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Weekly Announcements 9-3-19

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 9/3/19

Fry Elementary School Weekly Announcements 9/3/19
We hope you are enjoying a relaxing long weekend!
Staff are at work today for a Building Institute Day. Teachers are previewing a new resource to support the area of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). We are also learning ways to improve how we guide readers while increasing the volume of material our students actually read. Finally, we are exploring activities to help students build math fluency, beyond traditional timed tests. Learning never ends, even for teachers, at Fry!

Arrival Reminders
A safe, efficient school arrival depends on parents/guardians following procedures. This also helps staff focus supervision efforts on students, not adults. Please note the following:
• We use the entire parking lot loop to drop off in the morning between 8:50-9:05 (9:00-9:15 on Wednesday). Cars should not stop at the gym doors when dropping off students, but rather pull as far forward as possible before unloading, no matter where in the circle this might be.
• The front circle drive is reserved for busses, daycare vans, and cars with special use passes.
• Cars should join the car line from the south. In good weather, this may be near Sunburst Ln., in bad weather it will be further back near Brooksedge Ave.
Please review the Fry traffic plan here: http://fry.ipsd.org/Uploads/About/FryArrivalDismissal.pdf


Picture Day Friday, Sept. 6th
This Friday is picture day! Students must have their payment envelope (sent home last week) at school at picture time in order to purchase a package. Parents have an option to pay online in advance, but must still send the envelope/order form to school. Absent students will automatically have their picture taken on the October 10th retake day.

New to ELL Parent Information Sessions
The ELL Teachers will hold two information sessions for parents who are new to the ELL program. Parents will receive an invitation via backpack. The sessions are this Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00 or Friday, Sept. 6th at 9:15. Parents should enter door #1 by the flag pole. Please contact Ms. Hofmeister or Mrs. Yocum with any questions.

Kids Marathon – October 19, 2019
Help Fry Win $1,000!

Fry Foxes- join your friends as a charity hero with Team IPEF in the Naperville Kids Marathon!

Students must be between the ages of 5-13 on race day, and commit to running/walking 25 miles (one mile at a time) between now and October 18. On Saturday, October 19, the students will run/walk the final 1.2 miles at Neuqua Valley High School and will enjoy a wonderful celebration of accomplishment. All participants receive a shirt and finisher medal.

Registration will be closing soon. Sign up today and help us win a $1,000 prize for being the school with the most participants. https://www.ipef204.org/kidsmarathon-3/


Important Dates:
9/6 Picture Day
9/10 McTeacher Night to benefit Team IPEF – Rt. 59 Mc Donalds 4:30-7:30
9/13 PTA Meeting 9:30 MPR
9/26 5th Grade Night

Third-Party Educational Programs
The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Fry: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/uploads/promo/Fry_2019-1.pdf

Fry: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes
http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/uploads/promo/FryFALLoff9.23.pdf

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