• 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. 
     
     
     
    Wednesday, October 26- Mid- Week Updates

    FWES Mid-Week Update:

    FWES After School Families- Pick up parking will be in the lower, bus lot (by the playground) today due to the closing of the front lot to set up for Trunk or Treat. 


    FWES PTA Trunk or Treat is TONIGHT! 

    Visitors not sponsoring a trunk should park in the lower bus lot area beginning at 6pm. Please do not move over to the parking lot until 6pm to allow Trunk sponsors time to get set up for your visit! 

    5:30pm- Trunk Set up in front parking lot

    6:00-7:00pm- Trunk or Treat Event!


    Family Partnership Night Feedback (Thursday, October 20th)- please use this link to a VERY short survey to provide us with feedback on our family event last night. Your feedback- whether or not you attended- will assist us in planning future events that will meet the needs of our families- so please attend even if you were unable to attend. 


    FWES PTA FUN RUN EVENT- Wednesday, November 2nd!!! Get Ready and thank you for your support with pledges or flat donations. 

    • 9:40- Pre K, K, 1

    • 10:30- 2nd/3rd (Quinn, Thompson, Williams)

    • 11:20- 4th/5th

    • 12:30- 3rd (Crow, Dula, Flanigan)


    Fun Run Volunteers Needed! Sign up at the link below.

    Hello FWES! We are very excited to be welcoming Apex Leadership to help with our annual Global Fun Run. We are even more excited, this year, that parents and families can volunteer and cheer on our students!! All volunteers must be pre-approved via the WCPSS volunteer system.

    https://signup.com/go/aycptKC


     
     
    Wednesday, October 19
     

    Happy Wednesday!!!

    Family Night Tomorrow, Thursday, October 20th- 6-8pm- use link to see the many activities available! 

    ¡Noche familiar mañana! 6-8pm
    *¡Intérpretes de español disponibles!

    See you tomorrow night! 

    Lost and Found will be available in the Cafeteria- Claim your items! 

    Lost and Found estarán disponibles en la cafetería. ¡Reclame sus artículos antes de que sean donados!

     

    Thursday Spirit Day- Stamp Out Bullying- wear Crazy Socks

    Friday Spirit Day- Be the "I" in Kind- where FWES blue and gold and/or spiritwear! 

     
     
     
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    Security Reminder about ID required for Building Entry: 

    • Photo ID will be required for ALL visitors before being allowed access to the building. Please make sure you bring a photo ID when you visit FWES this year! 

      • Photo ID will be required at the door before entry is allowed for signing students in/out from school at the front office. 

      • Photo ID will be required at the door before entry is allowed for lunch visitors. 
      • During dismissal, families without carpool tags or who are late to pick up students from walkers and/or carpool must show photo ID to have a student signed out. Please bring ID when coming to FWES for dismissal.

    FWES PTA- Go Play Save Fundraiser ended on Tuesday. Please send books back to school or $ to purchase the book tomorrow if you have not already. 

    FWES PTA Family Picnic and General PTA meeting- Tomorrow (Thursday, September 22nd) at 6:00pm on playground/greentop area. Bring a picnic and enjoy time with other families. There will be a brief meeting to review the budget and SIT parent representatives and a vote on both. Current PTA members may vote. 

    Thank you! 

     
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    A few reminders:

    • Thursday- Tomorrow- is International Dot Day- a celebration of creativity- we are encouraging all to wear polka dots but will also have dot stickers at school for those who want to use them instead:) 
    • Tomorrow also kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month- we look forward to learning more about the Hispanic culture for the next month. 
    • Friday is Instructional Assistant Appreciation Day!!! Please take time to let the fantastic Instructional Assistants at FWES know how much you appreciate all they do to support our school- remember they do an hour of lunch duty a day in our cafeteria full of kiddos!!! 
      • K-5- we have 10 IAs and our 2 building substitutes who help wherever needed like an IA:) 
        • Our K-5 IAs serve several classrooms and/or grade levels so reach out to the teacher if you need any specific information
      • Special Education we have 5 IAs serving in ECS, Pre K and CCR
    • Go Play Save will wrap up next week- be sure to send in your unsold book or the $ for the book as soon as possible. 
     
     
    Monday, September 5, 2022

    Tuesday Reminders: 

    • 1st Day for ALL Kindergartners

    • 1st-5th Grade Families

      • Expect limited parking in the morning

      • Expect a longer wait in the carpool lane (we will move from about 15 kinder carpoolers a day last week to 60+ tomorrow)

      • Please bring patience and understanding- you once had a kindergartner who may have held up the line, too:) 

      • Help YOUR student learn the new Carpool # for this year and make sure they know how to recognize your car! 


    Go Play Save FWES PTA Fund Raiser-
    Return your book in its white envelope (so your child gets credit for returning it) or purchase it (and buy or sell more if you like).
     
     
     
    September 1st- Important Reminders for Friday, September 2nd! 
     

    Happy September and Thursday!

    We have had a great 1st week and appreciate all of the support of our school families. Our staff have worked very hard to smooth the transition from summer into the school day schedule and your students are tired but doing very well. 

    As of today, Mr. Beamish and I have seen all 1st-5th grade students in a grade level assembly where we have reviewed our GOLD expectations. Thank you for supporting your child with their behavioral success at school so that learning for them and all other students can be maximized each day! 


    Important Reminders for tomorrow: 

    • Walk to School Day! Meet at 8:30am at Kildaire Plaza with Mr. Eller to walk to FWES. This active student initiative is the 1st Friday of each month. Adults must walk with their students. 

    • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher is tomorrow from 12:00-1:00pm! Bring your kindergartner and their school supplies if you have them to find out who your child’s teacher will be for the 2022-23 school year and visit their permanent classroom! 

    • Friday, September 2nd is Early Release! FWES will dismiss 2 hours early at 1:45pm. 

      • ANY changes in the way your child will go home MUST be sent in WRITING (NOT EMAIL) to the teacher tomorrow morning. 

      • Walkers must be picked up at 1:40pm

      • Carpool riders should be lined up or coming through the line from 1:45-2:15pm

      • Bus riders should be met at their bus stop about 2 hours before they have normally been arriving home this week (so if they are getting home at 5:10pm- be ready for them at 3:10pm tomorrow)


    More updates will be coming home tomorrow or Saturday in our Regular Friday Folder!


     
    August 28, 2022
    1st Day of School Preparations and Reminders! Yeah! 
     

    We are so very excited to start the 2022-23 school year with your students and your family! We loved seeing you all at the Open House/Meet the Teacher events last week. 

    Tomorrow is our 1st day of school for all 1st-5th Graders and Kindergarten staggered entry for those with last names A-C. 

    The front doors will open for building access at 8:45am. Please wait on the front porch if you arrive prior to 8:45am. Only bus riders will be entering the building from side doors- all others must enter the building through the front doors of the school. 

    There will be a 1st Day of School Photo Spot available for families on the front porch while you wait- so bring your camera if you are coming! 

    Expect traffic and waits to get into the parking areas and into the school- as the first day of school is the busiest day of the year! 


    At FWES, family members have permission to walk to the classroom with your student each morning between 8:45am-9:15am. We welcome you into our school but ask that you respect our expectations: 

    • Families who wish to walk with students must enter at the front doors only. 

    • Families who walk to classrooms must exit the building (not the classroom) by 9:15am as our instructional day begins. 

    • When you arrive at the classroom, please do not interrupt or distract the teacher. The primary responsibility of the teacher during this time is the students. If you have information to share with the teacher it should be in a written note that can be handed to the teacher with your email and phone number if follow up is needed. The arrival time is NOT a conference opportunity. 

    • Please allow your child to have independence by allowing them to carry their own belongings to the classroom and following the teacher directions about what to do with the belongings upon arrival.

    • Please quickly wish your child a great day and then leave the classroom so your child can start their day and you can start yours:) 

    • After the 1st week of school, families will not be allowed to walk to classrooms if you arrive after 9:05am to insure that all visitors have exited by 9:15am each day. 

    We enjoy the opportunity to interact with families during arrival and appreciate your cooperation with our expectations! 


    Transportation Information- procedures with video links to show process! 

     

    **PM Dismissal- Please expect delays for all Dismissal pathways and pack your patience and a water bottle for your wait! 

    • Check Bus Routes for times of routes and use Here Comes the Bus to track the bus status during dismissal

    • Allow A LOT of advanced time to arrive to meet walkers at 3:40pm- parking will be limited and a reminder that if you are not able to meet your child by 3:45pm- they will return to the classroom and you will need to show ID to have them called to the front to meet you. 

    • Carpool Families should expect long lines as students learn their new numbers and begin to recognize them as they are displayed in the classroom to move to the front entrance for loading. You can assist us in helping your child become familiar with your family’s carpool number tonight, too! We thank you for your patience as it can sometimes take 30-45 minutes to get everyone loaded the first week of the year. 


    Lunch Visitors can begin on September 12th. We will not allow visitors for lunch the first two weeks of the year so we can help students practice procedures and get acclimated to the cafeteria expectations and seating for the new year. We look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria soon! 

     

    Got Questions Sessions- If you have questions or inquiries about FWES to start the year, please join us at one of our Got Questions Sessions this week to get a live school team member to assist you. These sessions are not intended to be conferences, but a way to get answers to your quick questions.

    Tienes preguntas?

    Habrá intérpretes disponibles en cada sesión.August 19- Friday Folder- Open House

    Security Reminder about ID required for Building Entry: 

    • Photo ID will be required for ALL visitors before being allowed access to the building. Please make sure you bring a photo ID when you visit FWES this year! 

      • Photo ID will be required at the door before entry is allowed for signing students in/out from school at the front office. 

      • During dismissal, families without carpool tags or who are late to pick up students from walkers and/or carpool must show photo ID to have a student signed out. Please bring ID when coming to FWES for dismissal.

     
     
    August 23, 2022
    FWES OPEN HOUSES and Family Picnic are coming!!!!
     
    *Please note that although student classroom assignments were tentatively placed in Power School, please verify your child's teacher by looking at the rosters posted. There have been a few changes in the last two weeks due to class size requirements, new enrollments and students not returning to FWES. 
     
    Thursday, August 24th for Kinder Open House and 1st Grade Meet the Teacher from 2:30-4:00pm  (2nd-5th grade teachers will not have classrooms open).
    *1st Grade Rosters posted 2:15pm at Front of the School 

    What can you do on your visit....

    • Kinder- meet all kinder teachers and visit all kinder classrooms to complete activities to prepare for Staggered Entry
    • Pre K, ECS and 1st Grade- meet your teacher and see your classroom; and complete materials
    • Everyone: 
      • Sign up for a Carpool Tag in the Inquiry Center
      • Put $ on a lunch account- cafeteria
      • Ask questions about your bus route- cafeteria
      • Drop off medication- front office
      • Join PTA, volunteer to help, purchase spiritwear

     

    FWES PTA Family Picnic- 4:00-6:00pm on Green Top after K-1 Event

    *4:30pm 2nd-5th Grade Rosters posted

    picnic

     

    Friday, August 26, 2022 Meet the Teacher for 2nd-5th Graders 8:30-10:30am (K-1st teachers will not have classrooms open)

    What can you do on your visit....

    • 2nd-5th Grades- meet your teacher and see your classroom; and complete materials
    • Everyone: 
      • Sign up for a Carpool Tag in the Inquiry Center
      • Put $ on a lunch account- cafeteria
      • Ask questions about your bus route- cafeteria
      • Drop off medication- front office
      • Join PTA, volunteer to help, purchase spiritwear

     

     

     
     
    August 9, 2022
     
    Reminder!