FPBS Friday Footnotes

November 19th, 2021

Dear FPBS Community,

It was another successful week of learning at FPBS!

Throughout the week, students continued to be exposed to so many wonderful learning opportunities. Students took part in activities such as neighborhood walks to find the circumference of a tree, fossil digs, cave art, and creating gravity paintings.

We wanted to thank all of the parents and guardians who participated in our Parent-Teacher Conferences. A strong home-school partnership is vital for all of our students to reach their full potential as learners. Outside of these conferences, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or an administrator here at FPBS.

As a reminder, on November 24th, we will be conducting our annual Early Dismissal Drill. The dismissal times for students are as follows:

K, 1st, 2nd, & Primary Students- 3:00 PM Dismissal

3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Students- 3:15 PM Dismissal

We want to wish the entire FPBS community a Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great weekend!


Mr. DeKams

Weekly Highlights!

FPBS Student Council Election

On behalf of the Student Council, Mrs. Verambeck and Ms. Smith, we would like to announce the winners of the Student Council Executive Board Election for the 2021-2022 school year.

Sergeant at Arms: Claire Corrigan

Treasurer: Ryan See

Secretary: Emma Croon

Vice President: Molly Murphy

President: Juliet Oelkers

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who ran. We are proud of you and are looking forward to a great year in Student Council.

Mrs. Kingsley & Mrs. Goldberg's classes Neighborhood Walk!

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6th Grade Students Fossil Dig

Mrs. Zaromatidis led an excavation site in Classes 6A, 6B, 6C, and 6D. Students were able to use tools to excavate and clean a dinosaur fossil in the classroom.
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6th Grade Cave Art

Mrs. Zaromatidis led an excursion into the depths of the Lascaux, a cave in France that has some of the earliest preserved cave paintings from prehistoric times. Students were able to simulate drawing these paintings as if they were there, by drawing under their desks.
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6D Making Gravity Paintings with Mrs. Sutherland

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 23rd: School Spirit Day- Wear Floral Park, FPBS, Yellow or Blue attire to school

Wednesday, November 24th: Early Dismissal Drill

K, 1st, 2nd, & Primary Students- 3:00 PM Dismissal

3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Students- 3:15 PM Dismissal

Thursday, November 25th & Friday, November 26th: School Closed (Thanksgiving break)

Important Notices

PTA Membership Information

The Floral Park-Bellerose School needs your support. Not only does more memberships support PTA advocacy efforts, allowing Nassau county more votes on state and national PTA issues, it allows the FPBS PTA to contribute to the school’s positive environment (suggested donations such as a book vending machine to support the school’s PBIS program), host many great programs throughout the year (such as the Book Fair) and conduct many great fundraisers (like the pie sale). While Covid restrictions have limited some in-person programs we are looking forward to using funds to make this school year fun, safe and productive!

And remember, being a member does not obligate you to go to meetings or serve on a committee.

This is the place to join!

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Book of the Month

Our November Book of the Month is All Are Welcome, which is written by Alexandra Penfold. Click on the button below for more information about our shared text!