Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

                      Colorful happy new year 2016
Please read Mrs. Putnal's newsletter linked at the right.

Can you believe that third grade is half way over?! Encourage your 3rd grader to finish strong by:
ü  Giving their best effort
ü  Completing homework assignments neatly and correctly
ü  Practicing multiplication facts daily
ü  Checking spelling and punctuation when writing sentences

Next week (January 16-19) is Spirit Week at FPD!!! Please note that “Elementary Dress-up Days” are different from middle and high school. “Elementary Dress-up Days” are listed below:
 Tuesday - TEAM USA (red, white, & blue/jeans OK)

 Wednesday- WACKY PATTERNS DAY (wild, wacky  patterns - tops & bottoms)

 Thursday - Neat-o Neon (Neon colors/jeans OK)

 Friday- Super VIKING spirit wear (Viking      wear/jeans OK)

 ***Elementary’s Spirit Week Collection and Donations will benefit The Campus Club Ministry at Strong Tower Church here in Macon.***
Items needed include:
half to 1 inch 3 ring binders
Glue sticks and glue bottles
Notebook Paper
Printer Paper
Construction paper

Expo White Board markers
LIBRARY NEWS:  It’s almost visiting author time!  Our visiting author, Diane Z. Shore, will visit us on Wednesday, February 7, during our Mixon-Fincher Young Author and Illustrator week.  See  the orange flyer from last week's signed papers for more information about her visit and the opportunity to pre-order an autographed Diane Z. Shore book.  **Forms/money are due by THIS Friday, Jan. 12 for pre-ordered books.**

 Yearbook Cost- $80.00
Deadline to order: January 15th
All ordering must be done online at:
School # 1881

Our 3rd quarter AR goal is set! (See note in today's papers.) Each student should pass at least 6 AR tests before the end of the quarter on Wednesday, March 7. This should include one biography and one chapter book. These books must be pre-approved by your student's teacher. Remaining books are student's choice.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Merry Christmas!
We are so proud of the hard work and generosity of our students in providing Christmas gifts for 17 young people at the Methodist Children's Home. 
Remember that tomorrow, Friday, December 15 is a half day! Our Christmas sing-a-long will be at 10:30 in the Fine Arts Building. Students may wear jeans and a Christmas t-shirt or sweater.
LIBRARY NEWS:  It’s almost visiting author time!  Author Diane Z. Shore will visit us on Wednesday, Feb. 7, during our Mixon-Fincher Young Author and Illustrator week.  See January 4th’s signed papers for an orange flyer telling you about her visit and the opportunity to pre-order an autographed book.  **Forms and money are due by Friday, January 12 for pre-ordered books.**
Colorful happy new year 2016
See you on Thursday, January 4, 2018!!! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017

Dec. 7    Elementary Christmas Program 1 PM & 7 PM

Dec. 13  3rd Grade Shopping Trip & Stevie Bs
Dec. 14  Chapel

Dec. 15  Sing-a-Long & Early dismissal for 
             Christmas holidays 

Dec. 18-Jan. 3 Christmas Holidays

Jan. 4     Classes resume
Dress Down Day:
Friday, December 8 is Dress Down Day for the Mentor's project. Students may wear jeans and a Christmas shirt or or FPD spirit shirt for $1 donation.
Our Christmas music program is Thursday, December 7 at 1:00 and 7:00. Students will wear dressy Christmas clothes for both performances. Any color is fine. No jeans, shorts, sweat pants, or athletic shorts. Students should wear Christmas attire to school on December 7 for the daytime performance.
**The 1:00 pm performance will be live streamed for grandparents and friends to
 view from afar.**

Our third grade shopping trip is Wednesday, December 13. We will leave FPD at 9:45. Remember this is the day that we use the money we’ve earned to provide Christmas for children who live at the Methodist home. We will have lots of gifts to buy, and we will need your help and guidance on that day!      

After shopping, we will have lunch together at Stevie Bs at 11:00. Please plan to pay for your adult lunch when you arrive at Stevie Bs. Student lunches are already paid.After lunch, we will return to FPD by 12:00 to view and bag gifts together. 

All Jesus Box money due by Monday, December 11!!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

November 13, 1017

 We are excited to present our Thanksgiving play, "Jonathan's Thanksgiving", to parents and grandparents this Thursday, November 16 at 8:45. Plays will be held in our classrooms (Brittain/Justice in Justice's room). Students will bring costumes home on Wednesday. Students should come to school dressed in costumes on Thursday morning and bring a change of clothes (uniform) for the remainder of the day.
Field Trip Clipart Gajah Buatanku Clipart
We are all looking forward to our field trip to the Jarrell Plantation on Friday, November 17. We will leave FPD at 9:00 and return after lunch for an afternoon of Thanksgiving fun! Students (and chaperones) should wear comfortable walking shoes that will be appropriate for a rugged trail. Thanks to drivers for accompanying us on this great, educational field trip. Please remember to send in an apple for the homemade applesauce. If you are helping cut the apples before we leave, please come to your child's classroom at 8:00.
All Charlotte's Web books should be returned no later that Thursday, November  16. Students may take an AR test which will count towards the 2nd quarter goal.
Friday, November 17 is a dress down day. Students may wear jeans and a spirit top. Everyone bring $1  to benefit Casa Hogar Orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico. 
We hope you enjoy the Thanksgiving break! We are thankful for you and your children!