Findley Flyer 1/20/22

Engage-Connect-Grow

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Findley Families,


It is time for the election of new members to our School Governance Council. The School Governance Council has both parent/guardian and teacher positions open for election. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years are eligible to run for the parent/guardian SGC positions.


Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community.


Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:

  • Create, approve, and monitor the implementation of the school strategic plan
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance


If you are interested in running for a position on the School Governance Council, please complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form. Forms will be available on February 2. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit our school’s website or our Charter System Website.


Camille Christopher

Important Dates

1/20-Fulton County Schools Board Meeting-4:30 pm

1/24- Early Release Day (all students released at 12:20 pm)

1/26-Spirit Night Taco Mac (all day during open hours)

1/26-Spirit Day (wear spirit wear or school colors)

1/26-Community Night (no homework assigned or major tests the following day)

2/8-Fulton County Schools Board Work Session-12:30 pm

2/17-Fulton County Schools Board Meeting-4:30 pm

2/18-Teacher Workday (no school for students)

2/21-Presidents' Day Holiday (schools closed)

2/28-Early Release Day (all students released at 12:20 pm)

Spirit Day is January 26. Grab your spirit wear or wear school colors!

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Walker Reminder

Walker reminder: Students in 2-5 are allowed to walk home without a parent. Students are expected to walk straight home after dismissal and should not stop to play on the playground if a parent is not present. We want to make sure all students get home safely. Please review these expectations with your student(s). Thank you for your support!

iReady Diagnostic Reports

iReady winter diagnostic growth reports will be going home with students on Friday, January 21. Please reference the link below to understand how to read and understand this report. Don't forget to celebrate successes with your student(s)!


Click here to access information about the reports.

Book Fair Information

Dates: Monday, January 31 through Friday, February 4

Time: Students Will Visit During Media Center Specials Class

Family Night: Thursday, February 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Book Fair Web Site: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fomc

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Dear Findley Families,

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair.

Last year’s fair was canceled due to COVID-19. We received the greenlight to proceed with a modified fair this year following current district protocols.

A Book Fair serves two main purposes.

  1. To help instill a love of reading in children by building their personal libraries.

  1. To raise funds for the Media Center to expand the collection of books for all students to enjoy.

Focus on Books

Scholastic is an educational company that has been around for more than 100 years. A large part of their business is selling books. Because of this, the focus of the fair is on providing high-quality, well-priced books and less on trinkets. At the fair, students will see a broad selection of fiction and nonfiction from publishers. The trinkets are limited to a small sampling of school supplies. The attached flier showcases a selection of the books that will be featured.

Shopping

Your child will have two opportunities to shop at the Book Fair.

He or she will visit the Book Fair with his or her class. A class schedule is on the back of this letter. We also will offer a Family Night. Please note- Due to current protocols, students will not be able to shop outside of these two times.

Payment

All purchases are tax free. We accept Scholastic eWallet or credit cards. No cash or checks are accepted. See the attached directions to set up the eWallet or visit links below:

EWallet Set Up: https://tinyurl.com/setupwallet

eWallet Informational Video: https://tinyurl.com/foeswallet

Teacher Wish Lists

In the past, many parents have enjoyed purchasing books for teachers. You will receive an email from your teacher with information about how to contribute to their book fair eWallet to purchase materials for the classroom libraries.

Volunteer at the Book Fair

A smooth and successful Book Fair is not possible without the support of volunteers. Sign up link: https://tinyurl.com/foesbookfair

Happy Reading!

Amy Rubin

Media and Educational Technology Instructor

rubin@fultonschools.org

Shining the Light on Literacy for Learners to Engage~Connect~Grow

We have focused on three of the five pillars of reading deemed necessary by the National Reading Panel to develop good readers. We focused on Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency. We will take time to think about Vocabulary, the fourth pillar of reading.

Educators consider vocabulary in four different ways. Listening vocabulary, words we need to know to understand what we hear. Speaking vocabulary, words we use when we speak. Reading vocabulary, words we need to know when we read. Writing vocabulary, words we use when we write.

Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. Beginning readers must use the words they hear orally to make sense of the words they see in print. Kids who hear more words spoken at home learn more words and enter school with better vocabularies. This larger vocabulary pays off exponentially as a child progresses through school.

Here are few ways to help your child build a larger vocabulary.

· Share a new word in a conversation or one you see in a book. Sharing a new word with your child doesn't have to take a long time: just a few minutes to talk about the word by giving a child friendly definition and then focus back on the book or conversation.

· Watch educational shows together. Talk about what you learned and emphasize new words.

· Over the next few days and weeks, find ways to use the new words in conversation.

· Incorporate a new word of the day or week by posting it in a place everyone sees at home.

Enjoy learning new words with your children; a love for words can build a lifetime love of reading.

Debby Sullivan

Hardship Transfer Deadline-February 28

Hardship Transfer applications are available beginning January 1st for parents who wish to apply for a 2022-23 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form to enter and submit their information. Get more info and access the application here on January 1st.

Kids Heart Challenge

Please view the files below for important information about the Kids Heart Challenge.

Menus for January 24-28, 2022

Breakfast

MONDAY

Sausage Biscuit

Assorted Cereals

TUESDAY

Pancake and Sausage on a Stick

Blueberry Muffin with a Yogurt

WEDNESDAY

Pancake and Sausage Patty

Assorted Cereals

THURSDAY

French Toast Sticks

Yogurt with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar

FRIDAY

Chicken Biscuit

Assorted Cereals

Lunch

MONDAY

Chicken Sandwich

Yogurt & Cheese Pack

TUESDAY

Tangerine Chicken with Rice

Mini Cheeseburgers

Jamwich Pack

WEDNESDAY

Salisbury Steak with Gravy

Yogurt & Cheese Pack

THURSDAY

Stuffed Cheese Breadsticks

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Hummus Plate

FRIDAY

Cheese Pizza

Meat Lovers Pizza

Turkey and Cheese Lunch Box Buddy

Findley Oaks PTA News

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Spirit Night at Taco Mac January 26, 2022

Findley Oaks Elementary School Spirit Night:

Place: Taco Mac- 2607 Peachtree Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2022

Time: All Day during open hours

Spirit Wear

Going LIVE JANUARY 20th!! For the very last time this school year! Last chance to get your Findley Oaks Elementary Spirit-wear!

Did you miss out on Spirit-wear the first time around? Are you new to Findley Oaks and need a spirit shirt?! This is your LAST opportunity to purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies!! Also new to the spirit store are NEW FINDLEY OAKS CAR MAGNETS! Store will only be OPEN on January 20th-January 27th!

https://findleyoaksspring2022apparel.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

Yearbook Information

The FOES yearbook is gathering content for the 2021-2022 yearbook. But we need your help!


If you have any photos on your phone or other devices of school happenings, please email them to: foesphotos@gmail.com


Please include in the subject line: your student/students name(s), their grade(s), and event name (if applicable).


Feel free to send photos to the email address listed above throughout the school year!

Anything that you can send to us is greatly appreciated.


Thank you all for your help!

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MISSION, VISION, AND MOTTO

Mission: Engage. Connect. Grow


Vision: To create a school community of engaged, connected, and growing learners.


Motto: From Tiny Acorns Grow Mighty Oaks