The Proud Pirate

A Newsletter for the Friends & Families of Furry Elementary!

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

Thank You!

What an amazing week! We started the week off by meeting all of our students and their families at Open House on Monday. It was so great to see everyone again! Our staff spent the day on Tuesday putting the finishing touches on their classrooms and on Wednesday we welcomed everyone back to school! We have been very busy learning about our teachers and friends as well as school and classroom rules. If you have any questions about what is happening in your child’s classroom, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher.

“The Proud Pirate” is our weekly newsletter that will be sent home via email and Bloomz each week. Please take a few minutes to read it so that you can stay in the loop of everything that is happening at Furry.

Safety First!

We had a few scraped knees this week due to children wearing flip flops to school. Tennis shoes are best as they keep us safe when we're playing but sandals with straps are acceptable too. If you could send your child to school in tennis shoes or sandals with straps there will be less of a chance for them to trip and fall.

We're Learning How to Use Our PERKS!

We'll be spending the next few weeks learning about school and classroom rules, routines and expectations. All of our rules, routines and expectations relate to our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports model, PERKS. Please see the chart below to understand the expectations of Furry!
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A few reminders about our car line...

Thank you so much for your patience with our car line! Friday's dismissal was awesome...but we promise you...we'll get even better!

  • If you are picking your child up from school and are driving a car, you must enter our car line from Randall Dr. in the mornings and afternoons. As long as you are making your way to school and in our line by 3:40 we'll be able to have your child in your car by 4:00. In the mornings, please be in line by 8:45. Our gate and doors remain open as long as you're in our line by 9:00.
  • Please place your name tag on your dashboard at the end of the day so our staff can have your child waiting for you as you pull up to the side of the building.
  • Your child should enter your car from the passenger side of your car. Please consider moving car seats around so that your child can safely enter and leave your car.
  • Please use the time you're waiting in line to say good bye to your child and get them excited about their day. Many of our families use this time to read, practice sight and/or spelling words etc.


Our entire school is using Bloomz as one of our communication tools this year! Some of our teachers used it last year and in talking with several of our families we decided to use it school-wide this year. If you are unsure about what Bloomz is all about, please contact your child's teacher so that you can join! It's FREE and we've had a lot of fun sharing the great things that have happened at school this past week with everyone!

Click below for a short tutorial on how to join Bloomz as a parent!

A Message from our District Nurse, Lisa Miller!

Hello Pirate Families,

As a reminder, the shot records for our kindergarten students are due to school for State required vaccinations. Thank you to those who have already submitted your child's records! For those who have not submitted records, please do so as soon as possible. The due date is September 18th. If you have an allergy or other special consideration for vaccines, please contact your school nurse, Melissa Koch as soon as possible for the appropriate paperwork. All students must be accounted for by September 18th. The health department will be at PHS after school on September 12th for another vaccine clinic. Please call them at 419-626-5623 if you would like an appointment. As always, call us if you have any questions. Thank you and GO PIRATES!

Fall Mumkin Fundraiser

This will be our second year participating in Foertmeyer and Sons Mumkin Fundraiser! Last year we earned enough money to bring the original author of the Pete the Cat books, Eric Litwin to our school for a few days! This year, all proceeds will go toward purchasing sensory friendly activities for our children! Information will be coming home with your child on Tuesday!

Save the Date~September 17 is Picture Day!

Life Touch Photography will be visiting Furry Elementary School on Tuesday, September 17 to take class and individual pictures. Additional details will be coming home soon!
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Dates to Remember

  • September 2…Labor Day~No School!
  • September 3…1/2 of Little Treasures Preschoolers attend school; Mumkin Fundraiser Kick-Off
  • September 4…1/2 of Little Treasures Preschoolers attend school
  • September 5…All Little Treasures Preschoolers attend school
  • September 11…Perkins Local Schools Board Meeting @ Perkins High School, 6:00
  • September 12…Vaccine Clinic @ PHS, 3:30 (More details to come.)

Furry Elementary School

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