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.
Once again the Fall River community has proven to be generous and caring. This year we collected 3,955 items of canned and non-perishable food for the Community Food Shares program. Your generosity goes a long way! Thank you to the Student Council members and parents who stayed after school on December 14th to help box and transport all of the items to the front of the school. We worked hard, but it was fun to see so much love! Student Council wishes you all a very happy holiday!
December is upon us and we will be doing our annual Candy Cane BINGO class with some awesome gourmet candy canes for prizes. We will also have Crackpots in for a class to make a great mug for warm drinks on those cold days. Our late start programming for December 7 will be Space Time for Kids doing a presentation called, “So you want to be an astronaut…”. Twin Peaks Youth Sports will be hosting a Basketball Skills Clinic and our cooking class for this month is Holiday Sweet Treats with Apple Pie punch. If you have any questions or concerns, please
Our robotics program is off to a great start! Students are working on this year’s challenge from Vex IQ and attending scrimmages and tournaments. Thank you to students, parents and staff for making our growing robotics program successful.
We are having a hard time believing that it is December already! We hope that all of your children are having a great school year so far. Just wanted to send a quick reminder about a few things in the lunchroom: Please do not send your children with soda of any kind to school for lunch, we try very hard to promote and serve a healthy lunch and would greatly appreciate if you would save your soda for a treat at home. Also Inta Juice is 1.50 each time we have it, if your child has the funds in their lunch account they may use that or you may send money in with them at any time.
GT testing for 1st graders will be in December. Parents of nominated students will receive notification of qualification letters in Fox Folders.
Parents of students identified as GT are invited to attend the PTO meeting on December 12, 3:35-4:45. Glenna Alexander, Elementary GT Curriculum Specialist for SVVSD, will be speaking about GT at Fall River and beyond. Also, student ALPs will be available for parents to read and sign. Hope to see you there!