Schedule For The Week
1/23 (Mon)......E Day
1/24 (Tues).....F Day
1/25 (Wed)......A Day
1/26 (Thurs)....B Day (Early Release, 2:30pm)
1/27 (Fri)........C Day
The Leader in Me Comes to Fouse!
On January 3, more than 45 staff members gave up their teacher workday to complete one of three training days required for implementing an exciting new program at Fouse.
Leader in Me is an elementary program designed around Steven Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which has been widely used in the business world for many years. The Seven Habits are based on powerful principles such as responsibility, vision, respect, teamwork, and balance. It is a proven philosophy for adults and teens. This program applies these principles to children.
This ongoing initiative will foster leadership roles for all students throughout their classrooms and the school. It will also emphasize the implementation of goal setting and tracking personal and school-related goals. The projects that will be added over the next four years include school character assemblies, community luncheons with civic leaders, and community outreach projects.
The program is currently being funded through Fouse PTO, student fundraising proceeds and a grant from the Delaware County Foundation.
- See more at: http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/11/News/5205#sthash.RNPknOL7.dpuf
Valentine's Classroom Parties - Friday, 2/10
The Lead Room Parents in each classroom are starting to plan your students' Valentine's Classroom Parties, which are scheduled for Friday, 2/10, at 2:30pm(10:30am for AM K classes). The PTO has often talked about how to implement some community service programs more formally into what we do at Fouse. At our last meeting, we discussed using one of our class parties to do that. The February party seems like a nice time to incorporate some community service into the theme of "caring" and "friendship" that goes along with Valentine's Day. This community service will likely be a small craft or activity to be donated to a charity/community program that your Room Parents select. The Ronald McDonald House, WARM, My Very Own Blanket, Star House, Sam Bish Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Feridean Commons were a few of the suggestions provided to Room Parents by the PTO although they may have another charity/program in mind, which is wonderful, too!
Please keep an eye out for communication from your Room Parents regarding what they have planned and any assistance they may need. If you would like to volunteer and/or attend during the party, the Room Parents will be gathering a list of attendees so that they can let the office know who to expect that day. We appreciate your support and partnership to help ensure our Valentine's Parties are a memorable event for all students!
And be sure to get this party on your calendar by following the link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/528798203972495/
Clothing Donations Requested: Fouse Health Clinic
The school clinic has a great need for gently used clothing. If you have any unwanted clothing, please consider donating it to the clinic. Items in the greatest need include the following:
Winter Box Tops Contest Begins
This Friday, 1/27, a Box Tops contest flier and a labeled sandwich baggie will be sent home with your students to help easily collect and submit the Box Tops you've been saving. The grade who collects the most Box Tops will receive a fun surprise, compliments of the PTO! The contest runs now through end of day, Friday, 2/24. Please review the contest flier for all details; a copy of the flier is attached for your reference.
GEM Award Nominations Now Accepted
The Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Awards Program is a collaboration between Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda of Westerville. It was created in 2002 to recognize those in our community who go above and beyond and make a difference in the lives of our students. Each year, one adult from each building, as well as several district recipients, will be honored with this prestigious award.
The 2016-2017 nomination process has now begun. Please refer to the attached flier for details regarding this program; a copy of this flier will also be sent home with students this week. The GEM nomination form is also attached. Copies of the nomination form are also available for pick-up in the office. Nominations will accepted through Friday, February 10th. Completed nomination forms may be submitted to the Fouse office. Thank you for taking the time to recognize a staff member, parent and/or community member that you feel has gone above and beyond for our Fouse students!
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
Westerville City Schools (WCS) is preparing to begin the registration process for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. All elementary schools in WCS, including Fouse, offer Half-Day and All-Day Kindergarten. All-Day Kindergarten is a fee-based, lottery program. Those who wish to apply for All-Day Kindergarten may do so beginning January 31st after 5pm. Additional details are available online at http://www.wcsoh.org/ADK.
Kindergarten registration kicks off with "Kindergarten 101", which will be offered at 7pm on Tuesday, January 31st, and at 7pm on Thursday, February 2nd, at the following locations:
The same presentation will be given during each building's designated Kindergarten 101 night. Families unable to attend Kindergarten 101 at their home school may choose an alternate presentation to attend.
For details regarding the enrollment process can be found at http://www.wcsoh.org/enroll. For additional information regarding Kindergarten in Westerville, please visit http://www.wcsoh.org/Content/664.
Harlem Wizards Basketball Extravaganza
On Monday, February 6th, the Fabulous Harlem Wizards Basketball Extravaganza is coming to Westerville! The game will be held at Westerville Central High School starting at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). Pre-sale tickets are $8 for kids and $10 for adults. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Libraries for Liberia Foundation, led by Westerville City Schools computer tech Zuulu Cooper. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit the district's English as a Second Language Department. For full details, please visit http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/11/News/5183.
PTO General Meeting, February 8th
Our next PTO meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 8th, at 7:00pm, 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/1752816791647066/
Operation: Street Smart Presentation from Westerville Parent Council
Westerville Parent Council would like to invite you to join them for the "Operation: Street Smart" adult drug education presentation. Based on the positive feedback from last year's event and the desire to reach more family members and community members, this eye-opening program is returning to Westerville on Wednesday, February 8th, at Westerville South High School auditorium. This event is presented by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Due to the mature subject matter, this is an Adults-Only event; no childcare will be provided. For full details, please the information sheet attached.
Reminder: Fouse Variety Show - April 7th
We have recently had a few questions about the date of this year's Variety Show. In previous years, this event has taken place earlier in the year but don't worry, you haven't missed it! The event is scheduled for 7pm on Friday, April 7th, at Westerville Central High School. If you have a student who sings, dances, plays an instrument or has another talent and would like to participate, please watch for additional information to be communicated in the coming weeks. Also, be sure to get the Variety Show on your calendar by following the link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/529789043878370/
Raising Cane’s PTO Restaurant Night - Thank You!
Thanks very much to all Fouse families who participated in our PTO Restaurant Night at Raising Cane's on January 11th! We're happy to report that this fundraising event raised $170, all of which will go to directly benefit our students and staff! We appreciate your continued partnership & will communicate additional fundraising nights as they are scheduled.
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. Have a great week!
Winter Dates to Look Forward to: