Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive permission to call your phones when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather, unless you follow the steps listed . InfoCenter and Texting Letter to Parents 9-15 InfoCenter and Texting Letter to Parents 9-15-Spanish. After reading the attached letter, please let us know if you have any questions or if you need access to a computer to sign
Parent-teacher conferences will be held this Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9. School will be dismissed at 11:40 on Thursday. There is no school on Friday and no school on Monday for Columbus Day.
On Monday, October 5, Anne Fox will host artist Steve Harpster, who will present two interactive student assemblies. The two PDF documents attached to this post show his work and provide an order form parents can use to purchase his books. You can also visit his website at www.harptoons.com.
Show your school spirit!
Monday, Sept. 28 – Superhero T-shirt Day
Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Hat Day
Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Mismatch Day
Thursday, October 1 – Sports Day
Friday, October 2 – Rainbow Day (K-red, 1-orange, 2-yellow, 3-green, 4-blue, 5-purple, 6-pink/black)
Wednesday, September 23, is Picture Day. Please remember to wear your smiles!
Dismissal is at 11:40. Students that have lunch at 11:00 will not have lunch that day since they are dismissing at 11:40.
As you may know, District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27. All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. It would be great to see the Fox community well represented at this event! Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at www.sd54.org
Fox School has many new staff members for the new school year! Please join us in welcoming them to the Fox Family
Ms. Caitlin Aviles – Bilingual
Mr. Nick Barkan – Social Worker
Mrs. Maggie Dobbeck – Kindergarten
Miss Kari Frederick – Reading
Ms. Kristin Hollingsworth – OT
Mrs. Amy Houlihan – Assistant Principal
Miss Kelly Larkin – 1st Grade
Miss Jennifer Lind – Kindergarten
Miss Kaylen Palmer – 2nd Grade
Mrs. Shannon Sarver – 3/4 IC
Miss Stephanie Simon – SST
Miss Carly Trenhaile – 5th Grade
Ms. Dana Wleklinski – 2nd Grade
Ms. Mary Davis – Kindergarten IA
Ms. Lana Myers – Kindergarten IA
Ms. Janet Bellefontaine – PT
Ms. Jamie Nelson – Day Custodian
Mr. Jeff Kusiak – Night Custodian
At our conferences, many parents expressed an interest in ways they could help their children with math at home. The District’s Math Department has provided us with some links to online resources that we’d like to share with you.
For more information on helping your child learn mathematics (with activities from pre-school to grade five), go to http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html
For fluency practice: http://xtramath.org/
For strategies and addition fluency practice: http://gregtangmath.com/
For videos and additional examples: http://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore/map
Everyday Math Online: http://em-ccss.everydaymathonline.com/g_login.html
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: http://www.nctm.org/resources/families.aspx