Eagle Sightings December

Holly Wehner, Principal

Dear Eagle Families,

At school this month our Character trait is respect. So far this year, we have focused on courage, perseverance, and honesty. You may be hearing about these at home, but if not, ask your child how they are working on these. I have been very impressed with the ideas that students have shared with me when I visit classrooms, or chat with them at lunch or recess.

As we talk about respect in school, I am reminded how important it is for us to respect all opinions and perspectives. We can have differing ideas about things, but still show kindness and care for one another as a community. Recently I had a meeting with a family who is new to FHES, and as we discussed all that our school and community has to offer, I felt so proud. This is a place where we strive for all to feel respected, safe, and ready to learn!

Next Thursday, Nov. 9th, I will be hosting an open zoom “lunch” meeting. Please join in to discuss any celebrations, concerns or just to introduce yourself! I enjoy every opportunity to get to know our FHES families!

Have a wonderful December, and I wish you a safe and Happy Holidays!

With appreciation and respect,

Holly Wehner


If your child has to miss a day of class please remember to excuse the absence by emailing jeannarheinberger@sjisd.org

Thank you!

Zoom with Mrs. Wehner

Join FHES principal over Zoom for a chat or a listen.

  • Thursday December 9th 12:00-1:00

Bring your questions, concerns, gratitude, and thoughts.

Topic: Lunch with Holly Wehner, Principal

Time: Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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We are accepting clothes donations

FHES is accepting clothes donations for when accidents happen. If you have extra pants and/or shirts size 6 and up we would greatly appreciate them.

With the weather changing please pack a change of clothes for your student's.

Yes, meals are currently free, however...

we still need your Free & Reduced price applications, the benefits are many for both families and schools.

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found items will be placed outside a few more times before Winter Break, weather permitting. Anything left by winter break will be donated.

Counselor Corner December 2021

We have been busy learning a lot of friendship skills in every classroom! We have learned and reviewed Kelso’s Choices - which is a program that teaches kids peace-making skills to use in their interactions with each other. It is proven to increase confidence, reduce tattling, and help prevent bullying! Kids learn to solve their own problems by using Kelso’s Wheel of 9 Choices:

  1. Wait and Cool off

  2. Go to another game

  3. Share and take turns

  4. Talk it out

  5. Make a deal

  6. Walk away

  7. Ignore

  8. Tell them to stop

  9. Apologize

We have also been learning about Bullying Prevention with our Second Step curriculum. We have learned the “3 R’s of Bullying”: 1.Recognize - (bullying is mean on purpose, keeps happening, is one-sided, unfair, and feels unsafe), 2. Report - how to report to a caring adult, and 3. Refuse - how to stand up to bullying in an assertive way (stand tall, look at the person, use strong but respectful words), and about Bystander Power (bystanders are those who witness or know about bullying happening, and they can help report, be kind and include others, and stand up to bullying when it feels safe to do so).

This week we are starting our Emotion Management unit of the Second Step program, where your child will learn what happens in your body and brain when you have strong emotions, and how to manage them. The first strategies we will learn are belly breathing and using helpful self-talk.

open tech hours 10:00 - 1:00 room 12 at the Middle School

COVID Testing Clinic Hours Changing

The Wednesday COVID testing clinic will now be held from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons.
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We are collecting King's receipts! Thank you for saving your receipts and supporting our school!

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