Ed Clapp Elementary
EXPLORER BULLETIN - DECEMBER 2023
The mission of Ed Clapp Elementary School
December 11: Wagers/Biggerstaff to Plains Art Museum
December 11 & 13: 4th Grade - I wish the Hitting Would Stop
December 12: Family Winter Concert
December 12: Bradley/Fairfield to Plains Art Museum
December 13: 5th Grade to Horizon Middle School - Learning Bank Field trip
December 19: 5th Grade Caroling at Essentia
December 20: South High School choir visit - caroling in hallways
December 22: Early Out
December 25-January1: NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK
January 2: School resumes
Staff Recognition Awards and Long-Range Facility Plan Survey
Fargo Public Schools Accepting Nominations for Teacher, Administrator, and Support Staff of the Year Awards
Community members are invited to nominate a deserving Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member for the annual Staff Recognition Program. The program honors FPS staff members who serve our students with excellence. Online instructions, forms, and the application process can be found at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram.
Long-Range Facility Plan Survey
Fargo Public Schools is seeking input regarding future investments in our District’s facilities. Please complete this Long-Range Facility Planning survey to help FPS prioritize major capital investments such as new construction and major renovations across the next five to 10 years. The survey closes at midnight on Sunday, December 3. The survey can be taken at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B9GVHXP.
Winter is Here!
All students need to wear boots. Our Kindergarten through second grade students also need snowpants in order to play in the snow. Snowpants are optional for grades 3 through 5. If you need any assistance with getting your child warm winter clothes, please contact our office.
- Tardies: Our first bell rings at 7:50. This is the time when students are allowed to go to their lockers, get a breakfast and go inside their classrooms. Students must be in their classrooms by 8:05.
- Absences: If your child will miss school please call the office staff at 446-2900 by 9:00 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not hear from you our office staff will be calling to check the whereabouts of your child....your child's safety is always our number one concern. Being on time and having good attendance is crucial for learning. When a child is habitually absent/tardy, there is a negative impact on learning. If you are ever having trouble with getting your child to school, please call our or your child is feeling sick to often, please call the office. Our school counselor, Ali Moody or Mary Wagner, would be happy to work with you and offer support and suggestions.
- If you need to pick up your child during the day, please come to the office to sign he/she out. The office will call your child out of his/her classroom. Due to district policy, we are unable to call your child out of the classroom before you have arrived at the school.