Francestown Elementary School

October 12, 2018

From the Principal's Desk

I hope you enjoyed last weekend's extra day! Teachers spent Monday learning about the new phonics and comprehension programs that we are using at the elementary level. If your child is in Kindergarten, First, or Second grade you might want to ask them about the Letterland characters they have met. The students are really enjoying the fun interactive way of learning letters, sounds, and phonics rules that will help them in their reading and writing as they move through school.

We are really gearing up for the Parent Information Night next Thursday. An RSVP slip came home earlier this week and we have had a great response so far. If you have misplaced the sheet, please call Harriet so we can get you signed up for this great opportunity to work with the teachers to learn about the self-regulation skills we are teaching in school as well as the language we use to reinforce these skills. There will be lots of take home material that will help strengthen the home-school connections. Please join us! Childcare and dinner will be provided for any children who attend. We do need a head count for dinner, so please let us know if your children are going to attend.

Veteran's Day is coming up quickly. FES is partnering with the Francestown Patriotic Purposes Committee to provide some refreshments at the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11. I will be sending out a Sign-Up Genius next week to ask for volunteers to bake something to contribute or to serve during the Luncheon. This is a great opportunity for FES to connect with the greater community. The Patriotic Purposes Committee is very supportive of FES, by not only providing a stipend for this event, but also reimbursing anyone the cost of ingredients purchased for the refreshments. More details will be in the Sign-Up Genius, please keep an eye out.

Have a great weekend!


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Crazy 8s Math Club

Information is coming home today about the Crazy 8s Math Club. This free opportunity is open for grades K - 4 and will run for 8 weeks after school. Look in your child's folder today for more information.

Harris Center Rescheduled

Thursday's Harris Center after school program was rained out, but the new date is October 25th from 3:30 - 5:00. An email went home this week, but if you need more information, please call the school.
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Parent Information Night

An invitation was sent out last week about our upcoming Parent Information Night. If you haven't had a chance to RSVP, please do so by clicking on the form below. We have a great evening planned for you. This interactive evening will focus on how we promote positive behavior in school. We will help you understand our behavior expectations at FES as well as the language we use as we help our students to learn self-regulation skills. We look forward to this great evening. Child care will be available and pizza and juice will be served to the children.

Watch the Website!

All of the FES teachers have published their websites. You will find the most up to date information, upcoming events, newsletters, and announcements in these classroom pages. Some additional information that you can find on our website: School Lunch menu, FES Events calendar, cool pictures, the District Calendar, Student Handbook, and more! Here is the link:

Free Flu Shot Clinics

ConvenientMD is happy to be able to offer free flu shots again this year!

"Families can just walk in to any of our 11 locations, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week to get their free flu shot. No appointment needed and you do not need to have the flyer in hand. We do charge insurance at no cost to the patient and, we offer flu shots at no cost to patients without insurance as well – with or without insurance, there will be no charge!"

More information can also be found on their website:

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Parent Night

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 6-7:30pm

Francestown Elementary School

All School Meeting (3rd grade presenting)

Friday, Oct. 19th, 11:30am

Francestown Elementary School

October Community Lunch

Friday, Oct. 19th, 12pm

Francestown Elementary School

Pumpkin Carving

Monday, Oct. 29th, 1:30pm

Francestown Elementary School

More details will be coming home next week!

Halloween Parade

Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2pm

325 2nd NH Turnpike South

Francestown, NH

We will walk up to the Fire Station and back. Please send in simple costumes to school in the morning and please no scary masks.

Picture Retake Day

Monday, Nov. 12th, 9am

Francestown Elementary School