Fairbrook Elementary School
Dear Fairbrook Families:
I want to begin by telling you what wonderful children you have. I also want to express my appreciation because I get to interact with them each day. Fairbrook truly is a “Great Place To Live and Learn” and it is because of our community. Our community consists of each of the children, parents, staff, and everyone who lives around here. Without our community, we would not be able to be as successful as we are.
We have volunteers at school each and every day. Some tutor, some organize books or help in the cafeteria or library, some give assessments or grade papers, others help plan all of our PTO events and activities. All give their time, talents, and often money to help our students. Our volunteer luncheon this week was a small token of our appreciation, but words cannot express how important each of you is to Fairbrook and to me personally. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
The calendar is full so be sure to check it frequently. We finished our first week of testing and have one to go. The students are taking it seriously, our attendance has been amazing, and I know they will do well. They have worked hard all year so they are prepared. I’m sure they will be happy to get this part of the year behind them, but I am proud that they are trying hard.
Besides studies, our kiddos are involved in all sorts of sports, music, and other activities outside of school. The weather is getting nicer each day and I hope they are getting out for some fresh air. Hopefully, we will be able to have outdoor recess most of the time. It is too pretty to stay inside. Please remind them that they still need to get enough rest and that in class they need to concentrate and do their work.
PTO has been busy with Food4Fund$, movie night, Kroger sign up incentives and much more. We just installed the new leaders for next year and will be meeting in the next months to set up next year’s calendar. They have some great ideas and lots of fun things planned. They want to take a whole different approach to fund raising (no more Entertainment Books or Nut Sales). You will be receiving more information over the next month, but I am excited. The emphasis will be on getting everyone involved, parent, teacher, community member, and student. The theme will be around healthy living and activity. I can’t wait!
Muffins With Mom, the Spring Book Fair, Family Fun Night, and other activities are still in the works for this year. Make sure to check the calendar. You don’t want to miss a minute of all the fun!
Please be sure you dress your children in layers so they can be prepared for the ever changing weather. If your children have PE, please make sure they wear or bring sneakers on PE day. Other footwear can be dangerous, even if it is super cute.
Please take a moment to check your child’s lunch account balance. We don’t want anyone to be hungry as we reach the end of the year.
We only have 4 full weeks and 3 days of the last week left (where did the year go???). We have a lot more learning and teaching to do along with all the other fun things coming up. It is so important that each student comes every day. We need to accomplish as much as we can in the time we have left.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, Mrs. Laravie our counselor, or me. We can all be reached by email or phone. You are also welcome to meet with any of us, but we ask that you make an appointment so we can be sure to be available for you. Thank you for your continued support and for loaning us your children each day.
Terri Noe, Proud Principal
Last Modified on April 26, 2013