Hello, Fouse Parents!
We hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving and a nice holiday 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
11/27 (Mon)......E Day (Restaurant Night at Chop5)
11/28 (Tues).....F Day
11/29 (Wed)......A Day
11/30 (Thurs).....B Day
12/1 (Fri)..........C Day
PTO Restaurant Night - Chop 5 Salad Kitchen on Monday, 11/27
Tomorrow Monday, 11/27, the PTO is partnering with the Chop 5 Salad Kitchen for a Restaurant Night! To participate, show the flier that was sent home in students' backpacks on Tuesday, 11/21, or you may simply show the attached electronic version of the flier to them when you're paying for your meal. Chop 5 Salad Kitchen will donate 25% back to our school! Thank you for your support!
Student Council – Canned Food Donation Drive Starts Monday, 11/27
Student Council is now collecting canned goods for Westerville Caring & Sharing and WARM through Thursday, 12/7. We would like to donate a large box of food for our families in Westerville! Students may place their donated items in the collection box located in the foyer at Fouse. For more information about Westerville Caring & Sharing, please visit www.westervillecaringandsharing.com. For more information about WARM, please visitwww.warmwesterville.org. Thank you for your generosity!
Student Council will also be collecting hats, scarves, gloves and mittens on their Fouse Mitten Tree, which will begin next week, Monday, 12/4.
All donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support!
Winter Classroom Parties - Wednesday, 12/20
As the holiday season gets into full swing, the Lead Room Parents in each classroom are starting to plan your students' Winter Classroom Parties, which are scheduled for Wednesday, 12/20, at 2:30pm (10:30am for AM K classes). Due to the overwhelmingly positive response we have received from including an aspect of community service in our recent classroom parties, the decision has been made in partnership with Mr. Stranges to include community service in all parties going forward, starting with this Winter Classroom Party. During the party, this will simply mean that one of the stations will be dedicated to completing the community service project of the Lead Room Parents choosing and then the other standard games, crafts and snacks will take place at the remaining stations.
Please keep an eye out for communication from them soon regarding any assistance they may need and if you would like to volunteer and/or attend during the party, the Lead Room Parents will be gathering a list of attendees so that they can let the office know who to expect that day. Our students are already looking forward to this memorable event - thanks for your support!
Fouse Spirit Wear – Sweatshirt Pre-Order Form & Bundle Sale
Throughout the holidays, we will be offering a Bundle Sale on select Spirit Wear items. Save with any of these deals:
**Adult sizes available in Short Sleeve Grey, same price**
If you would like to order a Bundle or any Spirit Wear, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, thanks to everyone who placed an order for a Fouse sweatshirt. Sweatshirt orders have now been placed and will be delivered to school by mid-December; we will notify you when they are on their way.
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.
Girls on the Run Volunteers Needed for Spring 2018
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a professionally designed, award-winning program exclusively for girls in grades 3-5. It is much more than a running program. GOTR of Franklin County is a part of an international program that uses the joy of running and an inspiring curriculum to teach girls about self-esteem, positive body image, health and community service.
The Spring 2018 season will start on Monday, March 5th and run THROUGH the week of Monday, May 14th, 2018. The Spring 2018 Girls on the Run 5k will be Sunday, May 20th, 2018.
Coaches are needed for the Spring Season to continue this important program at Fouse! You do not need to be a "runner" to volunteer and all training is provided. As an incentive, all volunteers will be able to pre-register their daughter before registration opens for everyone else.
Girls on the Run of Central Ohio will continue a lottery registration system for the spring 2018 season. This is the fairest way to conduct registration and alleviates the stress related to signing up at a specific time. Spring 2018 Lottery Registration period will occur in February, dates and time TBD.
Please see the website for more info: https://www.girlsontheruncentralohio.org/Coach
If you have any questions specific to the program at Fouse, you can contact Sharon Stachecki (GOTR site liaison for Fouse) at email@example.com
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…
Hope you have a great week ahead! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall/Winter Dates to Look Forward to:
· December 20 - Winter Class Parties, 2:30pm (10:30am for AM-K); Last Day of 2nd Grading Period
· December 21 - January 2 - Winter Break (No School)
· January 3 - Back to School, First Day of 3rd Grading Period
· January 5 - Grade Cards Distributed
· January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
· January 25 - Early Release Day, 2:30pm