Francestown Elementary School
Holidays Around the World Students worked in multi-age groups to learn about how people around the world celebrate the holidays.
Tree Lighting at Town Hall Students from FES performed holiday songs with other members of the community at the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Town Hall
Author and Dancers visit FES Author David Rottenberg read his book Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig while members of the Peterborough Dance Theater performed.
Nurse Sherree's Bulletin Board Nurse Sherree works hard to keep our students informed about their health and wellness.
Community Schools Turkey Trot Early finishers of the Turkey Trot pose for a turkey picture in the cold, windy, weather.
Community School Snack @ GES Due to the blustery and frigid weather, after the Community School Turkey Trot at Oak Park, we all went back to GES for snack.
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On Friday December 14th, students at FES learned about how people around the world celebrate winter holidays. One of the countries students learned about was Germany. A big tradition in Germany is baking and decorating gingerbread. We are so lucky to have a connection with Frederick’s Pastries through our third grade teacher, Ms. Robert. Sue from Frederick’s came to FES with homemade gingerbread and decorating tools for the kids to have some hands on experience like the professionals.
FES is very proud of the many community connections it has with the Town of Francestown. Just recently, members of the PTO worked with 18 students and other young people in the Francestown community to rehearse some holiday songs. They all came together in the newly renovated Town Hall for the annual tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Francestown Improvement and Historical Society.
FES is starting a new practice called Good News Phone Calls.
Each week a few students will be identified by the principal and other staff members for doing good things that promote the values of Francestown Elementary School (Positive, Responsible, Independent, Determined, and Empathetic). These students will make a phone call home with the principal to share the Good News.
On December 6th, children’s author and illustrator David Ira Rottenberg will be coming to FES. He will be reading his book Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig and dancers from the Peterborough Dance Theater will be performing a dance choreographed to the book. This is the kickoff to FES’s All School PRIDE day during which students and staff will participate in activities focused on our school values of Positive,
At Francestown Elementary School, our mission is to guide children to become critical thinkers, engaged learners and respectful, contributing citizens, fostered by a cooperative effort between school and community.