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Weekly Announcements 11-16-20

Reported by michelle_loughran@ipsd.org on 11/17/20

Fry Elementary Weekly Announcements 11/16/20

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be conducted over Zoom on the evening of Nov. 19th and between 8:00 AM- 8:00 PM on Nov. 23rd. Special Education and Support Staff will join classroom conferences as appropriate. If a parent is requesting to conference with a Specials Teacher (Art/Music/PE), please contact the staff member directly via email to make arrangements.

Report Cards

There was an issue with the way report cards were displaying in ParentVue (grades were only visible when scrolling to the far right). The district will notify us when this issue has been corrected in the system. Thank you for your patience.



Material Pick-up Begins TODAY!

This week we begin “self-pick-up” of student materials.

Parents or their designee are asked to come to school at any of the following times to pick up learning materials.

Monday, Nov. 16th Noon - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 17th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 18th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 19th Noon - 5:00 PM

There will be one bag per student to collect. The bags will be organized by grade, then by teacher, in bins in the parking lot loop drive.

Enter the carline on Tall Grass Drive heading North toward Grassmere.​—​—​—​—​—​— Turn right only on Grassmere, moving toward the parking lot. Pick-up will take place in the parking lot loop (not the loop in front of the school).

Tables/Bins will be placed starting with Kindergarten at the beginning of the loop. Numbered cones will mark grades 1-5. 5th Grade will be the last set of tables, closest to the stop sign.

Please pull-up to the appropriate table(s) in the drive to locate your child’s bag. If someone is already out of their vehicle at the table, please wait in your vehicle until they are done (one parent per table at a time). Bags will be marked with students’ names. Please double check that you are taking the correct bag! Please observe social distancing and wear a mask during pick-up.

Some teachers/grades may ask families to bring items to turn-in. If requested, bins for the return of items will be clearly marked under the tables.

In the event of rain, we will send an email to let families know that pick-up has been temporarily halted.

Families will be asked to return their child’s drawstring bag at a future date.



Thanksgiving Food Drive

Even though students are not physically in the school building, we would like to continue our annual tradition of helping some District 204 families in need.

We will be collecting the items below from November 16th-19th. All donations will go to local 204 students/families.

The items below can be donated during our student materials pick-up this week. Please look for the large green bins at the center of the loop drive.

In order to collect a variety of items, please note the suggestions below:

Primary Grades (K-2)

Boxed Items only please: Jello or pudding mix, mac-n-cheese, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rice, muffin or bread mix, crackers



Intermediate Grades (3-5)

canned cranberry sauce or fruit, canned vegetables

salad dressing (plastic bottles only)

cake/brownie/cookie mix, chocolate chips, canned frosting



Thank you for giving and for making Thanksgiving happen for others! We appreciate your support!



Virtual Book Fair

We will be having a Virtual Book Fair starting on Tuesday, November 17 and running through the Monday, November 30th. Students and parents will be able to select books on Scholastic's Online Book Fair for Fry School that can be delivered right to your homes. More information to come tomorrow when it opens online!



LMC Book Curbside Checkout

Our LMC Curbside Book Checkout will not be available during the week of Thanksgiving break (11/23-11/27) but will resume with normal pick-up of LMC books at the Kindergarten doors in front of Fry on Monday, 11-30-20, from 1:00-4:00 pm and on Wednesday, 12-2-20, from 12:00-4:00 pm. Please see attached directions to take advantage of this service following Thanksgiving Break.



Fry Upcoming Events Calendar:

11/16-11/20 Material Pick-up & Thanksgiving Food Drive

11/17 Virtual Book Fair Begins

11/19 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00

11/23 No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:00-3:00 & 4:30-8:00

11/24-11/27 No School – Thanksgiving Break

Curbside Book Pick-up Info ( pdf)

Steps to Placing a Book on Hold ( pdf)

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