Findley Flyer 11/4/21
As the number of COVID cases decrease in Johns Creek I want to communicate some changes with our visitor/volunteer policies. I know that this global pandemic is not over so we will have a slow approach to visitors and volunteers.
We will continue to follow our district guidelines for visitors and will require volunteers to be registered. If you are not a registered volunteer, please visit this link to register.
A few initial changes:
1. Parents/guardians who need to come to our front office to check out children, drop items off etc...will be permitted to enter the building and remain in the front desk area.
2. We will hold a Veterans Day Walk on November 11 in lieu of the schoolwide assembly. This will include a small number of visitors.
3. We will return to face-to-face Character Awards assemblies in December. Parents of students receiving awards will be invited to attend.
4. Our Spelling Bee in December will be face-to-face and parents of the finalists for each class (grades 4 and 5) will invited to attend.
5. Classes may have a couple of parent volunteers for the winter parties on December 17.
Next semester we will look at bringing back classroom volunteers such as mystery readers and our All Pro Dads breakfast.
We will not return to lunch visitors yet since we are still utilizing all space in our food court to mitigate as much as possible during lunch.
November is Family Engagement Month in Georgia and National Gratitude Month. I want to thank you for being a partner in your child's education and for all of your support and dedication to our school.
11/9-FCS Board Work Session
11/15-Late Start Day
11/17-Picture Retake Day
11/17-Spirit Night at Culvers 5-8 pm
11/18-FCS Board Meeting
11/22-26-Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
We are asking students and staff to wear red, white, or blue on this day.
Book Character Day Video
Empty Stocking Fund Holiday Assistance Program
Are you in need of Holiday Assistance this Holiday Season?
Apply to the Empty Stocking Fund Holiday Assistance Program! The Empty Stocking Fund provides gifts during the holiday season and other essentials and supplies throughout the year! Any family receiving any form of public assistance is eligible to apply.
Apply Here: https://emptystockingfund.org/holiday-gifts/
If you have any questions, please contact your school social worker, Kaitlyn Jimenez.
If you are in need of Holiday Assistance and do not meet the criteria for this program, please reach out to Ms. Jimenez.
Shining the Light on Literacy for Learners to Engage~Connect~Grow
So far, we have focused on Phonemic Awareness and Phonics. Let’s now take time to think about reading fluency. Fluency is the ability to read accurately and quickly. When someone is fluent in another language or playing an instrument, there’s a smooth, graceful, and easy quality to it. The same is true for reading.
Fluency is one of the five pillars of literacy that the National Reading Panel tells us is necessary for good readers. Fluent readers can name letters and sounds correctly and quickly and when this happens; readers can learn to put these letters and sounds into words, sentences and paragraphs.
Here are some ways to help your child with reading fluency at home:
· Paired or “Buddy” Reading~ The easiest and best way to help your child with fluency is to read with them. I have fond memories of snuggling with my daughters and reading together. Make this a good night habit. To use paired reading, simply take turns reading. You go first to model what good fluent reading sounds like. Then have your child reread the page. Do this for several pages and then you can take turns reading page for page.
· Reread favorite books and encourage your child to read favorite parts. With each reading, you may notice your child reading faster and with expression.
· Record It~ Another fun way to build fluency is to have your child create his/her own audio books. This can be done simply with a tape recorder or audio recording feature or app (like Audiobook) on your phone. Regardless of the method you choose, your child will be practicing what they want to record and that reading practice is critical. Sharing your audio recordings with family and friends is a great motivator too!
These activities are easy and require very few materials. Doing these activities with your child will help build fluency — a skill that will last a lifetime.
K-2 Literacy Coach
Findley Oaks Cafeteria is Hiring
Come join a great group of ladies that serve our Findley staff and students every day!
Call Kim Vasquez directly in the cafeteria
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast and Lunch-Week of 11/8
Pancake Sausage Fritters
Pancake and Sausage on a Stick
Blueberry Muffin with a Yogurt
Pancake and Sausage Patty
French Toast Sticks
Yogurt with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bar
Italian Pasta Bake
Cheese Pizza Packs
Tangerine Chicken with Rice
Salisbury Steak with Gravy
Chicken Filet Sandwich
Hummus Bento Box
Whole Grain Breaded Drumsticks with a Wheat Roll
Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks
Grilled Chicken Chef Salad
Meat Lovers Pizza
Filet of Fish Sandwich
Turkey and Cheese Lunch Box Buddy
- As a reminder, if your child is sick, please have him or her stay home.
- All FCS staff and students are required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with person who is COVID-19 positive.
- FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.
- Reporting staff and students must wait for further guidance from the FCS Health Services Team, Talent Department, or public health officials after submitting a report.
- The FCS COVID-19 Response Team will case investigate all reports in consultation with public health officials. Staff and students are required to cooperate with response team/public health department nurses and respond truthfully to all questions.
- The district will update positive COVID-19 cases once a week on the FCS website.
Change of Dismissal Information
Changing Dismissal Method -- If a student has a need to leave the school in a manner different from his/her normal routine, it will be necessary for the student to bring a “Change of Dismissal” form from the student’s parent/guardian to the classroom teacher. This should be sent prior to the date of need or immediately upon arrival to school the day of the change. Change of Dismissal forms are provided on the Findley Oaks website or can be requested from the classroom teacher at any time. Please remember bus changes will be made on an emergency basis only.
If there is a need to change your child’s dismissal during the school day, please send an email to 160-DismissalFOE@fultonschools.org. Emails to the teachers and phone calls will not be accepted. Change of dismissal will not be accepted after 2:00 pm.
Findley Oaks PTA News
PTA is Stocking the Staff Lounge
STOCK THE STAFF LOUNGE
Let's keep our Findley Oaks Staff hydrated & full of energy!!
Please choose item/items to donate to Stock the Staff Lounge. You can have items shipped to the school or drop them off in the front office.
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