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“Eagle Sightings” for January~2012
Happy New Year to all Friday Harbor Families!! Wow!! Can you believe it is 2012? The months go by way too fast (or maybe that only happens when one is about to turn the BIG - 50). Often in January, many of us think of beginning a new year to establish goals in the hope to become the individual whom we want to be. Parents can help their children learn how to set and to accomplish goals by modeling. Modeling for our children is a powerful tool! Our children can learn a lot by our sharing the way we identify goals, set priorities, and take small, steady steps to attain those goals. They become aware of the importance of discipline and persistence to a task. In school I was taught the acronym S.M.A.R.T. when thinking about goal setting. Setting goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. I found this tip to be quite helpful in my personal life as well as in my professional life. I like to choose at least one professional goal and one personal goal to help to create balance in my life. Here are some of my S.M.A.R.T goals for this year. I am going to recheck and revise my “to do” list each night before I leave school. I am going to set aside $100 a month for a July vacation. I am going to sign up for a yoga class on the island. Children can also experience success with goal setting if they use the S.M.A.R.T. approach. I am going to read each night just before bedtime for twenty minutes. I am going to learn my multiplication facts through 10 by spring vacation. Here’s to setting goals and accomplishing them in 2012!! ~Connie
School closure and inclement weather EMERGENCY INFORMATION 2011-2012
The weather outside is becoming frightful!! Please check out our district late start information so that you are not caught off guard. For all late start or school closure information go to: http://sjisd.wednet.edu/Page/109
SJISD Capital and Tech Levy is coming February 14th!
Obtain all the information you need about the upcoming levy at:
January Dates to Know
School wide lice checks by PTA Lice Patrol Early Dismissal Day (11:10) Title 1 Open House @ 2:45pm PTA Dessert Social @6:30pm (all welcome) Martin Luther King Day (no school) DIBELS Winter Testing 6th Grade Egypt Day @ 3pm MAP Winter Testing Principal Coffee Hour @ 4pm 4 5 6 Grade Math Night @ 6:30pm School Board Meeting 5:00pm Semester Break (no school)
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Principal’s Coffee Hour
Be sure to join me on January 23rdth for my next Principal’s Coffee Hour. There will be coffee, tea and dessert! Monday, January 23rd FHES Library from 4:00-5:00 Child Care provided
Joseph Kaden is FHES Geography Bee Champion!!
It was a close final round with runner up Alen Melic in the difficult question and answer format competition held Wednesday, December 14th, in the school commons. Joseph was one of 10 class champions from grades 3, 4, and 5 who competed. Joseph will take a written test to determine his eligibility to compete at the state level contest to be held in the spring. The National Geographic Bee is a national competition sponsored by the National Geographic Society to encourage the study of Geography. The first place prize in the national competition is a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands! The other contestants in the Friday Harbor competition were AJ Kurtz, Ian Volk, Henry Arnold, MacalisterArendt, Kiya Althoff, Andre Matthews, Iziah Daily and Ethan Germain. Congratulations to Joseph and to all of the contestants for giving it your best!
Golden Eagle Feather Winners for December!!
Two hundred library books have been electronically flagged as “Golden Eagle Feather Books.” The following students have visited with Mrs. Martin and told her all of their favorite things about their book. December winners of a golden eagle feather are:
Magally Aguayo-Ramos – Little Women Race Rouser – Touching Spirit Bear Mitchell Payne – Across the Blue Pacific Abril Ignacio – Togo Merritt Deshon – Leonardo Da Vinci Congratulations!!
STAR, Study Time and Afternoon Recreation, Expands!
Island Rec is excited to announce expanded hours and new discounted fees for Island Rec’s daily after school care program, Study Time and Afternoon Recreation. STAR is an enriched daily after school care program for youth in grades K - 6th held at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Beginning in January: STAR is now open on school holidays beginning on January 16, the public holiday honoring Martin Luther King. STAR will be open from 8am - 6pm. Early dismissal fees have been reduced from $26 a day to $21. A 20% additional sibling discount is now offered. Parents now can have their kids drop into the program rather than pre-register; Island Rec will invoice parents at the end of the month.*
*A STAR application must be on file prior to dropping in. Applications are available from www.islandrec.org, Island Rec’s office at 580 Guard Street and the school office.
**Early Dismissal Schedule Changes for our Kindergarten Students** As of February 7th our afternoon Kindergarten students will attend school on early dismissal days, and our morning Kindergarten students will stay home. If you have any questions concerning this change, please contact the school for more details. 378-5209 ext. 1
Featuring Magician Steve Hamilton
Maid (Marion) Biggers and Robin (Hood) Mueller
Rachel’s Challenge comes to San Juan Island!!
Mark your calendars for February 8th Morning assembly at FHES Afternoon assembly at FHMS Evening dinner and discussion
Go to www.rachelschallege.org
for more information ~Let’s Start a Chain Reaction of Kindness and Compassion~
Let’s Move – on the San Juan Island Trails
Regular exercise in nature is proven to improve children’s physical and mental health. Outdoor activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, boosts their immunity and bone health and lowers stress. Here is an opportunity to develop a more active lifestyle as a family. KNOW YOUR ISLAND WALKS 2012 Sat. Jan. 28, 2012, 1-4:00pm. Meet Mike Vouri, Historian and Chief of Interpretation, San Juan Island National Historical Park. Walk the trail from the visitors' center to South Beach. Learn cultural, historical and environmental history of the area. Meet and park at American Camp visitors' center. Length is 2 mi. RT, terrain is grass and gravel path. Rating is moderate. Dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information go to www.sanjuanislandtrails.org
This is a wonderful opportunity for outdoor family fun!!
Hip-Hip-Hooray!! Winter Enrichment Classes are here!! January 9th – February 15th
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Big Shout Out to Tanja Williamson for organizing Winter Enrichment! Thanks to all of our artists who are involved in our Winter Enrichment Classes!! We appreciate you!
Mondays: **Cartooning ~ 5th and 6th Grade ~ Room 7 Tuesdays: **Origami and Paper Fun! K - 6 ~ Room 2 **Floor Hockey K - 6 ~ Gym **Textile Design 2nd and 3rd ~ Room 7
Wednesdays: **Yoga for Youth 4th – 6th ~ XYZ Studio **Origami and Paper Fun! K - 6 ~ Room 2
**Thursdays: **Pottery with Dianne K - 2nd ~ Room 3 **Futsal 1st and 2nd grade ~ Gym **Class is full. Class lists are posted in the FHES hall.
PTA Gathering and Dessert Potluck
Joins us at 6:30pm, Wednesday, January 11th FHES Cafeteria Brief announcements on upcoming volunteer opportunities, fun events, and other PTA news will be presented. Bring a dessert to share. Questions: http: //fhes.blogspot.com
Our Giving Community
FHES wants to recognize what a giving community the Friday Harbor community is. Each month we highlight all the organizations and individuals that contribute to our school in so many ways! Thank you all for your contributions to FHES!!
We would like to recognize our Friday Harbor Elementary PTA this month! Thanks to all of our PTA members and parents who have been involved in all of the incredible activities that support our school. With your help we continue to make FHES a happy and supportive environment for the children of San Juan Island. Thanks for all of the amazing things you do!! Pie Booth Ice Cream Social Box Tops and Kings Receipts Poinsettia Sales Book Fair Lice Checks Funding Field Trips Funding our Art Programs Winter Enrichment Dessert Potluck
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL!
The Eagle Sightings Newsletter Published Monthly Sept. – May Sent out electronically
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