FERNBANK'S WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST - MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETS THIS AFTERNOON AT 3:30
School Council will meet today, Monday, November 13 at 3:30 pm in the front office conference room. This is an open meeting.
Agenda Items will include:
Selection of School Council Officer positions (Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary)
Post-mayoral election update on status of Atlanta’s proposed annexation of Emory and the CDC and discussion of any new developments
Continuation of discussion focused on strategies to create a stable student population census within Fernbank attendance zone
Update on scheduling of “small group” meeting with Dr. Green and Marshall Orson at which annexation and establishment of more stable future student population census within Fernbank attendance zone will be discussed
LAST CALL FOR QUICHE ORDERS!
The Holidays are coming...Let us help you while you help the 5th grade!
Order a Blitz Kitchen Quiche today and have an easy and yummy treat for yourself and your family.
Filled with fresh ingredients and finished off with a nice flaky crust, the Blitz Kitchen Quiche is always a winner! All you will need to do is warm and serve. (note: please order via our order form, not the Blitz Kitchen website)
ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY!
They will be ready for pick up this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
Download the order form
Make your check payable to Fernbank Foundation or pay via PayPal
(note: Please make a note that your payment is for quiche!)
DELIVER ORDER FORM TO THE MAIN OFFICE OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, our 5th graders are raising money so that every student can participate in the special activities the class does this year before they graduate. They just got back from a 3 day trip to the GA coast and several students went on a scholarship. Please help us fund this experience and more!
Fall Book Fair runs through this Wednesday, November 15th. This is a great opportunity for kids to find new books while supporting their school. We will also have teacher wish baskets if you want to send in money to purchase a book for the class.
BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK!
STUDENT COUNCIL POSITIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON!
Is your child running for Student Council President, Vice President, Secretary, Junior Officer? We will send a separate note letting you know who won later today!
DRUID HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL - PROSPECTIVE PARENT COFFEE & CONVERSATION
On Wednesday, November 15 at 8:00am Druid Hills Middle School and High School parents are hosting a coffee. Please stop by for coffee and conversation and to learn more about all of the great things happening at our cluster middle school and high school. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and hear first hand from parents about the journey ahead for your child. November 15, 8am, 1876 Durand Mill Drive. Questions? email@example.com
REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM 2017-2018 FERNBANK WINNERS!
Pre-K: Margaret Shepherd, First Place/ Frances Shepherd, Second Place.
First Grade: Arthur Wang, First Place.
Second Grade: Will Pace, First Place/ Brooklyn Overbey, Second Place.
Fourth Grade: Oliver Francois-Watkins, First Place/ Kiran Diez, Second Place.
Fifth Grade: Alessandra Marconi, First Place/ Lily Powell, Second Place/ Zahra Samnani, Third Place.
Third Grade: Chloe Ferguson, First Place.
Fourth Grade: Oliver Francois-Watkins, First Place.
First Grade: Rehan Parkar, First Place.
Third Grade: Caroline Huang, First Place.
Fourth Grade: Zoe Marshall, First Place/ Lucca Rodriguez-Pedraza, Second Place/Oliver Francois-Watkins, Third Place.
Fifth Grade: Zahra Samnani, First Place/ Celia Herrara-Sanchez, Second Place/ Tehreena Parkar, Third Place.
Second Grade: Brooklyn Overbey, First Place/ Will Pace, Second Place.
Fourth Grade: Alexis Overbey, First Place.
Fifth Grade: Amelia Perkins, First Place / Madeline Ramer, Second Place.
Kindergarten: Lakshmi Mani, First Place / Georgia Francois-Watkins, Second Place / Halle Slifka, Third Place.
First Grade: Jiayu Ye, First Place/ Arthur Wang, Second Place/ Yuhan Cao, Third Place.
Second Grade: Lono Francois-Watkins, First Place.
Third Grade: Nina Tu, First Place / Chloe Ferguson, Second Place / Tina Tu, Third Place.
Fourth Grade: Alisha Arieh, First Place/Julia Blanchard, Second Place / Wyatt Cobb, Third Place.
Fifth Grade: Pia Ramirez-Weninger, First Place /Jack Fishbein, Second Place / Zahra Samnani, Third Place.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
IT'S CROSSING GUARD APPRECIATION WEEK!
Does your student walk to school? If so, please make sure to say "Thank you" and recognize your crossing guard in your own special way! There will also be a special breakfast in their honor on Thursday morning.
CogAT TESTING WRAPS UP THIS WEEK
CoGAT testing continues this week for those students whose MAP scores qualified them to participate. To learn more, visit our testing page.
Here is the remaining testing schedule:
Monday Nov 13th:
Grades K-2 Nonverbal Battery
Wednesday Nov 15:
Grades 3-5 Nonverbal Battery
BRING IN GALLON AND HALF GALLON CONTAINERS TOMORROW!
RECYCLE your plastic containers for 3rd Grade Igloos.
The third grade classrooms are building igloos and they need your empty plastic gallon and half gallon containers.
Please send in to school Tuesday
There is a plastic collection box by the lobby
RECYCLING DAY TOMORROW AT EMORY POINT
Clear your clutter and recycle your unwanted items at Emory Point (next to the park) on TUESDAY, November 15 from 8 AM- 6 PM. They will be accepting so many items!!!!!
Please RECYCLE and
THANK YOU from Go GREEN!!!!
GIFT CARDS FOR THE CENTRAL NIGHT SHELTER
This year on December 3rd, in memory of Katie Bashor, we are going to provide the guests at the Central Night Shelter with a birthday breakfast bag. Coach Bashor was dedicated to this shelter and often spoke of how important a simple $5 gift card to McDonald's was to these men as it allowed them to go in to buy a cup of coffee and get out of the often brutal winter weather.
In honor of Coach Bashor's birthday, we are asking students to send in a $5 McDonald's gift card. We will include these in the birthday bags. Gift cards (or cash) can be turned into the P.E. coaches or the front office. Last year we raised over $2,000 for the shelter. We were able to provide each guest a $5 gift card in the birthday bag and we were also able to give gift cards to Katie's daughter, Jesse, to distribute to the men on cold, winter mornings.
Thanks for your help!
LONG SLEEVE FERNBANK BASEBALL TEES FOR SALE!
Do your kids love their Fernbank tees but you want them to dress a little warmer? Order one of these new baseball tees with 3/4 length sleeves! We did a small run and have a very limited quantity for sale in our online store. Or you can buy them before school starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our store across from the gym.
Get yours today before they're all gone!
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS DINNER - DECEMBER 1ST
Save the Date! The Fernbank Community's International Friends Dinner will be Friday, December 1st, from 6-8 pm in our cafeteria. Our school community is made up of families from all parts of the world. This is a great opportunity to share our favorite foods and celebrate our cultures together! Bring a dish to share.
Arrive on time so you don't miss out on any of the deliciousness. Not only we will love the fabulous food - we will also enjoy entertainment from the Druid Hills Middle School Mariachi Band and the Maculele Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts Group.
You won't want to miss it!! All are welcome. Look for flyers in your courier coming soon.
Greeting from Cub Scouts Pack 6! We are looking for yards to rake this fall as our primary Pack fundraiser. Rather than selling popcorn door to door, our Cub Scouts and their families will be in your neighborhood to rake and bag leaves in return for a donation to the Pack. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
All of the proceeds go to supplement our Pack Six operations for the year including:
Donations typically range from $50 (front or back yard) to $100 (entire yard – larger yards may be extra). BAGS are included in the service.
Contact us to sign up for one of the following dates:
Saturday, Nov 18; Saturday, Dec 2
We will be raking from 9am-1pm. CASH or CHECK PAYMENTS: Please make checks to “BSA PACK 6”
CC’s via PayPal: Please use firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers and parents, did you get photos of the Reflections ceremony, the 5th grade musical or the 5th grade trip?
Teachers and parents, please remember to take photos at school events and send them to Malia Escobar for the yearbook. Email to email@example.com. If taken on a phone, select the largest size when sending so we can make sure they look good in print.
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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