Fun Week Updates, Closing out Accounts, etc.

June 5 - 2:47PM

Good morning,

The forecast has kept us hopping lately, so I am afraid to make a judgement yet about Wednesday's trip to High Point. We are considering the possibility of making Thursday a rain date for the trip, yet I realize the effect it may have on some of you who took days off, made arrangements, etc. It is a tough decision, because our main goal is to give our students a really fun day of memory-making for their last week of school, but I truly hate to inconvenience people. We will make our final decision tomorrow so that we can get a more accurate look as to how the weather will turn out. It looks right now that Thursday will give us at least a partly cloudy day and the temperature will be almost 10 degrees warmer than Wednesday. Stay tuned!!!

Also, with all of the activities recently I have not been in my office at all, so this week I will spend the mornings in the office catching up with many things and afternoons with my students. I did not allow the system to generate statements for June yet because I wanted to update and look at each account to make sure that all is in order to send you all your final bills. I still do not have many Community Service Vouchers and cannot generate credit for your time until I receive them. I should have all accounts finished and billed out by Wednesday, so you only have today and tomorrow to get those vouchers to me for credit, otherwise you will not receive credit for time worked here at FOG. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill one out! They are located on our website in our Forms section and I will also attach them once again to this email.

Have a good day, Miss Deb

More Community Service Available

May 30 - 7:17PM

One more thing!

I forgot to mention that during our Open House we can always use some parent help that you can use toward Community Service credits. We could use help in the food area during Open House - helping to serve food, making sure the food table stays neat and well-stocked, etc. We could also use someone to monitor the bouncy house, or monitor the popcorn machine or the cotton candy machine (we will be making maple sugar cotton candy). We also could use people to help pack up things at the end of the day - tents, washing dishes, bringing in tables, etc.

Let me know if you are interested!

Thanks, Miss Deb

Community Service Voucher

May 26 - 5:25PM

Dear Parents,

Attached is another copy of the Community Service Voucher. Please fill in any Community Service you have performed this year so I can credit your account. Without the voucher, you will be responsible to pay the Community Service Fee that has been attached to your account all year.

Thank you and I hope you all enjoy your long weekend!!!

Download Community_Service_Hours_Served.docx

Fresh Produce at FOG!!

May 26 - 2:04PM

Good afternoon,

I am happy to announce that the Earthman Farm, which is right up the street from us, will be setting up a produce table here at FOG! Miss Liz, Earthman's daughter, is a teacher here and we discussed how nice it would be if parents could come during drop off and pick up times and leave with some fresh veggies and herbs!

Earthman (Dennis), although he cannot claim his farm as "Certified Organic," does use organic methods in growing his vegetables. The veggies brought here will be freshly picked and will still be chock full of important nutrients that often gets lost when produce sits on shelves and in boxes for days.

When we get the table set up here, there will be a price per pound and it will be a self-serve, honor system for buying your veggies. His prices are amazingly low. You can also visit the farm and pick your own veggies when his sign is out stating he is open as you pass by.

Thanks Miss Liz and Dennis, for bringing your healthy goodness to our school! We can't wait to see the table set up soon!

-Miss Deb

IMPORTANT - Schedules for the last couple of weeks

May 26 - 11:04AM

Good morning all,

This time of year it seems like time is passing by at lightning speed and we all can't seem to catch it and slow it down!

I decided to let the Bake Sale drop this week since it was such an intense last week with the play and I didn't want to ask more of parents this week besides Parent Conferences. I hope you all enjoyed speaking with the teachers in conferences and that you are satisfied with the job we have all done with your children this year. We are so thankful for our wonderful parents and awesome kids!

Below you will find some explanations and updates about what is coming until school is out for the summer:

  1. Open House - Our 20th!! It is next Saturday from 11 to 3 - you should all have received the invitations by now in your folders. This day is a fun day for our current families and any new families that would like to spend some time with us. Spread the word and bring as many people as you wish! We always have a fun day - We ask that everyone contribute a little food so we have a great old-fashioned family barbecue, along with a bouncy house, goat walking, games for kids, maple syrup cotton candy, a popcorn machine to snack from all day, classroom tours and displays, music for kids with Miss Nicole from Music Together, and lots of other fun things to do! We will also have a special 8th grade graduation for our two graduates this year at 1 PM. There will be a sign up sheet for food items on the gate by the playground and also one in the Seedlings classroom for you all to fill in.

  2. Don't forget that next Friday is a half day so we can set up for Saturday! Dismissal at 11:30.

  3. Also don't forget that we are closed this Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

  4. FUN WEEK is what we call the final week of school. I have taken a look at the extended forecast so I am scheduling the following (hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate!):

Monday, June 5th - Water Fun Day - All kids will bring bathing suits, sunscreen, towels, change of clothes and water shoes. We will play with water in the playground and the Elementary/Middle kids will also be doing a biological assessment of our stream - finding macro-invertebrates among the rocks, which they love to do!

Tuesday, June 6th - Field Day - The kids participate in fun outdoor games. All kids must wear sneakers - no open toed shoes or sandals that day please!

Wednesday, June 7th - Our annual trip to High Point State Park for all families. We meet there at 10 am and let our kids have fun at the beach together for the day. More information will be sent home about this event.

Thursday, June 8th - Movie Day - The kids pretend they are in a theater and get to chomp on popcorn and drinks while they watch a film together.

Friday, June 9th - Last Day of School / Half Day - Dismissal at 11:30 - Ice Cream Sundae Day - All kids get to build their own sundaes! For any kids with allergies, please send in items for them to eat so they don't feel left out. We also appreciate any donations of ice cream or toppings!

Last but not least - Don't forget to sign up for our Sunflower Camp that begins on June 19th!! Miss Lisa and Miss Melissa will be teaching the kids all kinds of fun lessons and outdoor activities!

Have a lovely day, Miss Deb