Hello, Fouse Parents!
We hope that you and your students are excited to get the 2016-2017 school year started! Beginning this week, you will be receiving email updates that contain information about upcoming events at Fouse, the weekly rotation schedule and other general tips and reminders to help you more easily navigate the busy, fun school year ahead! Here is this week's update:
Schedule For The Week
8/15 (Mon)...... No School
8/16 (Tues)......Kindergarten Parents Night 6:30pm
8/17 (Wed)...... Open House 2-3pm
8/18 (Thurs)....A Day - 1st Day of School (grades 1-5)
8/19 (Fri)......... B Day
Open House, August 17
Meet your teachers, see your classroom and drop off your school supplies between 2:00-3:00 at Fouse. This is an exciting annual event for our Fouse Foxes, and is the official kickoff to the school year! It's also a great opportunity to learn about upcoming PTO events this year and sign up to volunteer for any you might be interested in. Feel free to stop by the PTO table in the entryway for more information!
School Supply Drive
We're conducting a school supply drive! Here's how it works: While you are buying your school supplies, pick up an extra item or two off your child's supply list. Bring the item to Open House onWednesday, August 17, or send it to school with your child any time between August 18-26. We will have a collection box in the lobby during that time. All donated supplies will be distributed to Fouse students at the discretion of school staff.
First Day of School
Classes for students in grades 1-5 will begin on Thursday, August 18th. School starts at 9:05 a.m.and dismisses at 3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten and Special Needs Preschool starts Tuesday, August 23rd. Morning kindergarten runs from 9:05 to 11:40 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten sessions will be held from 12:55 to 3:30 p.m.
Children are encouraged to take the bus the first day of school due to heavy traffic flow in the drop-off line. If you choose to drive your child to school, please give yourself extra time since the traffic lines tend to be long on the first day.
3rd Annual Fouse Family Picnic
Pack your picnic basket and join us for the Fouse Family Picnic on Sunday, August 21st from 5-7pm! All Fouse families are invited to come to the school playfield for this free activity. Bring dinner for your family and your favorite lawn game (Frisbees, soccer balls, corn hole, etc.), see some old friends and make some new ones! Vertical Adventures and the Genoa Twp. firetruck will be stopping by, too!
*Note that all families are responsible for providing their own food/drinks.
Bus Routes Now Available
Your child’s bus number and pickup/dropoff times are now available to review via PowerSchool. Please remember to be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to your assigned pickup time.
EZPay Activated for 2016-17 School Year
Westerville City School District (WCSD) families may begin making online financial transactions, such as adding money to a student’s lunch account or paying certain school and class fees, using any Visa or MasterCard (including Debit Visa and MasterCard). School fees are not yet available to be paid via EZPay but will be soon.
There is no cost for families to register, browse or check a child’s meal account balance through SPS EZPay. When depositing funds into a lunch account, confirmed transactions made by 5:30 a.m. will be available in a student's meal account for use that same day, even though it may take up to 24 hours for the deposit to be reflected on-line.
The use of EZPay is optional and the district will continue to accept cash and checks for payment of fees or deposits into meal accounts. Customer service questions regarding the EZPay system can be directed to email@example.com. Families may direct questions about school fees and lunch accounts to their child’s school.
PTO Communication - Facebook/Website
In addition to the emails that you've started to 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/
Ways to Support the Fouse PTO… Without Spending Extra!
These great programs allow you to support the Fouse PTO while shopping for everyday items…
We're looking forward to a terrific school year ahead! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Dates to Look Forward to: