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
2/12 (Mon)......B Day
2/13 (Tues).....C Day
2/14 (Wed)......D Day
2/15 (Thurs)....E Day
2/16 (Fri)........F Day, Variety Show at Westerville Central at 7 pm.
Family Reading Night - Save the Date
LIGHTS! CAMERA! READ! This year's Fouse Family Reading Night will be held on Tuesday, 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.
PTO General Meeting - Tuesday, 2/13
Our next PTO meeting will take place Tuesday, February 13th, at 7pm, in the Media Center. All parents are invited to attend! Mr. Stranges will be taking some time to discuss the following topics:
Be sure to get this PTO Meeting on your calendar by following the link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767240706907777/
Fouse Variety Show - Friday, 2/16
We are excited to see all of our talented performers this Friday at our Fouse Variety Show! The event starts at 7pm at Westerville Central High School; all performers are asked to arrive by 6:15 pm. Student Council will also be hosting a bake sale during the show and all Creativity Showcase entries will be on display as well. Hope to see you all there!
Fouse Creativity Showcase Update
Thanks to all students who submitted entries for our 2018 Fouse Creativity Showcase - WOW, we are so impressed!!! This Friday morning, 2/16, one winner will be announced per category and grade level during the morning announcements. All participants will receive an award of participation, winners will also receive a medal. As mentioned above, all entries will be on display at the Variety Show on Friday evening. Please come by and see all of the "Dream Catchers" our students created!
Valentine's Classroom Parties – Thank You!
What great Valentine's Classroom Parties we had on Friday! Thanks very much to all parents, family members & staff who helped ensure this was a memorable event for all of our students! In addition to games, crafts & snacks, the classes also completed a community service project! The kids signed cards and sent chocolates which were dropped off at Genoa Township Fire Department & Genoa Police Department, Westerville Police Department, and all 3 Westerville Fire Department Stations. We thanked them for being the "Heart of Our City". Please see the attached photos from our drop-offs. Thanks again for your support!
Last Call for Yearbook Orders!
If you would like to order a Yearbook for your student and have not already done so, please complete the order form that was sent home this past week and send it in, along with a payment of $15, by no later than Friday, February 23rd. You may also place an order online by visiting book.hrimaging.com. Please note, your student received a form only if they have not already ordered a yearbook.
Reminder from the Fouse Health Clinic
A quick reminder of clinic guidelines for sending student’s home from school:
If your child is diagnosed with an illness by a doctor, 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:
Winter Box Tops Contest Underway!
A Box Tops contest flier and a labeled sandwich baggie was sent home with all 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, 2/23. Please review the contest flier for all details; a copy of the flier is attached for your reference.
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 windchill 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:
· February 13 - PTO General Meeting, 7pm
· February 16 - Variety Show, 7 pm
· February 19 - President's Day (No School)
· 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