Sunday, December 3, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
We have a guest speaker joining us next. Sam Drazin is a former teacher and creator of the disability awareness curriculum, Changing Perspectives. Sam was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a condition that affects the development of bones and other tissues of the face. This is the same condition Auggie has in the book and movie, Wonder. Through his workshop style presentation, Sam will share his early experiences with facial differences, making connections with his own life and that of Auggie.
Students will be organized by grade. The assembly for grades 3-6 grades will be an hour,. Grades K-2 will have a shorter, 40 minute assembly at .
Prior to his visit, students in grades K-2 will learn about Auggie through the book We're All Wonders. Students in grades 3-6 have some experience with Wonder through book groups, read alouds and the movie.
Links to more information
Changing Perspectives curriculum
We're All Wonders (Palacio)
Interested in learning more about Treacher Collins? I encourage you to check out a recent episode of the ABC news magazine, 20/20. It can be found online here: link. (Thank you, Beth Abbott-Koch for bringing this to my attention!)
Please feel free to contact either me, or Jean Berthiaume (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions or concerns.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
FES Students Learning from Local Wildlife Biologist
On Wednesday, we have a special opportunity to connect with wildlife biologist Ky and Lisa Koitzsch who are Fayston residence. We will have a whole school presentation with Ky and Lisa who will share their work with us. This presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 8th from 1:40-2:10/2:15.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Next Wednesday and Thursday afternoon/evening (2:30 - 7 p.m.) have been set aside for family conferences. Thank you for adjusting your schedules to make these conferences work; with your assistance, we are able to schedule most of our conferences without interrupting the regular school schedule. Conferences are allotted 20 minutes of time; this year, we are also building in 5 minute transitions, recognizing that many of you attend back-to back conferences.
The purpose of these conferences is to discuss the overall growth and goals for your child. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions and to, together with your child and your child's teacher, talk about the overarching focus for your child's work in the months ahead. Students are very much part of these conferences and are asked to attend. As in the past, childcare is available, allowing a place for siblings and/or for your child so that you may also have a few minutes alone with the classroom teacher.
Given the overarching goal focus of the conference, and that the staff present will be your child's main classroom teacher, if you have questions about other content areas, these are best addressed by emailing or calling the teacher of those content areas. Each evening some some of our integrated arts teachers will be assisting with our childcare and with advance planning they could be able to meet with you before or after your scheduled conferences. Please email them to schedule a time to meet. You can also obtain general updates through blogs and newsletters maintained by our integrated arts teachers. If you have not heard from these other areas, than your children are on track and making progress. Again, please feel to reach out if you have any questions. We very much value your interest and engagement in your child's learning.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Fayston PTO Parent Social!
The Fayston Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) invites you to the first (hopefully annual) parent social! On Wednesday, September 27th from 5:30-6:30 the Fayston PTO will host a social in the Mad River Barn's new pavilion building. A cash bar and light appetizers will be available. Come meet other Fayston parents, teachers and consider how you can support or remain connected to this important organization that provides great opportunities for Fayston students!
A special thanks goes out to the Mad River Barn for their generous donation of their pavilion for this Fayston School event!
Friday, September 8, 2017
In the past, we had some other numbers that could reach the school-- but these lines could result in a busy signal and have been removed from our account. Thus, to call us, you must dial 496-3636. We will make every effort to answer your call and, if we can not, please know we will get to your voice message within a few minutes.