Fishers Elementary Newsletter January 17, 2020
Note from our Principal
Dear FES Families,
It’s been another amazing week of learning here at FES, and not just for our students. On Wednesday, a group of teachers attended the Indiana STEM Conference at Purdue University. They brought back several exciting ideas to impact learning for the students of Fishers Elementary School. Sending teachers to conferences like this wouldn’t be possible without the support of all of you. Our PTO Professional Development funds were able to pay for participation in this conference.
This week it’s also been exciting to talk with 2 of our fourth grade classes about the learning experiences that they had while attending Conner Prairie. The opportunity for hands on and outdoor learning wouldn’t be possible without the connections we have built with Conner Prairie. If you have never been, I recommend a visit. On Monday they will be open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and admission is free for the day.
Finally, I wanted to remind you about our Dine to Donate at Noble Roman’s all day Saturday. Stop in to support our PTO! Have a wonderful weekend (and don’t forget that it’s a 3-day weekend for MLK Jr. Day, we’ll see our Tigers on Tuesday morning)!
Fishers Elementary School
11442 Lantern Road
Fishers, IN 46038
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Math Superstars is a program designed to reward students for completing math challenges in addition to their regular coursework. Every week your student completes a Math Superstars worksheet, they receive points which can be redeemed for prizes in the Math Superstars Reward Store at the end of the school year.
Don’t forget about Math Superstars! Worksheet 16 (included in the 2nd semester packet) is available on the school website at https://fisherspto.com/math-superstars/
Please make sure you print the worksheets assigned to your child’s grade. (To save paper, use the duplex setting on your printer to print on both sides.) Worksheet 16 should be turned into the classroom teacher by January 24th. Please remind your child to put first and last name on the worksheet!
If you are unable to access the worksheets electronically, please contact Mindi Kenney at email@example.com or (317) 201-6949 to make arrangements to receive paper copies.
Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide
The mission of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide is clear - to prevent youth abuse and save lives. Our team is dedicated to creating awareness that 95% of abuse is preventable and providing critical resources necessary to give hope to those who have lost their way. We will work with our communities to make sure that evidence-based curriculum is in place, so both youth and adults, can be empowered to protect, prevent, and create a personal mission to end abuse, once and for all.
Good Afternoon Fishers Elementary Families,
Indiana Center for the Prevention of Youth Assistance and Suicide (formerly Chaucie’s Place) will be visiting FES again this school year the week of January 27th. Their body safety curriculum, Child Lures Prevention, Think First & Stay Safe, will be presented to students. The lesson will provide relevant, balanced and proven prevention strategies to help families and children increase awareness and knowledge of how to recognize, interrupt, stop and prevent these crimes. As a community, we must think of childhood sexual abuse as a preventable disease. Collaboration between educators, parents and guardians, the medical community, law enforcement and our communities-at-large can proactively protect our children before abuse ever happens.
Topics to be covered:
For K-6 (elementary) we will discuss:
· Using our brains to keep us safe
· Body safety and the idea “my body belongs to me.”
· Brainstorm trusted adults
· The difference between secrets and surprises
· Trusting our “guts” or innate feelings
· The idea that everyone is special
Trained professionals will provide a 45 minute lesson. Teachers will be present in each classroom during the lesson. Mrs. Lance, FES school counselor, will be available if students have further questions or concerns. A parent resource video can be viewed by visiting thier website at www.indianaprevention.org and selecting the “Our programs” tab at the top right hand of the page. If you would like your child to NOT participate in this program or have further questions or concerns, please contact Mrs.Lance.
What's for Lunch?
For a complete breakfast and lunch menu please click here.
The Veggie Bar will be available every Wednesday and Thursday. Every student is allowed one free trip to the bar, regardless of whether or not they purchase a school lunch.
Please click on the above Reservations Link to sign up when wanting to visit your child for lunch. You must have a background check on file to visit.
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