Hello, Fouse Parents!
What a beautiful 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
4/23 (Mon)......C Day
4/24 (Tues).....D Day
4/25 (Wed).....E Day
4/26 (Thurs)....F Day
4/27 (Fri)........A Day
Fouse Principal Robb Stranges is Sunrise Rotary's Service to Youth Recipient
Principal Robb Stranges was surprised on April 17 when a group of Sunrise Rotarians visited Fouse Elementary School to present him with a Diane J. Conley Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise Service to Youth award. He received a plaque from the club, along with cookies and a gift card donated by the Walmart Supercenter on Schrock Road. In addition, an American flag will be flown in his honor during Westerville’s Field of Heroes display. Stranges and other Service to Youth award winners will be recognized at a breakfast on May 16.
According to his nominator, Stranges contributes to the growth and development of all, and is an inspiration to each student. He is a true professional, and pupils love to show him their work. They seek him out in a sad moment and they are always welcomed in a cozy, warm office. Stranges remembers to thank people, sending kind notes and supportive comments to staff and parents. During the holidays, he delivers gifts to families in need and encourages staff to “adopt” them. Stranges deserves the Service to Youth award, says his nominator, because he serves as a youth coordinator, father figure, social worker and staff advisor at Fouse Elementary School.
Rotary Sunrise instituted Service to Youth awards seven years ago to recognize exceptional school employees who have made a special contribution to youth; have served as a positive role model for young people; and have demonstrated service above and beyond the call of duty in performing their job responsibilities. The award is named in honor of Sunrise Rotarian Diane Conley, retired Chief of Academic Affairs for Westerville City Schools.
PTO Parent Survey - Complete by May 6th
The PTO is requesting your feedback. We are conducting a survey to collect information about willingness to volunteer, parent communication preferences, and potential upcoming PTO activities. We are asking parents to please complete the survey by Sunday, May 6, 2018. A summary of results will be shared in a late May weekly update. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback. The survey can be accessed by clicking the following link: http://bit.do/FousePTOFeedback.
Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Night - Tuesday, May 1st
Our final Restaurant Night of the school year will take place on Tuesday, May 1st, at Texas Roadhouse from 4 pm to 10 pm. They will donate 10% back to our school! To participate, simply show your server the attached flier when you're paying for your meal. Please see the flier for more details. Thank you for your support!
National Teacher Appreciation Week - April 30th-May 4th
National Teacher Appreciation Week quickly approaching and we want to show our Fouse Staff how much they lift us "Up"! In addition to our Lead Room Parents coordinating "thank you" signs for our Fouse staff, the PTO will be providing daily treats. A Teacher Appreciation Week flier was also sent home in your students' folders on Friday, 4/13. 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 Fouse staff members!
Spring Book Fair - Volunteers Needed
Our Spring Book Fair is quickly approaching and it's time to start gathering volunteers! The Book Fair will take place Monday, May 7th - Thursday, May 10th. 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-fouse2. Thanks for your help!
Goodies with Grands – RSVP to Attend, Volunteers Needed
We are pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Goodies with Grands event! On Thursday, May 10th, 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 was sent home in your students' Friday folders this past week and is attached for your reference; it accompanies the Scholastic Book Fair flier.
Please RSVP via SignUp Genius by no later than Monday, May 7th, by following this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a4af29a75-goodies2.
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-goodies3.
Westerville Education Foundation , Artful Affair - May 5th
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 Saturday, May 5, 2018 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at The Lakes Golf & Country Club. Details about the event may be found here: https://www.artfulaffair.info.
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.
Spring Dates to Look Forward to:
· April 30 - May 4 - Teacher Appreciation Week
· May 7 - May 10 - Spring Book Fair
· May 10 - Goodies with Grand’s
· May 17 - Fifth Grade Concert, 7pm
· May 23 - Super games
· May 24 - Last Day of School