The Ferndale Elementary Staff and Students celebrated an amazing month of reading with our Camp Read S'More family reading night. Kids and families explored the school, participating in literacy activities, making arts and crafts, browsing the amazing reading-decorated doors of FUEL, and celebrating their commitment to reading! Special thanks to all of the teachers and staff members who created and led the fun stations!
The Ferndale Elementary 2nd and 3rd grade Math Pentathletes participated this past Saturday at the Math Pentathlon Division 2 Competition. The kids did a fabulous job, showing great sportsmanship and working hard to great success! A special thank you and shout out to MP advisors, Gianna Cuda and Tricia Venzke, for all of their hard work and commitment to our kids all year long!
Congratulations to our award winners!
Gold Medal Hall of Fame (15 points - win all 5 games) - Ivo Jungmann
Silver Medal (13 points) - Jan Hartzer
Bronze Medal (12 points) - Lucy Clark
Honorable Mention (11 points) - Naomi Webster & Henry Williamson
Pentathlete Award - Meera Venugopal
The Math Pentathlon Division 3 Competition (4th & 5th grade) will take place in May.
The Ferndale Schools State of the District address was offered on March 7, 2017. In case you missed it, the following is a transcript of that address.
This past week at Ferndale Lower Elementary, all of the first grade and second grade students learned about and celebrated “Soul Food” with Miss Emma (FoodCorps service member). The students learned how recipes were created by African American communities during slavery, using food memories from Western African countries and creativity. They also learned that “soul food” is a term used to celebrate these traditional folk foods and African American culture.
Students tried collard greens (recipe below!) and when asked how trying the soul food made them feel, one student replied: "Trying the greens makes me feel like this could the start to a perfect day".
Click the details link for the full recipe.