Good Evening, Fouse Parents!
We hope you had a great 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
2/26 (Mon)......E Day
2/27 (Tues).....F Day
2/28 (Wed)......A Day
2/29 (Thurs)....B Day
3/1 (Fri)........C Day
Creativity Showcase Winners
Thank you to the many talented Fouse students who participated in the 2018 Creativity Showcase: "Dream Catcher". We received numerous pieces of artwork from the Fouse student body. Your dreams were such a delight to see! Here is a list of our winning submissions, by grade level. Participants will receive a ribbon thanking them for their participation; winners will receive a medal. Congratulations again to all participating artists, illustrators, sculptors and authors.
Divya T. / Spurlock / "Divya's Sleepover"
Emma S. / Borowitz / "Unicorn Playground"
Emmy W. / Sahr / "Super Emmy Saves the Bunny"
Cameron C. / Ubry / "Banana Peel"
Paityn S. / Considine / "The Rockin Doggie Dream"
Olyvia P. / Nanchuk / "When Dolphins Wear Clothes"
Jane L. / Hanley / "Mandy the Mango"
Abby C. / Petrozzi / "I Went to the Beach with a Werewolf"
Stella D. / Haegele / "Mermicorn"
Kaya A. / Lipari / "Bob's Great Invention"
Delaney R. / Doone / "Pot of Rainbow Gold"
Ava P. / Johnston / "Jars of Dreams"
Lilly D. / Griffith / "The Mixed Animals"
Abby B. / Kellogg / "The Crazy Cake"
Ethan K. / Murphy / "My Dream"
Prisha M. / Murphy / "Zapped"
Winter Box Tops Contest - Thank You!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Winter Box Tops Contest! The contest has now ended. Our parent volunteers are now in the process of counting all of the Box Tops that were submitted for each grade. We will announce the winner soon!
Family Reading Night - March 7th
LIGHTS! CAMERA! READ! This year's Fouse Family Reading Night will be held on Wednesday, March 7th from 6:30 - 8pm at Fouse. We will be celebrating reading and movies as we focus on books that were made into movies. Come join the Fouse family for an evening of fun, interactive literacy activities. Please see the attached flier.
Summer Camp & Activities Expo - March 7th
Save the Date! The ever-popular Summer Camp & Activities Expo takes place Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Westerville North High School. Admission is free. Get a head start planning activities for your kids this summer. Many vendors will be taking early-bird reservations.
The Summer Camp & Activities Expo is presented by Westerville Parent Council and is our largest community event and only fundraiser. Thank you for supporting this WPC tradition!
For a list of participating vendors and full details, visit http://westervilleparentcouncil.com/expo-2/. A copy of the flier is also attached for your reference.
Westerville City Schools Magnet Program Applications Due March 16th
Families interested in the Westerville City School District Magnet Program for the 2018-2019 school year may now apply online at www.wcsoh.org/magnet. Applications must be submitted no later than March 16th, 2018. Any application received after the deadline will not be accepted.
· Frequently Asked Questions - http://www.wcsoh.org/docs/district/depts/90/magnet%20program%20app%20and%20faq%202018-2019%20-%20final.pdf?id=566071
· Program Brochure - http://www.wcsoh.org/docs/district/depts/90/magnet%20program%20tri%20fold%20brochure%202016-17_rev.pdf
Magnet Program Timeline
· Tuesday, February 20 - Applications, brochures & flyers available at all elementary buildings and online
· Wednesday, March 7 - Magnet Fair and Open House
o Emerson, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
o Hanby, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
· Friday, March 16 - Application Deadline is midnight, 3/16/2018
· Friday, April 20 - Invitation Letter sent home
· Friday, April 27 - Acceptance of Invitation due
Technology In Our Classrooms Event - March 19th
Westerville Partners for Education and Westerville City Schools present Technology in Our Classrooms event. Learn about what, how and why technology is being used to enhance our student learning in Westerville! This event will be Monday, March 19th at Pointview Elementary from 7-8:30 pm. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
Rotary Club of Westerville "Pick the Parade Theme" Contest - Due March 9th
Everyone loves the Rotary Club of Westerville July 4th Parade! You can play a big part in it by picking the winning theme for this year's parade! All Westerville students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to enter. The prize is $100 and a place of honor in the big parade! For full details, please see the attached entry form.
Reminder from the Fouse Health Clinic
A quick reminder of clinic guidelines for sending student’s home from school:
1. Fever of 100 degrees or higher
4. Undiagnosed rash or head lice
Remember: If your child is sent home with a fever or wakes up with a fever, the student needs to stay home for 24 hours after they are fever free without the help of medication.
If a doctor diagnoses your child with an illness, please let the attendance clerk know what the diagnosis is when calling your child’s absence in. Thank you for your help!
Fouse Health Clinic - Clothing Donations
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:
· Sweatpants/Track Pants
· Tennis Shoes/Slip-on Shoes (no boots)
Items are needed in sizes 4-14 for both boys and girls. If you have any donations, please drop them off in the office at Fouse. Thanks very much for your consideration; your donation is greatly appreciated!
Pop Tabs Quarterly Contest - Sponsored by Student Council
Each quarter, Student Council will be hosting a contest to see which classroom can collect the most Pop Tabs. A new contest is starting for the 3rd quarter so if you have any aluminum Pop Tabs from cans, we encourage you to send them in with your student & place them in the collection container in their classroom from now until March 7th. The winning class will win a sweet treat! The Pop Tabs are donated to The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, which uses them to raise thousands of dollars for their program every year. For more information about this program, please visit http://rmhc-centralohio.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/. Student Council appreciates your support of this wonderful program!
Reminder: Bundle Up for Outdoor Recess!
Now that the cold winter weather has officially arrived, we would just like to remind all parents to ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for recess each day. Outdoor recess will take place daily unless the wind chill is 20 degrees or below! Heavy coats, hats, gloves, mittens, etc. will ensure that students are warm and comfortable outside during the winter months. It is also a very good idea to write your child's name in their outdoor gear as well.
PTO Communication - Facebook/Website
In addition to the emails that you receive from the PTO, another great way to get updates and learn more about all of the happenings at Fouse is to "like" our school's Facebook page. You can find our page here: https://www.facebook.com/Fouse-Elementary-PTO-612228052137109/. We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the PTO: http://fousepto.weebly.com/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Dates to Look Forward to:
· March 9 - Last Day of 3rd Grading Period
· March 12 - First Day of 4th Grading Period
· March 15 - Early Release (2:30pm)
· March 26-30 - Spring Break (No School)
· April 2 - No School
· April 4 - PTO General Meeting, 7pm
· April 30 - May 4 - Teacher Appreciation Week
· May 7 - May 10 - Spring Book Fair
· May 7 - Goodies with Grand’s
· May 23 - Super games
· May 24 - Last Day of School