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January 21, 2022

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1-21-2022
FCE Update - January 21, 2022Fall Creek Elementary School

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1-14-2022

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1-11-22

Tomorrow’s PTO meeting canceled/rescheduled to February 4 – 9:00 a.m.

Future PTO Meetings

February 4  9:00 a.m.    FCE Cafe

March 2      9:00 a.m.    FCE Cafe

May 4         9:00 a.m.    FCE Cafe

Please join us at a future meeting – all are welcome! 

fcepto@yahoo.com

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1-07-22

Please click on the link below to access this week's FCE Update.

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1-05-2022

Please see the link below for a flyer – Free Walk In Vaccination Clinic on January 7, 2022 at Fishers High School, hosted by the Fishers Health Department.

On behalf of the FCE staff, I want to extend our thanks and gratitude for all of the thoughtful gifts and words of encouragement you bestowed upon us this week.  We are so thankful for the community we work with.  It was wonderful to see so many parents and caregivers in the building today helping us celebrate winding down the semester and end of 2021.  

We wish all of you a restful two weeks and we look forward to welcoming the students back on 1/4/22. 

Our building will be closed during Winter Break.  If you need to report a Covid situation regarding your student, please use the Online Reporting Tool; the link is below. There may be a delay in response while on Winter Break, but someone will contact you for more information.

https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/return-to-in-person-instruction-plan/covid-19-self-reporting-form

Be safe and be happy!

Mrs. Jackson

FCE Proud Principal

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12-07-21

FCE Families,

This is just a reminder that Fall Creek Elementary will be participating in the Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe program on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  The presentation will be delivered virtually to all grade levels K-4 by the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide. Think First and Stay Safe is a comprehensive body safety education program that teaches children ways to keep their body safe. The children will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect.  If you have any questions about the program, you may visit the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide at www.indianaprevention.org

If you opted your child out of the program on your registration information in Skyward or did not choose a preference, then your child will not participate.  If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Marna Meyer, FCE School Counselor (mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us).

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11-29-21

Please see the attached documents regarding HSE Foundation's Giving Tuesday, tomorrow, November 30, 2021.

HSE Giving Tuesday 

HSEFunselfie 

Thank you for your support!

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11-19-21
Friday Update


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11-12-21

Dear FCE Families, 
 
Thank you for a wonderful book fair week!
The book fair will be open online until the end of the day on Sunday, November 14th. 
 
https://j5077.myubam.com/EventPicker
MAKE SURE TO CLICK FALL CREEK ELEMENTARY BEFORE SHOPPING
 
 
Menu Change for Monday, 11/15/2021:
 
Beef Burrito Stick with black beans.  Thank you!
 
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11-11-21

 

REMINDER:  Tomorrow, November 12, E-Learning Day for Hamilton Southeastern Schools

LEARNING CELEBRATIONS:

Happy Veterans' Day!  Thank you to all that participated in our program on Wednesday evening and to all of the students that wrote letters for our veterans. 

RECESS UPDATE:

We were given the green light this week to remove recess zones.  The kids are now allowed to play wherever they would like outdoors.  Lots of happy kids this week!!

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING:

Week 8 - Click below to access this week's Social and Emotional Learning.

SEL Week 8 

Holiday assistance – Information from Marna Meyer, FCE Counselor

We know how supportive our community and school family is at FCE. For anyone seeking opportunities to anonymously support a family in need this season,  please email Mrs. Meyer at mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us for more information. We are seeking sponsors for families of all sizes, as well as individuals. 

Holiday/Winter assistance

If your family may be in need of Holiday/Winter assistance, we can help!  Please contact Marna Meyer, School Counselor at mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us for more information.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 12  E-Learning Day

Nov. 19  FCE Spirit Day

Nov. 24, 25, 26   Thanksgiving Break

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Dear HSE Staff, Students, and Families,

This Holiday Season, HSE is asking you to give a gift to the Earth by making the choice to be more sustainable. HSE Schools will be hosting a district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program. Starting December 1st and going until January 14th each school will be collecting old, broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday lights. Technology Recyclers will take these unwanted/unusable lights and break them down into useable components that will be used to make new products. Last year, you helped prevent 3,519 pounds of e-waste from entering landfills and polluting the Earth. That is the roughly the weight of a Toyota Rav4.

Why Should People Recycle Old Holiday Lights?

  • Holiday Lights are not bio-degradable and will spend hundreds of years in a landfill if thrown away.
  • Holiday lights are known to get into waterways and oceans. This can lead to animals becoming entangled and dying.
  • New ENERGY STAR LED holiday lights are up to 75% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs.
  • LED holiday lights are not as fragile as the thin glass of incandescent bulbs.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association switching to LED holiday lights reduces the chance of Christmas tree fires.
  • LED bulbs offer more colors and features while reducing the energy consumed.
  • LED holiday lights have a longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs offering on average 25% longer life.
  • Holiday lights are made from copper, glass, and plastic—valuable materials that can be recycled, reclaimed, and turned into new products helping preserve our environment!

 Why should you recycle unwanted or unusable Holiday lights?  Because you care about the environment! If you want to keep your lights from going to a landfill and do your part to look after the Earth, recycling your lights is a great way to do it! 

 No matter what the reason, resist the urge to throw old holiday lights in the trash. Please participate in HSE district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program this year!

PLEASE DO NOT:

  1. Please do not include any packing material.
  2. Please do not include any apparatus used to wind up or store the lights.
  3. Please do not include lights wrapped in garland.

PLEASE DO: 

  1. Please place your lights in the recycling box (many will be stored in the front office, media centers, or science classrooms).
  2. Ask your friends, neighbors, social groups, and family members if they also have lights that need to be recycled.
  3. Do your part to be more sustainable this year.

 


11-10-2021

REMINDER:  Our Veterans' Day Program is this evening at 6:00 p.m. in the FCE Gymnasium.   

Please also see the attached Book Fair Flyer - open shopping hours tonight.

Book Fair Evening Hours Today 11-10-21 

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11-4-2021

Please click on the link below for important information from your FCE PTO.

FCE PTO November Update 

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11-1-2021

Please see below for information from your Fall Creek Elementary PTO regarding the Meal Kit Day/Calzone Orders this week and the upcoming After School Clubs.

Meal Kit Day - November 2021 

After School Clubs Intro 11-21 

Thank you, and have a great day!

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10-29-2021

 

EQUITY CORNER/LEARNING CELEBRATIONS

Holiday/Winter assistance

If your family may be in need of Holiday/Winter assistance, we can help!  Please contact Marna Meyer, School Counselor at mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us for more information.

Did you know that at FCE students are coming to us speaking 12 different languages?  Also, there are 21 different languages spoken in the homes of FCE students!  This is so fascinating!  We are learning so much from each other! 

Did you know?

Did you know that Fall Creek Elementary School is ranked in the top 200 for elementary schools in Indiana Elementary Schools?  Our school placed among the top 30% of elementary schools in the state of Indiana, making it a U.S. News Best Elementary School.

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare their students for high school.

Here is how Fall Creek Elementary School placed statewide out of 1016 schools ranked in Indiana.

RANKING FACTORS

RANK

   

Reading Proficiency Rank

#96 (tie)

Math Proficiency Rank

 

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING 

Click on the link below to view Week 6

The Book Fair is Coming NOVEMBER 5-11

https://www.smore.com/0vqrt

The Fall Creek Veterans Day program will take place on the evening of November 10th at 6:00pm.  Our featured performers will be the FCE Choir.  Please feel free to invite Veterans and active-duty military members, so we can thank them for their service. We hope for this to be a community event, and all are welcome to attend.

The Fall Creek Veterans Day program will take place on the evening of November 10th at 6:00pm.  Our featured performers will be the FCE Choir.  Please feel free to invite Veterans and active-duty military members, so we can thank them for their service. We hope for this to be a community event, and all are welcome to attend.

FCE Reminders for this week:

 

Picture Retake Day is tomorrow, Thursday, October 28.  Simply return your original picture package and the Lifetouch photographers will retake your child’s picture.  You may still order photos on mylifetouch.com using the id: EVITQDVWG

Thank you to all who have donated to Mrs. Farrell’s Socktober event to benefit people in need in Hamilton County. They will continue to accept donations through this Friday. 

 Socktober 2021 

 

Friday, FCE Spirit Day – wear your favorite Fall Creek Fish shirt.

  

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10-15-2021

Reminder:  Fall Break October 18-22 – NO SCHOOL – ENJOY!

Term 1 Report Cards are now posted in Skyward.

FCE Learning Celebrations

Mrs. Spears has incorporated a focus on teamwork and problem solving in PE this year.  Check out this class in action.

Learning Celebrations 

Learning Celebrations 2 

Our students have shown so much kindness over the last few weeks.  Check out the kindness tree that documents all of the different acts on each leaf.

Learning Celebrations 3 

Social Emotional Learning Corner

SEL Home Link Week 5 

Message from Amy Hanna, Director of HSE Heath Services:  School buildings are closed during Fall Break. If you need to report a Covid situation to your school, please use the Online Reporting tool.  You can find this form on the HSE Schools Website or you may click on this link:  https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/reopening-hse/covid-19-self-reporting-form

Once you complete the form and submit, someone will contact you to follow up.

Message from our Café Manager:

Children who purchaseD a meal deal today received a cookie in honor of National School Lunch Week.

Menu change for Monday October 25: meatball sub.

After fall break, we will start selling snacks ($1.05) to all students:

Monday-Smart popcorn

Tuesday- Pretzels

Wednesday- Keebler elf graham cracker dipped cookie

Thursday- Goldfish crackers

Friday- Rice Crispy Treats

Welches fruit snacks will be offered every day.

Bottled water will also be offered for $1.30.

Enjoy your fall break!

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PTO Fundraiser Thank You:  A big THANK YOU to all the teachers, staff, students and parents who participated in the Raise Craze/ Acts of Kindness Fall Fundraiser!

It was a huge success! We raised $21,759 dollars and logged 414 Acts Of Kindness. We celebrated last week with a school wide parade where we honored local community members with cheers and heartfelt letters of thanks. This fundraiser has also prompted classrooms to take on other Acts Of Kindness projects that will carry on throughout the school year.

The money raised has already started creating positive change. $1000 has been sat aside for a Senior Scholarship for a former FCE student. Arrangements have begun for 3 Honey Locust Shade Trees to be installed on the school property. And funds and wish lists are being coordinated for new reading books to join classrooms.

Stay tuned for more opportunities (Meal Kit Days!) to connect with your school and help support the extras that your FCE PTO provides the Teachers, Staff, and Students. 

Thank YOU!

FCE PTO

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Watch for more information to follow on our Book Fair November 5-12.

The Fall Creek Veterans Day program will take place on the evening of November 10th at 6:00 p.m.  Our featured performers will be the FCE Choir.  Please feel free to invite Veterans and active duty military members and their guest so we can thank them for their service. We hope for this to be a community event and all are welcome to attend.

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FCE Learning connections:

 

Did you know? 

Did you know that FCE has earned the status of 2021 Girl Scout Honor Roll?  We have been recognized as part of a prestigious group of only 284 schools across 45 counties that has been an exemplary supporter of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  This status is earned by exhibiting behaviors that showcase a strong support and understanding of the power in the Girl Scout experience.  We are proud of this partnership and will continue to support these student leaders in their endeavors.

Did you know?

Did you know that our staff began a building-wide writing relaunch initiative for us to dig deeper into our writing instruction?  Check out these collective beliefs about writers that we are working from!

Writers need to see teachers demonstrating enthusiasm around what it means to value writing.

Writers need time daily to write for real and authentic purposes (free choice, opinion, narrative, persuasive).

Writers need rich experiences seeing connections between reading and writing to help develop their own writing.

Writers need to learn and apply the writing process: rehearsing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.

Writers need to be taught skills and strategies with direct instruction that make writing strong for others to read, including explicit skill instruction with spelling and conventions.

Writers need opportunities to talk, reflect, receive feedback, and share throughout the writing process.

Writers need to set ongoing individual goals.  These goals will be revised, celebrated and applied to help enrich their writing.

 

We are excited to continue sharing our pictures of student learning in action.  We will also highlight moments from our Acts of Kindness journey!  SO proud to be an FCE Fish!

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SEL/EQUITY CORNER:

Home Link – Week 4

Home Link Week 4 

 

JBSU update

We had a great first JBSU meeting this week with our 3rd and 4th grade participants.  We started with community circle and discussion prompts for the mentors/mentees. If your child is participating- please be sure to ask them about it (what was the name of the mentor? What did they share with the group about themselves? What did they have in common with others?)

Due to the large number of students joining JBSU this year, we needed to divide the groups into half (k-2) and (3rd-4th). This means that each group will attend every other month. We are hoping to increase this to monthly for our students, but for now, each group will alternate months.  K-2’s first meeting will be 11/2/21.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Marna Meyer, FCE School Counselor. mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us

 

Mental Health Day:

Mental Health Day 

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Message from FCE Treasurer:  October 1 was the deadline to pay your book fees.  If you have an outstanding balance, you should have received at least two emails from our Treasurer, Rachel Huxford.

If you owe and have not received emails, please verify your PRIMARY GUARDIAN'S email address in SKYWARD.  Accounts will go to our Central Office at the end of the first week in November and, with added processing fees, will be posted for collections.  Any questions or if you would like to discuss a payment plan, please contact Rachel Huxford at 317-594-4180 or rhuxford@hse.k12.in.us.

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Families Invited to Panorama Parent Night Webinar:  In the spring of 2019, HSE Schools began using the Panorama survey to better understand student’s experience in our schools. This survey helps HSE teachers, administrators and counselors gauge student growth and understanding around social and emotional competencies, which contribute to academic success and increase engagement in the classroom.

The district will be hosting a Parent Night Webinar to share information and answer common questions about the Panorama survey. We will discuss what data is collected and how HSE uses this data to help inform what services and supports are provide to students in order to increase academic success.

The webinar will be held on October 12th at 7:30PM. All HSE Families are invited to attend. Please pre-register for the event here.

If you can’t attend the webinar, the event will be recorded and posted to the HSE Schools website after concluding.

If you would like to learn more about how social-emotional learning can help your student better manage emotion, achieve positive goals, and experience increased success in the classroom, please visit: HSE Schools – What is Social Emotional Learning?

Parent Night Registration:

https://hseschools-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IamT2dEdRm2wiw9LdCMfpg

HSE Schools Social Emotional Learning Webpage:

Social Emotional Learning - Hamilton Southeastern Schools (hseschools.org)

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Click below for information on SockTober from Mrs. Farrell's 1st grade class.

SockTober 2021 

Looking for a fun and flexible careerJoin the HSE Food and Nutrition Department. We’re hiring full and part-time positions with benefits. No experience necessary. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the community by working in the public schools. The HSE Food and Nutrition Department promotes a family-like work environment. You can work a schedule that fits with your child’s school hours. No evenings or weekends!  Apply today to learn more!  https://www.applitrack.com/hamiltonse/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Food+Service

 

Report Cards will post in Skyward October 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Reminder:  Fall Break October 18-22 – NO SCHOOL – ENJOY!

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10-07-2021
 
Raise Craze ENDS SOON! 
 
Parents, Faculty & Staff, 
Our Raise Craze fundraiser ends Friday, October 8, so be sure to get those final donations in! 
So far, we’ve raised $18,384 and completed 325 Acts of Kindness. 
We are so proud of our students and the many amazing Acts of Kindness they’ve completed. Keep up the great work! 
Not registered yet? There’s still time! Simply visit my.raisecraze.com/AJ7MZB4 to get started. 
 
Many thanks for your generous support so far! We are fortunate to be part of such a kind and supportive school community. 
Let’s pull together to finish strong! 
Fall Creek Elementary PTO 
 
P.S. Follow the Leaderboard for up-to-the-minute results! 
 
Questions? Contact Jacquelyn Thompson at jthompson2235@yahoo.com
 
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10-05-2021

Hello FCE families,

Our milk supplier, Prairie Farms, is experiencing a shortage.   Anyone who purchases a meal deal whether it’s hot or cold receives a milk.  Students who pack their lunch from home have temporarily been asked not to purchase milk, and students that are purchasing lunch have been asked to only purchase one milk.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 317-594-4180. Thank you and sorry for any confusion this has caused.

Have a great evening,

Laura Schenck, Cafeteria Manager

Fall Creek Elementary

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10-04-2021


Message from FCE Cafe Manager, Mrs. Schenck (lschenck@hse.k12.in.us):

Hello FCE Families - tomorrow we will have another menu change:

Tuesday,  October 5, lunch will be:

French Toast with bacon and green beans.

Reminder:  Per Hamilton Southeastern Schools’ policy, outside drinks or commercially prepared/vendor prepared foods (such as Jimmy John's, Chic-Fil-A, McDonald's), are not permitted during meal time without prior approval by the building principal/designee.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Have a great day!

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10-01-2021

Message from FCE Café Manager:

Hello FCE families from the café.  Monday we will be having a substitute menu item - we will be having meatball subs instead of Arroz con pollo.  Veggie will stay the same (seasoned black beans).

FCE Learning Celebrations:

FCE Learning Celebrations 10-1-21 

Social/Emotional Learning Week 3:

Home Link Week 3 

Message from the Treasurer:  

Course Fees are due today, October 1.

Course fees for your child's 2021-2022 school year are available and can be viewed on Skyward Family Access in the Fee Management tab.

ONLINE PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE USING EFUNDS PAYMENT SYSTEM. Copy/paste the link below:  https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/55481

Efunds does not display a balance due. Simply go to Pay for Optional Fees >Login or Create an Account>Pay for Optional Fees>FCE Student Course Fees and click on the $0.00 and enter your payment amount.

Payments can also be made by Cash or Check made payable to FCE. Please include your child's name and ID number on the check.

Students who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch must re-certify each school year. The application and instructions can be found at (copy/paste) https://www.hseschools.org/HSE/media/HSE-District-Documents/food/2021-2022-free-and-reduced-application-(1).pdf or the HSE Schools website under Food Services.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a payment schedule, please contact Rachel Huxford at rhuxford@hse.k12.in.us or call 317-594-4180.

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9-30-2021

Message from Café Manager:

Tomorrow, 10/01 – No hot breakfast will be available (only cold items);  Lunch option has changed to grilled cheese/broccoli.

Students will only receive milk with the purchase of a hot lunch; if your child is packing a lunch from home, be sure to include a drink.   Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience.

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9-28-2021

Safety Drill: Wednesday, September 29

Tomorrow we will be practicing one of our Safety Drills in which we will be walking to safety spots outside our building.  We wanted to keep you informed and not cause any alarm.  This is a great reminder to review your family safety protocols at home, too.  

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9-27-2021

Message from our Café Manager:
We will be serving pizza quesadillas or taco triangles for tomorrow’s lunch,  9/28/2021.
  
 
Dear FCE Parents,
Thank you all for your generous support of our Acts of Kindness/Raise Craze Fall Fundraiser. So far, we’ve raised $10,558 and completed 129 Acts of Kindness with just 114 students registered! How amazing is that?! 
We hope more students will register and help us finish this awesome fundraiser strong, so please continue logging your completed Acts of Kindness in the software. We can't meet our goal without YOU!!! We have 11 days to go!
Not registered yet? There is still plenty if time and its really easy! Get started at my.raisecraze.com/AJ7MZB4.  
For the latest class results, check the Leaderboard at my.raisecraze.com/leaderboard/for/ AJ7MZB4. 
 
P.S. Tomorrow is Tie Dye/Neon Day!
 
Questions? Contact Jacquelyn Thompson at jthompson2235@yahoo.com
 
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Reminder – This is School Spirit Week:
 
Tuesday:  Tye Dye/Neon Day
Wednesday:  Crazy Socks Day
Thursday:  Pajama Day
Friday:  College/School Day
 
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9-23-2021

HSE E-Learning Friday Info:

Click below for information on our E-Learning Friday day, tomorrow, September 24. 

HSE E-learning info 

Message from the Cafeteria:  Next week the cafeteria will start selling bottled water to all grades and snacks will be offered to grades 1-4. If you would like your child to have a snack, please make sure your child has funds in his/her lunch account. If you do not want your child to have snacks, please contact me and I can place a note on your child’s account. Once a note is placed on your child’s account, it can’t be changed unless you call and have it removed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me at 317-594-4180 (lschenck@hse.k12.in.us).

Message from Principal Jackson:  Do you enjoy working with kids? Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a unique opportunity for you. FCE is looking for caring adults to serve as instructional assistants for the remainder of the school year. There are part time and full time positions available.  Our classroom teachers and instructional coach would support you in all you need to help our students grow academically. Those interested would work 1:1 or with a small group of students in need of additional learning support. Please contact Mrs. Jackson for more information if you are interested.  You can also check out all available job opportunities on the district website.

SEL/Equity Corner:

K-4 continues their work with goal setting and growth mindset this week. Please refer to the link below for more info.

SEL Home Link Week 2 

Mrs. Farrell's Learning Celebration