Upcoming WeekFriday, Jan 10:
- 8:15 Student Council Meeting
- 3:15 Spirit Assembly
Tuesday, Jan 14:
- 8am Young Rembrandts Art Class
- 7pm PTO Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 15
- 4:15 Spelling Bee
- Raising Cane's Spirit Night
Thursday, Jan 16
- 8am Battle of the Books
- 8:15 JRC Meeting
Monday, Jan 20th
- NO SCHOOL: MLK Day
Wish Week: First Week of February
Happy New Year!
I hope the holidays were wonderful and time was spent with family and friends. Thank you to all the parents that came out for our Winter Writing Celebration the day before winter break. It was so wonderful to see all our students so excited about sharing their work with parents and staff. If you missed the celebration please reach out to your child's teacher and coordinate with them so you can see the wonderful writing that your children have completed up to this point. This semester we will continue with the next unit of study in writing which will be informational writing. I am excited to see your children excel in this area as well!
As you all know from my prior communication Kellie McKenzie, our current registrar moved to Chicago with her family over the holiday break, we were very sad to see her go! We are excited, however, to announce that our very own Lesly Verry will be our new registrar. She will begin transitioning to the front office from her current position as a kindergarten educational assistant. As she is getting trained on the many aspects of the position, please be patient with us if you need assistance at the front office.
A HUGE thank you needs to go out to Mr. Aaron Carter, one of our amazing dads! He worked super hard over winter break and re-did our buddy bench. It was looking worn out and needed a refresh! Check out this amazing bench! We are so grateful for his craftsmanship and expertise!
We are looking forward to a great second semester of learning and growth for our students. As always please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Kelli Smith, FSE Principal
Wish Week 2020 is Coming!
Emily, 5 years old and our Wish Week child this year. She suffers from a genetic disorder and her wish is to have a greenhouse. She lives right here in Castle Rock and we are excited to support her in her wish this year. Below are some fun things about her. If you are interested in buying a shirt so support wish week please see info below (the design of the shirt is also below). The cost of the shirts is $15 for youth sizes and $20 for adult sizes. Orders are due Friday, January 17th. Please fill out THIS form to order your shirt, checks can be dropped off with Mrs. Talley in the office (checks can be made out to FSE).
Book/Story: New Baby, Mr. Rodgers, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Game: Baby Alive
Food: Pizza (Pepperoni)
Restaurant: Blue Moose
Cake/Candy: Chocolate, Any Kind
Snack Food: Pretzels
Other: I was Peppa Pig for Halloween
When Outside: I like to plant different plants, I like to play with my brothers (David and William)
When Inside: Play with my dolls
When I'm with Family: Plant plants, Go swimming
From Our Counselor
The article referred to above is HERE
Excellent Video on Grit and Perseverance
A Must SEE Video!!
As an educator, I see the difference in kids that have grit and those that do not. Please take a minute and check out the 6 min. video by Angela Duckworth on the importance of teaching our kids grit.
Angela Duckworth and grit are household names in education circles (and in many households as well). Her “grit” theory goes hand-in-hand with growth mindset. Her talk focuses on how grit or that stamina, hard work, and sticktoitiveness is more of a predictor of success than IQ and academic talents. Use this talk to start a discussion with your children about what it means to have grit and what obstacles they’ve had to overcome. You may be surprised at the stories you’ll hear from your students or even your own children.
See video HERE