Parent Communication

School Messengers are text and email alerts sent to families to keep them informed about school events and activities. Information about the system and how to ensure your family stays informed is available at the link below. Phone messages to families will be reserved for urgent situations. 
 
August 18

Bus routes for the 17-18 school year will be posted today for families at WCPSS Bus Routes. Families should review the route number and stops carefully as they may not be the same as last year.

Kindergarten families are reminded that tomorrow is the Marbles Museum Kick Off to Kindergarten 9am-4pm. It is a free event for all rising kindergartners and their families and a great way to prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten and have lots of fun, too!

Due to required staff training events and Back to School Staff Meetings, the front office will be closed on the following dates and times:

·         The FWES Front Office will be closed the morning of Monday, August 21st and will open at 1:00pm. Registrations will be accepted on August 21st from 1:30-3:30pm.

·        The FWES Front Office will also be closed all day on Tuesday, August 22nd. It will reopen on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8:30am.

 

 
August 15 
We are a week away from the 2017 Eclipse. Inquirers can find out more about the Eclipse and learn how to participate in viewing it safely here: 2017 WCPSS Solar Eclipse Info. What an exciting Science experience to be a part of this summer!

We are continuing to schedule medication drop off/sign in appointments for families to avoid the rush at Open House- please call 919-460-3469 to come by early to drop off your child’s medications needed at school.

Volunteer registration is also currently available on the computer in the front office. If you want to get your registration processed for the beginning of the year- or get your approval transferred from another school- you will want to come this week. The office is open 8:30-11:45am and 1:00-4:00pm all week. Read more about the process- Volunteer Registration for 2017-18

Bus Routes and stops will be posted at WCPSS Bus Routes on Friday, August 18th. Please check as stops and or routes may have changed and will not be the same as last year!

Teacher Assignments and Class Rosters will be posted at 4:30pm on Thursday, August 24th at the front of the school. Families may come by after 4:30pm to find out your child’s teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Open House to meet the teacher and complete MANY important beginning of school activities will be Friday, August 25th from 8:30-11:00am. More information about Open House is included in the Back to School Newsletter 2017.

New FWES Fax #: 919-704-2196  for doctor’s to fax 1702 forms for medication or other information needing to be sent to the school via fax.

Schedule Changes for FWES Front Office: 

Due to required staff training events and Back to School Staff Meetings, the front office will be closed on the following dates and times:

The FWES Front Office will be closed the morning of Monday, August 21st and will open at 1:00pm. Registrations will be accepted on August 21st from 1:30-3:30pm.

The FWES Front Office will also be closed all day on Tuesday, August 22nd. It will reopen on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8:30am. 

 
August 11

School Messenger will get busier as we get closer to the start of the year to keep our families informed- Thank you for reading through the messages so you are aware of important school information.

Back to School packets should have arrived to your home address this week with lots of back to school information to read through. All of the information in the packet will also be posted to the website in the Back to School 17-18 section by this weekend.

Don’t forget you can schedule a time to bring and sign in your child’s medication prior to Open House- please call 919-460-3469 to set up a time. Appointments are necessary because only particular staff are allowed by law to sign in medications. All forms and the original bottle/box with the Rx on it are required for medication to be accepted by the school.

The PTA Hospitality Committee is looking for committee members to help throughout the year with showing amazing hospitality to our fantastic staff. Please contact Ushma Shukla, ushukla.pta@gmail.com if you are interested in helping. The first event is the Welcome Back lunch on Monday, August 21st from 11:45am-1:00pm and the PTA would love to have a large, enthusiastic group to welcome back the FWES Teaching Staff that day!

New FWES Fax #: 919-704-2196  for doctor’s to fax 1702 forms for medication or other information needing to be sent to the school via fax.

Schedule Changes for FWES Front Office:  

Due to required staff training events and Back to School Staff Meetings, the front office will be closed on the following dates and times:

The FWES Front Office will be closed the morning of Monday, August 21st and will open at 1:00pm. Registrations will be accepted on August 21st from 1:30-3:30pm.

The FWES Front Office will also be closed all day on Tuesday, August 22nd. It will reopen on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8:30am.

Keep reading- FWES is #82 nationally with 248,190 minutes read- can we cross a quarter million minutes?! Log minutes here: Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Stay tuned- next week information about the Eclipse on August 21st will be included with the reminders!

 
August 4

Be on the look-out for EOG score reports for 2016-17. They were mailed to families this week. Use this link to learn more about the information included in the report: http://www.wcpss.net/Page/18071.

Thanks to all of our families who completed the new process for the before/after school program registration. At this time, both of our programs are filled and both have significant waitlists.

Almost all documents for this school year have been updated and posted to the school website for review by our families. Back to School 2017-18  Additional documents will be posted as needed. 

Today we are excited to welcome three new International Teachers to Cary as they become part of our FWES team for the 2017-18 school year. Laura is from England, Mark is from Ireland and Shannon is from Jamaica and they can’t wait to meet all of you!

Have a wonderful weekend- more reminders and updates will be on the way next week! 

July 31

Wow! It's almost August and that means a new school year is just around the corner- we can't wait! 

Here are some reminders for our families as we begin to get closer....

  • Gardening Helpers are needed in our FWES Community Garden on the next two Wednesdays: August 2nd and 9th at 9am in the FWES Courtyard- all FWES families and friends are invited! We provide our harvest to the Dorcas Crisis center to share with families in crisis. 
  • Before and After School digital "line up" link will be active on the school website at 9am on Tuesday, August 1st- if you would like to get in line for a spot in either program, please use that link to timestamp your place in line. More information about the process can be found at the top of the FWES Home Page
  • Back to School documents for 2017-18 have been updated on the website and can be found at the Back to School link on the right side of the home page. Documents include the FWES Parent Handbook, Carpool Procedures, How to Volunteer, etc. 
  • Volunteer Registration! We want YOU to be our volunteer:) Returning approved volunteers must renew their registration at any WCPSS school before October 31st- this also applies to families new to FWES who were approved volunteers at other schools (you will reactivate and indicate FWES as one of your schools for 17-18). The school office is open most days from 8:30-11:45am and 1:00-4:00pm for anyone interested in registering early. There are days from August 17-24 that the office will have limited office hours due to the return of the teachers and back to school staff events, so please monitor the calendar on the website for changes in the office schedule. 
  • Email and text notifications- The School Messenger system allows schools to share important information with families through email and text messages. If you are not getting one or the other, it is likely that we do not have you correct contact information or for text messages, you did not choose to "opt in" to receive them. Please contact the main office at 919-460-3469 and we will work to assist you so that you can stay informed throughout the year. 
  • Kindergarten families should have received information on Kindergarten specific items for Back to School in the mail- if not- please contact the office so we can verify your mailing address. 
  • ALL FWES families will receive the full Back to School mailing the week of August 7th with LOTS of information to help you prepare to come back and know what to look for during Open House on August 25th. 
  • Keep Reading! We are at 214,000+ minutes and are 88th in the nation for reading this summer with the Scholastic Summer Book Challenge. Be sure to log your minutes and those students reaching 1500 and/or 2000 minutes will receive a special recognition at the start of the school year! 
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