FRES students took third place in the JMU Duke Dog Reading Challenge with 62% of its students reaching their reading goal. The school will win a $100 gift certificate to the Green Valley Book Fair and will be recognized at the Feb. 12 women's basketball game. Congratulations to each of our students who participated in the challenge!
Flyers have been sent home with students to sign up for the Free Family Field Trip on Saturday, February 18, 2017 to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. Transportation will be provided for this trip. Children must be accompanied by an adult and there will be no school provided supervision for this trip. Please return your form quickly if your family is able to attend, as the spots will fill up quickly. Just a reminder, if you sign up and then your plans change, please let me know as soon as possible. If all space is filled, there will be a waiting list.
Save the date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Inner Harbor & National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD will be our next Family Field Trip.
Matt Krantz, Community Learning Coach
Thank you to all the heart heroes who helped FRES raise $2,900 for Jump Rope for Heart this year! Dixie Moyer in 1st grade was our top fundraiser and Brittney Shirkey in Pre-k was our second top fundraiser. Our community is very generous and each donation is much appreciated! Find tips from the American Heart Association to keep your heart healthy at http://tinyurl.com/hw8396a.
Twenty-seven contestants participated in the 2017 Rockingham County Public Schools Spelling Bee. The Bee was held January 12 at Wilbur Pence Middle School. The competition was fierce, lasting over 30 rounds. Each school sent their best speller! Congratulations to winner T.J. Williams, J. Frank Hillyard Middle School and runner up Corrina Peachey, Elkton Middle School. We are proud to announce that Amos Horst of Fulks Run Elementary took third place! Amos is the son of Roland and Lois Horst.
We wish the top nine contestants good luck as they represent Rockingham County at the Regional Spelling Bee. It will be held on March 11, 2017 at Eastern Mennonite University.
Keeping you up-to-date on things happening at Fulks Run Elementary.