Fort Edward Elementary School

November News, 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

This fall has been an enjoyable and successful start to a new school year. At this time, preparations are underway for Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 16, 19 & 20th. At your conference, teachers will be able to discuss with you your child's progress thus far in the school year, and explain our updated Standards Based Report Cards. It is our hope that the new report card format will provide families with more information about their student and his/her progress in school.

We are moving forward with establishing a YMCA After School Child Care program to take place at Fort Edward Elementary. This child care program is entirely separate from Homework/Enrichment Club, which will continue to exist just as always. The YMCA program is child care for working parents who need it, and parents must pay the YMCA for this service. There is financial assistance available through Washington County. I'm told by the YMCA of Glens Falls that it takes about two months to get the program up and running, so I'm hopeful for a January start.

Finally, our students will continue to enjoy outdoor recess for as long as the weather permits. Please send students to school with warm coats, mittens and hats so they can enjoy some fresh air and exercise outside as long as we are able to. Once the weather becomes too cold, we will move into the small gym for recess time.

As Thanksgiving draws near, I am thankful for the students that make me smile on a daily basis, and for the community of Fort Edward that I have come to care about so much. I wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

~Mrs. Jones

Important Dates:

Tuesday, November 6th - Early Release for K-6, students dismissed at 12:00

Wednesday, November 7th - Picture Retakes

Friday, November 9th - Annual "Go Home Early" Drill - students dismissed 15 minutes early

Monday, November 12th - No School - Veteran's Day (observed)

Tuesday, November 13th - Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 15th - PTO Meeting, 5:30 pm, Cafeteria

Friday 11/16, Monday 11/19, Tuesday 11/20 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:00 dismissal K-6

Wednesday 11/21 - Friday 11/23 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

PTO News

The PTO is asking all families to continue to clip and send in Box Tops! We have a friendly competition going, and below are the results thus far. Please remember to put your child's name on your bag of box tops - the next submission date is February 15th so please send in as many box tops as possible before then.

Also - the PTO is sponsoring a Craft Night and Christmas Shop on December 7th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The cost to participate in crafts is $5 per student. More information will be sent home as the date draws nearer.

And - the PTO will be conducting a Little Caesar's Pizza Fundraiser in late November/early December. What could be better - support the PTO and get out of cooking dinner one night! More information will be sent home on this as well.

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