Forest Heights News
The week of 3/23/15
What is happening at the Heights...
Fire Evacuation on Monday
March 23 - JLine Dance Crew - Postive Behavior Assembly
March 24,25,26 FHES Benchmarks - Testing this week. We went over this in the staff meeting on last Thursday, but look for information to follow from Mrs. Setzer. We need everyone to be flexible and willing. Thanks in advance.
March 25 - The staff meeting on the FHES Event Calendar was held on Tuesday. You will not have another one this week.
March 25 - Gaston County Spelling Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Hunter Huss
March 25 - BASKETBALL Battle of the Schools FHES vs. PRES.
March 31 - FIELD DAY
April 3-10 - SPRING BREAK
April 6 - Flexible Benefits enrollment opens
April 20 - 10am PreK from Rankin 1-3 (20 children) Visit to Kindergarten
June 12 - Flexible Benefits enrollment closes
For A Limited Time Only
- Bring in Names for EOG proctors and get 2 Jeans passes for each.
- The person named must commit to proctor one or more full sessions in May (8am-11:30am) when we call them back.
- This must be an adult 18 or over and have good people skills.
- This person can be a community member, your or a student's parent, relative,or friend.
- You may received up to 10 passes while we run this promotion. Get them while the getting is good.
When you have confirmed that the proctor meets all of the requirements for our EOG testing please deliver the name, email address and phone number to Mrs. Knox. Please let the proctor know that someone from the school will be calling them to confirm and then closer to the dates they will be contacted a second time as a friendly reminder. Upcoming events like Field Day, the book fair and Skate Night will be times to get those commitments from our community.
Thanks for working to help us get the resources needed to be successful!
Grades K Thru 5
Grades 3,4 &5 we are going one step further, the leadership team and I are familiarizing ourselves with the names. We will help to enforce good behavior, healthy homework habits, extra study time, test taking or whatever it takes to get 13 to equal 110.
We are quickly running out of time, but we can leave a legacy of excellence, growth and proficiency if we act NOW.
Fish and Chicken Sale
Friday, March 27th, 11am
1518 Edgefield Avenue
Please sign up in the office and leave your money with Lauren or Karon by Tuesday or Wednesday. He is very anxious to sell tickets and show how well he can do.
Thanks for your support of our GCS students.
Behaviors are on the rise
Spring Fever doesn't have to make us all sick if we use our tools effectively to manage and appreciate children. Oh yeah...no more parent calls about our bad behaviors. We are role models and are held to a higher standard . . . like it or not.
Organize transitions, play and separate problem children
Be Proactive and think faster than our kids
Be alert and stop bullies in their tracks
Adopt -A- Class / Foster Classes
I did not want to get students off track from studies, learning and working; so I only planned for the 2 weeks prior to testing. Please do not interrupt our students instructional time to show your support. Make arrangements with your Foster Classroom Leader to find suitable times to drop in if the item can not be left in the teachers box or electronically delivered into the classroom. Recess and Lunch are always winning times.
You are receiving this information early so that if you need to plan, class list and counts there will be time. Have fun and make sure you keep me updated on your plans.
Pay for your service
Close student achievement gaps and retain learning
You students return from summer on grade level or without lots of regression over the summer in reading.
Summer School Grades K-3
Here is an opprotunity to keep from having summer learning loss. Be our kids CHAMPION. Teach summer school this summer. There may be various opprotunities for you to make some extra cash while helping our babies hold on to what we've worked so hard to help them gain all year long.
If interested in teaching summer school, subbing a day or two for summer school, driving a bus or even coming out as a special guest for a day or two fill out the quick survey attached to this so that I can get your information to the right people when requested.
Digital Learning Committee members wanted for GCS
You will receive a Digital Learning Rubric in survey format to complete. Members will then come together to reach consensus regarding district rating for the Digital Learning Rubric on May 11 at 3:30 PM at the Rader Center.