Friday, May 29, 2009

Tears at Kinder Assembly

There's nothing like the end of Kindergarten. . .

Of course there were the required tearjerker moments: a touching slide show and a fantastic performance by all the kinder students of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" with sign language. It was moving and beautiful.

Millions of thanks to the Kinder teachers for such a lovely program and super year!

E-Fair Held Today!

The fifth grade students are hosting an Entrepreneur Fair at 8:45 AM for the fourth and fifth grade students. The fourth graders were given a set amount and the fifth graders had to budget for their spending money. Super stuff!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Survey Reminder

Have your voice heard! Please complete the FBE PTA Survery.

The PTA needs to know which programs, which activities, which events, and which services Fern Bluff parents and teachers feel are most important. Please take 15 minutes right now to make your opinions count!

Just a reminder:
The PTA survey is only online through this Friday, May 29th.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FBE Cookbook

WANTED: 500 Recipes from Fern Bluff Parents, Teachers, & Staff

Have a dish-to-pass to die for? Got a casserole that will become every household's Monday night special? Share your quick and easy as well as your long-but-worth-the-wait recipes with the rest of our school community! Help make the best ever cookbook with your favorite recipes!

For more information on how-to, email Betsy Melton at

But hurry, the deadline is quickly approaching . . .

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Destination Imagination

Does your child crave creativity? Does your child work well on a team? Does your child have what it takes to be part of a truly unique experience?

If the answer is yes, then consider joining Destination Imagination. Thousands of students across the United States and around the world create solutions through collaboration on teams comprised of up to seven members. There are five levels of competition from Rising Stars up to the university level. The teams are given one of five challenges to solve called the Central Challenge as well as an Instant Challenge.

If you are interested in having your child participate or becoming a team manager, contact Sheryl Witschorke at or 428-2189. Teams will be formed in August with meetings beginning in September. The meeting day is tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays after school for about an hour. For more information about the program and the challenges visit

Student Awards Assemblies

Thursday, May 28
First Grade at 8:00 AM

Friday May 29
Second Grade at 9:30 AM
Kinder at 1:30 PM

Monday June 1
Fourth Grade at 8:00 AM
Third Grade at 1:00 PM

Math Pentathlon DIV III Tournament on Saturday

Orginially scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, the fourth and fifth grade students in Math Pentathlon at Fern Bluff Elementary have waited a long time for their tournament which was rescheduled for May 30th due to the H1N1 virus cancellation of activities. They will compete with over 400 students from around Texas; playing five math-based games. Wish them the best of luck!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Make Your Opinion Count: PTA Survey in Progress

We NEED your feedback! The PTA has to be responsive to our current economic times and plans to make significant cuts to the budget for next year. We need your input to help determine which programs will continue to receive financial support and which programs will no longer be funded. We would also like to know how to better focus our volunteer efforts to benefit our students.

The survey will be online until Friday, May 29th. If you haven't been emailed personally to complete the survey, let us know so we can get you involved! We truly need your input to make the best decisions. Thank you for your time, energy, ideas, opinions, and efforts! Our school is truly a fantastic place to be because of our parents and teachers.

Kelly Moreno
Fern Bluff Elementary PTA President

Friday, May 15, 2009

Character Matters

The 3rd Grade Stage Crew performed the show "Character Matters" for the students at Fern Bluff Elementary at day time assemblies and for their parents and friends in a final evening performance tonight. The show featured advice from the Fairy Tale Advice Council for situations dealing with forgiveness, honesty, and the Golden Rule.