Findley Flyer 11/18/21

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We wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Important Dates

11/18-FCS Board Meeting

11/22-26-Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

11/29-iReady Winter Diagnostic Window Opens (K-5)

12/6-FCS Board Work Session

12/16-FCS Board Meeting

12/17-Class Winter Parties

12/17-Last Day of First Semester

November Break Resources

Thanksgiving Meal Baskets

Are you in need of a Thanksgiving Meal Basket? Please reach out to your school social worker, Kaitlyn Jimenez for assistance! Distribution will be pick-up only - no deliveries - on Sunday, November 21st from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. at Banneker High School and the old Crabapple MS - 10700 Crabapple Rd in Roswell.

This is a pre-registration event so all families wishing to participate must sign-up.

Registration is first come first serve!

E-Mail: jimenezke@fultonschools.org

Call/Text: 678-815-3088

Empty Stocking Fund Holiday Assistance Program

Are you in need of Holiday Assistance this Holiday Season?

Apply to the Empty Stocking Fund Holiday Assistance Program! The Empty Stocking Fund provides gifts during the holiday season and other essentials and supplies throughout the year! Any family receiving any form of public assistance is eligible to apply.

Apply Here: https://emptystockingfund.org/holiday-gifts/

If you have any questions, please contact your school social worker, Kaitlyn Jimenez.

If you are in need of Holiday Assistance and do not meet the criteria for this program, please reach out to Ms. Jimenez.

jimenezke@fultonschools.org

678-815-3088

Krithik Geddam-Fulton County Art Calendar Contest Winner!

Congratulations to 4th grader, Krithik Geddam. Krithik has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s Fulton County Government art calendar contest and will represent the month of March in their 2022 Art Calendar! He will be recognized at an awards recognition ceremony on December 15, 2021 Fulton County Government Center.

Calling All Artists!

Would you like to create a holiday tree ornament to be displayed at the Georgia Department of Education? Well, here’s your chance! Richard Woods, Georgia’s School Superintendent, is looking for students to create a holiday tree ornament to help ready his office for the Winter season. This is not a contest, so all ornaments sent will be displayed. Ornaments could be made from paper, clay, Model Magic, polymer clay, popsicle sticks, fabric, wood, etc., just remember, they are supposed to hang, so nothing too heavy! Your decoration could be winter-themed or holiday- themed. Make sure to attach a tag to your decoration that includes your name, your school’s name (Findley Oaks), and your art teacher’s name (Ms. Cessna). Please be aware that unfortunately, these ornaments will not be returned. Ms. Cessna will be collecting the ornaments until Thursday, December 9, at which time, she will box them and send them all as a group to the Department of Education. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cessna at cessnap@fultonschools.org.

Georgia Milestones Coach Workbooks

We are often asked, “What can we do at home to help prepare for Georgia Milestones?” If you are interested in supplemental materials, the Georgia Coach series is an excellent choice. This grade specific series provides students with the level of rigorous practice that is called for by the Georgia Standards of Excellence and will help prepare your child for the Georgia Milestones. Georgia Milestones will be given to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students; however, only 5th graders will be taking the Science portion. Reading/LA and Math books are available for grades 3-5 and Science books are available for grade 5. If you would like to purchase books for your student, please use the Online School Payment System. There is a minimum order that has to be reached, so in the event that we do not make the minimum purchase numbers, we will provide refunds. All orders are due by Friday, December 3rd.

You can purchase the books here.

Tech Competition

COVID-19 Reporting

  • As a reminder, if your child is sick, please have him or her stay home.

  • All FCS staff and students are required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with person who is COVID-19 positive.

  • FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.

  • Reporting staff and students must wait for further guidance from the FCS Health Services Team, Talent Department, or public health officials after submitting a report.

  • The FCS COVID-19 Response Team will case investigate all reports in consultation with public health officials. Staff and students are required to cooperate with response team/public health department nurses and respond truthfully to all questions.

  • The district will update positive COVID-19 cases once a week on the FCS website.

Change of Dismissal Information

Changing Dismissal Method -- If a student has a need to leave the school in a manner different from his/her normal routine, it will be necessary for the student to bring a “Change of Dismissal” form from the student’s parent/guardian to the classroom teacher. This should be sent prior to the date of need or immediately upon arrival to school the day of the change. Change of Dismissal forms are provided on the Findley Oaks website or can be requested from the classroom teacher at any time. Please remember bus changes will be made on an emergency basis only.



If there is a need to change your child’s dismissal during the school day, please send an email to 160-DismissalFOE@fultonschools.org. Emails to the teachers and phone calls will not be accepted. Change of dismissal will not be accepted after 2:00 pm.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is getting full. If your student is missing a coat or jacket you are welcome to come check lost and found in the school vestibule. Any items unclaimed by December 17, will be donated to charity.

Findley Oaks PTA News

PTA is Stocking the Staff Lounge

STOCK THE STAFF LOUNGE

Let's keep our Findley Oaks Staff hydrated & full of energy!!
Please choose item/items to donate to Stock the Staff Lounge. You can have items shipped to the school or drop them off in the front office.

SIGN UP BELOW:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0B44ADA72BA3FC1-stock

Yearbook Information

The FOES yearbook is gathering content for the 2021-2022 yearbook. But we need your help!


If you have any photos on your phone or other devices of school happenings, please email them to: foesphotos@gmail.com


Please include in the subject line: your student/students name(s), their grade(s), and event name (if applicable).


Feel free to send photos to the email address listed above throughout the school year!

Anything that you can send to us is greatly appreciated.


Thank you all for your help!

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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