Fox Hill Happenings ~ 6/23/17

Friday was the last day of the 2016-2017 school year, and it was a very happy and quiet day at Fox Hill School.  Though kids were looking forward to their summer vacation, many of them shared they did not want school to end.  They shared they will miss their teachers, their friends and the excitement that comes with learning.  This brings a smile to my face and is evidence that says we are being successful in creating a love of learning at Fox Hill School.  Learning is fun, it is about being curious and about self-discovery.  Learning opens doors to opportunity and is the bridge to discovering your interests and your passions.  Though the time for structured learning has ended for this year, the time for unstructured learning has only just begun.  Summer is a time when some of the most meaningful learning occurs.  I wish you a safe and relaxing summer, I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall, and I wish our rising fifth graders continued success in middle school.

I leave you with our first Fox Hill Music Video, produced by Ms. Scheffer that truly captures the fun and the value our students place on relationships, learning, and their school.  This video says a lot about us.  Please enjoy it as much as I did!

Fox Hill Happenings ~ 6/19/17

Another school year is coming to an end.  There is a bit of sadness and excitement that comes with the end of school as we experience one door closing and anticipate another door opening.  This past week was a flurry of activity and our students had lots of fun throughout the week.  On Thursday morning we held our Grade 5 Reception.  The weather was perfect and the day’s events unfolded beautifully.  Our fifth grade students exceeded expectations on Thursday morning both during and after the 5th Grade Reception.  Our parents and teachers worked tremendously hard putting together a memorable event and there was nothing but smiles and happiness coming from our 5th graders, all day.  I am certain they felt valued and cared about from their teachers and their parents, thank you to all that made this day very special for them.  

Last week was Spirit Week!  This year’s theme was Kindness in Action. Our students took extra care to go out of their way to be kind to each other and to acknowledge each other in a positive way!  All week our students added a link to our kindness chain displayed in our cafeteria. The kids showed their pride for Fox Hill on Monday, ran in the Fox Trot on Tuesday and joined in the Celebration Walk to honor our grade 5 students on Thursday!  It was quite a wonderful week at Fox Hill School.  The best part of the week for kids was being able to sit where they wanted in the cafeteria with music playing, it was quite a week and lots of fun!

On Friday, June 23rd, students will receive their progress report with the name of their new teacher!  Students anticipate this day with great excitement.  We have worked hard to carefully place each student with a teacher we believe is the best match for them.  We took into account each parent’s perspective and read every parent placement form to help select the right teacher/student match.   Fox Hill School is very fortunate to have outstanding educators making student placement very easy.  At times, a few students may be disappointed because they were not placed in a classroom with specific friends or a specific teacher.  We are confident every child will flourish in their new classroom, make new friends and learn something new about themselves.  Please remember that teachers in grades 1-5 implement a Response to Intervention model that flexibly groups students in reading.  This model provides your child with the opportunity to be with several different teachers during a school day and has proven to be a highly successful academic and social instructional model.   I am confident every student will experience an excellent 2017-2018 school year.  Our last day of school is a half day and students will be dismissed at 11:40 am. Bus schedules may run early or late on that day.

Our garden is growing and we need your help with watering and with daily care over the summer months.  Thank you to the Sargood, Negron, Parsons, Fraczek & Crowley families for signing up, we really appreciate your support and interest in our garden!  It is a great summer activity that aligns with many standards in our science curriculum.   If any family is interested please sign up using this link, there are a few more weeks available in August when our garden is in full bloom!

Finally, thank you all for a great school year.  Your children are wonderful and it is a delight and an honor to educate them.  I love coming to school every day to see their smiles, hear their ideas and watch them work, being an educator is the most rewarding profession in the world.  See you next school year and enjoy every bit of summer!


Reminder from the Nurse
All medication must be picked up by the last day of school.  Medication is not stored over the summer.  Inhalers, Epipens, Diastat or any other medication must be picked up by a parent by Friday, June 23rd at 10:00 am.  They will be discarded after that date.  Thanks and have a great and safe summer.


Fox Hill Lost & Found Will Be Donated

If your child is missing any clothing items, please have them stop by to the Lost & Found outside POD 1 to see if they have been turned in.  If items are not picked up by Friday, June 23, we donate the items to Cradles to Crayons.

Thank you for your help!


Camp Bournedale 2017
Next year’s fifth grade will be going to the annual Camp Bournedale overnight field trip on NOVEMBER 7-8.  All information and meetings for the trip will be given in September.  Please be on the lookout in the fall for Bournedale information permission slips, chaperone sign-ups, etc.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Lisano or visit the Bournedale Blog.


Lunch for week of 6/19/2017
Monday
BBQ Chicken Dinner or Pizza
Tuesday
Taco Tuesday!  or Hot Dog
Wednesday
Hamburger / Cheeseburger or Grilled Cheese
Thursday
Pancakes with Sausage Links/ Patties or Ham & Cheese Croissant
Friday
Last Day of School – Bagged Lunch Available Upon Request

Please be sure your child’s lunch account with PayPams is up to date.
You can check the balance at paypams.com