MM 11.6.17

Dear Parents,

Thank you to Christina Gaul, Theresa Zockoll, Trisha Pippin, Kris Martin, and Karen Hall for all your help in preparing and supplying our Sports Fellowship! ALSO, thank you to all those who helped make our FBS Service Day a success! Hearts were blessed, and our campus looks great!

Report Cards: Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, November 8. Please keep the Grade sheet for your records, but sign and return the envelope.

Basketball Meetings: On Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 9 from 3:30 to 5:00 there will be mandatory Basketball meetings. Any students wishing to play basketball must attend either one of the meetings. Basketball practice begins on Monday, November 13.

American Education Week: November 13-17 is American Education Week. All parents are welcome to come in and observe classrooms. We are in need of volunteers to greet guests at the door. Anyone interested should contact the office.

Christmas Shop: On December 4,5, and 6, our Christmas shop will be open! Watch for more information coming home on November 13.
School Board Meeting: There is a meeting tonight to organize the FBS School Board. Please be in prayer for these men and women as they make important decisions regarding our school.

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 21 will be a half day, noon dismissal. There will be no school Nov. 22-26. FBS will resume on Nov. 27!

Parents, please note the following resources regarding tardiness:

“We all run late sometimes… But chronic lateness eventually takes its toll on a children’s overall educational experience. According to the national initiative Attendance Works, missing just 10 percent of the school year in the early grades causes many students to struggle in primary school,
and lateness in later grades is associated with increased failure and dropout rates. Fortunately, parents can help prevent tardiness from becoming frequent enough to negatively impact their children’s school life.”
https://www.swan.wa.edu.au/articles/swan-blog/students- who-are- late-to- school-and- how-it- affects/ 

“By the mere nature of arriving late and missing school hours, students receive fewer hours of instruction than students who are in class when the bell sounds… often requiring reteaching of what they have missed… chronic tardiness can significantly reduce the minutes of instruction for all students enrolled in the class, not just the tardy student.”
https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/the-effect- of-student- tardiness-on- learning

*Students that lose 5 minutes a day due to tardiness, lose 890 minutes of class time over the course of a school year.