Did you know that December 9-15 is Computer Science Week? We will be celebrating at Fountaindale by hosting a STEM Night focused on Coding. The event is free to families and will take place Thursday December 12th from 6-7 pm. There is also a PTA meeting that evening from 5:30-6:00, we hope you can attend both!
The Hour of Code is a worldwide event that helps young learners and their families understand a little bit more about Computer Science. We will be holding a variety of sessions to explore coding, robotics, and computer science. Each family can sign up for one of the choices below. Registration forms will be coming home soon, keep a look out.
- Lego WeDos (One hour long session) - Explore building and programming Lego robots!
- Sphero and Code and Go Mouse
- Ozobots and Paper airplane algorithms
- Coding a Dance Party and Binary Bracelets
During their time at Fountaindale, students get the opportunity to use these different learning tools. This is a chance for families to get involved too! To register, please return the bottom of this form by Friday, Dec 6th, 2019.
The WCPS Extended Learning Program will continue this year! If you would like your student to borrow an iPad over the summer to access eBooks and magazines at their reading level here are a few of the details:
Do you love the outdoors? Do you enjoy solving problems?
The Fountaindale “Growing Naturalists” FREE Day Camp is for you!
Come and join us at Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence for a FREE four day experience during which we will be exploring our outdoor space, the organisms that live there, and the impact that we have. We will showcase all of our work at an Environmental Summit on Thursday June 27th from 11:00-12:00pm!
Find the registration form below.
The teachers at FDE have recently begun studying a book called “Every Child A Super Reader,” written by Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell. It is our hope, that through this book, we will be able to help all students become super readers, and those who are already super readers to continue to grow as readers. Most chapters of the book have a section called “Super Reader Family Guide.” This section typically shares the main ideas, strategies that teachers are discussing and implementing at school with strategies you can use at home to foster your child’s love of reading and support their growth as super readers. Click on this link to read a letter to you about super readers. Click on this link to learn about the Top Ten Ways to Nurture a Super Reader. Both resources are in English and Spanish.
Just a reminder that Friday is the last day to pay the iCoverage fee and turn in the loan agreement and Acceptable Use Policy if you would like your student to borrow an iPad over the summer. Both forms are provided here and the iCoverage can be paid through www.myschoolbucks.com
It is that time of year again! Registration is open for the Growing Naturalists Summer Camp. This summer, Fountaindale will be under construction for the new HVAC system, so our camp will be held at North Hagerstown High School. We will still be using the Fountaindale Wetlands and Hamilton Run as an outdoor learning space, but we will be walking there from North High. Please return the forms to Fountaindale by Monday, May 28th. The registration form is available for download below.
It is never too early to get school supply shopping out of the way! Here is the list for next year.
It is that time of year again! We will be holding our Growing Naturalists Summer Camp again this year. The dates are June 12-15 for 3rd-5th graders and June19-22 for K-2nd graders, with an Environmental Summit for all grades on the 22nd.
This camp is free to all WCPS students in grades K-5. Please share this great opportunity with anyone that would be interested. Applications must be turned in by Friday, May 19th.
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