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Fancher Falcons S.O.A.R.

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Fancher Staff Shout Outs

Fancher families, community members, students, and staff we invite you to take the time to recognize a Fancher Elementary teacher and/or staff for going above and beyond. Click the link above.

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Reminder Drop-off Starts at 8:35am

DROP-OFF begins at 8:35am, please DO NOT drop off your students prior to 8:35am, we do not have supervision before.

Students enter the building at 8:40am, and we start at 8:45am. If you arrive after you will need to bring your student into the front the building to sign them in.

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 2023 - School Board Appreciation Month
  • January 9th - NWEA Winter Testing Begins
  • January 16th - Peacemaking Nominations, MPHS Gymnasium 6pm
  • January 30th - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development
  • February 15th - Kindergarten Kick Off @ Vowles 6:00-7:30 (Early Bird-District Kick Off)
  • February 17th & 20th - NO SCHOOL
  • March 1st - Report Cards Tri 2 go home
  • March 2nd/3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences
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Fancher Falcons SOAR

We kicked of 2023 at Fancher Elementary reviewing SOAR (Safety Ownership Attitude Respect), to teach and reinforce positive behavior expectations in all areas of the school from the classroom to the playground. Each area of our school day, has a focused set up positive expectations that we teach, model, and practice - on what Safety looks like, Ownership, Attitude, and Respect.

We reviewed Cafeteria expectations on Tuesday during each grade level lunch, teachers have been reviewing other areas of the SOAR matrix in their classrooms.

Our SOAR matrix is at the front of your student's agenda in the pages include for the student handbook, we encourage you to review these expectations at home with your child too.

Daily our students earning Dojo Points for meeting positive expectations, we recognize students who are SOARing with our Positive Office Referrals, Positive Postcards mailed home, and SOAR Student Shout Outs each month.

We know our students are still growing and developing mentally and socially, so we recognize it is always a work in progress when teaching and reteaching expectations. We utilize restorative practices - including repairing the harm, circle ups, and more.

We appreciate your partnership in supporting our Fancher Falcons to SOAR!

Mrs. Katie Rinke & the Fancher Elementary Staff

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In need of Kleenex

We could you some Kleenex donations for the front office and classrooms, with the cold and flu season upon us. If you are out shopping and could pick up an extra box, we would appreciate it. Just send it in with your student to bring down to the office. Thanks.

Please be sure to call our front office when your student is absent 989-775-2230

Illness Reminders

For the health and safety of our staff and students - it is very important every morning families are screening their own child before sending them to school for the day.
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees
  • Sore Throat
  • New uncontrolled cough causing difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever

Please continue to communicate with your child's building of any new situations that affect your family by calling us at 989-775-2260 or emailing Mrs. Wendi Chaffin at

If your child is not feeling well and/or going to be absent, please call the school, and we will contact their teacher to let them know of the absence.

Cold & Flu Season

If your child is sick, absent or showing signs of COVID, please call the Fancher Elementary Office at 775-2230 before 10:00 each morning to let us know. Or email Mrs. Wendi Chaffin at It is important you contact an office staff member so we can be sure to "verify" the absence. When a doctor's note is provided we can change the verified absence to an "excused."

For safety reasons, families will receive a phone call by 10:40 am for any student that is marked as Absent each morning in Power School. You can deter getting that call from our system by calling us in the morning to let us know of your child's absence and their reason for the absence.

Our codes we use for absences are:

UA-Unexcused Absence

Any absence that has not been reported by a parent or guardian and/or any absence that is not listed as an Excused Absence in Board Policy.

AV-Verified Absence

An absence that the parent verifies or explains. Example: (1) The student doesn’t feel well, and is staying home, but is not visiting the doctor. (2) The family is taking an extra long weekend, vacation, etc.

EA-Excused Absence

Absences that meet the definition of an Excused Absence based on MPPS Board Policy.

*Illness or professional appointments with a doctors note *Death of a relative

*Observance of Religious Holidays

Below are images to our attendance policy but it can also be found in the front of your child's Agenda....

Colder Weather is HERE!

With colder temperatures please make sure your student brings the proper winter gear with them to school. We go outside each day unless it is raining or below 0 for a classroom recess and a lunch recess.

Students need to have warm clothing, including winter coat, hat, gloves/mittens, boots, snow pants. These items can be expensive, if you need help please write in a note in your child's school agenda for their teacher. We can see how we can help.

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Please Label your Student's Items

We would love to see our lost & found items claimed, but also to keep the lost & found to a minimum. Families can help us by LABELING EVERYTHING!

Use a permanent marker to label your child's name on lunchboxes, school supplies, backpacks, water bottles, child's clothes (utilize the inside tags of sweatshirts, jackets, shoes, and snowpants). We will periodically check labels and post pictures of items to be claimed - check out the Fancher Facebook page.

Send an extra pair of clothes to stay in your student's locker, place in a ziplock bag or plastic grocery bag, label with their name.

Clothing Inc.

With the colder temperatures and snowy weather, please send your student with labeled snow gear; including boots, gloves, hat, coat, snow pants. If you are in need of assistance with getting the proper clothing you can set up an appointment with Clothing Inc. which is located just down the road from Fancher Elementary book an appointment here -, or contact your student's teacher.

Fancher Falcons SOAR - Safety. Ownership. Attitude. Respect

December SOAR Shout Outs

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Pokemon Cards, Toys, and Electronics

Friendly reminder from our Student Handbook at the front of your student's agenda - toys, trading cards, and pokemon cards should be left at home. We want to make sure things are not lost or stolen at school - and we can best do this by leaving items home. pg. 3 of Handbook

Electronic Devices

Such as cell phones, iPods, cameras, tablets are strongly recommended to be left at home, they are not permitted on our playground or in a student's desk during the school day. If the objects are at school they need to remain safely tucked away in backpacks from 8:40am to 3:49pm.

Emergency Safety Drills

Last week students and staff practiced our first lockdown DRILL, where a uniformed officer comes into the building wearing a bright green vest to represent the threat. Any student or staff member who sees the green vest notifies the closest adult to place the building into lockdown mode for the DRILL. Our students and staff did an excellent job with this, we were secured quickly, an all call announcement is made and 911 is notified of our drill.

This week students will be discussing in their classrooms what to do in an emergency situation if we need to evacuate the building. We have practiced a Fire Drill as a building, this will practice will be evacuating and relocating to our rally point which is just down from Fancher at Rowe Hall.

During the school year, our buildings are obligated to practice at least 5 Fire Drills, 2 Tornado Drills and 3 Lockdown drills. At times, we do have our YSU Liason or other police officers from the Police Department assist in our drills. We cover with our students the locations of where to go for each drill, what to do during specific drills, and how to properly evacuate when it is needed. You can also find this information in your child's Handbook in the front of the student agenda.

I encourage you to check out our district website where we have information that pertains to our district school safety. Click here to get to the website.

Second Steps - Social & Emotional Curriculum

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WIN Groups

WIN (What I Need) academic and social skill groups have begun for Math, Reading, and/or social skills at each grade level.

These groups are designed to target what each student needs and then grow him/her in that skill area.

Groups meet daily to work on reading or math for 30 minutes. This time each day is crucial because students are able to work at their level, uninterrupted.

Students may change groups as their skill set grows and as needs change. We are excited to watch our students grow and as readers, mathematicians, and in their social skills as a result of these groups, supporting the learning that is taking place in the classroom!

Medication & Student Medical Needs

Reminder from our Welcome Fancher Newsletter- to make sure the school is aware of any medical needs ASAP!

Please bring any medication (over the counter or prescription) THIS INCLUDES STUDENT INHALERS, to the front office at Fancher. A signed release form from the student's doctor will need to be submitted, according to school policy. Thank you for your assistance with this.

Fancher Spirit Wear

  • The Fancher Elementary School spirit wear sale has begun! Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! Visit

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January Bookshelf

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MPPS Transportation

Transportation Deptartment

Request for Transportation use the form linked here

Bus routes typically arrive around 8:35am at our school building. If you need to sign your child up for transportation, please fill out REQUEST FOR TRANSPORTATION FORM at the above website.

We ask for your patience the first few days of bus pick-ups as several students were added to routes after back to school open houses. The original time given by the bus driver may be later than expected.

Before & After School Care

REMINDER - No Outside Food for Student Lunches

Friendly reminder of our No Outside Food policy for Student Lunch time. Students must bring their lunch to school or choose a school lunch option.

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Family Resources

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Bright by Text shares tips and info just for you: based on your child's age and where you live.

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MPPS New Website & App

Have you checked out our new website - it is pretty slick!

Download the new Mt. Pleasant Public Schools app!

Download on the App Store

or Get it on Google Play

*scroll to the bottom of the MPPS website and see Stay Connected and the links to download

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Food Services

Where's the Lunch Menu?

Download the app on your phone or click the photo below.

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Fancher Elementary

Fancher Elementary provides a supportive environment to ensure academic, social and emotional growth for students to reach their full potential while transitioning between elementary and middle school.

Office Hours 8:00am-4:00pm