Fox Den Newsletter

March 6-20, 2015

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Our Mission and Goals

Mission Statement:

Our mission at Fletcher Elementary, through partnership with our children, families, and communities, is to educate our students by meeting the individual needs of the whole child, ensuring successful, productive, responsible citizens while providing a safe and nurturing environment.

SIP Goal 1: Fletcher Elementary will meet or exceed expected growth and meet all Annual Measurable Objectives.

How Will We Meet This Goal?

1. Our K-2 Reading scores will increase from 79.8% to 85% and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 53.7% to 75%.

2. Our K-2 math proficiency will increase from 88% to 93% and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 56.7% to 75%.

Shout Out to Jan Wayne!

This is a shout out from the PLC Leaders to Jan Wayne for sharing an incredible PLC notes format with us! The PLC leaders have been meeting monthly and Jan's notes sheet was one of the first ideas we discussed as a strategy that has been beneficial. Since that first meeting where Sara Webb shared Jan's format, every other grade level has adopted it for us. Thank you again Jan for helping us all improve!!!

Additional Snow Make Up Day Information

Here is how the snow days will be made up:

1. Our last student day is now June 12. June 15 is a required workday.

2. March 27 and May 25 are now regular student days.

3. April 3 is now a student day but it is an early release day (12:00) for students only.

Facebook and Twitter and Peachjar--Oh My!

In our effort to communicate effectively with parents, Henderson County Public Schools now uses social media tools. First, both Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) and Fletcher Elementary are on Facebook. Please visit these pages and "Like" them as well as sharing them with others.

HCPS and Fletcher Elementary are now on Twitter too. You can follow HCPS and Fletcher Elementary: @HCPSNC and @FletcherElem

All schools in HCPS are also using Peachjar to send home flyers electronically. Parents with an email address in PowerSchool will receive flyers in their email. If you are planning to send home a flyer, please make sure you give it to me or Linda Featherstone to add to Peachjar. Flyers posted to Peachjar will also post to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed. Even if a parent does not have an email address, he/she can access the flyers using the Peachjar link on the school website. The hope is that in addition to reducing printing and paper costs, parents of students at all grade levels will be more informed about school events. If you know of an outside agency who wants to send home flyers with students, please direct them to use the Peachjar website. There will now be a fee to do so. We will continue to send home school related flyers in folders for the time being, but our goal is to reduce those as well.

Fletcher Birthdays!

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Fletcher Fox Family Members! Happy birthday to you!

3/14: Kelley Cranford

3/15: Shanna Chandler