Farnham Elementary School

December 19, 2019

The Farnham FLASH With Falcon Pride

15711 Woodard Road

San Jose, CA 95124

Farnham Elementary School Website

Principal: Mrs. Amy O'Hehir

Main Office: 408-377-3321 Fax: 408-377-7237

24 Hour Attendance Line: 408-377-3321 Ext. 4102

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Dear Farnham Families,

December is here and with that, brings much excitement and activity! Please take a moment (or two) to give your child(ren) your focused attention.

As parents, so much of our time with children is taken up with teaching, explaining, correcting, telling, getting homework done, etc. Parents are busy with chores and doing things for several children. We’re preoccupied, answers are perfunctory. There's very little time for real quality attention.

But when we do have the time, there's nothing as satisfying for children as having our focused attention. Make them our sole priority.

A strong connection means that all we are doing is being present with them, not doing anything else. We have eye contact, we’re seeking to understand, "Tell me more," we’re involved, sometimes identifying, "I like that, too!", sometimes Active Listening, "Oh, that must have hurt!" We let them tell us a story or talk about an experience. We ask some questions, "Then what happened?" We don't rush them.

If it seems appropriate, we can tell them what we’re doing. "I can't always listen and give you quality attention, but I'm glad we have some time like this for real connection." As you listen and participate in this way, you give the gift of yourself. You are a model for conversation, how to listen and the kind of attention you'd like from them.

Thank you,

Amy O’Hehir


December 19th

Board Meeting 7pm District Office

December 20th

Spirit Wear Sales 7:45am

Spirit Day Pajama Day


Dec 23-Jan 3rd

Winter Break

Jan 6th

School Resumes 8:05am

Jan 7th

Play rehearsal 2-4pm

Lego's 2:05-3:35pm

Jan 8th

Yes for Chess 2:05-3:35pm

Cooking Class 1:05-2:30pm

H&SC Meeting 6:30pm

Jan 9th

Play rehearsal 2-4pm

Girl Scout Parent Meeting 7pm

Enrollment for Jungle Book Kids closes soon! Scholarships are available, please talk to Mrs. O’Hehir for details.

Rehearsals begin on January 7th. Registration includes a t-shirt. Sign up using the attached form or online at http://farnham-com.3dcartstores.com/Spring-Play-Enrollment-Grades-K-2_p_67.html.

Pajama Day!

Tomorrow is a spirit day at Farnham; students are invited to wear cozy comfy pajamas to school. Students will have PE so studenst should wear sneakers. NO slippers.

Remember the 20th is also an early release day before the winter break.

TK and Kinders will be released at 12:50pm

1-5th grade will be release at 1:05pm.

lost and found

Due to both November and December being short months, we will not donate the lost and found items until the last day before winter break. Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any lost items before December 20th.
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Help Needed

We are in need of a crossing guard at the Woodard Road and the Twilight Drive intersection. This position support the safety of our students while crossing Woodard Road in the mornings and afternoons. If you can help with filling this position please contact the school office. This is a paid position.
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Box Tops - Submit Box Top Labels in the collection box in the office. For more information check out the website: www.boxtops4education.com. Contact Christy with questions at mcdawson@pacbell.net

Recycle Ink Cartridges - Drop off your used printer ink cartridges from your personal printers in the office. Contact Christy with questions at, mcdawson@pacbell.net.

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