2Fernway School “Welcome to the Fernway Family” One of five K-4 Buildings:Boulevard, Fernway, Mercer, Lomond, OnawayBuilt in 192715 Classrooms, 3 per grade levelOver 350 students37 staff members
3The Mission of the Schools The District will nurture, educate, and graduate students who are civic-minded and prepared to make ethical decisions; who are confident, competent communicators, skillful in problem solving, capable of creative thinking; who have a career motivation and a knowledge of our global and multicultural society.
4Our Mission: Civic-minded, ethical students Student MediationStudent Group on Race Relations (SGORR) makes annual visits to the 4th gradeFamily Service Projects
5Our Mission: Confident, competent communicators Curriculum centered on effective and varied expressionReaders TheaterReading groupsWriters WorkshopKindergarten JournalingPerformances
6Our Mission: Skilled Problem Solvers Curriculum-centered problem solvingChess ClubEnrichment ProgramsInternational Baccalaureate programmeSuccessmaker computer programScience Lab field trips
7Our Mission: Creative Thinkers Curriculum centered on creative outcomes of learningMusic and Art classesArt Club3rd grade Musical4th grade Poetry Play
8Our Mission: Career Motivated Students Scientist in the schoolsParent career visits and volunteerism
9Our Mission: Global and Multicultural Knowledge Mandarin Chinese taught weeklyInternational mindedness a focus of IB
10The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
11Transdisciplinary Themes Who we areWhere we are in place and timeHow we express ourselvesHow the world worksHow we organize ourselvesSharing the planet
12Learner attitudes and attributes Attribute of the week:Thinkers!I use my brain to think and solve problems.
15Zimbabwe Featured Country: At 91 percent, Zimbabwe has one of the highest literacy rates (percentage of people who can read and write) in all of Africa.Wealth, or the appearance of it, is important, so people like to be well dressed in public.After a meal, it is polite to softly clap one’s hands and say Ndaguta (I am satisfied).Throughout Zimbabwe are formations called kopjes, huge rocks balanced on smaller rocks.Resource:Photo by Kevin Walsh/Flickr
16Current Kindergarten IB planner Who We Are New places, New Faces! Central Idea: People find out more about themselves and others by trying new things and making new friends.
17Current 1st Grade IB planner Who We Are Dude! Central Idea: People build relationships with families, friends and within communities.
18Current 2nd grade IB planner Who We Are Choices! Central Idea: People make choices in various settings and their actions have a consequence.
19Current 3rd Grade IB planner How We Organize Ourselves TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves MoreCentral Idea: Members if communities collaborate to establish and implement organizational systems.
20Current 4th Grade IB planner Who We Are Investigate, Innovate! Central Idea: Technology and innovations impact people’s well-being.
25Upcoming and recent fieldtrips! 9/24 Hassell to planetarium9/27 Harden to planetarium10/3 Hayduk to planetarium10/1 Paskewitz to Shaker Museum10/3 Berggrum to Shaker Museum10/4 Lewis to Shaker Museum10/11 Third Grade to Hale Farm10/12 Hannah to planetarium10/15 Battle to Planetarium10/18 Zucca to Planetarium
26Fernway Important Dates! 9/26 Yom Kippur – School Closed10/2 TIPPS Training for Volunteers 7:00pm10/4 Picture Retake Day10/8 Tour Your School Day 9:30am-noon, 1:00-2:30pm10/10 Fernway PTO Meeting 7:00pm10/13 Fernway Fall Festival 1:00pm10/25 & 10/26 Conference Day – No Classes10/31 Halloween Activities 2:30pm
32Fall Festival Donations Needed In October, Fernway School will celebrate the new year with our Fall Festival and Silent Auction, the year’s biggest fundraiser and favorite event. We are looking for parents to help with the Silent Auction by soliciting restaurants, stores and other local vendors to donate great items for our auction.All the money raised through this PTO sponsored event goes right back to the school to help fund many events and programs such as field trips, new reading software programs, gym equipment, etc.
33ABC School Donation Program Support Fernway School While You Shop! PTO News!ABC School Donation ProgramSupport Fernway School While You Shop!Sign up for a Heinen’s Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program.Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice atHeinen’s will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO.
34Show Your Fernway Spirit! Fernway car magnets now available! PTO News!Show Your Fernway Spirit!Fernway car magnets now available!Want another way to show your Fernway pride?Fernway car magnets are now available for $2. Themagnets will be available for purchase at the Back toSchool Bash and other PTO events, along with yourfavorite Fernway spirit wear.