Eagles Landing

Fort Myers Christian School- September 15, 2022

Faithfulness

This month we are emphasizing Faithfulness in our chapels. The faithfulness of God in the Bible was shown over and over in the lives of people like David, Moses and even throughout the New Testament. This gives us great hope. But the faithfulness of God to us personally is even more evident in our lives today.


It is critical that we are sharing with our children the evidence of God's faithfulness, the stories of what He has brought us through. They need to know and believe that if He was faithful to their parents and grandparents, then He will most certainly be faithful to them.


Psalm 100:5


5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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Important Dates

September

15 Half Day Accreditation

Head of School Parent Coffee

16 Dress Down Day (All School)

Half Day Accreditation

19-23 Book Fair

23 Elementary Funny Hair Day

27-29 Student School Photos (See below for details)

28 See you at the Pole

30 Teacher Accreditation In-service Training Day (childcare provided)

Half-Day Dismissal Times

Elementary Dismisses at 11:45-12:00


Middle School Dismisses at 12:00- 12:15

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School Picture Day

Student school pictures will be on September 27-29. Your child's class will be on the following days. All students should wear their school uniforms for their fall pictures. We will have another opportunity in the spring in which our students will be allowed to wear an outfit of their choosing.


27th: Pre K and Kindergarten

28th: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

29th: 6th, 7th, 8th, and Staff


Fall Make-Up Picture day is on October 21

Live Auction--Denim, Diamonds and Dreams!

We are so excited to bring back our live auction this November 4th. If you are interested in helping, please email Brooke Newman. She is overseeing this year's auction.


Invitations will be mailed the week of September 26


bnewman@fmcs-fl.com

See You AT the Pole!- September 28

See you at the pole is a global time of prayer on the fourth Wednesday of September. Our students will meet at our school flagpole at 9:00AM to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school and nation to God. It is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led.


We would love to have you join us on this special time of prayer.

NJHS Time Change

I have spoken with our head of school and we have decided to move NJHS from Wednesday mornings before school to 3:15 PM through 4:00 PM on Wednesdays after school. I trust this will accommodate many of your schedules which make it difficult to get your students there at 7:30 AM.

Gratefully Serving,

Mr. Broome

From Our Athletic Director

Elementary Athletics: Eaglet basketball registration will begin Monday, October 3rd and will close Monday, October 31st. The first day of Eaglet basketball will officially begin Thursday, November 3rd. Please be on the lookout for more information via e-mail & hard copies coming home with your K-4 student!


Middle School Athletics: Middle school girls and boys basketball sign-ups will begin Monday, October 3rd and will close Friday, October 21st. The first practice for both boys and girls basketball will be Monday, October 24th.


**We are currently looking for a middle school boys basketball coach. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact me at bgrannis@fmcs-fl.org.


Attention sports parents: We will have a new cell phone and iPad policy for sports this year. When students come over to the gym to change and for practice, they will be required to put their phones in the lock box located in the gym (as they do in the middle school building during school hours). Athletes will also be required to leave their book bags (iPads) in the gym before going into the locker room. This will prevent all cell phones and iPads from going into the locker rooms. There will also be no cell phones/iPads used on the way to games. Being that parents are required to drive their students/teammates, we are asking for your assistance with this. Please contact me with any questions (bgrannis@fmcs-fl.com).

FMCS Fundsaver Cards

We will be selling FMCS Fundsaver Cards to benefit the athletic department. Each card is worth $5 and is valid until March 31st, 2023. These cards have numerous deals on local businesses and restaurants that can be used by FMCS families, friends, or anyone in the local communities! If you are interested in purchasing or selling these cards, please reach out to me at bgrannis@fmcs-fl.com to set up a time to pick up!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Our Book Fair is on September 19-23. We are looking for volunteers to work this event. If you are interested in helping, please email Jay Shrader. You can earn volunteer hours for this.


JShrader@fmcs-fl.com

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.


September 23- Funny Hair Day

Students should wear normal dress code on this day.


October 21- Super Hero Day

November 18 - Western Day

December 14- Christmas Theme Dress Day

January 13- Career Day

February 9- Sport Shirt Day

March 2- Dr. Seuss' Birthday

April 14 - Book Character Day

May 4- Star Wars Day

Middle School Spirit Week Details Coming Soon!

Middle School and Elementary Dress Down:

Every third Friday of the month is dress down day. There is no charge for this this year.


Dress Down Day Includes the following guidelines:

- No sleeveless shirts

- Shorts or skirts must be at the knee

-No Jeans in the MS

-Words on shirts must be appropriate


If you have more questions about Dress Down Day guidelines, please check your Family Handbook,

Accelerated Reader Website

Parents, we would like to encourage your students to access the AR website where they can take quizzes based on the books they have been reading. Usernames and Passwords will be given out by your student's teacher: https://global-zone53.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/70499

COVID Policy

FMCS New Student FAQ's

After Care Information

Box Tops For Education

Lunch Procedure

The Cafeteria Staff are so excited to welcome you back to FMCS. This year is going to be a great year. I know some students will be bringing their own lunches and others will take advantage of the meals we prepare daily in the cafeteria. We are requiring that all orders be placed by the night before. Our cafeteria staff want you to be aware that you must ORDER IN ADVANCE (the menu is available at least a month ahead in FACTS). Ordering ahead does not mean you are charged ahead - No meal is charged until after lunches are served. Should a student forget their lunch we do offer a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich or a Cheese Sandwich. Thanks so much for your assistance with this procedure and your support of our lunch program.


We are asking that all payments for lunch are made in FACTS instead of cash.

Chapel

This year both Elementary and Middle School chapels will be on Wednesdays. You are always welcome to join us.


Elementary Chapel- 8:30 - Elementary Chapel


Middle School Chapel- 9:50- Colonial Chapel


We will be focusing on our Theme verse as well as the Fruits of the Spirit. Once a month we will be recognizing a student in each class based on these Fruits. Parents of the recognized student will be invited to join and celebrate with us by their Homeroom teachers.

Middle School Community Service Hours--Updated hours according to MS

Middle School Parents - FMCS requires that our Middle School students turn in community service hours. They are due the Friday before the last week of each semester. These hours are graded as a final exam grade for Bible class. Students should talk with their teachers about the specifics.


  • 6th grade students are responsible for turning in 2.5 hours per semester
  • 7th-8th grade students are responsible for turning in 5 hours per semester.



Uniforms

Zavada's Renegades Uniform Store - Please be aware that things are coming in very slowly. Zavada's is doing their best to provide for our uniform needs. Thank you for your patience.


Please Be Aware: If you are unable to obtain the correct uniform due to insufficient vendor supplies by the start of school, please have your child wear a plain white, red or blue polo shirt. You may also purchase khaki pants and skorts (as long as they are knee length) from any store of your choice.

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