Erica Sherlock, Grade Level Head and Middle School Teacher of Math, Science and History has been chosen to be featured as our first Staff Spotlight. Congratulations Erica!
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Last week the Lower Elementary classes went on a fun- and sun-filled field trip to Gilcrease Orchard, 60 acres of fruits, vegetables and good old-fashioned dirt right here in Las Vegas.
Vickie Winkel, Head Teacher from E2, reports:
“We had such a great time on this field trip! We had the chance to pick Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples. We were pulled around the farm by a big tractor — what a great hayride! We stopped halfway through the ride and did a “hay bale” maze — the kids loved it! We also visited the refrigeration room where they store the things they grow on the farm, learned about the compost piles and visited the cider press room.”
For tons of adorable pictures, make sure to check out the Classroom News (for FMS Parents only).
Of course, Lower El doesn’t get to have all the fun! This week, Upper Elementary is having the times of their lives, learning all about marine biology at the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI). The last we heard, they successfully landed on the island and are now happily exploring the institute as well as the ocean depths — we recently received a picture of a freshly caught eel! Next week, watch for a report from Amy Sandqvist with more details.
Tim Seldin, the president of the Montessori Foundation, discusses the question “What do children really get out of a Montessori education?”
[callout1]”What children get out of Montessori is an incredible sense of self worth … it gives children a sense of joy, a sense of celebration … [the ability to] think for themselves.”[/callout1]
Don’t miss out on the chance to snap up some great new books at the FMS Book Fair. All proceeds support the PTO.
FMS Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, October 3 — Friday, October 5
7:45am – 5:30pm
Stopping by campus for a parent-teacher conference? Check out the book selection while you’re here, and feel free to bring your child along. From 11:30am to 5:30pm on Wed. through Fri., a parent volunteer will be reading books to the children at the outdoor amphitheater. You know you need some new bedtime story material!
Because of the decline in property assessed value and related tax revenues, libraries in the city of Henderson have had to cut staff, hours, programs and materials. Without an increase in the library tax rate, two libraries will have to close completely and further reductions and eliminations will occur.
The proposed annual tax increase of $.02 (2 cents) will help offset the 30 percent loss of library revenue and help keep the libraries open and functioning at their current level.
Tom Fay, Executive Director of the Henderson Libraries (and an FMS parent), will speak about the “Saving the Libraries” tax at the FMS amphitheater on Tuesday, October 2 at 2:45 pm. All FMS parents and their acquaintances are welcome to attend. See you there!