Cardinal Courier: Nov. 27th

Where Learning Takes Flight

A Note from Mrs. Tallent

Thank you to all the parents and families who joined us for our annual Turkey Trot on the Friday before break! We couldn't have asked for better weather and it was a great way to lead us into our week off. Mr. Griffin and I loved seeing all the younger siblings and grandparents participating! Our students, staff and families completed a total of 9,769 laps which is the equivalent of 1,633 miles! Wow...that is impressive!!!

We hope everyone was able to enjoy some time with family this week and spent some time reflecting on what you are thankful for! Mr. Griffin and I hope you all know how thankful we are to be part of this amazing community and to work alongside the dedicated staff members we have at FCE!

As we move into the upcoming holiday season, we will be celebrating 12 days of Christmas by having dress up days for our staff and students! The fun starts Thursday, Dec. 2nd so start planning your outfits now!

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 29th- Elementary Student Holiday (No School for Students)/Staff PD Day

Nov. 30th- Crime Stoppers Cyber Safety Awareness Zoom for Parents at 7pm

Dec. 1st- Chickfila Spirit Night

Dec. 2nd- K-2 Grandparent's Luncheon

Dec. 3rd- 3-5 Grandparent's Luncheon

Dec. 8th- Fall Picture Retakes

Dec. 16th- Winter Parties (3rd-5th)

  • 11:30-12:30 Fourth Grade Party
  • 12:30-1:30 Third Grade Party
  • 1:30-2:30 Fifth Grade Party

Dec. 17th- Winter Parties (K-2)

  • 8:30-9:30 Kindergarten
  • 9:30-10:30 First Grade
  • 10:30-11:30 Second Grade

Grandparent's Luncheon

Grandparents' Luncheon will be December 2nd (K-2) and December 3rd (3-5). We will have one grade eating with their grandparents at a time. Grandparents will be able to social distance with their grandchild inside or eat outside under our pavilion if they prefer. Students who don't have a grandparent coming will get to eat in their classrooms or have a picnic with their teachers. We try to make this a fun experience for everyone regardless of whether a grandparent comes or not!

Things to Remember for Grandparents Luncheon:

  • Don’t forget to fill out the fast pass for your child’s visitor to bring to the front office on Grandparents Day on December 2nd for K-2 students or December 3rd for 3-5 students.

  • Visitors are welcome to bring outside food for themselves and the child they will be visiting.

  • Please make sure all visitors allow enough time to check in before their child’s scheduled lunch.

  • We ask that any lunch visitors wishing to come eat lunch, come on their child’s designated Grandparents Lunch day and follow the adjusted Grandparents Luncheon Schedule (see below).

  • Grandparents Day Lunch Schedule will be as follows:

December 2nd (K-2 Grandparents Luncheon- K-2 Lunch Visitors Only)

  • 10:30-11:20 Kindergarten (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 11:00-11:30 3rd Grade (Classrooms)
  • 11:30-12:20 1st Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 12:00-12:30 4th Grade (Classrooms)
  • 12:30-1:20 2nd Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 1:00-1:30 5th Grade (Classrooms)

December 3rd (3-5 Grandparents Luncheon- 3-5 Lunch Visitors Only)

  • 10:30-11:20 3rd Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 11:00-11:30 Kindergarten (Classrooms)
  • 11:30-12:20 4th Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 12:00-12:30 1st Grade (Classrooms)
  • 12:30-1:20 5th Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 1:00-1:30 2nd Grade (Classrooms)

From Our Counselor

Please check out our 2nd Nine Weeks Counselor Newsletter. Get a glimpse of what your student is learning when it comes to social emotional skills as well as how our counselor is here to support! If you have any questions or want to connect please reach out to Mrs. Baba. She will now be serving all our K-5th grade students!

FCE PTO Information

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Attention Parents...

Our new on-demand Spirit Shop is live! We have a variety of merchandise available, which will be updated regularly and shipped directly to your house! To purchase, scan the QR code or visit:
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Volunteers Needed for Junior Achievement!

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. We need one parent volunteer per class to come in 5 times a year for 1 hour. Junior Achievement will provide the training and curriculum; we just need your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars! If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the Junior Achievement role, email Bridget Pittman at Please include your child’s grade and teacher. Thank you!

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FCE Connect Email

The email account connected to our FCE Connect will be checked three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to ensure that we are able to address parent concerns or questions immediately, please email Mrs. Tallent at or Mr. Griffin at directly. Thank you for your help!