FERNBANK'S WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST - MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2017
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
WELCOME BACK! HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT THANKSGIVING BREAK!
Remember our school day dismissal will return to 2:20pm this Friday!
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS DINNER - THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST
We hope to see you this Friday evening! The Fernbank Community's International Friends Dinner will be 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. See you there!
SCHOOL PICTURES ARE READY!
You can pick up school photos in the office Monday-Wednesday of this week. Any orders not picked up will be sent home in courier. If you forgot to order it's not too late. There will be one additional round of orders. Turn in your order forms to the front office by Friday, Dec.1 to order. If you have questions contact email@example.com.
STUDENT COUNCIL CAN DRIVE
It's that time of year again...
Student Council is participating in the Atlanta Community Food Bank Drive and asking all Fernbank families to help support by bringing in canned food. The drive lasts from Monday, November 27th thru Friday, December 15th.
Thanks for helping to make this years drive a success!!!
THE LOVE FUND
Room parents help organize holiday gift giving for our teaching staff, but we would also like to show appreciation for our fantastic support staff (40+) by providing them with a holiday gift.These individuals including our custodians, cafeteria staff, paras, and bus drivers, work hard to help Fernbank run smoothly each day. Monetary donations (cash or checks made to “Fernbank Elementary PTA”) for the Love Fund may be sent in with your child to their homeroom teacher or sent directly to the office in an envelope marked “Love.”
All donations are greatly appreciated and should be turned in by Monday, December 18th . Many Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Fernbank Student Council
LOOKING FOR EVENT PICTURES FOR THE YEARBOOK!
Do you have good photos of Field Day, a musical, or a recent event at school?
Email them or send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org. If taken on a phone, select the largest size when sending so we can make sure they look good in print.
Order your yearbook now online. The price goes up throughout the year, so don't delay.
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
GO GREEN AND RECYCLE YOUR GENTLY USED BACKPACKS!
Go Green and recycle your gently used backpacks!!!
November 27-December 7
We are collecting as many gently used or new backpacks stuffed with winter necessities for homeless adults and at risk individuals. The closure of Atlanta's largest homeless shelter in August means more people living unsheltered on our city streets than before. Please give what you can to help!
Each bag should have the following:
(Trial size on the toiletries is just fine)
You may be amazed to find these items in your home, going unused! We are striving for as many completed backpacks as we can get since Safe House can serve hundreds a day during the winter months. We will accept any of these items individually as well.
There will be a donation box set up in the front of the school November 27-December 7.
Please be kind to our earth and each other!!
Please contact Ainsley Waken 404.797.1858 if you have any questions.
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!
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