Hello, Fouse Parents!
We hope you've enjoyed your weekend! The update below contains information about upcoming events at Fouse, the weekly rotation schedule and other general tips and reminders to help you more easily navigate the school year! Here is this week's update:
Schedule For The Week
10/16 (Mon)......F Day
10/17 (Tues).....A Day (Last Day of 1st Grading Period)
10/18 (Wed)......B Day (First Day of 2nd Grading Period)
10/19 (Thurs).....C Day (Early Release, 2:30pm)
10/20 (Fri)..........Central Ohio OEA/NEA Day (No School)
Fall Harvest Classroom Parties/Spread the Sunshine - Thank You!
A great big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers and staff who put such big smiles on our students' faces this past Friday and hopefully on the faces of the students at Lee Elementary, too! We really appreciate all that went into making the Fall Parties so much fun!
On behalf of the Staff Service Leaders/Hurricane Relief Committee, thank you for helping Lee Elementary feel the warmth of the sunshine spread from Fouse to Florida! The cards that students made during the Fall Party were so thoughtful - we know the students at Lee will enjoy reading them and appreciate the words of encouragement from our students. Also, thank you all so much for the donations raised during the donation drive!! Once the final donations have been counted, we will be sure to let you know the total amount that will be donated to help Lee Elementary.
On Sale Now: Pancake Breakfast Tickets
Time to gather your friends and family for an all-you-can-eat buffet! The Pancake Breakfast is right around the corner…Saturday, November 11th, from 8:30am-11am. On Friday, pre-sale order forms for the Pancake Breakfast were sent home with all students. Please review the form for details; a copy is attached to this email for your reference. Discounted pre-sale tickets will be sold through Wednesday, 11/8. Please send in your order form, along with payment, to your student’s teacher. CONGRATULATIONS to our Pancake Breakfast Drawing Contest Winners:
Their awesome drawings are featured on the attached pre-sale order form! Thank you to all 124 talented artists who submitted entries for the contest – we were very impressed! All contest entries will be displayed at the Pancake Breakfast for everyone to enjoy!
Fall Book Fair - Volunteers Needed!!
Our Fall Book Fair is next week, Monday, October 23rd through Thursday, October 26th. 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-october1. At this time, the following volunteer shifts are still open:
Last Call for Box Tops for Fall Contest!
The Fall Box Tops Contest is in full swing! The grade that collects the most Box Tops will win a fun prize! As of this past Friday, 10/13, here are the Box Tops count totals by grade:
4th grade is in the lead but there are still 4 more days to catch them! The contest runs through this Thursday, October 19th. A copy of the flier that was sent home is attached. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Martin Luther King Fouse Award - Applications Due 10/27
Many exceptional students in Westerville exemplify the qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Perhaps one of them is here at Fouse or in your scout troop, church, sports team or neighborhood. Here is your opportunity to shine the spotlight on some deserving youngsters.
Nominations are being accepted through October 27th for the 2018 Westerville Martin Luther King Fouse Award, named in honor of William H. Fouse, the first black graduate of Westerville Public Schools and Otterbein College. One award for each level (Primary and Secondary) will be given to a pupil living in the Westerville City School district. This year’s theme is “Never Lose Infinite Hope.”
Nominators will be asked to explain, within one typewritten, double-spaced page, why their candidate should be considered for the Fouse Award, citing specific examples of how each student:
Award winners will be notified in December and each will receive two free registrations to the 2018 Westerville Martin Luther King Breakfast Celebration, where they will be recognized. This event will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15 at Villa Milano. Please visit https://goo.gl/forms/Y26MMxiJMO3bRm0r2 to learn more and nominate a deserving student.
From Westerville Parent Council - Discounted Columbus Crew Playoff Tickets
The Columbus Crew wants to extend a discounted ticket offer to Westerville City Schools to join the Crew on their march through the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs! The team is unbeaten in 8 straight and just clinched a playoff spot! See the attachment for more information/promo code to use to purchase tickets.
Please note that if the Crew does not end up hosting a match in the Knockout or Semifinal Round, they will refund all purchases. Tickets just went on sale though and they will sell quickly.
Fouse Spirit Wear - Get Yours Today!
Thanks to everyone who purchased Spirit Wear recently at Back to School Day, Open House and the Fouse Family Picnic! If you would like to purchase one of our new styles of Fouse shirts, a drawstring bag or water bottle, please refer to the details on our PTO website and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. http://fousepto.weebly.com/spirit-wear.html
Donations Requested - Neckties for Music Class
If you have any old neckties in your closet that you're looking to donate, Mrs. Stout would really appreciate you sending them into school with your student! She needs them for an upcoming movement activity for First Grade. They don't have to be in great condition, any old tie will do! Donations can be dropped off in the music room. Thanks very much for your help with this!
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…
Enjoy your week! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Fall Dates to Look Forward to:
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