The Proud Pirate

Week of February 17, 2020

A Newsletter for the Friends and Families of Furry Elementary! The Perkins Family strives for unsurpassed educational opportunities so every student may achieve their greatest potential.

Please Mark Your Calendars...

Perkins Local Schools will not be session on the following dates:

Friday, February 14

Monday, February 17

Tuesday, February 18

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Next week we'll be celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Week. At Furry, we practice being kind to ourselves and others everyday and we know you do it home, too! Keep your eye on our Bloomz page for some Random Acts of Kindness and feel free to post your own! Choose Kind!

Save the Date~March 12, 2020

If you have a child who may be starting Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please mark your calendars for a special open house~Set Your Sails for Kindergarten! More details will be shared next week!

Families with children who will be age 5 on or before September 30 will be able to register their child for kindergarten on April 1, 2020.

Calling All Furry Families!

The Perkins family strives for unsurpassed educational opportunities so every student may achieve their greatest potential. We believe that our students benefit the most when we commit to the power of relationships, embrace our challenges, meet students where they are to help them grow, achieve excellence, and add value while serving the whole student.

In an effort to provide opportunities for families to come into our school and share their talents and/or expertise with our children to support learning, we are conducting this survey to permit and encourage as much engagement as possible with our families and students. This survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete and can be found by clicking on the link below.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Furry Family Survey

Attendance Letters

You may have received an attendance letter from us this past week.

Ohio House Bill 410 requires schools to notify parents when the number of hours a student is absent meets certain thresholds. If your child has met any of these thresholds, a letter was mailed home this week.

At Furry we understand that our little ones are still building their immune systems. Unfortunately illnesses are a part of growing up and will result in absences from school. We also know that vacations and time with family is important. Although we ask that families try to schedule these times outside of school hours, sometimes it is not always possible.

Thank you for your communications regarding attendance and for validating illnesses with medical notes. We look forward to continuing to work with you in maintaining your child’s educational growth. Our office will contact you if your child needs further interventions regarding their attendance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Furry School at (419)-625-1252.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through your email/text as listed in your child's Power School account regarding a delayed start and/or cancellation of school. You will also be informed through our district Facebook and Twitter pages as well as Furry's Bloomz account. Please make sure your information is current in Power School so that you can be informed of delays and cancelations.

In the event of a 2 hour delay at Furry:

  • There will be no AM Pirate Crew.
  • There will be no AM Little Treasures Preschool class.
  • Breakfast will not be served.
  • Our doors will open for students at 10:45.
  • PM Little Treasures Preschool class will start at their normal time.

We experienced another snow day this past week. Families were notified via text and phone. If you did not receive a phone call and/or a text message, chances are that your information has not been updated in Power School. We also shared the news on our Bloomz site. If you need help connecting to Power School and/or Bloomz, please contact our office and/or your child's teacher.

Furry Elementary on Bloomz!

Bloomz is a new app that works both on your smartphone as well as on your computer. You will receive quick updates and photos of school activities, be able to access our school calendar, and more. All in a private and secure environment.

New Bloomz Member

  1. Download the "Bloomz" app from the AppStore/PlayStore and click "Create Account". If browser, go to and click on "Join Bloomz".
  2. In the text box, enter VK7MT2.
  3. Create your account.

Existing Bloomz Member

  1. Log into your Bloomz account
  2. Click "+Add Class/Group" on the left navitgation.
  3. In the text box, enter VK7MT2.
  4. Click next.

...or join using text messaging instead

Text @VK7MT2 to 1-858-BLOOMZ1 (1-858-256-6691) to receive 1-way text messages from your School Admin.

Dates to Remember

  • February 14...No School!
  • February 17...Presidents Day~No School!
  • February 18...No School!
  • February 24...Kindergarten and First Grade Pirate Crew Meetings
  • February 26...Second Grade Pirate Crew Meeting
  • March 3...PTO Meeting @ PHS, 6:00 (Free childcare is available!)
  • March 11...Board Meeting @ PHS, 6:00

Furry Elementary School

At Furry, all Pirates have the right to be engaged in their learning, and feel safe, respected and loved at school.