Hello, Fouse Parents!
We hope you enjoyed your weekend! 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
4/24 (Mon)......C Day
4/25 (Tues).....D Day
4/26 (Wed)......E Day (Max & Erma's Restaurant Night, see below for details)
4/27 (Thurs)....F Day
4/28 (Fri)........A Day
Westerville Education Foundation, Starry Night - Sunday, April 23rd
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, please click here https://westervillepartnersforeducation.org/2015/03/23/starry-night-2016-north/.
Max & Erma's Restaurant Night - Wednesday, 4/26
Our next Restaurant Night will take place this Wednesday, 4/26, at Max & Erma's (State St. location). They will donate 20% back to our school! To participate, simply show your server the attached electronic version of the flier to them on your phone when you're paying for your meal. Please see the flier for more details. Thank you for your support!
Westerville Night at Mapfre Stadium - Discounted Tickets for Columbus Crew SC
If your family & friends would like to cheer on Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, April 29th, at 7:30pm, please follow this link to purchase discounted tickets, which are currently available to families in Westerville: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/crew/EN/promotion/home
The promo code to enter is WVILLE429 and is good through Friday, April 27th. Additional details regarding this event are also attached for your reference.
National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-5
Next week, May 1-5th, is National Teacher Appreciation Week! In addition to our Lead Room Parents coordinating "thank you" signs for our Fouse staff, the PTO will be providing lunch for them on Monday, May 1st. Also, please keep an eye out for a Teacher Appreciation Week flier, which will be coming home in your students' folders on Friday, 4/28. It provides some suggested ways to show extra gratitude to your student's teacher(s) that week. The flier is also attached for your reference. Thank you for your partnership in making sure this is a wonderful week for all of our Fouse staff members!
Spring Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
Our Spring Book Fair is quickly approaching and we are currently in the process of gathering volunteers! The Book Fair will take place Monday, May 8th - Thursday, May 11th. The operation and success of our Book Fair is totally dependent on volunteer participation. If you are able to assist us, please use this link to sign up for a shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a4af29a75-spring
Goodies with Grands – RSVP to Attend, Volunteers Needed
We are pleased to introduce a new event at Fouse, Goodies with Grands! On Thursday, May 11th, from 8-8:55am, students may invite a grandparent or special adult to join them at Fouse for donuts, coffee & juice! Students and their guests may also shop at Book Fair before or after breakfast, if they would like. A flier will be sent home in your students' Friday folders; it will accompany the Scholastic Book Fair flier. A copy is also attached for your reference.
Please RSVP via SignUp Genius by no later than Monday, May 8th, by following this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a4af29a75-goodies
Also, to help ensure that our students and their Grands have a great experience at this event, we are also in need of parent volunteers. If you are available to assist with set up the day before and/or the morning of the event, please follow this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a4af29a75-goodies1
Feedback Sought for Westerville 2018-2019 Calendar
The Board of Education is seeking feedback from Westerville City School District families as it pertains to the 2018-2019 calendar. A link to the calendar and feedback form is available online at www.wcsoh.org.
This proposed calendar has been developed based upon community and staff feedback on previous calendars. The Board is anticipated to hold its second reading on this calendar during its May 22, 2017, regular meeting to meet the state requirement of a 30-day window between a public hearing of the proposed calendar and its final approval.
Key points to the proposed calendar include:
- The calendar again begins the school year during the third week of August.
- The second semester ends the week prior to the Memorial Day holiday.
- The calendar has spring break scheduled during the last week of March. This calendar exceeds the minimum number of school year hours required by the state and includes time to address calamity days or other unforeseen events that may impact the days that school is in session.
Lego Competition Event - April 29th
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 .
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
As always, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Have a great week!
Dates to Look Forward to:
- May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 8-11: Spring Book Fair
- May 11: Goodies with Grands
- May 23: SuperGames