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2018 Spring Book Fair and Family Night

PAWS for BOOKS - February 15, 2018

Admission is free. We will be accepting donations of dog and cat food, treats, toys, and spare change for the local shelters.

Join us for an absolutely "PAW-SOME" evening filled with fun.

5:00-5:30 pm- We will have a full concession stand featuring a loaded chili dog meal. The kids will enjoy meeting a few special service dogs, shopping at the book fair, face painting, and taking selfies at our dog and cat photo booth.

5:00-5:30 pm- Carol Edwards, parent mentor, will be here to give grandparents information on grandparents rights if they are playing an active role in raising a grandchild.

At 5:30pm, the fun begins!

The Danville Police Department will bring a K9 dog to demonstrate her special abilities. She will demonstrate her basic obedience skills and drug searching techniques. After that, get ready for a truly unforgettable show! Team Zoom Canine Entertainment will perform incredible dog frisbee, agility, and pet tricks. The rescue dog show will delight and entertain you. They are extreme stunt dogs that will be glad to meet you after the show.

6:30-7:15 pm- The book fair and concession stand will be open. You will be able to purchase a personalized item such as a collar or shirt for your pet at our Freddie Gear stand. We will also have balloon animals and crafts for the kids.

Crunch Out Obesity

Fredericktown 4th grade students participated in a physical activity and nutrition program (Sponsored by United Way, Knox County Health Dept. and the YMCA) during the months of October and November. All students received a free exercise ball and learned great tips about how to get fit and eat the correct portion size of the right foods. The program culminated with an essay contest.

Crunch Out Obesity was created to help kids and families realize the importance of getting fit and eating the rights foods with the correct portion.  

  • 33% of Knox County 3rd graders were considered overweight or obese in 2010.
  • More than 1 in 3 children (ages 10-17) in Ohio are overweight due to lack of exercise and the intake of unhealthy foods.
  • By 2018 obesity rates in Ohio will surpass 50% of the population.
  • This is the first generation that may not outlive their parents.

Congratulations to Micah Phillips, Caitlin Roddy, Kit Bellman and Ella Bouton as this year’s Crunch Out Obesity essay contest winners! The students were to explain how the Crunch Out Obesity program has improved their health through physical activity and better nutritional habits. This year’s Fredericktown overall winner was Micah Phillips!

The Awards Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 20 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Ohio Eastern Star – Gallagher Centre, 1451 Gambier Road in Mount Vernon. 

President's Day - February 19, 2018

School will be in session on President's Day, February 19, 2018

Knox County Elementary Students Learning Values of Exercise and Nutrition

Click here for a recent article by Cheryl Splain from Knox Pages

Spelling Bee

Students in grades 5-8 competed in our school spelling bees this month.  Each participant did a wonderful job.  Congratulations to our winners and runner-ups in each grade!  The champion from each grade will go on to compete in the 58th Annual Knox County Spelling Bee on  January 11, 2018. The champions are also hoping to qualify for the Regional Spelling Bee which will take place at Ohio University in March.

Spelling Bee

 

Pictured:
Front Row Champions (L to R): Kristen Cobb (5th grade), Brandon Cobb (6th grade), Megan Roubinek (7th grade), & Emily Rook (8th grade).

Back Row Runner-Ups(L to R): Eliana Kershner (5th grade), Maya Van Houten (6th grade), Jacklynn Bolton (7th grade), & Riley Woodell (8th grade).

 

Parent Lockdown Information

Parents are encouraged to read the attached information sheet from Superintendent Matt Chrispin regarding annual lockdown drills and procedures.

Fredericktown Elementary Donates to Hurricane Victims

Fredericktown Elementary students held a penny parade to support the victims of the Hurricanes in Florida and Texas.  The students donated $1,039.92 to the Houston Food Bank and Feeding Florida.  The grade level that donated the most received five extra Freddie Wing pulls for prizes, which was Kindergarten that donated $299.29.  Thank you for sending in spare change to help out those in need!

Attendance Quick Facts

It is important for every student to attend school every day. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates. In December 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to encourage and support a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. Fredericktown Local Schools is implementing the changes required by House Bill 410, which is encompassed in detail in the Student/Parent Handbook. Click here to download the quick facts.

Picture Day

Elementary Picture Day is Wednesday, August 30th!  Picture order forms have been sent home in Freddie Folders.  

Cafeteria Charge Policy

The food service department is pleased to offer breakfast and lunch to all students. Applications for free or reduced priced meals are available at each school office and on the school web site www.fredericktownlocalschools.com. Applications may be filled out ANY time during the school year!

We understand that occasionally a child may forget his/her lunch money therefore we allow students to charge a meal under the following guidelines:

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2017-18 School Supply List

Click here to download the School Supply list for this fall

Immunization Requirements for 2017-18 School Year

The following are the required immunizations, from the Ohio Department of Health for the following:

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

FES was well represented by a great bunch of the fifth graders in the recent Knox County Battle of the Books. The team has been working for months to master 88 books for the competition! They put in a lot of hard work and extra time to be a part of this team! We are proud of their effort!

2017 Testing Dates

Tuesday, April 4th
Grade 3 ELA Part 1
Grade 7 ELA Part 1
Grade 9 ELA Part 1

Wednesday, April 5th
Grade 3 ELA Part 2
Grade 7 ELA Part 2
Grade 9 ELA Part 2

Thursday, April 6th
Grade 8 ELA Part 1
Grade 10 ELA Part 1

Friday, April 7th
Grade 5 ELA
Grade 8 ELA Part 2
Grade 10 ELA Part 2

Monday, April 10th
Grade 6 ELA Part 1

Tuesday, April 11th
Grade 4 ELA Part 1
Grade 6 ELA Part 2

Wednesday, April 12th
Grade 4 ELA Part 2

Monday, April 24th
Grade 6 Social Studies
Grade 8 Science
HS US History

Tuesday, April 25th
Grade 5 Science
Grade 6 Math
Grade 8 Math
MS/HS Algebra I

Wednesday, April 26th
Grade 3 Math
Grade 7 Math
MS/HS Geometry
HS US Government

Thursday, April 27th
Grade 4 Math Part 1
HS Biology

Friday, April 28th
Grade 4 Math Part 2

Tuesday, May 2nd
Grade 5 Math

Wednesday, May 3rd
Grade 4 Social Studies

 

BOE Meeting Cancelled

The March Board of Education scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be April 11th.

K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences will still take place as scheduled.

Phone Outage

Phone service in the area has been restored, please call in all absenses.

3/8/2017 - 8:45 AM

Magic Gives Back

Please join us for a night of magical entertainment!  Proceeds from the Magic Gives Back fundraiser go back to the Elementary.  

We will have world-renowned magican Rick Smith Jr. and his team of dancers, jugglers, strongmen, and more.  Magic Gives Back is a Las Vegas Style Magic Show combining visual effects, illusions, comedy, and mind-blowing magic!  Go to www.magicgivesback.com to purchase tickets.  

Please see the attached file to learn more.  

 

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