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FUQUA SCHOOL NEWS

DECEMBER 2018

Thursday, December 6 - Big Brother, Big Sister Program will be after school today!

Friday, December 7 Spirit Day – Hat Day!

Tuesday, December 11 – Parents and friends are invited to join us for our Holiday Music Program that will involve all classes.  To help with our over-crowding, we will be having two performances.  In order to be more comfortably seated, we are asking that parents attend at the time listed for their child’s class.  Parking and sign–in will be available at the East end of the building by the new gymnasium.  Please enter there.

The two performances will include all classes!

9:15 a.m. Mrs. Marrs A.M., Mrs. Cayton A.M., Mrs. Hunt, Miss Stark, Mr. Marrs, Mrs. Kelty, Mrs. McFarland and Miss Coons.

1:00 p.m.Mrs. Marrs P.M., Mrs. Cayton P.M., Mrs. Geller, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. West, Mrs. Yocum, Miss Oricks, Mrs. Newman, Miss Fulsom, and Mr. Glotzbach.

-       Spirit Day—Dress Up Day!!!

Wednesday, December 12 – There will be a Student Council Meeting in the Media Center at 7:45 a.m.

-       First grades will take a field trip to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and the Vigo County Public Library.

Thursday, December 13 – Guest readers with “Real Men Read” visit Kindergarten classrooms.

Friday, December 14 - December Birthday Parade at 10:00.

Monday, December 17 – Friday, December 21 – Holiday Spirit Week!

            Monday – Holiday Socks Day

            Tuesday – Holiday Character Day

            Wednesday – Holiday Accessories Day

            Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day (There will be a contest!)

            Friday – Holiday Colors Day 

Wednesday, December 19 - Fuqua will be hosting a Holiday Movie Night.  Please watch more information to come home about this special event.

-       Improv Club meets after school until 4:00.

Thursday, December 20 - We are expecting a visit from a very special friend on this day!

-       Big Brother, Big Sister Program will be after school today!

Friday, December 21 - Spirit Day- Holiday Colors Day!

-       Class holiday parties will be held this afternoon.

-       End of the First Semester.  Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, January 14th. 

-       This is the last school day before Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.

SPECIAL NOTES:

·         Fuqua PTO is selling Fuqua Fan gear!  If you are interested and did not receive an order form, your child may get one at the office.  The t-shirts and sweatshirts make great Christmas presents.

·         A very special thank you to the cafeteria staff and all who attended our Grandparents Day Breakfast!

·         The Vigo County Education Foundation is once again offering a special way for students and parents to show their appreciation to teachers.  A contribution may be made to the foundation in his/her honor with the “Thank-A-Teacher” Program.  To find out more information about this, contact our office at 462-4304

Congratulations to our “Student of the Month” Winners - The character trait for November was “Integrity – showing self-control by doing the right thing at the right time”. 

November Character Trait Winners

Mrs. Hunt                                   Layla Burton                       

Miss Stark                                  Bailee Fields             

Mr. Marrs                                   Kaylena Casad           

Miss Coons                                   Dax Wilson               

Mrs. Kelty                                   Amirah Keengwe         

Mrs. McFarland                              Dwayne Brockman       

Mrs. Geller                                  Jaela Oxendine          

Mrs. Smith                                  Vanessa Burton                   

Mrs. Hughes                                 Shayla Hoff              

Mrs. West                                   Adyson Tipton            

Mrs. Yocum                                  Mackenzie Waggoner                       

Ms. Oricks                                   Hunter Joab                       

Mrs. Newman                                Madisyn Pugh                      

Miss Fulsom                                  Tysen Alumbaugh                           

Mr. Glotzbach                                Abigail Flynn                       

                                     

REMINDERS:

-          The VCSC has a new way to communicate with our school community.  Using “School Messenger” a text message can be sent and will serve as a way to spread general information as well as communicate with parents during emergency situations.  It will also be used to inform parents when the VCSC is on a weather delay or cancellation.  You may “opt in” to the text message system by sending Y to 67587.

-          Please remember to check your local radio and television stations for school closing information due to inclement weather.  The Tribune-Star newspaper also has set up an information line at 238-2978, Ext. 7669 with current school closing information.  

-          Hi 99 Radio station also has a cell phone text and email alert system which includes school delays and closings.  You can sign up to receive this service at www.hi99.com.  It is free to sign up but standard text rates do apply, based on your cell phone provider.

-          Please remember the VCSC has adopted a Wellness Policy which keeps your child’s health in mind.  When sending snacks or treats to school for classroom holiday parties, please consider such items as fresh fruits & vegetables, 100% fruit & vegetable juices and dried fruits & vegetables.

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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