What fun we had at the Back to School Picnic!
Thanks to all who came out to play and socialize with our awesome Fernbank community.
Mark your calendars for our next big family event - Film at the Fern, set for October 21st!
FERNBANK'S WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST!
THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
MONDAY AUGUST 21, 2017
TODAY IS THE SOLAR ECLIPSE - NO ACCESS TO FERNBANK FROM NOON-3PM!
Attendance for the Eclipse at the Fernbank Science Center is predicted to be in the 1000’s. We have DeKalb School Police and DeKalb County Police who will be managing traffic and access. They will also be protecting our school and students.
Because of this, NO ONE will be allowed to enter or exit Fernbank Elementary School between 12:00 and 3:00 because the ROADS WILL BE BLOCKED.
If you want to check your child out, you must do so BEFORE 12:00 NOON!!!
BUSES: will roll out at 3:10 & 3:15.
CARPOOLERS: Do NOT try to approach Fernbank before 3:00 on Monday! The roads will be CLOSED until 3:00 p.m. Dismissal is an hour later, as you already know, and Carpool will not begin until 3:20 p.m.
WALKERS: Please plan to pick up your children no earlier than 3:30 p.m.
AFTERCARE: We will follow the normal schedule for Aftercare finishing at 6:00 p.m.
FIRST SEMESTER CLUB REGISTRATION STARTS TODAY (MONDAY) AT 9AM!
Fernbank has some great after school clubs! Registration runs between 9am today, August 21st through Friday, August 25th at 5pm. Space in some clubs is very limited so sign up early! Click here to register now!
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Fernbank is smack-tab in the middle of a wonderful neighborhood and homeowners are very proud of our school. However, sometimes - especially during carpool and big school events - driveways get blocked, people park on tree lawns or cut through yards to get to school. Please be courteous and respectful of the properties nearby. Thank you for your help keeping Fernbank in good favor with the neighborhood.
Georgia's PTA Day at Suntrust Park will be on Sunday, August 27th, 2017! Join everyone for a fun-filled afternoon. The game will start at 1:35 pm and PTA seats will be in the Grandstand Corner/General Admission section. Lineup for our pre-game parade will start at 12:05pm at the 3rd Base Ramp.
Tickets are $8. $2 will go back to Fernbank and $2 will go back to Georgia PTA. Download the order form.
Contact: Celeste Mercer
Account Executive, Group & Hospitality Sales
SPIRIT NIGHT - THIS THURSDAY AUGUST 24th AT ATHENS PIZZA!!
Fernbank's first Spirit Night of 2017-18 will be THIS THURSDAY August 24th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at Athens Pizza on Clairmont Road. Come on out and support our school while having a great dinner with Fernbank friends!
Spirit Nights (or weeks) are partnerships with local restaurants, where a portion of the proceeds from the evening's sales comes back to Fernbank! We hold Spirit Nights every few weeks - they're so much fun and such an easy way to support our school. Keep an eye out for upcoming events here in the Flash Digest.
ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEARN TO PLAY CLINICS
AFDC has a couple of Learn-to-Play Ultimate clinics coming up on August 20th and 27th. We'll have co-ed divisions for middle school and high school players.
• develop your disc skills through basic drills
• play mini-games and full field scrimmages
• learn skills you can practice at home
• walk away with a new perspective on the game of ultimate
Register Online, in advance if possible. However, if you are unable to do so kids may come the day of as long as a parent signs their medical release/waiver onsite before they participate. Please note if they don't sign up online they will have to check the AFDC Juniors facebook page for cancellation updates if weather acts up.
What to bring: Bring a white and dark shirt and plenty of water. Dress to play – cleats are optional.
When: August 20 and August 27, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Piedmont Park Active Oval - 14th Street and Piedmont Avenue
For any questions related to PTA programs/events or to provide feedback, please email our co-presidents Cindy Spalding and Beth Collums at
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