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Fuqua Elementary School

January 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – WELCOME BACK!   Beginning of the 2nd Semester

Wednesday, January 3 -  Chick-fil-A  Night   

Friday, January 5 - Spirit Day--- SCARF Day!

Monday, January 8 - Report Cards go home!

Tuesday, January 9 -  PTO meeting 6:30 pm

Friday, January 12 -  Spirit Day – Frozen Day!

           School will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m. so teachers may attend an instructional in-service. 

           There will be no afternoon preschool classes.

Monday, January 15 - School will not be in session in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Tuesday, January 16 - Reading Counts Night in the Media Center 5:00- 6:00

Wednesday, January 17All First Grade students will participate in the mandatory VCSC vision screening.                                       It will take place at Fuqua.

Thursday, January 19 – Big Brother Big Sister will be held after school until 4:15.

Friday, January 19 - Spirit Day – Fuqua Purple and Gold Day!

Thursday, January 25 -  Spelling Bee – Grades 3-5

      Big Brother, Big Sister will be held after school until 4:15.

Friday, January 26 - Spirit Day- Dress Like You are 100 years Old Day!! 

·         The December Mayor’s Character Trait is Trustworthiness – “The ability to be honest and reliable.”

December Character Trait Winners

Mrs. Hunt                                    Jacobe Martin                    

Miss Coons                                   Paola Morales-Diaz                         

Mr. Marrs                                   Avery Waggoner                  

Mrs. Smith                                  Avery Bennett

Mrs. Kelty                                   Max Chalos               

Mrs. McFarland                              Mya Urbain                        

Mrs. Odland                                 Olivia Newburn

Mrs. Chalos                                  Griffin Hughes                              

Mrs. Hughes                                 Mya Mazura

Ms. Fulsom                                   Zikirea Alvarez

Mrs. West                                   Braylon Jones                     

Mrs. Yocum                                  Zachary Roach

Ms. Oricks                                   Malachi Hedden         

Mrs. Newman                                Jacob Godsey

Mrs. Casserly                                Trey Hunter

Mr. Glotzbach                                Breanna Mellon                    


   Winter Emergencies - Thanks to everyone who completed blue weather emergency cards.  This information will insure that your child arrives at the correct location if school should be dismissed early.  We ask you to listen to the local radio and/or television stations regarding weather emergencies.

     With the cold weather here, please make sure your children are properly dressed with warm coats, mittens, and hats when they leave home for their day at school. If your child needs mittens and/or a hat, please have them ask their teacher.                                                                                                                   

     As a Reminder - If your child is ill, please call the school office (462-4304) by 8:45 a.m.  Children who are not reported absent by a parent/guardian will be considered truant. 

  •  Textbook Fee Collection – The Business Office has informed us that they will begin processing accounts for legal action where no payment has been made.  There is still time to either set up a payment plan or pay textbook fees before they are sent to collections.  In the case of newly enrolled students, parents must make a payment on the textbook fees to avoid having an account become delinquent.  Fees can be paid at the home school.  Anyone on free or reduced lunches is eligible for state paid textbook fees. However, parents are still responsible for some consumable fees that the State does not pay.

  • Health Room in need of pants! The Health Room closet is in need of all sizes/girls & boys PULL ON pants.  If you have any PULL ON pants you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.

  •  Each month, be sure to check your smoke detectors.  Contact us if you need a smoke detector (batteries included).  They will be provided by the Terre Haute Fire Department.  Keep your family safe!

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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