May 8th-12th, 2023
Calendar Items at a Glance:
- May 8-12-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week--see below for suggestions!
- May 8-12 is SSF SPIRIT WEEK--See below so you know what to wear each day!
- May 11th-Last Virtual Town Hall of the year with Sup. Kamras- 7-8 pm Click HERE
- May 11th- Last Prospective Parent Tour of the year 9:30-11-Spread the word!
- May 13th-12-4-Strawberry Street Festival- 12-4pm!
- May 15th-Interim Report Cards coming home in Back Packs along with student's Flying Squirrels baseball game ticket.
- May 16-26 3rd, 4th, 5th grade SOL Testing Window
- May 17th-Nutz for Reading Day at Flying Squirrels Game
- May 19th-4th & 5th grade dance-5:30-7pm
- May 23rd- Final PTA Meeting and Spring Orchestra and Harp Concert- 6:30
- May 26th- ALL Student Library Books Due!
- May 29-Memorial Day Holiday-NO SCHOOL
- June 2nd- Fox "Senior Walk"- 1-2:30-SPREAD THE WORD! (see below)
- June 6th- Field Day!
- June 7th- Talent Shows! 3rd-5th @ 12-1 and K-2 1:30-2:15
- June 8th-5th Grade Moving On Ceremony @ Binford MS-10 am
- June 9th- Last Day of School: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
Student Intent Forms CAME to your email--Did you complete yours?
Completing this form is crucial as it helps us to plan and prepare for next school year. You will let us know if your child will be returning to Fox, going to another school (and where) as well as verifying the addresses we have on file so you receive important mailings/info.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation is May 8-12th
Here are several ways you and your student can show appreciation for the great teachers at Fox that make our school so special:
Thank you notes (Monday) - from parent or student, handwritten, typed, video, or art.
Sweet Teacher (Tuesday) - bring your teacher a sweet treat!
Flowers (Wednesday) - real, paper, or hand drawn.
An Apple a Day (Thursday) - bring your teacher a healthy snack to keep them energized.
Card or craft (Friday) - bring joy with a handmade card or craft.
*Note that days/activities are only suggestions, the main thing is to say thank you!
SSF SPIRIT WEEK is THIS WEEK! Get those T-shirts out and ready to go!
Tuesday: Wear the BLACK "What does a FOx Say?" shirt
Wednesday: Wear the RED "Be the Change Kindness" Shirt
Thursday: Wear the '21-22 SSF shirt
Friday: Wear THIS YEAR'S SSF Shirt!
If you don't have the shirt, wear that COLOR so you can join in on the fun!
How do you get a Strawberry Street Festival T-shirt?
They cost $15. Get one for everyone in your family! Wear it proudly! Help to advertise for the Strawberry Street Festival!
SSF Raffle Tickets
A HUGE Part of the Strawberry Street Festival is the RAFFLE!
For as little as $5 for 10 tickets (or chances, depending on how you look at it!), you could win a prize! This year's raffle prizes are amazing:
***** Spring Break '24 at a beautiful Beach House(Sleeps 14!) in Corolla, NC
*****Apple ipad (10th Generation)
*****Apple Airpods--(3rd Generation)
What's the catch? We need you and your kiddos to sell the raffle tickets. It's easier than ever this year-------we have a QR code (see below) where a person will scan and go to "Buy Raffle Tickets". The buyer can (and SHOULD) even select your student's name for credit. STUDENTS and their CLASS can earn prizes for selling the most raffle tickets: Who is going to be Principal for the Day? Assistant Principal for the Day? Who's class will earn a PIZZA PARTY? A POPSICLE PARTY?
Additionally, all students who sell 20 tickets or more will be entered into a grade level raffle to receive a SSF Wristband which entitles them to do EVERYTHING for FREE during the festival + a free meal! There will be 1 wristband given away per grade level.
Paper copies of the QR code will be come home this past Friday--cut them apart and hand them out, or----take a picture of the flier below----ask your family and neighbors to support your student and OUR school! We have extra paper copies in the office if you need it!
Monthly Virtual Meetings with Superintendent Kamras
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 884 2022 9730
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+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
The Strawberry Street Festival is Coming!
Saturday, May 13 from 12-4
This festival started as a sidewalk sale on Strawberry Street, but has turned into a FUN, memory making festival for our community.
The SSF will be held at Clark Springs for the 2nd time. There will be inflatables, food, games, and fun that you simply don't want to miss---mark your calendars now!
We need EVERYONE to volunteer ----just 1 hour of your time---to make our event memorable for our kiddos. Please sign up to help HERE!
Nutz for Reading Day at Flying Squirrels Baseball Game-May 17
EVERY Fox student will receive a free baseball game ticket! All students must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can buy additional game tickets for the rest of the family in advance on the Flying Squirrels website (https://www.milb.com/richmond/tickets/single-game-tickets) or at the gate on game day. We strongly recommend you purchase additional tickets ahead of time as several area schools will be attending Reading Day and there is a chance the game will sell out. We will send student tickets home on May 15 inside the interim report card envelope!
Playground and School Safety
We ALL love our Crocs---they come in fabulous colors, they are really comfortable etc. But honestly, they are causing a lot of students to trip an fall when they are running at recess. Please consider having your students wear sneakers daily--students do go outside to recess daily! We know there are still going to be falls (there are a TON of roots sticking up on the playground), but let's keep everyone safe.
It's warm outside!!! The A/C is on inside!
Honestly, it is actually rather chilly in most rooms on most days due to the A/C. You may want to send in a sweatshirt with your child (labeled with their name!)
Do You Know Any Graduating Seniors? Spread the Word: Senior Walk is coming!
2023-2024 Preschool & Kindergarten Enrollment began on March 1
I strongly encourage all families with Rising Kindergarteners to register EARLY. This will help us to plan for the appropriate number of Kindergaten classrooms to accommodate the number of kindergarteners.
Fox to Host Monthly Prospective Parents Tours--Spread the Word!
Thursday May 11
2023-2024 School Calendar Approved
Fox Fire Fund Expenditures
We will continue to purchases things as the need arises, but also hold some funding out for when we move into our newly renovated Fox building on 2300 Hanover as we will need items for that location as well.
Please find the expenditure Activity Detail HERE FYI!
COVID + ?
If you need an at home Covid Test when your child is feeling ill, please let the nurse know! We have them available for our students!!!
Nurse Hall can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you turned in your form to your teacher indicating you have read it????
HOMEWORK: EVERY STUDENT SHOULD READ/BE READ TO FOR 20 MINUTES EVERY NIGHT!
Research shows that READING EVERY EVENING is the one thing that WILL SET YOUR CHILD UP FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS.
3rd, 4th, 5th grade students will have up to an additional 30 minutes of homework as well (math practice, comprehension practice, studying etc). Teachers/grade levels will communicate homework to their class.
2022-23 PTA BUDGET POSTED
The proposed PTA budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023 is posted at the following location for review of the general membership: https://foxpta2300.memberhub.com/w/executiveboard
Note that this budget will be voted on by members of the PTA during the Back to School Night General Membership Meeting on September 13, 2022.
WHY JOIN THE PTA?
The PTA’s mission is to realize every child’s potential by empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We hope that all Fox families will support this mission by joining the PTA. Becoming a member creating community connections, supports our students and teachers, and amplifies members’ voices. Help build the village that supports your child!
PTA ACTIVITY FEE
Again this year, we are asking each student to pay a voluntary $15 per student PTA Activity Fee in addition to PTA Dues and any fees that teachers are collecting for their classrooms. We are excited to return to field trips and live assemblies this year which we can support through the PTA, and this fee will go towards the cost of events and programs. We feel strongly that these initiatives benefit our children and help us to ensure that our school mission is realized. This voluntary fee will assist us in being able to provide meaningful support for our students throughout the school year. Pay PTA Activity Fee HERE.
If you are able, please consider donating additional money towards your child’s activity fee, if you are able, to help support all of the children in our school.