Eagle Sightings February

Holly Wehner, Principal

Dear FHES Eagle Families and Caregivers,

As we begin this month of February, we see more light in our days, and there is a sense of things lightening up around us. Families and staff members have worked so hard to continue to support our students in their learning, as well as in their social/emotional growth, and safety. Your continued partnership is very appreciated. In the past few months I have had the opportunity to talk with many families, and it is clear that there are many differing opinions and beliefs when it comes to how to keep our children safe. This brings me to our character trait of the month, -Empathy-The ability to understand and connect to the feelings of another. We need to understand that all opinions and beliefs are real. If we don’t see eye to eye with another’s beliefs or policies on a topic, we can all understand and connect with the feeling of wanting the best for our children/students. Ask your child to show you the actions that go along with the definition of empathy. It may lead to a great conversation about how he/she has shown empathy, or if someone else has shown them empathy. Here at FHES, we continue to feel grateful for our days at school in person with students, and we thank you for your continued patience and support.

In Cooperation,

Holly Wehner

Counselor's Corner February 2022

This month our focus is kindness, empathy, and personal safety! The week of Feb 14-18 will be KINDNESS WEEK at FHES. Students will have the opportunity to complete a “Random acts of Kindness” checklist during the week, participate in special recess-time activities, and enjoy a week of spirit days!

February 14 - Color your world with kindness (dress in colors or rainbows)

February 15 - Team Kindness (sports day)

February 16 - Love our school day (eagles shirts or blue/gray colors)

February 17 - Crazy for Kindness (crazy hair day)

February 18 - Dreaming of kindness (PJ day)

Second Step lessons: Students in 3rd -5th have started classroom lessons on personal safety - learning many safety rules such as wearing helmets, not swimming alone, asking before petting someone’s dog, safety online, etc.. These lessons are being taught by guest teachers from Safe San Juan. In K-2nd, students are learning skills for learning in the classroom, such as how to focus your attention, use your positive self-talk to get through challenges, calming strong emotions, how to ignore distractions, etc. Our guest teacher for these lessons is Ashley from the Family Resource Center.

Please keep your eye out for home-link papers that show what your student is learning!

Terra Holmgren

School Counselor

Zoom Lunch with Holly Wehner

Join FHES principal over Zoom for a chat or a listen.

  • Thursday February 17th 12:00-1:00

Bring your questions, concerns, gratitude, and thoughts.

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Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child who will be five on or before August 31, 2022?

It's time to register for kindergarten!

Please stop by Friday Harbor Elementary:

Wednesday March 23rd From 9:00-11:00 and again from 1:00-4:00.

You are welcome to sit in the cafeteria to fill out your packet. If you have any questions; assistance will be available. Or Call 360-370-7301.

Families, please make sure your child knows their going home plan before they leave for school.

The FHES PTO needs you!

The FHES Parent Teacher Organization is in need of all new officers.

The Next Meeting date will be:

March 22nd at 6:00 in the Elementary School Library

Please let us know if you have interest in being a part of a dynamic group of individuals helping to support students. With a PTO there are no dues - all parents and teachers are automatically members!

Please Reach out to Ashley Bashaw at ashleybashaw@gmail.com

Get involved....student safety | child care for evening parent events | classroom supplies | I Love to Read month | hearing and vision screenings | classroom liaisons | book fair | Kings receipts

Meals are currently free for children

We would appreciate your Free & Reduced price applications; the benefits are many for both families and schools, thank you!


If your child has to miss a day of class please remember to excuse the absence by emailing jeannarheinberger@sjisd.org.

Thank you!

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