'Catch' our Fish News
Fall Creek Elementary School Feb. 9, 2024
Lunch and Related Arts
Related Arts: H Day
Cheese Stick w/ Marinara
Related Arts: F Day
Nachos (Beef or Vegetarian)
Related Arts: I Day
Chicken and Waffles
Valentine's Special - Strawberry Shortcake / FREE w/MEAL DEAL ONLY. Can purchase for $1.50 if not purchasing meal deal
Related Arts: S Day
Cheese Ravioli w/ Meatsauce
Related Arts: H Day
French Toast Sticks w/ Sausage
BENTO - muffin and yogurt
SALAD - crispy chicken
PIZZA PACK - with VEGAN PEPPERONI ( all week )
**There is now a schedule for ice cream purchases during lunch**
***Reminder-your child must have money in his/her lunch account to be able to purchase any extras. This includes chips, slushies, ice cream, popsicles, etc.)
Snacks and chips prices are $1.10 & $1.15.
Ice Cream is $1.25 and an extra Slushie/fruit is $1.35.
Parents, if you would like to limit certain purchases for your child, please email Stacy Lewis at email@example.com.
FCE Cafe is welcoming lunch visitors! Sign-ups will be available one week in advance (cutoff is 10am on prior Friday ), with a maximum of two visits per month.
- All visitors must have an approved valid Safe Visitor background check on file with the district before coming into the building. All visitors will also need to have their ID with them to sign in and sign out of the building.
- Adults only please
- Phones must be put away at all times/No pictures may be taken during your visit.
- No outside restaurant food, Ex: McDonalds, Chick Fil A, Jimmy Johns, etc.
- Please indicate your child's teacher and lunch preference: 'Hot Lunch', 'Salad', 'Bring from Home', or 'None'. Student and visitor will sit at a designated table in the cafeteria.
- Lunch for adult visitors is $4.30. (Cash or check only please)
- We ask that when your child lines up with their class at the end of lunch, you check out in the office to turn in your badge.
Please click on the link to sign-up!
Attendance Rate from Day 1 to Today is 96%
Attendance Rate for 2/5-2/9 is 96.2%
Important Upcoming Dates
- 2/13 STEM Club #1
- 2/14 STEM Club #2
- 2/14 Student Council 2:15-3:00
- 2/14 Girl Scouts 3:00
- 2/16 Choir Rehearsal 2:15-3:00
- 2/19 NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENT'S DAY
- 2/21 Student Council 2:15-3:00
- 2/23 Choir Rehearsal 2:15-3:00
- 2/28 Student Council 2:15-3:00
- 2/28 Girl Scouts 3:00
- 3/1 Choir Rehearsal 2:15-3:00
- 3/6 Student Council 2:15-3:00
- 3/8 Choir Rehearsal 2:15-3:00
- 3/13 Student Council 2:15-3:00
- 3/13 Girl Scouts 3:00
- 3/15 Choir Rehearsal 2:15-3:00
- 3/18 Choir Rehearsal 2:15-3:00
- 3/19 Choir Spring Concert 6:00pm
- 3/20 Student Council 2:15-3:00
- 3/27 Girl Scouts 3:00
February FCE Staff Appreciation Initiative
💗 Be My Valentine 💗
Friends and families of FCE, we need your help pulling off a new and fun way to celebrate our staff at Fall Creek Elementary.
Families can sponsor a staff member as their Valentine for the month of February and spoil them throughout by sending in snacks/treats, a favorite drink, dropping off a quick lunch, or anything else you think they would love!
It's super easy but we need 65 families to pair up with the 65 staff members. That's a lot of help from you, but I know we can be successful and I'm fairly certain our staff will LOVE it too!
Sign Up Genius is open and ready for you!
Thank you for always being so kind & generous while showing our appreciating for the staff at FCE.
Student Handbook Feedback
Every year, we gather input from various stakeholder groups about possible revisions to our Student Handbook. Please consider reviewing our current Student Handbook through our school website link https://fce.hseschools.org/our-school/student-handbook and offering feedback for enhancement by the end of February. These suggestions could be revisions, removals, or additions. Please share all suggestions by using this Forms Link: https://forms.office.com/r/g1mZP6XSAD Thank you for your assistance in this important process!
Children need to learn to accept others for who they are instead of pretending that differences don’t exist. Parents or caregivers can help prepare children to accept and understand others by teaching them acceptance, celebrating differences and exposing them to many different activities. Learning about diversity, equity and inclusion is a lifelong process.
SEL Lessons Week 20
In this week’s lesson, your child will learn two ways to help themselves feel calm when they encounter strong feelings: asking for help and slow breathing.
Try This at Home:
Ask your child to tell you some ways they’ve learned to feel calm when they get upset. Have them teach you how to use slow breathing to feel calm.
In this week’s lesson, your child will show that they can use body language and context clues to figure out how someone is feeling. They’ll also show that they know ways to help themselves feel calm when they encounter strong feelings.
Try this at Home:
Ask your child to tell you some ways they’ve learned to feel calm when they get upset. Have them teach you how to use slow counting to feel calm.
In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that people can have different feelings in the same situation because of their experiences.
Try This at Home:
Ask your child for an example of something that people can have different feelings about. Talk about the reasons people might have different feelings about it.
In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how empathy—the ability to understand and feel how someone else is feeling—and kindness can help build new friendships.
Try this at Home:
Ask your child what kind things they could they do to build a friendship with someone.
In this week’s lesson, your child will learn the “What? When? How Much?” framework for describing their media choices. They will use this framework and their emotional responses to evaluate how healthy different types of media choices are and will begin to develop their own definition of healthy media balance.
Try this at Home:
Discuss with your child what they have identified as a healthy media balance for them and how they plan to create a media balance that fits in with their family, friends, and school life, as well as other hobbies they have.
Riley Dance Marathon hosting a Parents Night Out!
From the FCE Clinic
General Head Lice Information
From time to time, a case of head lice is reported to the school throughout the year. Should a case of head lice be brought to the school’s attention, the school nurse will maintain confidentiality of the student’s identity and assist the staff and parents with educational material. While the odds of your son or daughter developing a case of head lice are relatively small, the following includes useful information on head lice and the signs and symptoms.
Head Lice Information
• Head Lice are small parasitic insects that can be found on the heads of people.
• Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.
• Head lice and head lice nits are found on the scalp, around and behind the ears and near
the neckline at the back of the head.
• Head lice cannot fly or jump; they can only crawl
• Head lice are spread by direct head‐to‐head contact
• Head lice are rarely spread by contact with clothing or personal items (such as combs,
brushes, hats or coats)
• Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness
• Head lice are not known to spread disease.
Signs and symptoms of head lice infestation
• Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair
• Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse
• Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark
• Sores on the head caused by scratching
If your child exhibits signs and symptoms of head lice infestation, you should examine your
child’s head (especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck) for crawling lice and nits. If
crawling lice and/or nits have been found, all household members should be examined for head
lice and/or nits every 3‐4 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of
the scalp should be treated.
For more information on head lice and treatment go to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) web site at http://www.cdc.gov
Please be aware that we staff members do not disclose the name of the student, name of the teacher nor grade level to other families in order to provide student/family confidentiality. We do ask that if your child does have lice, please notify the school and those individuals/families that your child has been in close contact with.
Parent Volunteers & Safe Visitor Background Checks
If you are planning to visit or volunteer at FCE this year during school hours, you will need a Safe Visitor Background Check. There will be several opportunities for parent volunteers here at FCE, including FIELD TRIPS, FIELD DAY, etc. In order to volunteer at a school event during school hours (or attend a PTO meeting during school hours), you must have a current SafeVisitor background check on file. In order to obtain your Safe Visitor pass, please click on the link below and follow the directions. Please keep in mind it sometimes takes a few weeks to process, so be sure you give yourself plenty of time!
Mudsock Youth Athletics News
Spring Sport Early Bird Registration Begins January 1st
Mark your calendars! Early bird registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, boys and (new) high school volleyball, track and field and (new) pickleball opens January 1st at myathletics.com. Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Information packets will be posted here. Please note, the pickleball offering will begin after most spring sport seasons end to encourage multi-sport participation.
Apply For Spring Registration Scholarships
We offer registration scholarships for children who are on free and reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our early bird registration period. For spring sports these dates are 1/1 – 1/31. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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