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Monday Folder Materials for Families to Review
 
*In an effort to conserve resources, electronic copies will be used for most items unless a family elects to have a paper copy sent home. Please review this information each Monday to stay informed about Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary.
 
April 24, 2017
Important FWES Phone Update Information- The school's phone system is being upgraded tomorrow, April 25th to a new system. After the upgrade, you will notice some changes when you call the school. We will all be learning the new system together and as we learn more, it will be shared with our families.  
 
This Week's Events:
Tuesday, April 24th- 1st Grade to NC Zoo (late return- parent pick up required); 4th Grade to NC Symphony
Thursday, April 27th- Student Led Conferences 4-7pm; Book Fair Family Night 5-8pm 
 
Spring Book Fair Information 2017 - Family Night is Thursday, April 27 from 5-8pm
 
April 17, 2017
Important FWES Communication Notes for Families:
1- The school system is changing to a VOIP phone system and that change will take place at FWES on April 25th. The main phone number will remain the same, but there will be a series of prompts available to direct your call to the appropriate staff member. Staff members with office phones will have extensions that can be used to reach those individuals. In addition, prompts will allow callers to access basic school information when calling. We appreciate your patience as we transition and learn more about how to best utilize the system effectively. 
2- Changes are coming to the School Messenger system as voice messages will be phased out this spring and replaced with only text and email messages except in emergency situations. Please make sure your #s and email address on record with the school are current and that you keep them updated to remain informed.  
 
Events This Week:
Tuesday, April 18- 3rd Grade Trip to NC Museum of Art 
Thursday, April 20- Night 1 for Student Led Conferences 4-7pm; G3 AIG Parent Meeting 6pm Villa 1 
Friday, April 21- Family Marathon and Fitness Day Event- 9:50-10:30 (PreK, ID Mod I, Kinder and 4th); 10:40-11:20 (ID Mod II, 2nd and 3rd Grades); 11:30-12:10 (1st and 5th Grades)- families sign in at office and walk around to meet students on the field
 
 
April 3, 2017
 
Spring Break is April 10-14, 2017- Have a great Break!  
 
March 20, 2017
 
Sample Family Culture and Heritage Google Slide- if you choose this option- "share" in Google with mjohnson3@wcpss.net to have your slide included in the front lobby slide show during Love the World week. 
March 13, 2017
Farmington Woods IB/PYP Elementary Magnet School received a National Merit award from Magnet Schools of America and named a Magnet School of Excellence for 2017! The award is based on magnet program implementation, commitment to diversity and student achievement. Mrs. Pierce will travel to the National Conference to pick up our award the end of April and we look forward to celebrating together!  
 
Kinder Family Fun Day - Monday morning event for Kindergarten Families!  
 
World Dance Order Form- English and Spanish- Order by Friday, March17th!
Sample Family Culture and Heritage Google Slide- if you choose this option- "share" in Google with mjohnson3@wcpss.net to have your slide included in the front lobby slide show during Love the World week. 
 
March 6, 2017
Spring Pictures are Today!
Identi-Kid Photos are tomorrow- but only for students who pre-order. Forms went home and extras are in the front office.
 
World Dance Order Form- English and Spanish- Order between March 6th and 17th!
Sample Family Culture and Heritage Google Slide- if you choose this option- "share" in Google with mjohnson3@wcpss.net to have your slide included in the front lobby slide show during Love the World week. 
 
Events this week:
2nd Grade Walking Trips: 9:30 Wednesday for Puryear/Burke; 9:30 Thursday for Madden/Bulla and  12:30 Friday for DiOrio/Gilfillan
PTA Cultural Arts- Friday 9:30 and 10:30 Capital Transit Band
 
 
February 27, 2017
Spring Picture Information is coming home today for Individual and Classroom Pictures on March 6th
Identi-Kid pictures are pre-order only- Pictures will be taken on March 7th 
Sample Family Culture and Heritage Google Slide- if you choose this option- "share" in Google with mjohnson3@wcpss.net to have your slide included in the front lobby slide show during Love the World week.  
 
February 20, 2017

Calendar Option School Application Period is February 22-28, 2017.  Early Transfer Application Period is February 22-28, 2017

For more information regarding the application process, please visit WCPSS Change Your School Information.  Applications should be submitted online at http://www.wcpss.net/Page/276

 
February 13, 2017 
Love the Bus Week- NC Bus Driver Appreciation Week- show your appreciation! 
Wed and Thurs AM Carpool Pick up of Wake Up and Read Book Donations
Thursday- 2nd and 1st Go for the GOLD Celebration Event 
Exhibition is Thursday and all families are invited to attend- 6:45-7:45pm!
5th Grade Parents- Middle School Registration Information Session in cafeteria 6:15-6:45pm on Thursday while your student gets ready for Exhibition 
 
Parent Chaperones needed for the PBIS Going for the Gold Bowling Field Trips! In order to chaperone you must be an approved Wake County Volunteer! Chaperones will not be able to bowl with students due to limited space and will need to meet their grade level at the Bowling Center. (Buffaloe Lanes - 151 High House Road) 
1st Grade - February 16th at 9:45
2nd Grade - February 16th at 11:00
3rd Grade - February 21st at 9:45
ID MOD/PreK - February 21st at 9:45
5th Grade - February 21st at 11:00
Kindergarten - February 23rd at 9:45
4th Grade - February 23rd at 11:00
Please email your classroom teacher or Mjohnson3@wcpss.net if you would like to attend!
 
Cary Chamber Honor A Teacher Nomination 2017 - due February 24th- nominate one of our amazing teachers! 
 
Information about Publix support for FWES PTA is included in folders
1st Distribution of Jump Rope for Heart donation rewards this week (next one on 2/20)- no cash- online or checks to American Heart Association Only  
 
February 6, 2017
Early Release on Friday, February 10th at 1:15pm
 
Inquiry into Black History Month- Due Feb. 20th for those who choose to complete 
Wake Up and Read Book Donation -AM Carpool Pick up on Weds and Thurs
Jump Rope for Heart Begins! - Donation forms coming home today- only online or checks
 
January 30. 2017
Events This Week: 
Monday- One Book One School Book Distribution for All Students 
Tuesday- 3rd Grade Families Invited to presentations at 2:15pm in Classrooms- How the World Works
Thursday- 5th Grade Exhibition groups present to panels for feedback  
Friday- Walk to School Day for February- 8:30pm Meet at Kildaire Plaza
 
 
January 23, 2017
Friday, January 27th is the 1st of 3 make up days for the weather days missed in early January. Friday is a regular school day for students and staff. 
  
Family Marathon and Fitness Fun - Register by February 27th and start collecting those miles and fitness data! Final event is April 21st
February Box Tops Competition- Start cutting those box tops- this year is the last year of the program so look for ALL you can find to support our PTA! 
 
January 17, 2017
Friday, January 20th is Early Release at 1:15pm. 
 
No new information is going home this week.
Family Evening Concert Information from FWES PTA:
Would you like to hear performances from our 5th grade hand bell choir and the amazing a cappella group Transit Vocal? Would you like a chance to WIN Farmington Woods Spirit Wear, Tickets to GO APE Tree Top adventure, Tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game, a gift certificate to Graceful Expressions Dance Studio or BASKETS of goodies containing the following fun themes??

ARTS & CRAFTS

BAKING

BOOKS

CHESS

CHOCOLATE

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

MOVIE NIGHT

NAIL POLISH PARTY

STAR WARS

If so, buy your tickets to the Family Evening concert here: http://farmingtonwoodspta.org . Tickets are $4 until the day of the concert, then they are $5 at the door. Raffle tickets are $1. Doors open at 6PM. Raffle drawing will be at 6:45pm- arrive early to purchase raffle tickets and choose your baskets before the raffle begins. 

Bring your parents, neighbors and grandparents! You are sure to have a great time, and we hope you’ll buy LOTS of raffle tickets! All ticket sales benefit the Ringers and Singers hand bell program. 
Note Due Dates below:
Due Wednesday, January 18- Go for the Gold Bowling Trip - permission slip is linked in January 9th folder materials if needed
 
January 9, 2017
 
Family Evening Concert Info and Ticket Order Form - orders are due by Tuesday, January 17th for the concert on January 19th. 
 
Go for the Gold Bowling Field Trip Information - all students should return the permission slip by January 18th to attend.
If you need an extra copy of the permission form it can be found here: Bowling Permission Form or Bowling Permission Form (Spanish). Please refer to the Field Trip Information to fill in your student's field trip date and time. 
 
January 3, 2017
Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is Thursday, January 5th from 9:30am-3:00pm.
 
Winter Weather Information For Families 2017 - Make a note of procedures for winter weather and where to find information
FWES Spelling Bee Information 2017- Check the calendar for grade level dates for Round 1 and 2 the next two weeks
Healthy Active Students for 2017- Reminders for the New Year about healthy snacks and Walking to School- Friday, January 6th is January Walk to School Day
 
FWES AIG Nomination Window 2nd Semester- Ends Friday, January 6, 2017 
 
December 19, 2016
Gift of Reading Log 2016 - due by 3:45pm on Tuesday, December 20th to be entered into drawing for gift of books- all logs submitted by Tuesday at 3:45pm will receive the snowflake Read Around the World Charm! 
 
Gift of Reading 2016 - Wednesday is Pajama Day- students must wear shoes that allow them to function safely during the day- including PE/Recess. Read Together times are listed on the flyer and registered volunteers are invited to come read in the classrooms during that time- please contact your child's teacher if you plan to come read. 
 
FWES Spelling Bee 2016 - Round 1- Classroom Written Bees; Round 2- Grade level finalist Bees- check Google Calendar on Website for dates and times for your child's Bee- info about word lists, rules, etc. are included in this flyer. 
 
Winter Break- December 22, 2016- January 2, 2017
Students return and the office reopens on Tuesday, January 3rd. Continue to give you child and your family the Gift of Reading throughout the break! We will see you all next year- Happy New Year!  
 
Winter Weather Info for Families 2016-17 - With the brief winter weather this weekend, it is important that all families are aware of the schedule adjustments in the event of inclement weather. 
 
December 12, 2016
Lost and Found is FULL- check it out if you are missing cold weather gear!  
Gift of Reading Log - Due with parent signature by Tuesday, December 20th at 3:45pm
FWES Spelling Bee 2016 - Classroom bees are first 2 weeks in January- start practicing now....
Winter Break Food Drive Flyer - Help the PTA collect food for power packs
 
 
 
December 5, 2016
Gift of Reading 2016 - reading logs will be sent home on 12/12/16
 
November 28, 2016 
Tomorrow is the last day to support 2nd Graders Action Project for a flooded school in Lumberton, NC. PLEASE send in school supplies to help this school on Tuesday, November 29th.
 
FWES Spelling Bee Info 2016-17 - Getting ready through classroom bees, then grade level bees then final FWES Spelling Bee on January 24, 2017! 
 
This Friday, December 2nd is an Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:15pm! 
 
November 21, 2016
No School November 23-25, 2016 for the Thanksgiving Holiday
 
Help 2nd Graders help a Flooded School - collecting through November 29th- pick up some items while you are checking out the sales over the Thanksgiving Holiday and help the students at this school in Lumberton, NC
 
November 14, 2016
 
 
Keep up to date throughout the 2nd Quarter with the Standards at your child's grade level:  
 
November 9, 2016- update
 
November 7, 2016
Updated! Election Day Information - please read- updated information about school schedule and procedures for tomorrow's 2 hour delay and election in our cafeteria
 
Global Fun Run Update - pledges due by Thursday, November 10th to be prize eligible- only $1500 to go!!!!
 
 
FWES Book Fair Information for Parents Book Fair will be November 14-18 with Family Night November 17 from 5-8pm!
 
 
October 31st, 2016
 
Election Day Information- 2hr Delay Note- There is a 2 hour delay on Tuesday, November 8th!  
 
PTA Sponsored Global Fun Run Pep Rally was today- PTA has organized a great event and 100% of the money raised will support the PTA and FWES Projects! 
 
Walking to and from School From Healthy Schools Leadership Team (Walk to school Day Nov. 4th)
 
PTA Cultural Arts Events 2016-17  Thank you for your support of PTA Fund Raising
Special Education Open House- WCPSS- November 3rd For all WCPSS Parents of Special Education Students
Honor Your FWES Connected Veteran Page  Use this page to honor your Veteran at FWES
 
 
October 24, 2016
A lot of information about FWES events... 
 
PTA Sponsored Global Fun Run Pep Rally was today- PTA has organized a great event and 100% of the money raised will support the PTA and FWES Projects!
 
Chick Fil A Spirit Night Thursday, October 27th! Come see our staff on Thursday night! 
PTA Cultural Arts Events 2016-17  Thank you for your support of PTA Fund Raising
Special Education Open House- WCPSS- November 3rd For all WCPSS Parents of Special Education Students
Honor Your FWES Connected Veteran Page  Use this page to honor your Veteran at FWES
Walking to and from School From Healthy Schools Leadership Team
Election Day 2 Hour Delay  Note- There is a 2 hour delay on Tuesday, November 8th! 
 
October 17, 2016
 
Don't forget Fall Box Tops 2016 Competition Continues through October
 
PTA Spiritwear Orders should arrive October 24th!
 
Early Release on Friday, October 21st at 1:15pm 
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 10, 2016
Make up Day for October 10th will be on Monday, October 31st
 
Don't forget to Read Around the World- Africa for October! See below for the forms needed.
 
October 3, 2016
 
September 26, 2016
Early Release on Friday at 1:15pm. 
PTA Reflections Arts Contest - Application (not projects) are due Friday, September 30

NC State Fair Ticket Pre-Order for FWES- scroll down to the Wake County Public Schools Offer and enter       State Fair Tickets School Membership Code 414 to benefit Farmington Woods. 
 
September 19, 2016
*Don't forget to join the PTA  Membership Form Link  $6 Single; $12 Family
 
Second - Fifth Graders: Make sure to check out the Club Descriptions and fill out the Club Application. The application must be returned by Thursday 9/22 by 3:30. 
 
NC State Fair Ticket Pre-Order for FWES- scroll down to the Wake County Public Schools Offer and enter       State Fair Tickets School Membership Code 414 to benefit Farmington Woods.  
 
Curriculum Standards for Q1 
 
Specialists Standards for 1st Semester by Grade 
 
September 12, 2016
Curriculum Night September 15th Information -Join us to learn about your child's curriculum and teacher expectations- Specialists and Special Areas teachers will also be set up to share
  
Healthy Active Students at FWES -*Note new information about school efforts to promote healthy food and lifestyle habits. Please do not bring large sugar based treats for birthdays such as cupcakes or large cookies- other ideas and options are included in this information. 
 
Parents - one last call! The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a document that guides the work of our teachers and staff as we nurture IB learners. Families are a vital part of the learning that occurs at Farmington Woods and we are looking for parents who wish to serve on the school improvement team. The team will meet at least twice a quarter to review student data trends, instructional practices and monitor the implementation of the current plan. If you are interested in the join the team, please contact Elizabeth Plotkin (eplotkin@wcpss.net). All members of the School Improvement Team, included staff, are voted upon. The PTA will vote on the nominated parents for the 2016-2018 school improvement plan on Thursday, September 15th.  Please submit all names by Tuesday, September 13th. We hope you will join us as we ignite learning that last a lifetime!
 
NC State Fair Ticket Pre-Order for FWES- scroll down to the Wake County Public Schools Offer and enter       State Fair Tickets School Membership Code 414 to benefit Farmington Woods.  
 
PTA Spiritwear Order Form - orders due by September 21st- place orders in the PTA Blue Mailbox in Lobby
PTA Outreach Needs - please review for school clothing donation needs
 
September 6, 2016
*Don't forget to join the PTA by Friday, Sept. 9th to get a Free Ticket to the World Dance! Membership Form Link
*2nd-5th Graders: $3 for Agendas are due to PTA by Friday, September 9th. Send in envelope with student name and the word agenda on outside and put in blue PTA Mailbox. Thanks! 
 
August 29, 2016- 1st Day of School
 
August 5, 2016- Back To School Mailer
 
 
 
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