Fernway School An IB Candidate School Fernway School “Welcome to the Fernway Family” – One of five K-4 Buildings: Boulevard, Fernway, Mercer, Lomond, Onaway – Built in 1927 – 15 Classrooms, 3 per grade level – Over 350 students – 37 staff members The Mission of the Schools The District will nurture, educate, and graduate students who are civic-minded and prepared to make ethical decisions; who are confident, competent communicators, skillful in problem solving, capable of creative thinking; who have a career motivation and a knowledge of our global and multicultural society. Our Mission: Civic-minded, ethical students • Student Mediation • Student Group on Race Relations (SGORR) makes annual visits to the 4th grade • Family Service Projects Our Mission: Confident, competent communicators • Curriculum centered on effective and varied expression • Readers Theater • Reading groups • Writers Workshop • Kindergarten Journaling • Performances Our Mission: Skilled Problem Solvers • Curriculum-centered problem solving • Chess Club • Enrichment Programs • International Baccalaureate programme • Successmaker computer program • Science Lab field trips Our Mission: Creative Thinkers • Curriculum centered on creative outcomes of learning • Music and Art classes • Art Club • 3rd grade Musical • 4th grade Poetry Play Our Mission: Career Motivated Students • Scientist in the schools • Parent career visits and volunteerism Our Mission: Global and Multicultural Knowledge • Mandarin Chinese taught weekly • International mindedness a focus of IB The Mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right." • • • • • • Transdisciplinary Themes Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves Sharing the planet Learner attitudes and attributes Attribute of the week: I use my words to share my thinking and I listen to my friends. Some of our essential agreements Some of our wonder walls Featured Country: Mali • The official language of Mali is French, but most people speak Bambara. • The word Mali means hippopotamus in the Bambara language. • Mali mines and sells a large amount of gold . • The Great Mosque of Djenné was built in 1907 on the foundation of older mosques going back to the 1200s. Resource: Previous Kindergarten IB planner Who We Are New places, New Faces! Central Idea: People find out more about themselves and others by trying new things and making new friends. Current Kindergarten IB planner How We Organize Ourselves Helpers and Tools Central Idea: People use signs and tools to communicate, organize and stay safe. Previous 1st Grade IB planner Who We Are Dude! Central Idea: People build relationships with families, friends and within communities. Current 1st Grade IB planner Sharing the Planet Keep Living Things Alive Central Idea: Living things survive in habitats that people can protect. Previous 2nd grade IB planner Who We Are Choices! Central Idea: People make choices in various settings and their actions have a consequence. Current 2nd grade IB planner How We Organize Ourselves Money Matters Central Idea: People use money in ways that have a powerful impact on the world. Previous 3rd Grade IB planner How We Organize Ourselves TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More Central Idea: Members if communities collaborate to establish and implement organizational systems. Current 3rd Grade IB planner Where We Are in Time and Place Culture Club Central Idea: Cultures exhibit both change and continuity across time and place. Previous 4th Grade IB planner Who We Are Investigate, Innovate! Central Idea: Technology and innovations impact people’s well-being. Current 4th Grade IB planner How We Express Ourselves Digging for Information Central Idea: Artifacts provide evidence about the events that happen in history. Inquiry ~ a driving force to our learning! Action Fernway School… changing the world one action at a time! Kindergartners 1st Graders 2nd Graders 3rd Graders 4th Graders Nathan Ballman Ryan Byrnes Jenna Englander Kemora Baker Kennedy Cole Charlotte Glasper Briana Gomez Elizabeth Halloran Lauren Hilbert Johnathan Kallergis Jabori Mateen Martez Sams Matilda Spadoni Ramsey Vallot Jaylah Alexander Ethan Byrnes Caroline Danford Damarion James Kylan Marshall Liesel Prude Iko Umosen Jayiana Wilson Owen Bauer James Boyd Cody Englander Timothy Flynt Katherine Halloran Ross Halloran Oliva Kuhel Amani Redden Jamia Weakley Andrea Yasinsky John Yasinsky Jihad Arif William Glasper Connor Richard Madison Stovall October Birthdays Upcoming and recent fieldtrips! • 10/11 Third Grade to Hale Farm • 10/12 Hannah to planetarium • 10/12 Hayduk to science lab • 10/15 Battle to planetarium • 10/18 Zucca to planetarium • 10/18 Hassell to planetarium • 10/22 Harden to science lab • 10/29 Mardell to planetarium • 10/30 Mohney to planetarium • 11/8 Brown to planetarium Fernway Important Dates! • • • • • • • 10/8 10/10 10/13 10/18 10/25 10/31 11/4 Tour Your School Day 9:30am-noon, 1:00-2:30pm Fernway PTO Meeting 7:00pm Fernway Fall Festival 1:00pm Book Pad 11:40-1:40 & 10/26 Conference Day – No Classes Halloween Activities 2:30pm Turn clocks back! • 11/6 Election Day. No school for students & teachers • 11/11 Veteran’s Day Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Kindergarten Thomas Barrett Joe Berglund Simon Bruening-Wright Ryan Byrnes Jenna Englander Ava Gazso Julianna Gentile Chloe Khayat Levi Plumb-Larrick Lilah Raddock Sophia Zucca Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers First Grade William Berglund Joseph Brancato Quinn Bruening-Wright Andrew Burleigh Annie Call Esme Carrol Annabel Dixon Dominic Harrison Samantha Jalics Hudson Jones Samuel Juli Jack Lamb Mira Martin Alec Miller Cathering Monroe Lillian Potiker Noah Rusnak Matilda Spadoni Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Second Grade Patrick Barrett Marcus Bertsch Eva Bishop Josh Brown Ethan Byrnes Sophia Cook Emily Daley Samuel Dillenbeck Claire Dunn Brian Fox Praise Hannett Aiden Hartzler George McGuinness Wrenna Pai Liesel Prude Sophia Rose Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Third Grade Lisson Aklog Colin Burleigh Thomas Dunn Cody Englander Millie Fredricks Emma Khayat Nora Konrad Evelyn Lewicki Anthony Luo Maya Miller Carter Morris Logan Morris Dash Pai Katherine Rusnak Samantha Sekeres Andrea Yasinsky John Yasinsky Shaker Library Salutes Fernway School’s Summer Readers Fourth Grade Will Barrett Matthew Boardman Caroline Brancato David Carpenter Maximillian Carroll Cooper Cook Cameron Dial Anna Dillenbeck Kate Hahnenberg Miracle Irvin Campbell Johnston Logan Jones James Kennedy Matthew Kirchner Sam Klein Colin Lamb Leo McGuinness Nicole Nicholas Hannah Perrson Zoe Rosenfelt Saturday, October 13th 1:00-4:00 p.m. Don’t Miss the Fall Festival! Join your classmates for Fernway’s biggest fundraising event! Carnival games, crafts, the silent auction, and the Bug Man. It’s fun for the whole family! Contributions to the bake sale and cakewalk can be dropped off at Fernway the afternoon before or the morning of the Festival. PTO News! ABC School Donation Program Support Fernway School While You Shop! Sign up for a Heinen’s Preferred Customer Card and register for the Tasteful Rewards program. Select (or reselect) FERNWAY as the school of choice at www.heinensrewards.com! Heinen’s will make a donation of 1% of your purchase to PTO. PTO News! Show Your Fernway Spirit! Fernway car magnets now available! Want another way to show your Fernway pride? Fernway car magnets are now available for $2. The magnets will be available for purchase at PTO events, along with your favorite Fernway spirit wear.