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"Launching the Next Generation of Lifetime Learners"

Happy People...enjoy the fundamental, often very simple things of life...They savor the moment, glad to be alive, enjoying their work, their families, the good things around them. They are adaptable; they can bend with the wind, adjust to the changes in their times, enjoy the contest of life... Their eyes are turned outward; they are aware, compassionate. They have the capacity to love. ~Jane Canfield

Week at a Glance:


September 7:

Labor Day- Annual Leave Day for staff- no school for students

September 8:

PLC Day during Block

TIPS (2:45) in office conference room

September 9:

CHAPS (7:45)

Health Fair

Curriculum Leadership Team (11:40)

*Last day for parents to walk children to class

September 10:

Lexia Core5 training for Instructional Assistants (8:15-9:15) in theater

Learning Target PD for certified staff (3:00-4:00)

September 11:

Happy Friday!

Teacher Book Fair Preview (3:00-3:45)

Media Center Happenings...

Open checkout times for grades 3-5 will continue to be limited during week of September 7-11 due to short staffing. Each day, the media center will have open checkout from 7:30-8:45. Any teachers wanting to schedule an additional whole class checkout time, please see Ann or Karen.


Teacher preview of the Book Fair will be Friday, September 11 from 3:00-3:45 in the media center.


There will be no checkout September 14-18 due to the Book Fair. Media classes will be held on a regular schedule in the theater, but please note that classes will not be able to check out books (we wish we could and appreciate your patience).


Our regular flexible access schedule will begin Monday, September 21. We will be open for grades 3-5 from 7:30-11:30 and 12:00-2:15 daily. Please note that the media center will be closed for students during lunch from 11:30-12:00 each day.


Please make sure students coming to check out books have their cards and books to return. Help them remember that they are entering a classroom when they come to the media center and that RISE expectations apply. Students from the red and green hallways should use the door closest to the yellow hall to come in after 8:00. Students from the purple hallway may use the door closest to the green hall.


*Reminder: Ann Freer comes in at 8:30 on Thursdays due to her afternoon duty, so there is no checkout on Thursday A week from 8:00-8:30. We know this will be hard to remember, so a sign will be posted.


Thank you for encouraging students to make just right choices in the media center!


Click here for a Youtube tutorial (Created by our own Karen Yutzy) to explain the new Youtube use guidelines:

http://screencast.com/t/80YqRF5DhUDl

Meet your neighbor:

New you can use...

2014-2015 test data has been released across the state. We should be proud of our "B" rating this year (last year, we had a "C" rating) and that we MET expected growth. Way to keep moving forward, FES!! Your focus and hard work are what made this happen!


Congratulations to Jennifer Tatum. She was honored last night at the School Board Meeting as our Teacher of the Year. We are so proud of you, Mrs. Tatum!


Congratulations to Will Henry, Lisa Whitaker, Angel Frierson, Karen Pugh, Maggie Bailey, Kayren McKnight, and Amy Clayton. Each of these staff members received a Free Jeans Pass for having a PBIS ticket drawn during the RISE Assembly that they handed out to a student.


Teachers, please include the following in your next newsletter: Our clothes closet is in need of a few items. Please help as you are able. We need the following items: underwear in all sizes for boys and girls, pants with elastic waistbands in all sizes, and medium and large t-shirts.


Attention Kindergarten, first and second grade teachers and SPED teachers of 3rd-5th graders! APLUS BOY Data should be completed no later than October 16.


From your friendly Cardinal Response Crisis Team: Please check that you have a Yellow "Faculty and Staff Emergency Management Guide" located in the red bag in your classroom. Inside this flip folder, you should have taped the most updated version of Fairview's Evacuation Plan (dated 10-13-14). If you do not have one of these plans or flip folders, please see Carolyn Cooper.


Please review all crisis procedures with your students and other staff members who share your space, including the perimeter and full lockdowns, as well as the "Evacuation- Bomb Threat or Non-Fire Situation". Remember, we do not use GREEN cards anymore during a full lockdown. Staff should only use RED cards if there is an emergency inside the room where you are. Also, please remember that all classroom doors should remain locked at all times (not necessarily shut, just locked). That way, the classroom can be secured very quickly in case of emergency.


Please check your red bags for the following things: Masking tape that will actually stick, emergency flip chart, current class list with emergency contact information, flashlight with batteries, rubber gloves, pen that works, evacuation cards (the color matches the hallway color), red cards with room number, and a key attached to the bag (please do not use this key for any other purpose).


Autumn Devitt is the new Garden Coordinator—her office is in Rm. 200 (Mr. Henry's old room across from the garden) if you want to come say hello or have any questions!

Garden classes are starting! Please sign up using the Google Calendar. If you were not added to the calendar and would like to sign up, please contact Autumn at autumnd@childrenfirstbc.org.

An update from your friendly Caring Cardinals Activities Committee

The committee met this week and discussed this year's contributions. The team considered suggestions given and this is what they have come up with: All certified full-time staff will pay $25, all non-certified full-time staff (this includes office, cafeteria, instructional assistants, and maintenance) will pay $20. All part-time employees are asked to pay $15. They are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead with many fun events! FREE JEANS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER for all who join (or plan to join). Your representative will be in touch soon about the collection of contributions.