17
May

Buddy Classes at FES

One of the more important aspects of FES is our Buddy Class program. We encourage buddy classes throughout our school. The younger classes within the school have been paired with an older ‘buddy  class’ for cross-age tutoring. As part of the weekly schedule,  the children from the two classes join together. The older students work with a younger buddy. The children participate in activities such as reading together, subject study, social play activities. and art and crafts.  We have found through this buddy program that both students enjoy the participation and social contact.  An example of the program’s benefits showed up when Mrs. Fisk-Becker’s 5th grade class buddied up with Mrs. Boynton’s 2nd grade class to study the human body. Students worked together on the functions and structures of the heart. The younger students were highly engaged in the supportive environment the older students provided. Please stop on by to see what our other buddy classes are up to.

17
May

Art is Important in Child Development

In recent years, schools in the United States have shifted toward common core subjects of reading and math. Although some may believe art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the main building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics is now more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they become 21st century learners.  According to PBS, art builds fine motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, and cultural awareness.  More to the point, it improves academic performance in many students and builds confidence in other academic subjects.  Thanks to FES’s fine arts teacher, Kathleen Leonardi, our students are entrenched in artistic endeavors as seen throughout the hallways of the school. She has made art another academic subject among our students and faculty.

16
March

Kindergarten Registration at FES

Click below for the current flyer about kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten Registration

2
February

Breakfast is Served!

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day,

is being served at FES! As studies show, student who eat a nutritious breakfast, do better in school. And we all want our students to the best they can in academics. So, Ms. Christina Chapmen wrote a breakfast grant to support our students’ nutritional needs. She has supplied the students with a variety of choices on a daily basis from cereal to waffle sticks. Every meal also comes with a juice and/or milk. And, the cost is minimal for families: Free, reduced .30 cents, and regular $2.00. The door opens at 8:00am Monday through Friday. Give your child a good start to their day! Breakfast is served.

 

 

9
November

Monthly Assemblies-April Awards

Hello,

Our school now has monthly spirit assemblies as part of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports). Each assembly provides a chance for individual students to be recognized for their successes in modeling Mustang Pride!  We have K-3, 4-6, and Jr. High grade level assemblies. Our school wide rules students can be honored for are:

  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respective
  • Be Safe
  • Be Productive

Throughout the month, students who exemplify the school rules can also receive Lucky Horseshoe tickets. These tickets are put into an envelope to save for the Mustang Store open at the end of every trimester (K-6). Go #Mustang Pride! 

 Thank you,

Ms. Henderson and the FES staff