Thank you to everyone who attended our PTO meeting in January! We will be having our next PTO meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018, from 6-7p. Childcare will be provided. In addition to our usual business, our special discussion topic this month is the upcoming renovations to our school made possible by the passage of the bond measure in November 2016. Curious how things will look different next school year? Joining us for this meeting will be the architect working on the renovations to Fall River that will take place this spring and summer.
Please do not send students to school if they have a fever or have had vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours. Let’s keep everyone as germ free as possible! Also a reminder to not send medications to school with students unless we have a permission to administer medication signed by a doctor. This includes over the counter medications as well.
Fall River hosted The Fox Rocks Robotics tournament again this year. Students from the St. Vrain Valley School District and surrounding areas met for friendly competition on January 27th. This event is a qualifier for state and world tournaments coming later in the year. Thank you to Mr. Medlock, The Innovation Center, the Fall River Robotics teams and all the volunteers that made our tournament a success!
5th grade Fall River Elementary yearbook cover designs have been on display, and the winners were recently announced! Congratulations to Natalie Shaeffer and Ella Staples for having their designs selected to be on the 2017/2018-yearbook cover. Natalie’s will be on the front, and Ella’s will be on the back. Students that participated in the design challenge are very excited to see their art on display, and it’s been fun to hear students declare which artwork they would choose for the cover.
In Preschool we are just wrapping up a study on Music. Wow! We have learned so much! We have learned some new words like tempo, pitch, vibrate, conductor, musician, and audience. We wrote some songs for hand bells and performed them for our families at a music concert. In writing these songs, we were reminded that we read and write from left to right. We learned that songs can have repeating patterns. Also, we have been learning about feelings and how music can change our feelings.
The months are flying by. We’re already in the 2nd month of 2018 and that means state testing is right around the corner. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Fall River always work so hard during this time and the members of student council want to wish all of them good luck while testing. We will be making bookmarks and giving each student a good luck gift. They are a lot of fun to assemble and just add that little extra incentive to always try your best.