Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Principal for a Day

Please enjoy these photos of our "Principal for a Day", Tyler Norden, and his Assistant Principal, Nick Pazzia.

Visiting classrooms giving students some words of wisdom.

Updating Dr. Conti as to how things were going at FWS and discussing the idea of allowing some kind of homework pass.

Writing an email to teachers about the homework coupon which would allow students to exchange one homework assignment for reading twenty minutes instead.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Principal's Coffee at True North May 31

Throughout the year I have held a number of parent coffees so that parents could have an opportunity to participate in conversations about FWS. We have discussed a large variety of topics generated from parent questions and concerns. The new standards based report cards, RtI, assessment, interventions, Common Core standards, technology, afterchool clubs,  the anti-bullying policy and allergy policies,  are but a few of the topics discussed. Parents who have attended have appreciated the opportunity to participate in these conversations as they have left with a better understanding of what is going on at our school. They have indicated that they feel more comfortable asking questions and sharing concerns in this smaller more relaxed setting. The final coffee will be held this week at True North at 9am on May 31. I am hoping this venue will entice more parents to attend as True North provides a casual and enjoyable atmosphere. I plan to be at True North from 9-10am so please stop by for some coffee and conversation!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekly Bulletin

Please review the bulletin for all the latest information regarding end-of-year dates and activities.  Have a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Principal for the Day

Tyler Norden was the lucky winner of "Principal for a Day" at the FW Family Carnival this year.  He chose Nicholas Pazzia as his assistant on Monday this week as he lead the school and interacted with students, teachers and even the Superintendent. Here is a report from "Principal Norden" :

Principal and Assistant Principal for the day was one of the most thrilling days of elementary school.  We had lots of things to do like give out CARES coupons to many teachers for having 2SQ lines. (straight, single, quiet).  We visited every class and gave them our inspirational speech:
  • School helps fulfill your dreams.
  • Listen to your teachers
  • Study hard
  • Be responsible for your actions
  • Don't depend on others
  • If you listen you'll learn a lot of things
  • By reading, you can learn something new every day
  • Keep working hard and maybe you'll be principal one day
We consulted with Dr. Conti and had Principal's lunch with Grade 3 students.  We made the decision to give out homework coupons that allow students to read for 20 minutes instead of doing homework for one night.  It was a great experience following in Mrs. Astone's and Mr. G's foot steps.  It was like stepping into their shoes.  Today was a good experience and we should keep the tradition going for a long time!

Principal Norden
Assistant Principal Pazzia

Friday, May 18, 2012

Please view today's bulletin.  Happy weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekly Bulletin

Happy Mother's Day to all the FW moms! Please view today's bulletin for many important reminders.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weekly Bulletin

Today's Bulletin has been posted.  Many important dates are listed so please check it out.  Enjoy the weekend.