Fern Communicator

September 18th - 22nd

Title 1 Funding- VERY IMPORTANT

A significant portion of Fern Elementary's funding comes from Federal Title 1 funding. This funding is ONLY received if parents complete the meal application found HERE. We NEED EVERYONE to complete this application whether your student is planning on eating in the cafeteria or not. Please complete this application ASAP.

This Weeks Schedule

Monday, September 18th

  • Wear School Colors - Purple and Yellow
  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm

Tuesday, September 19th

  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm

Wednesday, September 20th
  • Wear your College Gear!
  • Wednesday Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 2:18 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 2:27 pm

Thursday, September 21st

  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm
  • PTA Association Meeting @ 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria
    • Free Pizza, a book for the family, and a chance to win $20 Scholastic Dollars.

Friday, September 22nd

  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm

School News

TEF Sketchers Walk

Fern’s Skechers Walk Fundraiser has begun!

We are walking to raise money for an outdoor learning environment. We would like to add 3 more tables, umbrellas and AstroTurf to our garden.

For everyone that registers as a walker (Friday, 9/15 @ 3 pm through Friday, 9/22 @ 3:pm) will be entered into a drawing.

  • 1st Prize - Kids Fire 7 Tablet
  • 2nd Prize - Dr. Remland's Monster

It is SIMPLE TO JOIN with these instructions:

  1. Visit the Team Fern Page
  2. Click on the Join Team button at the top. Do not click Donate
  3. Register for just $30 as a WALKER or VIRTUAL WALKER so Fern receives credit. (You may register and add an additional donation, but please do not just donate without the virtual registration).

  4. REMEMBER TO click the box to choose ​Torrance Education Foundation.

  5. Encourage your family and friends to do the same!

  6. The live walk for those who wish to participate: Sunday, October 29, 2023

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Support Fern All Year!

Sign up for Ralphs Community Contribution Program at NO added cost to you. Use Fern's Organization ID WE852. Click here

Title 1 School Parents Rights Letter

Big Smiles Dentist

  • Wednesday, September 27th: Dentist on Campus

School Guidelines

Our school is dedicated to fostering a safe, positive, and respectful school culture where every student’s academic, behavioral, and social success are equally important. Please review our School Guidelines for information such as:

  • Expected Student Behavior
  • Appropriate Dress and Footwear
  • School Visits including Item Drop Off
  • Bicycle Safety & Helmet Requirements
  • Student Birthdays

Nutrition Services

Lunch Menu

September News Letter

Interactive Menus for Breakfast, Lunch and ELOP Snack

Free Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the cafeteria on the first day of school. These will be provided FREE of charge during the 2023-2024 school year. Children, of course, may pack a snack & lunch. Visit the TUSD Nutrition Services website www.tusd.org/nutrition-services for additional information.

Fern PTA: Building Community

Back to School Night Packet

  • This packet was handed out at back to school night on behalf of our wonderful PTA.

Association Meeting

  • When: Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pm
  • Where: Fern Cafeteria
  • Why: Help us build our Fern community! Learn about how PTA works, ways to get involved and volunteer and see how PTA is spending the funds raised at Fern. Get to know the board and other Fern families plus ask all your questions! Every family will receive a FREE BOOK for attending (while supplies last).
  • How: Childcare will be provided during the meeting. Free pizza and drinks will be available while supplies last.
  • Just for fun - complete the Fern PTA Trivia for a chance to win $20 Scholastic Dollars for the upcoming Book Fair. There will be 5 winners and you must be present at the meeting to win. Scan the QR code to enter (Trivia answers can be found on the Association Meeting Presentation)

PTA Fundraiser

Fern Families! Our Photo Fundraiser is back by popular demand! This year we will be taking family photos in a local eucalyptus grove. Mark your calendars and get your outfits ready for the photo shoots happening on 10/14-10/15. We had a great turnout last school year and we want to encourage you to sign up early as spots will fill up! Start thinking about your Holiday cards and yearly photos and support our school while you do it! It’s a win win! Please see the flyer for details and sign up using the link provided!

Click here to access the PTA Back to School Guide!
  • President Welcome Letter
  • Executive Board Contact info
  • Fern PTA Calendar
  • VIP Package Online Order Form
  • PTA Membership Flyer
  • PTA Volunteer Interest Flyer
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Helping Children Learn Newsletter

September Newsletter

Onsite After School Activities

TUSD Flyers

South Bay Consortium at Alder GSE

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