Christmas Concerts 2014
This year, we will once again be having TWO Christmas Concerts (Matinee and Evening) at the Shell Theatre on Thursday, December 18th. We sincerely thank the Win Ferguson PTA for funding the theatre and busses for this event! There will be a Matinee Performance at 12:15pm and an Evening Performance at 6:00pm. These shows are full performances and NOT dress rehearsals. Students are asked to dress in their “Sunday best” for BOTH performances. That includes shoes – not boots. We do not expect parents to purchase special clothing for the concert.
We invite you to come and sharpen your saw, by taking in a wonderful Christmas performance by our SHINING students.
Kindergarten and PALS students will perform at the AFTERNOON (Matinee) CONCERT, ONLY. This decision is continued from last year’s format, based on a parent feedback survey. ECS students were much more successful only performing at the Matinee concert, than they were performing at two concerts in previous years. We realize this is not everyone’s preference, but we have now tried both ways and this decision is absolutely in the best interests of student success. Beginning with the end in mind, Kindergarten and PALS parents will have first priority for Matinee Performance tickets, as this is the only show these children will be performing at.
Families must order their tickets by December 9th, 2014. We cannot guarantee tickets to families who do not return their order form to the school office by December 9th, 2014. Please put first things first. Order forms were sent home on Thursday, December 4. They are also available on our website. There is nocharge for tickets.
Each show will have tickets and seating will be RESERVED. There is no need to stand in line for seats, as your tickets will have a corresponding seat number. Children 2 years of age and under may sit on the lap of an adult. All others require a reserved ticket. These are the regulations of the Shell Theatre. There will be ushers at the theatre to help you find your seats, if needed.
The Matinee Performance will be at 12:15pm and students will arrive and leave by bus. Permission forms will be coming home for your signature. Only PALS students will be released to parents at the theater. Due to our time constraints in the afternoon, all other students will come back to the school to dismiss, as on every other day. We thank you for your cooperation.
The Evening Performance will begin at 6:00 PM.
Students are expected to be at the theatre NO SOONER THAN 5:45 PM to meet their teacher. Parents are asked to send ONE parent to drop off their child backstage in their designated area. A drop-off and pick-up map will be sent home with your ordered tickets on Monday, December 15th.
At the end of the evening performance, parents will be asked to send ONE parent back to the designated drop-off for pick-up. Teachers will be crossing students’ names off a list before releasing them. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and may take a bit of time. We thank you in advance for your patience and for your cooperation.
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, December 15th.
If you cannot use your tickets, PLEASE return them to the school so others can use them.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
To print the order form, Click Here 2014 Christmas Ticket Letter
Noon Supervisors Needed!!!!
"At Win Ferguson We LEAD"
Thank You For Participating in Our New Mission Statement Poll!
The results from our new Mission Statement Poll are in. There were 326 responses to the poll. 137 or 42% of all respondents felt #5, “At Win Ferguson We LEAD”, was the best representation of our school and what we are here to do as a community each and every day. Thank you to everyone for their great ideas and participation. The poster, above, will serve as the basis for our new mission and second school logo.
Our December Newsletter 2014 is now available!
There are many important events and special days at "The School that SHINES", this month. You can also click on the calendar on the website to view the latest up-to-date information!
November School Council/PTA Meeting Notice
The 7 Habits are Dynamite!
The Staff of Win Ferguson School have synergized to create a 7 Habits music video for our students! Check it out!
The Leader in Me
7 HABITS IN THE SCHOOL THAT SHINES!
For the first two months of school, we’ll review all the 7 habits and then throughout the rest of the year, we’ll focus on one habit per month. At the beginning of the year, time is spent refreshing the 7 habits language and then throughout the rest of the year we will learn how to live and model the 7 habits in everything we do!
Click here for Leader in Me Brochure
Click here for The Leader in Me Parent Guide
If you would like to know more about the Leader in Me initiative, please see the "Leader in Me" tab located in the "About Us" section of this website.
Parents' Math Corner
Litterless Lunch Wednesday is Back!
Win Ferguson's EPA club is bringing back Litterless Lunch every Wednesday! EPA leaders encourage everyone at our school to bring in a lunch each Wednesday that contains little to no garbage so start looking for those reusable containers! Remember you can recycle juice boxes, cans, and milk cartons at school.
EPA members will visit classrooms every Wednesday and take down names of students who brought in a litterless lunch. Please look at the calendar to see when EPA members will be visiting your class! People who bring in a litterless lunch will put their names into a draw for some great enviromental prizes.
The class that brings in the most litterless lunches will be awarded the Litterless Lunch Trophy for the week! EPA looks forward to visiting all the classes at Win Ferguson. Thank you for supporting us!
Win Ferguson Community School has a tradition of excellence in all of its programming. Our dedicated staff works diligently to ensure the needs of all students are met. This is a tradition we are extremely proud of. In addition to an exemplary staff and student body, we are fortunate to have a committed group of outstanding parents and community members who support our school programs and activities.
There are many wonderful and exciting learning opportunities that take place throughout the school year. From Opening Day to our Year-end Celebration, these activities promote lifelong learning in an environment that is both supported and nurtured by our learning community.
We believe the education of our students is best achieved by a team approach that includes the child, the home and the school. The development and maintenance of this partnership is truly vital. We look forward to working together in the best interests of each one of our students. We understand that our children are society's most precious resource.
We are very proud to be "The School that SHINES!"
Have a wonderful year!
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