February 8, 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


-DATES TO REMEMBER for 2015-2016-

February 15-19-No School for Winter Break. Have a wonderful vacation!

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



Registration for Falmouth Kindergarten will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and

Thursday, February 9, 10, & 11, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All registrations will take place in the Falmouth Elementary School main office at 58 Woodville Road.

A child must be five years old on or before October 15, 2016 in order to attend kindergarten in the fall. This is state law as well as school board policy. There are no exceptions.

Upon registration, please present a copy of your child’s original birth certificate, a record of immunization, and proof of residency. At the time of registration, an appointment will be made for kindergarten screening, which will take place on May 25, 26, & 27.

If you know of any children who plan to enter Falmouth Elementary School as first graders in the fall of 2016, please ask their parents to contact the school office at 781-3988.  First graders must turn six years old on or before October 15, 2016.

We appreciate your help in spreading the word about registration. We use this information for enrollment and budgeting purposes.

-K-8 Art Show-The K-8 Art Show will be held at the Falmouth Memorial Library during the month of February. Please come and enjoy the student art work. 

Spanish Note from Señora D.C.  All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students who have Spanish with Señora D.C.  will take home their folder of first semester work.  Please enjoy viewing your child's work, sign the slip and return only the slip and the folder.  Please keep the papers.  Gracias, Jeanne DiSciullo-Carpenter

-Activities Club Grades 3-5...The activity for 3rd grade on Tues., Feb. 9 (7:45-8:45) and for 4th & 5th grade on Thurs., Feb. 11 (7:35-8:35) is badminton. 
-UPDATE on our Baby Carrier Drive- The School Nurses wish to extend their sincere THANKS to all of you who contributed baby carriers to our Carry the Future school drive. We collected 31 carriers from FES families. These carriers were part of a local drive organized by Emily Hickey who collected 132 carriers and other essential warm clothing items for refugees. Read this article for more Information on the Maine Carry The Future Drive . Thanks again for helping us with this important cause!
-Tasting Testing Event Yields New Lunch Option For The Month of February

Elementary students tasted Sunbutter during a recent 'Tasting Healthy Foods For A Healthy Future' event. Sunbutter is a creamy sunflower seed spread, processed in a nut free facility. Sunbutter is gluten and dairy free. Students indicated they found Sunbutter to be "Yummy". As a result of the taste testing, the school nutrition program will offer Sunbutter and Carrots as a daily entree choice, one that is nut, gluten, and dairy free.

The month of February will test market the interest and demand for the new entree. Cheese Sandwiches and the Yogurt/Cheese Stick options will still be available. 

Questions about the choice may be directed to Tracey Thibodeau (tthibodeau@falmouthschools.org) or Martha Poliquin (mpoliquin@falmouthschools.org)

-From the School Nurses:

Falmouth Elementary School is sponsoring its first blood drive. We are proud to be participating in the American Red Cross Pint-Size Hero program, which introduces elementary school students to the importance of blood donation. The program offers our school an activity that is not only fun, but also educational and gives our students a chance to support our community.

The Pint-Size Hero program teaches students about the function of blood in our bodies, the different components of blood and the need for blood donors in our community. Students are then asked to recruit individuals to donate at our school’s upcoming blood drive. The Red Cross believes that we will help create a future generation of blood donors by getting students involved at an early age, and we want to join with their vision.

Students will take part in a Pint-Size Hero educational presentation at school and will receive a letter requesting parents, family members and other adults to donate blood on their behalf. The letter will include a donor appointment request form for those interested in donating to complete and return to school with their student.

Each student who recruits at least one person to come out to donate at the blood drive will be recognized as a Pint-Size Hero. We want our students to know how important they are and about their impact on their community. This experience will be a fun way to engage our students, and the best part is knowing they are helping save lives!

Below is the information for our school’s upcoming blood drive.

Falmouth Elementary School blood drive/ 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

FES Cafeteria

Appointments may be scheduled using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or by visiting redcrossblood.org using sponsor code: FalmouthME ES

Parent Volunteers can sign up at Volunteer Sign-up for FES Blood Drive March 30, 2016 .For more information contact Sue Raatikainen at sraatikainen@falmouthschools.org

-PTO NewsPlease join us for the next PTO Board Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from 7-9pm in the FES Library.

Please continue to help us reach our goal for the Annual Contribution Drive (ACD).  Donations are still being accepted.   Make checks payable to Falmouth Elementary PTO and return to school.

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-

February 9, 10 & 11-Kindergarten Registration at FES, 10am-2pm

February 15-19-No School for Winter Break


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