• FWES Friday Folder Materials for Families to Review

     

    Thursday, June 13, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video End of School Message

     

    Happy Summer to all FWES Families! Wishing our 5th graders all the best as they transition to Middle School! 



    Last Chance to share your appreciation for FWES Staff for how they cared for and supported students each day in 2023-24! 

    Use this form to share your thoughts by Wednesday, June 12th and they will receive your message before they leave for the summer! 

    Recognize FWES Staff for their great work! 



    Looking ahead to summer and 2024-25 school year….

     

    FWES Office Summer Hours- M-F 8:30am-3:30pm- please call ahead 919-460-3469 and/or check the website for dates when the office will be closed

     

    *Note Summer Reading Camp for several schools will be hosted at FWES the month of July. There will be carpool/buses in the mornings between 8:15-9:15am and dismissal in the afternoons 2:45-3:30pm so be mindful if you are planning a visit to FWES. 

     

    Leaving FWES for 2024-25? 

    Please reach out to the school if you are moving or not returning to FWES for the 2024-25 school year. Our staff are hired based on the number of students enrolled, so when you share that information, the school can ensure appropriate staff are hired to serve their needs. 

     

    Email Marcia Tracy-Dale at mtracy-dale@wcpss.net if you are not returning to FWES (other than 5th graders:). 



    Summer Program at Kirk of Kildaire- Free for ages 3-18! Text to Register- see linked flier for details! 

     

    Local Food Pantry Summer Supports for Families- check out the many locations where meals and food is available for families in the summer months

     

    Summer Academic Resources

     

    Summer Discovery Ed Resources 

     

    School Supply List for 2024-25



    Gardening Flyer

    Our community garden in the courtyard needs your help in the summer- when our produce is most prolific! Please considering signing up below to help out and make sure we continue to supply the Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries with produce for families in need. 

    Sign up to be an FWES Farmer Family  this summer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays! 

     

    Teacher Characteristics Input for 2024-25

    Families are invited to use the form linked above (only the form, please do not send an email) to provide input on the characteristics in a teacher that might serve your child best in the next grade. Remember that teachers can change grade levels, so it is critical that you not provide a teacher’s name, but the things you feel will support your student in having  productive learning year. All input is due by June 15, 2024. 

     

    Club Sponsor Interest for 2024-25

    Please consider sponsoring a club for students in the 24-25. Signing up now, does not obligate you but helps us to see the interest from parents in our community. Thanks! 

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 

    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!!

     

    Friday, June 7, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message 

     

    June 10-14, 2024

    Monday, June 10

    • 5th Grade Chromebooks Collected and checked in by WCPSS- They will be issued new ones at their assigned middle school. 

     

    Tuesday, June 11

    • 9:45am 5th Grade Celebration Event- ticket required- 4 guests per student

    • No Lunch Visitors

    • After School Gardening 4:30-5:00pm- In the Courtyard- all invited! 

     

    Wednesday, June 12

     

    Thursday, June 13

    • Remediation and Readministration of EOG for Select Students

      • Reading and/or Science

    • After School Gardening 4:30-5:00pm- In the Courtyard- all invited! 

     

    Friday, June 14

    • Remediation and Readministration of EOG for Select Students

      • Math and/or Science





    FWES Friday Folder Information:

     

    Last Chance to share your appreciation for FWES Staff for how they cared for and supported students each day in 2023-24! 

    Use this form to share your thoughts by Wednesday, June 12th and they will receive your message before they leave for the summer! 

    Recognize FWES Staff for their great work! 

     

    Last Day of School- Wednesday, June 12th

    • Don’t forget to turn in library books- they were due June 6th! 

    • Students will begin taking home personal and school completed items each day next week. 

    • Report Cards can home with students after 12:00noon (not before)

      • Students absent on the last day will need to come by the school to pick up final report cards or send the teacher a self-addressed stamped envelope to have the report card mailed home. 

    • Personal items left at school will be bagged and stored in the office until August for family pick up. 

     

    5th Grade Celebration Information- for 5th grade Families

    Information was sent directly to 5th grade families through Talking Points and School Messenger, but is here for reference as needed.


    We look forward to celebrating our 5th grade IB Learners!

    Look for your tickets in folders and via Talking Points TODAY!!! Tickets are required for entry!!!!



    Looking ahead to summer and next year….

    FWES Office Summer Hours- M-F 8:30am-3:30pm- please call ahead 919-460-3469 and/or check the website for dates when the office will be closed

    *Note Summer Reading Camp for several schools will be hosted at FWES the month of July. There will be carpool/buses in the mornings between 8:15-9:15am and dismissal in the afternoons 2:45-3:30pm so be mindful if you are planning a visit to FWES. 

     

    Summer Program at Kirk of Kildaire- Free for ages 3-18! Text to Register- see linked flier for details! 

     

    Local Food Pantry Summer Supports for Families- check out the many locations where meals and food is available for families in the summer months

     

    Summer Academic Resources

     

    Summer Discovery Ed Resources 

     

    Gardening Flyer

    Our community garden in the courtyard needs your help in the summer- when our produce is most prolific! Please considering signing up below to help out and make sure we continue to supply the Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries with produce for families in need. 

    Sign up to be an FWES Farmer Family  this summer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays! 

     

    Teacher Characteristics Input for 2024-25

    Families are invited to use the form linked above (only the form, please do not send an email) to provide input on the characteristics in a teacher that might serve your child best in the next grade. Remember that teachers can change grade levels, so it is critical that you not provide a teacher’s name, but the things you feel will support your student in having  productive learning year. All input is due by June 15, 2024.

     

    Club Sponsor Interest for 2024-25

    Please consider sponsoring a club for students in the 24-25. Signing up now, does not obligate you but helps us to see the interest from parents in our community. Thanks! 

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 

    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our June Newsletter is HERE!

    • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!

    • PTA Survey: The FWES PTA is looking for feedback from you! What did we do that you liked, and what else would you like to see us do? Please take this quick survey to let us know!

    • Family Academy Survey: The PTA is also looking for feedback on what you would like to see at our Family Academy Nights next year. Fill this form here and tell us!

     

    Friday, May 31, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    June 3-7, 2024

    Monday, June 3

    • EOG Math- 3rd-5th Grade
    • No Visitors for Lunch
    • Neighborhood Visits
      • 5:00pm Portree Place
      • 5:45pm Blue Bird Court

     

    Tuesday, June 4

    • After School Gardening 4:30-5:00pm- In the Courtyard- all invited! 

     

    Wednesday, June 5

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club
    • EOG Science (5th only) and Select 3rd Graders Read to Achieve Test
    • No Visitors for Lunch

     

    Thursday, June 6

    • All Library Books Due to Inquiry Center!!!!
    • No AM Handbells today
    • Neighborhood Visit
      • 5:00pm Grissom St and Curfman St

     

    Friday, June 7

    • 8:30am Last Walk to School Day! 
    • 9:15am PTA Coffee Chat on Front Porch
    • After School Gardening 4:30-5:00pm- In the Courtyard- all invited! 

     

    June 10-14, 2024

    Monday, June 10

     

    Tuesday, June 11

    • 9:45am 5th Grade Celebration Event- ticket required- 4 guests per student
    • After School Gardening 4:30-5:00pm- In the Courtyard- all invited! 

     

    Wednesday, June 12

     

    Thursday, June 13

    • Remediation and Readministration of EOG for Select Students
      • Reading and/or Science
    • After School Gardening 4:30-5:00pm- In the Courtyard- all invited! 

     

    Friday, June 14

    • Remediation and Readministration of EOG for Select Students
      • Math and/or Science





    FWES Friday Folder Information:

    EOG Information for 3rd-5th Grade Families

    End of Grade (EOG) Testing begins the last 10 days of the school year. Please review guidance and information around testing on the documents below to prepare yourself and your student. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 

    English version

    Espanol version

     

    EOG score information will be shared as soon as scores are returned and letters can be completed- check bookbags June 4-6. Full score reports will be available to families in the summer in Power School. 

     

    Neighborhood Visits in June, 2024

    June 3- Portree and Blue Bird Court

    June 6- Lake Wheeler/Dix Park

     

    End of Year Events Calendar

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    Library Books Due June 6th! 

    The Inquiry Center is closed for book check out for the remainder of the school year. All checked out books are due back no later than Thursday, June 6th. Please enjoy what you have checked out and make sure all books are returned on time so others can enjoy them next year! Emails will be sent out today with everything still checked out. Students in grades 2-5 can check their library account on their chromebooks:

    Please email czaccardi@wcpss.net if your student has any lost/ damaged library books, or if you feel there is a mistake on their account.

     

    5th Grade Celebration Information- for 5th grade Families

    Information was sent directly to 5th grade families through Talking Points and School Messenger, but is here for reference as needed.


    We look forward to celebrating our 5th grade IB Learners! 

     

    Looking ahead to summer and next year….

     

    Summer Program at Kirk of Kildaire- Free for ages 3-18! Text to Register- see linked flier for details! 

     

    Local Food Pantry Summer Supports for Families- check out the many locations where meals and food is available for families in the summer months

     

    Summer Academic Resources

     

    Summer Discovery Ed Resources 

     

    Gardening Flyer

    Our community garden in the courtyard needs your help in the summer- when our produce is most prolific! Please considering signing up below to help out and make sure we continue to supply the Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries with produce for families in need. 

    Sign up to be an FWES Farmer Family  this summer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays! 

     

    Teacher Characteristics Input for 2024-25

    Families are invited to use the form linked above (only the form, please do not send an email) to provide input on the characteristics in a teacher that might serve your child best in the next grade. Remember that teachers can change grade levels, so it is critical that you not provide a teacher’s name, but the things you feel will support your student in having  productive learning year. All input is due by June 15, 2024. 

     

    Club Sponsor Interest for 2024-25

    Please consider sponsoring a club for students in the 24-25. Signing up now, does not obligate you but helps us to see the interest from parents in our community. Thanks! 

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 
    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 
    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    Check back next week!

     

    Friday, May 24, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message- will return May 31st

     

    We are in the last few days of the 2023-24 school year. Please support your child’s continued learning and success by making school a priority for the last three weeks! We will begin our End of Grade Testing this week. Information is linked below to learn more about the tests.

     

    Please join us on Friday for the End of Year Family Picnic at FWES- including our new FWES families. Food trucks will be available for dinner or bring your own. Kindergarten Orientation starts at 5:30pm followed by Handbells concert and PTA meeting to vote on new board positions and summer budget. Hope to see you then!

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Inquirer: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

     

    CASEL Competency - Responsible Decision-Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

     

    May 27-31, 2024

     

    Monday, May 27

    • Memorial Day Holiday- No School 

     

    Tuesday, May 28

     

    Wednesday, May 29

     

    Thursday, May 30

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 9:30am-1:00pm Reading End of Grade Test- all 3rd-5th Graders
    • K-2 Lunch Delivery to Classrooms
    • No Visitors for Lunch K-5

     

    Friday, May 31 

    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga Club
    • 9:30-1:00pm Make up EOG Testing
    • 2:30-3:00pm  Class of 2024 Senior Walk at FWES!!
    • End of Year Picnic- FWES Playground
      • 5:30pm Kindergarten Orientation in Cafe
      • 6:00pm Handbell Concert
      • 6:20pm PTA Meeting
      • 6:30-8:00pm Picnic on Playground- Food Trucks present or bring dinner
        • New FWES families are also invited- so please welcome them! 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

     

    EOG Information for 3rd-5th Grade Families

    End of Grade (EOG) Testing begins the last 10 days of the school year. Please review guidance and information around testing on the documents below to prepare yourself and your student. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 

    English version

    Espanol version

     

    Neighborhood Visits in June, 2024

    June 3- Portree and Blue Bird Court

    June 6- Lake Wheeler/Dix Park

     

    End of Year Events Calendar

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

     

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    Friday, May 24, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message- will return May 31st

     

    We are in the last few days of the 2023-24 school year. Please support your child’s continued learning and success by making school a priority for the last three weeks! We will begin our End of Grade Testing this week. Information is linked below to learn more about the tests.

     

    Please join us on Friday for the End of Year Family Picnic at FWES- including our new FWES families. Food trucks will be available for dinner or bring your own. Kindergarten Orientation starts at 5:30pm followed by Handbells concert and PTA meeting to vote on new board positions and summer budget. Hope to see you then!

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Inquirer: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

     

    CASEL Competency - Responsible Decision-Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

     

    May 27-31, 2024

     

    Monday, May 27

    • Memorial Day Holiday- No School 

     

    Tuesday, May 28

     

    Wednesday, May 29

     

    Thursday, May 30

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 9:30am-1:00pm Reading End of Grade Test- all 3rd-5th Graders
    • K-2 Lunch Delivery to Classrooms
    • No Visitors for Lunch K-5

     

    Friday, May 31 

    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga Club
    • 9:30-1:00pm Make up EOG Testing
    • 2:30-3:00pm  Class of 2024 Senior Walk at FWES!!
    • End of Year Picnic- FWES Playground
      • 5:30pm Kindergarten Orientation in Cafe
      • 6:00pm Handbell Concert
      • 6:20pm PTA Meeting
      • 6:30-8:00pm Picnic on Playground- Food Trucks present or bring dinner
        • New FWES families are also invited- so please welcome them! 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

     

    EOG Information for 3rd-5th Grade Families

    End of Grade (EOG) Testing begins the last 10 days of the school year. Please review guidance and information around testing on the documents below to prepare yourself and your student. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 

    English version

    Espanol version

     

    Neighborhood Visits in June, 2024

    June 3- Portree and Blue Bird Court

    June 6- Lake Wheeler/Dix Park

     

    End of Year Events Calendar

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

     

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    Library Books Due June 6th! 

    The Inquiry Center is closed for book check out for the remainder of the school year. All checked out books are due back no later than Thursday, June 6th. Please enjoy what you have checked out and make sure all books are returned on time so others can enjoy them next year!

     

    5th Grade Celebration Information- for 5th grade Families

    Information was sent directly to 5th grade families through Talking Points and School Messenger, but is here for reference as needed.


    We look forward to celebrating our 5th grade IB Learners! 

     

    Looking ahead to summer and next year….

     

    Gardening Flyer

    Our community garden in the courtyard needs your help in the summer- when our produce is most prolific! Please considering signing up below to help out and make sure we continue to supply the Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries with produce for families in need. 

    Sign up to be an FWES Farmer Family  this summer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays! 

     

    Teacher Characteristics Input for 2024-25

    Families are invited to use the form linked above (only the form, please do not send an email) to provide input on the characteristics in a teacher that might serve your child best in the next grade. Remember that teachers can change grade levels, so it is critical that you not provide a teacher’s name, but the things you feel will support your student in having  productive learning year. All input is due by June 15, 2024. 

     

    Club Sponsor Interest for 2024-25

    Please consider sponsoring a club for students in the 24-25. Signing up now, does not obligate you but helps us to see the interest from parents in our community. Thanks! 

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 
    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 
    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our May Newsletter is HERE!
    • PTA Survey:
      • The FWES PTA is looking for feedback from you! What did we do that you liked, and what else would you like to see us do? Please take this quick survey to let us know!
    • Save the date (May 31st, 6-8PM):
      • PTA General Body Meeting to vote for the slate of officers next year and budget!
      • End of the year picnic
      • Handbells concert
      • Spirit wear
      • Food Trucks
      • Meet new families
    • PTA General Body Meeting on May 31st:
      • As a PTA member, we would like to hear from you, and use your vote to pass our proposed slate of officers and proposed summer budget.
      • The proposed slate of candidates for PTA officers is as follows:
        • President - Leah Catherine Seaton
          Vice President - Meredith Wilson
          Secretary - Sarah Barrett
          Treasurer - Brandon Jacobs
          VP Programs - Rob Epler
          VP Services - Tiffany King
          VP Ways & Means - Hina Shah
          VP Communications - Jennifer Lietzke
          Member at Large - Lauri Van Oostrum – Reed
          Member at Large - Carissa Ausenbaugh

     

    5th Grade Celebration Information- for 5th grade Families

    Information was sent directly to 5th grade families through Talking Points and School Messenger, but is here for reference as needed.


    We look forward to celebrating our 5th grade IB Learners! 

     

    Looking ahead to summer and next year….

     

    Gardening Flyer

    Our community garden in the courtyard needs your help in the summer- when our produce is most prolific! Please considering signing up below to help out and make sure we continue to supply the Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries with produce for families in need. 

    Sign up to be an FWES Farmer Family  this summer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays! 

     

    Teacher Characteristics Input for 2024-25

    Families are invited to use the form linked above (only the form, please do not send an email) to provide input on the characteristics in a teacher that might serve your child best in the next grade. Remember that teachers can change grade levels, so it is critical that you not provide a teacher’s name, but the things you feel will support your student in having  productive learning year. All input is due by June 15, 2024. 

     

    Club Sponsor Interest for 2024-25

    Please consider sponsoring a club for students in the 24-25. Signing up now, does not obligate you but helps us to see the interest from parents in our community. Thanks! 

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 
    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 
    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our May Newsletter is HERE!
    • PTA Survey:
      • The FWES PTA is looking for feedback from you! What did we do that you liked, and what else would you like to see us do? Please take this quick survey to let us know!
    • Save the date (May 31st, 6-8PM):
      • PTA General Body Meeting to vote for the slate of officers next year and budget!
      • End of the year picnic
      • Handbells concert
      • Spirit wear
      • Food Trucks
      • Meet new families
    • PTA General Body Meeting on May 31st:
      • As a PTA member, we would like to hear from you, and use your vote to pass our proposed slate of officers and proposed summer budget.
      • The proposed slate of candidates for PTA officers is as follows:
        • President - Leah Catherine Seaton
          Vice President - Meredith Wilson
          Secretary - Sarah Barrett
          Treasurer - Brandon Jacobs
          VP Programs - Rob Epler
          VP Services - Tiffany King
          VP Ways & Means - Hina Shah
          VP Communications - Jennifer Lietzke
          Member at Large - Lauri Van Oostrum – Reed
          Member at Large - Carissa Ausenbaugh

     

    Friday, May 17, 2024

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Inquirer: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

    CASEL Competency - Responsible Decision-Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

     

    May 20-24, 2024

    Monday, May 20

    Tuesday, May 21

    Wednesday, May 22

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club
    • 1:25pm 2nd GOLD Event

    Thursday, May 23

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 10:00am K GOLD Event
    • 1:45pm 1st GOLD Event
    • 2:00pm 3rd GOLD Event
    • 2:15pm 4th Grade Sharing with Families in Cafe

    Friday, May 24 

    • 5th Grade Talent Show
      • 9:30 K-2
      • 10:30 3-5
    • Adjusted Lunch- NO VISITORS for Lunch
    • 2:15pm 5th GOLD Event

    Note, Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day Holiday- No School for Students

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

    GOLD Events-To celebrate classroom work all year in Going for the GOLD, each team has planned some GOLD activities this week. Families are not invited to these events, but they are things that students will be looking forward to so please check the calendar above for your grade level’s date and time so your child does not miss it. 

    EOG Letter for 3rd-5th Grade Families

    End of Grade (EOG) Testing begins the last 10 days of the school year. Please review guidance and information around testing on the documents below to prepare yourself and your student. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. 

    English version

    Espanol version

     

    End of Year Events Calendar

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

    📚 Library Buzz 📚: 

    End of the year library dates:

    • Final day for book checkout: Friday May 24th
    • Return all books by June 6th (Grades 3-5 can keep one until testing ends).
    • Students in grades 2-5 can check their library account on their chromebooks:
    • Please send a message to czaccardi@wcpss.net if your student has any lost/ damaged library books, or if you feel there is a mistake on their account.

     

    Looking ahead to summer and next year….

    Gardening Flyer

    Our community garden in the courtyard needs your help in the summer- when our produce is most prolific! Please considering signing up below to help out and make sure we continue to supply the Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries with produce for families in need. 

    Sign up to be an FWES Farmer Family  this summer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays! 

     

    Teacher Characteristics Input for 2024-25

    Families are invited to use the form linked above (only the form, please do not send an email) to provide input on the characteristics in a teacher that might serve your child best in the next grade. Remember that teachers can change grade levels, so it is critical that you not provide a teacher’s name, but the things you feel will support your student in having  productive learning year. All input is due by June 15, 2024. 

     

    Club Sponsor Interest for 2024-25

    Please consider sponsoring a club for students in the 24-25. Signing up now, does not obligate you but helps us to see the interest from parents in our community. Thanks! 

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 
    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 
    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    Our May Newsletter is HERE!

    PTA Survey: The FWES PTA is looking for feedback from you! What did we do that you liked, and what else would you like to see us do? Please take this quick survey to let us know!

    Save the date (May 31st, 6-8PM):

    • PTA General Body Meeting to vote for the slate of officers next year and budget!
    • End of the year Picnic!
    • Handbells concert
    • Spirit wear
    • Food Trucks!
    • Meet new families

    Congratulations to Nayeli Percy FWES National PTA Reflections Winner (Visual Arts Award of Excellence), title:  "Breaking Free“

     

    Open PTA positions for next year: PTA is looking to fill the following positions for the year 2024-2025. Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 

    Open positions

    • GoPlaySave Chair: Help Hina Shah with the first fundraisers of the year! Time commitment will be 3 weeks with the help of other volunteers.
    • Positions that will need a co-chair:
      • Yearbook: If you have interest in photographing and/or graphics layout please consider helping out with the Yearbook!! You’ll be helping out Lauri Van Oostrum-Reed, and this work can be done partly offline. (Contact yearbook@fwespta.org
      • Hook a Book: This is a program where parents get a chance to come and read to the kids at school monthly. You’ll be working with  Mary Frances Doerr to choose  books and create a schedule for all teachers! Help will be needed in the beginning of the school year
      • Garden: If you love gardening, Anna Watkins can use her help in organizing our garden, and plan for summer, and next year

     

     

     

     

    Friday, May 10, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Inquirer: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

     

    CASEL Competency - Responsible Decision-Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

     

    May 13-17, 2024

     

    Monday, May 13

     

    Tuesday, May 14

    • Election Day- FWES Cafe- NO LUNCH VISITORS
    • Testing Coordinators Appreciation Day!
    • Before School Drop Off- Room 202- Access from Carpool Loop
    • After School Pick Up in Gym
    • Cary Chamber Honor A Teacher Event to recognize Ms. Cambridge, Ms. Finney, Ms. Quinn, Ms. Tew and Ms. Thomas! 

     

    Wednesday, May 15

    • 5th Grade Rotations Begin

     

    Thursday, May 16

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Running Club and Where in the World Club

     

    Friday, May 17 

    • National Speech Pathologist’s Day- Thank you Mrs. Langenbach! 
    • Q4 Interims Reports Go Home
    • 7:45am PTA Board Meeting
    • Last Day to complete Panorama Family Survey- please complete!

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

     

    FWES earns Purple Star Award from NC DPI

    FWES has received the Purple Star Award from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction due to our work to create resources and structures that support military connected students and families at FWES. Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane worked to create the resources and make connections with families and students throughout the year. Our Veterans Day slide deck and Purple Up day in April were two school activities designed to honor our military connections at FWES. 

     

    End of Year Calendar of Events at FWES- For Families! 

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

     

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    WCPSS LETTERLAND DAYS AT PULLEN PARK- May 13-17, 2024

    We are excited about Letterland Days at Pullen Park May 13th-May 17th! Each day there will be a scavenger hunt that parents and children can enjoy. Join us May 13th and May 16th, 5-8 pm, for Letterland activity nights. Enjoy face painting, various activities, and a chance to meet Annie Apple, Bouncy Ben, and Clever Cat! Encourage your families to register & attend.

    English Flyer, Spanish Flyer

     

     

    Neighborhood Visits in June, 2024

    June 3- Portree and Blue Bird Court

    June 6- Lake Wheeler/Dix Park

     

     

    Pre K Applications for 2024-25 due by June 16th! 

    English                         Espanol

    Do you have a child -or no someone- who has a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options. 

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!

     

    2024-25 School Calendar

    For those who want to begin planning for next year’s start of school, check out the schedule* we have drafted below: 

    (*Subject to slight adjustments if needed- adjustments will be communicated to families)

     

    FWES Starting of the Year Dates and Activities for Family Planning: 

    Wednesday, August 21

    • FWES Staff Return to Campus

    Thursday, August 22

    •  4:30pm Class Rosters Posted

    Friday, August 23

    • 4-6pm Meet the Teacher/Open House Event

    Tuesday, August 27- 

    • First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders; 
    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names A-C

    Wednesday, August 28 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names D-L

    Thursday, August 29 

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names M-R

    Friday, August 30

    • Kindergarten Staggered Entry Last Names S-Z

    Monday, September 2

    • No School- Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 3 

    • Kindergarten Rosters Posted 12:45pm 
    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (students and parents) 1:00-2:00pm

    Wednesday, September 4

    • First day for ALL Kindergartners!!!! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    Our May Newsletter is HERE!

    PTA Board Meeting is next Friday May 17th:

    • Our last PTA Board meeting of the year will be on May 17th, where the board will vote for our new slate of officers and budget.
    • The Board meeting is open to all, please email inclusion@fwespta.org for a virtual link to attend!

    PTA Survey:

    • The FWES PTA is looking for feedback from you! What did we do that you liked, and what else would you like to see us do? Please take this quick survey to let us know!

    Save the date (May 31st, 6-8PM):

    • PTA General Body Meeting to vote for the slate of officers next year and budget!
    • End of the year Picnic!
    • Handbells concert
    • Spirit wear
    • Food Trucks!
    • Meet new families

     

    Congratulations to Nayeli Percy FWES National PTA Reflections Winner (Visual Arts Award of Excellence), title:  "Breaking Free“

     

    Open PTA positions for next year: PTA is looking to fill the following positions for the year 2024-2025. Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 

    Open positions

    • GoPlaySave Chair: Help Hina Shah with the first fundraisers of the year! Time commitment will be 3 weeks with the help of other volunteers.
    • Positions that will need a co-chair:
      • Yearbook: If you have interest in photographing and/or graphics layout please consider helping out with the Yearbook!! You’ll be helping out Lauri Van Oostrum-Reed, and this work can be done partly offline. (Contact yearbook@fwespta.org
      • Hook a Book: This is a program where parents get a chance to come and read to the kids at school monthly. You’ll be working with  Mary Frances Doerr to choose  books and create a schedule for all teachers! Help will be needed in the beginning of the school year
    • Garden: If you love gardening, Anna Watkins can use her help in organizing our garden, and plan for summer, and next year

     

     

     

    Friday, May 3, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Inquirer: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

     

    CASEL Competency - Responsible Decision-Making: The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

     

    May 6-10, 2024

     

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! 

     

    Monday, May 6 

    • “Red for Ed”: Wear red today to let our staff know that you support them and appreciate that they have chosen to work at our wonderful public school.
    • PTA Luncheon for School Staff- Thank you!
    • WCPSS Teacher of the Year Banquet to Honor Debbie Flanigan, FWES teacher of the year! 

     

    Tuesday, May 7

    • "There is no erasing our love for you" : Bring in a classroom item teachers/specialists need (erasers, dry erase markers, tissues, etc).
    • FWES Magnet Recognition at WCPSS Board of Education 6:00pm (watch on WCPSS You Tube)

    Wednesday, May 8

    • "We would be MUFFIN without you.": Please send in a treat, piece of fruit or a small gift card so the staff can grab a snack on the way home.
    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club

     

    Thursday, May 9

    • "We want to shower you with love (letters)" : Please send in a card or write a letter to our staff.
    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal 

    Friday, May 10 

    • "Thank you for helping us BLOOM.": Bring in a flower/plant or draw a picture of a flower to brighten our staff’s day.
    • 8:00-8:30am PTA Reflections Celebration Breakfast- Art Room
    • FWES Field Day Event! (rain make up day is 5/17 if needed)
      • No visitors for lunch due to schedule adjustments
      • ONLY registered volunteers may participate in Field Day- no observers are allowed
      • Reminders
        • Dress for 90 minutes of play outside
        • Tennis Shoes
        • Hat
        • Water Bottle
        • Sunscreen- must apply at home, cannot be used at school
      • Schedule for Field Day
        • 9:30-10:45am- Kindergarten/1st Grade Field Day
        • 11:15am-12:30pm- 4th/5th Grade Field Day
        • 2:00-3:15pm- 2nd/3rd Grade Field Day

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

     

    Show Your Appreciation of FWES Staff

    Please take a few minutes to use the link below to recognize staff at FWES so we can share your kind words with our staff during Appreciation Week next week! 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!


    Spring Reminder- Dogs/Animals Not Allowed on Campus

    As the weather has many more families choosing to walk to and from FWES campus, please remember that WCPSS Board Policy 4203 prohibits animals on campus. If you walk with a dog, you will need to remain off school property. Thank you for your cooperation for the safety of all of our students and community! 

     

    Lunch Visitor Reminder- Lunch with your child only, please. 

    We love having families join students for lunch and find we are busier with visitors in the spring months of the year. Please be reminded that you may choose to take your child to a tall table or outside to a picnic table for lunch, but you may NOT take other students with you for safety and security according to the WCPSS visitor policy. If you want to eat with your child and their friends, you will need to remain in the cafeteria for lunch where there are school staff supervising. Thank you! 

     

    Please complete the WCPSS Annual Panorama Family Survey by May 17th! 

    Wake County Family Survey has been shared with families via messenger.   In short, we want to make your student’s school experience as positive and beneficial as possible. The information FWES collects from this anonymous process is very helpful for us to  identify strengths and needs to influence our planning.  The Family survey runs through May 17, 2024.  We need your help to ensure we hear from as many family voices as possible.  We are sharing the link again for the survey in this communication in hopes that you will take a few minutes to help us with this important work. Parents or guardians with more than one student enrolled at a school should only complete the survey for that school once. 

     

    End of Year Calendar of Events at FWES- For Families! 

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

     

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    Pre K Applications for 2024-25 due by June 16th! 

    English                         Espanol

    Do you have a child -or no someone- who has a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options. 

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!

     

    From FWES PTA:

     

     

    Our May Newsletter is here!

     

    Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week:

    • Monday (May 6th): “Red for Ed”: Wear red today to let our staff know that you support them and appreciate that they have chosen to work at our wonderful public school.
    • Tuesday (May 7th): "There is no erasing our love for you" : Bring in a classroom item teachers/specialists need (erasers, dry erase markers, tissues, etc).
    • Wednesday (May 8th): "We would be MUFFIN without you.": Please send in a treat, piece of fruit or a small gift card so the staff can grab a snack on the way home.
    • Thursday (May 9th): "We want to shower you with love (letters)" : Please send in a card or write a letter to our staff.
    • Friday (May 10th): "Thank you for helping us BLOOM.": Bring in a flower/plant or draw a picture of a flower to brighten our staff’s day.

    FWES Reflections Celebration

    Friday, May 10th 8:00-8:30am

    Art Room

    • Celebrating 2023-2024 Reflections Participants Thank you for supporting your child's participation in the 2023-2024 Reflections Contest!  We will be holding a breakfast celebration for all FWES Reflections participants on Friday, May 10th from 8:00-8:30am in the art room.  We will have refreshments and hand out certificates to students. 

     

    Save the Date: May 31st - FWES End of Year Family Picnic

    • Kindergarten Orientation for New Kinder Families 5:30pm
    • PTA General Body meeting - where we will be talking about budget, PTA's year in review, and vote for next year's slate of officers. 
    • Handbells concert: Handbells group will be performing!
    • End of year picnic: Come and meet existing and new FWES families. There will be food trucks on site.

    Open PTA positions for the year 2024-2025: Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 

    • Open positions
      • GoPlaySave Chair: Help with the first fundraisers of the year! Time commitment will be 3 weeks with the help of other volunteers.
    • Positions that will need a co-chair:
      • Yearbook: If you have interest in photographing and/or graphics layout please consider helping out with the Yearbook!! You’ll be helping out Lauri Van Oostrum-Reed, and this work can be done partly offline. (Contact yearbook@fwespta.org
      • Hook a Book: This is a program where parents get a chance to come and read to the kids at school monthly. You’ll be working with  Mary Frances to Doerr to choose  books and create a schedule for all teachers!
      • Garden: If you love gardening, Anna Watkins can use her help in organizing our garden, and plan for summer, and next year

     

    Friday, April 26, 2024

     

    In honor of upcoming Teacher/Staff Appreciation week- please take time to complete the form below so ALL of our FWES staff can receive messages

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!

     

    April 29-May 3, 2024

     

    Monday, April 29

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students

     

    Tuesday, April 30

    • Autism Awareness Day at FWES- Wear Blue “Light it up Blue” for Autism! 

     

    Wednesday, May 1 

    • National Principal Day

     

    Thursday, May 2 

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Running and Where in the World Clubs

     

    Friday, May 3 

    • 8:30am FWES Walk to School Day
    • 9:15am PTA Porch Coffee for Families
    • 9:45am Kindergarten Letterland Parade

     

    May 6-10- Staff Appreciation Week- see below for theme days! And please fill out the form at the top of this list for teachers, IAs, specialists, any staff member at FWES;  who work hard each day to support student success at FWES!!!!

     

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information:

     

    Autism Day at FWES- Wear Blue April 30th!

    For Autism Awareness Month, our Pre K class at FWES will have a "Light it Up Blue Day" to raise awareness of the exceptional children in our amazing school family. This is not to single out any student but to show acceptance and promote awareness of our beautiful differences.  

    On April 30, 2024, we would like to invite our school to wear a blue shirt. This does not have to be a special purchase; it can be any blue shirt you already have. If you have anything autism-related, please wear it!  

    It only takes one act of kindness, one person’s acceptance, or one person’s love to create a wave of change. We are SO excited to spark a wave of acceptance and awareness with our “Light It Up Blue” day! 

    We must always see the “able” and not the “label”.  

    -Mrs. Canteen, Pre K Teacher FWES 

     

    End of Year Calendar of Events at FWES- For Families! 

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

     

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    Pre K Applications for 2024-25 due by June 16th! 

    English                         
    Espanol (Las solicitudes de prekínder para 2024-25 deben entregarse antes del 16 de junio)

     

    Do you have a child -or no someone- who has a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options. 

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!

     

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our April Newsletter is HERE!
    • May 1st (Wed) is FWES Spirit Day at Shake Shack
      • Location: ShakeShack at Waverly Place, Cary
      • 11AM - 10PM
      • Mention Donation Day in store, or use code DONATEBURGER
      • We will be hanging out outside ShakeShack for a picnic dinner on May 1st! Have dinner with us, or come to say hi!
    • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week:
      • Monday (May 6th): “Red for Ed”: Wear red today to let our staff know that you support them and appreciate that they have chosen to work at our wonderful public school.
      • Tuesday (May 7th): "There is no erasing our love for you" : Bring in a classroom item teachers/specialists need (erasers, dry erase markers, tissues, etc).
      • Wednesday (May 8th): "We would be MUFFIN without you.": Please send in a treat, piece of fruit or a small gift card so the staff can grab a snack on the way home.
      • Thursday (May 9th) "We want to shower you with love (letters)" : Please send in a card or write a letter to our staff.
      • Friday (May 10th): "Thank you for helping us BLOOM.": Bring in a flower/plant or draw a picture of a flower to brighten our staff’s day.
    • Open PTA positions for the year 2024-2025: Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 
      • Open positions
        • GoPlaySave Chair
      • Positions that will need a co-chair:
        • Yearbook: If you have interest in photographing and/or graphics layout please consider helping out with the Yearbook!! You’ll be helping out Lauri Van Oostrum-Reed, and this work can be done partly offline. (Contact yearbook@fwespta.org
        • Hook a Book: This is a program where parents get a chance to come and read to the kids at school monthly. You’ll be working with  Mary Frances to Doerr to choose  books and create a schedule for all teachers!
        • Garden: If you love gardening, Anna Watkins can use her help in organizing our garden, and plan for summer, and next year!

     

     

     

    Friday, April 19, 2024

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

     

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!

     

    April 22-26, 2024

     

    🙌Administrative Assistants Appreciation Week!💕 

    Please take time to thank Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Farr and Mrs. Tracy-Dale for all they do to manage the needs of students, families and staff with a smile each day! 

     

    Monday, April 22

    • Earth Day! 🌎

     

    Tuesday, April 23

     

    Wednesday, April 24 

    • 7:55pm Nature Friends Club

     

    Thursday, April 25 

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • Congratulations Ms. Lafi- WCPSS Instructional Assistant of the Year Banquet tonight to honor her! 

     

    Friday, April 26 - Last Day for Cereal Box Donation!!!  

    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga and Meditation Club
    • 9:30am-12:30pm 2nd Grade to NC Legislative Building

     

    Note: Monday, April 29th- Teacher Workday- No School for Students

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    FWES National Magnet School Recognition! 

    We have such a fantastic school community that was once again recognized on a national level at the Magnet Schools of America conference last week for our school community’s work to sustain the magnet school pillars of: diversity, academic excellence, innovative instruction, leadership and community partnerships. Thank you all for all you do to support our IB Primary Years Programme mission and the amazing work that is done each by our incredIBle staff! 

     

    Cereal Food Drive- FWES Student Council- last week to donate! 

    Help our student council by sending in boxes of cereal as part of a donation project to Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry. Halls are having a competition and the # of boxes is being recorded daily! Before sending the donation, the student council will use the cereal boxes to create a school wide domino chain, like they saw at another school- Video here Help us help the community and have fun in the process! 

    Autism Day at FWES- Wear Blue April 30th!

    For Autism Awareness Month, our Pre K class at FWES will have a "Light it Up Blue Day" to raise awareness of the exceptional children in our amazing school family. This is not to single out any student but to show acceptance and promote awareness of our beautiful differences.  

    On April 30, 2024, we would like to invite our school to wear a blue shirt. This does not have to be a special purchase; it can be any blue shirt you already have. If you have anything autism-related, please wear it!  

    It only takes one act of kindness, one person’s acceptance, or one person’s love to create a wave of change. We are SO excited to spark a wave of acceptance and awareness with our “Light It Up Blue” day! 

    We must always see the “able” and not the “label”.  

    -Mrs. Canteen, Pre K Teacher FWES   

     

    End of Year Calendar of Events at FWES- For Families! 

    To assist families in planning for the many end of year events FWES, please use this link to see our calendar draft. There may be a few changes along the way, but it is a great place to start. 

     

    Please pay particular attention to the days that indicate “NO LUNCH VISITORS” as those are days when the cafeteria will not be used for lunch or the schedule is not predictable due to school based events. As lunch visitors are not required to be approved volunteers, we cannot have visitors when students are not eating in the cafeteria or we are not sure of the schedule. We know many families like to come eat with students toward the end of the year so please plan around these dates for your visit. 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our April Newsletter is HERE!
    • May 1st is FWES Spirit Day at Shake Shack
    • Open PTA positions for the year 2024-2025: Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 
      • Open positions
        • GoPlaySave Chair
      • Positions that will need a co-chair:
        • Yearbook: If you have interest in photographing and/or graphics layout please consider helping out with the Yearbook!! You’ll be helping out Lauri Van Oostrum-Reed, and this work can be done partly offline. (Contact yearbook@fwespta.org
        • Hook a Book: This is a program where parents get a chance to come and read to the kids at school monthly. You’ll be working with  Mary Frances to Doerr to choose  books and create a schedule for all teachers!
        • Garden: If you love gardening, Anna Watkins can use her help in organizing our garden, and plan for summer, and next year!
    • Garden Needs Help! With the change in seasons, it's that time again to support your FWES community garden! We need volunteers to water the courtyard garden; please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084EA9AD22A7F94-48540993-fwes  If you have any questions, please contact garden@fwespta.org. Thank you for your continued support!

     

    Friday, April 12, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

     

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!

     

    April 15-19, 2024

     

    Monday, April 15

    • 9:30am-12:45pm 3rd Grade to JC Ralston Arboretum (Quinn, Madden, Crow)- rescheduled from 4/11

     

    Tuesday, April 16

    • 1st Grade to Agape Environmental Center (Long, Longo, Clark)
    • 2:15-3:00pm 2nd Grade Pollinator Presentations (Wilbanks, Clancy, Siouville)

     

    Wednesday, April 17 

    • Data Manager Appreciation Day! Thank you Mrs. Tracy-Dale for all you do to manage enrollment, student folders, attendance, health room, front desk and much more! 
    • 1st Grade to Agape Environmental Center (Smith, Hennigan, Waznak, Clark)
    • 2:15-3:00pm 2nd Grade Pollinator Presentations (Bulla, Thomas, Hutchins, Owens)

     

    Thursday, April 18

    • 7:35am School Improvement Team Meeting
    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World Club
    • 4th Grade to Blue Diamond Gem Mine
      • 10:00am-12:00pm Packer and Musumeci
      • 11:00am-1:00pm Tew and Pusateri- rescheduled from 4/11

     

    Friday, April 19   Purple Up for Military Child Day- Wear Purple Today! 

    • Q3 Report Cards Home Today
    • 9:30-10:30am 5th Grade Career Fair in Cafe
    • 2:15-3:00pm Military Child and Family Celebration in Cafe



    FWES Friday Folder Information:

    Mrs. Pierce will be with our magnet coordinators, Mrs. Goodrum and Mrs. Williams, at the Magnet Schools of America National Conference next week to represent FWES as we receive our latest national recognition as a Demonstration Certified Magnet Program and a Top Magnet School of Excellence 2024. Please reach out to Mr. Beamish or Mrs. Sweeney if immediate assistance is needed. 

    top magnetmsa demo

     

    WCPSS Panorama Family Survey

    Wake County Family Survey has been shared with families via messenger.   In short, we want to make your student’s school experience as positive and beneficial as possible. The information FWES collects from this anonymous process is very helpful for us to  identify strengths and needs to influence our planning.  The Family survey runs through May 17, 2024.  We need your help to ensure we hear from as many family voices as possible.  We are sharing the link again for the survey in this communication in hopes that you will take a few minutes to help us with this important work. Parents or guardians with more than one student enrolled at a school should only complete the survey for that school once. Please complete the survey by May 17.

     

    https://surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family/surveys?language=en

     

    Cereal Food Drive- FWES Student Council- now through April 26th! 

    Help our student council by sending in boxes of cereal as part of a donation project to Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry. Halls are having a competition and the # of boxes is being recorded daily! Before sending the donation, the student council will use the cereal boxes to create a school wide domino chain, like they saw at another school- Video here Help us help the community and have fun in the process! 

    Thank you FWES from American Heart Association! 

    We are so grateful for your participation in the Kids Heart Challenge♥️. You exceeded your goal and raised $4224.52 to help heal hearts! Most importantly, you had 59  students register to watch the hands-only CPR video with their families. THANK YOU for helping to create a community of lifesavers!

    heart project banner

     

    FWES Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link

    yearbook

     

    📚 Library Buzz 📚

    Here’s what’s happening in the FWES library: 

    April is School Library Month! 

    Check out some of the things happening:

    FWES Inquiry Center at a Glance

     

    Field Day Volunteers Needed, Friday, May 10th

    Please sign up to assist in our annual field day event with Mr. Eller on Friday, May 10th. It is always so much fun for students and the more volunteers the more activities he can provide for our students. Thank you! 

     

    From FWES PTA:

     

     

    • Open PTA positions for the year 2024-2025: Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 
      • Open positions
        • GoPlaySave Chair
      • Positions that will need a co-chair:
        • Yearbook: If you have interest in photographing and/or graphics layout please consider helping out with the Yearbook!! You’ll be helping out Lauri Van Oostrum-Reed, and this work can be done partly offline. (Contact yearbook@fwespta.org
        • Hook a Book: This is a program where parents get a chance to come and read to the kids at school monthly. You’ll be working with Mary Frances to Doerr to choose  books and create a schedule for all teachers!
        • Garden: If you love gardening, Anna Watkins can use her help in organizing our garden, and plan for summer, and next year!

     

    • Garden Needs Help! With the change in seasons, it's that time again to support your FWES community garden! We need volunteers to water the courtyard garden; please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084EA9AD22A7F94-48540993-fwes  If you have any questions, please contact garden@fwespta.org. Thank you for your continued support!

     

     

     

     

    Friday, April 5, 2024

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message will return 4/12

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!

     

    Saturday, April 6

    • Campus Clean Up Day! 1-4pm- Meet in FWES Courtyard! 

    Monday, April 8 

    • Partial Eclipse 2:00-4:30pm
      • 5th Graders View Eclipse
      • All other view online 

    Tuesday, April 9

    • End of Quarter 3
    • 3rd Grade to NC Arboretum- Flanigan, Dula and Thompson
    • 5th Grade In House Science Field Trip
    • FWES Presents Spotlight Student at Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm
    • FWES Family Academy Night 6:30pm-7:30pm- Two Sessions Available
      • “Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills, and How to Support Academic Growth over School Break”
      • “Navigating Middle School” (For 5th Grade)
      • RSVP if you plan to attend- childcare for FWES students will be provided

    Wednesday, April 10

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students 

    Thursday, April 11 

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 3rd Grade Trip to NC Arboretum- Quinn, Madden and Crow
    • 4th Grade Trip to Blue Diamond Gem Mine- Tew and Pusateri

    Friday, April 12 

    • Last Day (4:00pm)  to Request SSA Testing!!! See below for more info
    • 7:45am PTA Board Meeting in Inquiry Center
    • Cultural Arts- Studio Time with Mr. B   K-2 9:30am and 3-5 10:30am
    • 2nd Grade Collaboration Rotation with Specialists (no specials)

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    FWES Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link!

     

    📚 Library Buzz 📚: 

    Here’s what’s happening in the FWES library: 

    April is School Library Month! 

    Check out some of the things happening:

    FWES Inquiry Center at a Glance

     

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Window- April 1-12, 2024

    Please review the information linked above to explore opportunities for parents to nominate students to be tested and considered for Single Subject Acceleration for the 2024-25 school year. 

     

    Field Day Volunteers Needed, Friday, May 10th

    Please sign up to assist in our annual field day event with Mr. Eller on Friday, May 10th. It is always so much fun for students and the more volunteers the more activities he can provide for our students. Thank you! 

     

    5th Grade Talent Show is coming…. Register to Audition by April 12th

    5th Grade Talent Show Information Letter and Registration Form

    Register with the form or on the Google Form by April 12th. Google Form registrations also require parent signatures on the shortened last page. 

    Hard copies were sent home on 3/15/24  with all 5th graders. 

     

    From FWES PTA:

     

    • Campus Workday is on 04/06:
      • 1-4PM, feel free to drop in!

     

    • Family Academy Night on April 9th: 

    • (RSVP HERE) (ALL DETAILS HERE)
    • Two topics offered:
      • “Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills, and How to Support Academic Growth over School Break”
      • “Navigating Middle School” (For 5th Grade)
    • Presentation will be done in English and Spanish
    • Presentations will be available in-person AND online
    • You are welcome to get dinner from Chipotle, which is hosting a Spirit Night that night, and attend sessions.
    • Dessert provided
    • Spirit Night at Chipotle April 9th: (FLYER HERE)
      • Chipotle location at Wrenn Dr, Cary will be hosting a fundraiser for FWES from 4-8PM. 25% of the sales will go to the PTA
      • Online orders must be pickup only, use code: E68MGNY
      • Show flyer for in-store orders.
    • Become a Corporate Sponsor for the PTA
      • The PTA cannot do what we do without all of your support! To help us continue this work, the PTA is welcoming corporate sponsorship. Please visit fwespta.org or email sponsors@fwespta.org for more information!
    • Open PTA positions for next year:
      • PTA is looking to fill the following positions for the year 2024-2025. Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 
        • Open positions
          • Treasurer
          • Go Play Save Chair
          • Audit Chair
        • Positions that will need a co-chair
          • Yearbook
          • Hook a Book

     

    • Garden Needs Help! With the change in seasons, it's that time again to support your FWES community garden! We need volunteers to water the courtyard garden; please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084EA9AD22A7F94-48540993-fwes  If you have any questions, please contact garden@fwespta.org. Thank you for your continued support!

     

     

    Friday, March 22, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

     

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!

     

    March 24-28, 2024- Spring Break- No School! 

     

    April is….

    • Arab American Heritage Month
    • Month of the Military Child
    • Student Led Conference Month

     

    Calendar of Events April 1-5, 2024

    Assistant Principal Appreciation Week- be sure to thank Mr. Beamish and Mrs. Sweeney for all they do for our FWES Community! 

    Thank you Mrs. Zaccardi for all you do in the Inquiry Center- her appreciation day is Thursday! 

     

    SHH! Please support our school sharing our appreciation for Mr. Beamish, Mrs. Sweeney and Ms. Zaccardi when we come back from break! 

    Appreciation Ideas for April 1-4! 

     

    Monday, April 1 

    • SSA Test Request Window Opens    

    Tuesday, April 2

     

    Wednesday, April 3 

     

    Thursday, April 4

    • School Librarian Appreciation Day- Thank you Mrs. Zaccardi!!!
    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World Geography Club

    Friday, April 5

    • 8:30am Walk to School Day
    • 9:00am PTA Porch Coffee Chat for Parents
    • April College and Career Day- wear college and/or career clothing! 

     

    Saturday, April 6

    • Campus Clean Up Day! 1-4pm- Meet in FWES Courtyard! 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Window- April 1-12, 2024

    Please review the information linked above to explore opportunities for parents to nominate students to be tested and considered for Single Subject Acceleration for the 2024-25 school year. 

    Field Day Volunteers Needed, Friday, May 10th

    Please sign up to assist in our annual field day event with Mr. Eller on Friday, May 10th. It is always so much fun for students and the more volunteers the more activities he can provide for our students. Thank you! 

    5th Grade Talent Show is coming…. Register to Audition by April 12th

    5th Grade Talent Show Information Letter and Registration Form

    Register with the form or on the Google Form by April 12th. Google Form registrations also require parent signatures on the shortened last page. 

    Hard copies were sent home on 3/15/24  with all 5th graders. 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our March Newsletter is HERE!
    • Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link!
    • Welcome back staff with Papa Murphy’s dinner!: Welcome the teachers back from Spring Break by buying them dinner! Papa Murphys is partnering with us to give a reduced pizza dinner + cookie dough for our teachers. Cost is $12 per meal. Feel free to buy one or more and thank the teachers for their hard work! 
    • Family Academy Night on April 9:
      • Two topics offered:
        • “Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills, and How to Support Academic Growth over School Break”
        • “Navigating Middle School” (For 5th Grade)
      • Presentation will be done in English and Spanish
      • Presentations will be available in-person AND online
      • Details here
      • You are welcome to get dinner from Chipotle and attend sessions (Also a Spirit Night on April 9th)
      • Dessert provided
      • RSVP here
    • Become a Corporate Sponsor for the PTA
      • The PTA cannot do what we do without all of your support! To help us continue this work, the PTA is welcoming corporate sponsorship. Please visit fwespta.org or email sponsors@fwespta.org for more information!
    • Open PTA positions for next year:
      • PTA is looking to fill the following positions for the year 2024-2025. Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 
        • Open positions
          • Treasurer
          • Go Play Save
          • Audit Chair
        • Positions that will need a co-chair
          • Yearbook
          • Hook a book
    • Garden Needs Help! With the change in seasons, it's that time again to support your FWES community garden! We need volunteers to water the courtyard garden; please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084EA9AD22A7F94-48540993-fwes  If you have any questions, please contact garden@fwespta.org. Thank you for your continued support!

     

     

    Friday, March 15, 2024 

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Communicator: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

     

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you!

     

    Calendar Notes March 18-22, 2024

     

    Spring Spirit Week! 

     

    Monday, March 18

    • Hats and Hoodies Day! 

     

    Tuesday, March 19 

    • Team and/or Tutus Day! 

     

    Wednesday, March 20

    • Dress to Impress Day! 
    • 4th Grade to NC Symphony- dress to impress
    • 12:00 noon- Virtual Info Session about Single Subject Acceleration with Mrs. Rowe
    • 6:00pm- Virtual Info Session about Single Subject Acceleration with Mrs. Rowe- Intérprete española también asistirá

     

    Thursday, March 21

    • Let’s Get Global- dress in your global colors and/or clothing! 
    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World
    • FWES PTA Spirit Night at Noodles & Co
    • 6:00pm-7:30pm FWES 5th Grade Exhibition Event- all families invited but especially 3rd and 4th grade families

     

    Friday, March 22 

    • Fri-Yay Farmington Woods Gear or Blue and Gold! 
    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga

     

    March 24-28, 2024- Spring Break- No School! 

     

    Calendar Preview after Spring Break

    Monday, April 1- SSA Test Request form opens

    Tuesday, April 2

    Wednesday, April 3

    Thursday, April 4  7:45 Handbells; 7:55 Where in the World

    Friday, April 5 8:30am Walk to School; College and Career Day; 9:15am PTA Porch Coffee Chat

    Saturday, April 6  1:00-4:00pm FWES Campus Clean Up

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    5th Grade Exhibition is open to all families! Please join us! 

     

    5th Grade Exhibition Action Projects-

    Please review the information linked below from our 5th grade Exhibition groups as they are sharing action to solve problems they have researched. Information will be added and shared as groups are ready.

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 21st 6:00-7:30pm at FWES where you can learn more from our amazing 5th Grade IB Learners! All families are invited! 

    Help the Homeless- find links to organizations that help the homeless in NC based on student project research

    Pollution and Your Health- learn more about pollution, its impact and how you can take action

    Carying place - Collection of supplies to donate to help Homeless in our local area

    Homelessness- Exhibition Website

     

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Window- April 1-12, 2024

    Please review the information linked above to explore opportunities for parents to nominate students to be tested and considered for Single Subject Acceleration for the 2024-25 school year. 

    Revise la información vinculada anteriormente para explorar oportunidades para que los padres nominen a estudiantes para que sean evaluados y considerados para la Aceleración de una sola materia para el año escolar 2024-25.

     

    To learn more about the process, Mrs. Rowe, AIG Teacher, will be providing virtual meetings for parents on March 20th at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm- links are included on the link above. 

    Para obtener más información sobre el proceso, la Sra. Rowe, maestra de AIG, brindará reuniones virtuales para padres el 20 de marzo a las 12:00 del mediodía y a las 6:00 p. m.; los enlaces se incluyen en el enlace de arriba.

     

    Middle School Transition Presentation for 5th Grade families (has links within presentation)

    Please email Mrs. Naftel with any questions snaftel@wcpss.net

     

    Field Day Volunteers Needed, Friday, May 10th

    Please sign up to assist in our annual field day event with Mr. Eller on Friday, May 10th. It is always so much fun for students and the more volunteers the more activities he can provide for our students. Thank you! 

    5th Grade Talent Show is coming…. Register to Audition by April 12th

    5th Grade Talent Show Information Letter and Registration Form

    Register with the form or on the Google Form by April 12th. Google Form registrations also require parent signatures on the shortened last page. 

    Hard copies are being sent home today with all 5th graders, too. 

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our March Newsletter is HERE!
    • Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link! There's only a few left!
    • Spirit Night on Mar 21st and Noodle and Co: Get your dinner on Exhibition Night from Noodles and Co (Crossroads location), and support the PTA! (25% of the sales will be donated to the PTA).
    • Garden Needs Help! With the change in seasons, it's that time again to support your FWES community garden! We need volunteers to water the courtyard garden; please sign up here: If you have any questions, please contact garden@fwespta.org. Thank you for your continued support!
    • Become a Corporate Sponsor of the PTA! The PTA cannot do what we do without all of your support! To help us continue this work, the PTA welcomes corporate sponsorship. Please visit fwespta.org or email sponsors@fwespta.org for more information!
    • Open PTA positions for next year: PTA is looking to fill the following positions for the year 2024-2025. Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested or curious about the roles. 
      • Open positions
    • Spirit Wear
    • Go Play Save
    • Spirit Rock
    • Clothes Closet
    • Positions that will need a co-chair
    • Book Fair
    • Yearbook
    • Hook a book
    • World Dance
    • Fun run
    • Mini Grants

     

     

    Friday, March 8, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Communicator: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

     

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes March 4-8, 2024

     

    Reminder- Monday, March 11th is a Teacher Workday- There is no school on Monday for students. 

     

    Monday, March 11

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students
    • Ramadan Begins
    • 6:00pm- BAC District 9 Meeting- Salem Elementary

     

    Tuesday, March 12 

     

    Wednesday, March 13

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club

     

    Thursday, March 14

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World Clubs
    • 10:00am-12:30pm 2nd Grade Trip to IMAX
    • Noche de información de inscripción para familias de quinto grado en la escuela secundaria

     

    Friday, March 15 

    • 7:45-9:00am PTA Board Meeting: Open to all
    • 8:30-11:30am Club Photos in Cafe
    • 2:15-2:45pm 2nd Grade Wax Museum in Cafe- Bulla, Clancey, Hutchins and Thomas

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    5th Grade Families Middle School Registration Information Nights:

     

    Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Window- April 1-12, 2024

    Please review the information linked above to explore opportunities for parents to nominate students to be tested and considered for Single Subject Acceleration for the 2024-25 school year. 

    Revise la información vinculada anteriormente para explorar oportunidades para que los padres nominen a estudiantes para que sean evaluados y considerados para la Aceleración de una sola materia para el año escolar 2024-25.

     

    To learn more about the process, Mrs. Rowe, AIG Teacher, will be providing virtual meetings for parents on March 20th at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm- links are included on the link above. 

    Para obtener más información sobre el proceso, la Sra. Rowe, maestra de AIG, brindará reuniones virtuales para padres el 20 de marzo a las 12:00 del mediodía y a las 6:00 p. m.; los enlaces se incluyen en el enlace de arriba.

     

    📚 Library Buzz 📚

    Here’s what’s happening in the FWES library: 

    🏀📚 March Madness is here! For books... 📚📚📚

    🏆 This year we're voting on nominees for the NC Children's Book Award. 

    Want to check out the books and vote from home? Click here for read alouds and voting info!

    Fiction February was a success. 3-5th grade read a combined total of 61,554 minutes. That’s over 1,025 hours!

    📚💗Wake Up and Read has ended. Thank you to everyone who donated books. We collected 605 books! 💗📚 

     

    Field Day Volunteers Needed, Friday, May 10th

    Please sign up to assist in our annual field day event with Mr. Eller on Friday, May 10th. It is always so much fun for students and the more volunteers the more activities he can provide for our students. Thank you! 

     

    5th Grade Exhibition Action Projects-

    Please review the information linked below from our 5th grade Exhibition groups as they are sharing action to solve problems they have researched. Information will be added and shared as groups are ready.

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 21st 6:00-7:30pm at FWES where you can learn more from our amazing 5th Grade IB Learners! All families are invited! 

    Help the Homeless- find links to organizations that help the homeless in NC based on student project research

    Pollution and Your Health- learn more about pollution, its impact and how you can take action

    Carying Place- Collection of supplies to donate to help Homeless in our local area

     

    From FWES PTA:

     

     

     

    Friday, March 1, 2024   

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Communicator: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Relationship Skills

    CASEL Competency - Relationship Skills: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

    Second Step Unit 4: Problem Solving

    Problem-Solving: Children learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process: 

    S: Say the problem 

    T: Think of solutions

    E: Explore the outcomes 

    P: Pick a solution 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes March 4-8, 2024

    Social Worker Appreciation Week! 

    Thank you to Sara Levine for all you do to support students, families and our school community! 

    Monday, March 4

    • 9:45am New Magnet Student Welcome Event! 

    Tuesday, March 5

    • No School- Teacher Workday

    • Election Day at FWES

    Wednesday, March 6

    Thursday, March 7

    • 7:35am School Improvement Team Meeting

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal

    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World Clubs

    • 5th Grade Exhibition Groups Panel Review

    • Kinder In House Field Trip- Piedmont Wildlife

      • 9:30-10:00am Finney/Cano

      • 10:00-10:30am Dunn/Scanlon

    • 2:15pm Long’s Class Learning Sharing with Families

     

    Friday, March 8 

    • 5th Grade Exhibition Groups Panel Review

    • Kinder In House Field Trip- Piedmont Wildlife- 

      • 9:30-10:00am Smithson/Ward

      • 10:00-10:30am Mooneyham

    • FWES PTA World Dance Event!!!!! 6-8pm

     

    Reminder- Monday, March 11th is a Teacher Workday- There is no school on Monday for students. 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Retention Risk Letters and Practice Folders

    WCPSS Board Policy requires that families be notified if a student is not meeting promotion standards in reading and math by the mid-point of Q3. If you receive this notification, please read it carefully to note that NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE and there is a thorough review process that will occur about mid-May and engage the family. If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher as they will also be reaching out to you to schedule a conference to discuss your child’s needs. 

    If your child is at risk, you will also receive a red practice folder that has activities your child’s teacher team has put together that can help you support your child’s practice at home. Any work you complete can be returned to your child’s teacher for review. 

     

    Español

    Hola! Feliz marzo! We are approaching Spring, and with it, our now traditional World Dance is coming to FWES next Friday, March 8th from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Students in K, 1st, and 2nd are practicing their dance skills for this event.  They will have a chance to present it on the dance floor, if they want to join all of their respective grade level friends.  There is no specific attire required for this event, but some 1st graders have asked if they can wear some of their MI ENCANTO costumes.  It is optional, if they have it.  Please don’t buy it for this.  Just come and enjoy and have a great time watching them explore dances from around the world!  

     

    5th Grade Families Middle School Registration Information Nights:

     

    5th Grade Exhibition Action Projects-

    Please review the information linked below from our 5th grade Exhibition groups as they are sharing action to solve problems they have researched. Information will be added and shared as groups are ready.

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 21st 6:00-7:30pm at FWES where you can learn more from our amazing 5th Grade IB Learners! All families are invited! 

    Help the Homeless- find links to organizations that help the homeless in NC based on student project research

     

    From FWES PTA:

    • Our March Newsletter is HERE!

    • Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link!

    • World Dance Festival is next Friday!:

      • Date: March 8 (NEXT FRIDAY!)

      • Time: 6-8PM, Food Trucks start at 5:30PM

      • World Dance Festival is happening on March 8 (6-8PM)! Come and dance to the music from around the world, learn about dances from around the world, and participate in activities to complete a passport and enter to win a prize!

      • This is a family event, and we are encouraging everyone to stay off the playground for everyone's safety as it will be dark. 

      • Find all the details at: https://www.fwespta.org/programsevents/worlddance.

      • We need all the help that we can get to setup the stage, showcase cultural displays, and with the activities! Sign up to help at:bit.ly/fweswd23

     

    • Become a Corporate Sponsor for the PTA

      • The PTA cannot do what we do without all of your support! To help us continue this work, the PTA is welcoming corporate sponsorship. Please visit fwespta.org or email sponsors@fwespta.org for more information!

    • Open PTA positions for next year:

      • PTA is looking to fill the following positions for the year 2024-2025. Please contact nominations@fwespta.org if you are interested, or curious about the roles. 

        • Open positions

          • Spirit Wear

          • Go Play Save

          • Spirit Rock

          • Clothes Closet

        • Positions that will need a co-chair

          • Book Fair

          • Yearbook

          • Hook a book

          • World Dance

          • Fun run

          • Mini Grants

     

    Friday February 23, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile- Knowledgeable

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes February 26-March 1, 2024

    Mrs. Pierce will be completing an IB School Evaluation Visit Tuesday-Friday this week in a K-12 IB school in Texas. She will return to FWES on Monday, March 4th. 

     

    Monday, February 26

     

    Tuesday, February 27

    • Spring Photos- Individual and Class Group

     

    Wednesday, February 28

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club
    • 4th Grade to NC Legislative Building Field Trip

     

    Thursday, February 29

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • Mod Pizza FWES Spirit Night

     

    Friday, March 1 

    • Q3 Interims Go Home; Retention Risk Notification and Practice Folders go home (*see below for more info)
    • College and Career Day
    • Women’s History Month Begins
    • 8:30am FWES Walk to School Day
    • 9:15am PTA Porch Coffee Chat
    • 2:15pm 1st Grade Learning Sharing for Families (except Long- Long will be 3/7)

     

    Reminder- Next Week- Tuesday, March 5th is a Teacher Workday- No School due to Election Day at FWES

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Spring Photos- February 27, 2024

    Look in your folder today for your child’s individualized Spring Photo code for ordering individual pictures and class group pictures! Ordering is done on line with Lifetouch for any pictures. 

    New Magnet Students at FWES for 2024-25! 

    We are excited to be welcoming 80 new magnet students to FWES for the 2024-25 school year. Magnet notifications happened yesterday and we will be welcoming them all to our campus on March 4th for a new magnet student event. Thank you for helping us share about the incredIBle things happening at FWES! 

    📚💗Wake Up and Read Book Drive: January 29 - February 16 29!! 💗📚Collection date extended!!!! 

    Last week to donate books! 


    Retention Risk Letters and Practice Folders

    WCPSS Board Policy requires that families be notified if a student is not meeting promotion standards in reading and math by the mid-point of Q3. If you receive this notification, please read it carefully to note that NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE and there is a thorough review process that will occur about mid-May and engage the family. If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher as they will also be reaching out to you to schedule a conference to discuss your child’s needs. 

     

    If your child is at risk, you will also receive a red practice folder that has activities your child’s teacher team has put together that can help you support your child’s practice at home. Any work you complete can be returned to your child’s teacher for review.

     

    From FWES PTA

    For winning 1st place in the state level Reflections contest for Intermediate Visual Arts!!

    Friday, February 16, 2024

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile- Knowledgeable

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes February 19-23, 2024

    Monday, February 19 

    • President’s Day- No School

     

    Tuesday, February 20

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students

     

    Wednesday, February 21

    • Action Wednesday- share your action with us to share on FWES News!

     

    Thursday, February 22

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal

     

    Friday, February 23 

    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga

    • 6:30-7:30pm Family Academy Event; Light Dinner served at 6:15pm

      • How to help your child build Resilience

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Important Lunch Visitor Reminder! 

    All families are invited to come and have lunch with your student at FWES. Lunch visitors may eat with their student in the cafeteria or at the high top tables in the lobby areas near the cafeteria. 

    Please note, that families visiting for lunch MAY NOT take students other than their student out of the cafeteria to eat lunch. This policy is for the safety of students, as the areas in the halls are not supervised by school adults and being a registered volunteer is not required to have lunch with your student. 

    Please plan to join your student for lunch and enjoy that time together! Thank you! 

     

    Family Academy Event/Evento de la Academia Familiar

    Friday, February 23rd 6:15-7:30pm at FWES

     

    Offered in both English and Spanish by Wake County School Specialists. 

     

    Topic: How parents/caregivers can help their child build resilience.

    When: Friday, February 23, 6:30PM

    Dinner provided at 6:15PM

     

    Ofrecido tanto en inglés como en español por especialistas escolares del condado de Wake.

    Tema: Cómo los padres/cuidadores pueden ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar resiliencia.

    Cuándo: viernes 23 de febrero, 6:30 p.m.

    Cena proporcionada a las 6:15 p.m.

     

    RSVP at bit.ly/fwesfeb23/Regístrese aquí si planea asistir.

     

    Spring Photos- February 27, 2024

    Look in your folder today for your child’s individualized Spring Photo code for ordering individual pictures and class group pictures! 



    Black History Month at FWES

    • Student classroom learning experiences are being collected on a school wide slide deck for sharing. FWES IB Learning: Black History Month  (more will be added throughout the month)

    • Daily trivia about African Americans who impacted the world on FWES News and classes submit their answers- revealed the next day and classes will be recognized at the end of the month for the most correct submissions

     

    New flags in the Cafeteria 

    We are excited to have added new flags to our collection to align with our school community representation. Be sure to take a look when you come for a visit! 

     

     

    Ukraine Algeria Bangladesh Honduras Bahamas

    Virgin Islands

     

    📚💗Wake Up and Read Book Drive: January 29 - February 16 29!! 💗📚Collection date extended!!!! 

    Join us in our annual book drive to support Wake Up and Read’s commitment to building the home libraries of children in Wake County. Last year they provided over 90,000 books to more than 9,000 students! With your help, we donated close to 2,000 books! 

    On Monday, we will have a bin to collect new or gently used books for babies through age 12 inside the front lobby. Students can drop them off there or in the library to Ms. Zaccardi. Questions can be directed to Ms. Zaccardi at czaccardi@wcpss.net.



    From FWES PTA

    The PTA cannot do what we do without all of your support! To help us continue this work, the PTA is welcoming corporate sponsorship. Please visit fwespta.org or email sponsors@fwespta.org for more information!

     

    Friday, February 9, 2024

    So sorry for the late delivery, things were all cued up on Friday but due to a technical glitch it was not able to be sent. Have a great Week! 

    IB Learner Profile- Knowledgeable

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

    Calendar Notes February 12-16, 2024

    National Bus Driver Appreciation Week! 🚌

    Please help your child show appreciation to your bus drivers for all they do- including sometimes having to drive double routes because of driver shortages- we have had only a few issues this year thanks to our dedicated bus drivers…. We want them to feel appreciated!

    Monday, February 12

    • 100th Day of School for 2023-24 🙌

    Tuesday, February 13

    Wednesday, February 14 

    • Love the World Day at FWES! 🌎💙💛
    • Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕
    • 7:55 Nature Friends Club

    Thursday, February 15 

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 7:55am Run Club

    Friday, February 16 

    • 7:45am FWES PTA Board Meeting- Inquiry Center
    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga Club
    • 2:15pm 4th Grade Economics Learning Sharing for 4th Grade Families

    Note: There is NO SCHOOL Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 20th. We will see our students back at FWES on Wednesday, February 21st! 

    NO HAY CLASES el lunes 19 y martes 20 de febrero. ¡Veremos a nuestros estudiantes de regreso en FWES el miércoles 21 de febrero!

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Black History Month at FWES

    • Student classroom learning experiences are being collected on a school wide slide deck for sharing. FWES IB Learning: Black History Month  (more will be added throughout the month)
    • Daily trivia about African Americans who impacted the world on FWES News and classes submit their answers- revealed the next day and classes will be recognized at the end of the month for the most correct submissions😊

    Family Academy Event/Evento de la Academia Familiar

    Friday, February 23rd 6:15-7:30pm at FWES

    Offered in both English and Spanish by Wake County School Specialists. 

    Topic: How parents/caregivers can help their child build resilience.

    When: Friday, February 23, 6:30PM

    Dinner provided at 6:15PM

     

    Ofrecido tanto en inglés como en español por especialistas escolares del condado de Wake.

    Tema: Cómo los padres/cuidadores pueden ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar resiliencia.

    Cuándo: viernes 23 de febrero, 6:30 p.m.

    Cena proporcionada a las 6:15 p.m.


    RSVP at bit.ly/fwesfeb23/Regístrese aquí si planea asistir.

     

    📚 Library Buzz 📚

    Here’s what’s happening in the FWES library: 

    • It’s Fiction February for grades 3-5! Students are logging all the time they spend reading fiction this month. For the 1st week, we have a combined reading of 17,634 minutes. That’s over 293 hours!
    • Grades K-2 have a Winter Reading Bingo Board. Individual teachers have decided if they will complete it as a class or independently. There are prizes for all who can complete the entire board!
    • The 4th Grade Book Club met with the author of the book they are reading on 2/7 to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington, gave them a sneak peek at her newest book, read a chapter aloud, and answered questions about being a writer. 

    📚 Happy Reading! 📚

     

    📚💗Wake Up and Read Book Drive: January 29 - February 16 💗📚

    Join us in our annual book drive to support Wake Up and Read’s commitment to building the home libraries of children in Wake County. Last year they provided over 90,000 books to more than 9,000 students! With your help, we donated close to 2,000 books! 

    On Monday, we will have a bin to collect new or gently used books for babies through age 12 inside the front lobby. Students can drop them off there or in the library to Ms. Zaccardi. Questions can be directed to Ms. Zaccardi at czaccardi@wcpss.net.

     

    From FWES PTA

    • Our February Newsletter is HERE!
    • Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link!
    • Hook-a-book Readers needed: Signup for any of the classes here (Approved Volunteers Only!)
    • February is Black History Month: The 2024 theme for Black History Month is Art as a Platform for Social Justice https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/initiatives/black-history-month-2024
    • Show love to the FWES staff
      • What better way to show your appreciation than with treats and coffee? To show our teachers and staff some love this Valentine's Day, consider helping us stock the staffroom. Show your love by purchasing directly from our Amazon wishlist or by bringing in individually packaged treats of your choosing and leaving them in the front office.
    • Family Academy Night on Feb 23
      • When: Friday, February 23, 6:30PM
      • Offered in both English and Spanish by Wake County School Specialists. 
      • Topic: How parents/caregivers can help their child build resilience.
      • Dinner provided at 6:15PM
      • RSVP at bit.ly/fwesfeb23
    • World Dance is coming! 
      • When: March 8th, 6-8PM
      • Cultural item showcase: The committee will be putting up items from various cultures in the front hall display case. Please send any items that you’d like to share by February 16th labeled with your child’s and teacher’s name to the front office.
      • Signup if you'd like to help organize the event, share music, and share/teach some of your dance moves!

    More details at: https://www.fwespta.org/programsevents/worlddance

     

     

    Friday, February 2, 2024

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message 

     

    IB Learner Profile- Knowledgeable

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes February 5-9, 2024

    National School Counselors Week! 

    Please show Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane your appreciation for all they do to support students at FWES! 

     

    Monday, February 5 

    Tuesday, February 6  

    • NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Testing for randomly selected 4th Graders (families have been notified)

    Wednesday, February 7

    • Global Day of Play! 

    Thursday, February 8 

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal
    • 12:00-2:30pm 5th Grade Trip to Garner High School to observe IB Personal Project presentations

    Friday, February 9 

    • Cary Chamber of Commerce Teaching Excellence Nominations due by 5:00pm- see info and link below
    • Pre K to Greystone Recreational Center
    • 2:00-2:45pm- Kindergarten Culture Fair for Families (rescheduled event)

     

    Saturday, February 10 

    Happy Lunar New Year! 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Report Cards should be in Friday Folders or Backpack’s Today! 

     

    FWES Top Magnet School of Excellence 2024-  Thanks to you and all of our students and hard working staff, our school has received national recognition as at TOP Magnet School of Excellence from Magnet Schools of America. School's receive merit recognition for their commitment and success in the 5 pillars of magnet schools: diversity, innovative programming and professional learning, academic achievement, high quality instructional systems; and family and community engagement. Our collaborative school community makes all of those areas possible and successful at FWES! Thank you so much for your involvement and support! Mrs. Pierce, along with Mrs. Goodrum and Mrs. Williams (our two magnet coordinators), will attend the National Magnet Conference in April, 2024 to receive our official recognition and get to learn from and with other magnet schools across the nation! We look forward to planning a school celebration upon our return- stay tuned! 

    Feedback Survey on FWES Inquiry into to STEAM Family Night- Please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked here or the link in the message you receive from your teacher to provide our school with feedback about Inquiry into STEAM Family Night- EVEN IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND. We want your feedback! Thank you!

     

    FWES Family Marathon starts February 5th!!!

    Family Marathon 2024 Details      Maraton Familiar 2024

     

    Log your Miles

     

    Cary Chamber of Commerce- Honor A Teacher 2024 Nomination Window is Open! 

    Excellence in teaching – We know it when we see it. It can be the teacher who spends extra time with the students who need it most, or the teacher who is creative enough to inspire a real love of learning in a student. Perhaps it’s a teacher who cares enough to be involved with their students beyond the classroom. Whatever their methods, certain teachers make a real impact on students and their learning abilities. 

    Please consider nominating one of the amazing teachers at FWES for this recognition process. The Cary Chamber of Commerce and local businesses ensure that one teacher at every Cary school is recognized through this project! What a supportive community! 

     

    Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor a Teacher Nomination Form- all nominations are due no later than February 9th at 5:00pm- no late nominations will be accepted. 


    Crossing Guards Needed in Cary- Please see the information linked here about the need for crossing guards in the Cary area at schools and how you can assist. 

     

    For the Fridge: 




    From FWES PTA

    • Our February Newsletter is HERE!
    • Yearbook: Order your Yearbook today at this link!
    • Hook-a-book Readers needed: Signup for any of the classes here (Approved Volunteers Only!)
    • World Dance is coming! 
    • February is Black History Month: The 2024 theme for Black History Month is Art as a Platform for Social Justice https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/initiatives/black-history-month-2024
    • Show love to the FWES staff
      • What better way to show your appreciation than with treats and coffee? To show our teachers and staff some love this Valentine's Day, consider helping us stock the staffroom. Show your love by purchasing directly from our Amazon wishlist or by bringing in individually packaged treats of your choosing and leaving them in the front office.
    • Family Academy Night on Feb 23
      • When: Friday, February 23, 6:30PM
      • Offered in both English and Spanish by Wake County School Specialists. 
      • Topic: How parents/caregivers can help their child build resilience.
      • Dinner provided at 6:15PM

    RSVP at bit.ly/fwesfeb23

     

    Friday, January 26, 2024

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile- Open Minded

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Open-Minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes January 29-February 2, 2024

    Saturday, January 27 

    NC Museum of History- African American Cultural Celebration 10:30am-4:30pm

    Monday, January 29

    Wake Up and Read Book Drive begins!

    Tuesday, January 30

    • 7:35am SIP Meeting

    Wednesday, January 31 

    • Last day to purchase 5th grade Yearbook Ads
    • 6:00-7:00pm BAC District 9 Meeting- Dr. Taylor, WCPSS superintendent, guest speaker- Laurel Park Elementary- Open to the public

    Thursday, February 1 

    Friday, February 2 

    • 8:30am Walk to School Day- Meet Kildaire Plaza
    • 9:15-9:45am PTA Porch Coffee Chat
    • Cultural Arts Assemblies- Musical Journey around the World 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    📚💗Wake Up and Read Book Drive: January 29 - February 16 💗📚

    Join us in our annual book drive to support Wake Up and Read’s commitment to building the home libraries of children in Wake County. Last year they provided over 90,000 books to more than 9,000 students! With your help, we donated close to 2,000 books! 

    On Monday, we will have a bin to collect new or gently used books for babies through age 12 inside the front lobby. Students can drop them off there or in the library to Ms. Zaccardi. Questions can be directed to Ms. Zaccardi at czaccardi@wcpss.net.

     

    Family Marathon- Starts February 5th!!!!

    Join FWES families to meet the 26.2 mile goal between February 5th and April 19th by walking, running, jogging and moving together. Paper copies of the documents below will go home on Friday, February 2nd, too. 

    Family Marathon

    Family Marathon Mile Log

     

    SAVE THE DATE- FWES 5th Grade Career Fair- Friday, April 19, 2024! 

    The FWES Counseling Staff will be hosting a Career Fair for 5th grade students on Apr 19, 2024 9:30-10:30am in the Cafeteria.  Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane would love to partner with Parents and Guardians in order to provide a showcase of possible careers for our 5th grade students.  All career fields are invited to participate! 

    Please Help share your career with our students: Please click on this link(https://forms.gle/Qc8nHiskws6veZ9BA) to express your interest in participating in the Career Fair.  All career fair participants  will need to review and sign the WCPSS Guest Speaker form in order to participate. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Naftel at snaftel@wcpss.net or Ms. Cochrane at scochrane@wcpss.net. Thank you for your help in making this a wonderful event!

     

    RESERVE LA FECHA – Feria de Carreras del 5º Grado de FWES – Viernes, 19 de abril de 2024

    El personal de consejería de la Escuela Primaria Farmington Woods será el anfitrión de una Feria de Carreras para los estudiantes de 5º grado el 19 de abril de 2024 de 9:30 a 10:30 am en la cafetería.  A la Sra. Naftel y a la Sra. Cochrane les encantaría colaborar con los Padres y Tutores legales con el fin de proporcionar una exhibición como ejemplo de posibles carreras para nuestros estudiantes de 5º grado.  ¡Todos los campos de carreras están invitadas a participar! 

    Por favor, ayude a compartir su carrera con nuestros estudiantes: Haga clic en este enlace (https://forms.gle/Qc8nHiskws6veZ9BA) para expresar su interés en participar en la Feria de Carreras.  Todos los participantes de la feria de carreras tendrán que revisar y firmar el formulario de Presentador Invitado de WCPSS (WCPSS Guest Speaker form) para poder participar. 

    Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en ponerse en contacto con la Sra. Naftel en snaftel@wcpss.net  o con la Sra. Cochrane en scochrane@wcpss.net. ¡Gracias por su ayuda para que este evento sea maravilloso!

     

    From FWES PTA

    FWES PTA and United Arts Council of Wake County Cultural Arts Events at FWES 2023-24

    • Our January Newsletter is here!
    • Yearbooks:
      • Order your Yearbook today at this link
      • 5th Grade Families: deadline to purchase recognition ads for 5th grade students is January 31st! (at the same link as above).
    • STEAM Night on Feb 1:
      • When: Feb 1, 6-7:30PM
      • Volunteers are welcome! Please email programs@fwespta.org if you’re interested in helping.
    • World Dance is coming! 
      • When: March 8th, 6-8PM
      • Looking for Committee Members! Email worlddance@fwespta.org if you'd like to help organize the event, share music, cultural showcase items, and share/teach some of your dance moves
    • Show love to the FWES staff
      • What better way to show your appreciation than with treats and coffee? To show our teachers and staff some love this Valentine's Day, consider helping us stock the staffroom. Each week we leave coffee and treats in the staffroom to keep our wonderful staff energized and feeling celebrated. Show your love by purchasing directly from our Amazon wishlist or by bringing in individually packaged treats of your choosing and leaving them in the front office.
    • Family Academy Night on Feb 23:
      • When: Feb 23, 6:30-7:30PM
      • Topic: How can Parents/Caregivers Help Their Child Build Resilience
      • Languages: English and Spanish 
      • Dinner will be served starting at 6:15
    • February is Black History Month: The 2024 theme for Black History Month is Art as a Platform for Social Justice

     

     

    Friday, January 19. 2024

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile- Open Minded

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Open-Minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes January 22-26, 2024

    Monday, January 22

    • 9:45am Last Magnet Information Session and Tour

    Tuesday, January 23

    • End of Quarter 2

    Wednesday, January 24 

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students

    Thursday, January 25 

    • WCPSS Magnet Applications are DUE TODAY!!!

    • Multicultural Children’s Book Day- Read Alouds in Inquiry Center

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal

    • 7:00pm Dr. Taylor, Superintendent 100 Days Presentation Broughton High School 

    Friday, January 26 

    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga Club

    Saturday, January 27 



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Welcome Amy Mooney, building substitute, to FWES! We are welcoming Amy Mooney, a former WCPSS teacher, to FWES to be our full time building substitute. She will be full time at FWES and support classrooms where a substitute may not have picked up the "job"

     

    FWES Inquiry into STEAM Night on Feb 1:

    Farmington Woods Elementary will have its first Family STEAM Night on February 1, 2024, 6:00-7:30 pm, for families to engage in fun STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).

     

    Cary Chamber of Commerce- Honor A Teacher 2024 Nomination Window is Open! 

    Excellence in teaching – We know it when we see it. It can be the teacher who spends extra time with the students who need it most, or the teacher who is creative enough to inspire a real love of learning in a student. Perhaps it’s a teacher who cares enough to be involved with their students beyond the classroom. Whatever their methods, certain teachers make a real impact on students and their learning abilities. 

    Please consider nominating one of the amazing teachers at FWES for this recognition process. The Cary Chamber of Commerce and local businesses ensure that one teacher at every Cary school is recognized through this project! What a supportive community! 

    Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor a Teacher Nomination Form- all nominations are due no later than February 9th at 5:00pm- no late nominations will be accepted. 

     

    Pre-K Application- for students who will be 4 by August 31, 2024

    Do you have a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options.

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE- FWES 5th Grade Career Fair- Friday, April 19, 2024! 

    The FWES Counseling Staff will be hosting a Career Fair for 5th grade students on Apr 19, 2024 9:30-10:30am in the Cafeteria.  Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane would love to partner with Parents and Guardians -in order to provide a showcase of possible careers for our 5th grade students- all career fields are invited to participate! 

    Please Help share your career with our students: Please click on this link(https://forms.gle/Qc8nHiskws6veZ9BA) to express your interest in participating in the Career Fair.  All career fair participant  will need to review and sign the WCPSS Guest Speaker form in order to participate. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Naftel at snaftel@wcpss.net or Ms. Cochrane at scochrane@wcpss.net if you have any questions.  Thank you for your help in making this a wonderful event!



    From FWES PTA

    FWES Inquiry into STEAM Night on Feb 1:

    Farmington Woods Elementary will have its first Family STEAM Night on February 1, 2024, 6:00-7:30 pm, for families to engage in fun STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).  Any parent volunteers interested in helping to run a STEAM activity or show off STEAM work at this event may contact programs@fwespta.org.

    Yearbook:

    • Order your Yearbook today at this link

    • 5th Grade Families: deadline to purchase recognition ads for 5th grade students is January 31st! (at the same link as above).

    Reflections winners announced for Wake County! 

    Nayeli Percy from 5th Grade (Herrema) wins 1st Prize in Visual Arts at Wake County level. Details here- view the winning artwork and listen to the music composition

     

    Friday, January 12, 2024  (sorry for the delayed delivery)

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    IB Learner Profile- Open Minded

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Open-Minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Calendar Notes January 15-19, 2024

    Monday, January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday- No School

    • FWES Day of Service at FWES 1:00-4:00pm
      • All projects will be accessed through the FWES Courtyard
      • 1:00-2:00pm Stories by Emmy Winning Willa Brigham- Inquiry Center
      • 1:00-4:00pm Service Projects
        • Community Garden Winter Sowing- Courtyard
        • Diaper wrapping for Diaper Bank- gym
        • Card Making- Classroom
        • General Campus Clean Up
    • Spirit Day- McDonalds on Kildaire Farm Road 11:00am-7:00pm
      • Grab your breakfast/lunch before Day of Service or dinner after and support the FWES PTA! 

    Tuesday, January 16

    • 1:30pm Magnet Information Session and Tour

    Wednesday, January 17

    • 9:45-10:45am Kindergarten Culture Fair Sharing for K Families
      • Note that doors will open for families to enter (with ticket from teacher) at 9:45am- not before- please dress for waiting on the front porch as it will be cold on Tuesday). This is a browsing and walking activity, so there is no need to be first.  Classes and students will be setting up from 9:15-9:45am.

    Thursday, January 18

    • 7:45am Handbell Practice
    • 7:55am Where in the World Club 
    • No Specials- 5th Grade Collaboration with Specialists Rotation Day
      • IB Assemblies 9:30am 3-5 and 10:20am K-2

     

    Friday, January 19

    • 7:45am FWES PTA Board Meeting- Inquiry Center - everyone welcome
    • 8:10am Kidz Yoga Club
    • 9:45am Magnet Information Session and Tour
    • 1:30pm Magnet Information Session and Tour
    • 6:30pm Family Movie Night- FWES Cafe- Lilo and Stitch. Family event, not a drop off event! Parent must remain with children. 

     

    **Note- Wednesday, January 24th next week is a Teacher Workday- no school. 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    5th Grade Family Reminder: 

      • Attention 5th Grade Families: deadline to purchase recognition ads for 5th grade students is January 31st! (at the same link as above).

    Magnet Application Reminders: 

    • Applications are due on January 25, 2024
    • Current 5th graders must apply to a magnet program for middle school or they are assigned to their base school (yellow assignment slip sent home in December)
    • Current magnet families with incoming kindergarten students must register the kindergartner at your assigned base school and apply through the magnet application process… the sibling is guaranteed a seat if you follow these steps! 

     

    Cary Chamber of Commerce- Honor A Teacher 2024 Nomination Window is Open! 

    Excellence in teaching – We know it when we see it. It can be the teacher who spends extra time with the students who need it most, or the teacher who is creative enough to inspire a real love of learning in a student. Perhaps it’s a teacher who cares enough to be involved with their students beyond the classroom. Whatever their methods, certain teachers make a real impact on students and their learning abilities. 

    Please consider nominating one of the amazing teachers at FWES for this recognition process. The Cary Chamber of Commerce and local businesses ensure that one teacher at every Cary school is recognized through this project! What a supportive community! 

    Cary Chamber of Commerce Honor a Teacher Nomination Form- all nominations are due no later than February 9th at 5:00pm- no late nominations will be accepted. 

     

    Pre-K Application- for students who will be 4 by August 31, 2024

    Do you have a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options.

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE- FWES 5th Grade Career Fair- Friday, April 19, 2024! 

    The FWES Counseling Staff will be hosting a Career Fair for 5th grade students on Apr 19, 2024 9:30-10:30am in the Cafeteria.  Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane would love to partner with Parents and Guardians -in order to provide a showcase of possible careers for our 5th grade students- all career fields are invited to participate! 

    Please Help share your career with our students: Please click on this link(https://forms.gle/Qc8nHiskws6veZ9BA) to express your interest in participating in the Career Fair.  All career fair participant  will need to review and sign the WCPSS Guest Speaker form in order to participate. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Naftel at snaftel@wcpss.net or Ms. Cochrane at scochrane@wcpss.net if you have any questions.  Thank you for your help in making this a wonderful event!

     

    Winter Weather Reminders for School:

    • Recess/Outdoor Activities: Guidance for being outside in the winter months indicates that outdoor activities will continue unless the temperature- or temperature with wind chills- is below 32 degrees. Please make sure your student is dressed for outdoor recess each day. 
    • Inclement Weather Guidelines: In the event that winter weather might impact the school schedule, this document outlines FWES schedules for various circumstances. This document has also been posted on the website for easy reference. 
      • Note: If school closes early, the After School Program will NOT operate.

     

    From FWES PTA

        • Service opportunities for the whole family 
        • Activities include campus cleanup, winter sowing, card making, diaper sorting and wrapping for Diaper Bank
        • Participating location: 1299 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC
        • A portion of their sales will be donated to the PTA. Don’t forget to participate!
    • PTA Board meeting on January 19th @7:45AM, Inquiry Center:
      • Board meetings are open to all to attend.
      • Showing Lilo and Stitch
      • This is not a drop-off event!
      • Attention 5th Grade Families: deadline to purchase recognition ads for 5th grade students is January 31st! (at the same link as above).
    • STEAM Night on Feb 1: Farmington Woods Elementary will have its first Family STEAM Night on February 1, 2024, 6:00-7:30 pm, for families to engage in fun STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).  Any parent volunteers interested in helping to run a STEAM activity or show off STEAM work at this event may contact programs@fwespta.org.

     

    World Dance is coming! We're looking for committee volunteers to help with this year's World Dance Event, scheduled for Friday, March 8th 2024 6-8pm EST! We need help with the cultural arts window at school, logistics, advertising, organizing games, performances, activities, graphic design and more! Please email worlddance@fwespta.org if you're interested by January 15th.

     

     

    Friday, January 5, 2024

    Happy 2024 to All! Mrs. Pierce's video message will return next Friday as Mrs. Pierce was out on Friday. 

    Friday, January 5, 2024

    IB Learner Profile- Open Minded

    IB Learner Profile Attribute - Open-Minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Social Awareness

    CASEL Competency - Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Second Step Unit  Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness: Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining relationships. 

     

    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Next Week’s Calendar

    Monday, January 8

    • 9:45am Magnet Info Session and Tour

    Tuesday, January 9

    • 1st Grade Walking Field Trip Canceled due to weather

    Wednesday, January 10

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club

    • mClass MOY Benchmark Assessing begins K-5

    Thursday, January 11

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal 

    • 1st Grade Rescheduled Walking Field Trip- rescheduled due to weather

    Friday, January 12

     

    Note:

    Monday, January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday- No School

    • FWES Day of Service at FWES 1:00-4:00pm

      • All projects will be accessed through the FWES Courtyard

      • 1:00-2:00pm Stories by Emmy Winning Willa Brigham- Inquiry Center

      • 1:00-4:00pm Service Projects

        • Community Garden Winter Sowing- Courtyard

        • Diaper wrapping for Diaper Bank- gym

        • Card Making- Classroom

        • General Campus Clean Up

    • Spirit Day- McDonald's on Kildaire Farm Road 11:00am-7:00pm

      • Grab your breakfast/lunch before Day of Service or dinner after and support the FWES PTA! 



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    📚 Library Buzz 📚: 

    Here’s what’s happening in the FWES library: 

    • Nonfiction November was a success! 3-5 graders logged their minutes of nonfiction reading during the month for a total of 16,998 minutes read!

    • K-2 students are learning how to code Blue Bots during specials. This week and next they’ll be coding it to build a snowman!

    • Multicultural Children’s Book Day will be on 1/25. We’ll celebrate the diversity of our school community with guest readers reading stories in their native language for students to enjoy.

     

    Winter Weather Reminders for School:

    • Recess/Outdoor Activities: Guidance for being outside in the winter months indicates that outdoor activities will continue unless the temperature- or temperature with wind chills- is below 32 degrees. Please make sure your student is dressed for outdoor recess each day. 

    • Inclement Weather Guidelines: In the event that winter weather might impact the school schedule, this document outlines FWES schedules for various circumstances. This document has also been posted on the website for easy reference. 

      • Note: If school closes early, the After School Program will NOT operate. 

     

    General Dismissal Reminders: As we begin 2024, just a few reminders about dismissal at FWES….

    • Transportation changes may NOT be taken over the phone

      • Please send a PAPER note with your child for the teacher for changes or appointment dismissal needs

        • DO NOT SEND LAST MINUTE CHANGES via EMAIL OR TALKING POINTS!!!! 

          • If your child’s teacher is not at school, email and talking points messages will not be received. 

    • Students may NOT be signed out at the front office after 3:15pm- please arrive before 3:15pm if you need to sign your child out early. 

      • If you arrive after 3:15pm you child can be dismissed as a “walker” at 3:40pm and you can wait on the porch for that dismissal. 

    • Bus Riders: 

      • Kinder and 1st grade students must have an adult meet them at the bus stop or the driver will not let them get off the bus and they will be returned to the school for the parent to come pick them up. Please monitor bus GPS and your schedules to ensure you are at the bus stop at dismissal. 

    • Carpool Reminders:

      • Please keep your carpool tag displayed until your child has gotten in to your car so that staff and safety patrol on duty can clearly see the tag. 

        • For student safety, all cars without tags must go to the pull over area and take ID to the front office to sign out a student. 

      • Carpool loading ends at 4:10pm. Cars should arrive prior to 4:10pm for pickup- thank you! 

    • Walker Reminders:

      • Walkers are dismissed at 3:40pm each day- families should be prepared to meet/pick up walkers at 3:40pm. Walkers not picked up by the 3:45pm bell will return to the classroom and families will need to show photo ID to sign out students in the office. 

        • Repeated late walker pick ups may require that students be moved to carpool for dismissal. Thank you for being on time for your walkers! 

      • Walker Permission to walk off the porch may be given for 2nd-5th graders. If your child does not currently have that permission (a pink tag that says porch pick up) and you would like to make the change- please use this link to make the change- the tag will be changed within 1 school day. 

     

    SAVE THE DATE- FWES 5th Grade Career Fair- Friday, April 19, 2024! 

    The FWES Counseling Staff will be hosting a Career Fair for 5th grade students on Apr 19, 2024 9:30-10:30am in the Cafeteria.  Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane would love to partner with Parents and Guardians -in order to provide a showcase of possible careers for our 5th grade students- all career fields are invited to participate! 

    Please Help share your career with our students: Please click on this link(https://forms.gle/Qc8nHiskws6veZ9BA) to express your interest in participating in the Career Fair.  All career fair participant  will need to review and sign the WCPSS Guest Speaker form in order to participate. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Naftel at snaftel@wcpss.net or Ms. Cochrane at scochrane@wcpss.net if you have any questions.  Thank you for your help in making this a wonderful event!



    Annual WCPSS Asbestos Notification: 



    For the Fridge:


                         FWES PTA January Newsletter

                          

    From FWES PTA

    • Our January Newsletter is here!

    • Save the Date - January 15:

      • MLK Day of Service @FWES Courtyard, 1-4:30PM

        • Service opportunities for the whole family

        • Activities include campus cleanup, winter sowing, card making, diaper sorting and wrapping for Diaper Bank

        • Stories by Emmy Award winning Willa Brigham @1PM

      • Spirit Day @McDonalds on Kildaire Farm Rd, 11-7PM

        • A portion of their sales will be donated to the PTA. Don’t forget to participate!

    • PTA Board meeting on January 19th @7:45AM, Inquiry Center:

      • Board meetings are open to all to attend.

      • If you’d like a virtual link to attend, please email inclusion@fwespta.org

    • World Dance is coming! We're looking for committee volunteers to help with this year's World Dance Event, scheduled for Friday, March 8th 2024 6-8pm EST! We need help with the cultural arts window at school, logistics, advertising, organizing games, performances, activities, graphic design and more! Please email worlddance@fwespta.org if you're interested by January 15th.

    • Spirit Rock reservations open for rest of the calendar: fwespta.org/spiritrock 

    • Join the PTA: fwespta.memberhub.com

    PTA needs you! PTA has a few open positions. Please visit fwespta.org/home/volunteer/volunteer-now

     

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message

    Starting 2024 Calendar Notes:

    Monday, January 1 

    • Happy 2024! Holiday- No School

    Tuesday, January 2

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students; Office open 9am-3pm

    • Welcome back Mrs. Sweeney from maternity leave! 

    Wednesday, January 3

    • Students Return to FWES! 

    Thursday, January 4 

    • 7:55am Where in the World Club Meets

    • Bus Rider Assemblies- AM

    Friday, January 5

    • 8:30am FWES Walk to School Day- Meet Kildaire Plaza

     

    The next week….

    Monday, January 8

    • 9:45am Magnet Info Session and Tour

    Tuesday, January 9

    • 1st Grade Walking Field Trip

    Wednesday, January 10

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club

    Thursday, January 11

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal 

    Friday, January 12

     

    **Note Monday, January 15th is a Holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday. A Day of Service at FWES will be on Jan 15th at FWES in the afternoon. More details to come! 

    Sending best wishes to all of our FWES Families for a wonderful Winter Break! We will see you in 2024!!!

     

     

    Friday, December 15, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    IB Learner Profile- Reflective

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self-Awareness

    Second Step Unit     Unit 2: Emotional Management

    CASEL Competency Self-Awareness: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.


    FWES Staff Recognition for FWES Learning By Heart- Please use this link to recognize ANY FWES staff member who is showing their heart through the work they do to support your student. These recognitions are shared in monthly staff meetings (student/family name is not shared publicly- but is shared in the document that is created to give the staff member:) to remind our staff that they make a difference in many ways! Thank you! 

     

    Next Week’s Calendar: 

    Monday, December 18

    • Gift of Reading: Mix Match Day

    • Gift of Reading Logs due today!!! By 3:45pm

    Tuesday, December 19 

    • Gift of Reading: Wear a hat today

    • 2:15-3:00pm 3rd Grade Family Learning Sharing Event

    Wednesday, December 20 

    • Gift of Reading: Pajama Day!!!!

    • IB Assemblies- K-2 9:30am and 3-5 10:20am 

     

    December 21, 2023- January 2, 2024- Winter Break- no school for students! 

    • Students return on Wednesday, January 3, 2024! 

    • FWES Office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd, Teacher Workday, from 9:00am-3:00pm. 



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Student Assignment Slips (Yellow) for 2024-25: Each year about this time, the WCPSS office of student assignment sends home a document that shares with families which school the student is assigned to for the NEXT school year- 2024-25. There is a student assignment plan that impacts some district families so this notification would let you know if the assigned school for your student has changed or remains what you expected (for those K-4 and for where your 5th grader is assigned for middle school). Note that the grade placement listed is contingent upon successful completion of the current grade level standards and the assignment might be adjusted if you apply for a magnet program. 

    If you have any questions- please reach out to Marcia Tracy-Dale at mtracy-dale@wcpss.net or call her through the main office 919-460-3469. 

     

    FWES Gift of Reading 2023- We look forward to our annual celebration of reading December 11-20, 2023.

     

    Added Saturday:) What a surprise there was for me on Friday afternoon (might be why this message is delayed in going out)! I cannot believe that 700 students and 100+ adults (including my family and dear friends) kept a secret from me! I am incredibly honored every day to work with our school community at Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary and yesterday afternoon I was named a Regional Principal of the Year by NC Department of Public Instruction at the surprise whole school celebration! I cannot imagine doing anything else and at any other school and this recognition is due to OUR partnerships to support students and their success! Thank you for being a supportive part of our school community, I am blessed to be part of our team! 

    News Story from WTVD 11

     

    From FWES PTA


    FWES is looking to distribute necessities to our FWES families in need of a boost this holiday season. Please visit our Amazon Wish List here and purchase directly. The list is set up to send the items directly to the school (please confirm on your shipping address page that the order is directed to FWES). All items must be at the school by December 14th. Please email VicePresident@fwespta.org if you have any questions!  THANK YOU for your support of our community!

     

     

     

     

    Friday, December 8, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self-Awareness

    Second Step Unit     Unit 2: Emotional Management

    CASEL Competency Self-Awareness: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

     

    Next Week’s Calendar:   FWES Annual Gift of Reading Event Begins!!!!

    Monday, December 11

     

    Tuesday, December 12

     

    Wednesday, December 13

    • Gift of Reading: Bring a Stuffed animal for reading today

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken to make the world a better place

     

    Thursday, December 14

    • Gift of Reading: Wear rainbow colors 

    • 7:45am Handbells Rehearsal

     

    Friday, December 15 

    • Gift of Reading: Farmington Woods Spirit- Blue/Yellow or Spirit Wear

      • Read Together Day- Must have registered with the teacher prior!!

        • 10:30-11:15am- Pre K, Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Guest Readers

        • 11:00-11:45am- 5th Grade Guest Readers

        • 11:30am-12:15pm- 1st Grade Guest Readers

        • 12:45-1:25pm- 2nd Grade Guest Readers

        • 2:00-2:45pm- 4th Grade Guest Readers

    • 8:10am Yoga Club

     

    Last week of 2023…..

    Monday, December 18

    Tuesday, December 19 

    • Gift of Reading: Wear a hat today

    • 2:15-3:00pm 3rd Grade Family Learning Sharing Event

    Wednesday, December 20 

    • Gift of Reading: Pajama Day!!!!

    • IB Assemblies- K-2 9:30am and 3-5 10:20am 

     

    December 21, 2023- January 2, 2024- Winter Break- no school for students! 

    • Students return on Tuesday, January 3, 2024! 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Welcome New K-5 Instructional Assistant! We are excited to welcome Julie Davis to our K-5 IA team at Farmington Woods. She joins us after many years of experience in the SAS Montessori program. She is very excited to work with our students and to get to know how she can help them be successful. Please welcome Mrs. Davis if you see her! Her photo will be added to our website soon:) 

    FWES Gift of Reading 2023- We look forward to our annual celebration of reading December 11-20, 2023. More information will be coming home after the break…. But, Friday, December 15th will be Guest Reader Day in our classrooms and we want you to have the information so you might plan to join us. 

    Registered and approved volunteers may come read in classrooms that day- teachers will need to know you are planning to come and they will send more info later…. However, please note the times for each grade level below so you can plan your schedule if you want to come read: 

    10:30-11:15am- Pre K, Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Guest Readers

    11:00-11:45am- 5th Grade Guest Readers

    11:30am-12:15pm- 1st Grade Guest Readers

    12:45-1:25pm- 2nd Grade Guest Readers

    2:00-2:45pm- 4th Grade Guest Readers

     

    Student Code of Conduct- WCPSS Dress Code Policy 4316

    As it gets colder there are more hats and hoodies being worn to school. Please make a note that staff will ask student to remove hats and hoods in the classroom based on WCPSS Student Code of Conduct. Thank you for reminding your student that hats and hoods should not be worn in the learning settings at school. Arrival, dismissal and playground are times when staff will not ask students to remove hoods or hats/sweatbands/bandanas, etc.  Your cooperation and support with district policy is appreciated. 

    Dress Code expectation for head coverings: 

    g) Head coverings (including hats, hoods, sweat bands, and bandanas) are generally prohibited in the school building.  However, students may wear head coverings in the school building as an expression of sincerely held religious belief (e.g., hijabs or yarmulkes) or cultural expression (e.g., geles) or to reasonably accommodate medical or disability-related issues (e.g., protective helmets).

     

    Lost and Found- The collected items have been on display this week and will remain on display for claiming. Please check as you walk in during the morning times and have your child check if there is a lost coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, etc. 

     

    For the Fridge:


                         Gift of Reading Themes and Reading Log

                          

    From FWES PTA


    FWES is looking to distribute necessities to our FWES families in need of a boost this holiday season. Please visit our Amazon Wish List here and purchase directly. The list is set up to send the items directly to the school (please confirm on your shipping address page that the order is directed to FWES). All items must be at the school by December 14th. Please email VicePresident@fwespta.org if you have any questions!  THANK YOU for your support of our community!

     

    Friday, December 1, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Community Focus: 

    IB Learner Profile- Reflective

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self-Awareness

    Second Step Unit     Unit 2: Emotional Management

    CASEL Competency Self-Awareness: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

     

    Next Week’s Calendar:

    Monday, December 4 

     

    Tuesday, December 5

    • Cultural Arts Performances- thank you FWES PTA and United Arts Council of Wake Co.

      • K-2 Shakescenes 9:30am

      • 3-5 Poetry in Motion 10:30am

    • No Specials today- Collaboration Rotation for 1st Grade with Specialists

    Wednesday, December 6

    • 7:55am Nature Friends Club

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken to make the world a better place

    Thursday, December 7

    • 7:45am Handbells Rehearsal

    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World Club

    • 6:00pm Handbell Winter Concert and PTA General Membership Meeting- Cafeteria

    Friday, December 8

    • FWES Spirit Day- wear blue/yellow or FWES Spirit Wear

    • 9:45am Magnet Info Session and Tour

    • Quarter 2 Interims go Home

    • Gift of Reading- Reading Log begins this weekend (see below for more details)



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Handbell Concert- Thursday, December 7th after PTA meeting (please arrive by 6 pm)- ALL FAMILIES INVITED!!!

    Join Mr. Jones our music teacher and the FWES Ringers for their Winter Concert in the cafeteria. They have been working throughout the fall before school to learn and prepare to share their learning. While families of our ringers will be attending, all families and students are invited to attend. Please arrive by 6pm as there will be a very short PTA meeting and the concert will begin when that meeting is over- and it will prevent the distraction of late arrivals for our ringers:) 

    FWES Gift of Reading 2023- We look forward to our annual celebration of reading December 11-20, 2023. More information will be coming home after the break…. But, Friday, December 15th will be Guest Reader Day in our classrooms and we want you to have the information so you might plan to join us. *Paper copy of the flier linked above will go home next week for your fridge! 

    Registered and approved volunteers may come read in classrooms that day- teachers will need to know you are planning to come and they will send more info later…. However, please note the times for each grade level below so you can plan your schedule if you want to come read: 

    10:30-11:15am- Pre K, Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Guest Readers

    11:00-11:45am- 5th Grade Guest Readers

    11:30am-12:15pm- 1st Grade Guest Readers

    12:45-1:25pm- 2nd Grade Guest Readers

    2:00-2:45pm- 4th Grade Guest Readers

     

    If you want to join us but are not yet a registered volunteer- please use this link to register as soon as possible so you might be processed prior to the event! 

    WCPSS Volunteering



    For the Fridge:


    December Newsletter  




    FWES PTA Information

    • Our December Newsletter is here!

    • Priority Spirit Rock reservations:

      • Spirit Rock calendar opens for the rest of the year on Dec 1.

      • PTA members will be able to reserve the rock Dec 1 - Dec 8: so join now!

      • Everyone else can reserve after Dec 8.

      • Spirit Rock can be reserved at: fwespta.org/spiritrock 

    • It’s getting Chilly! Get your stuff from Lost and Found!

    • Spirit Day at Duck Donuts and Donuts w/PTA!

      • Spirit Day at Duck Donuts this Friday all day. Let them know you're with us!

      • PTA board will be available to chat 4-5PM.

    • Dec 7 @6:00PM: PTA General Body Meeting and Handbells Concert

      • We will have our General Body meeting right before the Handbells concert

      • We will vote on budget changes and review the year so far. It's important to have a quorum to pass the proposed budget changes, so please plan to be there at 6!

      • We will also have lost and found coat racks rolled out after school hours on this day as well!

    • Teacher Wishlists holiday guide is here.

    • Join the PTA: fwespta.memberhub.com

    PTA needs you! PTA has a few open positions. Please visit fwespta.org/home/volunteer/volunteer-now

     

    Friday, November 17, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Community Focus: 

    IB Learner Profile- Reflective

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self-Awareness

    Second Step Unit     Unit 2: Emotional Management

    CASEL Competency Self-Awareness: The abilities to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

     

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Saturday, November 18

    Monday, November 20

    • Last day of book fair- until 12:00noon

    Tuesday, November 21

    • 7:35am School Improvement Team Quarterly Review

    Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken to make the world a better place



    The Week AFTER Thanksgiving….

    Monday, November 27

    • 3rd Grade Trip to Historic Oak View- Flanigan, Dula and Thompson

      • Be on time so you don’t miss the bus!!!!

    Tuesday, November 28

     

    Wednesday, November 29

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken to make the world a better place

    Thursday, November 30

    • 7:45am Handbells Rehearsal

    • Kindergarten Dental Screenings during the day

    • 6:00-7:30pm- FWES PTA Sponsored Family Academy Event

      • 6:00-6:30pm Light Pizza Dinner provided

      • 6:30-7:15pm Presentation:  Identify Bullying and Protect Your Child Against It

      • Childcare from Cary Teen Council for elementary age students available

      • Information about middle school magnet application process will also be available for 5th grade families in attendance

    Friday, December 1 

    • College Shirt Day

    • 7:45am PTA Board Meeting

    • 8:30am FWES Walk to School Day- meet at Kildaire Plaza

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    FWES Gift of Reading 2023- We look forward to our annual celebration of reading December 11-20, 2023. More information will be coming home after the break…. But, Friday, December 15th will be Guest Reader Day in our classrooms and we want you to have the information so you might plan to join us. 

    Registered and approved volunteers may come read in classrooms that day- teachers will need to know you are planning to come and they will send more info later…. However, please note the times for each grade level below so you can plan your schedule if you want to come read: 

    Friday, December 15, 2023

    10:30-11:15am- Pre K, Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Guest Readers

    11:00-11:45am- 5th Grade Guest Readers

    11:30am-12:15pm- 1st Grade Guest Readers

    12:45-1:25pm- 2nd Grade Guest Readers

    2:00-2:45pm- 4th Grade Guest Readers

     

    If you want to join us but are not yet a registered volunteer- please use this link to register as soon as possible so you might be processed prior to the event! 

    WCPSS Volunteering



    FWES PTA Information

    • Our November Newsletter is here!

    • Spirit Wear Presale going on: HEAD OVER HERE TO ORDER

    • Parent Workshop on Nov 30 (6:00PM onwards). Details here!

      • Topic: Identify Bullying and Protect Your Child Against It

      • Dinner and childcare for elementary age children will be provided

      • Assistance with Middle School Magnet application available.

      • RSVP here: bit.ly/fwesws

    • THANK YOU! For your support during FunRun. We raised over $35,000. All the stats are here!

     

     

    DEI & Advocacy (All updates here):

    DEI: 

    As Native American Heritage Month continues, learn more about Native Peoples living in North Carolina: https://www.doa.nc.gov/divisions/american-indian-affairs/nc-tribes

     

    Visit the 28th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 18th at the N.C. History Museum in downtown Raleigh.

    The AIHC Advisory Board emphasizes visibility: Indigenous people are still here!

    For more information about the event, visit: https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/events-and-programs/festivals/annual-american-indian-heritage-celebration

     

     

    Friday, November 10, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Community Focus: 

    IB Learner Profile- Reflective

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self-Awareness

    Second Step Unit     Unit 2: Emotional Management

    CASEL Competency Self-Awareness: The ability to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

     

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Book Fair begins November 13th 

    Book Fair Family Night Shopping on November 14th and 16th 4:30pm-8:00pm!!!

    Monday, November 13

    • FWES Book Fair Begins in Inquiry Center

    Tuesday, November 14

    • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Oak View Historical Center (Crow, Madden, Quinn)

    • 4:30-8:00pm Family Night for Shopping at Book Fair

    Wednesday, November 15

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken to make the world a better place

    Thursday, November 16 

    • 7:45am Handbells

    • 7:55am Run Club and Where in the World Club

    • 4:30-8:00pm Family Night for Shopping at Book Fair

    • FWES PTA Spirit Night at Sassool (3-9PM). Flyer

    Friday, November 17 



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Report Cards Home Thursday: Please check your folder and backpack for your child’s 1st Quarter Report card. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher to set up a conference or send your questions to the teacher prior to the conference in an email or talking points. 

     

    Celebrating Veterans in the FWES Community 2023! Check out the military connections of families and staff at FWES! 

     

    Note: Mrs. Pierce will be completing a virtual PYP evaluation visit of another school on Wednesday-Friday next week. She will work to check email in the evenings but there may be a delay in a response. Thank you for your flexibility. Please reach out to Mr. Beamish if you have immediate needs at school. 

     

    FWES PTA Information

    • Our November Newsletter is here!

    • Fall Book Fair is coming November 13-20 : 

      • This will be our only book fair this year, with two family nights.

      • Volunteer to help! Book fair is not possible without volunteers!

      • Family Night on Nov 14 and 16 (4:30-8:00PM)

    • Spirit Night @ Sassool on Nov 16th (3-9PM): Details here!

    • Spirit Wear Presale going on: HEAD OVER HERE TO ORDER

    • Parent Workshop on Nov 30 (6:30PM onwards). Details here!

      • Topic: Identify Bullying and Protect Your Child Against It

      • Dinner and childcare will be provided

      • RSVP here: bit.ly/fwesws

     

     

    DEI & Advocacy (All updates here):

    DEI: 

    As Native American Heritage Month continues, learn more about Native Peoples living in North Carolina: https://www.doa.nc.gov/divisions/american-indian-affairs/nc-tribes

    Diwali, a major spiritual and cultural event in India, is on Sunday Nov 12th

    Advocacy: On Thursday November 16, please join the Wake Advocacy Committee as we host local sustainability advocate Marla Kasper at 1pm. 

    Together we will learn about the ways climate change impacts our health, and ways we as school communities can advocate around sustainability to ease those impacts. We hope to see you there! Thursday, November 16 at 1:00pm 

    Google Meet link: meet.google.com/dzv-xifs-uit

     

    Friday, November 3, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Focus: 

    IB Learner Profile- Reflective

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self-Awareness

    Second Step Unit     Unit 2: Emotional Management

    CASEL Competency Self-Awareness: The ability to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

     

    School Psychologist Appreciation Week- Thank you Dr. Megan Trapasso!!

    Monday, November 6

    • Make Up Pictures- if your child was absent or you don’t like your photos (return unwanted photos to have another photo taken)

    • 9:45am and 1:30pm Magnet Information Session and Tour

    Tuesday, November 7

    • Election Day

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students

    Wednesday, November 8

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken to make the world a better place

    Thursday, November 9 

    • 7:45am PTA Board Meeting- Inquiry Center

    • Q1 Report Cards Go Home

    Friday, November 10

    • Veterans Day Holiday- School Closed 

     

    Book Fair begins November 13th 

    Book Fair Family Night Shopping on November 14th and 16th 4:30pm-8:00pm!!!



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 


    Congratulations to Mrs. Sweeney, FWES Assistant Principal Intern! Josephine “Josie” Elizabeth Sweeney was born on October 23rd and weighed 8lbs 11oz. We wish the Sweeney family well and look forward to Mrs. Sweeney’s return in January, 2024. 

    End of Quarter 1: Report card for the 1st Quarter will go home with students on Thursday, November 9th. Please review your child’s progress and discuss any questions you have with your child’s teacher at your Fall Conference. Teachers are currently scheduling conferences with all families- check your Talking Points messages or email for more information on how to sign up. 

     

    Honoring Veterans in the FWES Community: There is still time to honor a veteran in your family- please add a slide to our slide deck so we can share it with our school and on social media next week.


    For the Fridge (check for these paper copies in your folder today)



    FWES PTA Information

    • Our November Newsletter is here!

    • Fall Book Fair is coming November 13-20 : 

      • This will be our only book fair this year, with two family nights.

      • Volunteer to help! Book fair is not possible without volunteers!

      • Family Night on Nov 14 and 16 (4:30-8:00PM)

    • Spirit Night @ Sassool on Nov 16th (3-9PM): Details here!

    • Spirit Wear Presale starts on Nov 6th! Details

    • Those who joined the PTA by September 30th are receiving a logo drawstring bag. They have been distributed through classrooms this week. If you have not received your bag, please reach out to spiritwear@fwespta.org. 

    • It’s getting Chilly! Get your stuff from Lost and Found!

    • Join the PTA: fwespta.memberhub.com

    • PTA needs you! PTA has a few open positions. Please visit fwespta.org/home/volunteer/volunteer-now

     

    Thank you for your support during FunRun!

     

    Native American Heritage Month starts in November! 



    Announcing FWES PTA Reflections Winners & Runners Up

    Thank you FWES families and teachers for supporting your student's participation in the 2023-2024 PTA Reflections Contest! 

    This year, 21 students from Farmington Woods participated in the school level PTA Reflections contest. We are proud of each student who submitted their art!  

    Congratulations to the five students noted below who placed in this year's contest!  They will be moving on to the county level.

    Well done all!!

     

    Visual Arts Primary-Winner

    Tejas Manchikalapudi 

    PRIMARY (Pre-K - Grade 2) Bulla 

    Title:  Highs cannot exist without the lows!

    Artist Statement:  The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground. Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. The leaves will fall, and new ones will return in a few months, but now is the time to admire its natural descent. This consciousness may make us all more inclined to make the most of our time. So welcome slow speeds, practice gratitude, and light a sensory candle. Choose to live in the present. I hope autumn brings a sense of calm, creativity and good ideas!

     



    Visual Arts Primary-Runner Up

    Faith Thomason

    PRIMARY (Pre-K - Grade 2) Siouville

    Title:  Anything is Possible

    Artist Statement: I am hopeful because of magic. This is a magical forest. This is where anything is possible. Even a puppy can dream of being a magical fox, even a girl can make a difference. Magic is important, there should be some magic because our world is being hurt by pollution and magic can stop that and make the world happy again. 

     

     

    Music Intermediate-Winner

    Niamh Romero

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 3-5) Crow

    Title:  Falls 

    Artist Statement: Falls is a keyboard song. I named it Falls because I kind of fall into my own melody and I want others to feel like they are not alone.

     

    Music-Int-Romero-Niamh.mp3



    Visual Arts Intermediate-Winner

    Nayeli Percy

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 3-5) Herrema

    Title:  Breaking Free

    Artist Statement:   “Breaking Free” symbolizes my hope for the future because I believe that nature is resilient. The environment is often treated like a chained servant, taken for granted and abused with pesticides and pollution. After a big storm, I found a piece of wood, spray painted the outside to make it look burnt and glued moss and flowers to the inside to show that it is thriving, alive and beautiful. My piece shows that nature is adaptable and strong, you can burn it down but a sapling will grow. Nature will persevere and because of that, I am hopeful.





    Visual Arts Intermediate-Runner Up

    Holden Nelson

    INTERMEDIATE (Grades 3-5) Packer

    Title:  The Friendship Hand

    Artist Statement:  I am hopeful for everyone to be friends.  

     

     

    Friday, October 27, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Risk Taker; SEL Competency- Self Management

     

    FWES PTA Apex Fun Run Big Event- November 2nd- THE RUN!!!

     

    Monday, October 30 

    • FWES PTA Sponsored Cultural Arts Performance- Carlota Santana- Flamenco Vivo

      • Adjusted lunch schedule due to performance- NO VISITORS FOR LUNCH

    • 3rd Grade Specialist Collaboration Rotation

    Tuesday, October 31

    • Last day of Quarter 1

    Wednesday, November 1

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students

    • Fall Conference Window Opens thru December 1st

    • Share any Action your child or family has taken

    Thursday, November 2 

    • THE FUN RUN!!!!! (SignUp here to Volunteer) **See below if you want to come cheer on your student!

      • PreK/K/1st 9:40-10:30am

      • 2nd/3rd 10:30-11:20am

      • 4th/5th 11:20am-12:10pm

    Friday, November 3

    • Fun Run Rain Date if needed

    • 8:30am Walk to School Day

    • 9:15am PTA Coffee Chat on Front Porch

     

    Notes: 

    • Next Tuesday, November 7th is a Teacher Workday due to Election Day- there is no school for students

    • Friday, November 10th is the Veterans Day Holiday- School is closed 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Code Red DRILL at FWES Today: As we work hard to ensure the safety of students and staff at FWES, we completed our Code Red Drill on campus this morning. Like with fire drills, staff are trained on the procedures and they work with students to know what to do in an emergency. The code red drill is no different- staff know what to do and instructed students what to do this morning. With the help of FWES staff and students, Cary Police and WCPSS Security Administrators, we had a successful drill. 

    During the drill, the visiting police and security personnel walk the campus to monitor where procedures have been followed and any items that are concerning that the school or WCPSS maintenance (like a door that won’t lock easily or latch) can address to support safety. Our drill was very successful today and we are incredibly happy with the response of our staff and our students during this 15 minute drill. 

     

    Family Participation in Fun Run- Volunteer or be a Cheerleader

    • Fun Run Volunteers- Day of the Run- Thursday, November 2nd

      • Volunteers must sign up using the volunteer link and must be an approved WCPSS to be a volunteer at the event. FWES PTA will check with the school to verify approval before allowing a volunteer to assist. 

      • Volunteers will sign it at the run and wear appropriate volunteer badges at all times when on campus. 

    • Fun Run Cheerleaders- Day of the Run! 

      • Any family is invited to come to the run time for your student and stand outside the track to cheer them on during their grade level run time. 

      • Cheerleaders should park and walk to the back of the school by the track and villas to observe and cheer on the students. 

        • Cheerleaders may not enter the school or go back to the classroom wit the class following the run event. 

        • Cheerleaders who need to sign out a student will need to go to the front of the school after the run and follow the building entry and sign out procedures- Photo ID is required. 

      • 9:35am-10:25am- Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Run

      • 10:30am-11:20am- 2nd and 3rd Grade Run

      • 11:25am-12:20pm- 4th and 5th Grade Run

    Honoring Veterans in the FWES Community 2023- We would like to honor the Veterans who are part of our FWES school community for Veterans Day 2023. If you have a veteran(s) in your family, please consider helping your student add a slide to our slide deck (linked above) in their honor. The FWES Staff have already been hard at work on their slides to get it started::) The slide deck will be shared on our news, the lobby TV screen and on social media during the week of Veterans Day 2023. Please complete your slide by Friday, November 3rd.

    • Note- If you made a slide last year and would like to have it copied from last year’s presentation and added- please email Sarah Naftel- snaftel@wcpss.net and we will be happy to add it again for 2023 (once it is added you can also make changes if you choose)

    FWES Staff Appreciation for Learning by Heart! The staff at FWES do everything each day with “heart” and the desire to see all students be successful. We invite families throughout the year (not just at appreciation weeks) to recognize FWES Staff members who made a difference for your student and/or your family. Please use the link above to share your appreciation. The information shared will be shared with the staff member recognized monthly at our staff meetings (without names shared) and then a printed copy with names will be given to the staff member recognized, too. 

     

    FWES Specialists Updates: 

    Physical Education @ FWES:  

    • We are currently wrapping up our individual fitness assessments for grades 1-5 and setting our realistic personal fitness goals.  Parents can access their child’s data, including past data, by visiting:  https://www.focusedfitness.net/ Use the student’s ID number as the Username and last name as the Password.  Let me know if you have any questions deller@wcpss.net

    • We finished our Unit on locomotor skills.  This builds us up to moving safely and efficiently with motor skills,  future sports and games.  We are moving into our Unit on throwing and catching.  Our units of study are progressive and developmental.  To be successful students need LOTS of practice.   K-1 underhand throw and catch.  Grades 2-5 overhand throw and catch.  Grade 4 always works to add in opposition to skill so they play 2v1 in small group setting while grade 5 prepares for team play in middle school by playing 2v2 in small group setting.

    • Upcoming Unit:  Soccer related skills:  dribble with feet, pass/trap, kick and punt.

     

    Music

    • Now that students have learned how notes and rhythms work, they are learning and practicing how to be expressive with those sounds. 

    • K-1 are learning about opposites in music; Loud and Quiet, Fast and Slow.  They are hearing how these sounds are contrasting and what meanings they can be used for in music

    • 2nd grade is learning about Dynamics, or musical volume.  They are practicing different dynamic levels, Forte, Piano, and Mezzo, and they are learning about where these terms came from and their history.

    • 3rd grade is expanding on Dynamics, learning Fortissimo, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, and Pianissimo.  They are also learning the musical words for different tempos, which are the speeds of music.

    • 4th and 5th graders are responding to gestures of a conductor and discerning what dynamics and tempos the conductor is showing with their motions.  They are also inferring what messages or meaning the music conveys with certain dynamics or tempos. 

     

    Español

    Kinder:  We’ve been practicing greetings, colors, numbers, reading simple stories, and commands. During HHM we learned about some of the Spanish-speaking countries.  We are currently working with Oso Pardo, Que ves ahi? Brown Bear, What Do You See?   

    Watch at home for extra practice HERE.

     1st:  Reviewing so far in class:  numbers (Counting by 10s.) , calendar, colors, commands.  We are starting to practice weather,  questions about name, age, birthday, origin, and family members. During HHM, we learned about some Spanish-speaking countries.

    2nd: Reviewing so far:  greetings, questions, calendar, colors, Counting by 10s and 5s.  During HHM, we learned about some Spanish-speaking countries.  We are now practicing questions about self, age, origin, where you live, eye and hair color, family.

    3rd:  So far we’ve been practicing calendar, numbers to 1,000, counting by 100s/10s/5s, and Spanish-speaking countries’ geography.  We are currently practicing the alphabet, questions, and learning about El Dia de los Muertos.

    4th:  So far we’ve been practicing numbers in context, asking questions, counting by 100s, 5s, 10s.  We’ve also learned about all Spanish-speaking countries and are currently starting to learn about El Dia de los Muertos.

    5th:  So far we’ve been practicing questions to ask for personal information, learning about Spanish-speaking countries and famous people who have contributed to our society.   We also practiced and memorized Spanish-speaking countries’ capitals and the continents.  We are currently learning about El Dia de los Muertos and practicing occupation/professions’ vocabulary.

    All grades

    Here is an idea to try if you like to bake!  Pan de Muerto is a staple at many Mexican celebrations this time of the year.  Here is an easy  Pan de Muerto recipe  to make with your child.

     

    Chinese:

    Kinder: We are learning numbers up to 12 and 6 colors. Also the facts on panda bears.

    1st and 2nd Grade: We just finished the days of the week and moved on to the names of each 12 months.

    3rd to 5th grade: Learn about Asian Games hosted in China as well as 12 sports names. Also the preferences for certain sports. 

    FWES PTA Information

    Week of October 23 - October 27

     

    Advocacy:

    WCPSS strategic plan release can be found at: wcpss.net/strategic-plan

    The Board Advisory Committee FWES hosted in October provided an overview of the plan. Parents should note there is a way to offer feedback and ask questions, at : my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/473295754/welcome

    Local elections on Tuesday, November 7, 2023: Please Vote! Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Wendell & Zebulon Municipal Elections

    DEI:

    October is LGBTQ History Month, it is National Disability Awareness Month

     

     

     

    Friday, October 20, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Lesson Focus Areas: 

    IB Learner Profile- Risk Taker

    IB Learner Profile Attribute  Risk-Taker: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change

     

    Social Emotional Learning Competency- Self Management

    Second Step Unit     Unit 1: Growth Mindset & Goal Setting

    CASEL Competency Self-Management: The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.



    FWES PTA Apex Fun Run Begins through November 3rd! 

    Monday, October 23 

    • Apex Fun Run begins at FWES! 

    Tuesday, October 24

    • 9:45am Magnet Info Session and School Tour 

    Wednesday, October 25

    • 9:30am 3rd Grade Cog At Testing

    • 2nd Grade Trip to Museum of Natural Sciences

    Thursday, October 26

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal 

    • 9:30am 3rd Grade Cog At Testing

    Friday, October 27

    • 9:30am 3rd Grade Cog At Testing

    • Spirit Night at Panera- Kildaire Farm Rd- 4-8pm 25% goes to FWES PTA

    • FWES PTA Trunk or Treat- 6-7pm- FWES Parking Lot! 

    Note- Next Week- Wednesday, November 1st is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    FWES Staff Appreciation for Learning by Heart! The staff at FWES do everything each day with “heart” and the desire to see all students be successful. We invite families throughout the year (not just at appreciation weeks) to recognize FWES Staff members who made a difference for your student and/or your family. Please use the link above to share your appreciation. The information shared will be shared with the staff member recognized monthly at our staff meetings (without names shared) and then a printed copy with names will be given to the staff member recognized, too. 

     

    Honoring Veterans in the FWES Community 2023- We would like to honor the Veterans who are part of our FWES school community for Veterans Day 2023. If you have a veteran(s) in your family, please consider helping your student add a slide to our slide deck (linked above) in their honor. The FWES Staff have already been hard at work on their slides to get it started::) The slide deck will be shared on our news, the lobby TV screen and on social media during the week of Veterans Day 2023. Please complete your slide by Friday, November 3rd.

    • Note- If you made a slide last year and would like to have it copied from last year’s presentation and added- please email Sarah Naftel- snaftel@wcpss.net and we will be happy to add it again for 2023 (once it is added you can also make changes if you choose)

     

    Trunk or Treat- Treats: 

    FWES PTA is sponsoring Trunk or Treat and inviting families to donate treats (candy or prize box type items) to make sure there is plenty for everyone at the very well attended event. Your student can “feed the monster” at school with your donations- Thank you! 




     

     

     

    Read to Achieve NC Legislation (for K-3 families with a focus on 3rd grade

    Read to Achieve is the NC Law requiring students to be reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade or face possible retention. Information about the legislation was shared on October 12th at Family Partnership Night and is linked below for your review if you were unable to attend the session. 

    Along with the presentation shared, there was a handout with information and QR codes to provide families with additional information. If you are looking for things to practice reading skills with your student at home- be sure to check out the mClass Home Connect website that will provide you with games and activities to do at home related to reading. 





    For the Fridge- paper documents included in your student’s folder





    FWES PTA Information

     

    Friday, October 13, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Risk Taker; SEL Competency- Self Management

     

    Bullying Prevention Month- Instead of being a bully, be a hero and be a BEAR at FWES! 

    Bullying Prevention Spirit Week- October 16-20th

     

    Monday, October 16 

    •  B- Be a friend- play with someone new at Recess

    Tuesday, October 17 

    • E-Everyone matters, Wear mix & match colors and patterns

    Wednesday, October 18 

    • A- All in it together- Unity Day Wear Orange

    Thursday, October 19 

    • R- Remember we are on the same team- wear your favorite sports jersey or sport gear

    • 7:45am Handbell Rehearsal 

    • 9:30am- Select 4th Graders take Read to Achieve Test

     

    Friday, October 20

    • S-Spread kindness, I am the “I” in Kind- wear FWES spirit wear or blue and yellow

    • 7:45am FWES PTA Board Meeting- Inquiry Center (All invited to attend, email inclusion@fwespta.org for a virtual link)




    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    Feedback on Family Partnership Event In order to best serve families- please take 5 minutes to complete this survey- whether or not you attended- so we can best plan for engagement events this year! 

     

    FWES 20th Birthday Action- IB Mission: To develop inquiring, caring and knowledgeable young people who will help to make the world a better place through intercultural understanding and respect. 

    For those who were at FWES last year we celebrated our 20th birthday of being IB/PYP in April. As part of that celebration we took school wide action to share caring and hope with the IB/PYP school community in Turkey that was less than a mile from the epicenter of the earthquake on Feb. 6, 2023. While the school was safe, the entire community surrounding the school was not-staff and families were displaced and they did not return to school until late spring for only a few weeks. We made posters to share with the school…. And last week, the school sent a thank you with pictures of their students holding our posters! 

    The PYP coordinator of the school said in her email to Mrs. Pierce:This was a very good opportunity to show our  students that feelings are the same no matter where you are.. and how precious it is to be an international minded person..”

    Please check out the link to our Action Slide deck above to see our posters and our sister school students’ thank you! 



    October is Bullying Prevention Month- Instead of being a bully, be a hero and be a BEAR at FWES! 

    Our counselors will be sharing lessons and curriculum related to Bullying Prevention Month throughout October with a special spirit week coming October 16th- see below to start planning:) 

    Bullying Prevention Spirit Week- October 16-20th

    10/16- B- Be a friend- play with someone new at Recess

    10/17-E-Everyone matters, Wear mix & match colors and patterns

    10/18- A- All in it together- Unity Day Wear Orange

    10/19- R- Remember we are on the same team- wear your favorite sports jersey or sport gear

    10/20- S-Spread kindness, I am the “I” in Kind- wear FWES spirit wear or blue and yellow



    PTA Reflections Due Date Extended until October 18th! There is still time to share your creativity! 



    Holiday/Party Reminders for Families: Unless particular holidays are embedded into curriculum standards for students to learn more about cultures and traditions, the school does not engage in holiday celebrations or events during the school day. 

    As we approach the Halloween tradition for many families on October 31st- please note that there will be no costumes allowed or parties (candy distribution) in classrooms. All families are encouraged to celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 27th at Farmington Woods by attending the FWES PTA Trunk or Treat event- costumes and candy will be everywhere! 

    October Birthdays Reminder



    For the Fridge- paper documents included in your student’s folder





    FWES PTA Information

     

     

    Friday, October 6, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce's Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Risk Taker; SEL Competency- Self Management

     

    Monday, October 9th

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students

    • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Tuesday, October 10th

    • Election Day at FWES!!!!- NO VISITORS FOR LUNCH TODAY!!

    • After School Pick Up in the Lower Lot Bus Loop due to VOTING

    • District 9 (Tyler Swanson) Board Advisory Council Meeting at FWES 6:00pm

    Wednesday, October 11th

    Thursday, October 12th

    • 7:45 Handbells Rehearsal

    • 6:00-8:00pm Family Partnership Night!!

      • See below for the details about events happening in the building! 

    Friday, October 13th

    • IB Assemblies in the AM

    • 4th Grade Collaboration Day!!! Inquiry based activities with specialists all day!



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Family Partnership Night (Bring your Family to School Night)  is THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th!! Join us for a family fun, event filled night to connect with school staff and learning! 

     

    Voting at FWES on Tuesday, October 10th

    The Board of Elections uses the cafeteria at FWES as a polling site. On Tuesday next week the Before and After School programs will be relocating and lunch will be in classrooms or outside on campus with the teacher. 

    On Tuesday: 

    • Before School will be in classrooms along the outside of the building along the drop off loop for easy access- just stop for drop off BEFORE the porch. 

    • No visitors will be allowed for lunch on Tuesday due to the relocation of lunch. 

    • After school pick up will be in the LOWER BUS LOOP near the playground. 



    Bullying Prevention Month- Instead of being a bully, be a hero and be a BEAR at FWES! Our counselors will be sharing lessons and curriculum related to Bullying Prevention Month throughout October with a special spirit week coming October 16th- see below to start planning:) 

    Bullying Prevention Spirit Week- October 16-20th

    10/16- B- Be a friend- play with someone new at Recess

    10/17-E-Everyone matters, Wear mix & match colors and patterns

    10/18- A- All in it together- Unity Day Wear Orange

    10/19- R- Remember we are on the same team- wear your favorite sports jersey or sport gear

    10/20- S-Spread kindness, I am the “I” in Kind- wear FWES spirit wear or blue and yellow

     

    FWES PTA Information

    DEI/Advocacy Updates: fwespta.org/pta-updates/deiadvocacy

     

     

     

    Friday, September 29, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

     

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Balanced; SEL Competency- Self Management

    Custodian Appreciation Week! Thank you to Ms. Anita Stewart for taking care of FWES!

     

    Sunday, October 1st

    • FWES Campus Clean up 1-4pm- Meet in Courtyard! 

    Monday, October 2nd

    Tuesday, October 3rd

    • Last day to share action for Action Wednesday on news tomorrow!

    Wednesday, October 4th

    Thursday, October 5th

    • 7:45 Handbells Rehearsal

    • Paper club applications due returned to FWES by 4:00pm!!!

    Friday, October 6th 

    • FWES Spirit Day! Wear your FWES spirit gear or blue and yellow! 

    • 8:30am FWES Walk to School Day- meet Mr. Eller at Kildaire Plaza

    • 9:15 AM: PTA Coffee Chat on the Front Porch

     

    NOTE- Monday, October 9th is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    • Note: Mrs. Pierce will be out of the school next week Monday-Wednesday. I support other IB/PYP schools by completing evaluation visits- the required fidelity check for programme implementation every 5 years. I will be on an evaluation team at Pan-American K-12 IB World School in San Jose, Costa Rica. Mr. Beamish, our assistant principal and Mrs. Sweeney, our assistant principal intern can assist while I am out of the office. Thank you! 

     

    • Interim Reports for Q1 (we are at the mid point) are going home today! 

     

    • FWES Homework and Grading Plan 2023-24 - WCPSS policy requires each school to develop and share their Homework/Grading plan with families. Please review our school’s updated plan for 2023-24 and reach out to Allison Williams (awilliams19@wcpss.net) our Instructional Facilitator with any questions. 

    • IB Learners Take Action: To align with the mission of all IB schools worldwide we encourage our IB Learners to take action to make the world a better place. Action can be seen in a variety of ways, but can be anything a student learns and then does because of that learning to improve themselves, their family/school, their community and the world. 

      • Please share with us times when your IB Learner takes action so we can celebrate it at school. Use the form link on the website or here. We have time reserved every Wednesday on our live morning news to highlight student action. To share- find the picture below on our website homepage and click on it to report about the action. 

    • Action Wednesday slide deck- We maintain a record of the many ways our IB learners are making the world a better place. Each time an action is submitted via the form above, the information is added to a slide and the slide is shared at FWES as part of the Wednesday news broadcast to celebrate action and to inspire others to take action. If you are not sure what you might consider reporting to us about your learner- check out the slide deck examples! 

     

    FWES Clubs for 2023-24

    We are thankful for our teacher and parent volunteers who are sponsoring clubs at FWES for the 2023-24 school year. Clubs are an opportunity for students to explore other inquiries that may not be part of the curriculum content covered during the school day. Club availability is based on the adults who can volunteer their time to serve students and varies from year to year. Find the documents below for your review electronically. Paper copies are also in your child’s yellow folder

    Club Descriptions, sponsors and meeting days/times- Please review this document to see the clubs being offered, the grade levels that can participate and the days/times when the club will occur at FWES. 

    Club Application- Participation in a club is by random lottery. If you see a club your child may be interested in, complete the PAPER club application and return it to school by Thursday, October 5th at 4:00pm. Due to limited spots in clubs, late club applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED. The club sponsors will participate in the lottery process and then those students who are “seated” in a club will be notified, along with those who may not get a seat in a club. Just like on an airplane and on a football team, there are a limited number of “seats” available- so it is important for families and their students to understand that they may not get a seat. Applications are saved in the event a student is unable to participate and an additional student might be served in that spot. Paper copy is in the yellow folder. 

     

    Family Partnership Night (Bring your Family to School Night)- October 12, 2023 6-8pm!!!

    Based on the positive feedback from families about this event last year, it is BACK! A night for your entire family to learn about learning at FWES, meet all the staff you want to and have a great time being an IB Learner family. Take a look at the information about the MANY sessions and activities available for your family that will celebrate learning and support your family’s partnership in that process for your student(s)! 

    Included in the packet this week is planning sheet for a family to make a plan for the activities you’d like to do so you don’t miss out that evening. We look forward to seeing EVERYONE for a great night! 

    For the Fridge- paper documents included in your student’s folder





    FWES PTA Information

     

    Thank you for supporting your school through GoPlaySave! We raised 4500$ (which was more than we were expecting). Winners of various challenges will be announced soon.

    Thank you for an amazing turn out at the Movie Night! We passed the budget during the General Body Meeting, details for which can be found here..


    Thank you to all the Picture Day volunteers for showing up on short notice, and helping out!

     

     

    Friday, September 22, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Balanced; SEL Competency- Self Management

     

    Monday, September 25th

    • Teacher Workday- No School for Students! 

    Tuesday, September 26th

    • 7:35am FWES SIP Meeting

    Wednesday, September 27th

    • Fall School Pictures Today! 

      • Order pictures on line- my.lifetouch.com   code: 

    Thursday, September 28th

    • 7:45 Handbells Rehearsal

    Friday, September 29th

    • Q1 Interim Reports Go Home

    • FWES Club information for 23-24 in Friday Folders  



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    School Fall Picture Day- Wednesday, September 27th! 

    Bring your smile on Wednesday next week as all students and staff will have photos taken for the yearbook! 

    To order pictures- fill out and return the flyer that went home in last week’s folder or go to my.lifetouch.com and enter code: EVTPP8KTW to order pictures online. 

     

    Family Partnership Night: Mark your calendars for the Family Partnership Night on October 12, from 6-8 pm! Students are asked to bring their families to campus for an exciting evening of activities and learning. You will have the chance to hear from grade level teachers, make and take home materials to support learning at home, and attend special presentations by staff members. Next week we will send home a detailed schedule for you to start planning your night! Hope to see you then! (Link to digital flyer in English and Español)

     

    Campus Clean Up Day- Sunday, October 1st 1:00-4:00pm! Bring your family and assist in many campus outdoor projects- help in our gardens, trimming and weeding, mulch, stick pick up, planting and more. Our beautiful 22 acre campus stays a beautiful spot for our school thanks to volunteers! 

    Bring garden tools and gloves if you have them! 




    New Section in Friday Folder- 

    For the Fridge- a list of paper copied items that you can find in your child’s yellow folder today that you can put on the fridge as a reminders! 



    FWES PTA Information


    Thank you for supporting the school through GoPlaySave! 


    We passed our budget during the General PTA Board meeting. Please find details here.

     

     

    Friday, September 15, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    To stay up to date with school events- add our FWES Public Calendar to your Google Calendar using this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=ZmFybWluZ3Rvbndvb2RzZXNAd2Nwc3MubmV0

     

    FWES PTA Go Play Save Fund Raiser continues…..

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Balanced; SEL Competency- Self Management

    Monday, September 18th

    • Kindergarten families may begin joining for lunch

      • Reminders

        • Families must have photo ID to sign in as a visitor in the new WCPSS visitor registration system- all visitors 18 and older must have photo ID to sign in for lunch

        • Families may only take their child to picnic tables outside or tables in the hall- no other students may go

        • Outside food items cannot be brought to share with other students in the classroom

        • Families must only go to the cafeteria area and may not accompany the class back to the room or to the playground after the lunch time is over. 

    Tuesday, September 19th

    Wednesday, September 20th

    • Last Day for Go Play Save Fund Raiser- send in all orders or books today! 

    Thursday, September 21st

    • 6;00pm FWES PTA General Membership Meeting- FWES Cafe

    • 6:30pm FWES PTA Family Movie Night: The Super Mario Bros Movie

    • Spirit Day at City BBQ

    Friday, September 22nd 

    *Note, Monday, September 25th is a Teacher Workday- No School for Students! 

     

    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    Families of Bus Riders- Beginning 9/18 FWES will no longer be using X (Twitter) to communicate bus departure times.  We will launch a trial to use Talking Points to send messages regarding departure times of Buses to each person who is assigned to school bus.  If you are not receiving these messages, please contact main office 919-460-3469 so we can update phone number. Families, please note that during dismissal times we are unable to monitor replies that you might send in Talking Points.  Please call the main office if there is a need to address.  

     

    Learn more about International Dot Day

    Farmington Woods School Progress Report 2022-23

     

    Parent Communication and Volunteer Interest- We are missing many of you in our database. Your teacher will be sending this form to you this weekend- please fill it out either here or for her.... but you do not need to fill out both! It will only take 5 minutes maximum and will help us connect you to the classroom and to our school. Thank you for your help! 

     

    Attention 4th & 5th grade Families! 

    Bus Leader Applications have been provided to 4th & 5th grade homerooms. 

    A Bus Leader is an important leadership opportunity being offered to 4th and 5th grade students at FWES beginning the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. Students must demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and social skills. A good bus leader sets an example, is caring, enjoys helping others, and understands that how you say something is just as important as what you say.

    Applications are due to the Counseling Department by Wednesday, Sept 20th. 

     

    FWES PTA Information

     

    Join us on September 21

    • Spirit Night: Get food at CityBBq, and CityBBq will donate 20% of the sales on Sept 21. CLICK HERE for details

    • PTA General body meeting (6-6:30PM, Cafeteria): we will vote for the PTA budget.

    • Movie night (6:30 PM onwards): bring your own dinner (take out from CityBBQ!), and enjoy the movie : The Super Mario Bros. Movie with your friends

     

    Friday, September 8, 2023

     

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    To stay up to date with school events- add our FWES Public Calendar to your Google Calendar using this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=ZmFybWluZ3Rvbndvb2RzZXNAd2Nwc3MubmV0

     

    FWES PTA Go Play Save Fund Raiser continues…..

    Community Focus: IB Learner Profile- Balanced; SEL Competency- Self Management

     

    Monday, September 11th

    • Lunch visitors for 1st-5th graders may begin today (not yet for Kinder please- we'll see you next week- Sept 18th!)

    Tuesday, September 12th

    • Pencil Box Open 8:45-9:05am

    Wednesday, September 13th

    Thursday, September 14th

    • Pencil Box Open 8:45-9:05am

    Friday, September 15th 

    • Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

    • 7:45am FWES PTA Board Meeting (Open to all)- in FWES Inquiry Center



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

    • Community Time focus on IB Learner Profile and SEL lessons begins September 11th

    Every day begins at FWES with 15-20 minutes for “Community”. This portion of the day includes lessons about the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and lessons related to Social Emotional Learning Competencies. These topics will be added to our Public Calendar and the Friday folder for your review. 

    • Late/Tardy Sign In/Early Dismissal Sign out begins MONDAY, September 11th! 

      • Visitor Kiosk will be used to sign students in and out: We will begin using the new Visitor sign in system to sign in and sign out students from school. **It is a new system that we will be using and there may be some glitches as we learn the best strategies- be patient! We have only one kiosk so you will need to remain patient while waiting your turn to complete the process for your student. You will need to know the student’s name and teacher to complete the form. In addition- a reminder that only those individuals on the child’s birth certificate or added to the yellow card have permission to sign out a student from school. All individuals with permission to sign out students must be at least 18 years old. 

      • Late Arrival/Tardy- We have not recorded late arrivals to school the first two weeks as families and bus routes are getting settled and creating routines. We will begin, however, on Monday, September 11th with the requirement that parents sign in students in the office when they arrive after the 9:15am bell. Please be prepared to come with your child into the building and wait in line to complete the process if you arrive late to school. This data will be monitored by our attendance committee and our school social worker, Sara Levine, will follow up where late arrivals are impacting a student’s learning at school. 

      • Early Dismissal- Students are not signed out from the front office between 3:15-4:00pm due to the high level of dismissal support needs during that time. Families who need to sign out a student must arrive before 3:15pm- or wait and have students exit as a walker at 3:40pm (preferred option for instructional purposes). Students will be signed out at the kiosk in the front office and Photo ID will be required for the front desk staff member to verify your name and the student’s file for appropriate permission to take the student. Again, with only one kiosk, there could be wait and your patience is appreciated. Early dismissal data will also be monitored by our attendance committee and our school social worker, Sara Levine, will follow up where early dismissals are impacting a student’s learning at school. 

    • Pencil Box opens next week! Our PTA sponsored Pencil Box will open next week. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and students can line up to shop from 8:45am-9:05am. After 9:05am, students must go directly to the classroom and try again the next day it is open. The pencil box has small school supplies that cost between $.25 and $3.00 for students to purchase with cash only. Some students accidentally spend lunch $ in the pencil box- so please put lunch money in a sealed envelope and have the pencil box $ as extra:) Expect longer lines the first few weeks and then it evens out:) Students may have to wait until another day to shop due to the lines as we get started- we will work with them on disappointment as needed. 

     

    Friendly Reminder to complete the Student Needs Assessment from the Counseling Staff! 

    Hello Parents & Guardians! 

    Welcome back to Farmington Woods Elementary for the 23-24 School year! We are excited to partner with you and your student and look forward to making more memories and connections this year!  Below are Student Needs Assessments divided into 2 age groups which will help Counselor determine the best services to provide students based on parent and/or student input.  Please know the information you provide is completely confidential.  The Counseling Staff, Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane, invite you to complete the Student Needs Assessment on behalf and/or with your student within the first 2 weeks of the school year.  The Student Needs Assessment for Grades 3-5 will be shared with students at school as well. 

    K-2 Needs Assessment Link https://forms.gle/4PHNkdSddY83X1mSA

    3-5 Needs Assessment Link https://forms.gle/BRZPCAQQHHu1GWE59

    ¡Hola Padres y Tutores Legales!

    ¡Bienvenidos de regreso a la Escuela Primaria Farmington Woods para el año escolar 2023-2024! ¡Nos complace asociarnos con usted y su estudiante y esperamos crear más recuerdos y conexiones este año escolar!  A continuación, se encuentran las Evaluaciones de las Necesidades de los Estudiantes divididas en 2 grupos de edad que ayudarán a las consejeras a determinar los mejores servicios para brindar a los estudiantes en función de los comentarios de los padres y/ o estudiantes.  Por favor tenga la seguridad de que la información que proporciona es completamente confidencial.  El Personal de Consejería, la Sra. Naftel y la Sra. Cochrane, los invita a completar la Evaluación de Necesidades del Estudiante en nombre y/ o con su estudiante dentro de las primeras 2 semanas del año escolar.  La Evaluación de Necesidades del Estudiante para los Grados 3-5 también se compartirá con los estudiantes en la escuela.  

    K-2: La encuesta también está disponible en: https://forms.gle/Cahfvzk4BfMJzm9d7

    3-5: La encuesta también está disponible en: https://forms.gle/9UebpinSyXwugc877



    FWES PTA Information

     

    PTA first Board meeting (September 15, 7:45AM, Inquiry Center):

    We invite everyone for our PTA Board meetings. Ask inclusion@fwespta.org to send you a virtual link for the meeting by September 14.

     

    Save the date! September 21

    • Spirit Night at CityBBQ: CityBBQ will donate 20% of the sales. CLICK HERE for details

    • PTA General body meeting (6-6:30PM, Cafeteria): vote for PTA budget, learn what we do

    • Movie night (6:30 PM onwards): bring your own dinner (take out from CityBBQ!), and enjoy the movie with your friends (details coming soon!)

     

     

    Friday, September 1, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message

    Next Week’s Event Calendar: 

    To stay up to date with school events- add our FWES Public Calendar to your Google Calendar using this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=ZmFybWluZ3Rvbndvb2RzZXNAd2Nwc3MubmV0

     

    Monday, September 4th

    • Labor Day Holiday- No School

    Tuesday, September 5th

    • All Kinders report for 1st day! (Others- please expect some delays during arrival and dismissal- as we went from about 25 Ks a day last week to all 106 of them this day! Be patient- your child was once a kindergartner, too!)

    • 9:20am- Kindergarten Family Kick Off in Inquiry Center with Counselors

    • 9:15am- Kindergarten Family PTA Coffee Chat on Front Porch

    Wednesday, September 6th

    Thursday, September 7th

    • Go Play Save books and info home with K from FWES PTA! 

    Friday, September 8th 

    • FWES Spirit Day- Wear FWES Spirit Wear every Friday! 



    FWES Friday Folder Information: 

     

    Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary Named Certified Demonstration Magnet School 2023-2027! Farmington Woods IB/PYP Elementary Magnet School received notification on Thursday of this week, that while we had been previously been designated a Nationally Certified Magnet School, we have been raised to be recognized as a Nationally Certified-Demonstration Magnet School. The level of our school’s commitment to the National Magnet School Pillars of Diversity, Innovative Curriculum and Professional Development, Academic Excellence, Leadership and Family and Community Partnerships was determined to be evident in our school at the highest level- the demonstration level. As of Spring 2023 there were less than 100 school with these credentials nationally. 

    Our staff, including those new to our team, are committed to the implementation of IB/PYP at the highest level each day. This commitment to our program and the development of our students as IB Learners has fueled the continued growth of our PYP and our students! Please take time to share your appreciation to your child’s teachers- they are the BEST in WCPSS!!

    For our families, we thank you for being part of our work and our efforts to share the IB/PYP with the entire school community with you as our partners for our students! 



    Personal Electronic Devices at School (phones, watches, etc.): The personal electronic devices available now are great communication tools between students and families. We know that many families and students used these devices throughout the summer for communication. We also know that families rely on these devices to communicate before and after the school day about transportation and to share family updates. 

    However, the district policy does not allow use of personal devices during the school day unless with teacher permission to engage in an instructional strategy. Please review WCPSS Code of Conduct with regards to personal technology devices: 


    WCPSS Code of Conduct- Level 1; 

    I-6 Electronic Devices: Personal technology devices (including, but not limited to smart phones, tablets, and laptops) may be used by students for instructional purposes with the permission and under the supervision of the teachers in compliance with the Technology Responsible Use policy.  The use of personal technology devices to engage in misconduct (e.g., bullying, harassment, or threats) may result in consequences under rules in this Code.  Malicious or intentionally destructive use of technology devices or resources (e.g., hacking, password theft, or introduction of viruses) may result in consequences under Rule II-3. The school system assumes no responsibility for personal technology devices brought to school.

    FWES students may not use watches or phones during the school day unless the device is needed for instructional purposes and the student has permission from the teacher. Students should not use personal devices to call or text during the school day. Texting a safe arrival to school upon arrival and then after the dismissal bell texting that the student is getting on the bus, etc. is an appropriate use of devices and takes place outside the instructional day. No device should ever be audible (including vibrating) during the school day.

    Thank you for supporting our teachers when they require students to put devices away or power down when they have not had permission from the teacher to use the device for instruction. Your cooperation and support is appreciated! 

    September Birthday ReminderWe do not celebrate student birthdays with parties or treats during the instructional day. Please read the information at the link shared to learn more about how your student's birthday CAN be highlighted at FWES. 

     

    From FWES Student Support Services Dept: 

    Hello Parents & Guardians! 

    Welcome back to Farmington Woods Elementary for the 23-24 School year! We are excited to partner with you and your student and look forward to making more memories and connections this year!  Below are Student Needs Assessments divided into 2 age groups which will help Counselor determine the best services to provide students based on parent and/or student input.  Please know the information you provide is completely confidential.  The Counseling Staff, Mrs. Naftel and Ms. Cochrane, invite you to complete the Student Needs Assessment on behalf and/or with your student within the first 2 weeks of the school year.  The Student Needs Assessment for Grades 3-5 will be shared with students at school as well. 

    K-2 Needs Assessment Link https://forms.gle/4PHNkdSddY83X1mSA

    3-5 Needs Assessment Link https://forms.gle/BRZPCAQQHHu1GWE59

    ¡Hola Padres y Tutores Legales!

    ¡Bienvenidos de regreso a la Escuela Primaria Farmington Woods para el año escolar 2023-2024! ¡Nos complace asociarnos con usted y su estudiante y esperamos crear más recuerdos y conexiones este año escolar!  A continuación, se encuentran las Evaluaciones de las Necesidades de los Estudiantes divididas en 2 grupos de edad que ayudarán a las consejeras a determinar los mejores servicios para brindar a los estudiantes en función de los comentarios de los padres y/ o estudiantes.  Por favor tenga la seguridad de que la información que proporciona es completamente confidencial.  El Personal de Consejería, la Sra. Naftel y la Sra. Cochrane, los invita a completar la Evaluación de Necesidades del Estudiante en nombre y/ o con su estudiante dentro de las primeras 2 semanas del año escolar.  La Evaluación de Necesidades del Estudiante para los Grados 3-5 también se compartirá con los estudiantes en la escuela.  

    K-2: La encuesta también está disponible en: https://forms.gle/Cahfvzk4BfMJzm9d7

    3-5: La encuesta también está disponible en: https://forms.gle/9UebpinSyXwugc877



    Kinder Kick off for Parents & Guardians of new Kindergarten students: 

    Come and enjoy coffee & treats while making connections with 

    fellow Kindergarten families! 

    Please RSVP by clicking on the google form link https://forms.gle/89T6LwucxTd7bYhc8 OR 

    email the Counseling staff using one of the addresses below

    Sarah Naftel snaftel@wcpss.net or Selden Cochrane scochrane@wcpss.net

     

    Inicio de Kínder 2023

    ¡Venga y disfrute de café y refrigerios mientras conoce a otros padres del Kínder!

    Confirme su asistencia (RSVP) escaneando el código https://forms.gle/89T6LwucxTd7bYhc8 QR que se muestra a continuación o enviando un email al personal de Consejería usando una de las direcciones de correo proporcionadas

    Selden Cochrane scochrane@wcpss.net  or Sarah Naftel snaftel@wcps.net

     

    FWES School Improvement Team Member Interest: If you are interested in joining the Farmington Woods School Improvement Team as a parent representative, we would love to hear from you! 

    • The school improvement team (SIT) meets monthly to monitor school wide data and make decisions to positively impact the growth of all students. See a brief overview of our School Improvement Plan (SIP) here.

    • The team is comprised of members from all teaching teams in the building, our administrators, and parents.

    • The parent representatives are appointed by a vote of the PTA general body at the first general body meeting of each school year

    • Meeting Dates (7:35am): September 26, October 9, November 21, December 12, January 30, February 20, March 7, April 18, May 2

    If you are interested in joining the SIT or have any questions, please email Allison Williams (awilliams19@wcpss.net). We look forward to hearing from you!




    FWES PTA Updates: 

    Learn more about our work in person at our 1st FWES PTA Coffee Chat on Tuesday, September 5th from 9:15-10:00am on the FWES front porch after arrival! 

     

    Our First FWES PTA Newsletter is HERE!

    Bingo Card to get a headstart on all things PTA!

     

    Join the PTA: https://fwespta.memberhub.com

    • Join by Sept 10th for priority Spirit Rock reservations. (Calendar open till Dec 15)

    • Join by Sept 30th, to get an FWES bag as a Thank you! - while supplies last

     

    PTA needs you!

    • PTA has a few open positions. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

     

    Reflections Arts Contest (entries due on Oct 15)! :: 

    fwespta.org/programsevents/reflections 

     

    GoPlaySave is our first of the two fundraisers, runs till Sept 20th :: fwespta.org/programsevents/fundraising/goplaysave 

     

    Spirit Rock reservations open for PTA members now through September 10! fwespta.org/spiritrock 

     

    First PTA Board meeting on Sept 15th (7:45AM, Inquiry Center): PTA Board meetings are open to anyone who’s interested. Contact inclusion@fwespta.org for a virtual meeting link.

     

    Spirit Night at CityBBQ on September 21st: We will also have a PTA General Body meeting along with a Family event.

     

     

    Friday, August 18, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message- 6 minutes

    To stay up to date with school events- add our FWES Public Calendar to your Google Calendar using this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=ZmFybWluZ3Rvbndvb2RzZXNAd2Nwc3MubmV0

     

    Bus Routes for 2023-24 will be posted TODAY! 

    Please make note- there are many changes in bus route numbers- please review and make sure you know your student’s route number for THIS YEAR! 

    ¡Las rutas de autobús para 2023-24 se publican HOY!

    Tenga en cuenta que hay muchos cambios en los números de las rutas de los autobuses. ¡Revise y asegúrese de saber el número de ruta de su estudiante para ESTE AÑO!

     

    FWES Open House/Escuela Primaria Farmington Woods regreso a la escuela 2023

    Checklist to complete at Open House (1st to 5th Grade families preview here- you will get a paper copy at Open House to carry with you)

     

     

    Thursday, August 24, 2023

    4:30 pm: Rosters Posted

    1st-5th Grade teacher assignments will be posted at 4:30 pm on the front windows

    4:30-6:30 pm:  FWES PTA Family Playground Picnic for ALL K-5 FWES Families

     

     Friday, August 25, 2023  2:00-4:00 pm 

     

    • Kindergarten Open House

    Rising Kindergartners will visit all kinder classrooms and meet teachers but will NOT have a teacher assignment until the end of the Staggered Entry Week

    • 1st-5th Graders Meet Your Teacher

    Activities for FWES Meet the Teacher/Open House Include:

    Meet Teachers and Visit Classrooms

    • Complete required WCPSS and FWES start of year documents in classroom

    • Medication drop off in the front office

    • Pick Up/Sign up for Carpool Tag

    • Get Bus Route Information

    • Put $ on a lunch account

    • Receive important items needed for 1st Day of School

    • Meet FWES PTA Board Members, Order New Spiritwear and Get Involved

    • Safety Patrol Sign up for 4th and 5th Graders

    • and more...

     

    Family To Do List to prepare for Starting 23-24: 

    • Sign up for Carpool Tag before Open House/Meet the Teacher (pre registration for a carpool tag closes on Tuesday, August 22nd at 8:30am- if you have not yet registered, you will need to complete that process at Open House)

    • Complete permission for Walkers (2nd-5th only) to walk without an adult (closes at 4:00pm on August 25th for the first day of school- will reopen on Tuesday, August 26th and must be completed before noon daily to be active that day)

    • Drop of medication (don’t forget to get updated 1702 completed by doctor)

    • Register as a Volunteer- ALL MUST REGISTER for 23-24 (no approvals carry over from 22-23)



    Parent proposed Clubs Need YOU!  Several parent proposed clubs are looking for other parents to partner and assist before school (8:00-8:45am) 1 or 2 days a month. Please email Mrs. Pierce at awpierce@wcpss.net  if you would be interested in getting involved and helping so she can connect you with the other parents. It is best practice for clubs to have two adult sponsors. All sponsors must be registered and approved volunteers. Thanks! 

    • Dance and Drama Club 

    • Taiji and qigong club

    • Nature Friends



    FWES PTA Updates:

    • Back to school Picnic: https://www.fwespta.org/programsevents/back-to-school-picnic 

    • Gear up for Reflections!: https://www.fwespta.org/programsevents/reflections 

    • Still time for school supplies through Yubbler

    • Join the PTA: https://fwespta.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true 

      • Join by Sept 30th, and get a bag as a Thank You! - while supplies last

    • PTA needs you! PTA is looking help for the following 3 roles/committees. Email services@fwespta.org

      • Campus Work Days and Beautification: A leadership role for this committee (can be shared) would include scheduling and promoting Campus Work Days throughout the year, mobilizing volunteers, and delegation of tasks. This role works closely with Community Garden committee leadership and VP Services. 

      • Teacher Task Team: The Teacher Task Team supports FWES teachers by completing a variety of tasks. They could prepare copies, cut out and prep project components, among other time consuming small jobs. 

    Project Parents: Respond to periodic requests from school staff for simple repairs and projects, some may involve light construction. Assist with the Campus Cleanup events.

     

     

    Friday, August 11, 2023

    Mrs. Pierce’s Video Message- 10 minutes

    To stay up to date with school events- add our FWES Public Calendar to your Google Calendar using this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=ZmFybWluZ3Rvbndvb2RzZXNAd2Nwc3MubmV0

     

    Getting Ready for Back to School at Farmington Woods Elementary! 

    FWES Back to School Welcome Letter

    WCPSS Traditional Calendar 2023-24

     

    FWES K-5 Supply List Printable 23-24   (online accessible by grade)

             FWES PTA Yubbler to purchase all supplies for your student's grade level. 

     

    FWES Birthday Celebration Reminder

     

    FWES Open House/Escuela Primaria Farmington Woods regreso a la escuela 2023

     

    Family To Do List to prepare for Starting 23-24: 

     

    Medication Early Drop Off- Tuesday, August 15 through Friday, August 18- Families may bring student medication to FWES for early drop off between 9:00am-3:00pm. This drop off early prevents lines or waiting at Open House/Meet the Teacher. 

     

    FWES Family Student Handbook 2023-24