Good Afternoon, Fouse Parents!
We hope you are having a great day! 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
3/12 (Mon)......C Day
3/13 (Tues).....D Day
3/14 (Wed).....E Day
3/15 (Thurs)....F Day (Early Release, 2:30pm)
3/16 (Fri)........A Day
Family Reading Night - Thank You, Fouse Staff!!!
THANK YOU to our Fouse staff for such an entertaining Family Reading Night! All of our "little movie lovers" and their families really enjoyed it! We truly appreciate all of the time and effort they put into making this event so special!
PTO Restaurant Night - Raising Cane's on Tuesday, March 13th
Mark your calendars for Fouse PTO's Raising Cane's night this Tuesday, March 13th from 11 am - 10 pm. Plan on stopping over to eat/carry-out lunch/dinner at the Polaris Parkway location and they will donate 15% of the total sales back to Fouse! Simply present the attached flyer or show the electronic copy on your phone at the checkout. A paper copy of the flier was sent home with all students this past Friday. Thanks so much for your support!
Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Reading Month
March is National Reading month and to celebrate this Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company is offering a free small popcorn of any flavor when your child completes at least 6 hours of reading in the month of March. They are located at 15 N. State St. in Westerville! What a great treat for all that reading your kids are doing! The reading log is attached below.
Student Council Pop Tabs Quarterly Contest - Ends March 7th
The student council pop tab collection just ended. Congratulations goes to Mrs. Nanchuk's 1st grade class for collecting the most pop tabs! The class won a sweet treat! The last pop tab collection contest of the year begins Monday and goes through May 9th! Keep on collecting and sending them in! Student Council appreciates your support of this wonderful program!
A+ Employee Recognition Program - Due March 16th
Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 16th, for the Spring 2018 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program, which celebrates extraordinary staff members. Honorees will be invited to attend a Board of Education meeting where the superintendent and board members will recognize their contributions. Awards are presented twice during each school year – once in the fall, and once in the spring – to employees who distinguish themselves through a single or ongoing demonstration of exemplary performance.
The selection committee’s decision is guided by evaluating how each nominee’s actions demonstrate:
Not all nominees will receive an award. Nomination forms can be found on the Westerville City School District’s website, www.wcsoh.org.
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.
Westerville Education Foundation, Starry Night - April 8th
On Sunday, April 8th, from 2-6pm, bring your family to the 6th 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/starry-night-student-showcase-registration/.
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!
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 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 10 - Goodies with Grand’s
· May 23 - Super games
· May 24 - Last Day of School