Recent Communication

Most Recent Parent Communication
Posted on 01/27/2023
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Report cards are live, and you should be able to access them via PowerSchool. You should have received a memo by now with directions on how to access your child’s report card.

Towne Hall: We held our first Towne Hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The topics that we covered were the following: Curriculum, PSSA Plan, Intervention, Cultural Diversity, Clubs, and State of the School Report. Our next Towne Hall will be in MP4.

AM/PM Drop-Off: Our parking garage will be open for those who would like to turn in, drop your child off, and make a U-turn since Bath St. is now One-Way. Both doors will be open to allow traffic flow to take place. Yes, this may be an extra step during your morning routine, but we can’t stress enough how dangerous the double parking is for our students and pedestrians.

Smoking: Additionally, families are reminded that FTCES is a non-smoking facility, and that smoking is not permitted within the building or on school grounds. We kindly ask that all adults respect the school and its students by refraining from smoking on and around school grounds.

Candy Grams: Spread the love throughout Towne by purchasing a Candy Gram! Student Council will begin selling Candy Grams next week. They are 2 for $1.00 and the cards are written and illustrated by our very own Towne students. Send a friendly note and a sweet treat to all your friends in school. Candy Grams will be delivered on February 14th.

Ice Cream: Ice Cream is sold on Fridays only. Starting next week, we will shift Ice Cream Day to Wednesdays only, due to the shortened Friday schedule. This will allow more time for children to eat their lunch then enjoy their ice cream when they want.

Parent Satisfaction Survey: Each year we are required to send out parent surveys that pertain to specific topics. Please take a moment to complete the 2022-2023 Parent Satisfaction Survey.

100th Day of School: Our 100th day of school will take place on Thursday, February 2nd. Children will be participating in various activities including my favorite, which is Kindergarten dressing up as if they were 100 years old! Also, our staff has been challenged to make 100 Positive Phone Calls to our families. I hope you are lucky enough to receive a call home!

Health Screening: Screenings will begin next week. The Pennsylvania Public School Code requires specific health screenings, based on grade level, to all students in Pennsylvania. These are considered screenings and are not to be a substitute for regular checkups with a pediatrician. School nurses perform the following health screenings:
▪ Growth Screening (height & weight) All grades K-12
▪ Hearing Screening – Grades K, 1,2,3,7,11
▪ Scoliosis Screening - Grade 6,7
▪ Vision Screenings - All grades K-12

A huge THANK YOU to FTCES Home & School as they matched 50% of our total funds raised for our $1.00 dress down day last week! Home & School donated $375!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Enjoy your weekend,

Matthew Kocher, Principal