Category Archive: Falcon Flyer

Weekly school newsletter for Fairmount Park Elementary School, prepared by FPEPTA volunteers.

Falcon Flyer, Volume 3 Issue 13

A NOTE FROM MS. BREIDENBACH I can hardly believe that the winter break is just around the corner. I would be remiss if I didn’t repeat my plea for daily reading, and you would miss it, I’m sure. The break …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3 Issue 12

2017-18 SCHOOL SCHEDULES SURVEY UPDATE Last month over 11,000 respondents provided input on how to incorporate 20 minutes of instruction per day and one hour of teacher collaboration per week for the ‘17/’18 SPS school year. These changes stem from …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3 Issue 11

A NOTE FROM MS. BREIDENBACH Just this week a parent happened to mention her daughter’s commitment to reading during the conference and Thanksgiving break. This student read 1000 minutes! The parent asked if I could acknowledge her child’s accomplishment during …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3 Issue 10

A NOTE FROM MS. BREIDENBACH The State of Washington requires every public school to have a school improvement plan and to update it yearly. This means that schools must constantly review their data and take steps to ensure that all …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3 Issue 9

COUNSELOR’S CORNER WITH MS. PENDERGRASS This week it was my privilege to start weekly visits with our three kindergarten classes. We read a story about what it means to care for others, talked about listening skills, and then played a …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3, Issue 7

COUNSELOR’S CORNER WITH MRS. PENDERGRASS This week Ms. Wilkie’s 5th grade students and I discussed “perspective taking.” We watched a video where a boy and a girl had a disagreement. We saw how refusing to think about how the other …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3, Issue 6

A NOTE FROM MS. BREIDENBACH The staff had a productive day last Friday while many of our students were sleeping in! We spent the morning finishing up our school improvement plan which will be on the district website in November. …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3, Issue 5

COUNSELOR’S CORNER WITH MRS. PENDERGRASS Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Highlights At our Friday assembly last week, my friend Captain Cecil (a somewhat bumbling, questionable advice-giving, perhaps loveable ferryboat captain puppet) announced via video we will have a FALCON FOCUS each …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3, Issue 4

Ms. Breidenbach’s Thursday Note During early release time on September 28th teachers looked at student work to identify students needing academic support in addition to core classroom instruction. To meet these needs, classroom teachers offer small group instruction, and special education …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 3, Issue 3

Stay up to date on what’s happening at Fairmount Park Elementary with our weekly publication, the Falcon Flyer. In it you’ll hear from teachers and administration as well as find out about school events, fundraisers, and meetups. For those who prefer …

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