FCES Newsletter

September 2022

Our school year has gotten off to a wonderful start! We have changed the format of our monthly newsletter in order to be able to include more information about what has been going on at our school over the last month, upcoming activities and events, and other valuable information for parents. We hope you like it!
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Meet our new faculty members!


~ Activities & Events ~

Back to School Bash

We had a great time at our Back to School Bash on Thursday, September 11th! Students and parents enjoyed visiting their classrooms, eating s'mores, and playing putt putt golf. Our PTO does an amazing job in coordinating fun, family-centered school events throughout the school year. We hope everyone enjoyed our open house!

Ava Prince - TCAP Perfect Score!

Fifth Consolidated is proud to recognize and congratulate Ava Prince for making a perfect score on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program

(TCAP) - Math portion!

"As a school, we are so proud of the accomplishments of our students on the TNReady assessment. We are honored to recognize Ava Prince, from Mrs. Magen Purvis' 4th-grade class, for earning a perfect score on the TCAP Math Assessment. Ava consistently works hard and is truly dedicated to succeeding academically, and this honor further proves her commitment. The partnership between our highly motivated student body and our compassionate faculty and staff continues to result in academic excellence at Fifth Consolidated." - Mrs. Lou Ann Peery, Principal.

The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) is designed to assess true student understanding, not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. It is a way to assess what our students know and what we can do to help them succeed in the future.

"I love school," stated Ava Prince, 5th-grade student at FCES. "I think one of the reasons I have excelled in math is because it is my favorite subject. I am just so happy that I got this award. I would like to thank the teachers and the school."

"We are always proud of Ava's accomplishments, but we are extremely proud of this academic achievement. We are grateful for the nurturing staff at Fifth Consolidated Elementary School." - Jarrod and Nikki Prince, Ava Prince's parents.

To learn more about the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, visit: https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/tnready.html.

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Spirit Day!

Some of the DCHS football players, band members, and cheerleaders helped greet our students last Friday morning to celebrate hosting the first home football game of the season. It was great to see all of our students in their orange and white! Go Choctaws!


Grade Level Spotlight!

Our fifth graders learned s’more about STEM by completing a thermal energy project that required them to design and build solar ovens to cook their own s’mores!


~ Calendar of Events ~

September 1: 3rd-5th Grade Progress Reports

September 5: Labor Day - No School

September 9: Fair Day - No School

September 13: School Picture Day

September 15: Parent Teacher Conference 3:30-6:30

September 15: Progress Reports

September 23-29: CASE Testing (3rd-5th Grades)

September 28: See You At The Pole

September Lunch Menu

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~ School Information & Updates ~

Under Construction...

Construction to add on the new wing of the school will begin soon! This will be an ongoing project all school year. This may cause slight disruptions to traffic flow on that side of our building. We will try to provide updates as quickly as possible if traffic is impacted.

In order to keep the construction area clear of any unnecessary traffic during the day, we will be adding some traffic cones near the Pre-K area to limit traffic flow around the building until 2:30pm each afternoon. This will begin next week and will remain in place throughout the school year. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project!

FCES Library

We have recently been doing some updates in our school library in order to make it more student-centered. Updates so far have included new flooring, mural paintings and new flex seating for our students. Our library project is not yet complete, but our students have loved the changes we have made so far! Stay tuned for more updates!
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~ Parent Information & Resources ~

School Attendance

Why does attendance matter? Every school day counts in a child's academic life. A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career. A recent study looking at young children found that absenteeism in kindergarten was associated with negative first grade outcomes such as greater absenteeism in subsequent years and lower achievement in reading, math, and general knowledge.

Please look over the chart below showing the impact of absenteeism on lost instructional time. We value instructional time for our students and encourage parents to make all attempts to have their child at school each day. Please remember to send a doctor's note if your child must be absent from school due to illness. Thank you for partnering with us to help your child be successful academically.

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Online Resource - myON

Want to help your child explore more through reading at home? Check out myON!

The myON program provides access to digital books from myON reader, a personalized, online literacy program that matches student’s interests and their reading level to a recommended book list. With over 5,500 enhanced digital books with reading supports, students have access to all types of books and topics that will entice them to continue reading. Using myON, students can link their account to their school, and then read any book even when internet access isn’t available.

Using the link below, your child can login to myON through using their FCES Renaissance login information. Please contact your child's classroom teacher if you need assistance getting your child logged in to their Renaissance account.

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~ Community Events & Activities ~

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