Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

August 30, 2019

Welcome Back Findley Families,

I can’t believe we are only three short days away from welcoming back our kiddos. Our teachers and staff have been busy getting the building and classrooms ready to welcome our learners next week. Findley is going to be a busy place this school year.

I am looking forward to a new year of teaching and learning. We are excited to continue building our students’ agency and curiosity through our Primary Years Program and Units of Inquiry. We will continue to teach our students how to be readers, writers and mathematicians using the responsive workshop model of instruction. Health will be a focus this year as we will begin teaching a more comprehensive health curriculum that promotes inclusivity for all students.

Additionally, I am excited to share that we will be opening our brand new Student Center this year! The Student Center will be a place where students can learn and practice strategies for regulating their emotions and bodies. Additionally, the Student Center will be a place where students can have their social and emotional needs met. Initial funding for the Student Center came as a gift from last year’s 5th grade class, we are very grateful.

You will hear more about all of this at Back to School Nights next week.

Looking forward to a GREAT year, Dragons,

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.



9/3 First Day for 1st-5th

Kindergarten Assessment

Building opens at 8 AM and parents may accompany students to their class

9/4 Kindergarten Assessments

Building Opens for students at 8:15 AM and parents may accompany students to their class

Back to School night 3rd - 5th grade 6:00 pm

9/5 First Day for Kindergarten Students A-M

Building Opens for students at 8:15 AM and parents may accompany students to their class

Back to School night K-2nd grade 6:00 pm

9/6 First Day for Kindergarten Students N-Z

Building Opens for students at 8:15 AM and with the exception of kinder parents, parents may NOT accompany students to their class, it’s Kiss and Go, day. :)

9/9 First Day for ALL Kinders. Parents may accompany their kinders to class today through Wednesday. Thursday, 9/12 is Kiss and Go day!

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Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Welcome Back to School Findley Dragons!

Welcome to all of our new and returning Findley families! A few friendly reminders to get our school year started:

Remember to register as a volunteer if you haven’t already. You will receive valuable communication emails once you are signed up.

Findley has so many amazing events and programs! It’s one of the many things that set us apart. However, we need volunteers and a successful fundraising drive to make it all happen. Each of you can help make a difference.

Check out www.findleypto.com for all the latest news and information.

On behalf of your PTO Board, thank you for your continued support and commitment to making Findley a great place for our kids!

Save the Date! Findley PTO General Meeting Dates

PTO General Meetings (Findley Library) – Presentations and staff updates. Open to all interested parents!

  • November 4th – 7pm
  • February 10th
  • May 18th

Up Coming Events


2nd - Labor Day NO SCHOOL

3rd - 1st day school 1-5th grade

3rd - Kindy A - M Evaluations

4th - Kindy N-Z Evaluations

4th - Back to School night 3-5th grades 6PM

5th - 1st day Kindy A - M

5th - Back to School night K-2 6PM

6th - 1st day Kindy N-Z

6th - All School Assembly

10th - Running Club starts Lunch

12th - Running club starts before school

13th - Dragon Dash Kick-off Assembly

17th - Volunteer orientation 9am
18th - Volunteer Orientation 7pm

19th - 9:30 Bus Evacuation Drills

25th - Passport Club

27th - Passport Recheck

27th - Family Movie Night 6;30