Fort Crook Falcon Flyer

October 13, 2016

Purpose & Direction

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills necessary to be productive and contributing citizens.

Our Direction

We will provide students with a variety of instructional approaches that actively engage students in the learning process.

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BPS Intergenerational Choral Concert

Congratulations to the following students were members of the 2016 BPS Saturday Chorus and participated in the 2016 BPS Intergenerational Choral Concert on Saturday, October 8th. Representing Fort Crook Elementary School were Gavin, Katelyn, Araceli, Kaitlyn, Marisa, Olivia, Daniel, Isabella, and Caitlyn. Thank you for showing your falcon pride!

Principal's Message

We strive each day to provide educational experiences to our students that will ultimately support them in pursuing their goals. Students are not only engaged in quality academic experiences, but they are taught critical life skills, such as: problem solving, resiliency, effective communication strategies, compassion, kindness, and respect. It is our hope that when students graduate from high school, they will have the necessary skills choose a path that will help them lead a happy life.

-Ms. Meredith Petit

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 14: No School
  • Tuesday, October 18: PTA Board Meeting (3:30) & Cook's Night Out Ixtapa
  • Wednesday, October 19: Picture Retakes
  • Friday, October 21: PRIDE Assembly
  • Tuesday, October 25: PTA Meeting (3:30)
  • Friday, October 28: Spirit Store & Trunk or Treat

Building Information


  • Breakfast Arrival: Breakfast service begins at 7:35 AM. We currently have several students arriving to school up to 25 minutes before the start of breakfast. Students are not to enter the building for breakfast before 7:30 AM because we do not have staff supervision available. For the safety of all students, we request that families time their drop-off for breakfast as close to 7:35 AM as possible or enroll their student into Kid's Time.
  • Trunk or Treat: On October 28th, we will be hosting a Trunk or Treat after our costume parade. We are are seeking donations and volunteers to help make this event successful. We are in need of approximately 3,600 pieces of candy. All donations would be greatly appreciated! In order to ensure all students can safely participate during the event, we are only providing candy that is nut free. Below I have included a list of candies we'd like to collect for the event. Community representatives will also be leading fun trunks for our school! Please contact meredith.petit@bpsne.net if you are interested in volunteering for this event. Thank you for ALL of your support in advance!
  • Lockout & Lockdown Drills: On Monday, October 10th, we had our first lockout and lockdown drills of the year. Sarpy County Police officers and our Director of Student Services assisted us in using our CrisisGo app. They also provided us valuable feedback on how to continue to improve our safety procedures, and were really impressed by our students and staff! We plan on having another drill in about a month. Everyone will be notified during the week that we will be practicing our lockout and lockdown drill. However, we will not announce the specific time and date in order to get a more accurate evaluation of our procedures. Everyone will be notified immediately after the drill. Thank you for all of your support!
  • PRIDE Assembly: We will be having our first PRIDE Assembly of the year on Friday, October 21st. During this assembly, students will be recognized for positive behavior, academic performance, and academic improvement. We are going to attempt to go live on our Facebook page. More details will be communicated soon!

Curriculum & Assessment Information

We are oftentimes asked, "What can I do to help my child at home?" Families are always encouraged to read at home with their child, help them with their homework, and to practice math fact skills. Another way to help children learn at home is through the use of educational websites. Bellevue Public Schools has complied lists of age-appropriate websites that support the learning expectations in the classroom. Please click here to access these websites.

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

Students at Fort Crook have a reputation of being kind. Guests in our building are consistently blown away by the kindness and politeness of our students and staff. For this reason, we will soon be acknowledging students for their random acts of kindness with spirit sticks. Look and see if your student earns a "Choose Kind" spirit stick soon!

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Falcon Gram Winners for October 7th

Kindergarten: Maggie & Alexander

First: Ashton & Wyatt

Second: Ryan & Tito

Third: Chauncey & Noah

Fourth: Malakai & Max

Fifth: Hailey & Manny

Sixth: Donnovan & McKenna

Kid's Time: Rylie

Staff Winner: Mrs. Habbershon

Community Information

  • Let's Talk: Bellevue Public Schools is here and ready to listen. Let’s Talk! helps us build trust and open the lines of communication between parents, staff, students and our community. And it’s important that we make it easy for you to reach us at your convenience — anytime, anywhere. Recently, Fort Crook has been added to this tool. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me directly at Meredith.Petit@bpsne.net or click here to use the Let's Talk Program
  • Boys Town Common Sense Parenting Classes (CSP): This parenting program that can be applied to every family. The program's ​easy-to-learn techniques address issues of ​communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control and school success. Classes are taught throughout Omaha and Bellevue. For more information call (402) 498-1059 or click here.
  • BPS Safe Schools Hotline: Bellevue Public Schools offers a free, anonymous reporting system for students and families. Here you can report issues with bullying, vandalism, threat, potential suicides, drugs, crimes, treats, gangs, or other safety issues. Every call is taken seriously. For more information, please click here.
  • Mobile Food Pantry: FoodBank for the Heartland & Bellevue Public Schools have teamed up to host a mobile food pantry on the third Wednesday of every month. The next one will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Mission Middle School (2202 Washington St., go to front side of school). The Clothing Closet will also be available with clothing for 12-18 year olds.
  • TIPS: Bellevue Public Schools has implemented a web-based incident reporting tool called TIPS. TIPS is a comprehensive platform for reporting, tracking and documenting incidents and concerns. TIPS empower students, parents, teachers and community members to be heard and to anonymously report warning signs and trouble. The goal of TIPS is prevention and to help identify red flags and warning signs before an incident occurs or escalates. If you or your child would like to report a concern, please visit the TIPS Incident Report button on the homepage of the BPS website. Please click HERE for more information.

PTA Information

  • THANK YOU!!! A big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the Book Fair an fundraiser possible! So many individuals went out of their way to help our Fort Crook community. We appreciate all that you do!
  • PTA Meeting: We will be having a PTA board meeting on October 18th and a PTA meeting on October 25th at 3:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.
  • Book Bingo: We are seeking volunteers for our Book Bingo Night. Please contact Fort Crook if you are interested in helping with the event on November 4th from 5-7 PM.

Our Beliefs

  • All students can learn.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share high expectations and responsibility for student learning.
  • A physically and emotionally safe environment promotes student learning.
  • A student’s performance is enhanced by mutual respect among students and staff.
  • All students have a right to an equal opportunity to learn including accommodations and modifications when appropriate, as well as, access to the resources necessary to improve their performance.

Together we build a strong foundation: Honor, Respect, Fairness, Citizenship, Knowledge, Responsibility