September News #readytofly
A Note from Mrs. Phillips
Dear Hornet Families,
What a great start to our year! We have been busy establishing expectations and building relationships so far. We recently finished our beginning of the year testing and NWEA. It is almost time for progress reports, already. The best way to stay in touch with your child's teacher is through Class Dojo. They are available daily, but please give them 24 hours to respond. If you notice your child is struggling or would like additional resources, please contact your child's teacher. We want to stay in front of any possible academic concerns before they become an issue.
As you hear your child talk about WIN time, I wanted to give you a little background of what this time means at FCE. What I Need (WIN), is exactly that! This time is devoted to meeting your child where they currently are performing on our priority standards. (You can find those listed below.) After looking at the data, our teachers will develop intentional plans for reteaching, application practice, or extension, for every student. Students are grouped based on data and provided 30 minutes of targeted instruction for both math and reading, every day. Students who were identified last year will continue their small group instruction the first week of September. All other students are under the first 10 weeks of tier 1 instruction. Our team meets every 6 weeks to review data and classroom performance. If your child qualifies for intense intervention, you will be notified via a permission slip. If you have any further questions about WIN time, please connect with your child's teacher.
Thank you to all who participated in our World's Finest Chocolate Sale. It was a huge success! The money earned from this fundraiser helps support digital programs in each classroom, financial support for field trips, and other daily needs for students and teachers at FCE. Our next PTO event is our Fall Carnival. It takes a team to run a carnival and we are looking for more parents to join us! We hope you can attend our next PTO meeting on Sept. 18th at 5 p.m.
My goal is to be as transparent as possible as your leader. If there is anything we can do better, please let me know. You can always message me on Dojo, Facebook or Twitter. I am also available by email and phone. I will return your communication within 24 hours. Have a great September!
Be kind, be amazing, and ALWAYS be ready to F.L.Y.!
9/5: Vaccine Exclusionary Date
9/11: Moment of silence for 22nd anniversary of 9/11
9/14: Progress reports for 2-6/K-1 will be sent ESGI parent reports
9/18: PTO meeting - Carnival planning
9/26: Fall Picture Day
9/26: 3rd and 5th grade vision screenings
Quarter 1: Aug. 9th -Oct. 6th
Too Good for Drugs
Wednesday, Sep. 13th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 13th, 10am
- Setting Reachable Goals
- Making Responsible Decisions
- Bonding with Pro-Social Others
- Identifying and Managing Emotions
- Communicating Effectively
Click the link to find specific information about the lessons taught by Chief Deputy Sheriff, Chad Blaes.