Monday, January 30, 2017

Mixon-Fincher Reminder

Remember that our Mixon-Fincher writing celebration will be on Friday morning, February 3rd from 8:15-9:00. Parents, we hope to see you then!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vocabulary Practice for LWW

Please see the links under "Quizlets" on the blog for extra practice on vocabulary for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Assessment is February 1st.

Elementary News January 26, 2017

A special spotlight on our elementary gardens is part of this edition of our Elementary Newsletter from Mrs. Wade Putnal. Link:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Straight talk about Texting & Driving

Parents, please take a minute to read this post recommended by Mrs. Putnal, written by Dr. Charles Fay of the Love and Logic Institute. We all need this reminder...
    He was driving the speed limit of 35 miles per hour through a quiet residential neighborhood. His destination, the high school, was less than two miles away. He collided with a parked car and died of his injuries.
    This true story involved one quick choice and less than four seconds.
     According to research conducted at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, more than 3,000 teens are killed annually from texting-related automobile crashes.
     In our audio, Real Talk on Technology, we provide practical strategies for navigating the challenges of parenting in the 21
st century digital age. These include strategies for helping kids make good decisions about the web, social media, video games, coping with cyber bullying, etc.
    Related to texting while driving, every parent must ask themselves: (1) Am I using my phone while driving? (2) Do I control my phone, or does my phone control me?  (3)  Have admitted to my teens that I can't ensure that they survive?
    The first two questions are simple and straightforward. As we all know, actions speak louder than words. Children get their first driving lessons as soon as they reach the size allowing forward-facing car safety seats. Kids rarely develop better self-control than what they see possessed by their parents.
    The final question is less obvious yet extremely important. Do our teens know that their lives depend on the quality of their own decisions? Or have we led them to believe that we can somehow rescue them from every poor choice they make?
      Parent:  “Do you think I can make sure that you don’t make a deadly decision behind the wheel… like drinking and driving… texting… or something else?”
     Teen:  “What do you mean? I guess no.”
     Parent:  “You’re right. As much as I wish that I could always keep you from making a tragic mistake, who needs to be the one who does this?”
    Every choice matters. The sooner our kids learn this, the better.

Dr. CharlesFay
Love and Logic Institute


Just a reminder that 4th grade space day is Thursday, 1/26.  Students may wear spirit shirts and jeans for this fun day of space learning!

Also, please mark your calendar for our Mixon-Fincher writing celebration on Friday morning, February 3rd from 8:15-9:00.  Parents, we hope to see you then!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Space & Flight Assessment January 31

Please see the link under "Important Documents" for the study guide to use in preparation for this assessment.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Math test Friday Jan 27

Please see the Unit 6 Study Guide under "Math Links" for extra help in preparing for the math assessment this Friday, Jan. 27.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Meeting Our Prayer Pal

Today Mrs. Bryant's class met their 12th grade prayer pal from China--Cindy Fei.  She shared about her home in China, her family, and her plans for the future.  What a fun and informative time!

Counselor's Corner January 19, 2017

Click below to read the latest posting from elementary school Counselor Susan Causey. Helpful and practical thoughts to enhance your parenting life.

Yearbooks on Sale

Personalized Yearbooks are on sale at  The cost is $80.00.  The order number is 1881 or you can use the school name to enter FPD’s order page.  The deadline for personalized yearbooks is 2/3/17.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wheel Book Report Due Feb. 23

It’s book report time! A letter is coming home today with this information. Students will choose one of the following books found in our classroom libraries: (we will review each one in class)
Chucaro- Wild Pony of the Pampa by Kalnay
Flip Flop Girl by Patterson
Sing Down the Moon by O’Dell
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Namioka
Each student should choose a book by next Thursday, January 26th and will be given a copy to borrow from school. The assignment will be to create a book wheel, which is due Thursday, February 23. A copy of the instructions is located here on the blog under "Important Documents." Happy Reading! 

Spirit Week Rocks!