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Click the grey button below to send a fancher staff a staff shout out!

Fancher Staff Shout Outs

Fancher families, community members, students, and staff we invite you to take the time to recognize a Fancher Elementary teacher and/or staff for going above and beyond. Click the link above.

Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week May 1st - May 5th

Adopt a Staff Member

We are collecting $15-$20 gift cards for our Fancher Staff for Appreciation Week next week! If you are willing and able, please either drop the gift card off to our front office or send it in with your student. We are hoping to collect enough, as each staff & teacher will receive one during Teacher Appreciation Week.

We are collecting these through this Friday, April 28th.

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If you aren't currently following us at Fancher Elementary on Facebook, please like our page so you can see our district updates, Fancher Staff Spotlights, and more.

Like @FancherElementary

Important Upcoming Dates

  • April 25th - M-STEP Testing Begins - ELA
  • April 27th - M-STEP Math
  • May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 1 - Classroom Environment requests can be picked up in the office
  • May 2nd - M-STEP 5th Science
  • May 4th - M-STEP 5th Social Studies
  • May 10-12th - 5th grade CAMP
  • May 15-19th NWEA Testing
  • May 19th - Classroom Environment requests DUE
  • May 29th - No School - Memorial Day
  • June 5th - Field Day
  • June 7th - Last Day of School, 1/2 day Dismissal 11:57am
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No Cell Phones or Smart Watches during State Testing

Cell phones or smart watches are NOT allowed on students during state testing. Please make sure your student either leaves their device at home this week or keeps it in their backpack.
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m-step michigan student test of educational progress

Dear Fancher Families:

Thank you for allowing Fancher Elementary to be part of your child’s education. Fancher Elementary students will be taking Michigan’s statewide test the M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress).

We want your child’s experience to be relaxed, healthy, enjoyable, and stress-free. Your positive and supportive manner and outlook going into these assessments will have a tremendous impact on your child’s experience, too.

Fancher has worked hard to establish the best testing environment possible for your child. The online M-Step will be given in your child’s classroom, using Chromebooks.

During the M-Step testing period, please keep the following in mind:

  • Early bedtimes! Get a good night’s rest!

  • Eat a healthy breakfast……brain power!

  • Have perfect attendance and arrive at school on time! (Testing will be scheduled based on the daily specials schedule and communicated by the classroom teacher for each class)

(Students tend to do best when they participate in testing with their class).

  • Be positive! Encourage your child to do his or her best….but not to be stressed!

  • Your child’s teacher will communicate about parental involvement for classroom snacks during testing breaks.

Cell Phones & Electronic Devices (Digital Watches) are not allowed in the classroom during M-STEP!

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Classroom Environment Requests for Current 3rd & 4th graders

Monday, May 1st, 8:45am to Friday, May 19th, 4pm

801 South Kinney Avenue

Mount Pleasant, MI

Classroom Environment Request Forms for the next school year will be available to pick-up at the front office of Fancher Elementary starting Monday, May 1st and are DUE back NO LATER than Friday, May 19th.

Late requests will not be accepted.

**For Current 2nd graders at Ganiard & Vowles (incoming 3rd graders) a form must be picked up from the student's current school.

Current 5th graders - Youth Police Academy

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Cell Phone Reminder

Electronic Devices

Electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, cameras, tablets and others are not permitted on the playground or in the school building. Cell phones should not be in the student’s desk during school, or on the playground. Other items such as trading cards, toys should be kept at home. If these objects appear at school they should remain safely tucked in backpacks from 8:45 a.m. to 3:54 p.m.

Important Reminder when students are late

Important reminder if your student is late in the morning, you will need to come with them to the front office and sign them in. Students enter the building at 8:40am and school starts at 8:45am.
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LAST CALL Summer GRASP due April 27th

Families can request a GRASP form to receive math and/or reading practice books to maintain skills over the summer. Feel free to email your child's teacher for the form or email or call Mrs. Wendi Chaffin at 775-2230, Money & order forms are due April 27th.
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SOAR Expectations

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Please be sure to call our front office when your student is absent 989-775-2230

Illness Reminders

For the health and safety of our staff and students - it is very important every morning families are screening their own child before sending them to school for the day.
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees
  • Sore Throat
  • New uncontrolled cough causing difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever

Please continue to communicate with your child's building of any new situations that affect your family by calling us at 989-775-2260 or emailing Mrs. Wendi Chaffin at

If your child is not feeling well and/or going to be absent, please call the school, and we will contact their teacher to let them know of the absence.

Please Label your Student's Items

We would love to see our lost & found items claimed, but also to keep the lost & found to a minimum. Families can help us by LABELING EVERYTHING!

Use a permanent marker to label your child's name on lunchboxes, school supplies, backpacks, water bottles, child's clothes (utilize the inside tags of sweatshirts, jackets, shoes, and snowpants). We will periodically check labels and post pictures of items to be claimed - check out the Fancher Facebook page.

Send an extra pair of clothes to stay in your student's locker, place in a ziplock bag or plastic grocery bag, label with their name.

Pokemon Cards, Toys, and Electronics

Friendly reminder from our Student Handbook at the front of your student's agenda - toys, trading cards, and pokemon cards should be left at home. We want to make sure things are not lost or stolen at school - and we can best do this by leaving items home. pg. 3 of Handbook

Electronic Devices

Such as cell phones, iPods, cameras, tablets are strongly recommended to be left at home, they are not permitted on our playground or in a student's desk during the school day. If the objects are at school they need to remain safely tucked away in backpacks from 8:40am to 3:49pm.

Emergency Safety Drills

Last week students and staff practiced a tornado drill and did a great job moving to their shelter in place location.

During the school year, our buildings are obligated to practice at least 5 Fire Drills, 2 Tornado Drills and 3 Lockdown drills. At times, we do have our YSU Liason or other police officers from the Police Department assist in our drills. We cover with our students the locations of where to go for each drill, what to do during specific drills, and how to properly evacuate when it is needed. You can also find this information in your child's Handbook in the front of the student agenda.

I encourage you to check out our district website where we have information that pertains to our district school safety. Click here to get to the website.

Fancher Spirit Wear

  • The Fancher Elementary School spirit wear sale has begun! Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! Visit

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APRIL Bookshelf

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STEM Bookshelf

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MPPS Transportation

Transportation Deptartment

Request for Transportation use the form linked here

Bus routes typically arrive around 8:35am at our school building. If you need to sign your child up for transportation, please fill out REQUEST FOR TRANSPORTATION FORM at the above website.

We ask for your patience the first few days of bus pick-ups as several students were added to routes after back to school open houses. The original time given by the bus driver may be later than expected.

Before & After School Care

REMINDER - No Outside Food for Student Lunches

Friendly reminder of our No Outside Food policy for Student Lunch time. Students must bring their lunch to school or choose a school lunch option.

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Family Resources

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Bright by Text shares tips and info just for you: based on your child's age and where you live.

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MPPS New Website & App

Have you checked out our new website - it is pretty slick!

Download the new Mt. Pleasant Public Schools app!

Download on the App Store

or Get it on Google Play

*scroll to the bottom of the MPPS website and see Stay Connected and the links to download

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Food Services

Where's the Lunch Menu?

Download the app on your phone or click the photo below.

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Fancher Elementary

Fancher Elementary provides a supportive environment to ensure academic, social and emotional growth for students to reach their full potential while transitioning between elementary and middle school.

Office Hours 8:00am-4:00pm