• 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.

    To assist our Spanish speaking families we will have Spanish speaking support each morning in the main lobby from 8:45-9:10am. 

    Every school day at Farmington Woods, we will have a bilingual faculty member at the entrance of the school. Mrs. Gravino, will help you from 8:45 to 9:10 if you have a question, have a problem or need information. When Mrs. Gravino is not present, Ms. Radichi will be available. We will try to help you with pleasure!

    Todos los dias de escuela en Farmington Woods,  tendremos a un miembro de la facultad bilingue a la entrada de la escuela. La Sra. Gravino, le ayudara de 8:45 a 9:10 si usted tiene una pregunta,  tiene algun problema o necesita informacion. Cuando la Sra. Gravino no este presente, el Sra. Radichi estara disponible. Les trataremos de ayudar con mucho gusto!

     

    November 12, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Bundle Up your Student! The weather after tomorrow's rain is expected to be quite cold the rest of the week- Winter Weather cold. Please note that we follow WCPSS guidelines about outdoor activity and will go outside daily unless the temperature is below 32 degrees. Thank you for making sure your child is dressed for some fresh air each day- coats, hats and other winter weather gear, too! 

    Winter Weather Clothing Guidelines- please note: Students who are not dressed appropriately for the outdoor weather may be provided with alternate indoor active experiences for safety. 

    Conferences Continue at FWES: Conferences continue at FWES this week. Please make sure you sign up to meet with your student's teacher to learn about their progress this first quarter and how you can partner to support success at home. Thursday evening conferences will be scheduled until 7:00pm. 

    Q1 Report Cards: Thank you for your patience as technology systems do not always cooperate. Please look for your child's Q1 report card on Friday, November 15th. Please keep the report card and any additional documents for your records and then sign and return the envelope to your child's teacher. 

    For 3rd Grade Parents- AIG Explorers Program Information for 2019-20

    Carolina Hurricanes - Readvolution - Updates! Stormy

    All WCPSS elementary students will be given the challenge of 20 minutes of reading outside of the school day! Students who achieve the goal of reading 800 minutes throughout the September 30th - November 22nd. will receive two (2) complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game. 
    For every finished book, see your teacher for a paper hockey puck to add to the READvolution Banner displayed in the hall outside the Inquiry Center. 

    As of 11/11/19 30 FWES students have met the 800 minutes of reading to earn 2 complimentary ticket vouchers- keep reading so you can join the READvolution! 

    FWES has met the goal of 2020 books read- and that # is still growing!!!! So our school will be enetered into a drawing to participate in the Cool School Field Trip to PNC Arena! Way to read IB Learners! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Game On! Apex Global Fun Run! Thank you to all of our FWES families for your support of the Global Fun Run! If you have not finished collecting all pledges, please do so as soon as possible so we can announce our final total earnings that will go directly to serve all students and our school. 
    • Book Fair is on the Way November 14-22! Volunteers will also be needed to help- stay tuned!  
    • Every Thursday Night: Every Thursday night, Pizza La Stella on Kildaire Farm Rd will donate 10% back to FWES PTA if you mention FWES PTA! 

     

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Knowing my words and actions affect others

    • Monday, November 11- Veteran's Day Holiday- No School 
    • Tuesday, November 12- Picture Re-Takes 8:45-11:30am only; 10:00am 3rd Grade Check In
    • Wednesday, November 13- 2nd Grade Walking Trip (Gilfillan/Pusateri); 10:00am 3rd Grade Check In
    • Thursday, November 14- 2nd Grade Walking Trip (Quinn/Ingalls) 8:00 Chess, Planeteers; Conference Night 4:30-7:00pm; PTA Chili Cook Off for Teachers! 
    • Friday, November 15- Report Cards Home for Q1; 2nd Grade Walking Trip (Madden/Bulla)

     

    FWES Monday Folder Items: 

     

    November 4, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    PTA Global Fun Run is Thursday! Families are invited to come out and cheer on your student during our Global Fun Run on Thursday. PTA will have a sign in table in the lobby and then families will need to walk around to the field for the event (see times below). Students should make sure they are dressed appropriately for the fun run- tennis shoes/sneakers are a MUST on Thursday. Teachers will distribute the Fun Run T-Shirts to ALL students for the run on Thursday morning.

    Thank you for supporting our PTA as they do sooooo many things that support our students, our school and our IB/PYP magnet program through funds raised at this primary fund raiser of the year! 

    Report Card Delay- from 11/12 to 11/15: The Power School application (student data system for all public schools in NC) was unavailable to teachers and school staff this weekend due to an emergency upgrade needed to fix some problems. As our teachers were unable to access the system to begin completing report cards- we are going to delay the date they will be sent home from Tuesday, November 12th to Friday, November 15th to provide our fantastic staff the time they need to complete the report cards and narrative comments. Information about your child's progress will be shared as part of your conference with your child's teacher- it is just the process required to enter it all into the system to print a report card that will be delayed. 

    Upcoming Testing/Assessments: 

    • CogAt Testing- All 3rd Graders: All 3rd graders in NC participate in the CogAt testing in November. The CogAt assesses a student's cognitive ability, similar to an IQ test. Results will be sent home with families when they are returned.
      • Please make sure your 3rd grader is on time to school on November 4th, 5th and 6th to participate in this testing in their classroom. 
    • NC Check Ins: The state provides schools with quarterly Check In Math assessments to provide teachers with information on how well students mastered the standards from each Quarter- in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. These assessments are given on line and have been scheduled by grade levels at a time that best meets their needs in the next two weeks. Please contact your teacher if you have additional questions. 

    FWES Conference Window- November 1-15, 2019: Please make sure you sign up with your child's teacher to partner with the classroom to support your child's learning through a parent conference at the end of Quarter 1. Teachers will have evening conferences from 4:30-7:00pm on Thursday, November 14th. If you have not received information yet- please contact your child's teacher(s) directly to get on the schedule. 

    For 3rd Grade Parents- AIG Explorers Program Information for 2019-20

    Carolina Hurricanes - Readvolution - Sept 30 - Nov 22Stormy

    All WCPSS elementary students will be given the challenge of 20 minutes of reading outside of the school day! Students who achieve the goal of reading 800 minutes throughout the September 30th - November 22nd. will receive two (2) complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game. 
    For every finished book, see your teacher for a paper hockey puck to add to the READvolution Banner displayed in the hall outside the Inquiry Center. 
    For the school-wide component, schools that collectively read 2,020 books between Sept. 30 and Nov. 22 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in this year’s Cool School Field Trip to the PNC Arena in Spring 2020. If your school is selected from the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip, students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from the players.

    From FWES PTA:

    • Game On! Apex Global Fun Run has begun! Pep rally was Friday and students have all materials they need to collect pledges for laps they run on November 7th. Thank you for your support of our school and PTA projects to support the school! 
    • National School of Excellence for Survey- PTA: The FWES PTA is applying for the National School of Excellence PTA Award. The online survey below asks you to rate your family’s experience at Farmington Woods on a variety of engagement points. If you are unsure or not affected by a question, please answer “unknown.” If you have personal experience or knowledge about a question, please select the answer that best reflects your experience.

      If you find you have comments or questions you would like to ask, please send them to me at vicepresident@fwespta.org. PS- We had no control over the questions or the answer choices so those comments should be sent to National. 

      Please complete the surveys before Nov. 5th.

      Survey Part 1

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YZHTKK6

      Survey Part 2

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2VJJV2H

    • Every Thursday Night: Every Thursday night, Pizza La Stella on Kildaire Farm Rd will donate 10% back to FWES PTA if you mention FWES PTA! 
    • Book Fair November 14-22! Volunteers will also be needed to help- stay tuned!  
    • Every Thursday Night: Every Thursday night, Pizza La Stella on Kildaire Farm Rd will donate 10% back to FWES PTA if you mention FWES PTA! 

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength is Bravery: You act with mental, moral or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary. 

    • Monday, November 4- 9:30am 3rd Grade CogAt testing; 2:00pm Magnet Info and Tour
    • Tuesday, November 5- 6:30am Arrival-6:45am Departure (no waiting on late students) 5th Grade Trip to Charlotte Motor Speedway- Return 4:30pm (family pick up in lower lot); 9:30 3rd Grade CogAt testing; 1st Grade to Wakestone Quarry (Morrissette, DiOrio, Long)
    • Wednesday, November 6- 8:00 Cross Country Cubs (new date due to Fun Run on Thurs.)
    • Thursday, November 7- 8:00 Coding, Green Thumb, Planeteers; 4:15 Table Top Games; Global Fun Run!!! 9:30 PreK, 1st, 4th; 10:25 2nd, 3rd; 11:20 K, ECS, 5th (Visitors Must Sign in at the Lobby before coming to the track)
    • Friday, November 8- 8:30 Walk to School Day Kildaire Plaza (Guest Walkers Kollauf, Kidd and Holste); PTA Coffee Chat 9:00-9:45am in Lobby; 1:40 4th Grade NC Check In

    Note- Monday, November 11th is a Holiday for Veteran's Day there is no school for students or staff. Thank you to all who have served or have family who have served! 

    Monday Folder Items:

    Mrs. Pierce was out last week so the November Newsletter will go home with students later this week. 

    All other Monday Folder Items for 11-4-19 are included in the news messages above. 

     

    October 28, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Volunteer Status- last week to renew quickly- renewal takes less than 3 minutes!!! Must be completed before 4:30pm on Thursday, October 31st at ANY Wake County School.  Volunteers who were approved for the 2018-19 school year may reactivate their volunteer status, however, if not reactivated before October 31st- you will have to complete the entire registration form and return to the end of the line of the 100s of volunteers in WCPSS waiting to be processed- please renew this week! 

    Carolina Hurricanes - Readvolution - Sept 30 - Nov 22Stormy

    All WCPSS elementary students will be given the challenge of 20 minutes of reading outside of the school day! Students who achieve the goal of reading 800 minutes throughout the September 30th - November 22nd. will receive two (2) complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game. 
    For every finished book, see your teacher for a paper hockey puck to add to the READvolution Banner displayed in the hall outside the Inquiry Center. 
    For the school-wide component, schools that collectively read 2,020 books between Sept. 30 and Nov. 22 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in this year’s Cool School Field Trip to the PNC Arena in Spring 2020. If your school is selected from the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip, students will have the opportunity to see a Hurricanes practice, participate in fun activities, and hear from the players.

    FWES Conference Window- November 1-15, 2019: Please make sure you sign up with your child's teacher to partner with the classroom to support your child's learning through a parent conference at the end of Quarter 1. Teachers will have evening conferences from 4:30-7:00pm on Thursday, November 14th. If you have not received information yet- please contact your child's teacher(s) directly to get on the schedule. 

    FWES Campus Safety Reminders: 

    • Dogs are Not Allowed on FWES Campus: Dogs are not allowed on FWES Campus during arrival, dismissal or any other time when students are in attendance (such as before/after school program). If you have a dog with you during arrival or dismissal, you will need to remain off of the campus on Hampton Valley Road. WCPSS policy 4203 defines animals in schools/on campus and for the safety of all students, staff and visitors, you must please remain off campus if you have a dog with you. 
    • Carpool Traffic on Hampton Valley Road: The Cary Police Department worked with the FWES community to create our current traffic pattern- right turns in and out ONLY during arrival and dismissal. Hampton Valley Road is a 2-lane road- therefore, passing vehicles lined up to enter the campus is against traffic laws. Cary Police has been notified by several parents concerned about safety and issued several tickets this week to cars passing vehicles on the double yellow line. Thank you for making safety, not your convenience, a priority when arriving to the FWES campus during active arrival and dismissal times. 
      • Reminders
        • Hampton Valley is a TWO LANE ROAD- DO NOT PASS STOPPED VEHICLES- double yellow line does not allow for passing
        • Right turns only- in and out of FWES carpool loop
        • Carpool Procedures Video Reminders

    For 3rd Grade Parents- AIG Explorers Program Information for 2019-20

    From FWES PTA:

    • Game On! Apex Global Fun Run has begun! Pep rally was Friday and students have all materials they need to collect pledges for laps they run on November 7th. Thank you for your support of our school and PTA projects to support the school! 
    • Every Thursday Night: Every Thursday night, Pizza La Stella on Kildaire Farm Rd will donate 10% back to FWES PTA if you mention FWES PTA! 
    • Book Fair is on the Way November 14-22! Volunteers will also be needed to help- stay tuned!  

     

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength is Creativity: You come up with new and original ways to think about and do things. 

    • Monday, October 28- Apex Global Fun Run- Game On Activities Begin
    • Tuesday, October 29- 9:30am Kindergarten Letterland Parade! Junior Achievement in 2nd Grade 9:30-11:30am; 2:00 5th Grade NC Math Check In Assessment
    • Wednesday, October 30- Junior Achievement in 2nd Grade 9:30-11:30am
    • Thursday, October 31- PTA Reflections Arts Contest Entries Due; Regular School Day- Weather Make Up from 9/5
      • Note: There is no celebration of Halloween during the school day as we maintain our focus on curriculum content. Students may NOT wear costumes to school or bring sweet treats to share with friends. Thank you for your cooperation! 
    • Friday, November 1st- Teacher Workday- No School for Students

     

     

    October 21, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Volunteer Status for New Volunteers: WCPSS reported to principals that the background check system has been back logged with volunteer applications and they did not have a time line for when applications would be processed. We are aware that many of you registered 6-8 weeks ago and are checking the system regularly for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as the safety of our students is our most important responsibility! 

    Returning Volunteer Reactivation: **If you are a returning volunteer- PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR STATUS LAPSE or you, too, will be the same situation as new volunteers (see above) and unable to volunteer or attend field trips. 

    Returning WCPSS volunteers must reactivate their volunteer status by going to ANY Wake County School and registering. Reactivation takes only a few minutes- but if you do not reactivate- you will be at the END of the line of the volunteers addressed in the first paragraph:) 

    The last date to reactivate your volunteer status is Thursday, October 31st!!!

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength: Perspective- You appreciate that people see things in different ways. You have the ability to undersarnd the world from mulitple points of view. 

    • Monday, October 21: 2nd Grade Sharings- Global Percussion with Beverly Botsford
    • Tuesday, October 22: Kindergarten Trip to Duke Performing Arts Center; ECS Program to Page Farms; 1st Grade Walking Trip (DiOrio/Long); 4th Grade Read to Achieve Test (select 4th Graders); TEK Clubs after school
    • Wednesday, October 23: 1st Grade Walking Trip (Byrd/Edwards)
    • Thursday, October 24: 8:00 Clubs: Chess, Planeteers, Green Thumb
    • Friday, October 25: 7:45am PTA Board Meeting; 8:15am Ringers and Singers; Apex Fun Run Pep Rally- PM (times TBA depending on weather)
    • Saturday, October 26: WCPSS Magnet Fair- Panther Creek High School 9am-12noon

     

    FWES Monday Folder Items: 

     

     

    October 14, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Volunteer Status for New Volunteers: WCPSS reported to principals that the background check system has been back logged with volunteer applications and they did not have a time line for when applications would be processed. We are aware that many of you registered 6-8 weeks ago and are checking the system regularly for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as the safety of our students is our most important responsibility! 

    Returning Volunteer Reactivation: **If you are a returning volunteer- PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR STATUS LAPSE or you, too, will be the same situation as new volunteers (see above) and unable to volunteer or attend field trips. 

    Returning WCPSS volunteers must reactivate their volunteer status by going to ANY Wake County School and registering. Reactivation takes only a few minutes- but if you do not reactivate- you will be at the END of the line of the volunteers addressed in the first paragraph:) 

    The last date to reactivate your volunteer status is Thursday, October 31st!!!

    Thank you to FWES PTA! Because of the fund raising and budget of the FWES PTA, we are excited to have two cultural arts related events at FWES this week- an artist in residence with 2nd graders and a musical performance for ALL students! The United Arts Council of Wake County Artists in Schools project also helped with a portion of the funding for these events. 

    • Science of Sound Residency in 2nd Grade: For the next week, Global Percussion Musician Beverly Botsford will be working with every 2nd grade classroom as they study the science of sound. They will explore sound production on instruments from around the world, explore how sounds in different cultures are similar and different and do some creating of sound on their own. 

    2nd Graders will share their learning with families on Monday, October 21st: 

    • 9:40am Gilfillan/Pusateri
    • 10:40am Bulla/Madden
    • 2:45pm Quinn/Ingalls

    2nd Grade families are invited to come and join your students' classroom sharing next week!

    • Cultural Arts Performance- Global Percussion- Beverly Botsford- Monday, October 14th 9:30am 3rd-5th Grades; 10:30am K-2nd Grade. 

    Pencil Box! The schedule change started last week has made a huge difference and MANY more students were able to shop- so we will continue the shopping rotation as described below:  

    • Tuesdays will be for K-2 shoppers only
    • Thursdays will be for 3-5 shoppers only

    Thank you for making a note and for shopping with the Pencil Box! 

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength: Integrity- You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely. 

    • Monday, October 14: Cultural Arts Performance- Global Percussion with Beverly Botsford
    • Tuesday, October 15: TEK Clubs after school
    • Thursday, October 16: 8:00 Clubs: Coding, Planeteers, Battle of the Books, Cross County Cubs; 4:15 Clubs: Table Top Games; 6:00pm PTA Parent Learning: Keeping Children Emotionally and Physically Safe in Today's World- FWES Inquiry Center
    • Friday, October 18: 8:15am Ringers and Singers 1st Meeting (bus riders may join when they arrive)

     

    FWES Monday Folder Items: 

     

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Calendar Notes:

    • Tomorrow- Tuesday, October 8th is Election Day in the FWES Cafeteria
      • No visitors for lunch as students will eat in classrooms
      • Before School will enter by Art Room Doors- park in lower lot
      • After School Pick up will be moved, too. 
    • Wednesday, October 9th is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students

    Pencil Box Update! We have experienced extra interest in shopping at our PTA Pencil Box this year with lines wrapping around into the cafeteria. As the pencil box is only open until 9:05am, we have had to cut off the line so that students can be in the classrooms by 9:15am. 

    To try to assist, beginning Tuesday, October 8th: 

    • Tuesdays will be for K-2 shoppers only
    • Thursdays will be for 3-5 shoppers only

    Thank you for making a note and for shopping with the Pencil Box! 

    5th Grade Ringers and Singers! Forms due to Mr. Pestana by October 16th! 

    Ringers and Singers Sign Up 2019- 5th Graders Only

    Angel Tree Nominations- Due October 21st to Leah Frahm, FWES Social Worker

    Angel Tree Request Form 2019- also in Spanish

    Angel Tree Parent Letter 2019- also in Spanish

    FWES Fall Campus Clean Up- Saturday, October 12th 8:30-10:30am- Come join our school community in some fall sprucing up of our two garden areas and other outside areas of our 22 acre campus. All size hands are invited to come help. Please bring tools if you have them:) 

    Yearbooks- Pre-Sale pricing at: Josten's Yearbooks

    PTA Family Learning: Keeping Children Physically and Emotionally Safe in Today's World 6-8pm- October 17, 2019

    PTA Reflections Competitionnotification of participation due October 1st- final projects due October 31st

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength- Be Present and Give Others Your Attention

    • Monday, October 7th- Magnet Info and Tour 9:45am
    • Tuesday, October 8th- Election Day in FWES Cafe; Fall Pictures for ALL Students; TEK Clubs begin after school
    • Wednesday, October 9th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students
    • Thursday, October 10th- 8:00 Chess Club and Planeteers
    • Saturday, October 12th- Campus Clean Up 8:30-10:30am

    FWES Monday Folders 10-7-19

    What's News in the Woods October 2019-   October Newsletter with School and PTA Information

     

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Mark your calendars- 

    • Tuesday, October 8th is Election Day in the FWES Cafeteria- No visitors for lunch as students will be eating in their classrooms
    • Wednesday, October 9th is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students
    • October 31st is a Regular School Day! WCPSS has moved the weather make up day from November 1st to October 31st
      • Note- There is no celebration of Halloween during the school day as we maintain our focus on curriculum content. Students may not wear costumes to school or bring sweet treats to share with friends. Thank you for your cooperation! 
    • Friday, November 1st is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students

    October Walk to School Day- Friday, October 4th- Families are invited to join Mr. Eller and our guest Walkers Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Thompson at Kildaire Plaza (the one with Starbucks) at 8:30am to walk to school on Friday morning. 

    FWES Fall Campus Clean Up- Saturday, October 12th 8:30-10:30am- Come join our school community in some fall sprucing up of our two garden areas and other outside areas of our 22 acre campus. All size hands are invited to come help. Please bring tools if you have them:) 

     

    FWES PTA Updates: 

    Last week for Box Tops Collection! Top classroom wins Pizza Party so mark your Box Tops with your Teacher's name! 

    RCityRocks PTA Partner- Eat/Shop and FWES PTA gets 20% of your bill- EASIEST way to help your PTA! 
    RCityRocks Information and Directions on how to text your receipt to get 20% sent to FWES. Last year the 42 people registered brought in $ 2370.01. Just think if 100 people or more registered this year. Local family and friends can register to and help FWES! 
     
    Yearbooks- Pre-Sale pricing at: Josten's Yearbooks
     
    Family Skate Night- Jellybeans- Saturday, October 5th- 5-7pm only for Family and Friends of FWES! 
    Family Skate

    PTA Family Learning: Keeping Children Physically and Emotionally Safe in Today's World 6-8pm- October 17, 2019

    PTA Reflections Competitionnotification of participation due October 1st- final projects due October 31st

     

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength- Open Mindedness- You like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine thinks from all sides and don't jump to conclusions.  

    • Monday, September 30th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students
    • Tuesday, October 1st- 1st Quarter Interim Reports Go Home with all students
    • Wednesday, October 2nd- Custodian Appreciation Day! Show our 4 custodians how much we appreciate all they do to support our school! 
    • Thursday, October 3rd- 8:00 Cross Country Cubs Club; 
    • Friday, October 4th- 8:00 NewsCrew Meeting; 8:30am Walk to School Day; 9:00-9:45am PTA Coffee Chat in Lobby
    • Saturday, October 5th- FWES Jelly Beans Family Skate 5-7pm

     

    FWES Monday Folder Documents: 

    Quarter 1 Curriculum Resources for Parents 

    Math K-5- Family letters, video resources and more to support family partnerships! 

    Kindergarten Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2

    1st Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2      

    2nd Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2    

    3rd Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3       

    4th Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3       

    5th Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3       

     

    English Language Arts (ELA) 2nd-5th  (WCPSS working on K-1 documents)- Review texts and content with ideas for supporting ELA homework at home

    2nd Grade Q1       Q1 Spanish

    3rd Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3           In Spanish: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

    4th Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3           In Spanish: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

    5th Grade Q1: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3           In Spanish: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

     

    September 23, 2019

    FWES Announcements

     

    Mark your calendars-

    • Monday, September 30th is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students
    • Wednesday, October 9th is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students
    • October 31st is a Regular School Day! WCPSS has moved the weather make up day from November 1st to October 31st; November 1st will be a Teacher Workday. 

    School Attendance (including late arrivals and early check outs) Guidelines: Mrs. Frahm, our school social worker, monitors student attendance at FWES. She has included information below as a reminder to families the importance of regular school attendance in order to support student academic growth. The instructional day is from 9:15am to 3:45pm. Even being 15 minutes late or checked out 15 minutes early daily will result in 44 hours of lost instructional time over the course of a school year. Every minute counts! 

    Reminder that notes to excuse absences must be returned immediately. Families with students who have excessive absences (even if excused) will be notified by the school and offered support through the social worker. 

    Please review the information below: 

    Attendance Guidelines    Attendance Guidelines- Spanish

    Too Sick for School         Too Sick for School- Spanish

     

    FWES Cafeteria Angel Fund: In the next couple of weeks, our Cafeteria will have set up an Angel Fund to assist students without lunch money. Please review the information linked here and consider a donation to this fund. 

     

    FWES PTA Updates: 

     
    RCityRocks PTA Partner- Eat/Shop and FWES PTA gets 20% of your bill- EASIEST way to help your PTA! 
    RCityRocks Information and Directions on how to text your receipt to get 20% sent to FWES. Last year the 42 people registered brought in $ 2370.01. Just think if 100 people or more registered this year. Local family and friends can register to and help FWES! 
     
    Yearbooks- Information about FWES Yearbook Pre-Sale is coming home in folders today. Pre-Sale $20 pricing will go up after the pre-sale period. Josten's Yearbooks
     
    Family Skate Night- Jellybeans- Saturday, October 5th- 5-7pm only for Family and Friends of FWES! 
    Family Skate
     

     

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength- Teamwork- You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good. 

    • Monday, September 23rd- First Day of Autumn! 
    • Friday, September 27th- 7:45 PTA Board Meeting; 3rd-5th Grade Bluegrass Concert (part of International Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC) 9:30am- Thank you to United Arts Council of Wake County for this free concert for our students
    • Monday, September 30th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students! 

     

    FWES Monday Folder Documents: 

     

     

    September 16, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    Family Partnership Curriculum Night- Unlocking Learning at FWES: We are very excited to see so many of our famlies on Thursday night. We hope that your family and your student enjoyed the time together and got useful information to support learning. 

    To assist us in planning for future events to develop learning partnerships- Whether or not you attended- please complete this brief survey to give us your feedback: Family Partnership Curriculum Night Feedback

     

    FWES Cafeteria Angel Fund: In the next couple of weeks, our Cafeteria will have set up an Angel Fund to assist students without lunch money. Please review the information linked here and consider a donation to this fund. 

     

    To Be Eligible for Prizes- all must be turned in by Friday, September 20th!!! Go Play Save PTA Fund Raiser: Books have been sent home with all students. Books sent will need to be purchased and the money returned to the PTA mailbox or the book returned to school if the family does not wish to purchase the book. All $ and book returns are due by Friday, September 20th. 
     
     
    RCityRocks PTA Partner- Eat/Shop and FWES PTA gets 20% of your bill- EASIEST way to help your PTA! 
    RCityRocks Information and Directions on how to text your receipt to get 20% sent to FWES. Last year the 42 people registered brought in $ 2370.01. Just think if 100 people or more registered this year. Local family and friends can register to and help FWES! 
     
    Yearbooks- Information about FWES Yearbook Pre-Sale is coming home in folders today. Pre-Sale $20 pricing will go up after the pre-sale period. Josten's Yearbooks
     

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    It's not too late to register for a TEK Club!

    Please contact TEK to register: duval@teachingenrichmentkids.com

    Break Out - Ms. Grice (4-5)

    STEAM Stories- Ms. Marasco (K-1) 

    Amazing Artists- Ms. Smith (2-5)

    STEMtastic Science - Ms. Packer (2-5)

    Clubs run October  8-November 12 (Tuesdays) 4:15-5:30

    Forms and club descriptions may be found here:http://www.teachingenrichmentkids.com/farmington-woods-clubs.html

     

    This Week at FWES:

    P2 Character Strength- Curiosity-You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything. 

    • Monday, September 16th- Instructional Assistant Appreciation Day! Hispanic Heritage Month Begins! Club Information for 19-20 Home with 1st-5th Graders; Box Tops Collection Begins; 5:30 Board Advisory Council mtg- District 9 at West Cary Middle School
    • Wednesday, Septmber 18th- FWES Spiritwear Orders Due!
    • Thursday, September 19th- Club Applications due by 3:45pm- NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED! 
    • Friday, September 20th- Go Play Save Orders, $ and Books Due! FWES Spirit Day- wear your spiritwear or Blue/Yellow

     

    FWES Monday Folder Documents: 

     

    September 9, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    We hope all of our families and extended families are safe from Hurricane Dorian. We are excited to welcome our students and families back to FWES this week! 
     

    Family Partnership Curriculum Night- Unlocking Learning at FWES- Thursday, September 12th- mark your calendar! 

    Students are Encouraged to attend with Families- The Evening Events will include:

    • Time to review resources for supporting students at home with academics and curriculum standards
    • Discussions about student goals for the year and how to support the student in achieving their goal(s)
    • Opportunities to learn more about the learning that will take place in the classroom
    • Engagement opportunities for families in the classroom

    Classroom Sessions with your Teacher- 5:30-6:00pm or 6:40-7:10pm attend one for each student's teacher

    PTA Meeting (Budget Vote and Updates for 19-20) 6:10-6:40pm in Cafeteria

    Specialists and Special Areas Teachers will be in the Inquiry Center for families to visit in between classroom sessions and PTA Meeting

     
    3rd Grade Beginning of Grade (BOG) Reading Test- The BOG must be given after the 1st 10 days of the school year. Due to the weather days last week, the date of the test has been moved to Thursday, September 12th from 9:30-12:00. 3rd Graders need to arrive on time to school as they will not be allowed to enter the testing setting after testing has begun. Students will also not be allowed to leave a testing setting while testing is occurring. Please check appointment schedules to avoid any conflicts. Thank you!  Students who miss the BOG will participate in a make up test session that is TBD.
     
    Walk to School Day has been rescheduled for Friday, September 13th- Meet Mr. Eller and guest walkers Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Edwards at Kildaire Plaza at 8:30am and walk to school with your student and friends! It is a great way to get the day started with the fresh air and heart pumping! 
     
    PTA Pencil Box- Our PTA sponsors the Pencil Box at FWES. The Pencil Box is a small school store with items priced from $.25- $3.00 and the store is open before school from 8:45-9:05am in the front lobby. The Pencil Box will open this week on Tuesday and Friday. Beginning next week, Pencil Box will typically be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 
     
    Positivity Project (P2 #otherpeoplematter) Begins this week at FWES: We are looking forward to starting our 2nd year with P2- a daily program implemented in all classrooms that supports the social emotional learning of our students through the understanding of interpersonal relationships. Information is included below for families about the program for your reference. Thank you for supporting the concepts of P2 at home! 
     
     
    Power Pack Application: All families will receive a copy of the Power Pack Permission Form for 19-20. Families who have food challenges may apply to receive extra food on Friday afternoons in the students' book bag to assist with feeding the family over the weekend. Please direct any questions to Leah Frahm, school social worker. 
     
     
     

    Yearbooks- Information about FWES Yearbook Pre-Sale is coming home in folders today. Pre-Sale $20 pricing will go up after the pre-sale period. Josten's Yearbooks

    TEK Clubs- TEK Clubs are provided for a fee by an outside agency renting space at FWES. WCPSS and FWES do not sponsor or endorse the programs being offered. All questions or concerns should be directed to the contact information below.  

    Registration forms should be turned in at FWES on Friday, September 13- Families can send registration forms with the student or they can be delivered by the parent. Payment may also be made on line at the address below. 

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    TEK Club forms go home Monday, September 9.
    Registration is Friday, September 13 from 8:45-9:15 in the FWES lobby.
    Forms and TEK Club descriptions may be found here if needed:
     
    Please contact TEK with any questions.
    Duval Fisher 919-612-2982

     

    This Week at FWES:

    • Monday, September 9- P2 Begins- Other People Matter
    • Wednesday, September 11- TGA Golf Begins for those students registered
    • Thursday, September 12- 3rd Grade Beginning of Grade Reading Test 9:30-12:00; Family Partnership Curriculum Night- Unlocking Learning! Classroom Sessions 5:30-6:00pm and 6:40-7:10pm; PTA General Membership Meeting (budget vote) 6:10-6:30pm
    • Friday, September 13- 8:30 Walk to School Day Kildaire Plaza

     

    FWES Monday Folder Documents: 

     

    Septmber 3, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    What a great 1st week of the school year! Thank you to all students and families for returning to FWES with smiles and a joy for learning- it is a great way to start the year! 

    We are thrilled to have all of our Kindergarten Students with us now- starting their journey as IB Learners in our "Big School". Thank you for your patience as our new students and families learn our procedures and expectations. 

    Return Documents: Please return the following forms as soon as possible with signatures and information: Student Locator Card (green); WCPSS Handbook Signature Page; GOLD Agreement and any other documents that apply to your family. 

    1st Day Cover Letter

    Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge closes Friday, Sept 6th. Be sure to have logged ALL of your minutes by then. Remember any student who logs 1500 minutes will receive a summer reading charm and those who record 2000 minutes will be entered in the drawing for the Kindle Fire HD 8s.
     
    Library Pages and Dismissal Crew Applications: Any 4th and 5th graders interested in either Library Pages or Dismissal Crew, applications must be returned to the Inquiry Center by Friday, Sept 6th. See your classroom teacher for the application.
     
    News Crew Applications Due Sept. 10th: 4th and 5th graders interested in applying to be part of News Crew - your application (with completed news story) must be returned to the Inquiry Center by Tuesday, September 10th. News Crew meetings will be held on one Friday morning each month, the exact dates will be announced when news crew selection is made.
     
    Go Play Save PTA Fund Raiser: Books were sent home with all 1st-5th graders on Friday afternoon- those not sent Friday will go home today. Books sent will need to be purchased and the money returned to the PTA mailbox or returned to school if the family does not wish to purchase the book. 
    Go Play Save Prize Flyer- updated big prizes from what was sent home on 8-26-19! 
     
    Power Pack Application: All families will receive a copy of the Power Pack Permission Form for 19-20. Families who have food challenges may apply to receive extra food on Friday afternoons in the students' book bag to assist with feeding the family over the weekend. Please direct any questions to Leah Frahm, school social worker. 
     
    This Week at FWES:
    • Monday, September 2- Labor Day Holiday
    • Tuesday, September 3- Welcome all Kindergarten Students and Families! 9:15am Triumphs and Transitions session for Kindergarten Parents; 9:45am PTA Coffee Chat for Kindergarten Families
    • Wednesday, September 4- Go Play Save Books home with Kindergarten Students
    • Thursday, September 5- 8:00am Harvest Helpers in Courtyard
    • Friday, September 6- FWES Spirit Day! Wear FWES shirts or blue/yellow colors! 8:30am Walk to School Day- Meet Mr. Eller at Kildaire Plaza and guest walkers Mrs. Williams and Ms. Morrissette to walk to school together! Families must walk with their students. 

     

    FWES Monday Folder Documents: 

     

    August 26, 2019

    FWES Announcements

    We are excited to have started our school year today! Every Monday, an email will be sent to FWES families with information and documents for the week.

    We appreciate your cooperation and patience with dismissal this afternoon:) 

    Return Documents: Please return the following forms as soon as possible with signatures and information: Student Locator Card (green); WCPSS Handbook Signature Page; GOLD Agreement and any other documents that apply to your family. 

    1st Day Cover Letter

     

    FWES This Week:

    • Monday1st Day of School; Kindergarten Staggered Entry A-E
    • Tuesday- Kindergarten Staggered Entry F-L
    • Wednesday- Kindergarten Staggered Entry M-R; GOLD Rotations with Classrooms
    • Thursday- Kindergarten Staggered Entry S-Z; GOLD Rotations with Classrooms
    • Friday- FWES Spirit Day; Go Play Save Books home with 1st-5th Graders; 1:15pm Kindergarten Class Lists Posted; 1:30-2:30pm Kindergarten Open House- Meet your teacher and bring supplies! 

    Note- Monday, September 2nd- Labor Day Holiday- No School for Students or Staff

             Tuesday, September 3rd- 1st Day for ALL Kindergartners! 

     

    FWES Monday Folder Documents

     

    August 19, 2019- Monday Folder Preview:) 

    Hello FWES Families!

    Not quite the first official Monday Folder but some items that may be helpful heading into this week to share. We are looking forward to seeing you and especially your students soon! 

    If you are new to Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary- each Monday our electronic folder will be sent out to families with documents and information about the school and calendar. Please make sure you review the information carefully so you do not miss important events and deadlines. We look forward to seeing our 1st-5th graders on Friday at Open House! 

    Week Before School Info: 

    • Class Rosters Posted- Thursday, August 22nd 4:30pm
      • FWES PTA Playground Picnic- Thursday, August 22nd 4:30-6:30pm with Brewster's Ice Cream

     

     

     

     

     

    • Many more Back to School documents and information is found on our website- check it out if you have additional questions or want additional information!