April 8th, 2016
News and Updates from FSMA
"Branches" Meeting - April 28th
6:00 PTO Annual Meeting
6:30 "Montessori Moment"
7:00 Governing Board Public Session
The Brandywine Zoo came to FSMA on Friday to give our K/1 students a hands-on learning experience with animals from Africa and Australia. They brought animals, shared animal artifacts, and informed our students about the characteristics and habits of these creatures. I think the instructor was surprised by our student's extensive background knowledge, especially when one child asked "What part of Australia is that animal from - the desert, savanna or rain forest?" And, one of the children's favorite items was a giant snake skin.
FSMA students are a part of the downtown community and are always looking for opportunities to visit local places. One thing that makes this possible, is a resource called Downtown Visions. Whenever FSMA has an event or our children travel throughout the city, we call this group and the "people in the yellow jackets" show up to help us. They walk with us and make sure we get to our destination safely - we are so appreciative of this service! In addition to safety, they also work to keep our city clean. If you see them out and about, please tell them how much we appreciate their service!
Did you know that each week some of our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders visit the Wilmington Library? Getting out into our community and utilizing this local resource is having a big impact on our students. The Wilmington library provides access to a huge variety of resources, offers time to meet with experts, and often provides a different experience than a school library. Our students have found quiet spaces to read there and have learned how to utilize different resources. We encourage children to share about the Wilmington Library as a way for them to give back.
Now - Boys Running Team Sign Up -https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Let-Me-Run-Delaware-Spring-2016-Program?sid=8f2213414fc14d8a9afa11e2c57a3697
Now - PreOrder your FSMA Yearbook - https://fsma.picaboo.com/
4/11 - FSMA Night at Oasis (100% of ticket cost is given to FSMA... order form attached to email or tickets can be purchased at the door)
4/11 - 4/15 Book Fair (volunteers still needed - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fafaa22a5fc1-fsma1
4/14 - 2nd and 3rd grade Field Trip: The Grand to see "The BFG"