• Monday Folder Materials for Families to Review
     
    *In an effort to conserve resources, electronic copies will be used for most items unless a family elects to have a paper copy sent home. Please review this information each Monday to stay informed about Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary.

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

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

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

    WCPSS Family Academy Workshops 2018-19read more about workshop content in English and en espanol

    Workshops in English ONLY

    • Reedy Creek Middle School, 930 Reedy Creek Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    • Fuquay-Varina Middle School, 109 N Ennis St., Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    • Family Resource Center, 3825 Barrett Dr., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609

    Workshops in Arabic ONLY

    • Triangle Lebanese-American Center, 241 Horizon Dr., Raleigh, NC  27615

    Workshops in English and Spanish / Workshops in Spanish and English

    • Wake Co. Millbrook Human Services Center: 2809 E Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604

    Workshops in Spanish ONLY/Talleres en español

    • The Center for Hispanic Families, 2013 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604
    • La Iglesia Metodista Unida de Apex  (Apex United Methodist Church), 100 S Hughes St, Apex, NC 27502

    Upcoming WCPSS Family Academy Workshops(Session descriptions linked here)

    • Next sessions scheduled for January, 2019

    January 14

    FWES Updates and Info for Jan 14-18

    WCPSS Board Advisory Council District 9 Meeting at FWES on January 14th: BAC District 9 meeting is being hosted by FWES on Monday evening, January 14th in the Inquiry Center. 

    PTA Family Picnic and Movie Night- Thursday 5:30-7:30pm- FWES Cafe: FWES PTA is sponsoring a family winter social event, with a meeting embedded in the middle:) Bring your family, a blanket and a picnic dinner to FWES on Thursday for a viewing of Cars 3. Free Popcorn will be provided. Movie will begin at 5:45pm. Adult family members encouraged to participate in General Membership PTA Mtg in back of Cafe 6:15-6:45pm for an important budget vote. Students may not attend with out a family member present and dinner must be provided by families. 

    Winter/Spring Spiritwear Orders Due Thursday, January 17th- Order form went home on Jan. 7 and is linked below for anyone interested in grabbing some FWES spiritwear for Winter, for upcoming spring or for growing students! Order forms with payment go in the PTA Mailbox in the cafe lobby area. 

    PTA Coffee Chats: The PTA will be hosting coffee chats in the upcoming few weeks. All families are invited to come and learn more about the PTA, ask questions and meet new people. Coffee will be provided and the chats will be hosted in the FWES front lobby. Thanks for connecting through our PTA to be part of our amazing school community! Friday, January 18th 8:30-9:30am is the 1st Coffee Chat in the FWES Front Lobby. 

    PTA Survey for Family Feedback- A hard copy of the survey linked here is in your Monday Folder. The FWES PTA would appreciate your time in providing feedback to help them meet the needs of ALL FWES families. Returned surveys go into the PTA Mailbox or can be brought to the PTA Family Picnic Movie Night. 

    Holiday- Monday, January 21st- No School for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday- See you January 22nd! 

    Daily Events This Week: 

    • P2- Hope
    • Monday- 2:00 3rd and 1st Grade Spelling Bees; 5:30 WCPSS BAC District 9 Meeting- FWES Inquiry Center
    • Tuesday- 9:30 4th Grade Spelling Bee
    • Thursday- Spiritwear Orders Due; 8:00 Cross Country Cubs, Planeteers and PTA Engineering Clubs; Magnet Info Sessions and Tours 10:30am and 2:00pm; 4:15 Swift Knight Coding Club; 5:30 PTA Family Picnic and Movie Night
    • Friday- Snow Make up Day for Dec. 10; 8:30am PTA Coffee Chat- Front Lobby

    Monday Folder Items: 

    WCPSS Family Academy Learning Options Coming Up in February for WCPSS Families: 

    February 5- English ONLY- Identify Bullying and Protect Your Child Against It- Fuquay-Varina Middle School: 109 N Ennis St., Fuquay Varina, NC 6:30-8:00pm; Identify Bullying and Protect Your Child Against It* Approximately half the children who have been bullied never tell their parents about it. Children are often too ashamed to let anyone know. Sometimes they feel that no one can help, not even their parents. The family will learn to *Students may attend. 8 recognize different types of bullying and what the signs of bullying are so that they can better help prevent it.

    February 7- SPANISH ONLY- Construyendo relaciones positivas con su hijo de la escuela primaria; Centro para Familias Hispanas: 2013 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh 4:00-5:30pm; Construyendo relaciones positivas con su hijo de la escuela primaria Es esencial tener una relación positiva entre los niños y los padres/tutores para lograr el crecimiento emocional y social de los niños. Los padres aprenderán a DESCRIPCIÓN DE LOS TALLERES 18 construir una relación positiva con sus hijos estableciendo límites apropiados, dando seguimiento a las consecuencias y al mismo tiempo mostrarles apoyo y amor

    February 10- ARABIC ONLY- Transitioning to Middle School- Triangle Lebanese American Center: 241 Horizon Dr., Raleigh 4:00-5:30pm; Transitioning to Middle School* If your child is headed to middle school, don’t panic! The family will learn what to expect and what steps to take to ensure their child is ready for a smooth transition. They will also learn about the day-to-day school routine, extracurricular activities options, how to access the Home Base Parent Portal. *Students invited to attend. 

    February 11- SPANISH ONLY- Apex United Methodist Church 5:30-6:30pm (see address above); All About Elementary Assessement: Todo acerca de las evaluaciones de la escuela primaria Como padres de WCPSS, es necesario familiarizarse con las evaluaciones que se imparten y cómo pueden preparar y ayudar a su hijo. Los padres aprenderán sobre la importancia de las evaluaciones como punto de referencia, las evaluaciones generales y cómo esta información debe guiar la instrucción y la intervención de su hijo.

    February 21- English ONLY- Parent Advocacy and Engagement in Your Child’s Education; Family Resource Center: 3825 Barrett Dr., Suite 101, Raleigh; 6:00-7:30pm; Parent Advocacy and Engagement in Your Child’s Education Parents are often the best educational advocates for their child. Research indicates that being involved in your child’s education has a positive correlation with being successful in school. The parents will learn how to be engaged in their child’s education.

    February 23- English and Spanish- HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT RACE Children learn about the idea of race and to recognize physical differences at a very early age from observations and interactions with their parents and families, peers, teachers, and many others. Parents face different challenges when talking to their children about race. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to facilitate the conversations about race and how to help your child better understand and appreciate the similarities and differences among people that will positively shape the way your child looks at and treats other people. Presenter: Office of Equity Affairs Representative Day/Time: Saturday, February, 23, 2019, 10 AM–11:30 AM Location: Wake County Public School System Crossroad II, 110 Corning Road, Cary, NC 27518 Audience: K-12 families Language: English with Simultaneous Interpretation in Spanish

     

    January 7

    Happy New Year- 2019 to all of our FWES Families! 

    FWES Updates and Info for Jan 7-11:

    Winter Weather Reminders: Reminders for parents about going outside in Winter months and how school schedules are affected if there are delays or closings due to any future winter weather. 

    WCPSS Winter Weather Clothing Guidelines for Parents

    FWES Winter Weather Schedules and Procedures

    Spelling Bees: Classroom written bees will be completed early this week to identify students eligible for Grade Level Spelling Bees that will begin on Friday and continue into next week. Information on Spelling Bees is linked below. The FWES School Spelling Bee for all grade level finalists will be Friday, January 25th at 10:00am. 

    MClass MOY (Middle of Year) Assessment Check Ins: Students K-5 will be participating in a variety of foundational and comprehension literacy assessments to monitor progress at the mid-year point. Information from MOY assessments will be shared with Q2 report cards that go home on February 4th. 

    Jump Rope for Heart: The Physical Education program is taking action.  We are participating in Jump Rope for Heart through the American Heart Association.  This is in coordination with our Jump Rope unit and touches on concepts related to personal fitness.  On Monday January 7 your child will bring home (1) a collection envelope and (2) a tattoo.  Students can visit:  heart.org/KidsHeartChallenge and type in Farmington Woods to join the Challenge.  We are focused on being physically active for 60 minutes a day, doing a good deed daily and choosing water over sugary beverages.

    Daily Events This Week: 

    • P2- Perseverance
    • Monday-10:30am Magnet Info Session and Tour; 2:30 1st Grade Rock Show (Long, Morrissette and Brown); Spiritwear Winter/Spring Order Forms go home- January Newsletter home
    • Thursday- 4th Grade Science is Fun Visit
    • Friday- 7:45am PTA Board Meeting; 9:30 2nd Grade Spelling Bee; 10:30 5th Grade Spelling Bee

    Monday Folder Items: 

     

    December 17

    FWES Updates and Info for December 17-21

    Gift of Reading- Reading Logs due Wednesday! We are enjoying celebrating the gift of reading and many thanks to those families who joined us on Thursday last week to read with students. We continue with our daily activities this week through Thursday, but... Reading Logs are due on Wednesday- We will pull names after school and announce the winners for our book give aways on Thursday. 

    • Monday- Mix Match Monday
    • Tuesday- Tacky Sweater Tuesday
    • Wednesday- Wild Animal Wednesday (bring an animal to read with) and Reading Logs Due
    • Thursday- Relax and Read- Pajama Day! 

    Coffee with the Counselors- Tuesday, December 18th at 9:30am- Social Emotional Learning- Join our Student Services Team to learn- Social Emotional Learning is an important part of raising socially responsible, self-aware, kind, loving humans. Come learn about how Wake county is putting social and emotional health as a priority in our schools and how Farmington Woods is implementing it in the classroom

    Go for the GOLD- Bowling Field Trip- Permission Slips due by Thursday!!! We will be celebrating the mid-year Gold Ticket count with a trip to go bowling:) Students who have 120 tickets earned by the end of the 1st semester will be invited to participate- but due to the timing of the event and the requirement to have permission slips collected 30 days prior to the trip- all students have received the permission slip and we need them all returned this week. Thank you for making sure you sign and complete the back side of the permission slip. There is no cost to attend this trip, except for the 120 tickets:) 

    FWES Spelling Bee Information 2018-19- Information about the Spelling Bee is included in the linked document (Spelling Bee Information 2018-19)- Written and grade level bees begin January 4th- start to prepare now to be ready:) Note Date Change- The FWES Spelling Bee has been moved from January 29th to January 25th. 

    Daily Events this week: 

    • P2- Self Control
    • Monday- Gift of Reading- Mix Match Monday
    • Tuesday- Gift of Reading- Tacky Sweater Tuesday; 7:35am SIP Quarterly Review Mtg (rescheduled from 12/11); 8:00 Battle of the Books Club; TEK Clubs last meeting (make up for 12/11)
    • Wednesday- Gift of Reading- Wild Animal Wednesday- READING LOGS DUE; Kindergarten to Marbles Museum, Last Day of Box Tops Quick Collection
    • Thursday- Gift of Reading- Relax and Read- Pajama Day! Bowling Permission Slips Due; 8:00 Cross Country Cubs, Engineering, Planeteers- No Swift Knight Coding
    • Friday- Early Release at 1:15pm; 5th Grade Collaboration Rotation with Specialists in AM; Lunch times different due to Early Release- no visitors for lunch

    Winter Break- December 22-January 2, 2019! Have a wonderful break, we'll see you Next Year!

    Happy 2019! Students return to school on Thursday, January 3, 2019

    December 12 (Monday Folder Updates)

    FWES Updates and Info for December 12-14

    Welcome Back! Happy to see you all back at school today! With the loss of 2 days and a few hours, we will need to reschedule several events that were missed or are coming up soon. Please review the calendar below for more details for the week. 

    Go for the Gold 1st Semester Celebration! To celebrate the success of our students in Going for the GOLD- those students who have earned 120 tickets by the end of the semester- January 18th- will be invited to go Bowling (between Jan 29-Feb 12)! It is an exciting event for all and we are hopeful that ALL of our students will get to participate. Therefore, ALL students are receiving a permission slip today for the event and that slip must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday, December 19th- as permission slips must be returned 30 days prior to the field trip, we cannot wait until the end of the semester. Thank you for completing this permission slip and returning it to school before the break so we can prepare for this exciting celebration! 

    Gift of Reading! We are excited to begin our annual Gift of Reading at FWES- where we celebrate the most precious gift of reading as it provides unlimited, life-long access to information and imagination! 

    • Dress Like your Favorite Book Character Day- Thursday, Dec. 13th- Choose a favorite character and join us at school as that character (remembering dress code and leaving accessories that are against policy or would interfere with instruction at home). We can't wait to see the "characters" at FWES this week! 
    • Read Together Day- Thursday, Dec. 13th (hoping for no delayed schedule!) Approved volunteers are invited to join the classrooms during their guest reader times to read with small groups or to the whole classroom. So teachers can plan accordingly- Please email your teacher by 3:00pm Wednesday to let them know if you plan to join them for reading! 
      • Pre K- 10:20-11:15am
      • Kindergarten-10:30-11:30am 
      • 1st Grade- 11:20am-12:20pm
      • 2nd Grade-1:30-2:30pm
      • 3rd Grade-10:15-11:15am
      • 4th Grade-1:10-2:10pm
      • 5th Grade- 11:30am-12:30pm
      • ID Mod I/II-9:50-10:50am 
    • Reading Logs- Read and record at least 20 minutes per day for a total of 180 minutes between December 10th and 18th and return your SIGNED reading log by Wednesday, December 19th to be entered into a drawing for books to take home and read over Winter Break! Paper copies of reading logs are going home with ALL students today! 

    Events the Week of December 10-14 (updated): 

    • P2- Humility
    • Tuesday-
      • TEK Clubs have been rescheduled for 12/18
      • PTA Board Meeting rescheduled for Friday morning
    • Wednesday-
      • 3 hr delay- lunch on 1 hour delayed schedule;
      • Interim Reports Go Home with Students;
      • Go for the GOLD Bowling Field Trip Permission Slips go home with all students- DUE by December 19th!!!! (see more info above)
      • Gift of Reading- Reading Logs go home
    • Thursday-
      • 8:00am* Photography, Planeteers and Green Thumb clubs meet (*if delayed start- clubs will meet based on the delayed schedule- unless you are contacted by the club sponsor for a different schedule);
      • Gift of Reading Kick Off- Dress Like your Favorite Book Character Day and Read Together Day! (see more info above); 
      • Box Tops Quick Collection Begins
      • 1st Grade Rock Show (Byrd, Edwards and Morrissette)-Cancelled- WILL BE RESCHEDULED
      • 4:15pm Table Top Games and Drama Club
    • Friday-
      • 7:45am- PTA Board Meeting
      • 8:00am- FWES NewsCrew Meets
      • Gift of Reading- Flashlight Friday- students may bring a flashlight to read with today
      • 9:30-10:30am- 4th Grade Enterprise Day Event
      • 1st Grade Rock Show (Long, Williams and Brown)-Cancelled- WILL BE RESCHEDULED

    December 10

    Hoping you are all warm and dry- unless you are wet from enjoying the beautiful snow! 

    Today's snowday will be made up on Friday, January 18th which had originally been a teacher workday. 

    Updates and Events for this week will be sent out once school schedules for the week have been determined.

    Monday Folder Items: 

    • Gift of Reading 2018 Begins 12/13 with Read Together Day- Let your teacher know if you plan to come during your grade level reading time- must be an approved volunteer. 
    • Reading Log for the Gift of Reading-- Start reading today and logging minutes- reading logs will be due on Wednesday, December 19th to be included in the drawing for book giveaways! Hard copies will go home with students as soon as we return to school
    • BoxTops December Collection- quick collection this month- save those box tops from holiday baking! 

     

    December 3

    Happy December to All! It is a busy time of the year for families but also at FWES as we continue to engage students in learning that will last a lifetime each day. We thank you for continuing to support your child's school success by making time for nightly reading and homework assignments. It is also important that students arrive to school on time each day and are allowed to stay through the 3:45pm bell so that their learning time is maximized. Thank you! 

    Parents as Partners at FWES: As we work to involve families as our partners for learning, we appreciate your participation in Parent Conferences in November. To help us continue our work to partner with families, please take 5 minutes to complete the survey at the link below to share your thoughts about Conferences and our Positivity Project implementation. 

    Parents as Partners Survey- Conferences and Positivity Project, Fall 2018

    Volunteer Status and Card Update: WCPSS has a backlog of individuals who have registered/re-activated as volunteers and therefore there is a delay in the updating of the volunteer data base. We cannot distribute our annual volunteer cards until the database has been updated. Until that time- please use your 2017-18 card and if you did not have an FWES card last year- please be patient as Mrs. Moore verifies your status. If your status has not yet been processed, you will not be permitted to attend field trips or volunteer in the school/classroom during the school day. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this process ensures the safety of all of our students! 

    Dismissal Reminders:

    • Transportation Changes: For the safety of students- transportation changes should be made using a written note to the teacher the morning of the change. Please note that there are days when teachers cannot check their email until after dismissal to please DO NOT use email to notify your child's teacher of a change. In addition, the front office staff cannot take transportation changes over the phone- as there is no way to verify the identity of the person on the line. 
    • Early Sign Out from School: As is shared in our school handbook, the end of the day is a busy time at FWES and to maintain appropriate attention to dismissal procedures, the office staff will not allow students to be signed out of school after 3:15pm each day. As indicated above, we want students to stay through dismissal at 3:45pm to keep learning. If you do need to sign your child out early for an appointment, please arrive prior to 3:15pm. 
    • Walkers: Students who are dismissed as "Walkers" will need to exit campus with an adult between 3:45-3:50pm. If you are driving to pick up your walker, please allow time for parking and getting to the school campus- as the traffic at dismissal can be challenging to manage. Walkers who are not connected with an adult by 3:50pm will be brought into the office and a parent must come into the school and sign them out in the office. Students who are regularly being signed out in the office may be required to use the carpool line. Thank you for being on time for dismissal! 
      • Reminder- No dogs are allowed on campus during arrival or dismissal for student safety. Please remain off campus if you walk with a dog to pick up your student at the end of the day. 
    • Carpool: Thank you for your cooperation with the new entering and exit procedures for Carpool. At this time, afternoon carpool is completed by 4:07-4:10pm each day. Please make sure you arrive prior to 4:10pm to have your child loaded into your car at carpool. Families arriving after 4:10pm will have to come into the school to sign out students in the main office. Thank you for showing that #otherpeoplematter by understanding that school staff have meetings, trainings and personal appointments after their day at work! 

    FWES Updates Dec. 3-7:

    • P2- Kindness
    • Monday- 10:30 Magnet Tour; WCPSS District 9 Board Advisory Meeting 5:30pm at Salem Elementary School 
    • Tuesday- TEK after school clubs
    • Thursday- 7:35am SIP Meeting; 8:00 Cross Country Cubs; 9:30 ITBS Testing for Select 3rd Graders; 2:45pm Parade Practice for participants (Safety Patrol, News Crew and Ringers and Singers); 4:15 Swift Knight Coding and Drama Club
    • Friday- 8:30 Walk to School Day- meet at Kildaire Plaza (Guest Walkers Mrs. Greenburg, Ms. Quinn and Ms. Cerasi) 9:30 ITBS Testing for Select 3rd Graders; 1st Grade Trip to Rock Quarry (Long, Brown, Williams)
    • Saturday- FWES in Cary Christmas Parade 1-4pm Downtown Cary

     FWES Monday Folder 12-3-18

    November 26

    Welcome Back! Hoping everyone had a wonderful break with family and friends! 

    Lost and Found- The weather is going to be getting colder- please check the FWES Lost and Found for lost coats/jackets/hoodies so that your child stays warm! 

    FWES Updates Nov 26-30

    • P2- Knowing my words and actions affect others
    • Vision Screenings in 1st, 3rd and 5th grades continuuing through December. 
    • Monday- Welcome Back Mrs. DiOrio to 2nd Grade! Welcome Ms. Swift as new 3rd Grade Teacher! 
    • Tuesday- LAST DAY for Advanced Ticket Purchase for Family Evening Concert; TEK After School Clubs
    • Thursday- 8:00 Cross Country Cubs and Planeteers; 4:15 Drama Club; Gregg Gelb and La Fiesta Jazz Ensemble Cultural Arts- K-2 9:30 and 3-5 10:30 *Note 30 min delayed lunch times; Family Evening Concert- 6:00-8:00pm- (6:00-6:30 Basket Raffle Viewing/Bidding; 6:30 Ringers and Singers Performance; 6:45 Basket Raffle Drawing; 7:00 Gregg Gelb and La Fiesta Jazz Ensemble performance) Tickets $5 at the door. 
    • Friday- 1st Grade to Rock Quarry (Morrissette, Byrd, Edwards)

    Monday Folder Items 

     

    November 19

    Tuesday- November 20th is Early Release- Students dismissed at 1:15pm. Please make sure you are at school or the bus stop at the appropriate time for a 1:15pm dismissal (2.5 hours early). 

    We are so thankful for our wonderful FWES students and their families. Thank you for choosing to be part of our school family and for making our school a special place for learning and growing! We are also thankful for our wonderful school staff- please consider showing your P2 Gratitude (#otherpeoplematter) to our staff here:  FWES Staff Activate Learning

    FWES Updates Nov. 19-23

    • P2- Gratitude
    • Monday- Nov. 19- 11:30am ID Mod I/II Family Luncheon
    • Tuesday- Nov. 20- 11:30am Pre-K Family Luncheon; 1:15pm Early Release Dismissal 
    • Nov. 21-23- Thanksgiving Holiday- No School

    Monday Folder Items

    November 12

    Report Cards Home Today: Most classrooms will receive Q1 report cards today (there have been some upgrades to the system and we are having some technical difficulties- so thank you for being patient). There are a few changes to the elementary report card and a letter outlining those changes is also included for parents to review and better understand the information that is being reported about progress. 

    Parent-Teacher Conferences: FWES teachers are working to meet with all families to discuss student progress. Please make sure you sign up to meet with your child's teacher to partner with us for a successful year for your child! 

    Book Fair: The Book Fair is in the FWES Inquiry Center all week for students to browse and shop. In addition, the Book Fair will be open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for Family Shopping from 4:30pm-8:00pm. 

    Thursday- Tijuana Flats FWES Spirit Night- 5-8pm: Take the flyer from the folder today and FWES PTA gets 20% of your purchase! 

    School Updates 11/13-11/16: 

    • P2- Gratitude
    • Tuesday, November 13: 
      • 3rd Grade (Thompson, Packer, Murphy and Crow) Trip Cancelled due to weather forecast (info on rescheduling will be shared when available
      • Picture Retakes: Retakes for school pictures will be on the stage from 9:30-11:30am
      • Welcome Back Allison Mooneyham! 
      • Welcome Taylor Hartley, new 50% Counselor!
      • Family Night at FWES Book Fair- 4:30-8:00pm 
    • Wednesday, November 14
      • 5th Grade (Ramos, Pausley, Herrema) to Masonboro Island- LEAVE 6am from FWES- return 6pm to FWES- dress for weather forecast (chilly and possible rain)
      • 3rd Grade (Dula, Lindsey and Musumeci) Trip to NC Arboretum (dress for weather- chilly and possible rain)
    • Thursday, November 15
      • 5th Grade (Lemak and Dellinger) to Masonboro Island- Leave 6am from FWES- return 6pm to FWES- dress for weather forecase (chilly and possible rain)
      • Last day to re-activate Volunteer Status for 18-19 school year!
      • Family Night at FWES Book Fair- 4:30-8:00pm 
    • Friday, November 16
      • Kindergarten- Trip to NC Farmer's Market

    Monday Folder Documents:

    November 5

    Spirit Week is this week as we get ready for and celebrate our partnership with the FWES PTA through participation in the Fun Run! 

    Parent Conferences: FWES homeroom teachers are in the process of setting up conferences with all families of our students between now and November 20th. Please look in your child's folder or email from your child's teacher for information about signing up for a conference to discuss your child's progress. 

    Book Fair Family Nights for Shopping: November 13 and November 15 from 4:30pm-8:00pm the Book Fair will be open for family shopping! 

    No School Monday- November 12th: Holiday for Veterans Day! 

    Volunteer Re-Activation Due by November 15th: If you have been a current volunteer- you MUST re-activate your volunteer registration form no later than November 15th (from any WCPSS School computer). If your volunteer clearance expires- you will have to resubmit the form and wait the 2-3 weeks for your registration to be processed. Emails have been sent to those volunteers who have not yet renewed for the 18-19 school year. Please remember if you were at another WCPSS school last year- you will need to reactivate and add Farmington Woods to your list of schools. Thank you for being involved and volunteering at FWES! 

    Upcoming Field Trips (*another reason that volunteer re-activation is important)

    • November 13- 3rd Grade to Arboretum (Murphy, Crow, Thompson and Packer)
    • November 14- 3rd Grade to Arboretum (Dula, Musumeci and Lindsey); 5th Grade to Masonboro Island (Herrema, Ramos, Pausley)*note 5th grade trip leaves FWES at 6:00am and returns at 6:00pm
    • November 15- 5th grade to Masonboro Island (Dellinger and Lemak) *note 5th grade trip leaves FWES at 6:00am and returns at 6:00pm
    • November 16- Kindergarten to Farmer's Market 

    Picture Retakes- The morning of November 13th- Lifetouch will be on campus to retake pictures for students who were absent during school pictures or for those families who would like to have pictures retaken. If you want your child's pictures retaken- please return the package your purchased by the 13th or write a note to your child's teacher- as not all students will participate in retakes. 

    School Updates for Nov 5-9:

    • P2- Bravery
    • Tuesday, Nov 6- 2 Hour Delay due to Election in Cafeteria
      • Before/After School Care- sign in/sign out at Art Room from LOWER parking lot (see map here
      • Before School Care opens 7:00am
      • Carpool Begins and Doors Open for students at 10:45am
      • News at 11:05am and Instruction begins at 11:15am- No breakfast served
      • Lunch on regular schedule- lunch in classrooms so no visitors for lunch on Tuesday
      • Dismissal at regular time 3:45pm
    • Thursday, Nov 8- FWES PTA GLOBAL FUN RUN EVENT! 
      • Volunteers sign in at Front Office- yellow visitor tag
      • Families invited to cheer runners on the back field- sign in in front lobby- white visitor tag (may not visit classrooms)
      • 9:30- Pre K, Kinder, 4th and Feeney run on field
      • 10:25- 2nd and 3rd run on field
      • 11:20- 1st, Mitchell and 5th run on field
      • All students should wear shoes appropriate for running/skipping/walking during the Fun Run 
    • Friday, Nov 9- Book Fair Begins in FWES Inquiry Center- volunteers still needed- see Memberhub for more info and sign ups

    Monday Folder Items: 

     

    October 29

    Calendar reminders: Wednesday, October 31st is a regular school day, Tuesday, November 6th is a 2 hour delay due to the Election and schools that serve as voting sites (including FWES) and Monday, November 12th is a Holiday for Veterans Day. 

    Volunteer Registration and Reactivation Deadline- November 15th: We LOVE our volunteers. Please don't forget that current volunteers MUST reactivate by November 15th or you will have to wait the 2-3 weeks to have the whole process start over this year. New volunteers- remember is can take 2-3 weeks for your clearance to return so DO NOT wait until the last minute- many field trips are coming up in November and you MUST be a registered volunteer to attend with your child. You may register or re-activate at any WCPSS School on a WCPSS computer. FWES has a computer designated in the front office available 8:30am-4:30pm daily. 

    FWES Updates This Week: 

    • P2- Creativity
    • Monday, October 29- 1st Grade Walking Trip (Long, Byrd, Williams); 2:15-3:00pm Fun Run Pep Rally (note it will make it hard to check out students as whole school will be outside)
    • Tuesday, October 30- 1st Grade Walking Trip (Edwards, Brown, Morrissette); TEK after school clubs begin
    • Wednesday, October 31- 2nd Grade Trip to Marbles Museum
    • Thursday, November 1- 8:00 Cross Country Cubs, Planeteers, Green Thumb; Right Turn In/Right Turn Out Begins at AM and PM Carpool- Cary PD to assist4:15 Swift Knights
    • Friday, November 2- 8:30am Walk to School Day (Kildaire Plaza)- Guest Walkers Ms. Vitullo and Mrs. Plotkin
    • Saturday, November 3- WCPSS Magnet Fair 9am-Noon at Southeast Raleigh High School 

    Monday Folder Items: 

    • Right Turn In/Right Turn Out at FWES Carpool Entrance: Begins on Thursday, November 1stPlease review the document and photograph to prepare your travels to access the FWES campus during carpool in the AM and PM. This change is part of the Cary PD safety planning for the school entrance from 8:45-9:15am and 3:45-4:10pm each day. Thank you for your cooperation! 
    • Celebrating FWES School Community Veterans! As we learn through the Positivity Project about Bravery (Nov 5-9) and Gratitude (Nov 12-21) and recognize Veterans Day on November 12th with a holiday- we would like to invite FWES families to share about a Veteran in your family. Please use this link to add a Google Slide to our presentation by Tuesday, November 6th. We will loop the slide deck in the main lobby at various times during the day from November 7th-November 21st. If you are not sure how to make a Google Slide- check with you student- even our Kindergartners have made a slide this year:) 
    • Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 School Yearcan begin the process now- 2 step process- On Line then school appointment for required documents  Registration Details
    • FWES PTA Global Fun Run Introduction for ParentsPep Rally is next Monday- then the fun begins to support FWES PTA!!!!
    • R City Rocks PTA Support- The EASIEST fund raiser EVER!!! You only have to "join" and then text pictures of your restaurant receipts and FWES PTA gets 25%- it's that easy! Already the PTA has earned almost $200 from the 11 families who have joined- just think how more families joining and texting in receipts would generate for the FWES PTA- just because you are going out to eat with your family! 
    • FWES Book Fair Info for Parents      FWES Book Fair Info for Parents- Spanish   Book Fair will be Nov 9-15- Volunteers will be needed to help with browsing and shopping. Two family nights- Nov 13 and 15 (both nights are also conference nights:)

    October 22

    Fall weather is here! Please check the lost and found for your jackets and sweatshirts so you can stay warm this week! 

    Don't forget to log your minutes for Readvolution with the Carolina Hurricanes. All students who average 20 minutes a day reading will earn 2 tickets to a Hurricanes Hockey Game! Keep a log of the books read, too, so we can reach the 2020 goal and FWES can be eligible for a whole school field trip to a Carolina Hurricane's practice. 

    Volunteer Registration and Reactivation Deadline- November 15th: We LOVE our volunteers. Please don't forget that current volunteers MUST reactivate by November 15th or you will have to wait the 2-3 weeks to have the whole process start over this year. New volunteers- remember is can take 2-3 weeks for your clearance to return so DO NOT wait until the last minute- many field trips are coming up in November and you MUST be a registered volunteer to attend with your child. You may register or re-activate at any WCPSS School on a WCPSS computer. FWES has a computer designated in the front office available 8:30am-4:30pm daily. 

    FWES Updates This Week:

    • P2- Perspective
    • Monday, October 22- 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Parent Info Session 5:30pm- Arabic and Spanish Interpreters 
    • Tuesday, October 23- 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Parent Info Session 8:00am- Arabic and Spanish Interpreters; 9:15- Coffee with the Counselor- Bullying Prevention for Parents
    • Wednesday, October 24- National Unity Day- Bullying Prevention Month- Wear Orange
    • Thursday, October 25- 4th Grade to NC Symphony; ID Mod I&II to Trader Joes
    • Friday, October 26- 9:30am Kindergarten Letterland Parade
    • Saturday, October 27- 9:30-11:00am FWES Gardening and Grounds Clean Up! 

    FWES Monday Folder Items: 

    • FWES Carpool and Walker UpdatesUpdated 10-19-18- Please read the new changes that impact Carpool AND "Walkers" who drive to FWES. Thank you for your cooperation! 
    • Coffee with the School Counselor- Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:15 in the Cafeteria. Representatives from Student Support Services Team will share information about prevention of bullying. 
    • FWES PTA Global Fun Run Introduction for ParentsPep Rally is next Monday- then the fun begins to support FWES PTA!!!!
    • R City Rocks PTA Support- The EASIEST fund raiser EVER!!! You only have to "join" and then text pictures of your restaurant receipts and FWES PTA gets 25%- it's that easy! Already the PTA has earned almost $200 from the 11 families who have joined- just think how more families joining and texting in receipts would generate for the FWES PTA- just because you are going out to eat with your family! 
    • FWES Book Fair Info for Parents      FWES Book Fair Info for Parents- Spanish   Book Fair will be Nov 9-15- Volunteers will be needed to help with browsing and shopping. Two family nights- Nov 13 and 15 (both nights are also conference nights:)
    • Campus Garden and Clean Up Day- October 27th!  Help get our garden and campus ready for the transition into Fall/Winter from 9:30-11:00am- the more the merrier- bring the whole family and friends and garden tools that would be helpful:) 

    October 15

    FWES Updates This Week: 

    • P2- Integrity
    • TEK After School Club Applications due Monday 8:45-9:15am in Lobby
    • Box Tops- Tuesday is last day for collections for grade level competition
    • 3rd Grade Only- Cog At Testing Monday and Tuesday 9:30-10:30am
    • Tuesday, October 16- Town of Cary Mtg at FWES 5:00pm for Crossing Guard Concerns- RSVP Here
    • Wednesday, October 17- Read to Achieve retest for select 4th graders
    • Friday, October 19-Full Day of School; 2nd Grade Collaboration Rotation with Specialists- AM;  Change in Lunch Schedule- visitors should call and check for times if coming to lunch

    Monday Folder Documents: 

    October 8

    Reminder: FWES will not have internet access due to a Network Upgrade scheduled for October 8-9. We are excited for the upgrade but it will impact email and technology use in the classrooms. Thank you for your patience and for writing notes about urgent matters! School staff will return email as soon as possible after the network is restored. 

    Picture Day is TOMORROW- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th! 

    FWES Updates This Week:

    • P2- Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others #otherpeoplematter
    • Fall School Pictures TuesdaySchool photos will be on Tuesday throughout the day for ALL students. If you want to purchase pictures, the pre-paid information has been sent home or you can pre-pay using the Lifetouch link on the flyer
    • 3rd Grade Only- 
      • ​​​​​​​All 3rd Graders will be taking the CogAt ability test on Wed, Thurs and Fri mornings this week from 9:30-10:30am- students must be in classrooms no later than 9:20am to participate- please arrive on time. Students arriving late to school will have to remain in the office and participate in make up testing. 
      • Read to Achieve Parent Information Sessions (for parents of students who did not pass the BOG or read at a level P on the BOY assessment)- Thursday, October 11 6:00pm; Friday, October 12 8:00am- information is being sent home today to families of the identified students. 
    • Readvolution- In reviewing our student list- we have many students who have not yet logged on to begin recording their minutes- if you don't log on soon, you won't earn the 20 minutes a day average by the deadline- please take time this week to log on and begin to record your minutes. Also- make sure you stop by the Inquiry Center to complete a Hockey Puck for each book you read- if our school logs 2020 by November 19th- our school will be entered into a drawing to win a WHOLE SCHOOL field trip to a Hurricane's Hockey Practice at PNC Arena! Get those pucks in our goal this week! 
    • Friday, October 12 events at FWES
      • 7:45 am PTA Board Meeting
      • 8:00am 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Parent Information Session 
      • Last Day for Box Tops Collection Grade Level Competition
      • 9:30 3rd Grade CogAt Test
      • 4:00 FWES Ringers and Singers participate in Cary High School Homecoming parad

    Monday Folder Documents: 

    October 1

    Thank you for all of your donations for Hurricane Florence Relief. We will be donating all the cereal collected at FWES to the other items collected at 17 additional magnet schools for delivery to the Eastern Part of the North Carolina. Thank you for taking IB Action to make a difference! 

    WCPSS Family Academy- Note above and linked on the Family Academy page is information about learning opportunities for families throughout the community. As you seek to learn more to support your child's succes as a learner, please review these upcoming opportunities to become a Parent Partner for Learning! 

    FWES Updates This Week:

    • P2- Open Mindedness
    • Custodian Appreciation Week- Help us thank Mr. Floyd, Mr. Hackney, Mr. James and Ms. Le for all they do for our school community to insure we can activate learning each day in a well maintained building! 
    • Club Updates were sent last week- Applications are due on Wednesday, October 3rd. 
    • Q1 Interim Reports- As we are at the middle of the 1st Quarter, all students will receive a mid-quarter interim report on Thursday, October 4th. Please review your child's progress with this quarter's standards and learning goals. 
    • Friday is Walk to School Day for October- Meet at Kildaire Plaza at 8:30am- Guest Walkers Mrs. Lindsey and Ms. Packer
    • Friday FWES Spirit Days! Every Friday at FWES is spirit day- please wear your FWES shirts or our school colors of blue/yellow to show our school spirit! 
    • Readvolution Sponsored by the Carolina Hurricances started September 24 and ends November 16- students who log 800 minutes read (at least 20 minutes each day) by the deadline will receive 2 tickets to a Hurricanes game; schools who read a total of 2020 books by the deadline will be entered to drawing to win a school wide field trip to a Carolina Hurricanes practice event.
    • Picture Day- October 9th is Picture Day- info is linked below and going home with students today. 
    • Dismissal Reminders: 
      • Walkers- Thank you for remembering that dogs are not allowed on FWES campus during dismissal due to safety concerns. Also thank you for remembering that parking should follow Town of Cary parking regulations and only park in designated parking spaces on the FWES Campus. 
      • Carpoolers- The line is moving smoothly thanks to your help. We are typically loading our last vehicles at 4:10pm, thank you for making sure you are on campus no later than 4:05pm for carpool pick up. 

    Monday Folders 10-1-18

    September 26- updates

    A few items were left out of the Monday Folder this week and are included below due to the time sensitivity. 

    Box Tops Grade Level Collection and Competition for a Popcorn Party! 

    NC State Fair- On Line Tickets to benefit FWES PTA- use Code 414

    Don't forget we are collecting Cereal as part of the WCPSS Magnet School's Hurricane Florence relief project. Cereal can be donated through Friday, September 24th. 

    A reminder, that Friday had originally been an Early Release but in order to make up time missed during Hurricane Florence, it will now be a full instructional day for students. 

    After the club lottery, there are a few clubs seats still available and two additional PTA club options have been added. While notifications from club sponsors should go home with students today, the updated club information mentioned above is included electronically today:) Applications are due by Wednesday, October 3rd. 

    Updated FWES Club Information

    Updated FWES Club Application

    September 24

    Thank you all for joining us on Thursday Night for our Parents as Learning Partners Event. We would appreciate your feedback about the event so that as we plan for future events, we can continue to work to support your engagement and partnership for student learning! Thank you for completing this very brief survey: FWES Parents as Learning Partners September 2018 Survey
     
    FWES Updates this Week:
    • P2 Character Strength- Teamwork
    • Help for Hurricane Florence- All WCPSS Magnet schools are joining forces to collect supplies for those affected by Hurricane Florence. FWES will collect boxed cereals (family size and individual serving boxes welcome) during the week of Sept 24th- Sept 28th.
    • Make Up Day Changes: Please note that Friday, September 28th is no longer an Early Release for students- it is a full regular school day as part of the updated Make Up Schedule for Hurricane Florence days. Other changes include Friday, October 19th is no longer and Early Release but a regular school day and the Teacher Workday originally scheduled on October 31st is now a regular school day. More info can be found on www.wcpss.net
    • Club Notification: The Club Lottery will be completed on Monday morning and club notifications should go home with students on Wednesday of this week via the back pack. Thanks! 

    Monday Folder Items 9-24-18: 

    Visual Art Events Fall 2018 for Families and Students- from Mrs. Smith

    Fitness Data- Welnet directions Fall 2018- from Mr. Eller

    Chinese Culture Events Fall 2018 for Families- from Mrs. Jiang

    PTA Family Skate Night at Jelly Beans- October 6th! 

    R City Rocks- Support FWES PTA

    Go Play Save PTA Fundraiser- Friday is the last day for Go Play Save!!!! Return all books, money and/or orders! 

     

    September 17  (Note: Information was updated on 9/16/18) 

    We hope this email/text message finds you and your family safe after the storm! If you or your student have any needs following the storm, please contact our social worker Joette Basham (cbasham@wcpss.net) or school counselor Jennifer Thakur (jthakur@wcpss.net). 

    Although there is no school today, we are hopeful that we will return to FWES soon, and are therefore sending the information (much of which is copied to go home on paper with folders when we return) from Monday folders on Monday- to give families a chance to read through the information- most importantly to plan on being our Learning Partner and making plans to attend our event on Thursday night- children welcome to attend with you! 

    Club info and applications will go home with all 2nd-5th graders when we return- Note the due date for club applications will remain the same- Thursday, September 20th at 3:45pm- so that we can prepare the forms for the lottery on Monday morning before school. Late applications will not be accepted- so please review choices and application on line to prepare. 

    School missed on September 13th will be made up on Wednesday, October 31st. School missed on September 14th is scheduled to be made up on Saturday, October 13th (full day). School missed on September 17th will be made up on Wednesday, November 21st. 

    Mrs. Pierce will be out of town until Monday, September 24th- if any changes to schedules or information are needed, Mr. Beamish will make sure families are informed. Thank you! 

    FWES School Updates this week:

    • Parents as Learning Partners Night- Thursday, September 20th (new date, same times) This evening will not be a typical curriculum night- so please come out and see how you can be a learning partner with our school for your child's success- students are invited to attend with parents! Teachers will offer two sessions (same information in each) and all of our Special Teachers (specialists, special ed, special areas- counselor, social worker, ESL, AIG) will be available all evening in the Inquiry Center. PTA will have the 1st General Membership meeting from 6:50-7:10pm in the cafeteria to vote on new leaders and the budget for the 18-19 school year. 
      • Please note special restrictions on classroom visits on 9/20:
        • Mrs. Pausley (5th Grade) will only have a session from 7:15-7:45pm- so she can also participate as an FWES Parent
        • Mrs. Bulla (2nd Grade) will only have a session from 6:15-6:45pm  so she can also participate as an FWES Parent
        • Ms. Pate (2nd grade) will only have a session from 6:15-6:45pm
        • Ms. Bissett (kindergarten) will only have a session from 6:15-6:45pm 
    • Positivity Project (P2) Focus This Week: Curiosity
    • Club Information and Applications: Thanks to several staff members and our PTA, we have some before and/or after school clubs to offer our students for 2018-19. In every 2nd-5th grader's Monday Folder, there is a hard copy of the club options and a club application form. Completed club application forms for the Club Lottery are due no later than 3:45pm on Thursday, September 20th. Please review all of the club information carefully. Club notification will be on Wednesday, September 25th. 
    • No School Wednesday- No school on Wednesday, September 19th in honor of the Yom Kippur Holiday
    • PTA Spirit Wear Orders due Friday, September 21st! 

    Monday Folders 9-17-18

    Parents as Learning Partners- September 20th     Parent Partners Night- 9/20- Spanish   Parent Partners Night- 9/20- Turkish

    3rd Grade Explorers Meetings- September 20th or 21st

    2018-19 Club Information    2018-19 Club Application

    Jelly Beans PTA Family Skate Night- October 6th

    PTA Support- R City Rocks- photo and text receipts to support the FWES PTA

    September 10

    Late Arrival To School: Tardy Slips start on Tuesday, September 11th. Students must arrive no later than 9:15am or they are recorded as Tardy to school. Students arriving after the carpool staff have left the front entrance will need to be escorted into the school by an adult to be signed in at the front lobby.  To maximize student learning we ask that all students are IN CLASSROOMS by 9:15am - as instruction begins at 9:15am. Our morning announcements and news program begins at 9:05am and is a great way for students to start their day. 

    Parents arriving after 9:05am will not be allowed to walk to classrooms. Thank you for your cooperation! 

    FWES School Updates this week:

    • Parents as Learning Parnters Night- Has been moved one week due to expected bad weather on Thursday night- Parents as Learning Partners Night will be Thursday, September 20th and follow the same schedule. Thank you for updating your calendars so you can attend.  This evening will not be a typical curriculum night- so please come out and see how you can be a learning partner with our school for your child's success- students are invited to attend with parents! Teachers will offer two sessions (same information in each) and all of our Special Teachers (specialists, special ed, special areas- counselor, social worker, ESL, AIG) will be available all evening in the Inquiry Center. PTA will have the 1st General Membership meeting from 6:50-7:10pm in the cafeteria to vote on new leaders and the budget for the 18-19 school year. 
      • Please note special restrictions on classroom visits on 9/20:
        • Mrs. Pausley (5th Grade) will only have a session from 7:15-7:45pm- so she can also participate as an FWES Parent
        • Mrs. Bulla (2nd Grade) will only have a session from 6:15-6:45pm  so she can also participate as an FWES Parent
        • Ms. Pate (2nd grade) will only have a session from 6:15-6:45pm
        • Ms. Bissett (kindergarten) will only have a session from 6:15-6:45pm 
    • 3rd Grade Beginning of Grade (BOG) Reading Test- Tuesday, September 11th 9:25-11:30am- Our 3rd graders will be taking the State required Beginning of Grade test for reading on Tuesday morning. 3rd graders must arrive to school on time- students arriving after testing as begun will have to remain in the office until testing is completed and then participate in make up testing on another day. Thank you for your assistance!
    • Positivity Project (P2) Begins at FWES This week: As part of our continued work to focus on the whole child through our IB program- our school will be implementing a component of social emotional learning through the Positivity Project this year. Each classroom will use the 9:15-9:30am time each day to address specific character strengths and concepts related to the overarching focus- Other People Matter. Included in your folder (everyone got hard copies of the info this week) is an introduction to the program along with a calendar and a list of the character strengths and definitions that your student(s) will be learning about and practicing throughout the year. We are excited to develop additional strengths in our students through this program! 
    • Instructional Assistant Appreciation Day- Friday, September 14th is designated at Instructional Assistant Appreciation Day in WCPSS. Please take time to recognize our amazing assistants who are essential to our school's programming every day for students! 
    • Unknown Weather End of Week: We will watch the weather forecast for the end of the week and if conditions would create any potential dangerous conditions for students and staff working in our villas- we will make a plan to relocate those classrooms. Please note that we do not relocate only for rain, but only if the wind conditions present risks to students and staff in a mobile classroom setting. 
    • WCPSS Special Education Open House and Resource Fair- Wednesday, September 12 5:00-8:00pm at Martin Middle School (use link to learn more)
    • FWES Staff Activate LearningHas your student had a great start to the year? Want to share about an FWES staff member who has Activated Learning for your student- or you feel deserves recognition? Please use this link to share feedback about our wonderful school staff members- FWES Staff Activate Learning! The information submitted will be shared with the staff member in a special certificate presented at our next staff meeting. 
    • PTA Go Play Save: Thank you for supporting the PTA's initial fall fundraiser by purchasing the Go Play Save Book that was sent home- or if you are not interested, please return the book to school. If you need more books- the large white envelope can be used to order additional books. Final orders and payment for books are due on Friday, September 28th.

    Monday Folder Documents: 

    Parents as Learning Partners Night- September 20-  Note Date Change due to weather

    Parents as Learning Partners Night- September 20- Spanish  Note Date Change due to weather

    Parents as Learning Partners Night- September 20- Turkish Note Date Change due to weather

    3rd Grade Explorers Meetings- for parents of 3rd Grade students   Meetings will be rescheduled- TBA

    Positivity Project (P2) Family Information

    P2 Character Traits Calendar for 18-19

    P2 Character Trait Definitions

    FWES PTA Spiritwear Order Form-orders due by September 21st

    September 3

    Happy Labor Day FWES- with so much information this week, electronic folders are going out today to give you extra time to read:) 

    Welcome Kindergarten Families! We are thrilled to have ALL of our students with us this week as we welcome our full kindergarten class to FWES to officially start their year. 

    Monday Folder information is information generated from the School Office and/or the FWES PTA. Additional information about your grade or classroom specifics will be sent home each Monday from your child's teacher. There is a lot of information this week from all of us, as is typical at the start of the school year. Thank you for reading through it all to partner with us and stay informed at FWES! 

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

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

    Updates this week:

    • Blue Student Locator Cards: The blue cards are used at the front desk as contact information for ill or hurt students and are a very important safety document. Only those individuals listed on the card (including the parents listed on the front) are allowed to sign students out or pick them up from school. If you have not yet returned your Blue Card- please send it to school tomorrow. Thank you!
    • Security Procedures at FWES: Please review the document in Monday Folders this week to familiarize yourself with our school's safety and security procedures when it comes to access to the building/classrooms and checking students out from school. The safety of our school is our 1st priority and your cooperation is appreciated. 
    • FWES Go for the GOLD: We spent time last week with all 1st-5th graders reviewing our behavior expectations through our Go for the GOLD. Thank you for partnering with us to insure that we can maximize learning time each day for all students by encouraging students to Go for the GOLD. Please return your GOLD contract signed by you and your student if you have not done so already. 
    • Walk to School Days at FWES: As part of our commitment to growing Healthy Brains and Healthy Bodies, our school sponsors a Walk to School Day each month to encourage physical activity with students and families. We will Walk to School the first Friday of each month and this year there will be at least 2 Guest Teacher Walkers joining the group each month. Friday, September 7th is our September Walk to School Day! Meet at Kildaire Plaza at 8:30am (Corner of Farmington Woods/Wrenn Dr and Kildaire Farm Rd- Starbucks is being remodeled there) and join Mr. Eller, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Edwards, our guest teacher walkers, to walk the beautiful greenway to Farmington Woods! For new families, students may not walk without an adult family member- so grab your walking shoes and join us! 
    • FWES Staff Activate LearningHas your student had a great start to the year? Want to share about an FWES staff member who has Activated Learning for your student- or you feel deserves recognition? Please use this link to share feedback about our wonderful school staff members- FWES Staff Activate Learning! The information submitted will be shared with the staff member in a special certificate presented at our next staff meeting. 
    • Before/After School Programs: At this time, we do not have additional staff available to work either program and therefore will not be able to accept additional families from our waitlist. We are still seeking to fill 2 Instructional Assistant positions and if either of those individuals would be interested, after being hired, in working M-F in either program- we could begin to accept additional students. This information would be at least 3-4 weeks away. If there are any changes, we will let you know. 
    • PTA Go Play Save: Thank you for supporting the PTA's initial fall fundraiser by purchasing the Go Play Save Book that was sent home- or if you are not interested, please return the book to school. If you need more books- the large white envelope can be used to order additional books. Final orders and payment for books are due on Friday, September 28th. 
    • Neighborhood Parking Concerns: While this week is often an exception to the remaining weeks of the year with dismissal, we have had several calls from our Farmington Woods neighbors indicating that families are not following Town of Cary parking regulations- blocking mailboxes- parking in front of driveways, etc. during arrival and dismissal. These issues are particularly worrisome to families who live on Farmstead Road as the road is narrow and there is much concern about neighbor access when vehicles are parked on both sides, but also for emergency vehicle access. Some of the more frustrated neighbors indicated they were ready to involve Cary Police- so please be mindful of being a good neighbor if you need to park. But EVEN BETTER- park and walk from The Church of Latter Day Saints at the corner of Seabrook and Cary Parkway- as they have volunteered their parking lot during arrival and dismissal each day- and also consider the use the CARPOOL LANE AM and PM!!!! The Kildaire Farms Home Owners association also recommends that if parking is needed, that our families use Farmington Woods Drive as it is much wider and can accomodate parking much easier.

     Monday Folder Items: 

    August 27

    We had a great first day of school and appreciate the cooperation of all of our families! Each day this week processes will improve and your continued patience is appreciated! 

    Please return all blue cards and other forms sent home ASAP- Thank you!

    Carpool Tags are available between 8:45-9:10am in the school lobby if you need a tag (new tags are required annually). 

    Monday Folder Items 8-27-18: 

    We're ready for Day 2 tomorrow! 

    August 13

    Please note that the FWES Front Office will be closed all day on Monday, August 20th and Wednesday, August 22nd until 1pm.