Falcon Time Newsletter

Farmer Elementary School September 2022 Newsletter

A message from your PTO

On behalf of the Farmer School PTO, WELCOME BACK! The PTO is gearing up for some exciting events this school year. Be on the lookout for the monthly newsletter showcasing our wonderful school, students, and staff, as well as keeping you informed of upcoming events and opportunities.

Stop by the Media Center on Thursday, September 29 during Curriculum Night to find out more information about the PTO. If you are interested in volunteering with the PTO, please let us know HERE.

Back to School Staff Treats

The PTO treated the Farmer Staff to a back to school lunch catered by La Hacienda on a teacher workday. On Friday, September 2, the staff enjoyed a yummy breakfast thanks to many generous donations from Farmer parents. This school year, teachers will be staying after school for several evening trainings. The PTO will be providing them with a meal during these trainings. We appreciate our wonderful staff!

New Staff Spotlight

We are so excited to see all the new faces around Farmer this year. Help us welcome our new Farmer Staff!

Principal - Ms. Judi Cagle

Assistant Principal - Dr. Lauren Ross

Lead Teacher - Jamie Staley

Media Specialist - Natalie Wilburn

Kindergarten Teacher - Kristen Sutphin

Third Grade Teacher - Amber Lathan

Teacher Assistant - Sharona Nance

Speech Therapist - Stacey Bastin

ESL Teacher - Dawn Stutts

Social Worker - Brianna Rouse

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Farmer Elementary to host monthly Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Join us at the Chick-Fil-A inside Randolph Mall on the second Thursday of each month for Falcon Spirit Night! Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of all sales toward Farmer Elementary. The class with the most participation at spirit night will receive a special treat from the PTO. Congratulations to Ms. Athay's 4th grade homeroom class for having the most participation at our first spirit night!

Our next Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night will be Thursday, October 13 from 4-7pm. We encourage you to come inside the mall to eat and participate in some fun school spirit activities. If you do order curbside, make sure to indicate "Farmer Spirit Night" on your special instructions.

If you would like to sign up to help at Chick-Fil-A Night, please use the Sign Up Genius link HERE.

We can't wait to see you there!

Show Your Falcon Pride

Farmer PTO will sponsor a t-shirt and sweatshirt sale at the end of this month! Information about orders will be posted on the Farmer PTO Facebook page and orders will also be taken at Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 29 in the Media Center.

T-Shirts - $15

Sweatshirts - $25

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PTO Basketball & Cheerleading

Is your child interested in playing basketball or cheering for Farmer? If so, sign ups will start on Thursday, September 29. Registration is $75. The league will start sometime in November and run through January. Be on the lookout for more information to come!

Duty Free Lunch Parent Volunteers

Sign up to cover a lunch shift for a teacher! On the last Friday of each month, we would like to provide our teachers with a duty free lunch time. You can sign up HERE to cover a shift in the cafeteria for a teacher.

Anyone can be a ROCK star!

Do you want to recognize a special occasion or accomplishment for your child? You can tell them how proud you are by painting it on the Spirit Rock for everyone to see! Thanks to a local donation, Farmer School will be getting a Spirit Rock soon. Stay tuned for more information to come on how to reserve the rock.

Sunshine Cart - Help Wanted!

Would your business like to make a monetary donation for the Farmer School Sunshine Committee? The Sunshine Committee provides teachers and staff with a small treat once a month to show appreciation. Farmer has about 50 staff and the monthly cost to sponsor the Sunshine Cart is around $75-$100.

If you own a local business and would like to be a sponsor for our staff Sunshine Cart, please email Casie Copple at FarmerSchoolPTO@gmail.com. The PTO will highlight the business that sponsors the Sunshine Cart each month in the newsletter and on the Facebook page as a token of appreciation. We appreciate the support of our community businesses!

Farmer Staff Shoutouts!

Is there a Farmer staff member that always has a smile on their face, is helpful, or just doing a great job? If so, fill out this quick survey to recognize a deserving staff member. Your shout outs will be sent to staff each month. Let's show our Farmer staff how much our students and families appreciate their hard work and dedication! Submit your shoutout HERE.

Upcoming Fall Events

Mark your calendars, Farmer Family! We are exited for some fun Fall Festivities. More details will be coming in the following weeks.

Thursday, September 15 - Early Release day for students @ 12:30pm

Thursday, September 29 - Curriculum Night at Farmer School 5:30-7pm

Thursday, October 13 - Chick Fil A Night @ 4-7 Randolph Mall location

Friday, October 21 - Fall Festival and Outdoor Movie Night 5pm-until

Friday, November 4 - Grades 3-5 Dance in the Farmer Gym 2:45-5:30pm

Thursday, November 17 - Early Release day for students @ 12:30pm

Friday, December 2 - Kindergarten - 2nd grade Dance in the Farmer Gym 2:45-5pm