May News #readytofly
A Note from Mrs. Phillips
Welcome to May!
Our school year is wrapping up very quickly. It has been an honor to serve you and your child this year. I have learned many things about FCE traditions, strengths and opportunities for growth. I look forward to the years ahead as we tighten our tier one instruction to address Covid loss, establish a culture of high expectations for academic growth and continue to cultivate positive relationships.
May is a very busy month as we complete our end of the year assessments and take time to celebrate our success. We begin this week with our Spring Musical for grades 4-6, on Tuesday. Our 2nd graders will be downtown Connersville on Thursday, as they learn about our community helpers. 6th graders will visit CMS on the 11th. Our 3rd graders are preparing for their Wax Museum debut on May 19th. All of this is happening as we also finish up ILEARN and NWEA testing.
May 12th is our Field Day (May 17 is rain date). Mrs. Jolliff and Mr. Bloom have many great activities planned for our Hornets. Parents may bring a lawn chair and sit in the designated seating area to watch. We encourage our Hornets to wear hats and sunscreen as we hope it will be a beautiful, sunny day!
May 19th, our 6th graders will end their elementary career with a field trip to Dublin park. There, they will enjoy skating, basketball, wiffle ball and fellowship. Parents and guardians are invited for a cookout, kickball game and awards at FCE that afternoon. Please look for more information in your child's Thursday folder. We will also have our traditional 6th grade walk, at 2:15, on the last day of school. We will have a Facebook live for this event.
May 24th, we will conduct our Honors and Awards. Parents, guardians and special guests are all invited to join us that day. For the safety of our building, we will dismiss guests after students have returned to their classrooms. We will not have classroom visits that day. Please see times for each grade level below.
One of the best things about May is our Teacher Appreciation Week. Next week, please take some time to thank those doing the work. I could not be prouder of our FCE staff. They provide a safe and nurturing learning environment and dedicate many extra hours to plan for instruction. PTO has many wonderful surprises lined up for next week. Thank you for taking time to shower our staff with love!
My goal is to be as transparent as possible as your leader. If there is anything we can do better, please let me know. You can always message me on Dojo, Facebook or Twitter. I am also available by email and phone. I will return your communication within 24 hours.
Important Dates to Remember:
5/1-5/12: NWEA testing for K-6
5/2: Spring Musical
5/3: Cross Country practice until 3:15
5/4: 2nd grade community field trip/Cross Country practice until 3:15
5/8-5/12: Teacher Appreciation Week
5/9: Ag Day @ Fayette County Fairgrounds (5th grade)
5/10: Cross Country practice until 3:15
5/11: 6th Grade CMS Tour/Cross Country practice until 3:15
5/12: Field Day
5/17: Cross Country practice until 3:15
5/18: Cross Country practice until 3:15
5/19: 3rd grade Wax Museum/ 6th grade celebration and awards
5/20: CC Race Day @ 4:00 PM
5/24: Last day of school/Honor and Awards/Kindergarten Promotion/6th Grade Walk
5/31: Academic Excellence