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Thurs., 5/9 - PTO Notes
PTO met on Thurs., 5/9 @ 4:30 PM. The decision was made to support French Elementary’s continuing growth in technology with a $10,500 end of year gift. Priorities may include but are not be limited to the following:
· completing the purchase of laptop computers, digital projectors, and document cameras to ensure that every teacher has one of each available for daily instruction
· continuing with the purchase of iPads and other instructional technology as determined by building leadership
Upcoming PTO sponsored events include the following:
French Elementary would like to thank our 2012-13 officers for a year of dedication and service:
· President – Carole Hamlin
· Co-Vice President – Maureen Witte
· Co-Vice President – Fania Samora
· Secretary - Hollie Hambly
· Treasurer – Gabbi Moore
The 1st meeting of 2013-14 will be held in the library at Thurs., 9/12/2013 @ 4:30 PM. Officers may be nominated at that time.
Thurs., 1/10 - BAAC Minutes
The French Elementary Building Accountability and Advisory Committee (BAAC) is a team of parents and teachers who meet four times per year to discuss the state of our school. Agendas include updates on the progress of the building's Unified Improvement Plan and special reports as requested by the BAAC board.
Members in attendance at the January meeting held Thurs., 1/10 included gifted and talented teacher Kathy Self and parent Gabby Moore. Principal Carlos Lopez presented on the results of Middle of Year DIBELS testing and progress on the Unified Improvement Plan. Assistant Principal Dawn Hunke presented on the use of the SIPPS intervention program to increase reading proficiency. Future dates and topics include the following:
Kiss and Go Lane - Front Parking Lot
Thank you to all of our parents and community for making good use of our new Kiss and Go procedures for the front parking lot. During morning drop-off parents are encouraged to pull all the way up and fully to the right, letting students out safely on the curb.
Please note that the back parking lot is closed off to allow walkers safe access during both arrival and dismissal and does not have a Kiss and Go lane. Please click here for more information on our crosswalk and parking lot procedures.
Support Technology at French! Send in Box Tops for Education!!!
French is once again participating in the Box Tops for Education program! Last year, French received over $2000 from parents and community members just like you who supported us by simply sending in box tops from specially marked boxes and packages. 1st grade teacher and coordinator of the program Cathy Britt was instrumental in the program, collecting and sending away box tops by the thousands to help us meet our goal. Between fundraising programs like Box Tops for Education and the efforts of our very own Parent Teacher Organization, French has tranformed classrooms across the school making digital projectors, document cameras, and (soon to be) laptop computers standard-issue for teacher presentation in every classroom. We are proud of our implementation of technology and want to invite you to help us grow.
Please visit our portal on the Box Tops for Education website by clicking here.
Peanut Free Cafe Table
In response to the growing number of students with peanut allergies, French has introduced a "Peanut Free Cafe" table to the lunch room. Students with peanut allergies are welcomed to sit among friends and know that they are in safe surroundings. If you have any questions or concerns regarding allergies or any other health concerns, please contact our school nurse Cheryl Witzman at 391-3057.
Crosswalk & Parking Lot Guidelines
Crosswalk and parking lot guidelines have been updated for the 2012-13 school year. Please click here to see the updated page including a map of our surrounding streets and parking lots. Thank you for supporting the safety of our students, parents, and staff!
For most families that qualify for free or reduced lunch, Comcast offers internet access at a low cost. Visit www.internetessentials.com or call 855-846-8376 for more information.