Findley Flyer 2/03/22

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World Read Aloud Day-February 4

We have had a wonderful week with our Scholastic Book Fair. Thanks to our METI, Amy Rubin, and our Media Instructional Paraprofessional, Lauren Misrahi, for all of their hard work. Our students have enjoyed picking out books from the fair! Also, thanks to all of the parent volunteers for helping out all week.


To end the week, Fulton County Schools is observing World Read Aloud Day on Friday, February 4. Students can participate in read alouds throughout the day and it's also pajama day at Findley Oaks. So put on your PJs and grab a book to read aloud!

Scholastic Book Fair

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Farewell to Chriss Kolls

Chriss Kolls, our professional assistant at our front desk, will be leaving Findley Oaks for another opportunity to advance her career.


Since 2017, Chriss has greeted students, staff, families, and visitors daily with a smile. She has served as a co-sponsor for the student council, helped with our chorus program, organized events such as First Responders Day and Walk to School Wednesdays, has been the face behind Fin the Falcon and so much more!


Before joining the Findley Oaks staff, Chriss had been part of the Findley family as a parent. Both of her children, Garrett and Alyssa, attended Findley Oaks. As a Findley parent, she was very involved in volunteering and served as a substitute teacher.


Chriss’s last day is Friday, February 4. We are going to miss her greatly but we are excited for her next opportunity.


We are in the process of hiring for this position. Anyone who is interested can send a resume to Camille Christopher at christopherc@fultonschools.org.

Important Dates

2/8-Fulton County Schools Board Work Session-12:30 pm

2/17-Fulton County Schools Board Meeting-4:30 pm

2/18-Teacher Workday (no school for students)

2/21-Presidents' Day Holiday (schools closed)

2/23-Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

2/23-Spirit Day (wear spirit shirts)

2/28-Early Release Day (all students released at 12:20 pm)

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Declare Candidacy for the School Governance Council

It is time for the election of new members to our School Governance Council. The School Governance Council has both parent/guardian and teacher positions open for election. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years are eligible to run for the parent/guardian SGC positions.


Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community.


Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:

  • Create, approve, and monitor the implementation of the school strategic plan
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
  • Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
  • Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance


If you are interested in running for a position on the School Governance Council, please complete and submit a Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form by March 2. if you would like more information about the charter system or SGC elections visit our school’s website or our Charter System Website.

Reminder about Valentine's Day Treats

As we approach Valentine’s Day, it is important to ensure that all homemade candy, desserts, baked goods, or other edible items are not to be sold or distributed during school hours, and that appropriate store bought items are delivered to the administration/front office. Please know that taking this measure will help us maintain a safe environment for all students with allergies, etc. You can help us protect your student(s) by requesting that they not eat anything given to them by another person, anything that they have not brought from your home or anything not in its original sealed package.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping all of our students safe at school!

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

On Saturday, January 30, Findley Oaks participated in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for the first time. To prepare for the bowl, the students had to read the 10 books on the elementary book list and practice with their teammates and sponsor, Ms. Rubin. It was a tough competition against 25 other schools in the region. Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication: Kripa Abinesh, Karis Chi, Dylan Herman, Ellie Ji. Ryann Pendergrass, and Emily Tan and also to Amy Rubin for her support!

Kids' Heart Challenge

Hey, Heart Heroes!

Next week, your kids will participate in the Kids Heart Challenge Party! Please make sure they wear a short sleeve shirt (light-colored or glow in the dark or light-up), socks, sneakers (light-up if possible), and comfortable pants. Also, please have all your donations entered online by Tuesday, Feb. 8. Thanks for your support of the American Heart Association!

Party Schedule:

Thursday, Feb. 10

4th Grade: 8:55 – 9:55

3rd Grade: 10:10 – 11:10

1st Grade: 1:00 – 2:00

Friday, February 11

5th Grade: 8:00 – 9:00

Pre-K &

Kindergarten: 9:40 – 10:40

2nd Grade: 12:30 – 1:30

Georgia’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 7 – 11

GA Emergency Management encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement weather by learning about weather threats, reviewing or creating a family communications plan and considering what items to put in your Ready kits.

Schools, including Findley Oaks, conduct Shelter in Place drills throughout the school year to ensure staff and students know what to do in case of a weather emergency.

More information can be found at:

https://gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia

K-12 Health and PE Textbook Adoption

During the 2021-2022 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for Health & PE in Grades K-12. All teachers and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the public review from January 24, 2022 through February 25, 2022.

Please visit the textbook adoption website for additional details.

Walker Reminder

Walker reminder: Students in 2-5 are allowed to walk home without a parent. Students are expected to walk straight home after dismissal and should not stop to play on the playground if a parent is not present. We want to make sure all students get home safely. Please review these expectations with your student(s). Thank you for your support!

Menus for February 7-11, 2022

Breakfast

MONDAY

Sausage Biscuit

Assorted Cereals

TUESDAY

Sausage Pancake Wrap

Blueberry Muffin with a Yogurt

WEDNESDAY

Waffles and Sausage Patty

Assorted Cereals

THURSDAY

French Toast Sticks

Yogurt with Golden Grahams Cereal Bar

FRIDAY

Chicken Biscuit

Assorted Cereals

Assorted Cereals

Lunch

MONDAY

Pancake and Sausage Griddle

Cheese Pizza Pack

TUESDAY

General Tso’s Chicken with Rice

Yogurt and Cheese Pack

WEDNESDAY

Cheeseburgers

Jamwich

THURSDAY

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Turkey and Cheese Lunch Box Buddy

FRIDAY

Mini Calzones

Cheese Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Chips

Important Updated COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines for Parents/Students

In light of the recent Executive Order and COVID-19 information from Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health, FCS, with input and support from the FCBOH, is modifying the reporting guidelines for students. Effective, Monday, Jan 24th, parents only need to report positive COVID-19 cases to the Parent Portal. FCS Health Services and FCBOH will continue to case investigate and provide guidance to all positive student cases and any FCS sibling(s) related to the case. Please note the information below:

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MISSION, VISION, AND MOTTO

Mission: Engage. Connect. Grow


Vision: To create a school community of engaged, connected, and growing learners.


Motto: From Tiny Acorns Grow Mighty Oaks