• 10/2 Family Message

    Fox Families,

    I hope that everyone is doing okay after the inclement weather we had on Friday. Please keep in mind the following reminders.

    Early check out

    We understand that students may have doctor’s appointments from time to time. However, if possible, we ask that you schedule those appointments as close to after 3:45 as possible to minimize the loss of instructional time.

    Trunk or Treat

    We will host a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 in the carpool loop. If you can, please bring a canned food item to donate to our food pantry.

    • Donations: We need donations of candy or small trinkets to make this event successful. If you can help, please drop off donations by October 14.

    Staff Shout Out

    Help us celebrate our staff's extraordinary work by shouting them out! Please fill out this Google Form to let us know. We will share your recognition with the staff member and announce it during morning announcements.

    Fundraiser: Attractions Coupon Books

    We are kicking off our Attractions Coupon Book Fundraiser! Please help us make Forest Pines Drive Elementary School's fundraiser successful! Our fundraiser will help pay for Water Bottle Refill Stations. Our goal is to raise $5,000! Our school receives 50% of all sales! Packets should have come home on Friday. Orders will be filled on 09/30 and 10/7. The last day of the fundraiser is 10/7.

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

     

    Day

    Date & Time

    Event

    Monday

    October 10

           Teacher Workday-No School

    Saturday

    October 15

           Campus Beautification

    Wednesday

    October 19

           Trunk or Treat   5:30pm – 7:00pm

    Friday

    October 28

           Picture Retakes

    Friday

    November 4

           Teacher Workday-No School for students

    Tuesday

    November 8

           Calendar Out day for Election-No School for Students

    Friday

    November 11

            Veterans Day – No School


    9/26 Family Message

    Thank you to all of our families that came out to Open House! For families unable to attend, please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Mark your calendar:

    Saturday, October 15: Campus Beautification: Help us spruce up our campus. More details are coming on how you can help.

    Wednesday, October 19: Trunk or Treat: We will host a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 in the carpool loop. If you can, please bring a canned to donate to our food pantry.

    Talking Points

    Each classroom teacher has a Talking Points account. Be sure that you are connected. Most teachers use that as the first point of contact or as a way to send classroom announcements.

    Lexia and Dreambox

    We use Lexia, a blended learning reading program, and Dreambox, a blended learning math program, to support teaching and learning in the classroom. In addition, teachers use information from these programs to help support students in the classroom. Because of this, we ask that you do not help your child with Dreambox or Lexia. Instead, make your child's teacher aware if you notice your child struggling with a particular skill.

     It’s time to volunteer!

    Forest Pines Drive Families!  This school year, we are looking for volunteers to help our scholars be successful, well-rounded, and motivated.  Our goal is to maintain a caring school community by surrounding our scholars and staff with compassionate, patient, and nurturing friends. Below I have three areas of need; each position includes specific details.  Please read through the descriptions and decide the area(s) you would love to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer in more than one area, please rank them in the order of preference.

    Remember that you must be an approved WCPSS volunteer to volunteer at Forest Pines Drive. To sign up to volunteer, you can access the volunteer website at a WCPSS school site.

    Click here to access the volunteer form.

    Fundraiser: Attractions Coupon Books

    We are kicking off our Attractions Coupon Book Fundraiser! Please help us make Forest Pines Drive Elementary School's fundraiser successful! Our fundraiser will help pay for Water Bottle Refill Stations. Our goal is to raise $5,000! Our school receives 50% of all sales! Packets should have come home on Friday. Orders will be filled on 09/30 and 10/7. The last day of the fundraiser is 10/7.

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

     

    Day

    Date & Time

    Event

    Monday

    September 26

    Teacher Workday- No School

    Monday

    October 10

           Teacher Workday-No School

    Saturday

    October 15

           Campus Beautification

    Wednesday

    October 19

           Trunk or Treat   5:30 – 7:00

    Friday

    October 28

           Picture Retakes

    Friday

    November 4

           Teacher Workday-No School for students

    Tuesday

    November 8

           Calendar Out day for Election-No School for Students

    Friday

    November 11

            Veterans Day – No School


    9/18 Family Message

    Open House

    We will host an Open House on Thursday, September 22, from 5:00 to 7:15. Our schedule for the night will be as follows.

    • 5:00 – 5:30   Ms. Bratton will do a Title I Presentation in the media center
    • 5:30 – 6:00   Session 1
    • 6:05 – 6:35   Session 2
    • 6:45            Read to Achieve Presentation to select 3rd-grade parents

    It’s time to volunteer!

    Forest Pines Drive Families!  This school year, we are looking for volunteers to help our scholars be successful, well-rounded, and motivated.  Our goal is to maintain a caring school community by surrounding our scholars and staff with compassionate, patient, and nurturing friends. Below I have three areas of need; each position includes specific details.  Please read through the descriptions and decide the area(s) you would love to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer in more than one area, please rank them in the order of preference.

    Remember that you must be an approved WCPSS volunteer to volunteer at Forest Pines Drive. To sign up to volunteer, you can access the volunteer website at a WCPSS school site.

    Click here to access the volunteer form.

    Staff Shout Out

    Help us celebrate our staff's extraordinary work by shouting them out! Please fill out this Google Form to let us know. We will share your recognition with the staff member and announce it during morning announcements.

    Early College Fair 

    Spirit Wear

    We have new FPDE Spirit Wear available! All Spirit Wear orders are completed online. Go to spirithero.com, choose "Forest Pines Drive," and select your items. We have several different items to choose from this year! All items will be delivered to the school and sent home with your student. 

    Follow us:

    Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @FPDES

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

     

    Day

    Date & Time

    Event

    Tuesday

    September 13

    Spirit Night at PDQ 5pm to 8pm

    Wednesday

    September 14

    Fall Picture Day

    Thursday

    September 22

    Open House 5:30 – 6:45

    • 5:00 – 5:30   Ms. Bratton will do a Title I Presentation in the media center
    • 5:30 – 6:00   Session 1
    • 6:05 – 6:35   Session 2
    • 6:45            Read to Achieve Presentation to select 3rd-grade parents

    Monday

    September 26

           Teacher Workday- No School

    Monday

    October 10

           Teacher Workday-No School

    Saturday

    October 15

           Campus Beautification

    Wednesday

    October 19

           Trunk or Treat   Time to be announced

    Friday

    October 28

           Picture Retakes

    Friday

    November 4

           Teacher Workday-No School for students

    Tuesday

    November 8

           Calendar Out day for Election-No School for Students

    Friday

    November 11

            Veterans Day – No School


    9/12 Family Message

    Thank you to all the families who came to the Back to School Bash! It was an evening of fun, fellowship, and community. We appreciate all the hard work our PTA did to make this event a huge success. If you have not joined the PTA, please consider joining by clicking  FPDE PTA membership.

    On Thursday, September 22, from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm, we will host Open House. You will have the opportunity to engage with your classroom teachers to understand classroom expectations and curriculum your child will engage in this year.

    Picture Day

    School Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, September 14. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture this year’s memory with Lifetouch. 

    To Order School Pictures:

    www.mylifetouch.com

    Picture Day ID:  EVT7MN2GD

    Spirit Wear

    We have new FPDE Spirit Wear available! All Spirit Wear orders are completed online. Go to spirithero.com, choose "Forest Pines Drive," and select your items. We have several different items to choose from this year! All items will be delivered to the school and sent home with your student. ​​​​​​​

    Yours in partnership,

    Michelle Bell

    Follow us:

    Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @FPDES

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

    Day

    Date & Time

    Event

    Tuesday

    September 13

    Spirit Night at PDQ 5pm to 8pm

    Wednesday

    September 14

    Fall Picture Day

    Thursday

    September 22

    Open House 5:30 – 6:45

    Monday

    September 26

    Teacher Workday- No School

    Monday

    October 10

     Teacher Workday-No School

    Saturday

    October 15

     Campus Beautification

    Friday

    October 28

     Picture Retakes


    9/2 Family Message

    We want to remind you that there is no school on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. Instead, we will see everyone, including our kindergarteners, on Tuesday, September 6.

    Kindergarten families:

    On Tuesday, September 6, Kindergarten parents will be allowed to walk their students to the classroom for their first day of kindergarten. We hope you will join us in the media center for Tears for Cheers hosted by our PTA.

    Back to School Bash

    Join us on Friday, September 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 for our Back to School Bash. There will be games, inflatables, face paintings, fun, pizza, and more! So come out and enjoy a low-stress family fun event!

    Bus Transportation Expectations

    WCPSS has created consistent bus rider expectations. They are: 

    • Keep your hands to yourself
    • Sit in your assigned seat
    • Use a quiet talking voice
    • Remain seated
    • Follow driver's instructions
    • Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes before the stop time
    • Wait at the bus stop in an orderly manner in a safe location
    • Follow loading, crossing rules, and procedures
    • Do not bring inappropriate items on the bus or cab
    • No hitting and no fighting
    • Be silent at railroad crossings
    • Keep the bus or cab clean

    If students are not following the rules, the following steps will be taken according to WCPSS procedures:

    • First infraction - The driver will discuss any "rider expectations" infractions with the student and document the discussion with the student.
    • Second infraction - The driver will discuss the infraction with the student and document the discussion with the student. Transportation will send a letter to the parent describing the infraction.
    • Third infraction - Transportation will make a referral to the principal for intervention.

    From PTA

    We NEED you! Please consider helping in one or both of the following areas,

    Parent Morning/Afternoon Carpool Helpers

    We need Parent Volunteers for assistance with carpool in the mornings and afternoons of Monday 8/29 - Friday 9/16.  Time slots will be 8:30 am - 9:20 am and 3:40- 4:30 pm each day.Volunteers should arrive at the assigned time, PARK IN THE FACULTY LOT, and walk along the side of the school building to the front entrance, where staff will give them their assignment.

    *To volunteer, you must have completed your background check with the school. It is still valid for this school year if you completed one last year.  If you have not completed it, you can do so at the office or at the meet the teacher event. The form is quick and easy but must be completed at the school.

    Kindergarten Lunch Helpers Needed

    We need volunteers to help with kindergarten lunch duty on Tuesday, 9/6-Friday-9/16 from 11:15 to 12:00.  Duties will include assisting with getting their lunches, monitoring them at the tables, and being there to assist as needed.  To volunteer, you must complete the background check process.  If you completed this last year, it is still good for the current year.  If you need to complete it, you can do so at the office or during the meet the teacher event. The form is quick and easy to fill out but must be done at the school. Please review the available slots below and click the button to sign up. Thank you!

    Spirit Wear

    We have new FPDE Spirit Wear available! All Spirit Wear orders are completed online. Go to spirithero.com, choose "Forest Pines Drive," and select your items. We have several different items to choose from this year! All items will be delivered to the school and sent home with your student. 

    Yours in partnership,

    Michelle Bell

    Forest Pines Drive…where Every kid matters and Every moment counts!

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

     

    Day

    Date & Time

    Event

    Tuesday

    September 6

    First day of school for ALL Kindergarteners

    9:00 – 10:00 Tears for Cheers for Kindergarten students in Media Center

    Friday

    September 9

    Back to School Bash       5:30 – 7:30

    Wednesday

    September 14

    Fall Picture Day

    Thursday

    September 22

    Open House 5:30 – 6:45

    Monday

    September 26

    Teacher Workday- No School

    Monday

    October 10

     Teacher Workday-No School

    Saturday

    October 15

     Campus Beautification

    Friday

    October 28

     Picture Retakes