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

    December 12th (to select neighborhoods only)

    FWES is coming to select Neighborhoods on Tuesday, December 17th 4:40-5:00pm

    FWES Coming to YOUR Neighborhood

    FWES coming to YOUR Neighborhood- Spanish

    We hope you will come out to see us! 

    December 6th (3rd Grade Only)

    In addition to your child's Q2 Interim Report that is coming home today- all 3rd grade students are receiving a report of their CogAt test results. Please look for these results in your child's bookbag. Students who are eligible for an additional assessment (IOWA Test), based on their CogAt results and other classroom information, will also have a permission sheet for the parent to sign and return. The IOWA Test will be given on December 12 and 13 next week so if you have this letter- please sign and return as soon as possible. 

    December 6th

    Interims for Q2 are coming home with students today. Student current performance on the interim is based on the standards students have been learning in the 2nd Quarter of the year. Please use the Parent Homework page on our website to learn more about the standards and find resources for parents, too.

    Today is the last day to log minutes for the Carolina Hurricanes Readvolution! If you have met the 800 minute mark- please use the documents below to claim your two free tickets! Way to go to all of our students who have met the goal by giving themselves the gift of reading! 

    Readvolution Ticket Redemption

    Readvolution Ticket Redemption- Spanish

    November 11th (1st and 3rd Grade Families Only)

    Due to the expected weather conditions, the 1st grade field trip on Tuesday, November 12th has been canceled and the 3rd grade field trips on Tuesday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 13th have been canceled. All trips will be rescheduled for another date and information will be shared with families when those dates have been determined. 

    Thank you! 

    November 10th

    FWES Reminders:

    • There is no school tomorrow, Monday, November 11th for the Veteran's Day Holiday. Thank you to all in our FWES Family who have served to protect our freedoms! 
    • Tuesday, November 12th is Picture ReTake Day (until 11:15am)- Students who were absent on picture day or those families who would like to return pictures ordered to get a new one taken can also have photo re-taken on Tuesday morning. If you got pictures and would like to re-take your child's photo- please return your pictures with your child on Tuesday morning. 
      • You can still order at mylifetouch.com     Enter Picture ID Code: BW819029Q1 
      • Students scheduled to attend field trips on Tuesday will have retakes prior to leaving on the trip. 
    • Weather Notes: Tuesday weather looks pretty rainy- so there may be an impact on the 1st (Edwards/Williams/Byrd) and 3rd (Burke, Crow, Dula, Dos Santos) classes scheduled to go on outdoor field trips. If your child is scheduled to go on a field trip- please make sure your student is dressed appropriately for being outside if it were to start raining. If there are any changes needed for the trips- we will not be able to make the call until we return to school on Tuesday. 

    The regular Monday Folder will go out on Tuesday morning. Enjoy the long weekend! 

    November 6th

    Global Fun Run Prep Information

    Our Global Fun Run is tomorrow, Thursday, November 7th! We are so excited about the energy the Apex Fun Run team has shared with our school through GAME ON! learning for the last two weeks. The weather tomorrow looks beautiful for our students to get their GAME ON! at the Fun Run! 

    Preparation for FWES Global Fun Run- please read information to be ready for tomorrow's event! 

    Preparation for FWES Global Fun Run- Spanish

    Last day to add pledges!!!!!! Help our school reach our goals to support an Outdoor Classroom, Playground Equipment Upgrades, Cultural Arts and More! 

    All pledges are due by the day of the Fun Run (tomorrow) to get credit for the student and the classroom in the many exciting events and prizes that the Fun Run Team has designed for our students! A reminder that all offline pledges (Cash & Checks) are due the day of the Fun Run, too.  

    November 4 (5th Grade Families Only)

    NEW PARENT SIGNATURE NEEDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE VAN RIDE AROUND THE TRACK!!!!!! PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN THE PINK WAIVER FORM GOING HOME TODAY. IF THE FORM IS NOT SIGNED BY A PARENT, STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN AN ALTERNATE ACTIVITY DURING THAT SEGMENT OF THE TRIP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS LAST MINUTE REQUIREMENT:) 

    Our 5th Graders have their 1st Field Trip of the year tomorrow. They are heading to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to learn about Force and Motion- a 5th grade Science curriculum focus in NC. 

    The 5th Grade Team sends 5th Grade Families these reminders about the trip: 

    Students should arrive to FWES at 6:30am and meet their teachers in the lower parking lot (bus loading area). The buses will leave the campus at 6:45am and will not wait on students who are late- so please set at least two alarm clocks:) 

    Students should each bring a lunch with them to eat at the Speedway. 

    Dress for the weather (and comfortable shoes for standing/walking)- most activities are inside but lunch is outside. Forecast for Charlotte indicates a high of 71 on Tuesday and partly cloudy. 

    Students should not bring any extra items with them and need no additional $ on the trip. 

    The buses will return to FWES at 4:30pm. Families will need to pick up students in the lower lot at 4:30pm. If there is any change to this arrival time, families will be notified via school messenger. 

    If you have additional questions- please contact your child's 5th grade teacher. 

     

    October 25

    Our FWES PTA is excited to get started with their major Fund Raiser for the year- GLOBAL FUN RUN!!!

    Today at 2:30pm we will have a school wide Pep Rally to kick off this exciting event! The Pep Rally will be outside on the Green Top and give students information about the Fun Run and introduce them to our Fun Run Team. The Fun Run Team will be on our campus for the next two weeks teaching lessons related to the theme this year: Game On! 

    Students will be coming home today with more information to share with families about the Global Fun Run. The FWES PTA thanks you for your support! 

    Early Pick Up today will be challenging AFTER 2:20pm

    Please note that with all students and all teachers outside at 2:30pm any family who may have needed to check a student out early- there will be many challenges and delays if you arrive after 2:20pm today. Please take that into consideration if you were to need to get your student early today. 

     

     

    October 21

    FWES Monday Folder -10-21-19

    October 20 (2nd Grade Only)-

    What a wonderful week our 2nd graders have had with Beverly Botsford!

    IB Learners take action with their learning and are excited to share with you tomorrow, all that they have learned. 

    Please plan to join us in the FWES Cafe to learn from our 2nd graders! 

    9:40- Gillfillan and Pusateri's Classrooms

    10:40- Bulla and Madden's Classrooms

    2:45- Quinn and Ingalls' Classrooms

    Thank you to the FWES PTA and the United Arts Council of Wake County for their support in funding this project. 

    October 17

    Keeping Children Emotionally and Physically Safe in Today's World Presented by Kelly Lister, MSW, LCSW
    from Wake County Public Schools

    October 17, 2019, 6:30-7:30 PM, FWES Inquiry Center

    Navigating the pressures on our children can be challenging. Ms. Lister will
    be helping us learn to identify the warning signs at risk behavior, and will be
    providing resources and parenting tips to help us support our students.
    Because of the content, this presentation and discussion are for adults
    only.

    Childcare for school age children will be provided in the FWES
    Cafeteria by Cary Teen Council.

    Please sign up here https://fwespta.memberhub.com/HSR12177I19583
    so that we can have an accurate headcount. Hope to see you there!

    ¡Hola a Todos! Me gustaría invitarlos a este programa: “Manteniendo a los Niños Emocional y Físicamente Seguros en el Mundo de Hoy” (“Keeping Children Emotionally and Physically safe in Today’s World.”) Este programa se realizará en la biblioteca de la escuela Primaria Farmington Woods el 17 de octubre a las 6:30 pm. Esta presentación puede ser de particular interés para los padres de nuestros estudiantes del 3er al 5º grado y le damos la bienvenida a todos nuestros padres (actuales o anteriores) para poder asistir.
    Es un desafío navegar las presiones sobre nuestros niños en el mundo moderno. Entre las redes sociales y los simulacros del cierre del plantel escolar, nuestros niños son expuestos a mucho más de lo que lo fuimos nosotros cuando éramos niños, y puede ser difícil darnos cuenta cuando un niño realmente necesita de nuestra ayuda. ¡Después de todo, los niños son volubles! A veces los mismos niños no saben cómo decirnos si algo les molesta.
    Las cuestiones en casa como un divorcio, la muerte de un padre o ser querido, las relaciones con sus hermanos, un traslado reciente, etc., también pueden afectar el humor o la conducta de un niño en mayor medida de lo que los padres pueden darse cuenta. ¿Cómo podemos diferenciar entre las preocupaciones normales de la infancia y la ansiedad o la depresión? Como parte de su presentación Kelly Lister, MSW, LCSW, del Sistema de Escuelas Públicas del Condado Wake (WCPSS) nos enseñará cómo reconocer las señales de alerta en la conducta de nuestros estudiantes y les proporcionará a los padres con recursos y consejos sobre la crianza de los hijos. Nuestro personal de apoyo escolar (consejeros, trabajadores sociales) también estará presentes para proporcionarles con apoyo e información.
    Por favor extienda esta invitación a sus amigos, familiares y otros adultos a quienes les pueda interesar asistir o que estén involucrados en el cuidado de su estudiante.
    Debido al contenido, esta presentación es solo para adultos, pero la Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA) estará proporcionando el cuidado de los niños de edad escolar a través del Cary Teen Council.
    Por favor confirme su asistencia usando el enlace a continuación para inscribirse (por favor no lo confirme de nuevo si ya lo ha hecho en Facebook).
    Este mensaje es sobre la inscripción al programa: Keeping Children Emotionally and Physically Safe in Today's World a las 6:30 pm el jueves, 17 de octubre, 2019.
    Cree o vea su respuesta.

    October 11

    Happy Friday FWES Families!

    Today, as part of our emergency/security procedures, our school held a Code Red Drill. WCPSS Security and Cary Police Department were on campus to assist us during the drill. 

    Our students and staff did an excellent job following the guidelines and procedures during the drill. The only issue that was shared by Cary Police is that some students in classrooms with a substitute today did not follow procedures appropriately and were not responding to substitute directions during the drill. I would appreciate it if you would remind your child that in such an event- drill or otherwise- it is for their safety that students must follow procedures and directions from any school/volunteer adult. 

    It is important that, as with fire drills, that we practice emergency procedures to be prepared in the event that we were to need to use them to stay safe. 

    Please plan to join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 12th for our Fall FWES Campus Clean Up from 8:30-10:30am- Dynamite Darius from the Apex Global Fun Run team will be on campus to help, too! We'd love to have the whole family join us! 

    Have a wonderful fall weather weekend! 

     

    September 30

    Link to Monday Folder 9-30-19 (due to error in the text message sent)

     

    September 19

    Due to a glitch in getting a reminder out to families on Wednesday, September 18th- the deadline for club applications has been extended to Friday, September 20th at 3:45pm.

    If you are interested in participating in the FWES Club lottery to grow your inquiry skills through our club options- please return the application form with parent signature no later than Friday, September 20th. 

    Club forms are located here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/13152  in the Monday Folder for 9-16-19. 

    Notification about clubs will be sent home by Tuesday, October 1st. 

    September 12

     

    Your child and your child's teacher and specialists have worked to prepare things to share with you tonight so that your family can be a partner in learning for the 19-20 school year. Please bring your student(s) and join us for a great night of learning! 

    *In addition to the events listed below, families who have not already registered for access to the Parent Portal may complete the form and with a photo ID be verified to complete that process tonight in the lobby. Forms were sent home the 1st day and copies will be available tonight. Verification is required in person with photo ID. 

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

    • Reviewing resources for supporting students at home with academics and curriculum standards
    • Discussing your student's goals for the year and how to support the student in achieving their goal(s)
    • Learning more about the curriculum learning that will take place in the classroom
    • Exploring opportunities for families in the classroom

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

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

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

    Reminder- Friday is Walk to School Day! Meet Mr. Eller and guest walkers Mrs. Williams and Ms. Morrissette at Kildaire Plaza at 8:30am! 

     

    September 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PTA General Membership Meeting 6:10-6:30pm FWES Cafeteria

    Return Beginning of the Year Paperwork- Thursday night is a great time to bring the forms from the 1st day Packet to your child's teacher:) Thanks for returning them as soon as possible! 

    Go Play Save Coupon Books: Please continue to send in $ for books purchased or sold and to return books not purchased. Thanks for supporting the PTA fund raising efforts to support FWES! 

    Walk to School Day- Rescheduled for Friday, September 13th- Meet Mr. Eller and Guest Walkers Mrs. Williams and Ms. Morrissette (mistake- Mrs. Edwards is walking in October) at Kildaire Plaza at 8:30am to walk to school with your student and a group of great, heathly active families and friends! ???????

     

    September 4

    Thank you to all families for your cooperation with our arrival and dismissal procedures- even with the addition of our 127 kinders yesterday- things continued to go smoothly! FWES families are the BEST!!!

    Kindergarten students are bringing home the Go Play Save books today- the PTA 1st fund raiser of the year. Information was included in the Monday Folder yesterday and with the book. Families wishing to purchase the book should return the money in the envelope provided. Families not wishing to purchase the book should return it to the school as soon as possible. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Updates at FWES Due to Weather Forecast for Thursday, September 5th

    Based on the updated forecast for tomorrow, all students and classes normally held in our villas will be relocated inside the building. 2nd Graders will be moving materials into their new location before leaving today so they know where to report tomorrow morning.Specials will be traveling to classrooms to deliver Spanish and Chinese instruction. Due to the relocation of 2 classrooms to the cafeteria- all classrooms will eat lunch in classrooms, therefore no visitors for lunch tomorrow. 

    If you have a 2nd grader- updated locations tomorrow will be: 

    Cafeteria Classrooms: Bulla and Ingalls
     
    Inquiry Classroom: Gilfillan
     
    Combs (Room 202): Madden
     
    McMichael (Room 506): Pusateri
     
    Maker Space (Room 610): Quinn 
     
    No announcements regarding school schedules tomorrow have been made at the time of this announcement. Please stay tuned to local media for the most updated information.
     
    In the event there are any delays announced to our school schedule- please review the schedule information below: 
    • � 2 Hour Delayed Opening:

    Before School Care runs on 2 hour delay- opening at 9:00am. Students enter school at 10:45am and should be in class before 11:15am. News at 11:05am. No breakfast will be served. Lunch on regular schedule; Specials will run on an abbreviated schedule: 11:25-11:55 1st Grade, 12:00-12:30 5th Grade- Lunch for Specialists; 1:15-1:45 4th Grade; 1:50-2:20 3rd Grade; 2:30-3:00 K, 3:05-3:35 2nd. Instructional time will be adjusted to maximize learning during a delayed opening to insure proper ELA and Math instruction daily for students. Recess will not be held on a delayed start, however, a few minutes of indoor physical activity/brain breaks or a brisk walk around the campus is appropriate.

    • 3 Hour Delayed Opening:

    Before School Care runs on 3 hour delay- opening at 10:00am. Students enter at 11:45am and should be in class before 12:15pm. News at 12:05pm. No breakfast will be served; Lunch will run on a 1 hour delay; Specials will be cancelled. Instructional time will be adjusted to maximize learning during a delayed opening to insure proper ELA and Math instruction daily for students. Recess will not be held on a delayed start, however, a few minutes of indoor physical activity/brain breaks or a brisk walk around the campus is appropriate.

     

    September 2 (1st-5th Grade Families Only)

    Just a quick reminder for 1st-5th grade families....

    All last week, we had about 30 kindergartners on campus each day for the staggered entry process, giving them all a chance to learn more about the school with lots of adult support. 

    Starting tomorrow- all 127 of our kindergartners will return for their official start to the school year! Remember the excitement? It is a wonderful day to launch their life-long learning:) 

    However, with 127 kindergartners also comes their families and all of them together learning procedures and expectations for arrival, dismissal and events during the school days. 

    It is important to know that arrival and dismissal tomorrow (and this week) will be impacted with the addition of 127 more students- your patience is appreciated. 

    As a P2 school- we teach our students #OtherPeopleMatter- please be caring and patient as there will be fewer parking spots, families who are not exactly sure what to do in the carpool lane, students who don't yet know their carpool number and will need to be pulled over and many adults who will take extra time to insure that all K students arrive and go home safely (of course, along with all students, too). 

     

     

    Kindergarten Starts Tomorrow!!!

    We are so excited to have all 127 of our kindergarten students with us at FWES tomorrow. I hope your students are as excited as we are:) 

    Preparing for tomorrow, here are a few reminders:

    • Triumphs and Transitions- 9:15-9:45am for Kindergarten Parents after drop off: Join our school counselors to learn about supporting your child's transition to kindergarten and how to celebrate all the successes (triumphs) they will experience throughout the year. The event will be in the cafeteria. 
    • PTA Coffee Chat- 9:45am FWES Lobby; All of our PTA leaders were once kindergarten parents, too. They want to welcome you to FWES and offer you an extra cup of coffee tomorrow. They will be located in the lobby as you enter the Counselor event and then be available afterwards to answer any parent questions you might have as you transition, too:) 
    • Carpool and Walkers- Each day last week, we had only about 30 kindergartners for staggered entry. Tomorrow we will have 4 times as many kindergartners as walkers and carpoolers. Patience will be essential during the dismissal process. 
      • Walkers-
        • Arrival- parents are invited to park and walk with your child to their classroom tomorrow- and any day of the school year at FWES. Parents are asked not to try to talk to the teacher or give important information during the arrival time- as the teacher's primary responsibility is getting all 18-19 students settled to begin their day. All parents must have exited the school each by no later than 9:15am. Beginning the week of September 9th, parents will not be allowed to go past the front lobby after 9:05am- so please arrive early if you want to walk to the classroom on a regular basis:) 
          • Reminder that cars should never pass the cars lined up for carpool on Hampton Valley Road- it is a double yellow line and the Cary Police monitor traffic in the area regularly
        • Dismissal- please arrive in plenty of time to be on the front porch of the school no later than 3:45pm. Remember that there will be much more traffic than there was last week- so please plan accordingly. 
      • Carpoolers- Please watch the Carpool Video to be reminded of the process and traffic pattern. Right turn in and Right turn out ONLY during arrival and dismissal. Please plan for your arrival to enter Hampton Valley Rd from Cary Parkway. 
        • Arrival- Safety Patrol and additional staff are on duty to walk with any kindergartner dropped off in the carpool loop as needed until they are comfortable finding their own way to their classroom. 
        • Dismissal- 
          • Make sure you have your FWES carpool tag displayed and that your student has the carpool number tags hooked on his/her backpack to assist with dismissal- helping your child learn the carpool number is also a great help
          • Remember that if you need to assist your child with a seatbelt or booster seat after they are loaded- please pull up and over into the pull over area past the stop sign to provide assistance, so that the carpool lane can continue to move and load students. 
      • Review Bus Procedures- Thank you for making sure that once a bus tag is placed on your child's back pack that it remains there for the entire year. It is required for a student to board the bus as it contains emergency information for each student that is important for student safety.  Bus Procedures- Spanish   Bus Procedures- Arabic
        • Please review Bus Routes for 19-20 ! 
        • Monitor your student's ride home to see where the bus is by registering for Here Comes the Bus! App The school cannot see bus travels so each family must register individually to see their student's assigned bus. 
        • Expect bus routes to be delayed the first week or two of school as drivers learn students and stops.  Here Comes the Bus is the best way to track your child's bus on its way to your child's stop.
    • Lunch Visitors: Please wait to plan to have lunch with them until the week of September 23rd- to provide your child the opportunity to learn procedures for the cafeteria and to practice these procedures with new friends:) 
    • Volunteers: We hope you all will choose to support our school through the many volunteer opportunities available. All adults who are volunteers must register through the volunteer registration system. The system can take 2-3 weeks for your background check to be processed, so please register as soon as possible. You can register in the front office at the volunteer computer. 

    Be ready when your child gets home to hear about their amazing first day! 

    Some questions you may want to ask to get students talking about their day (it often helps if you engage them in an activity while asking the questions such as completing a puzzle, building with legos, playing with figurines, drawing, etc.): 

    • What made you smile today? 
    • Tell me an example of kindness you showed/saw. 
    • What did you do that was creative/fun?
    • What made your teacher smile?
    • Who did you sit with at lunch?
    • What was the hardest rule to follow today?
    • Tell me what you look forward to tomorrow. 

     

    August 29

    Hello Kindergarten Families!

    We have had a great week meeting our new students and are working this afternoon on classroom rosters and teacher assignments. Teacher assignments for our kindergartners will be posted at the front of the school tomorrow- Friday, August 30th at 1:15pm. We will look forward to seeing and hosting you and your child from 1:30-2:30pm at our Kindergarten Open House to Meet your Teacher! If you have them, please bring your school supplies to the open house, too. We will have carpool tags, bus information and PTA representation at our K Open House, too, if you need them! 

    The first full day for ALL kindergartners will be Tuesday, September 3rd and it will be an exciting day! If you choose to walk your student to the classroom, please note that our School Counselors will be hosting a Transitions and Triumphs event for Kindergarten Parents on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:20am in our Cafeteria. It is a time to meet other kindergarten parents and to learn about how to support your child in the transition to kindergarten triumphantly! 

    As you may know, we LOVE to have families come join us for lunch in the cafeteria at Farmington Woods- however, we do ask that you not come have lunch until the week of September 16th. Our kindergartners need to learn cafeteria routines and procedures before we have visitors with them. We have also found that as they are transitioning to a full day of school and may be tired- the separation from a visiting family member mid-day is also a challenge- so waiting at least two weeks gives them a chance to be much more well adjusted to the school schedule:) 

    See you tomorrow!

    August 25

    To prepare for Day 1- lots of reminders are below! See you soon!!!

    First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders is Tomorrow! Monday, August 26, 2019

    Kindergartners with the last name A-E will also attend FWES tomorrow:) 

    We were so excited to have seen so many of you on Friday at Open House! The smiles and energy in our building has us ready to Unlock Learning on Monday for everyone! If you were not able to come to Open House- class teacher assignments are posted at the front of the school (feel free to swing by today to know where to go in the morning). Staff on hall duties tomorrow will also have a list to assist students as needed. 

    1st Day of School Photo Spot! There will be a sign on the front porch that can be used for your 1st Day of School Photos tomorrow and again on Tuesday, September 3rd for our Kindergartners:) Get those smiles ready! 

    Arrival and Dismissal Reminders for Day 1: Getting our 750+ students home safely each day requires many processes and procedures. Your cooperation with all of the procedures is required each day of the school year. If you have any questions about the procedures, please email Mrs. Pierce and Mr. Beamish. 

    • Students will be dismissed the method identified by the family at Open House. Changes must be made in writing- not email or phone call to the school. Thank you! 
    • Arrival: Doors will open for students or family access to the building when the bell rings at 8:45am. Please remain outside until the bell rings. 
    • Dismissal: Families arriving for afternoon pick up also need to remain outside until students are dismissed. Students will begin moving for dismissal when the 3:45pm bell rings. The front office is the most busy from 3:15-4:00pm making sure students are dismissed safety and may not be able to assist families during that time. 
    • Expect lots of traffic and limited parking-Many families choose to walk students in to the school on Day 1. It will be a challenge:) 
      • Follow Cary Parking Laws: Cary PD will be monitoring. Please do not block our neighborhood driveways/mailboxes and park only on one side of the neighborhood streets so there is room for emergency vehicles to pass if needed. 
        • The Church of Latter Day Saints- Corner of Seabrook/Cary Parkway for Overflow Parking: We have permission to use the church parking lot during arrival and dismissal. To avoid the traffic issues on Hampton Valley road during arrival and dismissal- please use their lot and walk to and from the FWES Campus. 
    • Review Carpool Video if you plan to use AM or PM Carpool- Thank you for reviewing the video and following our carpool procedures to maintain safe drop off and pick up each day for students and staff. Carpool Procedures    Carpool Procedures- Spanish   
      • RIGHT TURN IN AND OUT ONLY! During arrival and dismissal, cars are only allowed to take a right turn into our campus from Hampton Valley Road and a Right Turn out upon exiting. Thank you for cooperating with this traffic pattern designed by our Cary PD for safety. 
      • Students may NOT be dropped off prior to the start of the carpool lane at 8:45am- Note that you may see our Safety Patrol Students dropped off prior to 8:45am but other students may not be dropped off. 
      • Cars are NOT allowed to pass stopped or lined up cars on Hampton Valley Road during arrival and dismissal as the road has a double yellow line. Cary PD issues tickets for passing cars. If you are not a carpool vehicle, please wait patiently in line for access to the campus parking lots if needed (or use the Church lot referenced above)
      • Please make sure your child's carpool # is on his/her book bag (in the envelope was a tag and zip tie to be used for attaching)
      • If you do not yet have a carpool # for 19-20- you MUST have a school issued tag to use PM Carpool. Tags will be available each morning from 8:45-9:10am in the lobby if you need one. They will also be available again to K families during K Open House on Friday afternoon. 
      • Expect Carpool to be pretty slow the first 2-3 weeks of school as students learn their carpool #s and as our new families learn the procedures. The process will speed up dramatically as students learn their numbers and we typically are finished by 4:10pm daily at that point. 
    • Review Walkers Procedures for AM and PM- Thank you for reviewing the procedures for walkers so that we remain safe for all! 
      • Walkers may only enter the school from the front doors in the AM. Walkers must not arrive to the front porch before 8:45am as there is no supervision.   Walker Procedures- Spanish   
      • PM Walkers-
        • If you are meeting a walker- you must meet them on the front porch of the school or across the street- students will not be allowed to walk to cars parked in parking lots. 
        • Leave PLENTY OF TIME for parking and meeting your student as it is crowded and there is a back up of vehicles on Hampton Valley Road at dismissal that you cannot pass. 
        • Students who cannot be met by a family member or picked up by 3:50pm daily will need to use the carpool process at dismissal. Students not picked up by 3:50pm will be waiting in the office for parent sign out- ID will be needed. 
        • Please remember no pets are allowed on campus- if you have a dog with you- you must remain off campus to meet your student
    • Review Bus Procedures- Thank you for making sure that once a bus tag is placed on your child's back pack that it remains there for the entire year. It is required for a student to board the bus as it contains emergency information for each student that is important for student safety.  Bus Procedures- Spanish   Bus Procedures- Arabic
      • Please review Bus Routes for 19-20 as many routes and stops have changed! 
      • Monitor your student's ride home to see where the bus is by registering for Here Comes the Bus! App The school cannot see bus travels so each family must register individually to see their student's assigned bus. 
      • Expect bus routes to be delayed the first week or two of school as drivers learn students and stops.  Here Comes the Bus is the best way to track your child's bus on its way to your child's stop.

     

    Be ready when your child gets home to hear about their amazing first day! 

    Some questions you may want to ask to get students talking about their day (it often helps if you engage them in an activity while asking the questions such as completing a puzzle, building with legos, playing with figurines, drawing, etc.): 

    What made you smile today?  Tell me an example of kindness you showed/saw.  What did you do that was creative? What made your teacher smile? Who did you sit with at lunch? What was the hardest rule to follow today? Tell me what you look forward to tomorrow. 

    August 22

    Class Lists for 19-20: Lists with teacher assignments will be posted today at 4:30pm on the front windows of the school. The PTA invites families to to have a Family Picnic from 4:30pm-6:30pm after viewing the class lists. Brewsters Ice Cream Truck will also be there! Please watch the weather and be safe!

    Open House- Friday, August 23 from 8:30-10:30am for 1st-5th Grade Students

    • Kindergarten Parent Orientation Sessions at 8:45am and 10:00am in the Gym

    Be Prepared for ALL THE THINGS AT OPEN HOUSE: Parent Prep for Open House Activities to complete! 

    Parent Prep for Open House- Spanish              Parent Prep for Open House- Arabic

    Kona Ice Truck on campus when families finish the Open House activities!

     

    Can't wait to see our students and families! 

     

    August 14

    Tomorrow is Last Gardening Day! Come join us 9:30-10:30am! 

    All families are invited to join our school staff and "farmer families" in the Farmington Woods Courtyard on Thursday mornings throughout the summer from 9:30-10:30am to help with our Community Garden. 

    The Garden is our on-going school action project. All produce harvested is donated to the Dorcas Crisis Center to serve families in need. To maximize our weekly harvest, helpers are needed to water, weed and harvest our produce. We hope your family will pick at least one Thursday morning to come out and help us! Family members of all ages are invited! 

    Friday, August 16th 9:00-11:00am- Pre-K, ECS I and ECS II Classrooms Meet and Greet

    Families with students enrolled in our Pre-K classroom and our ECS Classrooms (formerly known as ID MOD) are invited to come for a meet and greet with your teachers and your friends to get ready for the school year. 

    Welcome back FWES staff! 

    FWES staff return the week of August 19th to prepare for the start of the 2019-20 school year. Thank you for understanding that staff and administration are busy preparing for Open House and Students and may be delayed in responding to emails or phone calls. Email for new staff can take 2-4 days to be activated after their first day (8/20), so thank you for your patience. 

    *Note that due to the requirements- THE FWES OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING AT 11:30AM ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 20TH AND WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST AT 8:30AM. Our office staff need to participate in our starting this year trainings, too. 

    Class Rosters Posted Thursday, August 22nd at 4:30pm

    Class rosters and teacher assignments will be posted at 4:30pm on Thursday, August 22nd in the windows at the front of the school. Families may come to view them on Thursday afternoon/evening or wait until arrival at Open House on Friday. 

    Welcome Back PTA sponsored Family Picnic- Thursday, August 22nd from 4:30-6:30pm- FWES Playground! 

    The FWES PTA is excited to have families back at school. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and after viewing the class rosters, walk around to the large playground area with your picnic and connect with friends! Brewsters Ice Cream truck will also be available for purchase. 

    Open House to meet your teacher- Friday, August 23rd 8:30-10:30am

    Please plan to join us to meet your teacher on Friday, August 23rd. Kindergarten parents (it is recommended that K students do not attend) should plan to attend one of the K Parent Orientation Sessions at 8:45am or 10:00am- leaving time on either side to complete the back to school activities. 

    All families are encouraged to review the information below to plan for what to experience and what $ might be needed at Open House. 

    Parent Preparation for Open House 2019

    Parent Preparation for Open House 2019- Spanish

    Parent Preparation for Open House 2019- Arabic

    August 4

    The link to "Line Up" for Before/After School Care for the 19-20 school year will be live at precisely 9:00am at www.fwes.wcpss.net in the headline bar. That bar currently says: Before/After School Registration on line "Line Up" opens 9:00am, Monday, August 5th here! Note that if you log in prior to 9:00am, you will have to refresh to see the link become live. 

    Forms required for registration are available at www.fwes.wcpss.net under Parents- Before/After School Program

    FWES Before/After School Registration Process

    In order to avoid long lines and waits at school for registration, please use this form to declare your interest in registering your student(s) for our Before/After School Programs for the 2019-20 school year. 

    1) Complete the Program Interest Form. Your submitted Program Interest Form will be time-stamped and places you “in line” for available openings based on the time it was completed and received. Completing this form does not guarantee a spot in a program as we must limit enrollment based on required adult/student ratios. Current Capacity: Before School- 100 students; After School- 100 students- if we are able to add additional staff to the program in the next several weeks to accommodate more students we will add students from the waitlist.

    2) Tuesday, August 6, 2019- Families will be notified via email about the programs for which they have registered. 

    Families with a confirmed seat will also receive information to Sign up for an In Person Registration Time at the school on Thursday, August 8th and/or Friday, August 9th. The $15 registration fee must be paid at this time to reserve the spot and can only be paid with Check or Money Order- no cards or on line payments can be accepted for the Registration fee. Families who cannot register in person may mail required documents and registration payment with a post mark of no later than Friday, August 9th and received no later than August 13th.
    Mailing Address: 
        Farmington Woods Elementary School
        Attn: Before/After School Program Registration
        1413 Hampton Valley Road
        Cary, NC 27511
    Registration Materials Required (see website- Parents- Before/After School Program) should be completed prior to arrival at Farmington Woods for your selected time slot. The required forms can be printed from the website or picked up from the school office for completion. 
    Timeslots are only for processing of forms and registration fee- if you will need to fill out forms upon arriving- plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time

    Families who do not have a confirmed seat will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if available spots become available. Waitlist will be shared- using the Family Code entered on the registration form

    3) Tuesday, August 13, 2019: Waitlist families notified beginning after mail delivery August 13th- Any spots identified for families “in line” that have not completed the registration process will be made available to waitlisted families based on waitlist order and availability of spots. 

    Read more here and see the form that will need to be completed to "line up" on August 5th so you are prepared to complete the process. 

    FWES Before/After School Registration Process 2019-20

    Thank you for your cooperation with this process as there are many families who are interested in our programs and not always enough seats to go around! 

    August 4 (Select neighborhood only)

    Please plan to meet us in your neighborhood tomorrow! 

    Monday, August 5th

    5:30-6:15pm Portree Place

    6:30-7:15pm Blue Bird Court

    Look for FWES shirts and our FWES Logo on the Van! 

    Students and families are invited to come out and chat with the “Key” Staff who will help you unlock learning:
    ? Popsicles with the Principals
    (Mrs. Pierce and Mr. Beamish)
    ? Backpacks with School Supplies
    ? Open House and Student Registration Information
    ? Student Surprise Giveaways
    ? Parent registration for Back to School Giveaways
    **Spanish Interpreter will be available during all
    Neighborhood Visits! **

    Se invita a los estudiantes y a las familias para llegar y charlar con el Personal “Clave” que les ayudará a abrir la puerta del aprendizaje:
    ? Paletas con los directores
    (Sra. Pierce y Sr. Beamish)
    ? Mochilas con útiles escolares
    ? Información sobre la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas y sobre la Inscripción Estudiantil
    ? Regalos de sorpresa para los estudiantes
    ? Inscripción de los Padres para regalos de Regreso a la Escuela
    *¡Habrá un intérprete de español durante todas las visitas a los vecindarios! *

    FWES Is Coming to Your Neighborhood! 

    FWES Is Coming to Your Neighborhood! en Espanol

    We hope to see our students and families tomorrow/mañana

     

    August 2 (Select neighborhoods Only)

    Please plan to meet us in your neighborhood next week on either Monday or Wednesday afternoons! 

    Monday, August 5th

    5:30-6:15pm Portree Place

    6:30-7:15pm Blue Bird Court

    Wednesday, August 7th

    5:30-6:15pm Corner of Grissom St/ Curfman St. 

    Look for FWES shirts and our FWES Logo on the Van! 

    Students and families are invited to come out and chat with the “Key” Staff who will help you unlock learning:
    ? Popsicles with the Principals
    (Mrs. Pierce and Mr. Beamish)
    ? Backpacks with School Supplies
    ? Open House and Student Registration Information
    ? Student Surprise Giveaways
    ? Parent registration for Back to School Giveaways
    **Spanish Interpreter will be available during all
    Neighborhood Visits! **

    Se invita a los estudiantes y a las familias para llegar y charlar con el Personal “Clave” que les ayudará a abrir la puerta del aprendizaje:
    ? Paletas con los directores
    (Sra. Pierce y Sr. Beamish)
    ? Mochilas con útiles escolares
    ? Información sobre la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas y sobre la Inscripción Estudiantil
    ? Regalos de sorpresa para los estudiantes
    ? Inscripción de los Padres para regalos de Regreso a la Escuela
    *¡Habrá un intérprete de español durante todas las visitas a los vecindarios! *

    FWES Is Coming to Your Neighborhood! 

    FWES Is Coming to Your Neighborhood! en Espanol

    We hope to see our students and families next week,

    July 31

    All families are invited to join our school staff and "farmer families" in the Farmington Woods Courtyard on Thursday mornings throughout the summer from 9:30-10:30am to help with our Community Garden. 

    The Garden is our on-going school action project. All produce harvested is donated to the Dorcas Crisis Center to serve families in need. To maximize our weekly harvest, helpers are needed to water, weed and harvest our produce. We hope your family will pick at least one Thursday morning to come out and help us! Family members of all ages are invited! 

    FWES Summer Updates: 

    Before/After School Registration Process for 2019-20- Please review the linked document to make a note of the process that will be used for Before/After School registration for 2019-20. The "line up" occurs on line beginning at 9:00am on Monday, August 5th. Note that in the 18-19 school year there were more than 300 families "lined up" by 9:05am. 

    Note: Updated Before/After School forms, fees and other information will be uploaded to the FWES Website no later than the end of the day on August 1st. 

    Website Updates- Most documents for the 2019-20 school year have been updated on the FWES Website. Please go to the About our School section and scroll down to review the updated information. A few additions will be made the week of August 5th and information about any new documents or links will be included in next week's School Messenger announcement:) 

    Google Calendar- School events and calendar information is available on the FWES Website through the scrolling Google Calendar section on the homepage. Please use that resource to stay updated and access any future event information. Once events for school and/or PTA are confirmed, they are added to the calendar for public viewing. 

    Volunteer Registration- The WCPSS Volunteer registration process has begun for the 2019-20 school year. Families who are new to FWES and need to register may do so in the Main Office during Summer Office hours. Registration required Social Security # and Driver's License # and addresses for the last 10 years. Current registered volunteers are required to re-activate annually before October 31st. Current volunteers may also come in during summer office hours to reactivate your volunteer status for the 2019-20 school year. 

     

    July 30 (to select neighborhoods only)

    FWES is coming to your neighborhood! 

    Plan to meet us on August 5th or 7th- check the flyer for your location! We look forward to seeing students and families for Popsicles, School Supplies and Surprises! 

    Monday, August 5
    5:30-6:15pm Portree Place
    6:30-7:15pm Blue Bird Court

    Wednesday, August 7
    5:30-6:15pm Corner of Grissom St./Curfman St.

    Look for us with the FWES Magnet on the car- and come see us! 

    FWES is Coming to Your Neighborhood! 

    FWES is Coming to Your Neighborhood! en Espanol

    July 17

    All families are invited to join our school staff and "farmer families" in the Farmington Woods Courtyard on Thursday mornings throughout the summer from 9:30-10:30am to help with our Community Garden. 

    The Garden is our on-going school action project. All produce harvested is donated to the Dorcas Crisis Center to serve families in need. To maximize our weekly harvest, helpers are needed to water, weed and harvest our produce. We hope your family will pick at least one Thursday morning to come out and help us! Family members of all ages are invited! 

    FWES Summer Updates: 

    Before/After School Registration Process for 2019-20- Please review the linked document to make a note of the process that will be used for Before/After School registration for 2019-20. The "line up" occurs on line beginning at 9:00am on Monday, August 5th. 

    Note: Updated Before/After School forms, fees and other information will be uploaded to the FWES Website no later than August 1st. 

    Volunteer Registration- The WCPSS Volunteer registration process has begun for the 2019-20 school year. Families who are new to FWES and need to register may do so in the Main Office during Summer Office hours. Registration required Social Security # and Driver's License # and addresses for the last 10 years. Current registered volunteers are required to re-activate annually before October 31st. Current volunteers may also come in during summer office hours to reactivate your volunteer status for the 2019-20 school year.