The Fox Flier

January, 2023

Upcoming Events

January 25 - Early Release

January 27 - Farley Spelling Bee (no spectators allowed)

January 27 - Farley Chess Club 4:00-5:00

February 3 - Farley Chess Club 4:00-5:00

February 7 - Spring Picture Day

February 8 - Early Release

February 10 - Farley Chess Club 4:00-5:00

February 13 - PTO Executive Meeting

February 14 - Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties 2:30-3:15

February 14 - Panda Express Fundraiser Night

February 15 - P/T Conferences 4:00-8:00

February 16 - NO SCHOOL - P/T Conferences 8:00-8:00

February 17 - NO SCHOOL

February 20 - NO SCHOOL - Staff PD Day

February 24 - Farley Chess Club - 4:00-5:00

February 27 - PTO Round Table Meeting

Farley Foxes of the Month!

Morning Arrival and Breakfast

The school doors open at 8:20 each day for breakfast, and students are allowed to enter their classrooms at 8:25. School officially begins at 8:45 each day. It is important that students are here on time because learning begins right away. Students who arrive to their classrooms after 8:45 will be counted tardy unless they arrive on a late bus.

Breakfast is served until 8:40 each day. Students arriving on a late bus will have the option of picking up a quick breakfast item, but students being dropped off by a car need to enter the cafeteria before 8:40 in order to get breakfast.

The car drop off line runs from 8:25-8:40. Farley staff members are needed in classrooms at 8:40, so any students dropped off after 8:40 will need to be dropped off at the front doors. There will not be staff supervision after 8:40.

Thank you for helping your child have a great start to the day!

Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences are quickly approaching! They will be held the evening of February 15 and all day February 16. We will be using the same conference schedule as the fall unless there is a conflict. Teachers will be sending confirmation notes with your day/time on February 1. If you need to reschedule due to a conflict, you will reach out to the classroom teacher and they will be happy to find a time that is more convenient.

Farley Chess Club

We are excited to start our Farley Chess Club on Friday, January 27th! For more information see the flyer below. Sign-up sheets are in Mrs. Withey's classroom.
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From the Farley PTO

PTO will be hosting a Dance-a-thon on March 3rd as our Spring Fundraiser through the Boostherthon organization. Information & pledge packets will go home with students on Feb. 23rd. We can't wait to dance our way to raising funds for our Farley playground!!!

Remember to be checking the Farley Elementary PTO Facebook page for important PTO info! Look for a sign-up on our page for January & February Stock the Lounge items needed. A sign-up will also be coming soon for items needed for a meal for the Farley staff during Parent Teacher Conferences.

We hope you can join us at our next PTO Round Table meeting on Monday, February 27th at 6:00pm in the Farley library.



  • Starting in preschool and kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Missing 10%, or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences and tardiness can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves.

Start building this habit now so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed in high school and college.

Important Attendance Definitions:

  • Tardy - arriving after 8:45 am

  • Early pick up - leaving before 3:30 pm

  • Unexcused Absences - absent without reasonable justification

According to Kansas law (K.S.A. 72-1113) a student is truant if they have missed the following without legitimate excuse:

  • Three (3) consecutive days

  • Five (5) unexcused absences in a semester

  • Seven (7) unexcused absences in a school year

If a student has excessive excused absences (more than 10), a doctor’s note will be required for it to be excused. Another option is that you can bring your child to the school clinic and the school nurse can determine if your child should stay home.

Early Dismissal/Change in Dismissal

If you need to pick up your child early or change his/her dismissal routine for the day. Please notify the office by noon so we have time to communicate that with the classroom teacher. Any students being picked up after 3:30 will need to use the car rider line for pick up. Students move to their dismissal locations beginning at 3:30, so it is sometimes difficult to quickly locate and retrieve a student during this time. We appreciate your help with this!