Welcome To the upper departmeNT
NEWS THIS WEEK
GENIUS HOUR CHOICE: [Click Here for Link to Form]
FOP EVENT PHOTOS: Please share your digital photos for MEMORY BOOK CREATION! You may share through google drive with firstname.lastname@example.org. Email Tamra McCarthy at email@example.com if you have any questions.
MINI COURSES: Please think about teaching a course at some point this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with students from across Upper Department
PARENT SURVEY: Please take a moment to complete the following form so we can gather relevant contact information from all parents and keep you informed! Click on or copy and paste this link to complete: http://goo.gl/forms/8BlVs1xCuMniOSsh1
Parents lead Mini-Courses from 1:30 to 2:30 one Friday each month. In the past we've had classes such as sports like volleyball and basketball, lots of crafts, sewing, poetry writing, beading, yoga, cooking, arcade building, computers, scientific discoveries, first aid, Spanish, and one-minute mysteries, just to mention a few. Mini-courses are a great way for parents to show a talent or teach a new skill. (Some parents come every month!) and it's a whole lot of fun!
The FIRST Mini-Course date is Friday, August 19! Sign-ups for Mini Courses will go out in the Tuesday Folder on the bottom of the Tuesday Times each week Starting: August 9th. Have your child bring these sign-up slips to their teacher by Thursday the week of Mini Courses.
The "Founding Parents" of Open Plan established a guideline of ONE HOUR of volunteer time PER WEEK per child of parent participation for each family and $130 per child to help fund the variety of field trips and experiences offered at FOP to enrich student learning. These are essential to the success of Open Plan! Complete and return your Parent Participation Form as soon as possible and pay your FOP parent fund drive obligation online:
JOIN THE REMIND GROUP! We are excited to use a school-wide system that will allow Teachers to send messages to families within their departments. Your cell number will remain private. You will NOT receive SPAM messages. It will be used primarily for last minute announcements and important information (Tie Dye and Tuesday Times are still the first lines of communication, but the texting system will supplement those things in a useful way. This is an OUTGOING only system, not group messaging. You will not be able to reply. This system will ensure ease of communication throughout the year. Please sign up for each grade relevant to your family.
Send a TEXT MESSAGE to the phone number 81010 (this does not look like a typical phone number, but it is a "texting" number). The body of the text should simply be @code. See appropriate codes below. Once you text your code you will receive a confirmation text back that you are now part of the group. You may be asked to reply with your name if you are new to app.
Primary (Kinder/1st grade): @foppr
Middle (2nd/3rd grades): @fopmi
Upper (4th Grade): @fop4th
Upper (5th Grade): @fop5th
Upper (6th Grade): @fop6th
BACK TO SCHOOL:
SUPPLY CHECK LIST FOR BACK TO SCHOOL:
FOR DAILY USE: Pencil pouch or pencil box (with name on it), Sharpened Pencils, White Board Pens, eraseable ink pens (optional), 2” Binder, 5 Spiral bound Notebooks, 2 Composition Books
FOR 6TH GRADE: A binder with pockets and a zipper is a great aid to one of our important goals for the year which is student organization. Please label all personal supplies with your child's name.
AGENDAS are required in class daily for 5th and 6th graders to record their homework. In the past, the school has ordered these for our students. We will keep you posted.
3/10 Mini Course Friday
3/20-3/24 SPRING BREAK
3/29 Minimum Day
3/30 Spring Production (tentative)
4/7 School-Wide Course Day
4/10 Levi Ela to Columbia
4/10-4/11 Ships Trip 6th Grade
4/12 Dorene Ela to Columbia
4/13 Minimum Day
4/14 NO SCHOOL
4/10 and 4/12 Columbia State Park 4th/5th-(Levi ELA on 4/10 ...DoreneELA on 4/12)
4/19 Minimum Day
4/21 MJC Earth Day (tentative)
4/28 Mini Course Friday
5/3 Minimum Day
5/4 Open House/Minimum Day
5/10 Minimum Day
5/12 Author's Day
5/17 Traffic/Student Council Trip
5/22-5/24 Minimum Days
5/22-5/23 Trip Natural Consequences
5/24 Playday at Roosevelt Park
5/25 Farewell Ceremony