural basketball starts soon (for girls and boys) Grades 6-8

  • The staff meet last Friday on an early release day to work on programming (writing across the curriculum) as a district

  • The Lion’s Eyemobile is on campus this week screening students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 7

  • School Picture Day has been rescheduled to October  20th

  • Knitting Club, led by Mrs. Gothie, will soon start meeting (I still have my homemade scarf)

  • Fire Safety Assemblies (Grades K and 1-2) will take place next week led by our first responders

  • Punk Rope starts next week with Ms. Richards (Grades 4-8)

  • Purple Pinky Day (Polio Eradication Awareness) will be October 22nd

  • Grade Three will head to Lowell on a field trip: Engineer It on two split days October 22nd and 29th

  • Bus Evacuation will be October 21st (for all students in both wings)

  • The first dance of the school year, sponsored by Student Council, will be October 23rd for 7th and 8th graders only – The theme is Halloween costume dress-up

  • PAC will sponsor PAC Bingo Saturday night, October 24th

  • Grade Three will complete a pumpkin decorating activity on Friday, October 30th (arts and crafts)

  • Grade Four will head to the Lowell Mills on October 30th

  • Our Pick-a-Time Scheduler opens on November 2nd until November 9th

  • Fourth Grade will have their annual pumpkin viewing on November 2nd

  • Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11th (No School)

  • Early Release Day Thursday, November 12th will feature parent/teacher conferences

  • There will be no school Friday, November 13th due to a full day of parent/teacher conferences

  • Our third annual family pasta dinner fundraiser will be Tuesday, November 17th (Fundraiser for the McRell Scholarship Fund)


Submitted: Steven Grant ☺


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