In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we explore Inquiry-Based Learning, Thinking Differently About Digital Devices, and visit with one of our schools as they learn about Slam Poetry with local expert Joaquin Zihuatanejo in partnership with High Plains Library System.
With cold and flu season headed our way, just a reminder of our medication administration policy… Please do not send any medication prescription or over the counter to school with your student unless we have a Permission to Medicate form completed by a doctor. Please call if you have any questions. Thanks for your support!
Now that Fox Trot, fall conference meals, and Fall Clean-up Day are over, the PTO would like to extend its thanks to all of the volunteers that have helped make these events successful! Special recognition goes to Michaela Aiken for taking on the task of coordinating our fall conference meals.
We can’t believe November is here already. October flew by for student council. We presented each Kindergartner with a decorated ROCK and note to welcome him/her to Fall River and as a reminder that Fall River ROCKS!
Members also voted on a new t-shirt design for Student Council. We should be getting them soon and we are excited. Thank you to Jennifer Melvin, a Fall River Parent, for designing and creating them for us.
We wrapped up our month with the Halloween Dance where members ran the concessions stand. That is certainly a popular place at Fall River.
As gratitude is about expressing your appreciation for what others do for you, what better time is there than the holidays to help your children understand and appreciate all you've done for them - and will continue to do?
In an effort to empower students to find “good fit” books, we added Lexile color codes to Fall River Elementary library books. This is an ongoing process but most Picture Books and Fiction Books have been Lexile color coded. Lexile Framework for Reading is a great program that connects students with books that are at their own appropriate reading level. To find out more about the books your student is interested in and whether they fit into their Lexile range go to www.lexile.com.
We just finished GT assessments for grades 2-5. Identification results will be coming home in Fox Folders in the next couple of weeks. (1st grade testing is in January.) 5th grade GT students are participating in a Lunch Bunch book study of the book The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids by Judy Galbraith.