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Farmer Elementary PTO Newsletter December 2022
A message from your PTO
We would like to recognize Ms. Tammy Nelson for her 26.5 years of service to the students at Farmer Elementary. After 29.5 years of teaching, Ms. Nelson will be retiring in December. When asked what she will miss most about Farmer, she stated, "This question is easy! I will miss the kids so much. I will also miss my wonderful work family." When she retires, she plans to spend time with her family, especially her elderly mother. She is looking forward to less stress and some free time! Ms. Nelson said she has so many wonderful memories of Farmer. She attended Farmer as a child and then became a teacher here. She was able to bring her nieces, a nephew, and later, her son to work with her. Ms. Nelson has especially enjoyed teaching children of her former students. She noted, "I can honestly say that I have been blessed in so many ways by the Farmer community!!"
Ms. Nelson's warm smile and caring heart will be missed by all at Farmer. Don't worry though, Ms. Nelson says she wants to come back to Farmer and sub when needed next Fall. We want to wish Ms. Nelson the best in her retirement and we hope to see her around the Farmer campus as a sub in August. Thank you for your dedication to the Farmer students and community, Ms. Nelson!
December 1 - First grade field trip NC Aviation Museum
December 2 - Kindergarten - 2nd grade Jingle Jam Dance in the Farmer Gym 2:45-5pm
December 8 - CARE Graduation (2nd grade) @ 9-10am; Interim Reports go home; Chick Fil A Night @ 4-7
December 9 - 4th and 5th grades field trip to "A Christmas Carol"
December 9 - After School Movie for all students @ 2:45-4:45
December 15 - Kindergarten/1st Grade Holiday Musical Performance @ 6 followed by open PTO Meeting @ 6:30 in Cafeteria
December 20 - 2 Hour Early Release
December 21-January 2 - Winter Holiday Break
After School Movie - The Muppet Christmas Carol
Students are invited to stay after school on Friday, December 9 to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol (Ms. Cagle's personal favorite). The $5 admission fee includes a drink and popcorn. Other snacks (pizza, chips, and candy) will be available to purchase. All students must have a permission form signed by their parent and have paid the $5 to attend.
December School Lunch Menu
Anyone can be a ROCK star!
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Our next Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night will be Thursday, December 8 from 4-7pm. We encourage you to come inside the mall to eat and participate in some fun school spirit activities. If you do order curbside, make sure to indicate "Farmer Spirit Night" on your special instructions.
If you would like to sign up to help at Chick-Fil-A Night, please use the Sign Up Genius link HERE.
We can't wait to see you there!
Farmer Spirit Wear Order
If you missed placing an order, we do have some extra T-Shirts in various colors and sizes available. Please email FarmerSchoolPTO@gmail.com if you want to check and see if we have the size/color that you want. We will order another round of Spirit Wear in the Spring.
4th Grade NC Home Performance
Calling all Kinders, 1st graders, and 2nd graders - it is your turn to stay after school and have a school dance! The PTO is excited to host a dance especially for our K-2 students on Friday, December 2 from 2:45-5pm. Admission to the dance is $10 and includes pizza, chips, drink, and candy cane. Santa will also make an appearance! All students must have a permission form and have paid to attend.
Parents, if you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone at one of these dances, please email us at FarmerSchoolPTO@gmail.com.
Fun at the 3-5 Dance in October!
Duty Free Lunch Parent Volunteers
Special thanks to the volunteers who helped for coverage in October and November. We appreciate your support!
November Sunshine Cart
Special thanks to Hardister Farms for sponsoring the November Sunshine Cart. Staff was treated to snacks and drinks thanks to their donation. Hardister Farms owns and operates a 6 house poultry farm, raise black angus cattle, and produce crops such as soybeans and wheat.
Congrats to Natalie Wilburn and Tember Blevins who were the lucky winners of a Hobby Lobby gift card donated by Hardister Farms. We appreciate their support!
STAR3 Student & Staff Winners
Congratulations to Cody Hefner, 3rd grader, and Ms. Sharona Nance, Teacher Assistant, for representing Farmer as the STAR3 recipients. Cody and Ms. Nance were recognized at the Board of Education meeting and presented with a plaque. We are proud to have these two represent our school!
Farmer Spelling Bee
3rd Grade Student
3rd Grade Student
Classroom Level Winners:
Ms. King's Class:
Winner - Lealand Mabe
Alternate - Boone Graham
Mrs. Lathan's Class:
Winner - Addison Baucom
Alternate - Michelle Matthews
Mrs. Simpson's Class:
Winner - Ana Wilson
Alternate - Walker Hogan
Ms. Athay's Class:
Winner - Angel Canas
Alternate - Marielle Jaeck
Mrs. Julian's Class:
Winner - Natalee Johnson
Alternate - Breanna Dennis
Mrs. Skeen's Class:
Winner - Caleb Staley
Alternate - Kiana Dukes
Congratulations to Rhian Hughes - November Student of the Month
Service Club Shoebox Project
The Service Club would like to give a special thanks to everyone that collected and donated items
to their shoebox project. The Service Club is led by Ms. Davis, Ms. Carter, and Ms. York. They were able to make around 20 shoeboxes that will be shipped to children around the world. At this time, they are still collecting shoeboxes for the local women's and children's shelter as well as $10.00 shipping costs for the shoeboxes. Please let Ms. Davis know if you are interested in helping either one of these causes before we leave for Christmas break. We have the best school and community ever!
Farmer Staff Shoutouts!
Order your 2022-2023 Farmer Yearbook
Yearbook order envelopes will be sent home October 3rd with students.
This is the direct link for online orders: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB26276
$15.00 until 3/15/2023 cash, check or online with credit card
$20.00 beginning 3/16/2023 cash only
Personalization (only available online)
Add name & portrait on cover ADD $8.00
Name on cover ADD $5.00