The Mallard Navigator
Forts Pond Elementary School
Important Dates for March
1 Read Across America Day
6 Collaborative Planning Day - Dismiss @ 11:40
10 Day Light Savings Time Begins - set clocks ahead 1 hour
11 Mallard Moms @ 7:00 A.M.
15 Regular School Day - Not a Weather Make-Up Day
22 All Pro Dads @ 7:00 A.M.
25-29 Spring Book Fair
26 Pelion Area Schools Community Showcase 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
27 End of Third Nine Weeks
29 PTO Dance for 5th grade students
The following students were recognized by Red Cross for recruiting family and friends to donate blood at FPES Blood Drive in January.
Mrs. Parker has been recognized for her outstanding academic performance at Great Canyon University and nominated for The National Society of Collegiate Schools!
Mr. Shealy's class is ranked 53rd nationally, 1st in state, district, and school in First in Math!
Mr. Brantley has been named as a Lexington School District One Teacher of the Year Finalist!
Mallards Recruit for Annual Blood Drive
Mrs. Parker - National Society of Collegiate Schools
Mr. Brantley Named Lexington One Teacher of the Year Finalist
Leaders of the Month
4k Danna Camacho and Haven Baughman
5k Steven Garcia Gonzalez, Cheyenne Nix, Kayla Whittenburg, Kaytlynn O'Briant, Wyatt Wells, Hannah Aldrich, Alaska Finch, Mia Mendez, and Lacy Craver
Grade 1 McKenzie Busbee, Dyson Gilpatrick, Jacquelynn Hawlik, Jaret Crispin-Leon, Hunter Hiers, Elsie-Marie Martinez, Jose Velasco-Zamorano, Jasmine Perryman, Tristan Trippany,
Braylee Bryant, and Ethan Knight
Grade 2 Morgan Crapps, Alissa Morris, Jason Thorton, Jaiden Chavez, Luis Reynoso- Garcia, Haley Hall, and Trey Boatwright-Larson
Grade 3 Devin Watts, Danna Paola Mariche, Porsche Palidwar, Bryan Izquierdo, Brycen Lee, Autumn Tindal, Maci Gantt, Kaitlyn Watts, Kypton Taylor, Sophia Matute, Kyler Horton
Judith Diaz-Martinez, Jimmy Zungia- Barahona, Elizabeth Elkins, Taylor Hanna, Colton Whitten, Hayley Wilson, Jesse Spires, and Daniel Sweat
Grade 5 Nickolas Cartwright, Lillie Roach, Katelyn Melton, Jakayla Young, Shayne Corn,
Logan Lee, Daytona Judy, Phranky Benson, Hailey Murphy, and Anthony Daughtry
Red Cross Blood Drive
Every day, hospitals provide lifesaving blood to patients in need. Your willingness to open your doors and recruit blood donors remains vital to the lives of the patients that we serve, not only locally, but across the country.
PALMETTO RICHLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
GEORGETOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SC
While there may have been other hospitals that benefited from your efforts, the following hospitals received the majority of blood products collected from your drive.
Important Date Changes
The dance scheduled for February 7 has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for March 29 and this dance will be for 5th grade only.
March 15 and April 22 will be regular school days. Theses days were originally weather make up days.
June 5 is the last day for students and will be a half day with students dismissed at 11:40.
Recycle Markers and Crayons
What is Crayola ColorCycle?
Crayola is all about innovative solutions ~ in particular for kids and the environment. ColorCycle is our latest sustainability initiative designed to repurpose Crayola markers.
Can any markers be sent in or just Crayola brand markers?
Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers and highlighters! ColorCycle will eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills.
This program builds great leadership qualities in every student due to the lessons learned at each practice and the team building exercises encouraged throughout the season.
The practices are Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45-3:45 beginning Tuesday, March 5th.
Check out the lessons your child will receive this month from the school counselors.
Grades 5K 1 and 2
5K- Friendship Skills / Animal Friends
1st Grade- Whole Body Listening
2nd Grade- Career Skills / Communication with District Career Specialist
Grades 3, 4, and 5
3rd Grade- Leaders work together (synergize)
4th Grade- Erin's Law lesson on safety
5th Grade- Transition to Middle School
On March 11th, PMS School Counselors will visit our 5th graders to talk to them about choices for related arts and foreign languages in 6th grade.
Contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions or concerns about your child.
Cindy Hill grades 4k- 2nd 821-2510
Gina Mahoney 3rd-5th 821-2598
Daily Parent Engagement Tips
Check out FPES Daily Parent Engagement Tips on our school website. Below you can see two examples of tips that were on our website this week.
Put your child in charge of some regular self-care tasks
Sometimes, all it takes to make your child more responsible is a change in attitude. Each month, think about all the things you do for your child. Then choose one thing you can teach her to do for herself. Spend some time coaching her in the skills she needs in order to do the task. Give her a chance to practice, then make the task her responsibility. Let her know how proud you are of all she can do!
Set your child up for better behavior
Many children test their limits in little ways: by playing computer games during homework time, passing notes at school or hanging out with troublemakers. To provide a foundation for better behavior, stay connected to your child. Tell stories, take walks, read aloud. Help him practice making good choices. And extend privileges gradually. Your child will learn he gets more freedoms the better he behaves.
Show your love by setting limits
You'd never let your child play with fire or jump off a bridge. Setting limits is one of a parent's most important jobs. Limits also help children develop the discipline needed to focus and follow directions in school. When setting a limit, talk to your child about it. Tell her why it is important. Ask for her cooperation. Then set consequences for breaking the limit. Once you've established the limit, enforce it every time.
Mistakes aren't the end of the world. They are the beginning of learning
Everyone makes mistakes. But when mistakes are viewed negatively, kids learn to fear failure. This makes them less likely to take positive risks or finish things they don't think they can do perfectly. When your child makes a mistake, stay calm and help him see what he can learn from it. Try to focus the majority of your attention on the things your child does right and not on what he does wrong.
Leader in Me
On Thursday, February 28 our students hosted 55 visitors from the Leader in Me Symposium which was held in Columbia. We had visitors from at least 22 different schools and three states. We also had a teacher from A.B. Combs come to our school. A.B. Combs in Wake County, North Carolina is where Leader in Me first began!
Our guests were ALL smiles. They were amazed by what they saw our students and staff doing with Leader in Me. It is evident the 7 Habits are immersed in the daily lives of our students!
5th Grade Masquerade Dance
Friday March 29th
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Tickets go on sale March 4. Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
This event is only open to FPES 5th grade students.
Mask, snacks and drinks will be provided to each student.
Dress is semi formal or Sunday best. Age appropriate outfits only.
FPES Leadership Clubs
On collaborative planning days, students attend Leadership Clubs. Our next club day is March 15.
Each student chooses a Leadership Club at the beginning of the school year. This is great opportunity for students to explore other interest outside of academic subjects and to connect with other adults within the school. A BIG THANK YOU to our staff! Without their sponsorship of the Leadership Clubs, this would not be possible.
March 11 at 7:00 A.M. - 7:35 A.M.
Please join us with your child/children at our Mallard Moms meeting. We invite any mom, grandmother, aunt, or any other significant female in your child's life to come with your child/children for a light breakfast and a themed discussion and activity together. Although short in length, the time is special and will make your child's day start with pride.
For further information, please contact Judy Moore at 821-2552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Pro Dads
This is an open invitation to dads, grandfathers, uncles, or any other significant male who may be part of your child's life. Come enjoy a light breakfast and enjoy some "special moment" time as we strive to grow in the time we spend with our children.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. McDermet at 821-2500. You may also reach him by email at email@example.com.
Title I Parent Engagement
If you plan to attend, please contact Mrs. Judy Moore by calling or emailing.
If you are unable to attend, but have suggestions, please email or call Michelle Smith.
A Glance at April Dates
3 Report Cards Issued
4 4th Grade Field Trip
School House Rocks Musical Performance 6:30 P.M. at Pelion Performing Arts Center
5 5k Field Trip
Parent Lighthouse Meeting 8:30 A.M.
Title I Planning Meeting 9:00 A.M.
11 PTO Skate Night 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
12 Field Day for all Grade Levels
15-19 Spring Break
22 Regular School Day - Not Weather Make-Up
25 5th Grade Field Trip
26 1st Grade Field Trip
3rd Grade Field Trip
All Pro Dads 7:00 A.M.
27 Legos and Leaders 10:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M.
30 District Board Meeting 7:30 P.M.
Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement
Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law.
The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.