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   March 2018       

Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 9 - Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will be participating in the ISTEP+.  If you are a parent of one these students, please make sure they have plenty of rest during this period so they are ready for the test. Additional ISTEP+ testing will occur later in the Spring, please watch for more information to come home.

Thursday, March 1Big Brother/Big Sister Program will meet after school.  Students should be picked up by 4:15.

Friday, March 2 - Spirit Day – Dr. Suess Day!

Wednesday, March 7 - Chick-fil–A Night.  Please join us 4:00-7:00 pm at Chick–fil–A.  Don’t forget to present your Fuqua flyer when ordering.

Friday, March 9 - End of Third Grading Period.

-       Science Fair Projects are due.

-       Spirit Day - Fuqua Purple and Gold Day!

Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16 - ALL Third Grade students will participate in the IREAD test. This is an important test that could determine a student’s placement for next year.  Please ensure they have plenty of rest.  Additional information will come home to parents.

Tuesday, March 13 – This will be our Arts and Academics Night and Annual Title I Parent Meeting.  All families are invited to attend and tour our building visiting the many areas with student work displayed.  These include Literacy Fair books, Science Fair projects, Art displays, Scholastic Book Fair and much, much more.  This evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a short Title I/PTO Meeting and ends at 7:30 p.m.   

Thursday, March 15Big Brother/Big Sister Program will meet after school.  Students should be picked up by 4:15. 

Friday, March 16Spirit Day - Wearin’ O’ the Green Day!

Saturday, March 17The Literacy Fair will be held at Vigo County Public Library from 10:00am-1:00pm.  Hope everyone can attend.

-       Trib-Star Spelling Bee at Sarah Scott Middle School;

Monday, March 19Report cards will be sent home.  First Graders will receive their cards in Tuesday folders.

Tuesday, March 20 - Fuqua’s “Battle of the Books” competition will be held in the Fuqua Media Center at 1:00.

-       Fuqua students and staff will participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill.

Friday, March 23Spirit Day – Spring Colors Day!

-       School WILL BE in session. 

Saturday, March 24 – Community Easter Egg Hunt at Terre Haute North High School.  Registration begins at 10:00

Monday, March 26 – Monday, April 2 Spring Break!  We will see students back on Tuesday, April 3rd!

Wednesday, March 28 Monthly Free Community Dinner at Christway Community Church 5:30-6:30.  All Fuqua families are welcome!


·         CONGRATULATIONS TO Andrew Mullins.  He is our 2018 Spelling Bee winner!

·         Congratulations to our Student of the Month Winners!

The character trait for February was “Self-discipline” – The ability to make yourself do what you know you should do when you should do it whether you feel like it or not.   Representing Fuqua at the Mayor’s Character Award ceremony will be Ricardo Daniel-Mendoza from Mr. Glotzbach’s class.


February Character Trait Winners

Mrs. Hunt                               Jonathan Freeman

Miss Coons                               Amilliah Osborn

Mr. Marrs                               Narvela Bethel                    

Mrs. Kelty                               Leeland Burton

Mrs. McFarland                         Ilse Ixba

Mrs. Odland                             Aidan Yates

Mrs. Chalos                             Jaedyn Fields

Mrs. Hughes                            Chastelyn Reyes-Diaz

Mrs. Smith                              Jeremiah Riddle

Miss Fulsom                              Kimarion Grady

Mrs. West                              Brianna Poulter

Mrs. Yocum                              Landon Porter

Ms. Oricks                              Diamond Williams

Mrs. Newman                           Brooklyn McLean

Mrs. Casserly                           Shakira Alvarez

Mr. Glotzbach                           Ricardo Daniel-Mendoza                

·         Students can gain access to McGraw-Hill Wonder Works from home! Use this website:



·         Please remember that the VCSC has a chaperone/volunteer policy.  All participants must have a limited criminal history check prior to being involved in school functions.  Some examples of these functions include: Field Trips, Classroom Volunteers, Fall Festival and Jonah Fish Fry Workers, etc.  Please pick up an application in the front office if you plan to volunteer. Fill out the application and return to your child’s classroom teacher or the main office.  Thank you!

·         Each Spring, all grade one students are tested for the Gifted and Talented Program.  A test of G/T Potential was administered in February.  In addition, each student's classroom achievement scores will also be reviewed.  Families whose children are recommended for the G/T Program will be notified from Central Office in May.

·         There are three Parent Information Resource Centers located in Indiana.  Their website is  The addresses are as follows:

GEO (PIRC Center)                        Dunebrook (PIRC)                    Indiana Partnerships Center

2540 N. Capitol Ave., Suite 101        7451 W. Johnson Rd.                4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46205                   Michigan City, IN 46360           Indianapolis, IN 46208

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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