News #3

News #3
Posted on 08/20/2021
News #3

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW

AUGUST 20, 2021

Mission Statement:

MISSION STATEMENT:

Empower. Encourage. Inspire.

Empowering students to be leaders

Encouraging leaders to pursue greatness

Inspiring greatness to change the world

FROM THE PRINCIPAL:

Dear Parents,

It has been an amazing first week and a half of school. The students are getting into their routines and the learning has begun. We are so lucky to have such amazing students and staff.

 

Mr. Sanders and I walk around the building and see the amazing things that teachers are doing and how the students are listening and learning from these great educators. Today, while I was trying to corral over 100 1st graders, Mr. Simmons got his guitar and started singing with the students "If You Are Happy And You know It". We are so lucky to have such a wonderful caring staff.

 

Our goals are to keep great communication with you and to improve the learning and test scores of our students at FES.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

 

Mrs. Gray and Mr. Sanders

TITLE 1 INFORMATION

Title 1 News

 

It was great to talk with all of you during the Meet the Teacher nights that were held at the start of school. The Title staff is busy gathering data and we will be working with the classroom teachers to determine students who will benefit from Title 1 service in reading. Attached, at the bottom of this newsletter, is the Parent Compact Letter and the Parents Right to Know letter. Please contact me with any questions at cklettheimer@flcs.k12.in.us

 

Christa Klettheimer

Title 1 Director

Car Rider Information

CAR RIDER INFORMATION

Just a reminder of how to make car rider's line keep moving and efficient.

 

Dear Parents of car riding students,

THIS IS FOR MORNING DROP-OFF ONLY!! Starting Monday, August 23rd we are going to add lines to the car rider line. This will hopefully speed up the process. From 500 West to where cars are exiting, it must remain two lanes. This allows for cars who have already dropped off children to exit. Once past that spot, however, we will continue to go from two lanes to three lanes. Then, as those lanes are going around the left-turn bend, we will have someone directing traffic from three lanes into four lanes. Please see pictures below for a visual description.

 

It is our goal to get your child to and from your car quickly and safely each day. The car rider line will be most efficient if we follow these simple rules:

 

  • Do not get out of your car. If you need to buckle in your student, please pull out of the traffic line to secure your child.
  • Please have your back car rider sign visible and facing towards those who are looking for it. Remember to always pull forward. When you pull forward you allow several cars to drop off or pick up students at one time thus making this process quicker and more efficient. When you pull forward, we will walk your child from or to your car if needed
  • If your child needs help opening the car door our teachers are there to help them

 

By following these steps, you will help to make our car rider line move very quickly.

Thank you,

 

Mrs. Gray and Mr. Sanders

Recorders Will Be Used in 4th-6th Grade Music Classes

RECORDERS WILL BE USED IN 4TH-6TH GRADE MUSIC CLASSES

Dear Parents,

We are so lucky to have Mr. Simmons as our new music teacher. He loves music and teaching music and he shares this love of music with his students every day. Please support Mr. Simmons as he works with our students by purchasing a recorder for your child to use in music class. Please read below for details.

Mrs. Gray


Hello! My name is Lee Simmons and I am pleased to be the new music teacher here at FES. Starting this year, students in the grades 4-6 will learn music literacy through playing the recorder. A recorder is an inexpensive means for the first steps in instrumental music performance. I’m sending this letter to my students’ parents asking you to purchase a new recorder for your student. The recorder comes with a case and a neck strap, all for only $4.80. Your student will use the same recorder in grades 4-6.

Please complete the form below and return it to Mr. Simmons via your child’s teacher. Please return form below and payment by Wednesday, August 25, 2021.( Please make checks payable to FES; if submitting cash, please secure it in an envelope.) If you need assistance with purchasing the recorder please contact the school office.

Please contact me if you have any questions - lsimmons@flcs.k12.in.us. Utilizing the recorder in music class meets the IN music standards: Cn 1.6.2; Cn1.8.2; C2.5.1; C2.8.1; LR4.5.1; LR 4.8.1; LR5.5.1; LR5.8.1; P8.5.1; P8.8.1; P8.5.2; P8.8.2; P8.5.4; P8.8.4

MRS. HOSS, OUR FES INSTRUCTIONAL/DATA COACH

We are so lucky to have Mrs. Hoss (former 2nd grade teacher) working as our instructional/data coach this year.

 

Her job will be to support teachers with analyzing data that will guide classroom instruction, recommend resources to help students learn, model instuctional techniques that support student learning, stimulate professional instructional conversations, and guide and provide professional development for teachers that will enhance student instruction.

 

Mrs. Hoss is going to make a difference in how the students at FES learn and grow academically.

MEET MRS. HARTLEY

Mrs. Hartley is the new secretary at Frankton. Mrs. Hartley has three kids. Before she came here she was a fitness director at LivRite fitness. Outside of school she loves walking her dogs and watching her son play tennis.

She started working here because she loved the Frankton community and her kids went to school here. Her husband also works here. She said the best moment she has had here so far was meeting all of the wonderful students. When she was little she wanted to be a nurse or wanted to become a teacher, but she always knew she wanted to be a mom.

She has very much enjoyed being the new secretary, she says, ”It is busy but I enjoy it and I’m learning a lot.”

 

Written by: Sydney McCartney, Haleygrace Harrison, and Caydence

Shaneyfelt

FES NEEDS YOUR HELP

There are some opportunities for parents to help out our wonderful elementary school. We are in need of a Parent Group, or a strong community person who can get one created. Here is a list of opportunities we have by which you can help out.

  • One special education Instructional Assistant

  • Substitute Teachers

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Aug 16-Sept. 10: NWEA window open

August 16: Candy Bar Fundraiser Kick Off

September 3: Finish Candy Bar Fundraiser

EAGLE PACKS

Dear Families,

A program has been brought to Frankton Community Schools called Eagle Packs.

This program is a community mission sponsored by the local churches and community members. Each bag will contain consumable food for the weekend (breakfast, lunch, and dinner items plus 2 snacks). This is an anonymous program so your child will not be identified to students as receiving the bag.

 

 

If you are interested in having your child receive a weekend Eagle Pack

food bag, please click on the link below to enroll your child(ren) for the 2021-22 school year. You need to fill out this registration even if you received Eagle Pack bags last year. Please register by Wednesday, September 1, 2021 so that students can begin receiving bags on Friday, September 17th.

 

https://forms.gle/GMEYxbJ2qLsRwHfk8

 

Thank you,

Eagle Pack Committee

*contact us at franktoneaglepacks@gmail or Jenny Hoss 765-754-7545 ext 1113

CANDY SALES UPDATE

Our FES students are doing and amazing job with our candy bar fundraiser. We thank our parents for supporting this effort.

 

Candy news: A student in Mrs. Baldwin's class is our current top-seller, at 12 boxes. Baldwin's class has sold 31 boxes and they are in the lead for first place. Qualls' class is in second with 27 boxes sold. Ward and Beeler are tied for most sellers in their classrooms, with 18 students each selling.

 

Keep up the amazing work.

 

Mrs. Adrienne Wise

COVID INFORMATION FROM MR. FIELDS

August 18, 2021


Dear Parents:


As we head into our second full week in school (and as of this moment) FLCS has had 12 Covid-19 positive students and NO students put into quarantine from contact tracing in schools. We would like to take this opportunity to remind students and parents of some of the key points regarding Covid protocol at FLCS:


  • Please remember to assess your child for any signs or symptoms of illness every morning before you send them to school and keep them home if they are showing any signs of illness. Covid-19 has a wide range of symptoms - however these are the more typical symptoms:

  1. Fever/chills

  2. Cough

  3. Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  4. Fatigue

  5. Muscle or body aches

  6. Headache

  7. New loss of taste or smell

  8. Sore throat

  9. congestion/runny nose

  10. Nausea or vomiting

  11. Diarrhea

  • Any student who is SYMPTOMATIC and is tested for Covid-19 must have a negative PCR (long test). Negative “rapid tests” are no longer acceptable because of the large percentage of false negative results.

  • The Covid-19 Delta Variant is accounting for 95% of Indiana cases. It spreads more easily than past variants - one person can infect 8-9 susceptible people.

  • If your student is “quarantined” please keep your student home and away from others as much as possible and if they develop symptoms of Covid-19, please consider getting them tested. When students are quarantined this means from school, athletics, and all other school-related activities.

  • We encourage anyone who can get vaccinated to do so.

  • Please contact your school building's school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s healthcare. The nurses are glad to walk you through the decision making process.

  • Masks are required on all public transportation according to federal mandates. Therefore all students grade 3 - 12 must wear a mask when on a school bus. Masks are optional for PreK - 2 when on a school bus.

  • In all FLCS buildings....Masks are required for all grades 3 - 12. Masks are OPTIONAL for PK - 2.


Bobby Fields, Superintendent