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Fairyland School 2018-2019 Welcome Back Letter

Fairyland School Parents,

It is once again time to start a new school year here at Fairyland Elementary School.  The summer has been short, but hopefully restful and all students ready to return on Thursday, August 2nd. Parents and students are invited to our Open House on Wednesday, August 1st from 4:00 – 6:00pm.  This will be a brief time for everyone to attend the first PTO meeting in the gym at 4:00pm, followed by an opportunity for families to meet their child’s teacher and see the school.  We look forward to seeing everyone there as we start the new school year!

We are particularly excited about the new school year after having one of the best academic years in the school’s wonderful academic history.  Fairyland School once again ranked in the top 2% of all schools in the state of Georgia based on our Milestones test results.  In fact, Fairyland School ranked 29thout of 1,205 Elementary Schools! Our students and teachers worked hard all year long and not only met standards, but exceeded standards with huge gains in virtually every academic area.  Everyone in the community should be proud of this school and its teachers whose passion for students and academics is consistently evident on a daily basis. As we look forward to the start of a new year, we once again are committed to success of each and every child here at Fairyland School.  For those that continue to support our school, thank you!

Finally, we are eagerly anticipating the construction of our STEAM floating greenhouse and aquaponics center on the school pond.  The fundraising has been completed with over $125,000 being raised and are excited to begin the construction.  This will be a one-of-a-kind structure that will assist students as they learn more about how science, technology, engineering, arts, and math work together and create a student environment for students to be risk-takers and be problem solvers.  We are excited over the amazing support from many of our families on Lookout Mountain including our business partners which include Covenant College, Rock City, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Whole Foods, Georgia Power, Wal-Mart, Lincoln Automotive Company, and many others.  Thanks so much for your support to make this a reality for our students.

Best regards,

Mr. Jeremy Roerdink Ed.S – Principal

 

Fairyland School – 2017 CCRPI Scores are in….

Congratulations to Fairyland School for another excellent CCRPI score and the highest one to date for FES!
 Fairyland’s 2017 score is 99.8!!!   WOW!!  This is the 15th highest score in Georgia among elementary schools!!
This confirms the excellent instructional practices being implemented, the relationships that have been built, and the hard work of every single person in the school building and community!  This is not a representation of one thing that the school does well, but rather of the many things we do well on a DAILY basis.  This score represents the amazing power of team which has been created and how students, teachers, parents, and staff go over and beyond to help every child reach their highest potential.  This truly represents the pride and passion of everyone for this school.  I am thankful, humbled, and amazed to be your leader.  Thanks to everyone for ALL you do and doing it so well!
We are Fairyland!
J. Roerdink

Fairyland School Progress Report Procedure & PowerSchool App!

Please note that Fairyland School is transitioning to a more digital approach when communicating and delivering progress reports. With this new approach, we are informing you that October 12th will be the last paper copy of your child’s progress report that we send home. As we move forward, I’d like to encourage all parents to download the new PowerSchool App to access your child’s grades.  This can be downloaded and used in order for you to see all comments, grades, attendance, and announcements within PowerSchool.  The app also has a notifications feature where you will be notified via text when your child is absent from class and has had new grades entered.  Please note that we will still provide a paper copy of your child’s progress report if requested. Please contact the school office if a paper copy is needed and we will gladly print one for you.

To assist you further, we have created a flyer that can be used as well including a video link to help you navigate the new App. To login, you will need to have your child’s PowerSchool ID and password. These were sent home earlier in the year with your child. Please contact the school office if you have any issues or questions.

YouTube Video with Directions: CLICK HERE 

 

 

Fairyland Elementary is a high-performing school located on Lookout Mountain that was established in 1931. The school serves students in grades Pre K through 5 and has a strong tradition of academic excellence. The school has been recognized by the state of Georgia as being one of the top 1% of Pre K – 5th grade elementary schools as indicated by their CCRPI School Scores. Read More

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Capital Campaign for the STEAM Aquaponics Greenhouse!

Currently, we have raised $103,000 of the $125,000 necessary for the STEAM Aquaponics Floating Greenhouse here at Fairyland School. We are excited and thankful for all the generous donations given!

The goal of breaking ground in August is quickly approaching and now is the time to financially help us. We are launching a school-wide capital campaign project to raise money and are having the students participate by selling memory bricks. These bricks are $100 and will not only help raise money, but they will also help build a sidewalk to the Aquaponics Lab. Each brick can be inscribed with an inscription of your choice by filling out the form below.

Tax-deductible donations can be made by making checks payable to the Fairyland School PTO. For more information on the project or to make an online donation please visit:

https://www.crowdrise.com/fairylandschoolsaquaponicslab

Thanks for your support of Fairyland School!

Exciting News For Fairyland School!

Parents and Community Members,
I want to share some amazing news with everyone concerning a letter that was received by Governor’s Office of Student Achievement today.

I am honored to announce that Fairyland Elementary School has been recognized for being 1 of 51 schools in Georgia to receive awards for both Highest Performing and Greatest Gains. In the Highest Performing category (130 schools recognized) we received a *Silver Award; in the Greatest Gains category (139 schools recognized) we received a **Platinum Award! These awards are based on the last three years average combined.

Fairyland Elementary was also designated as an “A” school (CCRPI 90.0 or higher) by the Governor’s Office.

Walker Count Schools Superintendent shares this statement, “Congratulations once again to you and your faculty and staff for the Greatest Gains, Highest Performing, and “A” rating this year! Please pass along my congratulations to everyone and thanks again for consistently doing Amazing Things Through the Power of Team!”

I want to thank all the students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members for supporting and loving this school. Fairyland School is an amazing place and we are all privileged to be a part of something special. I look forward to lots of celebrating and recognition for our students and staff soon!

Have a super day! We are Fairyland!

Jeremy Roerdink – Principal

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