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Fern Persons

Elementary School

Principal: Brock Peters

4425 W Butterfield Hwy

Olivet MI 49076

Phone: (269) 749-4611

Fax: (269) 749-4621

Visitor Procedure

Each time that you come to visit FPE, please stop into the office. At that time, we ask that you sign-in and wear a "Visitor" badge. When leaving the building, please sign out and drop off your badge. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this new procedure.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

At FPE this year!

Olivet Child Care & Inclement Weather

Olivet Child Care is available when our school has a delay due to inclement weather. Especially on the days we have a 2 hour delay.

If you have questions, please call us at 269-749-4611 or the Child Care telephone number before and after school can be reached at 269-749-4548.

FPE Highlights

FPE Entrance Project

Thanks to the support of many families and businesses in our community, our FPE Entry-Way Project is nearly complete. The goal of the project was to make our building more secure. In the past the main doors were left open. With the new doors installed, there is a buzzer system to enter FPE during normal school hours. Parents and other visitors check in at the foyer and wait until they are “buzzed” into the school by office staff.

The new entry-way at FPE is an important step in increasing security across the district. We are so grateful for the contributions given toward the project on our GoFundMe page. A major part of the funding for the project came from local businesses, which have always been incredibly supportive of our students and schools. Many thanks to the following organizations:

  • Whitetail Farms
  • John D Vanator, C.P.A.
  • Natescapes Landscape Supplies
  • Lifetime Adventures LLC
  • Lake & Piepkow Farms
  • McManus Transport LLC
  • Irish Hill Farms, Pat & Sid Murphy and Family
  • Main Street Dental, Dr. Lana Lewis
  • Olivet PTO
  • Powers Farms- Larry, Cindi & Family

FPE has a tradition of friendliness and warmth. We want to continue to build that type of atmosphere, while implementing new procedures that strengthen security. Please be patient with us as we learn the new procedures and try to make them as user- friendly as possible while keeping our kids as safe as possible. Thank you for working with us to make FPE the best it can be! The support and involvement of our community is, and always has been, vital in that effort.

A message from Mr. Peters and Mr. Wilson

Mr. Peters and Mr. Wilson took some time to make a YouTube video about our drop off and pick up times. We would love your feedback.​

The Good Shepherd Program (formally known as the G.R.I.N program)

Operation G.R.I.N is a "Backpack Program" to provide weekend meals to be sent home with elementary school students. You can help by donating nonperishable food items.


  • Boxes of Mac & Cheese
  • Oatmeal packets
  • Boxes of cereal
  • Individual applesauce cups
  • Jars of peanut butter
  • Pudding cups
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Fruit snacks
  • Boxes of pasta
  • Soups & Crackers
  • Juice boxes

Operation G.R.I.N is a community outreach backpack program. Currently FPE sends home 28 bi-weekly backpacks with students. If you are able to help thank you!