May 2015

John Flaherty, Principal jflaherty@falmouthschools.org

Jason Manjourides, K-2 Assistant Principal jmanjourides@falmouthschools.org

Ryan Gleason, 3-5 Assistant Principal rgleason@falmouthschools.org

 - Please check out Superintendent Bruno's Blog-http://brunosnotes.blogspot.com/

-DATES TO REMEMBER for 2015-2016-

Early Release-Wednesday, May 18th. FES students are dismissed at noon.

Last Day for Students-June 16. It will be an early release day and students will be dismissed at noon.

Important note to Parents-Last night the School Board approved a revision to our calendar for next year (2016-2017).  The conference day which was originally scheduled for Thursday, November 10, has now been moved to Tuesday, November 8, which is voting day.

Here is a link to the revised calendar:
-For the class of 2029! (incoming Kindergarten students, 2016/2017)
Parent Orientation- Thursday, May 5, 2016 
6:00pm in the cafeteria of Falmouth Elementary School
Parents only please.
-Paperless registration is coming to FES-The Falmouth Elementary School will begin to utilize an online student registration and student data validation system, beginning with our new 2016-2017 school year. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to quickly obtain up to date information on your child. The online system will be used for all new and returning student registrations for student demographic, emergency and medical information and allow you to update that information prior to the start of the new school year. Here is the link: http://www.falmouthschools.org/_/index.cfm?sidebar=316¢er=400&rightnav=333

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

As you know, by state law we must hold a screening for all incoming kindergarten students.  The screening takes place in May, and is always held in the kindergarten wing at our school during daytime hours. Our entire kindergarten staff participates, as do many of our specialists.  Needless to say, on the days that we hold screening appointments, the current kindergarteners do not have school.

On Wednesday, May 25, Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, your child will not be attending school so that we can hold screenings for the 2016 incoming kindergarteners. We will repeat this reminder several times between now and the end of May.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,

John G. Flaherty

-The Falmouth Farm-to-School Team will be hosting a Plant Sale during the FES Wellness Day on Sunday, May 15th. We are seeking plant donations of perennials that you might have in your gardens, or of extra seedlings you might have started at home.
All plants can be dropped-off at the FES Learning Garden OR the Middle School Garden between Wednesday, May 11th and Friday, May 13th. If you have questions please contact Genna at genna.cherichello@falmouthschools.org

-Wellness Festival and Fun Run-The Falmouth Elementary Wellness Festival will be held on Sunday, May 15th starting at 10:00 am. Please come join us for this free event with live music, food, local business, plant sale, arts and crafts and more. 

The Fun Run will take place at 11:30 am on the high school track. All participants will get a free medal when they run. 

The entry fee for $14 has been extended to May 4. Race day entry is $20.00. This year we are hosting a parent run. 
Please go to the following link to sign up to volunteer:
-Last week to order an FES Yearbook-The yearbook deadline is here (April 29th)!  The price is $15.87 and If you would like to purchase a yearbook that will be given out to students the last week of school please go to www.treering.com/1014273970313434
Please note: If you fail to order before this deadline you can still get a memory book but your child/children will not get it at school along with those classmates who did order on time.

-3-5 Activities Club... The activity for 3rd graders on Tues., April 26 will be Circus Arts. The activity for 4th & 5th on Thurs., April 28 will be unicycles.
-Parent Support Group

To parents and guardians of students with special needs:

You are cordially invited to the Parent Support Group 

What: The goal is to support each other in this adventure, share resources, breath and laugh.

When: Tuesdays from 5:30 PM -7:00 PM

Please note that there have been a few changes on remaining dates:

May 10

May 24

June 7

Please contact Laurie Sivonen for more information: lsivonen@falmouthschools.org or at 781-3988


-Dental Clinic Opportunity-A dental program called Tooth Fairies will be providing dental care (cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealant treatments, oral evaluation and oral hygiene instruction and a free toothbrush) on May 19th and 20th to children who would otherwise not have access to dental services. Services provided are available to students with Maine Care, or students that are uninsured and not established with a dentist.  If your child is seeing a dentist regularly, they would not need or qualify for these services. However, if you are having a hard time getting into the community dental clinic or your dentist is no longer accepting Maine Care, we can see your child. If you do not have Maine Care, the fee for the service is $42.00.

Please contact your school nurse for further information.

Thank you,

Sue Raatikainen RN,  Falmouth Elementary School 347-3152

Kellie Schimelman RN, Falmouth Elementary School 347-3152

Jean Barbour RN, Falmouth Middle School 781-9886

 MaryBeth Bachman RN, Falmouth High School 781-7429 x 5521

-PTO News:  Teacher appreciation week is here! We would like to celebrate our teachers and school staff by providing breakfast on the morning of Wednesday, May 4th at 7am in the FES cafeteria. Please help us make this event spectacular by signing up to donate goods and/or to volunteer on the day of the breakfast.  To help, please clink on the link:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084DA5A72FA3FD0-staff2 

The PTO website has been updated! Please visit us at http://falmouthpto.org/fes/ to see the latest information and events.

Follow the PTO on Facebook to keep up to date with the most recent news and events.  Click here to visit our page  Falmouth Elementary PTO Facebook

If you would like to be added to the PTO email distribution list for future volunteering opportunities please contact us at Falmouthelementarypto@gmail.com

**All community news and notes can now be found on our Community Bulletin Board Page**


Principal's notes are reserved for events that are directly school-related. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have items for the notes, please email Dee Langley, Administrative Assistant (3-5) dlangley@falmouthschools.org  by NOON on Thursday for the following week. Thank you!

Principals’ notes are sent weekly to parents of all K-5 students unless otherwise requested. If you are not on the distribution list and would like to be, please email Robin Penrod (K-2) at rpenrod@falmouthschools.org or Dee Langley (3-5) at dlangley@falmouthschools.org



















-DATES TO REMEMBER for 2015-2016-

Early Release-May 18-Students are dismissed at noon.

No School KINDERGARTEN ONLY-May 25, 26, & 27 

Last Day for Students-June 16. It will be an early release day. Students will be dismissed at noon.


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