Eagles' Landing

Fort Myers Christian School- February 1st, 2023

Love


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. . .

I Corthinians 13: 4-8a

Important Dates

February

9- Basketball Awards Night

- 100 days of school

- Sport Shirt Day

10- Grandparent's Day 8:30-10:00

15- American Heart Association Kick Off - All School Chapel

16- Coffee with the Head of School

20- President's Day- No School

24 -ACSI Spelling Bee AM

-1/2 Day of School Teacher In-Service


March

3- MS Service Day

10- Field Day

10-- Heart Challenge Recognition Day

11-13 8th Grade trip to Saint Augustine

11-19 - Spring Break

21-23- Spring School Pictures

31- School Musical Production, "Madagascar Jr."


April

1- School Musical Production, "Madagascar Jr."

Chinese New Year Assembly

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You Are Welcome!

Parents are invited to ALL events at the school whether they are helping with the event or not. We want to partner with you and want you to be a part of FMCS!!!


Another way you can connect with our school leadership is through our monthly Coffee With the Head of School. Monthly Mrs. Winningham and Ms. Schreiber meet with parents for coffee in the Elementary chapel. This is a great way to meet our school leadership and share thoughts, ideas, praises and concerns.

Grandparent's Day

Grandparents are invited to join us on Friday, February 10th at 8:30am for a student performance by our PK-5th Grade Students and Middle School Choir in the Sanctuary of First Assembly.


Afterwards Grandparents are encouraged to join grandchildren in their classrooms for some special activities.


Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee will be available.


Students will then go back to the regular school schedule for the rest of the day.


Student Performers are asked to wear FMCS red or dark blue uniform shirts and tan bottoms (shorts/pants/skirts to the knees). PK students are encouraged to wear red or dark blue shirts and tan bottoms as well.

Winter Fine Arts Festival

Eaglet Soccer Begins Soon

Ms. Grannis is preparing for our upcoming Eaglets Soccer Program. This will begin on Monday, February 6th and will last until the end of April. Practices will be held on Monday and Thursday from 3pm-4pm. One or two more parent volunteers are still needed to complete our coaching staff. Any parent or family member that is willing to help will be waived of the fee to participate in the program. Therefore, if you have two children and one family member helps with the program, one child will participate free of charge. Sign-ups for Eaglets Soccer began on Monday, January 2nd.

Eaglet Basketball

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Remaining Middle School & Eaglet Basketball Game Schedule

Middle School

January 30 - Feb 3 M-F Tournament


Eaglets

Feb 4 Saturday Game at Crestwell

Enzo tops 1000 AR Points Again!

Congratulations to Enzo DeCicco, one of our fourth graders. He has once again hit 1000 for accelerated reader points this week. He completed the goal 2 1/2 months earlier than last year, and last year finished at 1169. He was the highest reader in Lee County last year, and broke the record for the school and the county. He has a goal of exceeding his goal last year and possibly hitting 1500.

Enzo was adopted as an infant by DeAnne and Bill DeCicco. He, along with his mother, launched a foundation – the DeCicco Project – in honor of Bill, who passed away. DeAnne and Bill were determined to raise Enzo with all he needed in order to achieve his full potential. DeAnne thought their family history would give them an advantage in dealing with the challenges Enzo would face. Enzo started therapy at 2 months old and over the years, has benefited from the care of dozens of individuals, from therapists to tutors to teachers. As a result, Enzo has reached milestones that many would have once considered unattainable, such as the reading program honor that awards points based on number of books read and the difficulty level of those books.


Congratulations Enzo! FMCS is proud of your huge accomplishment and hard work.

Middle School Service Day - March 3rd

March 3rd has been designated as our Middle School Service Day. The plan is for our students to serve non-profit organizations in our community in the morning of March 3rd, then return to school for lunch together. The afternoon will be spent, serving on campus at FMCS and 1st Assembly.


If you have a non-profit organization or know of an area that our students could serve, please contact ghesselgesser@fmcs-fl.com. We are finalizing our service destinations but may have room for one or two more projects. Parent volunteers will be needed for each group. If you have volunteer hours that you need to complete, this is an opportunity for you to complete those as well.

Kaeleb Henry Excels in Kindergarten Skills

Kaeleb Henry has surpassed 130 IXL skills in his Kindergarten school year. Ms. Weber, his FMCS Kindergarten teacher, says that Kaeleb's success is phenomenal! It is highly unusual to have a student score 100 IXL points in a year, she recalls only one, but to have him score 130 points so early in the school year is unheard of.


IXL boosts student learning with -by-day skills, which provides comprehensive coverage of Math, Letter recognition, Reading foundations, Sight words, Reading strategies, Vocabulary, and Grammar and Mechanics topics and best of all it helps with Map testing success.


We are proud of Kaeleb and his achievement! Great job!

Volunteer Hours

Parent volunteer hours must be completed by May 10. Please note this date has been extended to give parents more opportunities to volunteer. Parents of our full day students are required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per student through school sponsored events. The maximum number of hours per family is 20 (If you have 3 or more children enrolled at FMCS, you will only have to serve 20 hours to get credit for all of your children.) There is no partial credit for less than 10 hours served. If your hours are not completed by May 10 of the current school year your account will be billed $200 per student.


Ideas for volunteering:

MS & 5th Grade Musical- abarkman@fmcs-fl.com

Fine Arts Festival- ssinex@fmcs-fl.com

Field Day- bgrannis@fmcs-fl.com

Elementary Students of the Month for January - Peace

Middle School Student of the Month for January - Peace

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Middle School Musical

We will be performing Madagascar Jr!!! This will include 5th-8th grade students. The performances will be March 31 and April 1. The characters have been cast. Scripts have been handed out to the main characters. Make sure to set this date on your calendar as you won't want to miss this performance!


Congratulations to All!


Please email Mrs. Barkman if you have any questions at abarkman@fmcs-fl.com. Mrs. Barkman, Mrs. Bennett, Ms. Grubaugh, and Ms. Smith will be leading this performance. If parents would like to assist, there will be many opportunities.

Middle School Exams- End of Year

Due to the days that had to be added to the end of the year, we need to move Middle School exams for 6th and 7th grade.


Eighth grade schedule will stay the same as well as their graduation. The 19th will be the last day for 8th grade.


May

17-18- 8th Grade Exams

19- 8th Grade Graduation (Last Day for 8th)

22-23- 6th & 7th Exams

Elementary Only Special Dress Days

Special dress days are meant to add a flavor of fun to our Elementary experience. They are not required. If you are not choosing to participate, your child should follow the normal school dress for that day.


February 9- Sport Shirt Day

March 2- Dr. Seuss' Birthday

April 14 - Book Character Day

May 4- Star Wars Day


Every third Friday is a dress down day for all students Pre K-8th grade. This means that students are allowed to wear clothing following the dress down protocol that is in the family handbook.

Middle School Special Dress Days

Every third Friday is a dress down day for all students Pre K-8th grade. This means that students are allowed to wear clothing following the dress down protocol that is in the family handbook.


We are also adding some special dress down days for Middle School students as a few of our MS students requested to add some fun dress down days to their calendar.


Administration has heard their request and we think it is a great idea! Some of these dress down days are the same as Elementary and some are different. If you have an Elementary child and a MS child, it can be confusing. However, remember the dates are the same, it is just the dress down ideas that could be different due to age appropriateness.



Middle School Special Dress Down Days


February 9- Sport Shirt Day

March 2- Crazy Sock & Crock Day

April 14- Wacky Tacky Day

May 4- Stars Wars Day