Thursday, October 27, 2016

10-27-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events
Friday, October 28th--Trunk or Treat CANCELLED
Monday, October 31st--FSE Halloween Parade 3:20 outside the school.  See below.
November 7th and 9th  Conferences--See info below
November 8th--NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day
November 14th Book Fair Week
November 18th Donuts for Dads
November 23rd-25th Thanksgiving Break

FSE Happenings!

Please remind your children that they are not to wear costumes to school on Monday.  They need costumes that can easily be put on prior to the parade. Please see this link for our Halloween guidelines if you have questions.

Halloween Parade
Please see this map for the route.  Students will be coming out by grade level and lining up in the areas indicated on the map.  The parade will start at 3:20 on the sidewalks around the school.  Parents please line up on the grass areas next to the sidewalks.

Conference Information
Your child's teacher sent home a link to sign up for conferences this week. Please make sure that you sign up for a 30 minute block of time.  This will be the time where students will be able to share their work and the teacher will give you specific data on your child's progress in their academic areas.  If you are requesting additional time to meet with the teacher you can sign up for an additional 15 minute slot.  As always, teacher are available to meet at anytime throughout the year for parent questions and check ins, this is a time for celebration on your child's growth.  Let your child's teacher know if you have any questions.

FSE Book Fair
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be arriving soon.  The fair opens on Monday, November 14th, and runs through Friday, November 18th.  We are looking for parents, grandparents, or high school students to assist with this event.  Volunteers are needed to help with setup and decorating (Friday, 11/11), running a cash register, helping students complete a wish list, assisting students in shopping along with restocking product.  Please consider joining us - the link to the sign up is below.  Contact Debbie Petrillo (debbie.petrillo@dcsdk12) with any questions. All profits from this event benefits Flagstone's library.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Spelling Bee Information
If you are interested in trying out for this year's Spelling Bee, please attend the written portion on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. in the Flagstone gym. From this written portion, the top twenty five will be chosen for the school-wide spelling bee on January 9, 2016. There is no registration necessary, so if you are interested, please just head to the gym after school. Thank you!
Please email Brooke Basner at, Lynn Robnett at, or Adriann Valdez at with any questions or concerns.

Other Information
Babysitting Classes

Thursday, October 20, 2016

10-20-16 FSE Thursday Blast

10-20-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 21st 8am SAC Meeting in the Learning Commons
  • Monday, October 24th Fire Drill
  • Friday, October 28th, 6pm Truck or Treat--See Flier
  • Monday, October 31st 3:30 Halloween Parade at FSE
  • Nov. 7 and 9 Conferences
  • Nov. 8: No school: Professional Development Day
  • Nov. 14-18 Fall Book Fair
  • Nov. 18 Donuts for Dads 8am in the dining room

FSE Happenings!!

  • Celebration of our Cafeteria Manager Reva Straine!  See this article.
  • Google Expedition Came to FSE! Yesterday we had the amazing opportunity to go on some virtual field trips with Google Expeditions.  This video gives you a pretty good idea how Google Expeditions works and how it might used in the classroom.  You can also find additional information on this site about the Google Expeditions.  Here are some apps and 360° videos that you can view in your browser on your computer or on your iOS or Android device to explore:
  • Google Expeditions is the app we used and it is available for iOS or Android.
  • Discovery VR in your browser or with an app on iOS or Android has several VR videos from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, etc.
  • Jaunt VR in your browser or with an app on iOS or Android has some amazing VR video experiences.
  • Within in your browser or with an app on iOS or Android has awesome VR films.
  • New York Times VR has some great stories you can view with an app on iOS or Android.
  • Huffington Post RYOT has some great stories you can view with an app on iOS or Android.
  • Other Google Apps
    • Google Cardboard app has several VR demos for iOS and Android
    • Cardboard Camera app lets you capture and share VR photos for iOS and Android
  • Google Cultural Institute Performing Arts has four 360° video experiences about music, opera, theater and dance.
  • 360 Video playlist is a YouTube playlist of some great 360° videos that I put together.  These work great in the YouTube app on iOS and Android devices but you can also view them in your browser on your computer.

  • 5th Grade Getting Ready for Ameritown!!

  • 3rd Grade made blankets for their senior friends.

  • Mrs. Jacobs and Mr. Massine shooting a movie with Mrs. Jacobs classroom!

Crayola Drive
FSE is participating the Crayola drive again this year. Please send in worn out markers and help us turn them into fuel!  Check out the link below to see more info.

Lets beat last year's numbers (2036) markers.

Fall Conferences are Coming Up!
You will receive (if you haven't already) the sign up form from your child's teacher to sign up for fall conferences.  Please adhere to the evening times that we have allotted so we can ensure all families are able to have a time.  At these conferences you will hear about the progress your child is making in the following areas:
  • ROCKS traits
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Update on any personalized plan your child may have goals for.
There will be a time in the conference for your student to share their work and a time for the teacher to discuss student progress in academic areas.

PTO Updates
Trunk our Treat
We Need Your Trunk!  Please sign up for Trunk or Treat scheduled for October 28th.We need at least 25 trunks to make this a fun night.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

10-6-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Dates
Friday, October 7th NO SCHOOL: Teacher work day
Monday, October 10-14 NO SCHOOL: Fall Break
Friday, October 21st, 8am FSAC Meeting in the Learning Commons

Brite Nite was a Success!
Please read this letter from our entire DC community leaders.
I am so incredibly proud to be a part of the FSE staff and community.  This event was outstanding and raised over $16,700 for the Brite family.  Check out some of the awesome pictures below.

Flagstone School Accountability Committee.
We are still looking for anyone who might be interested in filling our vacancy.  If you are please fill out this survey.

Dismissal Change
In order to ensure our students safety we are constantly refining our practices as we see needed changes or tweaks. Our staff has been discussing our dismissal policy, one that has been in effect since the building opened, and felt is was time to make a change to ensure greater staff supervision. We started this week with the following procedures:
  • At 3:57 pm K-3 staff will walk their classes out of the building and this will be their dismissal time.
  • At 4:00 pm 4-6 staff will walk their classes out of the building and this will be their dismissal time.
  • If you have an older sibling that usually meets a younger one for dismissal they will be allowed to be dismissed to their siblings class at 3:57.
Let us know how you think this is working!

School Safety
Please help us monitor who is in our building at all times by always signing in and out at the front office.  If you need to pick up your child during the school day please come to the front office, sign them out, and we will call them to the office.  We appreciate your partnership in this.


Backpack Program is looking for non-perishable breakfast foods, soups, and canned fruits and vegetables to be donated. We appreciate all the help! :) Have a wonderful fall break.

Flagstone TRUNK or TREAT Coming SOON!!

Flagstone Halloween Parade Guidelines

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