June 1, 2015

John Flaherty, Principal, Falmouth Elementary School

Jason Manjourides, K-2 Assistant Principal
Ryan Gleason, 3-5 Assistant Principal

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


Check out Superintendent Bruno's blog that will be updated regularly and will include a variety of topics:

-DATES to REMEMBER for 2014-2015-

Last School Day-June 17th. Students will be dismissed at noon.

-Box Tops-Please send in any Box Tops you have collected.  There are collection bins in the FES Library. You can send in Box Tops in envelopes or baggies. We will trim and count the Box Tops and mail the Box Tops to Box Tops for Education before summer vacation. (Please note: We don't collect Campbell Soup labels.)

-Sunscreen/Insect Repellant at School-As students spend increasing amounts of time outdoors this spring, we would like to send out a reminder that Falmouth Schools recommend that insect repellent and sunscreen be applied to students prior to coming to school. They should not bring repellent or sunscreen to be applied during the school day. Students may keep these items in their backpacks for after school activities if needed. Students are permitted to wear a hat for sun protection while outside for recess.  The school nurses also recommend that parents be vigilant about doing daily tick checks on their children.  We are seeing an increasing number of ticks in the health office. There is additional information on ticks and Lyme disease on the health services website.

-Attention Grade 5 Parents-First Day School Supplies for Falmouth Middle School

Hello Parents,

I know it is hard to start thinking about the upcoming 2015/2016 school year, but it will be here before you know it and now is the time to start thinking about ordering your fall school supplies! 

I have worked with all three grade level middle school teachers to ensure that all necessary supplies are in your child's school kits (each grade level supply list can be viewed online when ordering). We are using the same company for our school kits this year as we did last year...1st Day School Supplies. This company uses name-brand, durable products such as: Crayola, Avery & Mead and will customize the product colors to suit either a boy or girl. The website is up and currently ready to accept orders!

It is very easy to order these school kits online too. Just click on the following website:

1. Enter our town zip code.
2. Click which school kit you would like to purchase under the Falmouth Middle School tab. PLEASE NOTE: 6th graders will need to chose a world language kit. 
3. Enter your student information. 
4. Checkout. 
5. DONE!

We have decided, for convenience, to have the school kits delivered to your home at least two weeks before the first day of school. The deadline to order is June 30th. 

We are also using this as a small fundraiser for our PTO. As you may know, the PTO is important to the middle school and money raised by the PTO helps with teacher grants every year as well as many other school related activities. So, why not make your life a little easier and, at the same time, help the school PTO?

So, please keep an eye out for flyers that will come home with your student as well as emails relating to the purchase of these school kits. 

Once again the website is:
and the deadline to order these kits is JUNE 30TH!

Any questions please contact Kim Marcotte at:


-Falmouth Community Members-Join Falmouth Land Trust at Town Landing Market for Hand scooped ice cream on Saturday, June 6th, 11-4pm. This is a fundraiser for Hurricane Valley Farm. All proceeds from the ice cream sales on 6/6 will support HVF.

After ice cream, pick up a map and check out another FLT property just 200 steps from TLM. The recently upgraded Woodman Property is 7 acres of wooded, easy terrain right in the heart of the Foreside Community and is an easy trail walk for families of all ages. FLT guided tours will be available on 6/6.

-Nancy King Memorial Scholarship Fund-Cookies for Nancy-There will be a Cookie Walk Bake Sale on Saturday, June 6th from 9am-2pm at Shaws in Falmouth. 100% of all proceeds will help to provide a scholarship, each year, to a deserving FHS Senior, in memory of Nancy. If you'd like to donate cookies please call Gail Mason at 803-2279.

-UPDATE:  Calling all 2015 FEF Auction Committee Volunteers!!

The next opportunity to get involved in a great cause is just around the corner!  We are seeking volunteers to help with the 2015 Fall Auction, which will be held on Saturday, October 24 at the Woodlands Club.  This is a fun night to catch up with friends, other Falmouth parents and community members -- all proceeds benefit a great cause (Falmouth kids!).  This year’s event will have a little twist to make it fresh and fun for new and returning guests!

If you have been thinking about getting involved (or think you might be, but aren't sure yet), now is your chance! Please join us for a kick-off and informational meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 7PM (at 149 Woodlands Drive).

Contact Karyl Hazard to RSVP, with questions or if you want to volunteer, but can't attend the meeting ( or 266-1820.

-Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF)-The Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF) is a volunteer-based organization, established more than twenty years ago, that is dedicated to fundraising activities each year in order to provide grants in support of academics, athletics, and the arts for children (pre-k - 12th grade) throughout the Falmouth community. Visit us at to learn more.

-Falmouth Football and the Falmouth Cheer and Stunt Teams

It’s time to register for any of the following fall Football and Cheer programs through the Falmouth Football Boosters

- Youth Tackle – Grades 2 through 6 (Aaron Svedlow -

- Youth Flag – Grades K through 6 (Jake Birks –

- Middle School (Jonathan Berry –

- High School (Craig Aube -

- Cheer and Stunt Teams (Jill Noyes -

Register online at – See “Register Online”, left side of home page

Questions – Contact noted above or go to Falmouth Football Program Overview in the News section of the home page.

Items for the Principal Notes are limited to information that is related to school-sponsored programs and activities. This includes information on school happenings on behalf of the children on site through community programs sponsorship.

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 or Dee Langley (3-5) at



















DATES to REMEMBER for 2014-2015-

Last Day of School-June 17th. It is an early release day and students will be dismissed at noon. 

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