September 6, 2019
5:30 - 6:00 PTA Back to School Fair and PTA Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 Classroom Presentations
Monday, September 16 - 5th grade field trip to Frederick Fair
Tuesday, September 17 - 3rd grade field trip to Frederick Fair
Thursday, September 19 - 2nd grade field trip to Frederick Fair
Friday, September 20 - School closed - Fair Day
Wednesday, September 25 - School Picture Day
Thursday, September 26 - School Picture Day
A Note from Ms. Gullo, Principal
Back to School Night - September 10, 2019
At 6:00 pm, our classroom presentations will begin with the first session occurring from 6:00 - 6:25 and a second session occurring from 6:30 - 6:55.
Social Emotional Learning Curriculum in Kindergarten, First & Second Grades
Frederick County Public Schools is pleased to share that we are implementing a curriculum to support social emotional learning in all elementary classes, grades K-2, in the 2019-2020 school year.
Prompting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS) is the curriculum chosen for use in our schools.
Social emotional learning (SEL) is an important part of each student’s healthy development. PATHS will teach SEL skills to help students succeed in school and life. SEL skills include handling emotions constructively, behaving responsibly, making good decisions, and developing caring, positive relationships. SEL contributes to a positive school climate, improvements in academic achievement, and reductions in bullying behavior.
The PATHS program teaches and reinforces many key aspects of SEL, shown through research to improve behavior, reduce conflict and improve academics. One FCPS elementary school used the program last year to support an overall focus on developing the whole child. It resulted in students’ increased attention in the classroom, increased ability to organize thoughts, improved behavior, and better use of conflict-resolution strategies. In the 2020-2021 school year, we plan to add PATHS for grades 3-5.
If you have any questions about social emotional learning or PATHS, please contact Ms. Gullo, principal, Ms. Johansen, school counselor, or FCPS Mental Health and Psychological Services Supervisor Ann McGreevy at 301-696-6880.
Lunch Out of Landfills
Yellow Springs a little Brighter
Picture Days coming September 25th & September 26th
Please know if you plan to take your child out of school for an extended period of time, the student will be given five days for vacation time and the rest of the absences will be marked unlawful. It is highly encouraged that families review the school calendar to review the days that school is in session and closed to plan times for your child to be out of school.