Hello, Fouse Parents!
We hope you've all had a great Spring Break! Here is this week's update, which contains information about upcoming events at Fouse, the weekly rotation schedule and other general tips and reminders:
Schedule For The Week
4/3 (Mon)......A Day
4/4 (Tues).....B Day
4/5 (Wed)......C Day (PTO General Meeting, 7pm in Fouse Media Center)
4/6 (Thurs)....D Day
4/7 (Fri)........E Day (Variety Show, 7pm at Westerville Central High School)
Community Meetings to Shape Future of Westerville Schools - April 4th & 5th
Westerville City School District officials in 2013 launched an aggressive Strategic Plan to shape the district into one that is capable of meeting the needs of 21stcentury learners. Now nearly four years into the implementation of this plan, the district is at a checkpoint. “It’s time to re-engage our community to review progress on our Strategic Plan and determine what, if any, adjustments are needed,” said Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg.
The first evening entails a large-group meeting to review past progress and gather feedback on current strategic plan components. During the second evening, participants will engage in small-group conversations to delve deeper into feedback obtained in the large group setting. Large-group meetings are set for 7-8:30pm this Tuesday, April 4th, and Wednesday, April 5th. Participants need to attend only one of these meetings at the district’s Early Learning Center (ELC), 936 Eastwind Drive.
Small-group meetings will run from 7-8:30pm on April 19th & 20th, at the ELC. Participants will attend only one of these conversations, though they must have attended a large-group session beforehand.
For additional details, or to confirm participation in the process, visit www.wcsoh.org. and click the Strategic Plan Review and Revision button.
PTO General Meeting - April 5th
Our next PTO meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 5th, at 7pm in the Media Center. All parents are invited to attend! Be sure to get this PTO Meeting on your calendar by following the link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669599679967424/
Fouse Variety Show - April 7th
We are excited to see all of our talented performers this Friday night at our Fouse Variety Show! The event starts at 7pm at Westerville Central High School; all performers are asked to arrive by 6pm. Student Council will also be hosting a bake sale during the show and all Creativity Showcase entries will be on display as well. Hope to see you all there!
Fouse Creativity Showcase Update
Thanks to all students who submitted entries for our 2017 Fouse Creativity Showcase - WOW, we are so impressed!!! This Friday morning, 4/7, one winner will be announced per category and grade level during the morning announcements. All participants will receive an award of participation, winners will also receive a medal. As mentioned above, all entries will be on display at the Variety Show on Friday evening. Please come by and see all of the "Extraordinary Creatures" our students created!
Leadership Summit Students - Animal Shelter Donation Drive Ended
Fouse Leadership Summit Students really appreciate all of the donations they received for their Franklin County Animal Shelter Donation Drive this year. The grade that donated the most items will win a dance party!!! The winning grade will be announced soon so stay tuned! Thank you for your support of this very worthy cause!
Westerville Parks & Rec - Arbor Day Poster Contest Due April 10th
In celebration of Tree City USA, the Westerville Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's contest is open to all 3rd-5th grade students in the Westerville School District or City of Westerville. One grand prize winner will be chosen to have a tree planted in their name at their school or favorite park in the City of Westerville. All participants and their families are invited to join us for the Arbor Day Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 28th, at 9am at Everal Barn. For an entry form and additional details, please visit https://www.westerville.org/home/showdocument?id=25408.
Lego Competition Event - April 11th
The Westerville City School District is hosting the 11th annual Elementary LEGO Competition on Saturday morning, April 29th, in the gym at Westerville North High School. The event is open to all Westerville City School students in grades K-5. The Westerville North Music Boosters Association will facilitate the event. Proceeds will benefit the Westerville North High School music program. Dr. Scott Ebbrecht, Director of Alternative Education Services and Assessment, affirmed, “This is truly a community event that has become a tradition within the Westerville City Schools. The creations and structures students create with no directions are fantastic!”
Registration information was sent home in students’ folders this past Friday. The registration form can also be downloaded and printed at the following link: tinyurl.com/2017LegoCompetition .
Westerville Education Foundation , Artful Affair - April 21st
The Westerville Education Foundation invites adults, students and school employees to participate in its upcoming AN ARTFUL AFFAIR fundraising event; an art auction and benefit to be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Everal Homestead and Barn. Details about the event may be found here: https://www.westervilleeducationfoundation.com/news/detail/pid/2/id/42#.WJzLc8U8KnN
Westerville Education Foundation, Starry Night - April 23rd
On Sunday, April 23rd, from 2-6pm, bring your family to the 5th annual Starry Night learning festival, sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Westerville Partners for Education, at Westerville North High School. The festival will offer experiences with experts from Columbus’ premier educational, business, and community organizations. Geared toward students in preschool through 8th grade and their caregivers and families, the event highlights the connection between all the arts and science—with the theme, “Art and Science – Fueling Imagination”.
See how crafts transformed from art to engineering & Science, how things work, and learn to work with tools. Westerville Partners for Education organizes this event as an annual opportunity for families to learn together and to develop relationships with community organizations. Starry Night allows us to go out and find the most fascinating educational organizations in the Columbus area and put them in a room with kids and families.
For additional details and to pre-register to attend, please click here https://westervillepartnersforeducation.org/2015/03/23/starry-night-2016-north/.
Library Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers in the library are critical to helping all of our Fouse students have a positive experience in our library. The library is open on A, B, D and F days. Library volunteers can choose which days they want to help. They are not required to commit to any specific schedule and background checks are not required. If you are available to help in the library, please use this link to sign up for specific day(s) and time(s): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aafa728a64-sign
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to "like" our school's Facebook page. You can find our page here: https://www.facebook.com/Fouse-Elementary-PTO-612228052137109/. All of our upcoming events are also on Facebook - don't forget to get those on your calendar, too! https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fouse-Elementary-PTO-612228052137109/events/?ref=page_internal
To learn more about the PTO, please visit our website: http://fousepto.weebly.com/
As always, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Enjoy your week!
Dates to Look Forward to:
- April 5: PTO General Meeting, 7pm in Fouse Media Center
- April 7: Fouse Variety Show, 7pm at Westerville Central High School
- April 14: Good Friday (No School)
- May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week