Hello, Fouse Parents!
We hope you're 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
10/9 (Mon)......A Day
10/10 (Tues).....B Day
10/11 (Wed)......C Day
10/12 (Thurs).....D Day
10/13 (Fri)..........E Day, Fall Harvest Classroom Parties - 10:30am for AM-K, 2:30pm for all other classes
Fall Harvest Classroom Parties - Friday, 10/13
Just a reminder that our Fall party is this Friday! Please keep an eye out for communication from Lead Room Parents regarding any assistance they may need. If you would like to volunteer and/or attend during the party, please ensure you've signed up and your Lead Room Parents are aware; they will be gathering a list of attendees so that they can let the office know who to expect that day. Our students are looking forward to this memorable event - thanks for your support!
Spread the Sunshine from Fouse to Florida!
For the Fall Harvest Party, the PTO is partnering with the Fouse Staff Service Leaders Committee for a project called "Spread the Sunshine". As a school, we will be donating spare change to help with the hurricane relief effort in Florida. We will be helping Lee Elementary School in Tampa during a very challenging time. The school is a world studies and technology magnet school that was devastated by a fire after Hurricane Irma hit. This left the staff and students in need of the very basics to learn and teach. Our plan to "Spread the Sunshine" will begin this coming week. Students are asked to drop off monetary donations in their classroom. As we mentioned, donations of any size are appreciated - even spare change will do; no amount is too small as long as it is given from the heart.
During the Fall Party, each classroom will have a card-making station during the party, so that our students have the opportunity to make a card and/or write a letter of encouragement to students at the school we will be supporting. The collection will conclude after the party, at the end of the day on Friday, 10/13. A copy of the "Spread the Sunshine" flier that was sent home on Friday, 9/29, is attached for your reference. 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.
October PTO General Meeting - Thanks, Mrs. Schone!
Thanks very much to Mrs. Schone for speaking at our PTO Meeting last Wednesday evening! We really appreciate her taking the time to come and speak to parents about her important role as School Counselor in our building. Thank you to all of the parents who attended the meeting and we look forward to seeing you again next month! In the coming weeks, we will announce who will be speaking at our November meeting.
Future PTO meeting dates are: November 1, February 7, April 4.
Pancake Breakfast - Drawing Contest
Wow, what a great group artists we have at Fouse! To date, we have received 113 Pancake Breakfast Drawing Contest entries! Thanks to everyone who entered! If your student still has an entry flier at home that they have not turned in, the PTO will be stopping by the office on Monday morning to pick up any last-minute entries, so feel free to send them in! The winners of the contest will be announced onWednesday, October 11th. The winning drawing(s) will be featured on this year’s Pancake Breakfast flier. All contest entries will be displayed at our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 11th, from8:30am-11am in the cafeteria at Fouse. Details regarding the event will be sent home with students thiscoming Friday.
Fall Book Fair - Volunteers Needed!!
Our Fall Book Fair is quickly approaching and we need your help! The Book Fair takes place Monday, October 23rd through Thursday, October 26th, during the week of conferences. 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, we have many open volunteer shifts on Thursday, 10/26! If you are able to help that day, we would truly appreciate it! Thanks very much!
Fall Box Tops Contest Underway!
The Fall Box Tops Contest flier and collection baggie was sent home with students on 9/29. The grade that collects the most Box Tops will win a fun prize! As of Friday, 10/6, here are the Box Tops count totals by grade:
Student Directory - Opt Out
Fouse PTO compiles a Student Directory each year, which lists student names by classroom, student contact information and teacher contact information. All of the information provided in the directory is for the sole use of Fouse parents and staff and is not used for marketing or solicitation purposes. The Directory will not be published online; only hard copies will be available for pick-up by parents in the office later this month.
If you do NOT wish to have your contact information shared with other Fouse families in the Directory, please complete the attached "Opt Out" form and return it to the office by end of day, Friday, 10/13.
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:
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 and follow this link if you would like to purchase tickets: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/crew/EN/promotion/home
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/
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