Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

School happenings:
Tues., Dec. 22 - Snowman Day

*Wed., Dec. 23 - Red & Green Day                 
                           Ice cream for dessert           
                           Early Dismissal - one hour
                           1:45 Walkers/Riders          
                           1:55 Bus Riders                  

Christmas Vacation - December 24th through January 1st.

 Everyone back to school Monday, January 4th!!


'We empower ALL students to succeed.'   



The Ridgway Area School District Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 school year will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 8 am - 3 pm at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School, 62 School Drive, Ridgway, PA.  Evening appointments are available by calling the school at 776-2176.
Any child who will attain their fifth birthday prior to June 1, 2016 is eligible for Kindergarten.  Your child need not be present for registration but please bring his/her birth certificate and immunization record.
Paper work is available in advance by clicking on the attachment.
Kdg. Reg. Packet.pdf

2015-2016 FSG School Supply lists are ready!!

 

SUPPLY LIST 2015-16.docx

ANNUAL PUBLIC NOTIFICATION:

RASD CHILD FIND (August 10, 2015)

If you have concerns regarding your child’s academic performance and achievement in school; behavior in the classroom; and/or mental health or medical problems that interfere with achievement, growth and/or progress, the Ridgway Area School District is able to offer you and your child assistance.

Likewise, if you believe your child is demonstrating outstanding talent or showing the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to same age peers, the Ridgway Area School District is able to offer you and your child assistance.

Through the Office of Students Services, RASD offers screenings and evaluations that will assess your child’s needs as they relate to his/her academic achievement and emotional/behavioral growth. You can find out more about these screenings and evaluations by contacting the RASD Assistant Superintendent at the Office of Student Services at (814)776-4255 or mcmahonheather@ridgwayedu.com.


District Transportation

The Ridgway Area School District provides transportation to and from school for all school aged children during the school year.   Transportation is provided free of charge for all students attending the Ridgway Area Schools. 


As a result of closed roads and construction downtown traffic is heavy at certain times of the day.  It is recommended that all families use the district transportation.    

Please keep in mind that there may be delays in pick-up or drop-off due to heavy traffic during the school year.    

 



FSG Elementary asked parents for input concerning the 2014-2015 school year.  Here is the parent feedback:

As a school, F.S.G...

*... readily updates parents/guardians on their children's academic performance.
AGREE    97            SOMEWHAT AGREE   28            DISAGREE    3

*...provides opportunities for your child to explore their learning in a motivational manner.
AGREE    97            SOMEWHAT AGREE    23            DISAGREE    12

*...assists student who experience difficulties with their academics.
AGREE   88            SOMEWHAT AGREE   29               DISAGREE   12

*...promotes learning both at school and at home.
AGREE    102        SOMEWHAT AGREE   25                DISAGREE   2

*...exhibits an environment where the importance of learning is evident.
AGREE   105         SOMEWHAT AGREE   17                DISAGREE   7

*...implements programs to assist struggling students.
AGREE     77         SOMEWHAT AGREE   30                DISAGREE    15

NOTE: Total numbers vary due to the responses...not all parents respond to all the questions. 

Added Comments:
*"We love the communication that the teachers as well as the other staff have with the parents.  FSG teachers ROCK...they bring themselves to the child's level instead of the child to their level".
*"We are thrilled with the education that our children are getting at FSG.  Very proud of our school as a whole any time we get off track so to speak the problem is resolved immediately.  Great staff and excellent for our kids = happy parents!  Thank you, FSG"!
*"We are please with how far our child has come. We can't even thank you enough for everything you do".


Attention Parents!

Did you know that we have a parent resource center at F.S.G.?  The center has lots of helpful and friendly flyers on various educational topics.  The information is always available to you outside of our main office.
IF there is information you are looking for, you may also call the office for information to be sent home.   


YOU SHOP ONLINE...FSG EARNS MONEY!!

Shop online with over 200 merchants and
FSG earns money! 
Information sent home with all elementary school children or you can check out the web site below.   
Give it a try...it's easy!!    Have fun shopping!!! 

https://www.schoolstore.com
School ID:    355309

Look mom and dad....you can register to get information about happenings at our school, in the classroom and important school announcements.   Just click on the Parent Registration button on the left.   Fill out the needed information and you are done!   It's as easy as that!!!

QUESTION:  SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TOYS TO SCHOOL?
 
ANSWER:  No.  Each classroom has toys for the children to use during recess time.  There is no need for your child to bring toys, of any kind, to school, unless it is part of a project his/her classroom is doing.   We have had a couple of children bring play guns to school to use during recess.  No one was ever in danger at any time, however, this is not a toy that belongs in school.   ( Refer to handbook under Weapons)  It is the parents/guardians responsibility to make sure that the backpack is checked each morning before your child walks out the door.  As the adult, you need to make sure that your child's education does not have any distractions to prevent learning from taking place.   Thank you for your cooperation and help in this matter.     

Tuesday, February 9
PTO HOAGIE ORDERS TO BE PICKED UP
WEST END FIRE HALL
5 - 7 PM
Friday, February 12
VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
Wednesday, February 17
COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS DUE
Thu, Feb 18 - Tue, Feb 23
VACATION DAY
MAY BE USED AS SNOW MAKE-UP DAY
Thursday, March 17
DELIVERY OF COOKIE DOUGH
PLEASE PICK UP COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS TODAY.

Today, 2/7/2016
High: 29 Low:
Chance snow showers
25% chance of precipitation.