Fairfield Elementary

Week of November 26th-November 30th

COME JOIN THE FUN!

WALK-INS WELCOME

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IMPORTANT DATES

Saturday, December 1st:

Winter Wonderland Breakfast & Book Fair 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM


Tuesday, December 4th:

Good News Club 2:40 PM-4:15 PM


Thursday, December 13th:

Fantastic Falcon 8:00 AM


Friday, December 14th:

Star Student 10:45 am- 1:00 PM (during your child's lunch)


Monday, December 17th-21st:

SCA Spirit Week


Tuesday, December 18th:

Good News Club 2:40 PM-4:15 PM


Friday, December 21st:

Adjusted Dismissal

Morning Kindergarten 8:10 AM-10:10 AM

Afternoon Kindergarten 10:10 AM-12:10 PM

1ST-5TH Grade 12:10 PM


Monday, December 24th- January 1st:

Holiday Break (NO SCHOOL)


Tuesday, January 2nd:

Students return to school

STAR TREE

'Tis the season to be Jolly! The holiday season is upon us and with that brings our Star Tree once again! If you would like to participate please consider taking a Star and help us brighten someone's holiday. Please bring all unwrapped gifts by Friday, December 14th to Ms. Owens in the school counseling office. If you have any questions, please contact Blair Owens at 648-2492. Happy Holidays to all!

SCA SPIRIT WEEK

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TECHNICAL TIDBITS

Ten Ways to Integrate Technology this Holiday Season

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Google's Santa Tracker - Grades K-5

https://santatracker.google.com/village.html

This site opens with a countdown to Santa's departure on Christmas Eve and is filled with fun! A different activity opens each day, so there is always something new.

Typing Games to Improve Keyboarding Skills

There seems to be no shortage of typing games that help students develop their keyboarding skills. This collection of games are free, fun, and engaging.



Find even more typing games here- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/11/typing-games.html#.WgSaf9enHct and here- http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/04/10-free-typing-practice-activities-for.html#.WgSao9enHct.

STUDENT ILLNESS

To prevent the spread of disease and to protect your student, please keep your student home and/or make an appointment with your health care provider for the following symptoms:

  • temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • severe sore throat, headache, or cough
  • eyes with inflammation, redness, and watery or purulent drainage
  • live head lice
  • undiagnosed and/or untreated skin rash
  • communicable disease


If a student becomes ill during school, the parent/guardian of the student must be contacted before a student is allowed to leave the building. It is important to provide your student's school with updated contact numbers so parents/guardians may be reached concerning illness, as well as emergencies.

STUDENT ABSENCES

Please call in all student absences to the absentee line at 648-2482 by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00AM that morning. You can also email the office attendance staff directly at pemobley@vbschools.com as well as your student's teacher for any absence.


EARLY CHECKOUT....

Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time.

Watch D.O.G.S. Program

The PTA will be launching the Watch D.O.G.S.

(Dads of Great Students) program in January 2017.


What are the goals of a Watch D.O.G.S. program?

1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ear to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


Who are Watch D.O.G.S and how does Watch D.O.G.S. work?

Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official Watch D.O.G.s. school.


What do Watch D.O.G.S. do (while they at school)?

During the day, Watch D.O.G.S. may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, patrol the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

Fundraising Opportunities

Harris Teeter: Harris Teeter's Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $24.6 million to Together In Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your VIC card in store or online at Harristeeter.com/togetherineducation. Our school number is 4117.


Kroger: Kroger Community Awards makes fund-raising easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Login or create your account at Kroger.com/communityrewards to enroll your Plus Card.

Organization Name: Fairfield Elementary PTA

Our Organization: Number: 80339


Box Tops: Look for Box Tops on products that you purchase, remove them any way you want and send them to school in your child's Star Folder.


Amazon Smile: Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FES PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), choose Fairfield Elementary PTA as the organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon Smile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

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