May 2021 Newsletter

Teacher Appreciation Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 4. Take this opportunity to thank your child’s teacher for all they invest in your child’s life.


Field Day

Field Day will be Wednesday, May 19 at the West Reading Park at 9:00.  You may take your children directly to West Reading Park.  We plan to be finished by 12:00.  Buses will not be running to take your children home.  Please pick your children up at West Reading Park at 12:00 or at FCS at 12:30.


Awards Ceremony/Last Day of School

Our last day of school will be Friday, May 21.  We will have an awards ceremony at 9:00 in the school gym.  Parents are welcome to attend.  You may bring your students at 9:00 and leave immediately after the ceremony.  There will be no afternoon transportation.

Graduation

The graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 will be held on May 19, at 7:00 in the school gym. Congratulations to the following graduates!

Class of 2021

David Bara-Popa

Sage Bowman

Tyler Fox

Connor Good

Darius Lapp

Shadrach Lapp

Brandon Marks

Emily Nolt

Reid Rhodes

Juliana Rosado

Dylan Sensenig

Trisha Sensenig

Destiny Smucker

Jose Vazquez


Uniform Day

We are planning to have a uniform day on Monday, August 2.  On that day you can come to school and exchange outgrown uniforms or purchase new ones.  We will not be having a uniform exchange on the last day of school.  All exchanges and purchases can be made on August 2. 


Physical Forms

Physical exams are required by PA School Code for all students entering Kindergarten, grade 7, and grade 10.  Forms have been included in this envelope.  Please return them to the school office before the beginning of next school year.


2021-2022 Calendar

We are sending home the school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. If there are any changes, we will send home a new one in August. Since we are counting by hours instead of days again, the last day of school will not change. We will use a few snow make-up days if necessary but will not extend the year. We will see all of you on August 24 at 8:15 AM! Please note that the first day of school will have a noon dismissal.


Calendar Changes/Vacations

We are trying a few new things with the calendar this next year.  Rather than having a few small breaks during the year, we are consolidating those and having a week-long break over Easter from April 11-18.  We also plan to move the Christmas Tournament away from Christmas vacation, which gives another nice break over the holidays.  Our goal is to make it easier for families to take trips during the school year if they want to do that.  Since the curriculum is longer individualized, having students take off frequently during the school year creates a lot more work for teachers who need to keep them with the class.  To make life easier for the teachers, we strongly encourage you to schedule family vacations during these weeks off, if possible, and avoid taking students out of school during school days. 


Final Tuition Statement

In your envelope, you will find your tenth and final tuition bill.  This final bill is due May 21. If you receive a white statement along with your current yellow tuition bill, the amount on the white statement is what you owe to close out the year. Having your balance at $0.00 will help us pay our bills this summer.


Tuition Increase

The tuition costs for next year are also enclosed in this mailing. The total cost will be billed in 10 installments from August to May.


Thank You

A big thank you to all the moms who provided delicious lunches for sale in the cafeteria this school year.  You worked hard to provide some amazing meals for hungry students and staff.  May God bless you for your service!


A Note from Mr. King

I want to personally thank each of the school families for your support of FCS this past year.  This year probably had more uncertainty than any year before or in the future.  When we started the year, we had no idea what the school year would look like or what kind of changes we may need to make, and I know it’s not easy to live that way.  We did have to cancel some events and reschedule others, but overall, I praise God for a wonderful year of school.  Thanks so much to each of you for being flexible and patient even when school events looked different or had to be rescheduled.  I thank God for the relatively “normal” year we were able to have and am excited to see what he has in store for the 2021-2022 school year!