Happy Friday, Lil Steamer Families!
August 30, 2019
From the desk of: Principal Hoese
A full week! And what a week it is has been! We've conducted a lockdown drill, a bus evacuation drill, and a fire drill this week and I am so proud of how our staff and students acted! Next week we will begin our AIMSweb testing at all grade levels, which will help identify areas of needs for students to help them in their educational journey.
I wanted to continue with explaining my educational values that guide me. A quick recap of all three of those values is as follows:
- RELATIONSHIPS MATTER
- STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING
- CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: Our students have bold aspirations and dreams. We will never allow them to settle for good instead of great and we should inspire them to dream big and purse all of their dreams. Our job is to help students understand what talents and strengths need to be developed to reach these dreams. As educators, we must constantly self-reflect and challenge ourselves to become the best versions of ourselves to ensure that our students reach their full potential.
From the desk of: Counselor Mrs. Meumann
I meet individually with students to do brief, solution focused counseling. As I do this, I address topics such as friendship, anger management, loss, and family issues. My goal is to help students to develop coping skills to use for their day to day struggles. I also meet with small groups of students to address these topics. Friendships develop as we do this and children find that their peers will be there for them to assist them in facing the challenges they face. Feel free to contact me if you feel that your child could use some extra support in any of these areas. My email is email@example.com, phone 815-589-2911.
Math Centers in First Grade
Second Grade's (2B) Butterflies!
#FIGUREITOUTFRIDAY in full effect for 2A....
Math is FUN in 4th grade!
Volunteers Give the Time of Their Lives!
Last year hundreds of books were processed and shelved, countless stories were read, numerous math facts were practiced, and many young lives were touched by the kindness and caring of those involved in the Fulton Elementary School adult volunteer program.
We are looking for more adults of all ages who would like to spend 1-5 hours a week working in the library and/or directly with students. You might find yourself working with math flashcards, listening to a child read, reading stories, practicing spelling words, processing or shelving books, or assembling awards and materials for students. We will match your interests, talents, and time with teacher’s and student’s needs.
If you are interested, please contact Stacy Germann at Fulton Elementary School (815-589-2911) or at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 16th. A kick-off volunteer breakfast will be held in the school library at 8:30 on Wednesday, September 18.
We will talk about the volunteer program and the responsibilities and rewards of being a volunteer. Remember…If you give a child your time, you give a child a chance! Come join us and give the time of YOUR life!
Student Behavior at Home High School Football Games
While we are excited that our elementary and middle school students enjoy coming to
home football games to support the Steamers it is important that we have a
understanding of the rules and expectation for student behavior. Our priority is to keep
our students safe and to allow everyone to enjoy the football game.
For the home games, there will be two additional sets of bleachers on the north end of
the field. These bleachers will be marked for each set of students. K-8 students should
not be in the HS student section.
Students should not be in the HS building other than in the front commons by the
concessions. Students caught in the building will be asked to sit with their parents or
leave the premises. These students may not be allowed to return to any home football
games this season.
K-5 students should be with a parent at the games or in the elementary student
bleachers. 6-8 students should also be in their set of bleachers on the north end of the
field that are designated for the middle school students. Students are to remain in the
bleachers and behave appropriately. Students are there to watch the game. If a
student misbehaves, he/she will be asked to go and sit with their parent. If a parent is
not in attendance, the student will be asked to leave the game.
No student is to bring any sort of sporting equipment to the game. Again, the
expectation is that you are there to watch the game. To ensure that everyone is safe
and able to watch the game, students will not be allowed to play any type of game.
These games are distracting and could jeopardize student safety.
Finally, students will not be allowed to leave the game once they have entered the gate.
Students that leave the game will be required to pay to reenter the facilities.
Again, we thank you for your cooperation with helping our students understand these
rules and expectations. We are very proud of our Steamers and like to provide and safe
and respectful environment for everyone to enjoy the game.
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, Sep. 2nd, 8am
1301 7th Avenue
Labor Day 2019 is on Monday, September 2nd. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, street parades and athletic events.