Findley Flyer 4/21/22

Engage-Connect-Grow

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Dear Findley Families,


The voting window is open to vote for a parent candidate to serve on our School Governance Council. You should have received an email from Fulton County Schools Governance with a link to vote as well as the candidate statements. To learn more about the candidates, please visit our SGC website: https://www.fultonschools.org/domain/4388.


This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. I want to thank all of our parent and community volunteers for all that you do to support our wonderful school. We know that we cannot do this work alone and our volunteers are an integral part of our school community.


Camille Christopher

Engage.Connect.Grow

Important Dates

4/21 FCS Board Meeting

4/22 Silent Auction Ends at 10:00 pm

4/23 Daddy/Daughter Dance

4/20-4/27 School Governance Council Voting Window

4/27 PTA Board Meeting

4/27 Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A 5-8 pm (Peachtree Parkway Location)

4/27 Spirit Day (Wear Findley Oaks Spirit Wear or School Colors)

4/29 Mother/Son Game Night

Annual Parent Perception Survey-Deadline is Friday, April 22.

Fulton County Schools encourages parents to take the Annual Parent Perception Survey between April 11 and April 22. Your answers to this survey will help the district make improvements to our schools. The survey is anonymous and confidential and should take about 25 minutes to complete. Please complete one survey per school where you have one or more students enrolled. Additionally, students in grades 4-12 will take the Annual Student Perception Survey between April 11 and 22 during the school day. This survey is also anonymous and confidential.

Congratulations to Anaaya Sudheer!

Findley Oaks kindergartener, Anaaya Sudheer, was selected as an honorary mention in this year's Fulton County Department of Public Works inaugural Recycled Art Contest. Her artwork entitled, "Garden" will be displayed at the Fulton County Government Center as part of their Earth Month celebrations.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Thriving families depend on strong support systems. Support can come from family, friends, neighbors, and others in the community. Learn what it takes to invest in families. Together we can strengthen families and prevent child abuse. We can make it easier for families to access support services and learn how to identify and build on family strengths. By providing all families with equal opportunity and access to the supports they need, we can help improve the safety and well-being of children and youth across the country. Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website for more information.
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Elementary, Middle, and High School Georgia Milestones Information

Georgia Milestones testing begins Monday, April 25 (May 4 for elementary schools). The test measures knowledge and skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and provides critical information about achievement and readiness for next level of learning. With the absence of significant testing data from the last two years, this year’s scores will be used to establish a new baseline for schools and the district. Participation is crucial. The district expects all students in grades 3-8 and those in a high school end-of-year (EOC) course to participate. Thank you for partnering with the district to ensure a high rate of student participation.

  • Elementary Schools

May 4th-12th

  • Middle Schools

April 25th-May 6th

  • High Schools (American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Biology and U.S. History)

April 25th-29th

Georgia Milestones Testing Schedule and Resources for Grades 3-5

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents

The schedule for Milestones Testing has been set. Testing will begin as soon as school begins each day. It is important that your child arrives to school on time on these days.

May 4 ELA Section 1

May 5 ELA Section 2

May 6 ELA Section 3

May 10 Science Section 1 and 2 – 5th grade only

May 11 Math Section 1

May 12 Math Section 2

Teachers are working hard to prepare students and may provide at home practice opportunities as well. These assignments are appropriate for all students as they are grade level standards- based and not specifically Milestones related. Below are some resources for your information about the test.

Students may also want to review the formatting of the test by visiting:

http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

Resources for parents

Parent Q and A

Georgia_Milestones_Parent_QA_2021-2022.pdf (gadoe.org)

Study/Resource Guide

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

Parent’s Guide to End of Grade Student Report:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/Parents/Parent_Guide_EOG_Brochure_2016.pdf

Understanding the Georgia Milestones Achievement Levels: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/achievement_levels.aspx

Parent Lexile Guide: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/Lexile/Lexile_Parent_Guide_GA.pdf

FITNESS GRAM MILESTONE TESTING

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Rising 6th Grade Information

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Findley Oaks PTA News

Silent Auction

The Findley Oaks Silent Auction is LIVE! You have until Friday, 4/22/2022 at 10pm to place the winning bid! The auction can be viewed at https://www.biddingowl.com/Findleyfalcons! Take a look and view all of the amazing items available for you to bid on! Thank you for supporting your Findley Family and thank you to all of the participating sponsors!!!

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Mother Son Game Night Friday, April 29

Fun, food, friends and an EPIC mother-son dodge ball game!

Tickets: https://findleyoaks.memberhub.com/store#

Community News

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Jr. Titans Cheer

The Northview Jr Titans Cheerleaders open enrollment is here! All 4th-8th grade youth who live in the Northview High School district are welcome to enroll. No experience necessary! For more information and to enroll for our upcoming season, please visit their website at http://www.jrtitanscheer.com/ or complete the interest form directly here: https://tinyurl.com/yckvnfu9

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Jr. Cougar Basketball Camp

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MISSION, VISION, AND MOTTO

Mission: Engage. Connect. Grow


Vision: To create a school community of engaged, connected, and growing learners.


Motto: From Tiny Acorns Grow Mighty Oaks