Fort Myers Christian School - May 17, 2023
A Year of Transformation
Our theme verse this year was Romans 12:2.
"Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is — what is good and pleasing and mature."
As we finish this year we have seen your students transform into what God would want them to be. We are so proud of our students and we are so thankful to our families for all their support.
Praying that you have a safe and relaxing summer.
17-18 8th Grade School Exams
18 Elementary Classroom Awards 8:30 AM
Elementary Awards 9:00 First Assembly Auditorium
5th Grade Celebration,11:00AM Elementary Chapel
19 8th Grade Graduation. 6:00 PM Auditorium
Last Day for 8th Grade
Last day of VPK
22-23 6th & 7th Grade Exams
24 Half Day/Last Day
MS Awards 10:00 AM First Assembly Auditorium
24 - Used Uniform Sale 8:00-12:00
29 - Used Uniform Sale 8:00-12:00
Changes in Teaching Staff For Next Year
Ms. Leslie Earp
Ms. Bethany Smith
Ms. Lindy Bennett
Ms. Lindy Bennett will be joining our music department.
She has been teaching violin, fiddling, and Suzuki violin
students for 16 years. She holds a BM from DePauw
University and a MM from Belmont University
and is an SAA registered Suzuki Violin teacher trained
by Susan Kempter and Martha Shackford.
Lindy is a mother of two daughters who keep
her laughing and in their spare time enjoy
performing as a violin trio together.
Mrs. Abby Barkman
Mrs. Janae Winningham
Ms. Brittany Grannis
Mrs. Lisa Blumer
Gary and Lisa Blumer will be leaving us this year. We are sad to lose them, but we are excited for them as God leads them onto their next positions.
Mr. Gary Blumer
Final Chapel of the 2022-23 Year
Students of the Month - Self Control
Final Dress Down Day
School Uniforms - Order on our School Web Page
The new uniform company is available on our website. FMCS school code is S3072. Orders will be placed using the link on the website, and the uniform clothing options will be delivered to your home.
Our uniform dress code policy will not be changing with the exception of adding the color grey. This means that the current uniforms that you have will be appropriate for next year.
Our uniform size samples have shipped and will be here any day. If you are unsure of sizing for your child/children, uniforms will be available for them to try on to confirm sizing here at the school in the next week or so.
Used Uniform Sale this Summer
June 24th 8:00-12:00
July 29th 8:00 - 12:00
Put those dates on your calendar!
Yearbooks are a Hit!
A Big Thank You to Our Yearbook Staff!
Coaches needed for 2023-24
FMCS is looking for a boys head basketball coach, a girls soccer assistant coach, and a boys soccer assistant coach for next year!
The boys soccer season will run from August to October.
The boys basketball season will run from November-February.
The girls soccer season will run from February to April.
All positions are paid positions. Applicants will be required to attend an interview and approval process through administration. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact me at email@example.com.
We are changing conferences next year. This will be a welcome challenge for our students!
Brittany Grannis | Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director Fort Myers Christian School
8th Grade Exams - 1/2 Days
May 17 & 18 = 8th Grade students will be taking their final exams at FMCS.
May 17 = Language Arts @ 8:30 & Science @ 10:30
May 18 = Math @ 8:30 & Social Studies @ 10:30
There will be a 30 minute break between tests each day at 10:00.
May 17 & 18 will be half days for our 8th Grade students.
8th Grade Graduation- May 19
There will be a celebratory reception in the Middle School Cafeteria afterwards. Your grads will be walked to the reception, where you will join them for pictures and fellowship.
We're looking forward to celebrating with you. Special thanks to the 7th Grade parents that have worked hard to make this a memorable event for you!
8th Grade Graduation Day Schedule
Around 11:30 we will be taking all the 8th Grade students to Dave & Busters for lunch and games. We will return around 2:30. The students can be picked up at school around 2:30 to 3:00.
We are looking forward to some fun with our 8th grade students!
Kindergarten Promotion 2023 is a Success!
Congratulations Enzo DeCicco
Once again, Enzo DeCicco a FMCS 4th grader, has shattered his AR book reading score record. This year Enzo scored more than 1693 Accelerated Reading points in 2022-23. Enzo's class is celebrating his achievement on Friday, May 19 @ 2:00. To put this accomplishment in perspective, at FMCS the next closest student has 242 points, which is quite an accomplishment! We are proud of Enzo and his reading success!
Fort Myers Christian School Parent Satisfaction Survey 22-23 Results Summary
We are grateful for every parent partner who took the time and effort to share their personal experiences as an FMCS family through participation in our recent 22-23 Parent Satisfaction Survey. Your thoughts, feedback, concerns, criticisms and praises were individually read, recorded, and considered. These results will be presented to our School Board in a formal report and will also be utilized in planning and implementing FMCS’ Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP), in partnership with our accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI.) Below is a brief summary of our survey findings.
The FMCS Parent Satisfaction Survey was sent to 224 parent respondents (every parent in our school.) The survey contained 29 questions relating to quality and satisfaction of FMCS’ educational programs, curriculum, fine arts, athletics, lunch, aftercare, health, safety and security, student involvement, events, facilities and equipment, spiritual growth, diversity, communication, and faculty and staff. Respondents answered questions ranging in level of satisfaction (very satisfied; satisfied; neither satisfied nor dissatisfied; dissatisfied; very dissatisfied); level of agreement (strongly agree; agree; neither agree nor disagree; disagree; strongly disagree); and short answer.
82 parents completed the survey, which represents opinions and feedback of approximately 36% of our parent partners.
Non short-answer selections (22 questions):
Respondents answered in the majority positive, meaning 78% of respondents, on average, selected “Very Satisfied, Satisfied, Strongly Agree, or Agree” when responding to all selections.
On average, only 6% of respondents selected “Very dissatisfied, dissatisfied, strongly disagree or disagree” to selections.
Only one question on the survey received no disagree or strongly disagree sentiments as a response from ALL 82 respondents. Respondents to this statement emphatically agreed:
“FMCS has spiritual foundation and biblical integration in all they say and do.”
Greatest areas of concern/need for growth, as expressed through a response of dissatisfaction, included:
1. our school’s lunch program (12%)
2. communication of school’s approach to discipline (14%)
3. developmentally appropriate curriculum (9%)
4. time spent on homework (13%)
5. quality of athletic programming (14%)
Areas of highest achievement and parent satisfaction included:
1. skilled teachers (89%)
2. open communication and positive relationships with teachers (91%)
3. comfort in communicating student problems or concerns to teachers (87%)
4. teacher responsiveness to messages (89%)
5. spiritual foundation and biblical integration at FMCS (96%)
Questions that received the highest number of neutral responses, “Neither satisfied or dissatisfied, Neither Agree or Disagree” included
1. satisfaction with the school lunch program (46%)
2. fine arts offerings (16%)
3. quality of athletics (21%)
4. satisfaction with aftercare program (36%)
These answers are likely a reflection of the respondents lack of opinion of these areas due to infrequent or non-use of programs. Overall, 85% of respondents are satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of Fort Myers Christian School.
Short-answer selections (8 questions)
Respondents overwhelmingly discussed highest satisfaction of FMCS in primary areas of
1. Christian faith and values
2. faith integration; spiritual foundation and biblical principles
3. smaller class sizes
4. family atmosphere
5. quality of teachers
6. relationship to teachers and staff
Parents also shared about ways their child has been positively impacted through faith integration; and their favorite FMCS events of the school year. A large majority of respondents positively commented on the addition of the spring musical as well as the school Christmas concert.
Areas that respondents would like to see prioritized by school leadership predominately made mention of improvement of:
1. safety and security measures on campus
2. lunch program
4. extracurricular offerings
5. foreign language offering
6. increasing sibling discounts and scholarship availability
Feedback was also provided on improvement of the family’s experience at FMCS. Ideas included technology training for new families in Seesaw and FACTS; streamlining communication; addition of tutoring services; and implementing regular family nights for social integration.
Thank you to all of you that took the time to fill out the survey. We taking this information and we are making changes to improve FMCS. More information about these changes will be in the next newsletters over the summer.
Pre K Water Playing to Learn Day
FAOG Kid's Church Summer Activity Opportunities
- Jumpin' June --June 12-16
- Sports Week -- June 26-30
- Kid's Camp --July 10-14
- Jammin' July -- July 24-28
Now Enrolling ALL Students for 2023-24
Attention current FMCS families who have a new student looking to begin school at FMCS for the 23-24 school year! If you plan to enroll a sibling of a current enrolled student, don’t forget to complete an admissions application TODAY to secure your enrollment at FMCS for the 23-24 school year! All current FMCS families will receive priority admissions for their new incoming students, but will be required to submit a new application and complete the admissions/enrollment process to secure a seat. Classes are filling—hurry before your student’s class is full for next school year! Any questions related to admissions and enrollment, please contact our Director of Recruitment, Rachel Anderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Our accreditation visit is scheduled for October 22-25. Please be praying for our school as we prepare for this important visit.