If you have recently had your student immunized, please send a copy of the updated immunization to the Health Office so that we can update our school immunization records. In addition, if there are any changes in your student’s health condition(s) (i.e., new allergy or no longer has an allergy) please notify the Health Office so that we can make necessary changes to our records. As always, thanks for your continued support.
December 5-12 was Computer Science Education Week. Students at Fall River have computer science opportunities throughout the year, as we have focused on the five strands of computer science in the computer lab (Collaboration, Computational Thinking, Computers and Communication Devices, Computing Practices and Programming and Community/Global/Ethical impacts).
Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who came to our December meeting. We hope to be able to repeat the snack-and-chat portion at a future meeting, so watch for your second chance at treats and socializing. There is NO meeting in January; our next general PTO meeting will be on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 3:35p.
Even though we aren't having a meeting this month, there are a couple of PTO events coming up.
Thanks to all of you who helped support the art program by purchasing products from the Original Works program and Artsonia.
5th grade is working on the Fall River Elementary yearbook cover design. Each student will be creating a cover design for the yearbook; the completed design will be hung in the halls of the school to be judged by the faculty and staff. The two works that receive the most votes will be on the cover of the 2016-2017 yearbook.
This past month has been a busy one in preschool. We read several versions of The Gingerbread Man and compared the characters, setting, problems, and solutions. The kids planned how they wanted to decorate their gingerbread cookie and created a shopping list for the teacher. They then decorated and ate their cookies. The children made a special gift for family members and wrote letters to Santa. Families were invited to enjoy some holiday songs and poems.
Preschool registration begins on January 2 for the 2016-2017 year. Kindergarten registration will go until January 17.