One More Thing

April 26 - 1:26PM

Dear Parents,

Now, my brain is going to pop soon.....

I forgot to mention that, after our free demo from the United Martial Arts Center (UMAC), they offered us a great deal to teach the Sprouts on a weekly basis for 4 weeks, so I am going to foot the bill in order that ALL of our Sprouts are able to take the class! The classes begin next Wednesday from 10:15 to 10:45. If your child does not normally attend on Wednesdays, you are certainly welcome to bring them and stay with them for the half hour class each week. The dates are May 4, 11, 18 and 25.

I will send home permission slips that must be signed in order for your child to participate.

And then one more thing..

Just so you all know, since the play is approaching fast, the Sprouts will be viewing the movie, The Lorax, a number of times so they, as non-readers, can fully understand the movie and their part in the play. We will also have combined rehearsals with the Elementary/Middle kids so that all children know where to be, when to come in, etc. It's an exciting time for the kids!

Hopefully I didn't miss anything else! Miss Deb

Swim Club Begins Next Week!

April 26 - 1:26PM

Dear Elementary/Middle Parents,

Swim club is our annual Phys. Ed. activity for May. I just realized it is next week! We will be doing Thursdays from 1 to 2 (May 5, 12, 19) and Tuesday, the 31st. All days are from 1 to 2 at the YMCA in Hardyston. Prices vary depending if all kids sign up for it, but I can't imagine why you all wouldn't. It's usually really cheap. She is emailing me the price structure and I will let you know that asap. I just wanted to get this part of the message out today!

I will send home permission slips with price info this week!

Some Calendar Items to Note

April 26 - 1:25PM

Good afternoon everyone on this rainy (but much needed) day,

I wanted to update some calendar items and remind you of some already scheduled for May:

  1. On May 5th, Laura Norton from the county health department will be coming to give the Elementary/Middle kids a program on nutrition. This program is free of charge to us.

  2. On May 13th, we are going to try a spring camping trip for the Elementary/Middle kids - families and siblings of those kids are invited. I had stopped this second annual camping trip years ago because it always rained on our scheduled trip in the spring, but we are going to try it again. This time it will be at my house! There is a hydropower station and a dam nearby to take the kids to that involves our theme this year too.

  3. May 20th is THE LORAX!!! Yikes! We have so much yet to do to get ready! Don't forget to think about and work on your child's costume(s)!!! I will be giving out the sign jobs for those couple of people who asked for them this week. We still need a lot of props on that list, so please make sure you look over that list I sent a couple of weeks ago. I really can't afford to buy those props for the play. It is a half day of school and the play begins at 6 PM and there is an admission fee of $10 per person. Students and staff do not pay admission.

  4. On May 24th, the Elementary/Middle students are going to the American Museum of Natural History. I decided this instead of the play I was looking at. The cost is so much less and we can see so much more. I will send home information on this trip shortly.

  5. May 25th and 26th are Parent/Teacher Conferences. These are half days. Also there is a Bake Sale on those two days.

  6. We are closed on May 30th for Memorial Day.

A busy month!!!! Make sure your calendars are properly marked!!! I am also waiting to hear back from High Point State Park for a field trip for the Sprouts class. I will let you all know when I make that date.

A quick peek at a quick June.....

June 2 - Elementary/Middle kids are going to a special day in the Renaissance Faire.
June 3 - Half day for kids - Open House Set Up June 5 - OPEN HOUSE!!! A fun, fun day for all of our families here at FOG! June 1,2,6,7 - Fun Week! Details to come... June 8 - Last Day of School and Trip to High Point State Park Beach for a swimming day!

Thanks, Miss Deb

Lawn Maintenance Person Needed!

April 20 - 3:05PM

Dear Parents,

We are in need of a new lawn maintenance person for the spring and into the fall this year. This is a tuition exchange opportunity for anyone wanting the job, so it has to go to a family who will be staying with us for the next school year. It requires weekly cutting with our own zero-turn mower, and also weed whacking (I have to buy a THIRD one now that 2 of ours have been stolen out of our barn!). The total job usually takes about an hour and a half each week and it will take $60 per week off of tuition for anyone who is interested.

I need someone who is well versed in operating a zero turn machine and who can also do minor repairs, blade changing if needed, etc. I just paid about $500 for it to be completely serviced over the winter.

I have to give out this job on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get those replies in now if you are interested.

Thank you! -Miss Deb

Props Needed!

April 15 - 2:29PM

Good afternoon folks!

I am attaching a document that is a list of all props that we need from our families. If you are able to lend us or help make any of these props, we would appreciate it. You can send in props anytime and make sure your name is written somewhere on the prop so we can return them after the play.

There are also a bunch of set pieces we need help with - signs, etc., that would be a great Community Service project for those of you who haven't worked your 10 hours yet this year! Let me know if you are able to help with that also.

On the bottom of the attached list, I wrote a list of the props that kids/parents/teachers, including myself, already offered to bring in. If your child offered something and you actually don't have it, let me know and we will change it to the "Props Needed" section.

Thank you all - this play is a big deal to the kids each year and we all work very hard to make the play something fun and entertaining for all - thanks ahead of time for helping our little community produce this play!

-Miss Deb

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