From the Principal
Please check the Weekly Notices section of our web site each week to receive important information about school events and happenings. As a part of our "Going Green" initiative, we will continue to post this information in a downloadable/printable format.
4th Graders Experience Colonial Life
As part of their study of colonial American history, on May 7, Fulmar Road’s fourth graders transformed their classrooms into a Colonial settlement. Depicting various aspects of Colonial life, the students played games like Cat’s Cradle, Jacks and 9-Pins; crafted whirligigs and quill pens; and made silhouette art.FR News & Headlines
The Great Kindness Challenge
Happening January 28-February 1, The Great Kindness Challenge is a week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible in schools and communities around the world. Fulmar Road Elementary School is one of the many schools nationwide participating in challenge. Each day, students will engage in kindness-centered acts, such as reading kindness books, sharing kindness quotes and more.
To learn more about the Great Kindness Challenge please watch this video: https://vimeo.com/247889893FR News & Headlines
Fulmar Road Kindergartners’ Exploring the Weather with Their SensesMs. Cat from Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services visited Fulmar kindergartners' with an engaging and hands-on presentation about what makes weather and how meteorologists measure and record weather conditions. The kindergartners used real meteorology tools to gather weather data, then analyzed the data and looked for local weather patterns.There was also lively discussion about using senses for predicting and exploring weather. The students practiced heightening their own senses for reading the weather and learned how animals use their senses with the weather too. For instance, the children were able to meet “Bernard”, the hedgehog whose keen senses cause him to hibernate in the wild when the temperature becomes too cold. Hedgehogs in the wild may go into a dormant period of activity called estivation when the weather is too hot and dry in the summer.FR News & Headlines
Community Survey: Capital Project Planning
STRONGER SCHOOLS = STRONGER COMMUNITIES: We want to hear from you!
Over the past several years, the Mahopac Central School District has taken great strides to improve and expand upon the academic program offered to students. Now, the district must also focus on the community’s investment in our school buildings to support our students for college and career-readiness.
Capital improvements under consideration include:
- STEAM & Science Instructional Upgrades
- Music & Performing Arts Upgrades
- Renovating Libraries to Multimedia Centers
- Safety & Security Improvements
- Athletic Fields & Facilities
Together, we can develop a plan to address critical issues in our buildings to ensure a safe and strong learning environment for our students. The Board of Education and administration would like the community’s input as it begins to develop this plan.
Please take a brief moment to take the survey, CLICK HERE – this will be open for community input until Friday, December 14.FR News & Headlines
Fulmar’s Kindergarten students participated in ABC Bootcamp by studying a letter a day for 26 days! To celebrate completion of ABC Bootcamp, the kindergartners created a fashion show donning their handmade, custom letter designFR News & Headlines
The Buddy Bench, a dedicated place at elementary school playgrounds where a student can sit if feeling lonely or bullied, has generated national attention in recent years and has even been the subject of a TED Talk.
About five years ago, the Buddy Bench concept originated with a boy named Christian Bucks who was reviewing brochures about potential new schools in Germany with his mother. They were preparing to move there for his father’s new job. He would be the new kid. He was just in first grade, but he understood what feeling lonely on a playground looks like. He’d seen it at his own elementary school in York, Pa.
However, one German school he and his mom looked at had a solution for this. It was called the Buddy Bench, and if a child was sitting on it alone, it was a signal to the other kids to ask him or her to play.
Although Christian’s family did not end up moving to Germany, the boy is credited with introducing Buddy Benches to the United States.
He brought the idea to his principal, Matthew Miller, and the two immediately set out to install a Buddy Bench in his school, Roundtown Elementary.
Their project was covered by the local newspaper and went viral.
Eighth-grader Becca Lomas decided to extend the Buddy Bench ideology as part of her bat mitzah by raising funds so benches can be in the Middle School – and Fulmar Road too!
It’s heartwarming to see the ‘Mahopac Way’ shine through students like Becca and be an inspiration to Fulmar students.FR News & Headlines