Happy Friday, Lil Steamer Families!
August 19, 2022
From the desk of: Principal Hoese
Lil Steamer Families –
WELCOME BACK TO THE GREATEST LITTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE UNIVERSE!!!
We have had an AMAZING 3 days this week! We’ve seen so many smiles, heard so many laughs, and had so much fun this week. There were also a few tears mixed in there, but we’re getting better every day!
I wanted to touch base with you on just a couple items: drop-off/pick-up procedures and getting involved with our PTO.
I believe we set a school record for the fastest dismissal times during the first week of school; thank you to everyone who follows the car lane and helps keep it as safe as possible for students and staff.
One big reminder: ALWAYS pull ahead to the car furthest in front of you to help keep the line moving.
Getting involved with our PTO:
As COVID begins to appear in the rearview mirror, we are looking for more families to get connected and involved with our PTO.
“Many hands make light work” is such a true statement, and we are in need of support, help, and ideas to help make FES even better.
A big THANK YOU goes out to the Coffey Family (Lynne, Wrenn, Layton, & Cash), Jay Ritchie, Kristin Huisenga, and Kelly Dodd for spreading mulch on the FES playground on Saturday morning, to help our school look its best before students arrived the following week.
We have more events and activities throughout the year, and we are always looking for families to join. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the FES Library and would love to see you there!
I hope there have been plenty of good stories shared when students have returned home from school this week. I hope our Lil Steamers have transitioned to their new classes well and are looking forward to the first full week of school next week. I know we are looking forward to seeing them again on Monday.
Enjoy your weekend,
P.S. Here's my 1st day of school pic as well. It's year 2 for Rocco! :)
From the desk of: School Counselor Mrs. Meumann
I had the opportunity to visit each classroom today and welcome everyone back. I was able to explain exactly what a counselor does. I used a smore as a visual to explain this. The bottom cracker is for support. I support the students and encourage them to see me if they are struggling. The chocolate is the sweet part. The sweet part of my job is working with the students. The marshmallows are the students. I explained how I see students individually and in groups to help them to work through anything they may be struggling with. I also make monthly visits to their classrooms to talk about friendship, responsibility, and problem solving. The top cracker holds it all together. Sometimes students may feel like their world is falling apart. I am here to support those students and to help them to develop strategies and coping skills to work through it. Please feel free to contact me if you think your child may need some extra support for issues such as family changes, loss, friendship, anger management, or anxiety. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Class, Fresh Faces, a New Year Embraces!
575 Years of Teaching Experience at the Greatest Little Elementary School in the Universe!
5th Grade Classes Working Together
Band and Chorus
Students who are interested will get a note to bring home next week with more info!
Please talk to your 4th or 5th grade children about whether they'd like to join. :)
Thank you for your support!