The Fox Flier
November 15, 2023
Message from the Principal
Fall break is right around the corner! We will celebrate Thanksgiving this Friday by hosting our annual Thanksgiving Lunch. This year, we will be welcoming over 530 guests! Our kitchen staff led by our kitchen manager, Robin Kiesling, have worked hard to ensure everyone has a wonderful time and a delicious meal! Those who have pre-purchased a meal ticket will be greeted by our Student Council representatives and escorted to the cafeteria a few minutes before their lunch time begins. Guests are welcome to enjoy some fresh air and recess or visit the Farley Book Fair after lunch. If you plan to take your child home after lunch, please make sure to sign them out in the office before leaving.
The Farley staff is THANKFUL for you, our amazing and supportive school community and families. May your blessings be many, your troubles be few and your Thanksgiving be wonderful!
Thanksgiving Lunch Times
10:45 - Kindergarten
11:10 - 5th Grade
11:35 - 6th Grade
12:00 - 1st Grade
12:25 - 2nd Grade
12:50 - 3rd Grade
1:15 - 4th Grade
November 16 - 3rd/4th Grade Music Programs - 6:00/7:00
November 16 - Book Fair Open until 6:30
November 17 - Thanksgiving Lunch
November 20-24 - Fall Break NO SCHOOL
November 28 - Picture Retakes
November 28 - Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night
December 11 - 6th Grade Choir/Band Program - 6:00/7:00
December 12 - 5th Grade Choir/Band Program - 6:00/7:00
December 13 - 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Program - 6:00
December 20 - End of 2nd Quarter/Winter Holiday Parties - 2:45
December 21- Winter Break Begins
January 4 - School Resumes - Beginning of 3rd Quarter
After School Clubs
We are so excited to offer several after school enrichment opportunities for our students this year! Over 150 students are choosing to extend their school day with us to explore new hobbies, learn new skills, and interact with peers! Some clubs are year-long while some will change each quarter. Thank you to the staff willing to work late to provide our students these opportunities!
Girls on the Run - Grades 3-6 - Sponsored by Mrs. Reynoso & Miss Turrell
Pickleball - Grades 4-6 - Sponsored by Mr. Nash & Mrs. Hewitt
Chess Club - Grades 3-6 - Sponsored by Mr. Flott & Mrs. Meier
Cross Stitch Club - Grades 2-3 - Sponsored by Ms. Hamman
Student Council - Grades 4-6 - Sponsored by Mrs. Hewitt & Mrs. Schneider
From the Library
12 Book Challenge (all ages)
This month there is a Donut 12 Book Challenge. Forms are due by December 3rd. The donuts will be in the library the morning of December 6th. If your child has a food allergy and cannot eat a plain glazed donut from Hyvee please write that on the form when it is returned. The link will take you to the form to print at home. Forms can be picked up in the library or printed HERE.
Our book fair will continue through Friday! Money can be sent to school with your child or can join your child and shop together Thursday evening until 6:30 or Friday during the Thanksgiving Lunch.
Arrival & Dismissal
Arrival - Please remember to use the left arrival lane if your child can exit the car quickly without any assistance. The right lane will be used for students who need assistance or will take a bit longer to exit their vehicle. Farley staff are on duty from 8:20 until 8:40. After 8:40, drop off will be at the flagpole and students will enter the front doors.
Dismissal - We begin car rider dismissal at 3:40. Thanks to parents having car numbers clearly displayed and following our car rider line procedures, we have decreased the time needed to get all students safely in their cars. That translates to more instructional time!
School Hours: 8:45-3:45
Doors Open at 8:20
Breakfast Begins at 8:20