FERNBANK'S WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST - TUESDAY FEB 20TH, 2017
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
Teacher experiences, getaways
grade-level/class artwork, parties and more will only be available the day of the auction event!!
HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR TICKET?
You can still contribute towards your grade-level gift.
We use this money to purchase or enhance some of the awesome trips that are up for bid at the live auction - we buy things like airline vouchers, hotel stays, etc.
The grade that collects the most funds will receive a pajama day and pizza party!
Cash or check (made to Fernbank Foundation) can be given to your teacher.
ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10pm
There are some AMAZING things up for bid online now - some even lower than their value. Camps! Dining! Events! Family Outings!
These items will only be available during the online auction so
DO NOT MISS OUT! BID NOW!
THE ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TOMORROW AT 10pm!
BETA CLUB IS COLLECTING GENTLY USED BOOKS AND TOYS
Fernbank's Beta Club is now collecting gently used books and boys for the Ronald McDonald House and the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. We will have bins near the school's front entrance soon but for now please bring your items to Ms. Myrick's classroom upstairs in the 4th and 5th grade hallway.
The group will be collecting until March 2nd.
GET YOUR READING LOGS TURNED IN TO YOUR TEACHER BY FRIDAY!!!!!!
Students who have worked to earn their free Six Flags Over Georgia admission ticket should turn in their Reading Log form to their teacher THIS FRIDAY! Each student must have logged 6 hours of reading between January 1 and February 23.
Tickets will be sent home in courier as soon as we get them in May!
FERNBANK SUMMER CAMP DATES
Fernbank Elementary offers a fun-filled summer camp for rising Kindergartners through rising 6th grade students. It's a perfect way for new students to get introduced to the school! read more
Dates for 2018 are the following:
June 4th - 8th
June 11th - 15th
June 18th - 22nd
June 25th - 29th
Details, Pricing and Registration coming soon!
HAVE YOU ORDERED YOUR YEARBOOK??
Order your yearbook now online for $45 directly at Jostens. Orders were on the Super Bill at Open House, but afterwards they have been online through Jostens. We only order the number of books that have been paid. If you don't order one, we likely won't have one to sell you!
Your child will love this wonderful hardbound keepsake. Each child is featured with an individual photo and a class photo, along with lots of special activity photos from throughout the year. (speaking of candids, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Get started now: (enter Fernbank in first white field)
Enter Fernbank for Name, and select it from options that appear below
Click on 2018 Yearbook image
Next page, click on Yearbook image again
GA SCHOOL CLIMATE PARENT SURVEY
Parents & Guardians:
We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in the annual Georgia School's Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents will be able to complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones or tablets. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Take the survey now.
Georgia Student Health Survey II
The Georgia Student Health Survey for third - fifth grade is a brief 15 minute survey. Please encourage students to take the questions seriously and answer truthfully. The results are used to guide each school's School Climate Initiatives, provide direction for health curriculum, provide goals for drug prevention education, and more.
Parents can opt their child out of this survey by completing a Passive Permission/Opt Out Form for their child's grade level. Copies of the student survey questions, and parent permission forms are available on this webpage.
Participation is voluntary; however, each school must obtain 75 percent student participation to receive a Climate Star Rating.
PROSPECTIVE PARENT MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY!
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP IS MARCH 16TH
Starting at 9am in the cafeteria on Wednesday February 21st, prospective parents can meet our administrators, learn more about our school and the IB program, and take a tour of the school!
Do you have an upcoming Kindergartener? If so, please bring them to our Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, March 16th from 9:30am - 11:30am. This is sure to be a great day full of surprises for you and your Future Fernbanker!
PRE-K LOTTERY WILL BE HELD MARCH 20TH
If you have a youngster who is eligible for GA Pre-K and live in the Fernbank attendance zone, you can enter your child into the Pre-K lottery on Tuesday March 20th between 8:30-1:00 p.m. The drawing will be done at 1:15 and you will know then if your child got a spot!
Bring the child’s birth certificate, social security, and a proof of residence (not a phone bill) and your photo ID.
For any questions related to PTA programs/events or to provide feedback, please email our co-presidents Cindy Spalding and Beth Collums at