FCR Elementary School

MID-YEAR NEWSLETTER - February 2021

Ride the Wave

As we begin the second half of the 2020-2021 school year I wanted to share some of the exciting things that have been taking place within our school so far this school year:


  • "Ride the Wave" - students were greeted back to school on September 14 & 15 with a surfing theme! Foresters "Ride the Wave" Together, because Together, we are Better!
  • We celebrated Halloween with a Pumpkin Patch, each student was able to choose a pumpkin to take home thanks to the Zembrzycki Family Farm!
  • We also dressed up for Halloween and took photos by class in the Elementary School Foyer! A beautiful backdrop for the photos was created by Senior, Henry Nebzydoski with assistance from John Stackhouse.
  • Implementation of i-Ready - i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics for our students in grades 3-6. The platform helps your child's teacher(s) determine your child's needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. All students in grades 3-6 should be completing i-Ready each and everyday.
  • Implementation of Waterford Early Literacy and Early Mathematics in grades PK-2 - Waterford is an online platform that provides students with self-paced, on-level, supplements to learning. Students in grades PK-2 should be completing Waterford each and everyday on their iPads!
  • Implementation of "Second Step" Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for all students PK-6.
  • Hybrid and virtual schedules have been created, modified, and followed by our students, employees, and families.
  • VLN students have been able to engage in related arts course virtually since September!
  • Morning announcements are shared with all students regardless of their instructional model, helping to keep all Foresters connected!
  • Families were able to attend our "Virtual Back to School Night" which was very successful along with our first ever "Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences" using a new online sign-up, which worked wonderfully!
  • Since last March, the District has provided over 150,000 meals to our students! This amazing feat would not have been possible without the work of the FCR Food Service Department, Maintenance Department, Administrative Assistants, and the Administrative Team, GREAT JOB to all who have assisted with meal distributions!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Some things our Foresters can look forward to in the coming days and weeks:

1. 100th Day of School Celebration (February 16, Day B and February 17, Day A) - Students and employees are encouraged to dress as if they were 100 years old or dress to represent the number 100 (100 beads on a necklace, 100 noodles on a t-shirt, etc.!) Help us celebrate 100 days of learning by participating in this fun event!

2. Mighty Forester Day for February - those students who have exhibited Ready, Respectful, and Responsible behaviors for the the month of February will be able to play in the snow on either February 25 or 26! Dress for the weather so that you can play!

3. PBIS Facemask Fundraiser - FCRES PBIS will be selling facemasks to help sustain our program. Please consider clicking the link below to help us continue to have Mighty Forester Days, Trading Post merchandise, Attendance All-Star Awards, and all of the other wonderful activities brought to you by FCRES PBIS!

4. Attendance All-Stars - Remember that we will be monitoring student attendance and entering those who improve their attendance and those who attend regularly into regular drawings for great gift cards!

PBIS MASK FUNDRAISER

Click this link to support FCRES PBIS and all of the great things we do!

Attendance All-Stars

ATTENDANCE MATTERS! Click here to learn more about our Attendance All-Star Awards!

School-Wide PBIS

Click the link to find details about the FCRES PBIS Program

Social Emotional Learning

Click this link to find out more about Second Step

MIGHTY FORESTER DAYS AND MORE

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