Meet the Principal!
I am so thrilled to be the new Principal of Fouke Elementary! My name is Patty Jameson and I have joined the staff here, officially as of July 1, in the role of Elementary Principal, but was previously on board last year as the LEA Special Education Supervisor. I know I am late getting this introduction out, but with COVID protocols changing daily and so much uncertainty I was not sure how the year would start.
Now that we are in full swing, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the feedback on the Title I Survey/Needs Assessment, you provided last week during conferences. It was most helpful to myself and the staff. Many people requested more communication in the forms of Monthly newsletters, more social media posts, and more parental involvement on the campus. WE are happy to oblige you with all of these things! ( keep reading.. for details ).
While I have your attention I thought I would formally introduce myself and let you know more about me! I have over 25 years in the world of education, most of which was served in Texas. I have taught and been an administrator at all levels - Elementary, Middle School, High School and Central Office. My breadth of experiences brings much to the table here in Fouke, but I am always willing to learn more. I've been charged with overall school improvement and am working hard, along side this wonderful staff, to get this accomplished. My family and I relocated to Arkansas last year, when my husband was named Superintendent in Genoa. My son is a senior at Genoa and I have three daughters - the youngest is sophomore in college. I love to work in the yard, spend time outdoors and play with my puppies. I enjoy reading and watching football but most of my free time you will find me talking about kids and what I can do to help more students be successful. I am very passionate about what I do and hope to serve this community well.
I have met many of you but please feel free to stop by the school anytime to visit and get to know me and allow me the same opportunity. Together we will make great a great impact!
You asked and WE WILL DELIVER!!!....We have been having so much fun every day, beginning in the gym, and building community! Each day we begin by challenging our grade levels to see who can have the most readers and mark that with a color bar on a giant book graph on the wall. After we say our 'Good Mornings' we stand and say the pledge and show our respects by having a moment of silence. Any necessary announcements are made at this time, to avoid classroom interruptions, then we dismiss. On Friday's, we honor our Premier Panthers, announce any On-A- Roll Awards, draw for attendance recognition, and occasionally have special guests! We would love for you to join us on a Friday to help celebrate our fabulous students and see what we are doing! The only request is that you sign the clipboard in the gym, documenting your attendance for our records.
Eating lunch with your kiddo....
Volunteering at school...
- Making copies for the grade level
- Stuffing folders on Monday
- Listening to a student read in the hallway - allowing for some one on one quality listening
- Helping with "WIN" - What I Need.
For now, we will ask that all kids read for a minimum of 20 minutes each evening, this reinforces fluency and helps them reach their Independent Million Word Challenge goal! Practicing their math facts with flash cards or online games that reinforce these skills is also very helpful.
If a teacher assigns additional homework that you need support on please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher for further explanation.
Each week 1 teacher from each grade nominates a child for this award! On Friday, awards are moved to the Hall of Fame!
Feel free to stop by our office anytime you have questions! We are happy to help!
Our staff each has a pumpkin where we listed all the things we are thankful for! Check out the plentiful lists we have culminated.