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Parents, please complete the French Community Climate Survey. Click here.
2014 PTO Scholarship Announced.  CLICK HERE to complete the form.  Open now through Fri., 4/4.

Welcome to French Elementary!

2nd Grade Music Program
This week, the 2nd grade music students began working on a music program for the night of April 23rd.  We will be using music class time to work on a short musical called "Dino Soaring!," that teaches about many of the different dinosaurs and what each was like.  All 2nd graders are expected to participate in this program that is on the night of Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm.  On the night of the program, students will need to meet in their classrooms at 5:30 pm.  If there is a conflict because your child is sick that day, please contact me by phone or email so that an alternate grade can be arranged for your child.  I am asking that each child wear blue jeans and a SOLID colored shirt according to what class they are in.  Students will need to wear their shirts to school on the day of the program for the school performance, and then again that night for the parent performance.  Hobby Lobby is a great place to find solid colored t-shirts.  Here are the class colors:

McDuffee's music class---GREEN
Valencia's music class---BROWN
Isgar's music class---GREEN
Konkel's music class---BROWN

Willing students may be assigned simple speaking parts that consist of one or two sentences that need to be memorized.  If your child is selected for a speaking part, it is absolutely imperative that they are present for the concert on the 23rd. Please help your child to memorize their part and perform it with expression.

If you have any questions you can email me at fairesc@wsd3.k12.co.us

Thurs., 4/10 - PTO Notes

PTO was held on Thurs., 4/10 @ 4:30 PM in the French library.  Celebrations for the past month include tremendous support of McDonald's McTeachers' Night, March Student Store, Spirit Days, and the Cookie Dough Fundraiser.  The current balance for PTO is $8,177.74.

Business included the following:

  • PTO Scholarship Committee met at 4:00 PM on Thurs., 4/10.  3 scholarships were chosen with a recommended award of $750 a piece.  All scholarship applications were kept anonymous with names and identifiable information marked out.  Secretaries Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Barilli were given the selected applications as they were the only staff members to know the names of applicants.
  • Spring Carnival was discussed.  All items for the silent auction need to be received by Thurs., 4/17.  Big donations from local businesses thus far have included Noodles, Coca-Cola, and Wendy's.  If you are interested in making a donation to the auction, please contact the front office at 719.391.3495.
  • VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR THE SAT., 4/26 SPRING CARNIVAL!  Please contact the front office at 719.391.3495.

Upcoming PTO sponsored events include the following:

  • 4/18 - Spirit Day - Super Hero
  • 4/26 - Spring Carnival @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 5/2 - Spirit Day - Crazy Sock
  • 5/20 - End of Year Bar-B-Q

The winner for most parents/guardians in attendance at tonight's PTO meeting is...Mrs. Bales's Class.  A cookie party will be scheduled with the teacher.

The next meeting will be held on Thurs., 5/8 @ 4:30 PM in the French Library. 
The class with the most parents/guardians in attendance will win a cookie party compliments of PTO!

Add Your Photos to the 2013-14 Yearbook!
Jostens is pleased to provide the ReplayIt service to allow members of our school community to upload photos for the 2013-14 school yearbook!  Simply click here to register and you can become a contributor.  The service is free!  All photos are screened by Jostens prior to addition to the school yearbook.

Thank you for helping us to capture great memories!  The deadline for adding yearbook photos via ReplayIt is Fri., 2/28.
Online Yearbook Order!!!
Order your yearbook online beginning 2/4/2014.  Click this link and order directly through the Jostens website.  Thanks for supporting French!!!
Calling all volunteers...
French is actively seeking volunteers for the 2013-14 school year. If you are interested in being added to our list of volunteers, please visit the French website at french.wsd3.org and click on the "Volunteer Sign-Up" link under the Information tab on the far left of the page to register with our school. All volunteers must be registered with the main office so that we can track hours of service. Men are encouraged to register for the Watch D.O.G.S. program (Dads of Great Students). This is a new program geared at providing positive male role-models for our building and boosting male involvement in our school.  Names of volunteers may be submitted for background checks dependent on number of hours served as well as areas of responsibility. Thank you, in advance, for supporting our school!
Kiss and Go Lane - Front Parking Lot
Thank you to all of our parents and community for making good use of our new Kiss and Go procedures for the front parking lot.  During morning drop-off parents are encouraged to pull all the way up and fully to the right, letting students out safely on the curb.

Please note that the back parking lot is closed off to allow walkers safe access during both arrival and dismissal and does not have a Kiss and Go lane.  Please click here for more information on our crosswalk and parking lot procedures.
Peanut Free Cafe Table
In response to the growing number of students with peanut allergies, French has introduced a "Peanut Free Cafe" table to the lunch room.  Students with peanut allergies are welcomed to sit among friends and know that they are in safe surroundings.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding allergies or any other health concerns, please contact our school nurse Cheryl Witzman at 391-3057. 
Crosswalk & Parking Lot Guidelines
Crosswalk and parking lot guidelines have been updated for the 2012-13 school year.  Please click here to see the updated page including a map of our surrounding streets and parking lots.  Thank you for supporting the safety of our students, parents, and staff!

District Announcements
Google Apps for Education in WSD3

We are excited to launch Google Apps for Education (GAFE) in WSD3. GAFE provides our students and staff with many learning and collaboration opportunities.

Please read more about GAFE by going to the Parents/Students link at the top and clicking on "Google Apps in WSD3." GAFE login information can be found in IC (see the Password Information page for more info).

Art Contest
Start date:  April 1st
End date:  April 30th

Give your artwork to your school librarian.

Send Materials to the IRC by:  May 2nd

Judging date:  May 2, 2014
A committee will determine the winner.

Eligible participants:
All Students in WSD3

Goal: Create a picture that can be used to represent the following concept:

Be D3 Lit Fit

We want to combine the concept of reading and fitness.  So you, the artist, need to create a piece of artwork that brings those two concepts together.  The phrase Be D3 Lit Fit can be part of the artwork, but it does not need to be.  You can use any art medium you would like.  The artwork must be an original piece of artwork.  Do not make your artwork larger than a 9 x 12 sheet of paper.

Use of the Artwork
The winning artwork will be used by the district library programs for this coming school year to promote literacy in the district.

Information that must be included with each picture:

First and last name of artist:
Age of artist: 
Name of school:

Prize:  $75 dollar gift card

2013-14 School Supply Lists
Supply lists for all elementary and junior high schools are now available. You can view and print the lists here:

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