Skip to main content

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.



Popular posts from this blog

8-17-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming events: August 18th, Fire Drill 9:30 am August 23rd Shelter in Place Drill August 24th, 4pm-8pm FSE Spirit Night at Freddy’s August 24th, 6pm-7pm FSE Back to school night September 8th at 8:00 am Grandparents Day

The Great American Eclipse-- August 21, 2017 On Monday, August 21, FSE students and staff will be given the amazing opportunity to view the solar eclipse via live streaming in their classrooms.  For the safety of all students, all recesses will be held indoors on this day.  We are asking that parents of our part-time kindergarten classroom pick up their children in the classrooms to avoid the temptation of looking up at the sun while waiting for pickup.  While the length of the eclipse will last from 10:23am to 1:15pm that day, the maximum viewing time will be at 11:47am.  If you would like to live stream the eclipse, visit  We hope you’ll talk to your children about this once-in-a-lifetime event! If you would like to check your child out…

17-18 FSE Parent Welcome Letter

July 2017
Dear FSE Families, Welcome back to the 17-18 school year at Flagstone Elementary!  We are excited to see everyone soon and hear about all the fun places and things that happened over the summer.  We have several updates and information included in this communication so get your calendars ready!  
Please welcome our new Assistant Principal!  Click here for her introduction letter.
Calendar of Events 17-18 PTO and School Events Year at a Glance Calendar; This is our list so far, please read all Thursday Blast info as things may change. Click here for the 17-18 Conventional Calendar Flagstone Elementary School Website:  Please refer to the master calendar at the bottom of the front page for updated information. August 10th: First Day of School: 9:10-4:00 FSE Fall Picture Day: August 14th FSE PTO Meeting: August 16th 7:00pm in the Learning Commons Back to School Night: Thursday, August 24th from 6-7pm, there will be two sessions and more information will be coming.  We want to ensure that …

8-24-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Dear FSE Parents, We are hoping that all parents can come to our Back to School Night tonight from 6 to 7 pm.  We will have two sessions one from 6:00-6:25 pm and one from 6:30-7:00 pm in each classroom.  If you do decide to bring younger siblings please be mindful of the noise level when the teacher is presenting the material.  We hope to see all of you here!
Updates This year we adopted a new math program called enVision.  After much research and discussion we felt that this program was the best fit for our students based on feedback from parents and the achievement of our students. Your child's teacher will give you access to the online games and materials to help your children at home with their math achievement.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher should you have any questions regarding this new program. ROCKS: We have refined and updated our ROCKS curriculum to focus more on a growth mindset rather than punitive measures in our teaching of these important character traits.…