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Weekly Announcements 10-29-18

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 10/29/18

Fry Elementary School Weekly Announcements 10/29/18

Report Cards/Conferences
Parents are now able to view students’ 1st Quarter Report Cards in Home Access. Conference sign-up through Home Access is now closed. Please contact your child’s teacher directly if you still need to sign-up for a conference.

Author Visit
Fry Elementary School’s Library Media Center is delighted to welcome New York Times #1 bestselling author, Jordan Matter, on Monday, October 29th at 2:00 pm. He will talk with students about his career as an author and about his books. His newest book, Born to Dance, is a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility and to live life joyfully. His book features gorgeous color photographs of well-known dancers as well as stars-in-the-making, ages 2 through 18. Jordan Matter has published several books including Dancers Among Us and he is also known as a YouTube sensation for his following, and weekly episodes of the 10-Minute Photo Challenge. We are thrilled to have him visit with us! Fry students brought home a blue book order form last week, and it’s not too late to order a book! You can also download that form at the following link. We have the books and he will be autographing them for the students following his presentation.

To view a sample of his 10-Minute Photo Challenges on YouTube, visit:
http://l.ead.me/baz5ni
To get a preview of the book visit: www.borntodance.store


Halloween
Fry will hold a Halloween parade, weather permitting, on Wed. Oct. 31st at 2:00. Students should bring costumes to school with them in the morning. Costumes should be school appropriate. No weapons/look alikes are allowed.
The parade will start at the gym doors, go across the front of the school, down the south sidewalk, and end at the back playground doors. Parents are welcome to view the outdoor parade by standing on the grass or front circle drive blacktop. If the parade is cancelled due to weather, we will send a connect ed message by noon.
PTA Room Parties will begin after the parade. Classroom visitors are limited to PTA room parents during this time.

Absences
Parents need to call the attendance line when their child is going to be absent from school. Please call 428-7400 and select option #3. You may call this number anytime, but please do so before 9:30 am on the day of the absence.

Fry Honors Veterans
Fry is proud to once again hold a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9th. If your student would like to invite a Veteran family member to attend, please complete the attached form. Please contact Mrs. Cathy McClure with any questions.
During the month of November we will also dedicate the morning Pledge of Allegiance to Veterans. Please use the attached form to have your Veteran’s information announced.

School Safety Community Night
November 14
District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School.
Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns.
All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion.
An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at http://ipsd.us/C8LMZ


Important Dates:
10/31 Halloween Parade 2:00 & Parties 2:15-3:15
11/1 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 (regular school day)
11/5 No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00-8:00
11/6 No School – Election Day
11/9 Veterans Day Assembly 9:30

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