Summer Information from the Principal
From the Desk of Mrs. Shaw …..
Dear PK/ES Parents & Students,
We are keeping busy with preparations for the new school year. We kick off 2018.19 with FBA Family Fun Night on Monday, Aug.13, featuring a BBQ, a bounce house, a “Lift-A-Thon”, & more! See Renweb for locations & times. The teachers look forward to meeting you there. Parents can pick up Carline signs & pre-ordered ClassBundl boxes at this event.
PK/ES Curriculum Night is Thursday, Aug 23. That evening parents will visit classrooms to view curricular materials, as teachers present an overview Year at a Glance, share school expectations, & answer questions.
The 2018.19 school theme is “Above the Line”. In Chapel we will explore the meaning of this catch phrase, to help children understand & navigate the challenges of life in a positive, productive way. Living “Above the Line” is learning to make wise, biblical life choices & decisions, resulting in behavior that honors both God and man.
To help your child maintain academic momentum in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies over the summer months, we are recommending Freckle.com as an excellent resource for students completing grades K through 5. The site provides individualized instruction designed to make summertime learning fun and engaging. You will find the Freckle website and other resources within this link: Summer Adventures .
Summer Required Reading List
Entering K: The Beginner’s Bible, Zondervan
Entering 1st: Young Cam Jansen Series by David Adler
Entering 2nd: Sugar Creek Gang Series by Paul Hutchens
Entering 3rd: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Entering 4th: Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
Entering 5th: Holes by Louis Sachar
Enjoy your time with family and friends, stay safe as you travel, and continue your daily devotional. I look forward to seeing everyone again in August.
New for fall 2018:
New Elementary Staff: By God’s grace and provision, we are expanding the PK/ES team. We have hired a third Fourth Grade Teacher, Mrs. Anna Filbert, a second PK3 Teacher, Mrs. Alexis Bueltel, a new Third Grade Teacher, Miss Karli Tinney, and a full- time Student Services Teacher, Mrs. Amy Sommerville.