Your Vote is Your Voice! Exercise it this Tuesday, March 5th!
Mark your calendars for the Continuous Improvement Plan Parent, Family Engagement & School Compact Meeting Wednesday, March 13th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm Fair Haven Grade School Library (This will be part of the March 13th PTO Meeting)
Last night the Slate Valley UUSD presented their FY25 Proposed Budget at the Annual Meeting. If you were not able to attend you can watch the recording by going to: https://bit.ly/2024SlateValleyAnnualMeeting
Every week, a small group of 5th graders visit the kindergarten classes and do activities with them. This week they read stories to the children. Both groups always look forward to this time together.
Reminder: Tonight - District Annual Meeting - 6:30 PM The legal voters of the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD) consisting of the towns of Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Orwell and West Haven are hereby warned and notified to meet at Fair Haven Union Middle High School Band Room on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 6:30 PM to conduct the following business: Article 1: To elect the following officers to serve for a term of one (1) year: • Moderator • Clerk • Treasurer Article 2: To hear and act upon the reports of School District Officers. Article 3: To approve annual salaries for the School Directors and other elected officers of the School District. Article 4: Shall the voters of the School District authorize the Board of School Directors to borrow money by issuance of bonds or notes in excess of anticipated revenues for the next fiscal year. Article 5: To have the Board of Directors of the School District present the proposed school budget for the ensuing year. Article 6: To transact any other business that may come before the meeting. Attendance can be in-person or virtual. VIRTUALLY CONNECT BY GOING TO https://meet.google.com/ozq-kxsp-jst OR BY CALLING (US) +1 240-428-8613 PIN: 861 320 258# NOTE: Anyone who attends virtually will be seen as a “passive participant” meaning they can ask questions and comment but cannot vote from the floor.
Reminder - This Wednesday, February 28th, Join Director of Curriculum, Casey O'Meara, for a conversation about teaching and learning in Slate Valley Schools. 5:30 - 6:30PM in the Fair Haven Union Middle & High School Library. Can't attend in person? Join virtually by going to: https://meet.google.com/twg-ybvt-kxi
How about Breakfast out this Sunday to support the Class of 2024 Project Graduation? February 25, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Fair Haven American Legion!
Please join us this Thursday, February 22nd, at the Castleton Free Library for some coffee and conversation! Discuss the FY25 budget with administration and school board members. Children are welcome, supervision and creative activities will be available while adults meets. This event begins at noon. We hope to see you there!
Rutland Herald District Spotlight: February 16, 2024
Fair Haven Grade School February Newsletter - Go to: https://5il.co/2eyr1
Kindergarten students have been learning to write complete sentences with spaces between words, proper punctuation, and capitalization of first letters in sentences, names, people and places. They also have been working on letter formation. Students then read their best pieces of writing and explained why they used the punctuation and capitalization as they did.
Notice: The Fair Haven Playground will be CLOSED During Break (February 19 - 23) Due to Tree Cutting.
Mark your calendars! On February 28th, Join Director of Curriculum, Casey O'Meara, for a conversation about teaching and learning in Slate Valley Schools. 5:30 PM in the Fair Haven Union Middle & High School Library. If you can't come in person, join virtually by going to: meet.google.com/twg-ybvt-kx
Kindergarten literacy night for parents and students was a great success. Everyone had a good time and went home with new ideas to help their children.
What a fantastic assembly we had today! NED'S Mindset Mission visited FHGS and talked about having a growth mindset. We learned what the letters of NED'S name stands for, got to watch some great yo-yo tricks, and even a little magic!
Tonight - February 12, 2024 You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fair Haven Union Middle & High School Library. This meeting will be in person. You can virtually connect by going to: Video call link :https://meet.google.com/wtt-nrju-nit Or dial: (US) +1 415-900-4570 PIN: 927 937 757#
This is definitely a highlight of the week! Thank you, Caring Canines! Our students love reading to you!
This week in Pre-K, parents and guardians joined their students for some fun Dr. Seuss activities. Stations included pin the Hat on the Cat, Fishing for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, creating beaded Truffula Trees, and finger painting Thing 1 or Thing 2. It was a great time!
On Wednesday, February 7th, Superintendent, Ms. Olsen-Farrell and Director of Curriculum, Mr. O'Meara, enjoyed conversation over lunch with members of the FHGS Student Voice. The students shared that school day favorites included recess, math, science and dismissal. They also gave Ms. Olsen-Farrell and Mr. O'Meara a tour of their school store. Their list of improvements were: -to provide Vegetarian options at lunch -Snacks should be free, but just 1 a day -They shouldn’t use Lexia -They really needed to stock up on stress balls in the school store!
What do you do on the 100th day of school? You make yourself 100 years old and wear Day 100 crowns!