Sunday, September 12, 2010

News and Events

After school study officially begins this Monday. We offer this service free of charge to all of our students Mondays - Thursdays all year.  Please encourage your son or daughter to take advantage of this opportunity!  

Applefest is this Saturday (September 18th).  Please come and support this whole-school fundraiser.  Middle School teachers will be taking turns in a soaking booth!  Middle School students are asked to bring in a 6 or 12 pack of soda to contribute to the fund raising for Applefest.  If possible, please send the soda in to TA by Wednesday.

Yankee Candle fundraiser for 7th and 8th grade trips began last week, and runs for the rest of the month.  This is the primary fundraiser for the 7th and 8th grade, and offsets the cost of the big year-end trips for our students.  Many students last year did enough fund raising to go to New York City for free! 

Keep your eyes out for an invitation to our Open House on September 29th.  We are asking that this be an event ONLY for middle schoolers and their parents.  If you must bring a smaller child, we will try to provide child care in a separate location, so that you can focus on your middle schooler and his / her teachers.

CROP Walk is also coming up -- on September 26th.  Many FHGS students, parents, and staff have supported this endeavor in the past.  If your child wishes to walk and raise money to feed the hungry in our community and around the world, he or she can get an envelope and instructions in TA.  If your child is not available to walk, but you'd like to donate, please contact your child's advisor. 

By my count, we are 12 days in to the school year, and "all is right with the world!"  We have a super group of middle school students at Fair Haven Grade School.  You parents are doing a GREAT job! Remember that we teachers are reachable by phone and email, and we appreciate hearing from you.  Let's have a great year!