February 1, 2016


Parents, Families, and Residents of Falmouth,


56 degrees and sunny?  Birds chirping?  Doesn’t exactly feel like February, but as I look at the calendar of events, there are plenty of months left between now and June: our school campus is alive with activity.  Our student DisCom team continues to meet regularly, update us on campus events, share work completed by students, interview staff on their experiences, and document the many things going on across all schools.  Look for new posts on my blog, like us on Facebook and Twitter, and coming soon: a Falmouth Public Schools Instagram account.


Check out upcoming posts related to our two service trips just completed: high school students traveled to Mississippi as part of Habitat for Humanity, and another group just returned from Guatemala as part of Safe Passage, an organization that provides support services and education to families facing extreme poverty.  We will be sharing some pictures and experiences from our students and faculty that participated.  This Tuesday, February 2nd, our multi-talented kids will compete for prizes at Falmouth’s Got Talent, a project graduation event hosted by high school students.  Music, dance, poetry, stand-up comedy, instruments, singing: you name it, you’ll probably see it from our elementary, middle, and high school students!              


Tonight, on February 1st, at our school board workshop, we will be discussing investment in classroom technology.  3rd grade teachers will be sharing how they have integrated iPads into their instruction across all content areas, and our leadership team will be sharing our vision for how we intend to utilize technology across the 3-5 spectrum to successfully prepare kids for their experience in middle school and beyond.  I encourage everyone to check out the Falmouth Elementary School Grade 3 iPad Pilot blog.  The posts outline how teachers are using iPads as a powerful learning tool to strengthen learning.  


Our monthly book recommendation:

Quiet by Susan Cain


Thank you for supporting our school community.  Please continue to communicate with us on how we can best inspire and develop your child’s unique interests and abilities.



Warm Regards,

 


Lucy Tucker Geoff Bruno 

School Board Chair Superintendent of Schools


 


 
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