Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday Blast 8-11-16

Greetings FSE Families,
We have had a fantastic first week of school! Our staff has done and AMAZING job engaging with kids from the very first minute they walked into their classrooms.  Our focus this week was to spend time getting to know classmates and the teacher while building some lasting friendships.  I hope your child came home and told you just that!

We have a busy couple of weeks ahead, please see the below info on everything happening!

Calendar of Events
  • Friday, August 12th is our first Spirit Assembly. The time has CHANGED.  We will now have our assemblies from 3:30-3:50 each Friday afternoon in the gym. 
  • Monday, August 15th is our school picture day.  Your teachers will be sending home order forms.  
  • Wednesday, August 17th 7-8pm PTO Meeting in the Learning Commons.
  • Thursday, August 18th Back to School Night 6:00-6:20 first presentation, 6:30-6:50 second presentation.  Parents only.
  • Friday, August 19th 3:30-3:50 Spirit Assembly in the gym.

Safety Reminders:
Please remind your children to walk their bikes once they get on the sidewalks surrounding the school.  We want to make sure that our walkers are not hit by any fast moving bikes.

Our rolling start is going very well!  Please make sure that you are not dropping your kids off prior to 8:55 am since there is no supervision.  If you are dropping them off in the kiss an go and arrive early please have them wait in the car with you until the doors open at 8:55.

Please remember that dogs are NOT allowed on campus, even on a leash.  We want to ensure the safety of all our students and staff.  Thank you in advance for adhering to this district policy.

Rolling Start
We have gotten some positive feedback on the rolling start!  What we are seeing is that kids are calmer, less anxious and able to get settled in their classrooms in a very organized way.  Starting Monday we are asking that parents say goodbye at the door rather than walking their children all the way to the classroom.

Spirit Assembly
We have moved our assembly time to the afternoon to accommodate our teachers schedules better.  Please join us each Friday from 3:30-3:50 for student recognition and FSE spirit!

Birthday Policy
Please review our parent handbook that is located on the right side of our FSE website.  In the handbook is our new updated birthday policy.  This year we are encouraging birthday treats to be healthy.  Celebrating students birthdays at school is such a special thing for our kids and we want to continue this tradition.  Please make sure that whatever healthy choice you decide to bring in is store bought as well.

Please log onto your twitter account and start following me on twitter at kmccallsmith.  I have also included the #oneflagstone twitter feed on the front page of our website so you can see all the posts. All our staff are on twitter and are tweeting awesome things everyday about what is happening in our classrooms.  Our tag line to search all things FSE is #oneflagstone!  Please join us in tweeting all the awesome things happening at FSE this year!
Our Facebook Page is here too!

Back to School Night
Our Back to School Night is this Thursday the 18th from 6-7 pm.  Our teachers have lots of important information to share and are asking that students stay at home so parents can focus on this info.  We will have two presentations, one at 6:00pm and one at 6:30 pm.  Please let your child's teacher know if you have any questions.

Our PTO is currently welcoming new members!  If you are interesting in hearing about our PTO please come to our first meeting of the year this Wednesday at 7 pm in our Learning Commons (library for those who are new!) we hope to see you there!

Link to Current Fliers/Enrichment


  1. I noticed the Spirit Assemblies times are listed as both 3:00-3:50 and 3:20-3:50. Which time is correct?

  2. Thank you for catching that! They are from 3:30 to 3:50 each Friday.


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