Fowler USD #225
November 2018 Newsletter
Student Leaders Accept Grant Award
Annual Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving dinner will begin being served at 11:00 AM.
Price: $5.00 per person
Place: Grade School Gym
Please RSVP to the grade school office by Thursday, November 8th at 620-646-5234.
Invitations with RSVP's will be sent home with your student.
Save the Date - Community Christmas Festival
Attention Online Shoppers!
1. Visit schoolstore.com
2. Find "Fowler Elementary School" or "Fowler High School"
3. Click on Merchants
4. Find the store you plan to shop at in the drop down box (Ex. Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls)
5. Follow the link to that store and shop as normal
Thank you for taking this extra step when doing your holiday online shopping!
Student Learning Strategies
Spotlight on Exchange Students
Alejandro has observed that the system of school is quite a bit different here than in Spain. They take a lot more exams in Spain, so he is happy about activities being more project or product based here. He loves hamburgers, so he is not starving to death, but he does miss some Spanish foods such as paella. Alejandro shared that his main focus here is making sure he gets good grades. After high school he is planning to attend two years of college in the United States and two years in Spain.
Alejandro has already been an asset to our school by keeping book for us at volleyball games and participating in football. He says, "I'm not good at football, but it was ok." His home school encouraged him to help students learn Spanish at his school in America if this was an option. Therefore, arrangements have been made for Alejandro to begin assisting with 4th & 5th grade Spanish class on Thursdays. It will be a great opportunity for our students to engage in conversation with a native Spanish speaker. Welcome to Fowler, Alejandro!
Game Day Spirit Showcase
Glow Stick Dance Party
Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind
In November students will focus on learning about the second habit- Begin with the End in Mind- in more detail. This is the habit of vision, or the habit of having a plan. Students will learn that planning ahead leads to good things. Part of Habit 2 involves identifying your roles and identifying your goals. Students are currently being interviewed for the leadership roles they have applied for at school. They are also learning about goal setting by participating in our school's Wildly Important Goal and tracking their own goals and progress in their personal Leadership Notebooks.
Here is a kid-friendly description of the second habit:
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
I plan ahead and set goals.
I do things that have meaning and make a difference.
I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision.
I look for ways to be a good citizen.
You can reinforce what your child is learning at school by using the phrases above in your home.
The leader in me
Family Fun Night & Scholastic Book Fair
Family Fun Night will be held Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. The main activity will be creating Christmas ornaments to decorate the school tree.
In conjunction with this, and just in time for Christmas, the Scholastic Book Fair will be held November 26-30. The fair will be open before and after school or by appointment. If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/fowlergradeschool. Our Online Fair is available from November 21 to December 6. If you order books online, they will be shipped to the school after the online fair has closed.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. All purchases benefit our school.
November 2018 Breakfast Menu - This institution is an equal opportunity provider
MONTH IN REVIEW - OUR EXPERIENCES
Mid-America Air Museum Field Trips
In October, all Goldbug students visited the Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, Kansas to study the science of wings. Students learned about how planes fly, including concepts like lift and drag, as well as toured the museum. In addition, the high school students visited Seward County Community College.
Real-World Application of Science
Family Dinner Nights
Middle School StuCo Pumpkin Party
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Request for Proposal
Remodel bathrooms in grade school cafeteria. Please include all costs associated with remodel of existing bathrooms, sinks, toilets, all plumbing and fixtures, including any and all fees.
Also include recreating the space into three individual bathrooms with all listed above.
Work to begin in late May 2019 and conclude by August 1st.
To see the bathrooms and to ask any questions please contact Dave Weber at 620.646.5234.