Fammatre Newsletter

October 28th, 2022

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Mon., 10/31: Halloween - costumes allowed, but no accessories and no gore

*Costume Parade 8:30am Back Playground Blacktop

Tues., 11/1: No School for students: Teacher Workday

Mon. 11/7: Home & School Club Meeting 7:00pm

Thurs., 11/10: School Board Open Office Hours: at Sartorette 7:30-9:00am

Thurs., 11/17: Picture Re-Take Day

Fri., 11/18: Spirit Day: Sports Day

Halloween Costume Parade

Costume Parade: 10/31 8:30am

Students who wear their Halloween costumes to school on Monday, October 31st, are invited to participate in our morning costume parade on our back playground blacktop. The parade will begin at 8:30 am. Parents are welcome to stay after drop-off to watch our students show off their accessory-free creative costumes.

Principal Memo

Last Saturday, we had our first Monster Boogie Bash since 2019. I was teary-eyed watching our community come together for the amazing event. A humungous thanks to our Home and School Club board, Kristin Weitz, Danielle Goodvoice, Melissa Wuenschel, Desiree Bernard, and Erin Ryan for leading a small but mighty MBB committee. Thank you all for participating whether you were involved in planning, set-up, volunteering, participating, or cleaning up. The event had such positive energy.

Monday, our first-grade students took an off-campus field trip to the De Anza Planetarium this week. Staff and students were so excited to have the opportunity. Thank you to the Home and School Club for providing field trip funding for all of our classes. One of the first-grade students was so happy she cried happy tears because she had always wanted to be on a bus!

Tuesday, we had our first earthquake in a long while. Fortunately, it was barely a blip on the students' radar. Classes continued smoothly and all structures on campus were checked later on the day and no issues were found.

Thursday, Fammatre was visited by Meg Fleming, author Rock That Vote and Sounds Like School Spirit. Meg Fleming was once a voice teacher in the Bay Area. She had the students fully engaged and participating as she read a couple of her books to our 1-5 grade students. Thank you to Ms. Faure-Goda for arranging this visit.

Next week we are planning a Costume Parade to begin our day. The Fammatre Staff is looking forward to seeing all of the students in their costumes. If your child does not celebrate Halloween, they can wear Fammatre gear and still participate in the parade. Any celebrations held during the day will not involve eating food in the classrooms. We are being very conscientious of allergies and keeping classroom activities inclusive for all. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Please remember, next Tuesday, November 1, is a Teacher In-Service Day. There will be no school for students. School will resume Wednesday, November 2.

In an effort to expose our community to the different cultures celebrated among us, I thought I would share information about an event happening this weekend at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Avenida de Altares (Avenue of the Altars), a free cultural event celebrating Dia de Los Muertos being held tomorrow. Please visit this site for more information.

In case you aren't following The Cambrian School District on Instagram yet, we have been making an effort to post pictures of events at Fammatre a couple of times a week through that platform. Please check us out!

As a reminder, students need to leave their toys and other personal belongings at home during the school day. It is difficult to console a child that has lost, misplaced, or feels as though someone may have taken something that belongs to them. We want to keep our students happy and focused while they are at school. Pop-its, Pokemon, and special key chains act as a distractor and can cause a good amount of conflict. Please keep these types of items at home.

Thank you for all you do to support us at Fammatre. Have a wonderful weekend.


Samantha Haley

Noon Duty Supervisors Needed

Fammatre is looking for parents who would be available from 12:00-1:15 to help supervise during our lunch recess. Parents can work every day or two to three days a week. *Wednesdays and Thursdays are currently in need of help. This is a paid position. Call the Fammatre office for more details regarding the hiring process.

Family Code Night

Family Code Night

Hello Fammatre Families! Cambrian School District and the Cambrian Education Foundation (CEF) invites you to attend Family Code Night at Fammatre on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8pm.

  • Family Code Night is a FREE family event held at each school site, where you will play in parent-child teams to complete fun Code.org puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding at the same time!

  • No coding experience is needed and laptops will be available for use. This is a great experience to share with your kids. This event is inspired by the Hour of Code from Code.org®.

Please register here! We hope to see you there!

Picture Re-Take Day: Nov. 17th

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Lost & Found

Please be sure to check our Lost & Found coat rack located by the front office. We have many jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters looking for their owners. We also have many lost water bottles and lunch pails in a plastic bin by the office as well. If we see an item with a name printed on the tag or a label we will deliver to the student's classroom.

Lost and found items will be donated to a local charity before we leave for our Thanksgiving Break. (11/18)

Home & School Club Corner

Nov 1st: No School - Teacher Development Day

Nov 2nd: Poinsettia Sales Begin

Nov 4th: Panda Express Family Dinner Night

Nov 7th: Next HSC Meeting (live streamed & recorded on HSC Facebook group)

Nov 14th: Willow Street Family Dinner Night

Nov 14-18 Scholastic Book Fair

Be sure to join our Facebook group: Fammatre HSC, for the latest updates and to watch the monthly HSC meetings live streamed.

Also check our Home & School Club website regularly for HSC updates, access to the HSC store, and more! www.fammatrehsc.com

Fammatre Giving Campaign 2022-2023

Donations Needed!

Hello Falcon Families! We are 35% the way to our Giving Campaign goal, which includes some generous matches from employers. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and asked their employers to match.

We need to keep up the final push to our goal so that when we set our budget in the spring for the next school year, we know we can still fund all of the programs and fun events that our kids have been enjoying this year. Giving Campaign pays for 100% of Makerspace, 100% of Art Vistas, our field trips/busses, garden and outdoor learning opportunities, community events (like our recent Monster Boogie Bash), classroom supplies/curriculum support (online learning subscriptions), and more. Inflation has made everything more expensive, so it is doubly important that we reach our goal this year.

It's through your generous support that we can give our kids these opportunities. Please consider donating TODAY via check, venmo, or paypal. We are asking for $350/student, however any amount is appreciated and welcomed as we inch our way to our goal.

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Monster Boogie Bash Thank You's

Monster Boogie Bash was a resounding success. It was so nice to have so many of our Fammatre families smiling together enjoying an evening of fun. Thank you to all of our hard working volunteers that put in countless hours planning, setting up, running, and cleaning up the event. As well as the student volunteers that volunteered their time to help things run smoothly and to of the families who contributed through donating supplies and volunteering their time during the event. A special thank you to: Gloria and Mark Ebner, Erin Owens, Ms. Susan, Dave Calvert, Kyle Pilgeram, Carma Nelson, Merideth Nutter, Danielle and Jesse Goodvoice, Eden Yacob, Amber Sidensol, Vandana Venkat, Samantha Ye, Melissa Wuenschel,

Erin And Steven Ryan, Erika Faure-Goda, Katy Ingram, Maayan Glaser, Joey Weitz, Desiree Bernard and Tony, Ben Collison, Kristy Collison, Marisol Serrato, James Murray, Jon Bringhurst,Tyson Favaloro, Janet Gillis, Heather Harper, Tina Nordsell, & Nicole Ramirez.

Yearbook Pre-Orders

Yearbooks can be purchased online only at https://yearbookforever.com for $30.00 starting in November. The HSC is covering the online service fee through the end of the year. Starting Jan. 1st, 2023, the yearbooks will be $32.75 each.

Personalized dedications can be purchased for 5th grade students only. To purchase a personalized dedication for your 5th grade student, please click "Get Started" under the Create Recognition Ad. Dedications are $10.00 and are limited.

If you have photos for the yearbook, please email them to fammatreyearbook@gmail.com