Featured image of article: Au Revoir!

On May 29th, 2020 after an unforgettable year, FES staff, students, and community members gathered (socially distant – of course!) to wish our oldest Owls the best of luck as they move onto middle school. Each of our oldest students and their family lined Main Street (6 feet apart) and the rest of us drove up and down the street with music,

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Featured image of article: Creative Learning Spaces

FES students are finding creative spaces and ways to stay engaged in remote learning. FES families have really stepped up to problem solve with teachers to get students online and engaged in continuing to learn outside of the classroom. FES teachers are holding daily Zoom meetings with their classes and enjoying connecting with the students every day!

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Featured image of article: FES YouTube Channel

Dear FES Families,
We are excited to announce that FES now has its own YouTube channel! 

It can be accessed using the link below or by simply searching for Francestown Elementary when you are on the YouTube site. You don’t need to log in to Youtube to view our channel. Since this is a public site,

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Featured image of article: Remote Learning at FES

Dear FES Community,

I hope you are managing during what may be a stressful time. I appreciate your ongoing communication as we navigate this adventure of remote learning and instruction. During the closure, I will be sending a weekly newsletter. My hope is that the letter will provide information regarding student learning,

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Featured image of article: Snow Play is Important

FES students love when the snow falls! Students spend 20 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes after lunch playing outside. In the winter, students build snow forts, roll giant snow balls, and jump around in the fresh air. Through this play, students are learning important social-emotional skills and developing their gross motor skills.

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Featured image of article: Outdoor Lions Learning Time

Francestown residents Kelly Marshall and Nichole DeDecker have been working with two of our classroom teachers to plan our Outdoor Lions Learning (OLL) Time. Once a month, the FES Lions spend the whole morning (from arrival until noon) learning outside. On Thursday November 21, we had our first OLL experience. We began by gathering in a clearing in the woods for all-school Morning Meeting.

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Featured image of article: Community Support

Francestown is truly a community school. We are so grateful to all of the community members who support the experiences of the students at FES! On Monday October 28th, Francestown resident, Brad Bull, delivered enough of his home grown pumpkins so that each student at FES could carve one for Halloween. Students helped to unload the pumpkins and parents and former FES alumni hollowed them out.

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Featured image of article: FES Visits the Fire Station

On a bright, crisp, autumn morning, FES students and staff walked down to the Fire Station where Kevin Holdredge and the rest of the crew at the Francestown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department took time out of their day to educate our students about how they serve and protect our community. Students had the opportunity to look at and touch equipment,

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Featured image of article: SEL Integration

This year, to help support the social emotional needs of our multi age classrooms, Jen Swasey, our school counselor, is integrating many of her lessons right into the academic day. This allows students to develop their social emotional skills right alongside their academic ones. Jen is currently working with Team Squirrel on how to take turns while playing a game with peers.

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