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 May/June 2018

Our Mission Statement

Fuqua School will equip students with lifelong learning skills and prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.  Together with an active parent and community partnership we will accomplish this goal.

UPCOMING EVENTS – Mark them down!!

May 1 We will host our final Reading Counts Night for this school year.  Please join us from 5-6:00 in the Media Center.

May 1-14 Major Savers Fundraiser. Funds raised with the purchase of these discount cards will benefit the Vigo County Education Foundation and Fuqua.  Please watch for more information to come home.

May 2 - Chick-fil–A Night.  This month it is a school-wide competition with each grade level competing to get the most guests.  Please join us 4:30-7:00 pm at Chick–fil–A.  Don’t forget to present your Fuqua flyer when ordering.

May 3 - Kindergarten Orientation will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  Incoming kindergarten students  and parents are invited.

May 4 - Big Buddy/Little Buddy Program at 10:30 for incoming Kindergarten students.

-        Spirit Day – Crazy Hair Day

May 8 - In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, Fuqua’s PTO will be hosting a special luncheon for teachers.

             Please return the form sent home with your child if you are able to donate a covered dish or help out that day.

-       PTO meeting 6:30 in the Media Center.  This will be the last meeting for the 2017/2018 school year.  We will be holding board elections at this meeting.  If you are interested in holding a position on the PTO Board for the 2018/2019 school year, please contact Mrs. Harris before this date.  We look forward to seeing you there.        

May 9 - Fifth Grade Classes will be traveling to the Swope Art Museum.

May 11 - Spirit Day – Super Hero Day!

            -     This will be the last day for the Media Center to be open.  Please make sure all library books are returned.

-       Big Buddy/Little Buddy Program at 10:30 for incoming Kindergarten students.

May 18 – Kindergarten classes will be taking a community field trip to Union Hospital and Dobb’s Park.

-       Spirit Day – Fuqua Purple and Gold Day!

May 22 - Fuqua’s Field Day!!   **Rain Date will be Wednesday, May 23th. **

May 23 – Monthly school-representative Mayor’s Character Award winners are invited to an end-of-year              celebration at 6:00 pm at Terre Haute South Vigo.

May 24 - Spirit Day - Red, White and Blue Day!

-        We will celebrate our May and June Birthdays at 10:00 am with a Birthday Parade!

May 25 - School WILL NOT be in session.

May 28 - There will be NO SCHOOL in observance of Memorial Day!!

May 29 - Fifth Grade Farewell ceremony in the gymnasium at 1:00.  Watch for more information to come home.

May 30 - Fuqua End-of-Year Awards Ceremony will be at 9:00 in the gymnasium.



·         Congratulations! – Mr. DeGroote is Fuqua’s Excellence in Education Award winner for the 2017-2018 school year.

·         Fuqua Happenings – Check out the “Fuqua Elementary PTO” Facebook page for upcoming events and school happenings.  It is a great way for parents to stay informed and connect with other Fuqua families.

·         Please review Fuqua’s Student Dress Code.  Shorts should be at least “finger-tip” length.  No tank tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, or shirts in which the midriff is visible should be worn. Also please remember NO flip-flop shoes/sandals are to be worn by students.

·         Class lists for the 2018-2019 school year have been prepared and will be posted during the last week of school.

·         Immunizations – During the 2009 legislative session, the Indiana State Department of Health adopted rules under IC 4-22-2 requiring the school age child to receive additional immunizations against the following:  Meningitis, Varicella, and Pertussis (whooping cough). What this means for your child is that before entry to school for 2018-2019 school year, all 6th-12th grade students will be required to have 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, given on or after the first birthday, and separated by-appropriate intervals as defined by the CDC, or a history of chickenpox disease that has written verification by the parent or physician.  All 6th- 12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) given on or after the 10th birthday.  In addition, all 6th-12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). 

·         Battle of the Books- Congrats to our Battle of the Books Team for reading and practicing the details of 20 Battle books.   They competed in four rounds on April 7th   and brought home third place! We are very proud of them. 

·         Summer School - Sign your children up for summer school at Fuqua.  It’s a great way to get them back into the routine and sharpen their skills before the year begins.  Dates are: July 23 – August 3:  Mondays through Fridays, 8am - noon.  Ask our office for a form.

·         Cafeteria News - We are getting close to the end of the school year.  If your child has outstanding lunch charges, it is time to bring them up to date.  Please send lunch money with your child daily or you may also send a weekly amount to be put in his/her account.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

·         2018-19 School Supplies - Please check the Fuqua website this summer to find out what school supplies your child will need for the fall.   

·         Mayor Bennett’s Character Awards Program – In April, teachers selected students who exhibited the character trait “Perseverance  - “To continue doing something even though it is difficult.  Here are just a few of the students at Fuqua who display this trait.  Congratulations to the following grade level winners:

·         April  Character Trait Winners

·         Mrs. Hunt                                    Trey Burgo-Ramirez

·         Miss Coons                                    Rowan Joy

·         Mr. Marrs                                    Roland Bennett 

·         Mrs. Kelty                                    Vanessa Burton

·         Mrs. McFarland                               Layla Switzer

·         Mrs. Odland                                  Lacie Porter

·         Mrs. Chalos                                   Shahn Kilat

·         Mrs. Hughes                                  Gage Johnson

·         Mrs. Smith                                   Aubrey Kelley

·         Miss Fulsom                                  Azucena Vazquez

·         Mrs. West                                   Alexis Hall

·         Mrs. Yocum                                   George Foster

·         Ms. Oricks                                   Colton Fields

·         Mrs. Newman                                Mya Denny

·         Mrs. Casserly                                Armonie Hopkins

·         Mr. Glotzbach                                Deanna Branch

            Congrats to our overall school winner, Deanna Branch!  She is invited to attend the Mayor’s Award Ceremony.  Great job to all! 
  • MANY THANKS! - Many thanks to our 2017-18 PTO Board,  April Joab and  Kim Willis (co-presidents), Michelle Alexander (secretary)  for their dedication this year.  They have worked hard to raise money and provide opportunities for our Fuqua Falcons!
  • PEACHJAR ELECTRONIC FLYER - Our school has implemented an electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved eflyers, simply click the Peachjar button on the school’s website. No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school eflyers. To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “” to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.” This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.



   The policy of the Vigo County School Corporation is that there will be no discrimination made on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or handicap in the educational services or activities which it supports.

   The School Corporation does not discriminate on the basic of disability or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The School Corporation will comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973(“Section 504”), 29 U.S.C. § 794, and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“Title II”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12134, and it’s implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35, in the operation of its schools and facilities.

   Questions regarding implementation of this policy or regarding 504 or Title II should be directed to the School Corporation’s Section 504/Title II Coordinator:

For Students, please contact:                        For Employees please contact:

Tom Balitewicz                                               Michael Newport

Director of Student Services                          Director of Human Resources

Vigo County School Corporation                    Vigo County School Corporation

686 Wabash Avenue                                       686 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, IN 47807                                    Terre Haute, IN 47807

Or                                                                    Or

P.O. Box 3703                                                 P.O. Box 3703

Terre Haute, IN 47803                                    Terre Haute, IN 47803

Telephone: (812) 462-4224                             Telephone (812) 462-4404

Email:                             Email:



and we’ll see you when school resumes on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.


VCSC Mission Statement

The Vigo County School Corporation will equip students with lifelong skills and

prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.

About our school

Blanche E. Fuqua

Elementary School

1111 E. Wheeler Ave.

Terre Haute, IN 47802

(812) 462-4304

We currently have more than 350 students enrolled at Fuqua, with more than 20 teachers and 22 teaching assistants on staff. Support staff includes Foster Grandparents and two English as a Second Language assistants. Fuqua offers a clean, bright and well-maintained facility with a large campus and spacious off-street areas for safe arrivals and dismissals. Serving the southwest section of Terre Haute, it is a dynamic school with a positive approach to education.

Fuqua underwent a major renovation project that began in January, 2000. Phase I included installing a new air conditioning and heating system, new windows, floors, and ceilings. All of the classrooms received new cabinetry and carpet! Phase II included building a new media center at the east end of the building, which included a new computer lab. The new media center opened October 31, 2002. In April, 2004, new PC computers were installed in the lab. New computers and printers were also purchased and ready for each classroom in August, 2004.





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