FERNBANK'S WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST - MONDAY OCTOBER 10, 2017

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

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THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES

 

Join us TONIGHT for our very first Fernbank 101! We have an incredible school community and we want you to feel a part of it.

 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to have Ms. Ray, along with a panel of other school leaders, provide you with the information you need to get the very most out of Fernbank. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and parent networking too! 

We have hired the fabulous magician, Ken Scott, to entertain your school-age children in the gym, while parents (and any younger children) join our session in the cafeteria. 

5th grade patrols! We need your help with the event - wear your belt and meet us in front of the stage at 5:55 pm. Thanks!

SEE YOU TONIGHT AT FERNBANK 101!

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES

School Photo Retakes will be held on Thursday October 12. If you haven't done so already please send in your form if you are requesting retakes No later than 7:30AM on Thursday. You can also email Robin at robin@robingaucher.com before Thursday at 7:30am if you didn't get your form turned in. If your child was absent on Picture Day they will have their picture taken on Oct 12 as well.  

 

We also need 2 volunteers to help from 8:00AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday with pictures. Please email Robin@robingaucher.com if you can help.

EMORY LAVISTA PARENT COUNCIL MEETING 

Tuesday, October 24th 
9:00am - 10:30am with refreshments and mingling 8:30am-9am
Oak Grove Elementary

 

Topic: How You Can Help Your School Innovate and Excel with Creative Solutions:
Hear from school leaders, parents, School Council members about ways schools are leverage local and state funding, community partnerships and parent involvement to help their students and schools excel! Parents and Community Leaders often ask: How can I made a difference at my local school? Join us for an informative and engaging ELPC session to discuss the various ways parents, school leaders and community members are coming together to help schools identify innovative solutions to address their unique school's needs and achieve student and community success.  Some examples we hope to share include the Value of using Title 1 funding to fill school specific gaps, School Councils collaborating to solve shared needs, and community and parental involvement best practices.

Has your school implemented an innovative solution that you'd like to share? Let us know about it so we can help you share successes across the district. Send your school's best practices to wheeleratlanta@gmail.com and we will contact you to identify the best way to share.  Also share on our Facebook page. 

Film at the Fern is at 6pm Saturday, October 21st!!

 

Bring your blanket, picnic and lawn chairs to Fernbank and enjoy a DJ led dance party then a moonlit showing of How to Train Your Dragon on a huge 25ft screen! The fun starts at 6pm and the movie will begin at dark.

 

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

(3 and under are free)

Pop-corn, bake sale goodies and water will be available for $1 each.

Purchase your tickets now online or download this order form and return it to your child's teacher with a check.

Have you bought your tickets??

Calling all bakers!

We need goodies to sell at the show! If you would like to bake something (or buy something!) for us to sell, we would really appreciate it. Contact Suni Diez (sunitaw@comcast.net) or Mandy Rollins (mandy.rollins@medtronic.com) if you can help or if you have any questions.

SUPPORT FERNBANK BY SEEING THE HAWKS!

Do you love basketball? Do you love the Atlanta Hawks? Here is a fun way to support Fernbank! If you buy tickets to any of the Hawks games via this website, Fernbank gets money back! (must enter school name and student’s name at checkout to receive credit) 

And!! Whichever school sells the most tickets between now and October 27th, will win a school assembly from the Atlanta Hawks!! 

THIS SATURDAY - DRUID HILLS SCHOOLS CLUSTER TAILGATE!

Please join us for our Annual Druid Hills Cluster Tailgate before our October 14 DHMS Football game against Renfroe!

 

It is a great opportunity to our 5 elementary schools together and then cheer on our Dragons. Please join us!

 

Sign-up to bring something or just bring your family with hungry tummies! We'll provide the coffee and there will be plenty of yummy breakfast treats.... 

HELPING PUERTO RICO AFTER MARIA

Kudos to Ms. Martin's 5th grade class for starting the "Pennies for Puerto Rico" project! Please send in loose change (or more!) next week - their collection jug is next to the Media Center. Let's be awesome together, Fernbank and help fellow citizens at this time of need!

For any questions related to PTA programs/events or to provide feedback, please email our co-presidents Cindy Spalding and Beth Collums at fernbankelementarypta@gmail.com

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