Fontenelle Elementary Newsletter

March 2021

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IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, GO ALONE....IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER. ~AFRICAN PROVERB

Black History Month Celebration at Fontenelle

Last month was February and students had fun celebrating and learning about the contributions of African American people in American History. Students participated in daily Black History Trivia/Who am I and a door decorating contest. We wanted to have rewards of a hot chocolate bar party (for Door Decoration winners) and popcorn party (for trivia winners). However, due to Covid-19 to keep it safe we had hot chocolate bar party & popcorn party to go. All classes that participated in the Trivia contest received a certificate of participation.

Link to Door Decorating Contest slideshow: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/4e659394-6d44-4459-97e9-fd0964b6477a

Even though, Black History Month has ending, we know that one month is not enough time to uncover, learn, and celebrate the contributions of African American people in American history. Black history is something that should be learned about all throughout the year, along with other minority groups of people who are often left out of American history. At Fontenelle we strive to engage our students in culturally responsive teaching. It is important for all students to see themselves in their learning!

Womens' History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. When we return from spring break students will participate in activities to celebrate women’s history.

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Parent Guide to Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Fontenelle is committed to providing high quality instruction and support to promote the highest achievement of all students. The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS-B) is a framework we use to provide instruction and support that maximizes the success of all students. This link will provide an overview of MultiTiered System of Supports for parents https://district.ops.org/DEPARTMENTS/Student-and-Community-Services/MTSS-B-Introduction.

The essential components of MTSS-B are:

  • Common Philosophy & Purpose

  • Leadership

  • Clarifying Expected Behavior

  • Teaching Expected Behavior

  • Encouraging Expected Behavior

  • Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior

  • Ongoing Monitoring

  • Effective Practices

Here at Fontenelle we are currently focusing on clarifying expected behavior, teaching expected behavior, and encouraging expected behavior.

Ask your child if they know our school wide expectations “the 3 B’s”?

The 3 Be’s are: Be respectful, Be responsible, and Be safe!

For more information on MTSS-B feel free to contact Mrs. Jensen at 402 457-5905

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Spring Break Meals 2 Go

Throughout the break, we will continue our Meals2Go curbside meal distribution. The food provides meals for children ages 1-18 during the recess and is available at no cost to families.

Meals will be available Monday, March 8, 2021 from 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Each bag will contain 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.

Meals are available for pickup at the following locations:
Elementary Schools:
Bancroft, Belle Ryan, Belvedere, Beveridge, Central Park, Dodge, Florence, Gateway, Gomez, Indian Hill, Sherman, Skinner, Sunny Slope and Wakonda

Middle Schools:
Bryan Middle, Marrs, Nathan Hale and Norris

High Schools:
Benson and South

If you have questions about student lunches or the Meals2Go program, please contact Nutrition Services at 531-299-0230.

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Northstar

Northstar re-opens their new 78, 000 sq. food facility.
Your son doesn't want to miss this great opportunity. Evening programs begins February 17, 2020. Any Fontenelle Male student who wants to attend can do so via a Scholarship. Please go on-line to register your child.
Our Programs - NorthStar Foundation (northstar360.org)

https://northstar360.org/student-health-safety/
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